Kasey Perry-Glass and Goerklintgaards Dublet © SusanStickle.com.
Wellington, FL – January 24, 2019 – The Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) kicked off its third week of competition on Thursday, January 24, with a win for Kasey Perry-Glass (USA) and Goerklintgaards Dublet in the FEI Grand Prix CDI-W, presented by the U.S. P.R.E. Association.
Perry-Glass (USA) earned a score of 77.913% in the FEI Grand Prix CDI-W, presented by the U.S. P.R.E. Association. She rode Goerklintgaards Dublet, a 16-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding by Diamond Hit x La Costa owned by Diane Perry.
“I’m not surprised because I know that this horse has a lot of potential, but coming out for your first show you always want to do well and start where you left off last year,” Perry-Glass said about her win on Thursday. “I felt like that test was better than I’ve ever felt him. The rideability was there, and his mental game was there. It just showed that he’s ready for this year.”
“I just kind of had a few little lightbulb moments with our riding. Even after being on an Olympic team and a WEG team, you still have those moments,” commented Perry-Glass on her ride. “We’re just going to keep continuing to grow and get the scores up, even by 0.5%, and just keep chasing the higher scores.”
Perry-Glass said of her relationship with Goerklintgaards Dublet, “I’m very close to him. He’s my baby. I’m around him all day. His care, I look after the smallest little things with him, and sometimes my vet gets annoyed and he’s like, ‘Kasey, he’s fine.’ But you know, the earlier you catch things, the earlier you can fix it. I take his care very seriously.”
Perry-Glass’s FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 teammate Laura Graves (USA) and Verdades, her 17-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding by Florett AS, came in second with a score of 77.087%. Fellow 2018 teammate Adrienne Lyle (USA) and Salvino rounded out the top three with a score of 74.717%.
Earlier in the day Brittany Fraser (CAN) and All In, her 14-year-old KWPN gelding by Tango, earned a score of 72.761% to win the FEI Grand Prix CDI3*, presented by Adequan®.
Katherine Bateson Chandler (USA) and Alcazar, a 14-year-old KWPN gelding by Cantango and owned by Jane Forbes Clark, came in second with a score of 70.957%. Jill Irving (CAN) and Arthur, her 14-year-old KWPN gelding by Jazz, finished third with a score of 69.738%.
Betsy Steiner (USA) started the day off with a win in the FEI Prix St Georges CDI1*, presented by Discover Dressage. Steiner and Swiss W, a 12-year-old Wurttemberg mare owned by H. Whitney Bailey, earned a score of 71.618%.
Jennifer Baumert (USA) and Handsome, a 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Hochadel owned by Elizabeth Juliano, won the FEI Prix St Georges CDI3*, presented by Horseware Ireland with a score of 72.647%.
For more information and to see a full list of results, please visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.