Source: Equestrian Canada
Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu of Saint-Bruno, Quebec, and All In (Tango x Damiro) firmly maintained their status as Canada’s leading dressage combination, with two stellar CDI-W wins during the fifth week of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), held February 11-14, 2021, in Wellington, Florida.
Fraser-Beaulieu and the 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood, whom she co-owns with her father, Craig Fraser, and husband, Marc-Andre Beaulieu, began their winning run in the Grand Prix on February 12 with a score of 73.696%. Fraser-Beaulieu and the liver chestnut gelding returned to the ring on February 14 to post a personal best in the Grand Prix Freestyle. Despite their pattern’s immense technical difficulty, and the fact that it was only their second time performing it, Fraser-Beaulieu and All In hit a dazzling high note of 79.330%, with the judge at M awarding the pair 80.850%.
“Scoring 79% and winning the World Cup Qualifier represents years of practice and determination,” said Fraser-Beaulieu, who has rarely scored below 70% in six years of Grand Prix Freestyle competition with All In. “I have been dreaming of scoring 80% for many years and I am finally very close! All In felt incredible during my freestyle this weekend; I am so proud of him.”
Speaking of her freestyle pattern and composition, Fraser-Beaulieu commented, “I have many combination lines that show a high degree of difficulty to display how well All In can extend and collect his gaits with ease. I chose ‘I’m Alive’ by Celine Dion because I think it captures the audience’s attention and I wanted to incorporate my Canadian roots.”
Also making their mark in the CDI-W with impressive results was Chris von Martels and Eclips (Apache x Olympic Ferro), the 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding that von Martels co-owns with Barbara Soederhuizen. The pair scored 70.326% for third in the Grand Prix, followed by 74.530% in the Grand Prix Freestyle.
Representing the maple leaf in CDI 3* competition was Wellington’s Lindsay Kellock, a member of the gold medal Canadian Dressage Team at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. She and Sebastien (Sandro Hit x Fidermark), the 15-year-old Rheinländer gelding Kellock co-owns with Enterprise Farm Equestrian, LLC, danced their way to two personal best scores: 72.326% for second place in the February 11 Grand Prix and 73.319% for first in the February 13 Grand Prix Special.
Canadian Lindsay Kellock, who resides in Wellington, Florida, recorded two personal best scores at AGDF 5 riding Sebastien. Photo Credit: Susan J. Stickle
In the CDI-U25 division, Camille Carier Bergeron of Mascouche, Quebec, enjoyed success with Gilles Bergeron’s 14-year-old Württemberg gelding, Acoeur (Acordelli x Ricardo). The pair made repeat appearances in the winner’s circle in the Intermediate II on February 12 (70.765%) and Grand Prix Freestyle on February 14 (73.385%).
Pia Fortmuller rounded out the contingent of Canadians earning above-70% scores in the Lövsta Future Challenge/Young Horse Grand Prix Series. The judges awarded a score of 72.352% to the Foothills, Alberta, native and Frieda (Fuerstenball OLD x Rouletto), a 10-year-old Hanoverian mare that Fortmuller co-owns with Lars Busch.
Equestrian Canada wishes to thank Sport Canada for its support of athletes through the Athlete Assistance Program.
Main Photo: Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu of Saint-Bruno, Quebec, and All In set a personal best with a score just shy of 80% in the Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W during the fifth week of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), held, February 11-14, 2021, in Wellington, Florida. Credit: Susan J. Stickle