first_img We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Canada’s Jody Schloss and Winona Hartvikson are third and fourth respectivelyWeek 9 of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) started on Friday, March 8, with FEI Para Team Tests. This is the second week of AGDF that offers international competition for para-dressage riders. Para riders from Grade I to Grade V will ride in FEI Individual Tests on Saturday, and those with an average combined score of 60.000% or higher will qualify for the FEI Para Freestyle Tests on Sunday. AGDF continues through March 31 at Equestrian Village at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.Roxanne Trunnell (USA) and Dolton started the morning with a win in the FEI Para Team Test Grade I – CPEDI 3* with a score of 75.060%. Grade I Para Riders have severe impairments affecting all limbs and trunk. The riders usually require the use of a wheelchair, and their balance is severely impaired.“I thought it went really well,” said Trunnell of her test with the seven-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Danone I owned by Kate Shoemaker. “We’ve been working on getting him stretching more. I thought the stretch was good. We want him more framed up, more in a compact position with his head, not so out in front and loose.”Trunnell enjoys working with Dolton. She said, “He has a huge walk and a very cute personality. We’re starting to really bond. He’s only seven, and he’s just a baby. He still has those cute baby quirks to him. Every test is a learning experience for him. We’re learning how to make it better every time.”“I really like the facility,” commented Trunnell on AGDF. “It’s very handy and accessible.”Alanna Flax-Clark (USA) and El Paso, her 15-year-old Dutch Riding gelding by Elegant, won the FEI Para Team Test Grade II – CPEDI 3* with a score of 66.212%.In the FEI Para Team Test Grade III – CPEDI 3*, Rebecca Hart (USA) and Fortune 500, a nine-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by Rowan O’Riley, won with a score of 68.529%.Kate Shoemaker (USA) and Solitaer 40, her 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Sandro Hit, won the FEI Para Team Test Grade IV – CPEDI 3* with a score of 72.00%.In the FEI Para Team Test Grade V – CPEDI 3*, Lee Garrod (CAN) and Question, her 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding by Quaterback, rode to a win with a score of 65.000%.Cynthia Screnci (USA) and Sally L, her 15-year-old Hanoverian mare by Satisfaction, concluded the day of competition with a win in the FEI Para Novice Test A Grade V – CPEDI 1*. The pair rode to a score of 61.927%.Competition at AGDF continues on Saturday, March 8, and features the Para Individual CPEDI 3* tests. Week 9 of the AGDF runs through Sunday, March 10. For more information and to see a full list of results, please visit globaldressagefestival.com.FEI Para Individual Champ Test Grade I – CPEDI 3*Place, Rider, Nationality, Horse, Horse Information: Judge E% – Elke Ebert, Judge C% – Birgit Valkenborg, Judge M% – Marco Orsini, Total %1.Roxanne Trunnell (USA), Dolton, 7-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Danone I owned by Kate Shoemaker: 75.536%, 73.750%, 75.893%, 75.060%2.David Botana (USA), Lord Locksley, 18-year-old Trakehner stallion by Unkenruf x Lida owned by Margaret Stevens: 70.714%, 73.393%, 72.679%, 72.262%3.Jody Schloss (CAN), Lieutenant Lobin, 15-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding by Lobster x Farine owned by Jody Schloss: 69.643%, 71.607%, 71.429%, 70.893%4.Winona Hartvikson (CAN), Ultimo, 12-year-old P.R.E. gelding by Invasor III x Gala XXI owned by Winona Hartvikson: 71.429%, 69.107%, 67.321%, 69.286%5.Deborah Stanitski (USA), Skovlunds De Nice, 13-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding by De Noir x Miss Kiki owned by Deborah Stanitski: 67.500%, 66.786%, 66.964%, 67.083 Tags: Adequan Global Dressage Festival, Winona Hartvikson, AGDF, Lee Garrod, Jody Schlos, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img