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USDF CONNECTION Official Publication of the United States Dressage Federation

2012 Archived Issues


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usdf ConneCtion Official Publication of the United States Dressage Federation

2011 Yearbook

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On OUR cOVeR Adult amateurs can earn Adequan/USDF year-end awards all their own. Melissa Hogan (CA) rode her Danish Warmblood, Diameter, to the 2011 Adequan/USDF Adult Amateur Grand Prix championship title. Photo by Sheri Scott.

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year-end Awards 62 84 85 86 86 87 87 87 87 87 90 91

Adequan/UsdF horse of the year Adequan/UsdF dshB horse of the year Adequan/UsdF Materiale horse of the year Adequan/UsdF dressage Breeder of the year Adequan/UsdF Musical Freestyle Adequan/UsdF Musical Freestyle challenge Adequan/UsdF UseF Four-year-Olds Adequan/UsdF FeI Five-year-Olds Adequan/UsdF FeI six-year-Olds Adequan/UsdF Adult Amateur Adequan/UsdF Junior/young Rider Adequan/UsdF Vintage cup

great American Insurance group/UsdF Regional championships Results 92 95 98 102 105 107 109 112 115

Region 1 Results Region 2 Results Region 3 Results Region 4 Results Region 5 Results Region 6 Results Region 7 Results Region 8 Results Region 9 Results

great American Insurance group/UsdF Breeders’ championship series Final Results 120 121 121 122 122 123 124 125 126 127

east coast series Mid-states series new england series north central series northwest series Rocky Mountain series southeast series southern series West central series West coast series

Adequan/UsdF All-Breeds Awards 128 128 128 129 132 133 136 136 136 137 137 137 141 141 142 143 143 147 147

American connemara Pony society Inc. American hackney horse society American haflinger Registry American hanoverian society American holsteiner horse Association Inc. American Morgan horse Association American Mule Association American Mustang & Burro Association Inc. American Paint horse Association American Quarter horse Association American shire horse Association American trakehner Association American Warmblood Registry American Warmblood society Appaloosa horse club Inc. Appaloosa sport horse Association Arabian horse Association Belgian Warmblood Breeding Association canadian horse Breeders Association

147 148 148 149 149 149 149 149 149 152 152 152 153 153 153 153 156 156 156 159 159 159 164 164 166 167 167 168 168 171 173 173 174 176 177 178 178 178 179

canadian sport horse Association canadian Warmblood horse Breeders Association cleveland Bay horse society of north America curly sporthorse International draft cross Breeders & Owners Association Fell Pony society of north America Inc. FPZV UsA Friesian heritage horse and sport horse International Friesian horse Association of north America Friesian sport horse Registry Friesian sporthorse Association gypsy cob & drum horse Association gypsy horse Association Inc. gypsy Vanner horse society hungarian horse Association of America International Andalusian & lusitano horse Association International Friesian show horse Association International georgian grande horse Registry International sporthorse Registry/Oldenburg nA Irish draught horse society of north America Knabstrupperforeningen for danmark KWPn of north America lipizzan Federation of America north American danish Warmblood Association north American shagya-Arabian society north American Toroughbred society northAmerican sportPony Registry norwegian Fjord horse Registry Oldenburg horse Breeders society nA division of gOV Performance horse Registry Pinto horse Association of America Inc. Rheinland Pfalz-saar International swedish Warmblood Association of north America Te Foundation for the Pure spanish horse United states P.R.e. Association United states trotting Association Welsh Pony & cob society of America Inc. Weser em Ponies & small horses Westfalen horse Association

Rider Awards 182 185 192 201 202 204 205

UsdF gold Medalists UsdF silver Medalists UsdF Bronze Medalists Musical Freestyle Rider Awards Master’s challenge Awards Rider Performance Awards horse Performance certificates

Annual Recognition 206 207 207 208 208 208 209 209

UsdF University Program Benefit classes UsdF/dover saddlery national Merit Winners 2011 youth Volunteer of the year and UsdF Affiliate national nominee for the UseF youth sportsman Award shining stars 2011 youth convention scholarship Winners 2011 Fiona Baan “Pursuit of excellence” Memorial trophy high school dressage club Pins

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USDF OFFICERS & EXECUTIVE BOARD PRESIDENT

GEORGE WILLIAMS

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By George Williams, USDF President

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me to USDF is being preserved: Members can speak up, express their opinions, and put ideas forward with the expectation that somebody will hear them.

Governance Progress Report As always, the convention opened with the USDF executive Board’s (eB) winter meeting. Along with reviewing financials, membership numbers, and general organizational nuts and bolts, the eB approved a recommendation from the instructor Certification Strategic Planning Group. Tis group, whose goal is “proposing improvements to make [the instructor Certification program] more relevant to today’s world and to ensure its success in the future,” proposed adding a new certification category: Honorary instructor. Te group’s report stated: “Tis level of recognition has been discussed many times over the last several years. All candidates for Honorary instructor must be ambassadors for the sport and the art of dressage; must uphold the dignity and welfare of the horse; and must characterize the integrity, high standards, and good sportsmanship that carry on the legacy of USDF.” Tere were two major highlights, but otherwise it was pretty much business as usual at the BoG assembly. Te FY 2012-2013 budget was approved. Delegates were asked to vote on a couple of bylaws changes,

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ccording to Wikipedia, San Diego is considered the birthplace of California. Tere is no doubt that San Diego will also go down in USDF history as the birthplace of two momentous initiatives— one years in the making, the other conceived more recently—during the 2011 Adequan/USDF national Convention Presented by SmartPak. i may be one of the few who find USDF conventions invigorating, but there is something about the collective energy one feels in the meetings and in the hallways. i wish i could make it to each and every regional meeting. i truly enjoy sitting in on them and listening to each region’s take on the issues and discussion about its various activities. to be able to come together as one organization, we must first understand our regional differences. Tere are times when i’m surprised or even confused, but in the end i like to think i come away with a greater appreciation of each region’s unique qualities. Te discussions and exchange of ideas at committee meetings can be just as informative. in an ideal world, it would be great to make every meeting open to all USDF members, but this is a question we wrestle with every year. For attendees who are not on committees, it certainly is more interesting to be able to attend all meetings. For Board of Governors (BoG) delegates, who will be asked to vote on important issues, attending committee meetings helps them to stay informed. At the same time, committee members must feel that the convention is worth the trip—that they’re able to work and to go home with a sense of accomplishment. in the end, it is a balancing act, and the majority of meetings are open. For the most part, the quality that first drew

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Te Passing of an era Remembering four US dressage pioneers

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Wild West yahoos with nondescript horses, no tradition of classical horsemanship, and no clue. Tat’s all changed, of course. today our team and individual competitors routinely figure prominently in international competition. US-bred sport horses hold their own with the world’s best. Te US produces top-quality dressage competitions, trainers, and instructors. Te USDF “L” education Program is so well regarded that other nations have copied it as the method of indoctrinating dressage judges. if you have a nice US-bred horse, a good trainer, quality shows, or good judges in your area, you have Lowell, Lazelle, Liz, and Peter—and more like them—to thank for it. You wouldn’t have the dressage advantages you have today had it not been for their pioneering efforts. Te pages of this, the 2011 yearbook issue of USDF Connection, are a virtual tribute to our dressage pioneers. How fitting—sadly, not a moment too soon—that the California Dressage Society displayed tributes to Liz Searle and Peter Lert at the welcome reception at the 2011 Adequan/USDF national Convention Presented by SmartPak in San Diego. Fitting, too, that the 2011 symposium, featuring the four national dressage coaches, set a new standard for excellence in dressage education. (Story, p. 40.) to those who went before us: We salute you, and we will not forget you.

Jennifer o. Bryant, editor

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very generation feels the passage of time when, one by one, its cultural icons begin to leave this earth. From presidents to pop stars, these are the people who helped to shape our lives, and with each death we lose a little of ourselves, too. American dressage is experiencing a similar changing of the guard. From late november 2011 to early in the new Year, we lost four of our sport’s seminal figures: Lowell Boomer, Lazelle Knocke, elizabeth Searle, and Peter Lert. We pay tribute to Lowell, the USDF founding organizer, on page 14. our remembrance of Lazelle, a past USDF president, appears on page 20. Liz and Peter died within days of each other in early January, just as this issue was going to press. We’ll publish their obituaries in next month’s issue. Lowell and Lazelle were driving forces behind USDF’s formation and governance, and they were also instrumental in founding USDF groupmember organizations (GMos). on the West Coast, Liz and Peter each had great influence as judges and as leaders of the California Dressage Society. Both also made significant contributions to the USDF, holding leadership roles and attending conventions for many years. Lowell, Lazelle, Liz, and Peter were members of the generation that got dressage started in the USA. Tese are the people who, in the 1960s and 1970s, established dressage clubs, attended the USDF founding meeting in 1973, earned judges’ licenses, brought clinicians over from europe, and fought for better dressage training and higher standards. As aficionados of the sport that “didn’t get no respect” from the American equestrian establishment, they lobbied to change that. “Back in the day,” the US didn’t even register on the worldwide dressage radar. We were regarded by the europeans as something of a bunch of

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Time To NomiNaTe CaNdidaTes April 15, 2012 is the deadline for nominations for: Participating Member (PM) Delegates in All Regions

June 1, 2012 is the deadline for nominations for • USDF President • USDF Treasurer • Regional Director for Regions 2, 4, 6, and 8

primarily dealing with executive Board positions. Te BoG also voted on a motion put forward by the Awards Committee to be effective in 2013 for some year-end awards, and one from the Regional Championships Committee regarding the reporting of results by competitions held within the week prior to Regional Championships closing dates.

Big Event #1: At-Large Directors During the San Diego convention, the USDF BoG elected the three inaugural at-large directors, one from each of USDF’s three councils, to the executive Board. Kevin Bradbury, Dexter, Mi, won his bid for the Administrative Council seat. Lisa Gorretta, Chagrin Falls, oH, will represent the Activities Council. Carolyn VandenBerg, Canyon Lake, tX, will be the technical Council’s at-large director. Tese

Nominations for USDF President, USDF Treasurer, and Regional Director 2, 4, 6, and 8 will also be accepted from the floor of the Board of Governors meeting at the 2012 annual convention in New Orleans.

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PIONEERS: USDF’s first-ever at-large directors, elected at the 2011 convention: Carolyn VandenBerg (Technical Council), Kevin Bradbury (Administrative), and Lisa Gorretta (Activities)

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Te national Championships will be established starting in 2013 as a head-to-head competition showcasing Adult Amateur and open riders at training– Grand Prix levels, who are US citizens. Te proposed date for the first national Championships is early november. Te last date for a Regional Championships would be approximately no later than three weeks prior to the national Championships.

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Te national Championships is proposed to rotate at least every three years from east to west. Te first proposed location is the Kentucky Horse Park. Levels and Divisions for the first three years: open Division: training– Grand Prix and all Freestyles Adult Amateur Division: training–Grand Prix For the initial championships, in order to participate: A “Declaration of intent” for the national Championships, specifically committing “yes” or “no” to participate in the national Championships, would be required of competitors when entering the Regional Championships competition. Champion and reservechampion horse/rider combinations for each level and division, who are US citizens, will be invited from each of the nine (9) Regional Championships. only if one or both of the top two competitors decline the invitation will another competitor be invited. invitations will be limited to the top five placings. it was a historic day for dressage in the US, and now the planning must begin. Te USDF will be working closely with the US equestrian Federation in developing these championships. An organizational task Force and a Competitors Advisory Group have been formed to work out the details.

Celebrating California Te California Dressage Society graciously welcomed everyone to San Diego with a wonderful opening reception, during which we helped CDS to celebrate its forty-fifth anniversary. (We also raise our glasses to the oregon Dressage Society, which turned 40 in 2011.) i want to thank CDS for its hospitality and for helping to make our 2011 convention such a success. See you next time in new orleans! ▲

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member connection Conquering Riding Fears i read your article, “Te Fear Factor,” in the november 2011 issue (“Ringside”). i wanted to share my experience with getting over a bad fall from my horse about a year ago. For those suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PtSD) from a bad fall, kick, or other traumatic experience with a horse, i highly recommend a therapy called eMDR (eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing). in my case, my horse bucked me off while i was asking for a canter. We had been struggling with left-lead canter transitions for some time. He became very unbalanced when i asked him to canter, and i leaned forward slightly and he bucked. i tumbled over

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ur “Ask USDF” column in November’s “Heads Up” section, about the USEF/USDF Dressage Seat Medal program, contained an incorrect statement. Riders qualify for one of the nine regional USDF Dressage Seat Medal Semifinals, not for DSM Finals as stated. Apologies for any confusion.

The 2012 Stallion Guide in the December 2011/January 2012 issue misstated one stallion’s bloodlines. The Hilltop Farm Inc. (MD) stallion Qredit’s pedigree should have been listed as Quaterback/Dream of Glory/ Rubinstein. USDF Connection regrets the error. The DVD set Muscle Language was listed as available through Amazon.com at the time our “Reviews” (December 2011/January 2012) went to press. However, that’s no longer the case. Those wishing to purchase Muscle Language are advised to order through MuscleLanguage.com, producer Peggy Bidgood says.

his right shoulder and landed upsidedown on the fence. Te real problems started when i started reexperiencing the event in the middle of the night, reliving that awful tumbling sensation. After several weeks, i sought the help of a therapist, who suggested eMDR therapy. to explain exactly how eMDR works is complicated, but basically it helps the brain to process the event so that you can move on with your life. in my eMDR therapy, i put on headphones, shut my eyes, and relived the event verbally with prompts from the therapist. As i talked, i heard tones or beeps through the headphones. i talked about how the event made me feel and where in my body i was experiencing those feelings. After three 90-minute sessions, my nightmares ended and i stopped thinking about the fall. i went for several weeks without thinking about it until someone asked me about it. i think about it occasionally, but the waking up in the middle of the night has ended completely. eMDR worked for me. i have continued taking lessons on another horse and am in the process of looking for a third horse. Diane Breier Carmel, IN one summer day during my nineteenth year of trying to conquer my riding fear, i prepared to mount my horse, Joey. i noticed his clear distress signals—swiveling ears and wide eyes—and i felt my heart pounding. Maybe this isn’t such a good idea, i thought. Ten i told myself, “Susan, stop being such a wimp.” Tirty seconds later, i was lying on the ground with a shattered elbow and an open wound in my arm so deep that you could see the bone. Five surgeries fixed the elbow, but the wound developed a life-threatening infection that required eight weeks of intravenous antibiotics. ten weeks after my accident, the cast came off and i got back on Joey. it went so well that i decided to enter

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an upcoming championship show so we could compete with our First Level Freestyle. We placed in the class, and i felt great. i exulted in how well i had conquered my fear. Tat winter, however, i started to react nervously to the various noises of our indoor arena and to Joey’s every little unusual movement. one day, i tacked him up and brought him to the mounting block but was so paralyzed with fear i could not get on. i left the barn sobbing and canceled my next lesson. After ten days of terrifying nightmares and deeply sad days, i asked for help from a local clinical psychologist who specializes in working with riders. When he asked me whether i ever considered that fear was a gift that helped keep me safe, i admitted that i had not. For nearly 20 years, i had only one thought when it came to my riding fears: bully them out of existence. Fear was something to get over, push aside, overcome. And i had done it for all that time, getting on over and over again after accidents and in the face of severe cases of show nerves. it was a radical concept: Fear is a gift that keeps me safe. i thought about it a lot and talked about it with my trainer, Stephanie. She offered and i accepted her wonderful schoolmaster, Cherry-Cherry Cola, as an alternative to Joey for as long as i needed her. We began very slowly, as i learned from my counseling, always stopping before a new wave of fear hit me. Whenever i felt ready, we would take a small step into new territory, with the agreement that i could always take a step back. During this time, about six months, i began working with Joey in hand. We went from simply tacking up and walking into and out of the arena to more time and fun exercises as i regained my comfort with him and he with me. i gradually practiced leading him to the mounting block, throwing the reins over his head, standing on the mounting block and putting my left foot in the stirrup. i paid attention to the speed of my


heart and my breathing, and any time they got too high i took a step back. When i felt i could actually get on Joey, Stephanie and i planned it with care. She rode him first while i watched and saw how relaxed and attentive he was. Ten she brought him over to me and held the reins tightly while i took that final swing of my right leg over and settled into the saddle. We walked a few steps, and i got off and mounted again. Te next time i rode, we walked a few circles, then trotted a bit; and while i still wanted to do more, i stopped—no retraumatizing! As i write this, it has been about two months since i got back on Joey, and i am riding him more often and with more confidence. i still have only ridden him with Stephanie coaching me, and i will never mount a horse without someone there to hold the reins. But i volunteered to ride him for our barn’s annual Christmas party, and our freestyle practice sessions have been satisfying and fun. i feel fortunate to have lived through 20 years of riding while afraid, and i am grateful to be embarking on a new phase of riding that includes being afraid rather than trying to eliminate fear and getting down on myself for being afraid. to all riders who grapple with fear i send a hopeful message: Fear is a gift that keeps you safe. embrace it and enjoy your riding. Susan Trivers McLean, VA

Tank you for this outstanding contribution to the development of US horses, riders, and trainers. My only concern was in the intimation that this level of effort is not likely to be repeated. i for one am willing to continue to support this quality of education. Again, thank you for your role in providing this splendid educational opportunity. Ruth Metz Portland, OR

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. Lowell Boomer, Lincoln, ne, founding organizer of the USDF, died november 20, 2011, less than six weeks after his 100th birthday. A nebraska native, Boomer ran Boomer’s Printing Company in Lincoln for 80 years. Te print-shop offices were the first headquarters of the

FOUNDING FATHER: Lowell Boomer in an undated photo

USDF. Boomer served as the USDF’s executive secretary or executive director from 1973 to 1992 and as its president from 1983 to 1988. in the november 2003 issue of USDF Connection, which commemorated the Federation’s thirtieth anniversary, Boomer recounted: “A number of us interested in dressage saw the need for a single organization to represent the various regional organizations which had developed….” He described his role in the USDF’s founding in 1973 as “to act as a spark plug to get things started and then to nurse the baby as it got under way.” Boomer had a lifetime love of horses, but he was unfamiliar with dressage before he saw members of the Fort Riley, KS,-based US Cavalry School competing at a Lincoln-area horse show in 1934. He had been out of the saddle for some years, but watching the riders reawakened his equestrian interests. He made trips to Fort Riley to watch that era’s American dressage greats, Col. Hiram tuttle and Col. isaac Kitts, school their horses. Boomer began trying his own hand at dressage and founded the nebraska Dressage Association in 1973. in 1989, Boomer established a charitable organization in Lincoln,

Te Dressage Foundation, which raises funds and offers financial support for various dressage activities. Boomer’s son John served as Ceo from 1997 to 2009, after his father stepped down. Lowell Boomer was the inaugural inductee into the Roemer Foundation/ USDF Hall of Fame. Te US equestrian Federation honored him with its Lifetime Achievement Award, and Te Chronicle of the Horse named him one of its 50 most influential horsemen of the twentieth century. “With his wit, his smile, his vision, and his dedication, he created a legacy that is the USDF and tDF,” said USDF president George Williams. “His impact on dressage will be felt for years to come, and he will be missed.” Boomer was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys; four siblings; and a daughter-in-law. He is survived by sons John and Jim; John’s wife, Lynn, who also helped to run Te Dressage Foundation; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. in lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Te Dressage Foundation, 1314 ‘o’ Street, Ste. 305, Lincoln, ne 68508; or to Cedars Home for Children, 6601 Pioneers Blvd., Lincoln, ne, 68506.

World equestrian Games

2014 WEG Organizers Unveil Logo at “1,000 Days” Ceremony

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and nutrition company. Te year 2018 may seem far away, but already nations have begun the process of throwing their hats into the ring for the right to host the 2018 WeG. in november, equestrian Sport Productions (equestriansport.com) announced that it had submitted a formal expression of interest for the United States to host the 2018 WeG at the Palm Beach international equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. digital edition bonus Content

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lltech Fei World equestrian Games 2014 sponsors, organizers, and related ViPs noted the “1,000 days to go” mark with a logo-unveiling ceremony november 28 in Caen, France, the host city. Among those in attendance were Alltech president Dr. Pearse Lyons, who was a constant presence before and during the 2010 Fei Alltech World equestrian Games in Kentucky. Te logo (pictured) incorporates apple blossoms, which are one of the normandy region’s most recognized agricultural symbols; and a horse-and-human image. Te green color references normandy’s agricultural traditions and sponsor Alltech’s position as a global animal-health


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New Tests and a New Developing Horse Division

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everal new or updated national and international (Fei) dressage tests took effect January 1: • new Developing Horse Grand Prix test • Updated Developing Horse Prix St. Georges test • new Fei Pony tests.

Te US equestrian Federation (USeF) Developing Horse Grand Prix division, new this year, was made possible by donations from olympians Hilda Gurney and Carol Lavell. Te division is open to horses that are between the ages of eight and ten in 2012.

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ermont-based trafalgar Square Books, publisher of Centered Riding and many other wellknown equestrian books and media (horseandriderbooks.com), last fall acquired the imprint of Half Halt Press, Boonsboro, MD, a specialty equestrian publisher with a focus on dressage. Founded in 1984, Half Halt Press (halfhaltpress.com) published such notable dressage titles as Sally o’Connor’s Common Sense Dressage and Walter Zettl’s Dressage in Harmony. Half Halt Press founder and editor elizabeth Carnes Rowland told USDF Connection that she decided to sell the business in order to pursue other projects, including her own writing. trafalgar Square Books also acquired and now offers for sale select Half Halt Press titles. in addition, trafalgar Square Books has been named the exclusive US distributor for the British publisher Kenilworth Press (kenilworthpress. co.uk), whose offerings cover a wide range of disciplines and include the official British Horse Society titles.

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ust riding one horse on a regular basis is a big-time commitment. With work and family responsibilities on top of saddle time, it can be hard to squeeze additional exercise into one’s schedule. olympic rower Dan Walsh, owner of engine Room Fitness in San Diego, CA (engineroomfitness. com), offers the following tips: 1. Do your workout early in the day before you’re too tired and lose motivation. 2. Vary your workout routine to keep it interesting and to work different muscle groups. 3. Find a friend to work out with you and keep you honest. 4. take half a lunch break and get in a short but intense workout. 5. Don’t give up! Being healthy and fit is well worth the effort. —Jennifer Walker

Devon Shows Seek Footing Funds

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ressage at Devon (PA) representatives in november announced a joint initiative with the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Foundation, owner of the Devon showgrounds, to improve the drainage in the warmup arena and to replace the existing footing with the state-of-theart geotextile material that was installed in the competition arenas last year. Te project OUT WITH THE OLD: will cost approximately Dressage at Devon (pictured) and the Devon $300,000, Horse Show are raising according to funds to replace the warmDAD president up arena footing and Ceo Lori Kaminski. Dressage at Devon has committed to giving the first $25,000, she said. Contributions to the footing fund are tax-deductible and can be made at dressageatdevon.org, Kaminski said. on December 16, Dressage at Devon supporters were surprised at a press release issued by Torncroft equestrian Center, Malvern, PA, whose therapeutic-riding program has been the show’s beneficiary for 25 years. Torncroft president and secretary Saunders and Sallie Dixon announced the organization’s decision to step down as beneficiary of DAD. Torncroft will launch its own capital campaign to raise funds for improvements to the Malvern facility and grounds, the Dixons stated.

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$6,000 grant from Te Dressage Foundation’s (ne) Michael Poulin Dressage Fund will enable breeder Maurine “Mo” Swanson to send one of her stallions and his rider/trainer to Florida this winter to train and compete. John Lee Amber, trainer at Swanson’s Rolling Stone Farm, Slatington, PA, and the seven-year-old homebred Hanoverian stallion Shakespeare RSF (Sandro Hit – eM Acapella) were the 2010 Great American/USDF Region 1 Second Level champions. Tey have been invited to participate in the USeF Developing Young Dressage Horse Program.

HOMEBRED EXCELLENCE: Rolling Stone Farm’s Shakespeare RSF and trainer/rider John Lee Amber

A new tDF fund, the elysium Farm Fund for US Breeder excellence, was established last fall to help support US sport-horse breeding programs. it will provide financial assistance for breeders to pursue educational opportunities that will advance their careers, promote sound breeding practices, and further enhance the quality of US-bred dressage horses. one well-known grant program at Te Dressage Foundation is the Carol Lavell Gifted Scholarships for Adult Amateurs, which provides deserving ad/ams each with a $1,000 training scholarship. Listed by USDF region, the 2012 recipients are: Region 1: Jacqueline Caldwell, a member of the Maryland Dressage Association, will train with Phoebe Devoe-Moore. Region 2: niki Sackman, a member of the northern ohio Dressage Association, will train with Loreen Cobb.

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Region 3: Carolyn Luther, a member of the South Carolina Dressage and Combined training Association, will train with Joe Sandven. Region 3: Heather Stalker, a member of the Arredondo Dressage Society and StRiDe, will train with Sandi Chohany. Region 4: Anne Sushko, a member of the iowa Dressage and Combined training Association, the eastern iowa Dressage and eventing Association, and the Kansas City Dressage Association, will train with Anne Cizadlo. Region 6: nicole Bisping, a member of the Central Washington Dressage Society, will train with Mike osinski. Region 7: Martha Goodney, a member of the California Dressage Society and the Dressage Association of Southern California, will train with Louise Koch. Region 9: Cean embrey, a member of Austin Dressage Unlimited, will train with Carol Schmickrath. elisabeth Austin, Williston, Vt, is the 2011 recipient of tDF’s Anne L. Barlow Ramsay Annual HIGH-PERFORMERS: Ramsay Grant $25,000 Grant. recipient Elisabeth Austin and Olivier Te purpose of the grant is to showcase talented American-bred horses ridden by US citizens by providing money to train and compete in europe. Austin will take her 1996 Dutch Warmblood stallion, olivier (idocus – Rowillie), to england this fall to train with Carl Hester. During that time, her competition plans include participating in the olympia CDi-W. olivier was bred by Austin’s mother, Madeleine Austin erdman. digital edition bonus Content

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What you need to know this month historical awards reports available online HISTOrIcaL awarDS rEPOrTS offer a summary of all the awards you or your horses have won. The information contained in these reports is perfect for resumes and advertising. Visit the USDF website for more information.

for usdf awards, fei young rider team test = psG EFFEcTIVE OcTOBEr 1, 2011, for the purposes of USDF awards, the FEI Young rider Team test is equivalent to Prix St. Georges. Please refer to the USDF member Guide or the USDF website for more information.

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dressage on the Go new Consecutive-levels rule for year-end awards rankings NEw FOr 2012, for purposes of year-end adequan/USDF awards rankings, a horse or a horse/rider combination may be eligible to be ranked in the final year-end award standings at only two consecutive levels in the same competition year. read the rule in its entirety in the USDF member Guide.

NEED SOmETHING FUN TO LISTEN TO while commuting to the barn or work? Download audio clips from USDF’s online education channel, e-TraK. You’ll learn from Olympian Jan Brink and many other experts. Log in to usdf.org/e-trak and keyword-search “audio.”

educational opportunities rEGION 9 will be the next stop for Lilo Fore and the FarmVet/USDF adult clinic series, March 3-4 at Stormin’ G ranch, college Station, TX. auditor preregistration closes February 17. region 5 will follow on April 21-22 at Golden Spike Event center, Ogden, UT. rider applications will be accepted through February 17, and auditor preregistration closes April 6. Lilo comes to region 3 May 5-6 at Shannondale Farm, alpharetta, Ga. rider applications will be accepted through March 2; auditor preregistration closes April 20. FarmVet is offering USDF members a 5-percent discount on products ordered online. Use the discount code FVUSDF. Get a sneak peek at Lilo Fore’s teaching style at usdf.org/e-trak. Visit the USDF website for dates and details on these and other clinics in the series.

university-accredited programs LOOKING FOr ONLINE EDUcaTION OPPOrTUNITIES? Visit e-TraK, USDF’s online learning center for dressage and equine education. USDF members can follow in-depth “TraKs” for USDF University Program credit, or quickstudy “TraKs” for shorter and more-focused topics. For a list of accredited topics, log in to usdf.org/e-trak. Other online accredited education opportunities are available through Dressage Training Online (dressagetrainingonline.com), my Horse University (myhorseuniversity.com), Equine Nutritional Solutions (drkellon.com), Tallgrass animal acupressure Institute (animalacupressure.com), and Dresssageclinic.com (dressageclinic.com). Visit their websites for details. For a complete list of accredited activities and online education opportunities on our Educational Programs & Events calendar, visit usdf.org.

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SDF founding member, former president, and 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Lazelle S. Knocke died December 25, 2011. She was 94.

DESERvING: 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Lazelle Knocke in an undated photo

Knocke was a former head nurse at Lenox Hill Hospital in new York City. it was there that she met her future husband, Dr. Frederick J. Knocke. Te Knockes moved to Hobby Horse Hill Farm in Readington, nJ, in 1953. Mrs. Knocke trained and

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competed through Grand Prix level dressage, along the way becoming the inaugural member of Te Dressage Foundation’s Century Club with her horse Don Perignon. Knocke was the USDF’s first vice president and later served a second term in that position. in between, she was the USDF’s “eastern representative,” a forerunner to today’s regional-director positions. She went on to serve as USDF president from 1989 to 1993. in the world of dressage, Knocke’s influence reached beyond the USDF. She was a USeF “S” dressage judge and an instructor and trainer. She helped to found the Potomac Valley Dressage Association and in 1969 founded the eastern States Dressage Association, later renamed the eastern States Dressage and Combined training Association. She also served on Te Dressage Foundation’s board of directors. Knocke is survived by daughters Dorothy Maxfield, Diane Kohout, and Martha Hoffarth; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. in lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Te Dressage Foundation or to the eSDCtA Don Perignon educational Fund, c/o Marsha Montgomery, 11 indian Run, Whitehouse Station, nJ 08889.

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he Swiss “o” (now 5*) dressage judge Wolfgang niggli died october 30, 2011. He was 89. From 1964 to 1993, niggli judged at numerous international competitions, including at three olympic Games. He chaired the Fei Dressage Committee from 1981 to 1993. He

ELDER STATESMAN: Wolfgang Niggli in an undated photo

was also a former chef d’équipe of the Swiss dressage team and an international clinician. His book, Dressage: A Guideline for Riders and Judges (J. A. Allen, 2003), included an archive of olympic dressage tests and results.

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he Royal Dutch Warmblood Studbook of the netherlands (KWPn) in January was to publish the first results of a structural offspring inspection for osteochondrosis (oC), a developmental orthopedic disease. Te KWPn announced that it would publish the heritability of oC along with horses’ “sport breeding trait” (dressage or jumping) and the traits for conformation, free movement or free jumping, and height so that breeders can evaluate oC health relative to other traits. Te 2012 findings will include data on Dutch

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Warmblood stallions approved or recognized in 2007 (the “Z” name year), whose oldest offspring are now three years of age. Also included will be data on several stallions that were approved after 2007 but that already had offspring at the time. A KWPn College on oC will be held February 1 at the KWPn Stallion Show in ’s-Hertogenbosch, the netherlands. Te event will include a discussion about how the new data can be used to choose pairings for breeding talented and willing sport horses. For more information, visit kwpn.org.

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atherine Haddad Staller’s Grand Prix-level Danish Warmblood gelding Cadillac 35 was euthanized november 12 following a tendon injury that led to a rupture and then a case of founder. He was fourteen. Staller, who is based in Germany, had brought Cadillac (Solos Carex – Miss Ragtime’s Minuett) and her other Grand Prix horse, Winyamaro, to the US to compete. At what would be Cadillac’s final competition, the neDA Fall Festival and CDi Saugerties (nY) in September, he placed second in the Grand Prix and won the Grand Prix Special. Cadillac’s injuries were being treated by Staller’s husband, Dr. Greg Staller, at the veterinary clinic he founded and owns, Running ‘S’ equine Veterinary Services, Califon, nJ. But the tendon rupture was irreparable, and when Cadillac began to founder on the opposite foot, the Stallers made the difficult decision to let him go.

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oseph Pilates, founder of the groundbreaking eponymous stretching and strengthening exercise program, developed several tools to augment his full-body workout. Te elastic bands and the reformer are probably the best known, but another that’s gaining in popularity is the ring, or what Pilates referred to as the Magic Circle.

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Good Works

No Challenge of the Americas for 2012

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he Challenge of the Americas, an annual Wellington, FL, gala and musical quadrille competition to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, is taking a hiatus for 2012, which would have been the event’s eleventh anniversary. Meanwhile, Challenge of the Americas chair Mary Ross and her

business partner timmie Pollock have embarked on another fundraising venture for the same cause. For each advertisement placed on their equestrian-marketplace website, MatchnRide. com, they will donate $2 to Play for PinK (Prevention, immediate Diagnosis, new technology, Knowledge). Play for PinK’s proceeds benefit the BCRF.

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Many dressage riders are Pilates devotees because the program emphasizes the use of core support and pelvic stability. “Te circle is part of the mat exercise program, and it helps people isolate and give resistance to the muscles,” says Kathleen Dominiak, certified trainer and Pilates instructor at Fitness Pointe, Munster, in. Te Magic Circle is a resistance ring with strategically placed cushioned pads. Te user places the ring between her hands, ankles, or knees and squeezes inward or pushes outward. “You work slower with the ring, so you can do fewer repetitions but work more muscle groups with it,” Dominiak says. “it gives resistance to all the muscles, and it’s hard to find one piece of equipment that works arms, legs, and core.” Te Magic Circle or similar fitness rings can be found where fitness equipment is sold and through Pilates websites, such as pilates.com. —Sharon Biggs

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CIRCLE FOR THE AIDS: Dressage trainer and Equilates founder Betsy Steiner (standing) and model demonstrate the Pilates Magic Circle at the 2007 USDF convention in Orlando


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Award-Winning GMos Recognizing excellence on the GMO and regional levels

The Winners GMO Newsletter Layout/Design, GMOs with less than 75 members First place: Brazos Association for Classical Horsemanship, BACH Notes, March & April 2011 Honorable mention: Dakota Dressage & eventing, Sport Horse News, December 2010 & March 2011 GMO Newsletter Layout/Design, GMOs with 75-174 members First place: Southern eventing and Dressage Association, Off Course, January/February 2011 & July/August 2011 Honorable mention: Lehigh Valley Dressage Association, Lehigh Valley Dressage Association Newsletter, May 2011 GMO Newsletter Layout/Design, GMOs with 175-499 members First place: neW Dressage Association, Forward, February & May 2011 Honorable mention: Houston Dressage Society, Collective Remarks, April & June 2011

2011 Ruth Arvanette Memorial Fund Grant recipient Viva Medina (HI) with USDF president George Williams

Also recognized was Viva Medina, Haiku, Hi, a member of the Hawaii State Dressage Society, the 2011 recipient of the Ruth Arvanette Memorial Fund Grant. Te grant helps a deserving group member to attend convention and take important learning and contacts back to his or her GMo. We congratulate all of the 2011 GMo award winners, listed below. Ten enjoy the two winning GMo newsletter articles.

GMO Newsletter Layout/Design, GMOs with 500 or more members First place: new england Dressage Association, A Tip of the Hat, September 2010 & August 2011 Honorable mention: Potomac Valley Dressage Association, PVDA Newsletter, August 2011. GMO Newsletter, First-Person Experience Article First place: “Cynthia Collins Clinic Report” by Vanessa Blake, published in Forward, neW Dressage Association, June 2011 Honorable mention: “Your Riding Diary” by Joann Messersmith, published in Sport Horse News, Dakota Dressage & eventing, April 2011.

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WINNING ARTICLE: Eastern States Dressage & Combined Training Association’s Susan Lax (NJ) accepts the General Interest/Informational Article award on behalf of writer Dr. Christina Wilson

GMO Newsletter, General Interest/ Informational Article First place: “Smile! Your Horse’s teeth need Attention” by Christina Wilson, DVM, published in Collective Remarks, eastern States Dressage & Combined training Association, May 2011 Honorable mention: “Wear Your Helmet” by Stephanie and Brenda Bradshaw, published in Te Centerline, ozark Dressage Society, February 2011. GMO Website Layout/Design, GMOs with less than 75 members First place: Columbia Dressage & Combined training Association (cdcta.org) Honorable mention: Dakota Dressage & eventing (dakotadressageandeventing.org) GMO Website Layout/Design, GMOs with 75-174 members First place: Southern eventing & Dressage Association (sedariders.org) Honorable mention: Kentucky Dressage Association (kentuckydressageassociation.org) GMO Website Layout/Design, GMOs with 175-499 members First place: Central Vermont Dressage Association (cvda.org) Honorable mention: northern ohio Dressage Association (nodarider.org)

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Dressage training at your fingertips. WEBSITE AWARD: Mary Piro of the Central Vermont Dressage Association accepts her GMO’s award for layout and design

GMO Website Layout/Design, GMOs with 500 or more members First place: California Dressage Society (california-dressage.org) Honorable mention: oregon Dressage Society (oregondressage.com).

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The Winning Articles enjoy the top-placing first-person experience and general-interest/informational newsletter articles from the 2011 GMo Awards contest.

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First-Person Experience Article: Cynthia Collins Musical Freestyle Clinic By Vanessa Blake i recently attended a clinic with Cynthia Collins, a choreographer of Luna tunes Musical Freestyles. Cynthia gave a three-day clinic in April on the 25th, 26th, and 27th. For a first time experience at freestyles this was a great opportunity to look at not only

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what judges score on, but on what riders should look for, for the best in musical freestyles. in three days we went over the rules on musical freestyles, tempos that fit our horses best, and how to pick our music. Cynthia then helped set up a choreographed piece that we were able to keep. our first night, on the 25th, riders and auditors met at the college in De Pere, where we went over rules and regulations for USDF musical freestyles. Cynthia also explained who she was and her success in and out of the show ring. it was nice to know that Cynthia has not only done the work in making freestyles, but also in the saddle. With her earning her USDF medals and freestyle medals, i knew that she was once at the level i was and had worked her way up. it also made me feel good when she explained that she never was given made horses, she took one step at a time.

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Second day of the clinic most horses were settled in, except mine. Te lessons were pretty basic; Cynthia explained that riders should find music that best fits their horse and not the riders. it’s always better for your horse to be happy with the music than yourself, considering if they’re happy they will show it. When watching other riders you could really tell when a piece of music fit. Te horses looked as if they were just floating along. it made their movements look better, and the rider also looked sharper. not only were riders normally excited when they felt the piece was right, but viewers could feel and see it too. Tird day i was hoping for the best, just for Logan, my gelding, to be relaxed so we could get some of our freestyle test gone over. Tat, in fact, we did. He was more relaxed, and his bending and accepting was much better than the day before. We were able to finally get our music down to a beat, and auditors who were watching felt it was the best fit for him. i was not going to argue with that at all. i knew that if they liked it, and Cynthia liked it, that the judges would also like it. now, all i needed was for Cynthia to help with the choreographing part, which i felt was going to be the most difficult. i figured it was going to be really confusing, but in the end, i loved it. She allowed me to make it difficult enough to show off our capability, but also easy enough so that if he were to have one of his moments we would hopefully be able to get through our test with a good overall score. Te weekend went by way too fast! i enjoyed every moment of the clinic, between visiting with other riders, watching others lessons, or learning under Cynthia. it was a great opportunity and i am hoping that another opportunity will come along again. As of now, i am practicing my upcoming test for this season with the horses i plan on showing. Hopefully by next year, i can make my own freestyle, and, with enough practice, will be able to show my first musical freestyle.


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Dental care is essential for the comfort and health of a horse. over the years we have domesticated horses and altered their natural diets, and ask them to do work from a young age. Most horses have all of their permanent teeth by age five. Horse teeth are hypsodont, meaning they continue to erupt throughout the horse’s life. Routine exams, maintenance, and correction of any dental issues can improve a horse’s condition and future health. Mature horses should be examined once a year, while younger and geriatric horses should be examined twice a year. it is often difficult to recognize dental disease without a thorough oral exam. Some horses show obvious signs of pain, while others are very good at adapting to the discomfort caused by dental problems.

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Some indications of problems: • Dropping grain or wadding hay • Loss of body condition • Undigested feed particles in manure • Resisting the bit or poor performance under saddle • Foul odor from mouth/nose or nasal discharge. Te most common dental problems: • Sharp enamel points, causing ulcerations of cheek and tongue • Retained caps (deciduous teeth that are not shed) • Wolf teeth interfering with the bit • Hooks on the upper and lower cheek teeth • Periodontal disease. Unresolved dental issues can lead to a number of serious consequences such as colic, choke, sinus infections, and fractured teeth, just to name a few. Preventive maintenance includes a thorough oral exam with a dental speculum and dental equilibration (floating). Floating removes the sharp enamel points and hooks on cheek teeth to improve the comfort and allow the horse to grind more efficiently. Due to the anatomy of the horse’s mouth, points are typically found on the outside (buccal or cheek) surface of the upper cheek teeth and the inside (labial or tongue) surface of the lower cheek teeth. Horses chew in a circular motion, and misaligned teeth can lead to hooks on the front and back cheek teeth. Depending on the condition of your horse’s teeth, multiple visits may

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SAy Ahhh: An equine dental technician inspects a horse’s teeth

be necessary to correct the problems. Sedation and local anesthetics can be used to increase comfort and cooperation while the dental procedures are being performed. it is important to catch dental problems early because, as the abnormalities progress, treatment becomes more challenging. At minimum, annual oral exams by your veterinarian along with routine dental equilibration will improve the health and performance of your horse, whatever his age and activity level. ▲

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2011 USDF Art Contest Winners

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he annual USDF Adult and Youth Art Contest has three age divisions: fifteen and under; sixteen to 21; and adult. Te grand-prize-

winning art entry from 2011 graces the cover of the 2012 USDF Member Guide. Here, enjoy all of the winners by USDF’s talented members.

2011 Art Contest Results Grand prize winner Lily Cole, Holland MI photoGraphy division Adult first place: Jodie Robbins, Kernersville, NC Adult second place: Kay Geraghty, Mondovi, WI Youth (16-21) first place: Hannah Walsh, Pleasanton, CA Youth (16-21) second place: Maria Filsinger, Excelsior, MN Youth (15 and under) first place: Emily Howser, Louisville, KY Youth (15 and under) second place: Morgan Messersmith, SD artwork division Adult first place: Ken Manicki, Fountain Hills, AZ Adult second place: Bonnie M. Bendzans, Folsom, LA Youth (16-21) first place: Amy Schierbeek, Holland, MI Youth (16-21) second place: Maria Filsinger, Excesior, MN Youth (15 and under) first place: Nellie Stallsmith, Parrish, AL Youth (15 and under) second place: Ayla Spry, Milaca, MN writinG division Adult first place: Fay Windsor, Longmont, CO Adult second place: Nancy Lashua, Granite Falls, WA Youth (16-21) first place: Victoria Retamoza, Goshen, KY Youth (15 and under) first place: Alexandra Varisco, Covington, LA Youth (15 and under) second place: Ashley Murray, Honey Creek, IA

GRAND PRIzE: “Architecture” by Lily Cole

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PhOTOGRAPhy, ADuLT fIRST PLACE: ÒMirrorÓ by Jodie Robbins

PhOTOGRAPhy, ADuLT SECOND PLACE: ÒBest FriendsÓ by Kay Geraghty

Adult Writing, First Place

Adult Writing, Second Place

Te Dressage “Type”

To Care

By Fay Windsor, Longmont, Co My horse cost less than some people’s britches; i won’t “train him and sell him” for untold riches. He doesn’t have papers, he wasn’t imported; Te quality of his gaits is rather assorted. My white breeches never stay white; My jacket’s off eBay and rather too tight! truth be told, i’m a little chubby. My only “sponsor” is my hardworking hubby; Sometimes we back up at “X” and spook at the judge’s box. i’ve a stiff ankle and he’s had surgery on his hocks. Despite all this, my horse and me Are a shining example what a dressage “type” should be. We have a deep, passionate love for the sport; Te bond it creates, the things we are taught; to enjoy dressage you don’t have to be perfect; Come on, join in—you’ll soon find that it’s worth it!

By nancy Lashua, Granite Falls, WA

smile. She cared. i remember watching a group of young riders arrive at a show, the father commandeering the horse van and helping the girls unload. it took me back to the days when my dad would drive the motor home towing the trailer. now the man who had stood tall and strong sits silent in an Alzheimer’s ward. i depended on my dad, and he had cared. i remember a schooling show watching the rider before me valiantly trying to get her belligerent horse through their test. not a single movement was completed, and i was feeling for her when she exited the ring red-faced and tight-lipped with frustration. it was then i noticed an

Losing hope in dressage is like losing a beloved friend. it’s a knife straight through the heart. i’ve many times believed my dream to have been lost. But i’m an optimist. i remind myself of all the good i’ve gained from dressage. i remember when my friend Sharon walked up a steep hill in the hot sun with her bad knee to watch me ride a training Level test on my new horse. Te show photographer happened to take a picture with Sharon in it. i look at that picture every day and

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PhOTOGRAPhy, yOuTh 16-21 fIRST PLACE: “Trust” by Hannah Walsh

PhOTOGRAPhy, yOuTh 15 AND uNDER fIRST PLACE: “Freedom” by Emily Howser

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PhOTOGRAPhy, yOuTh 16-21 SECOND PLACE: “Cadence” by Maria Filsinger

elderly couple waiting for her with smiling faces. i heard them telling her what a splendid ride it had been and how proud they were of her. it didn’t matter to them how badly the horse had performed, only that their lovely granddaughter had looked so pretty in her black hat and coat atop her shiny horse. Tey simply cared. Tere is a poem that states: Te things we see may be shadows of what is meant to be. if that be so, even though i have not won a lot of ribbons or a single medal, maybe the love and devotion i have seen is my reward. So, i shall keep my dream. i shall ride. About this thing we call dressage, i shall continue to care.

Writing, Ages 16-21, First Place Te Power of a Smile By Victoria Retamoza, Goshen, KY

PhOTOGRAPhy, yOuTh 15 AND uNDER SECOND PLACE: “Keyanna, In Spite of the Rain” by Morgan Messersmith

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When i was a little walk-trotter, my trainer required my friends and me to have a huge smile as we were showing in the arena. As little ten-year-olds, my friends and i loved the idea of showing off our smiles in the arena! When we were little, showing was so laid back and enjoyable, we didn’t care about the color of the ribbon. We felt


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ART, ADuLT fIRST PLACE: “Spur of the Moment” by Tania Radda

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lucky to be able to experience what it was like to show; if we messed up, oh well! As my friends and i got older, we stopped smiling in the show ring and even while schooling. no more walk/ trot meant no more smile in our eyes! What had really happened was that the competitiveness had taken over. Riding was no longer fun; it was only for the trophies and ribbons. i will be the first one to admit that i, too, was becoming a monster. Friends were no longer friends; they were becoming enemies. We fought to ride and show our trainer’s best horses, and disrespected our parents. When we lost our smile, we lost the true meaning of riding. At fourteen years old, i realized that the pressure i was feeling was not how horseback riding should feel. i decided at that point, i was no longer going to act like that spoiled bratty kid i was becoming. i was taking everything for granted and not enjoying the moment. As i have gotten older, i have learned that competitions can be just as fun as they were when i was a walk-trotter. if you do not enjoy what you do, then you shouldn’t do it. every person’s needs and desires vary; do what makes you happy. nobody is ever too good to smile! Smiles are infectious; they spread like a disease. Be happy while on a horse’s back; they know and can feel your mood. Te horse world is one of many ups and downs. Smile because you love what you are doing and the journey that goes along with it!

Writing, 15 and Under, First Place Horses in the Spring By Alexandra Varisco, Covington, LA

ART, ADuLT SECOND PLACE: “Adagio” by Bonnie Marentette Bendzans

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Horses in the spring Munching the green grass Foals frolicking in the field nipping playfully Hoof beats on the ground Soaring over fallen logs Bucking joyfully Hoof prints in the mud Bales being rolled in the fields


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ART, yOuTh 16-21 fIRST PLACE: “Gabel” by Amy Schierbeek

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ART, yOuTh 16-21 SECOND PLACE: “Engagement” by Maria Filsinger


Green fields of clover Girths being tightened Saddles resting on strong backs Chomping bits in mouths

Writing, 15 and Under, Second Place Te Pair: A Haiku Poem By Ashley Murray, Honey Creek, iA Flashes of color bay, black, gray, palomino All joined together... ...by this crazy thing that takes years to master. Tis thing called dressage it consumes our lives. Any waking hour we have, we think of our horse. A long, precise ring with letters placed randomly but all still the same no jumps are set up it’s quiet and empty only low, white rails Ten the pair enters dressed in military style of mere black and white. Te bell rings, halt, salute Ten the ring is full of life with movement and grace Half-pass and volte changes almost like flying some may say they are Down the center line straight toward the judge at C halt, salute, the end but that is not the end we all know they will be back for who can stay away? ▲

ART, yOuTh 15 & uNDER fIRST PLACE: “Best Friends” by Nellie Stallsmith

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Special RepoRt

Dressage, american style Symposium showcases the new “American system” By Jennifer O. Bryant PhOtOgraPhs By Jennifer O. Bryant and Bruce Lawrie

THE PIPELINE: USEF national dressage coaches Anne Gribbons, Jeremy Steinberg, Debbie McDonald, and Scott Hassler (behind horse) at the USDF symposium in their first-ever collective appearance. Here they analyze the performance of the four-year-old Westfalen gelding Rey del Mundo and Sarah Christy.

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t was the biggest educational event in usdf’s history. Te 2011 adequan/usdf national symposium supported by trilogy brought together 29 demonstration horses and their handlers and riders, four clinicians, and nearly 700 audience members in the spacious covered arena at the del Mar (ca) fairgrounds. Te december 3-4 event was the capstone of the 2011 adequan/usdf national convention Presented by smartPak in nearby san diego.

Breaking New Ground Te 2011 symposium will be remembered for a number of firsts. for starters, it was the first time that the entire us equestrian federation national dressage coaching team had shared an arena. Te four—anne gribbons, technical advisor and high-performance coach; debbie Mcdonald, developing coach; scott hassler, young-horse coach; and Jeremy steinberg, youth coach— knew one another, of course, but they’d never previously co-headlined in a clinic setting. second, never before had the usef and the usdf collaborated to this extent to produce a usdf-billed educational event aimed at the general usdf membership—which constitutes the bulk of the usef’s dressage constituency. Tird, not only was the participant lineup a virtual who’s who of west coast dressage, but the riders also demonstrated a remarkable willingness to show a wide range of horses, warts and all. to be sure, the horses were a highcaliber bunch—one, weltino’s Magic, had recently captured two gold medals at the 2011 Pan american games—but the horses, both young and mature, were shown in their various stages of training, not as finished products. fourth, and most important, the symposium theme of “Te american system” wouldn’t have been possible even a few short years ago. scott hassler has been steering the young-horse competitors for a decade, but it wasn’t until anne gribbons was brought on board in 2009 that an actual american dressage pipeline, as the coaches like to call it, began to be laid. as gribbons explained in the saturday-night symposium lecture, her vision—one that had been shared by many others—was to create an american version of the successful european model of identifying and nurturing promising human and equine dressage talent, from kids on ponies up through international grand Prix-level competition. a solid system helps to ensure that horses are developed carefully and correctly and that children learn their equestrian aBcs, starting with an independent seat and later progressing to the ability to train a horse up through the levels, not simply learning to ride a “made” horse.

SHOWCASE SETTING: Te show arena at the Del Mar Fairgrounds is an expansive covered stadium complete with food vendors and other permanent fixtures

HISTORIC: Te symposium arena is situated near the Pacific Ocean at the Del Mar (CA) Fairgrounds, also home to the famous Del Mar Racetrack

TEAM EFFORT: USDF executive director Stephan Hienzsch (left) and senior education-programs coordinator Kathie Robertson (right) thank the USEF dressage coaches: Scott Hassler, Debbie McDonald, Anne Gribbons, and Jeremy Steinberg

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RIDERS AND LEARNERS: International-level competitors and symposium demo riders Adrienne Lyle and Leslie Morse at the symposium lecture

Tis is one area in which the europeans have an advantage, gribbons said. “we lack local riding schools and riding clubs, which are in every little village in europe. Tis is where kids start, with ponies. Tey socialize in the riding clubs; it’s fun. and because of the kids, the parents are involved. in this country, the parents don’t get involved, because [riding] is not part of our culture.” Te lack of what gribbons calls a “pony culture” was one of the reasons she fought to convince the usef that it needed to hire a youth dressage coach. Jeremy steinberg, of Kirkland, wa, an fei north american young riders’ championships gold medalist, became the inaugural national youth dressage coach in 2010. Overseeing the pony division (riders aged twelve to sixteen), the juniors (fourteen to eighteen), and the young riders (sixteen to 21), he scouts promising talent and conducts clinics and training sessions throughout the country.

A Coach in Each Corner while steinberg oversees the young people, scott hassler, chesapeake city, Md, handles the young horses. affectionately referred to as “the old man” by his colleagues because his program, now in its tenth year, is the oldest of the four, hassler conducts clinics and helps to shepherd the careers of those four-, five-, and six-year-old horses being aimed at their respective usef and fei divisions, culminating in the annual Markel/usef national young horse dressage championships.

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with a target launch date sometime this year, there will soon also be a usdf educational program for young horses, thanks to backing from hassler and from fei 4* dressage judge Janet foy, hassler announced. calling the program “a huge step forward” for breeders, trainers, and riders of young horses, hassler said he hopes to see six clinics a year, all open to the public. “we need a lot more education on proper lungeing and manners,” hassler said. “i see a lot of horses with very poor manners. it’s general horsemanship with young horses, and we need this.” after a horse or rider ages out of hassler’s or steinberg’s program, if things continue to go well, he or she will come under the auspices of usef dressage developing coach debbie Mcdonald. Te Olympian, from hailey, id, is in charge of the Prix st. georges, the intermediate i, and the Brentina cup (soon to be renamed the under 25 grand Prix) divisions. she also is overseeing the development of a national training program for riders on the usef’s developing dressage and grand Prix B lists. Mcdonald plans to hold six clinics and also an intensive camp on each coast, the latter including mock shows and lectures on sponsorship, sportsmanship, media training, and similar topics. “i hope we could then have some strong combinations to send over to europe, but first i need to find these combinations,” Mcdonald said. “Tat’s where our team of Jeremy, scott, and myself have been so helpful.” when an established horse-rider combination is knocking at the door of international competition, then it’s on the radar of gribbons, the high-performance coach. On a micro level, her job is to help the united states win medals in international dressage competition. her fei 5* dressage judge’s eye is invaluable in helping to fine-tune performances for the show ring. although the medal hunt is the highest-profile part of gribbons’s job, she still views her position from the macro level: helping to create opportunities and to improve the standard of dressage at all levels in this country. a native of sweden who’s been a us citizen for decades, gribbons is uniquely qualified to assess the american dressage scene. Besides the lack of a “pony culture,” she rattled off the other pros and cons of us dressage: Con: “Tis country is too big”; therefore, many of our dressage riders lack easy access to shows and educational opportunities. Te required travel is tough on horses, riders, and officials alike. “at european shows,” gribbons said, the proximity is such that “some judges go home for lunch.” Con: “Lack of tradition due to non-mandatory educa-


tion and training in the us.” certification and licensing are required of equestrian instructors and trainers in europe, whereas it’s voluntary in this country. as a result, us professionals’ quality and methodology can vary widely. Te american do-it-yourself ideal, although often admirable, can be a hindrance when it comes to studying dressage, gribbons added. “People used to reject the idea of schoolmasters,” she said. Tat attitude may be changing somewhat, but europeans overall still hold the older, schooled horse in higher regard, she said. Con: not enough elite horses and competition opportunities (see “Tis country is too big,” above). “we have four or five Olympic riders who are currently standing on the ground because they don’t have a horse,” gribbons said. “Tis is irritating to me.” Because most elite riders in the us have just one “big horse,” they naturally tend to be reluctant to show those precious mounts heavily just to gain experience. Te result is that “us riders don’t show enough. Tey don’t ride enough tests,” said gribbons. “compare their situation to that of [german Olympic gold medalist] isabell werth. she has entire strings: five grand Prix horses, five Prix st. georges horses, and a couple of younger horses coming along. Te european riders are so experienced because they ride tests all the time.”

Pro: Because american riders aren’t awash in superstar horses, they tend to take top-notch care of their mounts. “we take the best care of them because we are not spoiled with an endless supply of new ones,” gribbons said. Pro: american ingenuity + love of horses + relative scarcity of top horses = patience, creativity, and a willingness to put the time into a promising horse. “Tat was one thing i did not like about the german system when i was there,” gribbons said. “if a horse didn’t follow in the sausage machine, or whatever you want to call it, they just got tossed aside. if they didn’t put up with it, tolerate it, [the trainers] had no patience for it. Out; next one in. nobody ever asked the horse why [it didn’t succeed using those methods].” Because “we don’t have thousands of horses to choose from, we have to get more careful with the relatively few good horses that we have. we have to really try every avenue to get that horse to be his best. and we do, and i think we’re very inventive in doing that. some european horses have come over that they just gave up on for one reason or another. Once it got under somebody who took their time and just tried other ways, suddenly the horse ‘got it,’ and it went on to stardom. it’s happened in several cases. we are getting very good at that.” [

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Te quartet of coaches brings this distinctly american approach to its mission. One could say they blend patience and pragmatism with the perfectionist standards necessary to succeed at the highest levels of dressage. Te best way to get acquainted with the american dressage “pipeline” in action is to watch the coaches coach and interact—and that’s just what they did in the usdf symposium. according to gribbons, usdf executive director stephan hienzsch approached her in 2010 about conducting the 2011 symposium; but having watched what she calls “the superstars of the world” lead previous symposia, gribbons rejected the usual solo-headliner format, which she says inevitably becomes “just another clinic,” albeit a glorified one. instead, she proposed the coaching-team format. all of the usef dressage coaches had high praise for the usdf for green-lighting the concept and rising to the challenge— which not only required wrangling four clinicians instead of just one, but which also grew to the most massive lineup of demonstration horses and riders a usdf symposium has ever seen. (fueling the demo numbers was the fact that the usdf received unprecedented numbers of applications from qualified parties.) Te coaches also acknowledged the usef’s collaborative role in making the symposium happen. “Te organizations are really fighting hard to work together,” said steinberg.

An Excess of Riches Tere were so many wonderful horses and riders featured during the symposium weekend, we could fill the pages of this issue with reports on each one. instead, we’ve chosen some of the most memorable and “aha” moments to give you a sense of the new american system of dressage in action. Jeremy steinberg kicked off the symposium with a lungeing demonstration. while usdf-certified instructor susan hoffman Peacock lunged junior rider Jade armendariz, steinberg reviewed important lungeing-safety techniques, such as the proper placement and adjustment of side reins and the handling of the lunge line and lunge whip. a safe and appropriate horse is essential for a lunge lesson (seat lesson) so that the instructor can safely challenge the rider’s balance and coordination, steinberg said. “Lunge lessons are good for challenging a rider’s comfort zone. Tey help to develop fitness and can help a rider to develop better feel or to learn a new feeling,” he said. a successful nudging out of one’s comfort zone and into the “stretch zone” or learning zone builds a rider’s confidence, he said. commented anne gribbons: “i was very insistent in

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IT STARTS HERE: Te USEF coaches wanted to begin the symposium with a lunge-lesson demonstration to emphasize the importance of the rider’s seat and position. USDF-certified instructor Susan Hoffman Peacock lunges junior rider Jade Armendariz on Farol.

starting [the symposium] by talking about the rider’s seat. Before you do something on the horse, you have to learn to do nothing.”

“Normal Horses” following the lungeing session, the first demonstration horse was an eight-year-old Quarter horse gelding named red alert. ably ridden by seventeen-year-old arianna Barzman-grennan, red alert is a lovely and talented horse, but on the dressage spectrum he’s perhaps closer to what many of us have in the barn than to, say, totilas. steinberg, the youth coach, solidly supports the “dressage for all horses” concept, not only because it’s inclusive but also because he thinks it’s good preparation for tomorrow’s dressage professionals. “if a rider can learn to train a ‘normal’ horse to grand Prix, later teaching a talented horse to grand Prix will be a lot easier,” he pointed out. Morgan heinrichs, 20, rode her lovely gray Oldenburg mare, royal Mirage. Like many mares, steinberg said, royal Mirage can get tight in her back, which can result in tension and a rushed tempo. “with a horse that gets quick, short, and tight, i do a ton of lateral work because it backs them off,” steinberg said. “Ten you can drive and push for slower, bigger, and looser steps.”

Be Your Horse’s Coach scott hassler likes the word “coach”—for that, he says, is the rider’s role, especially with a young horse.


TRAINING TOMORROW’S TRAINERS: If a rider learns to bring an average horse up through the levels, she’ll be better prepared to train more-gifted mounts. USEF youth coach Jeremy Steinberg instructs young rider Arianna Barzman-Grennan aboard the Quarter Horse gelding Red Alert.

Like any good coach or trainer, it’s that person’s job to develop the athlete. a skilled coach knows when to push, when to back off, and when to hold steady. although he’s invested in the athlete’s performance, he’s professional and doesn’t allow emotions or ego to get in the way. hassler likewise coached rider alyssa Pitts aboard the westfalen gelding furst fiorano, who was the 2011 adequan/usdf four-year-Old champion and the winner of the

LATERAL FOR LOOSENESS: Lateral work, such as transitions from shoulder-in to renvers (pictured), helped demo rider Morgan Heinrichs loosen Royal Mirage’s back and curb the mare’s tendency to rush the tempo

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he USDF gratefully acknowledges the riders, horses, owners, vendors, and others who helped to make the 2011 Adequan/ USDF National Symposium Supported by Trilogy a smashing success. Demonstration riders and horses: Arianna Barzman-Grennan, Mountain View, CA, riding Red Alert, owned by Summer Hensley Cassie Benson, Heber City, UT, riding Viking, owned by Melissa Connelly Madeleine Birch, Salt Lake City, UT, riding her own Uoeri David Blake, Encinitas, CA, riding Royal Prinz, owned by Willard Simmons; and his own Lord Albert Charlotte Bredahl, Solvang, CA, riding her own Chanel Sarah Christy, Oceanside, CA, riding Rey del Mundo, owned by Guenter Seidel Jan Ebeling, Moorpark, CA, riding Breitan, owned by Beth Meyer Morgan Heinrichs, Thousand Oaks, CA, riding her own Royal Mirage Adrienne Lyle, Ketchum, ID, riding Wizard, owned by Peggy Thomas Marie Medosi, Cardiff, CA, riding Bundaberg, owned by Sue Koffel Leslie Morse, Beverly Hills, CA, riding her own King’s Excalibur and King’s Quattro Ignacio Moran, Valley Center, CA, riding Belvedere, owned by Judith Wheatley Susan Hoffman Peacock, Corona, CA, lungeing Jade Armendariz on Farol, owned by Raul Armendariz Shannon Peters, San Diego, CA, riding Harmony’s FX, owned by Ana Vuko Steffen Peters, San Diego, CA, riding Ravel, owned by Akiko Yamazaki; Sundance 8, owned by Margaret K. Koerner; and Weltino’s Magic, owned by Jen and Bruce Hlavacek Alyssa Pitts, Snohomish, WA, riding Furst Fiorano, owned by Melissa Mulchahey; and her own Jil Sander Kathleen Raine, Murrieta, CA, riding Breanna, owned by David Wightman, Jennifer Mason, and the rider Mette Rosencrantz, Topanga, CA, riding Finally, owned by Finally Partners LLC Lientje Schueler, San Diego, CA, riding Regalo, owned by Pinky Roberts

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Sabine Schut-Kery, Thousand Oaks, CA, riding Marques, owned by Rhea Scott; and Sanceo, owned by Alice Womble Heitmann and Dr. Mike Heitmann Jeremy Steinberg, Kirkland, WA, riding KGF Harmony, owned by Sandi Fortun. Trade-fair vendors: Adeptus Nutrition Adequan American Quarter Horse Association Arenus California Dressage Society Changeable Designs International Custom Saddlery DressageClinic.com DressageTrainingOnline.com Equestrian Entries Equimat North America e-TRAK and USDF Great American Insurance Group Greenway Saddlery Herbsmith Inc. Horn-Animal Wellness Group Horse and Rider Boutique Jerry’s Harness Shop Lemke Saddle Services Inc. The Lusitano Collection Perfect World Dressage Premier Equestrian The Red Mare Revere Saddlery RevitaVet Therapy Systems Schleese Saddlery Sheepskin Importers Stella & Dot Jewelry Sweet Grass Studios TheraPlate Trilogy/Performance Saddlery Unbridled Rider.


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CALMING INFLUENCE: Young-horse coach Scott Hassler encouraged rider Alyssa Pitts to “own that trot” and not let Furst Fiorano’s tension rattle her

2011 Markel/usef young horse championship for fouryear-Olds. “don’t panic if he gets emotional,” hassler said of the big gelding, who showed some excitement in the symposium environment. he encouraged Pitts to “get him light and through, not light from luck. Be there for him. Own that trot. have the confidence to ride through those little bobbles. say ‘i don’t care.’ Tis is how we get to his back. Tis is how we build his fitness.” hassler had high praise for the five-year-old hanoverian stallion sanceo, calling him “definitely a future horse for

• The trot-canter transition is the most beneficial transition for loosening the horse’s back and helping him to relax and swing. • The walk-canter transition is best for “body building”—developing strength. • Down transitions (such as from canter to trot) are the test of the correctness of your training. • A horse is often weaker in opposite directions in trot and canter—say, weaker to the left in trot and to the right in canter. That’s because the inside hind leg in canter (which works the hardest) becomes the outside hind leg in trot (which works the hardest). • Mares tend to have more innate back tightness, which can come and go. The rider must always work to make the gaits better, first and foremost, before focusing on any particular movement.

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Quick Quote: Jeremy Steinberg Correctness makes a horse more competitive. Trying to make a horse more competitive doesn’t always make him more correct.

BACKSTAGE: As at a show, the symposium warm-up drew plenty of spectators. An interested group watches Sabine Schut-Kery and Sanceo prepare for their session.

hassler challenged rider sabine schut-Kery to improve sanceo even a bit more. “school the down transitions such that the horse learns to think ‘sit’ and use his loin more.” using an oft-repeated expression, hassler encouraged schut-Kery to “Own it. Own the dance.” in schooling collection, the hind legs are paramount but the rider must also pay attention to what the forehand is

doing, hassler said. “Tink that the shoulder gets bigger in collection,” he advised. hassler wants every step of every ride to be deliberate— no careless or throwaway moments, even when the horse is relaxing. “have a clear purpose,” he told schut-Kery. “when you stretch them down, don’t settle for letting them go into a shell. ask them to give their bodies to us.” he said he likes to measure the quality of the horse’s gaits and acceptance of the aids against the advertising slogan used by the ice-cream chain cold stone creamery: “Like it. Love it. gotta have it.” hassler’s next demo pair was the five-year-old hanoverian mare Kgf harmony and Jeremy steinberg, momentarily abandoning his coach’s role.

COACHING THE COACH: Scott Hassler helps rider Jeremy Steinberg introduce the five-year-old KGF Harmony to the concept of half-steps. Hassler first praises the mare when she lifts her hind legs at a touch of the whip (left); later, she demonstrates her aptitude to collect and “sit” for piaffe.

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Quick Quote: Scott Hassler Do me a favor: Send your horse’s breeder a letter and a photo of your horse. It would mean the world to them. Think of what breeders do for us as riders. All of our memories with our horses wouldn’t exist without them.

sizing up the lovely black mare’s temperament and stage of training, hassler said: “she can get tense. she ‘hides.’ it’s about the strength of the back.” Tere is no point in trying more advanced work if there are issues with the basics of the pyramid of training, hassler said. “if my horse isn’t relaxed and settled, i don’t have the right to try something more difficult.” after Kgf harmony became more comfortable in the stadium, they ended with an instructive yet low-key ground-work demonstration that clearly showed the mare’s talent for piaffe.

The Developing Horse developing coach debbie Mcdonald worked with shannon Peters and the ten-year-old gelding harmony’s fX, who is learning to move with more activity without becoming tight or tense.

ACTIVE, NOT TENSE: Developing coach Debbie McDonald had Shannon Peters ride small turns and leg-yield steps to disperse tension and encourage Harmony’s FX to use his hind legs more actively

Mcdonald’s experience and keen eye led her to make small suggestions that produced big results. when harmony’s fX showed some tension and claustrophobia in the extremely collected work, Mcdonald said, “if he’s tight in schooling the piaffe, take it into a small turn. Ten the horse thinks, ‘we’re going somewhere.’” Mcdonald instructed Peters, the wife of Olympian steffen Peters, to ride some brisk leg-yield steps in the walk

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Quick Quote: Debbie McDonald We can start our own American system, and we can get the job done on US soil. We don’t need to rely on foreign coaches.

STICKLER: McDonald insisted that Sabine Schut-Kery ask for more consistent straightness and throughness from her mount Marques

away from the horse’s slower hind leg “to get him thinking quick and active.” to sabine schut-Kery on her second mount, the seven-year-old Pre stallion Marques, Mcdonald instructed: “when you feel him come up at you [raise and tighten in the neck], tell him to go over his back for a moment.” Te coach also thought that schut-Kery was working a bit too hard: “don’t help him stay straight,” she said. “work really hard so that he is straight from the right aids.”

Overcoming Challenges some of the demonstration horses (or their riders) presented challenges to which many in the audience could probably relate. watching the coaches help them work through the issues was like going on a spending spree at a homeimprovement store, as we loaded up our training toolboxes with exercises and tips. here are a few. For a walk that easily gets tense and loses rhythm: “i call this ‘walking on his toes,’” steinberg said of cassie Benson’s mount, Viking, an eighteen-year-old danish warmblood gelding. Te problem: “he doesn’t want to

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be driven through into the contact. so instead, do a little lateral work, such as shoulder-in. it makes the horse less claustrophobic. Tis is one of the most clever things you can do with a horse that doesn’t want to be pushed through in the walk.” For the horse with a tight (and often short) back: “you must flop around a little bit because you need to convey to the horse that his back needs to be loose,” steinberg told Madeleine Birch, who rode her dutch warmblood gelding, uoeri. “don’t validate [the tightness] by sitting too quietly.” For the tight horse that gets resistant: uoeri “can have a bad attitude and get angry,” steinberg said. “for this type of horse, it can be helpful to cruise around for 20 minutes, just doing changes of direction and other simple things, until a little fatigue helps him to take a breath and relax. we can’t talk to the horse’s mind directly, but we can talk to the body, and through the body we can talk to the mind.” For the tense and insecure horse: “she doesn’t get petted when she’s nervous,” hassler instructed Marie Medosi on the six-year-old hanoverian mare Bundaberg. “she gets petted when she gives her whole body to you.” For the tight horse: hassler recommended doing lots of transitions between gaits, such as walk-trot or trot-canter. Tese improve the horse’s strength and elasticity. For the dull horse: test and sharpen his reactions with transitions that skip a gait, such as walk-canter, hassler said. For the horse that’s tense, unfocused, and reactive: try gribbons’s “Prozac exercise,” which she employed successfully with the grand Prix horse wizard, who “can get very difficult and hard to deal with in an electric atmosphere,” gribbons said. gribbons had rider adrienne Lyle put the twelve-yearold Oldenburg gelding in a trot on the left rein. at c, they were to make a ten- or fifteen-meter circle and continue to s, where they made a half-circle left and returned to the track at h. Ten it was a circle right at c, followed by a halfcircle right at r, returning to the track at M. after a few minutes of this simple drill, the repetition began to bore wizard—which, of course, is the idea. he was literally lulled into submission and relaxation, at which point Lyle and gribbons could channel his focus and energy into the work without drama or blowups.


Quick Quote: Anne Gribbons A lot of the best horses in the world were very difficult until they channeled their energy in the right direction.

The Elite Horse

STAR TURN: Calmed in body and mind after Anne Gribbons’s “Prozac exercise,” Wizard showed why he and rider Adrienne Lyle are strong contenders for this year’s Olympic team

as gribbons made clear, her job isn’t to train the high-level pairs that come under her purview; it’s to use her judge’s eye to help tweak their performances to an ever-higher standard. gribbons scrutinized finally, a chestnut hanoverian gelding ridden by Mette rosencrantz. “use your ankles and lower leg a little more in the piaffe,” gribbons said. “in passage, push down with your seat as if you were sitting on a big beach ball.” gribbons keeps track of the progress of the horses and riders on her radar. she said she saw significant improvement in the hanoverian mare Breanna, ridden by Kathleen raine. Te pair had returned from training in europe with Johann hinnemann less than two weeks before the symposium. Breanna’s canter in particular had improved “a lot,” gribbons said. [

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Present and Future Stars

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he symposium’s star rider, Olympic and World Equestrian Games medalist Steffen Peters, treated the audience to three of the more memorable rides of the weekend. The first was a complete run-through of Peters’ new freestyle with Grand Prix partner Ravel, set to music from the movie Avatar. As the Dutch gelding alternately coiled and unleashed his power like some great and supple snake, Ravel showed why he dominated Aachen and the FEI World Cup Dressage Final and became the first US horse since 1932 to win an individual medal in international Grand Prix-level championship competition. Aside from a short show of resistance going into the first piaffe, it was a world-class performance that caused a hush to fall over the Del Mar Fairgrounds arena and the vendors to leave their posts to crowd the rails to watch. With USEF high-performance coach Anne Gribbons, Peters gave the symposium audience another treat: a peek at one of his new mounts, the seven-year-old Hanoverian gelding Sundance 8. In Peters’ San Diego barn since May 2011, Sundance 8 is being aimed at Prix St. Georges for this spring. Watching the pair work, it was easy to see why “Steffen is really excited about him,” as Gribbons related. “He has tremendous cadence and mobility, but he’s not an easy horse,” Gribbons said. “He has so much air time that he can be hard to organize.” Of course, Peters made it all look easy, as Sundance 8 floated across the arena in an advanced half-pass for his age and showed his astounding elasticity and facility for collected work. “The horse is so honest that he sits too much and elevates in the flying changes,” Gribbons said. “He’s the type that you must be careful not to push too hard.” “He probably won’t be ready for London, but I’m thinking possibly for the WEG [the 2014 World Equestrian Games],” Gribbons said. It was also a treat to see Peters aboard his 2011 Pan American Games team and individual gold-medal partner, Weltino’s Magic, who (at owner Jen Hlavacek’s request) entered the arena to the strains of “Magic Man” by the rock group Heart. Gribbons praised the nine-year-old Westfalen gelding’s “wonderful walk,” which she said consistently earns scores of 9 and 10 from the judges. She also loves Magic’s steady and reliable temperament, calling him “absolutely solid between the ears.”

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FLYING: Ravel and Steffen Peters go airborne during their Grand Prix Freestyle

RUBBER BALL: Steffen Peters demonstrated the great elasticity and collectability of his new mount Sundance 8

YES, THAT’S A FLYING CHANGE: An “overtrier,” Sundance 8 levitates through a change

WONDERFUL WALK: It’s not the flashiest gait, but the purity of Weltino’s Magic’s walk consistently earns top scores


GIRL POWER: Just back from training in Europe, Kathleen Raine and the Hanoverian mare Breanna are another force to reckon with

Tey also want you to know that USDF symposia are not closed-off, “elites only need apply” events. “Anybody can ride in a symposium like this,” Steinberg said. “if people want to see ‘average horses,’ then those riders need to apply.” So why all the fancy horses? Actually, said Steinberg, the demonstration horses were a pretty well-rounded bunch. “You braid any horse, put a good rider on it, bring them in that stadium and let them go around and people go ‘Wow, that’s a nice horse,’” Steinberg said. “Te atmosphere always makes the horses ‘more.’ You go home and watch that horse for a couple of days, and it starts to become more normal. But at first, the atmosphere takes you.” in the case of the San Diego symposium, the atmosphere took us to a place of collaboration and common goals, for our horses and their training as well as for our country and our sport. it was an exciting harbinger of what lies ahead, in this olympic year and beyond. ▲

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San DiEgo 2011

Memorable moments from the 2011 convention PHotoGrAPHS BY JenniFer o. BrYAnt AnD BrUCe LAWrie

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njoy this pictorial retrospective of highlights of the 2011 Adequan/USDF national Convention Presented by SmartPak, november 30-December 2 in San Diego.

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Adequan representative Brenda Bolts and presenter and riderbiomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze

Morning Pilates and yoga class with Kerry Petty of Core-ect Riding

Te USDF Board of Governors

USEF dressage technical advisor and 2011 symposium co-presenter Anne Gribbons at the Salute Gala and Annual Awards Banquet

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Board of Governors delegates await their turn at the microphone during a pre-vote discussion

Clay Teske, president and CEO of Te Dressage Foundation, eulogizes USDF founding organizer Lowell Boomer, who died just weeks before the convention. A remembrance was included at the Salute Gala and Annual Awards Banquet.


Te 2012 USDF Executive Board: Kimberly Taylor, Terry Wilson, Carolyn VandenBerg, Lisa Gorretta, Donna Longacre, Lloyd Landkamer, Lisa Schmidt, Janine Malone, George Williams, Bess Reineman, Kevin Bradbury, Ken Levy, Beth Jenkins, Heather Petersen, Fern Feldman, Steven Schubert

Filming convention sessions

USEF Dressage Committee member and FEI 4* judge Janet Foy (CO) at the welcome reception

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Te golden California hills on the way to San Diego

View of San Diego Bay and the city beyond from the Cabrillo National Monument and Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Te Town and Country Resort Hotel, our convention host hotel, featured verdant gardens and lush blooms like these roses

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Warm days prompted many al fresco gatherings

45th-anniversary display highlights key happenings in CDS history

Te USDF e-TRAK booth

Holiday lights at the Town and Country Resort

Te 2011 USDF Salute Gala and Annual Awards Banquet had a safari theme

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A fanciful holiday setting for a USEF Dressage Committee meeting


AWArds

Two owners shared the 2011 Traveling Trot perpetual trophy for the dressage sport-horse breeding highest-scoring champion: Christine Kropf (second from left), owner of Dalziel HHF (Dacaprio – SPS Fenja, Frappant); and Maryanna Haymon (third from left), owner of Duet MF (Don Principe – EM Rotina, Rotspon). Presenting the trophy and awards are USDF president George Williams and USDF sport-programs coordinator Erica Minks.

Rider Jessica Wisdom accepts the Sunshine Sport Horse Association Trophy, awarded to the Materiale highest-scoring champion, for Wildly Romantic (Wolkenzauber – D’Romantica), owned by Donna Jackson

Ravel, owned by Akiko Yamazaki (left), was the 2011 Adequan/USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year. With her are USDF president George Williams, rider Steffen Peters, and Luitpold Animal Health (makers of Adequan) senior manager Allyn Mann.

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San Diego 2011

2011 Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame inductee Lendon Gray (center) with USDF Historical Recognition Committee chair Anne Moss and USDF president George Williams

Steffen Peters (second from left) was onstage again for his 2011 Pan American Games gold-medal-winning partner, Weltino’s Magic, the 2011 Adequan/USDF Prix St. Georges and Intermediate I Horse of the Year. He is accompanied by USDF president George Williams and Magic’s owners, Jen and Bruce Hlavacek.

2011 USDF Youth Volunteer of the Year Drew Carlin (center) with USDF Youth Programs Committee chair Rosalind Kinstler and FEI Junior/Young Rider Committee chair Roberta Williams

USDF president George Williams gets a kiss from USDF Adult Amateur Grand Prix Trophy winner Melissa Hogan (who’s pictured on this month’s cover with her GP partner, Diameter)

Custom Saddlery All American Saddle Fit Challenge raffle winner Amelia Child (third from left) with Custom Saddlery president Cary Wallace, San Diego-based Custom Saddlery rep Graham Newell, and sponsored rider Steffen Peters

Miki Christophersen (right) receives the 2011 USDF Volunteer of the Year award from Lisa Gorretta of Te Paddock Saddlery

Adequan/USDF junior/young rider Fourth Level champion Taylor Yamamoto (HI)

USDF president George Williams and 2011 USDF/Dover Saddlery Adult Amateur Medal National Champion Phyllis Sumner

Michele Vaughn (CA), the Region 7 Volunteer of the Year, accepts her award from USDF president George Williams

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A cake and a ceremony at the convention welcome reception helped to celebrate the California Dressage Society’s 45th anniversary

Prospective bidders examine items in the USDF Youth Silent Auction

Convention sponsor SmartPak held drawings for several Harwich padded dressage bridles. Among the lucky winners were Lorraine Hill (AB) and Brenda Whiteley (UT), pictured with USDF executive director Stephan Hienzsch.

Browsers at the USDF merchandise booth peruse Te USDF Guide to Dressage

Te convention welcome reception featured Southwest-themed décor and hors d’oeuvres

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USDF Historical Recognition Committee chair Anne Moss (PA) gets chummy with a life-sized nutcracker

Awarded as Board of Governors assembly door prizes, GMO-donated gift baskets are a USDF convention tradition. Tis adorable horse tops the offering from STRIDE, a Florida GMO.

