CDI-W Wellington: Lisa Wilcox and Galant win the Grand Prix Freestyle

CDI-W Wellington: Lisa Wilcox and Galant win the Grand Prix Freestyle

Lisa Wilcox / Galant. Photo (c) Susan Stickle

Lisa Wilcox and Galant, a 2006 Belgian Warmblood gelding (Escuro x Bellisima) owned by Jacqueline Shear, had another impressive day on Friday, topping the leader board in their second performance of 2017 and earning a score of 77.209% for their Justin Timberlake and “Trolls” movie soundtrack-themed freestyle in the Global Arena. Awards were also presented to the owner of Galant, Jacqueline Shear, and groom Bibi Diaz.

Commenting on her freestyle, Wilcox said, “I knew that he (Galant) liked it, so I was hoping that that would show up in the arena tonight. It brought a bit of confidence because he recognized the music, he was having fun, and he totally focused on me and what we were doing.”

Of Galant, she said, “I’m so proud of him. I’m just so proud of where we have come from last year to this year.”

Team Canada saw some strong performances for the night and rounded out the top three placings. The duo of Megan Lane (CAN) and Caravella, a 2001 KWPN mare (Contango x P. Riviera x Riverman) owned by Lane, scored an impressive 75.967% putting them in second place.

Lane described her goals for the season with Caravella, “It’s been an amazing journey with this horse and at both stages of our lives. It’s still growing. I’m excited for the future, I have plans on going to the World Cup so I look forward to that.”

Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu (CAN) and All In, a 2005 KWPN gelding (Tango x Leontine x Damiro) that Fraser-Beaulieu also owns, rounded out the top three with a score of 72.608%.

Results:

CDI-W Grand Prix Freestyle

 

E: Foy – USA H: Torrente – COL C: Rockwell – USA M: Wuest – GER B: Lehmann – GER
Rider Ctzn Horse E . H . C . M . B . T Pl.
Wilcox, Lisa USA Galant 78.990 75.510 75.340 77.250 78.955 77.209 1
Lane, Megan CAN Caravella 76.845 74.345 74.520 75.775 78.350 75.967 2.
Fraser, Brittany CAN All In 74.055 71.805 69.915 72.695 74.570 72.608 3.
Rizvi, P.J. USA Breaking Dawn 73.115 74.490 70.325 73.565 70.565 72.412 4.
Matute Guimon, Juan ESP Don Diego Ymas 68.360 72.010 70.645 70.120 73.040 70.835 5.
Irving, Jill CAN Degas 12 67.515 69.965 70.130 69.980 70.305 69.579 6.
Brooks, Jacqueline CAN D Niro 67.135 71.260 70.210 71.705 64.535 68.969 7.
Pape, Suzan GBR Harmony’s Fiorano 67.420 68.485 68.740 69.170 68.585 68.480 8.
Manfredi, Maria Florencia ARG Bandurria Kacero 67.795 68.980 66.875 66.525 70.930 68.221
Poag, Katie USA Zonnekoning 66.135 66.610 70.200 65.470 63.565 66.396
Tzinberg, Ellesse PHI Pavarotti 85 63.385 66.280 66.285 65.110 64.035 65.019
Gundersen, Mikala DEN My Lady W/D
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