SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Canada’s Lindsay Kellock is third in FEI Intermediate I CDI1*Competition at Week 8 of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) continued into the evening with the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3* presented by Peacock Ridge on Saturday, March 2. U.S. women swept the top three places, with Charlotte Jorst, Heather Blitz, and Rebecca Waite taking top honors. AGDF runs until March 31 with top international and national dressage competition.Jorst and Kastel’s Nintendo rode to a win in the special with a score of 72.447%. “I thought the whole canter program was just really, really lovely. He was so relaxed, and he came back for every half halt and all the changes were beautiful,” said Jorst of the 16-year-old KWPN gelding by Negro owned by Kastel Denmark. “The piaffe and two pirouettes were great, and the changes in between. That whole thing just felt tremendous.“Today I rode more forward, because I thought my whole trot program was a little too conservative on Thursday [in the qualifier for the special],” continued Jorst. “I decided to just give it a little more, and give more in the short sides and just sort of show him off in a better way. I think I succeeded with that. I think that was that extra couple of points.”Jorst is best friends with Kastel Nintendo. She said, “He’s always my best pal, and I know I can trust him 100%. He goes and goes and goes for me. We’ve been so many places together and done so many things. We’re best friends and the trust and the camaraderie between us is what I like the best.”Second place went to Heather Blitz (USA) and Semper Fidelis, a 13-year-old Oldenburg mare by Sir Donnerhall owned by Rowan O’Riley, with a score of 71.170%. Rebecca Waite (USA) and Doktor, a 16-year-old Oldenburg gelding by Diamond Hit owned by Patricia Stempel, took third with a score of 68.936%.In the FEI Intermediate I CDI1* presented by Nutrena®, Endel Ots (USA) and Lucky Strike rode to a win with a score of 73.431%. Lucky Strike is a nine-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Lord Laurie owned by Max Ots.Nora Batchelder (USA) and Faro SQF, a 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding by FiderTanz owned by Andrea Whitcomb, took second place with a score of 70.882%. Third place went to Lindsay Kellock (CAN) and Floratina, a 11-year-old Hanoverian mare by Fidertantz owned by Chloe Gasiorowski, with a score of 70.637%.Competition at Week 8 of AGDF will conclude on Sunday, March 3, and features the FEI Intermediate I CDI3* presented by ProElite®. Competition at AGDF will resume for Week 9 with CPEDI3* competition on March 9-10. For more information and to see a full list of results, please visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3* Presented by Peacock RidgePlace, Rider, Nationality, Horse, Horse Information: Judge E% – Maarten van der Heijder, Judge H% – Susan Hoevenaars, Judge C% – Cesar Torrente, Judge M% – Henning Lehrmann, Judge B% – William Warren, Total %1.Charlotte Jorst (USA), Kastel’s Nintendo, 16-year-old KWPN gelding by Negro x Rodieni R owned by Kastel Denmark: 73.298%, 72.340%, 73.085%, 70.851%, 72.660%, 72.447%2.Heather Blitz (USA), Semper Fidelis, 13-year-old Oldenburg mare by Sir Donnerhall owned by Rowan O’Riley: 71.915%, 70.851%, 72.660%, 70.532%, 69.894%, 71.170%3.Rebecca Waite (USA), Doktor, 16-year-old Oldenburg gelding by Diamond Hit x Gurena owned by Patricia Stempel: 69.255%, 68.830%, 69.787%, 68.723%, 68.085%, 68.936%4.Jill Irving (CAN), Degas 12, 17-year-old Hanoverian gelding by De Niro x Rosana M and owned by Jill Irving: 67.979%, 69.043%, 69.043%, 68.830%, 68.830%, 68.475%5.Ashley Holzer (USA), Wilson Pickett, 14-year-old gelding owned by Peacock Ridge LLC: 67.979%, 67.553%, 68.723%, 69.362%, 68.617%, 68.447%6.Yvonne Losos De Muniz (DOM), Aquamarijn, 14-year-old KWPN mare by United x Toermalijn owned by Yvonne Losos De Muniz: 68.723%, 67.766%, 65.745%, 69.681%, 67.872%, 67.957%7.Bernadette Pujals (MEX), Curioso XXV, 18-year-old PRE stallion by DominonteXVI x Curisoa XIX: 68.936%, 68.936%, 67.021%, 69.149%, 65.532%, 67.915%8.Michael Klimke (GER), Royal Dancer 33, a 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Royal Blend owned by Michael Klimke: 68.191%, 68.617%, 65.638%, 67.021%, 68.298%, 67.553% Tags: Adequan Global Dressage Festival, Lindsay Kellock, Floratina, Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. 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“I’m just filled with joy,” said Takanashi, who claimed her first victory after three individual Grand Prix events. “My regrets from yesterday drove me to come into this competition with the thought of paying back double.”The 20-year-old, who has won the summer Grand Prix’s overall individual title five straight times through last winter, was disqualified in Saturday’s qualification round after apparently having lost weight due to dehydration from the heat.“That shouldn’t have happened,” said the Hokkaido native, who turned her frustration toward herself into motivation and had a training session while Friday’s competition went on without her.Takanashi, who finished second in the season’s first event last week in France, said it was the first time she was ever disqualified in a Grand Prix or World Cup event.Ito, the winner of Friday’s contest, topped the first round Saturday with a 100-meter jump on the 106-meter hill, but could manage only 96.5 meters on her second attempt to score 231.6 points. Runner-up Lundby leapt 96 and 98 meters for 232.4 points. FRENSTAT, CZECH REPUBLIC – Sara Takanashi won the women’s ski jumping summer Grand Prix competition Saturday, making up for the disappointment of being disqualified for not weighing enough relative to her ski length in the previous day’s event.Takanashi sat in second place behind fellow Japanese Yuki Ito after her first jump of 97.5 meters but came from behind for the win with the day’s longest 102-meter flight in the second run for a total of 242.6 points. Ito finished third, behind Norway’s Maren Lundby. KEYWORDS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Sara Takanashi competes at the summer Grand Prix ski jumping competition in Frenstat, Czech Republic, on Saturday. | KYODO Sara Takanashi RELATED PHOTOS
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