Presenter and sport psychologist Dr. Jenny Susser mugs for the camera

USDF staffers Kim Sodt and Ben de Jesus created the A/V presentations for the Salute Gala and Annual Awards Banquet

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Sunshine Sport Horse association Perpetual trophy for the Highest-Scoring Champion

Wildly Romantic 2007 black 16.2-hand Zweibrucker gelding Sire: Wolkenzauber e Dam: D’Romantica

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onna Jackson started her riding career with hunters. “Ten i bought an overfaced jumper, and the trainer i took him to happened to do dressage. My first day cantering him and actually sitting in the saddle instead of in two-point, i discovered how responsive a horse can be to your seat—and i got really excited about flatwork.” Having “gotten hooked on dressage, i bought a beautiful DG Bar-bred mare; my goal with her was just to qualify for Regionals and know i could do it.” Jackson thoroughly enjoyed that partnership, but as the mare approached retirement age, “i started shopping around, going from barn to barn with my checklist, looking at babies that had been shown in hand and learned to load and unload. “Ten i saw ‘Romeo,’ and it was love at first sight. He was two years old at the time, and an area of the new indoor arena where he was being shown was still under construction. it didn’t bother him; he did this big U-turn and came galloping toward his handler to get a kiss on the nose. First thing next morning i was on the phone, making arrangements to buy him.” Jackson brought the young horse home to Montana, where over the fall and winter of 2009-2010 she continued his basic education, gave him plenty of turnout, and was happy to find her initial impressions of him borne out as she came to know him. “He’s a happy, curious, non-spooky, people-oriented kind of guy. He comes flying up, puts the brakes on, and stops nose to nose with you. nothing bad

has ever happened in his life; he’s open every day to enjoying himself.” Along with an easy attitude, Romeo proved to be “an easygoing but extravagant mover.” So in the spring, “when Romeo was three and ready to be started, i took him to Jessica Wisdom, the trainer i work with primarily.” Te next time Jackson saw her horse, “i was worried that he’d be different from the athletic but laid-back youngster i remembered, but he was the same little guy. i walked toward him and held out a halter, and he came right over to me.” Tat year, Jackson says, “our goal was to get him started. Tis year, we’ve continued with the same plan”—which the results validate: Romeo not only earned the Sunshine Sport Horse Association trophy for the highest-scoring Materiale champion, but his 87.0-percent median score also was the highest in the five years that the trophy has been awarded. Jackson “did get to ride Romeo a little, but that memory is kind of bittersweet, because not long afterward i had a hip replacement—and then that replacement had to be replaced, “ so riding is no longer something she’d be wise to do. “of course, nobody rides forever—but what a way to go out! to have a horse of this caliber is every rider’s dream.” She adds, “if you’ve ridden and you think you know what makes a nice horse, when you find out that the one you picked really was a ‘diamond in the rough’ and that you really did educate yourself correctly about what makes a really good horse, it feels great.” —D. J. Carey Lyons

Usdf perpetUal trophies

SunShine Sport-horSe aSSociation trophy adequan/uSdF higheSt-Scoring materiale champion 2007 2008 2009

Froelich Bakira rashka

2010 Bad Boy 2011 Wildly romantic

the hilltop Farm trophy adequan/uSdF dreSSage Breeder oF the year 2006-2007 2008 2009-2011

hilda gurney & dr. mary contakos hilda gurney Kenneth Borden

Stallion expo trophy adequan/uSdF dreSSage Sport horSe Breeding Breeder oF the year 2006-2008 2009-2011

Ken Borden marion dresel-o’connor

Pirouette Bronze adequan/uSdF adult amateur grand prix champion 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

melissa rogers riding marlow Jennifer huber riding al pacino carrie Schopf riding montaigne christi meyers riding Wonderboy melissa hogan riding diameter

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Dalziel HHF 2011 chestnut Hanoverian colt Sire: Dacaprio e Dam: SPS Fenja

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Traveling Trot Perpetual trophy for the Highest-Scoring Champion


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rowing up in central new York state, Christine Kropf started riding in her teens—and, with limited resources, “rode whatever i could get hold of.” Her interest in dressage began about fifteen years ago, when she discovered (by way of an arm broken in a fall) that “i didn’t bounce so well as i had as a kid.” temporarily sidelined from riding, she decided to take lunge lessons, “and the instructor i went to happened to be a dressage trainer.” Kropf found a Dutch Warmblood for herself and competed him up to Fourth Level. But along the way, at some point “i decided, like a number of us who’ve gotten into the breeding business, that the only way to be able to have nice horses of my own was to breed them.” So about ten years ago she turned the focus of her Hawk Hollow Farm to breeding and acquired SPS Fenja, “my first mare, the foundation of the operation.” Te 1994 daughter of Frappant earned an overall 8 on her studbook inspection, and in her time at Hawk Hollow she’s won a number of champion and reserve-champion broodmare titles. “She really is an uncommon horse,” Kropf says. one comparatively early result of Hawk Hollow’s breeding program was eM Wiktoria, Fenja’s 2004 daughter by the champion stallion Wolkentanz. Raised and trained at home, and shown lightly, Wiktoria became the farm’s second broodmare. “We were very fortunate with Dalton and Deneb, the babies we’d had from her first two breedings with Dacaprio: super in the show ring, wonderful temperaments. So we thought, “Why not breed Fenja to Dacaprio?”

Despite the possibility that the older mare might be more difficult to get in foal, Kropf did—and she couldn’t be happier with the results. “Conformationally, Dalziel came out pretty perfect. And he’s a sweetheart, a real people horse. if i’m in the barn and he’s in the pasture attached to the foal/ mare barn, he wants to come in.” Kropf expects Dalziel to be “a super show horse, too. nothing fazes him; he’s very easygoing. For example, at the neDA (new england Dressage Association) show, the grounds are so big that they can be overwhelming. on top of that, the best route to the ring involves a wooden bridge over a stream, which a lot of horses find scary-looking and scary-sounding to go over. But Dalziel went right across; it was no big deal for him. He’s like that at all the shows. He’s a cool little dude.” And on top of that, “in the in-hand classes he’s done so far, he consistently goes in a perfect triangle, as if he’s been doing breed shows all his life.” For 2012, Kropf will continue taking Dalziel to breed shows “to help him get seasoned and see what goes on. Unfortunately, there are no breed shows anywhere near our home base. Te closest is at least three hours away. Fortunately, the distance doesn’t seem to bother my youngsters,” all of whom “get handled, get out to the shows. i want them to be good riding horses for whoever they end up with in the future.” With just four foals in 2011, Kropf says, “i’m a small breeder, trying hard to have a nice little program and feeling very fortunate to be able to be doing this. And this win of Dalziel’s is just awesome.” —D. J. Carey Lyons

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the colonel thacKeray trophy adequan/uSdF grand prix horSe oF the year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003

metallic monsieur graf george grandeur aristocrat Brentina Brentina rocher

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FBW Kennedy Kingston Floriano Floriano pop art ravel ravel ravel

traveling trot Sculpture adequan/uSdF higheSt-Scoring dreSSage Sport horSe Breeding champion 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

routinier onika contester Stellamara donna novella Wamorkus

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DReSSage SPORt HORSe bReeDINg (tie) Traveling Trot Perpetual trophy for the Highest-Scoring Champion

2008 bay 16.2-hand Hanoverian mare Sire: Don Principe e Dam: eM Rotina

Owner/Breeder: Maryanna Haymon, Columbus, North Carolina 66 February 2012 • USDF ConneCtion

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n the horse-breeding business since 1991, Maryanna Haymon says she decided to concentrate on Hanoverians “because i liked their athletic ability.” Her Marydell Farms had been in operation for about ten years when, on a horse-shopping trip to Germany, she spotted Duet’s dam, eM Rotina, as a three-week-old foal in the barn of breeder Heinz Lenter. She bought the Rotspon daughter but arranged for her to stay on in Germany for training (on the flat and over fences) and testing (her final MPt score was 8.17). Since being imported to join the Marydell broodmare band in 2006, “tina” has produced “several champion or reserve babies. We raise and train them, then sell most of them to talented amateurs.” Duet, like her dam, attracted attention early. When the filly was born, Haymon says, “She was probably the prettiest foal i’ve ever seen—and she was out in the paddock doing passage and canter pirouettes and tempi changes at twelve hours old!” She adds, “You see that a lot of times in foals; then the ability usually disappears by three or four at the latest, and it doesn’t come back until age six or seven. But it’s play to her.” At seven weeks, Duet started her showing career by winning the Fillies of 2008 class and the overall reserve filly championship at the Kentucky Dressage Spring CDi. Shown by Brendan Curtis (“a very talented young trainer who came through Robert Dover’s ‘Search for America’s next equestrian Star: Dressage’ program,” Haymon says), she has gone

on to such titles as 2009 Adequan/USDF reserve-champion yearling filly, 2010 Dressage at Devon champion filly, and 2011 Dressage at Devon reserve high-point “Born in the USA” winner. Duet was “very lightly backed this past summer,” Haymon says, “and she’s been very lightly ridden. our goal for 2012 is to dabble in four-year-old competition; our longterm goal is to bring her along to be a Grand Prix horse.” But Haymon is in no hurry to pursue that goal. “Duet is rather mature-looking, and there’s a tendency to take all these talented young horses and start them too early. i don’t want to see a young horse working hard before age five or six.” So far, the young mare “has been very easy in everything we’ve done with her”—and the owner would like to keep her that way. “She’s opinionated, and she communicates her feelings quite clearly, but she’s never said no. She’s very affectionate; she likes attention. Her temper is sweet, her gaits are there, and she’s a sensation under saddle.” Asked what she’s enjoyed most so far about Duet, Haymon says, “Watching her grow up to be what i thought she would be.” And the biggest challenge? “Keeping her trim enough. She’s built very wide, and she gains weight easily. We have her on one pound of diet feed plus the cheapest hay we can find!” —D. J. Carey Lyons

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NteC Roulette Owner: Kai Handt, Wylie, texas Rider: Julia Handt, Wylie, texas Breeder: eberhard Hennings, germany 68 February 2012 • USDF ConneCtion

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ith 50 acres, 50 horses in full training, and busy lesson programs in dressage and jumping for adults and youngsters at his north texas equestrian Center, trainer Kai Handt (who’s also the chef d’équipe of the US Para-equestrian team) imports “a very large number of horses.” So in 2010, when “a friend from Germany, whose judgment i trust, called and said he had a very, very good horse for sale”—then aged five, Roulette had already earned credibility at home by having “finished second in the fouryear-olds in the Hanoverian finals”—Handt was interested. “We resell horses,” Handt says. “i bought Roulette because he was a good horse.” But shortly after the gelding arrived, the trainer stopped thinking about selling and started thinking about competitive potential. “especially for being such a young horse, he struck me as one of the best horses i’d ever had. A beautiful horse—really elegant, long legs— with exceptionally good gaits; very upward-moving, with a very good hind end.” Handt brought Roulette out at training Level in September 2010. Both the trainer and daughter Julia Handt (then sixteen) showed the horse that autumn, and Julia rode him to the Region 9 Junior training Level Championship (and also competed with him on Region 9’s Young Rider team at the Fei north American Junior and Young Rider Championships). in 2011, Handt rode the horse in the Fei Six-Year-old classes—but after nteC student Jonathan Wentz qualified for the US para-equestrian team for the CPeDi3* interna-

tional competition in Mexico City (where the US team took the gold medal), Handt, as coach and chef, “had to spend all summer out of town, between the World and Young Riders at Gladstone.” His daughter picked up Roulette’s reins again, “and she won the Region 9 open Second Level championship,” this while also matriculating as a full-time student at the University of texas at Dallas, where she’s aiming for a pre-med degree. For all the gelding’s winning ways, Handt says, Roulette is “quiet and calm, very cooperative—super nice. He’s done everything i’ve asked him to do. We take our time with his training,” especially because the combination of the horse’s eighteen-hand size and comparative youth “can make some things more difficult. For example, “At first, he didn’t like the flying changes too much, but we just kept asking for them over and over, and eventually he got it. He has a very good walk—got 9s and some 10s in the regional finals—and a very big canter.” Te horse is also “really fun to show. even at home, he’s very forward, and when he gets to a horse show, he kicks it up a notch; he’s so willing and tries so hard. And he has quite a personality.” For 2012, Handt’s first goal for Roulette is “to compete in the Developing Horse division; we think he’ll be ready” for the springtime classes. And long-term, “with his looks, and his attitude about everything, i believe he’s definitely going to be a big-time international horse.” —D. J. Carey Lyons

training level resUlts

Winner’s median score: 80.417%; nUmber qUalified: 541

1. NTEC ROULETTE (Hanoverian), Kai Handt, owner; Julia Handt, rider; Rotspon, sire; Shining Sun, dam; Eberhard Hennings, breeder ................. 80.417% 2. ROYAL ARIES (Hanoverian), Danielle Culver, owner; Danielle Culver, rider; Royal Blend, sire; Dunja Classic, dam; Gerd Volbers, breeder .................. 76.000% 3. FHREELANCER (Hanoverian), Joanne Coleman, owner; Joanne Coleman, rider; Florencio , sire; Lafayette, dam; Christel Luehrmann, breeder .................. 75.215% 4. STANLEY HOLISTER (Oldenburg), Sheila Zepernick, owner; Jodie Kelly, rider; Sandro Hit, sire; Nereide, dam; Sheila Zepernick, breeder ..... 75.200% 4. BAAS B. (Dutch Warmblood), Cherie Vetsch, owner; Cherie Vetsch, rider; Trento B, sire; Serise B, dam; H.F. Van Den Broek, breeder ..................... 75.200% 4. SANTANA (Oldenburg), Marta Kauffman, owner; Jaye Cherry, rider; Show Star, sire; Andra, dam; Christin Boekhoff, breeder ........................ 75.200% 7. LAURESSA (Westfalen), Linda van Rees, owner; Anneliese Vogt-Harber, rider; Laureus, sire; Flamme, dam; Theodor Zimmermann, breeder ........... 75.000% 7. DAPHNE (Zweibrucker), Holly Taylor, Jeffrey Taylor & Jamie Gunyula, owners; Jeffrey Taylor, rider ......................................... 75.000% 9. RANIA (Danish Warmblood), Susan Bender, owner; C. Michelle Folden, rider; Blue Hors Don Schufro, sire; Rikochee, dam; Susan Bender, breeder ....... 74.800% 10. NOR’EE (Oldenburg), June Brody, owner; Heather Mason, rider; Nimbus, sire; Heatwave, dam; June Brody, breeder ................................ 74.643% 11. JAZZ DANCE (Oldenburg), Brittany Burson, owner; Brittany Burson, rider ............................................................................. 74.400%

11. GVF SJOKOLADE (Norwegian Fjord), Sophie Fiedler, owner; Samantha Poirier, rider; Kastanjegardens Fernando, sire; Sabrine, dam; Green Valley Farm Inc., breeder .............................................................. 74.400% 13. RENDEZVOUS MF (Hanoverian), Martine Duff, owner; Melanie Mitchell, rider; Rousseau, sire; SPS Doreen, dam; Maryanna Haymon, breeder .................................................................... 74.286% 14. SAN REGILIO (Westfalen), Jules Nyssen, owner; Jules Nyssen, rider; San Schufro, sire; Rowina, dam; Anna Beth Reesink-Brouwer, breeder ... 74.000% 14. ROCAZINO (Oldenburg), Fie Andersen, owner; Fie Andersen, rider; Rosentanz, sire; Escarda, dam; Heino Lueschen, breeder ......................... 74.000% 16. RUDI REGALI (Westfalen), Nancy Szakacs, owner; Nancy Szakacs, rider; Riccione, sire; Rubina, dam; Antonius Buning, breeder ............................ 73.929% 17. AMALIA (Trakehner), Patricia Leech, owner; Simone Ahern, rider; Donaufurst, sire; Audacity, dam; Patricia Leech, breeder ........................ 73.800% 18. CELTIC GRACE (Friesian), Bobbi Wojtowicz, owner; Jonni Adams-Allen, rider; Celtic (Roi Des Blues), sire; Zena, dam; Charlotte O’Hara, breeder ....................................................................... 73.600% 19. GREYSTOKE (Oldenburg), Kathryn Fleming-Kuhn, owner; Martin Kuhn, rider .................................................................................. 73.518% 20. SUNSET N (Danish Warmblood), Jennifer Truett, owner; Jennifer Truett, rider; Show Star, sire; Fitness N, dam; Inge Madsen & Aage Orum, breeders ...................................................... 73.272%

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Sanceo 2006 brown 17-hand Hanoverian stallion Sire: San Remo e Dam: Rivera

Owner: alice Womble, Hempstead, texas Rider: Sabine Schut-Kery, Tousand Oaks, California Breeder: gerhard Dustmann, germany 70 February 2012 • USDF ConneCtion

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n 2008, trainer Sabine Schut-Kery was scouting younghorse prospects in Germany for horse breeder Alice Womble and her veterinarian husband, Dr. Mike Heitmann (whose Cacique, 2010 intermediate i Horse of the Year, she was already training), when she found Sanceo. not yet three, the colt “had been under saddle only three times—but he looked so harmonious in his body that i was really impressed.” Womble and Heitmann accompanied her to Germany for a second look. By then, Sanceo had been under saddle ten times. Schut-Kery “got on, and he was such a gentleman—and so rhythmic and so easy in the bridle. i had a really good feeling about him.” As for the potential buyers, “it was love at first sight, based on his demeanor, his appearance, and his movement,” Heitmann says. “We tried to act nonchalant, but we weren’t very successful.” Tey arranged for the colt to go to SchutKery in California: “Both our vision and Sabine’s were to put him with her and let her model him, let him bond with her.” Sanceo was three by the time he arrived, “and that’s not too early to start,” Schut-Kery believes: “not so much to train him, but to explain to him what his job is and how to behave. i think it’s really good for a young horse, especially a colt, to learn manners right from the beginning. “i don’t ride a three-year-old every day: maybe three or four times a week, 20 to 30 minutes at a time. if he understands the fundamentals at three, he’ll be ready to go at four or five. And working with him and watching him as he grows lets me understand him better—also especially helpful with a stallion.”

At four, Sanceo won the 2010 California Dressage Society’s Young Horse Futurity. in 2011 he qualified for the Fei World Dressage Breeding Championships in Verden, Germany, but owners and trainer decided against taking him. “in Verden,” Schut-Kery says, “the audience is big and very close to the ring. Te experience can be overwhelming for a young horse.” instead, Sanceo went to the Markel/USeF Five-Yearold national Young Horse Championship, where his reaction convinced Schut-Kery that their Verden decision had been correct. “Te arena was just a little more impressive than a standard show arena, but the flowerpots were closer than he’s used to, and he was looking into every one. After the class i took him around the ring on a loose rein, and he still looked at every flowerpot.” Sanceo placed fourth there, tied for reserve in the 2011 Adequan/USDF Fei Five-Year-old year-end standings, and won the CDS FiveYear-old Futurity. Schut-Kery feels “so lucky in the partnership i have with Mike and Alice. We make decisions together, moving Sanceo up only when his movements at the current level are dependably correct.” For 2012, “We’re thinking about the Six-Yearold Fei test, but he’s going to tell us. if he is ready, great! if not, we will take the time he needs to become ready, knowing it may put us behind for making it to this year’s Young Horse class. We chose him for his potential to develop into an Fei horse, and that’s the priority. if, on the journey, he can be part of the Fei Young Horse program, that’s a bonus.” “Lucky me,” Schut-Kery adds. “Tat’s all i can say.” —D. J. Carey Lyons

first level resUlts

Winner’s median score: 80.646%; nUmber qUalified: 517

1. SANCEO (Hanoverian), Alice Womble, owner; Sabine Schut-Kery, rider; San Remo, sire; Rivera, dam; Gerhard Dustmann, breeder ....................... 80.646% 2. SHOWDOWN (Hanoverian), Leslie Waterman, owner; Debbie Hill, rider; Sandro Hit, sire; Gioia, dam; Louise Palmer, breeder ................................ 76.836% 3. BOXSTER A (Hanoverian), Iris Aberbach, owner; Michael Bragdell, rider; Bugatti Hilltop, sire; Winsome A, dam; Iris Aberbach, breeder ................. 74.865% 4. WALLANDER 14 (Oldenburg), Kathleen Jaraczewski, owner; Kathleen Jaraczewski, rider; Weltissimo, sire; Aida, dam; Gerhard Ehmann, breeder ..................... 74.004% 5. CHAMBRAY (Holsteiner), Julie Hixson, owner; Stacey Porter, rider; Caesar, sire; Melisande, dam; Jami Kment, breeder ................................ 73.682% 6. RON WILLIAM 2 (Hanoverian), Anna Hopla, owner; JT Burnley, rider; Rascalino, sire; Wincenta 2, dam; Friedrich Decke, breeder ..................... 73.448% 7. ZANDREAU JP (Dutch Warmblood), Arleen Francomano, owner; Berndt Von Hassler, rider; Rousseau, sire; Sologne, dam; Peg & Jim Mills, breeders ... 73.226% 8. LAURESSA (Westfalen), Linda van Rees, owner; Anneliese Vogt-Harber, rider; Laureus, sire; Flamme, dam; Theodor Zimmermann, breeder ........... 72.759% 9. GREYSTOKE (Oldenburg), Kathryn Fleming-Kuhn, owner; Martin Kuhn, rider .................................................................................. 72.414% 10. WINKAYLA (Oldenburg), Bethany Nehse, owner; Bethany Nehse, rider; Wonderful, sire; Alectra, dam; Louise Labrucherie, breeder ...................... 72.289%

11. ROYAL ARIES (Hanoverian), Danielle Culver, owner; Danielle Culver, rider; Royal Blend, sire; Dunja Classic, dam; Gerd Volbers, breeder .................. 72.241% 12. COSWORTH (Hanoverian), Cynthia Scopac, owner; Cynthia Scopac, rider; Conteur, sire; Womina, dam; Richard Jungclaus, breeder ........................ 72.210% 13. WALK THE LINE (Oldenburg), Amy Bock, owner; Amy Bock, rider; World of Dreams, sire; Heinira, dam; Gerhard Thomes, breeder ............... 72.097% 14. CELTIC GRACE (Friesian), Bobbi Wojtowicz, owner; Jonni Adams-Allen, rider; Celtic (Roi Des Blues), sire; Zena, dam; Charlotte O’Hara, breeder .......... 71.935% 14. SONNENKONIGIN (Westfalen), Pacific Group Management Inc., owner; LJ Banks, rider ....................................................................................... 71.935% 14. FOLEY (Hanoverian), Amanda Johnson, owner; Amanda Johnson, rider; Fabuleux, sire; Romance, dam; Barbara Putnam, breeder ........................ 71.935% 17. NOR’EE (Oldenburg), June Brody, owner; Heather Mason, rider; Nimbus, sire; Heatwave, dam; June Brody, breeder ................................ 71.456% 18. RIO RIO (Zweibrucker), Lawrence Thibodeau, owner; Jessica Wisdom, rider; Radikal, sire; Hochkarat, dam; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, breeder ... 71.379% 19. UP TO DATE (Dutch Warmblood), Pieter Ruig, owner; Tyra Vernon, rider; Flemmingh, sire; Ola, dam; O. Veltman, breeder ....................................... 71.371% 20. DON VINCENZO (Hanoverian), Linda Dymon, owner; Kimberly Kulesa, rider; Domiro, sire; Ramina, dam; Lucchetti Ranch, breeder .............................. 71.351%

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Rashka

2004 bay 16.3-hand Oldenburg stallion Sire: GP Raymeister e Dam: Tashka

Owner/Rider/Breeder: Kenneth Borden, Wilmington, Illinois 72 February 2012 • USDF ConneCtion

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sked how he feels about Rashka’s third consecutive appearance in the USDF yearbook (the stallion was the 2009 Materiale champion and the 2010 Horse of the Year at training and First Levels), Ken Borden answers thoughtfully: “it validates what i’ve felt from the start, that Rashka is an exceptional partner with all the attributes i’ve been breeding for: ridability, temperament, athleticism, soundness. it also validates my belief in the idea of a training program that respects the horse and his readiness. i’m trying to bring him up the levels slowly, progressively. i like to keep him continuing steadily. From the beginning i thought he had the talent; it’s nice that the judges see that.” Already doing some Second and Tird Level showing in 2009, Rashka “qualified to do Fourth Level this past year, scoring in the 70s with 9s on his gaits,” Borden says. “He shows mostly barefoot to minimize the possibility of abscesses” (a problem early in 2010), “and i’m choosing shows on the basis of judges, good footing, and safe stalls, as well as a low-key atmosphere.” Rashka traveled east for Dressage at Devon (PA) last fall, “and he was iSR/oldenburg Tree-Year-old and older champion, his 83.5 percent the fifth-highest score in the breed show. We did a forum for the USDF in-hand breeding series, and he consistently scored eights and nines there, too; it was fun to have a bunch of judges looking at him and evaluating him so similarly.” Having also been awarded his own third consecutive Adequan/USDF Dressage Breeder of the Year title, Borden

points out that Rashka’s success speaks for his Little Bit Farm’s breeding program, as well. “We deliberately keep his stud fees affordable because we want to see more people understand that they can get affordable, quality horses here: horses as good as or better than those in europe—and horses that hold up better, with fewer soundness problems.” He adds, “People are thrilled with Rashka’s foals.” of the oldest, born in 2009, he says, they “are already displaying something of the same movement and same temperament.” in 2012, Borden says, Rashka “may do the Developing Horse program. And with the rules now restricting horses to competing in two consecutive levels at a time, i think we will probably concentrate on Fourth Level and Prix St. Georges, aiming eventually for Fei levels as he’s comfortable with the work. He’s getting better and better with his collection, he has a wonderful work ethic, and he’s a natural in the show ring. He’s exactly the same horse there as he is in the warm-up or at home.” And yes, the stallion is still part of the farm’s lesson program, “but we’ve cut down on that somewhat as we’ve become more focused on his training,” Borden says. “What i’m using him for primarily is lead changes; people can really feel how a good lead change feels on him. He also sometimes figures in lessons on gaits—because, with the consistent eights and nines he gets on extended gaits, i don’t think many horses ‘downshift’ as well as he does.” —D. J. Carey Lyons

second level results

Winner’s median score: 75.643%; number qualified: 273

1. RASHKA (Oldenburg), Kenneth Borden, owner; Kenneth Borden, rider; GP Raymeister, sire; Tashka, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder .................. 75.643% 2. SAPHIRA (Oldenburg), John McGuire & Marilyn Johnson, owners; Heather McCarthy, rider; Florencio , sire; Roxina, dam; Wolfgang Sames, breeder ....................................................................... 74.286% 3. ABSOLUTE ZEPHYR (Zweibrucker), Karen Ball, owner; Emily Tears, rider; Abanos, sire; Grosse Welt, dam; Horst Baumann, breeder ....................... 71.335% 4. JORK D (Friesian), Kathleen Carroll, owner; Regina Agren, rider; Winand 405, sire; Jelbrich, dam; J. Drost, breeder .................................. 71.316% 5. CREMONT (Danish Warmblood), Kelly Underhill, owner; Stewart Underhill, rider .......................................................................... 71.191% 6. HARMONY’S ARMANI (Dutch Warmblood), Harmony Sporthorses, owner; Leslie Webb, rider; Sydney, sire; Ramona, dam; N.W.J. Krol, breeder ...... 70.619% 7. LAVONT (Zweibrucker), Yvonne Ash, owner; Gayle Smith, rider; Lester Patrone, sire; Grand Virtue, dam; Cinema Farms, breeder ............. 70.595% 8. CHANEL (Danish Warmblood), Charlotte Bredahl, owner; Charlotte Bredahl, rider; Blue Hors Romanov, sire; Phenelope Solyst, dam; Poul Erik Pedersen, breeder .................................................................... 70.357% 9. FRIEDENSFURST (Trakehner), Lindsey Holleger, owner; Lindsey Holleger, rider; Donaufurst, sire; Feodamee von Krotenbach, dam; Erin Brinkman, breeder ............................................................................ 70.119% 10. FINE AND SMART (Westfalen), Juliet Le Dorze, owner; Rebecca Black, rider; Furst Piccolo, sire; Whoopy, dam; Friedrich-Wilhelm Kahlert, breeder ............... 69.881%

11. AMETHIST UTOPIA (Dutch Warmblood), Marian Berg, owner; Jane Ewer, rider; Olivi, sire; M. Utopia, dam; C. van Helvoort, breeder .... 69.737% 11. ADDICTION (Dutch Warmblood), Heather Mason, owner; Amy Gimbel & Heather Mason, riders; Nimbus, sire; Carrera, dam; Heather Mason, breeder ......................................................................... 69.737% 11. BRAUNA (Canadian Sport Horse), Stacie Coder, owner; Pernille Andree, rider; Brave Heart II, sire; Lou Lou Belle, dam; Angel Robson, breeder ........................ 69.737% 11. VALENCIA (Dutch Warmblood), Tracie Bjugan, owner; Tracie Bjugan, rider ................................................................................ 69.737% 15. HOLY WONDER (Hanoverian), Tanya Vik & Susan Sutton, owners; Tanya Vik, rider ...................................................................................... 69.714% 16. RUFFINO (Hanoverian), Kathy Burdick-Niebank, owner; Debbie Hill, rider; Rubino Bellissimo, sire; Dulcimer Melody, dam; Lunita Turner, breeder .... 69.524% 17. MONTANA (Danish Warmblood), Brenda Duet, owner; Stacey Hastings & Hannah Shook, riders; Rambo, sire; Lomani, dam; Oak Hill Ranch LLC, breeder .................................................................... 69.477% 18. WRAMIELLE (Hanoverian), Brenda Zeitler, owner; Brenda Zeitler, rider; Widmark, sire; Lost-A-Sock, dam; Meg & Ronald Williams, breeders ....... 69.286% 18. KLEINER RALLI (Rhinelander), Suzan Larson, owner; Debbie Hill, rider; Riccione, sire; La Boum, dam; Mattias Buns, breeder .............................. 69.286% 20. ...................BRENTANUS (Hanoverian), Susan Moore, owner; Susan Moore, rider; Bretano II, sire; Why Not, dam; Klaus & Luise Bosse, breeders ............... 69.145%

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2004 chestnut 17.1-hand dutch Warmblood gelding Sire: Iroko e Dam: Inga

Owner/Rider: Heather Mason, lebanon, new Jersey Breeder: carol collyer, Ithaca, new York 74 February 2012 • USDF ConneCtion

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product of the Cornell University (nY) breeding program, Zar came to 2011 Pan American Games dressage-squad alternate Heather Mason’s attention through his breeder, longtime friend Carol Collyer. At the Cornell equine Park barn, the youngster struck Mason as “a very modern type: very long in the leg, narrow in the chest. i thought it would be interesting to see what he grew into. So i bought him.” initially, Mason thought of Zar as a stallion prospect, “but he got too big; i didn’t want a seventeen-plus-hand stallion. So i gelded him as a three-year-old. Ten i had him for sale for a while because i didn’t want another seventeenplus-hand Fei horse.” While Mason was thinking of Zar as a sale horse, she “didn’t put in as much time on him as i might have otherwise. But i was also watching him and giving him time to grow up: to grow into that big body; to mature physically and mentally.” Gradually, he did—and toward the fall of 2010, she changed her mind again, deciding to keep him for herself. Since then, Mason says, Zar has “surprised me in a lot of ways. He was very spooky as a young horse, and he’s still a little bit nervous at the shows. But when he gets into the ring, he is very reliable. He puts in solid test after solid test. He’s very easy to collect, very easy to extend, very good in his connection.” Tis year they moved up to doing Tird and Fourth Levels, “and i don’t think he missed a change all season in the ring. He’s been a real worker. And he’s a total sweetheart: an ‘in-your-pocket’ kind of horse.” At press time, for example, Zar was “just learning piaffe/

passage, and being very cute about it. He really likes lifting up his legs and learning new things.” And even though seventeen-plus hands is big for Mason’s modest stature, “he doesn’t ‘ride’ that big. He’s very comfortable and easy to sit.” Mason was delighted with Zar’s Fourth Level open and Tird Level open and Freestyle titles at last September’s Great American/USDF Region 8 Championships, “but i expected that the biggest challenge of the year for him would be at Devon”—a challenge made even more formidable by sopping weather. “He was nervous the first day, but he just kept getting better and better. He ended up high-point Dutch Warmblood and also high-point American-bred. “i was very happy with how he handled the situation, because it was kind of a test for what i might do with him next year. Pretty much nothing is as scary as Devon.” For 2012, Mason “will probably aim Zar toward the Developing Horse program. i will do some i-i with him, but i don’t think we’re going to do the CDis; i think he’ll still be physically a little immature for that. However, i think he definitely will be ready for Developing Horse.” Winter is stay-home-and-train time for Mason’s horses. For Zar, “we’ll use the time to build his strength. He’s very good already at pirouettes, but i think doing piaffe/passage work will make a big difference with him, along with lots of transition work and warming up very long and low. For a big late developer like him, building strength is probably more a matter of time than anything else. “i think he’ll be a very interesting horse for the future.” —D. J. Carey Lyons

third level results

Winner’s median score: 73.590%; number qualified: 310

1. ZAR (Dutch Warmblood), Heather Mason, owner; Heather Mason, rider; Iroko, sire; Inga, dam; Carol Collyer, breeder ........................................... 73.590% 2. RASHKA (Oldenburg), Kenneth Borden, owner; Kenneth Borden, rider; GP Raymeister, sire; Tashka, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder .................. 73.421% 3. WATULELE (Hanoverian), Maureen Lamb, owner; Christian Hartung, rider; Wolkenstein II, sire; Fency, dam; Richard Bruemmer, breeder .................. 73.124% 4. ZANIA (Dutch Warmblood), Jami Kment, owner; Jami Kment, rider; Sir Sinclair, sire; Melody, dam; B.J. Odink, breeder ................................. 71.299% 5. SAPHIRA (Oldenburg), John McGuire & Marilyn Johnson, owners; Heather McCarthy, rider; Florencio, sire; Roxina, dam; Wolfgang Sames, breeder .. 71.168% 6. WAKEUP (American Warmblood), Emily Wagner, owner; Emily Wagner, rider; Wagnis, sire; Maiden Montreal, dam; Beverly Mclean Tetrick, breeder .... 70.520% 7. MASTERPIECE (Swedish Warmblood), Kenneth Borden, owner; Kenneth Borden, rider; Master, sire; Miss Nickel Annie, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder ..... 69.737% 8. WAGNER (Dutch Warmblood), Alma Ericson, owner; Amy Walker-Basak, rider; Krack C, sire; Iselotte, dam; Stal De Breuk, breeder ................................ 69.506% 9. SOPHIE W. (Friesian), Kimberly Perkins & Ambassador Friesians, owners; Heather Mason, rider; Reitse, sire; Lieske B., dam; Harry & Cecille Witteveen, breeders ....................................................... 69.194% 10. INDIRA (Westfalen), Polly Limond, owner; Polly Limond, rider; Insterburg, sire; Daylight R, dam; Karl Ritter, breeder ............................. 68.947% 11. DON ZAMORA (Dutch Warmblood), Phyllis Sumner, owner; Phyllis Sumner, rider; Don Primero, sire; Selexy, dam; H. Dijkstra, breeder ......... 68.847%

12. VALIANT (Dutch Warmblood), Louise Koch, owner; Louise Koch, rider; Gribaldi, sire; Jorfa, dam; J.D. De Ruiter, breeder ................................... 68.743% 13. MERRICK RVRW (Haflinger), Jennifer Carol, owner; Jennifer Grant, rider; Walzertakt, sire; Mystique TOF, dam; Terri Birk & Clark Johnson, breeders ...................................................... 68.718% 14. FERRARI (Westfalen), Melvin Churchill, owner; Elizabeth Niemi, rider; Fidermark, sire; Esprit Girl, dam; Heike Hingst, breeder ........................... 68.654% 15. RONIN-ROYAL (Oldenburg), Michaela Schmidt-Le, owner; Morgan Barrows, rider; Rubin-Royal, sire; Lavinja, dam; Werner Stolle, breeder .................. 68.421% 16. PIKK POKKET (Hanoverian), John McGuire & Marilyn Johnson, owners; Heather McCarthy & Marilyn Johnson, riders; Pik L, sire; Gera, dam; Horses Unlimited Inc., breeder ............................................... 68.171% 17. INKE FCF (Friesian), Julie Roche, owner; Linda Strine, rider; Erik, sire; Nynke Marije, dam; Julie & Emmet Roche, breeders ............................... 68.158% 18. FWF BARON VON CAPRIOLI (Friesian Sporthorse), Mary Adams, owner; Jonni Adams-Allen, rider; Flying W Farms Baron von Kolderveen, sire; FWF Figurine, dam; Flying W Farms Inc., breeder .................................... 68.077% 19. CREMONT (Danish Warmblood), Kelly Underhill, owner; Stewart Underhill, rider .......................................................................... 67.949% 19. DREAM WEAVER (Hanoverian), Christine Noelting, owner; Christian Hartung, rider; Don Bosco, sire; Weserlaune BC, dam; Cord Badenhoop-Clausen, breeder .....67.949% 19. WANTED (Dutch Warmblood), Dogwood Hill, owner; Esther Seeger-Davis, rider ....................................................................... 67.949%

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2004 chestnut 17-hand Hanoverian gelding Sire: Wolkenstein II e Dam: Fency

Owner: Maureen lamb, san Jose, california Rider: christian Hartung, vacaville, california Breeder: Richard Bruemmer, Germany 76 February 2012 • USDF ConneCtion

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n September 2010, California-based trainer Christian Hartung was at the Bundeschampionnat (the German Young Horse Championship), “looking for a prospect with Fei potential” for USDF bronze and silver medalist Maureen Lamb, a longtime client of the Christiane noelting Dressage Center in Vacaville, where Hartung is based. Te horse that really caught his eye was a six-year-old gelding, Watulele; “his ridability was superior, and he was truly ‘through’—from the first test ride on.” He’d also had an impressive young-horse career, including placing ninth and fifteenth at the two most recent World Championships for Young Horses. Hartung’s only concern: At the Bundeschampionnat, the young horse “was so hot that he was the only horse that had to be led into the warm-up arena on the lunge line with the rider mounted. And apparently he’d been quite hot when he was started as well. But when european horses come to California, with all the space and the mild temperature, they tend to calm down. And often, once horses that are a little hot when young get some experience, they’re the best goers.” Watulele’s first US show was in April 2011. Hartung started him at Tird Level, eventually moved him up to Fourth, “and throughout the whole season, i don’t think he had one test that was below 70. He’s become a ‘steady eddie’: really forward; 8 or 8.5 in walk-trot-canter. And when he goes to shows, he gets interested: He might look at things in the warm-up, but there’s no turning around or running away. He’s not suspicious, but he’s eager and can be a little on the nervous side; i give him lots of walk breaks. it’s always better to have an eager horse than one that’s lazy.” Hartung remembers that initially Watulele also “kept a

bit of a distance. A lot of intelligent and talented horses are reserved at first but then can become very friendly: a reward for earning their trust. After a year, Watulele is the friendliest horse in the barn—and fine with being led and hosed off by a thirteen-year-old student.” What surprises—and delights—Hartung about Watulele? “At shows, how he is really interested in new things, instead of trying to avoid the unknown. At the same time, there’s nothing that can distract him once it is time to perform. it is pure enjoyment to be a partner for this horse.” Terefore, it’s only fair that the trainer makes enjoyment a regular part of Watulele’s experience. “Tere’s a trail around the property, and he goes on that just about every day, especially walking under saddle.” And—with jumping as well as dressage in Hartung’s background—“all my dressage horses go over ground poles and little crossrails. it gets them out of the dressage ring, helps with throughness and suppleness, and makes their minds go somewhere else. Just as jumpers should do a little dressage, i think dressage horses should do—if not exactly jumping, at least gymnastic work. So that’s what he does for fun.” Hartung and Lamb have agreed that they “don’t want to go too far too fast” with Watulele. “He probably could have done the Fei small tour this past year, but he was only seven.” For 2012, Hartung says, “we’ll do a couple of Fourth Level tests, and from there we’ll take it one step at a time. He’s already doing canter zigzags, and i’ve played around with the twos and the ones enough to know they’re there, but there’s no point in pushing them just yet.” —D. J. Carey Lyons

fourth level results

Winner’s median score: 73.662%; number qualified: 125

1. WATULELE (Hanoverian), Maureen Lamb, owner; Christian Hartung, rider; Wolkenstein II, sire; Fency, dam; Richard Bruemmer, breeder .................. 73.662% 2. DOC HOLLIDAY (Oldenburg), Anne Aloi, owner; Anne Aloi, rider; Don Cardinale, sire; Rabea, dam; Steffi Becker, breeder ......................... 70.556% 3. ZATINO H (Dutch Warmblood), Emily Gershberg, owner; Emily Gershberg, rider; Sir Sinclair, sire; Karma, dam; J.A. De Haas, breeder .............................. 70.180% 4. ZONNEGLANS (Dutch Warmblood), Prentiss Partners, owner; Jan Brons, rider; Rubin Royal, sire; Orchidee Kelly, dam; G.J. Kappert, breeder .......... 69.933% 5. BRAXTON (Holsteiner), Kristin Cooper, owner; Amanda Johnson, rider ... 69.910% 6. ZAR (Dutch Warmblood), Heather Mason, owner; Heather Mason, rider; Iroko, sire; Inga, dam; Carol Collyer, breeder ........................................... 69.834% 7. WIES V/D KLUMPERT (Dutch Warmblood), Greenwood Sporthorses & Equine Equipment, owner; Amy Stuhr, rider; Future, sire; Sarina V.D. Klumpert, dam; J. Vloet, breeder .......................................... 69.714% 8. CLEOPATRA (Oldenburg), Elizabeth Juliano, owner; George Williams, rider .......................................................................... 69.563% 9. RIPLEY (Oldenburg), Kristina Harrison-Naness, owner; Kristina Harrison-Naness, rider; Rohdiamant, sire; Arabell, dam; Erik Depuydt, breeder ........................................................ 69.250% 9. SJAPOER (Dutch Warmblood), Ayden Uhlir, owner; Tania Dorsett, rider; Contango, sire; Jenia, dam; A. Esssen, breeder ....................................... 69.250%

11. BENISE (Hanoverian), Judy Kelly, owner; Judy Kelly, rider; Breitling W, sire; Rubina, dam; Ruth & Jurgen Hoops, breeders ............... 69.000% 12. COSTALERO XII (Pura Raza Espanola), Robert Price, owner; Sarah Hippenstiel, rider; Minero VII, sire; Costalera VI, dam; Maipe, breeder ........................................................................................ 68.000% 13. DUVENT (Hanoverian), Melinda Walton, owner; Silva Martin, rider .......... 67.905% 14. PICOLERO (Oldenburg), Monica Benderly, owner; Anita Williams, rider; Pik Noir, sire; Friedvolle, dam; Wilfried Stolle, breeder ............................. 67.776% 15. VINCERE (Dutch Warmblood), Gigi Nutter, owner; Gigi Nutter, rider; Ferro, sire; Katinka, dam; Julie Haralson, breeder ................................... 67.774% 16. WISDOM MVS (Dutch Warmblood), Jackie Ahl-Eckhaus, owner; Jackie Ahl-Eckhaus, rider; Farrington, sire; Lumara, dam; Jackie & Mark Eckhaus, breeders ........................................................... 67.750% 17. TAEKE V. (Friesian), Donna Bowers, owner; Leif Aho, rider; Rypke 321, sire; Wieke van Hoeve Jacolie, dam; F. Veen, breeder ........... 67.649% 18. FESTINA (Danish Warmblood), Holly Spencer, owner; Holly Spencer, rider; Blue Hors Hertug, sire; Fie, dam; Andreas Seemann, breeder ................... 67.500% 18. WITTELSBACH D (Dutch Warmblood), Jessica Van Eyck, owner; Jessica Van Eyck, rider; Rhodium, sire; Ruby Tuesday, dam; P.H. Meinen, breeder ....... 67.500% 20. CANTARIS (Hanoverian), Elizabeth Ferber, owner; Marie Barrett, rider; Compliment, sire; Egida, dam; Friederike Pelzer, breeder ......................... 67.465%

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PRIx sT. GeORGes & InTeRMedIaTe I

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fter Weltino’s Magic was named 2010 Adequan/ USDF Prix St. Georges Horse of the Year, owner Jen Hlavacek set her sights on the 2011 Pan American Games—but acknowledged that “there will be some very talented horses trying out” to represent the US in Guadalajara, Mexico. “Whoever goes, it’s going to be a great team.” it was. And Magic, with rider Steffen Peters, led the way.

At the Pan Ams, the pair’s 80.132 percent score in team competition not only secured gold for the US but also set a Games record. And in the individuals they struck gold again, earning a combined score of 82.690 percent. With teammates Heather Blitz on Paragon winning silver and Marisa Festerling on Big tyme taking bronze, it was a US medal sweep. Watching the Stars and Stripes being raised on all three flagpoles at the awards ceremony was “truly thrilling,” Hlavacek says. it was the capstone to an amazing year in which Magic and Peters “won every single class they entered, in europe and the Americas.” Teir european achievement came in July, at the World equestrian Festival CHio in Aachen: the first time ever at the storied showgrounds for Magic and Hlavacek. Aachen hadn’t been in the owner’s early plans, but Peters—scheduled to compete there with Grand Prix partner Ravel—thought the experience would benefit Magic. it did. on a cold, rainy day, Magic briefly seemed a little overwhelmed at the biggest stadium he’d ever shown in, crammed with 5,000 spectators. Ten he settled down to business, winning the Prix St. Georges with a score of 72.579 percent. Tree days later, in an2002 bay 17-hand Westfalen gelding other soaking downpour, he and Sire: Weltino e Dam: diva Peters scored a 73.947 in i-i to win the WeF small tour. Owner: dr. Jen Hlavacek, las vegas, nevada More tough competition— Rider: steffen Peters, san diego, california and more rain—awaited the pair Breeder: Willi Holter, Germany in September, at the Collecting

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Gaits Farm/USeF Dressage Festival of Champions in Gladstone, nJ, where the 2011 intermediaire i national Championships doubled as the Pan Am Games selection trials. in securing his team berth, Magic won all three championship classes—and, with an 81.250 percent in the Freestyle, earned the weekend’s only i-i score above 80. From Gladstone, the Pan Am squad flew to Guadalajara for the october 16-19 competition. Ten, at last, they headed for their various homes. Hlavacek says her horse is “a very laid-back traveler, but when he got off the truck” back at Peters’s Arroyo del Mar, “he trotted all the way to the barn!” Hlavacek is delighted that Magic—who has his own Facebook page—is part of the Peters operation. She and husband

Bruce know Steffen and wife Shannon “are making the best decisions for him,” as they’ve been doing since Shannon found the horse, guided him to the 2008 US reserve Six-Yearold championship, and then persuaded Steffen to take over the ride. Magic “has been schooling Grand Prix; i think he’ll be confirming his Grand Prix moves this year,” Hlavacek says. But she’s in no hurry; rather, she and Peters agree on the importance of “letting Magic develop at the right speed. My horse was all over the world in 2011, and i do not want to break him down by doing too much.” instead, she’s “basking in the glow” of Magic’s magical year. —D. J. Carey Lyons

prix st. georges results

Winner’s median score: 77.807%; number qualified: 408

1. WELTINO’S MAGIC (Westfalen), Jen Hlavacek, owner; Steffen Peters, rider; Weltino, sire; Diva, dam; Willi Holter, breeder ........ 77.807% 2. PARAGON (Danish Warmblood), Heather Blitz, owner; Heather Blitz, rider; Blue Hors Don Schufro, sire; Pari Lord, dam; Oak Hill Ranch LLC, breeder . 75.242% 3. GRANDIOSO (Westfalen), Sarah & Michael Davis, owners; Cesar Parra, rider; Grosso Z, sire; Popocatepetal, dam; Willi Hillebrecht, breeder ................. 71.711% 4. BIG TYME (Belgian Warmblood), Marisa Festerling, owner; Marisa Festerling, rider ........................................................................... 71.623% 5. ROSE NOIR (Oldenburg), Mary Rollins, owner; Mary Rollins, rider; Royal Angelo I, sire; Ironesse, dam; Edith Koechling, breeder .................. 71.119% 6. RIGO (Hanoverian), Tonya Rowe, owner; Shawna Harding, rider; Rotspon, sire; Winnipeg, dam; Henrich Martfeld, breeder ........................ 71.053% 6. LUDWIG (Hanoverian), Alanna Sellers, owner; Stefan Wolff, rider; Le Primeur, sire; Camouflage, dam; Heinrich Criegee, breeder ................. 71.053% 8. APOLLO (Dutch Warmblood), Rachael Hicks & Virginia Frazier, owners; Rachael Hicks, rider; Gribaldi, sire; Finckenburgh, dam; J.A.G. Sturkenboom-Vernooy, breeder .................................................... 70.789% 9. PALLAS (Dutch Warmblood), Bettina Teixeira & Tweem Lakes Resort, owners; Steffen Peters, rider ............................... 70.439% 10. DREAMMASTER (Hanoverian), Jill Giese & Dreamcatcher Meadows Ventures Limited, owners; Charlotte Bredahl, rider; Dimaggio, sire; Daisy Dee Elite, dam; Dreamcatcher Meadows Ventures Limited, breeder . 70.132%

11. WRIGLEY (Dutch Warmblood), Sharon McCusker, owner; Sharon McCusker, rider; Son De Niro, sire; Pinomia, dam; K.M.D. Duiverman & J.TH. Jeremiasse, breeders ............................................... 70.079% 12. GP DELANO (Rhinelander), Ginna Frantz, owner; Yvonne Barteau, rider; Diamond Hit, sire; Wellcome, dam; Rudi Henn, breeder ............................ 70.000% 13. UBERLINUS (Dutch Warmblood), Eva Oldenbroek Tabor, owner; Eva Oldenbroek Tabor, rider; Metall, sire; Nerlina, dam; A. Popken-Tolner, breeder ....................................................................... 69.869% 14. LORD ALBERT (Hanoverian), David Blake, owner; David Blake, rider ....... 69.842% 15. PIKKO DEL CERRO HU (Hanoverian), Horses Unlimited Inc., owner; Lisa Wilcox, rider; Pik L, sire; Rohweena, dam; Horses Unlimited Inc., breeder ....... 69.737% 16. PIE (Hanoverian), Caroline Roffman, owner; Caroline Roffman, rider ....... 69.605% 17. SONOMA (Friesian), Climena Ots, owner; Kimberly Deaton-Iwen, rider ... 69.211% 17. CALIMAR (Oldenburg), Claire & Joan Darnell, owners; Claire Darnell, rider; Contucci, sire; Vodka Gimlet, dam; Zada Steidl, breeder .......................... 69.211% 19. WARSTEINER (Dutch Warmblood), Heather Mason, owner; Heather Mason, rider; Riverman-ISF, sire; Welona, dam; H. Davelaar, breeder ................................................................................... 69.167% 20 ROSENZAUBER 8 (Hanoverian), Deborah Harlan, owner; Jan Ebeling, rider .................................................................................... 69.079%

intermediate i results

Winner’s median score: 76.829%; number qualified: 232

1. WELTINO’S MAGIC (Westfalen), Jen Hlavacek, owner; Steffen Peters, rider; Weltino, sire; Diva, dam; Willi Holter, breeder ........ 76.829% 2. DONDOLO LAS MARISMAS (Danish Warmblood), Yvonne Losos de Muniz, owner; Yvonne Losos de Muniz, rider ................ 73.158% 3. GRANDIOSO (Westfalen), Sarah & Michael Davis, owners; Cesar Parra, rider; Grosso Z, sire; Popocatepetal, dam; Willi Hillebrecht, breeder ................. 72.715% 4. BIG TYME (Belgian Warmblood), Marisa Festerling, owner; Marisa Festerling, rider ........................................................................... 71.448% 5. DON ANGELO (Oldenburg), Diamante Farms Inc., owner; Michelle Gibson & Devon Kane, riders; Don Larino, sire; Elektina, dam; Janssen Hartmut, breeder ................................................ 71.053% 6. GP DELANO (Rhinelander), Ginna Frantz, owner; Yvonne Barteau, rider; Diamond Hit, sire; Wellcome, dam; Rudi Henn, breeder ............................ 70.789% 7. ROSENZAUBER 8 (Hanoverian), Deborah Harlan, owner; Jan Ebeling, rider .................................................................................... 70.220% 8. WALING D (Friesian), Jill Beltran, owner; Jill Beltran, rider; Leffert, sire; Ilse, dam; H.S. Douma, breeder ........................................... 70.000%

9. FARLEIGHT (Hanoverian), Nora Batchelder, owner; Nora Batchelder, rider; Friendship, sire; La Bandita, dam; Wiebke Meyners, breeder ........................................................................ 69.868% 10. RIGO (Hanoverian), Tonya Rowe, owner; Shawna Harding, rider; Rotspon, sire; Winnipeg, dam; Henrich Martfeld, breeder ........................ 69.606% 11. LORD ALBERT (Hanoverian), David Blake, owner; David Blake, rider ....... 69.474% 12. TOSCANO (Dutch Warmblood), Kristin Cooper, owner; Endel Ots, rider; Jazz, sire; Original, dam .......................................................................... 69.321% 13. WARSTEINER (Dutch Warmblood), Heather Mason, owner; Heather Mason, rider; Riverman-ISF, sire; Welona, dam; H. Davelaar, breeder ...... 69.316% 14. BRILLIANT TOO (Dutch Warmblood), Sharon & Michael Poulin, owners; Katherine Poulin, rider; Brilliant, sire; Blue Brigetta, dam; Sharon & Michael Poulin, breeders ......................................................... 69.035% 15. PIKKO DEL CERRO HU (Hanoverian), Horses Unlimited Inc., owner; Lisa Wilcox, rider; Pik L, sire; Rohweena, dam; Horses Unlimited Inc., breeder ................................................................ 69.014%

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InTeRMedIaTe II

louis Ferdinand Owner: Barbara Tompson Mclean, Phoenix, arizona Rider: Jan ebeling, Moorpark, california Breeder: Willi Ottmann, Germany 80 February 2012 • USDF ConneCtion

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ccording to trainer/rider Jan ebeling, the story of Louis Ferdinand (or “Rexy—he’s actually known around the barn as ‘Sexy Rexy’”) begins with another stallion, Feleciano, “whose owner had entrusted him to me for competition through intermediate i.” ebeling qualified Feleciano for the 2003 Pan American Games, where their performance clinched team gold for the US. Afterward, “with our contract completed, the horse’s owner sold him, and i was without an Fei-level horse.” But not for long. Te following spring, amateur rider Barbara McLean, “who was a student in the first clinic i ever taught in the US, so we’ve known each other a long time, came to me and said, ‘My husband and i really want you to have another international-level horse. So go find him!’” With the help of a friend in Germany, ebeling did: a fiveyear-old stallion “that reminded me a lot of Feleciano: same color, same type; nice gaits with good extension; nice little flying changes; beautiful piaffe—and stunning to look at when he came into the arena.” McLean saw him, agreed that “this looked like the horse: really outstanding,” and wrote the check. Tat was seven years ago, and “from the time i put Rexy with Jan,” McLean says, “he’s done very well.” ebeling agrees: “He was probably doing Second and Tird Level movements

when we brought him over, and he learns quickly; he’s pretty much moved up one level every year.” For their first US equestrian Federation team clinic, then-US dressage-team coach Klaus Balkenhol was the clinician, “and initially he sort of liked Rexy. Ten we did piaffe, and that really aroused Klaus’s interest.” in the barn, ebeling says, Rexy is “definitely ‘the Man.’ We have a second stallion, and the two of them are stabled at opposite ends of the barn. Tere’s always a little contest between them for attention, but they’re both like puppy dogs; their manners are fine.” He adds, “Rexy is super straightforward and very easy to deal with. in 2007 i had a US equestrian team grant to take him and two mares and train at Klaus’s in Germany. Te three of them flew over on the same pallet, with just a hay net in between one and the next, and there were no behavior problems. Te loading agent couldn’t believe it.” For 2012, ebeling says, “i definitely plan to compete him at Grand Prix. We showed in one Grand Prix class this past year, but he was still really green at that level, so i decided to hold back. We’re in no rush—and rushing is a mistake that so many people make.” He’s glad that with the McLeans as Rexy’s owners and sponsors, “Tere’s no pressure; there are no deadlines. We are able to go as fast as we can or as slow as we need to.” —D. J. Carey Lyons

intermediate ii results

Winner’s median score: 70.132%; number qualified: 43

1. LOUIS FERDINAND (Westfalen), Barbara McLean, owner; Jan Ebeling, rider; Laurentianer, sire; Bijou, dam; Willi Ottmann, breeder . 70.132% 2. UDO (Dutch Warmblood), Tracey Lert, owner; Tracey Lert, rider; Kennedy, sire; Esther, dam; J.H. Dobelsteen, breeder .............................. 68.027% 3. TEUTOBOD (Dutch Warmblood), Carlene Blunt, owner; Jan Brons, rider; Lord Sinclair I, sire; Touch of Class, dam; Jordens Hippo BV, breeder ..... 67.763% 4. IKAROS (Danish Warmblood), Melanie Pai, owner; Lynda Alicki, rider; Akinos, sire; Fernande, dam; Anne Nielsen, breeder ................................ 67.698% 5. SIR RICCO (Trakehner), Molly Fine, owner; Jochen Hippenstiel, rider; Enrico Caruso, sire; Sonset, dam; Perlebach Trakehners, breeder ............ 67.632% 6. DANTE (Hanoverian), Maxine Tabas, owner; Anne Gribbons, rider; Donnerhall, sire; Pramisse, dam .............................................................. 67.368% 7. SENTIMIENTO I (Pura Raza Espanola), Tamara Gerber, owner; Shannon Dueck, rider; Cautivo XIII, sire; Taladora III, dam; Dehesa De Yeguas, breeder ..................................................................... 67.172% 8. RAMSES (Dutch Warmblood), Kristen Becker, owner; Kristen Becker, rider; Hamlet, sire; Moree, dam; J. Wijdeven, breeder ....................................... 67.105% 9. TONICO DO TOP (Lusitano), Linda Denniston, owner; Felicitas Von Neumann-Cosel, rider; Emetico, sire; Jandaya Do Top, dam; T.M. Antonio, breeder ......................................... 66.316%

10. PRINS (Dutch Warmblood), Diamante Farms Inc., owner; Devon Kane, rider ................................................................................... 65.921% 11. WELT CUP (Hanoverian), Louisa-Marcelle Eadie, owner; Louisa-Marcelle Eadie, rider; Weltmeyer, sire; Graefin, dam; Senna Schulte Landwahr, breeder ........................................................... 65.000% 12. RAKKER (Dutch Warmblood), Judy Kelly, owner; Judy Kelly, rider; Gribaldi, sire; Barones, dam; H. Rongen, breeder ..................................... 64.935% 13. DE LA NOCHE (Hanoverian), Akiko Yamazaki, owner; Akiko Yamazaki, rider; Del Piero, sire; Ducella, dam; Martin Otten-Willers, breeder ..................... 64.606% 14. TAISON (Dutch Warmblood), Mette Rosencrantz, owner; Mette Rosencrantz, rider; Negro, sire; Gaskia, dam; J. Sips, breeder ....... 64.211% 14. DEJURE (Oldenburg), Susanna Jaeger, owner; Tanya Rennie, rider; D. Day, sire; Esperanza, dam; Dressuur Springstal, breeder ..................... 64.211% 14. WINTERSNOW (Oldenburg), Mary Contakos & Hilda Gurney, owners; Hilda Gurney, rider; Winterprinz, sire; Lavinia, dam; Mary Contakos & Hilda Gurney, breeders ............................................... 64.211%

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GRand PRIx

Ravel

Owner: akiko Yamazaki, Woodside, california Rider: steen Peters, san diego, california Breeder: H. deMan, Te netherlands 82 February 2012 • USDF ConneCtion

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1998 bay 16.3-hand dutch Warmblood gelding Sire: contango e Dam: Hautain


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ince owner Akiko Yamazaki and husband Jerry Yang bought Ravel for trainer Steffen Peters to “ride for America” at the 2008 olympic Games, the horse and rider have been consistently at the top of US dressage. Teir 2011 triumphs included championship titles and scores above 80 percent at two major contests. But their most exhilarating achievement may have been at a show where they placed second. in March, at the World Dressage Masters Palm Beach (FL), Ravel and Peters were one of seventeen horse/rider combinations—including european stars and three of the four 2010 US World equestrian Games pairs. earning an 80.772 percent in the Grand Prix (a record CDi GP mark for them), and a highest-ever-at-Palm-Beach 84.550 in the GP Freestyle, they swept the event. Ten in July, at a chilly, damp World equestrian Festival CHio in Aachen, Germany, they introduced a new freestyle that Yamazaki calls “even a little more difficult than their previous freestyle,” to James Horner’s music from the film Avatar, adapted by arranger/composer Greg Sims and performed by the Slovak national Symphony and its adult chorus and boys’ choir. Te capacity crowd, quiet until Peters’ final bow, erupted in cheers that turned to boos when the judges scored the ride at 82 percent, 0.825 of a point behind 2010 WeG dressage star totilas and his new rider, Matthias Rath of Germany. At the medal ceremony, Yamazaki remembers. “Tere was a whole section cheering for Steffen!” in sopping September weather, Ravel made his first-ever appearance in Gladstone, nJ, at the Collecting Gaits Farm/ USeF Dressage Festival of Champions’ national Grand Prix

championship. Tere, Yamazaki says, the horse “did his job,” earning an overall average score of 79.247 to clinch the title with ease. Looking to 2012 and the London olympics: “Steffen is doing a lot of conditioning work to get Ravel stronger,” Yamazaki says, “because the international field has become incredibly competitive.” Te routine includes walking on a treadmill: “about twenty minutes of very rhythmical work. Horses seem to like it; maybe endorphins kick in, as in a ‘runner’s high.’ Steffen was initially not that enthusiastic about it; he’s very careful not to risk Ravel. But the horse took to it as if he’d been doing it all his life.” Besides making Ravel’s competitions family affairs whenever possible—bringing husband, daughters, grandparents, and members of Steffen’s and wife Shannon Peters’s families—every year Yamazaki has been “putting together albums of the articles and photos about Ravel. Te first year, i made three copies: one for Steffen, one for the staff, and one for our family. Last year i made twelve, to share with all the folks who’ve helped us.” Her favorite 2011 photo (on facing page) comes from Aachen and “could be titled ‘it’s not Photoshopped!’ Ravel and Steffen were right under that sign reading ‘Passion to Perform’ when the photographer caught them.” As for Peters, “i feel like the luckiest guy in the world. With Shannon, the amazing horses i get to ride every day, the entire team Peters, and owners like Akiko and Jerry and [Weltino’s Magic’s owners] Jen and Bruce, i have to wonder about the statement ‘You can’t have it all.’” —D. J. Carey Lyons

grand prix results

Winner’s median score: 78.872%; number qualified: 117

1. RAVEL (Dutch Warmblood), Akiko Yamazaki, owner; Steffen Peters, rider; Contango, sire; Hautain, dam; H. De Man, breeder .................................. 78.872% 2. WIZARD (Oldenburg), Peggy Thomas, owner; Adrienne Lyle, rider; Weltmeyer, sire; Pica, dam; Hana Lind, breeder ....................................... 71.426% 3. COME ON III (Danish Warmblood), Shawna Harding, owner; Shawna Harding, rider; Come Back II, sire; Canna, dam; M. & B. Klove-Mogensen, breeders ......................................................... 69.022% 4. LUCKY TIGER (Danish Warmblood), Pierre St Jacques, owner; Pierre St Jacques, rider; Lucky Light, sire; Teike, dam; Jens Peter Aggessen, breeder ................................................................. 68.894% 5. SAGACIOUS HF (Dutch Warmblood), Hyperion Farm Inc., owner; Lauren Sammis, rider; Welt Hit II, sire; Judith, dam; G. van de Boogaard, breeder ................................................................... 67.958% 6. COOPER (Holsteiner), Suzanne Bollman, owner; Suzanne Bollman, rider; Coriall, sire; Wanderin II, dam; Carl Friedr Soehrmann, breeder ................ 67.292% 7. RHETT (Dutch Warmblood), Shirley McQuillan, owner; James Koford, rider; R. Johnson, sire; Madette, dam; Shirley McQuillan, breeder .................... 66.895% 8. STRAUSS (Dutch Warmblood), Nikki Soich, owner; Cyndi Jackson, rider; Idocus, sire; Nelissa, dam; Suzanne Thrasher, breeder ............................ 66.875%

9. BREANNA (Hanoverian), David Wightman, Kathleen Raine & Jennifer Mason, owners; Kathleen Raine, rider; Brentano II, sire; World Queen, dam; Walter Rauen, breeder .............................................. 66.809% 10. WELTAENSER (Hanoverian), Sheri & Shelly Reichart, owners; Shelly Reichart, rider; Wolkenstein II, sire; Wolga, dam; Horst Schirrmacher, breeder ................................................................... 66.596% 11. WADAMUR (Hanoverian), Susan Jaccoma, owner; Susan Jaccoma, rider; Weltmeyer, sire; Sarina, dam; Peter Richter & Richard Fortkamp, breeders ........................................... 66.490% 12. MONTEREY (Swedish Warmblood), Barbro Ask-Upmark, owner; Barbro Ask-Upmark, rider; Rubignon, sire; Mona-Loo, dam; Elisabeth Gustavsson, breeder ................................................................ 66.489% 13. IKAROS (Danish Warmblood), Melanie Pai, owner; Lynda Alicki, rider; Akinos, sire; Fernande, dam; Anne Nielsen, breeder ................................ 66.383% 13. RESPEKT (Dutch Warmblood), Heather Mason, owner; Heather Mason, rider; Inspekteur, sire; Ilcerole, dam; T.H. Cox, breeder .... 66.383% 15. RANTARO (Holsteiner), Kelly Hayner & KGA Partners LLC, owners; Kelly Hayner, rider; Rantares, sire; High Voltage, dam; Cheryl Kellerman, breeder ....................................................................... 66.170%

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Adequan/USDF DSHB Horse of the Year Colts/Geldings of Current Calendar Year 1. DALZIEL HHF (Hanoverian), Christine Kropf, owner; Dacaprio, sire; SPS Fenja, dam; Christine Kropf, breeder .........................................................84.100% 2. FREESTER (Zweibrucker), Sara Warner, owner .................................................77.500% 3. GO TANGO (Dutch Warmblood), Gwen Blake, owner ........................................77.100% 4. QUINTO MF (Hanoverian), Maryanna Haymon, owner .......................................76.800% 5. BONOFACIO FLF (German Riding Pony), Juliana Whittenburg & Gary Ellebracht, owners; Burberry, sire; Courtash Kotton Kandy, dam; Juliana Whittenburg & Gary Ellebracht, breeders ..............................................75.300%

Fillies of Current Calendar Year 1. DIOR CCF (Oldenburg), Chris Roseberry, owner; Donarweiss GGF, sire; Akiro, dam ...................................................................................................81.400% 2. SHILHOUETTE (Oldenburg), Maurine Swanson, owner; Sheakespeare RSF, sire; Fhlora, dam; Maurine Swanson, breeder ......................78.700% 3. DIAMOND LADY MF (Hanoverian), Maryanna Haymon, owner ...........................78.100% 4. VYSHAUNA (Oldenburg), Laurie McLaughlin, owner ..........................................76.650% 5. VENYATTA (Oldenburg), Laurie McLaughlin, owner ...........................................75.900%

Yearling Colts/Geldings

Two-Year-Old Colts/Geldings 1. ENDRETTI GF (Dutch Warmblood), Donna Nita, owner; Schroeder, sire; Wolisa, dam; Donna Nita, breeder ...................................................................78.300% 2. SEQUEL HF (Hanoverian), Rimma Paul, owner; Sinatra Song, sire; EM Regal Donna, dam; Julie Haralson, breeder ................................................77.700% 2. OVATION (Oldenburg), Kenneth Borden, owner; Opus, sire; Windspiel, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder .......................................................77.700% 4. SUNDAR LIND (Hanoverian), Tyra Vernon, owner; Stedinger, sire; Her Highness, dam; Jennifer Lind, breeder .......................................................77.425% 5. ENCORE! ENCORE! (Dutch Warmblood), Susan Barrett, owner; Rousseau, sire; Face the Music, dam; Susan Barrett, breeder .............................76.500%

Two-Year-Old Fillies 1. EZABELLA HF (Dutch Warmblood), Julie Haralson, owner; Rousseau, sire; Tola, dam; Julie Haralson, breeder ...........................................81.700% 2. RADIANCE COF (Hanoverian), Denise Rowe, owner; Royal Prince, sire; Cresent Moon COF, dam; Denise Rowe, breeder ...............................................81.550% 3. BAHIA BREEZE (Hanoverian), Michelle Ryan, owner; Bennetton Dream, sire; Bonne Chance, dam; Kareen Heineking-Schuette, breeder ...............78.800% 4. VOGUE (Oldenburg), Laurie McLaughlin, owner; Versache, sire; Gana De Gauguin, dam; Laurie McLaughlin, breeder ..........................................78.700% 5. REBELLIENNE HVH (Hanoverian), High Valley Hanoverians, owner; Rotspon, sire; Whitney BH, dam; High Valley Hanoverians, breeder ....................78.300%

1. DURANTE (Hanoverian), Heather Waite, owner; Dacaprio, sire; Windspiel, dam; Heather Waite, breeder ..........................................................83.800% Three-Year-Old Colts/Geldings 2. RAPSCALLION (Oldenburg), Sandi Lieb, owner; Rapture R, sire; Gala, dam; Sandi Lieb, breeder .......................................................................80.700% 1. DEL MAR (Dutch Warmblood), Rimma Paul, owner; UB 40, sire; Wednesday, dam; Judy Barrett, breeder ..........................................................81.400% 3. MW FEINERMARK (Oldenburg), Jennifer Vanover, owner; Fidertanz, sire; Cindy, dam; Ludger Holthaus, breeder .............................................................80.100% 2. DOCTOR WENDELL MF (Hanoverian), Maryanna Haymon, owner; Don Principe, sire; Stellar Hit MF, dam; Maryanna Haymon, breeder ..................78.600% 4. CON BRIO HF (Hanoverian), Mary Houghton, owner; Conteur, sire; Weltmeyer’s Song, dam; Diane Nauman, breeder .............................................78.700% 3. RAFAEL (Oldenburg), Andrea Duncan, owner; Rosenthal, sire; Born in a Storm, dam; Andrea Duncan, breeder ................................................78.100% 5. SAN DIEGO DAE (Oldenburg), Linda Crabtree, owner ........................................78.600% 4. ROGELIUS (Holsteiner), Tami Fredrich, owner ...................................................78.000% Yearling Fillies 5. WINCHESTER (Oldenburg), Alicia Rosenblatt, owner; Windfall CB, sire; 1. FAIR ROSA S (Dutch Warmblood), Sonnenberg Farm LLC, owner; Serendipity, dam; Alicia Rosenblatt, breeder ....................................................76.900% Ampere, sire; Zen Rosa, dam; Dan & Gina Ruediger, breeders ............................81.250% 2. FRAULOMA MG (Dutch Warmblood), Kathy Hickerson, owner; Three-Year-Old Fillies Schroeder, sire; Uloma, dam; Kathy Hickerson, breeder ....................................79.500% 1. DUET MF (Hanoverian), Maryanna Haymon, owner; Don Principe, sire; 3. FLORENTINA HF (Dutch Warmblood), Julie Haralson, owner; UB 40, sire; EM Rotina, dam; Maryanna Haymon, breeder ..................................................84.100% Resina, dam; Julie Haralson, breeder ...............................................................78.600% 2. SYNERGY (Hanoverian), Lisa Cross, owner; Sir Donnerhall, sire; 4. SANDANCE DAE (Oldenburg), Jackie Hyde, owner ............................................78.200% Weinkoenigin, dam; Jenny Hrobelsky, breeder .................................................82.000% 5. SPLENDID IN BLACK (Westfalen), Diane Nauman, owner; 3. RAD SAFARI (Zweibrucker), Marion Dresel-O`Connor, owner; San Amour, sire; De Nira S, dam; Silke Kihlenkamp, breeder .............................77.250% Radikal, sire; Dakaris, dam; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, breeder ...........................80.250%

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FAIR ROSA S, owner Sonnenberg Farm LLC (OR), handler Dan Ruediger (OR)—DSHB Yearling Fillies

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DHANA, owner Diane Nauman (OR)—DSHB Four-Year-Old and Older Broodmares

BALLERINA DMV, owners Jill Giese & Dreamcatcher Meadows Ventures Ltd. (BC), rider John Dingle (BC)—Materiale Three-Year-Old Fillies

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2. DOCTOR WENDELL MF (Hanoverian), Maryanna Haymon, owner; Michael Bragdell, rider; 4. DE LAURIAN (Hanoverian), Crossen Arabians LLC, owner; Don Principe, sire; Stellar Hit MF, dam; Maryanna Haymon, breeder ..................77.700% De Laurentis, sire; Daniella, dam; Susan & Thomas Crossen, breeders .................77.750% 3. WOLKENFABIO (Zweibrucker), Shelley Shaw, owner; Jessica Wisdom, rider; 5. ORPHAN ANNIE (Oldenburg), Kenneth Borden, owner; Opus, sire; New Wolkenzauber, sire; Fabiola B, dam; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, breeder .......75.300% Spatlaisse, dam; Little Bit Farm Inc., breeder ...................................................77.700% 4. DEAN MARTIN CR (Hanoverian), Christine Bergeron, owner; Christine Bergeron, rider; 5. DESIRE WF (Hanoverian), Cathi Jensen, owner; Donar Weiss GGF, sire; Don Frederico, sire; Wilhelmine, dam; Albert Roskamm, breeder ........................75.000% Roxsand VA, dam; Cathi Jensen, breeder .........................................................77.700% 5. WIDGET (Hanoverian), Janice Marquardt, owner; Emee Ermel & Erika-West Danque, riders; Weltmeyer, sire; Miss Miller, dam; Janice Marquardt, breeder ....73.500% Four-Year-Old and Older Stallions 1. SIR FLEMMINGH (Oldenburg), Kenneth Borden, owner; Sir Donnerhall, sire; Shirley, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder ..............................80.300% Three-Year-Old Fillies 2. DON FRANCISCO (Oldenburg), Carol DiMaggio & Jens Richter, owners; 1. BALLERINA DMV (Hanoverian), Jill Giese & Dreamcatcher Meadows Ventures Limited, Daddy Cool, sire; Leandra, dam; Carol DiMaggio & Jens Richter, breeders ...............80.000% owners; John Dingle, rider; Ballettmeister, sire; Dreaming, dam; Jill Giese, breeder .85.300% 3. ROYAL RAMIRO (Hanoverian), Sally Hanson, owner; Royal Prince, sire; 2. DALLAS KF (Dutch Warmblood), Kimberlee von Disterlo, owner; Amelia Newcomb, rider; Ramona, dam; Carla & Berend Friehe, breeders ................................................79.875% Great Pleasure, sire; Irresistible, dam; Kimberlee von Disterlo, breeder ...............78.800% 4. TATENDRANG (Trakehner), Anissa Cottongim, owner; Onassis, sire; 3. RAD SAFARI (Zweibrucker), Marion Dresel-O`Connor, owner; Tanzania *E*, dam; Pamela Norton, breeder ....................................................78.600% Marion Dresel-O`Connor & Jessica Wisdom, riders; Radikal, sire; 5. VERSACHE (Dutch Warmblood), Laurie McLaughlin, owner; Ferro, sire; Dakaris, dam; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, breeder ...............................................78.000% Olivia, dam; Lana Sneddon, breeder ................................................................77.800% 4. I’M FULL OF STUFF (Belgian Warmblood), Jennifer Strauss, owner; Jennifer Strauss, rider; Pascal De Pau, sire; Plush Stuff, dam; Les Chevaux de Carlier, breeder ...............77.350% Four-Year-Old and Older Broodmares 5. WHITE SOLITAIRE (Zweibrucker), Marion Dresel-O`Connor, owner; 1. DHANA (Hanoverian), Diane Nauman, owner; Donnerhall, sire; Jessica Wisdom & Koby Robson, riders; New Wolkenzauber, sire; Walhalla, dam; Rudolf Vintera, breeder ............................................................78.000% Hochkarat, dam; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, breeder ...........................................73.450% 2. AMULET (Hanoverian), Maurine Swanson, owner; Archipel, sire; Wicky, dam; Heinrich Disckhoff, breeder ..........................................................77.250% Four- and Five-Year-Old Mares 3. FHLORA (Hanoverian), Maurine Swanson, owner; Fuerst Heinrich, sire; Valencia, dam; Wilhelm Stadtlander, breeder ...................................................76.650% 1. DON FELINA (Hanoverian), Deanna Kacer, owner; Ericka Reinig, rider; Don Frederico, sire; Flair, dam; Deanna & Shawn Kacer, breeders ......................82.600% 4. COPASETIC LJS (Hanoverian), Janet Geyer, owner; Contucci, sire; 2. DONNA FATALE (Hanoverian), Lucchetti Ranch, owner; Epic Believer, dam; Marie Emrey, breeder ........................................................73.500% Ericka Reinig, rider; Domiro, sire; D’Lilah, dam; Lucchetti Ranch, breeder ................79.100% 5. PLENTY OF DUTCH (Dutch Warmblood), Cindy Hall, owner; Juventus, sire; Ivette, dam; H. Leeuwenhaag, breeder ......................................72.550% 3. RIO RIMA (Zweibrucker), Marion Dresel-O`Connor, owner; Jessica Wisdom, rider; Radikal, sire; Hochkarat, dam; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, breeder .......................78.600% 4. RIO RIO (Zweibrucker), Lawrence Thibodeau, owner; Jessica Wisdom, rider; Four-Year-Old and older Maiden/Yeld Mares Radikal, sire; Hochkarat, dam; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, breeder .......................78.250% 1. WINDEMERE (Holsteiner), Elodie Madewell, owner; Robinhood, sire; 5. RHYME AND REASON (Oldenburg), Sally Wiley, owner; Gigi, dam; Mary Hamacher, breeder ................................................................80.925% Maria Hallet, rider; Rosenthal, sire; Gaetessa, dam; Sally Wiley, breeder .................77.300% 2. DONNDI (Westfalen), Melvin Churchill, owner; Donnerruf, sire; Colla, dam; Ludger Busche, breeder ................................................................80.588% Four- and Five-Year-Old Stallions/Geldings 3. RIO RIO (Zweibrucker), Lawrence Thibodeau, owner; Radikal, sire; Hochkarat, dam; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, breeder ...........................................79.600% 1. WILDLY ROMANTIC (Zweibrucker), Donna Jackson, owner; Jessica Wisdom, rider; Wolkenzauber, sire; D’Romantica, dam; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, breeder .........87.000% 4. SANTIANA (Oldenburg), Lauren Smith, owner ..................................................78.700% 2. DE FEINER STAR (Oldenburg), Melinda Brown & Greg Strait, owners; 5. KAROLA 1 (Holsteiner), Paige Finnegan, owner; Leandro, sire; Christopher Schruefer, rider; De Laurentis, sire; Feiner Dance, dam; Faszination, dam ............................................................................................78.650% Elizabeth Dorsett, breeder ..............................................................................79.400% 3. TATENDRANG (Trakehner), Anissa Cottongim, owner; Andrew Palmer, rider; Onassis, sire; Tanzania *E*, dam; Pamela Norton, breeder ................................79.200% 4. RIBÉRY 20 (Hanoverian), Becky McCollum, owner; Jackie Kinney & Rebecca Cord, riders; Three-Year-Old Colts/Geldings Royal Blend, sire; Atlanta S, dam; Familie Seefeld, breeder ...............................79.100% 1. MY FLING (Oldenburg), Lee Kuiphof-Thome, owner; Lee Kuiphof-Thome, rider; 5. RIPLEY HTF (Hanoverian), Hilltop Farm Inc., owner; Kayla Johnson & Christopher Hickey, Masterpiece, sire; Shirley, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder .................................78.000% riders; Royal Prince, sire; Komtess V, dam; Jane MacElree, breeder ...................77.450%


Dressage Breeder of the Year 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Breeder of the Year 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

3. POWER PLAY (Oldenburg), Devon Wycoff, owner; Devon Wycoff, rider; Pik Noir, sire; Feldessa, dam; Walter Boerries, breeder ......................................74.850% 4. GP SUPER CRUSADOR (Hanoverian), Ginna Frantz, owner; Jessica Starck, rider; Stedinger, sire; Weltgraefin, dam; Hermann Meyer, breeder ..............................73.375% 5. LIVINGSTON (Hanoverian), Tony Woodcock, owner; Stacey Hastings, rider; Longchamp, sire; Garantie, dam; Goetz von Olenhusen, breeder .........................71.500% 6. RIVIERA (Oldenburg), Leslie Schmidt, owner; Cassie Schmidt, rider; Riverman, sire; High Society, dam; Christa Witten, breeder ...............................71.367%

Fourth Level

Marion Dresel-O`Connor Maryanna Haymon Juliana Whittenburg Kenneth Borden Julie Haralson

