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President’s Message Horse Treats

Turkey Trot

Year End Awards

President’s Message I am writing this, my last “President’s message,” with bittersweet emotions. If you and I have ever met in person and spoken about my being President of ESDCTA, you would have heard me say “I am so lucky. I am serving on the best Board ever,” and I would have meant it. Volunteer organizations and Boards are notorious for infighting, drama, and other unpleasantness. But not this volunteer Board! The success of a Board is found in their ability to recognize, appreciate, and utilize each other’s strengths, and to help each other with the things they need help with. The past three years, the Board has done just that. I did not accomplish as much as I wanted. Never got the Member Guide published (similar to the USDF member guide) with all pertinent information about rules, awards, grants, all in a printed manual. If you want to help me with that project, let me know! I still want to get that done. We did reinitiate hosting the L Program, and ran a Lilo Fore Clinic and a Christine Stuckelberger Clinic, as well as offer other educational programs. We used Survey Monkey twice to gather information from the membership about what you want to see ESDCTA provide, how you want to use ESDCTA, and how the Board can make it better. We continued the same events, cross-country schoolings, NJ Horse Trials, and our well-established recognized dressage shows. We continued to sponsor youth and adult teams in regional eventing and dressage competitions. We also continued to award grants to members who applied. Our newsletter is better than ever (thank you Meredith Rogers, Erin Gale, and Mike Meade) But there are still more ways we could have grown and more services we could have offered. I am fairly confident I know who will be pushing (or pulling) the ESDCTA forward. The proposed slate of officers features multitalented, well-organized individuals who respectfully listen and communicate. ESDCTA is very fortunate that these individuals have chosen to volunteer. The proposed President will be Holly Cornell. A long-time member of the Board with incredible organizational and communication skills. ESDCTA will be very fortunate to have her at the helm. 2



The proposed Vice President is Ellen Clark. She has vast experience serving on Boards (4-H, HPNJ, and ESDCTA, to name a few.) Runs a horse show management company and serves as a USEF/USDF show Secretary. She is currently your Youth Committee Co-chair. She has remarkable people skills. Our proposed Secretary is our current Secretary, Ruth McCormick. She has served for three years on the Board and uses her vast corporate and human relations background, makes sure the Board stays on task, clarifies discussions, re-affirms what people are actually saying, and has taken on the task of redoing our by-laws among many other things. The proposed Treasurer is our current Treasurer, Betty Adduci. She is sincere, kind, organized, tracks all of ESDCTA’s money, gives invaluable information for the Board to work with, and is making sure ESDCTA is strictly in compliance if it were to ever be audited. The proposed Dressage Member at Large is our current Dressage Member at Large, Eliza Banks, a well-established and respected dressage professional. She has served for the past three years bringing concerns of the members to each month’s conversation, reaching out to the membership for information for how we can improve, and helping guide and inform the board. If a member brings a concern or accolade, rest assured, Eliza lets the Board know. The proposed Eventing Member at Large is Jennifer Duelfer. She has been highly active on the Eventing Committee as well as volunteering and or participating in our eventing competition and events. She will be a great liaison for our eventing members! Once formally elected, please reach out to her with your wants and needs. There are many more people serving on the Board then just the officers. Most are remaining in place, continuing to do the very best they can for the members. Without them ESDCTA could not function. I wish I could tell you about all of them as well at this time. Maybe in January! The future path of ESDCTA depends on new people joining committees and the Board, providing valuable new insights and ideas. Please reach out to the next President or any member of the Board if you would like to help ESDCTA serve the dressage and eventing community better. I am not disappearing. I will be staying on as Membership Co-Chair alongside Tammy Purdy. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season surrounded by friends and family and furry creatures. Thank you for allowing me to serve as President, for reaching out to me when you needed to, and for enriching my life. Wishing you all a great December!

Heidi Lemack President




Board of Trustees OFFICERS President

Heidi Lemack

Vice President

Holly Cornell



Ruth McCormick


Betty Audduci 260 Betty Lane Gilbert, Pa 18331


Dressage at Large

Eliza Banks

Eventing at Large

Jennifer Duelfer

Dressage Competitions

Dr. Lisa Toaldo

Eventing Competitions

Janice Pellegrino


Erin Gale


Tamara Purdy


Gary Maholic


Victoria Shilton


Jill Kuc


Ellen Brindle-Clark


Executive Board

NJEAB Representative

Could this be you?


Debra Tomajko


Could this be you?


Debra Tomajko


Wilma Pfeffer


Meredith Rogers


Susan Lax


Mia Zimmerman

Show Results

Jean Goetz






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If you’re reading this, you are probably a member of ESDCTA, but I’m sure you know of someone who rides dressage or events who is not a member. You know all about the wonderful things offered like educational programs, clinics with big name trainers, horse shows, year-end awards, and not least, that sense of being part of a community of likeminded people. The more members ESDCTA has, the better the programs we can offer. Our membership numbers are also important considerations when state and local governments decide on legislature that affects us (like open space), and we advocate for our sports (we’re working on better footing at the HPNJ). Please reach out to your equestrian buddies and tell them about all of the benefits of membership and have them sign up. The more the merrier!

