Victory for Rizvi and Poag

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Victory for Rizvi and Poag in AGDF 10 FEI Grand Prix Specials
                                                      
 
For Immediate Release
Kim Beaudoin for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.
 
Wellington, FL - March 18, 2017 - Week ten at the 2017 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) in Wellington, FL, continued on Saturday, March 18, with wins for P.J. Rizvi (USA) in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI 3*, presented by The Dutta Corp, and Katie Poag (USA) in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI 4*, presented by Havensafe Farm.
 
AGDF 10 concludes on March 19 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center and featured the CDI 4* and FEI Grand Prix Freestyle, presented by Havensafe Farm; CDI 3*, presented by The Dutta Corporation; and CDI 1*, presented by CaptiveOne. The week also hosts a National Show and the 2017 Florida International Youth Dressage Championships.
 
PJ Rizvi and Breaking Dawn
 
P.J. Rizvi (USA) and Breaking Dawn, a 2001 KWPN gelding (Akribori x Eveline x L. Ronald) owned by Rizvi, climbed to the top of the leader board in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI 3*, presented by The Dutta Corp, earning a score of 70.588%.
 
This was the pair's first time competing together in the FEI Grand Prix Special.
 
Anna Marek and Dee Clair
 
"It was one of those 'let's just give it a whirl' moments," said Rizvi, "I've just been doing the freestyle, but it was time to do the Special, and I'm so proud of him. He felt forward, and with the length of the test it felt like even at the end, I still had a lot of horse under me. I'm just so amazed; he's like 16 going on six and is such a joy to ride."
 
Christopher Hickey and Ronaldo
 
In regard to her future with "Edward", Rizvi commented, "I think we are going to try to go to Europe this summer. He is super healthy, and I think that now is the time that we want to move forward and try to show this summer instead of waiting for a whole year until next season."
PJ Rizvi and Breaking Dawn in their presentation ceremony with Tim Dutta of The Dutta Corp, Cora Causemann of AGDF, and judge Evi Eisenhardt (GER). 
 
Second place in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI 3*, presented by The Dutta Corp, was awarded to Anna Marek (USA) and Dee Clair, a 2008 KWPN mare (Sir Sinclair x Rolls Royce) owned by Diane Morrison, the pair earned a 67.216%. Third place went to Christopher Hickey (USA) and Ronaldo, a 2006 Danish Warmblood gelding (Blue Hors Romanov x Trostruplunds Scarlet x Blue Hors Don Schufro) owned by Cecelia Stewart, with 66.333%.
 
Katie Poag and Zonnekonig
 
Katie Poag and her own Zonnekoning, a 2004 Dutch Warmblood stallion (Florett As x Maraba), captured a victory in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI 4*, presented by Havensafe Farm. Their score was 67.941%.
 
 
"I thought the ride went pretty well," said Poag. "I thought the trot work was the strongest part of it, as it usually is. The canter is still a bit challenging, (and) our flying changes are coming along. I was pleased with the overall feeling of the ride. Our goal is to keep climbing and moving up, and I think he has a tremendous amount of talent and can continue to do that. It's just a matter of coming to these competitions and getting more experience. I'm very excited about the future and how much more I think he can bring to the table."
 
Tuny Page and Dr. House 2
 
Second place in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI 4* went to Arlene Page (USA) and Dr. House 2, 2005 Oldenburg gelding (Don Schufro x Rinerfa JS x Krack C) owned by Page, scoring 67.451%.  
 
Earlier in the day, Jennifer Baumert (USA) and Handsome, a 2005 Hanoverian gelding (Hochadel x Wyona x Weltmeyer) owned by Elizabeth Juliano, earned a score of 74.875% and a victory in the FEI Intermediaire I Freestyle CDI 3*, presented by CaptiveOne.
 
Katie Poag and Zonnekonig in their presentation ceremony with Elizabeth Juliano of Havensafe Farm, judge Stephen Clark (GBR), and Cora Causemann of AGDF.
 
Second place went to Catherine Malone (USA) and Dilona, a 2008 KWPN mare (Lord Leatherdale x Vajda x Kennedy) owned by Iron Spring Farm, with 73.458%. Third place in the FEI Intermediare I Freestyle CDI 3* was awarded to Anna Marek and Einstein JP, a 2009 KWPN gelding, owned by Lorna Donahue, scoring 71.750%. 
 
Jennifer Baumert and Handsome
 
Competition at AGDF will conclude tomorrow with a full schedule of classes and includes the awards for this year's Florida International Youth Dressage Championships. For more information and to see a full list of results, please visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.
 

 

Jennifer Baumert and Handsome in their presentation ceremony with judge Jan Nivelle (GER) and Cora Causemann of AGDF.