Codi Harrison Claims First CDI Grand Prix Special Victory on Katholt’s Bossco at AGDF

(Last Updated On: March 5, 2023)
Codi Harrison & Katholt’s Bossco. Photo ©

A personal best of 70.66% on her own Katholt’s Bossco catapulted 26-year-old Codi Harrison (USA) to the top of the leaderboard in the Mission Control Grand Prix Special CDI3* in Week 8 of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) in Wellington, FL.

Of the 13 starters, it was fellow American rider Katie Duerrhammer who snuck in just behind Harrison with a 70.213% on Kylee Lourie’s 12-year-old gelding Paxton, by Dante Weltino, with 70.213%. Third-placed Morgan Barbançon also put down a plus-70% score, finishing with 70.17% on her own 11-year-old Habana Libre A, by Zizi Top.

Harrison, who has brought Katholt’s Bossco, by Don Schufro, up the levels from Young Riders, said, “I was a bit nervous because it was really hot and he’s not a horse that thrives in that, but he stayed with me the whole ride and I went in feeling like he was through and he wanted to work.”

Lars Ligus Tops Intermediate I CDI1*

Of the 17 riders forward in the Intermediate I CDI1*, sponsored by Blukota Spirits, it was Germany’s Lars Ligus whose 73.441% personal best on Baron Bollwerk that proved impossible to catch. Christian Simonson (USA) filled second on the 13-year-old Fürstenball gelding Zeaball Diawind with a 71% test, while fellow American Ali Potasky captured the yellow ribbon with a 70.323% test on the 10-year-old Everdale mare Irintha.

Ligus scored many eights on the board en route to victory on Silke Abbelen-Mooren’s 12-year-old Bordeaux gelding. This is the pair’s first CDI season together and they were the reserve combination for Germany’s Nations Cup team last month.

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