Please Contact Linda Marciante if you know any ESDCTA members who have achieved any Milestones. Success at a show, regional/national/international award, new horse, or anything else you want to celebrate.

WHAT’S YOUR TALENT?? Let us know what you would like to help us with in 2020. All skills and interests wanted. Have an idea? We want to hear about it. Remember, this club is what YOU make it. Contact if you are interested.


Have a great article that you would like to share? Please send article to: Meredith Rogers: All submissions are due by the 15th of the month. Due to space considerations, the editor reserves the right to edit submitted articles. If necessary, articles will be edited and returned for your review. AND YOU GET VOLUNTEER HOURS FOR EACH STORY!


MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS For membership questions including updating physical or e-mail addresses please contact: Tamara Purdy


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Horse Treats By, Meredith Rogers

We are not the only ones who sing the praises of our horses. Songs about equines run the genre gamut from folk to rock to pop, and of course, country. So, plug in your MP3 player and enjoy some of these hits. Bring on the Dancing Horses – Echo & the Bunnymen Beer for My Horses – Toby Keith and Willie Nelson One Trick Pony – Paul Simon Live Like Horses – Elton John Tennessee Stud – Johnny Cash Three Horses – Joan Baez Black Horse and the Cherry Tree – KT Tunstall Pony Boy – Bruce Springsteen I Ride an Old Paint – Arlo Guthrie Heavy Horses – Jethro Tull Horse with No Name - America Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones




Changes for 2020 Membership Fees USDF has recently announced that starting in 2020, the USDF pass-through fee GMOs are required to pay for each member is increasing. This pass-through fee has always been included in your annual ESDCTA membership and it gives you a USDF Group Member membership, access to showing at recognized USDF shows, ability to earn rider medals, and access to e-Trak. all without needing a USDF Participating Membership. In order to cover our expenses and keep the club operating with our current offerings, we are in need of increasing membership fees to cover the USDF increase. Below is a full detail of what the current membership fees are. and what they will be in 2020. Current 2019 Membership Fee

2020 Membership Fee



$45 $55 $72 $92

$50 $60 $80 $94 $150 (No Change) $24

Supporting Member Youth Member Senior Family of Two Family of Three Business Member


Life Members


ESDCTA Membership includes more than just a USDF Group Membership! As a member, you can expect: Ø Schooling and Recognized Shows Ø Schooling Championships Ø Year End Awards Program Ø Discounts for ESDCTA organized or affiliated Clinics and Educational events Ø Access to our Monthly Newsletter and email blasts that keep you up to date with things happening in our area Ø Opportunities for Youth and Adult Team Competitions and Sponsorships Ø Education grants




2020 ESDCTA Annual Awards Luncheon February 23, 2020 Cooper Hill Country Club Ringos, NJ *Registration form on the ESDCTA Website! Final Year End Standings coming soon! We are in need of donations for the Silent Auction! If you are interested in donating items, please reach out to Debra Tomajko All proceeds from the auction goes towards ESDCTA Education Events and grants program

THANK YOU!! to all the Volunteers and Competitors that made this years Turkey Trot a success! It was wonderful to see so many riders and drivers braving the cold and out enjoying their horses! We are already looking forward to next year!




Scenes from Turkey Trot 2020

Photo By: John Suzenski

Photo By: John Suzenski

Photo By: John Suzenski




Scenes from Turkey Trot 2020




The Amateur Dilemma By, Meredith Rogers

With Thanksgiving just behind us, it’s a good time to reflect on what I’m thankful for – horse edition. First, I am thankful for my health. Yes, I have back pain and I’m fighting a cold right now, but for the most part, I can do what I want, including riding my two horses. Many people struggle with just getting out of bed. I am thankful that I have the finances to afford my horses. Right now money is tight due to some unforeseen setbacks, but I’m not about to be kicked out of my house, and while I may need to cut back, I don’t need to cut out anything yet (ie, I don’t need to sell one of my boys). I am thankful I have a supportive husband who would do without if it came to that, cheers me on through our successes, and comforts me when things don’t go as planned – a true horse husband! I have great friends who look after my boys when I can’t, including countess blanket changes and giving lots of treats. I am thankful that I can consider my trainers among my friends – they have my best interests at heart, respect my goals, and don’t judge me based on my limitations. My vet and farrier are always there for us and, importantly, genuinely care. And lastly, I am thankful for both of my boys, as different as they are from each other, they both bring me joy just to look at them (and they let me ride them).




