|Lee Tubman Victorious at CDI-W Saugerties||| Print ||
September 3, 2008 — Lee Tubman of Dunnville, ON, won the Intermediaire Freestyle at the CDI-W 3* Centerline Events @ HITS held in Saugerties, NY, August 15 to 17, 2008.
Tubman, riding De La Rosa, Ducat Developments’ seven-year-old Hanoverian mare sired by De Niro, received a score of 69.083%. Canadian 1988 bronze medal Olympian, Gina Smith of Brockville, ON, and her nine-year-old Westphalian gelding, Frappuccino, sired by Florestan I, finished in fourth with 67.500.
“I found De La Rosa in Germany as a four-year-old, and she was the FEI five-year-old and six-year-old Canadian Champion the past two years,” noted Tubman. “This is her first season at the Prix St. Georges and Intermediaire I level, and this was our best class this season. I am really making an effort to take her to Florida this winter, so we can continue to improve at the advanced level.”
In the Intermediaire I class, Gary Vander Ploeg of King City, ON, earned a score of 64.583% with Degas, a nine-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Donnerhall x Brinz Miro) which was good for third. Tubman and De La Rosa finished in fifth place. King City’s Daphne Haagmans and her horse Nimos, a 13-year-old Dutch warmblood gelding sired by Jetset-D, earned a sixth place finish.
Vander Ploeg and Degas also finished in fourth place in the Prix St. Georges class with 66.167%. Tubman and De La Rosa received 65.000% for sixth place overall. Riding Tygo B, an eight-year-old Dutch warmblood mare sired by Wolfgang, Tumban also finished in seventh. Smith and Frappuccino were eighth.
In the Grand Prix, 1988 Olympic bronze medalist Cindy Ishoy of Lynden, ON, finished in third place, with Dread Response (Donnerschlag x Rosenkavalier), an 11-year-old Rheinlander gelding owned by Joseph Saul. The pair also scored 65.750% in the Grand Prix Freestyle for second place. Nancy MacLachlan of Terra Cotta, ON, and her long-time partner Ariston earned a fifth place finish in the Grand Prix. MacLachlan and Ariston then moved up one place to second in the Grand Prix Special.
In the FEI Pony division, Vivian Cornell of Kingston, ON, won the Freestyle, and finished second in both the Team and Individual tests aboard Faith Berghuis’ Daylight.
The international judging panel included Lorraine MacDonald (FEI I—CAN), Axel Steiner (FEI O—USA), Anne Gribbons (FEI O—USA), Sarah Geikie (FEI C—USA), Marian Cunningham (FEI I—PER) and Maria Colliander (FEI I—FIN).
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