Sunday 09 February - 11h00 | Press Release
Ashley Holzer is unstoppable on New Grand Prix Horse in week 5 of the 2020 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival
Ashley Holzer (USA) made her debut on the international stage with Mango Eastwood this week — the fifth week of the — 2020 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Florida. In an auspicious start to the pair’s CDI career, they led both the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3*, presented by Fair Sky Farm, as well as the previous day’s qualifying grand prix. AGDF 2020 runs for 12 weeks, through March 29.
Ashley Holzer — who rode for Canada for many years, including at four Olympic Games — switched nationalities three years ago and teamed up with Mango Eastwood two years ago. The pair earned 74.128%, edging out compatriot Nick Wagman on Beverly Gepfer’s 11-year-old Johnson gelding Don John (73.064%), who also finished second in the qualifying grand prix. The top two spots were filled by the two youngest horses in the class.