News from Outside the Ring The FEI has finally gotten with the times The FĂŠdĂŠration Equestre Internationale held its General Assembly November 16-19 in Moscow, Russia. They unanimously voted to require protective headgear while riding and during the marathon phase of combined driving events. This rule goes into effect January 1, 2021 to allow for education and for manufactures to meet the expected increased demand for helmets. Article 140 allows for athletes to remove their helmets during awards and when national anthems are played, as well as a few other exemptions. The rule does not apply to vaulting. The FEI has also been busy in the Eventing world They have updated their rule 549.2, regarding missing a flag on cross-country. There was a lot of back and forth throughout the year from various stakeholders. The new rule is as follows: a) Clear (0 penalties): A horse is considered to have cleared the fence when the head, neck and points of both shoulders pass between the extremities of the obstacle as flagged. If a flag is dislodged, the hindquarters must jump the height of the solid part of the obstacle. b) Missing a flag (15 penalties): A horse is considered to have missed a flag when the point of a shoulder fails to pass between the extremities of the obstacle as flagged. The head and neck must pass inside the extremities of the obstacle as flagged. If a flag is dislodged, the hindquarters must jump the height of the solid part of the obstacle. c) Run-Out (20 penalties): A horse is considered to have run out if, having been presented at an obstacle on the course, it avoids it in such a way that the head, neck and point of either shoulder fail to pass between the extremities of the obstacle as flagged or the hindquarters have not jumped the height of the solid part of the obstacle. Continuing on course without re-presenting will incur elimination. In addition, Frangible devices will now be required on certain cross-country fences at the top level, including open oxers, verticals or near verticals with open rails, the top rail on triple bars and gates where rail dimensions and weight fit the acceptable parameters of an FEI-approved frangible device. A lot of other rules in all of the FEI disciplines were also passed, and you should check out: for more information.




Understanding “Throughness” and Achieving Breakthroughs By, Paige Zimmerman

Lately, with the help of my trainer Olivia Steidle, I’ve had a major breakthrough in my understanding of the “circle of the aids” (the seat aid especially) and its role in encouraging throughness in the horse. Well, to begin, what exactly is throughness? USDF’s definition is “the state in which the rider’s aids/influences go freely through to all parts of the horse, from back to front and front to back (eg, the rein aids go through to reach and influence the hind legs)”. To help make more sense of this definition, here is a quote from Laura Graves regarding the half-halt and throughness: “When half-halts have successfully balanced my horse, I feel like he’s moving forward between my legs and my reins. I don’t feel him stronger on one rein or the other, and he’s not leaning on one leg or another. In that balance, I can do anything: I can halt, do an extension, half pass left or right”. Ingrid Klimke also had something to say about throughness: “You have to have straightness on the horse, the straight horse is using all four legs, it is not that the right




hind leg fights the spur. The weight of the horse is on all four legs, not on the forehand, or more on one hind leg, so in the long run, with better balance, better dressage, more collection, I have a horse that is more free and balanced.” Essentially, when the horse is “through,” they are completely straight, balanced (longitudinally and laterally), relaxed, connected… every principle that you see on the training scale is present. I like to think of throughness as the culmination of all the building blocks on the pyramid of training. Since they all are interconnected, you cannot have collection without impulsion, straightness without proper connection, etc. The concept of throughness is fairly simple to understand intellectually, but putting it into practice physically is much more difficult. Olivia has helped me experience this breakthrough recently, on both Ducati and Buddy. Even though they are very different horses, they have been teaching me the same things about straightness, throughness, and using my seat to become more effective as a rider rather than just being a passenger. With Buddy, his tendency is to become very strong. He has a massive neck and shoulder, and as an OTTB, he was not exactly bred for this sport. For the past 3 years that I have been riding him, I have struggled with getting that feeling of total straightness and throughness. It took me 2 of those years just to learn how to sit his trot! However, part of that was developing my seat. Without spending the time to learn how to find my seat and use it for half-halts and security in the saddle, I realize I would not be able to progress. Now, as I begin to work on flying changes, he gets very excited and tries to take over after doing just one. In the trot, if he is not balanced and I am not using my seat to half-halt, sometimes he squeals and picks up the canter. Olivia has taught me that this stems mainly from straightness issues. If I don’t catch him in time, he gets crooked, and the throughness is lost as a result. Then, like a kink in a hose, the energy from behind can’t pass through his body in a good way, and so it is expelled by him running on the forehand and leaning on my hands. When I watch Olivia ride Buddy, he is straight and balanced: his front and back feet are in line, his belly is not falling out one way or the other, his hindlegs are picking 14



