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Natalie Dean and Ceitasi cruise to $37,000 Bainbridge Classic CSI3* win at WEF

Saturday, 14 March 2020
CSI3* Winter Equestrian Festival 2020

Photo © Sportfot. Natalie Dean and Ceitasi. Photo © Sportfot.

Press release from Jennifer Wood Media, Inc. by Sabrina Brashares and Emily Randolph


Natalie Dean and Ceitasi topped a field of 71 entries to win the $37,000 Bainbridge 1.45m Classic CSI3* on Friday, March 13, at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, FL.

The 10th week of WEF competition at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), sponsored by Horseware Ireland, runs through March 15 and is recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) as a CSI3*. Remaining highlights of the week include the $137,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix CSI3* on Saturday afternoon, and the $37,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic on Sunday.

Dean, 21, and Ceitasi (Caretello B x Cavalier) contested the one-round speed course, set by Michel Vaillancourt (CAN), within the first third of the class, and they set a time to beat of 56.92 seconds that would hold up through to the end.

“The plan was to do five [strides] to six [strides], but I didn’t quite get the jump I wanted,” said Dean of her round. “So I ended up doing six and six, but she’s so fast. She’s a quick adder. She’s naturally a very quick horse, so she’s always going to be up there if I have a nice round.

Photo © Sportfot. Natalie Dean and Ceitasi in their winning presentation with ringmaster Steve Rector. Photo © Sportfot.

“She was amazing; she’s just a great horse,” continued Dean in speaking of the 10-year-old Westphalian mare, owned by Marigold Sporthorses LLC. “I’ve had her for around a year now, and I’m looking forward to continuing to do the 1.45m speed ranking classes with her.”

Finishing in second behind Dean with a time of 57.06 seconds was Israel’s Sydney Shulman riding Ardente Printaniere (Joyeux Ardent x Ramiro), owned by Jill Shulman. Rounding out the top three on a time of 57.29 seconds were Samuel Parot (CHI) and I & H Boogy Woogy (Faldo x Ginus), owned by Parot Horses LLC. Fourth place went to Lucas Porter (USA) and Sleepy P Ranch LLC’s B Once Z (Baloubet du Rouet x Lavaletto), who stopped the clock in 57.88 seconds. Great Britian’s Jessica Mendoza capped the top five riding Dublin (Cobra x Calido), owned by Windsor Farms in 58.82 seconds.

Also earning an FEI win in the International Arena on Friday was Peter Lutz who topped the $6,000 Bainbridge 1.40m riding Air Pia VG Z for owner Swede Ventures LLC.



Final Results: $37,000 CSI3* Bainbridge 1.45m Classic

1 CEITASI: 2010 Westphalian mare by Caretello B x Cavalier
NATALIE DEAN (USA), Marigold Sporthorses, LLC: 0/56.92

2 ARDENTE PRINTANIERE: 2006 SBS mare by Joyeux Ardent x Ramiro
SYDNEY SHULMAN (ISR), Jill Shulman: 0/57.06

3 I&H BOOGY WOOGY: 2006 gelding by Faldo x Ginus
SAMUEL PAROT (CHI): Parot Horses LLC: 0/57.29

4 B ONCE Z: 2004 Zangersheide mare by Baloubet du Rouet x Lavaletto
LUCAS PORTER (USA), Sleepy P Ranch: 0/57.88

5 DUBLIN: 2007 Deusches Reitpferd gelding by Cobra x Calido
JESSICA MENDOZA (GBR), Windsor Farms: 0/58.82

6 CADANS Z: 2009 Zangersheide mare by Carosso VDL x Navarone
ADRIENNE STERNLICHT (USA), Starlight Farms 1, LLC: 0/59.29

7 BALKANA DU TILLARD: 2011 Selle Français stallion by Lagana x Landgold
OLIVIA CHOWDRY (USA), Atlas Equine Holdings, LLC: 0/60.33

8 CRACK ELLE CHAVANNAISE: 2008 SBS mare by Carving
TIFFANY HAMMACK (USA), Bayaert Farm: 0/60.58

9 CASANOVA 499: 2011 Holsteiner stallion by Clarimo x Contender
JESSICA MENDOZA (GBR), Carly Day: 0/61.09

10 CORALISSA: 2010 Holsteiner mare by Com Air x Corrado I
SAM WALKER (CAN), Marbill Hill Farm: 0/61.15

11 DIETA: 2008 KWPN mare by Ukato x Indorado
RYAN GENN (GER), Shannon Reid: 0/61.49

12 LATINO VAN DE LOOISE HEIDE: 2011 Belgian Warmblood gelding by Cantos x Quadrillo
SARAH HUBBARD (USA), Hubbard Horses, LLC: 0/62.90

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