Cesar Parra and Van the Man (SusanJStickle.com)
Wellington, FL – Cesar Parra (Whitehouse Station, NJ) clinched second-place Individual honors today at the Wellington Nations Cup CDIO3* presented by Stillpoint Farm riding Michael and Sarah Davis’ Van the Man. The combination scored 74.375% in Friday’s FEI Grand Prix Freestyle Test and returned Sunday to earn a 72.208% in the FEI Grand Prix Special. The veteran pair finished with 146.583 to claim the runner-up position.
“I’m very excited to be able to take part in my first Nations Cup and to medal,” said Cesar Parra. “I’m very grateful for the opportunity to represent my country. I’d like to thank my owners, wife, groom, and Katie Riley, my eyes on the ground. This horse has improved so much. I love him.”
Finishing in third for the U.S. was Caroline Roffman (Wellington, FL) and her own Her Highness O with an Individual total of 146.313. They scored 74.050% in the FEI Intermediaire I Freestyle and were awarded 72.263% for their FEI Intermediaire I Test on Sunday.
Earning top Individual honors in the Wellington Nations Cup CDIO3* presented by Stillpoint Farm was Christilot Boylen and Dio Mio of Canada. On Saturday the pair earned 75.500% in the FEI Intermediaire I Freestyle and 73.789% in the FEI Intermediaire I Test for a final of 149.289.
Links to individual scores can be found at http://www.usefnetwork.com/overlays/517.aspx.
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