themselves up properly without being “hitchy” or dragging behind him, and his neck is straight. And, while he demonstrates straightness, he is still bent in the direction he is going, and he is not stiff. Straightness is not that the horse is flat and stiff like a wooden ruler. Rather, he is bendy, flexible, and “rideable”. This is what Olivia has been working on with me in our lessons. Sometimes, I get complacent, and my timing is not quite fast enough to catch Buddy when he starts to fall out of straightness. He is sneaky about it! He can be trotting or cantering along beautifully (to the right, let’s say), and then all of a sudden there is too much contact on the left rein, he is falling out on the left shoulder, and he has stopped using his right hind leg. In the rein, it feels like I am holding up a bucket that is very slowly filling. I don’t realize how heavy it is until I try to move it. Then, when I finally realize what is happening, I have to make a big correction, like a wide opening rein, to solve the problem. Olivia doesn’t have to do these big corrections when she rides him because she catches it as soon as it happens. Lately, I am starting to understand this, and my timing is getting better and I can catch him and I am able to preserve the throughness much better than I could even just a few months ago. In the last few months, I have begun to honestly feel what Olivia means by “juggling the shoulders”. I should not just sit there and let him start to lean his shoulders one way or the other. If I start to feel it happening, I should correct it quietly right away. This starts to feel like “juggling” since you are doing quick, deliberate (but non-aggressive) corrections. Then I can use my seat to maintain balance with half-halts, and throughness is preserved. This brings me to another aspect of my recent breakthrough that I’d like to convey: the seat. Using your seat properly is an incredibly elusive and difficult skill. It is extremely important to learn nonetheless. Riders spend entire lifetimes working on it and still continue to work on it after they become masters at the sport. I am a firm believer that once you begin First Level, developing your seat should be one of your main focuses, and the longe line is one of the best ways to do that. Robert Dover spent years working on the longe line. Interviews of winners of the National Dressage Seat Medal Finals all credit the longe line. My mom put me on a longe line at least once a week for 2 years, no matter whether I wanted to do it or not! The longe line is nothing to be ashamed about and I never turn down a good longe lesson. It is not just for beginners. It is for the development of your seat. Since you don’t need to worry about steering or being distracted by the horse’s head and neck carriage, you can focus all of your energy on your position, core, and seat. It is a beautiful tool, and whenever you are struggling with anything, whether it be hand position, floppy legs, hunching, etc., I very strongly encourage you to take longe lessons. On Buddy, the aids come directly from my seat, and because he is well trained, I can use it virtually exclusively to bounce him forward into the trot, lift him up into the




canter, etc. To prevent him from running on the forehand out of the flying changes, I think of doing a downward transition to walk using my seat, and that makes him sit down on his hind end and wait for me. It is a wonderful feeling when I finally get my timing just right and he also clicks in, and we can do a big medium trot, then half-halt into passage, then bounce forward into a collected canter or working pirouette from there. It feels like barely having control; like you are on the cusp of too much or too little; like walking a tightrope. It’s incredible!! Of course, I can only hold it for a few moments as of now, but it’s addicting.

The same goes for Ducati. He is not trained as far as Buddy, but he is currently learning Second and Third Level movements. Once my seat clicks in and I feel like he is listening, I feel like I can ask for anything. He becomes incredibly rideable. His simple changes become super easy, and I barely use any leg at all. I just engage my inside seat bone and swing with him into and out of the canter. The same goes for asking for a lateral movement, where I use a little bit of inside seat bone to help with the bend but I stay balanced so that he feels he can move over. My seat also half-halts to prevent him from falling on the forehand and becoming flat. Since he has such a long back and neck, it is hard for him to carry it for a long time, but I know that as my seat gets better at catching him, he will get stronger and be able to carry longer. With him, it also is important that my hand remains soft but tactful. If it is restrictive, his neck gets too short. If he falls into one rein or the other, his neck also gets short and the reins gap. When I use my seat to half-halt while also using my hand in an encouraging way (never backwards) and always thinking to make the neck longer, I can achieve good contact with no gapping of the reins. Olivia encourages me to get him to stretch into the contact from the base of his neck, since that is where he can lock up and get stiff. Though we are doing more collected work now, collection 16



does not mean a high, stiff neck! The horse stretches towards the rein, lifts the base of his neck and creates a “bascule” (a type of bridge). It is rounded up and out, and a restrictive rein and seat will never create that. When you combine the straightness with the half-halt, plus the stretch of the neck, you can feel the circle of energy. I let him stretch his neck out and down an inch (without actually letting the reins out, but by giving my elbows slightly) without letting the whole balance fall onto the forehand. Then I apply a quick half-halt in my seat (not slowing the seat but engaging it more), which brings the balance towards the hind end, and then I apply a forward aid with my seat and leg to encourage him to carry the collection forward. Because, remember, collection is not slower! It is quicker with the hind end, and more up and out in the front end. Also remember that there is still stretch in collection, and you can do a stretchy trot or walk or canter in collection. It’s certainly not easy, but if the right building blocks are there, it is possible. Olivia has taught me all of this, and she has especially taught me how to ride Ducati tactfully in a way that encourages him rather than forces him. I am so grateful to her and Brenda Curnin, Ducati’s owner, for this experience. Also, since I started working with Olivia and Buddy in January of 2017, she has been teaching me bits and pieces of these concepts, which enables me to learn how to ride these horses effectively. But it is only recently that I’ve been able to connect it all together and put it into practice to move up. I’ve known it in my head and in theory, but it is infinitely harder to actually do it. This is only the beginning of my breakthrough, and it is what we will be working on together all winter. I am excited that I’ve progressed to this next level of riding. I am forever grateful that she is teaching me all of these things, and I hope that one day I will be able to ride as beautifully and effectively as she does, with the principles of straightness and throughness balanced with the seat in a classical way.




