RIDER OF THE MONTH
Tina earned the world’s highest small tour score on record for 2017 on Feb. 26 in the CDI 1* FEI Intermediate I Freestyle aboard Laurencio (Laurentio x Donerhall), a 10-year-old Oldenburg gelding she co-owns with Jaimey. Despite having to re-start their routine after a technical glitch with the music, Tina and Laurencio kept their composure to earn the record-setting score of 78.708%.
Jaimey also had an impressive test in the Freestyle. Partnered with Donegal V (Johnson x Gribaldi), a nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Team Irwin Supporters Group, he scored 75.625% to claim third place. Together, Jaimey and Donegal V also captured two other top results during week seven, finishing second in both the CDI 1* FEI Prix St. Georges and the CDI 1*FEI Intermediate I with scores of 70.482% and 74.123%, respectively. Hot on his heels, Tina finished third in both classes, earning marks of 69.781% and 73.860% with Laurencio.
"It is great competing with Jaimey,” Tina explained. “I am happy for him when he does well and vice versa. I may be a bit more competitive than him though, so when he gets ahead of me it pushes me to be better and go for it.”
As the sponsor of the Dressage Athlete of the Month program, Red Scarf Equestrian will be providing the Irwins with a generous gift certificate that can be used towards the purchase of elegant equestrian luggage, travel bags and accessories that are all made in Canada.
What is the Red Scarf Athlete of the Month?
Each month, a high performance Canadian dressage athlete is named the Red Scarf Equestrian Dressage Athlete of the Month, based on performance and results at FEI dressage competitions within Canada and around the world.
As the Equestrian Canada sponsor of the Dressage Athlete of the Month, Red Scarf Equestrian provides the athlete with a generous gift certificate that can be used towards the purchase of elegant equestrian luggage, travel bags, clothing, home decor and accessories that are all made in Canada.
Find out more about the program by going to: https://www.equestrian.ca/sport/dressage/awards