Wellington, FL – January 26, 2013 – Canada’s Mathilde Blais Tetreault and Michelangelo scored a 69.781% to win Saturday’s FEI Young Rider Individual Test YR NAJRC Sponsored by Diamante Farms. The pair also won Friday’s CFEI Young Rider Team Test (PSG) YR NAJYRC GAIG/USD with a 67.061%.
The 20-year-old was pleased with her ride on her own 15-year-old Swedish Warmblood bay gelding. “Everything was really relaxed and steady and my extensions were really good and my tempis also,” she explained. “Today I went for more expression and I think that’s why I got a better score. I am really happy.”
Rebecca S. Cohen earned second place on Downtown, her own Westphalian chestnut gelding, in today’s class with a 65.088% and third place in Friday’s class with a 62.325%. “Yesterday was OK but today was a lot better,” she said. “It was really solid today. We didn’t make any mistakes.
Wellington, FL (March 20, 2012) – During her second year in the Young Riders, Canadian rider Mathilde Blais Tetreault and Michelangelo captured the blue in the FEI Young Rider Individual Test at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDIW. During the prestigious show, Tetreault also won the Everglades Dressage Young Rider Achievement Award sponsored by Everglades Dressage and Bethany Peslar.
Tetreault said she was thrilled to win the Young Rider Achievement Award, and was also pleased with Michelangelo’s performance. “My horse was really good in the Young Rider Individual Test. He was very calm and quiet and did everything perfectly,” Tetreault said. The Montreal rider trains with Albrecht Heidemann.