2019 ESDCTA Year End Awards Achievement Awards Starter Walk/Trot Jordyn Kollien Sophia Azzalina Linda Kennedy

Master Recognition Awards

Starter Walk/Trot/Canter Samantha Sladky Ilana Mujevic

Training Level Patricia Weston

Training Level Jill Kuc Alycia Bardon Olivia Mertz Patrick Liu Melissa Dantico Jordyn Massaro

Walk/Trot/Canter Caroline Bednarczyk

First Level Karin Worm Second Level Karin Worm Third Level Kerry Rose

First Level Aidan.Short Rebecca Kuc Laura Aber Jessica Barreto

Fourth Level Andrea Jackson

Third Level Paige Zimmerman Dawn Cozzolino Donna McAuliffe

Eventing Barbara Nabors

Fourth Level Ruth McCormick



Prix St. Georges Debra Tomajko

Western Dressage Joann Sarni


Musical Freestyle Year End Awards Pas De Deux


Starlight Duncan


Celtic Thunder


One Who Brings Peace Spotlight Chic I Found Nemo Starlight


Safir 7S Silent Partner Sheyenne


Flash Whispering Ash Bellissario JP


Kerry Rose

Benjamin Blue


Monika Dujardin



Sara Schmitt

HB Dschafar


Rylan Kresge Montana Coleman

Training Level-Adult Amateur


Kelly McGillan

Training Level-Junior/YR

Champion Reserve Third Fourth

Shannon Murphy Riley Schreiber Rylan Kresge Montana Coleman

First Level- Adult Amateur

Champion Reserve Third

KarinWorm Stacy Rose Elizabeth Lambert

Second Level- Adult Amateur/ Junior/YR

Champion Reserve Third

Victoria Moricco Barbara Brogan Karin Worm

Third Level- Adult Amateur


Intermediate I


Grand Prix





Adult Amateur Dressage High Score Awards

Walk/Trot Champion

Scott Emerson



Walk/Trot/Canter Champion Reserve Third

Caroline Bednarczyk Yuhua Zhang Rhiannon Long

Maximus Homes Crown Royal


Training Level Champion Reserve Third Fourth Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth Ninth Tenth Eleventh

Laura Aber Yvonne Emmerson Jessica Barreto Stacy Rose Patricia Weston Nancy Donelon Wyndham Stopford Angeline Nies-Berger Beth Niebling Laurette Simanski Rachel Vales

Gibson 74.655% Fuerst Wilhelm My Cousin Vinny Silent Partner Laurelhighland Prince Channing This King Can Tango Bimm of Bamburgh Silver Lining Pocket Change C.M. Flip Me Over Threat Level Midnight

First Level Champion Reserve(tie) Reserve(tie) Third Fourth Fifth Sixth

Karin Worm Carey Williams Stacy Rose Marybeth Baur-Baker Kim Coleman Paula Zimmerli Jen Morris

Safir7S Rewarding Moment Silent Partner Rose Royce Fagedaboudit Pal Just the One Claire


Second Level Champion Reserve Third Fourth

Victoria Moricco Karin Worm Elizabeth Lambert Donna McAuliffe

Flash Bellissario JP Sheyenne Leuns Veld's Duco


Third Level Champion Reserve Third

Kerry Rose Victoria Moricco Jennifer Pass

Benjamin Blue Flash Whuthering Heights


Andrea Jackson

FS Djambo


Fourth Level Champion




Open High Score Awards Training Level Champion Reserve

Orchid's Tamino Legacy Blue Collar Man


Sarah Stinneford Sarah Stinneford RebeccaKuc Allison Semanchik RcbeccaKuc

First Level Champion Reserve Third

Olivia A. Steidle Ashley Gilbert Nicole Ivins

Flying Colors Ransom CB VV Raurenga


Third Level Champion Reserve Third

Nicole Zaccheo Monika Dujardin Rebecca Kuc

Ghuatamala Dylano Du Bois Rumor Has It


Third Fourth



High Hopes




Junior/Young Rider High Score Awards Starter Walk/Trot Champion Emma Cassady Reserve Lauren Bos

Smarty I Found Nemo


Emily Edwards Lorelei Short Sophie Riely Adian Short Victoria Burd Natalie Edwards Shannon Murphy Madison Metrick Elizabeth Pepper Sheridan Taylor Devon Oarutti

Written in the Stars Wiley Coyote Classic Brilliant Disguise Solo’s One and Only Cin Written in the Stars One Who Brings Peace Othello Et Tu Brute Faveur Frostline


