Ashley Holzer Cements Relationship With Mango Eastwood For Double Win in last week of Festival
- April 1, 2020
- By Staff Writers
WELLINGTON, Fla.--Ashley Holzer rode Mango Eastwood to win the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3* on March 14.
Mango Eastwood is an 11-year-old gelding who began his CDI grand prix career just a month earlier, and has won five of his six starts under the four-time Olympian for Canada, who now rides for the USA.
Holzer scored 72.596 percent, which would have been even higher if not for a big stumble coming from extended trot to passage, which took them a few strides to recover from as Mango found his feet again.
Second went to Jennifer Schrader-Williams with 71.511 percent on Millione, a new personal best score for the pair.
This was also their best finish of the 2020 season, which has been a successful one for the 17-year-old Millione, who began competing at the level in 2018.
Australia’s Kelly Layne finished in third with 69.936 percent on the 11-year-old Samhitas, by Sir Donnerhall.