USA Wins Nations Cup CDIO-U25 at 2019 Global Dressage Festival

The top three teams of the Nations Cup CDIO-U25 presented by Diamante Farms
Credit : SusanStickle.com

Thursday 14 March - 11h01 | Edited press release

USA Wins Nations Cup CDIO-U25 at 2019 Global Dressage Festival

The opening day of competition at the 10th week of the 2019 Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) on Wednesday, March 13, featured the Nations Cup CDIO-U25 presented by Diamante Farms with victory for the team from the United States of America. Canada 1 team was silver, and the Canada 2 team took bronze.

 - USA Wins Nations Cup CDIO-U25 at 2019 Global Dressage Festival

The winning USA team with Allyn Mann of Adequan, Chef d’Equipe Charlotte Bredahl, Terri Kane of Diamante Farms, and judge Isabelle Judet.
Credit : SusanStickle.com

Nations Cup competition continues through the week with the FEI Nations Cup CDIO3* presented by Stillpoint Farm, where team medals will be decided on Thursday, March 14. Competition for the week continues through Sunday, March 17, with CDIO3*, CDI 3*, and CDI 1* classes, and the 2019 AGDF wraps up on Sunday, March 31.

For the third year, AGDF hosted CDIO-U25 competition, offering a great stepping-stone of international competition for young riders. The team from the USA consisting of Lauren Asher on West Side, Natalie Pai on Unlimited, and Kerrigan Gluch riding Bolero CSLVIII, finished on a total team score of 138.559 in the FEI Intermediate II 16-25 test, which determined the team medals.

Asher (22) originally hails from Denver, CO, and she rode the 16-year-old KWPN gelding by Florett AS owned by Select Equine International to a personal best score of 70.471%, which was also the second-highest score in the class.

“I just had a good feeling going into the competition all week,” said Asher. “Then to have my horse be there for me, especially on a big day like this, it was just great. To have a good feeling continually throughout the test is just exciting. I’m really happy."

“The best movement in my eyes was the piaffe at A,” she continued. “It was so fantastic; it was such a nice feeling too. Always when you have a good feeling and a good sport, it’s really special.” For more information and results, see here. 

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