Ducati Now Playing HU Beau Ciel Wiley Coyote Spirits Charming Lady Spotlight Chic Duncan Starlight I Found Nemo


Fourth Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth Ninth

Paige Zimmerman Elsa Emmerson Sheridan Taylor Lorelei Short Alyssa Fudro Riley Schreiber Montana Coleman Montana Coleman Rylan Kresge

Second Level Champion Reserve Third Fourth

Sophie Wayner Paige Zimmerman Lillian Mikulski Barbara Brogan

Lyrical A Year In Time Fillmar C Whispering Ash


Third Level Champion Reserve

Lillian Mikulski Holly Ahner

Fillmar C Epik


Training Level Champion Reserve Third

Forth Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth Ninth Tenth Eleventh First Level Champion Reserve Third




FEI High Score Awards Prix St. Georges

Champion Reserve Third Fourth

Intermediate I

Champion Reserve

Intermediate II

Champion Reserve

Grand Prix




FEI Para Division


Monika Dujardin Lisa Basselini Sara Schmitt Debra Tomajko

Ronaldinho FS Djambo BR Dannys Secret Storytime


Monika Dujardin Sara Schmitt

Ronaldinho BR Dannys Secret


Jennifer Foulon Samantha Hodgson

Marco Wyoming J


Carolyn Laurent Samantha Hodgson Jennifer Foulon

HB Dschafar KB Jull Fabim Marco


Alanna Flax-Clark

El Paso


Starter Horse High Score Awards Walk/Trot/Canter Champion



Training Level Champion Reserve Third

This King Can Tango Faveur Merrium Webster





Eventing Year End Awards

Beginner Novice – Horse Trials Champion Reserve

Labras Leannon Believe It Or Not


Beginner Novice- Combined Test Champion Allison Semanchk



Novice- Combined Test Champion

For Mentor


Jennifer Garutti Sophie Riley

Barbara Nabors

Western Dressage Year End Awards Champion

Elementary Victoria Burd Alyssa Fudro

Joann Sarni

Dressage Seat Medals

Accomplished Sheridan Taylor Elite Sophie Wayner




Colonel Doc Badger

Dressage Medals Bronze Medal Beth Neibling Emily Edwards Natalie Edwards Shannon Murphy Wyndham Stopford Nancy Donelon Christina Rick Devon Garutti Madison Metrick. Victoria Burd Laurette Simanski Sophie Riely Elizabeth Pepper Lorelei Short Silver Medal Elizabeth Lambert Donna McAuliffe Lillian Mikulski Paige Zimmerman Sophie Wayner Gold Medal Andrea Jackson




SHOW RESULTS PHOENIX EQUESTRIAN CENTER April 28, 2019 Judge: Cushner (L) TRAINING – 1 & 2 S. Stinneford (1) Orchid’s Tamino 80.700 S. Stinneford (2) Orchid’s Tamino 73.600 C. Bednarczyk (1) Maximus 63.200 CT – INTRODUCTORY & ELEMENTARY C. Tanis (I) Luke 28.20 C. Bednarczyk (I) Maximus 35.60 C. Tanis (E) Luke 37.90 J. DeFeo (E) Little Bit of Grace 40.00 J. DeFeo (I) Little Bi of Grace 46.90 CT – TOC M. Sinopoli (PS) Lacey 35.00 B. Nabors (BN) For Mentor 38.30 B. Nabors (N) For Mentor 39.80 C. Squillante (BN) HSH Rio 41.50 PRESENTATION * M. Calkin * Mystic Sugarwood 93 K. Coscia * Little Princess 92 C. Tanis * Luke 90 PHOENIX EQUESTRIAN CENTER May 26, 2019 Judge: Montgomery (L) CT – INTRODUCTORY & ELEMENTARY C. Tanis (E) Luke 34.70 S. Kucinski (I) 34.70 Ethel’s a Heartbreaker C. Tanis (I) Luke 38.50 M. Calkin (E) Mystic Sugarwood 39.10 CT – TOC N. Just (S) Kye 34.80 M. Sinopoli (PS) Lacey 36.50 M. Calkin (PS) Mystic Sugarwood 43.80 PRESENTATION * C. Tanis * Luke 108 M. Calkin * Mystic Sugarwood 107 PHOENIX EQUESTRIAN CENTER July 14, 2019 Judge: Piccillo (L) LEADLINE – B * J. Glista * Chester 76.200 T. McAdams * Macaroni Pony 70.600 A. Greenwich * Kye 60.000 TRAINING – 1 & 2 L. Shanon (2) Timber 72.000 L. Shanon (1) Timber 70.300 E. Layton (2) Patrick 69.400 E. Layton (1) Patrick 69.200 CT – TOC R. Bhattacharya (E) Macaroni Pony 32.20 M. Calkin (I) Annie Oakley 34.70 C. Tanis (I) Mariposa 38.50 B. Nabors (BN) For Mentor 40.00 B. Nabors (N) For Mentor 41.00 S. Schwinzer (E) Kontraband 44.00 C. Lambert (S) Fresh Prince 45.70



