|Evi Strasser Enjoys Top Five Placings at CDI Saumur||| Print ||
October 5, 2007 â€”Canadian Olympian Evi Strasser enjoyed top five placings in the Grand Prix tour at the CDI Saumur held September 20â€“23 in France.
Strasser rode her longtime partner Quantum Tyme, a 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Quattro x Argentinius), to a fourth place finish in the Grand Prix field of 30 competitors with a score of 67.125%.
The pair then moved up one placing to be third overall in the Grand Prix Speciale on a score of 66.600%.
â€œQuantum was really on both days,â€ remarked Strasser, who traveled 16 hours to the competition from their European base at the stables of Canadian Team Coach Norbert van Laak. â€œIt really takes some time to get used to riding against all these top international riders; they are just so consistent.â€
Strasser has been in Europe since August to start her preparations early in hopes of gaining a berth on the Canadian Olympic Dressage Team who will be competing in Hong Kong next August at the 2008 Olympic Games.
The international judging panel included Wim Ernes (FEI Oâ€”HOL), Massimo Petaccia (FEI Câ€”ITL), Stephen Clarke (FEI Oâ€”GRB), Jean-Michel Roudier (FEI Oâ€”FRA) and Gary Rockwell (FEI Oâ€”USA) for the Grand Prix. Kathy Amos-Jacob (FEI Iâ€”FRA), Wim Ernes (FEI Oâ€”HOL), Gary Rockwell (FEI Oâ€”USA), Peter Holler (FEI Iâ€”GER) and Bo Jena (FEI Câ€”SWE) were the judging panel for the Grand Prix Special.
About Dressage Canada