1. ZAR (Dutch Warmblood), Heather Mason, owner; Heather Mason, rider; Iroko, sire; Inga, dam; Carol Collyer, breeder ....................................................77.333% 2. NIMBUS (Dutch Warmblood), Gwen Blake, owner; Christopher Lewman, rider; Cobochon, sire; Elinefleur, dam; D.W. van Norel, breeder ..................................74.434% 3. ECLIPSE BR (Pura Raza Espanola), Carlos Macias, owner; Yvonne Barteau, rider ....................................................................................72.500% 4. WATSON 108 (Westfalen), Isabelle Leibler, owner; Isabelle Leibler, rider .................71.792% First Level 5. ALI BABA B (Belgian Warmblood), Audrey Narducci, owner; Susan Posner, rider; 1. NOR’EE (Oldenburg), June Brody, owner; Heather Mason, rider; Simsalabim, sire; I’m Flo, dam; Allyn McCracken, breeder ..................................71.583% Nimbus, sire; Heatwave, dam; June Brody, breeder ..........................................77.042% 6. FEINTSJE (Friesian), John Bartlett, owner; Hallie Ahrnsbrak, rider; 2. ALEXIS ACRES’ WRIGHTLY SO (Morgan), Susan Birkinshaw, owner; Andrea Manos, Feitse 293, sire; Sjoukje Van Het Osterland, dam; J. Kloosterman, breeder ..............71.333% rider; UVM Prelude, sire; Wine and Roses, dam; Rachel Scott, breeder ...............76.833% 3. LAFAYETTE HQ (Hanoverian), Jennifer Truett, owner; Intermediate I Jennifer Truett, rider; Loerke, sire; Rena, dam; Suzanne Quarles, breeder ...............76.500% 1. WELTINO’S MAGIC (Westfalen), Jen Hlavacek, owner; Steffen Peters, rider; 4. SANTIAGO (Westfalen), Deena & Kari McClain, owners; Kari McClain, rider; Weltino, sire; Diva, dam; Willi Holter, breeder ..................................................79.417% Fidermark, sire; Lancaria, dam; Annemiek Raaijmakers, breeder .........................74.667% 2. RANKO (German Warmblood), Tami Batts, Victoria Neave, owner; Tami Batts, rider; 5. ADDICTION (Dutch Warmblood), Heather Mason, owner; Amy Gimbel, rider; Rajko, sire; Odette W, dam; Wilhelm Johan Hopman, breeder ...........................74.875% Nimbus, sire; Carrera, dam; Heather Mason, breeder ........................................74.000% 3. DONDOLO LAS MARISMAS (Danish Warmblood), 6. HUNGARIAN TITUS (Hungarian), Claudia Griffin, owner; Shelley Day, rider; Yvonne Losos de Muniz, owner; Yvonne Losos de Muniz, rider ...........................74.000% H. Bartok, sire; Hungarian Kitarto, dam; Karen Andraska, breeder ......................73.833% 4. WARSTEINER (Dutch Warmblood), Heather Mason, owner; Heather Mason, rider; Riverman-ISF, sire; Welona, dam; H. Davelaar, breeder .....................................73.800% Second Level 5. GRANDIOSO (Westfalen), Sarah & Michael Davis, owners; Cesar Parra, rider; 1. ROXORELLA (Oldenburg), Roberta Berry, owner; Marie Barrett, rider; Grosso Z, sire; Popocatepetal, dam; Willi Hillebrecht, breeder ............................73.583% Rotspon, sire; Rikorella, dam; Judy Yancey, breeder .........................................73.383% 6. UBERLINUS (Dutch Warmblood), Eva Oldenbroek Tabor, owner; 2. SPINNAKER (Trakehner), May Slaughter, owner; Meghan Slaughter, rider; Eva Oldenbroek Tabor, rider; Metall, sire; Nerlina, dam; A. Popken-Tolner, breeder ..73.250% Enrico Caruso, sire; Savannah, dam; Elizabeth St. John, breeder ........................71.167%

Adequan/USDF Musical Freestyle

3. ELBABAR (Swedish Warmblood), Elizabeth Krug, owner; Elizabeth Krug, rider; Babar, sire; Magnetic Moment, dam; Elizabeth Krug, breeder ............................71.000% 3. ZULFT SCF (Dutch Warmblood), Heather Mason, owner; Alexandra Krossen, rider; Vift Keur, sire; Marie Louise, dam; Carlos & Karin Jimenez, breeders ..................71.000% 5. MSU FANFARE (Arabian), Hilary Clayton, owner; Hilary Clayton, rider; Concensus, sire; Pasketta, dam; Michigan State University, breeder ...................70.833% 6. ZANDRA ISF (Dutch Warmblood), Sandra Adair, owner; Sandra Adair, rider; Contango, sire; Ella-Maria, dam; Iron Spring Farm Inc., breeder .........................70.667%

Grand Prix

1. RAVEL (Dutch Warmblood), Akiko Yamazaki, owner; Steffen Peters, rider; Contango, sire; Hautain, dam; H. De Man, breeder ...........................................81.100% 2. WIZARD (Oldenburg), Peggy Thomas, owner; Adrienne Lyle, rider; Weltmeyer, sire; Pica, dam; Hana Lind, breeder ...............................................74.275% 3. PRESUMIDO (Pura Raza Espanola), Marta Renilla, owner; Marta Renilla, rider .......................................................................................72.750% 4. COME ON III (Danish Warmblood), Shawna Harding, owner; Shawna Harding, rider; Come Back II, sire; Canna, dam; M. & B. Klove-Mogensen, breeders ..................72.400% Third Level 5. LAREDO 183 (Austrian Warmblood), Irmgard Friedberger, owner; 1. ROARK (Friesian), Kimberly Perkins & Ambassador Friesians, owners; Heather Mason, Whitney Harrington, rider ...............................................................................71.938% rider; Fabe 348, sire; Ursl ‘Fan Aut’, dam; Kimberly Perkins, breeder ..................78.700% 6. PHARAOH (Belgian Warmblood), Hannah Shook, owner; 2. ZAR (Dutch Warmblood), Heather Mason, owner; Heather Mason, rider; James Koford, rider .......................................................................................71.650% Iroko, sire; Inga, dam; Carol Collyer, breeder ....................................................76.867%

MARION DRESEL-O’CONNOR (ID), with Hochkarat—Adequan/USDF DSHB Breeder of the Year

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NOR’EE, owner June Brody (NJ), rider Heather Mason (NJ)—First Level Mus. Freestyle Award & Mus. Freestyle Challenge

ROARK, owners Kimberly Perkins (NJ) & Ambassador Friesians (NJ), rider Heather Mason (NJ)—Third Level Musical Freestyle Award

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Adequan/USDF Dressage Breeder of the Year


First Level 1. NOR’EE (Oldenburg), June Brody, owner; Heather Mason, rider; Nimbus, sire; Heatwave, dam; June Brody, breeder .............................................................73.691%

Second Level 1. ROXORELLA (Oldenburg), Roberta Berry, owner; Marie Barrett, rider; Rotspon, sire; Rikorella, dam; Judy Yancey, breeder .........................................70.782%

Third Level 1. ZAR (Dutch Warmblood), Heather Mason, owner; Heather Mason, rider; Iroko, sire; Inga, dam; Carol Collyer, breeder ....................................................74.901%

Fourth Level 1. ZAR (Dutch Warmblood), Heather Mason, owner; Heather Mason, rider; Iroko, sire; Inga, dam; Carol Collyer, breeder ....................................................72.833%

Intermediate I 1. WELTINO’S MAGIC (Westfalen), Jen Hlavacek, owner; Steffen Peters, rider; Weltino, sire; Diva, dam; Willi Holter, breeder ...................77.864%

Grand Prix 1. RAVEL (Dutch Warmblood), Akiko Yamazaki, owner; Steffen Peters, rider; Contango, sire; Hautain, dam; H. De Man, breeder ...........................................79.763%

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8. ANNE MORTIMER (NY), riding GALATEA HU (Zweibrucker); Anne Mortimer, owner; Galant du Serein, sire; Rohmanie, dam; Anne Sparks, breeder ...........................71.617% 9. AMY GIMBEL (NJ), riding ADDICTION (Dutch Warmblood); Heather Mason, owner; Nimbus, sire; Carrera, dam; Heather Mason, breeder ........................................71.200% 10. AMY SWERDLIN (FL), riding SCHOLASTICA (Oldenburg); Amy Swerdlin, owner; Sir Donnerhall, sire; Loni, dam; Manfred & Brigitte Langelueddecke, breeders .....71.100% 11. VIRGINIA ROSE (TX), riding WINNERFEE (Dutch Warmblood); Virginia Rose, owner; Oscar, sire; Precence, dam; G.W. Norell, breeder ..............................................70.893% 12. KATE YOUNG (SC), riding DINNER AND DANCING (Hanoverian); Kate Young, owner; Donnerwetter, sire; Playgirl, dam; Dena Sanders, breeder .................................70.600% 13. PATRICIA CARE (PA), riding LHUKAS (Hanoverian); Patricia Care, owner; Loerke, sire; Fhlora, dam; Maurine Swanson, breeder .......................................70.200% 14. LINDA SCHUTTE (Canada), riding BRANCO A (Dutch Warmblood); Linda Schutte, owner; Flemmingh, sire; Ushi Udine A, dam; G. Aufderhaar, breeder .............................69.900% 15. KAREN ABBATTISTA (FL), riding ELSKE VAN D’OOSTERESCH (Friesian); Karen Abbattista, owner; Heinse, sire; Reidske Sietske V.D. Hertshoorn, dam; H.J. Hessels, breeder .....................................................................................69.779% 16 CELESTE HEALEY (ME), riding REY DEL MUNDO (Oldenburg); Celeste Healey, owner ...................................................................................69.600% 17 MARY EDWARDS (LA), riding FORTOULA (Trakehner); Mary Edwards, owner; Stiletto, sire; Fasta, dam; Jean Brinkman, breeder ............................................69.500% 18. AMY SCHAAF (NC), riding DEVOTION (Oldenburg); Amy Schaaf, owner; Donates, sire; Donation, dam; Melanie Pai, breeder ..........................................69.286% 19. MARCIA SMITH (CA), riding MONDAVI (American Warmblood); Marcia Smith, owner; Nico, sire; Dancing Valentine, dam; Jennette Scanlon, breeder ..........................69.200% 19. LAINE SKLAR (AZ), riding PALADIN SF (Trakehner); Laine Sklar, owner; Aul Magic+/, sire; Padua Go, dam; Heather Buttrum, breeder ...........................69.200%

1. FURST FIORANO (Westfalen), Melissa Mulchahey, owner; Alyssa Pitts, rider ...................8.5 2. SIR SHERLOCK (Hanoverian), Leslie Waterman, owner; Debbie Hill, rider; First Level Sir Donnerhall I, sire; Shari, dam; Klaus & Inge Kuhn, breeders .................................. 8.4 1. KATHLEEN JARACZEWSKI (CA), riding WALLANDER 14 (Oldenburg); 3. DON CASPARI CSH (Hanoverian), Deborah Neigut, owner; Kathleen Jaraczewski, owner; Weltissimo, sire; Aida, dam; Allison Dechant-Nimmo, rider ................................................................................. 8.3 Gerhard Ehmann, breeder ..............................................................................74.004% 2. DANIELLE CULVER (CO), riding ROYAL ARIES (Hanoverian); Danielle Culver, owner; Royal Blend, sire; Dunja Classic, dam; Gerd Volbers, breeder .............................72.241% 3. MARTHA DETERING (PA), riding RARITY (Hanoverian); Martha Detering, owner; 1 SOMER HIT (Hanoverian), Alice Tarjan, owner; Lauren Chumley & Silke Rubinstein*, sire; Luisa, dam; Karen & Randy Stratton, breeders .......................70.619% Rembacz, riders; Sandro Hit, sire; Rhussia, dam; Maurine Swanson, breeder ............... 8.4 4. PENELOPE SACHS (IL), riding GOOD LUCK CHARM (Half Arabian); 2. SAN CITY (Hanoverian), Linda Crabtree, owner; Caroline Roffman, rider; Penelope Sachs, owner ..................................................................................70.526% San Remo, sire; Bounty, dam; Marefield Meadows Inc., breeder ................................ 8.3 5. RUTH SUNDET (SD), riding WAGNIS M.D. (American Warmblood); 2. SANCEO (Hanoverian), Alice Womble, owner; Sabine Schut-Kery, rider; Ruth Sundet, owner; Wagnis, sire; Macuna, dam; Ruth Sundet, breeder .............70.000% San Remo, sire; Rivera, dam; Gerhard Dustmann, breeder ......................................... 8.3 6. NANCY WEAVER (OR), riding ZHORIK DG (Dutch Warmblood); Nancy Weaver, owner; Rubels, sire; Onika, dam; DG Bar Ranch Inc., breeder .......................................69.730% 7. JANNE RUMBOUGH (FL), riding AFILADO (Pura Raza Espanola); Janne Rumbough, owner; Gaucho III, sire; Fabulilla MR, dam; Watchman P.R.E. Horses, breeder ....69.494% 1. WAKEUP (American Warmblood), Emily Wagner, owner; Emily Wagner, rider; Wagnis, sire; Maiden Montreal, dam; Beverly Mclean Tetrick, breeder ........................ 8.6 8. AMY GIMBEL (NJ), riding ADDICTION (Dutch Warmblood); Heather Mason, owner; Nimbus, sire; Carrera, dam; Heather Mason, breeder ........................................69.249% 2. BON CHANCE (Hanoverian), Caroline Roffman, owner; Caroline Roffman, rider; Belissimo M, sire; SPS Wintersong, dam; Marefield Meadows Inc., breeder ................ 8.5 9. RYAN GARZA (WI), riding RAYMOND (Holsteiner); Jane Bohren, owner; GP Raymeister, sire; That Girl, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder ...........................69.194% 3. AESTHETE (Dutch Warmblood), Faye Woolf, owner; Silva Martin, rider; Trento B, sire; Unusual, dam; Gebr van der steen, breeder ........................................ 8.4 10. DENISE COLE (GA), riding HERMES (Oldenburg); Denise Cole, owner; His Highness 2, sire; Rioja, dam; Jochen Huntenburg, breeder ...........................68.966% 11. MELISSA BORKOSKI (CT), riding NAPOLEAN (Danish Warmblood); Melissa Borkoski, owner .................................................................................68.871% 12. LESLIE LYTTON (NC), riding DYNAMIC MF (Hanoverian); Leslie Lytton, owner; Training Level Don Principe, sire; Ultrarubin, dam; Maryanna Haymon, breeder ........................68.649% 1. DANIELLE CULVER (CO), riding ROYAL ARIES (Hanoverian); Danielle Culver, owner; Royal Blend, sire; Dunja Classic, dam; Gerd Volbers, breeder .............................76.000% 13. MICHELLE GREEN (NH), riding FHALTAIR (Hanoverian); Michelle Green, owner; Fabuleux, sire; Mylady, dam; Melissa Fisher, breeder ........................................68.387% 2. CHERIE VETSCH (WA), riding BAAS B. (Dutch Warmblood); Cherie Vetsch, owner; Trento B, sire; Serise B, dam; H.F. van Den Broek, breeder ...............................75.200% 14. KINDRA WILSON (KS), riding WALDOR (American Warmblood); Kindra Wilson, owner; Wagnis, sire; Honest Dulcinea, dam; Jana Wagner, breeder ...............................68.378% 3. NANCY SZAKACS (CA), riding RUDI REGALI (Westfalen); Nancy Szakacs, owner; Riccione, sire; Rubina, dam; Antonius Buning, breeder ......................................73.929% 15. MICHELLE MOREHEAD (KY), riding WON TINKERBELLE (Hanoverian); Michelle Morehead, owner; Widmark, sire; Flying Star, dam; 4. RYAN GARZA (WI), riding RAYMOND (Holsteiner); Jane Bohren, owner; Meg & Ronald Williams, breeders ...................................................................68.354% GP Raymeister, sire; That Girl, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder ...........................72.600% 16. SHANNON LANGER (WI), riding DAHLCINAE (Hanoverian); Douglas Langer, 5. CARISSA SCHMITZ (WA), riding ROSHAYE (Hanoverian); Shannon Langer & Maple Run Farm LLC, owners; De Niro, sire; Britania, dam; Kerri & Rusty McGuire, owners; Rotspon, sire; Merits Choice, dam; Douglas & Shannon Langer, breeders ..............................................................68.145% Kerri & Rusty McGuire, breeders .....................................................................72.500% 17. STEPHANIE WELLS (TX), riding ALL STAR M.H. (Dutch Warmblood); 6. BARBARA CRABBE (OR), riding BEL AIR (Dutch Warmblood); Barbara Crabbe, owner; Stephanie Wells, owner .................................................................................68.056% Flemmingh, sire; Phoenix, dam; Diane Stack, breeder .......................................72.400% 18. SANDRA PIAZZA (SC), riding FINLANNDIA (Trakehner); Sandra Piazza, owner; 7. ANNE ECHERD (TN), riding FINALE (Westfalen); Anne Echerd, owner; Distelzar, sire; Finity, dam; Laura Wharton, breeder ..........................................67.931% Furst Piccolo, sire; Diva, dam; Margit Nentwig, breeder ....................................72.200%

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12. KATHLEEN JARACZEWSKI (CA), riding WESSTON (Hanoverian); 19. LAURA CONVERSE (CA), riding DENALI (Swedish Warmblood); Laura Converse, owner; Kathleen Jaraczewski, owner; Warkant, sire; Wega, dam; Axel Windeler, breeder ...65.156% Marquis, sire; Belladonna, dam; Sheila Rand, breeder .......................................67.884% 13. MICHELLE FUTRAL (GA), riding TERRO (Dutch Warmblood); 20. NANCY SZAKACS (CA), riding RUDI REGALI (Westfalen); Nancy Szakacs, owner; Michelle Futral, owner ...................................................................................65.122% Riccione, sire; Rubina, dam; Antonius Buning, breeder ......................................67.848% 14. JULIE KELLNER (IL), riding MANHATTAN (Danish Warmblood); Julie Kellner, owner; Second Level Marengo, sire; Miss Kiki, dam; Lise Nissen, breeder ..........................................65.018% 1. EMILY TEARS (CA), riding ABSOLUTE ZEPHYR (Zweibrucker); Karen Ball, owner; 15. PATRICIA HART (CA), riding TATTOO (Dutch Warmblood); Patricia Hart, owner; Abanos, sire; Grosse Welt, dam; Horst Baumann, breeder .................................71.335% Anriejetto, sire; Kore, dam; Terry Wilson, breeder ............................................64.747% 2. SUSAN MOORE (CO), riding BRENTANUS (Hanoverian); Susan Moore, owner; 16. WENDY MARQUARDT (CA), riding LIBERTY (Dutch Warmblood); Bretano II, sire; Why Not, dam; Klaus & Luise Bosse, breeders ..........................69.145% Wendy Marquardt, owner; Hercorose, sire; Havefaith, dam; J. Boon, breeder .....64.737% 3. SARAH BAGGETTE (TN), riding BEATRIX (Dutch Warmblood); Sarah Baggette, owner; 16. COURTNEY LAUTMAN (WA), riding FIGARO (Westfalen); Courtney Lautman, owner; Sorento, sire; Vera, dam; Pineland Farms Inc., breeder ......................................69.048% Fidermark, sire; Lucretia, dam; Johannes Hilgers, breeder .................................64.737% 4. NANCY AREND (WA), riding ZIPPITY DO DAH (Dutch Warmblood); Nancy Arend, owner; 16. REBECCA ARMSTRONG (CA), riding TANZARTIG (Trakehner); Rebecca Armstrong, owner; Florencio, sire; Orinette Queen, dam; G. Marsman-Bonenkamp, breeder .............68.929% Abdullah, sire; Tansanita vom Castell, dam; Nolan Armstrong, breeder ...............64.737% 5. HOLLY DOBBERPUHL (TN), riding BONANZA (Hanoverian); Holly Dobberpuhl, owner; 19. SHARON CRISWELL (CA), riding ALOHA (Dutch Warmblood); Sharon Criswell, owner; Bretano II, sire; Loreley, dam; Gerd Luehr, breeder ..........................................68.708% Donatelli, sire; Savoir-Faire, dam; Deborah Harrison, breeder .............................64.390% 6. CARI SALOCH (WI), riding POUKHA (Westfalen); Cari Saloch, owner; 20. MARGARET BAILEY-MILLER (ME), riding KENNEBEC LADYHAWKE (Morgan); Parademarsch I, sire; Romantik, dam; Rudolf Lange, breeder .............................68.595% Margaret Bailey-Miller, owner; Triple S Dark Eagle, sire; Kennebec Sassy, dam; 7. JOLENE NOVAK (IL), riding ESTRELLA (Danish Warmblood); Jolene Novak, owner; Margaret Gardiner, breeder ............................................................................64.359% Blue Hors Don Schufro, sire; Eternity, dam; Richard Freeman, breeder ................68.571% 8. ROBBIE RICE (TN), riding RIVER SIDE LADY (Hanoverian); Robbie Rice, owner; Fourth Level Royal Diamond, sire; Deja Vu, dam; B.G. & Hanken Schroeder, breeders ............67.738% 1. AMY STUHR (MO), riding WIES V/D KLUMPERT (Dutch Warmblood); 9. LINDA MCCORMICK (AL), riding ROUGH CUT (Danish Warmblood); Greenwood Sporthorses & Equine Equipment, owner; Future, sire; Linda McCormick, owner; Don Schufro, sire; Rode Line, dam; Sarina V.D. Klumpert, dam; J. Vloet, breeder ...................................................69.714% Bodil Timmermann-Hansen, breeder ................................................................67.381% 2. HOLLY SPENCER (SC), riding FESTINA (Danish Warmblood); Holly Spencer, owner; 10. PHYLLIS SUMNER (GA), riding DON ZAMORA (Dutch Warmblood); Blue Hors Hertug, sire; Fie, dam; Andreas Seemann, breeder .............................67.500% Phyllis Sumner, owner; Don Primero, sire; Selexy, dam; H. Dijkstra, breeder .......67.143% 3. CEAN EMBREY (TX), riding TITLEIST (Dutch Warmblood); Cean Embrey, owner; 10. KERRI STEVENS (GA), riding ZIDANE (Dutch Warmblood); Kerri Stevens, owner; Idocus, sire; Engendre, dam; Cean Embrey, breeder ..........................................66.322% Rousseau, sire; Marina, dam; J. Gloudemans, breeder ......................................67.143% 4. KATRINA CHRISTY (CA), riding WINTERSTARR (Hanoverian); Katrina Christy, owner; 12. MAUREEN LAMB (CA), riding RUBIN BLACK (Hanoverian); Maureen Lamb, owner; Winterprinz, sire; B R Precious Gem, dam; Sarita Simmons, breeder ...................66.250% Rubin-Royal, sire; Wolke, dam; Dieter Roebken, breeder ...................................66.965% 5. KELLY ROBBINS (IN), riding LUCCA (Oldenburg); Kelly Robbins, owner; 13. SARAH HESTER (TX), riding AUSTIN CHASE (Holsteiner); Sarah Hester, owner; Lancer III, sire; Grimke, dam; Gestuet Lewitz, breeder .......................................66.000% Ariadus, sire; Konsuelo, dam; John McCormick, breeder ....................................66.905% 6. VERONIKA MORRIS (NV), riding ROCK (Dutch Warmblood); 13. ROBYN HAHN (NC), riding BRAV-O (Hungarian); Robyn Hahn, owner; Veronika Morris, owner; Krack C, sire; Edine, dam; W. Van Dijk, breeder ............64.375% HS Pik Brado, sire; HS Spirit, dam; Charlene Summers, breeder .........................66.905% 7. LEA THORNHILL (GA), riding KISMO (Danish Warmblood); Lea Thornhill, owner; 15. DIANE STACK (WA), riding VJERAKELLY (Dutch Warmblood); Diane Stack, owner; Ritterstern, sire; Kiki, dam; Tove Neilsen, breeder ............................................64.000% Inspekteur, sire; Kelly, dam; H.B.C. Stal, breeder ..............................................66.786% 7. MARTINE DUFF (SC), riding ARTISTIC (Oldenburg); Martine Duff, owner; 16. HEATHER JANS (IL), riding RICKOSHEA (Irish Draught); Heather Jans, owner; Art Deco, sire; Celebration, dam; Elizabeth Potter-Hall, breeder ..........................64.000% King of Hearts, sire; Josa Canella, dam; Heather Jans, breeder ..........................66.572% 9. BERIT LONG (CA), riding PRINCE (Swedish Warmblood); Berit Long, owner; 17. BARBARA HANUS (IL), riding SIJMEN FON LACLAR (Friesian); Barbara Hanus, owner; Prego, sire; Karinka, dam; Ellen Shepherd, breeder ...........................................63.892% Jorrit 363, sire; Saleta K., dam; LaVerne Kauffman, breeder ..............................66.429% 10. LEIGH KENT (AL), riding SIR LUCKAS (Danish Warmblood); Leigh Kent, owner ....63.500% 17. NATALIE ROACH (CO), riding VICTORY (Lusitano); Natalie Roach, owner ............66.429% 11. VIRGINIA MOON (AL), riding GIBRALTAR (Andalusian); Ellinwood Brown Miegel, owner; 19. HOPE GREENFIELD (NJ), riding ZUNI (Dutch Warmblood); Hope Greenfield, owner; Luceno VI, sire; Granadina, dam; Manuel Insua, breeder ....................................63.482% Sir Sinclair, sire; Marbleroos B, dam; M. van Goethem, breeder .........................66.410% 12. TINA COOK (NC), riding RAZZMATAZZ (Oldenburg); Tina Cook, owner; 20. LISA JOHNSTON (CA), riding VENZERRO (Oldenburg); Lisa Johnston, owner; Rolling Stone, sire; Elan Vital, dam; Deborah Malinowski, breeder ......................63.237% Ferro, sire; Roman Classic, dam; Lisa Johnston, breeder ....................................66.253% 13. SUSAN HARRINGTON (VA), riding WILLOW BAE (Hanoverian); Susan Harrington, owner; Wallstreet Kid, sire; Davignette, dam; Pat Limage, breeder ................................62.875% Third Level 14. MAUREEN LAMB (CA), riding ERISA EDWARD JORDAN (Oldenburg); 1. PHYLLIS SUMNER (GA), riding DON ZAMORA (Dutch Warmblood); Maureen Lamb, owner ...................................................................................62.703% Phyllis Sumner, owner; Don Primero, sire; Selexy, dam; H. Dijkstra, breeder .......68.847% 2. LEIGH KENT (AL), riding SIR LUCKAS (Danish Warmblood); Leigh Kent, owner ....67.791% 15. PEGGY HARDER (CA), riding NAPOLEON (Lusitano); Peggy Harder, owner ..........62.696% 16. SARA ANDERSON (OH), riding UNIQA (Dutch Warmblood); Sara Anderson, owner; 3. LAINE HILLS (FL), riding UKARDE (Dutch Warmblood); Laine Hills, owner; Gribaldi, sire; Parisienne, dam; J. & H. Dielissen, breeders .................................62.625% Biotop, sire; Milia, dam; Mts Van Esch, breeder ................................................67.492% 17. NANCY HAMILTON (WA), riding LAURALEI (Hanoverian); Nancy Hamilton, owner; 4. CARI SALOCH (WI), riding POUKHA (Westfalen); Cari Saloch, owner; Londonderry, sire; Calyppa, dam; Heinrich Ramsbrock, breeder ..........................62.432% Parademarsch I, sire; Romantik, dam; Rudolf Lange, breeder .............................66.498% 18. KYLE MCIVER (MA), riding LOUIS VUITTON (Lusitano); Kyle McIver, owner; 5. MEREDITH WILSON (NC), riding GIENEVIA (Hanoverian); Meredith Wilson, owner; Quatrilho Itapua, sire; Fidalga, dam; Agropecuaria Itapua LTDA, breeder ..............62.286% Glueckspilz, sire; Whitess, dam; Juergen Heumann, breeder ..............................66.316% 18. DANTIA BENSON (CA), riding SOPHIA (Swedish Warmblood); Dantia Benson, owner; 6. MARTINE DUFF (SC), riding ARTISTIC (Oldenburg); Martine Duff, owner; Fighting Fit, sire; Sequoia, dam; Dantia Benson, breeder ...................................62.286% Art Deco, sire; Celebration, dam; Elizabeth Potter-Hall, breeder ..........................65.972% 20. BETH DAVIS (NJ), riding HARBORSIDE (Selle Francais); Beth Davis, owner; 7. HEATHER JANS (IL), riding RICKOSHEA (Irish Draught); Heather Jans, owner; Olisco, sire; Judy De La Cense, dam ................................................................62.162% King of Hearts, sire; Josa Canella, dam; Heather Jans, breeder ..........................65.921% 8. CAROLYN KORUS (NJ), riding GOLDBARON (Trakehner); Carolyn Korus, owner ......65.641% Prix St. Georges 9. KAY JOHANSEN (UT), riding PLATO (American Warmblood); Kay Johansen, owner; Titan, sire; Slugface, dam; Oak Hill Stable, breeder ...........................................65.526% 1. RACHAEL HICKS (KY), riding APOLLO (Dutch Warmblood); Rachael Hicks & Virginia Frazier, owners; Gribaldi, sire; Finckenburgh, dam; 9. MARTHA MELLISH (VA), riding WISEMAN (Dutch Warmblood); Jag Sturkenboom Vernooy, breeder ................................................................70.789% Martha Mellish, owner ...................................................................................65.526% 2. JENNIFER HUBER (FL), riding VITO (Dutch Warmblood); Jennifer Huber, owner; 11. KRISTY TRUEBENBACH LUND (FL), riding AKVAVIT (Spanish Warmblood); Jazz, sire; Matouf, dam; W.J. 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3. DENISE COLE (GA), riding ROCK STAR (Oldenburg); Denise Cole, owner; Rubinstein*, sire; Lorance, dam; Inke Nolte, breeder .........................................67.237% 4. MARLENE KNOPSNIDER (OH), riding ALGEBRAIC EXPRESSION (Rhinelander); Marlene Knopsnider, owner; Abanos, sire; Kaletta, dam; Gebr. Kremers, breeder 67.105% 5. TESSA DICK (CA), riding WALHALL (Hanoverian); Jena & Rebecca Dick, owners; Wolkenstein II, sire; Iris, dam; Joann Schomaker, breeder .................................66.974% 6. CAMILLA DEBOARD (NC), riding WHIMSICAL (German Warmblood); Camilla DeBoard, owner ................................................................................66.579% 7. CARLA PASTEUR (FL), riding AMICA (Hanoverian); Carla Pasteur, owner; Akatschi, sire; Wanessa, dam; Johann-Klaus Brunkhorst, breeder .......................66.316% 7. SHERYL ROSS (CA), riding LANCASTER (Danish Warmblood); Sheryl Ross, owner; Lobster, sire; Aleksis, dam; Gunnar Mousten, breeder .......................................66.316% 9. JANE HAYES (CA), riding SOLVANGS RIVALDO (Danish Warmblood); Jane Hayes, owner; Regazzoni, sire; Hellene Solvang, dam; Karin & Bendt Kjergaard, breeders ..........66.053% 10. ALEJANDRO GOMEZ (FL), riding REVENGE (Swedish Warmblood); Alejandro Gomez, owner ................................................................................65.789% 11. MARK CARTER (CA), riding DIABOLO (Hanoverian); Mark Carter, owner .............65.263% 12. SONIA ZUGEL (NJ), riding NAOMI (Dutch Warmblood); Sonia Zugel, owner; Zeoliet, sire; Bruin, dam; Leenarts Pennekamp BV, breeder ...............................65.132% 12. CHARLOTTE JORST (NV), riding TRISTAN (Dutch Warmblood); Skagen Holdings, owner; Burggraaf, sire; Gastrona, dam; G. Snoeks, breeder ..........................................65.132% 14. EMILY TEARS (CA), riding LOPACA (Holsteiner); Emily Tears, owner; Lorentin I, sire; Wurania, dam; Maria Petzold, breeder .............................................................64.912% 15. IRINA MOLEIRO DE MURO (FL), riding SAMBUCA (Dutch Warmblood); Irina Moleiro de Muro, owner; Democraat, sire; Kendy, dam; A.W.G. Van Kraay, breeder ........64.737%

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3. ELIZABETH KEADLE (CA), riding ROWER BE (Rhinelander); Elizabeth Keadle, owner; Rubioso N, sire, Apanatschi, dam, Ingrid Berger, breeder ..................................67.764% 4. EDUARDO MUNOZ (FL), riding FLOVINO (Westfalen); Eduardo Munoz, owner ......67.325% 5. CHRISTOPHER LEWMAN (WA), riding NIMBUS (Dutch Warmblood); Gwen Blake, owner; Cobochon, sire; Elinefleur, dam; D.W. van Norel, breeder ..................................67.303% 6. ALLISON BILZERIAN (FL), riding ROLANDO (Dutch Warmblood); Allison Bilzerian, owner; Goodwill, sire; Kelineke, dam; J.W. & A.P. Jurrius, breeders .............................66.843% 7. KRISTY TRUEBENBACH LUND (FL), riding REEL ADVENTURE (Hanoverian); Blue Marlin Farms Inc., owner; Rotspon, sire; Lanthess, dam; Gerda Scheper, breeder ..........66.777% 8. MARLENE KNOPSNIDER (OH), riding ALGEBRAIC EXPRESSION (Rhinelander); Marlene Knopsnider, owner; Abanos, sire; Kaletta, dam; Gebr. Kremers, breeder 66.711% 9. JANE SUWALSKY (NJ), riding WHITMAN (Dutch Warmblood); Jane Suwalsky, owner; Rhodium, sire; Camora, dam; Paardencentrum de Dalhoeve, breeder ..................66.579% 10. IRINA MOLEIRO DE MURO (FL), riding SAMBUCA (Dutch Warmblood); Irina Moleiro de Muro, owner; Democraat, sire; Kendy, dam; A.W.G. Van Kraay, breeder ............66.316% 11. ALEJANDRO GOMEZ (FL), riding REVENGE (Swedish Warmblood); Alejandro Gomez, owner ................................................................................66.206% 12. RUTH SHIRKEY (CA), riding PEC WOMANIZER (Oldenburg); Ruth Shirkey, Mary Rothwein, owner; Watch Me, sire; No Problem, dam; Mari Naten, breeder ....66.185% 13. JANE HAYES (CA), riding SOLVANGS RIVALDO (Danish Warmblood); Jane Hayes, owner; Regazzoni, sire; Hellene Solvang, dam; Karin & Bendt Kjergaard, breeders ..........65.987% 14. CAMILLA DEBOARD (NC), riding WHIMSICAL (German Warmblood); Camilla DeBoard, owner ................................................................................65.658% 15. CHRIS GRAYE (MI), riding SAMUREI (Sachsen-Anhalt Warmblood); Chris Graye, owner; Saint Cloud, sire; Linda, dam; Michael Scholl, breeder .......................................65.527% 15. JANNE RUMBOUGH (FL), riding JUNIOR (Pura Raza Espanola); Janne Rumbough, owner; Gaucho , sire; La Nina 1985, dam; Gremlan Farms, breeder ...............................65.527% 17. MEREDITH WEINER (NC), riding ALADDIN BAKKELY (Danish Warmblood); Meredith Weiner, owner; Lillemarkems Arkibal, sire; Mini Mause Bakkely, dam; Klara & Georg Mollebjerg, breeders .................................................................65.369% 18. JILL IRVING (NB), riding DELVAUX (Dutch Warmblood); Jill Irving, owner ............65.277% 19. LYNDA LAMBERT (CA), riding WINDSOR (Danish Warmblood); Lynda Lambert, owner; Windfall CB, sire; Paola, dam; Ulso Olsen, breeder ............................................64.869% 20. MARIE MALONEY (KS), riding LAZULITE (Trakehner); Marie Maloney, owner; Martini, sire; Lucona, dam; Jean Brinkman, breeder .........................................64.737% 20. CHERIE VETSCH (WA), riding SANDRO GOLD (Hanoverian); Cherie Vetsch, owner; Sandro Hit, sire; Weserperle II, dam; Gestuet Lewitz, breeder ............................64.737% 20. METTE LARSEN (NY), riding ULIVI (Dutch Warmblood); Mette Larsen, owner; Olivi, sire; Gracious Lady, dam; T. Aarnink, breeder ..........................................64.737% 20. LISA BRADLEY (CA), riding WELLCOME S (Hanoverian); Lisa Bradley, owner; Weltruhm, sire; Allice, dam; Hans Siemers, breeder ..........................................64.737% 20. DEBRA PULVER (IA), riding TOPPER (Dutch Warmblood); Debra Pulver, owner; Royal Dance, sire; Omora, dam; A. Ketelaars, breeder .......................................64.737%


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12. RICHARD COHN (GA), riding DAY LIGHT (Hanoverian); Richard Cohn, owner; Don Primero, sire; Pretty Woman, dam; Ursula Kleemeyer, breeder ...................60.790% 13. EDWARD EICHELBERGER (IL), riding DON SEBASTIAN (Oldenburg); Edward Eichelberger, owner; De Niro, sire; Luca, dam; Anja Thuemmler, breeder ....60.789% 14. NELSON LONG (TN), riding ABAHN (Brandenburg); Nelson Long, owner; Abendsturme, sire; Glimmernixe H, dam; Rudolf Schmidt, breeder .....................60.526% 15. AMELIA HELLMAN (VA), riding SCHUBERTS RONALDO (Danish Warmblood); Amelia & Douglas Hellman, owners; Ragazzo, sire; Stengardens Chikita-Light, dam; Anders Borg Poulsen, breeder ..........................60.263% 15. AMY GIMBEL (NJ), riding RAMAZOTTI (Bavarian); Amy Gimbel, owner ..............60.263%

4. KATIE FOSTER (WI), riding REHLEIN (Oldenburg); Stonegate Equestrian Center LLC, owner; GP Raymeister, sire; Chloe, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder ...69.677% 5. KAYLEE ANGSTADT (MA), riding FIRENZE (Hanoverian); Keith Angstadt, owner; Fabriano, sire; Glossy, dam; Johann Loehden, breeder ......................................69.252% 6. ANNA KEENAN (OR), riding LENA (Hanoverian); Anna Keenan, owner ................69.032%

Second Level

1. LINDSEY HOLLEGER (GA), riding FRIEDENSFURST (Trakehner); Lindsey Holleger, owner; Donaufurst, sire; Feodamee von Krotenbach, dam; Erin Brinkman, breeder ..........70.119% 2. GABRIELA GLUMAC (CA), riding ZODESSA (Dutch Warmblood); Gabriela Glumac, owner; Rousseau, sire; Odessa, dam; A.M. Weemen, breeder .......................................67.895% 3. INGA FUENGERLINGS (CO), riding MILO (Trakehner); Inga Fuengerlings, owner; Grand Prix Pelzjager, sire; Malaika IV, dam; Roselotte Rosenau, breeder .............................66.842% 1. MELISSA HOGAN (CA), riding DIAMETER (Danish Warmblood); Melissa Hogan, owner; Diamant, sire; Tasja, dam; Anne Larsen, breeder ..............................................65.532% 4. DALLAS VAN STRATTEN (NE), riding VAINQUEUR E (Dutch Warmblood); Dallas Van Stratten, owner; Welt Hit II, sire; Rena, dam; Empelaer Stoeterij, breeder ..........66.190% 2. WHITNEY HARRINGTON (CA), riding LAREDO 183 (Austrian Warmblood); Irmgard Friedberger, owner ............................................................................65.320% 5. CLARA MAYNARD (MA), riding DIAMOND DELIGHT (Oldenburg); Clara Maynard, owner ...................................................................................65.000% 3. JENNIFER HUBER (FL), riding AL PACINO (Hanoverian); Jennifer Huber, owner; Achenbach, sire; Hilke Voigts, breeder .............................................................65.106% 6. JULIA MCINTYRE (VT), riding COAST (Hanoverian); Julia McIntyre, owner; West Coast, sire; Fastasta, dam; Caroline MacNair Carl, breeder ........................64.881% 4. CHARLOTTE JORST (NV), riding ASTERIOS (Danish Warmblood); Skagen Holdings, owner; Akinos, sire; Urwetta, dam; Niels Nielsen, breeder .......62.660% 5. DEBRA KLAMEN (IL), riding BOSS (Swedish Warmblood); Debra Klamen, owner; Third Level Bayron, sire; Evita, dam; Anita Roslund, breeder ..............................................62.128% 1. SADIE LAHEY (ID), riding UP TO DATE P (Dutch Warmblood); Sadie Lahey, owner; 6. DIANA ROSE (FL), riding EMINENCE (Dutch Warmblood); Diana Rose, owner; Nijinski, sire; Precious, dam; J. Pannenborg, breeder ........................................67.297% Burggraaf, sire; D Reverta, dam; J. Heida, breeder ...........................................62.022% 2. KYA ENDRESON (NC), riding PIK L (Hanoverian); Horses Unlimited Inc., owner; 7. AMY SWERDLIN (FL), riding EPIKUR (Hanoverian); Amy Swerdlin, owner; Pik Bube II, sire; Abaja, dam; Rudolf Brinkmann, breeder ..................................66.711% Espri, sire; Wariness, dam; Gerhard Finck, breeder ............................................61.809% 3. TARA MASON (MI), riding FANTASSIA (Hanoverian); Terri Boyagian, owner; 8. JANE THOMAS (ID), riding HONEYMOON (Russian Warmblood); Peggy Thomas, owner; Feiner Stern, sire; Expose’, dam; Terri Boyagian, breeder ..................................65.976% Wosgon 26, sire; Perforacija, dam; Polotschany Landwirtsch, breeder ................61.490% 4. JULIA BURTT (NJ), riding AARON VI (Hanoverian); Julia Burtt, owner ................65.946% 9. ROXANNE JEWELL (TX), riding AMALON (Hanoverian); Roxanne Jewell, owner ......61.277% 5. RACHEL CHOWANEC (CT), riding EMBRUJADO XI (Pura Raza Espanola); 10. CHRISTY SCOTCH (AL), riding KONTESSA (Oldenburg); Christy Scotch, owner; Lendon Gray, owner; Juicioso XI, sire; Embrujo IX, dam; Kevekko, sire; Krystal Windrush, dam; Leslie Smollen, breeder ...........................61.170% Agroganadera Las Gordillas, S.A., breeder .......................................................65.737% 11. CHRISTI MEYERS (GA), riding WONDERBOY (Oldenburg); Christi Meyers, owner; 6. LEAH MYERS (CA), riding DIVINCI (Oldenburg); Leah Myers, owner; Uffe Korshojgaard, sire; Bella Tranekaer, dam; Egon & Anna Nielsen, breeders ....60.947% Duellglanz, sire; Gretchen, dam; Angela Barilar, breeder ....................................65.733% 12. EDWARD EICHELBERGER (IL), riding DON SEBASTIAN (Oldenburg); Edward Eichelberger, owner; De Niro, sire; Luca, dam; Anja Thuemmler, breeder ....60.851% Fourth Level 12. DONG-SEON KIM (NH), riding LAYOUT (Holsteiner); Dong-Seon Kim & Hanwha Hotel & Resort, owners .....................................................................60.851% 1. TAYLOR YAMAMOTO (HI), riding DOMINO (Trakehner); Taylor Yamamoto, owner; Cadeau, sire; Dividivi, dam; Hartmut Zirpel, breeder ..........................................66.857% 14. NANCY BRANDENBURG (OR), riding MEIKO CCF (Haflinger); Nancy Brandenburg, owner; Magenta Wulf, sire; Mexi, dam; Donna & John White, breeders .............60.639% 2. SARAH SHANAHAN (MI), riding RAPIDASH (Westfalen); Sarah Shanahan, owner ....64.625% 3. CONNOR MCPEAK (CO), riding PASSHAWN (Swedish Warmblood); 15. CINDY HITCHCOCK (AZ), riding KARAT (Swedish Warmblood); Connor McPeak, owner; Pehrsson, sire; West Bond, dam; Jeff Hebert, breeder ...64.595% Cindy Hitchcock, owner; Amiral, sire; Karima, dam ...........................................60.638% 4. SHANA JONES (IL), riding PICTURE PERFECT (Dutch Warmblood); 15. NANCY SZAKACS (CA), riding NORMANN (Dutch Warmblood); Nancy Szakacs, owner; Shana Jones, owner ......................................................................................64.018% Inspekteur, sire; Epiretha, dam; H.G. Broekhuizen, breeder ................................60.638% 5. COURTNEY FANARA (MA), riding BRIGHELLA (Hanoverian); Courtney Fanara, owner; Brentano II, sire; Wellcome, dam; Juergen Siltmann, breeder ............................63.784% 6. PAIGE MILLER (IL), riding PANTROS-S (Dutch Warmblood); Paige Miller, owner; Jonggor’s Weyden, sire; Hinde-Utopia, dam; A.C. van Roosmalen, breeder ..........63.625%

Adequan/USDF Junior/Young Rider

Training Level 1. JULIA HANDT (TX), riding NTEC ROULETTE (Hanoverian); Kai Handt, owner; Rotspon, sire; Shining Sun, dam; Eberhard Hennings, breeder ............................80.417% 2. BRITTANY BURSON (IL), riding JAZZ DANCE (Oldenburg); Brittany Burson, owner ..................................................................................74.400% 3. CLARE KRSKA (KS), riding TRINITY (Holsteiner); Helene Jones, owner; Aljano, sire; Nordlicht IV, dam; ZG Herman & Ralph Sudeck, breeders ................72.042% 4. HANNAH MCCABE (NH), riding MEIN PIPSQUEAK (German Riding Pony); Hannah McCabe, owner .................................................................................72.000% 5. KATE PARKER (WA), riding ARTHUR (Dutch Warmblood); Kate Parker, owner ....71.600% 6. HEATHER HOLMAN (FL), riding HARMONIE NSF (Trakehner); Heather Holman, owner; Baron Verdi, sire; Hopi NSF, dam; Cheryl & Timothy Holekamp, breeders ...........70.893%

First Level

Prix St. Georges 1. KATIE FOSTER (WI), riding SACRAMENTO (Dutch Warmblood); Stonegate Equestrian Center LLC, owner; Amsterdam, sire; Lente Vrouwe, dam; G. Hofstra, breeder ........67.632% 2. BRANDI ROENICK (AZ), riding PRETTY LADY (German Riding Pony); Brandi Roenick, owner; Iglesias, sire; Ivonne, dam; Mw. E. Huygen, breeder .......67.325% 3. MACKINZIE POOLEY (CA), riding JONKARA (Oldenburg); Mackinzie Pooley, owner; Rubinstein I, sire; Jonkalla, dam; Johann Brandes, breeder ................................67.289% 4. JAMIE PESTANA (CA), riding WINZALOT (Hanoverian); Jamie Pestana, owner; Wolkenstein II, sire; Franzisca, dam; Hans-Heinr. Doescher, breeder ...................67.193% 5. JORDAN FARR (CO), riding PHOENIX (Holsteiner); Christian Farr, owner; Fleming, sire; Ossina, dam; Hans-Peter Kroeger, breeder ...................................67.106% 6. HANNAH SHOOK (NC), riding CAPE TOWN (Dutch Warmblood); Hannah Shook & Mitzi Presnell, owners; Michelangelo, sire; Frianca, dam; K.G. Van Dellen, breeder ...66.754%

1. JULIA BOSS (MI), riding SAN REMO (Hanoverian); Julia Boss, owner; Sherlock Holmes, sire; Wiebke, dam; Walter Willhaus, breeder ..........................70.890% Intermediate I 1. CASSIE BENSON (UT), riding VIKING (Danish Warmblood); 2. RIANA PORTER (CA), riding DOMINUS (Oldenburg); Janelle Frazer, owner; Melissa Connelly, owner ................................................................................66.842% Donnerschlag, sire; Paquita, dam; Sue Curry Shaffer, breeder ............................70.593% 2. RIANA PORTER (CA), riding RUBINO BELLISSIMO (Hanoverian); Violet Jen, owner; 3. LINDSEY HOLLEGER (GA), riding FRIEDENSFURST (Trakehner); Lindsey Holleger, owner; Rubinstein I, sire; Bellisimo, dam; J. Janssen, breeder ......................................65.658% Donaufurst, sire; Feodamee von Krotenbach, dam; Erin Brinkman, breeder ..........70.162%

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Intermediate II

Fourth Level 1. VICTORIA FERNALLD (CO), riding PRINCE (Dutch Warmblood); Kylee Lourie, owner; Hemmingway, sire; Wimpel, dam; J.J. Pen-Dogterom, breeder ..........................63.553% 1. GIGI NUTTER (GA), riding VINCERE (Dutch Warmblood); Gigi Nutter, owner; Ferro, sire; Katinka, dam; Julie Haralson, breeder .............................................67.774% 2. KRISTINA WANG (NE), riding BELLADIVA (Lipizzan); Tracie Wang, owner; 2. JACKIE AHL-ECKHAUS (CA), riding WISDOM MVS (Dutch Warmblood); Conversano III Prima Donna, sire; Brenna, dam; Jackie Ahl-Eckhaus, owner; Farrington, sire; Lumara, dam; Tempel Lipizzan Corporation, breeder ..............................................................61.579% Jackie & Mark Eckhaus, breeders ...................................................................67.750% 3. HOLLY SPENCER (SC), riding FESTINA (Danish Warmblood); Holly Spencer, owner; Grand Prix Blue Hors Hertug, sire; Fie, dam; Andreas Seemann, breeder .............................67.500% 1. VICTORIA FERNALLD (CO), riding PRINCE (Dutch Warmblood); Kylee Lourie, owner; Hemmingway, sire; Wimpel, dam; J.J. Pen-Dogterom, breeder ..........................64.043% Prix St. Georges

1. ANNELIESE VOGT-HARBER (GA), riding WHEN EVER (Hanoverian); Dirk van Rees, Linda van Rees & Harold Cornelissen, owners; Wie Weltmeyer, sire; Wudena, dam; Karl-August Matzdorf, breeder ..................................................67.895% 2. ELIZABETH CAMPBELL (FL), riding ROYAL DIAMANT (Oldenburg); Training Level Elizabeth Campbell, owner; Rohdiamant, sire; Donna, dam; Ludger Wehry, breeder .66.448% 1. ANNELIESE VOGT-HARBER (GA), riding LAURESSA (Westfalen); Linda van Rees, owner; 3. RUTH SHIRKEY (CA), riding PEC WOMANIZER (Oldenburg); Ruth Shirkey & Laureus, sire; Flamme, dam; Theodor Zimmermann, breeder .............................75.000% Mary Rothwein, owners; Watch Me, sire; No Problem, dam; Mari Naten, breeder ...66.185% 2. NANCY SZAKACS (CA), riding RUDI REGALI (Westfalen); Nancy Szakacs, owner; Riccione, sire; Rubina, dam; Antonius Buning, breeder ......................................73.929% Intermediate I 3. SUSAN POSNER (KY), riding STORYVILLE (Hanoverian); Julie Moses, owner; 1. TRACEY LERT (CA), riding UDO (Dutch Warmblood); Tracey Lert, owner; Rienzi, sire; December, dam; Marefield Meadows Inc., breeder ..........................71.200% Kennedy, sire; Esther, dam; J.H. Dobelsteen, breeder .......................................67.368%

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2. SHERYL ROSS (CA), riding LANCASTER (Danish Warmblood); Sheryl Ross, owner; Lobster, sire; Aleksis, dam; Gunnar Mousten, breeder .......................................66.316% 1. ANNELIESE VOGT-HARBER (GA), riding LAURESSA (Westfalen); Linda van Rees, owner; 3. TEAH BANKES (MI), riding DEZENT (Oldenburg); Laurie Forbes, owner; Laureus, sire; Flamme, dam; Theodor Zimmermann, breeder .............................72.759% Donnerhall, sire; Tettine, dam; Heinrich Busse, breeder .....................................65.526% 2. MARTHA DETERING (PA), riding RARITY (Hanoverian); Martha Detering, owner; Rubinstein*, sire; Luisa, dam; Karen & Randy Stratton, breeders .......................70.619% Intermediate II 3. JEANNE MCDONALD (PA), riding TALISMAN (Oldenburg); Jeanne McDonald, owner; 1. TRACEY LERT (CA), riding UDO (Dutch Warmblood); Tracey Lert, owner; Tantris, sire; Lucianna, dam; Andrea Parker, breeder ........................................70.583% Kennedy, sire; Esther, dam; J.H. Dobelsteen, breeder .......................................68.027%

First Level

2. GAIL REDINGER (ID), riding MITRAS (Trakehner); Gail Redinger, owner; Butow *E*, sire; Moet, dam; Vernon Parker, breeder .......................................62.368% 1. MARIE BARRETT (MA), riding ROXORELLA (Oldenburg); Roberta Berry, owner; 3. BARBARA WOLFE (NJ), riding LUCIEN (Dutch Warmblood); Barbara Wolfe, owner; Rotspon, sire; Rikorella, dam; Judy Yancey, breeder .........................................69.048% Goodtimes, sire; Uney, dam; D. Winkel, breeder ...............................................62.171% 2. NANCY AREND (WA), riding ZIPPITY DO DAH (Dutch Warmblood); Nancy Arend, owner; Florencio, sire; Orinette Queen, dam; G. Marsman-Bonenkamp, breeder .............68.929% Grand Prix 3. ROBBIE RICE (TN), riding RIVER SIDE LADY (Hanoverian); Robbie Rice, owner; 1. SUZANNE BOLLMAN (GA), riding COOPER (Holsteiner); Suzanne Bollman, owner; Royal Diamond, sire; Deja Vu, dam; B.G. & Hanken Schroeder, breeders ............67.738% Coriall, sire; Wanderin II, dam; Carl Friedr Soehrmann, breeder ..........................67.292% 2. SUSAN JACCOMA (FL), riding WADAMUR (Hanoverian); Susan Jaccoma, owner; Third Level Weltmeyer, sire; Sarina, dam; Peter Richter & Richard Fortkamp, breeders .........66.490% 1. LOUISE KOCH (CA), riding VALIANT (Dutch Warmblood); Louise Koch, owner; 3. MELISSA HOGAN (CA), riding DIAMETER (Danish Warmblood); Melissa Hogan, owner; Gribaldi, sire; Jorfa, dam; J.D. De Ruiter, breeder ............................................68.743% Diamant, sire; Tasja, dam; Anne Larsen, breeder ..............................................65.532%

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Second Level

CASSIE BENSON (UT), riding Viking—I-I Adequan/USDF Junior/Young Rider

MARIE BARRETT (MA), riding Roxorella; owner Roberta Berry (MA)—Adequan/USDF Second Level Vintage Cup Award and Second Level Mus. Freestyle Challenge

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2. KARIN LENCYK (TX), riding DYAMI (Oldenburg); Karin Lencyk, owner ................67.693% 3. BRANDI ROENICK (AZ), riding NOBEL (Oldenburg); Tracy Roenick, owner; Rohdiamant, sire; Hestella, dam; D.Y. Santema, breeder ...................................64.408% 3. SUSAN POSNER (KY), riding ALI BABA B (Belgian Warmblood); Audrey Narducci, owner; Simsalabim, sire; I’m Flo, dam; Allyn McCracken, breeder ..................................67.008%


Region 1 Results

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REALITY CHECK (Oldenburg), Gabrielle Shaw (MD), owner/rider; ............63.600% DRAGON’S LAIR LE GACIE (Welsh Pony), Molly Paris, owner; Christena Pourlos (NC), rider; Bristol Valiant, sire; Timber Creek Rainy Day, dam ..............................................................61.800% JC MARIANA (Andalusian), Jennifer Johnson, owner; Hannah Pierucci (VA), rider ...................................................................60.400%

The 2011 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 1 Dressage Championships Recognized by USEF & Virginia Dressage Association Fall Competition & Official Qualifying Competition for the 2012 FEI NAJYRC were held October 20-23 in Lexington, VA. 8. Judges. Dinah Jo Babcock (S); Kem Barbosa (S); Carter Bass (R); Melissa Creswick (S); Janet Curtis (S); Sarah Geikie (S); Janine Malone (R); Susan Madden Mandas (S); R. Scott Training Level Open Peterson (S); Marlene Schneider (S) CH: MANNY (Dutch Warmblood), Kathryn Hubbird, owner; Jill Allard (SC), rider; Juventus, sire; First Merit, dam..............................72.600% Training Level Adult Amateur RS: FANCINOVA (Hanoverian), Molly Layfield, owner; Pati Pierucci (VA), rider; CH: PHINNIGAN H L (Hanoverian), Jennifer Fulmer, owner; Fabuleux, sire; Feminova, dam ..............................................................69.200% Jennifer Fulmer (NC), rider ...................................................................66.800% 3. FRANZ (Dutch Warmblood cross), Christine Balasi, owner; RS: DEBUTAUNT (Hanoverian), Denise Cole, owner; Denise Cole (GA), rider; Lorraine Klepacz (VA), rider...................................................................68.400% Depardieu, sire; Hauptstutbuch Windspiel, dam ......................................66.000% 3. LEAPFROG (Thoroughbred cross), Kristin Hickey (VA), owner/rider ...........65.800% 4. MAGNOLIA-MAGGIE (Danish Warmblood), Brenda Duet, owner; Stacey Hastings (NC), rider ...................................................................68.200% 4. ROXY ROYALE (Hanoverian), Patricia Fannin (TN), owner/rider ................65.000% 5. TALISMAN BHF (Andalusian cross), Torrey Wilkinson (VA), owner/rider ...64.600% 5. FHREELANCER (Hanoverian), Joanne Coleman, owner; Joanne Coleman (PA), owner/rider; Florencio, sire; Lafayette, dam ..........68.000% 6. KALANDER BOY (Oldenburg), Sharon Hess (PA), owner/rider; Kevekko, sire; Shirly, dam ....................................................................63.000% 6. FAVULOUS (Hanoverian), Ellen Peebles, owner; Eliza Sydnor (NC), rider; Fabuleux, sire; Favre, dam; 66.200% 7. HOUDINI (Thoroughbred), Treacy Everitt (NJ), owner/rider .....................62.600% 7. ROMEO (Oldenburg), Diana Dodge & Nokomis Farm, owners; 8. AMERICAN DREAM (American Warmblood), Clark & Thorsten Kramer (VA), rider..................................................................64.400% Lynn Southworth, owners; Lynn Southworth (PA), rider; Ambassador in Love, sire; American Maid, dam......................................62.400% 8. LUMINUS (Trakehner), Meghan Kavanah (VA), owner/rider.....................62.600%

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First Level Adult Amateur

CH: AT LIBERTY (Warmblood cross), Abigal Bauer, owner; Hannah Bauer (VA), rider .....................................................................70.200% RS: BORDEAUX’S BURGUNDY (Hanoverian), Alexandra Jackson (VA), owner/rider.....................................................67.800% 3. WILLY B COOL (Paint), Kaitlin Blythe (NC), owner/rider ..........................67.000% 4. MINDY GHF (Haflinger), April Trimmer (VA), owner/rider ........................66.200% 5. COPPERNINERDEI (Throughbred), Adriana Navarro (NC), owner/rider ......64.200%

CH: AZRAEL (Swedish Warmblood), Mimi Lufkin (PA), owner/rider; Amiral, sire; Zest, dam .........................................................................69.516% RS: ZUDANE P (Dutch Warmblood), Sally Hoedebecke (MD), owner/rider; Cabochon, sire; Tudame P, dam............................................................68.710% 3. ROXY ROYALE (Hanoverian), Patricia Fannin (TN), owner/rider ................67.581% 4. TURNAROUND TONY (Thoroughbred), Jenny Spain (VA), owner/rider ....67.097% 5. NICHOLAS (Friesian cross), Jennifer Hockett (VA), owner/rider ................66.774%

Hannah Bauer and At Liberty, Training Level Jr/YR champions; Lauren Eichstadt, Merial representative; Jenn Asher, USDF representative; and Janet Curtis (S), judge

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Lauren Longfield and Iced Macha, Second Level Musical Freestyle champion; Lauren Eichstadt, Merial representative; Betsy Minton, Great American Insurance Group representative; Jenn Asher, USDF representative; and Marlene Schneider (S), judge

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PHINNIGAN H L (Hanoverian), Jennifer Fulmer (NC), owner/rider; ..........65.968% 7. ALEA (Swedish Warmblood), Tristin Hardy-Butler, owner; DECAPRIO (Hanoverian), Janet Sarn (NC), owner/rider; Depardieu, sire; Ellen Bouchard (VA), rider; Amorex Crb, sire; Christabel, dam ..................56.667% Lara Croft, dam ...................................................................................65.484% Second Level Open 8. RORICK (Hanoverian), Beth Gillespie (MD), owner/rider; Rienzi, sire; Daalny, dam........................................................................................65.323% CH: FRANZISKANA (Rhinelander), Ryan Eskridge (NC), owner/rider; Furst Heinrich, sire; Retsina, dam ..........................................................67.619% First Level Junior/Young Rider RS: FHITZGERALD (Oldenburg), Maurine Swanson, owner; CH: DANSANT (Hanoverian), Kathy Rowse, owner; Jessica Zoskey (VA), rider; John Amber (PA), rider; Florencio, sire; Weltlady, dam ...........................66.548% Dauphin, sire; Revel, dam.....................................................................71.129% 3. MONTANA (Danish Warmblood), Brenda Duet, owner; RS: DEXTER S (Hanoverian), Janice Mumford, owner; Stacey Hastings (NC), rider; Rambo, sire; Lomani, dam...........................65.833% Jessica Zoskey (VA), rider; Dauphin, sire; Angel, dam .............................69.839% 4. ACTION ACE (Dutch Warmblood), Michael & Mary Winchell, owners; 3. SWEET KISS (Danish Warmblood), Hannah Hassinger (PA), owner/rider ...64.839% Danielle Rowland (VA), rider; Ijsselmeer, sire; Promised, dam..................63.690% 4. BORDEAUX’S BURGUNDY (Hanoverian), 5. FILA (Rhinelander), Linda Sommers, owner; Thorsten Kramer (VA), rider......63.333% Alexandra Jackson (VA), owner/rider.....................................................64.194% 6. BOXSTER A (Hanoverian), Iris Aberbach, owner; 5. PAVAROTTI II (Dutch Warmblood), Samantha Siwulec (NJ), owner/rider; Michael Bragdell (MD), rider; Bugatti Hilltop, sire; Winsome A, dam ........62.976% Zirkoon, sire; Gabrielle, dam; 63.548% 7. YZE FAN VELS (Friesian), Jeanette Van Mill (NC), owner/rider .................62.619% 6. SAPHIRO (Lusitano), Jennifer Johnson, Benjamin Johnson, & JC Andalusians LLC, 8. PREMONITION SSH (Hanoverian), Pamela Benfield, owner; owners; Hannah Pierucci (VA), rider; Umbaba, sire; Epoca, dam ..............63.387% Kathy Adams (NJ), rider.......................................................................62.262% 7. DRAGON’S LAIR LE GACIE (Welsh Pony), Molly Paris, owner; Second Level Freestyle Christena Pourlos (NC), rider; Bristol Valiant, sire; Timber Creek Rainy Day, dam ..............................................................62.903% CH: ICED MACHA (American Warmblood), Lauren Longfield (NJ), owner/rider; Macha Breeze, sire; Bangali Lady, dam..................................................67.500% 8. IMAGINE THAT (Thoroughbred cross), Natalie Davis (NC), owner/rider.....60.806% RS: OTTE FAN DE GREIDPLEATS (Friesian), Susan Trivers, owner; First Level Open Stephanie Alvord (VA), rider; Leffert, sire; Gelbrigje S, dam .....................66.750% CH: BOXSTER A (Hanoverian), Iris Aberbach, owner; 3. GRANDE G (Appaloosa cross), Lynn Southworth, owner; Michael Bragdell (MD), rider; Bugatti Hilltop, sire; Winsome A, dam ........73.548% Clark Southworth (PA), rider.................................................................64.500% RS: SHANTIANA (Hanoverian), Amelia Ross, owner; Marilyn Payne (NJ), rider...70.323% 4. ALEA (Swedish Warmblood), Tristin Hardy-Butler, owner; 3. MEGATROND (Oldenburg), Diane Ritz (NC), owner/rider; Trond, sire; Ellen Bouchard (VA), rider; Amorex Crb, sire; Christabel, dam ..................63.167% Germany, dam ....................................................................................70.161% 4. JULIET (Oldenburg), Diana Dodge & Nokomis Farm, owners; Third Level Adult Amateur Thorsten Kramer (VA), rider; Romantic Star, sire; Jardhu, dam................69.839% CH: WISEMAN (Dutch Warmblood), Martha Mellish (VA), owner/rider ...........67.692% 5. FHIREFIGHTER (Hanoverian), Tiffany Bragdell (MD), owner/rider .............68.871% RS: RAZZMATAZZ (Oldenburg), Tina Cook (NC), owner/rider; 6. OMOLOGATO (Oldenburg), Laura Celia (VA), owner/rider ........................68.710% Rolling Stone, sire; Elan Vital, dam ........................................................66.538% 7. CHASING WONDER (Hanoverian), Tricia Sansevero, owner; 3. VICTORY PARK (Thoroughbred cross), Susan Faulkner (SC), owner/rider ......65.769% Wanja Gerlach (VA), rider; Contucci, sire; EM Dixie’s Wonder, dam ..........68.548% 4. WELTAMOR (Westfalen), Amy Miller (NC), owner/rider ..........................62.692% 8(T). FANCINOVA (Hanoverian), Molly Layfield, owner; Pati Pierucci (VA), rider; 5. OTTOMATIC (Oldenburg), Mary Callan (VA), owner/rider.........................62.308% Fabuleux, sire; Feminova, dam ..............................................................67.581% 6. HOOVER (Sport Horse), Wendy Bebie (VA), owner/rider..........................61.410% 8(T). SUMATRA IN LOVE (Hanoverian), Roberta Dascoli (VA), owner/rider .......67.581% 7. HARLEIGH (Irish TB), Nancy Schmidt (NJ), owner/rider ..........................61.026% 8. FROELICH (Oldenburg), Dorie Forte (MD), owner/rider; First Level Freestyle Festrausch, sire; Light Music, dam ........................................................60.513% CH: SHANTIANA (Hanoverian), Amelia Ross, owner; Marilyn Payne (NJ), rider...70.722% RS: WINTERLAKE TRISTAN (Welsh Cob), Jennifer Martinez (ID), owner/rider; North Forks Brenin Cardi, sire; Talywern Legally Blonde, dam .................70.222% 3. GRANDE G (Appaloosa cross), Lynn Southworth, owner; Clark Southworth (PA), rider.................................................................69.500% 4. DRAGON’S LAIR LE GACIE (Welsh Pony), Molly Paris, owner; Christena Pourlos (NC), rider; Bristol Valiant, sire; Timber Creek Rainy Day, dam ................65.933% 5. OLIVIA (Oldenburg), Stacey Johnson (VA), owner/rider ...........................63.811%

Second Level Adult Amateur

Third Level Junior/Young Rider CH: BALLATALE (Irish Sport Horse), Sarah Sanz De Acedo, owner; Devon Seery (PA), rider........................................................................66.282% RS: LITTLE GRANNY (Oldenburg), Jennifer Foulon (MD), owner/rider.............64.872% 3. DER RADETZKY MOONBEAM (Oldenburg), Catherine & Ashley Zatloukal, owners; Ashley Zatloukal (MD), rider; Der Radetzky, sire; Misbang, dam ..............63.205% 4. WITHOUT A DOUBT (Dutch Warmblood), Bernadine Dembosky (NC), owner/rider .................................................62.436% 5. LUCAS CANTO (Holsteiner), Amanda Paris (NC), owner/rider; Locato, sire; Udith, dam .......................................................................61.282% 6. ICED MACHA (American Warmblood), Lauren Longfield (NJ), owner/rider; Macha Breeze, sire; Bangali Lady, dam..................................................60.641% 7. DRAGONHEART (Oldenburg), Abigail Bauer (VA), owner/rider; Decarpentry, sire; Welleria, dam ...........................................................56.667%

CH: JUST JAKE (Irish TB), Emme Johnston (NC), owner/rider .......................62.500% RS: FIGARO HP (Hanoverian), Kathleen Kelly (VA), owner/rider; Feinbrand, sire; Russian Roulette, dam ..................................................61.190% 3. GRANDE G (Appaloosa cross), Lynn Southworth, owner; Clark Southworth (PA), rider.................................................................59.881% 4. SAN FELICE (Oldenburg), Amy York (VA), owner/rider ............................58.929% 5. UC NAVIGATOR (Morgan), Lisa Wheeler (VA), owner/rider......................57.857% Third Level Open 6. HC SANGRIA (Andalusian cross), Barbara Hedgepeth (NC), owner/rider; CH: FREEWILL (Oldenburg), Jami Edwards (NC), owner/rider.........................66.667% Teonado, sire; Dude’s Golden Beauty, dam ............................................52.619% RS: VEREDUS (Dutch Warmblood), Maude Carr, owner; Second Level Junior/Young Rider Ashley Perkins (MD), rider; Darlington, sire; Kadans, dam .......................66.667% CH: DANSANT (Hanoverian), Kathy Rowse, owner; Jessica Zoskey (VA), rider; RS: LIVINGSTON (Hanoverian), Tony Woodcock, owner; Dauphin, sire; Revel, dam.....................................................................64.524% Stacey Hastings (NC), rider; Longchamp, sire; Garantie, dam...................66.667% RS: LUCAS CANTO (Holsteiner), Amanda Paris (NC), owner/rider; 4. NASH (Dutch Warmblood), Nicole Zaccheo (NJ), owner/rider ..................66.026% Locato, sire; Udith, dam .......................................................................64.167% 5. FRANZISKANA (Rhinelander), Ryan Eskridge (NC), owner/rider; 3. DEXTER S (Hanoverian), Janice Mumford, owner; Furst Heinrich, sire; Retsina, dam; 65.769% Jessica Zoskey (VA), rider; Dauphin, sire; Angel, dam .............................64.048% 6. SHAKESPEARE RSF (Hanoverian), Maurine Swanson, owner; 4. ETERNALUMA (Thoroughbred), Logan Elliott (MD), owner/rider...............63.929% John Amber (PA), rider; Sandro Hit, sire; Acapella, dam..........................65.385% 5. NILS (Dutch Warmblood), Evan Coldiron (VA), owner/rider; 7. DUNCAN (Hanoverian), Joan Mazur, owner; Pia Helsted (PA), rider; Contango, sire; Tibufa, dam..................................................................61.786% Deniro, sire; Amsel, dam ......................................................................65.128% 6. ICED MACHA (American Warmblood), Lauren Longfield (NJ), owner/rider; 8. PREMONITION SSH (Hanoverian), Pamela Benfield, owner; Macha Breeze, sire; Bangali Lady, dam..................................................61.548% Kathy Adams (NJ), rider.......................................................................64.872%

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Prix St. Georges Open

CH: LOUIS IV (Oldenburg), Andrea Ruting (NC), owner/rider ..........................69.222% CH: SUPERTIMES (Dutch Warmblood), Lani & Patrick Tigchelaar, owners; RS: LIVINGSTON (Hanoverian), Tony Woodcock, owner; Patrick Tigchelaar (VA), rider; Good Times, sire; Draniki, dam..................67.544% Stacey Hastings (NC), rider; Longchamp, sire; Garantie, dam...................68.311% RS: VODINA (Dutch Warmblood), Sally Hoedebecke, owner; 3. DARIO (Hanoverian), Susan Herster, owner; Marilyn Payne (NJ), rider .....67.467% Babsi Neidhardt-Clark (PA), rider; Aktion, sire; Lodina, dam.....................65.526% 4. MY MAXWELL (Hanoverian), Lisa Gorsuch, owner; 3. BUGATTI HILLTOP (Hanoverian), Hilltop Farm Inc., owner; Molly Paris (NC), rider; Mytens, sire; Avanti, dam ..................................65.456% Michael Bragdell (MD), rider; Bergamon, sire; Raffinesse, dam ................65.088% 4. DEWERT (Hanoverian), Jennifer Baumert (SC), owner/rider; Fourth Level Adult Amateur Don Frederico, sire; Wolga, dam ...........................................................64.649% CH: WILLOW BAE (Hanoverian), Susan Harrington (VA), owner/rider; 5. CHESAPEAKE (Oldenburg), Rebecca Langwost-Barlow (MD), owner/rider; Wallstreet Kid, sire; Davignette, dam ....................................................67.125% Curacao, sire; Wanda, dam...................................................................63.333% RS: CLOSE THE DEAL (Thoroughbred cross), Rebecca Polan (VA), owner/rider....63.250% 6. REMARKABLE (Oldenburg), Alison Head (VA), owner/rider; 3. ODE TO JOY (Dutch Warmblood), Kit Creasy (VA), owner/rider; .............63.125% Royal Diamond, sire; Feldcouleur, dam ..................................................61.842% 4. DRESSED TO THRILL (Hanoverian), Tina West (TN), owner/rider; 7. KILLIAN (Dutch Warmblood), Frank Burns (PA), owner/rider....................61.754% De Niro, sire; Rosa Canina, dam............................................................63.000% 8. SATRIA (Hanoverian), John Stremple, owner; Pia Helsted (PA), rider; 5. GOOD LOOKIN’ (Belgian Warmblood cross), Mary Callan (VA), owner/rider ..62.500% San Tiburon, sire; Nutria, dam ..............................................................61.579% 6. RAZZMATAZZ (Oldenburg), Tina Cook (NC), owner/rider; Rolling Stone, sire; Elan Vital, dam ........................................................62.000% Intermediate I Adult Amateur 7. HARBORSIDE (Selle Français), Beth Davis (NJ), owner/rider; Olisco, sire; CH: ROCK STAR (Oldenburg), Denise Cole (GA), owner/rider; Judy de la Cense, dam .........................................................................60.500% Rubinstein I, sire; Lorance, dam ............................................................70.614% 8. FROELICH (Oldenburg), Dorie Forte (MD), owner/rider; Festrausch, sire; RS: GKB COAL MAGIC (Morgan), Lucy Tidd (MD), owner/rider; Light Music, dam .................................................................................57.625% Ragtime Voodoo Magic, sire; Metis Koffee, dam ....................................65.175% 3. ALADDIN BAKKELY (Danish Warmblood), Meredith Weiner (NC), owner/rider; Fourth Level Junior/Young Rider Lillemarkems Arkibal, sire; Mini Mause Bakkely, dam .............................64.825% CH: MY MAXWELL (Hanoverian), Lisa Gorsuch, owner; Molly Paris (NC), rider; Mytens, sire; Avanti, dam ....................................................................62.750% 4. SCHUBERTS RONALDO (Danish Warmblood), Amelia & Douglas Hellman, owners; Amelia Hellman (VA), rider; Ragazzo, sire; Stengardens Chikita-Light, dam.............................................................64.649% Fourth Level Open 5. NURITO (Dutch Warmblood), Wendy Smith-Boone (VA), owner/rider; CH: SIMBA DE MARIVAULT (Belgian Warmblood), Nora Young, owner; Corleone, sire; Jorite, dam ...................................................................63.421% Wanja Gerlach (VA), rider .....................................................................67.583% RS: KABOOM (New Forest Pony), Sara Schmitt (NJ), owner/rider .................66.417% 6. SILVESTER (Dutch Warmblood), Karen Raber (MS), owner/rider..............63.158% 7. PENTAGON (Danish Warmblood), Paula Keller (PA), owner/rider .............63.158% 3. CHESAPEAKE (Oldenburg), Rebecca Langwost-Barlow (MD), owner/rider; Curacao, sire; Wanda, dam...................................................................64.500% 8. DOMMINIQUE (Hanoverian), Barbara Bonk (DE), owner/rider; Derringer, sire; Bev’s Gem, dam ...........................................................60.614% 4. DOC HOLLIDAY (Oldenburg), Anne Aloi (VA), owner/rider; Don Cardinale, sire; Rabea, dam ...........................................................63.917% 5. DUVENT (Hanoverian), Melinda Walton, owner; Silva Martin (PA), rider ...63.833% Intermediate I Open 6. LOUIS IV (Oldenburg), Andrea Ruting (NC), owner/rider ..........................62.250% CH: SUPERTIMES (Dutch Warmblood), Lani & Patrick Tigchelaar, owners; 7. DUNCAN (Hanoverian), Joan Mazur, owner; Pia Helsted (PA), rider; Patrick Tigchelaar (VA), rider; Good Times, sire; Draniki, dam..................69.474% Deniro, sire; Amsel, dam ......................................................................60.583% RS: VODINA (Dutch Warmblood), Sally Hoedebecke, owner; 8. CALVADOS (Hanoverian), Renee Carter (VA), owner/rider; Babsi Neidhardt-Clark (PA), rider; Aktion, sire; Lodina, dam.....................65.965% Cambridge, sire; Dora, dam ..................................................................60.333% 3. WICKTORY (Hanoverian), Margaret Wood, owner; Bethany Wood (VA), rider; Welt Hit II, sire; Adirka, dam .........................65.000% Fourth Level Freestyle 4. GRAFFINI GRACE (Hanoverian), Cindy Sydnor, owner; CH: WILDFEUER (Bavarian), Alexa Briscoe (MD), owner/rider ........................74.333% Eliza Sydnor (NC), rider; Graf Genius, sire; Extra Ordinary, dam ...............63.333% RS: REMARKABLE (Oldenburg), Alison Head (VA), owner/rider; 5. GRAF ALPHA (Hanoverian), Irene Cromer & Faith Hudgins, owners; Royal Diamond, sire; Feldcouleur, dam ..................................................68.917% Stephanie Alvord (VA), rider; Graf Genius, sire; Lady Stardust, dam .........62.018% 3. OBLIGATO (Dutch Warmblood), Gail Stanley (TN), owner/rider ................66.833% 6. ROUTINIER (Oldenburg), Amy Stika, owner; Siobhan Byrne (MD), rider; 4. LOUIS IV (Oldenburg), Andrea Ruting (NC), owner/rider ..........................62.667% Rohdiamant, sire; Cancellaresca, dam....................................................61.404% 7. RADETZKY (Trakehner), Robin Brueckmann (NC), owner/rider; Young Rider Team Pyatt Charly, sire; Ronja, dam ..............................................................61.316% CH: PIPER (American Warmblood), Elizabeth Carlin, owner; 8. SALVADOR (Dutch Warmblood), Carolyn Jackson (VA), owner/rider ........60.877% Drew Carlin (SC), rider; Tresor, sire; Ted’s Pockets, dam .........................60.000%

Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur

Intermediate I Freestyle

CH: ROCK STAR (Oldenburg), Denise Cole (GA), owner/rider; Rubinstein I, sire; Lorance, dam ............................................................72.875% RS: BURTURI (Dutch Warmblood), Lisa Butterfield (NC), owner/rider .............71.125% 3. GRAF ALPHA (Hanoverian), Irene Cromer & Faith Hudgins, owners; Stephanie Alvord (VA), rider; Graf Genius, sire; Lady Stardust, dam .........69.750% 4. GKB COAL MAGIC (Morgan), Lucy Tidd (MD), owner/rider; Ragtime Voodoo Magic, sire; Metis Koffee, dam ....................................68.000% 5. RADETZKY (Trakehner), Robin Brueckmann (NC), owner/rider; Pyatt Charly, sire; Ronja, dam ..............................................................67.500% 6. DOMMINIQUE (Hanoverian), Barbara Bonk (DE), owner/rider; Derringer, sire; Bev’s Gem, dam ...........................................................66.625% 7. SCHUBERTS RONALDO (Danish Warmblood), Amelia & Douglas Hellman, owners; Amelia Hellman (VA), rider; Ragazzo, sire; Stengardens Chikita-Light, dam.............................................................66.250% Prix St. Georges Junior/Young Rider 8. NURITO (Dutch Warmblood), Wendy Smith-Boone (VA), owner/rider; CH: IDOLACE (Trakehner), Keni Kerin (NC), owner/rider ................................62.632% Corleone, sire; Jorite, dam ...................................................................65.250% CH: WILDFEUER (Bavarian), Alexa Briscoe (MD), owner/rider ........................63.947% RS: GKB COAL MAGIC (Morgan), Lucy Tidd (MD), owner/rider; Ragtime Voodoo Magic, sire; Metis Koffee, dam ....................................62.982% 3. ALADDIN BAKKELY (Danish Warmblood), Meredith Weiner (NC), owner/rider; Lillemarkems Arkibal, sire; Mini Mause Bakkely, dam .............................62.807% 4. PENTAGON (Danish Warmblood), Paula Keller (PA), owner/rider .............62.105% 5. DOMMINIQUE (Hanoverian), Barbara Bonk (DE), owner/rider; Derringer, sire; Bev’s Gem, dam ...........................................................61.053% 6. SILVESTER (Dutch Warmblood), Karen Raber (MS), owner/rider..............60.789% 7. TITUS (Dutch Warmblood), Rhonda Dretel (CT), owner/rider; Welt Hit II, sire; Gracia, dam.................................................................60.614% 8. WILLOW BAE (Hanoverian), Susan Harrington (VA), owner/rider; Wallstreet Kid, sire; Davignette, dam ....................................................60.526%

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RS: CH: ABAHN (Brandenburg), Nelson Long (TN), owner/rider; Abendsturme, sire; Glimmernixe H, dam ................................................59.342% 3. 4. RS: SCHUBERTS RONALDO (Danish Warmblood), Amelia & Douglas Hellman, owners; Amelia Hellman (VA), rider; Ragazzo, sire; Stengardens Chikita-Light, dam ...57.500% 5.

