|Dueck in â€˜Controlâ€™ at CDI 3* Centerline Events at HITS on the Hudson||| Print ||
August 31, 2007 --- Canadian rider Shannon Dueck, a current resident of Loxahatchee, FL, USA earned top placings at the CDI 3* Centerline Events at HITS on the Hudson, held August 17-19 in Saugerties, NY, USA. Riding Evan Lindsayâ€™s 10-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding Control (x Comeback II), Dueck kicked off the competition with a strong win in the Euro American Prix St Georges, scoring 65.333%.
â€œI love riding Control in the show ring,â€ said Dueck, a seasoned international competitor for Canada who took home the Individual Silver Medal at the 1999 Pan American Games, and was the highest placed Canadian at the 2002 World Equestrian Games. â€œHe is so consistent and really enjoys being in front of the judges.â€
The duo also claimed third place in the CDI Intermediaire I, scoring 65.667% to finish less than one percentile off second place, and exactly two percent behind from the winner.
â€œI am really happy with his progress, he is so much more consistent and through than he was in the spring,â€ said Dueck, who plans to follow up the HITS competition with the CDI Dressage at Devon September 25-30. â€œControl is so good in the ring that he really doesnâ€™t need ring experience.â€
An international panel of judges gathered at the CDI 3* Centerline Events at HITS on the Hudson, including Canadians Joan Macartney (FEI â€˜Iâ€™) and Cara Whitham (FEI â€˜Oâ€™), as well as American judges Col. Axel Steiner (FEI â€˜Oâ€™) and Jeanne MacDonald (FEI â€˜Câ€™, USA) and Reinhard Seim of Germany (FEI â€˜Iâ€™).
â€œI love going to this show. Itâ€™s big, and has fantastic grounds and stalls, and the footing is fabulous,â€ said Dueck. â€œThe footing is so good here that horses go in the ring and they move better than they do at home .â€
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