All Horses Pass Jog Inspection for First CDI-W of 2017 Adequan Global Dressage Festival

© Sarah Harper: Lisa Wilcox and GalantLisa Wilcox and Galant

Wellington, Fla. – Jan. 11, 2017 – The jog preceding the first CDI-W competition of the 2017 Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) saw plenty of energetic horses due to the blustery morning. The Lloyd Landkamer Memorial show sponsored by AMCI to benefit Brooke USA will be held January 12-15 in The Stadium at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).

International and American riders alike are eager to begin the season of competition, which will include seven weeks of CDI shows. Suzan Pape of Great Britain expressed her excitement to be back in Wellington. Pape will be riding two mounts, 10-year-old Hanoverian stallion Harmony’s Don Noblesse and 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding Harmony’s Fiorano, in the FEI Grand Prix this week.

© Sarah Harper: Suzan Pape and Harmony's FioranoSuzan Pape and Harmony’s Fiorano

“This is my second year, and I have to say last year it really struck me,” Pape said. “It was so fabulous, the facility is fabulous, everything is so close by, everything is well organized, the crowds are incredible, and it’s just a wonderful experience to be here.”

Canadian Jacqueline Brooks explained her preparation leading up to this season with her 18-year-old Swedish Warmblood Gelding, D Niro, who competed in the 2012 London Olympics.

“His skill level has been Grand Prix for a while now, but I think this year he is actually stronger than he has ever been,” Brooks said. “It’s been a lot of fitness and real core training for the horse.”

© Emma Miller : Jacqueline Brooks and D Niro Jacqueline Brooks and D Niro

Brooks also mentioned her anticipation of more laid-back season in Wellington this year.

“This season is great because there are no major team competitions, so you’re not competing for scores,” Brooks said. “This season is the one year of the four where there is no team to be made, so we can spend a lot more time enjoying each other instead of competing against each other.”

The FEI Grand Prix-W sponsored by MITCA Farms will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11.

Grand Prix-W Order of Go

Suzan Pape/GBR/Harmony’s Don Noblesse
Carrie Schopf/ARM/De Value
Christilot Boylen/CAN/Drentano
Michael Klimke/GER/Djamba Djokiba
PJ Rizvi/USA/Breaking Dawn
Barbara Bertschinger/SUI/Rubin Cortes OLD
Katie Poag/USA/Zonnekoning
Suzan Pape/GBR/Harmony’s Fiorano
Jacqueline Brooks/CAN/D Niro

BREAK 1:51 p.m. – 2:06 p.m

Ellesse Tzinberg/PHI/Pavarotti
Maria Florencia Manfredi/ARG/Bandurria Kacero
Jill Irving/CAN/Degas 12
Juan Matute Guimon/ESP/Don Diego Ymas
Mikala Gundersen/DEN/My Lady
Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu/CAN/All In
Megan Lane/CAN/Caravella
Lisa Wilcox/USA/Galant

© Emma Miller : Mikala Gundersen and My Lady  Mikala Gundersen and My Lady 

© Sarah Harper: Katrina Sadis and Zepelim Katrina Sadis and Zepelim

© Sarah Harper: Jill Irving and Degas 12
Jill Irving and Degas 12

  © Sarah Harper: Michael Klimke and Djamba DjokibaMichael Klimke and Djamba Djokiba

© Sarah Harper: Mikala Gundersen and My LadyMikala Gundersen and My Lady

© Sarah Harper: Bebe Davis and Feivel MousekewitzBebe Davis and Feivel Mousekewitz

© Sarah Harper: Barbara Bertschinger and Rubin Cortes OLD

 Barbara Bertschinger and Rubin Cortes OLD 

© Emma Miller : Juan Matute Jr. and Quantico YmasJuan Matute Jr. and Quantico Ymas

 © Emma Miller : Gabriela Stumpf and Finally Love Gabriela Stumpf and Finally Love 

© Emma Miller : Michael Klimke and Lemony's Nicket
Michael Klimke and Lemony’s Nicket

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