Intermediate II Open 6. CH: SEA LORD (Thoroughbred), Charish Campbell, owner; Silva Martin (PA), rider.........................................................................64.211% 7. RS: TOMILLO VII (Pura Raza Española), Dori Derr & Half Moon Stables LLC, owners; Jill Allard (SC), rider; Presumido XXXVI, sire; Islena XVI, dam..................61.842% 8.

IDLEHOUR MCHENRY (Cleveland Bay cross), Cindy Bank (OH), owner/rider; Ramblers Renown, sire; Kee, dam ............69.800% GARDIST (Hanoverian), Ashley Lansaw (KY), owner/rider........................67.600% GHALEWIND (Hanoverian), Lauren Wade (OH), owner/rider; Gold Luck, sire; Piper, dam ...................................................................67.600% TIMELY ENTRANCE (Friesian cross), Amber Abrecht (OH), owner/rider; Tinus, sire; Pmc Lhiannon, dam ............................................................67.000% AUTUMN RHAPSODY+/ (Arabian), Caitlin Zech (OH), owner/rider; Autumn Seance, sire; Per Rhapsody, dam..............................................66.800% MADAME X (Warmblood), Cynthia Bauer (OH), owner/rider ....................66.400% WORTHY-ISF (Dutch Warmblood), Hillary Keyes (IN), owner/rider; Neptune, sire; Marvelous, dam .............................................................65.800%

Grand Prix Adult Amateur

Training Level Junior/Young Rider CH: KUDRA (Dutch Warmblood), Katelyn Ortepio, owner; Erin Laurent (NJ), rider.........................................................................61.702% CH: JAZZ DANCE (Oldenburg), Brittany Burson (IL), owner/rider ....................73.600% RS: WOTAN VON WOLKENSTEIN II (International Sporthorse), 2. ABAHN (Brandenburg), Nelson Long (TN), owner/rider; Morgan & Rachel Hartman, owners; Abendsturme, sire; Glimmernixe H, dam ................................................54.823% Morgan Hartman (OH), rider; Wolkenstein II, sire; Rhada, dam ................70.600% Grand Prix Open 3. EQUINOX (German Riding Pony), Julie Angerer, owner; CH: RHETT (Dutch Warmblood), Shirley McQuillan, owner; Ashley Guidry (WI), rider ......................................................................70.400% James Koford (NC), rider; R. Johnson, sire; Madette, dam ......................68.936% 4. WELLINI (Hanoverian), Jennifer Truett, owner; Natalie Regel (OH), rider; RS: HARMONY’S BARONCELLI (Hanoverian), Silver Spur Operating Company LLC, Sarkant, sire; Weidenkatchen, dam .......................................................67.600% owner; Susanne Hassler (MD), rider ......................................................66.525% 5. FHF ROCKETMAN (Oldenburg cross), Jennifer Kaiser, owner; 3. TOMILLO VII (Pura Raza Española), Dori Derr & Half Moon Stables LLC, owners; Sarah Yawata (IN), rider ......................................................................66.000% Jill Allard (SC), rider; Presumido XXXVI, sire; Islena XVI, dam..................61.418% 6. R SOUVENIR (Dutch Warmblood), Jon Behrens, owner; 4. FABRICE S (Hanoverian), Lucinda Hutter Cavell, owner; Leonard Behrens (OH), rider; Landwind II B, sire; Algret, dam .................65.200% Jaralyn Finn (MD), rider .......................................................................60.142% 7. ZENI BH (Dutch Warmblood), Megan Winkler (OH), owner/rider ..............65.000% 8. HISHO (Arabian), Emily Howser (KY), owner/rider ..................................65.000% Grand Prix Freestyle

Training Level Open CH: RHETT (Dutch Warmblood), Shirley McQuillan, owner; James Koford (NC), rider; R. Johnson, sire; Madette, dam ......................72.875% CH: SHOWDOWN (Hanoverian), Leslie Waterman, owner; Debbie Hill (AL), rider ...........................................................................73.200% RS: CROWNPRINZ (Dutch Warmblood), Cathy Balance, owner; Heather McCarthy (IL), rider; Winterprinz, sire; Rise and Shine, dam ........72.800% 3. STORYVILLE (Hanoverian), Julie Moses, owner; The 2011 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 2 Dressage Championships Susan Posner (KY), rider; Rienzi, sire; December, dam ............................71.800% Hosted by Majestic Farm were held September 22-25 in Batavia, OH. 4. REINDER (Friesian), Renee Haas, owner; Wilma Prins (WI), rider .............71.600% Judges. Kem Barbosa (S); Barbara Ebner (S); Janet Foy (S); Hilda Gurney (S); Cheryl 5. WINDAYLA (Hanoverian), Meg Williams (IN), owner/rider; Widmark, sire; Devlin, dam ..................................................................70.200% Holekamp (R); Sandra Hotz (S); Marianne Ludwig (S); Beverly Rogers (S); William 6. ROMULUS WF (Hanoverian), Nancy Wesolek-Sterrett (WV), owner/rider; Solyntjes (S); Charlotte Trentelman (S) Rascalino, sire; Diorella, dam ................................................................69.600% Training Level Adult Amateur 7. GIVENCHY B (Hanoverian), Ellen Murphy (KY), owner/rider .....................69.400% CH: SRC PARROT BAY (American Warmblood), 8. TYMPANI (Trakehner), Susan Posner (KY), owner/rider; Sarah Martin (KY), owner/rider; Loki, sire; Azotica, dam .........................70.600% Tigre, sire; Touchee, dam .....................................................................69.000%

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Sarah Martin and SRC Parrot Bay, Training Level Adult Amateur champions; Stephan Hienzsch, USDF executive director; and Rose Manibusan, Majestic Farm representative

George Williams and Cleopatra, Fourth Level Open champions; Kelley Mundrick, Merial representative; Brenda Holtzman, Majestic Farm representative; and Donna Rocchetti, USDF representative

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First Level Adult Amateur CH: RELIANCE (Oldenburg), Susan Jones (KY), owner/rider; Rohdiamant, sire; Gesstine, dam...........................................................70.161% RS: ADAGIO (Dutch Warmblood), Megan Uhr (OH), owner/rider; Navarone, sire; Love a Coyote, dam ......................................................69.032% 3. GOOD LUCK CHARM (Arabian cross), Penelope Sachs (IL), owner/rider ........68.226% 4. ZAFIRO (Lusitano), Susan Griffiths (OH), owner/rider ..............................68.065% 5. DAHLCINAE (Hanoverian), Douglas Langer, Shannon Langer, & Maple Run Farm LLC, owners; Shannon Langer (WI), rider; De Niro, sire; Britania, dam ..................................................................67.903% 6. WON TINKERBELLE (Hanoverian), Michelle Morehead (KY), owner/rider; Widmark, sire; Flying Star, dam ............................................................67.742% 7. CHAMPION’S DEVITO (German Riding Pony), Paige Schlicksup (IL), owner/rider; FS Champion Deluxe, sire; Donna Imma, dam ........................................67.258% 8. FHF RACHAREE (Oldenburg cross), Jennifer Kaiser, owner; Isabel Frederickson (IN), rider ...............................................................67.258%

RS: FHF RACHAREE (Oldenburg cross), Jennifer Kaiser, owner; Isabel Frederickson (IN), rider ...............................................................65.000% 3. GHARDENER (Hanoverian), Sharon Lewis (OH), owner/rider; Gold Luck, sire; Whest Indies, dam........................................................64.881% 4. SIJMEN FON LACLAR (Friesian), Barbara Hanus (IL), owner/rider; Jorrit 363, sire; Saleta K., dam .............................................................64.048% 5. DON SANTIAGO (Andalusian cross), Penny Knight (IL), owner/rider; Maruri, sire; Kyra, dam ........................................................................62.857% 6. RELIANCE (Oldenburg), Susan Jones (KY), owner/rider; Rohdiamant, sire; Gesstine, dam...........................................................62.381% 7. FINNIGAN FINNIGAN (Dutch Warmblood cross), Gwyneth Friedl (WI), owner/rider; Grand Echo, sire; Gibbous Moon, dam .....61.905% 8. GANGSTER (Swedish Warmblood), Carrie Taylor (IL), owner/rider; Guinness, sire; Lonely, dam ..................................................................61.786%

Second Level Junior/Young Rider

CH: UNICO (Dutch Warmblood), Rebekah & Jennifer Mingari, owners; Rebekah Mingari (KY), rider; Kennedy, sire; Hadorijke, dam ....................68.214% First Level Junior/Young Rider RS: SAN REMO (Hanoverian), Julia Boss (MI), owner/rider; CH: SAN REMO (Hanoverian), Julia Boss (MI), owner/rider; Sherlock Holmes, sire; Wiebke, dam .......................................................63.81% Sherlock Holmes, sire; Wiebke, dam .....................................................72.742% 3. AXELWAARD (Dutch Warmblood), Natalie Madge (MI), owner/rider; RS: AXELWAARD (Dutch Warmblood), Natalie Madge (MI), owner/rider; Contango, sire; Surona, dam ................................................................62.976% Contango, sire; Surona, dam ................................................................71.613% 4. CHOCOLAT (American Warmblood), Alexandra LeMoine (IL), owner/rider .....62.024% 3. WOTAN VON WOLKENSTEIN II (International Sporthorse), 5. MCH SAVANNAH (Morgan), Paula Thoma, owner; Claire Thoma (IN), rider; Morgan & Rachel Hartman, owners; Kilkenny Star Wars, sire; Appleton Jubilee, dam.....................................61.190% Morgan Hartman (OH), rider; Wolkenstein II, sire; Rhada, dam ................70.645% 6. DANDI (Andalusian), Lyn Kendall, owner; Claire Kendall (MI), rider ..........58.571% 4. ZENI BH (Dutch Warmblood), Megan Winkler (OH), owner/rider ..............70.323% 5. MERCEDES (German Riding Pony), Ashley Guidry (WI), owner/rider; Second Level Open Makuba, sire; Madeara, dam ................................................................68.548% CH: SAPHIRA (Oldenburg), John McGuire, owner; Heather McCarthy (IL), rider; 6. HISHO (Arabian), Emily Howser (KY), owner/rider ..................................67.419% Florencio, sire; Roxina, dam ..................................................................71.548% 7. CHAMPS PROOF (Arabian), Kylie Heitman (MI), owner/rider; RS: LORD FERRAGAMO (Rhinelander), Saint Louis Equestrian Center, owner; NF Proof+/, sire; Sheza Champ KU, dam...............................................66.935% Anna Eklund (MO), rider; Lord Loxley, sire; Fairless P, dam......................71.071% 8. CHOCOLAT (American Warmblood), Alexandra LeMoine (IL), owner/rider .....66.129% 3. KLEINER RALLI (Rhinelander), Suzan Larson, owner; Debbie Hill (AL), rider;

First Level Open

Riccione, sire; La Boum, damn ..............................................................68.810% 4. BEEREND W (Friesian), Vickie Short, owner; Linda Strine (KY), rider; Goffert 369, sire; Jacqueline, dam ........................................................67.381% 5. RUFFINO (Hanoverian), Kathy Burdick-Niebank, owner; Debbie Hill (AL), rider; Rubino Bellissimo, sire; Dulcimer Melody, dam.......................................67.262% 6. ANOTHER FABLE (Selle Français), Jennifer Strauss (WI), owner/rider .......67.143% 7(T). LAFAYETTE HQ (Hanoverian), Jennifer Truett (OH), owner/rider; Loerke, sire; Rena, dam .......................................................................67.143% 7(T). ZOE ISABELLA (Dutch Warmblood), Kathryn Schmidt, owner; Stephanie Schmidt (OH), rider...............................................................67.143%

CH: SHOWDOWN (Hanoverian), Leslie Waterman, owner; Debbie Hill (AL), rider ...........................................................................77.097% RS: RUFFINO (Hanoverian), Kathy Burdick-Niebank, owner; Debbie Hill (AL), rider; Rubino Bellissimo, sire; Dulcimer Melody, dam ......72.258% 3. LAFAYETTE HQ (Hanoverian), Jennifer Truett (OH), owner/rider; Loerke, sire; Rena, dam .......................................................................72.097% 4. SNAPEE DRESSUR (Trakehner), Kathryn Stoy (MS), owner/rider; Heling, sire; Sevilla, dam ......................................................................70.968% 5. ECLIPSE (Drum Horse), Lee Ann Kagy, owner; Laura Corsentino (KY), rider; Romany King, sire; Graciela, dam..........................................................70.645% Second Level Freestyle 6. STORYVILLE (Hanoverian), Julie Moses, owner; Susan Posner (KY), rider; CH: GHARDENER (Hanoverian), Sharon Lewis (OH), owner/rider; Rienzi, sire; December, dam .................................................................69.839% Gold Luck, sire; Whest Indies, dam........................................................70.333% 7. KLEINER RALLI (Rhinelander), Suzan Larson, owner; Debbie Hill (AL), rider; RS: INQUISITIVE (Hanoverian), Sarah Behrendt, owner; Riccione, sire; La Boum, dam................................................................69.839% Christopher Gentner (MI), rider .............................................................69.250% 8. SIRIUS (Oldenburg), Molly Xanthopoulos (OH), owner/rider .....................69.677% 3. ANOTHER FABLE (Selle Français), Jennifer Strauss, owner; Jennifer Strauss (WI), rider...................................................................66.333% First Level Freestyle 4. BLARNEY STONE’S SAILOR (Gypsy Cob), Lise McNamara, owner; CH: LAFAYETTE HQ (Hanoverian), Jennifer Truett (OH), owner/rider; Kristin Posner (KY), rider; Watson’s Old Horse, sire; Meadowlark, dam ....63.417% Loerke, sire; Rena, dam .......................................................................78.083% Third Level Adult Amateur RS: SNAPEE DRESSUR (Trakehner), Kathryn Stoy (MS), owner/rider; Heling, sire; Sevilla, dam ......................................................................73.083% CH: ROZIER (Oldenburg), Janice Smith, owner; Philip Smith (OH), rider; Rosier, sire; Anne, dam ........................................................................71.538% 3. WON TINKERBELLE (Hanoverian), Michelle Morehead (KY), owner/rider; Widmark, sire; Flying Star, dam ............................................................69.667% RS: CAIRO (Danish Warmblood), Sharon Smith, owner; Yr Johannsdottir (MI), rider ..................................................................67.949% 4. SIJMEN FON LACLAR (Friesian), Barbara Hanus (IL), owner/rider; Jorrit 363, sire; Saleta K, dam ..............................................................67.583% 3. BACI (Hanoverian), Philip Smith (OH), owner/rider ..................................66.795% 4. GHARDENER (Hanoverian), Sharon Lewis (OH), owner/rider; 5. SRC PARROT BAY (American Warmblood), Gold Luck, sire; Whest Indies, dam........................................................64.872% Sarah Martin (KY), owner/rider; Loki, sire; Azotica, dam .........................66.083% 6. SOX FIFTH AVENUE, Meaghan Spann (OH), owner/rider .........................65.833% 5. ABSOLUT TEYN (Thoroughbred), Nancy Ray, owner; Laura Hagen (MI), rider; Absolut, sire; Edith Ann, dam ............................64.744% 7. GHALEWIND (Hanoverian), Lauren Wade (OH), owner/rider; Gold Luck, sire; Piper, dam ...................................................................63.667% 6. LAGRANTO (Oldenburg), Dawn White (PA), owner/rider; Landor S, sire; Grapefruit, dam .............................................................63.718% 8. THE VEILED PROPHET (Morgan), Caroline Eby (MI), owner/rider .............62.833% 7. COLLINGWOOD (Thoroughbred cross), Michelle Salmon (IN), owner/rider; Cottonwood Flame, sire; Caribbean Countash, dam ................................62.692% Second Level Adult Amateur 8. POUKHA (Westfalen), Cari Saloch (WI), owner/rider; CH: POUKHA (Westfalen), Cari Saloch (WI), owner/rider; Parademarsch I, sire; Romantik, dam ....................................................62.179% Parademarsch I, sire; Romantik, dam ....................................................66.310%

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CH: UCCELLA (Oldenburg), Anne Horn (IL), owner/rider; Flemmingh, sire; Liebestraum, dam .......................................................64.744% RS: HOJVANGS MOONLIGHT (Danish Warmblood), Matthew & Rose Manibusan, owners; Matthew Manibusan (OH), rider .....................64.487% 3. TIZAYO (Dutch Warmblood), Cassandra Hummert-Johnson (OH), owner/rider; Metall, sire; Olinda’s M, dam ................................................................63.846% 4. UNICO (Dutch Warmblood), Rebekah & Jennifer Mingari, owners; Rebekah Mingari (KY), rider; Kennedy, sire; Hadorijke, dam ....................63.205% 5. ADAGIO (German Riding Pony), Donna Stockton, owner; Rosemary Julian-Simoes (IL), rider; El Donauwind, sire; Gilla, dam...........61.667% 6. SAM I AM (Hanoverian cross), Suzannah Simon (MI), owner/rider ...........61.667% 7. ANSARIA (Hanoverian), Agnes Corrado, owner; Kathleen Kinnie (MI), rider ....................................................................59.615% 8(T). BLISS (Hanoverian), Beverly Kost, owner; Anne Adamczyk (IL), rider .......59.615% 8(T). DANDI (Andalusian), Lyn Kendall, owner; Claire Kendall (MI), rider ..........59.615%

3. 4.

PICTURE PERFECT (Dutch Warmblood), Shana Jones (IL), owner/rider.....59.625% MORE COFFEE PLEASE (Quarter Horse), Clara Etzel (OH), owner/rider; Expensive Coffee, sire; Shockamora, dam ..............................................57.125%

Fourth Level Open

CH: CLEOPATRA (Oldenburg), Elizabeth Juliano, owner; George Williams (OH), rider ..................................................................69.625% RS: COSTALERO XII (Andalusian), Robert Price, owner; Sarah Hippenstiel (IL), rider; Minero VII, sire; Costalera VI, dam...............69.375% 3. BENISE (Hanoverian), Judy Kelly (MI), owner/rider; Breitling W, sire; Rubina, dam ..............................................................68.625% 4. WALKER 34 (Hanoverian), Jennifer Roth (OH), owner/rider; Warkant, sire; Werra, dam ...................................................................67.000% 5. INKE FCF (Friesian), Julie Roche, owner; Linda Strine (KY), rider; Erik, sire; Nynke Marije, dam................................................................65.500% 6. ALI BABA B (Belgian Warmblood), Audrey Narducci, owner; Susan Posner (KY), rider; Simsalabim, sire; I’m Flo, dam .........................64.875% Third Level Open 7. BUENOS NOCHES (Hanoverian), Angela Hambrick, owner; CH: RICCIDOFF (Hanoverian), Elizabeth Juliano, owner; Therese Evans (OH), rider .....................................................................64.750% George Williams (OH), rider ..................................................................71.923% 8. D’ARTAGNAN (Hanoverian), Martina Minor, owner; RS: INKE FCF (Friesian), Julie Roche, owner; Linda Strine (KY), rider; Kristy Moore (OH), rider; Don Primero, sire; Gracia, dam ........................64.125% Erik, sire; Nynke Marije, dam................................................................70.769% Fourth Level Freestyle 3. ALI BABA B (Belgian Warmblood), Audrey Narducci, owner; Susan Posner (KY), rider; Simsalabim, sire; I’m Flo, dam .........................70.000% CH: ALI BABA B (Belgian Warmblood), Audrey Narducci, owner; Susan Posner (KY), rider; Simsalabim, sire; I’m Flo, dam .........................76.667% 4. ALLURE S (Dutch Warmblood), Kerrin Dunn, owner; Angela Hecker-Jackson (KY), rider ........................................................69.487% RS: WALKER 34 (Hanoverian), Jennifer Roth (OH), owner/rider; Warkant, sire; Werra, dam ...................................................................72.917% 5. MERRICK RVRW (Haflinger), Jennifer Carol, owner; Jennifer Grant (OH), rider; Walzertakt, sire; Mystique TOF, dam ..............68.974% 3. WAGNER (Dutch Warmblood), Alma Ericson, owner; Amy Walker-Basak (IL), rider; Krack C, sire; Iselotte, dam .......................70.000% 6. WAGNER (Dutch Warmblood), Alma Ericson, owner; Amy Walker-Basak (IL), rider; Krack C, sire; Iselotte, dam .......................68.718% 4. GIBRALTAR (Andalusian cross), Ellinwood Brown Miegel, owner; Virginia Moon (AL), rider; Luceno VI, sire; Granadina, dam ......................65.333% 7. SAPHIRA (Oldenburg), John McGuire & Marilyn Johnson, owners; Heather McCarthy (IL), rider; Florencio, sire; Roxina, dam .......................67.821% 5. A PILLAR OF CLOUD (Dutch Warmblood), Sarah Marquardt (MI), owner/rider; Kevin, sire; Lady, dam .....................64.167% 8. ZIEZO (Dutch Warmblood), Albert Gesierich, owner; Vanessa Gesierich Voltman (MI), rider; Sajarlo (Showtime), sire; Dunanda, dam ..................66.923% 6. ALLEGRO (American Warmblood), Ruth Schorsch (MI), owner/rider .........61.750% 7. GHLENLIVET (Hanoverian), Nancy Lewis-Stanton (OH), owner/rider; Third Level Freestyle Gold Luck, sire; Piper, dam ...................................................................58.333% CH: GIBRALTAR (Andalusian cross), Ellinwood Brown Miegel, owner; 8. WILDEST DREAM (Hanoverian), Elizabeth Juliano (OH), owner/rider ........57.750% Virginia Moon (AL), rider; Luceno VI, sire; Granadina, dam ......................74.083% RS: MERRICK RVRW (Haflinger), Jennifer Carol, owner; Junior Team Jennifer Grant (OH), rider; Walzertakt, sire; Mystique TOF, dam ..............68.250% CH: HOJVANGS MOONLIGHT (Danish Warmblood), Matthew & 3. FETICHIN (Pura Raza Española), Pamela Nelson, owner; Rose Manibusan, owners; Matthew Manibusan (OH), rider .....................63.243% Nicole Harrington (OH), rider; Revoltoso XXIV, sire; Diestra VI, dam.........68.167% RS: TIZAYO (Dutch Warmblood), Cassandra Hummert-Johnson (OH), owner/rider; 4. ADAGIO (German Riding Pony), Donna Stockton, owner; Metall, sire; Olinda’s M, dam ................................................................62.162% Rosemary Julian-Simoes (IL), rider; El Donauwind, sire; Gilla, dam...........67.500% 3. ADAGIO (German Riding Pony), Donna Stockton, owner; 5. TIZAYO (Dutch Warmblood), Cassandra Hummert-Johnson (OH), owner/rider; Rosemary Julian-Simoes (IL), rider; El Donauwind, sire; Gilla, dam...........60.676% Metall, sire; Olinda’s M, dam ................................................................62.250% 4. BLISS (Hanoverian), Beverly Kost, owner; Anne Adamczyk (IL), rider .......60.270% 6. EQUINOX EBONY KNIGHT (Morgan), Gloria Crawford, owner; Kimberly 5. MONTE CHRISTO (Hanoverian), Jennifer Carol, owner; Robbins (MI), rider; Equinox Reflection, sire; Equinox Love Song, dam .....60.417% Celia Jansen (OH), rider; Mont du Cantal, sire; Ahnfrau, dam ..................55.811% 7. MAGRITZZA (Swedish Warmblood), Debbie Banas (KY), owner/rider .......59.333%

Fourth Level Adult Amateur CH: UNIQA (Dutch Warmblood), Sara Anderson (OH), owner/rider; Gribaldi, sire; Parisienne, dam ...............................................................65.500% RS: NAROK (Swedish Warmblood), Sara Justice (OH), owner/rider; Nocturne, sire; Mathida, dam ...............................................................65.375% 3. LUCCA (Oldenburg), Kelly Robbins (IN), owner/rider; Lancer III, sire; Grimke, dam.................................................................64.500% 4. CAIRO (Danish Warmblood), Sharon Smith, owner; Yr Johannsdottir (MI), rider ..................................................................64.000% 5. GIBRALTAR (Andalusian cross), Ellinwood Brown Miegel, owner; Virginia Moon (AL), rider; Luceno VI, sire; Granadina, dam ......................61.250% 6. EYE CANDY (Hanoverian), Robin Mattson (IL), owner/rider; Escudo II, sire; Goldstern, dam..............................................................60.875% 7. TWISTER (Dutch Warmblood), Joann Smith (OH), owner/rider; Jazz, sire; Curante, dam .......................................................................60.125% 8. ROEBEL COMANDO SN (Lusitano), Laura Headley (OH), owner/rider; Flipper, sire; Habilidade, dam ................................................................57.125%

Young Rider Team CH: LUCARLOS (Dutch Warmblood), Victoria Retamoza (KY), owner/rider; Germus R, sire; Darla, dam...................................................................62.105%

Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur

CH: APOLLO (Dutch Warmblood), Rachael Hicks & Virginia Frazier, owners; Rachael Hicks (KY), rider; Gribaldi, sire; Finckenburgh, dam.....................68.816% RS: WINSTON (Hanoverian), Jacqueline Beasley (KY), owner/rider; Worldly, sire; Wienerin, dam ................................................................65.658% 3. ALGEBRAIC EXPRESSION (Rhinelander), Marlene Knopsnider (OH), owner/rider; Abanos, sire; Kaletta, dam ..........65.526% 4. SAMUREI (Sachsen-Anhalt Warmblood), Chris Graye (MI), owner/rider; Saint Cloud, sire; Linda, dam ................................................................62.237% 5. O’ SHINING ONE (Holsteiner cross), Linda Larisch (IL), owner/rider; Cabaret, sire; Bit a Luck, dam ...............................................................62.105% 6. BONDIR (Danish Warmblood), Marissa LeFevre (IL), owner/rider; Bernstein, sire; Ronette, dam ...............................................................61.974% 7. RUBIN RAPHAEL (Oldenburg), Judy Ethell (MO), owner/rider; Rubin-Royal, sire; Little Lady As, dam....................................................60.263% Fourth Level Junior/Young Rider CH: RAPIDASH (Westfalen), Sarah Shanahan (MI), owner/rider .....................65.500% 8. LUCCA (Oldenburg), Kelly Robbins (IN), owner/rider; Lancer III, sire; Grimke, dam.................................................................60.000% RS: SAM I AM (Hanoverian cross), Suzannah Simon (MI), owner/rider ...........61.375%

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Prix St. Georges Junior/Young Rider

Intermediate II Adult Amateur

CH: FLORESTANO (Westfalen), Emily Wright (OH), owner/rider; CH: LEONARDO (Hanoverian), Carolyn Kotila (MI), owner/rider; Florestan I, sire; Carlotta, dam ..............................................................64.079% A Jungle Prince, sire; Golden Girl, dam ..................................................59.079% RS: ROTSPON’S CRUSADOR (Hanoverian), Jennifer Harding (OH), owner/rider; Rotspon, sire; Laurentina, dam .............................................................63.553% Intermediate II Open 3. A PILLAR OF CLOUD (Dutch Warmblood), CH: RAKKER (Dutch Warmblood), Judy Kelly (MI), owner/rider; Sarah Marquardt (MI), owner/rider; Kevin, sire; Lady, dam .....................60.263% Gribaldi, sire; Barones, dam ..................................................................65.658% RS: SIR RICCO (Trakehner), Molly Fine, owner; Prix St. Georges Open Jochen Hippenstiel (IL), rider; Enrico Caruso, sire; Sonset, dam................65.395% CH: CLEOPATRA (Oldenburg), Elizabeth Juliano, owner; 3. JASNIERES (Dutch Warmblood), Catherine Teifer, owner; George Williams (OH), rider ..................................................................69.342% Chloe Fullar (MI), rider; Michalangelo, sire; Cassandra, dam ....................58.421% RS: POLY GRAF (Westfalen), Sandra Herrick, owner; 4. TOUCHEE (Trakehner), Susan Posner (KY), owner/rider; Jochen Hippenstiel (IL), rider ................................................................67.105% Leonidas, sire; Tudaya, dam .................................................................57.368% 3. REMEMBER ME (Westfalen), Edith Stephens, owner; Jochen Hippenstiel (IL), rider ................................................................66.842% Grand Prix Open 4. VERMEER (Dutch Warmblood), Charles Smith, owner; CH: WELTAENSER (Hanoverian), Sheri & Shelly Reichart, owners; Jennifer Roth (OH), rider; Jazz, sire; Herasja, dam ..................................65.921% Shelly Reichart (WI), rider; Wolkenstein II, sire; Wolga, dam ...................65.319% 5. WALKER 34 (Hanoverian), Jennifer Roth (OH), owner/rider; RS: RAKKER (Dutch Warmblood), Judy Kelly (MI), owner/rider; Warkant, sire; Werra, dam ...................................................................65.789% Gribaldi, sire; Barones, dam ..................................................................63.511% 6. LEOLUIGI (Hanoverian), Lezlie Rehagen, owner; 3. MARQUIS (Oldenburg), Milo Mott (MI), owner/rider ...............................62.979% Patricia Becker (IL), rider; Landor S, sire; Caline, dam .............................64.737% 4. OAHU (Dutch Warmblood), Kate Sanders, owner; 7. SONOMA (Friesian cross), Climena Ots, owner; Nicole Levy (KY), rider; Ijsselmeer, sire; Abolien, dam .............................62.021% Kimberly Deaton-Iwen (WI), rider..........................................................63.947% 5. JASNIERES (Dutch Warmblood), Catherine Teifer, owner; 8. URTIGAO (Lusitano), Jeanette Alff, owner; Chloe Fullar (MI), rider; Michalangelo, sire; Cassandra, dam ....................60.745% Garra Walline (TN), rider; Urque, sire; Old Juba Smar, dam .....................63.158% 6. PICANCO (Lusitano), Carole Winn, owner; Jochen Hippenstiel (IL), rider ...60.745%

Intermediate I Adult Amateur

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CH: ALGEBRAIC EXPRESSION (Rhinelander), Marlene Knopsnider (OH), owner/rider; Abanos, sire; Kaletta, dam ..........68.158% RS: O’ SHINING ONE (Holsteiner cross), Linda Larisch (IL), owner/rider; Cabaret, sire; Bit a Luck, dam ...............................................................63.289% 3. SAMUREI (Sachsen-Anhalt Warmblood), Chris Graye (MI), owner/rider; Saint Cloud, sire; Linda, dam ................................................................63.289% 4. DEVARO (Westfalen), Helena Woodward-Ryan (MI), owner/rider.............62.632% 5. FANDANGO (Danish Warmblood), Lynn Weinert (IL), owner/rider; Fruehling, sire; Lotte, dam ....................................................................60.658% 6. CARMEL CREME (Hanoverian), Julie Schermbeck (OH), owner/rider; Contucci, sire; Windstern, dam .............................................................58.158% 7. GAILLARD (Westfalen), Ellen Ludtke (IL), owner/rider; Galaxy, sire; Irmana, dam.....................................................................55.526%

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Intermediate I Junior/Young Rider

WARELLO (Hanoverian), Colleen Haveman (MI), owner/rider; Werther, sire; Carolin, dam...................................................................60.638% IMPERIAL II (Hanoverian), Milo Mott (MI), owner/rider ...........................60.638%

Grand Prix Freestyle CH: OAHU (Dutch Warmblood), Kate Sanders, owner; Nicole Levy (KY), rider; Ijsselmeer, sire; Abolien, dam .............................66.750% RS: WARELLO (Hanoverian), Colleen Haveman (MI), owner/rider; Werther, sire; Carolin, dam...................................................................64.500%

Region 3 Results The 2011 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 3 Dressage Championships and Deep South Dressage & Combined Training Association Open were held October 14-16 in Ocala, FL.

CH: FLORESTANO (Westfalen), Emily Wright (OH), owner/rider; Judges: Kem Barbosa (S); Larry Buseck (R); Janet Foy (S); Paula Lacy (S); Natalie Lamping Florestan I, sire; Carlotta, dam ..............................................................63.553% (S); Beverly Rogers (S); Marlene Dianne Schneider (S); William Solyntjes (S)

Intermediate I Open CH: ADESCO C (Holsteiner), Elena Golubitsky (OH), owner/rider; Ariadus, sire; Zenit, dam ......................................................................66.184% RS: RICARDO (Oldenburg), Christine Thompson, owner; Lauren Tisdale (OH), rider .....................................................................65.263% 3. REMEMBER ME (Westfalen), Edith Stephens, owner; Jochen Hippenstiel (IL), rider ................................................................65.263% 4. LEOLUIGI (Hanoverian), Lezlie Rehagen, owner; Patricia Becker (IL), rider; Landor S, sire; Caline, dam .............................64.868% 5. WILD DANCER (Dutch Warmblood), Kathy Priest & Egbert Kraak, owners; Kathy Priest (KY), rider .......................................64.737% 6. SONOMA (Friesian cross), Climena Ots, owner; Kimberly Deaton-Iwen (WI), rider..........................................................64.737% 7. FAVORY VII ANDORELLA (Lipizzan), Sarah Hippenstiel (IL), owner/rider; Favory V Jacinda, sire; Andorella, dam ..................................................64.342% 8. WILLOW (Hanoverian), Robyn Weston (MI), owner/rider; Wolkenglanz, sire; Toskana, dam ..........................................................63.816%

Training Level Adult Amateur

Intermediate I Freestyle

CH: GARY (Thoroughbred), Jessica Johnson (GA), owner/rider ......................70.000% RS: FALSTAFF (Oldenburg), Aubrey McCall (FL), owner/rider .........................69.200% 3. WAIKIKI (Swedish Warmblood cross), Miranda Sibley (GA), owner/rider; Nocturno, sire; Wollin, dam ..................................................................69.200% 4. NINTENDO (German Riding Pony), Harli Bott (GA), owner/rider; Neckar, sire; Dixi, dam ...............................67.600% 5. RAZZMATAZZ (Thoroughbred), Claire Ertel (GA), owner/rider ..................66.000%

CH: WILD DANCER (Dutch Warmblood), Kathy Priest & Egbert Kraak, owners; Kathy Priest (KY), rider .......................................73.875% RS: TOUCHEE (Trakehner), Susan Posner (KY), owner/rider; Leonidas, sire; Tudaya, dam .................................................................65.625% 3. WILLOW (Hanoverian), Robyn Weston (MI), owner/rider; Wolkenglanz, sire; Toskana, dam ..........................................................64.250%

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CH: SCHOLASTICA (Oldenburg), Amy Swerdlin (FL), owner/rider; Sir Donnerhall, sire; Loni, dam ..............................................................73.000% RS: ZYRION (Dutch Warmblood), Keli Ward-Harrelson (FL), owner/rider .........71.400% 3. APALTO (Dutch Warmblood), Beth Godwin (FL), owner/rider; Contango, sire; Piacenza, dam ..............................................................67.200% 4. THIRD TIMES A CHARM (Oldenburg), Joanne Solch (FL), owner/rider ......66.800% 5. SHALIMAR (Oldenburg), Birgitt Dagge (FL), owner/rider; Stedinger, sire; Whisky, dam ................................................................66.400% 6. WILLOW’S DREAM (Oldenburg), Marge Savage (FL), owner/rider; Warsteiner, sire; Donation, dam............................................................65.000% 7. BON ORPHEO (Lusitano), Daphne Preece (FL), owner/rider; Rumbero, sire; Pitomba Interagro, dam .................................................65.000% 8. ROCHESTER JPD (Oldenburg), Erin Groover (AL), owner/rider; Regazzoni, sire; Marilyn C, dam ............................................................64.400%

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INDEPENDENCE (Hanoverian cross), Sarah Ferebee, owner; Gracia Huenefeld (SC), rider..................................................................65.600% 6. ROHDIAMANT (Welsh Cob), Elise Wagner, owner; Molly Mead (SC), rider ...65.600% MILLIE (Thoroughbred), Taylor Ruth (FL), owner/rider .............................65.600% 7. 8.

Flying W Farms Dance for Roses, dam...................................................64.194% MIS DIVERSIFY (Paint), Rachel Robinson (FL), owner/rider; Diversify, sire; Mis Management, dam...................................................63.871% MILLIE (Thoroughbred), Taylor Ruth (FL), owner/rider .............................62.258% RISK TAKER (Thoroughbred), Maddy Southers (GA), owner/rider ............62.097%

Training Level Open CH: HAVAJANO (Hanoverian), Melissa Jackson (FL), owner/rider ...................76.000% RS: RANIA (Danish Warmblood), Susan Bender, owner; C. Michelle Folden (SC), rider; Blue Hors Don Schufro, sire; Rikochee, dam................75.200% 3. LAURESSA (Westfalen), Linda van Rees, owner; Anneliese Vogt-Harber (GA), rider; Laureus, sire; Flamme, dam................74.400% 4. HERZENFÜRST (Trakehner), Jean Brinkman, owner; Erin Brinkman (FL), rider.......................................................................73.200% 5. MY ROYAL LEGEND (American Warmblood), Lynn Palm (FL), owner/rider....72.200% 6. STANLEY HOLISTER (Oldenburg), Sheila Zepernick, owner; Jodie Kelly (FL), rider; Sandro Hit, sire; Nereide, dam .............................71.800% 7. RETROSPECT (Zweibrucker), Amanda Smith, owner; Susan Jaccoma (FL), rider; Radikal, sire; Leagro, dam .............................70.600% 8. BROADWAY (Dutch Warmblood), Jodie Kelly (FL), owner/rider ...............69.000%

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CH: LAURESSA (Westfalen), Linda van Rees, owner; Anneliese Vogt-Harber (GA), rider; Laureus, sire; Flamme, dam................72.903% RS: STANLEY HOLISTER (Oldenburg), Sheila Zepernick, owner; Jodie Kelly (FL), rider; Sandro Hit, sire; Nereide, dam .............................70.323% 3. RANIA (Danish Warmblood), Susan Bender, owner; C. Michelle Folden (SC), rider; Blue Hors Don Schufro, sire; Rikochee, dam................70.000% 4. RHODIUM (Oldenburg), Laurens Bissell (SC), owner/rider ........................67.581% 5. MY ROYAL LEGEND (American Warmblood), Lynn Palm (FL), owner/rider....67.419% 6. ANGELINA SF (Half-Arabian), Patricia Johns, owner; Shawn Kuester (FL), rider .....................................................................66.935% 7. DOWNTOWN COOL (Quarter Horse), Diane Adams-Simmons, owner; Michelle Just-Williams (FL), rider; Mr. Be Mo Downtown, sire; First Level Adult Amateur Ms. Cool Protection, dam .....................................................................66.452% CH: LAUGALLEN (Trakehner), Caroline von Asten (SC), owner/rider................72.097% 8. RETROSPECT (Zweibrucker), Amanda Smith, owner; RS: SHALIMAR (Oldenburg), Birgitt Dagge (FL), owner/rider; Susan Jaccoma (FL), rider; Radikal, sire; Leagro, dam .............................64.839% Stedinger, sire; Whisky, dam ................................................................69.839% 3. SCHOLASTICA (Oldenburg), Amy Swerdlin (FL), owner/rider; First Level Freestyle Sir Donnerhall, sire; Loni, dam; 69.194% CH: ALEXIS ACRES’ WRIGHTLY SO (Morgan), Susan Birkinshaw, owner; 4. WOLKE NEUN (Hanoverian), Dara Lindner (TN), owner/rider; Andrea Manos (GA), rider; UVM Prelude, sire; Wine and Roses, dam .......72.000% Wallstreet Kid, sire; Saundra’s Power, dam............................................67.903% RS: DUTCH (Dutch Warmblood), Susan Marston (FL), owner/rider .................68.167% 5. FINLANNDIA (Trakehner), Sandra Piazza (SC), owner/rider; Distelzar, sire; Finity, dam ....................................................................67.742% 6. DINNER AND DANCING (Hanoverian), Kate Young (SC), owner/rider; Donnerwetter, sire; Playgirl, dam..........................................................66.774% Second Level Adult Amateur 7. ELWOOD (Warmblood), Joan Gariboldi (FL), owner/rider .........................66.452% CH: DON ZAMORA (Dutch Warmblood), Phyllis Sumner (GA), owner/rider; Don Primero, sire; Selexy, dam .............................................................73.214% 8. HIGHFIELD (Hanoverian), Elizabeth Spiker (FL), owner/rider; Hochadel, sire; Giedema, dam ..............................................................66.290% RS: LORETTO (Holsteiner), Sonny Little, owner; Martha Deasy-Little (FL), rider ...65.714% 3. PIK L’S PIXIE HU (Hanoverian), Alina Velez (FL), owner/rider....................65.595% First Level Junior/Young Rider 4. BAILEY (Hanoverian), Elizabeth Hunter (AL), owner/rider; CH: FRIEDENSFURST (Trakehner), Lindsey Holleger (GA), owner/rider; Belissimo M, sire; Whidney, dam ..........................................................64.762% Donaufurst, sire; Feodamee von Krotenbach, dam ..................................73.387% 5. ELWOOD (Warmblood), Joan Gariboldi (FL), owner/rider .........................62.024% RS: FALSTAFF (Oldenburg), Aubrey McCall (FL), owner/rider .........................68.548% 6. RUTH ANNE (Oldenburg), Chris Derr (SC), owner/rider; 3. RAZZMATAZZ (Thoroughbred), Claire Ertel (GA), owner/rider ..................66.935% Rosenthal, sire; Wishful, dam ...............................................................61.071% 4. GARY (Thoroughbred), Jessica Johnson (GA), owner/rider ......................65.000% 7. CARLO (Swedish Warmblood), Roxane Kennedy (FL), owner/rider ...........60.952% 5. FWF BARONESS VON BALLARINA (Georgian Grande), Gigi Nutter, owner; 8. ELI (Thoroughbred), Camilla Topham (FL), owner/rider; Cassidy Nutter (GA), rider; Flying W Farms Baron von Kolderveen, sire; El Mayaguezano, sire; Ozarks Pride, dam ...............................................60.833%

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Second Level Junior/Young Rider CH: FRIEDENSFURST (Trakehner), Lindsey Holleger (GA), owner/rider; Donaufurst, sire; Feodamee von Krotenbach, dam ..................................69.643% RS: CASIN (Holsteiner), Leah Marks (GA), owner/rider ..................................64.643% 3. OKIDOKIE (Dutch Warmblood), Mallory Kent (AL), owner/rider; Legaat, sire; Dorien, dam .....................................................................63.214% 4. GRAND ESKA (Thoroughbred), Amber Clark, owner; Miranda Sibley (GA), rider; Grand Rivulet, sire; Successful Eska, dam .......61.310% 5. LENTISCO XVIII (Pura Raza Española), Hampton Green Farm, owner; Chelsea Reed (FL), rider; Zafiro XIV, sire; Estupenda II, dam ....................57.619% 6. VT NO MERCY (Half-Arabian), Alexandra Schenck (FL), owner/rider; Nebelhorn, sire; Denver Darling, dam ....................................................55.952%

Second Level Open CH: UKON ROCK (Dutch Warmblood), Zane Weiss, owner; Eline Eckroth (FL), rider; Good Times, sire; Gannette, dam ......................71.667% RS: SHOWING BEST (Westfalen), Caroline Humphries (AL), owner/rider; Show Star, sire; Panama, dam .............................................................67.024% 3. XAIREL DO BOSQUE (Lusitano), Nanette Sexton, owner; Carmen Franco (FL), rider; Luar, sire; Pilar Hi, dam .................................66.071% 4. KATRINA (Brandenburg), Katie McClain (FL), owner/rider........................66.071% 5. ALEXIS ACRES’ WRIGHTLY SO (Morgan), Susan Birkinshaw, owner; Andrea Manos (GA), rider; UVM Prelude, sire; Wine and Roses, dam .......63.690% 6. ROSE ROBIN F (Oldenburg), Linda Scharff, owner; Deanna Myers (FL), rider ......................................................................63.690% 7. NONI (Holsteiner), Anne Shermyen, owner; Sheri Evers-Rock (FL), rider ...59.048%

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COMICO VI (Andalusian), Jane Rainis, owner; Heather Bender (FL), rider; Devoto II, sire; Humorista II, dam ..................66.282% AGAMEMNON INTERAGRO (Lusitano), Lisa Tota (FL), owner/rider ..........66.154% VINHO DOS PINHAIS (Lusitano), Nanette Sexton, owner; Carmen Franco (FL), rider .....................................................................65.000%

Third Level Freestyle CH: KALAHARI, Eugene Abello, owner; Brian MacMahon (FL), rider ...............69.250% RS: WHIMSICAL (Oldenburg), Michele Renshaw (FL), owner/rider; Walldorf, sire; Whisper, dam ................................................................68.000% 3. WATCH ME M (Dutch Warmblood), Mary O’Brien (FL), owner/rider .........67.667% 4. ASTURIAS EX (Andalusian cross), Cathy Cottrill (FL), owner/rider; Excelso, sire; La Cochina, dam ..............................................................61.500% 5. AMARA (Sport Horse), Priscilla Baldwin (FL), owner/rider .......................56.167%

Fourth Level Adult Amateur

CH: FESTINA (Danish Warmblood), Holly Spencer (SC), owner/rider; Blue Hors Hertug, sire; Fie, dam ...........................................................67.875% RS: RIVIERA (Dutch Warmblood), Mary Austin Modic (TN), owner/rider; Idocus, sire; Kalmia, dam .....................................................................64.250% 3. GAMBIT (Hanoverian), Kelly Enright (SC), owner/rider; Grusus, sire; Wanka, dam ....................................................................63.750% 4. ARTISTIC (Oldenburg), Martine Duff (SC), owner/rider; Art Deco, sire; Celebration, dam ...........................................................62.500% 5. TERRO (Dutch Warmblood), Michelle Futral (GA), owner/rider .................60.875% 6. CONVERSANO II EMMA II-I (Lipizzan), Sindra Ridge (FL), owner/rider; Conversano II Erica, sire; Emma II, dam .................................................60.500% Second Level Freestyle 7. SIR LUCKAS (Danish Warmblood), Leigh Kent (AL), owner/rider ..............57.875% CH: NIGHTLIFE (Dutch Warmblood), Kristine 8. FAWAHNFRIED (Danish Warmblood), Mette Dresser (FL), owner/rider; Kuchinski-Broome (FL), owner/rider; Polansky, sire; Nobria, dam .............61.667% Fanal Prydsholm, sire; Wish Me Luck, dam ............................................57.125%

Third Level Adult Amateur CH: DON ZAMORA (Dutch Warmblood), Phyllis Sumner (GA), owner/rider; Don Primero, sire; Selexy, dam .............................................................72.179% RS: SIR LUCKAS (Danish Warmblood), Leigh Kent (AL), owner/rider ..............68.590% 3. AKVAVIT (Spanish Warmblood), Blue Marlin Farms Inc., owner; Kristy Truebenbach Lund (FL), rider; Silvester, sire; Omni, dam ................66.795% 4. TITAN (Danish Warmblood), Alicia Lee, owner; Jana Reich (FL), rider; Rambo, sire; She’s a Lady, dam ...........................66.026% 5(T). WOODSTOCK (Rhinelander), Alyssa Warren-Burtt (FL), owner/rider .........65.513% 5(T). LEWIS (Oldenburg), Jami Van Uitert (FL), owner/rider.............................65.513% 7. CORSICO (Holsteiner), Martha Deasy-Little (FL), owner/rider; Contender, sire; Desire, dam.................................................................65.256% 8. ARTISTIC (Oldenburg), Martine Duff (SC), owner/rider; Art Deco, sire; Celebration, dam ...........................................................65.128%

Fourth Level Junior/Young Rider CH: ROUXLETTO (Oldenburg), Michelle Sheridan (FL), owner/rider .................62.250% RS: DARTAGNAN (Percheron cross), Leah Marks (GA), owner/rider ...............60.625%

Fourth Level Open

CH: TAEKE V (Friesian), Donna Bowers, owner; Leif Aho (FL), rider; Rypke 321, sire; Wieke van Hoeve Jacolie, dam.....................................67.625% RS: KALAHARI, Eugene Abello, owner; Brian MacMahon (FL), rider ...............65.750% 3. SANCHEZ (Danish Warmblood), Diamante Farms Inc., owner; Devon Kane (FL), rider..........................................................................65.500% 4. LAGER (Hanoverian), Gayla Dillard, owner; Linda Stallings (GA), rider; Longchamp, sire; Winnetta, dam ....................65.250% 5. COMICO VI (Andalusian), Jane Rainis, owner; Heather Bender (FL), rider; Devoto II, sire; Humorista II, dam ..................65.125% 6. VINKENHOVE NELSON (Belgian Warmblood cross), Alexandra Howard, owner; Third Level Junior/Young Rider Jodie Kelly (FL), rider; Pionier’s Baltazar, sire; Vinkenhove Erica, dam.......64.625% CH: KABILENO XV (Pura Raza Española), Lostart LLC, owner; 7. VINCERE (Dutch Warmblood), Gigi Nutter (GA), owner/rider; Chelsea Reed (FL), rider; Adelante, sire; Kabilax, dam .............................65.000% Ferro, sire; Katinka, dam ......................................................................64.500% RS: TEAKE FAN ’E OLDEHOEK (Friesian), Wendi Stroemer, owner; 8. ROTER MILAN (Hanoverian), Lisa Giltner (FL), owner/rider; Hanna Stroemer (FL), rider; Leffert, sire; Ursel Fan ‘E Boskranne, dam .....62.821% Rotspon, sire; Melodie, dam .................................................................64.000% 3. MASLO (Hanoverian), Jordan Schulz (FL), owner/rider; Matcho AA, sire; Angie, dam ................................................................62.692% 4. RAVINO (Oldenburg), Taylor Laney (GA), owner/rider .............................62.436% Fourth Level Freestyle CH: KASHMIR (Oldenburg), Ann Sterling Hart (FL), owner/rider; 5. VALENZO (Dutch Warmblood), Marjo van de Bunte, owner; Wolkentanz II, sire; Kristiana, dam ........................................................67.000% Jeanine Biemond (FL), rider; Matterhorn, sire; Rhavizoma, dam...............61.667% 6. QUIJOTE MOR (Lusitano), Wendi Stroemer, owner; Rachel Stroemer (FL), rider; Noqui, sire; Jaula, dam ...............................55.256% Junior Team CH: OKIDOKIE (Dutch Warmblood), Mallory Kent (AL), owner/rider; Legaat, sire; Dorien, dam .....................................................................67.162% Third Level Open CH: SANCHEZ (Danish Warmblood), Diamante Farms Inc., owner; Devon Kane (FL), rider..........................................................................68.462% Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur RS: UKON ROCK (Dutch Warmblood), Zane Weiss, owner; CH: VIVA ISF (Dutch Warmblood), Anne McCord (FL), owner/rider; Eline Eckroth (FL), rider; Good Times, sire; Gannette, dam ......................67.564% Akatschi, sire; Marvelous, dam .............................................................64.211% 3. LIFECLASS (Hanoverian), Donna Gafford, owner; RS: KASHMIR (Oldenburg), Ann Sterling Hart (FL), owner/rider; Marjolein Geven (GA), rider; Londonderry, sire; Scarlett, dam ..................67.308% Wolkentanz II, sire; Kristiana, dam ........................................................63.553% 4. ZONNERHALL (Dutch Warmblood), Toni Pastermack, owner; 3. WIETZE G (Friesian), Lynnette Wadsworth (FL), owner/rider; Susanne Benne (FL), rider; Gribaldi, sire; Prima Donna, dam....................67.179% Rypke, sire; Wijke, dam .......................................................................60.789% 5. ROTER MILAN (Hanoverian), Lisa Giltner (FL), owner/rider; 4. RAVEL (Dutch Warmblood), Martha Deasy-Little (FL), owner/rider; Rotspon, sire; Melodie, dam .................................................................66.410% Idocus, sire; Kaydee, dam ....................................................................59.737%

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ROLANDO (Dutch Warmblood), Allison Bilzerian (FL), owner/rider; RS: WINWOOD (Hanoverian), Heather Bender (FL), owner/rider; Goodwill, sire; Kelineke, dam................................................................59.342% Wonderful, sire; Arisma, dam ...............................................................63.289% WHIRLPOOL (Hanoverian), Laura Eyre (FL), owner/rider; 3. NAROBI (Swedish Warmblood), Jules Anderson (FL), owner/rider............62.105% Widmark, sire; Glimmer, dam ...............................................................58.816% 4. BAROLO (Swedish Warmblood), Lisa Giltner (FL), owner/rider; KASPER (Dutch Warmblood), Susan McCoskey (GA), owner/rider; Artist, sire; Blenda, dam.......................................................................59.211% Wolfgang, sire; Gelinda, dam ................................................................55.789%

Grand Prix Adult Amateur

Prix St. Georges Junior/Young Rider

CH: EPIKUR (Hanoverian), Amy Swerdlin (FL), owner/rider; Espri, sire; Wariness, dam ....................................................................61.702% CH: POLARSTERN (Oldenburg), Georgette Hanover-Vergara, owner; Jennifer Detandt (FL), rider...................................................................66.711% RS: KONTESSA (Oldenburg), Christy Scotch (AL), owner/rider; Kevekko, sire; Krystal Windrush, dam ...................................................56.809% RS: ROUXLETTO (Oldenburg), Michelle Sheridan (FL), owner/rider .................61.053%

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Grand Prix Open

CH: ROSE NOIR (Oldenburg), Mary Cameron Rollins (AL), owner/rider; Royal Angelo I, sire; Ironesse, dam........................................................72.368% RS: DESTINY (Danish Warmblood), Diamante Farms Inc., owner; Devon Kane (FL), rider..........................................................................72.105% 3. WHEN EVER (Hanoverian), Dirk van Rees, Harold Cornelissen, & Linda van Rees, owners; Anneliese Vogt-Harber (GA), rider; Wie Weltmeyer, sire; Wudena, dam ......................................................65.789% 4. ZANDOR (Dutch Warmblood), Laura Wharton (GA), owner/rider; Florencio, sire; Nancy, dam ..................................................................65.658% 5. BERGFEE BO (Hanoverian), Gina Fisk, owner; Stacie Myers (SC), rider; Bergkristall, sire; Praline, dam ..............................................................65.395% 6. ROSSINI 234 (Westfalen), Lauren Knopp, owner; Sasha Dubois (FL), rider....63.947% 7. ROYAL DIAMANT (Oldenburg), Elizabeth Campbell (FL), owner/rider; Rohdiamant, sire; Donna, dam..............................................................63.553% 8. OLIVIER (Dutch Warmblood), Carlene Blunt, owner; Gary Lane (FL), rider; Jarenco, sire; Fabiola, dam ...................................63.553%

CH: MANHATTAN (Dutch Warmblood), Jodie Kelly (FL), owner/rider; Uniform, sire; Tasjadana, dam ..............................................................66.702% RS: MERLIN (Russian Warmblood), Kim Rhind, owner; Jill Hardt (FL), rider ....64.043% 3. WINWOOD (Hanoverian), Heather Bender (FL), owner/rider; Wonderful, sire; Arisma, dam ...............................................................63.085%

Intermediate I Adult Amateur

Grand Prix Freestyle CH: MANHATTAN (Dutch Warmblood), Jodie Kelly (FL), owner/rider; Uniform, sire; Tasjadana, dam ..............................................................67.625% RS: FABIO (Oldenburg), Kristy Truebenbach Lund (FL), owner/rider; West Coast, sire; Doramber, dam .........................................................64.500%

Region 4 Results The 2011 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 4 Dressage Championships & Midwest Regional Championship and Open Show were held September 9-11 in Mason City, IA. Judges: Anne Cizadlo (R); Margaret Freeman (S); Cheryl Holekamp (R); Fatima Pawlenko Kranz (R); Paula Lacy (S); Creeky Routson (S); Kristi Wysocki (S)

CH: PESOA (Dutch Warmblood), Carden Burdette (GA), owner/rider ..............65.526% Training Level Adult Amateur RS: AMICA (Hanoverian), Carla Pasteur (FL), owner/rider; Akatschi, sire; Wanessa, dam ...............................................................65.132% CH: RAYMOND (Holsteiner), Jane Bohren, owner; Ryan Garza (WI), rider; GP Raymeister, sire; That Girl, dam ....................72.400% 3. ROLANDO (Dutch Warmblood), Allison Bilzerian (FL), owner/rider; RS: WONDER PRINS (Dutch Warmblood), Kathryn Sutton (WI), owner/rider; Goodwill, sire; Kelineke, dam................................................................63.553% Contango, sire; Swinging Princess, dam ................................................69.600% 4. WHIRLPOOL (Hanoverian), Laura Eyre (FL), owner/rider; Widmark, sire; Glimmer, dam ...............................................................61.974% 3. BRANCO A (Dutch Warmblood), Linda Schutte (ON), owner/rider; Flemmingh, sire; Ushi Udine A, dam ......................................................69.400% Intermediate I Junior/Young Rider 4. SEBASTIAN (Dutch Warmblood), Allyson Aldrich (MN), owner/rider.........68.800% CH: POLARSTERN (Oldenburg), Georgette Hanover-Vergara, owner; 5. DIAMOND KNIGHT (Irish Sport Horse), Jennifer Detandt (FL), rider...................................................................63.421% Jody VanderLeest (IA), owner/rider .......................................................67.800% RS: COALHOUSE (Hanoverian), Kathryn Butt (SC), owner/rider ......................59.737% 6. CUSTOM DESIGN (Friesian Sporthorse), Amy Hoppe, owner; Laura Myllykangas (MN), rider; Grand Design, sire; Bright Stormy Girl, dam ......67.600% Intermediate I Open 7. ZORRO’S ZOOM ZOOM (Friesian Sporthorse), CH: ROSE NOIR (Oldenburg), Mary Cameron Rollins (AL), owner/rider; Stacey Zimmerman (MN), owner/rider ..................................................67.200% Royal Angelo I, sire; Ironesse, dam........................................................68.421% 8. CAYENNE (Oldenburg), Gina Howey (KS), owner/rider; RS: FLASH FORWARD (Hanoverian), Donna Brown, owner; Contucci, sire; Luck of the Irish, dam .....................................................67.000% Jodie Kelly (FL), rider ...........................................................................67.105% Training Level Junior/Young Rider 3. WHEN EVER (Hanoverian), Dirk van Rees, Harold Cornelissen, & CH: TRINITY (Holsteiner), Helene Jones, owner; Clare Krska (KS), rider; Linda van Rees, owners; Anneliese Vogt-Harber (GA), rider; Aljano, sire; Nordlicht IV, dam ..............................................................73.600% Wie Weltmeyer, sire; Wudena, dam ......................................................65.263% RS: RHOYAL BUGATTI (Oldenburg), Emma Palmer (MN), owner/rider; 4. STILETTO (Trakehner), Jean Brinkman, owner; Iris Eppinger (FL), rider; Bugatti Hilltop, sire; Rhoyal Dutch Gal, dam...........................................72.400% Martini, sire; Suprecocious, dam ...........................................................65.000% 3. ROHANNA (Welsh cross), Sammie Fritz (MN), owner/rider ......................72.200% 5. COOPER V (Danish Warmblood), Ronald Wright, owner; Matthew McLaughlin (FL), rider; Comeback II, sire; Joan, dam ................64.868% 4. IRON PYRITE (Arabian cross), Morgan Staudinger (MO), owner/rider .......71.600% 6. ROSSINI 234 (Westfalen), Lauren Knopp, owner; Sasha Dubois (FL), rider....64.605% 5. ALL NIGHT CASINO (Half-Arabian), Mary Adams, owner; Josey Pate (MO), rider .........................................................................68.400% 7. NOBEL (Dutch Warmblood), Connie Wise, owner; Eline Eckroth (FL), rider; Indoctro, sire; Jodena, dam ..............................63.421% 6. TUCKER’S PARADISE (Appendix Quarter Horse), Rebecca Leatherdale, owner; Sophie Smith (MN), rider ..........................66.800% 8. COBALT (Oldenburg), Maria Hallet & Baudouin Hallet, owners; Maria Hallet (FL), rider; Carnando, sire; Wandra, dam .............................63.026% 7. MAGIC KNOWTION (Appendix Quarter Horse), Tammy Martin, owner; Caitlin Stephenson (MO), rider; Knowtorious Son, sire; Magical Mar, dam....66.000% Intermediate I Freestyle 8. R’MANI (Holsteiner), Elizabeth Schram (MN), owner/rider .......................65.600% CH: WIETZE G (Friesian), Lynnette Wadsworth (FL), owner/rider; Rypke, sire; Wijke, dam .......................................................................64.000% Training Level Open CH: CELTIC GRACE (Friesian), Bobbi Wojtowicz, owner; RS: ROYAL DIAMANT (Oldenburg), Elizabeth Campbell (FL), owner/rider; Jonni Adams-Allen (MO), rider; Celtic (Roi Des Blues), sire; Zena, dam .....78.000% Rohdiamant, sire; Donna, dam..............................................................60.938% RS: GREYSTOKE (Oldenburg), Kathryn Fleming-Kuhn, owner; Intermediate II Open Martin Kuhn (IL), rider..........................................................................77.800% CH: PRINS (Dutch Warmblood), Diamante Farms Inc., owner; 3. 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RS: GREYSTOKE (Oldenburg), Kathryn Fleming-Kuhn, owner; Martin Kuhn (IL), rider..........................................................................72.419% 5. 3. CELTIC GRACE (Friesian), Bobbi Wojtowicz, owner; Jonni Adams-Allen (MO), rider; Celtic (Roi Des Blues), sire; Zena, dam .....71.935% 6. 4. UP TO DATE (Dutch Warmblood), Pieter Ruig, owner; 7. Tyra Vernon (WI), rider; Flemmingh, sire; Ola, dam ................................70.323% 5(T). PUPPYLOVE (Thoroughbred), Suzanne Wepplo (MN), owner/rider; Shot of Gold, sire; Rainfall, dam............................................................69.516% 5(T). PURE GRACE (Oldenburg), Marilyn Henderson, owner; First Level Adult Amateur Patrick Benson (MO), rider; Pandorra, sire; Max’s Melody, dam...............69.516% CH: WALDOR (American Warmblood), Kindra Wilson (KS), owner/rider; 7. REMEMBRANZ (Holsteiner), Connie Fair, owner; Wagnis, sire; Honest Dulcinea, dam ......................................................68.548% Jennifer Hewitt (MN), rider ..................................................................68.710% RS: GP UBILEE (Dutch Warmblood), Ginna Frantz, owner; 8. CARIBBEAN HOLLIDAZE (Clydesdale cross), Jill Nelson, owner; Rose Grant (IL), rider; Opus, sire; Dionysus, dam ....................................66.935% Melinda Price (MN), rider .....................................................................68.387% 3. CUSTOM DESIGN (Friesian Sporthorse), Amy Hoppe, owner; Laura Myllykangas (MN), rider; Grand Design, sire; Bright Stormy Girl, dam ......66.613% First Level Freestyle CH: RAYMOND (Holsteiner), Jane Bohren, owner; 4. RAYMOND (Holsteiner), Jane Bohren, owner; Ryan Garza (WI), rider; GP Raymeister, sire; That Girl, dam ....................67.817% Ryan Garza (WI), rider; GP Raymeister, sire; That Girl, dam ....................65.645% RS: LOBKE E (Friesian), Susan Neipert, owner; 5. WAGNIS MD (American Warmblood), Ruth Sundet (SD), owner/rider; Megan McIsaac (WI), rider; Ulke 338, sire; Lotje, dam ............................64.833% Wagnis, sire; Macuna, dam ..................................................................64.839% 6. MARIUS (Dutch Warmblood), Beverly Jensen (MN), owner/rider; Harrlen, sire; Herxsandra, dam..............................................................64.355% Second Level Adult Amateur CH: WALDOR (American Warmblood), Kindra Wilson (KS), owner/rider; 7. NONCENTS LMP (Haflinger), Peggy Keller (KS), owner/rider; Wagnis, sire; Honest Dulcinea, dam ......................................................65.714% Neiman Marcus TOF, sire; Vi LMP, dam ................................................61.613% RS: AMIDALA (Dutch Warmblood), Sara & Tyler Davisson, owners; 8. AMIDALA (Dutch Warmblood), Sara & Tyler Davisson, owners; Sara Davisson (IA), rider; Consul, sire; Miss Jettaway, dam.....................63.095% Sara Davisson (IA), rider; Consul, sire; Miss Jettaway, dam.....................61.129% 3. GRECCO (Swedish Warmblood), Kathy Nardi (MN), owner/rider ..............62.857% First Level Junior/Young Rider 4. ESPRESSO (Canadian Warmblood), Colleen Church (MO), owner/rider; CH: RHOYAL BUGATTI (Oldenburg), Emma Palmer (MN), owner/rider; Earl, sire; Latte III, dam ........................................................................62.500% Bugatti Hilltop, sire; Rhoyal Dutch Gal, dam...........................................66.774% 5. TACHANCE (Canadian Sport Horse), Denise Doubledee (SD), owner/rider .....59.524% RS: IRON PYRITE (Half-Arabian), Morgan Staudinger (MO), owner/rider.........65.161% 6. WELTSPITZE (Hanoverian), Megan Wisniewski, owner; 3. HOLLYWOOD STARR (Arabian), Ginger Coleman (MN), owner/rider.........65.161% Amy Macpherson (IL), rider; Weltruhm, sire; Lathess, dam......................59.524% 4. ALL NIGHT CASINO (Half-Arabian), Mary Adams, owner; 7. CAFKA (Holsteiner), Marilyn Sherwin (KS), owner/rider; Josey Pate (MO), rider .........................................................................65.000% Caesar, sire; Chelsea, dam....................................................................53.333% 5. GDE KABIR (Arabian), Abigail Iverson (MN), owner/rider .........................64.839% Second Level Junior/Young Rider 6. REI ZIGGALITO (Paint), Margaret Jackson (MN), owner/rider; DK Totuffto Brand, sire; DK Lil Jeta Tastic, dam.....................................63.871% CH: VAINQUEUR E (Dutch Warmblood), Dallas Van Stratten (NE), owner/rider; Welt Hit II, sire; Rena, dam ..................................................................66.190% 7. THE FANTOM (Oldenburg), Cheryl Wilson (IL), owner/rider......................62.097% RS: TEBALDO (Dutch Warmblood), Allison Gerlt (IL), owner/rider...................65.476% 8. NAGANO (Swedish Warmblood), Kylee Lourie, owner; Caroline Fernalld (CO), rider; Nocturne, sire; Marinett, dam .....................61.774% 3. ALADA HIGH SOCKS (Arabian), Elizabeth Crowley, owner; Stephanie Nardi (MN), rider; Alada Padron, sire; Fa High Seradro, dam ....62.857% First Level Open 4. AUKE (Friesian), Sarah Dweikat (NE), owner/rider; CH: CHAMBRAY (Holsteiner), Julie Hixson, owner; Pyt 325, sire; Johanna Hanneke D, dam ................................................62.619% Stacey Porter (IA), rider; Caesar, sire; Melisande, dam............................73.226% 5. GDE KABIR (Arabian), Abigail Iverson (MN), owner/rider .........................61.310%

Kindra Wilson and Waldor, First Level Adult Amateur champions; and Donna Rocchetti, USDF representative

Kelly Underhill and Cemont, Second Level Open champions; and Donna Rocchetti, USDF representative

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WE BE BLAZEN (Haflinger), Peggy Keller, owner; Third Level Freestyle Radie Keller (KS), rider; Wiser JPH, sire; Missy Rock LMP, dam ..............60.952% CH: GP SUPER CRUSADOR (Hanoverian), Ginna Frantz, owner; 7. RUSTIANO (Dutch Warmblood), Celia Doherty (IL), owner/rider ...............59.524% Jessica Starck (IL), rider; Stedinger, sire; Weltgraefin, dam .....................71.583% 8. ORRWOOD MADISON BAY (Morgan), Victoria & Caroline Fernalld, owners; RS: THE COUNT BASIL (Oldenburg), Kylee Lourie, owner; Caroline Fernalld (CO), rider; Thunderbay, sire; Jellico Fancy Affair, dam.......59.286% Andrea Doelling (CO), rider; Chico’s Boy, sire; Aronja, dam ......................65.050% 3. WILLKOMMEN (Hanoverian), Keegan O’Brien (WI), owner/rider; Second Level Open Weltbekannt, sire; Pik Dame, dam ........................................................64.667% CH: CREMONT (Danish Warmblood), Kelly Underhill, owner; 4. RUSTIANO (Dutch Warmblood), Celia Doherty (IL), owner/rider ...............60.333% Stewart Underhill (MN), rider ...............................................................75.476% 6.

RS: BRAUNA (Canadian Sport Horse), Stacie Coder, owner; Pernille Andree (KS), rider; Brave Heart II, sire; Lou Lou Belle, dam .........68.929% 3. GP SUPER CRUSADOR (Hanoverian), Ginna Frantz, owner; Jessica Starck (IL), rider; Stedinger, sire; Weltgraefin, dam .....................65.119% 4. REMEMBRANZ (Holsteiner), Connie Fair, owner; Jennifer Hewitt (MN), rider ..................................................................64.167% 5. DAIQUIRI (Hanoverian), Patricia Purnell, owner; Hanne Chasney (MO), rider...................................................................63.810% 6. LOBKE E (Friesian), Susan Neipert, owner; Megan McIsaac (WI), rider; Ulke 338, sire; Lotje, dam ............................61.786% 7. PUPPYLOVE (Thoroughbred), Suzanne Wepplo (MN), owner/rider; Shot of Gold, sire; Rainfall, dam............................................................59.762%

Second Level Freestyle

Fourth Level Adult Amateur CH: WIES V/D KLUMPERT (Dutch Warmblood), Greenwood Sporthorses & Equine Equipment, owner; Amy Stuhr (MO), rider; Future, sire; Sarina V.D. Klumpert, dam.................................................72.375% RS: COMO (Holsteiner), Tammee McVey (MO), owner/rider; Caesar, sire; Brystol, dam.....................................................................66.375% 3. J’ING (Dutch Warmblood), Kate Phillips, owner; Laura Myllykangas (MN), rider; Zuidhorn, sire; Alunke, dam ....................64.500%

Fourth Level Junior/Young Rider CH: PANTROS-S (Dutch Warmblood), Paige Miller (IL), owner/rider; Jonggor’s Weyden, sire; Hinde-Utopia, dam ...........................................60.000% RS: NIAMH (Holsteiner Cross), Barbara Anderson Whiteis, owner; Anna Koch (MN), rider .........................................................................56.875%

CH: WELTSPITZE (Hanoverian), Megan Wisniewski, owner; Amy Macpherson (IL), rider; Weltruhm, sire; Lathess, dam......................63.833% Fourth Level Open RS: LOBKE E (Friesian), Susan Neipert, owner; Megan McIsaac (WI), rider; CH: ECLIPSE BR, Carlos Macias, owner; Yvonne Barteau (IL), rider ................66.375% Ulke 338, sire; Lotje, dam ....................................................................60.000% RS: AMIA (Danish Warmblood), Kelly Underhill (MN), owner/rider .................66.375% 3. RASHKA (Oldenburg), Kenneth Borden Jr. (IL), owner/rider; Third Level Adult Amateur GP Raymeister, sire; Tashka, dam.........................................................63.375% CH: TALUS (Pinto), Rachael Boone (NE), owner/rider ....................................62.692% 4. ESPRESSO (Oldenburg Cross), Kim David, owner; RS: WELTSPITZE (Hanoverian), Megan Wisniewski, owner; Kathy Theissen (MN), rider ...................................................................54.625% Amy Macpherson (IL), rider; Weltruhm, sire; Lathess, dam......................62.564% 3. J’ING (Dutch Warmblood), Kate Phillips, owner; Fourth Level Freestyle Laura Myllykangas (MN), rider; Zuidhorn, sire; Alunke, dam ....................61.923% CH: ECLIPSE BR, Carlos Macias, owner; Yvonne Barteau (IL), rider ................69.167% 4. MANHATTAN (Danish Warmblood), Julie Kellner (IL), owner/rider; RS: PANTROS-S (Dutch Warmblood), Paige Miller (IL), owner/rider; Marengo, sire; Miss Kiki, dam...............................................................61.410% Jonggor’s Weyden, sire; Hinde-Utopia, dam ...........................................63.867% 5. FLICK DANCE (Swedish Warmblood), Cindy Riffle (WI), owner/rider; Maraton, sire; Illusion, dam ..................................................................58.846% Junior Team 6. GRECCO (Swedish Warmblood), Kathy Nardi (MN), owner/rider ..............55.769% CH: SAMURAI (Dutch Warmblood), Allison Gerlt (IL), owner/rider ..................66.622%

Third Level Junior/Young Rider CH: TEBALDO (Dutch Warmblood), Allison Gerlt (IL), owner/rider...................65.256% RS: SAMURAI (Dutch Warmblood), Allison Gerlt (IL), owner/rider ..................63.333% 3. PANTROS-S (Dutch Warmblood), Paige Miller (IL), owner/rider; Jonggor’s Weyden, sire; Hinde-Utopia, dam ...........................................63.077% 4. CHARLIE BROWN, Abby Guidera (MN), owner/rider ...............................62.179% 5. RUSTIANO (Dutch Warmblood), Celia Doherty (IL), owner/rider ...............62.051% 6. WILLKOMMEN (Hanoverian), Keegan O’Brien (WI), owner/rider; Weltbekannt, sire; Pik Dame, dam ........................................................61.795% 7. MY SIGNET (Swedish Warmblood), Megan Britt (MN), owner/rider; Galapard, sire; SMW My Simone, dam ..................................................61.154% 8. CLAREDY LOCOMOTION (Morgan), Jessica Lund (MN), owner/rider; Cublake Tea Time, sire; OMF Shamrock, dam ........................................58.718%

Young Rider Team CH: SAMOS RONIA (Dutch Warmblood), Katie Cumberford (MO), owner/rider; Darlington, sire; Ladonja Ronia, dam .....................................................66.974%

Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur CH: COMO (Holsteiner), Tammee McVey (MO), owner/rider; Caesar, sire; Brystol, dam.....................................................................65.526% RS: CHARISMA (Oldenburg), Elise Mann (KS), owner/rider; Celano, sire; Werdi, dam ......................................................................63.289% 3. PULSAR (Half-Arabian), Trudy Tatum (IA), owner/rider; Jeremiah, sire; D D Tara, dam ..............................................................59.079%

Prix St. Georges Junior/Young Rider

CH: ROMINCKA (Dutch Warmblood), Clare & Carol Krska, owners; Clare Krska (KS), rider; Welt Hit II, sire; La-Libelle, dam ..........................68.026% CH: WAKEUP (American Warmblood), Emily Wagner (KS), owner/rider; RS: SAMOS RONIA (Dutch Warmblood), Katie Cumberford (MO), owner/rider; Wagnis, sire; Maiden Montreal, dam .....................................................74.744% Darlington, sire; Ladonja Ronia, dam .....................................................65.000% RS: FWF BARON VON CAPRIOLI (Friesian Sporthorse), 3. NIAMH (Holsteiner cross), Barbara Anderson Whiteis, owner; Mary Adams, owner; Jonni Adams-Allen (MO), rider; Anna Koch (MN), rider .........................................................................55.789% Flying W Farms Baron von Kolderveen, sire; FWF Figurine, dam...............71.282% 3. CREMONT (Danish Warmblood), Kelly Underhill, owner; Prix St. Georges Open Stewart Underhill (MN), rider ...............................................................68.846% CH: GP DELANO (Rhinelander), Ginna Frantz, owner; Yvonne Barteau (IL), rider; 4. ZANIA (Dutch Warmblood), Jami Kment (NE), owner/rider; Diamond Hit, sire; Wellcome, dam ........................................................67.500% Sir Sinclair, sire; Melody, dam ..............................................................67.949% RS: WALING M (Friesian), Tyra Vernon (WI), owner/rider; 5. GP SUPER CRUSADOR (Hanoverian), Ginna Frantz, owner; Jasper 366, sire; Ernaa M, dam ............................................................65.263% Jessica Starck (IL), rider; Stedinger, sire; Weltgraefin, dam .....................67.564% 3. PAPILLON (Oldenburg), Susan Thomas, owner; 6. THE COUNT BASIL (Oldenburg), Kylee Lourie, owner; Stewart Underhill (MN), rider ...............................................................64.079% Andrea Doelling (CO), rider; Chico’s Boy, sire; Aronja, dam ......................66.026% 4. ROODEPOORT II (Bavarian), Katie & Laura Alms, owners; 7. DAIQUIRI (Hanoverian), Patricia Purnell, owner; Claudia Springer-Misner (MO), rider.......................................................63.947% Hanne Chasney (MO), rider...................................................................63.590% 5. DIEDERIK (Friesian), Sheila Weinrich, owner; Mary Forck (MO), rider .......61.316% 8. ZYMURGY (Thoroughbred), Julie Davies Pagels (WI), owner/rider; 6. NAVELLO (Dutch Warmblood), Mary Johnson (MN), owner/rider; Swingin Sway, sire; First Crush, dam ....................................................60.128% Ixion, sire; Fabiola, dam .......................................................................55.789%

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CH: SOCRATES (Dutch Warmblood), Kelly Kavanau, owner; CH: SANTIAGO (Danish Warmblood), Edward Eichelberger (IL), owner/rider ...55.000% Ryan Garza (WI), rider..........................................................................63.026% 2. DON SEBASTIAN (Oldenburg), Edward Eichelberger (IL), owner/rider; RS: BOSS (Swedish Warmblood), Debra Klamen, owner; De Niro, sire; Luca, dam.......................................................................54.681% Debra Klamen (IL), rider; Bayron, sire; Evita, dam...................................62.105% 3. PATRIOT, Colleen Church (MO), owner/rider ..........................................51.596%

Intermediate I Junior/Young Rider

Grand Prix Junior/Young Rider

CH: DON PERRY (Hanoverian), Nancy Gorton, owner; Lauren Gorton (MO), rider; CH: PRINCE (Dutch Warmblood), Kylee Lourie, owner; Don Primero, sire; Mon Cherie, dam......................................................64.474% Victoria Fernalld (CO), rider; Hemmingway, sire; Wimpel, dam ................62.340% RS: O’NEAL (Dutch Warmblood), Kylee Lourie, owner; Victoria Fernalld (CO), rider; Kennedy, sire; Astrid, dam...........................60.395% Grand Prix Open CH: GP RAYMEISTER (Holsteiner), Ginna Frantz, owner; Intermediate I Open Yvonne Barteau (IL), rider; Rantares, sire; Miss Nickel Annie, dam ...........61.277% CH: GP DELANO (Rhinelander), Ginna Frantz, owner; Yvonne Barteau (IL), rider; RS: DAINA (Hanoverian), Melissa Allen (MO), owner/rider; Diamond Hit, sire; Wellcome, dam ........................................................72.237% De Niro, sire; Madonna, dam ................................................................57.979% RS: WELTDORFF (Hanoverian), Emily Wagner (KS), owner/rider ....................69.868% 3. AMAZING (Danish Warmblood), Kylee Lourie, owner; Andrea Grand Prix Freestyle Doelling (CO), rider; Andiamo, sire; Stengardens Chikita-Light, dam .........64.737% CH: GP RAYMEISTER (Holsteiner), Ginna Frantz, owner; 4. PASQUINO (Dutch Warmblood), Kate Phillips (MN), owner/rider..............64.342% Yvonne Barteau (IL), rider; Rantares, sire; Miss Nickel Annie, dam ...........67.000% 5. WAGNIS (Hanoverian), Emily Wagner, owner; Jana Wagner (KS), rider; Weltmeyer, sire; Leonie, dam ...............................................................59.474% 6. DIEDERIK (Friesian), Sheila Weinrich, owner; Mary Forck (MO), rider .......57.763%

Region 5 Results

Intermediate I Freestyle

The 2011 Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 5 Dressage Championships Recognized by United States Equestrian Federation and ADA Fall Fiesta were held November 4-6 in Scottsdale, AZ.

