Scarlett Hansen of Bromont, QC, has been named the Red Scarf Equestrian Dressage Athlete of the Month for March 2018 in recognition of her successful FEI debut with two ponies she trained herself at the prestigious Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), held Jan. 4 - March 31, 2018, in Wellington, FL.
Hansen, who is about to celebrate her 14th birthday, earned great results in March competing in the CDI-P division aboard her 13-year-old pony gelding, Reve de Glatigny (Vierzen x Dornick B). The duo showed in nine classes, earning back-to-back wins at AGDF 8 in the Team test with a score of 65.524% on March 2, and in the Individual on March 3 with 66.126%. The following day, Hansen placed second in the Freestyle, dancing to a score of 66.500%. She also captured second at AGDF 10 in the Freestyle, where she was awarded a score of 67.600% by the judges on March 18.
Hansen’s highest score with Reve de Glatigny came at AGDF 12 on March 31, where the pair was awarded 68.0835% for second place in the Freestyle. That weekend, the duo also nabbed second in the Team Test with a score of 67.000% on March 29.
At AGDF 12, Hansen also competed in the CDI-Ch division on her 10-year-old Selle Français pony gelding, Umour de Glatigny (Doppelspiel (De) x Viersen K). They scored back-to-back wins in the Team Test on March 30 (68.846%) and the Individual on March 31 (64.583%).
“I am very proud of my ponies,” said Hansen. “My ponies are members of my family; they live with me. So it was important for us to win together. For me, entering into the International Ring was like to entering into an Olympic Games ring! It was a big, new step.”
Hansen continued, “I am so excited about this prize. I would like to thank Red Scarf Equestrian and Equestrian Canada for encouraging young riders like me. And I would also like to thank the best coach in the whole world, Mary Ambrose.”
As the Dressage Athlete of the Month for March, Hansen will be receiving a generous gift certificate from Red Scarf Equestrian that can be used toward the purchase of elegant equestrian luggage, travel bags and accessories that are all made in Canada.
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