Jaimey Irwin and Donegal V. Photo Credit: ©SusanJStickle.
Wellington, FL – January 29, 2017 – Jaimey Irwin (CAN) and Donegal V captured another win on Sunday in the FEI Intermediate I Freestyle, presented by Chesapeake Dressage Institute, on the final day of week three, presented by U.S. PRE Association, at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF).
Week three concluded with a win for Jaimey Irwin (CAN) and Donegal V, a 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Johnston x Remy x Gribaldi) owned by Team Irwin Supporters Group, in the FEI Intermediate I Freestyle, presented by Chesapeake Dressage Institute, with a score of 75.475%.
“He felt like he was dancing with the music which was a lot of fun, and I was really happy with him overall,” said Irwin of Donegal V and his ‘80s inspired Freestyle ride. “He felt really good today. I thought that it was a really nice ride.”
The pair earned another victory earlier in the week in the FEI Prix St. Georges – CDI 1*, presented by Chesapeake Dressage Institute.
Commenting on Donegal V’s future, Irwin said, “I’d like to do a few more of the small tour competitions this season, but he’s training and working toward the Grand Prix so ideally I’d like to try I-2 and then maybe Grand Prix at some point at the end of the season.”
Coming in second to Irwin was Nicole Levy (USA) and Floratina, a 2008 Hanoverian mare by Fidertantz, owned by Kate Sanders, with a score of 71.400%. Third place was awarded to Kathy Priest (USA) and Fredensdals Zig Zag, a 2008 Danish Warmblood gelding (Blue Hors Zack x Kristiansmindes Elektra xBlue Hors Don Scherzo) owned by Priest, with a score of 70.275%.
Later in the day Gabriela Stumpf (AUT) and Finally Love, a 2006 Oldenburg gelding (Farewell III x Winzerin x Harvard) owned by Stumpf, captured a win in the FEI Grand Prix for Adult Amateur – CDI AM, with a score of 63.980%. The FEI Young Rider Freestyle – CDIY, sponsored by Yeguada de Ymas, was won by Alexandra Meghji (CAN) and Rigo, a 2001 Hanoverian gelding (Rotspon x Winnepeg x Weltmeyer) owned byDiana Belevsky, with a score of 68.708%. Natalia Bacariza Danguillecourt (ESP) and Rihanna Ymas, a 2008 Brandenburger mare (Relius x Akira x Akzento) owned by Yeguada de Ymas S.L., saw victory in the FEI Junior Rider Freestyle – CDIJ, sponsored by The Axel Johnson Group, with a score of 71.167%.
Competition at AGDF resumes February 9-12 with the CDI 5* presented by Diamante Farms; CDI 3*, presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty; and CDI 1*, presented by Engel & Völkers. Next week at the AGDF show grounds, the $100,000 Land Rover Wellington Eventing Showcase will take place on February 3-4. For more information on that event, visit www.PBIEC.com. For more information and to see a full list of results from AGDF, please visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.