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CH: GP DELANO (Rhinelander), Ginna Frantz, owner; Yvonne Barteau (IL), rider; Diamond Hit, sire; Wellcome, dam ........................................................71.000% Judges: Christel Carlson (S); Hilda Gurney (S); Lorraine MacDonald (S); Michael Osinski RS: O’NEAL (Dutch Warmblood), Kylee Lourie, owner; Victoria Fernalld (CO), rider; Kennedy, sire; Astrid, dam...........................65.250% (S); William Solyntjes (S); Lois Yukins (S) 3. WAGNIS (Hanoverian), Emily Wagner, owner; Jana Wagner (KS), rider; Weltmeyer, sire; Leonie, dam ...............................................................63.375% Training Level Adult Amateur CH: DECOPAGE (Oldenburg), Mary Morgan (UT), owner/rider; 4. AMAZING (Danish Warmblood), Kylee Lourie, owner; Andrea Art Deco, sire; Marietta, dam ...............................................................69.400% Doelling (CO), rider; Andiamo, sire; Stengardens Chikita-Light, dam .........58.750% RS: RED HAWK’S HARMONY (Oldenburg), Jennifer Kimmell (AZ), owner/rider; Herzberg, sire; Russian Wry, dam .........................................................69.200% Intermediate II Adult Amateur 3. SHENANIGANS (Irish Draught), Betsy Tismeer (AZ), owner/rider; CH: BOSS (Swedish Warmblood), Debra Klamen (IL), owner/rider; Banks Fee Daniel, sire; Champagne Crystal, dam ....................................69.000% Bayron, sire; Evita, dam .......................................................................61.711% 4. CJA DEBBONHEIR (Arabian), Jodi Reynolds (AZ), owner/rider; RS: DON SEBASTIAN (Oldenburg), Edward Eichelberger (IL), owner/rider; The Million Heir, sire; CJA Lorelei, dam .................................................66.600% De Niro, sire; Luca, dam.......................................................................55.921% 5. PALADIN SF (Trakehner), Laine Sklar (AZ), owner/rider; Aul Magic+/, sire; Padua Go, dam ........................................................66.200% Intermediate II Junior/Young Rider 6. BELLAGIO (Oldenburg), Laura Holbrook (AZ), owner/rider; CH: PRINCE (Dutch Warmblood), Kylee Lourie, owner; Bugatti Hilltop, sire; Corniche, dam .......................................................65.600% Victoria Fernalld (CO), rider; Hemmingway, sire; Wimpel, dam ................62.895% 7. HI HANDSOME CCR (Half-Arabian), Karen Bovee (NM), owner/rider ........65.400% RS: BELLADIVA (Lipizzan), Tracie Wang, owner; Kristina Wang (NE), rider; Conversano III Prima Donna, sire; Brenna, dam ......................................61.579% 8. CAMPEAO HM (Lusitano), Cristina Mormorunni (NM), owner/rider ..........65.200%

Molly O’Brien and Bam-Bam, First and Second Level Jr/YR champions; and Heather Petersen, Region 5 director

Lynn McKinney and Plato en Rouge, Second Level Adult Amateur champions; and Heather Petersen, Region 5 director

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Training Level Junior/Young Rider

3. HERMES (Canadian Warmblood), Rhea Stinemetz, owner; Catherine Chandler-Brown (AZ), rider; Gomez W, sire; Norwestern, dam .....55.952% CH: WORTHINGTON (Hanoverian), Corinne Winslow, owner; Alexis Washburn (AZ), rider ..................................................................67.600% Second Level Freestyle RS: YANK THE LIGHTS (Quarter Horse), Lori Zeidman, owner; Mackenzie Krajenke (AZ), rider; Rowdy Yankee, sire; Riverina, dam .........65.600% CH: PLATO EN ROUGE (Selle Français), Lynn McKinney (AZ), owner/rider; E’Sops Fable, sire; Nakuru, dam ............................................................66.083% 3. ROXANNE (Hanoverian), Brianna Boone & Karen Windsor-Worrel, owners; Brianna Boone (AZ), rider .....................................................................64.200% Third Level Adult Amateur 4. PADUA GO (Trakehner), Heather Buttrum, owner; CH: ARDUC (Trakehner), Michele Mooney (AZ), owner/rider; Stephanie Ptashkin (AZ), rider; Maizauber, sire; Palma Nova, dam ...........58.400% Hailo, sire; Avec, dam ..........................................................................60.128% RS: CAGNEY (Holsteiner), Maureen Baca (NM), owner/rider..........................58.077%

Training Level Open

CH: STARRING AMANDA (Oldenburg), Kimberly Pribble, owner; Third Level Open Beverly Rogers (AZ), rider; ...................................................................69.200% CH: DYAMI (Oldenburg), Karin Lencyk (TX), owner/rider ...............................67.436% RS: BIG IDEA (Dutch Warmblood), Mimi Junick (NM), owner/rider ................60.400% RS: DUCAN (Oldenburg), Emily Keene (NM), owner/rider; Don Jonne, sire; Rueda, dam................................................................60.128% First Level Adult Amateur 3. POLAR STAR (Dutch Warmblood), Melanie Amhowitz, owner; CH: WENDO (American Warmblood), Kay Lorenzen (AZ), owner/rider; Heather Irbinskas (AZ), rider; Junior STV, sire; Zephryrina, dam ..............58.077% Wagnis, sire; Meannie, dam .................................................................68.226% 4. EL CORAZON (American Warmblood), Debra McGee, owner; RS: IZABELLE CMF (Azteca), Julia Terrill (AZ), owner/rider ............................65.161% Trisha Kerwin (UT), rider; El Hombre, sire; Rockin Annie, dam .................56.795% 3. RED HAWK’S HARMONY (Oldenburg), Jennifer Kimmell (AZ), owner/rider; Herzberg, sire; Russian Wry, dam .........................................................64.355% Third Level Freestyle 4. KRIPTONITA AF (Pura Raza Española), Linda Roth (AZ), owner/rider; CH: REGALO (Lusitano), Glenda Toll (AZ), owner/rider; Leao, sire; Farpa, dam.....72.083% Kripton-Seni II, sire; Afrodita M Suay, dam ............................................63.710% 5. WS EMILAGRA (Shagya-Arabian), Kathleen Richkind (NM), owner/rider; Fourth Level Adult Amateur Shandor, sire; Echo Daal, dam ..............................................................63.710% CH: SYLVANO (Dutch Warmblood), Lucy Ziurys (AZ), owner/rider; 6. ZANTANGO (Dutch Warmblood), Deborah Carson (AZ), owner/rider.........62.742% Gribaldi, sire; Marcia, dam....................................................................63.250% 7. PABLITO (Hanoverian), Heather Brady (NM), owner/rider .......................61.613% RS: MADE IN AMERICA (Thoroughbred), Karen Rawson (UT), owner/rider .....57.625% 8. BRIOSO (Iberian Warmblood), Shelene Taylor (AZ), owner/rider; 3. FASHION (Danish Warmblood), Wendy Riddell, owner; Lepanto, sire; Bailey, dam ....................................................................56.774% Laura Tillman (AZ), rider; Fruehling, sire; Ea, dam ...................................57.500%

First Level Junior/Young Rider

Fourth Level Junior/Young Rider

CH: BAM-BAM (Hanoverian), Sarah Randolph, owner; CH: SPENCER (Thoroughbred cross), Erin McHenry (AZ), owner/rider; Molly O’Brien (AZ), rider .......................................................................73.548% Gun Runner, sire .................................................................................64.875% RS: TE OMEGA (Arabian), Madison Denbrock (AZ), owner/rider; Mashant, sire; Ecatherine, dam.............................................................69.516% Fourth Level Open 3. WELKIN (Hanoverian), Janice Romersa, owner; Bethany Roof (CO), rider.....66.774% CH: DYLAN CASIMORO (Andalusian), Kristin Dennison (TX), owner/rider; Plata Leon, sire; Snow Flake, dam ........................................................63.875% 4. HAWK OF MY HEART (Paint), Molly O’Brien (AZ), owner/rider ................66.452%

First Level Open

Fourth Level Freestyle

CH: HERMES (Canadian Warmblood), Rhea Stinemetz, owner; Catherine Chandler-Brown (AZ), rider; Gomez W, sire; Norwestern, dam .....69.677% RS: CROWN VICTORIA MV (Trakehner), Diane DeBenedetto, owner; Missy Gilliland (AZ), rider; Herzzauber, sire; Castenia, dam ......................65.968% 3. HORATIO SF (Trakehner), Heather Buttrum, owner; Kailee Surplus (AZ), rider; Aul Magic+/, sire; Himmlische, dam ...............65.000% 4. FLASH K (Canadian Sport Horse), Ulrike Rehberg-Sparks (AZ), owner/rider; Farrington, sire; Idette, dam .................................................................64.032% 5. COATS TUX N TAILS (Appendix Quarter Horse), Kelly Stapleton, owner; Bobbie McKee (AZ), rider; Coats N Tails, sire; Twice in a Lifetym, dam ....63.387%

CH: LEON (Sport Horse), Scarlett Fahrenson, owner; Guy Vaughn (AZ), rider ..59.833%

First Level Freestyle CH: DONYA ELENA (Hanoverian), Scarlett Fahrenson (AZ), owner/rider ..........68.733%

Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur CH: TOPPER (Dutch Warmblood), Debra Pulver (AZ), owner/rider; Royal Dance, sire; Omora, dam.............................................................61.184% RS: WIDELO (Hanoverian), Barbara McLean (AZ), owner/rider .......................58.421% 3. SIMPLY THE BEST (Dutch Warmblood), Mary Ann Miller (UT), owner/rider; Kennedy, sire; Imberly M, dam..........57.895%

Prix St. Georges Junior/Young Rider CH: SPENCER (Thoroughbred cross), Erin McHenry (AZ), owner/rider; Gun Runner, sire .................................................................................61.974%

Prix St. Georges Open

Second Level Adult Amateur

CH: DOMINANTE XXIX (Pura Raza Española), Linda Nickerson, owner; Kristi Wysocki (CO), rider; Dominante XVI, sire; Gamera, dam .................64.868% CH: PLATO EN ROUGE (Selle Français), Lynn McKinney (AZ), owner/rider; E’Sops Fable, sire; Nakuru, dam ............................................................61.667% RS: WRAAVEN (Hanoverian), Paula Paglia (AZ), owner/rider; Weltmeyer, sire; Donna Bella, dam .......................................................64.605% RS: RE RUN (Half-Arabian), Kendall Brookhart (AZ), owner/rider; Vans Silver Bullet, sire; Jali Joet, dam ...................................................57.381% 3. DARE TO DREAM (Hanoverian), Heather Wilson (AZ), owner/rider ...........63.947% 3. CARMEN (Thoroughbred), Mary Zimmerman (AZ), owner/rider ...............57.143% 4. KOLANY (Oldenburg), Michael Boren, owner; Gloria Knight (NM), rider ....60.658% 5. VINI VIDI VICI (Dutch Warmblood), Tuesday Goers, owner; Second Level Junior/Young Rider Jose Luis PerezSoto (NM), rider; Vico, sire; Rhapsodie, dam....................59.474% CH: BAM-BAM (Hanoverian), Sarah Randolph, owner; 6. ASHLEY (Oldenburg), Kendall Brookhart, owner; Molly O’Brien (AZ), rider .......................................................................67.381% Beverly Rogers (AZ), rider; Diamont, sire; My Little Princess, dam ...........58.421% RS: STONEWALL GOOD DEAL LADY (American Warmblood), Eileen 7. LUTHER (Holsteiner), Amy Glenn (NM), owner/rider ...............................55.921% D’Amour (AZ), owner/rider; Stonewall Rascall, sire; Lady of Saros, dam ...62.262% 8. DYLAN CASIMORO (Andalusian), Kristin Dennison (TX), owner/rider; Plata Leon, sire; Snow Flake, dam ........................................................55.000%

Second Level Open

CH: DYAMI (Oldenburg), Karin Lencyk (TX), owner/rider ...............................65.000% Intermediate I Adult Amateur RS: EL CORAZON (American Warmblood), Debra McGee, owner; CH: REVANCHE (Dutch Warmblood), Debra Pulver (AZ), owner/rider; Trisha Kerwin (UT), rider; El Hombre, sire; Rockin Annie, dam .................60.357% Jazz, sire; Imperial, dam .......................................................................66.316%

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7. WINSTON (Swedish Warmblood), Leslee Massa (WA), owner/rider; Warsteiner, sire; Calligraphy, dam .........................................................60.400% CH: DOMINANTE XXIX (Pura Raza Española), Linda Nickerson, owner; Kristi Wysocki (CO), rider; Dominante XVI, sire; Gamera, dam .................65.132% Training Level Junior/Young Rider RS: B TITANS IMAGE (American Warmblood), Sandie Tillotson, Deer Hollow Farms, owners; Trisha Kerwin (UT), rider............................62.763% CH: BANDOR (Hanoverian), Janet Herrman, owner; Taylor Cunningham (ID), rider ...............................................................70.800% 3. VINI VIDI VICI (Dutch Warmblood), Tuesday Goers, owner; RS: ANTHONY SF (Oldenburg), Judith Hedreen & Sylvan Farm, owners; Jose Luis PerezSoto (NM), rider; Vico, sire; Rhapsodie, dam....................62.368% Blair Niemcziek (WA), rider; Agincourt, sire; Loch Ness, dam ...................68.400% Intermediate I Freestyle 3. ARTHUR (Dutch Warmblood), Kate Parker (WA), owner/rider..................67.600% CH: DOMINANTE XXIX (Pura Raza Española), Linda Nickerson, owner; 4. HH ANTONIA (Arabian), Jonathan Howell, owner; Kristi Wysocki (CO), rider; Dominante XVI, sire; Gamera, dam .................68.625% Amanda Howell (OR), rider; HH Allegro, sire; Balquena V, dam................66.400% 5. GOLDYLOKS (Quarter Horse cross), Leean Mcelhaney (WA), owner/rider .....66.200% Grand Prix Adult Amateur 6. ALLEGRIA (Dutch Warmblood cross), Nadine Orriss (WA), owner/rider .....64.200% CH: KARAT (Swedish Warmblood), Cindy Hitchcock (AZ), owner/rider; Amiral, sire; Karima, dam .....................................................................56.702% 7. LIBERTY JRB (Friesian), Regine Brockway, owner; Maximilian Brockway (WA), rider; Anne 340, sire; Oantsje Z, dam ...........63.000% Grand Prix Open 8. DONEGAL (Connemara cross), Kathleen Birch, owner; CH: STRAUSS (Dutch Warmblood), Nikki Soich, owner; Madeleine Birch (UT), rider ...................................................................61.200% Cyndi Jackson (AZ), rider; Idocus, sire; Nelissa, dam ...............................62.872% RS: DECOROSO SMDR (Pura Raza Española), Training Level Open Skelton Mountain Dream Ranch LLC, owner; Christa Wood (CO), rider; CH: SKYWALKER HW (Hanoverian), Catherine Reid (WA), owner/rider; Enamorado VII, sire; Del-More’s TV Estrella, dam ...................................58.511% Sandro Hit, sire; High Princess, dam......................................................70.800%

Grand Prix Freestyle

RS(T): BIMMER (Hanoverian), Joyce Cleveland, owner; Mindy Hussey (ID), rider ....70.600% RS(T): INDRO (Andalusian), Olivia Chapeski (MT), owner/rider ...........................70.600% CH: DECOROSO SMDR (Pura Raza Española), 4. SAWDAS PIROUETTE (Anglo-Arabian), Broox Trudeau, owner; Skelton Mountain Dream Ranch LLC, owner; Christa Wood (CO), rider; Lily Wilson (WA), rider; Prince Sawda, sire; Princess Phone, dam ............69.400% Enamorado VII, sire; Del-More’s TV Estrella, dam ...................................64.750% 5. ELLY D (Friesian), Carol Gessell, owner; Morgan Barrows (WA), rider.......68.600% 6. NOBLE (Friesian), Lori Girdner, owner; Nadine Schlonsok (ID), rider .........65.800% The 2011 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 6 Dressage Championships 7. VALENTINO JRB (Friesian), Regine Brockway, owner; Gwen Blake (WA), rider; Heinse, sire; Arrow of Honor Bright, dam ..........63.000% Recognized by USEF/Northwest Dressage Championships and Open Show were held

Region 6 Results

CarOLYNN bUNCH

September 22-25 in Nampa, ID. First Level Adult Amateur Judges: Melissa Creswick (S); Janet Curtis (S); Fran Dearing (S); Paula Lacy (S); Marlene CH: BARONESSA V (Dutch Warmblood), Schneider (S) Jacquelyn Anderson (WA), owner/rider .................................................68.871% Training Level Adult Amateur RS: REKO SHEA (Oldenburg), Kimberly Caley (WA), owner/rider ....................66.129% CH: BEL AIR (Dutch Warmblood), Barbara Crabbe (OR), owner/rider; 3(T). ROSSELINI (Westfalen), Anne Curcio (WA), owner/rider ..........................66.129% Flemmingh, sire; Phoenix, dam .............................................................70.800% 3(T). HANKS SUPER GENT (Pinto), Doris Gillespie (MT), owner/rider; RS: BENITO PABLO (Dutch Warmblood), Tina McGuffey (ID), owner/rider ......67.200% Reinin Machine, sire; Squirt, dam..........................................................66.129% 3. DELTA OLENAS GUNNER (Paint), Katherine Rickert (OR), owner/rider; 5. GODTHAABS AL CAPONE (Danish Warmblood), Delta Holliday Olena, sire; Jans T Tom, dam ..........................................66.800% Cheryl Keefe (WA), owner/rider; Abanos, sire; Winnie Poo, dam ..............65.806% 4. BIENTO (Dutch Warmblood), Suzie Dustin (ID), owner/rider.....................64.200% 6. WALIDO (Hanoverian), Marianne Thomas (OR), owner/rider; 5. JORRYN (Friesian), Anna Nemeckay (UT), owner/rider; Weltruhm, sire; Adria, dam ..................................................................65.323% Anne 340, sire; Reah, dam ...................................................................60.600% 7. VERTIGO (American Warmblood), Adrienne Hale (WA), owner/rider; 6. JOSHUA (Andalusian cross), Margie Boyd, owner; If I Had a Hammer, sire; Dieterjke, dam.................................................64.516% Kathryn Bloom (WY), rider ...................................................................60.400% 8. WOLCOTT (HARLEY) (Hanoverian), Barbara Sparks (ID), owner/rider........64.516%

Catherine Reid and Skywalker HW, Training and First Level Open champions; Donna Longacre, Region 6 director; and Cindy Vimont, USDF representative

Emily Anderson and Fendi, Second Level Open champions; Cindy Vimont, USDF representative; Lauren Eichstadt, Merial representative; and Donna Longacre, Region 6 director

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First Level Junior/Young Rider CH: SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT (Dutch Warmblood), Madeline Joy (WA), owner/rider ...........................................................70.161% RS: ALLEGRIA (Dutch Warmblood cross), Nadine Orriss (WA), owner/rider .....68.548% 3. RED FOX (Friesian), Christy Taylor, owner; Madeline Taylor (ID), rider; Oepke, sire..........................................................................................66.613% 4. OLIVER TWIST (Oldenburg), Autumn Saunders (OR), owner/rider; Conquestador, sire; Tiny Lark, dam .......................................................66.452% 5. IRIS (Oldenburg), Joli Griffith (ID), owner/rider .......................................65.806% 6. MCDUFF (Welsh Cob), Lindsey Whitcher (OR), owner/rider......................65.645% 7. BANDOR (Hanoverian), Janet Herrman, owner; Taylor Cunningham (ID), rider ...............................................................65.323% 8. VISHNU (Swedish Warmblood), Cody Johnson (ID), owner/rider; Vivaldi, sire; What Next, dam ...............................................................65.000%

First Level Open CH: SKYWALKER HW (Hanoverian), Catherine Reid (WA), owner/rider; Sandro Hit, sire; High Princess, dam......................................................69.839% RS: VALENTINO JRB (Friesian), Regine Brockway, owner; Gwen Blake (WA), rider; Heinse, sire; Arrow of Honor Bright, dam ..........69.032% 3. EISENHERZ (Trakehner), Kathie Vigouroux, owner; Catherine Reid (WA), rider; Summertine, sire; Escana, dam .....................68.226% 4. SOLEIL (Friesian cross), Mija Paris, owner; Mija Paris (OR), rider; Wizard MLF, sire; Pretty Girl, dam.........................................................67.903% 5. FINN ROCK (Welsh Cob), Judy Getz, owner; Audrey Goldsmith (OR), rider ...66.935% 6. TENNYSON (Friesian), Ashley Simmons, owner; Margo Gogan (UT), rider; Goffert 369, sire; Anna Fan It Hiem, dam ..............................................65.968% 7. INDRO (Andalusian), Olivia Chapeski (MT), owner/rider ...........................65.161% 8. RHAPSODY (Oldenburg), Marjorie Sofro, owner; Danielle Thomason (ID), rider; Revan, sire; Prerett, dam .........................64.516%

First Level Freestyle

3. 4. 5. 6.

EISENHERZ (Trakehner), Kathie Vigouroux, owner; Catherine Reid (WA), rider; Summertine, sire; Escana, dam .....................65.833% SASHA’S FORTUNE (Holsteiner), Catherine Peterson (ID), owner/rider .....64.167% POLYNESIAN DANCER (Thoroughbred), Laura Rising, owner; Nicki Grandia (WA), rider; Polynesian Flyer, sire; Pretty Salley, dam.........63.452% STARS CORISHAM (Morgan), Lana Jackson, owner; Ernst Herrmann (ID), rider; Baykill Regent, sire; Corluah, dam .................62.381%

Second Level Freestyle CH: SPINNAKER (Trakehner), May Slaughter, owner; Meghan Slaughter (ID), rider; Enrico Caruso, sire; Savannah, dam ...........70.917% RS: SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT (Dutch Warmblood), Madeline Joy (WA), owner/rider ...........................................................66.000%

Third Level Adult Amateur CH: SANDRO BRASIL (Oldenburg), Suzie Dustin (ID), owner/rider; Sandro Hit, sire; Samba de Brasil, dam..................................................65.385% RS: FIGARO (Westfalen), Courtney Lautman (WA), owner/rider; Fidermark, sire; Lucretia, dam...............................................................65.000% 3. SIGLAVY PACHENA (Lipizzan), Teresa Valenti (ID), owner/rider; Siglavy Americana, sire; Pachena, dam..................................................64.872% 4. WOODSTOCK (American Warmblood), Kimberly Tebrugge (WA), owner/rider; Wishes & Dreams, sire; Jeffery Tar, dam...............................................64.359% 5. EVERGREEN’S AURORA (Canadian Sport Horse), Carolyn Schroeder (WA), owner/rider; Tah Wack Wi II, sire; Micomet, dam..........64.231% 6. SAMORANO (Dutch Warmblood), Elizabeth Harris, owner; Elizabeth Harris (ID), rider; Voltaire, sire; Ilottie, dam ..............................64.103% 7. OSCAR (Dutch Warmblood), Breakout Enterprises LLC., owner; Catherine Vanmiert (WA), rider .............................................................61.795% 8. CLEOPATRA JONES (Andalusian), Susanne Frahm (WA), owner/rider; Caruso J, sire; Telasecret, dam .............................................................60.641%

CH: VALENTINO JRB (Friesian), Regine Brockway, owner; Third Level Junior/Young Rider Gwen Blake (WA), rider; Heinse, sire; Arrow of Honor Bright, dam ..........74.250% CH: TITAN (Dutch Warmblood), Kendall Christy (WA), owner/rider.................66.538% RS: PACIFEC M (Dutch Warmblood), Kate Shoemaker (ID), owner/rider; RS: UP TO DATE P (Dutch Warmblood), Sadie Lahey (ID), owner/rider; Holland, sire; Jumping Jack, dam .........................................................67.750% Nijinski, sire; Precious, dam ..................................................................66.026% 3. QUESTT+ (Half-Arabian), Lindsey Whitcher (OR), owner/rider; Second Level Adult Amateur Quartet, sire; Thrill, dam ......................................................................65.128% CH: REKO SHEA (Oldenburg), Kimberly Caley (WA), owner/rider ....................66.548% 4. DONEGAL MCSWEENEY (Irish Sport Horse), Paige Haas (ID), owner/rider....63.974% RS: ROSSELINI (Westfalen), Anne Curcio (WA), owner/rider ..........................66.071% 5. FORTUNE (Danish Warmblood), Courtney Dale (ID), owner/rider; 3. HINDRIK LAUWERS (Friesian), Susan Zoltner (OR), owner/rider; Fruhling, sire; Wikci, dam .....................................................................62.564% Fetse 349, sire; Jomanda Fan ’E Pomp, dam ..........................................64.762% 6. DELECTARI (Swedish Warmblood), Erin Alberda, owner; 4. LESTER’S FIREWORKS (Zweibrucker), Caroline Herrmann (ID), owner/rider..64.524% Rebecca Blake (WA), rider; Kronprinz, sire; Daiquiri, dam ........................59.744% 5. VERTIGO (American Warmblood), Adrienne Hale (WA), owner/rider; If I Had a Hammer, sire; Dieterjke, dam.................................................63.095% Third Level Open 6. XENA KISMET (Friesian), Ashley Simmons (UT), owner/rider; CH: GAUDENZIA (Hanoverian), Robert Chapeski (MT), owner/rider; YK 339, sire; Kismet, dam....................................................................60.476% Gold Luck, sire; Angelina, dam ..............................................................66.667% 7. CASH (Swedish Warmblood cross), Teresa Valenti (ID), owner/rider.........59.643% RS: RONIN-ROYAL (Oldenburg), Michaela Schmidt-Le, owner;

Second Level Junior/Young Rider CH: DELECTARI (Swedish Warmblood), Erin Alberda, owner; Rebecca Blake (WA), rider; Kronprinz, sire; Daiquiri, dam ........................65.714% RS: MUSICMAN (Hanoverian cross), Patricia Anderson, owner; Ehnita VerGowe (WA), rider .................................................................65.000% 3. VISHNU (Swedish Warmblood), Cody Johnson (ID), owner/rider; Vivaldi, sire; What Next, dam ...............................................................64.762% 4. VIDALGO (Dutch Riding Horse), Rosie Lutz (WA), owner/rider; Vita Nova’s Hanassie, sire; Rikina, dam .................................................64.405% 5. SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT (Dutch Warmblood), Madeline Joy (WA), owner/rider ...........................................................63.690% 6. SCHOEFFEUR (Trakehner), Michelle Surkamer, owner; Greta Surkamer (ID), rider ....................................................................62.976% 7. QUERIDA (Oldenburg), Roxann Gaudern, owner; Jessica Gaudern (MT), rider; Quantus, sire; Elfentanz, dam......................62.262% 8. INCANTARO (Oldenburg), Ashley Holmes (ID), owner/rider; Impresario, sire; Pizzaz, dam .................................................................61.429%

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Morgan Barrows (WA), rider; Rubin-Royal, sire; Lavinja, dam ..................66.026% GRYPHON Z (Friesian cross), Stephanie Brown-Beamer (UT), owner/rider ....64.359% LEOPOLD (Rhinelander), Patricia Anderson, owner; Shauntel Bryant (WA), rider; Lamoureux II, sire; Forelle, dam ..................63.590% SASHA’S FORTUNE (Holsteiner), Catherine Peterson (ID), owner/rider .....63.205% PATRIEOT (Dutch Warmblood), Melanie Nevins, owner; Teresa Englehart (ID), rider ...................................................................63.077% HEART B PORTER CREEK (Mule), Audrey Goldsmith (OR), owner/rider ....59.744% LIMERICK (Irish Sport Horse), Teri Duplass, owner; Liana Antanovich (WA), rider ................................................................58.205%

Third Level Freestyle CH: SAMORANO (Dutch Warmblood), Elizabeth Harris (ID), owner/rider; Voltaire, sire; Ilottie, dam .....................................................................66.500%

Fourth Level Adult Amateur

CH: PIKPOCKET (Hanoverian), Lisa Koch (OR), owner/rider ............................65.625% RS: NIMBUS (Dutch Warmblood), Gwen Blake, owner; Christopher Lewman (WA), rider; Cobochon, sire; Elinefleur, dam ............65.625% Second Level Open CH: FENDI (Westfalen), Angela Gardinier, owner; Emily Anderson (WA), rider.....68.810% 3. GONE BAMBOO (American Warmblood), Patricia Brewer & E. Nicholas Giustina, owners; Patricia Brewer (OR), rider; RS: GAUDENZIA (Hanoverian), Robert Chapeski (MT), owner/rider; Wishes & Dreams, sire; Pik McPenelope, dam........................................60.250% Gold Luck, sire; Angelina, dam ..............................................................68.571%

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RS: CH: UP TO DATE P (Dutch Warmblood), Sadie Lahey (ID), owner/rider; Nijinski, sire; Precious, dam ..................................................................66.875% 3. RS: MEGABUCKS (Oldenburg), Gary Lawrence, owner; Evan Hills (UT), rider; Mannhattan, sire; Frilly, dam.................................62.125% 4.

Fourth Level Open

5. CH: WHIM (Hanoverian), Gail Redinger (ID), owner/rider; Westernhagen, sire; Mirella, dam..........................................................67.625% 6. RS: H WRENDITION (Hungarian), Molly Martin (WA), owner/rider; HS Wistar, sire; Missywilldo, dam .........................................................66.125% 7.

Fourth Level Freestyle

REMBRANDT (Friesian), Don Eckhardt, owner; Brooke Voldbaek (OR), rider; Laes, sire; Baukje, dam..............................68.158% DONADONI 3 (Westfalen), Ruth Anne Leibman, owner; Nadine Schlonsok (ID), rider .................................................................67.368% FRAPICCINO (Westfalen), Kim Lacy (WA), owner/rider; Furst Piccolo, sire; Rubina, dam ............................................................64.737% ZIGGY (Oldenburg), Marcy Stiegemeier, owner; Margo Gogan (UT), rider; Graf Grannus, sire ..........................................64.605% GEM’S AMIGO (Andalusian), Jan Burke, owner; Lily Wilson (WA), rider; Bravio, sire; Gay Gem, dam ...............................62.632% STING (Dutch Warmblood), Fay Watchorn, owner; Margo Gogan (UT), rider ......................................................................61.184% I TO EYE (Oldenburg), Megan Pugh (ID), owner/rider ..............................60.921%

8. CH: NIMBUS (Dutch Warmblood), Gwen Blake, owner; Christopher Lewman (WA), rider; Cobochon, sire; Elinefleur, dam ............73.700% Intermediate I Freestyle RS: UOERI (Dutch Warmblood), Madeleine Birch (UT), owner/rider; CH: ZIGGY (Oldenburg), Marcy Stiegemeier, owner; Houston, sire; Idorette, dam .................................................................64.733% Margo Gogan (UT), rider; Graf Grannus, sire ..........................................69.812% RS: GOLDENBOW (Mecklenburg), Jeffie Pike (WA), owner/rider....................67.312%

Junior Team

CH: SPINNAKER (Trakehner), May Slaughter, owner; Intermediate II Adult Amateur Meghan Slaughter (ID), rider; Enrico Caruso, sire; Savannah, dam ...........64.865% CH: KILLIARC (Dutch Warmblood cross), RS: UP TO DATE P (Dutch Warmblood), Sadie Lahey (ID), owner/rider; Jacquelyn Anderson (WA), owner/rider .................................................60.526% Nijinski, sire; Precious, dam ..................................................................64.054%

Young Rider Team

Intermediate II Open

CH: MITRAS (Trakehner), Gail Redinger (ID), owner/rider; CH: UOERI (Dutch Warmblood), Madeleine Birch (UT), owner/rider; Butow *E*, sire; Moet, dam ................................................................63.553% Houston, sire; Idorette, dam .................................................................67.632% RS: GOLDENBOW (Mecklenburg), Jeffie Pike (WA), owner/rider....................58.684% RS: REAUMONT (Danish Warmblood), Blair & Riene Niemcziek, owners; Blair Niemcziek (WA), rider; Robin, sire; Norbelle, dam ...........................64.211%

Grand Prix Open

CH: MITRAS (Trakehner), Gail Redinger (ID), owner/rider; Butow *E*, sire; Moet, dam ................................................................63.511% CH: NIMBUS (Dutch Warmblood), Gwen Blake, owner; Christopher Lewman (WA), rider; Cobochon, sire; Elinefleur, dam ............67.368% RS: STARWARS TOF (Haflinger), Jillian Santi (WA), owner/rider; Stars ’n Stripes TOF, sire; Abella TOF, dam ............................................60.851% RS: WELTHANA (Hanoverian), Joan Iannacone (ID), owner/rider; Weltmeyer, sire; Lanthana, dam ...........................................................61.974% Grand Prix Freestyle 3. DORION (Hanoverian), Wendy Dixon (ID), owner/rider; Diamont, sire; Tanzerine, dam ..............................................................60.921% CH: STARWARS TOF (Haflinger), Jillian Santi (WA), owner/rider; Stars ’n Stripes TOF, sire; Abella TOF, dam ............................................64.938% 4. FOXTROTT (Westfalen), Faye Kirkendall (WA), owner/rider; Favretto, sire; United, dam ...................................................................60.000% 5. GONE BAMBOO (American Warmblood), Patricia Brewer & E. Nicholas Giustina, owners; Patricia Brewer (OR), rider; Wishes & Dreams, sire; Pik McPenelope, dam........................................58.816% The 2011 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 7 Dressage Championships/ California Dressage Society Championships were held October 6-9 in Rancho Murieta, CA.

Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur

Region 7 Results

Prix St. Georges Open

CH: CHARISMATIQUE (Holsteiner), ZoeAnne Arrington, owner; Heather Oleson (ID), rider; Camiros, sire; Micah, dam .............................66.974% RS: VICTOR (Dutch Warmblood), Heather Oleson (ID), owner/rider; Welt Hit II, sire; Orpari, dam .................................................................65.526% 3. DONADONI 3 (Westfalen), Ruth Anne Leibman, owner; Nadine Schlonsok (ID), rider .................................................................65.263% 4. H WRENDITION (Hungarian), Molly Martin (WA), owner/rider; HS Wistar, sire; Missywilldo, dam .........................................................63.158% 5. FRAPICCINO (Westfalen), Kim Lacy (WA), owner/rider; Furst Piccolo, sire; Rubina, dam ............................................................62.105% 6. STING (Dutch Warmblood), Fay Watchorn, owner; Margo Gogan (UT), rider ......................................................................60.658%

Judges: Sandra Hotz (S); Paula Lacy (S); Natalie Lamping (S); Joan Macartney (S); Susan Madden Mandas (S); Lorraine MacDonald (I); Jeanne McDonald (S); Michael Osinski (S); William Warren (S); Kristi Wysocki (S)

Training Level Adult Amateur

CH: RUDI REGALI (Westfalen), Nancy Szakacs (CA), owner/rider; Riccione, sire; Rubina, dam ..................................................................74.400% RS: G ANCZOLO (Belgian Warmblood), Elinor Armstrong Kennedy (CA), owner/rider ..........................................69.400% 3. BOOMTOWN (Dutch Warmblood), Skagen Holdings, owner; Charlotte Jorst (NV), rider; Uptown, sire; Nadette, dam..........................64.800% 4. BOTICELLI’S COLORS (Dutch Warmblood), Lesley Grove (NV), owner/rider; Ijsselmeer, sire; C Quintessence, dam .....64.200% Intermediate I Adult Amateur 5. WEISS GUY (Hanoverian), Anona Gasca (CA), owner/rider; CH: SHAKA ZULU (Hanoverian), Alison Child (UT), owner/rider; Winterprinz, sire; Dry Martini, dam .......................................................63.800% Sherlock Holmes, sire; Akerana, dam ....................................................60.789% RS: EAST WING (Sport Horse), Lisa Metcalf (OR), owner/rider ......................60.132% 6. JIL VON MONTING (Friesian), DeeAnne Gunnemann (CA), owner/rider; Tsjerk 328, sire; Warnicke van Stal Daimler, dam ...................................63.600% 3. DIAMANT (Danish Warmblood), Sheila Buchanan (WA), owner/rider; Diamond, sire; Rose, dam ....................................................................59.737% 7. CONSTANTINE (Hanoverian), Kathleen Goldstein (CA), owner/rider; Compliment, sire; Gluecksprincess, dam ................................................63.400% 8. OUTRAGEOUS (Westfalen), Melissa Mulchahey (CA), owner/rider ............62.400% Intermediate I Junior/Young Rider CH: VIKING (Danish Warmblood), Melissa Connelly, owner; Cassie Benson (UT), rider .....................................................................68.421% Training Level Junior/Young Rider CH: MUFASA (Haflinger), Katherine Biehn (CA), owner/rider; Major Move NTF, sire; Nellie NTF, dam .................................................66.400% Intermediate I Open RS: CHECK MATE (Belgian Draft cross), Christine & CH: JABUTICABA (Lusitano), Kathryn Gruenefeldt, owner; Julie Stephenson, owners; Megan Tye (CA), rider ..................................65.600% Brooke Voldbaek (OR), rider; Borladero, sire; Euzeda, dam ......................71.184%

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Fourth Level Junior/Young Rider


CH: WINKAYLA (Oldenburg), Bethany Nehse (CA), owner/rider; Wonderful, sire; Alectra, dam ...............................................................73.400% RS: CASANOVA (Dutch Warmblood), Jocelyn Hamann (NV), owner/rider; Lauwersmeer, sire; Abolien, dam ..........................................................72.800% 3. SPRINGFIELD (Westfalen), Vicky Stashuk-Matisi (CA), owner/rider; Sir Donnerhall, sire; Gianna, dam ..........................................................72.800% 4. FARALLON (Westfalen), Yvonne Gehring, owner; Gina Duran (CA), rider; Van the Man, sire; Shakira, dam .........................72.200% 5. ROXXY STAR (Hanoverian), Louise Westoby, owner; Katie Hoefs-Martin (CA), rider ...............................................................71.800% 6. BELADGIO (Dutch Warmblood), Catherine O’Brien (CA), owner/rider ........71.000% 7. CATALINA KF (Dutch Warmblood), Marimar Torres, owner; Kristen Aggers (CA), rider; Tenerife-VDL, sire; Nulanda, dam ...................70.400% 8. WESTBOUND (Hanoverian), Cynthia Lydon (CA), owner/rider ..................69.000%

First Level Adult Amateur

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UTHYR (Friesian), Michele Dodge, owner; Rachel Wade (CA), rider; Donius W, sire; Rosalien TJ, dam..........................................................68.065% DAVIA (Hanoverian), Kathy Goldstone, owner; Jordan Rohanna (CA), rider ..66.613% SPARTAKUS (Hanoverian), Carrie & Ken O’Neill, owner; Carrie O’Neill (CA), rider; Schwarzenegger, sire; Fifty Fifty, dam ..............61.774%

First Level Freestyle CH: FEINER FRITZ (Hanoverian), Ardean Bennett, owner; Chemaine Hurtado (CA), rider ...............................................................66.883% RS: RED WINE (American Warmblood), Jessica Keck (NV), owner/rider; Robin Z, sire; Franchesca, dam .............................................................65.417% 3. ENCHANTE (Oldenburg), Heather Neely (CA), owner/rider; Quantus, sire; Elfentanz, dam ...............................................................61.000%

Second Level Adult Amateur CH: VENZERRO (Oldenburg), Lisa Johnston (CA), owner/rider; Ferro, sire; Roman Classic, dam ............................................................68.214% RS: CHE BELLA ROSA (Hanoverian), Madora Daniel (NV), owner/rider; Contucci, sire; Carballina, dam ..............................................................65.714% 3. SINATRA (Oldenburg), Julie Buckley (CA), owner/rider ...........................65.595% 4. GIOIA (Dutch Warmblood cross), Kristine Ditano (CA), owner/rider...........65.357% 5. MR. DONNERROY (Oldenburg), Helle Rasmussen (CA), owner/rider .........64.881% 6(T). PAPER MOON (Hanoverian), Mahala Burns (CA), owner/rider; Pablo, sire; Palladia, dam .....................................................................63.690% 6(T). WETHERBY (Hanoverian), Margaret Davis (CA), owner/rider; Weltmeyer, sire; Bewitched, dam .........................................................63.690% 8. CONNOISSEUR (Oldenburg), Jan Grenier (CA), owner/rider .....................61.905%

CH: RUDI REGALI (Westfalen), Nancy Szakacs (CA), owner/rider; Riccione, sire; Rubina, dam ..................................................................71.613% RS: ARARIPE (Lusitano), Bridget Walker (CA), owner/rider; Tenor Dos Pinhais, sire; Opera do Top, dam ...........................................68.226% 3. LITTLE BIG MAN (Thoroughbred cross), Laurie Dainer (CA), owner/rider...67.097% 4. FAMES MOON SHADOW+/ (Half-Arabian), Jamisa Kolopos (CA), owner/rider; Raleighs Full Moon, sire; Basking in Fame, dam .....................................66.935% 5. BOOMTOWN (Dutch Warmblood), Skagen Holdings, owner; Charlotte Jorst (NV), rider; Uptown, sire; Nadette, dam..........................65.806% 6. LUPO (Oldenburg), Lynn McGourty (CA), owner/rider; Lord Liberty G, sire; Heloise, dam..........................................................64.839% 7. RIVANO (Westfalen), David Forsythe (CA), owner/rider ...........................64.032% Second Level Junior/Young Rider 8. ROYAL OPPONENT (Oldenburg), Adolph Vara (CA), owner/rider; CH: ZODESSA (Dutch Warmblood), Gabriela Glumac (CA), owner/rider; Royal Diamond, sire; Hoheit, dam .........................................................63.387% Rousseau, sire; Odessa, dam ................................................................63.452%

First Level Open

Second Level Open

CH: Wallander 14 (Oldenburg), Kathleen Jaraczewski (CA), owner/rider; Weltissimo, sire; Aida, dam ..................................................................71.774% RS: DOLCE (Hanoverian), Debra Clark, owner; Carlos Santos (CA), rider; Dressage Royal, sire; Enja, dam ............................................................71.613% 3. VISION QUEST (Dutch Warmblood), Lara Moser, owner; Erin Meredith (CA), rider ......................................................................71.290% 4(T). DECOROSO HGF (Pura Raza Española), Cindy Ramirez-Smith (CA), owner/rider; Decoroso VIII, sire; Quintera XII, dam ...68.226% 4(T). FARALLON (Westfalen), Yvonne Gehring, owner; Gina Duran (CA), rider; Van the Man, sire; Shakira, dam ...........................................................68.226%

CH: HARMONY’S ARMANI (Dutch Warmblood), Harmony Sporthorses, owner; Leslie Webb (CA), rider; Sydney, sire; Ramona, dam...............................70.714% RS: DOLCE (Hanoverian), Debra Clark, owner; Carlos Santos (CA), rider; Dressage Royal, sire; Enja, dam ............................................................68.214% 3. HOLY WONDER (Hanoverian), Tanya Vik & Susan Sutton, owners; Tanya Vik (CA), rider ............................................................................67.619% 4. CHANEL (Danish Warmblood), Charlotte Bredahl (CA), owner/rider; Blue Hors Romanov, sire; Phenelope Solyst, dam ...................................67.262% 5. AMETHIST UTOPIA (Dutch Warmblood), Marian Berg, owner; Jane Ewer (CA), rider; Olivi, sire; M Utopia, dam ....................................67.143%

Nancy Szakacs and Rudi Regali, Training and First Level Adult Amateur champions; Guenter Seidel; and Erica Whaley, Merial representative

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ATLAS (Warmblood), Michael Etherly (CA), owner/rider ..........................66.786% RS: TRUE TEXAS COLORS (Paint), Lesley Grove (NV), owner/rider; LUKE SKYWALKER (Oldenburg), Peter Younger, owner; Gobit Colors, sire; Macs Windchester, dam ............................................65.250% Gundi Younger (CA), rider; Lauterbach, sire; Teja, dam ...........................66.667% HALONA (Oldenburg), Avra Tracht (CA), owner/rider; Junior Team Hertug, sire; Aparecida, dam ................................................................65.119% CH: PANASH (Hanoverian), Stephanie Early (CA), owner/rider; ES Pablito, sire; La Boheme, dam .........................................................67.568%

Second Level Freestyle

CH: WINTER NEBEL (Hanoverian), Chemaine Hurtado (CA), owner/rider; Winterprinz, sire; Nova, dam ................................................................67.767%

Young Rider Team

CH: MONTFLEURY (Westfalen), Grace Goodby (CA), owner/rider ...................67.632% RS: SAPHIRO (Wurttemberg), Georgia Wren-Russ (CA), owner/rider; Third Level Adult Amateur Indigo, sire; Electra, dam ......................................................................64.342% CH: RUBICON SF (Oldenburg), Hilari Fleming (NV), owner/rider; 3. RENATINO (Dutch Warmblood), Gundi Younger, owner; Ruffian, sire; Mayflower, dam ..............................................................68.718% McKenzie Kelley (CA), rider; Sambertino, sire; Ingrid, dam ......................64.211% RS: WILLOUGHBY (Hanoverian), Katie Dougherty Kunde (CA), owner/rider; 4. WARANJA (Hanoverian), Michele Vaughn, owner; Weltmeyer, sire; Hawks Melody, dam ...................................................68.205% Genay Vaughn (CA), rider; Walt Disney, sire; Engie, dam.........................63.684% 3. CACHET (Thoroughbred cross), Terry Clark (CA), owner/rider ..................67.051% 4. SCHMEICHEL (Danish Warmblood), Veronique Gillard (CA), owner/rider ...65.256% Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur 5. TANZARTIG (Trakehner), Rebecca Armstrong (CA), owner/rider; Abdullah, sire; Tansanita Vom Castell, dam ............................................65.000% CH: PEC WOMANIZER (Oldenburg), Mary Rothwein & Ruth Shirkey, owners; Ruth Shirkey (CA), rider; Watch Me, sire; No Problem, dam ....................65.395% 5. GALENA (Swedish Warmblood), Deborah Carmichael, owner; Stefanie Mortimer (CA), rider; Gauguin de Lully, sire; Cicenette, dam .......65.000% RS: SANSET (Dutch Warmblood), Elinor Armstrong Kennedy (CA), owner/rider ..........................................64.737% 7(T). COBRA (Hanoverian), Jan Bauman (CA), owner/rider; Contucci, sire; Work of Art, dam ...........................................................64.872% 3. SOUVENIR (Trakehner), Jill Thornton (CA), owner/rider ..........................63.816% 4. DEAL ME IN (Oldenburg), Tali Sandel, owner; Johnny Harrison (CA), rider....62.763% 7(T). TATTOO (Dutch Warmblood), Patricia Hart (CA), owner/rider; Anriejetto, sire; Kore, dam....................................................................64.872% 5. RAVE REVIEW (Oldenburg), DeeDee Estes (OR), owner/rider; Rubinesque, sire; Mikimoto, dam ..........................................................60.789% 6. GASPER (Wurttemberg), Anne-Marie Baz (CA), owner/rider; Third Level Junior/Young Rider Gardez, sire; Arabella, dam ...................................................................57.500% CH: DAIMLER BO (Hanoverian), Diane De Los Reyes, owner; Jessica Pierce (CA), rider; Davignon, sire; Bewitched, dam ......................66.154% RS: DEL PRIMERO (Oldenburg), Hannah & Stephanie Walsh, owners; Prix St. Georges Junior/Young Rider Hannah Walsh (CA), rider; Del Piero, sire; Prima Donna, dam ..................64.744% CH: SAPHIRO (Wurttemberg), Georgia Wren-Russ (CA), owner/rider; 3. GERSHWIN HH (Hanoverian), Erika Larson (CA), owner/rider...................62.051% Indigo, sire; Electra, dam ......................................................................65.132%

Third Level Open CH: SAN SHIVAGO (Westfalen), Louise Koch & Dressage a Deux, owners; Louise Koch (CA), rider; Sandro Hit, sire; Donna, dam .............................69.103% RS: VALIANT (Dutch Warmblood), Louise Koch (CA), owner/rider; Gribaldi, sire; Jorfa, dam ......................................................................67.692% 4. HILDE FAN’T ALDDJIP (Friesian), Cynthia Rowland, owner; Tigger Wright (CA), rider; Goffert 369, sire; Richt fan’t Alddjip, dam ........66.026% 5. DREAM WEAVER (Hanoverian), Christine Noelting, owner; Christian Hartung (CA), rider; Don Bosco, sire; Weserlaune BC, dam ........65.897% 6. NOBLE GF (Pura Raza Española), Erin Lohec, owner; Michael Etherly (CA), rider; Gaucho, sire; Ninfa GF, dam .........................64.487% 7. LUXEMBURG (Hanoverian), Leslie Fouche-Munoz, owner; Alejandro Salazar (CA), rider; Latimer, sire; Antea, dam ..........................63.718% 8. ZALONA DG (Dutch Warmblood), Deborah Knopfler (CA), owner/rider; Ferro, sire; Jagermeester, dam .............................................................63.077%

Third Level Freestyle CH: NIKKO (Swedish Warmblood), Robert Kelley (CA), owner/rider ................64.900% RS: WINZHERHEART (Dutch Warmblood), Lisa Brandman (CA), owner/rider; Taxateur, sire; Odessa, dam .................................................................63.250%

Fourth Level Adult Amateur CH: WINTERSTARR (Hanoverian), Katrina Christy (CA), owner/rider; Winterprinz, sire; B R Precious Gem, dam..............................................64.500% RS: CASINO ROYALE (Oldenburg), Kimberly Noon-Fishel (CA), owner/rider .....60.875% 3. TRUE TEXAS COLORS (Paint), Lesley Grove (NV), owner/rider; Gobit Colors, sire; Macs Windchester, dam ............................................59.500%

Fourth Level Open CH: WATERLOO SE (Dutch Warmblood), Amy Miller (CA), owner/rider; OO Seven, sire; Showbiz, dam ..............................................................69.500% RS: DON FIORETTO (Oldenburg), Alejandro Salazar (CA), owner/rider; Duntroon, sire; Eskara, dam .................................................................62.875%

Prix St. Georges Open CH: LUMINENCE (Trakehner), Hilda Gurney & Mary Contakos, owners; Kim Elsner (CA), rider; Leonidas, sire; Willa, dam ....................................68.816% RS: CONTESTER II (Holsteiner), Josephine Walsh, owner; Chelsey Sibley (CA), rider; Contender, sire; F-Lilianes, dam ......................67.763% 3. MVS SOMETHING ELSE C (Dutch Warmblood), Jackie Ahl-Eckhaus (CA), owner/rider; Krack C, sire; Nekita C, dam .........65.132% 4. TITUS DG (Dutch Warmblood), DG Bar Ranch Inc., owner; Chelsey Sibley (CA), rider; Jazz, sire; Colimbria, dam...............................64.737% 5(T). ROSIE (Hanoverian), Lori Clark, owner; Carlos Santos (CA), rider; Rotspon, sire; Ricki, dam......................................................................64.211% 5(T). VINDICATOR (Dutch Warmblood), Barbara Breen-Gurley (CA), owner/rider; OO Seven, sire; Rendezvous, dam .........................................................64.211% 7. ULTIMO (Dutch Warmblood), Kathy Pavlich (CA), owner/rider; Obelisk, sire; Kildegunde, dam ..............................................................63.816% 8. FDF NESTLE QUICK (Holsteiner), Sue Wilson, owner; Kathi Haworth (NV), rider; Newton, sire; Calypso, dam ..........................61.053%

Intermediate I Adult Amateur CH: TRISTAN (Dutch Warmblood), Skagen Holdings, owner; Charlotte Jorst (NV), rider; Burggraaf, sire; Gastrona, dam .....................66.579% RS: REVE D’AMOUR (Hungarian), Kimberly Noon-Fishel (CA), owner/rider; Gringo, sire; Szeplak VII-Almodo, dam ...................................................64.079% 3. PEC WOMANIZER (Oldenburg), Mary Rothwein & Ruth Shirkey, owners; Ruth Shirkey (CA), rider; Watch Me, sire; No Problem, dam ....................63.816% 4. LANCASTER (Danish Warmblood), Sheryl Ross (CA), owner/rider; Lobster, sire; Aleksis, dam ....................................................................61.579% 5. ALAMAR’S TOUCH OF MAGIC (Morgan), Deborah Hirons (CA), owner/rider; Holiday Compadre, sire; Alamar’s April Magic, dam ................................59.211% 7. LAURIO (Hanoverian), Michelle Freels (CA), owner/rider; Lauries Crusador, sire; Dakarina, dam....................................................57.237%

Intermediate I Junior/Young Rider Fourth Level Freestyle CH: CASINO ROYALE (Oldenburg), Kimberly Noon-Fishel (CA), owner/rider .....65.500%

CH: TOUCHE (Dutch Warmblood), Felicia Chang (CA), owner/rider; Taxateur, sire; Galilee, dam ..................................................................58.684%

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CH: LUMINENCE (Trakehner), Hilda Gurney & Mary Contakos, owners; Kim Elsner (CA), rider; Leonidas, sire; Willa, dam ....................................69.342% RS: SOLEI (Holsteiner), Rebecca Rigdon (CA), owner/rider; Aljano, sire; Melodie I, dam ..................................................................67.237% 3. WINTERSNOW (Oldenburg), Hilda Gurney & Mary Contakos, owners; Hilda Gurney (CA), rider; Winterprinz, sire; Lavinia, dam ..........................63.947% 4. FREDERIC 109 (Holsteiner), Susan Allen, owner; Allida Allen (CA), rider; Fleming, sire; Dunja XIII, dam ...............................................................63.684% 5. ROSIE (Hanoverian), Lori Clark, owner; Carlos Santos (CA), rider; Rotspon, sire; Ricki, dam......................................................................61.316% 6. LIMELIGHT (Holsteiner), Rebecca Cushman (CA), owner/rider ..................57.895% 7. ULTIMO (Dutch Warmblood), Kathy Pavlich (CA), owner/rider; Obelisk, sire; Kildegunde, dam ..............................................................57.237%

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MARKANT (Dutch Warmblood), Christine Stephenson (CA), owner/rider; Michelangelo, sire; Urona, dam.............................................................62.237% FARWICK’S FALLABY (Westfalen), Hillary Martin (CA), owner/rider..........61.579% VENTO (Lusitano), Elizabeth King, owner; Christine Rivlin (CA), rider; Fadista, sire; Indiana, dam ....................................................................58.421%

Grand Prix Adult Amateur CH: LAREDO 183 (Austrian Warmblood), Irmgard Friedberger, owner; Whitney Harrington (CA), rider..............................................................63.298% RS: ROCKETTE (Dutch Warmblood), Sandra Harper (CA), owner/rider; Ferro, sire; Alona, dam .........................................................................59.468% 3. ASTERIOS (Danish Warmblood), Skagen Holdings, owner; Charlotte Jorst (NV), rider; Akinos, sire; Urwetta, dam ...........................56.702% 4. NORMANN (Dutch Warmblood), Nancy Szakacs (CA), owner/rider; Inspekteur, sire; Epiretha, dam .............................................................55.426%

Intermediate I Freestyle

Grand Prix Open

CH: TRISTAN (Dutch Warmblood), Skagen Holdings, owner; Charlotte Jorst (NV), rider; Burggraaf, sire; Gastrona, dam .....................71.562% RS: CONTESTER II (Holsteiner), Josephine Walsh, owner; Chelsey Sibley (CA), rider; Contender, sire; F-Lilianes, dam ......................69.062% 3. UDO (Dutch Warmblood), Tracey Lert (CA), owner/rider; Kennedy, sire; Esther, dam ...................................................................68.750% 4. PEC WOMANIZER (Oldenburg), Mary Rothwein & Ruth Shirkey, owners; Ruth Shirkey (CA), rider; Watch Me, sire; No Problem, dam ....................64.562%

CH: HARMONY’S SANDRO (Oldenburg), Harmony Sporthorses, owner; Leslie Webb (CA), rider; Sandro Hit, sire; Balina, dam .............................67.447% RS: OCTANGO (Dutch Warmblood), Barbara Breen-Gurley (CA), owner/rider; Contango, sire; Parodie, dam ................................................................62.766% 3. LYRA (Hessen), Stacey McCarthy, owner; Christine Rivlin (CA), rider; Lucky Luke, sire; Romy, dam ................................................................61.809% 4. NOBILITY (Hanoverian), Kristen Aggers (CA), owner/rider .......................55.532%

Grand Prix Freestyle

CH: ASTERIOS (Danish Warmblood), Skagen Holdings, owner; Charlotte Jorst (NV), rider; Akinos, sire; Urwetta, dam ...........................66.000% CH: DE LA NOCHE (Hanoverian), Akiko Yamazaki (CA), owner/rider; Del Piero, sire; Ducella, dam .................................................................66.711% RS: LAREDO 183 (Austrian Warmblood), Irmgard Friedberger, owner; Whitney Harrington (CA), rider..............................................................65.875% RS: LAREDO 183 (Austrian Warmblood), Irmgard Friedberger, owner; Whitney Harrington (CA), rider..............................................................64.474% 3. TRADEMARK (Dutch Warmblood), Chelsey Sibley (CA), owner/rider ........61.938% 3. TIOLIVI (Dutch Warmblood), Maya Dalla Valle (CA), owner/rider ..............60.921% 4. THE BLACK TORNADO (Hanoverian), Melissa Rogers (CA), owner/rider; Weserstar S, sire; Wendi, dam..............................................................53.421% The 2011 NEDA Fall Dressage Festival and Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 8 Dressage Championships Recognized By USEF; CDI Saugerties; USDF Breeders’ Intermediate II Open CH(T): CHICAGO (Holsteiner), Heidi Gaian (CA), owner/rider ..............................66.053% Championships were held September 13-18 in Saugerties, NY.

Intermediate II Adult Amateur

Region 8 Results

CH(T): UDO (Dutch Warmblood), Tracey Lert (CA), owner/rider; Kennedy, sire; Esther, dam ...................................................................66.053% 3. LOMBARDO LHF (Hanoverian), Brian & Rebecca Hafner, owners; Brian Hafner (CA), rider; Londonderry, sire; Waluga, dam........................64.474% 4. WINTERSNOW (Oldenburg), Hilda Gurney & Mary Contakos, owners; Hilda Gurney (CA), rider; Winterprinz, sire; Lavinia, dam ..........................64.079% 5. BOEGELYS MAURICIO (Danish Warmblood), Jessica Miller (CA), owner/rider; Michellino, sire; Sondervangs Mazurka, dam ..........................................63.158%

Judges: Maribel Alonso de Quinzano (I); Maryal Barnett (C); Alison Head (R); Christoph Hess (I); Sandra Hotz (S); Bo Jena (C); Carlos Lopes (C); Kjell Myhre (C); Adrienne Pot (S); Anne Prain (I); Mary Seefried (O); Mariette Withages (O); Kristi Wysocki (S); Lois Yukins (S); Linda Zang (S)

Celeste Healey and Rey del Mundo, First Level Adult Amateur champions; Vanessa Schamp, Great American Insurance Group representative; Kelley Mundrick, Merial representative; Lois Yukins (S), judge; and Paul Cormier, NEDA Board of Directors representative

Maureen Trundy and Sir Lancelot, First Level Jr/YR champions; Vanessa Schamp, Great American Insurance Group representative; Kelley Mundrick, Merial representative; Lois Yukins (S), judge; and Paul Cormier, NEDA Board of Directors representative

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Training Level Adult Amateur CH: STEDINGER’S HIT (Hanoverian), Mette Larsen (NY), owner/rider; Stedinger, sire; Antonia, dam ...............................................................73.200%

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WELT LADY (Hanoverian), Clair Glover, owner; Eleni Econopouly (NY), rider; Weltmeyer, sire; Wolke, dam ...............................................................67.742% MEIN PIPSQUEAK (German Riding Pony), Hannah McCabe (NH), owner/rider........................................................65.161% WERTHER’S ORIGINAL (Bavarian), Heather Mendiburu, owner; Benjamin Mendiburu (NJ), rider ............................................................64.516% WELTHOFFEN (Oldenburg), Cassandra DeNunzio (RI), owner/rider; Weltbekannt, sire; Gottjoy, dam ...........................................................63.548%

First Level Open CH: FLYER (Westfalen), Pineland Farms Inc., owner; Gwyneth McPherson (ME), rider ...........................................................72.742% RS: CADENCE (Dutch Warmblood), Pineland Farms Inc., owner; Carissa Lizotte (ME), rider; Idocus, sire; Vera, dam..................................70.968% 3. FURSTIN RUFINA (Oldenburg), Jessica Van Eyck (VT), owner/rider ..........70.806% 4. VANESSA (Oldenburg), June Brody & Heather Mason, owners; Wendy Garfinkel (NJ), rider; Ferro, sire; Pien, dam .................................69.194% 5. LET’S DANCE RAPHAEL (Danish Warmblood), Enterprise Farm LLC, owner; Ida Mattisson (NY), rider ............................67.903% 6. NOR’EE (Oldenburg), June Brody, owner; Heather Mason (NJ), rider; Nimbus, sire; Heatwave, dam...............................................................67.097% 7. FEDERER (Oldenburg), Helen Markoglu, owner; Lisa Kaptein (CT), rider; Fidertanz, sire; Roselea, dam ................................................................66.290% 8. ROHANNA (Hanoverian), Leslie Cokin, owner; William Warren (MA), rider; Rotspon, sire; Donna Lady, dam ...........................................................66.290%

CH: WILONA (Hanoverian), Michael Even, owner; Rebecca Even (MA), rider; Brentano II, sire; Weltissimo, dam.........................................................72.200% RS: MEIN PIPSQUEAK (German Riding Pony), Hannah McCabe (NH), owner/rider........................................................72.000% 3. BEAVERWOOD’S FAIRY TALE (Sport Pony), George Hoag, owner; Jennifer Chick (CT), rider; Merioneth Meryln, sire; Beaverwood’s China Doll, dam .....69.600% 4. VALPARAISO (Swedish Warmblood), Laurie White, owner; Abigail White (NH), rider; Gauguin de Lully, sire; Walborg, dam ...............67.600% 5. VIEW FROM KATAHDIN (Dutch Warmblood cross), Nicole Pollock (ME), owner/rider ...........................................................67.200% 6. BASIL FAWLTY (Oldenburg), Jeanette Whiting, owner; Isabel Jorgensen (VT), rider ..................................................................66.200% 7. WELTHOFFEN (Oldenburg), Cassandra DeNunzio (RI), owner/rider; Weltbekannt, sire; Gottjoy, dam ...........................................................65.800% First Level Freestyle 8. OLIVER (Percheron cross), Audrey Hicks, owner; Elizabeth Hicks (NY), rider ....................................................................65.600% CH: NOR’EE (Oldenburg), June Brody, owner; Heather Mason (NJ), rider; Nimbus, sire; Heatwave, dam.................................................................76.75% RS: ADDICTION (Dutch Warmblood), Heather Mason, owner; Training Level Open Amy Gimbel (NJ), rider; Nimbus, sire; Carrera, dam ...............................73.167% CH: ROCAZINO (Oldenburg), Fie Andersen (MA), owner/rider; Rosentanz, sire; Escarda, dam ..............................................................74.800% 3. PADDINGTON (Quarter Horse), Hilary Millett (MA), owner/rider ..............66.917% 4. PIPER WARRIOR (Dutch Warmblood), Kimberley Edelmann (NH), owner/rider; RS: FLYER (Westfalen), Pineland Farms Inc., owner; Ferro, sire; Inter Lady, dam ..................................................................65.667% Gwyneth McPherson (ME), rider ...........................................................72.000% 5. DELGANY FLIGHT (Irish Sport Horse), Erika & Nick Olijslager, owners; 3. BLUES SINGER (Dutch Warmblood), Jane Ehrlich, owner; Erika Olijslager (NJ), rider .....................................................................63.083% Emily Gershberg (NY), rider ..................................................................70.000% 4. FORTUNE (Oldenburg), Adam Cropper (NH), owner/rider; Fidertanz, sire; Oases B, dam ................................................................69.000% Second Level Adult Amateur 5. NOR’EE (Oldenburg), June Brody, owner; Heather Mason (NJ), rider; CH: GRAHAM (American Warmblood), Lisa Schmidt (NH), owner/rider; Nimbus, sire; Heatwave, dam...............................................................68.000% Heartland Luck, sire .............................................................................67.143% 6. REWARD FAN’T SANS SOUCI (Quarter Horse), Paige Lilly, owner; RS: RYFESIDE VERDI (Warmblood cross), Laurie Sigfridson, owner; Kimberly Herslow (NJ), rider; Ait 410, sire; Viola A, dam ........................67.800% Michelle Sigfridson (CT), rider ...............................................................65.952% 7. XANDER C (Friesian), Patricia Lahov, owner; Silke Rembacz (NJ), rider ....67.600% 3. PIZ-ZAZ GLS (Westfalen), Mary Beth Gordon (NY), owner/rider ...............63.929% 8. DIONYSUS (Zweibrucker), Christine Shea, owner; Erin Shea (MA), rider; 4. FAANTASTICA (Half-Arabian), Susan Coleman (NY), owner/rider; Donarweiss GGF, sire; Golden Letters, dam ...........................................66.600% Spartacus, sire; JL Fantasia, dam ..........................................................63.810% 5. HAKUNA MATATA (Oldenburg), Marsha Montgomery (NJ), owner/rider ..63.452% First Level Adult Amateur 6. UCHAIN (Dutch Warmblood), Jessica Meyer (VT), owner/rider; CH: REY DEL MUNDO (Oldenburg), Celeste Healey (ME), owner/rider ............70.000% Houston, sire; Irianca, dam ...................................................................62.738% RS: ADDICTION (Dutch Warmblood), Heather Mason, owner; 7. BLACK DARJEELING (Morgan cross), Allison Hays (VT), owner/rider ........62.024% Amy Gimbel (NJ), rider; Nimbus, sire; Carrera, dam ...............................69.355% 8. DIMENSION (Westfalen), Elizabeth Caron, owner; Mary Bain (CT), rider; 3. DORA THE EXPLORER (Haflinger cross), Diamantino, sire; Florida von Flaeming, dam ..........................................61.429% Alexandra Tomson (NY), owner/rider.....................................................67.903% 4. RARITY (Hanoverian), Martha Detering (PA), owner/rider; Rubinstein *, sire; Luisa, dam ...............................................................66.774% Second Level Junior/Young Rider 5. FHALTAIR (Hanoverian), Michelle Green (NH), owner/rider; CH: DIAMOND DELIGHT (Oldenburg), Clara Maynard (MA), owner/rider .........67.857% Fabuleux, sire; Mylady, dam .................................................................66.452% RS: SIR LANCELOT (Thoroughbred cross), Maureen Trundy (ME), owner/rider 63.214% 6. BLACK DARJEELING (Morgan cross), Allison Hays (VT), owner/rider ........66.129% 3. QUEEN’S CULTURED PEARL (Morgan), Andra Collins & Joseph DiPietro, owners; 7. NAPOLEAN (Danish Warmblood), Melissa Borkoski (CT), owner/rider .......65.968% Ciara Cummiskey (RI), rider; Mizrahi, sire; Queen’s So Rare, dam.............62.857% 8. CANO CRISTALES (Hanoverian), Sandra Holden (NY), owner/rider ...........65.000% 4. SIR WILLOUGHBY (Dutch Warmblood), Lilllian “Lilly” Simons (CT), owner/rider...................................................62.619% First Level Junior/Young Rider 5. FIRENZE (Hanoverian), Keith Angstadt, owner; Kaylee Angstadt (MA), rider; CH: SIR LANCELOT (Thoroughbred cross), Maureen Trundy (ME), owner/rider....71.129% Fabriano, sire; Glossy, dam ...................................................................59.881% RS: SIR WILLOUGHBY (Dutch Warmblood), 6. LIGHTNING STRIKES AGAIN (Oldenburg cross), Lilllian “Lilly” Simons (CT), owner/rider...................................................70.000% Leslie Ann Mcgowan (NH), owner/rider .................................................59.524% 3. OBLIGATO (Dutch Warmblood cross), Laura Fay, owner; 7. OBLIGATO (Dutch Warmblood cross), Laura Fay, owner; Katie Trickey (NY), rider .......................................................................69.194% Katie Trickey (NY), rider .......................................................................58.690% 4. FIRENZE (Hanoverian), Keith Angstadt, owner; Kaylee Angstadt (MA), rider; 8. LEGACY FARMS CHARMANDER (Danish Warmblood), Fabriano, sire; Glossy, dam ...................................................................69.194% Alexandra Singh (NY), owner/rider ........................................................57.500%

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RS: REY DEL MUNDO (Oldenburg), Celeste Healey (ME), owner/rider ............70.000% 3. ADDICTION (Dutch Warmblood), Heather Mason, owner; Amy Gimbel (NJ), rider; Nimbus, sire; Carrera, dam ...............................69.600% 4. RUFFINO (Hanoverian), Amanda Bruno & Francisco Bruno III, owners; Amanda Bruno (RI), rider; Rascalino, sire; Denira, dam ...........................69.400% 5. MISS AMERICAN PIE (Dutch Warmblood cross), Terry Brennan (MA), owner/rider ..........................................................66.600% 6. SOLEX (Hanoverian), Donna LaFleur & Karen Fors, owners; Karen Fors (MA), rider; Sandro Hit, sire; Del Amika, dam ........................65.200% 7. THE DUCHESS (Oldenburg), Nancy Henderson (NY), owner/rider .............64.800% 8. WES STAR (Oldenburg), Nancy Henderson (NY), owner/rider ..................64.600%


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Second Level Open CH: ROSMARIN (Hanoverian), Kimberly Herslow, Kiroli Enterprises LLC, owners; Kimberly Herslow (NJ), rider ...................69.524% RS: LET’S DANCE RAPHAEL (Danish Warmblood), Enterprise Farm LLC, owner; Ida Mattisson (NY), rider ............................67.500% 3. ROXORELLA (Oldenburg), Roberta Berry, owner; Marie Barrett (MA), rider; Rotspon, sire; Rikorella, dam ................................................................64.524% 4. CAPRIOL (Hanoverian), Catherine Stern, owner; Jutta Lee (VT), rider.......63.452% 5. WIND AND THE WILLOW (Hanoverian), Charlotte Serena, owner; Jennifer Marchand (NY), rider; Weltaenser, sire; Fergie, dam ..................62.500% 6. MACPHERSON (Sport Horse), Regina Grosso, owner; Doreen Byrne (NY), rider; Makuba, sire; Faschon, dam ...........................60.595% 7. FURSTIN RUFINA (Oldenburg), Jessica Van Eyck (VT), owner/rider ..........60.357% 8. VANESSA (Oldenburg), June Brody & Heather Mason, owners; Wendy Garfinkel (NJ), rider; Ferro, sire; Pien, dam .................................60.000%

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MAESTOSO GLENA III (Lipizzan), Candace Platz, owner; Hana Poulin (ME), rider; Maestoso Amata II, sire; Glena, dam .................65.513% RIVAGE (Oldenburg), Natasha Grigg, owner; Lawrence Poulin (MA), rider; Riverman, sire; Renomee, dam .............................................................64.487%

Third Level Freestyle CH: ZAR (Dutch Warmblood), Heather Mason (NJ), owner/rider; Iroko, sire; Inga, dam ...........................................................................73.500% RS: ROARK (Friesian), Kimberly Perkins & Ambassador Friesians, owners; Heather Mason (NJ), rider; Fabe 348, sire; Ursl ’Fan Aut’, dam ................73.250% 3. KENNEBEC LADYHAWKE (Morgan), Margaret Bailey-Miller (ME), owner/rider; Triple S Dark Eagle, sire; Kennebec Sassy, dam......................................67.333% 4. RAMSES (Oldenburg), Barbara Satkowski (NJ), owner/rider....................62.750% 5. TATTOO (Lusitano), Susan Rainville (MA), owner/rider ............................61.083% 6. BALTIC ROSE (Swedish Warmblood), Cara Tozour, owner; Alexis Tozour (NJ), rider; LA Baltic Inspiration, sire; Miss Bea Trac, dam.......60.500%

CH: ROXORELLA (Oldenburg), Roberta Berry, owner; Marie Barrett (MA), rider; Fourth Level Adult Amateur Rotspon, sire; Rikorella, dam ................................................................75.667% CH: WHAT HAPPEN (Hanoverian), Heather Mendiburu & High Point Solutions, owners; RS: CAPRIOL (Hanoverian), Catherine Stern, owner; Jutta Lee (VT), rider.......71.583% Heather Mendiburu (NJ), rider; Waldstar, sire; Gina de Ro, dam ..............63.375% 3. VANESSA (Oldenburg), June Brody & Heather Mason, owners; RS: ULIVI (Dutch Warmblood), Mette Larsen (NY), owner/rider; Wendy Garfinkel (NJ), rider; Ferro, sire; Pien, dam .................................71.250% Olivi, sire; Gracious Lady, dam ..............................................................62.875% 4. ZULFT SCF (Dutch Warmblood), Heather Mason, owner; 3. BAJANUS (Hanoverian), Diane Glossman (PA), owner/rider; Alexandra Krossen (NJ), rider; Vift Keur, sire; Marie Louise, dam .............63.417% Bergamon, sire; Dajana, dam................................................................62.625% 4. PAVAROTTI (Oldenburg), Brooke Alexander (NY), owner/rider .................57.500%

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CH: KENNEBEC LADYHAWKE (Morgan), Margaret Bailey-Miller (ME), owner/rider; Triple S Dark Eagle, sire; Kennebec Sassy, dam......................................62.692% RS: GEMINI (Hanoverian), Linda Currie (MA), owner/rider; Graf Grannus, sire; Fontana, dam..........................................................61.538% 3. GOLDBARON (Trakehner), Carolyn Korus (NJ), owner/rider.....................60.897% 4. ZULFT SCF (Dutch Warmblood), Heather Mason, owner; Alexandra Krossen (NJ), rider; Vift Keur, sire; Marie Louise, dam .............58.590% 5. WESTERNHAGAN (Hanoverian), Leanne Smith (VT), owner/rider; Wolkenstein II, sire; Ellen, dam .............................................................58.205% 6. TSARINA (Half-Arabian), Amy Borner (MA), owner/rider; Ibn Masriyyah, sire; Normandie, dam ....................................................58.077% 7. DELAWARE (Danish Warmblood), Kaaren Powell (NY), owner/rider; Don Schufro, sire; De-Luxe Landlyst, dam ..............................................57.179% 8. THOMAS EQUINAS (Oldenburg cross), Lisa Curry Mair (VT), owner/rider ..56.538%

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Fourth Level Junior/Young Rider CH: MALIPACAO (Hungarian), Kelly Hendrick, owner; Stephanie Nowak (RI), rider; Harmat, sire; Minta, dam ...........................64.625% RS: BRIGHELLA (Hanoverian), Courtney Fanara (MA), owner/rider; Brentano II, sire; Wellcome, dam ..........................................................62.875%

Fourth Level Open CH: ZAR (Dutch Warmblood), Heather Mason (NJ), owner/rider; Iroko, sire; Inga, dam ...........................................................................67.625% RS: ZATINO H (Dutch Warmblood), Emily Gershberg (NY), owner/rider; Sir Sinclair, sire; Karma, dam................................................................67.375% 3. CANTARIS (Hanoverian), Elizabeth Ferber, owner; Marie Barrett (MA), rider; Compliment, sire; Egida, dam .........................65.750% 4. FITZHESSEN (Oldenburg), Bridget Hay (NJ), owner/rider; Freestyle, sire; Wyoming, dam..............................................................65.625% 5. BAUKE (Friesian), Suzanne Walker, owner; Jodi Pearson-Keating (MA), rider; Jillis, sire; Iemk, dam ..........................65.125% 6. WITTELSBACH D (Dutch Warmblood), Jessica Van Eyck (VT), owner/rider; Rhodium, sire; Ruby Tuesday, dam .......................................................64.500% 7. CARLSON 55 (Westfalen), Sarah Chatfield (FL), owner/rider ....................63.375% 8. VERSACE H (Dutch Warmblood), Melissa Bilodeau (MA), owner/rider; Placido, sire; Sunday Girl W, dam .........................................................62.125%

CH: GB CLASSIC (Rhinelander), Jacqueline & Hannah McCabe, owners; Hannah McCabe (NH), rider ..................................................................66.538% RS: FLY BOY (Oldenburg), Molly Maloney (NY), owner/rider..........................63.462% 3. REACH FOR THE STARS (Appaloosa), Mae Janiga (CT), owner/rider ........61.154% 4. BALTAZAR (Dutch Warmblood), Frederike Cardello & Thomas R. Cardello Revocable Trust, owners; Frederike Cardello (CT), rider ..............61.154% 5. SILVERSPRINGS LEGACY (Arabian), Hannah & Bill Clorite, owners; Hannah Clorite (CT), rider .....................................................................60.897% Fourth Level Freestyle 6. GLYNMARY PETER (Connemara), Lendon Gray, owner; Kristen Nowak (RI), rider......................................................................59.615% CH: ZAR (Dutch Warmblood), Heather Mason (NJ), owner/rider; Iroko, sire; Inga, dam ...........................................................................73.250% 7. SENATOR BURNS (Morgan), Morgan Matuszko (MA), owner/rider; Iron Forge Royalty, sire; Benne’s Christina, dam .....................................59.231% RS: CANTARIS (Hanoverian), Elizabeth Ferber, owner; Marie Barrett (MA), rider; Compliment, sire; Egida, dam .........................71.083% 8. BALTIC ROSE (Swedish Warmblood), Cara Tozour, owner; Alexis Tozour (NJ), rider; LA Baltic Inspiration, sire; Miss Bea Trac, dam.......58.846% 3. EPIK (American Warmblood), Merrilyn Griffin (FL), owner/rider; Cozy Commander, sire .........................................................................56.167%

Third Level Open CH: ZATINO H (Dutch Warmblood), Emily Gershberg (NY), owner/rider; Sir Sinclair, sire; Karma, dam................................................................72.308% RS: HIGHLIFE K (Hanoverian), Danielle Gavriluk (MA), owner/rider; Hohenstein, sire; Dorata K, dam ...........................................................70.000% 3. ROARK (Friesian), Kimberly Perkins & Ambassador Friesians, owners; Heather Mason (NJ), rider; Fabe 348, sire; Ursl ’Fan Aut’, dam ................68.846% 4. FERRARI (Westfalen), Melvin Churchill, owner; Elizabeth Niemi (NY), rider; Fidermark, sire; Esprit Girl, dam ....................68.077% 5. CATAMOUNT (Holsteiner), Michele Meyer, owner; Alix Szepesi (MA), rider; Calido I, sire; Nanabella, dam ...............................................................66.282% 6. ATOMIC (Dutch Warmblood), Alexandra Rukeyser, owner; Jennifer Marchand (NY), rider ..............................................................65.513%

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Junior Team CH: KENNETH (Dutch Warmblood), Hannah Keohane & Laura Haney, owners; Hannah Keohane (ME), rider .................................................................60.270%

Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur CH: WHAT HAPPEN (Hanoverian), Heather Mendiburu & High Point Solutions, owners; Heather Mendiburu (NJ), rider; Waldstar, sire; Gina de Ro, dam .....66.842% RS: BAJANUS (Hanoverian), Diane Glossman (PA), owner/rider; Bergamon, sire; Dajana, dam................................................................64.605% 3. LIGHTNING (Hanoverian), Renee Isler (MA), owner/rider .........................64.079% 4. UNETTE (Dutch Warmblood), June Brody (NJ), owner/rider; Olivi, sire; Pyanette, dam .....................................................................61.974%


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ULIVI (Dutch Warmblood), Mette Larsen (NY), owner/rider; Intermediate II Adult Amateur Olivi, sire; Gracious Lady, dam ..............................................................61.711% CH: LUCIEN (Dutch Warmblood), Barbara Wolfe (NJ), owner/rider; BM INSPIRED SON (Swedish Warmblood), Korina Veenstra (MA), owner/rider; Goodtimes, sire; Uney, dam .................................................................58.368% LA Baltic Inspiration, sire; Conquinet, dam .............................................61.316% RS: KGS HORGAARD HUSTLER (Danish Warmblood), Enterprise Farm LLC, owner; OSCAR (Dutch Warmblood), Enterprise Farm LLC, owner; Robert Soros (NY), rider; Blue Hors Hertug, sire; Wonder, dam ...............55.211% Robert Soros (NY), rider .......................................................................60.000% 3. RAMAZOTTI (Bavarian), Amy Gimbel (NJ), owner/rider ..........................52.737% ASKARI 168 (Hanoverian), Jane Gurzenda (RI), owner/rider ....................59.868%

Prix St. Georges Open CH: BARYSHNIKOV (Hackney), Leeda Fletcher, owner; Lisa Pierson (NY), rider; Forewood Commander, sire; Woodhurst Ballerina, dam ..........................67.193% RS: UNI’KA (Dutch Warmblood), Jennifer Wilson-Horr (ME), owner/rider; Contango, sire; Marvelous, dam............................................................66.491% 3. WILDE CARD (Hanoverian), Jeanie Hahn, owner; Nora Batchelder (NH), rider; Weltmeyer, sire; SPS Alida, dam .................65.702% 4. STING (Dutch Warmblood), Elizabeth Niemi (NY), owner/rider; Peter Pan, sire; Nanci, dam ..................................................................65.351% 5. LORD LOCKSLEY (Trakehner), Margaret Stevens, owner; Susanne Hamilton (ME), rider; Unkenruf, sire; Lida, dam .........................65.088% 6. CODY (Swedish Warmblood), Natasha Grigg, owner; Lawrence Poulin (MA), rider; Riverman, sire; LA Utrilla, dam ...................64.386% 7. JUBILANT (Oldenburg), Virginia Easley & Anne Wood, owners; Micaela Mabragana (NY), rider; Don Schufro, sire; Fleur, dam .................63.684% 8. BAUKE (Friesian), Suzanne Walker, owner; Jodi Pearson-Keating (MA), rider; Jillis, sire; Iemk, dam ..........................63.158%

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Intermediate II Junior/Young Rider CH: BARI (Hanoverian), Adria Diel, owner; Margot Benedict (VT), rider; Baryshnikov, sire; Arietta, dam .............................................................57.632%

Intermediate II Open CH: PATTENT (Dutch Warmblood), Sarah Chatfield (FL), owner/rider .............59.737% 2. TODAY (Dutch Warmblood), Eugenia Revson, owner; Tine Zinglersen (NY), rider ....................................................................54.316%

Grand Prix Adult Amateur CH: LUCIEN (Dutch Warmblood), Barbara Wolfe (NJ), owner/rider; Goodtimes, sire; Uney, dam .................................................................57.021%

