|Ottawa, Ont., March 24, 2015 — Leslie Reid of Langley, B.C. was a regular sight on the Small Tour leaderboard at the CDI-W Capistrano Dressage International, held March 19-22 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
Reid, a Canadian Olympian who also has individual and team gold medals from the Pan American Games under her belt, competed two horses in the Small Tour.
| Her highest achievement came aboard Fine and Smart (Fuerst Piccolo x Worldman), an 11-year-old Westphalian gelding owned by Juliet Sears Ledorze. Together, they took seventh place in the CDI Prix St. Georges on a score of 68.368% and earned a score of 70.500% for second place in the CDI Intermediate I. In addition, they finished on a high note, scoring 70.475% for fourth place in the CDI Intermediate I Freestyle.
Aboard her second mount, Landor (Largow x Tamara), a nine-year-old Zangersheide gelding owned by Deryol Andrews, Reid rounded out the top 10 in the CDI Prix St. Georges after scoring 68.237%. The duo improved upon that score in the CDI Intermediate I, earning 68.974% for seventh place.
“I am very happy with my horses, as they are proving to be up to the challenge in these good classes,” commented Reid. “It is a very competitive atmosphere, with so many top horses here.”
Also in the ribbons was fellow Canadian, Briget Martin of Vancouver, B.C., who rode Teodoro (Niagara x Wellington), a 15-year-old gelding owned by Karen Robinson, to a seventh place finish (68.600%) in the CDI Intermediate I Freestyle.
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