Canadian dressage and para-dressage athletes earned a bevy of above-70% scores during the third week of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), held Jan. 27-31, 2021, in Wellington, FL.
Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu of Saint-Bruno, QC, proved that she continues to be one to watch aboard her veteran partner, All In (Tango x Damiro), whom she co-owns with her father, Craig Fraser, and husband, Marc-Andre Beaulieu. In Jan. 29’s CDI 4* Grand Prix (Qualifier for the Grand Prix Special), Fraser-Beaulieu and the 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding captured second with 71.891%. The next day, they placed third in the CDI 4* Grand Prix Special on a score of 71.553%.
“I feel very fortunate to be able to compete during these difficult times. Adequan Global Dressage Festival has made a very safe and welcoming environment for us all,” said Fraser-Beaulieu. “I was very pleased with All In this past weekend in the 4*. To start the 2021 season with over 71% in both days is very exciting. All In was very excited to be back in the ring, which caused a couple of costly mistakes in the Special. We will continue to train and will be back in the competition ring in two weeks.”
Fraser-Beaulieu was joined by Lindsay Kellock on the AGDF 3 CDI 4* leaderboard. The Toronto, ON, native and Sebastien (Sandro Hit x Fidermark), a 15-year-old Rheinländer gelding Kellock co-owns with Enterprise Farm Equestrian, LLC, earned a pair of second-place finishes: they scored 68.739% in a separate Grand Prix class on Jan. 29 held as a qualifier for the Grand Prix Freestyle, followed by a Freestyle score of 74.575% on Jan. 31.
Canadian Lindsay Kellock, who resides in Wellington, FL, and Sebastien also earned top-three placings in the AGDF CDI 4*. Photo Credit: Susan J. Stickle
“I was very happy with Sebastien at AGDF 3,” said Kellock. “It was our first time back in the international ring in 10 months, so we had a few rusty moments in the Grand Prix but overall many improvements from last season, especially in our passage, piaffe and pirouettes. I am very grateful to be able to keep competing through these difficult times and excited for what’s to come with this talented horse.”
In the CPEDI 3* Grade III competition at AGDF 3, Canadian Paralympian Lauren Barwick of Reddick, FL, dazzled with Lee Garrods’ Sandrino (Spirit of Westfalia x Pavarotti).
Barwick and the nine-year-old Westphalian have never scored below 69% at an FEI competition since their partnership began in late 2019. To keep their streak alive, they scored 71.520% for second in the Team Test on Jan. 28, followed by a third-place score of 69.265% in Jan. 29’s Individual Championship. The next day, Barwick and Sandrino hit a personal best of 76.367% to take top honours in the Freestyle. The pair’s consistency in the ring has boosted Barwick to sixth place in the FEI Para-Dressage World Individual Ranking for Grade III.
Canadian Paralympian Lauren Barwick and Sandrino continued to rake in the high scores in the CPEDI 3* competition at AGDF 3. Photo Credit: Susan J. Stickle
Equestrian Canada wishes to thank Sport Canada for its support of athletes through the Athlete Assistance Program.
Main Photo: Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu of Saint-Bruno, QC, and her veteran partner, All In, began their 2021 season with a bang at the CDI 4* competition held during the third week of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, which took place Jan. 27-31 in Wellington, FL. Credit: Susan J. Stickle