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Canadian Robyn Andrews Wins Freestyle Test CPEDI3* Global Dressage Festival I

Ottawa, ON, Jan. 11, 2015-On the final day of competition at CPEDI3* Global Dressage Festival I presented by Adequan, Robyn Andrews won her test for the second day in a row for Canada. The competition was held at The Stadium at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Fla., Jan. 9-11, 2015.

Andrews of St. Johns, N.L. secured the victory in the Grade Ia Freestyle test riding her 2014 World Equestrian Games mare 14-year-old Fancianna, a Friesian-Andalusian cross, to a score of 67.917%.

"I was pleased with Fancy today," said Andrews. "I was a bit tired, but we pulled it off. Many thanks must go to the Global Dressage Festival for putting on a great show. Special thanks to my coach, Amanda Kalvoda ; chef d'�quipe, Elizabeth Quigg; Para-Equestrian Canada Director, Amie O'Shaughnessy; and my mom, Diana, for all their support during the show."

With her long-time partner and 2012 Paralympic mount Inspector Rebus (Sambertino x Darwin), her 17-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, Jody Schloss, of Toronto, Ont., finished in Second in Grade Ia Freestyle with a score of 65.250%.

"I think that Rebus sensed that this might be his last international show and wanted to strut his stuff by unexpectedly cantering around the warm-up ring with me," said Schloss.  "When I got into the ring for my test, I was a concerned that he might be livelier than I wanted, but he settled and really enjoyed the test."

Lauren Barwick of Aldergrove, BC, and her 16-year-old Oldenburg mare, Ferdonia 2 (Don Gregory x Castro), finished in second place in the Grade II Freestyle with a score of 75.000%.

"After a very long and successful 2014 competition year, it was a great pleasure to be reunited with two of my team mates while riding my steady eddy mare Ferdonia," said Barwick, who was Canada's double individual medalist at the 2014 World Equestrian Games. "Even while struggling from a sudden onset of environmental allergies, she put forth a great effort. A huge thank you goes to the Massey family, who solely sponsored this competition for me. I own them an immense amount of gratitude for helping me have this opportunity to compete and enjoy my horse while representing my country with pride."

"We were happy to compete here as a team. It was a positive start to the season in the Florida sunshine," said chef d'�quipe, Elizabeth Quigg.

"We are grateful to the organizing committee of the Global Dressage Festival for hosting this international para-dressage competition," said Amie O'Shaughnessy, Director of Para-Equestrian. "It is always a great venue for our team."

The ground jury for today's event consisted of Freddy Leyman (BEL), Kjell Myhre (NOR) and Kristi Wysocki (USA).

Complete results for CPEDI3* Global Dressage Festival I presented by Adequan may be found here: www.foxvillage.com/fvdshowresults/%28l21jqsbz30p4vonynotdlwet%29/ClassList.aspx?sh=2737&st=1.

Photos--Susan J. Stickle

 


     

Robyn Andrews and Fancianna  

 

     

Jody Schloss and  Inspector Rebus 

 

    

Lauren Barwick and Ferdonia 2 

 

 

 

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Source : Julie Cull

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Equine Canada/Canada Hippique

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Hi-Pro Feeds is the official feed sponsor of the Canadian Para-Equestrian Team. They are a leading manufacturer and distributor of high performance animal feed in North America. The company network comprises of 12 individual feed mills with operations spanning three U.S. States and three western Canadian provinces serving over 5,000 customers. Headquartered just south of Calgary, Alberta, Hi-Pro is dedicated to serving customers through excellence in animal nutrition products and services. For more information, please visit us at www.hiprofeeds.com.
 
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� propos de Hi-Pro Feeds 

La soci�t� Hi-Pro Feeds est le commanditaire officiel de l'�quipe para-�questre canadienne. Elle est un chef de file dans la fabrication et la distribution d'aliments pour animaux de haute performance en Am�rique du Nord. Le r�seau de l'entreprise comprend 12 meuneries distinctes; son exploitation s'�tend � trois �tats am�ricains et trois provinces canadiennes o� elle dessert plus de 5 000 clients. Bas�e juste au sud de Calgary en Alberta, Hi-Pro Feeds offre � sa client�le des produits et services � la fine pointe de l'excellence en nutrition animale. Pour de plus amples renseignements, consultez le site www.hiprofeeds.com.
   
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About Para-Equestrian Canada 
Para-Equestrian Canada is the Equine Canada committee responsible for developing programs for athletes with a physical disability, and implementing the Para-Dressage high performance program. Para-Equestrian is one of Canada's most successful international disciplines, achieving an individual gold medal and an individual silver medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games, as well as two individual bronze medals at the 2004 Paralympic Games. 
 
About Para-Equestrian Sport Para-Equestrian sport provides riders with a physical disability the opportunity to compete against other riders with similar abilities. Riders are given a "Grade" based on their functional ability, and are judged on their riding skill against other athletes of the same Grade.  There are five grades of competitions in dressage, with Grade IA representing the more severely impaired riders, and Grade IV representing the least severely impaired riders. Many Para-Equestrian athletes also compete alongside able-bodied competitors in Equine Canada competitions. At the grass roots level, Para-Equestrian encompasses a number of different disciplines, while the international stream focuses only on Para-Dressage.  For more information, please visit www.equinecanada.ca/para-equestrian

About Equine Canada
Equine Canada is the leading national sport and equine organization in the country. It fulfills a broad range of governance, advocacy and development functions, all of which focus, in one way or another, on the horse and draw on the enthusiasm it arouses. As a result of our efforts, Equine Canada is recognized by Sport Canada and the F�deration Equestre Internationale (FEI) as the national governing body for equestrian sport and recreation in Canada. It is the industry sector leader and as such is recognized and supported by Agriculture and Agri-food Canada. In particular, its leadership in improving both the quality and condition of horses is lauded at home and abroad.

� propos de Canada Hippique
Canada Hippique est l'organisme national responsable de l'organisation du sport �questre et de l'hippisme au pays.  Il exerce une vaste gamme de fonctions de gouvernance, de repr�sentation et de d�veloppement, toutes ax�es, d'une fa�on ou d'une autre, sur le cheval et l'enthousiasme que celui-ci suscite.  Gr�ce � nos efforts, Canada Hippique est reconnu aupr�s de Sport Canada et de la F�d�ration �questre internationale comme �tant l'organisme national dirigeant les sports et les loisirs �questres au Canada.  Il est le leader de ce secteur de l'industrie et est reconnu comme tel et soutenu par Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada.  Plus particuli�rement, son leadership dans l'am�lioration de la qualit� et de la condition des chevaux est louang� tant au pays qu'� l'�tranger.