"I always strive to achieve a personal best score at each competition”
Canadian riders Jody Schloss and Robyn Andrews secured top finishes at the Golden State Dressage Classic held in Rancho Murieto, California in the USA from 14-16 June.
On day one of the competition, Schloss guided her horse, Inspector Rebus, through their grade 1a team test posting a final score of 70.435% securing first place. Compatriot Andrews, riding Fancianna, were second with a final score of 68.696%.
"I always strive to achieve a personal best score at each competition,” Schloss said. “I was thrilled that I was able to do this in my team test. I received my highest score at a CPEDI in this test and is also my first qualifying score for next year’s World Equestrian Games (WEG)."
In the individual test, Schloss and Inspector Rebus secured first place on a final score of 68.116% with Andrews and Fancianna again runners up with their final score of 65.507%. The pair were equally successful in the freestyle tests as well with respective scores of 67.667% and 66.083%, once again taking first and second place.
"I went to Rancho Murieta to obtain International experience and to achieve scores that might help in qualifying for WEG," explained Andrews. "My horse, Fancianna, and I were pleased with our performances. I have to work on keeping a constant rhythm. Fancy is a wonder horse and works very hard for me."