Susan Pape prospers in Florida
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Great Britain’s Susan Pape launched a promising start to her 2020 campaign with exciting results across the pond at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival 1 held at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, Wellington in Florida, USA (8 – 12 January 2020).
Susan, who lives in Germany, achieved second place in both the Grand Prix and Special with 11 year old KWPN stallion, Harmony’s Eclectisch (Zenon x Olivi) - pictured, as well as posting a Prix St Georges win with her up-and-coming ride, the nine year old Westphalian gelding Bourani (Belissimo M x Davignon) scoring plus-73% despite a costly error in the two-tempis.
“What a great start on the occasion of the first week of the tournament in Wellington, Florida! My expectations were far exceeded,” said Susan on Facebook.
What a great start on the occasion of the first week of the tournament in Wellington, Florida! My expectations were far exceeded.
“Harmony's Eclectisch did his first international Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special and finished second behind the American Squad Rider Steffen Peters, twice. I didn't lose victory but won second place! If I hadn't messed up the ones in the Special, there would have been more points in it. So it was almost 70% in the Special and a proud 70.435% in the Grand Prix.
“We always believed in Bourani and he gave me victory in the Prix St Georges with an outstanding 73.147%.”
Susan, who is based in Florida for the winter, will contest the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival 3 later this month.
CDI3* - Big Tour
1. Steffen Peters and Suppenskasper, 70.826% (USA)
2. Susan Pape and Harmony’s Eclectisch, 70.435% (GBR)
Grand Prix Special
1. Steffen Peters and Suppenskasper, 76.149% (USA)
2. Susan Pape and Harmony’s Eclectisch, 69.936% (GBR)
CDI1* - Small Tour
Prix St Georges
1. Susan Pape and Bourani, 73.147% (GBR)
1. Caroline Darcourt and Bon Coeur 1389, 71.882% (SWE)
3. Susan Pape and Bourani, 70.794% (GBR)