Grand Prix Open CH: NEUMUNSTER (Trakehner), Tine Zinglersen (NY), owner/rider; Herzruf, sire; Nanette II, dam ...............................................................63.191% RS: NEXUS (Danish Warmblood), Samuel Grunkorn, owner; Micaela Mabragana (NY), rider .............................................................61.234% 3. REGENT (Dutch Warmblood), Brenna Kucinski (MA), owner/rider; Flemmingh, sire; Jenny, dam ................................................................60.170% 4. BRETONE (Hanoverian), Verne Batchelder, owner; Nora Batchelder (NH), rider; Brentano II, sire; Santiana, dam ..................60.128% 5. FRENCH KIST (Hanoverian), Danielle Gavriluk (MA), owner/rider; Fabriano, sire; Prinzessin, dam ..............................................................59.957% 6. AUDACITY (Morgan cross), Martha Rose, owner; Cynthia Wylie (MA), rider .....................................................................55.277% 7. PATTENT (Dutch Warmblood), Sarah Chatfield (FL), owner/rider .............55.021%

CH: NEUMUNSTER (Trakehner), Tine Zinglersen (NY), owner/rider; Herzruf, sire; Nanette II, dam ...............................................................63.191% RS: NEXUS (Danish Warmblood), Samuel Grunkorn, owner; Micaela Mabragana (NY), rider .............................................................61.234% 3. REGENT (Dutch Warmblood), Brenna Kucinski (MA), owner/rider; Flemmingh, sire; Jenny, dam ................................................................60.170% 4. BRETONE (Hanoverian), Verne Batchelder, owner; Nora Batchelder (NH), rider; Brentano II, sire; Santiana, dam ..................60.128% 5. FRENCH KIST (Hanoverian), Danielle Gavriluk (MA), owner/rider; Fabriano, sire; Prinzessin, dam ..............................................................59.957% Grand Prix Freestyle 6. AUDACITY (Morgan cross), Martha Rose, owner; Cynthia Wylie (MA), rider .....................................................................55.277% CH: BRETONE (Hanoverian), Verne Batchelder, owner; Nora Batchelder (NH), rider; Brentano II, sire; Santiana, dam ..................66.000% 7. PATTENT (Dutch Warmblood), Sarah Chatfield (FL), owner/rider .............55.021% RS: AUDACITY (Morgan cross), Martha Rose, owner; Cynthia Wylie (MA), rider .....................................................................63.875%

Intermediate I Open

CH: UNI’KA (Dutch Warmblood), Jennifer Wilson-Horr (ME), owner/rider; Contango, sire; Marvelous, dam............................................................68.553% RS: BAFFIN (Hanoverian), Sara Rollins (ME), owner/rider; Bordeaux, sire; Laila Tov, dam ..............................................................66.053% 3. CARRY ON F. DAMGAARD (Danish Warmblood), Nancy Walk, owner; Harry Diel (NY), rider; Carry, sire; Wiber II Damgaard, dam .....................64.474% 4. LORD LOCKSLEY (Trakehner), Margaret Stevens, owner; Susanne Hamilton (ME), rider; Unkenruf, sire; Lida, dam .........................64.474% 5. IDILIO (Pura Raza Española), Hampton Green Farm, owner; Micaela Mabragana (NY), rider; Orgulloso XXIII, sire; Encina IV, dam .......64.211% 6. COMCORD (Danish Warmblood), Katherine Gallagher, owner; Melissa Bilodeau (MA), rider; Come Back II, sire; La-Corda, dam..............63.684% 7. WILEY (Hanoverian), Natasha Grigg, owner; Lawrence Poulin (MA), rider; Wolkentanz, sire; Wanja, dam ....................63.289%

Intermediate I Freestyle CH: LORD LOCKSLEY (Trakehner), Margaret Stevens, owner; Susanne Hamilton (ME), rider; Unkenruf, sire; Lida, dam .........................67.333% RS: BAFFIN (Hanoverian), Sara Rollins (ME), owner/rider; Bordeaux, sire; Laila Tov, dam ..............................................................66.833% 3. TAYLOR ROSE (American Warmblood), Beth Brainerd, owner; Laura Brainerd (ME), rider; PRF Imperial Black Rex, sire; Princess Avie, dam .....63.042% 4. ARAGORN (Friesian), Roberta Berry, owner; Marie Barrett (MA), rider; YK 339, sire; Wietske D, dam ...............................................................59.667% 5. HOJBO’S RONALDO (Danish Warmblood), Allison Kavey & Andrea Woodner, owners; Allison Kavey (NY), rider; Solos Landtinus, sire; Rommi, dam ......59.000%

Region 9 Results The 2011 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 9 & Southwest Dressage Championships & HDS Autumn Classic were held November 3-6 in Katy, TX. Judges: Kurt Christensen (I); Janet Hannon (S); Betsy Gosling (R); Sandra Hotz (S); Melonie Kessler (S); Paula Lacy (S); Brenda Minor (S); Debbie Riehl-Rodriguez (S); Gary Rockwell (I); Sue Curry Shaffer (S); Lisa Tannehill (r)

Training Level Adult Amateur CH: ALL STAR MH (Dutch Warmblood), Stephanie Wells (TX), owner/rider .....76.600% RS: DONABELLA (American Warmblood), Shelly Schoenfeld, owner; Cecilia Cox (TX), rider; Highlight, sire; Fair Rock, dam .............................70.600% 3. WINNERFEE (Dutch Warmblood), Virginia Rose (TX), owner/rider; Oscar, sire; Precence, dam ...................................................................69.800% 4. FESS PARKER (Hanoverian), Rhonda Smith (TX), owner/rider; Fabriano, sire; Ginger Alley, dam...........................................................69.000% 5. MADOC GARETH (Welsh Cob), Kristin Cyprus (TX), owner/rider; Sydenham Henry, sire; Okeden Mai, dam ..............................................68.600% 6. HERBSTLIEBE (Hanoverian), Wende Neitzel (TX), owner/rider; Hotline, sire; Rosi La Belle, dam ............................................................68.400% 7. FORTOULA (Trakehner), Mary Edwards (LA), owner/rider; Stiletto, sire; Fasta, dam ......................................................................68.000% 8. SWIFFER (Oldenburg), Brett Pillow (TX), owner/rider ..............................67.600%

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BACALL VON JORRIT PM (Friesian), Susan Allison (TX), owner/rider; Jorrit, sire; Xanadu PM, dam................................................................65.161% WINNERFEE (Dutch Warmblood), Virginia Rose (TX), owner/rider; Oscar, sire; Precence, dam ...................................................................64.355% RAVEN (Oldenburg), Terry Miller (TX), owner/rider; Ruffian, sire; Work of Art, dam .............................................................64.032% SKYS BLUE MOVES (Appendix Quarter Horse), Virginia Roush (TX), owner/rider; Skys Blue Boy, sire; Black Tie Optional, dam..........................................63.387%

CH: BIENVENU ZSH (Dutch Warmblood), Gerlinde Beckers, owner; Kalie Beckers (LA), rider; Sir Sinclair, sire; Eleonora, dam ........................71.400% RS: LUMINOUS LADY (Paint), Kalie Beckers (LA), owner/rider; Megas Black Magic, sire; Ladys Chocolate Kiss, dam ..............................68.800% 3. LAVALAIS (Thoroughbred), Wendy Varisco & Elizabeth Cummins, owners; Wendy Varisco (LA), rider .....................................................................68.000% 4. UNA VIDA DOLCE (Half-Arabian), Janine Mendez, owner; Hanna Manifold (TX), rider ...................................................................66.800% 5. HENRY J (Trakehner), Elizabeth Kuper, owner; Madelyn Bricken (TX), rider; Donaufurst, sire; Honalee, dam ...................65.800% 6. MIDNIGHT SPOOKERS (Mustang), Erika Culmann, owner; Houston Jones (TX), rider.....................................................................64.200% 7. MESMERYZ (Arabian), Madeleine Ramon (TX), owner/rider; Europejczyk, sire; Misjaa, dam ..............................................................64.200% 8. BUTTONWOOD ANASTACIA (Welsh Cob), Twinwood US Inc., owner; Katherine Conover (TX), rider; Trevallion Royal Consort, sire; Eyster Marquita, dam ..........................................................................63.800%

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CH: CALIMERO (Westfalen), Isabelle Terry (TX), owner/rider .........................66.935% RS: LUMINOUS LADY (Paint), Kalie Beckers (LA), owner/rider; Megas Black Magic, sire; Ladys Chocolate Kiss, dam ..............................66.129% 3. AMARULA (Oldenburg), Sheila Zepernick, owner; Mattie Zepernick (LA), rider ..................................................................64.677% 4. GIORGIO (Welsh cross), Abby Fleischli (TX), owner/rider .........................63.710% 5. BIENVENU ZSH (Dutch Warmblood), Gerlinde Beckers, owner; Kalie Beckers (LA), rider; Sir Sinclair, sire; Eleonora, dam ........................63.226% 6. BUTTONWOOD ANASTACIA (Welsh Cob), Twinwood US Inc., owner; Katherine Conover (TX), rider; Trevallion Royal Consort, sire; Training Level Open Eyster Marquita, dam ..........................................................................62.581% CH: BENTLEY GCF (Hanoverian), Jody Wilson (TX), owner/rider; 7. WEST MT. CHRISTOPHER (Morgan), Sarah Whitney (TX), owner/rider; Bonheur, sire; Heart Queen, dam ..........................................................74.400% LC Shadow Dancer, sire; Elmcrest Belinda, dam .....................................62.258% RS: RIGA (Danish Warmblood), Richard Freeman & Oak Hill Ranch LLC, owners; 8. MADOC PRINCE PHILLIP (Welsh Cob), Leslie Fan, owner; Jessica Regina Milliken (LA), rider; Blue Hors Don Schufro, sire; Riviera, dam ......73.400% Fan (TX), rider; Kentchurch Chime, sire; Trevallion Lady Diana, dam.........61.290% 3. DEUCALION (Oldenburg), Debbie Shamban, owner; Matthew Cunningham (TX), rider; Donates, sire; Silver Charmer, dam .....72.800% First Level Open 4. TESKE VAN G (Friesian), Jamie Knight, owner; CH: DEUCALION (Oldenburg), Debbie Shamban, owner; Stephanie Rafferty-Wilson (TX), rider ....................................................72.200% Matthew Cunningham (TX), rider; Donates, sire; Silver Charmer, dam .....72.903% 5. ELLE (Trakehner), Sue Malone-Casey (TX), owner/rider ...........................71.400% RS: CARLOS (Holsteiner), Oak Hill Ranch LLC, owner; 6. CHANCELLOR WAS (Holsteiner), Erika-West Danque (TX), owner/rider; Regina Milliken (LA), rider ....................................................................72.258% Cathalido, sire; Jemez, dam..................................................................71.000% 3. ZANDREAU JP (Dutch Warmblood), Arleen Francomano, owner; 7. TITUS (Friesian), Saddlebrook Equestrian Center, owner; Berndt Von Hassler (TX), rider; Rousseau, sire; Sologne, dam..................71.290% Paige Peters-Windham (TX), rider .........................................................69.000% 4. ROCHELLE (Oldenburg), Cynthia Moriarty, owner; Nancy Hinz (TX), rider .....68.065% 8.(T) RAGTIME JAZZ (Swedish Warmblood), 5. FIONN (Holsteiner), Patricia Donohue, owner; Vanessa Tiffert (TX), rider; Christine Bergeron (TX), owner/rider .....................................................68.000% Fabio I, sire; Thistles to Thorns, dam .....................................................67.419% 8(T). BRISHEN SG (Hanoverian), Stargate Sport Horses LP, owner; 6. BENTLEY GCF (Hanoverian), Jody Wilson (TX), owner/rider; Gail Abele (TX), rider; Bergamon, sire; Ursula SG, dam ...........................68.000% Bonheur, sire; Heart Queen, dam ..........................................................66.290% TALIESIN (Dutch Warmblood), Valery Kedroff (TX), owner/rider ..............64.677% GRAN CASSO (Belgian Warmblood), Jenna Stern (TX), owner/rider; Fal Turro, sire; Upper Register, dam ......................................................64.032%

CH: MADOC GARETH (Welsh Cob), Kristin Cyprus (TX), owner/rider; Sydenham Henry, sire; Okeden Mai, dam ..............................................69.839% RS: ALL STAR MH (Dutch Warmblood), Stephanie Wells (TX), owner/rider .....69.516% First Level Freestyle 3. SEVILLE (Oldenburg), Renee Delisse (TX), owner/rider ............................68.387% CH: BACALL VON JORRIT PM (Friesian), Susan Allison (TX), owner/rider; Jorrit, sire; Xanadu PM, dam................................................................69.333% 4. WIN/WIN SITUATION (Westfalen), Julia Denton (TX), owner/rider...........65.806%

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Second Level Adult Amateur CH: BEATRIX (Dutch Warmblood), Sarah Baggette (TN), owner/rider; Sorento, sire; Vera, dam ......................................................................67.738% RS: AUSTIN CHASE (Holsteiner), Sarah Hester (TX), owner/rider; Ariadus, sire; Konsuelo, dam.................................................................64.762% 3. WATZE FAN IT JAACHPAAD (Friesian), Karen Boyd (TX), owner/rider ......62.381% 4. WIN/WIN SITUATION (Westfalen), Julia Denton (TX), owner/rider...........62.262% 5. INDIGO (German Warmblood), Sue Hopkins (TX), owner/rider .................61.786% 6. ELBABAR (Swedish Warmblood), Elizabeth Krug (MS), owner/rider; Babar, sire; Magnetic Moment, dam .....................................................60.714% 7. VALENTINO (Dutch Warmblood), Terri Tupman (TX), owner/rider ............60.595% 8. RED KENYA (Paint), Debora Botting (TX), owner/rider; RW The Rock, sire; Beau Miss, dam......................................................60.119%

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CORRADO M (Andalusian), Dawn Metzger (TX), owner/rider; Hilandero 10, sire; Grunona III, dam ......................................................62.949% DUELLSA DARLYN (Oldenburg), Staci Burpee (TX), owner/rider; Davignport, sire; Dullsa Bella, dam ........................................................62.051% LANDON (German Warmblood), Rachel Campbell (TX), owner/rider; Landrebell, sire; Daola, dam .................................................................62.051% MAJOR POLKADOTS (Appaloosa cross), Raenie Roberts (TX), owner/rider ...61.667%

Third Level Junior/Young Rider

CH: WENCENZA (Dutch Warmblood), Sheila Zepernick, owner; Mattie Zepernick (LA), rider; Contango, sire; Piacenza, dam.....................68.462% RS: SJAPOER (Dutch Warmblood), Ayden Uhlir (TX), owner/rider; Contango, sire; Jenia, dam ...................................................................65.385% 3. UNIEK (Dutch Warmblood), Caroline Adams (LA), owner/rider .................64.231% 4. RIVIERA (Oldenburg), Leslie Schmidt, owner; Cassie Schmidt (TX), rider; Riverman, sire; High Society, dam.........................................................63.590% 5. KHEMO’S DRAMA (Arabian), Emily Craig (TX), owner/rider; Khemosabi, sire; Diamond Annie, dam...................................................63.462% 6. KLAUS (German Riding Pony), Ann Rosenberg, owner; Allison Cyprus (TX), rider; Bocksbuehl Brondo, sire; Giselle, dam .............62.179% Second Level Junior/Young Rider 7. BOUWE’S SHADOW (Morgan cross), Lauren & CH: WENCENZA (Dutch Warmblood), Sheila Zepernick, owner; Elizabeth Garretson, owners; Lauren Garretson (TX), rider.......................62.179% Mattie Zepernick (LA), rider; Contango, sire; Piacenza, dam.....................70.952% 8. MAI (Danish Warmblood), Anna Campbell (TX), owner/rider....................61.538% RS: KHEMO’S DRAMA (Arabian), Emily Craig (TX), owner/rider; Khemosabi, sire; Diamond Annie, dam...................................................65.952% 3. UNIEK (Dutch Warmblood), Caroline Adams (LA), owner/rider .................64.881% Third Level Open CH: ACCENTUATE (Dutch Warmblood), Beth Butler, owner; 4. WEST MT. CHRISTOPHER (Morgan), Sarah Whitney (TX), owner/rider; Fran Dearing (TX), rider ........................................................................67.949% LC Shadow Dancer, sire; Elmcrest Belinda, dam .....................................64.524% RS: URSULA SG (Dutch Warmblood), Stargate Sport Horses LP, owner; 5. MIDNIGHT BLUES (Irish Sport Horse), Gail Abele (TX), rider; Dream of Glory, sire; P’tula Xeguoia, dam .............67.051% Alannah MacGregor (TX), owner/rider ...................................................62.619% 3. COOPER (Oldenburg), Zada Steidl, owner; Claire Darnell (TX), rider; 6. WELTENBUMMLER (Sachsen), Ashley Deatherage (TX), owner/rider; Contucci, sire; Vodka Gimlet, dam.........................................................65.897% Weltstern, sire; Edel, dam ....................................................................61.786% 4. LEON (Hanoverian), Stargate Sport Horses LP, owner; Gail Abele (TX), rider; Lauries Crusader, sire; Annabelle, dam ..................................................65.385% Second Level Open 5. VALENTINO (Dutch Warmblood), Stephen Burtell, owner; CH: NTEC ROULETTE (Hanoverian), Kai Handt (TX), owner/rider; Anna Burtell (TX), rider; Kennedy, sire; Funera, dam...............................65.128% Rotspon, sire; Shining Sun, dam ...........................................................71.310% 6. RASPUTIN (Danish Warmblood), Ronda Ritchie, owner; RS: CONAN STAR (Oldenburg cross), Delemont LP, owner; Vicky Busch (LA), rider; Blue Hors Hertug, sire; Rambala, dam ................64.872% Paige Peters-Windham (TX), rider .........................................................65.476% 7. CONAN STAR (Oldenburg cross), Delemont LP, owner; 3. SOLSTICE FARMS LOVERBOY (Hanoverian), Carlanda Hassoldt, owner; Paige Peters-Windham (TX), rider .........................................................64.615% Marie Morgan (TX), rider; Londonderry, sire; Buona Vita, dam ................63.929% 8. JAGO (Swedish Warmblood), Tamara McGowen, owner; 4. URSULA SG (Dutch Warmblood), Stargate Sport Horses LP, owner; Lyndon Rife (TX), rider .........................................................................63.205% Gail Abele (TX), rider; Dream of Glory, sire; P’tula Xeguoia, dam .............63.810% 5. DONNERTANZ (Oldenburg), Linda Middleton, owner; Christy Raisbeck (TX), rider ..................................................................63.690% Third Level Freestyle 6. TALIESIN (Dutch Warmblood), Valery Kedroff (TX), owner/rider ..............60.238% CH: WOLLY (Mecklenburg), Janice Mauren (TX), owner/rider; Weltfriede, sire; Mirijam, dam ..............................................................66.667% 7. ZANDRA ISF (Dutch Warmblood), Sandra Adair (TX), owner/rider; Contango, sire; Ella-Maria, dam ............................................................60.119% 8. FINE DESIGN (Oldenburg), Karen McGowin (TX), owner/rider; Fourth Level Adult Amateur Feiner Stern, sire; Dance Design, dam ...................................................57.262% CH: SHOOFLY’S ENRICO G (Trakehner), Kimberly Rathmann, owner; Caleb Scroggins (TX), rider ...................................................................65.750% RS: WUNDERLAND (Hanoverian), Erika James (TX), owner/rider; Second Level Freestyle Wonderful, sire; Diachee, dam ..............................................................65.125% CH: MAPLE LANE KERO (Welsh Cob), Kristin Cyprus, owner; Allison Cyprus (TX), rider; Mill Gate Hercules, sire; Canterbrook Marmalade, dam ..........73.750% 3. SUCARLOS (Dutch Warmblood), Marissa Kimberlin (TX), owner/rider; Gribaldi, sire; Ducarla, dam...................................................................64.375% RS: ZANDRA ISF (Dutch Warmblood), Sandra Adair (TX), owner/rider; Contango, sire; Ella-Maria, dam ............................................................70.000% 4. PAPPARAZZI (Dutch Warmblood), Noell Lacy (TX), owner/rider; Jacardo, sire; Cereda, dam ...................................................................63.375% 3. ELBABAR (Swedish Warmblood), Elizabeth Krug (MS), owner/rider; Babar, sire; Magnetic Moment, dam .....................................................60.250% 5. PRESTIGE (Hanoverian), Kathryn Campbell (TX), owner/rider; Prestige Pilot, sire; Walbinchen, dam.....................................................61.250% 4. DF DOUBLE TAKE (Anglo-Arabian), Elaine Hildreth (TX), owner/rider; Wierny, sire; Marc’s Cajun Queen, dam .................................................58.750% 6. BON WILBO (Hanoverian), Amy Ganci (TX), owner/rider; Bon Bonaparte, sire; Wildetaube, dam ..................................................60.625% 7. ZHIVAGO (Dutch Warmblood), Tiffany Davis (MS), owner/rider; Third Level Adult Amateur Hattrick, sire; Urselina, dam .................................................................60.625% CH: BRINDABAH’S RUBEN HEIZEN (Austrian Warmblood), 8. FALK-OLAV (Hanoverian), Brett Pillow (TX), owner/rider; Bonnie Canter (TX), owner/rider ...........................................................66.282% Fabriano, sire; Wajana, dam .................................................................60.500% RS: FERRARI (Hanoverian), Jill Cowie (TX), owner/rider ................................66.026% 3. PAPPARAZZI (Dutch Warmblood), Noell Lacy (TX), owner/rider; Jacardo, sire; Cereda, dam ...................................................................65.256% Fourth Level Junior/Young Rider CH: BOUWE’S SHADOW (Morgan cross), Lauren & 4. BARNAULI (Holsteiner), Katie Jackson (TX), owner/rider; Elizabeth Garretson, owners; Lauren Garretson (TX), rider.......................57.250% Barnaul, sire; Zermatt, dam ..................................................................63.590%

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RS: GRAN CASSO (Belgian Warmblood), Jenna Stern (TX), owner/rider; 5. Fal Turro, sire; Upper Register, dam ......................................................68.833% 3. CYLENT PREMIER (Anglo-Arabian), Vicki Krebsbach (TX), owner/rider; 6. MM Cylent Flyer, sire; Witch’s Luck, dam ..............................................64.083% 4. MAROMERO (Thoroughbred), Nicki Atkinson (TX), owner/rider ...............61.167% 7.


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Fourth Level Open CH: RAPPORT (Oldenburg), Joe Calao, owner; Christine Bergeron (TX), rider; Routinier, sire; Nostalgia’s Place, dam ...................................................65.875% RS: JAGO (Swedish Warmblood), Tamara McGowen, owner; Lyndon Rife (TX), rider .........................................................................65.000% 3. GALILEO (Dutch Warmblood), Margaret Kripke, owner; Kristin Stringer (TX), rider.....................................................................64.750% 4. LEON (Hanoverian), Stargate Sport Horses LP, owner; Gail Abele (TX), rider; Lauries Crusader, sire; Annabelle, dam ..................63.500% 5. YTZEN (Friesian), Beth Butler, owner; Fran Dearing (TX), rider ................60.750% 6. GLENDA GCF (Hanoverian), Sharon Garner, owner; Patrick Tompkins (TX), rider; Gouverneur, sire; Linett, dam .....................59.125% 7. KASHMERE (Oldenburg), Suzan Saylor (TX), owner/rider; Palladium, sire; Hope, dam ...................................................................58.000%

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DEAN (Hanoverian), Jacqueline Paxton (TX), owner/rider ........................64.342% BOGART VON JORRIT PM (Friesian), Saddlebrook Equestrian Center, owner; Paige Peters-Windham (TX), rider; Jorrit, sire; Xanadu PM, dam .............63.684% LANDSALOT (Holsteiner), Ashley Bearden (TX), owner/rider ....................60.658% MAXIMUS (Selle Français), Anthony Tasso, owner; Vicky Busch (LA), rider ..60.526% TSUNAMI (Dutch Warmblood), Louise Fox (LA), owner/rider; Idocus, sire; Kitwell Countess, dam .......................................................59.605%

Intermediate I Adult Amateur CH: GARRISON (Danish Warmblood), Melissa Joy Morris, owner; Faith Morris (TX), rider .........................................................................58.947% 2. OPTIC (Swedish Warmblood), Molly Gengenbach (TX), owner/rider .........53.947% 3. DEIMOS (Oldenburg), Carrie Wood (TX), owner/rider; Donnerschlag, sire; Legende, dam .........................................................53.026%

Fourth Level Freestyle

Intermediate I Junior/Young Rider CH: WUNDERLAND (Hanoverian), Erika James (TX), owner/rider; Wonderful, sire; Diachee, dam ..............................................................67.417% CH: NTEC DON PEPPINO (Wurttemberg), Kai Handt, owner; Julia Handt (TX), rider..........................................................................60.000% RS: NESTOR (Hanoverian), Ellie Hardesty (KS), owner/rider; Junior Team Nebelhorn, sire; Dominice, dam ............................................................55.000% CH: ROYAL (Hanoverian), Nathalie Martin (TX), owner/rider ..........................63.716% RS: SJAPOER (Dutch Warmblood), Ayden Uhlir (TX), owner/rider; Contango, sire; Jenia, dam ...................................................................63.378% Intermediate I Open 3. SOUTHERNWOOD KOMNIETUS (Dutch Warmblood), Mary Nuttall, CH: UBERLINUS (Dutch Warmblood), Eva Oldenbroek Tabor (TX), owner/rider; owner; Benjamin Winger (TX), rider; Zuidhorn, sire; Unieta, dam .............59.730% Metall, sire; Nerlina, dam .....................................................................63.684% 4. MAI (Danish Warmblood), Anna Campbell (TX), owner/rider....................59.527% RS: COLLECTOR’S ITEM (Oldenburg), Nancy Hinz (TX), owner/rider; Clintino, sire; Pancona, dam .................................................................62.368% 3. LANDSALOT (Holsteiner), Ashley Bearden (TX), owner/rider ....................62.105% Young Rider Team 4. G-SHARP (Hanoverian), Rebekah Wesatzke (TX), owner/rider; CH: DOM PERIGNON (Hanoverian), Sandra Nommensen, owner; Graf Top, sire; Alouette, dam................................................................61.184% Mary Kathryn Nommensen (TX), rider; Donnerhall, sire; Mara, dam.........61.053% 5. VIVIANO III (Pura Raza Española), Marta Renilla (TX), owner/rider ...........60.789% 6. FER-DE-LANCE (Holsteiner), Judy Albrecht, owner; Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur Susan Shiba (TX), rider; Cascavelle, sire; Fabel, dam ...............................60.132% CH: GARRISON (Danish Warmblood), Melissa Joy Morris, owner; Faith Morris (TX), rider .........................................................................62.237% 7. TSUNAMI (Dutch Warmblood), Louise Fox (LA), owner/rider; Idocus, sire; Kitwell Countess, dam .......................................................58.026% RS: ROCHOWANSKY (Dutch Warmblood), Sandra Locke (TX), owner/rider; Idocus, sire; Ulette, dam ......................................................................60.921% 8. MIR (Dutch Warmblood), Lindy Taylor (TX), owner/rider .........................52.763% 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

REAL DIAMOND (Oldenburg), Laurie Simons (MS), owner/rider; Rohdiamant, sire; Helena, dam .............................................................60.789% LAZULITE (Trakehner), Marie Maloney (KS), owner/rider; Martini, sire; Lucona, dam ....................................................................60.132% BOLZANO (Swedish Warmblood), Terri Sue Wensinger (TX), owner/rider; Gauguin de Lully, sire; Gerbera, dam .....................................................58.684% LUKE SKYWALKER (Hanoverian), Mary Hawkins (TX), owner/rider; Lauries Crusader, sire; Hoheit, dam .......................................................58.553% PRESTIGE (Hanoverian), Kathryn Campbell (TX), owner/rider; Prestige Pilot, sire; Walbinchen, dam.....................................................58.289% FLANNERY (Oldenburg), Valerie Wheeler (TX), owner/rider; For the Future, sire; Rastenruhe, dam ...................................................57.632%

Intermediate I Freestyle CH: CALIMAR (Oldenburg), Joan Darnell & Claire Darnell, owners; Claire Darnell (TX), rider; Contucci, sire; Vodka Gimlet, dam ....................69.438% RS: UBERLINUS (Dutch Warmblood), Eva Oldenbroek Tabor (TX), owner/rider; Metall, sire; Nerlina, dam .....................................................................67.562% 3. COLLECTOR’S ITEM (Oldenburg), Nancy Hinz (TX), owner/rider; Clintino, sire; Pancona, dam .................................................................65.312% 4. NTEC DON PEPPINO (Wurttemberg), Kai Handt, owner; Julia Handt (TX), rider..........................................................................61.687% 5. VIVIANO III (Pura Raza Española), Marta Renilla (TX), owner/rider ...........61.062% 6. NESTOR (Hanoverian), Ellie Hardesty (KS), owner/rider; Nebelhorn, sire; Dominice, dam ............................................................58.125%

Prix St. Georges Junior/Young Rider CH: CARUSH (Swedish Warmblood), Katherine Coleman, owner; Intermediate II Open Kalie Beckers (LA), rider .......................................................................65.132% CH: OMEN (Dutch Warmblood), Mimi Burch (TX), owner/rider; RS: DOM PERIGNON (Hanoverian), Sandra Nommensen, owner; Idocus, sire; Umanie, dam ....................................................................55.526% Mary Kathryn Nommensen (TX), rider; Donnerhall, sire; Mara, dam.........62.632% 2. C-GOLDEN EYE (Danish Warmblood), Kim Gentry (TN), owner/rider; 3. DON GIOVANNI (Oldenburg), Cameron Dauterive (LA), owner/rider; Come Back II, sire; Penny-Line, dam .....................................................53.158% Don Schufro, sire; Wanessa, dam .........................................................57.368%

Prix St. Georges Open

Grand Prix Open

CH: PRESUMIDO (Pura Raza Española), Marta Renilla (TX), owner/rider .........63.191% CH: UBERLINUS (Dutch Warmblood), Eva Oldenbroek Tabor (TX), owner/rider; 2. C-GOLDEN EYE (Danish Warmblood), Kim Gentry (TN), owner/rider; Metall, sire; Nerlina, dam .....................................................................68.158% Come Back II, sire; Penny-Line, dam .....................................................48.830% RS: G-SHARP (Hanoverian), Rebekah Wesatzke (TX), owner/rider; Graf Top, sire; Alouette, dam................................................................65.263% Grand Prix Freestyle 3. GLENDA GCF (Hanoverian), Sharon Garner, owner; Patrick Tompkins (TX), rider; Gouverneur, sire; Linett, dam .....................64.868% CH: PRESUMIDO (Pura Raza Española), Marta Renilla (TX), owner/rider ........66.312%.

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Judge & Breeder Lilo will present: •  “Tricks of the Trade” to enhance a horse’s understanding of the rider’s expectations •  The importance of half steps in the early stages of training to help develop the feel of engagement and collection

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•  The importance of lateral exercises and transitions to improve impulsion and throughness •  The basics as applied to the Pyramid of Training while moving through the levels

March 3-4, 2012 College Station, TX

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November 10-11, 2012 Sherwood, OR

January 12-13, 2013 Waimanalo, HI

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East Coast Series Dressage at Devon, Devon, PA, September 27-October 2, 2011 Judges: Ludwig Christmann, Jeanne McDonald, Lorraine Stubbs, and Kristi Wysocki

Colt/Gelding Championship CH: DORIAN GRAY (Dutch Warmblood), Erin Freedman, owner .....................77.100% RS: SCHIGAZZO (Oldenburg), Lea Ann Hansen, owner; Schiffon, sire; Aragazza, dam; Rohdiamant, damsire; Lea Ann Hansen, breeder..............76.200% 3. DONNELLY M (Hanoverian), Karen Morris, owner; Dauphin, sire; Farina, dam; Falkenstern II, damsire; Karen Morris & Marturia Farm, breeders.................76.100% 4. RUGBY D (Hanoverian), Lauren Dearlove, owner; Royal Prince, sire; Ghlacier, dam; Gold Luck, damsire; Lauren Dearlove & Parade Field Farm, breeders......................................75.700% 5. THATS LIFE (Danish Warmblood), Peter Near, owner .............................74.500% 6. VELLUTO (Trakehner), Lea Ann Hansen, owner; Schiffon, sire; Viva Vanessa, dam; Ursprung, damsire; Lea Ann Hansen, breeder............73.650%

Current Year Foal Championship

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QUINTO MF (Hanoverian), Maryanna Haymon, owner ............................74.100% SHAVANE (Oldenburg), Maurine Swanson, owner ..................................73.600%

Filly Championship CH: DAZZLE (Dutch Warmblood), Taylor Minnucci, owner .............................83.950% RS: BAHIA BREEZE (Hanoverian), Michelle Ryan, owner; Bennetton Dream, sire; Bonne Chance, dam; Kareen Heineking-Schuette, breeder.......................78.400% 3. ELMIRA ISF (Dutch Warmblood), Iron Spring Farm Inc., owner; Riverman-ISF, sire; Rabiola, dam; Metall, damsire; Iron Spring Farm Inc., breeder ..............................................................77.150% 4. ROSALIE KIS (Oldenburg), Deborah Dalseg, owner; Rosall, sire; Bevolina, dam; Brentano II, damsire; Wendy Costello, Kent Island Sporthorses & The Donovan Corp LLC., breeders...................77.000% 5. BELLATESSE HTF (Hanoverian), Kris Schuler, owner; Bugatti Hilltop, sire; Comtesse, dam; Cordoba, damsire; Jane MacElree & Hilltop Farm Inc., breeders ..............................................76.950% 6. REBELLIENNE HVH (Hanoverian), High Valley Hanoverians, owner; Rotspon, sire; Whitney BH, dam; Welser, damsire; High Valley Hanoverians, breeder ..........................................................76.600%

Mare Championship

CH: RADIANCE (Hanoverian), High Valley Hanoverians, owner; Rotspon, sire; CH: CHA CHING HTF (Hanoverian), Hilltop Farm Inc., owner ..........................83.300% Whitney BH, dam; Welser, damsire; High Valley Hanoverians, breeder .....76.275% RS: DIOR CCF (Oldenburg), Chris Roseberry, owner; Donarweiss GGF, sire; RS: AMULET (Hanoverian), Maurine Swanson, owner; Archipel, sire; Akino, dam .........................................................................................77.250% Wicky, dam; Heinrich Disckhoff, breeder ...............................................76.050% 3. SHILHOUETTE (Oldenburg), Maurine Swanson, owner; Shakespeare RSF, 3. FHLORA (Hanoverian), Maurine Swanson, owner; Fuerst Heinrich, sire; sire; Fhlora, dam; Fuerst Heinrich, damsire; Maurine Swanson, breeder .......74.950% Valencia, dam; Velton Third, damsire; Wilhelm Stadtlander, breeder ........75.350% 4. BEAUCOUP D’AMIS (Oldenburg), Trisha DeRosa, owner; 4. AKINORI (Trakehner), Chris Roseberry, owner; Enrico Caruso, sire; Hilltop Bugatti, sire; Carousel, dam; Contucci, damsire ............................74.750% Aura, dam; Schonfeld *E*, damsire; Chris Roseberry, breeder .................71.950%

Dorian Gray, the 2011 Great American/USDF East Coast Series colt/gelding champion

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Dazzle, the 2011 Great American/USDF East Coast Series filly champion

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CIRRUS (Dutch Warmblood), Graciela Caldero, owner; Ijsselmeer, sire; Risa, dam; Rubignon, damsire; Kyle Karnosh & Con Brio Farms LLC., breeders..........71.700% SELONA ISF (Dutch Warmblood), Iron Spring Farm Inc., owner; Ferro, sire; Melona, dam; Falco, damsire; Iron Spring Farm Inc., breeder ..................70.375%

Stallion Championship

New England Series NEDA Fall Festival: Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 8 Dressage Championships, Saugerties, NY, September 13-18, 2011

CH: ACORINO (Holsteiner), Frederick Schofield, owner ..................................72.225% Judges: Christoph Hess and Kristi Wysocki RS: ALOMAR RVM (Haflinger), Megan Huey, owner.....................................70.450%

Mid-States Series

Colt/Gelding Championship

CH: DURANTE (Hanoverian), Heather Waite, owner; Dacaprio, sire; Windspiel, dam; Weltmeyer, damsire; Heather Waite, breeder ................86.500% RS: MW FEINERMARK (Oldenburg), Jennifer Vanover, owner; Fidertanz, sire; Summer Fest Breed Show, Cleveland, MO, August 20, 2011 Cindy, dam; Flemmingh, damsire; Ludger Holthaus, breeder ....................79.000% 3. WINCHESTER (Oldenburg), Alicia Rosenblatt, owner; Windfall CB, sire; Judges: Arlene Rigdon and Ulrich Schmitz Serendipity, dam; Rambo, damsire; Alicia Rosenblatt, breeder.................78.000% 4. DENEB HHF (Hanoverian), Christine Kropf, owner ..................................76.600% Colt/Gelding Championship 5. ENCORE! ENCORE! (Dutch Warmblood), Susan Barrett, owner; CH: FERRARREE (Hanoverian), Barbara Wood, owner; Florestan I, sire; Rousseau, sire; Face the Music, dam; Enrico Caruso, damsire; Wersace, dam; Weltmeyer, damsire; Susan Barrett & High Meadows Farm, breeders .....................................75.050% Barbara Wood & New Hanover Farm, breeders......................................73.850% 6. BACCARAT (Hanoverian), Crossen Arabians LLC, owner; RS: ERAGON (Dutch Warmblood), Kathy Childs, owner; Goodtimes, sire; Bugatti Hilltop, sire; Cor D’Elise, dam; Cor Noir, damsire; Nirvana, dam; Fleming, damsire; Larry and Thomas and Susan Crossen & Crossen Arabians LLC, breeders ................74.750% Kathy Childs & Crooked Post Farm, breeders .........................................72.400% 3. FINNEGAN MEC (Oldenburg), Stacie Coder, owner; Freestyle, sire; Miriah, dam; Caesar, damsire; Stacie Coder, breeder ..............................72.300% Current Year Foal Championship CH: DALZIEL HHF (Hanoverian), Christine Kropf, owner; Dacaprio, sire; 4. RAZZMATAZZ (Irish Sport Horse), High Point Farm, owner; Rubignon, sire; SPS Fenja, dam; Frappant, damsire; Christine Kropf, breeder ..................84.300% Make A Wish, dam; Macht, damsire; Nina Fricke, breeder ......................71.100%

Current Year Foal Championship

Filly Championship

CH: GRACE NOTE (Dutch Warmblood), Elise Mann, owner ............................73.500% CH: SYNERGY (Hanoverian), Lisa Cross, owner; Sir Donnerhall, sire; RS: FOX CREEK’S DAISY DUKE (German Riding Pony), Dianna Orona, owner .....72.700% Weinkoenigin, dam; Wolkenstein II, damsire; Jenny Hrobelsky, breeder .......82.000% RS: FRAULOMA MG (Dutch Warmblood), Kathy Hickerson, owner; Schroeder, sire; Uloma, dam; Farrington, damsire; Filly Championship Kathy Hickerson & Majestic Gates, breeders ..........................................79.500% CH: REMANESSA (Hanoverian), Julie McCrady, owner .................................76.400% RS: WATCH ME (Zweibrucker), High Point Farm, owner ...............................75.500% 3. FELICHA CHF (Dutch Warmblood), Debbie Malcolmson, owner; Silvano, sire; Atacha, dam; Metall, damsire; 3. HIGH TEA (Hanoverian), Barbara Wood & New Hanover Farm, owners; Debbie Malcolmson & Carnival Hill Farm, breeder ...................................78.200% Harvard, sire; Wersace, dam; Weltmeyer, damsire; Barbara Wood, breeder .74.800% 4. WILLOW (American Warmblood), Emily Wagner, owner .........................73.200% 4. DE LAURIAN (Hanoverian), Crossen Arabians LLC., owner; De Laurentis, sire; Daniella, dam; Davignon, damsire; Thomas 5. FERGEE (Hanoverian), Barbara Wood, owner; Florestan I, sire; Wersace, dam; & Susan Crossen, & Crossen Arabians LLC., breeders..............................77.750% Weltmeyer, damsire; Barbara Wood & New Hanover Farm, breeders ......72.050% 6. FENDI (Dutch Warmblood), Kathy Childs, owner ....................................71.950%

Mare Championship Mare Championship

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CH: KAROLA 1 (Holsteiner), Paige Finnegan, owner ......................................84.575% CH: ADAME’ (Dutch Warmblood), Breandan & David Filbert, owners..............68.825% RS: ROMANZE K (Hanoverian), Shooting Stars Dressage Horses LLC., owner .83.275%

Remanessa, the 2011 Great American/USDF Mid-States Series filly champion

Ferrarree, the Great American/USDF Mid-States Series colt/gelding champion

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Northwest Series

North Central Series

Judges: Hilda Gurney and Faith Fessenden

Colt/Gelding Championship CH: CON BRIO HF (Hanoverian), Mary Houghton, owner; Conteur, sire; Weltmeyer’s Song, dam; Weltmeyer, damsire; Diane Nauman, breeder ...78.700% RS: DUCATI EE (Hanoverian), Melanie Caviness, owner; Diamond Head, sire; Wahkeena, dam; Winterprinz, damsire; Jessica Wisdom, breeder ............75.800% 3. LORDSLEY DMV (Hanoverian), Jill Giese & Dreamcatcher Meadows Judges: Faith Fessenden and Sue Mandas Ventures Limited, owners; Lokomotion, sire; Dreaming, dam; Dimaggio, damsire; Dreamcatcher Meadows Ventures Limited, breeder ...75.500% Colt/Gelding Championship 4. LEONARDO (Hanoverian), Judy Pappin, owner.......................................74.900% CH: OVATION (Oldenburg), Kenneth Borden, owner; Opus, sire; 5. FAHRENHEIT (Dutch Warmblood), Lisa Morton-Gramyk, owner...............74.600% Windspiel, dam; Weltmeyer, damsire; Kenneth Borden, breeder ..............76.250% 6. VITALIY (Oldenburg), Laurie McLaughlin, owner; Versache, sire; RS: ABAMPERE MRF (Hanoverian), Joyce and Andrea Spohr, owners; HPB With Wonder, dam; Laurie McLaughlin, breeder..............................73.850% Ampere, sire; Revlon, dam; Rohdiamant, damsire; Douglas and Shannon Langer & Maple Run Farm LLC, breeders...............76.200% 3. CAMELIO ANG II (Pura Raza Espanola), Lauren Zaleski, owner.................68.550% Current Year Foal Championship CH: GO TANGO (Dutch Warmblood), Gwen Blake, owner .............................78.075% RS: BORN ON THE BAYOU (American Warmblood), Current Year Foal Championship Gayle Atkins, owner ............................................................................77.150% CH: JS CAZADOR (Pura Raza Española), Karen Rock, owner; ........................68.675% 3. VYSHAUNA (Oldenburg), Laurie McLaughlin, owner; Versache, sire; O’ Pretty Lady, dam; Opus, damsire; Laurie McLaughlin, breeder .............76.650% 4. H. COVER GIRL (Hungarian), Christopher Bredeson, owner; H. Sir Bungee AF, Filly Championship sire; H. Rare Charm, dam; Christopher Bredeson, breeder .......................75.300% CH: DALANTA MG (Dutch Warmblood), Abby Onsgard, owner; Johnson, sire; Valanta, dam; Goodtimes, damsire; FA. Luimstra, breeder .....76.750% Filly Championship RS: INGRID BERGMAN (Trakehner), Alison Freeburg-Mroz, owner; CH: DESIRE WF (Hanoverian), Cathi Jensen, owner; Donar Weiss GGF, sire; Marcato II, sire; Inster Mary vom Eichenhof, dam; Munchhausen, damsire; Roxsand VA, dam; Rosentau, damsire; Cathi Jensen, breeder..................77.450% Eberhard Biesenthal, breeder ................................................................75.250%

Silverwood Dressage September, Camp Lake, WI, September 17, 2011

Karola 1, the 2011 Great American/USDF New England Series mare champion

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Dalziel HHF, the 2011 Great American/USDF New England Series current-year-foal champion

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DONNDI (Westfalen), Melvin Churchill, owner; Donnerruf, sire; Stallion Championship Colla, dam; Colorado, damsire; Ludger Busche, breeder ..........................80.375% CH: PADRÉ (Mustang), Patricia Gruber, owner .............................................76.125% 4. CHEYENNE M (Dutch Warmblood), RS: MASTERPIECE (Swedish Warmblood), Kenneth Borden, owner; Shooting Stars Dressage Horses LLC, owner ..........................................78.725% Master, sire; Miss Nickel Annie, dam; Call Me Penny, damsire; Kenneth Borden, breeder .....................................................................72.550% 3. SELWOOD PARK RAVEL (Andalusian), Lisa Sanfelippo, owner; Ciclon H, sire; Stallion Championship Diana, dam; Temerario V, damsire; Marge Steingraber, breeder ..............67.975% CH: ROCAZINO (Oldenburg), Fie Andersen, owner; Rosentanz, sire; Escarda, dam; Silvio I, damsire; Heino Lueschen, breeder ........................84.425% RS: STATESMAN’S SIGNATURE (Morgan), Marthe Reynolds, owner; Chief Of State, sire; Coal Creek Spicyglow, dam; Wyoming Flyhawk, damsire; Lynne Shpak, breeder ................................79.825% 3. FAVORY MARINNA II (Lipizzan), Alessandra Dolnier, owner; Northwest Sport Horse Breeders Dressage Classic III, Auburn, WA, Favory Toscana, sire; Marinna, dam; 79 Oda, damsire; White Horse Vale-Lipizzans, breeder ......................................................75.350% September 4, 2011 3.


Dalanta, the 2011 Great American/USDF North Central Series filly champion

RS: RAD SAFARI (Zweibrucker), Marion Dresel-O`Connor, owner; Stallion Championship Radikal, sire; Dakaris, dam; Don Frederico, damsire; CH: ROYAL RAMIRO (Hanoverian), Sally Hanson, owner; Royal Prince, sire; Marion Dresel-O`Connor & Cocolalla Creek Sporthorses, breeders ...........77.350% Ramona, dam; Ramiro’s Son II, damsire; Berend & Carla Friehe, breeders 79.875% 3. BALLERINA DMV (Hanoverian), Jill Giese & Dreamcatcher Meadows RS: VERSACHE (Dutch Warmblood), Laurie McLaughlin, owner; Ferro, sire; Ventures Limited, owners; Ballettmeister, sire; Dreaming, dam; Dimaggio, Olivia, dam; Idocus, damsire; Lana Sneddon, breeder..............................77.800% damsire; Jill Giese & Dreamcatcher Meadows Ventures Limited, breeders....76.450% 3. AMADOR (Swedish Warmblood), Adrianne Gabris, owner.......................76.100% 4. LADY OF THE DANCE (Hanoverian), Jill Giese & Dreamcatcher Meadows Ventures Limited, owners; Lokomotion, sire; Daisy Dee Elite, dam; Dream of Glory, damsire; Dreamcatcher Meadows Ventures Limited, breeder .....76.300% 5. VOGUE (Oldenburg), Laurie McLaughlin, owner; Versache, sire; Rocky Mountain Series-Sport Horse Breeding, Parker, CO, Gana De Gauguin, dam; Ganguin De Lully, damsire; Laurie McLaughlin & Tower Lane Farm, breeders ...................................74.400% September 22, 2011 6. FIONA (Dutch Warmblood), Gwen Blake, owner ....................................73.450% Judges: Janine Malone and Ulrich Schmitz

Rocky Mountain Series

Colt/Gelding Championship Mare Championship

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CH: ROGELIUS (Holsteiner Cross), Tami Fredrich, owner ...............................75.000% RS: PERSEUS YC (Hanoverian), Patricia McConathy & Yarmony Creek Sporthorses, CH: RIO RIO (Zweibrucker), Lawrence Thibodeau, owner; Radikal, sire; owners; Paparazzo, sire; Descapade, dam; Don Alfredo, damsire; Hochkarat, dam; Hohenstein, damsire; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, breeder ....79.600% Patricia McConathy & Yarmony Creek Sporthorses, breeders ..................73.600% RS: BEYONCE (Dutch Harness Horse), Gwen Blake, owner ...........................79.100% 3. CONTESSA (Dutch Warmblood), Gwen Blake, owner .............................78.975% 3. DEL MAR (Dutch Warmblood), Rimma Paul, owner; UB 40, sire; Wednesday, dam; Weltmeyer, damsire; Judy Barrett, breeder ................72.950% 4. PRISCILLA (Dutch Warmblood), Gwen Blake, owner; Gribaldi, sire;..........76.025%

Rio Rio, the 2011 Great America/USDF Northwest Series mare champion

Go Tango, the 2011 Great American/USDF Northwest Series current-year-foal champion

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Padré, the 2011 Great American/USDF North Central Series stallion champion


HOUND DOG (Dutch Warmblood), Shannon Dahmer, owner; Patrick, sire; 3. SANGREAL (Holsteiner cross), Elodie Madewell, owner ..........................76.100% Akellette, dam; Axiom, damsire; Jeri Yarbrough, breeder........................71.300% 4. DO I DAZZLE YOU (Hanoverian), Juliana Whittenburg, owner; Donarweiss GGF, 5. SAGA SPLENDOR GES (Zweibrucker), Peter and Sharon Soos, owners ....69.200% sire; Whits End, dam; Weinstein, damsire; Juliana Whittenburg, breeder......74.800% 5(T). SAN DIEGO DAE (Oldenburg), Linda Crabtree, owner..............................74.650% 5(T). RASCAL RAP (Oldenburg), Sandi Lieb, owner; Rapture R, sire; Current Year Foal Championship Chanse, dam; Koolwin, damsire; Sandi Lieb, breeder ..............................74.650% CH: SWEET PEA (Oldenburg), Marian Nilsen, owner .....................................72.050% RS: 3. 4. 5.

GOOD LUCK CHARM (Dutch Warmblood), Lisa Sutila, owner ..................71.750% PRAJNA (Oldenburg), Ruth Olson, owner ..............................................70.700% Current Year Foal Championship PRESLEY SPLISH SPLASH (Half Arabian), Donna Baxter, owner ..............69.400% CH: LILY ROF (Friesian), Carrie Simmons, owner; Lexington, sire; Natasha, dam; Jacobean, damsire; Gigha Steinman, breeder ..................77.850% REKO (Half Arabian), Marian Nilsen, owner............................................66.950% RS: FREESTER (Unknown), Sara Warner, owner ..........................................75.300% 3. BONOFACIO FLF (German Riding Pony), Gary Ellebracht & Juliana Filly Championship Whittenburg, owners; Burberry, sire; Courtash Kotton Kandy, dam; Courtash CH: VALENTINA (Oldenburg), Simone Ahern, owner; Valentino, sire; Karnival, damsire; Gary Ellebracht & Juliana Whittenburg, breeders .........74.700% Ofcourse I Do, dam; Corker, damsire; Connie Pheney, breeder ................74.950% 4. SHAMUS FLF (Oldenburg), Gary Ellebracht & RS: WORTHY ASPIRATIONS (Hanoverian), Heather Petersen, owner; Juliana Whittenburg, owners; Sonntagskind, sire; Zejaluna, dam; Worthy Opponent, sire; Dominica V, dam; Don Frederico, damsire; Palmenhain, damsire; Juliana Whittenburg, breeder ...............................74.600% Genna Gatdula, breeder .......................................................................74.500% 3. RICHOCHET (Oldenburg), Wanda Hage, owner .......................................68.950% 5. PANTALEONE FLF (Oldenburg), Gary Ellebracht & Juliana Whittenburg, owners; Pablito, sire; Passadena W, dam; 4. BENVOLIA GES (Zweibrucker), Peter and Sharon Soos, owners ...............68.500% Polany LDB., damsire; Juliana Whittenburg, breeder ..............................71.550% 5. WONDERFUL MELODY (Hanoverian), Janet Alexander, owner ................67.450%

Filly Championship

Mare Championship

CH: EZABELLA HF (Dutch Warmblood), Julie Haralson, owner; CH: IMMYLOU (Trakehner), Valerie Foltz, owner; Tradition, sire; Isleta, dam; Rousseau, sire; Tola, dam; Flemmingh, damsire; Julie Haralson, breeder ..80.800% Martini, damsire; Sandy Hubbard, breeder .............................................72.975% RS: ENYA SE (Dutch Warmblood), Lourene Fabian, owner ............................77.750% RS: FIRENZE (Swedish Warmblood), Ruth Olson, owner ...............................72.700% 3. EVELINA HF (Dutch Warmblood), Julie Haralson, owner; Rousseau, sire; 3. RAZIA (Oldenburg), Lisa Nasrullah, owner; Rockefeller, sire; Resina, dam; Flemmingh, damsire; Julie Haralson, breeder .....................77.350% D’Alliendra, dam; Davignon, damsire; Margaret Judy, breeder.................71.300% 4. FLORENTINA HF (Dutch Warmblood), Julie Haralson, owner; UB 40, sire; Resina, dam; Flemmingh, damsire; Julie Haralson & Haralson Farm, breeders ......77.200% Stallion Championship 5. SANDANCE DAE (Oldenburg Cross), Jackie Hyde, owner ........................75.950% CH: DOMINANTE XXIX (Pura Raza Espanola), Linda Nickerson, owner; Dominante XVI, 6. EAGLEA (Dutch Warmblood), Sandi Lieb, owner; Contester, sire; sire; Gamera, dam; Estudiante XII, damsire; Calogero Mazzara, breeder ...70.725% Lanner, dam; Rubinstein, damsire; Sandi Lieb, breeder ...........................75.550%

Southeast Series

Mare Championship

CH: BRIAR’S BON-BON (Oldenburg), Jill Williamson, owner; Bjorsell’s Briar, sire; Preference, dam; Weyden, damsire; Judy Yancey, breeder .....81.625% RS: WINDEMERE (Holsteiner), Elodie Madewell, owner; Robinhood, sire; Gigi, dam; Merano, damsire; Mary Hamacher, breeder ...........................80.250% Judges: Carter Bass and Jos Sevriens 3. CORMORANT (Dutch Warmblood), Sandi Lieb, owner; Ferro, sire; Lanner, dam; Rubinstein, damsire; Sandi Lieb, breeder ...........................76.275% Colt/Gelding Championship 4. CADENCE (Oldenburg), Lori Minteer, owner; Camiros, sire; Ladylike, dam; CH: RAPSCALLION (Oldenburg), Sandi Lieb, owner; Rapture R, sire; Loredo, damsire; Linda Hackney, breeder...............................................75.525% Gala, dam; Galiani CH, damsire; Sandi Lieb, breeder ...............................80.700% 5. PLENTY OF DUTCH (Dutch Warmblood), Cindy Hall, owner; Juventus, sire; RS: ENDRETTI GF (Dutch Warmblood), Donna Nita, owner; Schroeder, sire; Wolisa, Ivette, dam; Sultan, damsire; H. Leeuwenhaag, breeder .........................72.375% dam; Rhodium, damsire; Donna Nita & Grandeur Farm LLC, breeders .......79.45%

Sunshine Classic II, Newberry, FL, September 18, 2011

Dominante XXIX, the 2011 Great American/USDF Rocky Mountain Series stallion champion

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ImmyLou, the 2011 Great American/USDF Rocky Mountain Series mare champion

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Stallion Championship

Ezabella HF, the 2011 Great American/USDF Southeast Series filly champion

Current Year Foal Championship

CH: TATENDRANG (Trakehner), Anissa Cottongim, owner; Onassis, sire; CH: GRACIANO (Dutch Warmblood), Richard and Susan Howard, owners ......73.900% Tanzania *E*, dam; Avignon II, damsire; Pamela Norton, breeder ............77.950%

Southern Series

Filly Championship

CH: SANTOLINA (Oldenburg), Jessica Wright, owner; Sempatico M, sire; Bold Navette, dam; Bold Navy, damsire; Christine Bergeron, breeder.......75.700% RS: ELENA ZETA JONES (Dutch Warmblood), Richard and Susan Howard, owners......................................................75.200% 3. CAHIRA (Trakehner), Judy Ritchie, owner .............................................73.950% Judges: Faith Fessenden and Carolin Walz 4. JZ’S SASSY PRINCESS (Belgian Warmblood), Tina Zehnder, owner; Opus, sire; Chantilly, dam; Titan, damsire; Tina Zehnder, breeder ............73.750% Colt/Gelding Championship 5. APRIL ANETTE (Zweibrucker), Candace Costis, owner ............................72.700% CH: RUBINATO CAMPANA D’ORO S (Oldenburg), Dianna Davis, owner ..........76.675% 6. TIAMO FURIOSA (Oldenburg), Tina Zehnder, owner................................70.850% RS: EMILE (Dutch Warmblood), Richard and Susan Howard, owners .............72.475% 3. DEAN MARTIN CR (Hanoverian), Christine Bergeron, owner; Don Frederico, sire; Wilhelmine, dam; Weltmeyer, damsire; Albert Roskamm, breeder.....................................................................72.100% Mare Championship 4. GANADOR RC (Andalusian), Isaias Godinez, owner .................................71.450% CH: STILETTA (Hanoverian), Dinah Babcock, owner ......................................77.775% 5. STARDUST RHR (Hanoverian), Ashley Shaw, owner...............................71.025% RS: CHANTILLY (Belgian Warmblood), Tina Zehnder, owner; Titan, sire; Demeter, dam; Franat, damsire; Kathleen Peterson, breeder ...................72.725% 6. VENTERRON PBH (Andalusian), Pam Hines, owner ................................68.350%

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Southern Breeders Sporthorse Show at Silver Hills II, Manor, TX, September 25, 2011

Rubinato, the 2011 Great American/USDF Southern Series colt/gelding champion

Santolina, the 2011 Great American/USDF Southern Series filly champion

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Briar’s Bon-Bon, the 2011 Great American/USDF Southeast Series mare champion


Stallion Championship

Wambertina MRF, the 2011 Great American/USDF West Central Series filly champion

RS: CH: SALTADOR ORO 1 (Pura Raza Espanola), Walter Henslee, owner; Indiano XVIII, sire; Centellita, dam; Centella V, damsire; Gina Hogan, breeder....................78.450% 3. RS: DARDANOS RDL (Pura Raza Espanola), Walter Henslee, owner; 4. Indiano XVIII, sire; Electra GR, dam; Regidor RW, damsire; Walter and Judy Henslee, breeders............................................................71.150% 3. JAJAN LGD (Andalusian), Twila Godinez, owner.........................................68.375% 5.

West Central Series Great American/USDF Region 4 Championships & Midwest Regional Championships and Open Show, Mason City, IA, September 9-11, 2011

SUNDAR LIND (Hanoverian), Tyra Vernon, owner; Stedinger, sire; Her Highness, dam; Hohenstein, damsire; Jennifer Lind, breeder .............77.150% TIAMO’S GAUGUIN (Oldenburg), Paige & Colton Miller, owners; Tiamo Trocadero, sire; O’She’s Gauguin, dam; Opus, damsire; Kenneth Borden, breeder ......75.900% COPA CABANA MRF (Hanoverian), Natalie Hamilton-Hinnemann & John and Mary Schramel, owners; Contucci, sire; Britania, dam; Bordeaux, damsire; Douglas and Shannon Langer & Maple Run Farm LLC, breeders .....73.950% QUANTUM MRF (Hanoverian), Nicole Helland, owner; Quaterback, sire; Revlon, dam; Rohdiamant, damsire; Douglas and Shannon Langer & Maple Run Farm LLC, breeders .............................................................71.750%

Filly Championship

CH: WAMBERTINA MRF (Hanoverian), Natalie Hamilton-Hinnemann & John and Mary Schramel, owners; Wamberto, sire; Evita H, dam; El Bundy, damsire; Douglas and Shannon Langer & Maple Run Farm LLC, breeders...............77.450% Judges: Creeky Routson and Kristi Wysocki RS: FORTY CREEK (Dutch Warmblood), Natalie Hamilton-Hinnemann & John and Mary Schramel owners; UB 40, sire; Windsor CA, dam; Warkanson, damsire; Colt/Gelding Championship Susen Shumaker & Gabel Acres, breeders .............................................75.800% CH: RAYBOL (Holsteiner), Kenneth Borden & Little Bit Farm Inc., owners; GP Raymeister, 3. DULCÉ (Dutch Warmblood), Elise Mann, owner; Prestige-VDL, sire; sire; Paradel, dam; Parabol, damsire; Kenneth Borden, breeder ...............77.900% Pilipa, dam; Riverman, damsire; Elise Mann, breeder ..............................75.700%

City Girl, the 2011 Great American/USDF West Coast Series mare champion

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Wyleigh Princess, the 2011 Great American/USDF West Coast Series filly champion

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Raybol, the 2011 Great American/USDF West Central Series colt/gelding champion


West Coast Series

Rancho Murieta, CA, October 6-9, 2011 Judges: Sue Mandas and Jeanne McDonald

Mare Championship CH: CITY GIRL (International Sporthorse), Dove Butler, owner; Sempatico M, sire; Sage, dam; Dove Butler, breeder .............................69.000%

Colt/Gelding Championship

Stallion Championship CH: DONALY BRB (Holsteiner), Brian Bodarke, owner; Dolany, sire; Oeuvre, dam; Cicero, damsire; Brian Bodarke & Brookhaven Farm, breeders.....................70.650% CH: DON FRANCISCO (Oldenburg), Jens Richter & Carol DiMaggio, owners; Daddy Cool, sire; Leandra, dam; Lafitte, damsire; RS: DOM ESPERANTO LR (Hanoverian), Megan Vincent, Jens Richter & Carol DiMaggio, breeders ...............................................78.400% Lucchetti Ranch, owner ............................................................................65.750%

Editor’s note: Photographs in the Yearbook award section not credited are courtesy of the award winners. Any corrections to the award listings must be received in writing by March 30, 2012. E-mail to: connection@usdf.org

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FIONA (Dutch Warmblood), Natalie Hamilton-Hinnemann & John and Current Year Foal Championship Mary Schramel, owners; Juventus, sire; Sitka PR, dam; Justice, damsire; CH: NAIROBI SILVER SH (Shagya-Arabian), Shelley Housh, owner .................70.350% Susen Shumaker & Gabel Acres, breeders .............................................75.100% 5. KEYANNA (Zweibrucker), Joann Messersmith, owner; Prelude By Mozart, Filly Championship sire; Keyflow, dam; Playfellow, damsire; Joann Messersmith, breeder .....71.600% CH: WYLEIGH PRINCESS (Hanoverian), Ruth Shirkey, owner; Weltmeyer, sire; 6. GB SITKA (Oldenburg Cross), Ardeen Prekker, owner .............................70.900% Heiress B, dam; His Highness 2, damsire; Cheryl Johnson, Eric Johnson & Hidden Acres Farm, breeders .........................................78.350% Stallion Championship RS: CABRIA JW (Hanoverian), Carrie Harnden, owner ..................................75.950% CH: SIR FLEMMINGH (Oldenburg), Kenneth Borden, owner; Sir Donnerhall, sire; 3. DOMA ESTELLA (Hanoverian), Lucchetti Ranch, owner; Domiro, sire; Shirley, dam; Flemmingh, damsire; Kenneth Borden, breeder ..................75.375% Eleganza, dam; Embassy, damsire; Lucchetti Ranch, breeder ...................74.900% 4. DOMA FABRIZIA (Hanoverian), Lucchetti Ranch, owner; Domiro, sire; Fiamma, dam; Fabriano, damsire; Lucchetti Ranch, breeder ....................73.350% 5. SARAPHINA (Hanoverian), Deanna Kacer, owner; Sir Donnerhall, sire; Grand Cervelle, dam; Grand Cru, damsire; Shawn & Deanna Kacer, breeders .......................................................................71.550% Great American/USDF Region 7 Championships/CDS Championships, 4.


American Connemara Pony Society Inc. Training Level Open

American Hackney Horse Society Prix St. Georges Open

1. HIGH CHANCE; Julie Cummings, owner; Jakki Ross, rider; Aladdin’s Denver, sire; 1. BARYSHNIKOV; Leeda Fletcher, owner; Kelley O’Shea-Duncan & Lisa Pierson, riders; Arkrivie’s Last Chance, dam; Marynell & Walter Eyles, breeders .........................67.593% Forewood Commander, sire; Woodhurst Ballerina, dam; Elisabeth Goth, breeder .....67.105% 2. M.G.R.M. DARBY O’GILL; Tillie Jones & Tish Gade-Jones, owners; Tillie Jones, rider; M.H.R.M Premier Performance, sire; Bea, dam; Larry Ervin, breeder ..................65.600% Intermediate I Open 1. BARYSHNIKOV; Leeda Fletcher, owner; Kelley O’Shea-Duncan & Lisa Pierson, riders; Forewood Commander, sire; Woodhurst Ballerina, dam; Elisabeth Goth, breeder .....66.206% First Level Open 1. LONE OAK CEDAR’S GRACE; Kathryn Lucas, owner; Zoe Steele-Rand, rider; Bantry Bay’s Dillon, sire; Bien Mallins High Hope, dam; Whitney Edwards, breeder ..65.968% 2. H.K.’S SASSY PANTS; Julie Skaife, owner; Julie Skaife, rider; MGRM Brigadoon, sire; Sis Q Glamer, dam; Karen Vicencio, breeder ..................64.661% Training Level Open 3. TRICREEKGREYSTONE; Mary Lou Thall, owner; Sarah Casey, rider; 1. MINDY GHF; April Trimmer, owner; April Trimmer, rider; Noble One WBF, sire; Greystone McErrill, sire; Cornerstone’s Arianna, dam; Mary Lou Thall, breeder ......64.324% Milk and Honey ILH, dam; Ruben & Nancy Gingerich, breeders ..........................66.800% 4. M.G.R.M. DARBY O’GILL; Tillie Jones & Tish Gade-Jones, owners; Tillie Jones, rider; 2. BLOSSOM OF SNOW WHHF; Hillary Kissick, owner; Hillary Kissick, rider; M.H.R.M Premier Performance, sire; Bea, dam; Larry Ervin, breeder ..................63.607% Aristique TOF, sire; Belinda RS, dam; Scott & Ann Taylor, breeders .....................65.600% 5. HILLSIDE MUSE; Kim Bodoh, owner; Kim Bodoh, rider; Aladdin, sire; 3. STENOGRAPHER DEL; Joanne Gerson, owner; Joanne Gerson, rider; Hillside Laura, dam; Anne Hindman, breeder ....................................................60.968% Stars ‘N Stripes TOF, sire; Serfa TOF, dam; Tudor Oaks Farm Inc., breeder ..........63.400%

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First Level Adult Amateur

First Level Open

1. JULIE SKAIFE (MD), riding H.K.’s Sassy Pants; Julie Skaife, owner; 1. NONCENTS LMP; Peggy Keller, owner; Peggy Keller, rider; MGRM Brigadoon, sire; Sis Q Glamer, dam; Karen Vicencio, breeder ..................64.661% Neiman Marcus TOF, sire; Vi LMP, dam; William Foster, breeder ........................64.054% 2. KIM BODOH (VA), riding Hillside Muse; Kim Bodoh, owner; Aladdin, sire; 2. ADRENALINE RUSH; Fae Leffler, owner; Fae Leffler, rider; Hillside Laura, dam; Anne Hindman, breeder ....................................................60.968% Artiest van De Wortel, sire; Okarina GFI, dam; Jodi & Brian Winkler, breeders .....63.919% 3. BAILEY TOF; Rachel King, owner; Kimberly Phillips, rider; Training Level Junior/Young Rider Nobleman of Tudor Oaks, sire; Biery TOF, dam; Tudor Oaks Farm Inc., breeder .......60.667% 1. TILLIE JONES (NE), riding M.G.R.M. Darby O’Gill; Tillie Jones & Tish Gade-Jones, owners; M.H.R.M Premier Performance, sire; Bea, dam; Larry Ervin, breeder ..................65.600% Second Level Open 1. WE BE BLAZEN; Peggy Keller, owner; Pernille Andree & Radie Keller, riders; First Level Junior/Young Rider Wiser JPH, sire; Missy Rock LMP, dam; Peggy & Matt Keller, breeders ..............60.871% 1. TILLIE JONES (NE), riding M.G.R.M. Darby O’Gill; Tillie Jones & Tish Gade-Jones, owners; M.H.R.M Premier Performance, sire; Bea, dam; Larry Ervin, breeder ..................63.607% Third Level Open 1. MERRICK RVRW; Jennifer Carol, owner; Jennifer Grant, rider; Walzertakt, sire; First Level Musical Freestyle Mystique TOF, dam; Terri Birk & Clark Johnson, breeders .................................68.718% 1. HILLSIDE MUSE; Kim Bodoh, owner; Kim Bodoh, rider; Aladdin, sire; 2. A KNIGHT TO REMEMBER RAH; Ann Weintraub, owner; Rebecca Kuc, rider; Hillside Laura, dam; Anne Hindman, breeder ....................................................64.896% A Royal Blend NTF, sire; Amaris, dam; David Wilson, breeder ............................63.049%

HIGH CHANCE, owner Julie Cummings (FL), rider Jakki Ross (MI) –Training Level Open (Am. Connemara Pony Soc.)

LONE OAK CEDAR’S GRACE, owner Kathryn Lucas (CA), rider Zoe Steele-Rand (CA)—First Level Open (Am. Connemara Pony Soc.)

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H.K.’S SASSY PANTS, owner/rider Julie Skaife (MD)—First Level AA (Am. Connemara Pony Soc.)

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Three-Year-Old Colts/Geldings Third Level Open 1. STELLAR TVR; Mary Procopio, owner; Straden, sire; Chione TVR, dam; Erich Scheiber, breeder ..................................................................................70.500% 1. WATULELE; Maureen Lamb, owner; Christian Hartung, rider; Wolkenstein II, sire; Fency, dam; Richard Bruemmer, breeder .........................................................73.124% Four-Year-Old and and Older Broodmares 2. PIKK POKKET; John McGuire & Marilyn Johnson, owners; Heather McCarthy & 1. ROMANTIQUE OF LILAC FARMS; Mary Procopio, owner; Arno Van Het Nieshof, sire; Marilyn Johnson, riders; Pik L, sire; Gera, dam; Horses Unlimited Inc., breeder ....68.171% R-Noble Rose APF, dam; Mary Procopio, breeder .............................................68.600% 3. DOSTOJEWSKI SF; Somerset Farms, owner; Petra Warlimont, rider; Don Crusador, sire; Wakonda, dam; Heinrich Habermann, breeder ......................67.466% Four-Year-Old and Older Maiden/Yeld Mares 4. HIGHLIFE K; Danielle Gavriluk, owner; Danielle Gavriluk, rider; Hohenstein, sire; 1. REAHNA; Jennie Deephouse, owner; Arno Van Het Nieshof, sire; Dorata K, dam; Ulrich Kriebel, breeder .............................................................66.829% R-Noble Rose APF, dam; Mary Procopio, breeder .............................................67.400% 5. PIK L; Horses Unlimited Inc., owner; Kya Endreson, rider; Pik Bube II, sire; Abaja, dam; Rudolf Brinkmann, breeder ...........................................................66.711%

American Hanoverian Society Training Level Open 1. NTEC ROULETTE; Kai Handt, owner; Julia Handt, rider; Rotspon, sire; Shining Sun, dam; Eberhard Hennings, breeder ................................................80.417% 2. ROYAL ARIES; Danielle Culver, owner; Danielle Culver, rider; Royal Blend, sire; Dunja Classic, dam; Gerd Volbers, breeder .......................................................76.000% 3. FHREELANCER; Joanne Coleman, owner; Joanne Coleman, rider; Florencio, sire; Lafayette, dam; Christel Luehrmann, breeder ...................................................75.215% 4. RENDEZVOUS MF; Martine Duff, owner; Melanie Mitchell, rider; Rousseau, sire; SPS Doreen, dam; Maryanna Haymon, breeder ................................................74.286% 5. ROMULUS WF; Nancy Wesolek-Sterrett, owner; Nancy Wesolek-Sterrett, rider; Rascalino, sire; Diorella, dam; Linda Woltz, breeder ..........................................72.800%

Fourth Level Open 1. WATULELE; Maureen Lamb, owner; Christian Hartung, rider; Wolkenstein II, sire; Fency, dam; Richard Bruemmer, breeder .........................................................73.662% 2. CANTARIS; Elizabeth Ferber, owner; Marie Barrett, rider; Compliment, sire; Egida, dam; Friederike Pelzer, breeder .............................................................67.465% 3. FABIANO; Cathy Heitel, owner; Ashleigh Luca-Tyson, rider; Fabriano, sire; Gluecksfee, dam; Heinr Mohwinkel, breeder ....................................................66.993% 4. WINTERSTARR; Katrina Christy, owner; Katrina Christy, rider; Winterprinz, sire; B R Precious Gem, dam; Sarita Simmons, breeder ............................................66.250% 5. RODIN; Alexandra du Celliee Muller, owner; Alexandra du Celliee Muller, rider; Royal Diamond, sire; Wittenburg, dam; Werner Roloff, breeder .........................65.571%

Prix St. Georges Open

1. SANCEO; Alice Womble, owner; Sabine Schut-Kery, rider; San Remo, sire; Rivera, dam; Gerhard Dustmann, breeder ........................................................80.646% 2. BOXSTER A; Iris Aberbach, owner; Michael Bragdell, rider; Bugatti Hilltop, sire; Winsome A, dam; Iris Aberbach, breeder .........................................................74.865% 3. RON WILLIAM 2; Anna Hopla, owner; JT Burnley, rider; Rascalino, sire; Wincenta 2, dam; Friedrich Decke, breeder ......................................................73.448% 4. ROYAL ARIES; Danielle Culver, owner; Danielle Culver, rider; Royal Blend, sire; Dunja Classic, dam; Gerd Volbers, breeder .......................................................72.241% 5. COSWORTH; Cynthia Scopac, owner; Cynthia Scopac, rider; Conteur, sire; Womina, dam; Richard Jungclaus, breeder ......................................................72.210%

1. RIGO; Tonya Rowe, owner; Shawna Harding, rider; Rotspon, sire; Winnipeg, dam; Henrich Martfeld, breeder .......................................................71.053% 2. PIKKO DEL CERRO HU; Horses Unlimited Inc., owner; Lisa Wilcox, rider; Pik L, sire; Rohweena, dam; Horses Unlimited Inc., breeder ...............................69.737% 3. FALSTERBO; Sharon Garner, owner; David Blake, rider; Fidermark, sire; Bonita, dam; Paul Hellmann, breeder ..............................................................68.575% 4. WINTERPRINZ; Carolyn Adams, owner; Carolyn Adams, rider; Warkant, sire; Windrose, dam; Axel Windeler, breeder ...........................................................68.053% 5. WHEN EVER; Dirk van Rees, Linda van Rees, & Harold Cornelissen, owners; Anneliese Vogt-Harber, rider; Wie Weltmeyer, sire; Wudena, dam; Karl-August Matzdorf, breeder ........................................................................67.895%

Second Level Open

Intermediate I Open

First Level Open

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1. RUFFINO; Kathy Burdick-Niebank, owner; Debbie Hill, rider; 1. RIGO; Tonya Rowe, owner; Shawna Harding, rider; Rotspon, sire; Rubino Bellissimo, sire; Dulcimer Melody, dam; Lunita Turner, breeder ...............69.524% Winnipeg, dam; Henrich Martfeld, breeder .......................................................69.606% 2. WRAMIELLE; Brenda Zeitler, owner; Brenda Zeitler, rider; Widmark, sire; 2. PIKKO DEL CERRO HU; Horses Unlimited Inc., owner; Lisa Wilcox, rider; Lost-A-Sock, dam; Meg & Ronald Williams, breeders ........................................69.286% Pik L, sire; Rohweena, dam; Horses Unlimited Inc., breeder ...............................69.014%

MINDY GHF, owner/rider April Trimmer (VA)—Training Level Open (Am. Haflinger Reg.)

EPIKUR, owner/rider Amy Swerdlin (FL)–I-II Open & AA (Am. Hanoverian Soc.)

WELTAENSER, owners Sheri & Shelly Reichart (WI), rider Shelly Reichart (WI)—Grand Prix Open (Am. Hanoverian Soc.)

