For Immediate Release
Deirdre Sullivan for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.
Wellington, FL – January 18, 2019 – The second week of the AdequanÂ® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) features CPEDI 1*/2*/3* Para Dressage, presented by AdequanÂ®, Mission Control, Nutrena, and Fair Sky Farm. The competition began Friday, January 18, and will continue through Sunday, January 20. Competition on Sunday features CPEDI 3* Freestyle classes from Grade I to Grade IV.
Roxanne Trunnell (USA) started the day with a win in the FEI Para Team Test Grade I – CPEDI 3*, with a score of 73.690%. Trunnell rode Dolton, a seven-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Danone I and owned by Kate Shoemaker. Grade I is for riders with the most severe impairments.
Trunnell is from Kennewick, WA, and moved to Florida to train with Andrea Woodard. About her relationship with Dolton, Trunnell said, â€śItâ€™s getting stronger. What I really love about him is how friendly he is. He is a young horse, but on the ground he acts really cute. I love how calm he is under saddle. Iâ€™m used to riding spooky horses and he never spooks with me.â€ť
â€śThe stretch circle, weâ€™ve really be working on getting in the stretch,â€ť said Trunnell of her test goals. â€śI want to get him up in the bridle a bit more and Iâ€™m hoping to do Tokyo [Olympics] with him. That would be exciting.â€ť
Fellow USA rider Rebecca Hart won the FEI Para Team Test Grade III – CPEDI 3* with a score of 72.794%. Hart rode El Corona Texel, a 10-year-old KWPN gelding by Wynton and owned by Rowan Oâ€™Riley.
In the FEI Para Team Test Grade II – CPEDI 3*, Alanna Flax Clark (USA) won with a score of 64.899%. Clark rode her horse El Paso, a 15-year-old Dutch Riding gelding by Elegant.
To end the day, Kate Shoemaker (USA) won the FEI Para Team Test Grade IV – CPEDI 3* with a score of 74.208%(corrected score). Shoemaker rode her horse Solitaer 40, a 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Sandro Hit.
Competition at AGDF continues January 19 with the Para Individual CPEDI 3* tests. For more information and to see a full list of results, please visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.