HT – PRE-STARTER/STARTER H. Arias An App for That M. Calkin Mystic Sugarwood C. Tanis Luke S. Kucinski Ethel’s a Heartbreaker PRESENTATION * C. Tanis * Mariposa M. Calkin * Annie Oakley R. Bhatttacharya * Macaroni Pony J. Glista * Chester

31.70 33.30 40.80 125.00 94 93 92 89

PHOENIX EQUESTRIAN CENTER August 18, 2019 Judge: Hipple (L) LEADLINE – B * A. Sneider * Rockin’ Charlie 80.600 A. Fazio * Macaroni Pony 80.000 R. Simon * Nicky 76.800 R. Tarrent * Raspotnik’s Lucas 75.000 71.800 A. Greenwich * Kye TRAINING – 1 M. Sneider Rockin’ Charlie 69.200 L. Shanon Timber 59.600 CT – TOC C. Curcio (E) Raspotnik’s Lucas 30.20 B. Nabors (N) For Mentor 30.80 B. Nabors (BN) For Mentor 36.00 P. Sneider (E) Annabel’s Present 36.20 K. Coscia (I) Little Princess 41.70 HT - PRE-STARTER/ELEMENTARY S. Schwinzer Kontraband 27.90 M. Sinopoli Lacey 28.30 L. Sargent The Scrivener 30.80 C. Tanis Luke 30.80 R. Kilker Danny Boy 30.80 S. Kucinski Ethel’s a Heartbreaker 33.30 M. Calkin Mystic Sugarwood132.80 HT – STARTER/BEGINNER NOVICE M. Gallen (S/BN) Rule Five 24.80 C. Angerer (S) Drybrooks Winifred 32.30 N. Just (S) Kye 63.30 PHOENIX EQUESTRIAN CENTER October 20, 2019 Judge: Piccillo (L) TRAINING – 2 & 3 L. Petersen (3) Lola L. Petersen (2) Lola CT – TOC B. Nabors (N) For Mentor K. Coscia (I) Little Princess B. Nabors (BN) For Mentor HT – TOC M. Ekstrom (S/BN) Patrick C. Tanis (PS) Luke M. Sinopoli (S) Lacey M. Calkin (PS) Mystic Sugarwood N. Just (S) Kye

71.700 66.300 34.30 37.70 40.80 26.00 33.30 36.80 37.30 53.10


SADDLEBROOK RIDGE DRESSAGE SCHOOLING SHOW October 12, 2019 Judges: Wilson (L) & Jones-Sinelik (r) LEADLINE – WALK * P. Bennett * Lance 66.875 LEADLINE – WALK/TROT – J * A. Ivins * Moondance 68.823 USDF - A – STARTER RIDER B. McAlister 68.125 DC Bayshore Hildeguard C. Pugh-Peditto 61.875 Alexander the Great A. Baltodano Dial M for Mugs 59.062 USDF – A – STARTER HORSE – S M. Verlengia Feir Brand 65.937 USDF – B – STARTER RIDER – J B. McAlister 69.687 DC Bayshore Hildeguard E. Berry Trix Are for Kids 66.875 A. Corner Carmelia 65.312 K. Corner Sadie 62.187 USDF – B – STARTER RIDER – S A. Baltodano Dial M for Mugs 62.812 C. Puch-Peditto 60.937 Alexander the Great USDF – B – STARTER HORSE – S M. Verlengia Feir Brand 65.321 L. Nixon Magestic Chances 65.000 USDF – B – O 65.975 M. Mezaros Sadie A. Obe Cowboy 61.562 USDF – C - STARTER RIDER – J E. Berry Trix Are for Kids 67.250 J. Gontouski Sunnyside Kate 64.423 USDF – C – O A. Brywka Carmella 59.750 S. Johnson Clementine 59.250 USDF – C – STARTER HORSE – S C. Balke Zorro 67.250 S. Breen Sunday Prohibition 62.750 L. Nixon Magestic Chances 53.250 TRAINING – 1 – STARTER RIDER – J J. Gontouski Sunnyside Kate 66.250 TRAINING – 1 – O - S N. Schmidt Pearl 67.115 N. Serra As You Wish 62.884 TRAINING – 1 – STARTER HORSE- S S. Breen Sunday Prohibition 65.192 TRAINING – 2 S. Heyman Halelujah 67.413 M. McHale Giselle 67.241 B. Holland In the Nick of Time 63.620 TRAINING – 2 – S N. Schmidt Pearl 69.482 L. Romano Harleigh 67.931 N. Serra As You Wish 66.551 TRAINING – 3 M. McHale Giselle 68.448 B. Holland In the Nick of Time 60.344 TRAINING – 3 – S L. Romano Harleigh 67.586 K. Magaraci Lilac Wine 65.344