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3. BRENTANUS; Susan Moore, owner; Susan Moore, rider; Bretano II, sire; Why Not, dam; Klaus & Luise Bosse, breeders .................................................69.145% 1. MEIKO CCF; Nancy Brandenburg, owner; Nancy Brandenburg, rider; Magenta Wulf, sire; Mexi, dam; Donna & John White, breeders .........................60.639% 4. RIVER SIDE LADY; Robbie Rice, owner; Robbie Rice, rider; Royal Diamond, sire; Deja Vu, dam; B.G. & Hanken Schroeder, breeders ...........................................67.738% 2. STARWARS TOF; Jillian Santi, owner; Jillian Santi, rider; Stars ‘N Stripes TOF, sire; Abella TOF, dam; Tudor Oaks Farm Inc., breeder ........60.213% 5. WELTISSIMO; Janet Wyllie, owner; Christine Noelting, rider; Weltruhm, sire; Lemona, dam; Peter Rieckmann, breeder .........................................................67.494%

Grand Prix Open


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4. JAN BAUMAN (CA), riding Cobra; Jan Bauman, owner; Contucci, sire; 3. REEL ADVENTURE; Blue Marlin Farms Inc., owner; Kristy Truebenbach Lund & Work of Art, dam; Ronald & Meg Williams, breeders ........................................62.564% John Zopatti, riders; Rotspon, sire; Lanthess, dam; Gerda Scheper, breeder ........68.421% 5. KRISTINE KUCHINSKI-BROOME (FL), riding Lauren; Kristine Kuchinski-Broome, owner; 4. ROHMERO; Deborah Voigt, owner; Petra Warlimont, rider; Romancero H, sire; Letkiss, sire; Diamond, dam; Otto Fuchs, breeder .............................................62.473% Waldina, dam; Henning Klatte, breeder ............................................................68.290% 5. REDFORD; Dana Fiore, owner; Dana Fiore, rider; Riccione, sire; Wanina, dam; Heiner Hormann, breeder ...............................................................................68.158% Fourth Level Adult Amateur 1. KATRINA CHRISTY (CA), riding Winterstarr; Katrina Christy, owner; Intermediate II Open Winterprinz, sire; B R Precious Gem, dam; Sarita Simmons, breeder ...................66.250% 1. EPIKUR; Amy Swerdlin, owner; Amy Swerdlin, rider; Espri, sire; Wariness, dam; 2. NANCY HAMILTON (WA), riding Lauralei; Nancy Hamilton, owner; Gerhard Finck, breeder ...................................................................................62.303% Londonderry, sire; Calyppa, dam; Heinrich Ramsbrock, breeder ..........................62.432% 2. THE BLACK TORNADO; Melissa Rogers, owner; Melissa Rogers, rider; 3. ANN DEE ZEILINGER (CA), riding Camara; Ann Dee Zeilinger, owner; Weserstar S, sire; Wendi, dam; Silja Kellm, breeder ..........................................62.106% Carismo, sire; Wienerin, dam; Irmgard Gerken, breeder .....................................61.135% 3. DAY LIGHT; Richard Cohn, owner; Richard Cohn, rider; Don Primero, sire; 4. ROBIN MATTSON (IL), riding Eye Candy; Robin Mattson, owner; Escudo II, sire; Pretty Woman, dam; Ursula Kleemeyer, breeder ..............................................60.790% Goldstern, dam; Hans Hosp, breeder ...............................................................60.813% 5. MARTINA MINOR (OH), riding D’Artagnan; Martina Minor, owner; Grand Prix Open Don Primero, sire; Gracia, dam; Johann Quast, breeder .....................................60.500% 1. WELTAENSER; Sheri & Shelly Reichart, owners; Shelly Reichart, rider; Wolkenstein II, sire; Wolga, dam; Horst Schirrmacher, breeder ..........................66.596% 2. DON PRINCIPE; Maryanna Haymon, owner; Jennifer Baumert, rider; Donnerhall, sire; Papagena, dam; Adelheid Bruening, breeder ............................65.426% 3. DONARWEISS GGF; Rachel Ehrlich, owner; Christopher Hickey, rider; De Niro, sire; Highlight, dam; Rachel Ehrlich, breeder ........................................65.160% 4. AL PACINO; Jennifer Huber, owner; Jennifer Huber, rider; Achenbach, sire; Hilke Voigts, breeder .....................................................................................65.106% 5. GENUINE GEM; Jennifer Knight, owner; Cyndi Jackson, rider; Gold Luck, sire; Armandy, dam; Rhonda Hermanek, breeder .....................................................64.894%

Training Level Adult Amateur 1. DANIELLE CULVER (CO), riding Royal Aries; Danielle Culver, owner; Royal Blend, sire; Dunja Classic, dam; Gerd Volbers, breeder .............................76.000% 2. KATE YOUNG (SC), riding Dinner and Dancing; Kate Young, owner; Donnerwetter, sire; Playgirl, dam; Dena Sanders, breeder .................................70.600% 3. PATRICIA CARE (PA), riding Lhukas; Patricia Care, owner; Loerke, sire; Fhlora, dam; Maurine Swanson, breeder ..........................................................70.200% 4. KELLY BERNARD (TX), riding Chante; Kelly Bernard, owner; Contucci, sire; Revlon, dam; Maple Run Farm LLC, breeder .....................................................68.400% 4. METTE LARSEN (NY), riding Stedinger’s Hit; Mette Larsen, owner; Stedinger, sire; Antonia, dam; Hans-Joachim & Lydia Leuderode, breeders ..........68.400%

First Level Adult Amateur

Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur 1. KRISTY TRUEBENBACH LUND (FL), riding Reel Adventure; Blue Marlin Farms Inc., owner; Rotspon, sire; Lanthess, dam; Gerda Scheper, breeder ..........66.777% 2. JOAN IANNACONE (ID), riding Welthana; Joan Iannacone, owner; Weltmeyer, sire; Lanthana, dam; Hermann Kleemeyer, breeder .........................62.435% 3. MAUREEN LAMB (CA), riding Ritello; Maureen Lamb, owner; Rotspon, sire; Platine, dam; Herbert Schuett, breeder ............................................................62.237% 4. CARLA PASTEUR (FL), riding Amica; Carla Pasteur, owner; Akatschi, sire; Wanessa, dam; Johann-Klaus Brunkhorst, breeder ............................................61.711% 5. WENDY DIXON (ID), riding Dorion; Wendy Dixon, owner; Diamont, sire; Tanzerine, dam; Glenwood Farms Hannoverians Inc., breeder ............................61.448%

Intermediate I Adult Amateur 1. KRISTY TRUEBENBACH LUND (FL), riding Reel Adventure; Blue Marlin Farms Inc., owner; Rotspon, sire; Lanthess, dam; Gerda Scheper, breeder ..........69.342% 2. CARLA PASTEUR (FL), riding Amica; Carla Pasteur, owner; Akatschi, sire; Wanessa, dam; Johann-Klaus Brunkhorst, breeder ............................................66.316% 3. KRISTIN HERZING (PA), riding Gentleman; Kristin Herzing, owner; Grusus, sire; Rumpelstilzchen, dam; Kathryn & Jeffrey Nesbit, breeders ................................63.246% 4. DEBRA HABER (AZ), riding Pik Encore; Debra Haber, owner; Pik Solo, sire; Kiss Me Kate, dam; Leah Martini, breeder .......................................................62.895% 5. JULIE SCHERMBECK (OH), riding Carmel Creme; Julie Schermbeck, owner; Contucci, sire; Windstern, dam; Ronald & Meg Williams, breeders ......................62.632%

1. DANIELLE CULVER (CO), riding Royal Aries; Danielle Culver, owner; Royal Blend, sire; Dunja Classic, dam; Gerd Volbers, breeder .............................72.241% Intermediate II Adult Amateur 2. MARTHA DETERING (PA), riding Rarity; Martha Detering, owner; 1. AMY SWERDLIN (FL), riding Epikur; Amy Swerdlin, owner; Espri, sire; Rubinstein*, sire; Luisa, dam; Karen & Randy Stratton, breeders .......................70.619% Wariness, dam; Gerhard Finck, breeder ...........................................................62.303% 3. LESLIE LYTTON (NC), riding Dynamic MF; Leslie Lytton, owner; 2. MELISSA ROGERS (CA), riding The Black Tornado; Melissa Rogers, owner; Don Principe, sire; Ultrarubin, dam; Maryanna Haymon, breeder ........................68.649% Weserstar S, sire; Wendi, dam; Silja Kellm, breeder ..........................................62.106% 4. MICHELLE GREEN (NH), riding Fhaltair; Michelle Green, owner; Fabuleux, sire; 3. RICHARD COHN (GA), riding Day Light; Richard Cohn, owner; Don Primero, sire; Mylady, dam; Melissa Fisher, breeder ..............................................................68.387% Pretty Woman, dam; Ursula Kleemeyer, breeder ..............................................60.790% 5. MICHELLE MOREHEAD (KY), riding Won Tinkerbelle; Michelle Morehead, owner; Widmark, sire; Flying Star, dam; Meg & Ronald Williams, breeders ....................68.354% Grand Prix Adult Amateur 1. JENNIFER HUBER (FL), riding Al Pacino; Jennifer Huber, owner; Achenbach, sire; Second Level Adult Amateur Hilke Voigts, breeder .....................................................................................65.106% 1. SUSAN MOORE (CO), riding Brentanus; Susan Moore, owner; Bretano II, sire; 2. AMY SWERDLIN (FL), riding Epikur; Amy Swerdlin, owner; Espri, sire; Why Not, dam; Klaus & Luise Bosse, breeders .................................................69.145% Wariness, dam; Gerhard Finck, breeder ...........................................................61.809% 2. ROBBIE RICE (TN), riding River Side Lady; Robbie Rice, owner; Royal Diamond, sire; Deja Vu, dam; B.G. & Hanken Schroeder, breeders ............67.738% Training Level Junior/Young Rider 1. JULIA HANDT (TX), riding NTEC Roulette; Kai Handt, owner; Rotspon, sire; 3. MAUREEN LAMB (CA), riding Rubin Black; Maureen Lamb, owner; Shining Sun, dam; Eberhard Hennings, breeder ................................................80.417% Rubin-Royal, sire; Wolke, dam; Dieter Roebken, breeder ...................................66.965% 2. HOPE CHISAR (OH), riding Westyn; Sandra Chisar, owner; Woronow, sire; 4. KRISTINE HEGGLIN (CA), riding Davaughn; Kristine Hegglin, owner; Pikkola, dam; Angela Fitschen, breeder ............................................................63.800% Domiro, sire; Brieanna, dam; Starr Vaughn Equestrian Inc., breeder ...................65.711% 5. KATHLEEN KELLY (VA), riding Figaro HP; Kathleen Kelly, owner; Feinbrand, sire; Russian Roulette, dam; Angela Barilar, breeder ................................................63.571% First Level Junior/Young Rider 1. KAYLEE ANGSTADT (MA), riding Firenze; Keith Angstadt, owner; Fabriano, sire; Third Level Adult Amateur Glossy, dam; Johann Loehden, breeder ...........................................................69.252% 1. MEREDITH WILSON (NC), riding Gienevia; Meredith Wilson, owner; 2. KATE DOUGLAS (CA), riding Fein Style; Kate Douglas, owner; Feiner Stern, sire; Glueckspilz, sire; Whitess, dam; Juergen Heumann, breeder ..............................66.316% Eisa, dam; Jennifer Westoby, breeder .............................................................60.968% 2. SHARON LEWIS (OH), riding Ghardener; Sharon Lewis, owner; Gold Luck, sire; Whest Indies, dam; Maurine Swanson, breeder ................................................62.949% Second Level Junior/Young Rider 1. JULIA MCINTYRE (VT), riding Coast; Julia McIntyre, owner; West Coast, sire; 3. LINDA CURRIE (MA), riding Gemini; Linda Currie, owner; Graf Grannus, sire; Fastasta, dam; Caroline MacNair Carl, breeder .................................................64.881% Fontana, dam; Royal Canadian Mounted Police, breeder ....................................62.821%

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Third Level Junior/Young Rider 1. KYA ENDRESON (NC), riding Pik L; Horses Unlimited Inc., owner; Pik Bube II, sire; Abaja, dam; Rudolf Brinkmann, breeder ..................................66.711% 2. TARA MASON (MI), riding Fantassia; Terri Boyagian, owner; Feiner Stern, sire; Expose’, dam; Terri Boyagian, breeder .............................................................65.976% 3. STEPHANIE EARLY (CA), riding Panash; Stephanie Early, owner; ES Pablito, sire; La Boheme, dam; Lilli-Anne Price, breeder .......................................................65.295% 4. KEEGAN O’BRIEN (WI), riding Willkommen; Keegan O’Brien, owner; Weltbekannt, sire; Pik Dame, dam; Suzanne Quarles, breeder ............................60.769% 5. JORDAN SCHULZ (FL), riding Maslo; Jordan Schulz, owner; Matcho AA, sire; Angie, dam; Astrid Janssen, breeder ...............................................................60.385%

Third Level Musical Freestyle 1. DAVIGNAIR; Sandy Johnson, owner; Sandy Johnson, rider; Davignport, sire; Dancing on Air, dam; Janet Stipp, breeder .......................................................67.167% 2. SUNTERRA; Robin & Richard Guter, owners; Robin Guter, rider; Sandro Hit, sire; Donata, dam; Denise Higgins, breeder .....................................66.600% 3. WILLKOMMEN; Keegan O’Brien, owner; Keegan O’Brien, rider; Weltbekannt, sire; Pik Dame, dam; Suzanne Quarles, breeder ............................65.667% 4. GEMINI; Linda Currie, owner; Linda Currie, rider; Graf Grannus, sire; Fontana, dam; Royal Canadian Mounted Police, breeder ....................................63.834% 5. MASLO; Jordan Schulz, owner; Jordan Schulz, rider; Matcho AA, sire; Angie, dam; Astrid Janssen, breeder ...............................................................62.917%

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Fourth Level Musical Freestyle 1. COURTNEY FANARA (MA), riding Brighella; Courtney Fanara, owner; Brentano II, sire; Wellcome, dam; Juergen Siltmann, breeder ............................63.784% 1. WALKER 34; Jennifer Roth, owner; Jennifer Roth, rider; Warkant, sire; Werra, dam; Harald Niemoeller, breeder ..........................................................70.833% 2. WUNDERLAND; Erika James, owner; Erika James, rider; Wonderful, sire; Prix St. Georges Junior/Young Rider Diachee, dam; Nanni Baker, breeder ...............................................................68.917% 1. JAMIE PESTANA (CA), riding Winzalot; Jamie Pestana, owner; Wolkenstein II, sire; Franzisca, dam; Hans-Heinr. Doescher, breeder ...................67.193% 3. CANTARIS; Elizabeth Ferber, owner; Marie Barrett, rider; Compliment, sire; Egida, dam; Friederike Pelzer, breeder .............................................................68.667% 2. MARY KATHRYN NOMMENSEN (TX), riding Dom Perignon; Sandra Nommensen, owner; Donnerhall, sire; Mara, dam; Petra Ghaschghaee, breeder ..........................63.553% 4. GHLENLIVET; Nancy Lewis-Stanton, owner; Nancy Lewis-Stanton, rider; Gold Luck, sire; Piper, dam; Maurine Swanson, breeder ....................................67.367% 3. ABBY PRITCHARD (GA), riding Commonwealth TRF; Carole Ludwig, owner; Contucci, sire; Wienernacht, dam; Michael Robinson, breeder ............................63.421% 5. DOM PERIGNON; Sandra Nommensen, owner; Mary Kathryn Nommensen, rider; Donnerhall, sire; St. Pr. Mara, dam; Petra Ghaschghaee, breeder .......................66.125% 4. GENAY VAUGHN (CA), riding Waranja; Michele Vaughn, owner; Walt Disney, sire; Engie, dam; Helmut Bischof, breeder ...............................................................62.526% 5. AYLIN CORAPCIOGLU (CO), riding Ruhmann; Aylin Corapcioglu, owner; Intermediate I Musical Freestyle Royal Diamond, sire; Nikita, dam; Tanja Bublitz, breeder ...................................62.461% 1. RIGO; Tonya Rowe, owner; Shawna Harding, rider; Rotspon, sire; Winnipeg, dam; Henrich Martfeld, breeder .......................................................72.800% Intermediate I Junior/Young Rider 2. REDFORD; Dana Fiore, owner; Dana Fiore, rider; Riccione, sire; Wanina, dam; 1. RIANA PORTER (CA), riding Rubino Bellissimo; Violet Jen, owner; Heiner Hormann, breeder ...............................................................................70.500% Rubinstein I, sire; Bellisimo, dam; J. Janssen, breeder ......................................65.658% 3. PIKKO DEL CERRO HU; Horses Unlimited Inc., owner; Lisa Wilcox, rider; 2. MADELINE MCKALLIP (OR), riding Donna Carina; Madeline & Pik L, sire; Rohweena, dam; Horses Unlimited Inc., breeder ...............................70.450% Kerry McKallip, owners; Donnerhall, sire; Dukate, dam; Patricia Close, breeder ........62.456% 4. WINTERPRINZ; Carolyn Adams, owner; Carolyn Adams, rider; Warkant, sire; Windrose, dam; Axel Windeler, breeder ...........................................................68.200% First Level Musical Freestyle 5. GRAF ALPHA; Irene Cromer & Faith Hudgins, owner; Stephanie Alvord, rider; 1. LAFAYETTE HQ; Jennifer Truett, owner; Jennifer Truett, rider; Loerke, sire; Graf Genius, sire; Lady Stardust, dam; Faith Hudgins, breeder ...........................67.150% Rena, dam; Suzanne Quarles, breeder .............................................................76.500% 2. WON TINKERBELLE; Michelle Morehead, owner; Michelle Morehead, rider; Widmark, sire; Flying Star, dam; Meg & Ronald Williams, breeders ....................68.667% Grand Prix Musical Freestyle 1. BRETONE; Verne Batchelder, owner; Nora Batchelder, rider; Brentano II, sire; 3. GHALEWIND; Lauren Wade, owner; Lauren Wade, rider; Gold Luck, sire; Santiana, dam; Josef Egelke, breeder ..............................................................71.463% Piper, dam; Maurine Swanson, breeder ...........................................................68.367% 2. DON PRINCIPE; Maryanna Haymon, owner; Jennifer Baumert, rider; 4. RORICK; Beth Gillespie, owner; Beth Gillespie, rider; Rienzi, sire; Daalny, dam; Donnerhall, sire; Papagena, dam; Adelheid Bruening, breeder ............................71.125% Marefield Meadows Inc., breeder ....................................................................67.333% 3. RHAVEL; Nancy Lewis-Stanton, owner; Nancy Lewis-Stanton, rider; Regazzoni, sire; Dementia, dam; Horst Schirrmacher, breeder ............................67.719% Second Level Musical Freestyle 4. WARELLO; Colleen Haveman, owner; Colleen Haveman, rider; Werther, sire; 1. GHARDENER; Sharon Lewis, owner; Sharon Lewis, rider; Gold Luck, sire; Carolin, dam; Martina Meynberg, breeder ........................................................64.500% Whest Indies, dam; Maurine Swanson, breeder ................................................70.333%

ROYAL ARIES, owner/rider Danielle Culver (CO)—Training & First Level AA (Am. Hanoverian Soc.)

REEL ADVENTURE, owner Blue Marlin Farms (FL), rider Kristy Truebenbach Lund (FL)—PSG & I-I AA (Am. Hanoverian Soc.)

LAFAYETTE HQ, owner/rider Jennifer Truett (OH)—First Level Mus. Freestyle (Am. Hanoverian Soc.)

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2. KAYLEE ANGSTADT (MA), riding Firenze; Keith Angstadt, owner; Fabriano, sire; 2. WINTER NEBEL; Chemaine Hurtado, owner; Chemaine Hurtado, rider; Glossy, dam; Johann Loehden, breeder ...........................................................62.388% Winterprinz, sire; Nova, dam; Chemaine Hurtado & Janice Handlers, breeders .....69.967%


Training Level Open

Intermediate I Open 1. LOPACA; Emily Tears, owner; Emily Tears, rider; Lorentin I, sire; Wurania, dam; Maria Petzold, breeder ...................................................................................64.912% 2. FREDERIC 109; Susan Allen, owner; Allida Allen, rider; Fleming, sire; Dunja XIII, dam; Elfriede Bornhldt, breeder ......................................................64.474%

1. TRINITY; Helene Jones, owner; Clare Krska, rider; Aljano, sire; Nordlicht IV, dam; ZG Herman & Ralph Sudeck, breeders .............................................................72.042% 2. MARQUIS; Anita Williams, owner; Anita Williams, rider; Morocco, sire; Grand Prix Open Felicie, dam; Rebecca Berkey-Ludlow, breeder .................................................72.000% 1. COOPER; Suzanne Bollman, owner; Suzanne Bollman, rider; Coriall, sire; 3. RAYMOND; Jane Bohren, owner; Ryan Garza & Erica Marino, riders; Wanderin II, dam; Carl Friedr Soehrmann, breeder ............................................67.292% GP Raymeister, sire; That Girl, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder ...........................71.400% 2. GP RAYMEISTER; Ginna Frantz, owner; Yvonne Barteau, rider; Rantares, sire; 4. LISANDRO; Mary Lou Starck, owner; Jessica Starck, rider; Lintas, sire; Miss Nickel Annie, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder ............................................64.043% Oregon Laurel, dam; Cheryl Kellerman, breeder .................................................69.600% 3. CHARISMA; Jo Moran, owner; Jo Moran, rider; Contender, sire; Kirka, dam; 5. WINDSONG FV; Phoebe Devoe-Moore, owner; Phoebe Devoe-Moore, rider; Dirk Eggers, breeder ......................................................................................62.553% Le Santo, sire; Evensong, dam; Kenneth Ortberg, breeder .................................68.172%

Training Level Adult Amateur First Level Open

1. RYAN GARZA (WI), riding Raymond; Jane Bohren, owner; GP Raymeister, sire; That Girl, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder .........................................................72.600% 1. CHAMBRAY; Julie Hixson, owner; Stacey Porter, rider; Caesar, sire; Melisande, dam; Jami Kment, breeder ............................................................73.682% 2. DEBORAH MARTIN (CA), riding Cheyenne; Deborah Martin, owner; Contender, sire; Berolina I, dam; Storm Heinrich, breeder ..................................66.815% 2. RAYMOND; Jane Bohren, owner; Ryan Garza, rider; GP Raymeister, sire; That Girl, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder .........................................................69.194% First Level Adult Amateur 3. FIESTY STAR; Kristy Hume, owner; Kristy Hume, rider; Franat, sire; Vannie’s Dancer, dam; Kathleen Peterson, breeder ...........................................64.747% 1. RYAN GARZA (WI), riding Raymond; Jane Bohren, owner; GP Raymeister, sire; That Girl, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder .........................................................69.194% 4. SIAM; Patti Farless, owner; Patti Farless, rider; Love Affair, sire; Delphine, dam; Lieselott Wiendieck, breeder ...........................................................................62.263% 2. KRISTY HUME (MI), riding Fiesty Star; Kristy Hume, owner; Franat, sire; Vannie’s Dancer, dam; Kathleen Peterson, breeder ...........................................64.747% 3. PATTI FARLESS (NC), riding Siam; Patti Farless, owner; Love Affair, sire; Second Level Open Delphine, dam; Lieselott Wiendieck, breeder ....................................................62.263% 1. AUSTIN CHASE; Sarah Hester, owner; Sarah Hester, rider; Ariadus, sire; Konsuelo, dam; John McCormick, breeder .......................................................66.905% Second Level Adult Amateur 2. LOUVRE; Tobi Coate, owner; Tobi Coate & Solveig Sager, riders; Lorentin I, sire; Konstanze III, dam; Marlis Juergens, breeder ...................................................61.933% 1. SARAH HESTER (TX), riding Austin Chase; Sarah Hester, owner; Ariadus, sire; Konsuelo, dam; John McCormick, breeder .......................................................66.905% 2. TOBI COATE (CA), riding Louvre; Tobi Coate, owner; Lorentin I, sire; Third Level Open Konstanze III, dam; Marlis Juergens, breeder ...................................................61.579% 1. CHIVALRY; Elaine VanDeventer, owner; Jami Kment, rider; Ceasar, sire; Melisande, dam; Jami Kment, breeder ............................................................67.743% Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur 2. CATAMOUNT; Michele Meyer, owner; Melissa Cool & Alix Szepesi, riders; 1. EMILY TEARS (CA), riding Lopaca; Emily Tears, owner; Lorentin I, sire; Calido I, sire; Nanabella, dam; Michele Meyer, breeder .....................................67.561% Wurania, dam; Maria Petzold, breeder .............................................................61.623%

Intermediate I Adult Amateur

Prix St. Georges Open

1. EMILY TEARS (CA), riding Lopaca; Emily Tears, owner; Lorentin I, sire; 1. CASSIANI; Jeanene Will, owner; Berndt Von Hassler, rider; Carpaccio, sire; Wurania, dam; Maria Petzold, breeder .............................................................64.912% Maja, dam; Georg Wieschendors, breeder ........................................................64.606% 2. LUCIANO; Karen Ball, owner; Kelli Newton, rider; Lasandos, sire; Petunie, dam; Helmut Bies, breeder .....................................................................................64.526% Training Level Junior/Young Rider 1. CLARE KRSKA (KS), riding Trinity; Helene Jones, owner; Aljano, sire; 3. FREDERIC 109; Susan Allen, owner; Allida Allen, rider; Fleming, sire; Nordlicht IV, dam; ZG Herman & Ralph Sudeck, breeders ..................................72.042% Dunja XIII, dam; Elfriede Bornhldt, breeder ......................................................64.079% 4. CHARISMATIQUE; ZoeAnne Arrington, owner; Heather Oleson, rider; Camiros, sire; Micah, dam; ZoeAnne Arrington, breeder ....................................63.816% Prix St. Georges Junior/Young Rider 1. KELLI NEWTON (CA), riding Luciano; Karen Ball, owner; Lasandos, sire; 5. LOPACA; Emily Tears, owner; Emily Tears, rider; Lorentin I, sire; Wurania, dam; Petunie, dam; Helmut Bies, breeder ................................................................64.526% Maria Petzold, breeder ...................................................................................61.623%

CHIVALRY, owner Elaine VanDeventer (KS), rider Jamie Kment (NE)—Third Level Open (Am. Holsteiner Horse Assn., Inc.)

LOPACA, owner/rider Emily Tears (CA)—I-I Open, AA, & Mus. Freestyle; PSG AA (Am. Holsteiner Horse Assn., Inc.)

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LUCIANO, owner Karen Ball (CA), rider Kelli Newton (CA)—PSG Jr/YR; Fourth Level & I-I Mus. Freestyle (Am. Holsteiner Horse Assn., Inc.)

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1. DEBORAH MARTIN (CA), riding Cheyenne; Deborah Martin, owner; Contender, sire; Berolina I, dam; Storm Heinrich, breeder ..................................66.815%

American Morgan Horse Association Training Level Open

1. SPIRITQUEST LOANNA; Patricia Backoff, owner; Kimberly Robbins, rider; Crown Enterprise, sire; Love’s Hot Topic, dam; Chris & Gordon Hensel, breeders ......67.000% 1. SARAH HESTER (TX), riding Austin Chase; Sarah Hester, owner; Ariadus, sire; 2. BLUE AND WHITE FREEDOM; Elizabeth Lewis, owner; Elizabeth Lewis, rider; Konsuelo, dam; John McCormick, breeder .......................................................66.905% GKB Coal Magic, sire; Meridens Glory, dam; Joanna Kelly, breeder ....................65.200% 3. M&M SYMPHONY; Deborah & Jeffrey Briskin, owners; Patricia Harris, rider; Grand Prix Vintage Cup Greentree Bonniejohn, sire; Funquest Mystic Lady, dam; Millie Read, breeder .....65.000% 1. SUZANNE BOLLMAN (GA), riding Cooper; Suzanne Bollman, owner; Coriall, sire; 4. FORSITE RENOIR; Debra M’Gonigle, owner; Debra M’Gonigle, rider; Ravenscroft Wanderin II, dam; Carl Friedr Soehrmann, breeder ............................................67.292% Renown, sire; Forsite A’Cappella, dam; Debra & Douglas M’Gonigle, breeders .....63.750%

Second Level Vintage Cup

First Level Musical Freestyle

First Level Open

1. RAYMOND; Jane Bohren, owner; Ryan Garza, rider; GP Raymeister, sire; 1. THUNDER ALEXANDER; Ann Bialkowsky, owner; Julie Haugen, rider; That Girl, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder .........................................................72.333% ZZ Top, sire; Thunder Poison Ivy, dam; Don & Michelle Dilley, breeders ..............64.828% 2. HEARTH’S MAYDAY; Cheri Laughner, owner; Christina Shehan, rider; Meadow’s Third Level Musical Freestyle Fort Knox, sire; Saralin’s Endearment, dam; Spence & Carolyn Dickinson, breeders ..64.672% 1. RAVISHING; Grace Harris, owner; Grace Harris, rider; Liostro, sire; Fahryn, dam; 3. RAINTREE SAM I AM; Gary & JoAnn Ward, owners; Lucretia Galbraith, rider; Elizabeth Pippin, breeder ................................................................................62.667% Ultimate Command, sire; Raintree Remembrance, dam; Barbara & Max Rudicel, breeders ....................................................................64.483% Fourth Level Musical Freestyle 4. TRIPLE S BLACKWOOD IMAGE; Elaine Mendel-John, owner; Elaine Mendel-John, rider; 1. LUCIANO; Karen Ball, owner; Kelli Newton, rider; Lasandos, sire; Petunie, dam; Triple S Red Wind, sire; Triple S Ebonella, dam; Floyd Dudney, breeder ..............62.509% Helmut Bies, breeder .....................................................................................65.554%

Intermediate I Musical Freestyle

Second Level Open

1. ALEXIS ACRES’ WRIGHTLY SO; Susan Birkinshaw, owner; Andrea Manos, rider; 1. LOPACA; Emily Tears, owner; Emily Tears, rider; Lorentin I, sire; Wurania, dam; UVM Prelude, sire; Wine and Roses, dam; Rachel Scott, breeder ........................65.949% Maria Petzold, breeder ...................................................................................70.125% 2. STARS CORISHAM; Lana Jackson, owner; Ernst Herrmann, rider; Baykill Regent, sire; Corluah, dam; Lana Jackson, breeder .................................63.810% 3. ALIAS; Barbara Fleming, owner; Barbara Fleming, rider; Ultras Special Agent, sire; Grand Prix Musical Freestyle Springmill Cherry Bomb, dam; Champions Way, breeder ...................................63.571% 1. GP RAYMEISTER; Ginna Frantz, owner; Yvonne Barteau, rider; Rantares, sire; Miss Nickel Annie, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder ............................................71.500% 4. MCH SAVANNAH; Paula Thoma, owner; Claire Thoma, rider; Kilkenny Star Wars, sire; Appleton Jubilee, dam; Holly McHugh, breeder .........................62.500% 2. COOPER; Suzanne Bollman, owner; Suzanne Bollman, rider; Coriall, sire; Wanderin II, dam; Carl Friedr Soehrmann, breeder ............................................70.375%

Two-Year-Old Colts/Geldings

Third Level Open

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1. GLADHEART LINHAWK; Bernadette & Jack Stang, owners; Kimberlee Barker, rider; 1. COMO MBF; Hilary Young, owner; Cabardino, sire; Ramira 2nd, dam; Funquest Diviner, sire; Rogue’s Midnight Melody, dam; Manuel Breeding Farm, breeder ......................................................................73.850% Bernadette & Jack Stang, breeders .................................................................66.585% 2. SC ISLAND JUBILEE; Angela Bower, owner; Katie Hoefs-Martin, rider; H-Ken, sire; Caduceus Margaux, dam; Sherry Siebenaler, breeder ......................65.452% Four-Year-Old and Older Maiden/Yeld Mares 3. KENNEBEC LADYHAWKE; Margaret Bailey-Miller, owner; Margaret Bailey-Miller, rider; 1. WINDEMERE; Elodie Madewell, owner; Robinhood, sire; Gigi, dam; Triple S Dark Eagle, sire; Kennebec Sassy, dam; Margaret Gardiner, breeder .......64.359% Mary Hamacher, breeder ...............................................................................81.600% 4. EVERLASTING QUA-LITY; Christine Miller, owner; Heather Mason, rider; High Q QUA-lity, sire; Deer Run Easter, dam; Ilene Cavanagh Goulette, breeder .......62.632% Four-and Five-Year-Old Mares Materiale 1. WINDEMERE; Elodie Madewell, owner; Katharine Wooten & Elodie Madewel, riders; Robinhood, sire; Gigi, dam; Mary Hamacher, breeder ........................................76.800% Prix St. Georges Open 1. GKB COAL MAGIC; Lucy Tidd, owner; Lucy Tidd, rider; Ragtime Voodoo Magic, sire; 2. WINDSONG FV; Phoebe Devoe-Moore, owner; Phoebe Devoe-Moore, rider; Metis Koffee, dam; Kathy & Greg Birdwell, breeders ........................................61.185% Le Santo, sire; Evensong, dam; Kenneth Ortberg, breeder .................................71.200%

CHEYENNE, owner/rider Deborah Martin (CA)–Training Level Vintage Cup (Am. Holsteiner Horse Assn. Inc.)

COMO MBF, owner Hilary Kramer Young (NJ)—Two-Year-Old Colts/Geldings (Am. Holsteiner Horse Assn., Inc.)

SPIRITQUEST LOANNA, owner Patricia Backoff (MI), rider Kimberly Robbins (MI)—Training Level Open (Am. Morgan Horse Assn.)

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GLADHEART LINHAWK, owners Bernadette & Jack Stang (OR), rider Kimberlee Barker (OR)— Third Level Open (Am. Morgan Horse Assn.)

Intermediate I Open

GKB COAL MAGIC, owner/rider Lucy Tidd (MD)—PSG Open & AA; I-I Mus. Freestyle (Am. Morgan Horse Assn.)

Third Level Adult Amateur

1. ALAMAR’S TOUCH OF MAGIC; Deborah Hirons, owner; Deborah Hirons, rider; 1. MARGARET BAILEY-MILLER (ME), riding Kennebec Ladyhawke; Holiday Compadre, sire; Alamar’s April Magic, dam; Joyce Casper, breeder .........61.185% Margaret Bailey-Miller, owner; Triple S Dark Eagle, sire; Kennebec Sassy, dam; 2. GKB COAL MAGIC; Lucy Tidd, owner; Lucy Tidd, rider; Ragtime Voodoo Magic, sire; Margaret Gardiner, breeder ............................................................................64.359% Metis Koffee, dam; Kathy & Greg Birdwell, breeders ........................................60.088% 2. BIRGIT VILLEMINEY (MI), riding Sunup Nightshade; Birgit Villeminey, owner; Fletcher Thorny Hill, sire; Sunup Concerto, dam; Elizabeth Banks-Vanderhoef, breeder ...............................................................60.132%

Grand Prix Open

1. WEST MT. WINSTON; Karin Weight, owner; David MacMillan, rider; Far Well’s Brooks, sire; West Mt. Santana, dam; Karin Weight, breeder ..............61.543%

Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur 1. LUCY TIDD (MD), riding GKB Coal Magic; Lucy Tidd, owner; Ragtime Voodoo Magic, sire; Metis Koffee, dam; Kathy & Greg Birdwell, breeders ..61.185%

Training Level Adult Amateur 1. ELIZABETH LEWIS (MD), riding Blue and White Freedom; Elizabeth Lewis, owner; Intermediate I Adult Amateur GKB Coal Magic, sire; Meridens Glory, dam; Joanna Kelly, breeder ....................65.200% 1. DEBORAH HIRONS (CA), riding Alamar’s Touch of Magic; Deborah Hirons, owner; Holiday Compadre, sire; Alamar’s April Magic, dam; Joyce Casper, breeder .........61.185% 2. LUCY TIDD (MD), riding GKB Coal Magic; Lucy Tidd, owner; First Level Adult Amateur Ragtime Voodoo Magic, sire; Metis Koffee, dam; Kathy & Greg Birdwell, breeders ..60.088% 1. ELAINE MENDEL-JOHN (LA), riding Triple S Blackwood Image; Elaine Mendel-John, owner; Triple S Red Wind, sire; Triple S Ebonella, dam; Floyd Dudney, breeder ..............62.509% First Level Junior Young/Rider 2. KELLY HENDRICK (RI), riding Queen’s Moody Blues; Kelly Hendrick, owner; 1. SARAH WHITNEY (TX), riding West Mt. Christopher; Sarah Whitney, owner; Mizrahi, sire; Queen’s Mercy Me, dam; Queens River Farm Inc., breeder .............61.914% L C Shadow Dancer, sire; Elmcrest Belinda, dam; Karin & Larry Weight, breeders ....61.530% 3. CAROL HIBBARD (OH), riding Intaglio Arizona Storm; Carol Hibbard, owner; Funquest Erick, sire; Stormy Dawn, dam; Elizabeth Davis, breeder .....................60.807% Second Level Junior Young/Rider 4. SUSAN BIRKINSHAW (GA), riding Alexis Acres’ Wrightly So; Susan Birkinshaw, owner; 1. CLAIRE THOMA (IN), riding MCH Savannah; Paula Thoma, owner; UVM Prelude, sire; Wine and Roses, dam; Rachel Scott, breeder ........................60.323% Kilkenny Star Wars, sire; Appleton Jubilee, dam; Holly McHugh, breeder ............62.500% 2. CIARA CUMMISKEY (RI), riding Queen’s Cultured Pearl; Andra Collins & Joseph DiPietro, owners; Mizrahi, sire; Queen’s so Rare, dam; Queens River Farm Inc., breeder ........61.429% Second Level Adult Amateur 3. CAROLINE FERNALLD (CO), riding Orrwood Madison Bay; Victoria & Caroline Fernalld, 1. BARBARA FLEMING (CA), riding Alias; Barbara Fleming, owner; Ultras Special owners; Thunderbay, sire; Jellico Fancy Affair, dam; Darlene & Peter Orr, breeders .60.834% Agent, sire; Springmill Cherry Bomb, dam; Champions Way, breeder ......................63.571%

WEST MT. WINSTON, owner Karin Weight (UT), rider David MacMillan (UT)—Grand Prix Open & Mus. Freestyle (Am. Morgan Horse Assn.)

TRIPLE S BLACKWOOD IMAGE, owner/rider Elaine Mendel-John (LA)—First Level AA & Vintage Cup (Am. Morgan Horse Assn.)

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KENNEBEC LADYHAWKE, owner/rider Margaret BaileyMiller (ME)—Third Level AA & Mus. Freestyle (Am. Morgan Horse Assn.)

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ALEXIS ACRES’ WRIGHTLY SO, owner Susan Birkinshaw (GA), rider Andrea Manos (GA)—Second Level Open & Vintage Cup, First Level Mus. Freestyle (Am. Morgan Horse Assn.)


Second Level Vintage Cup

1. CIARA CUMMISKEY (RI), riding Queen’s Delilah; Ciara Cummiskey, owner; 1. ANDREA MANOS (GA), riding Alexis Acres’ Wrightly So; Susan Birkinshaw, owner; Mizrahi, sire; NBN Noble Vixen, dam; Queens River Farm Inc., breeder ...............62.333% UVM Prelude, sire; Wine and Roses, dam; Rachel Scott, breeder ........................65.949% 2. JESSICA LUND (MN), riding Claredy Locomotion; Jessica Lund, owner; 2. ERNST HERRMANN (ID), riding Stars Corisham; Lana Jackson, owner; Cublake Tea Time, sire; OMF Shamrock, dam; Clarence Flemming, breeder ..........61.282% Baykill Regent, sire; Corluah, dam; Lana Jackson, breeder .................................63.810% 3. BARBARA FLEMING (CA), riding Alias; Barbara Fleming, owner; Ultras Special Agent, sire; Springmill Cherry Bomb, dam; Champions Way, breeder ......................63.571%

Training Level Vintage Cup

Third Level Vintage Cup 1. PATRICIA HARRIS (CA), riding M&M Symphony; Deborah & Jeffrey Briskin, owners; Greentree Bonniejohn, sire; Funquest Mystic Lady, dam; Millie Read, breeder .....65.000% 1. BIRGIT VILLEMINEY (MI), riding Sunup Nightshade; Birgit Villeminey, owner; Fletcher Thorny Hill, sire; Sunup Concerto, dam; Elizabeth Banks-Vanderhoef, breeder ......60.132% 2. DEBRA M’GONIGLE (IL), riding Forsite Renoir; Debra M’Gonigle, owner; Ravenscroft Renown, sire; Forsite A’Cappella, dam; First Level Musical Freestyle Debra & Douglas M’Gonigle, breeders .............................................................63.750% 1. ALEXIS ACRES’ WRIGHTLY SO; Susan Birkinshaw, owner; Andrea Manos, rider; UVM Prelude, sire; Wine and Roses, dam; Rachel Scott, breeder ........................76.833% 2. INTAGLIO ARIZONA STORM; Carol Hibbard, owner; Carol Hibbard, rider; First Level Vintage Cup Funquest Erick, sire; Stormy Dawn, dam; Elizabeth Davis, breeder .....................63.500% 1. ELAINE MENDEL-JOHN (LA), riding Triple S Blackwood Image; Elaine Mendel-John, owner; Triple S Red Wind, sire; Triple S Ebonella, dam; Floyd Dudney, breeder ..............62.509% Second Level Musical Freestyle 1. GRAYBARRONMIDNIGHTSERENADE; Wendy Bizzaro, owner; Tracy Young, rider; 2. CAROL HIBBARD (OH), riding Intaglio Arizona Storm; Carol Hibbard, owner; Statesmans Silhouette, sire; Greentree Ever Reddi, dam; Wendy Bizzaro, breeder ....69.584% Funquest Erick, sire; Stormy Dawn, dam; Elizabeth Davis, breeder .....................60.807% 2. ORRWOOD MADISON BAY; Victoria & Caroline Fernalld, owners; Caroline Fernalld, rider; 3. SUSAN BIRKINSHAW (GA), riding Alexis Acres’ Wrightly So; Susan Birkinshaw, owner; Thunderbay, sire; Jellico Fancy Affair, dam; Darlene & Peter Orr, breeders ..........63.167% UVM Prelude, sire; Wine and Roses, dam; Rachel Scott, breeder ........................60.323%

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GRAYBARRONMIDNIGHTSERENADE, owner Wendy Bizzaro (CA), rider Tracy Young (CA)—Second Level Mus. Freestyle (Am. Morgan Horse Assn.)

American Mustang & Burro Association Inc.

1. KENNEBEC LADYHAWKE; Margaret Bailey-Miller, owner; Margaret Bailey-Miller, rider; Triple S Dark Eagle, sire; Kennebec Sassy, dam; Margaret Gardiner, breeder .......67.500% Training Level Open 2. EQUINOX EBONY KNIGHT; Gloria Crawford, owner; Kimberly Robbins, rider; 1. JJ’S COWBOY; Ellen Corob, owner; Ellen Corob, rider .......................................65.722% Equinox Reflection, sire; Equinox Love Song, dam; East of Equinox Farm, breeder ....62.500% 2. MIDNIGHT SPOOKERS; Erika Culmann, owner; Houston Jones, rider ..................65.600% 3. MUSTANG LEGEND; Ann Spencer, owner; Ellen Corob, rider .............................61.786%

Fourth Level Musical Freestyle

First Level Open 1. CANEQUIN’S LOCAL HERO; Nancy Mangum, owner; Nancy Mangum, rider; Equinox Locomotion, sire; Roman Elite, dam; Beth Benard, breeder ....................60.267% 1. NARCIL; Sue Wells, owner; Sue Wells, rider ....................................................60.807% 2. DART; Sue Wells, owner; Sue Wells, rider .......................................................60.011% Intermediate I Musical Freestyle 1. GKB COAL MAGIC; Lucy Tidd, owner; Lucy Tidd, rider; Ragtime Voodoo Magic, sire; Metis Koffee, dam; Kathy & Greg Birdwell, breeders ........................................67.604%

American Paint Horse Association Training Level Open

Grand Prix Musical Freestyle

1. MIS DIVERSIFY; Rachel Robinson, owner; Rachel Robinson, rider; Diversify, sire; 1. WEST MT. WINSTON; Karin Weight, owner; David MacMillan, rider; Mis Management, dam; Amy-Jo Lehrer, breeder ..............................................69.000% Far Well’s Brooks, sire; West Mt. Santana, dam; Karin Weight, breeder ..............65.438% 2. A LUCKY CHANCE; Shannon Hansen, owner; Shannon Hansen, rider; A Cherokee Chance, sire; What a Lucky Chance, dam; Rebecca Blair, breeder .....68.750%

American Mule Association

First Level Open

1. LUMINOUS LADY; Kalie Beckers, owner; Kalie Beckers, rider; Megas Black Magic, sire; Ladys Chocolate Kiss, dam; Martha Blakley, breeder ....65.489% 1. CR MOXIE J; Susan & John Magee, owners; Laura Hermanson, rider; Maynards 2. MIS DIVERSIFY; Rachel Robinson, owner; Rachel Robinson, rider; Diversify, sire; Midnight Cowoy, sire; BCR Keys Dream, dam; Al & Melinda Birt, breeders .............65.357% Mis Management, dam; Amy-Jo Lehrer, breeder ..............................................62.581% 2. HEART B DYNA; Laura Hermanson, owner; Laura Hermanson, rider; Tom & Bonnie Lee, breeders ..........................................................................63.750% Second Level Open 1. PROBABLY NOT; Lori DiSanti, owner; Lori DiSanti, rider; Sweet Cody Cue, sire; Yankee Lou’s Luv, dam; Carol Cupchak, breeder ...............................................61.190% Third Level Open 2. CODEMAN; Kristina Roby, owner; Kristina Roby, rider; Sonnys Imagination, sire; 1. HEART B PORTER CREEK; Audrey Goldsmith, owner; Audrey Goldsmith, rider; Patty Dawn, dam; James Smith, breeder ........................................................61.000% Tom & Bonnie Lee, breeders ..........................................................................62.130%

Training Level Open

CR MOXIE J, owners Susan & John Magee (DC), rider Laura Hermanson (CA)—Training Level Open (Am. Mule Assn.)

HEART B PORTER CREEK, owner/rider Audrey Goldsmith (OR)—Third Level Open (Am. Mule Assn.)

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JJ’S COWBOY, owner/rider Ellen Corob (CA)—Training Level Open (Am. Mustang & Burro Assn., Inc.)

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SUNUP NIGHTSHADE, owner/rider Birgit Villeminey (MI)—Third Level Vintage Cup (Am. Morgan Horse Assn.)

M&M SYMPHONY, owners Deborah & Jeffrey Briskin (CA), rider Patricia Harris (CA)—Training Level Vintage Cup (Am. Morgan Horse Assn.)


PROBABLY NOT, owner/rider Lori DiSanti (NJ)—Second Level Open (Am. Paint Horse Assn.)

Fourth Level Open

TRUE TEXAS COLORS, owner/rider Lesley Grove (NV)—Fourth Level Open (Am. Paint Horse Assn.)

Second Level Open

1. TRUE TEXAS COLORS; Lesley Grove, owner; Lesley Grove, rider; 1. SONNYS GOLDEN LYNX; Karen Young, owner; Karen Young, rider; Gobit Colors, sire; Macs Windchester, dam; Eddie Stifflemire, breeder ................60.568% Sonnys Revelation, sire; Ima Fantastic Kid, dam; Barbara Cooper, breeder ..........63.429% 2. WW BLACK MAGIC; Mary Burrows, owner; Mary Burrows, rider; Ryming Simon, sire; Katys Deep Note, dam; Bryan Maclemoore, breeder ...........60.789%

American Quarter Horse Association

Third Level Open

Training Level Open

1. MISS BOSTON WONDER; Peggy Bowker, owner; Peggy Bowker, rider; 1. SKYS BLUE MOVES; Virginia Roush, owner; Virginia Roush, rider; Mr Boston Sabre, sire; Itmakesme Wonder, dam ..............................................60.253% Skys Blue Boy, sire; Black Tie Optional, dam; Kirk Hornback, breeder .................67.393% 2. BENFIELD; Olivia Mott, owner; Olivia Mott, rider; Cutter Hotshot, sire; Le Sleeping Prima, dam; Benny Daniels, breeder ..............................................67.329% 3. COLES NIGHT HAWK; Jennifer Delmer, owner; Jennifer Delmer, rider; Maxies Cole Dust, sire; Shine on Remington, dam; Joyce & Wade Moffett, breeders ...........65.709% PUREBRED Prix St. Georges Open 4. ROOSTERS LUCKY MAGIC; Eleanor Maynard, owner; Eleanor Maynard & Lynn Palm, riders; CGS Mr Pep, sire; Lucky Magician, dam; Ann Perry, breeder .......65.200% 1. MURPHY’S LAW; Marcia Mayeda, owner; Tiffany Brinton, rider; Mill House Murphy, sire; Cole’s Faded Love, dam; Heinz Naef & Huska Millennium Shires, breeders ...........60.000% 5. INDIAN HARVEST; Jane Fliesbach, owner; Jane Fliesbach, rider; Indian Artifacts, sire; Bold for a Moment, dam; Douglas Gordon, breeder ............65.079% ABOVe mIDDle: PICSOfYOU.COm; ABOVe RIGHt: ©SHeRI SCOtt; mIDDle: WNCPHOtO.COm; fAR RIGHt: mARCIA mAYeDA

American Shire Horse Association

American Trakehner Association

First Level Open 1. DOWNTOWN COOL; Diane Adams-Simmons, owner; Michelle Just-Williams, rider; Mr Be Mo Downtown, sire; Ms Cool Protection, dam; Diane Adams-Simmons, breeder .....................................................................68.710% 2. MICADO; Susan Gentle, owner; Susan Gentle, rider; Blue Fancy Dan, sire; Make Mine Milk, dam; Janiejill & Bill Tointon, breeders ....................................66.486% 3. LARKS HOME RUN; Amy Grabe, owner; Lynn Palm, rider; Rugged Lark, sire; Sail Home Again, dam; Amy Grabe, breeder .....................................................66.216% 4. COATS TUX N TAILS; Kelly Stapleton, owner; Bobbie McKee & Kelly Stapleton, riders; Coats N Tails, sire; Twice in a Lifetym, dam; Julie Sebring, breeder ....................65.000% 5. MY SMOKING BARS; Rachel Schilling, owner; Rachel Schilling, rider; Its Smoking, sire; Obvious is my Daddy, dam; Herbert Matilsky, breeder .............64.292%

SKYS BLUE MOVES, owner/rider Virginia Roush (TX)—Training Level Open (Am. Quarter Horse Assn.)

Training Level Open 1. AMALIA; Patricia Leech, owner; Simone Ahern, rider; Donaufurst, sire; Audacity, dam; Patricia Leech, breeder ............................................................73.800% 2. HARMONIE NSF; Heather Holman, owner; Heather Holman, rider; Baron Verdi, sire; Hopi NSF, dam; Timothy & Cheryl Holekamp, breeders ...........70.893% 3. FORTOULA; Mary Edwards, owner; Mary Edwards, rider; Stiletto, sire; Fasta, dam; Jean Brinkman, breeder ...............................................................69.500% 4. PALADIN SF; Laine Sklar, owner; Laine Sklar, rider; Aul Magic+/, sire; Padua Go, dam; Heather Buttrum, breeder ......................................................69.200% 5. TYMPANI; Susan Posner, owner; Susan & Kristin Posner, riders; Tigre, sire; Touchee, dam; Susan Posner, breeder .............................................................68.066%

DOWNTOWN COOL, owner Diane Adams-Simmons (FL), rider Michelle Just-Williams (FL)— First Level Open (Am. Quarter Horse Assn.)

MURPHY’S LAW, owner Marcia Mayeda (CA), rider Tiffany Brinton (CA)—PSG Open (Am. Shire Horse Assn.—Purebred)

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LUMINOUS LADY, owner/rider Kalie Beckers (LA)—First Level Open (Am. Paint Horse Assn.)


Second Level Open

Intermediate II Open

1. FRIEDENSFURST; Lindsey Holleger, owner; Lindsey Holleger, rider; Donaufurst, sire; Feodamee von Krotenbach, dam; Erin Brinkman, breeder ..........70.119% 2. ELFENPERFEKT; Alice Drayer, owner; Wanja Gerlach, rider; Peron, sire; Elfentraum, dam; Peter & Alice Drayer, breeders ..............................................67.381% 3. MILO; Inga Fuengerlings, owner; Inga Fuengerlings, rider; Pelzjager, sire; Malaika IV, dam; Roselotte Rosenau, breeder ..................................................66.842% 4. SNAPEE DRESSUR; Kathryn Stoy, owner; Kathryn Stoy, rider; Heling, sire; Sevilla, dam; Elizabeth St. John, breeder .........................................................66.369% 5. EISENHERZ; Kathie Vigouroux, owner; Catherine Reid, rider; Summertime, sire; Escana, dam; Erhard Gehlhaar, breeder ...........................................................66.286%

1. SIR RICCO; Molly Fine, owner; Jochen Hippenstiel, rider; Enrico Caruso, sire; Sonset, dam; Perlebach Trakehners, breeder ....................................................67.632% 2. MITRAS; Gail Redinger, owner; Gail Redinger, rider; Butow *E*, sire; Moet, dam; Vernon Parker, breeder ................................................................62.368% 3. TOUCHEE; Susan Posner, owner; Susan Posner, rider; Leonidas, sire; Tudaya, dam; Susan Posner, breeder ..............................................................60.132%

Fourth Level Open

Beaujolais, sire; Lovely Lady, dam; Joyce Kuhn, breeder ...................................61.493% 4. CARLA DYE (OH), riding Full Moon Rising; Carla Dye, owner; Insterfurst, sire; Freeda, dam; Stephanie Mas, breeder .............................................................61.200%

Grand Prix Open

1. LUMINENCE; Mary Contakos & Hilda Gurney, owners; Hilda Gurney & Jodie Cressman, riders; Leonidas, sire; Willa, dam; Mary Contakos & Hilda Gurney, breeders ........64.894% 2. MITRAS; Gail Redinger, owner; Gail Redinger, rider; Butow *E*, sire; Third Level Open Moet, dam; Vernon Parker, breeder ................................................................63.139% 1. TANZARTIG; Rebecca Armstrong, owner; Rebecca Armstrong, rider; Abdullah, sire; Tansanita vom Castell, dam; Nolan Armstrong, breeder ...............64.737% 3. LAUREL; Corine Hill, owner; Corine Hill, rider; Leonidas, sire; Helen’s Secret, dam; Mary Contakos & Keenridge Farm, breeders ......................61.383% 2. SPINNAKER; May Slaughter, owner; Meghan Slaughter, rider; Enrico Caruso, sire; Savannah, dam; Elizabeth St. John, breeder ........................62.961% 3. MY NEGAAR; Martha McDaniel, owner; Martha McDaniel, rider; Training Level Adult Amateur Hennessey, sire; Make a Wish, dam; Mae Jean Fichter, breeder .........................62.821% 1. MARY EDWARDS (LA), riding Fortoula; Mary Edwards, owner; Stiletto, sire; F 4. IRRESISTABLE ISAAC; Sharyl Hilliard, owner; Kristin Stein, rider; asta, dam; Jean Brinkman, breeder .................................................................69.500% Insterfurst, sire; Zip Ah Dee Do Dah, dam; Sharyl Hilliard, breeder ......................61.282% 2. LAINE SKLAR (AZ), riding Paladin SF; Laine Sklar, owner; Aul Magic+/, sire; 5. ENCHANTED PALADIN; Donna & Lee Dunbar, owners; Donna Dunbar, rider; Padua Go, dam; Heather Buttrum, breeder ......................................................69.200% Eikon, sire; Miniapple, dam; Heidi Duke, breeder ..............................................60.582% 3. LARRY GOLSON (TX), riding Looking For Elle; Larry Golson, owner; 1. PRODIGY; Corine & Steve Hill, owners; Corine Hill, rider; Leonidas, sire; Parousia vom Castell, dam; Mary Contakos & Hilda Gurney, breeders .................65.135%

Prix St. Georges Open

First Level Adult Amateur

1. LORD LOCKSLEY; Margaret Stevens, owner; Susanne Hamilton, rider; Unkenruf, sire; Lida, dam; Tylord Farm, breeder ...............................................65.307% 2. LAZULITE; Marie Maloney, owner; Marie Maloney, rider; Martini, sire; Lucona, dam; Jean Brinkman, breeder .............................................................64.737% 3. RADETZKY; Robin Brueckmann, owner; Robin Brueckmann, rider; Pyatt Charly, sire; Ronja, dam; Kaj Jensen, breeder ..........................................64.343% 4. SINATRA; Barbara & Brad Sackett, owners; Anita Hunter, rider; Fabius, sire; Sunrise Serenade, dam; Barbara Sackett, breeder ............................................60.658%

1. SANDRA PIAZZA (SC), riding Finlanndia; Sandra Piazza, owner; Distelzar, sire; Finity, dam; Laura Wharton, breeder ...............................................................67.931% 2. REBECCA ARMSTRONG (CA), riding Morpheus; Rebecca Armstrong, owner; Fandango, sire; Myrrha, dam; Paradocs Farm, breeder ......................................67.662% 3. MARY EDWARDS (LA), riding Fortoula; Mary Edwards, owner; Stiletto, sire; Fasta, dam; Jean Brinkman, breeder ...............................................................64.041% 4. BEVERLY JENSEN (MN), riding Indeed; Beverly Jensen, owner; Dichter, sire; On an Impuls, dam; Marcia Long, breeder ........................................................60.323%

AMALIA, owner Patricia Leech (CO), rider Simone Ahern (CO)—Training Level Open (Am. Trakehner Assn.)

FRIEDENSFURST, owner/rider Lindsey Holleger (GA)—First & Second Level Open & Jr/YR (Am. Trakehner Assn.)

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FINLANNDIA, owner/rider Sandra Piazza (SC)—First Level AA and Vintage Cup (Am. Trakehner Assn.)

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5. LORD LAKOTA; Margaret Stevens, owner; Willette Brown, rider; Enrico Caruso, sire; Litchen, dam; Tylord Farm, beeder.......................................60.263% 1. FRIEDENSFURST; Lindsey Holleger, owner; Lindsey Holleger, rider; Donaufurst, sire; Feodamee von Krotenbach, dam; Erin Brinkman, breeder ..................................70.162% 2. EISENHERZ; Kathie Vigouroux, owner; Catherine Reid, rider; Summertime, sire; Intermediate I Open Escana, dam; Erhard Gehlhaar, breeder ...........................................................69.872% 1. LORD LOCKSLEY; Margaret Stevens, owner; Susanne Hamilton, rider; 3. CENTURIAN; Elizabeth Higgins, owner; Laura Sevriens, rider; Feuertanzer, sire; Unkenruf, sire; Lida, dam; Tylord Farm, breeder ...............................................66.974% Carissima, dam; Elizabeth Higgins, breeder .......................................................69.310% 2. RUSCHKOI; Nancy Szakacs, owner; Nancy Szakacs, rider; Riccione, sire; 4. SNAPEE DRESSUR; Kathryn Stoy, owner; Kathryn Stoy, rider; Heling, sire; Hiva, dam; Windberg Gestut, breeder ..............................................................63.816% Sevilla, dam; Elizabeth St. John, breeder .........................................................68.492% 3. RADETZKY; Robin Brueckmann, owner; Robin Brueckmann, rider; 5. FINLANNDIA; Sandra Piazza, owner; Sandra Piazza, rider; Distelzar, sire; Pyatt Charly, sire; Ronja, dam; Kaj Jensen, breeder ..........................................62.500% Finity, dam; Laura Wharton, breeder ...............................................................67.931%

First Level Open


Third Level Adult Amateur

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HARMONIE NSF, owner/rider Heather Holman (FL)—Training Level Jr/YR (Am. Trakehner Assn.)

SPINNAKER, owner May Slaughter (ID), rider Meghan Slaughter (ID)—Third Level Jr/YR, Second Level Mus. Freestyle (Am. Trakehner Assn.)

First Level Junior/Young Rider

1. REBECCA ARMSTRONG (CA), riding Tanzartig; Rebecca Armstrong, owner; 1. LINDSEY HOLLEGER (GA), riding Friedensfurst; Lindsey Holleger, owner; Abdullah, sire; Tansanita vom Castell, dam; Nolan Armstrong, breeder ...............64.737% Donaufurst, sire; Feodamee von Krotenbach, dam; Erin Brinkman, breeder ..........70.162% 2. MARTHA MCDANIEL (HI), riding My Negaar; Martha McDaniel, owner; Hennessey, sire; Make a Wish, dam; Mae Jean Fichter, breeder .........................62.821% Second Level Junior/Young Rider 3. DONNA DUNBAR (CT), riding Enchanted Paladin; Donna & Lee Dunbar, owners; 1. LINDSEY HOLLEGER (GA), riding Friedensfurst; Lindsey Holleger, owner; Eikon, sire; Miniapple, dam; Heidi Duke, breeder ..............................................60.582% Donaufurst, sire; Feodamee von Krotenbach, dam; Erin Brinkman, breeder ..........70.119% 2. INGA FUENGERLINGS (CO), riding Milo; Inga Fuengerlings, owner; Pelzjager, sire; Malaika IV, dam; Roselotte Rosenau, breeder .............................66.842% Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur 1. MARIE MALONEY (KS), riding Lazulite; Marie Maloney, owner; Martini, sire; Lucona, dam; Jean Brinkman, breeder .............................................................64.737% Third Level Junior/Young Rider 2. ANITA HUNTER (WA), riding Sinatra; Barbara & Brad Sackett, owners; 1. MEGHAN SLAUGHTER (ID), riding Spinnaker; May Slaughter, owner; Fabius, sire; Sunrise Serenade, dam; Barbara Sackett, breeder ..........................60.658% Enrico Caruso, sire; Savannah, dam; Elizabeth St. John, breeder ........................62.961%

Intermediate I Adult Amateur

Training Level Vintage Cup

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1. NANCY SZAKACS (CA), riding Ruschkoi; Nancy Szakacs, owner; Riccione, sire; 1. SUSAN POSNER (KY), riding Tympani; Susan Posner, owner; Tigre, sire; Hiva, dam; Windberg Gestut, breeder ..............................................................63.816% Touchee, dam; Susan Posner, breeder .............................................................70.400% 2. CARLA DYE (OH), riding Full Moon Rising; Carla Dye, owner; Insterfurst, sire; Freeda, dam; Stephanie Mas, breeder .............................................................61.200% Training Level Junior/Young Rider 1. HEATHER HOLMAN (FL), riding Harmonie NSF; Heather Holman, owner; Baron Verdi, sire; Hopi NSF, dam; Timothy & Cheryl Holekamp, breeders ...........70.893% First Level Vintage Cup 1. SANDRA PIAZZA (SC), riding Finlanndia; Sandra Piazza, owner; Distelzar, sire; 2. ASHLYNNE DAVIS (FL), riding Saint Nicole; Ashlynne Davis, owner; Sieg, sire; Finity, dam; Laura Wharton, breeder ...............................................................67.931% Sarina, dam; Kathie Vigouroux, breeder ...........................................................65.600% 2. REBECCA ARMSTRONG (CA), riding Morpheus; Rebecca Armstrong, owner; 3. STEPHANIE PTASHKIN (AZ), riding Padua Go; Heather Buttrum, owner; Fandango, sire; Myrrha, dam; Paradocs Farm, breeder ......................................67.662% Maizauber, sire; Palma Nova, dam; Ulrich Gorlo, breeder ..................................64.000% 3. BEVERLY JENSEN (MN), riding Indeed; Beverly Jensen, owner; Dichter, sire; 4. KELLY SCHNEIDER (OH), riding Akino; Chris Roseberry, owner; Enrico On an Impuls, dam; Marcia Long, breeder ........................................................60.323% Caruso, sire; Aura, dam; Chris Roseberry, breeder ............................................61.200%

TYMPANI, owner/rider Susan Posner (KY)—Training Level Vintage Cup (Am. Trakehner Assn.)

RADETZKY, owner/rider Robin Brueckmann (NC)—PSG Vintage Cup (Am. Trakehner Assn.)

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Intermediate I Musical Freestyle

1. REBECCA ARMSTRONG (CA), riding Tanzartig; Rebecca Armstrong, owner; 1. LORD LOCKSLEY; Margaret Stevens, owner; Susanne Hamilton, rider; Abdullah, sire; Tansanita vom Castell, dam; Nolan Armstrong, breeder ...............64.737% Unkenruf, sire; Lida, dam; Tylord Farm, breeder ...............................................68.000% 2. MARTHA MCDANIEL (HI), riding My Negaar; Martha McDaniel, owner; 2. RADETZKY; Robin Brueckmann, owner; Robin Brueckmann, rider; Hennessey, sire; Make a Wish, dam; Mae Jean Fichter, breeder .........................62.821% Pyatt Charly, sire; Ronja, dam; Kaj Jensen, breeder ..........................................66.688% 3. DONNA DUNBAR (CT), riding Enchanted Paladin; Donna & Lee Dunbar, owners; 3. TOUCHEE; Susan Posner, owner; Susan Posner, rider; Leonidas, sire; Eikon, sire; Miniapple, dam; Heidi Duke, breeder ..............................................60.582% Tudaya, dam; Susan Posner, breeder ..............................................................65.438% 4. PAMELA NIXON (MI), riding Moonlit Mystique; Pamela Nixon, owner; Magic in Gray, sire; Maggie Mae, dam; Carrie Haywood, breeder .......................60.267% Grand Prix Musical Freestyle 1. LAUREL; Corine Hill, owner; Corine Hill, rider; Leonidas, sire; Prix St. Georges Vintage Cup Helen’s Secret, dam; Mary Contakos & Keenridge Farm, breeders ......................66.500% 1. ROBIN BRUECKMANN (NC), riding Radetzky; Robin Brueckmann, owner; Pyatt Charly, sire; Ronja, dam; Kaj Jensen, breeder ..........................................64.343% Colts/Geldings of Current Calendar Year 1. ADMIRAL; Donna Baker, owner; Tribute, sire; American Beauty, dam; Intermediate I Vintage Cup Donna Baker, breeder ....................................................................................73.500% 1. NANCY SZAKACS (CA), riding Ruschkoi; Nancy Szakacs, owner; Riccione, sire; Hiva, dam; Windberg Gestut, breeder ..............................................................63.816% Yearling Fillies 2. ROBIN BRUECKMANN (NC), riding Radetzky; Robin Brueckmann, owner; 1. EMERALD ICE; Anissa Cottongim, owner; Oskar II, sire; Encore, dam; Pyatt Charly, sire; Ronja, dam; Kaj Jensen, breeder ..........................................62.500% Anissa Cottongim, breeder .............................................................................76.200% 2. ABDULENA; Donna Baker, owner; Tribute, sire; American Beauty, dam; Donna Baker, breeder ....................................................................................71.400%

Intermediate II Vintage Cup

1. GAIL REDINGER (ID), riding Mitras; Gail Redinger, owner; Butow *E*, sire; Moet, dam; Vernon Parker, breeder ................................................................62.368% Two-Year-Old Colts/Geldings 2. SUSAN POSNER (KY), riding Touchee; Susan Posner, owner; Leonidas, sire; 1. FRISK; Suzette White, owner; Leonidas, sire; For Talismanic, dam; Tudaya, dam; Susan Posner, breeder ..............................................................60.132% Suzette White, breeder ..................................................................................75.700% 2. VELLUTO; Lea Ann Hansen, owner; Schiffon, sire; Viva Vanessa, dam; Grand Prix Vintage Cup Lea Ann Hansen, breeder ...............................................................................74.475% 1. GAIL REDINGER (ID), riding Mitras; Gail Redinger, owner; Butow *E*, sire; Moet, dam; Vernon Parker, breeder ................................................................63.139%

Two-Year-Old Fillies

1. AVIANNA; Donna Baker, owner; Tribute, sire; American Beauty, dam; Donna Baker, breeder ....................................................................................75.000% 1. SNAPEE DRESSUR; Kathryn Stoy, owner; Kathryn Stoy, rider; Heling, sire; 2. KWEEN BEE; Silene White, owner; Hohenstein, sire; Keep Cool, dam; Sevilla, dam; Elizabeth St. John, breeder .........................................................67.850% Bernd Berge, breeder ....................................................................................74.700% 2. NEWMAN; Lydia Gray, owner; Lydia Gray, rider; Donaudeen, sire; Norita M, dam; Nancy Cornelison & Marcia Johnson, breeders ..........................66.433%

First Level Musical Freestyle

Three-Year-Old Fillies

1. ANASTASIA; Richard Lawwell, owner; Tribute, sire; Anhanglich, dam; Betty Williams, breeder .................................................................................76.000% 1. SPINNAKER; May Slaughter, owner; Meghan Slaughter, rider; Enrico Caruso, sire; 2. INGRID BERGMAN; Alison Freeburg-Mroz, owner; Marcato II, sire; Savannah, dam; Elizabeth St. John, breeder .....................................................71.167% Inster Mary vom Eichenhof, dam; Eberhard Biesenthal, breeder .........................74.500% 2. DONAUWALTZER; Kelley DeLaPerriere, owner; Kelley DeLaPerriere, rider; 3. DOROTHY’S RUBY SLIPPERS; Kathryn Krische, owner; Tanzein, sire; Stiletto, sire; Donaulied, dam; Laura Hassel, breeder .........................................67.300% Devotion, dam; Anissa Cottongim, breeder .......................................................68.950%

Second Level Musical Freestyle

Third Level Musical Freestyle

Four-Year-Old and Older Stallions

1. MY NEGAAR; Martha McDaniel, owner; Martha McDaniel, rider; Hennessey, sire; 1. TATENDRANG; Anissa Cottongim, owner; Onassis, sire; Tanzania *E*, dam; Make a Wish, dam; Mae Jean Fichter, breeder .................................................67.500% Pamela Norton, breeder .................................................................................78.600% 2. SPINNAKER; May Slaughter, owner; Meghan Slaughter, rider; Enrico Caruso, sire; Savannah, dam; Elizabeth St. John, breeder .....................................................66.312%

LAUREL, owner/rider Corine Hill (CA),— Grand Prix Mus. Freestyle (Am. Trakehner Assn.)

FRISK, owner Suzette White (CA), handler Cindy Lapp (CA)— Two-Year-Old Colts/Geldings (Am. Trakehner Assn.)

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AKINORI, owner Chris Roseberry (WV)—Four-Year-Old and Older Maiden/Yeld Mares (Am. Trakehner Assn.)

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Fourth Level Open

1. AKINORI; Chris Roseberry, owner; Enrico Caruso, sire; Aura, dam; 1. GONE BAMBOO; Patricia Brewer & E. Nicholas Giustina, owners; Patricia Brewer, rider; Chris Roseberry, breeder ................................................................................76.850% Wishes & Dreams, sire; Pik McPenelope, dam; Anne Marie Murdock, breeder .....60.375%

Three-Year-Old Fillies Materiale 1. INGRID BERGMAN; Alison Freeburg-Mroz, owner; Eberhard Biesenthal, rider; Marcato II, sire; Inster Mary vom Eichenhof, dam; Eberhard Biesenthal, breeder ......70.000%

Four- and Five-Year-Old Stallions/Geldings Materiale

American Warmblood Society Training Level Open

1. MONDAVI; Marcia Smith, owner; Marcia Smith, rider; Nico, sire; 1. TATENDRANG; Anissa Cottongim, owner; Andrew Palmer, rider; Onassis, sire; Dancing Valentine, dam; Jennette Scanlon, breeder ..........................................69.200% Tanzania *E*, dam; Pamela Norton, breeder ....................................................79.200% 2. MAXXIMUS; Jennifer Kick, owner; Jennifer Kick, rider .....................................68.250% 2. HONORIUS; Anita Hunter, owner; Anita Hunter, rider; Fandango, sire; Hunter’s Legacy, dam; Sherry Tourino, breeder ................................................75.000%

First Level Open

1. BOOMERANG QRF; Holly Johns, owner; Holly Johns, rider; Walkabout, sire; Serrano Slew, dam; Holly Johns, breeder ........................................................66.310% 1. ELFENPERFEKT; Alice Drayer, owner; Wanja Gerlach, rider; Peron, sire; 2. SRC PARROT BAY; Sarah Martin, owner; Sarah Martin, rider; Loki, sire; Elfentraum, dam; Peter & Alice Drayer, breeders ...................................................... 7.4 Azotica, dam; Adrienne Hancock-Leong, breeder ...............................................64.828% 2. ELFENPERLMUTTER; Alice Drayer, owner; Wanja Gerlach, rider; Peron, sire; Elfentraum, dam; Peter & Alice Drayer, breeders ...................................................... 7.1

FEI Five-Year-Old

Second Level Open

American Warmblood Registry Training Level Open

1. SRC PARROT BAY; Sarah Martin, owner; Susan Posner, rider; Loki, sire; Azotica, dam; Adrienne Hancock-Leong, breeder ...............................................65.429% 2. MICHAELANGELO; Deborah Lindley, owner; Diane Boyce, rider; Hillis Donavin, sire; Liberated Belle, dam; Deborah Lindley, breeder ....................63.240%

1. POETIC JUSTICE; Brenda Whiteley, owner; Brenda Whiteley & Stacy Williams, riders; Paganini, sire; Ebony Baystar, dam; Brenda Whiteley & Indigo Acres, breeders ....66.786% Third Level Open 2. POISON IVY; Suzanne Harvey, owner; Suzanne Harvey, rider; Glacier Bay, sire; Auspiciousness, dam; Amanda Harrington, breeder ...........................................63.929% 1. RAVE REVIEW; Michele Brase, owner; Melissa Cool, rider; R’mani, sire; Shear Mayheim, dam; Michele Brase, breeder ..................................................65.898% 2. COLLINGWOOD; Michelle Salmon, owner; Michelle Salmon, rider; First Level Open Cottonwood Flame, sire; Caribbean Countash, dam; Margaret Kaiser, breeder .....62.688% 1. WAGNIS M.D.; Ruth Sundet, owner; Ruth Sundet, rider; Wagnis, sire; Macuna, dam; Ruth Sundet, breeder ...............................................................70.000% 2. WALDOR; Kindra Wilson, owner; Kindra Wilson, rider; Wagnis, sire; Fourth Level Open Honest Dulcinea, dam; Jana Wagner & Wally Woo Farm, breeders .....................68.378% 1. RAVE REVIEW; Michele Brase, owner; Melissa Cool, rider; R’mani, sire; 3. TAHOE; Michele Brase, owner; Michele Brase, rider; Chief Ray Degas Fury, sire; Shear Mayheim, dam; Michele Brase, breeder ..................................................66.375% Deb’s Tina Fury Degas, dam; Carl Hites, breeder ...............................................62.696% 2. ALLEGRO; Ruth Schorsch, owner; Ruth Schorsch, rider .....................................61.938%

Second Level Open

Prix St. Georges Open

1. WALDOR; Kindra Wilson, owner; Kindra Wilson, rider; Wagnis, sire; 1. DREAMMASTER; Jill Giese & Dreamcatcher Meadows Ventures Limited, owners; Honest Dulcinea, dam; Jana Wagner & Wally Woo Farm, breeders .....................65.595% Charlotte Bredahl, rider; Dimaggio, sire; Daisy Dee Elite, dam; 2. FERON; Janet Roser, owner; Susan Corrie, rider; Peron, sire; Freda, dam; Dreamcatcher Meadows Ventures Limited, breeder ..........................................70.132% Janet Roser, breeder .....................................................................................64.024% 2. ALLEGRO; Ruth Schorsch, owner; Ruth Schorsch, rider ......................................60.263%

Third Level Open

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Training Level Adult Amateur 1. WAKEUP; Emily Wagner, owner; Emily Wagner, rider; Wagnis, sire; Maiden Montreal, dam; Beverly Mclean Tetrick & Red Mare Farm, breeders .......70.520% 1. MARCIA SMITH (CA), riding Mondavi; Marcia Smith, owner; Nico, sire; Dancing Valentine, dam; Jennette Scanlon, breeder ..........................................69.200% 2. SOLITAIRE’S SILVER LINING; Linda Bammann, owner; Wim Foekema, rider; Fuerst Gottard, sire; Solitaire, dam; Linda Bammann, breeder ............................63.512% 2. JENNIFER KICK (OH), riding Maxximus; Jennifer Kick, owner ............................68.250%

POETIC JUSTICE, owner/rider Brenda Whiteley (UT)— Training Level Open (Am. Warmblood Reg.)

MONDAVI, owner/rider Marcia Smith (CA)—Training Level Open, AA, & Vintage Cup; First Level Vintage Cup (Am. Warmblood Soc.)

SRC PARROT BAY, owner/rider Sarah Martin (KY)— First Level AA (Am. Warmblood Soc.)

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First Level Adult Amateur

DREAMMASTER, owners Jill Giese & Dreamcatcher Meadows Ventures Ltd. (BC), rider Charlotte Bredahl (CA)—PSG Open (Am. Warmblood Soc.)

Three-Year-Old Colts/Geldings Materiale

1. SARAH MARTIN (KY), riding SRC Parrot Bay; Sarah Martin, owner; Loki, sire; 1. LORD CARTHAGE; Robin Brueckmann, owner; Robin Brueckmann, rider; Azotica, dam; Adrienne Hancock-Leong, breeder ...............................................64.677% Lord Baltimore, sire; Fancy Ruler, dam; Elaine Greenwood, breeder ....................68.900% 2. MARCIA SMITH (CA), riding Mondavi; Marcia Smith, owner; Nico, sire; Dancing Valentine, dam; Jennette Scanlon, breeder ..........................................64.194%

Appaloosa Horse Club Inc.

Second Level Adult Amateur

Training Level Open

1. LISA SCHMIDT (NH), riding Graham; Lisa Schmidt, owner; Heartland Luck, sire; 1. CONFETTI’S MAGIC MARKER; Sandra Marrujo, owner; Sandra Marrujo, rider; Hiatt Farm, breeder .......................................................................................61.310% Aul Magic AHA, sire; Confettis Red Rose, dam; Mellanie Burkhart, breeder .........60.400%

Third Level Adult Amateur

First Level Open

1. MICHELLE SALMON (IN), riding Collingwood; Michelle Salmon, owner; 1. TVR DUNNY CHIP; Linda Kelley, owner; Linda Kelley, rider; T&C Diamond Chip, sire; Cottonwood Flame, sire; Caribbean Countash, dam; Margaret Kaiser, breeder .....62.688% Bi-O-Baby Plaudit, dam; Totten Valley Ranch, breeder ......................................63.326% 2. GOOD LUCK ‘N SUGAR; Patricia Hough, owner; Patricia Hough, rider; Sugars Top Dog, sire; Impress Me Good, dam; Karla & Jeffrey Born, breeders ....................................61.997% Training Level Vintage Cup 1. MARCIA SMITH (CA), riding Mondavi; Marcia Smith, owner; Nico, sire; Dancing Valentine, dam; Jennette Scanlon, breeder ..........................................69.200% Training Level Adult Amateur 2. BARBARA EBNER (NJ), riding Redmonds Red River; Barbara Ebner, owner ........68.214% 1. SANDRA MARRUJO (CA), riding Confetti’s Magic Marker; Sandra Marrujo, owner; Aul Magic AHA, sire; Confettis Red Rose, dam; Mellanie Burkhart, breeder .........60.400%

First Level Vintage Cup 1. MARCIA SMITH (CA), riding Mondavi; Marcia Smith, owner; Nico, sire; First Level Adult Amateur Dancing Valentine, dam; Jennette Scanlon, breeder ..........................................64.194% 1. LINDA KELLEY (AK), riding TVR Dunny Chip; Linda Kelley, owner; 2. KATHLEEN GILROY (MA), riding Mathilda; Kathleen Gilroy, owner .....................61.774% T&C Diamond Chip, sire; Bi-O-Baby Plaudit, dam; Totten Valley Ranch, breeder .......63.326%

Second Level Vintage Cup

Training Level Vintage Cup

1. SUSAN POSNER (KY), riding SRC Parrot Bay; Sarah Martin, owner; Loki, sire; 1. SANDRA MARRUJO (CA), riding Confetti’s Magic Marker; Sandra Marrujo, owner; Azotica, dam; Adrienne Hancock-Leong, breeder ...............................................65.429% Aul Magic AHA, sire; Confettis Red Rose, dam; Mellanie Burkhart, breeder .........60.400%

LORD CARTHAGE, owner/rider Robin Brueckmann (NC)—ThreeYear-Old Colts/Geldings Materiale (Am. Warmblood Soc.)

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TVR DUNNY CHIP, owner/rider Linda Kelley (AK)—First Level Open, AA, & Mus. Freestyle (Appaloosa Horse Club, Inc.)

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RAVE REVIEW, owner Michelle Brase (TN), rider Melissa Cool (TN)—Third & Fourth Level Open (Am. Warmblood Soc.)


