Lindsay Kellock and Sebastien capture Grand Prix Special CDI3*

The World Equestrian Center Dressage III CDI3* wrapped up competition on Sunday, April 18, with the final classes for CDI and national competition. In Arena 3, Lindsay Kellock (CAN) and Sebastien captured the win in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3*, while Kevin Kohmann (GER) and Five Star swept the Small Tour with a third win in the FEI Intermediate 1 Freestyle CDI3*.

It was the second win of the week for Kellock and Sebastien, who also won Friday’s Grand Prix CDI3*. They received a score of 72.021% in the Special, which is longer, more technical, and offers more challenging movements. “The pirouettes to the one-tempis down centerline, that’s a difficult move,” Kellock agreed. “It’s just overall longer, so it’s harder for them to keep their power throughout. For this horse, it’s a good test because his strengths are his passage and his extended trot, and there is a lot of that in this test. He likes this test.”

Kellock felt that Sebastien improved from Friday’s grand prix and noted, “Sebastien again brought his ‘a’ game and tried his heart out for me. I just could not be happier. We had some great passage today and good pirouettes. My overall feeling was that I had more power in this test than I did in the grand prix. That showed in the score.”

Second place in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3* went to Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu (CAN) and All In, a 16-year-old KWPN gelding by Tango x Damiro owned by Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu and Marc Andre Beaulieu. They received a score of 71.936%.

Along with being the top amateur in the class, Jessica Howington (USA) placed third overall with Cavalia, her own 14-year-old KWPN mare by Sir Donnerhall x I.P.S. Gribaldi, with a score of 71.447%.

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