SHOW RESULTS FIRST – 1 – S S. Heyman Halelujah 64.827 C. Schneider Dreamer’s Reality 53.103 FIRST – 1 – S M. Taylor Irish Allure 63.103 K. Magaraci Lilac Wine 63.793 FIRST – 2 – S M. Maginnis All That’s Wild 63.571 C. Schneider Dreamer’s Reality 55.142 FIRST – 2 – S A. Anderson-Beck Paisley 64.857 L. Budden AM Star of the Sea 63.857 M. Taylor Irish Allure 60.428 FIRST - 3 – J L. Short Wiley Coyote 62.916 FIRST – 3 – S A. Anderson-Beck Paisley 66.527 THIRD – 1 – S L. Deprophetis Adoro 59.864 SECOND – 2 – S J. Staiger Concerto’s Thunder 66.634 SECOND – 3 – S J. Staiger Concerto’s Thunder 61.428 FOURTH – 1 – S N. Schmidt NSS Fletcher 59.230 FOURTH – 2 – S N. Schmidt NSS Fletcher 56.578 MFS – PAS DE DEUX – TRAINING LEVEL L. Short Wiley Coyote 74.750 K. Magaraci Lilac Wine WESTERN DRESSAGE INTRODUCTORY – 4 M. Kanefsky CS Dusty Doc BASIC - 1 M. Kanefsky CS Dusty Doc

61.190 66.875

SQUARE ONE DRESSAGE SHOW October 13, 2019 Judge: Forer (R) USDF – B T. Miller Crazy Legs Elvis L. Palmer Four Farthing’s Rosemary USDF – C J. Lalley Jethro T. Miller Crazy Legs Elvis L. Mulder Count TRAINING – 1 – S A. Scaratella Ferguson L. DePourcq Ghamma Ray TRAINING – 1 – O B. Kilgo-Kelly Jaime’s Angel TRAINING – 2 – S A. Scaratella Ferguson L. DePourcq Ghamma Ray TRAINING – 2 – O B. Kilgo-Kelly Jaime’s Angel THIRD – 1 B. Polk Brilho HI FOURTH – 1 B. Polk Brilho HI

67.190 61.880 64.250 63.250 62.000 70.580 63.650 66.150 73.620 63.970 64.310 61.080 60.900

DRESSAGE AT JERSEY PALMS FALL SCHOOLING SHOW October 20, 2019 Judge: Ebner (S) USDF – A – STARTER RIDER A. Maloney PCF Vidar USDF – A – STARTER HORSE M. Davies Ellie USDF – B – STARTER RIDER J. Pelosi Believe It or Not A. Maloney PCF Vidar USDF – B – STARTER HORSE M. Davies Ellie J. Pelosi Zucko T. Picchierri Encore Performance USDF – C – STARTER RIDER D. Hertzog-Heacock Chestnut Oak’s Luke D. Bruns-Thomas Fahrenheit USDF – C – STARTER HORSE T. Picchierri Encore Performance TRAINING – 1 – J C. Giunco Standing Ovation TRAINING – 1 – S D. Hertzog-Heacock Chestnut Oak’s Luke D. Bruns-Thomas Fahrenheit TRAINING – 2 – J C. Giunco Standing Ovation TRAINING – 2 – S W. Stopford Bimm of Bamburgh E. Taffin Zorro C. Rickards Esperanza K. Magaraci Lilac Wine N. Donelon This King Can Tango TRAINING – 3 w. Stopford Bimm of Bamburgh J. Pelosi Believe It or Not C. Rickards Esperanza E. Taffin Zorro K. Magaraci Lilac Wine FIRST – 1 L. Budden AM Star of the Sea K. Magaraci Lilac Wine FIRST – 2 A. Dandurand Blonde Dude G. Carbajal Finesse B. Niebling Kynynmont Aidan O’Sullivan S. Dooley Cousteau L. Budden AM Star of the Sea FIRST – 3 A. Dandurand Blonde Dude K. Worm Safir 7S SECOND – 3 V. Moricco Flash THIRD – 1 K. Strus Zack MFS – FIRST LEVEL K. Worm Safir 7S

69.683 56.563 78.125 70.313 65.000 63.750 57.500 71.250 52.250

LEVEL 1 – TEST 1 J. Kiceniuk Invisibly Painted BASIC – 4 J. Kiceniuk Invisibly Painted USEA – TOC B. Ziegler (BN-B) Big Fisherman B. Ziegler (BN-A) Big Fisherman

74.814 72.400 68.500 68.333

WESTERN DRESSAGE INTRODUCTORY – 1 J. Peters Run Like the Wind INTRODUCTORY – 2 J. Peters Run Like the Wind

62.950 63.890

HC or * indicates score does not count Questions?

58.000 69.423 69.038 62.115 67.241 71.724 68.966 68.966 63.966 63.276 67.931 67.759 67.241 63.488 63.276 62.414 56.724 72.857 69.000 67.286 65.714 65.143 70.139 69.306 73.095 62.162 80.067





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