Appaloosa Sport Horse Association

First Level Open

Second Level Open

1. ROCK THIS WAY; Breanne Coates, owner; Christin Ganey-Davis, rider; PCE Charlie 1. AULWAYS MAGIC; Theresa Oliver, owner; Patience Prine-Carr, rider; Aul Magic+/, sire; Rock, sire; Impresseos Pleasures, dam; Prince Charles Enterprise, breeder ...............66.129% AUR Silver Myst, dam; Sandra Warren, Betsy Teeter & Sharon Ruth, breeders ....64.286% 2. WAPS SERENADE; Martha Mitchell, owner; Katie Bott, rider; Wap Spot, sire; 2. SRF DAWNS QUINELA; Myra Tucker-Joeckel, owner; Ellen Scofield, rider; Sweet Colin, dam; Virginia Hood, breeder ........................................................65.517% Quintz, sire; My Anabelle, dam; Daun Lisec, breeder .........................................63.703% 3. MOJAVE KID+++/; Lynn Myhra, owner; Summer Chapman, rider; First Level Adult Amateur Sundance Kid V, sire; Calika V, dam; Lynn Myhra, breeder ................................63.488% 1. CHRISTIN GANEY-DAVIS (TN), riding Rock This Way; Breanne Coates, owner; PCE Charlie Rock, sire; Impresseos Pleasures, dam; Prince Charles Enterprise, breeder ..........66.129% 4. REFLECTION BEY; Nancy & James Lapier, owners; Kimberly Robbins, rider; Hucklebey Berry+/, sire; Galiima, dam; Nancy & James Lapier, breeders ............62.763% 2. KATIE BOTT (VA), riding Waps Serenade; Martha Mitchell, owner; Wap Spot, sire; Sweet Colin, dam; Virginia Hood, breeder .................................65.517% 5. BEL SOLE; Toni Over, owner; Toni Over, rider; Lasodo+, sire; Shazrah Femme, dam; Eva & Laura Woodring, breeders ....................................62.619%

Two-Year-Old Fillies

Third Level Open 1. WAPS PANDORA; Martha Mitchell, owner; Wap Spot, sire; Waps Malaika, dam; Virginia & Jerry Hood, breeders ........................................66.000% 1. MSU FANFARE; Hilary Clayton, owner; Hilary Clayton, rider; Concensus, sire; Pasketta, dam; Michigan State University, breeder ...........................................63.947% Three-Year-Old Colts/Geldings 2. MSU BRING IT ON; Susan Zilke, owner; Susan Zilke, rider; Concensus, sire; 1. WAPS HERACLES; Martha Mitchell, owner; Wap Spot, sire; MSU Passion Play, dam; Michigan State University, breeder ..............................61.795% Waps Malaika, dam; Virginia & Jerry Hood, breeders ........................................67.800% 3. JUST IN KAYCE; Susanne Lanini, owner; Susanne Lanini, rider; Showkayce, sire; Kaitana, dam; Carol Steppe, breeder ...............................................................60.523% 4. KHEMO’S DRAMA; Emily Craig, owner; Emily Craig, rider; Khemosabi, sire; Diamond Annie, dam; Joanne Anderson, breeder ..............................................60.385%

Arabian Horse Association

PUREBRED Training Level Open

Fourth Level Open

First Level Open

Intermediate I Open

1. TSWANNEE TSULTAN; Heather Stalker, owner; Heather Stalker, rider; 1. JEBEDIAH BLACK; Lynn Tucker, owner; Pamela Thompson, rider; Tstetson Ra, sire; CF Jalajil, dam; Jean Chance, breeder ...................................61.398% Klint Black++, sire; Midnite Cynderela, dam; Suzanne Eves, breeder .................72.500% 2. FOCUS SHALIMOR; Marilyn & Tom Weber, owners; Marilyn Weber, rider; 2. EMILIO BFA; Iva Knapp, owner; Stacey Hastings, rider; ML Mostly Padron, sire; Focus Shali, sire; Focus Khemadoll, dam; Loy Davidson, breeder ........................61.357% MC Psynammon, dam; Frances Butler, Cecil Butler, Jeff & Sybil Collins, breeders ....72.200% 3. AUTUMN RHAPSODY+/; Caitlin Zech, owner; Caitlin Zech, rider; Autumn Seance, sire; PER Rhapsody, dam; Wikel Arabians, breeder ...................69.700% Prix St. Georges Open 1. KS FADLS PHOENIX; Melissa Lund, owner; Elizabeth Davin & Melissa Lund, riders; 4. VCTORY DREAM; Terry Yates, owner; Cyndi Jackson, rider; Maclintock V, sire; Fadl Attrak-Shun, sire; LLA Latisha, dam; Tammy Mielke, breeder ......................60.395% Savanna Anne, dam; Amy Thompson, breeder .................................................68.400% 2. SMOKE AND MIRRORZ; Crystal Alatalo, owner; Crystal Alatalo, rider; 5. HH ANTONIA; Jonathan Howell, owner; Amanda Howell, rider; HH Allegro, sire; Bey Oro, sire; AN Mablanca, dam; Tania Dunlap, breeder ..................................60.264% Balquena V, dam; Nicholas & Kathleen Goyak, breeders ....................................67.959%

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1. COMANDR-N-CHIEF; Stacey Burdick-Taul, owner; Stacey Burdick-Taul, rider; 1. EMILIO BFA; Iva Knapp, owner; Stacey Hastings, rider; ML Mostly Padron, sire; Rio De Janeiro, sire; Shilo Liberation, dam; Jo Ann Shultz, breeder ....................63.290% MC Psynammon, dam; Frances Butler, Cecil Butler, Jeff Collins & Sybil Collins, breeders ....................................................................................67.586% 2. TSWANNEE TSULTAN; Heather Stalker, owner; Heather Stalker, rider; Tstetson RA, sire; CF Jalajil, dam; Jean Chance, breeder ...................................61.711% 2. AULWAYS MAGIC; Theresa Oliver, owner; Patience Prine-Carr, rider; 3. GOLD DIGGER; Chrissie & John Simpson, owners; Anna Eklund & Chrissie Simpson, riders; Aul Magic+/, sire; AUR Silver Myst, dam; Sandra Warren, Monarch AH, sire; Gamosa, dam; Magness Arabians, breeder ............................60.789% Betsy Teeter & Sharon Ruth, breeders ............................................................66.452%

EMILIO BFA, owner Iva Knapp (NC), rider Stacey Hastings (NC)—First Level Open (Arabian Horse Assn.—Purebred)

AULWAYS MAGIC, owner Theresa Oliver (WA), rider Patience Prine-Carr (CA)—Second Level Open; First & Second Level Vintage Cup (Arabian Horse Assn.—Purebred)

MSU FANFARE, owner/rider Hilary Clayton (MI)— Third Level Open, AA, & Vintage Cup (Arabian Horse Assn.—Purebred)

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3. A FUSION; Julie Jones, owner; Lori Emery, rider; DS Major Afire, sire; Starrlett, dam; Julie Jones, breeder ................................................................66.207% 1. TVR DUNNY CHIP; Linda Kelley, owner; Linda Kelley, rider; T&C Diamond Chip, sire; Bi-O-Baby Plaudit, dam; Totten Valley Ranch, breeder ......................................63.333% 4. FTF BAYTHOVEN; Charlotte Wilson, owner; Sarah Paul, rider; BST Dajamaal, sire; Naudia Khid+, dam; Tomi Sage, breeder .........................................................65.499% 5. OKW ATOMIC; Mary Jo Wertheimer, owner; Patience Prine-Carr, rider; Allience+//, sire; OKW Fire Within, dam; Mary Jo Wertheimer, breeder .......................................64.380%

First Level Musical Freestyle


Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur

1. EA CYGNUS; Karla Stanley, owner; Mimi Stanley, rider; Hayel Orion, sire; 1. CRYSTAL ALATALO (CA), riding Smoke and Mirrorz; Crystal Alatalo, owner; Coranette, dam; Charles Stuart, breeder ..........................................................62.237% Bey Oro, sire; AN Mablanca, dam; Tania Dunlap, breeder ..................................60.264%

Grand Prix Open

Intermediate I Adult Amateur

1. EA CYGNUS; Karla Stanley, owner; Mimi Stanley, rider; Hayel Orion, sire; 1. STACEY BURDICK-TAUL (KY), riding Comandr-N-Chief; Stacey Burdick-Taul, owner; Coranette, dam; Charles Stuart, breeder ..........................................................62.022% Rio De Janeiro, sire; Shilo Liberation, dam; Jo Ann Shultz, breeder ....................63.290% 2. KB OMEGA FAHIM+++//; Elaine Kerrigan, owner; Chelsey Sibley, rider; 2. HEATHER STALKER (FL), riding Tswannee Tsultan; Heather Stalker, owner; Amir Fahim+, sire; Amyrah Adhemah, dam; Elaine Kerrigan, breeder .................60.426% Tstetson RA, sire; CF Jalajil, dam; Jean Chance, breeder ...................................61.711% 3. CHRISSIE SIMPSON (IL), riding Gold Digger; Chrissie Simpson & John Simpson, owners; Training Level Adult Amateur Monarch AH, sire; Gamosa, dam; Magness Arabians, breeder ............................61.184% 1. CAITLIN ZECH (OH), riding Autumn Rhapsody+/; Caitlin Zech, owner; Autumn Seance, sire; PER Rhapsody, dam; Wikel Arabians, breeder ...................69.700% Training Level Junior/Young Rider 2. CARLI BUNKELMAN (WA), riding Santina HA; Carli Bunkelman, owner; Cimero, sire; Jazmeina, dam; Hoodoo Arabians Ltd, breeder ..............................67.600% 1. AMANDA HOWELL (OR), riding HH Antonia; Jonathan Howell, owner; HH Allegro, sire; Balquena V, dam; Nicholas & Kathleen Goyak, breeders ............67.959% 3. STEPHANIE ECKELKAMP (MN), riding Certified Male; Stephanie Eckelkamp, owner; Express Male, sire; SC Fanci Rasult, dam; Jan Wiggert, breeder .........................67.083% 2. MADELEINE RAMON (TX), riding Mesmeryz; Madeleine Ramon, owner; Europejczyk, sire; Misjaa, dam; Natalie Jones, breeder ......................................65.322% 4. KATIE KEIM (IL), riding ZLA Pepets Regalo; Katie Keim, owner; KAR Pepet, sire; Pea-Leyn, dam; Lea Boyle, breeder .........................................66.786% 5. LEE BERGSTROM (IN), riding HR Wajur; Lee Bergstrom, owner; First Level Junior/Young Rider ASF Wadi, sire; Jusera, dam; Cheryl O’Donnell, breeder ....................................65.600% 1. SARAH PAUL (OR), riding FTF Baythoven; Charlotte Wilson, owner; BST Dajamaal, sire; Naudia Khid+, dam; Tomi Sage, breeder ............................65.499% First Level Adult Amateur 2. AMANDA HOWELL (OR), riding HH Antonia; Jonathan Howell, owner; 1. KIMBERLEE MCKENZIE (OK), riding Shamans Chance; Kimberlee McKenzie, owner; HH Allegro, sire; Balquena V, dam; Nicholas & Kathleen Goyak, breeders ............62.069% CWP Chances Are, sire; Solima, dam; June Yahola, breeder ..............................63.387%

Second Level Adult Amateur

Third Level Junior/Young Rider

1. TONI OVER (MD), riding Bel Sole; Toni Over, owner; Lasodo+, sire; Shazrah Femme, dam; Eva & Laura Woodring, breeders ....................................62.976% 2. JULIE WALL HICKS (FL), riding Rohara Beaujolais; Julie Wall Hicks, owner; Afire Bey V, sire; Burgandy Bey, dam; Rohara Arabians, breeder .......................62.262% 3. LINDA ZIEGLER (FL), riding KT Tommy Guns; Linda Ziegler, owner; HT Bandyt, sire; Kueen B, dam; Kenneth & Theresa Karsten, breeders ...............61.429% 4. STEPHANIE STEWART (UT), riding CW Monterey Bay; Sarah Stewart, owner; Victory Ibnelijah, sire; Baskrey, dam; Steve Young & Cedarwood Arabians, breeders .......................................................................60.714% 5. KIMBERLEE MCKENZIE (OK), riding Shamans Chance; Kimberlee McKenzie, owner; CWP Chances Are, sire; Solima, dam; June Yahola, breeder ..............................60.238%

1. EMILY CRAIG (TX), riding Khemo’s Drama; Emily Craig, owner; Khemosabi, sire; Diamond Annie, dam; Joanne Anderson, breeder ..............................................60.385%

Third Level Adult Amateur

First Level Vintage Cup

Training Level Vintage Cup 1. LEE BERGSTROM (IN), riding HR Wajur; Lee Bergstrom, owner; ASF Wadi, sire; Jusera, dam; Cheryl O’Donnell, breeder ...........................................................65.600% 2. PATIENCE PRINE-CARR (CA), riding OKW Atomic; Mary Jo Wertheimer, owner; Allience+//, sire; OKW Fire Within, dam; Mary Jo Wertheimer, breeder ..............65.357% 3. INGRID GROSSBERG (MI), riding Jazzebelle G; Ingrid Grossberg, owner; Gitar MF, sire; Muzeeka, dam; Gitar MF Inc., breeder .......................................62.000%

1. PATIENCE PRINE-CARR (CA), riding Aulways Magic; Theresa Oliver, owner; 1. HILARY CLAYTON (MI), riding MSU Fanfare; Hilary Clayton, owner; Aul Magic+/, sire; AUR Silver Myst, dam; Sandra Warren, Betsy Teeter & Concensus, sire; Pasketta, dam; Michigan State University, breeder ...................63.947% Sharon Ruth, breeders ...................................................................................66.452% 2. SUSAN ZILKE (VA), riding MSU Bring it on; Susan Zilke, owner; Concensus, sire; 2. PATIENCE PRINE-CARR (CA), riding OKW Atomic; Mary Jo Wertheimer, owner; MSU Passion Play, dam; Michigan State University, breeder ..............................61.795% Allience+//, sire; OKW Fire Within, dam; Mary Jo Wertheimer, breeder ..............64.380% 3. SUSANNE LANINI (CA), riding Just in Kayce; Susanne Lanini, owner; Showkayce, sire; Kaitana, dam; Carol Steppe, breeder ......................................60.523%

Second Level Vintage Cup

Fourth Level Adult Amateur 1. HEATHER STALKER (FL), riding Tswannee Tsultan; Heather Stalker, owner; Tstetson RA, sire; CF Jalajil, dam; Jean Chance, breeder ...................................61.398%

EA CYGNUS, owner Karla Stanley (ND), rider Mimi Stanley (ND)—I-II and Grand Prix Open (Arabian Horse Assn.—Purebred)

1. PATIENCE PRINE-CARR (CA), riding Aulways Magic; Theresa Oliver, owner; Aul Magic+/, sire; AUR Silver Myst, dam; Sandra Warren, Betsy Teeter & Sharon Ruth, breeders ...................................................................................64.286%

BEL SOLE, owner/rider Toni Over (MD)—Second Level AA (Arabian Horse Assn.—Purebred)

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HH ANTONIA, owner Jonathan Howell (OR), rider Amanda Howell (OR)—Training Level Jr/YR (Arabian Horse Assn.— Purebred)

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Intermediate II Open


4. RV STILL STANDING; Katie & Jo Keim, owners; Katie Keim & 2. TONI OVER (MD), riding Bel Sole; Toni Over, owner; Lasodo+, sire; Kathryn Fleming-Kuhn, riders; Sundance Padron, sire; Shazrah Femme, dam; Eva & Laura Woodring, breeders ....................................62.976% Pocos Impressive Rip, dam; Dhea & Mark Lamb, breeders .................................66.216% 5. FAMES MOON SHADOW+/; Jamisa Kolopos, owner; Jamisa Kolopos, rider; Third Level Vintage Cup Raleighs Full Moon, sire; Basking in Fame, dam; Colleen & Nichole Tom, breeders ...65.366% 1. HILARY CLAYTON (MI), riding MSU Fanfare; Hilary Clayton, owner; Concensus, sire; Pasketta, dam; Michigan State University, breeder ...................63.947%

Second Level Open HALF- AND ANGLO-ARABIAN Training Level Open

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1. SAWDAS PIROUETTE; Broox Trudeau, owner; Lily Wilson, rider; Prince Sawda, sire; Princess Phone, dam; Broox Trudeau, breeder .....................68.800% 2. RHOYAL LEGGACY; Kathy Mueller, owner; Kathy Mueller, rider; Rousseau, sire; RMAR Royal Gal, dam; Kathy Mueller & Katie Werner, breeders ........................68.400% 3. DARKCYDE OF THE MOON++++//; Holly Schnader, owner; Holly Schnader, rider; Uko, sire; Star Nynah, dam; Lucille Guilbault, breeder .......................................66.942% 4. MS SPANISH LEGACY; Laura & Ann Killian, owners; Laura Killian, rider; Saphiro, sire; Legacy of Ariston, dam; Marilyn Jones, breeder ...........................66.786% 4. CONFETTIS RICOCHET; Carole Purdy, owner; Carole Purdy, rider; Confetti Magic, sire; IMAR Alleandra, dam; Nancy & Jerry Buell, breeders ..........66.786%

1. CA DAVIGN; Judy Coats, owner; Judy Coats, rider; CA Dillon, sire; Daniella, dam; Susan Crossen, Thomas Crossen & Crossen Arabians LLC, breeders ....................67.024% 2. KAMERAM RHAPSODY; Iva Knapp, owner; Stacey Hastings, rider; Rolling Stone, sire; Kameram Sierra, dam; Iva Knapp, breeder ...........................66.477% 3. FIRE PROOF NUMBER ONE; Wendy Spangler, owner; Susan Gustafson, rider; Waytago Joe, sire; Fire Seeker, dam; Maureen McLearen, breeder .....................65.857% 4. TRIFECTA; Courtney Horst-Cutright & Betty Horst, owners; Courtney Horst-Cutright, rider; Traumdeuter, sire; HCF Falanne, dam; Courtney Horst-Cutright & Betty Horst, breeders ..............................................65.714% 5. JC SASSY; Jodi Cuskelly, owner; Mimi Stanley, rider; Oran von Comet, sire; Ginger, dam; Jodi Cuskelly, breeder ................................................................65.382%

Third Level Open

1. JC SASSY; Jodi Cuskelly, owner; Mimi Stanley, rider; Oran von Comet, sire; First Level Open Ginger, dam; Jodi Cuskelly, breeder ................................................................63.333% 1. KAMERAM RHAPSODY; Iva Knapp, owner; Stacey Hastings, rider; 2. WA FEDERALEA++/; Ayden Uhlir, owner; Ayden Uhlir, rider; Rolling Stone, sire; Kameram Sierra, dam; Iva Knapp, breeder ...........................69.597% Tackitts Mr Magic, sire; Crykteza, dam; Betty & Alvin Wheeler, breeders ............63.027% 2. AB SUNSET HUNTER; Kirsten Poole, owner; Kirsten Poole, rider; 3. BR DANNYS SECRET; Linda Butz, owner; Angelia Bean, rider; Danny, sire; Sunset Enzio, sire; Vodka Punch, dam; Ann McKay, breeder ..............................67.492% Julliet, dam; Randy & Sherry Lucas, breeders ..................................................62.439% 3. ALISTER; Betty Horst, owner; Betty Horst & Courtney Horst-Cutright, riders; 4. PR CAPTAIN HOOK+; Sally Henry, owner; Mimi Stanley, rider; Aaron, sire; Aladdinmarchqueen, dam; Charles & Sylvia Bruce, breeders .............66.452% RO Dameon, sire; PR Tarzana, dam; Karla Stanley, breeder ...............................61.026%

JC SASSY, owner Jodi Cuskelly (ND), rider Mimi Stanley (ND)—Third Level Open (Arabian Horse Assn.—Half- & Anglo-Arabian)

CRIMSON N COLOR, owner Cynthia Hayes (TN), rider Shannon Betts (TN)—I-I Open (Arabian Horse Assn.— Half- & Anglo-Arabian)

CONFETTIS RICOCHET, owner/rider Carole Purdy (OK)—Training Level AA; Training & First Level Vintage Cup (Arabian Horse Assn.—Half- & Anglo-Arabian)

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KAMERAM RHAPSODY, owner Iva Knapp (NC), rider Stacey Hastings (NC)—First Level Open (Arabian Horse Assn.—Half- & Anglo-Arabian)

FTF BAYTHOVEN, owner Charlotte Wilson (OR), rider Sarah Paul (OR)—First Level Jr/ YR (Arabian Horse Assn.—Purebred)


Prix St. Georges Open

Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur

1. PULSAR; Trudy Tatum, owner; Trudy Tatum, rider; Jeremiah, sire; 1. TRUDY TATUM (IA), riding Pulsar; Trudy Tatum, owner; Jeremiah, sire; DD Tara, dam; Susan Compart, breeder ...........................................................61.447% DD Tara, dam; Susan Compart, breeder ...........................................................61.447% 2. DARK PRANKSTER; Madeleine Hoshizaki, owner; Patience Prine-Carr, rider; Darktanion, sire; Czapranka, dam; Ingrid Smith, breeder ....................................60.395%

Training Level Junior/Young Rider

1. LAURA KILLIAN (PA), riding MS Spanish Legacy; Laura & Ann Killian, owners; Saphiro, sire; Legacy of Ariston, dam; Marilyn Jones, breeder ...........................66.786% 1. CRIMSON N COLOR; Cynthia Hayes, owner; Shannon Betts, rider; The Color of Fame, sire; Bella Valentine, dam; Douglas Corp, breeder .................65.789% 2. HOLLY SCHNADER (PA), riding Darkcyde of the Moon++++//; Holly Schnader, owner; Uko, sire; Star Nynah, dam; Lucille Guilbault, breeder .....66.250% 2. KB JULL FAHIM; Chris Bailey, owner; Chelsey Sibley, rider; KB Omega Fahim+++//, sire; HC Wild Irish Rose, dam; Jean Andersen, breeder ....63.553% 3. KATIE LANG (VA), riding PS Dartagnan; Katie Lang, owner; Valentino BA+/, sire; PR Twister, dam; Price Stiles, breeder .............................64.479%

Intermediate I Open

Training Level Adult Amateur 1. CAROLE PURDY (OK), riding Confettis Ricochet; Carole Purdy, owner; First Level Junior/Young Rider Confetti Magic, sire; IMAR Alleandra, dam; Nancy & Jerry Buell, breeders ..........66.786% 1. HOLLY SCHNADER (PA), riding Darkcyde of the Moon++++//; 2. SUSAN BENDER (SC), riding Rulette; Susan Bender, owner; Scrabble, sire; Holly Schnader, owner; Uko, sire; Star Nynah, dam; Lucille Guilbault, breeder .....63.337% Ramona, dam; Richard Freeman, breeder ........................................................63.600% 3. KAREN BOVEE (NM), riding Something Grand; Karen Bovee, owner; Third Level Junior/Young Rider Symply Grand, sire; Pask Khalehla, dam; Teri Cox, breeder ................................63.393% 1. AYDEN UHLIR (TX), riding WA Federalea++/; Ayden Uhlir, owner; 4. STACEY BURDICK-TAUL (KY), riding MM Flamboyant; Stacey Burdick-Taul, owner; Tackitts Mr Magic, sire; Crykteza, dam; Betty & Alvin Wheeler, breeders .............63.027% MM Georgi, sire; Gabrielle, dam; Marilyn Mell, breeder .....................................62.000% 5. BECKY EMBREE (IA), riding Ames Kinky Affair+/; Becky Embree, owner; Regal Basque+/, sire; Feather Talent, dam; Cedar Ridge Farm, breeder ..............61.800% Training Level Vintage Cup 1. CAROLE PURDY (OK), riding Confettis Ricochet; Carole Purdy, owner; Confetti Magic, sire; IMAR Alleandra, dam; Nancy & Jerry Buell, breeders ..........66.786% First Level Adult Amateur 2. SUSAN BENDER (SC), riding Rulette; Susan Bender, owner; Scrabble, sire; 1. KATIE KEIM (IL), riding RV Still Standing; Katie & Jo Keim, owners; Ramona, dam; Richard Freeman, breeder ........................................................63.600% Sundance Padron, sire; Pocos Impressive Rip, dam; Dhea & Mark Lamb, breeders ...66.039% 3. SHERRI BOOYE (VA), riding MC Endless Echo; Sherri Booye, owner; 2. JAMISA KOLOPOS (CA), riding Fames Moon Shadow+/; Jamisa Kolopos, owner; MC Zoulou, sire; Echo, dam; Susan & James Meyer, breeders ...........................61.715% Raleighs Full Moon, sire; Basking in Fame, dam; Colleen & Nichole Tom, breeders ...65.366% 3. CAROLE PURDY (OK), riding Confettis Ricochet; Carole Purdy, owner; Confetti Magic, sire; IMAR Alleandra, dam; Nancy & Jerry Buell, breeders ..........64.828% First Level Vintage Cup 1. CAROLE PURDY (OK), riding Confettis Ricochet; Carole Purdy, owner; 4. VICKI KREBSBACH (TX), riding Cylent Premier; Vicki Krebsbach, owner; Confetti Magic, sire; IMAR Alleandra, dam; Nancy & Jerry Buell, breeders ..........64.828% MM Cylent Flyer, sire; Witch’s Luck, dam; Joseph Petronella, breeder ................63.880% 2. VICKI KREBSBACH (TX), riding Cylent Premier; Vicki Krebsbach, owner; 5. MARTI MILLER (AK), riding Z Syzygy; Marti Miller, owner; Faber, sire; MM Cylent Flyer, sire; Witch’s Luck, dam; Joseph Petronella, breeder ................63.880% Noon Fire Essence, dam; Kathryn & Daniel Ellis, breeders ..................................62.002% 3. MARTI MILLER (AK), riding Z Syzygy; Marti Miller, owner; Faber, sire; Noon Fire Essence, dam; Kathryn & Daniel Ellis, breeders ..................................62.002% Second Level Adult Amateur 4. EVELYN RIEHL (IL), riding YZ Angylina; Evelyn Riehl, owner; Lacoste, sire; 1. JUDY COATS (MI), riding CA Davign; Judy Coats, owner; CA Dillon, sire; HL Heavens Angyl, dam; Dean & Karen Dawn Wiseman, breeders ......................61.290% Daniella, dam; Susan Crossen, Thomas Crossen & Crossen Arabians LLC, breeders ...67.024%

RV STILL STANDING, owners Katie and Jo Keim, rider Katie Keim (IL)—First Level AA (Arabian Horse Assn.—Half- & AngloArabian)

MS SPANISH LEGACY, owners Laura & Ann Killian (PA), rider Laura Killian (PA)—Training Level Jr/YR (Arabian Horse Assn.—Half- & Anglo-Arabian)

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DARKCYDE OF THE MOON ++++//, owner/ rider Holly Schnader (PA)—First Level Jr/YR (Arabian Horse Assn.—Half- & Anglo-Arab)

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2. COURTNEY HORST-CUTRIGHT (MI), riding Trifecta; Courtney Horst-Cutright & Betty Horst, owners; Traumdeuter, sire; HCF Falanne, dam; 1. MANDY’S MANHATTIN; Tedi Paasch, owner; Tedi Paasch, rider; Martini, sire; Courtney Horst-Cutright & Betty Horst, breeders ..............................................65.714% Amanda Bey, dam; Guy Vanstraelen, breeder ...................................................65.135% 3. CAITLIN ZECH (OH), riding Double XL++++//; Caitlin Zech, owner; 2. RUBY DEL SOL; Sophie Pirie Clifton, owner; Sophie Pirie Clifton, rider; AE Excel, sire; Molly, dam; David Cusac, breeder ..............................................64.725% Galanteo, sire; PE Ruby Tuesday, dam; David & Erin McCrary, breeders ..............63.000% 4. SUSAN COLEMAN (NY), riding Faantastica; Susan Coleman, owner; 3. CURZON; Patricia & Cassandra Harper, owners; Patricia Harper, rider; Spartacus, sire; JL Fantasia, dam; Susan Coleman, breeder ...............................64.211% Daen, sire; Jadzia, dam; Toni & David Tidwell, breeders .....................................60.666% 5. JANET WARD (WA), riding CJ One For The Money +//; Janet Ward, owner; 4. DARK PRANKSTER; Madeleine Hoshizaki, owner; Madeleine Hoshizaki & Patience Plezar, sire; Hallmandale Lady Bretta, dam; Cee Jay Arabians Ltd, breeder ..........62.286% Prine-Carr, riders; Darktanion, sire; Czapranka, dam; Ingrid Smith, breeder .........60.250%

Fourth Level Open


Second Level Vintage Cup

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GALILEO, owner/rider Sara Smith (NH)—Training Level Open (Belgian Warmblood Breeding Assn.)

EK TAJ MAHAL, owner/rider Michelle Davidge (MI)—Training Level AA (Belgian Warmblood Breeding Assn.)

Three-Year-Old Fillies

1. JUDY COATS (MI), riding CA Davign; Judy Coats, owner; CA Dillon, sire; 1. I’M FULL OF STUFF; Jennifer Strauss, owner; Pascal De Pau, sire; Daniella, dam; Susan Crossen, Thomas Crossen & Crossen Arabians LLC, breeders ...67.024% Plush Stuff, dam; Les Chevaux de Carlier, breeder ............................................75.000%

Prix St. Georges Vintage Cup

Three-Year-Old Fillies Materiale

1. PATIENCE PRINE-CARR (CA), riding Dark Prankster; Madeleine Hoshizaki, owner; 1. I’M FULL OF STUFF; Jennifer Strauss, owner; Jennifer Strauss, rider; Darktanion, sire; Czapranka, dam; Ingrid Smith, breeder ....................................60.395% Pascal De Pau, sire; Plush Stuff, dam; Les Chevaux de Carlier, breeder ...............77.350%

Belgian Warmblood Breeding Association Training Level Open

Canadian Horse Breeders Association Training Level Open

1. DES MY JORDIN TAMMY; Jessica Riley, owner; Jessica Riley, rider; Willow View 1. GALILEO; Sara Smith, owner; Sara Smith, rider; Vision van ‘t Hazelarenhoekje*, sire; Dawn Jordin, sire; Du Coteau Mermoz Nora, dam; Ferne des My, breeder ..........69.872% Sherlock’s Mistery, dam; Jody Potter, breeder .................................................69.800% 2. EK TAJ MAHAL; Michelle Davidge, owner; Michelle Davidge, rider; Titan, sire; Saraband, dam; Asia Zierle-Ghosh & Barbara Zierle, breeders ............................66.429% Second Level Open 1. MILOU; Deborah Ogden, owner; Deborah Ogden, rider; Ranch Lac G Riki Yukon, sire; 3. HELLUVA DREAM MAKER; Jo McCracken, owner; Jo McCracken, rider; Crown Ranch-L Nicot Ymage, dam; John Litjens, breeder ............................................60.238% Heartbreaker, sire; Dragon’s Lair Pink’s Perfection, dam; Jo McCracken, breeder .....63.571%

Training Level Adult Amateur 1. MICHELLE DAVIDGE (MI), riding EK Taj Mahal; Michelle Davidge, owner; Titan, sire; Saraband, dam; Asia Zierle-Ghosh & Barbara Zierle, breeders ............66.429% 2. JO MCCRACKEN (SC), riding Helluva Dream Maker; Jo McCracken, owner; Crown Heartbreaker, sire; Dragon’s Lair Pink’s Perfection, dam; Jo McCracken, breeder .....63.571%

Two-Year-Old Colts/Geldings

Second Level Adult Amateur 1. DEBORAH OGDEN (VT), riding Milou; Deborah Ogden, owner; Ranch Lac G Riki Yukon, sire; Ranch-L Nicot Ymage, dam; John Litjens, breeder .....60.238%

Canadian Sport Horse Association Second Level Open

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1. JAYVYN; Barbara Rice, owner; Gatsby, sire; Paksenarrion, dam; 1. BRAUNA; Stacie Coder, owner; Pernille Andree, rider; Brave Heart II, sire; Barbara Rice, breeder ....................................................................................69.800% Lou Lou Belle, dam; Angel Robson, breeder .....................................................69.737%

I’M FULL OF STUFF, owner/rider Jennifer Strauss (WI)—ThreeYear-Old Fillies Materiale (Belgian Warmblood Breeding Assn.)

MILOU, owner/rider Deborah Ogden (VT)—Second Level Open (Canadian Horse Breeders Assn.)

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Third Level Open

GALAVANT, owner/rider Camilla Fritze (CA)—Second Level Open (Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Assn.)

First Level Adult Amateur

1. EVERGREEN’S AURORA; Carolyn Schroeder, owner; Carolyn Schroeder, rider; 1. MARTHA VOUT (MI), riding Pik Phigaro; Martha Vout, owner; Pik Kasso, sire; Tah Wack Wi II, sire; Micomet, dam; Don Waterston, breeder ...........................60.385% Azedeh, dam; Doreen & Bernie Kulcsar, breeders ..............................................61.535%

Third Level Adult Amateur

Second Level Adult Amateur

1. CAROLYN SCHROEDER (WA), riding Evergreen’s Aurora; Carolyn Schroeder, owner; 1. COLLEEN CHURCH (MO), riding Espresso; Colleen Church, owner; Earl, sire; Tah Wack Wi II, sire; Micomet, dam; Don Waterston, breeder ...........................60.385% Latte III, dam; Heather Smith-Oberten, breeder ................................................63.333%

Third Level Vintage Cup

First Level Junior/Young Rider

1. CAROLYN SCHROEDER (WA), riding Evergreen’s Aurora; Carolyn Schroeder, owner; 1. ANGELICA OLIVER-MAYS (CA), riding Jolie; Roene Trevisan, owner; Tah Wack Wi II, sire; Micomet, dam; Don Waterston, breeder ...........................60.385% Roskoff, sire; Rosalie, dam; Gita Larsson Thurber, breeder ................................64.033%

Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association

First Level Musical Freestyle

First Level Open

1. SIG THE FLYING DUTCHMAN; Kathy French, owner; Hannah French, rider; Footloose, sire; Nadsila Tuffanna, dam; Nadsila Ranch, breeder .........................61.867%

1. JOLIE; Roene Trevisan, owner; Angelica Oliver-Mays, rider; Roskoff, sire; Rosalie, dam; Gita Larsson Thurber, breeder ....................................................64.033% Two-Year-Old Fillies 2. PIK PHIGARO; Martha Vout, owner; Martha Vout, rider; Pik Kasso, sire; 1. E’STAR; Sandie Van Voorst, owner .................................................................69.900% Azedeh, dam; Doreen & Bernie Kulcsar, breeders ..............................................61.535%

Second Level Open

Cleveland Bay Horse Society of North America

1. GALAVANT; Camilla Fritze, owner; Camilla Fritze, rider; Goya De Lully, sire; Malinda, dam; Markus Wuethrich, breeder .......................................................64.198% Training Level Open 2. ESPRESSO; Colleen Church, owner; Colleen Church, rider; Earl, sire; 1. AMERICAN JAZZ; Linda John, owner; Linda John, rider; Tregoyd William, sire; Latte III, dam; Heather Smith-Oberten, breeder ................................................63.333% Smokey Skyewalker, dam; Heather Spangler, breeder ......................................64.700%

Grand Prix Open

First Level Open

1. TRAVOLTA; Joni Peters, owner; Joni Peters, rider; Ferro, sire; Lurosa, dam; 1. IDLEHOUR MCHENRY; Cindy Bank, owner; Cindy Bank, rider; John Van Den Bosch, breeder .........................................................................64.043% Ramblers Renown, sire; Kee, dam; Marilyn Webster, breeder ............................64.138%

E’STAR, owner Sandie Van Voorst (SD), handler Aaron Van Voorst (SD)—Two-Year-Old Fillies (Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Assn.)

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SPAR TREK, owner Lynda McNeely (KY), rider Susan Kolstad (KY)—Fourth Level Open (Curly Sporthorse International)

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EVERGREEN’S AURORA, owner/rider Carolyn Schroeder (WA)— Third Level Open, AA, & Vintage Cup (Canadian Sport Horse Assn.)


Third Level Open

1. LINDA JOHN (OR), riding American Jazz; Linda John, owner; Tregoyd William, sire; 1. ATE VAN DER M.; Sandra Granquist, owner; Anne Zaharias, rider; Heinse, sire; Smokey Skyewalker, dam; Heather Spangler, breeder ......................................64.700% Hetje De V., dam; S.J.J. van der Meche, breeder .............................................66.923%

Intermediate I Open

First Level Adult Amateur

1. REMBRANDT; Don Eckhardt, owner; Brooke Voldbaek, rider; Laes, sire; 1. CINDY BANK (OH), riding IdleHour McHenry; Cindy Bank, owner; Baukje, dam; Debra Itzen, breeder ..................................................................64.474% Ramblers Renown, sire; Kee, dam; Marilyn Webster, breeder ............................64.138%

Curly Sporthorse International

First Level Adult Amateur 1. SUSAN ALLISON (TX), riding Bacall von Jorrit PM; Susan Allison, owner; Jorrit, sire; Xanadu PM, dam; Proud Meadows, breeder ...................................64.848%

Fourth Level Open

Second Level Adult Amateur 1. SPAR TREK; Lynda McNeely, owner; Susan Kolstad, rider; Spartacus, sire; Vintry, dam; Sandra Hendrickson, breeder .......................................................63.341% 1. BARBARA HANUS (IL), riding Sijmen fon LaClar; Barbara Hanus, owner; Jorrit 363, sire; Saleta K., dam; LaVerne Kauffman, breeder ..............................66.429%

Draft Cross Breeders & Owners Association Training Level Open 1. BERGAMA; Kari McClain, owner; Rick Edwards, rider .......................................60.915%

Friesian Heritage Horse and Sport Horse International

PUREBRED First Level Open 1. BLACK DARJEELING; Allison Hays, owner; Allison Hays, rider ............................62.258% 1. UTHYR; Michele Dodge, owner; Michele Dodge & Rachel Wade, riders; First Level Open

Donius W., sire; Rosalien T.J., dam; Dawn Boyer, breeder ................................65.517%

Fell Pony Society of North America Inc. Training Level Open 1. LAURELHIGHLAND VICTOR; Lisa Lindholm, owner; Lisa Lindholm, rider; Towerview Spirit of Joy, sire; Sleddale Liv V, dam; Mary Jean Gould Earley, breeder ............61.200%

PARTBRED Training Level Open 1. CUSTOM DESIGN; Amy Hoppe, owner; Laura Myllykangas, rider; Grand Design, sire; Bright Stormy Girl, dam; Amy Hoppe, breeder .....................66.772%

Training Level Adult Amateur Training Level Adult Amateur 1. LISA LINDHOLM (MN), riding Laurelhighland Victor; Lisa Lindholm, owner; Towerview Spirit of Joy, sire; Sleddale Liv V, dam; Mary Jean Gould Earley, breeder ............61.200%

1. LAURA MYLLYKANGAS (MN), riding Custom Design; Amy Hoppe, owner; Grand Design, sire; Bright Stormy Girl, dam; Amy Hoppe, breeder .....................66.772%

Friesian Horse Association of North America FPZV USA First Level Open 1. TENNYSON; Ashley Simmons, owner; Margo Gogan, rider; Goffert 369, sire; Anna Fan It Hiem, dam; Adrienne Fitzpatrick-St. Cyr, breeder ............................71.034% 2. BACALL VON JORRIT PM; Susan Allison, owner; Susan Allison, rider; Jorrit, sire; Xanadu PM, dam; Proud Meadows, breeder ...................................64.848%

Second Level Open

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1. SIJMEN FON LACLAR; Barbara Hanus, owner; Barbara Hanus & Heather McCarthy, riders; Jorrit 363, sire; Saleta K., dam; LaVerne Kauffman, breeder ....66.571% 2. XENA KISMET; Ashley Simmons, owner; Ashley Simmons, rider; YK 339, sire; Kismet, dam; Black Horse Valley Ranch, breeder ..............................................61.072%

BERGAMA, owner Kari McClain (WA), rider Rick Edwards (WA)— Training Level Open (Draft Cross Breeders & Owners Assn.)

Training Level Open 1. VALENTINO JRB; Regine Brockway, owner; Gwen Blake, rider; Heinse, sire; Arrow of Honor Bright, dam; JRB Friesians LLC, breeder ...................................72.000% 2. QUIBUS FAN BEABUORREN; Catherine Lindbeck, owner; Olivia Chapeski, rider; Jasper 366, sire; Maaike Fan Beabuorren, dam; Y.P. Witteveen, breeder ............71.200% 3. ELSKE VAN D’OOSTERESCH; Karen Abbattista, owner; Karen Abbattista, rider; Heinse, sire; Reidske Sietske V.D.Hertshoorn, dam; H.J. Hessels, breeder ...........69.779% 4. TESSA WELMOED; Susan Zoltner, owner; Susan Zoltner, rider; Olrik 383, sire; Welmoed V, dam; Susan Zoltner & Legacy Friesians, breeders ...........................68.129% 5. JORRYN; Anna Nemeckay, owner; Anna Nemeckay, rider; Anne 340, sire; Reah, dam; Jocelyn Urbick, breeder ................................................................66.800% 5. SCEPTER FAN LEANDRA; Jane Hutchins, owner; Jill Berryman, rider; Goffert 369, sire; Trinity, dam; Dave & Kelly Baugh, breeders ............................66.800%

TENNYSON, owner Ashley Simmons (UT), rider Margo Gogan (UT)—First Level Open (FPZV USA)

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Training Level Adult Amateur

Second Level Open

1. KAREN ABBATTISTA (FL), riding Elske van d’Oosteresch; Karen Abbattista, owner; 1. JORK D; Kathleen Carroll, owner; Regina Agren, rider; Winand 405, sire; Heinse, sire; Reidske Sietske V.D.Hertshoorn, dam; H.J. Hessels, breeder ...........69.779% Jelbrich, dam; J. Drost, breeder .....................................................................71.316% 2. SUSAN ZOLTNER (OR), riding Tessa Welmoed; Susan Zoltner, owner; 2. BEEREND W.; Vickie Short, owner; Linda Strine, rider; Goffert 369, sire; Olrik 383, sire; Welmoed V, dam; Susan Zoltner & Legacy Friesians, breeders .....68.129% Jacqueline, dam; A. Wijk, breeder ...................................................................68.452% 3. ANNA NEMECKAY (UT), riding Jorryn; Anna Nemeckay, owner; Anne 340, sire; 3. HINDRIK LAUWERS; Susan Zoltner, owner; Susan Zoltner, rider; Fetse 349, sire; Reah, dam; Jocelyn Urbick, breeder ................................................................66.800% Jomanda Fan ‘E Pomp, dam; J.H. Boersma, breeder .........................................64.474% 4. ALISON HARTLEY (TX), riding Aron H.; Alison Hartley, owner; Rypke, sire; 4. AUKE; Sarah Dweikat, owner; Sarah Dweikat, rider; Pyt 325, sire; Wieke V, dam; T.J.H. Halm, breeder ...............................................................62.000% Johanna Hanneke D, dam; Fred De Boer, breeder .............................................62.286% 5. LOBKE E.; Susan Neipert, owner; Megan McIsaac, rider; Ulke 338, sire; Lotje, dam; J. Van’t Ende, breeder ..................................................................61.190% First Level Adult Amateur 1. LYNE MARCOTTE (GA), riding Gabriela Demmers; Lyne Marcotte, owner; Bonne 341, sire; Phantasy, dam; Alona & Eric Demmers, breeders .....................62.452% Third Level Open 2. JENNIFER AVERY (MO), riding Aeijolt fan Walta; Jennifer Avery, owner; 1. SOPHIE W.; Kimberly Perkins & Ambassador Friesians, owners; Heather Mason, rider; Sjaard 320, sire; Ilse F., dam; J.K. Dijkstra, breeder ..........................................60.323% Reitse, sire; Lieske B., dam; Harry & Cecille Witteveen, breeders .......................69.194% 2. INKE FCF; Julie Roche, owner; Linda Strine, rider; Erik, sire; Nynke Marije, dam; Julie & Emmet Roche, breeders ......................................................................68.158% Second Level Adult Amateur 3. JESSE VAN DE SEEDYK; Seelchen Feibush, owner; Seelchen Feibush, rider; 1. SUSAN ZOLTNER (OR), riding Hindrik Lauwers; Susan Zoltner, owner; Jelke 367, sire; Trude Fan’E Fiskbuorren, dam; G. Visbeek, breeder ....................63.947% Fetse 349, sire; Jomanda Fan ‘E Pomp, dam; J.H. Boersma, breeder ..................64.474% 4. HESSEL FAN’T HASKERFJILD; Karen Brown, owner; Jose Luis PerezSoto, rider; Fetse 349, sire; Sietske JH, dam; J. Bakker, breeder ........................................63.902% Third Level Adult Amateur 5. HILDE FAN’T ALDDJIP; Cynthia Rowland, owner; Tigger Wright, rider; 1. SEELCHEN FEIBUSH (CA), riding Jesse van de Seedyk; Seelchen Feibush, owner; Goffert 369, sire; Richt fan’t Alddjip, dam; Aerts Janssen, breeder .....................63.868% Jelke 367, sire; Trude Fan’E Fiskbuorren, dam; G Visbeek, breeder .....................63.947% 2. JULIE ROCHE (WI), riding Remington; Julie Roche, owner; Jurjen 303, sire; Fourth Level Open Wietskje B, dam; Jim Knapp, breeder ..............................................................63.590% 1. TAEKE V.; Donna Bowers, owner; Leif Aho, rider; Rypke 321, sire; 3. ANNA ROCKWELL (CA), riding Nino; Susan Sutton, owner; Thomas 327, sire; Wieke van Hoeve Jacolie, dam; F. Veen, breeder ..............................................67.649% Pieta V.D. Zeven Huizen, dam; C. van Reeken, breeder .....................................61.707% 2. INKE FCF; Julie Roche, owner; Linda Strine, rider; Erik, sire; Nynke Marije, dam; 4. JANETTE OAKES (CA), riding Nanne; Janette Oakes, owner; Brandus 345, sire; Julie & Emmet Roche, breeders ......................................................................65.676% Allyn, dam; C. Zorgdrager, breeder .................................................................61.026% 3. DJIBBE VAN ‘DEN HOEKSE HOEVE’; Kendall Schneringer & Camelot Friesians LLC, owners; Jose Luis PerezSoto, rider; Ids 300, sire; Trientsje van Klooster Sion, dam; C. Vogels-Vos, breeder ...................................60.930%

Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur 1. LYNNETTE WADSWORTH (FL), riding Wietze G; Lynnette Wadsworth, owner; Rypke, sire; Wijke, dam; M. de Graaf, breeder .........................................................................62.368%

Prix St. Georges Open

1. TAEKE V.; Donna Bowers, owner; Leif Aho, rider; Rypke 321, sire; Wieke van Hoeve Jacolie, dam; F. Veen, breeder ..............................................67.895% Training Level Junior/Young Rider 2. WALING D; Jill Beltran, owner; Jill Beltran, rider; Leffert, sire; Ilse, dam; 1. CLAIRE ROILAND (MN), riding Leema-Johann; Pam Saddoris & H.S. Douma, breeder .....................................................................................67.632% Shanna Brack, owners; Luose, sire; Pearl, dam; Fred Hekstra, breeder ...............62.072%

JORK D, owner Kathleen Carroll (WA), rider Regina Agren (WA)—Second Level Open (Friesian Horse Assn. NA)

TAEKE V, owner Donna Bowers (FL), rider Leif Aho (FL)—Fourth & PSG Open (Friesian Horse Assn. NA)

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WALING D, owner/rider Jill Beltran (CA)—I-I Open (Friesian Horse Assn. NA)

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3. ROARK; Kimberly Perkins & Ambassador Friesians, owners; Heather Mason, rider; Fabe 348, sire; Ursl ‘FAN AUT’, dam; Kimberly Perkins, breeder .........................65.921% 1. VALENTINO JRB; Regine Brockway, owner; Gwen Blake, rider; Heinse, sire; Arrow of Honor Bright, dam; JRB Friesians LLC, breeder ...................................69.355% 4. OKKE FAN E’HOMAR; Tania Dorsett, owner; Tania Dorsett, rider; Brandus 345, sire; Imkje, dam; Vries Seadwei, breeder .....................................64.605% 2. THOR; Jennifer Martin, owner; Betsy Shelton, rider; Teade, sire; Leia Z, dam; Krista Porter, breeder ....................................................................................69.032% 5. IVAN; David Deal, owner; Julio Mendoza, rider; Laes 278, sire; Vanity D, dam; Dark Horse Farms Inc., breeder .......................................................................63.904% 3. LOBKE E.; Susan Neipert, owner; Megan McIsaac, rider; Ulke 338, sire; Lotje, dam; J. Van’t Ende, breeder ..................................................................64.839% Intermediate I Open 4. GABRIELA DEMMERS; Lyne Marcotte, owner; Lyne Marcotte, rider; Bonne 341, sire; Phantasy, dam; Alona & Eric Demmers, breeders .....................62.452% 1. WALING D; Jill Beltran, owner; Jill Beltran, rider; Leffert, sire; Ilse, dam; H.S. Douma, breeder .....................................................................................70.000% 5. JURGEN FAN BLUFFVIEW; Rita Glen, owner; Patty Couch, rider; Melle, sire; Hinke KL, dam; Jack & Carole Angelbeck, breeders ...........................................62.097%

First Level Open


Second Level Junior/Young Rider

HINDRIK LAUWERS, owner/rider Susan Zoltner (OR)—Second Level AA (Friesian Horse Assn. NA)

JESSE VAN DE SEEDYK, owner/rider Seelchen Feibush (CA)—Third Level AA & Vintage Cup (Friesian Horse Assn. NA)

Prix St. Georges Vintage Cup

1. SARAH DWEIKAT (NE), riding Auke; Sarah Dweikat, owner; Pyt 325, sire; 1. LYNNETTE WADSWORTH (FL), riding Wietze G; Lynnette Wadsworth, owner; Johanna Hanneke D, dam; Fred De Boer, breeder .............................................62.286% Rypke, sire; Wijke, dam; M. de Graaf, breeder .................................................62.368% 2. LYNN JENDROWSKI (VA), riding Moud; Karen Waldron, owner; Leffert, sire; Third Level Junior/Young Rider Tatjana P., dam; M.T.J. Postma, breeder ........................................................61.316% 1. ANNE YANNEY (SC), riding Tjalle Vande Johtanhoeve; Ramsey Yanney, owner; Abel 344, sire; Odillia, dam; Stal Hakker, breeder .............................................62.564% First Level Musical Freestyle 2. KATIE DAVIS (MN), riding Lucas van de Zuiderwaard; Katie Davis, owner; 1. VALENTINO JRB; Regine Brockway, owner; Gwen Blake, rider; Heinse, sire; Tsjerk 328, sire; Itske-Tina van de Zuiderwaard, dam; J. Fien, breeder ...............61.842% Arrow of Honor Bright, dam; JRB Friesians LLC, breeder ...................................73.409% 3. HANNA STROEMER (FL), riding Teake Fan ‘E Oldehoek; Wendi Stroemer, owner; 2. LOBKE E.; Susan Neipert, owner; Megan McIsaac, rider; Ulke 338, sire; Leffert, sire; Ursel Fan ‘E Boskranne, dam; J.C. van der Veen, breeder ................60.513% Lotje, dam; J. Van’t Ende, breeder ..................................................................68.467%

Training Level Vintage Cup Second Level Musical Freestyle 1. JILL BERRYMAN (MI), riding Scepter fan Leandra; Jane Hutchins, owner; Goffert 369, sire; Trinity, dam; Dave & Kelly Baugh, breeders ............................66.800% 1. LOBKE E.; Susan Neipert, owner; Megan McIsaac, rider; Ulke 338, sire; Lotje, dam; J. Van’t Ende, breeder ..................................................................67.750% aBOve left: aliCia freSe PHOtOGraPHY & fiNe art; riGHt: WNCPHOtO.COM; BOBtarr.COM; SUSaNJStiCKle.COM

Third Level Vintage Cup

1. SEELCHEN FEIBUSH (CA), riding Jesse van de Seedyk; Seelchen Feibush, owner; Third Level Musical Freestyle Jelke 367, sire; Trude Fan’E Fiskbuorren, dam; G. Visbeek, breeder ....................63.947% 1. ROARK; Kimberly Perkins & Ambassador Friesians, owners; Heather Mason, rider; 2. JOSE LUIS PEREZSOTO (NM), riding Hessel fan’t Haskerfjild; Karen Brown, owner; Fabe 348, sire; Ursl ‘FAN AUT’, dam; Kimberly Perkins, breeder .........................78.700% Fetse 349, sire; Sietske JH, dam; J. Bakker, breeder ........................................63.902% 2. MARK FAN’E GOAIJENGEAMIEDEN; Charlotte Bayley-Schindelholz, owner; 3. JULIE ROCHE (WI), riding Remington; Julie Roche, owner; Jurjen 303, sire; Charlotte Bayley-Schindelholz, rider; Grandus 345, sire; Wietskje B, dam; Jim Knapp, breeder ..............................................................63.590% Uniek Van De Zonschate, dam; H. & R. Brandsma, breeders ..............................65.833% 4. JANETTE OAKES (CA), riding Nanne; Janette Oakes, owner; Brandus 345, sire; Allyn, dam; C. Zorgdrager, breeder .................................................................61.026%

Fourth Level Musical Freestyle

Fourth Level Vintage Cup

1. FEINTSJE; John Bartlett, owner; Hallie Ahrnsbrak, rider; Feitse 293, sire; Sjoukje Van Het Osterland, dam; J. Kloosterman, breeder .................................71.333% 1. JOSE LUIS PEREZSOTO (NM), riding Djibbe van ‘Den Hoekse Hoeve’; 2. WIETZE G; Lynnette Wadsworth, owner; Lynnette Wadsworth, rider; Kendall Schneringer & Camelot Friesians LLC, owners; Ids 300, sire; Rypke, sire; Wijke, dam; M. de Graaf, breeder .................................................63.157% Trientsje van Klooster Sion, dam; C. Vogels-Vos, breeder ...................................60.930%

WIETZE G, owner/rider Lynnette Wadsworth (FL)—PSG AA & Vintage Cup; I-I Mus. Freestyle (Friesian Horse Assn. NA)

SCEPTER FAN LEANDRA, owner Jane Hutchins (MI), rider Jill Berryman (MI)—Training Level Vintage Cup (Friesian Horse Assn. NA)

FEINTSJE, owner John Bartlett (MD), rider Hallie Ahrnsbrak (MD)—Fourth Level Mus. Freestyle (Friesian Horse Assn. NA)

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GABRIELA DEMMERS, owner/rider Lyne Marcott (GA)—First Level AA (Friesian Horse Assn. NA)


First Level Junior/Young Rider

1. WIETZE G; Lynnette Wadsworth, owner; Lynnette Wadsworth, rider; 1. MADELINE TAYLOR (ID), riding Red Fox; Christy Taylor, owner; Oepke, sire ........63.226% Rypke, sire; Wijke, dam; M. de Graaf, breeder .................................................64.750%

Four- and Five-year-old Mares Materiale

Grand Prix Musical Freestyle 1. HORTENSIUS D.W.; Kathleen Gale, owner; Eleanor Stine-Masek, rider; Reitse, sire; Phoenix, dam; M. de Wit, breeder .................................................62.000%

1. IZABELLA; Deanna Hertrich, owner; Deanna Hertrich, rider; Nathan, sire; Nandaa’s Lucky Star, dam; Dennis Bontrager, breeder ......................................71.500%

FEI Six-year-old

Friesian Sporthorse Association

1. ROARK; Kimberly Perkins & Ambassador Friesians, owners; Heather Mason, rider; Fabe 348, sire; Ursl ‘FAN AUT’, dam; Kimberly Perkins, breeder ................................. 7.7

Training Level Open

Friesian Sport Horse Registry

1. CELTIC GRACE; Bobbi Wojtowicz, owner; Jonni Adams-Allen, rider; Celtic (Roi Des Blues), sire; Zena, dam; Charlotte O’Hara, breeder ......................73.600%

First Level Open

Training Level Open

1. CELTIC GRACE; Bobbi Wojtowicz, owner; Jonni Adams-Allen, rider; 1. ZOELIE; Tracey Moneta, owner; Tracey Moneta, rider; Zubin, sire; Celtic (Roi Des Blues), sire; Zena, dam; Charlotte O’Hara, breeder ......................71.935% Moonlight Goldenrose, dam; Minda English-Hughes, breeder ..............................67.400% 2. ARAGORN; Debra Smith, owner; Debra Smith & Janeen Langowski-Grava, riders; 2. SIR CHANCELLOR; Sasha Walsh, owner; Sasha Walsh, rider; Flurry of Ca-Lyn, sire; Nanne, sire; Silver Serenada, dam; Jan Miller & Schlosser’s Black Lady, dam; Kristine Gabriel & Thunder Valley Stables, breeders ....63.929% Carousel Farm Andalusians, breeders ...............................................................62.903%

First Level Open 1. SOLEIL; Mija Paris, owner; Mija Paris, rider; Wizard MLF, sire; Pretty Girl, dam; First Level Adult Amateur Jeannie Pasturel, breeder ...............................................................................71.035% 1. DEBRA SMITH (OH), riding Aragorn; Debra Smith, owner; Nanne, sire; 2. ZOELIE; Tracey Moneta, owner; Tracey Moneta, rider; Zubin, sire; Silver Serenada, dam; Jan Miller & Carousel Farm Andalusians, breeders ............62.903% Moonlight Goldenrose, dam; Minda English-Hughes, breeder ..............................65.189%

Second Level Open 1. ELFE; Kathy Mathers, owner; Kathy Mathers, rider; Donius W., sire; Welli’s Lady Victory, dam; Dawn Boyer, breeder ..............................................62.895%

Gypsy Cob & Drum Horse Association DRUM HORSE First Level Open

Third Level Open

1. FWF BARON VON CAPRIOLI; Mary Adams, owner; Jonni Adams-Allen, rider; 1. ECLIPSE; Lee Ann Kagy, owner; Laura Corsentino, rider; Romany King, sire; Flying W Farms Baron von Kolderveen, sire; FWF Figurine, dam; Graciela, dam; Jim Snyder, breeder ................................................................68.333% Flying W Farms Inc., breeder ..........................................................................68.077%

Second Level Open

Training Level Adult Amateur 1. SASHA WALSH (PA), riding Sir Chancellor; Sasha Walsh, owner; Flurry of Ca-Lyn, sire; Schlosser’s Black Lady, dam; Kristine Gabriel & Thunder Valley Stables, breeders ......63.929%

1. ECLIPSE; Lee Ann Kagy, owner; Laura Corsentino, rider; Romany King, sire; Graciela, dam; Jim Snyder, breeder ................................................................63.810%

GYPSY COB Training Level Open

First Level Adult Amateur

1. KELSEY LEMONS (OR), riding Xander; Kelsey Lemons, owner; Victor, sire; Heidie, dam; Jeannie Pasturel, breeder ............................................................60.000% 1. DWF DUNAMIS; Ashley Holte, owner; Ashley Holte, rider; Joe Buckley, breeder .....66.727%

Training Level Adult Amateur

Second Level Adult Amateur

1. ASHLEY HOLTE (MN), riding DWF DUNAMIS; Ashley Holte, owner; 1. KATHY MATHERS (VA), riding Elfe; Kathy Mathers, owner; Donius W., sire; Joe Buckley, breeder .....................................................................................66.727% Welli’s Lady Victory, dam; Dawn Boyer, breeder ..............................................62.895%

IZABELLA, owner/rider Deanna Hertrich (WI)—Four- & Five-Year-Old Mares Materiale (Friesian Sport Horse Registry)

CELTIC GRACE, owner Bobbi Wojtowicz (MO), rider Jonni Adams-Allen (MO)—Training Level & First Level Open (Friesian Sporthorse Assn.)

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DWF DUNAMIS, owner/rider Ashley Holte (MN)—Training Level Open & AA (Gypsy Cob & Drum Horse Assn.)

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Second Level Open 1. BLARNEY STONE’S SAILOR; Lise McNamara, owner; Kristin Posner, rider; Watson’s Old Horse, sire; Meadowlark, dam; Jan Anderson, breeder ..................61.143%

Second Level Musical Freestyle 1. BLARNEY STONE’S SAILOR; Lise McNamara, owner; Kristin Posner, rider; Watson’s Old Horse, sire; Meadowlark, dam; Jan Anderson, breeder ..................65.667%

Gypsy Vanner Horse Society

Prix St. Georges Open 1. H. WRENDITION; Molly Martin, owner; Molly Martin, rider; HS Wistar, sire; Missywilldo, dam; Charlene Summers, breeder .................................................62.500%

Training Level Adult Amateur 1. REBECCA WOLFE (PA), riding HS A.S. Hidalgo; Rebecca Wolfe, owner; Hungarian Hadur, sire; A.S. First Lady, dam; Amity Springs Farm, breeder ..........64.554%

Second Level Adult Amateur 1. ROBYN HAHN (NC), riding Brav-o; Robyn Hahn, owner; HS Pik Brado, sire; HS Spirit, dam; Charlene Summers, breeder .....................................................66.905% 2. BEVERLY HUDDLESTON (WA), riding HPB Ellusive Star; Beverly Huddleston, owner; HS Wistar, sire; Natures Champagne, dam; Beverly Huddleston, breeder ............60.526%

Second Level Vintage Cup

Training Level Open

1. BEVERLY HUDDLESTON (WA), riding HPB Ellusive Star; Beverly Huddleston, owner; 1. SIMONE; Lee Ann Kagy, owner; Laura Corsentino & Lee Ann Kagy, riders; HS Wistar, sire; Natures Champagne, dam; Beverly Huddleston, breeder ............60.526% Celtic Rover, sire; Leann, dam; Lee Ann Kagy, breeder ......................................62.800%

First Level Musical Freestyle

Hungarian Horse Association of America Training Level Open

1. HUNGARIAN TITUS; Claudia Griffin, owner; Shelley Day, rider; H. Bartok, sire; Hungarian Kitarto, dam; Karen Andraska, breeder ......................73.833%

Fillies of Current Calendar Year

1. H. SZOVALJO; Allison Allbaugh-Cino & Nicholas Cino, owners; Allison 1. H. COVER GIRL; Christopher Bredeson, owner; H. Sir Bungee AF, sire; Allbaugh-Cino, rider; H.S. So Rare, sire; H.Aldas, dam; Valerie Swertson, breeder ....73.200% H. Rare Charm, dam; Christopher Bredeson, breeder ........................................76.100% 2. HPB WRADISH; Karen & Greg Farris, owners; Jessie Myers, rider; Hungarian Sportlo Wistar, sire; Valerie, dam; Kim Jensen, breeder .....................72.000% 3. HS A.S. HIDALGO; Rebecca Wolfe, owner; Rebecca Wolfe, rider; Hungarian Hadur, sire; A.S. First Lady, dam; Amity Springs Farm, breeder ..........64.554%

International Andalusian & Lusitano Horse Association

First Level Open

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1. HUNGARIAN TITUS; Claudia Griffin, owner; Shelley Day, rider; H. Bartok, sire; PUREBRED Hungarian Kitarto, dam; Karen Andraska, breeder ............................................66.452% Training Level Open 2. HPB WRADISH; Karen & Greg Farris, owners; Jessie Myers, rider; 1. KAMIAKIN; Katie Hill, owner; Mija Paris, rider; Kianto, sire; Rafaga Jim, dam; Hungarian Sportlo Wistar, sire; Valerie, dam; Kim Jensen, breeder .....................64.678% Ami MacHugh, breeder ..................................................................................73.036% 3. HS VARADO; Beverly Huddleston, owner; Aubrey Tozer, rider; 2. CEFIRO DO CÉU; Christa Lafayette, owner; Katie Hoefs-Martin, rider; Hungarian Sportlo Warado, sire; Miss Varro, dam; Beverly Huddleston, breeder ......64.516% Ruivo Da Broa, sire; Xara, dam; Alejandro & Eduardo Hernandez, breeders ........70.800% 3. PRINCESSA BONITA; Connie Wright, owner; Shiloh Gilbert, rider; Jazminero VI, sire; Second Level Open Princessa Carmenita, dam; Colleen Gainey & Emma Gainy Richards, breeders ......66.117% 1. BRAV-O; Robyn Hahn, owner; Robyn Hahn, rider; HS Pik Brado, sire; HS Spirit, dam; Charlene Summers, breeder .....................................................66.905% First Level Open 2. HPB ELLUSIVE STAR; Beverly Huddleston, owner; Beverly Huddleston, rider; 1. ESPARTACO; Bonnie McIIvaine, owner; Kimberly Monk, rider; HS Wistar, sire; Natures Champagne, dam; Beverly Huddleston, breeder ............60.526% Ventero, sire; Elara, dam; Jose Heredero, breeder ............................................66.486% 2. KARILLO G; Susan VanLennep, owner; Susan VanLennep, rider; Fourth Level Open Favorito KG, sire; Encantada D, dam; Brian Griggs & Gloriosa Farms, breeders ....66.007% 1. H. WRENDITION; Molly Martin, owner; Molly Martin, rider; HS Wistar, sire; 3. REGALO; Linda Klingerman, owner; Linda Klingerman, rider; Missywilldo, dam; Charlene Summers, breeder .................................................61.500% Brando MHF, sire; Victoria MHF, dam; Robert Davis, breeder .............................64.194%

BLARNEY STONE’S SAILOR, owner Lise McNamara (NJ), rider Kristin Posner (KY)—Second Level Open & Mus. Freestyle (Gypsy Horse Assn., Inc.)

H. SZOVALJO, owners Allison Allbaugh-Cino & Nicholas Cino (WA), rider Allison Allbaugh-Cino (WA)—Training Level Open (Hungarian Horse Assn. of America)

HS A.S. HIDALGO, owner/rider Rebecca Wolfe (PA)— Training Level AA (Hungarian Horse Assn. of America)

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Grand Prix Open

1. EL ESPIRITU; Jennifer Johnson, owner; Pati Pierucci, rider; Gaucho III, sire; 1. QUE BA HM; Adam Pollak & Ingred Lin Estate, owners; Susan Jaccoma, rider; Ligitima V, dam; Karen Lewis, breeder ............................................................63.759% Almansor, sire; Xira, dam; Jose Garcia, breeder ...............................................63.617% 2. OLE NF; Sydney Reid, owner; Lisa Hall, rider; Dansante H, sire; 2. OYENTE’; Harry Butler, owner; Elly Schobel, rider; Imperiso D, sire; Plumon M8, dam; Donald & Sarah Vogeley, breeders ........................................63.571% Alhambra VIII, dam; Richard Denham, breeder .................................................62.022% 3. VENTUROSO; Elizabeth Shafer, owner; Elizabeth Shafer & Mary Kehoe, riders; First Level Adult Amateur Oanani da Pitangueiras, sire; Pacaa da Pitanqueiras, dam; Joao Carlos De Souza Meirelles, breeder ..........................................................62.500% 1. LINDA KLINGERMAN (TN), riding Regalo; Linda Klingerman, owner; Brando MHF, sire; Victoria MHF, dam; Robert Davis, breeder .............................64.194%

Third Level Open

Second Level Adult Amateur 1. EL ESPIRITU; Jennifer Johnson, owner; Pati Pierucci, rider; Gaucho III, sire; Ligitima V, dam; Karen Lewis, breeder .....................................64.343% 1. ELIZABETH SHAFER (CA), riding Venturoso; Elizabeth Shafer, owner; Oanani da Pitangueiras, sire; Pacaa da Pitanqueiras, dam; 2. LEGACY’S CONQUISTADOR DEL SOL; Deborah & Ken Berger, owners; Joao Carlos De Souza Meirelles, breeder ..........................................................61.466% Jeffrey Lord & Jules Anderson, riders; Don Juan, sire; Lolita, dam; Leonardo & Maria Mandina, breeders ..............................................................63.947% 2. JANE ANN LAKE (CO), riding Tecolote; Jane Ann Lake, owner; Gitano A, sire; Euforia, dam; Elizabeth Son, breeder ...............................................................60.667% 3. CORRADO M; Dawn Metzger, owner; Dawn Metzger, rider; Hilandero 10, sire; Grunona III, dam; ...............................................................62.895% Third Level Adult Amateur

Fourth Level Open

1. DAWN METZGER (TX), riding Corrado M; Dawn Metzger, owner; Hilandero 10, sire; Grunona III, dam; Eduardo Muniz, breeder ............................62.895%

1. AVATAR; Karen Lipp, owner; Karen Lipp, rider; Malandante, sire; Noche Paloma, dam; Tina Veder, breeder ........................................................64.493% First Level Junior/Young Rider 2. ULTRAMUNDANO INTERAGRO; Lori Bell, owner; Kayce Redmond, rider; Noblissimo Interagro, sire; Obreira Interagro, dam; Fazendas Interagro LTDA, breeder ..........64.411% 1. HANNAH PIERUCCI (VA), riding Saphiro; Jennifer Johnson, Benjamin Johnson & JC Andalusians LLC, owners; Umbaba, sire; 3. DYLAN CASIMORO; Kristin Dennison, owner; Kristin Dennison, rider; Epoca, dam; Edith Roedling Muller, breeder .....................................................62.429% Plata Leon, sire; Snow Flake, dam; Pamela Nelson, breeder ..............................63.875%

Prix St. Georges Open

First Level Vintage Cup

1. LINDA KLINGERMAN (TN), riding Regalo; Linda Klingerman, owner; Brando 1. SARGON INTERAGRO; Manuel Pinto & Louise Turkula, owners; MHF, sire; Victoria MHF, dam; Robert Davis & Davis Andalusians, breeders .........64.194% Cherri Reiber, rider; Noblissimo Interagro, sire; Mucuna Interagro, dam; Interagro Lusitano Farm, breeder ....................................................................65.197% Second Level Vintage Cup 2. URTIGAO; Jeanette Alff, owner; Garra Walline, rider; Urque, sire; 1. ELIZABETH SHAFER (CA), riding Venturoso; Elizabeth Shafer, owner; Old Juba Smar, dam; Duarte Pires de Conceicao, breeder ..................................63.290% Oanani da Pitangueiras, sire; Pacaa da Pitanqueiras, dam; 3. AVATAR; Karen Lipp, owner; Karen Lipp, rider; Malandante, sire; Joao Carlos De Souza Meirelles, breeder ..........................................................61.466% Noche Paloma, dam; Tina Veder, breeder ........................................................62.764%

Intermediate I Open

Third Level Vintage Cup

1. DAWN METZGER (TX), riding Corrado M; Dawn Metzger, owner; 1. JABUTICABA; Kathryn Gruenefeldt, owner; Kathryn Gruenefeldt & Hilandero 10, sire; Grunona III, dam; Eduardo Muniz, breeder .............................62.895% Brooke Voldbaek, riders; Borladero, sire; Euzeda, dam; Rosalie Lewis, breeder ....64.123% 2. SARGON INTERAGRO; Manuel Pinto & Louise Turkula, owners; Grand Prix Vintage Cup Cherri Reiber, rider; Noblissimo Interagro, sire; Mucuna Interagro, dam; 1. SUSAN JACCOMA (FL), riding Que Ba HM; Adam Pollak & Ingred Lin Estate, owners; Interagro Lusitano Farm, breeder ....................................................................63.553% Almansor, sire; Xira, dam; Jose Garcia, breeder ...............................................63.617% 3. PILOTO DO TOP; Linda & Milton Stenstadvold, owners; Koby Robson, rider; Eleito, sire; Queda Do Top, dam; Antonio Toledo Mendes Pereira, breeder ..........62.790% First Level Musical Freestyle 1. REGALO; Linda Klingerman, owner; Linda Klingerman, rider; Brando MHF, sire; Intermediate II Open Victoria MHF, dam; Robert Davis & Davis Andalusians, breeders ........................68.667% 1. TONICO DO TOP; Linda Denniston, owner; Felicitas Von Neumann-Cosel, rider; Emetico, sire; Jandaya Do Top, dam; T.M. Antonio, breeder ..............................66.316% Third Level Musical Freestyle 1. XIMANGO INTERAGRO; Patricia Edwards, owner; Sandra Williams, rider; 2. TOMILLO VII; Dori Derr & Half Moon Stables LLC, owners; Jill Allard, rider; Nicola, sire; Soberba Interagro, dam; Fazendas Interagro LTDA, breeder .............65.650% Presumido XXXVI, sire; Islena XVI, dam; Juan Cobian, breeder ..........................60.263%

JABUTICABA, owner Kathryn Gruenefeldt (OR), riders Kathryn Gruenefeldt (OR—I-I Open (Intl. Andalusian & Lusitano Horse Assn.—Purebred)

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ALEJANDRO, owner Linda Nehse (CA), rider Bethany Nehse (CA)—Training Level Open (Intl. Andalusian & Lusitano Horse Assn.—Half-Andalusian)

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Intermediate I Musical Freestyle Training Level Adult Amateur 1. PILOTO DO TOP; Linda & Milton Stenstadvold, owners; Koby Robson, rider; Eleito, sire; Queda Do Top, dam; Antonio Toledo Mendes Pereira, breeder ..........65.917% 1. LORI AMAN (OH), riding Nachtwind DHF; Lori Aman, owner; DW Companero, sire; Foxfyre, dam; Amber Burns, breeder ...............................64.000% Grand Prix Musical Freestyle

First Level Adult Amateur 1. QUE BA HM; Adam Pollak & Ingred Lin Estate, owners; Susan Jaccoma, rider; Almansor, sire; Xira, dam; Jose Garcia, breeder ...............................................70.500% 1. SANDRA FRICK (MT), riding SE Galliano; Sandra Frick, owner; Berraco, sire; Exelsjors Natasha, dam; Carrol Scholz, breeder .............................61.724% 2. OYENTE’; Harry Butler, owner; Elly Schobel, rider; Imperiso D, sire; Alhambra VIII, dam; Richard Denham, breeder .................................................64.875% Second Level Adult Amateur

1. PENNY KNIGHT (IL), riding Don Santiago; Penny Knight, owner; Maruri, sire; Kyra, dam; Patricia Nolda, breeder ...............................................63.214% 1. EL ESPIRITU; Jennifer Johnson, owner; Gaucho III, sire; Ligitima V, dam; 2. BARBARA HEDGEPETH (NC), riding HC Sangria; Barbara Hedgepeth, owner; Karen Lewis, breeder .....................................................................................75.225% Teonado, sire; Dude’s Golden Beauty, dam; Mikel Copeland, breeder ..................61.060%

Four-year-old and older Stallions

FEI Six-year-old

Third Level Adult Amateur

1. FESTIVO RS; Emily Copeland, owner; Emily Copeland, rider; Gaucho III, sire; 1. SUSANNE FRAHM (WA), riding Cleopatra Jones; Susanne Frahm, owner; Llamadora 1, dam; Juan Rodriguez, breeder ............................................................. 7.5 Caruso J, sire; Telasecret, dam; Shellie Garms, breeder .....................................60.834%

HALF-ANDALUSIAN Training Level Open

Fourth Level Adult Amateur

1. VIRGINIA MOON (AL), riding Gibraltar; Ellinwood Brown Miegel, owner; Luceno VI, sire; Granadina, dam; Manuel Insua, breeder ....................................63.482% 1. ALEJANDRO; Linda Nehse, owner; Bethany Nehse, rider; Inquieto TG, sire; Cerria, dam; Fred Kreamier, breeder ................................................................67.929% First Level Vintage Cup 2. NACHTWIND DHF; Lori Aman, owner; Lori Aman, rider; DW Companero, sire; Foxfyre, dam; Amber Burns, breeder ...............................................................64.000% 1. SANDRA FRICK (MT), riding SE Galliano; Sandra Frick, owner; Berraco, sire; Exelsjors Natasha, dam; Carrol Scholz, breeder .............................61.724% 3. EMPANOSO; Karen Knarr, owner; Victoria Overholser & Karen Knarr, riders; Recluta II, sire; A.W. Lady Degas, dam; Gail Quattlebaum & High Hopes Farm, breeders ......62.659%

Second Level Vintage Cup

First Level Open

1. BARBARA HEDGEPETH (NC), riding HC Sangria; Barbara Hedgepeth, owner; Teonado, sire; Dude’s Golden Beauty, dam; Mikel Copeland, breeder ..................61.060%

1. DECADENCIA; Sharon Oehler, owner; Katherine Mashbir & Sharon Oehler, riders; Gavilan IV, sire; Gemini, dam; Bill Biggs, breeder ..............................................68.158% Fourth Level Vintage Cup 2. ROLAND; Susan Parks, owner; Carolina Vargas Peraza, rider; Saphiro, sire; 1. VIRGINIA MOON (AL), riding Gibraltar; Ellinwood Brown Miegel, owner; Starsong’s Mystique, dam; Claire Fulton, breeder .............................................62.903% Luceno VI, sire; Granadina, dam; Manuel Insua, breeder ....................................63.482% 3. SE GALLIANO; Sandra Frick, owner; Sandra Frick, rider; Berraco, sire; Exelsjors Natasha, dam; Carrol Scholz, breeder .................................................61.724%

Second Level Musical Freestyle

Second Level Open

1. CLEOPATRA JONES; Susanne Frahm, owner; Susanne Frahm, rider; Caruso J, sire; Telasecret, dam; Shellie Garms, breeder .....................................64.833%

1. DON SANTIAGO; Penny Knight, owner; Penny Knight, rider; Maruri, sire; Kyra, dam; Patricia Nolda, breeder ..................................................................63.214% Third Level Musical Freestyle 2. HC SANGRIA; Barbara Hedgepeth, owner; Barbara Hedgepeth, rider; 1. GIBRALTAR; Ellinwood Brown Miegel, owner; Virginia Moon, rider; Teonado, sire; Dude’s Golden Beauty, dam; Mikel Copeland, breeder ..................61.060% Luceno VI, sire; Granadina, dam; Manuel Insua, breeder ....................................69.333%

Third Level Open

Fourth Level Musical Freestyle

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1. GIBRALTAR; Ellinwood Brown Miegel, owner; Virginia Moon, rider; 1. CLEOPATRA JONES; Susanne Frahm, owner; Susanne Frahm, rider; Luceno VI, sire; Granadina, dam; Manuel Insua, breeder ....................................66.500% Caruso J, sire; Telasecret, dam; Shellie Garms, breeder .....................................60.834%

GIBRALTAR, owner Ellinwood Brown Miegel (FL), rider Virginia Moon (AL)—Fourth Level Open, AA, Vintage Cup, & Mus. Freestyle; Third Level Mus. Freestyle (Intl. Andalusian & Lusitano Horse Assn.—Half-Andalusian)

NACHTWIND, owner/rider Lori Aman (OH)—Training Level AA (Intl. Andalusian & Lusitano Horse Assn.—Half-Andalusian)

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2. ALEJANDRO; Carol & Ronnie Marroquin, owners; Deirdre Malburg, rider; Fourth Level Open Imperioso, sire; Latria D, dam; Patsy Van Etten, breeder ...................................61.573% 1. GIBRALTAR; Ellinwood Brown Miegel, owner; Virginia Moon, rider; Luceno VI, sire; Granadina, dam; Manuel Insua, breeder ....................................63.482%


International Georgian Grande Horse Registry

Second Level Open

1. RASHKA; Kenneth Borden, owner; Kenneth Borden, rider; GP Raymeister, sire; Tashka, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder .............................75.643% 1. FLYING W FARMS BARONESS VON BELLA; Molly Takacs, owner; 2. DAHLIA; Kathryn Kruemmling, owner; Kathryn Kruemmling, rider; Jonni Adams-Allen, rider; Flying W Farms Baron von Kolderveen, sire; Davignport, sire; Lynn’s Challenge, dam; Jody Vesty, breeder ............................63.998% Flying W Farms Fontenet-aux-Rose, dam; George Wagner, breeder ....................67.400% 3. OWEN; Dorothy Skye, owner; Kathleen Kopp, rider; Opus, sire; First Level Open Roma I, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder ...........................................................63.453% 1. FWF BARONESS VON BALLARINA; Gigi Nutter, owner; 4. IOLANTHE; Laura Haas, owner; Laura Haas, rider; Idocus, sire; Cassidy Nutter, rider; Flying W Farms Baron von Kolderveen, sire; Dynamic, dam; Jan Hutchings-Beale, breeder ...................................................62.895% Flying W Farms Dance for Roses, dam; George Wagner, breeder ........................66.207% 5. DONNERSCHLAG; Anna Schueler, owner; Anna Schueler, rider; 2. FLYING W FARMS BARONESS VON BELLA; Molly Takacs, owner; Donavan!, sire; Winterset, dam; Carrie Nilles, breeder ......................................62.469% Jonni Adams-Allen, rider; Flying W Farms Baron von Kolderveen, sire; Flying W Farms Fontenet-aux-Rose, dam; George Wagner, breeder ....................65.081% Third Level Open

Training Level Open

1. RASHKA; Kenneth Borden, owner; Kenneth Borden, rider; GP Raymeister, sire; Tashka, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder .............................73.421% 1. FLYING W FARMS PRINCESS STAR ON FIRE; Melinda Pesci, owner; 2. ARTISTIC; Martine Duff, owner; Martine Duff, rider; Art Deco, sire; Marilyn Payne & Annette Longo, riders; Pieter fan Lutke Peinjum, sire; Celebration, dam; Elizabeth Potter-Hall, breeder ...............................................65.972% Starlet Ridge, dam; Flying W Farms Inc., breeder .............................................66.190% 3. RYAN; Laura Blanton, owner; Laura Blanton, rider; First Level Junior/Young Rider Raphael Son II, sire; Hesper, dam; Con Brio Farms LLC, breeder .........................64.637% 1. CASSIDY NUTTER (GA), riding FWF Baroness von Ballarina; 4. WHIMSICAL; Michele Renshaw, owner; Michele Renshaw, rider; Gigi Nutter, owner; Flying W Farms Baron von Kolderveen, sire; Walldorf, sire; Whisper, dam; Marie MacDonald & M. Peccolo, breeders .............63.334% Flying W Farms Dance for Roses, dam; George Wagner, breeder ........................66.207% 5. DEL PRIMERO; Stephanie & Hannah Walsh, owners; Hannah Walsh, rider; Del Piero, sire; Prima Donna, dam; Martha Caldwell, breeder ............................63.077%

Second Level Open

International Sporthorse Registry/Oldenburg NA Training Level Open 1. NOR’EE; June Brody, owner; Heather Mason, rider; Nimbus, sire; Heatwave, dam; June Brody, breeder .............................................................74.643% 2. WINKAYLA; Bethany Nehse, owner; Bethany Nehse, rider; Wonderful, sire; Alectra, dam; Louise Labrucherie, breeder ................................71.200% 3. DIEZ; Karen Holweck-Mulreany, owner; Karen Holweck-Mulreany, rider; Dumont, sire; Wallstreet’s Whisper, dam; Karen Holweck-Mulreany, breeder .......69.435% 4. WRUBICON; Lisa Crick, owner; Melissa Allen, rider; Wrader, sire; Kupidsdart, dam; Lisa & Darrell Crick, breeders ................................................68.800% 5. ROCHESTER JPD; Erin Groover, owner; Erin Groover, rider; Regazzoni, sire; Marilyn C, dam; Erin Groover, breeder ......................................66.957%

First Level Open

Fourth Level Open 1. FITZHESSEN; Bridget Hay, owner; Bridget Hay, rider; Freestyle, sire; Wyoming, dam; Barbara Hay, breeder .............................................................65.250% 2. RASHKA; Kenneth Borden, owner; Kenneth Borden, rider; GP Raymeister, sire; Tashka, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder .............................65.197% 3. DREAM WEAVER; Roberta Carleton, owner; Roberta Carleton, rider; Idocus, sire; Kira, dam; Roberta Carleton, breeder ............................................64.500% 4. ARTISTIC; Martine Duff, owner; Martine Duff, rider; Art Deco, sire; Celebration, dam; Elizabeth Potter-Hall, breeder ...............................................64.000% 5. MEGABUCKS; Gary Lawrence, owner; Evan Hills, rider; Mannhattan, sire; Frilly, dam; Kristin McClellan, breeder ...................................61.000% 5. FROELICH; Dorie Forte, owner; Dorie Forte, rider; Festrausch, sire; Light Music, dam; Suellen Myers, breeder ........................................................61.000%

1. WINKAYLA; Bethany Nehse, owner; Bethany Nehse, rider; Wonderful, sire; Alectra, dam; Louise Labrucherie, breeder ................................72.289% Prix St. Georges Open 1. CALIMAR; Claire & Joan Darnell, owners; Claire Darnell, rider; 2. NOR’EE; June Brody, owner; Heather Mason, rider; Nimbus, sire; Contucci, sire; Vodka Gimlet, dam; Zada Steidl, breeder ....................................69.211% Heatwave, dam; June Brody, breeder .............................................................71.456%

WINKAYLA, owner/rider Bethany Nehse (CA)—First Level Open (Intl. Sporthorse Reg./Oldenburg NA)

ROCHESTER JPD, owner/rider Erin Groover (AL)—Training & First Level AA (Intl. Sporthorse Reg./Oldenburg NA)

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REHLEIN, owner Stonegate Equestrian Center LLC (WI), rider Katie Foster (WI)—First Level Jr/YR (Intl. Sporthorse Reg./Oldenburg NA)

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3. PURE GRACE; Marilyn Henderson, owner; Patrick Benson, rider; Pandorra, sire; Max’s Melody, dam; Julie McCrady, breeder ..............................70.173% 4. MEGATROND; Diane Ritz, owner; Diane Ritz, rider; Trond, sire; Training Level Open Germany, dam; Barbara Ritz, breeder ..............................................................69.678% 1. NAEN R.; Lori Ward, owner; Tiffany Brinton, rider; Aan 416, sire; Tetske R., dam; E.G. Roorda, breeder .............................................................62.000% 5. REHLEIN; Stonegate Equestrian Center LLC, owner; Katie Foster, rider; GP Raymeister, sire; Chloe, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder ...............................69.677%

International Friesian Show Horse Association


Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur

1. DEEDEE ESTES (OR), riding Rave Review; DeeDee Estes, owner; Rubinesque, sire; Mikimoto, dam; Rebecca Riedling, breeder .............................61.316% 1. FABIO; Kristy Truebenbach Lund, owner; Kristy Truebenbach Lund, rider; 2. WENDY TAYLOR (NC), riding Weltgraf; Wendy Taylor, owner; West Coast, sire; Doramber, dam; Judy Arnold, breeder ...................................62.632% Weltstern, sire; Donna Clara, dam; Eleanor Eltoft, breeder .................................60.526%

Intermediate II Open

Grand Prix Open

Intermediate II Adult Amateur

1. KONTESSA; Christy Scotch, owner; Christy Scotch, rider; 1. KRISTY TRUEBENBACH LUND (FL), riding Fabio; Kristy Truebenbach Lund, owner; Kevekko, sire; Krystal Windrush, dam; Leslie Smollen, breeder ...........................61.170% West Coast, sire; Doramber, dam; Judy Arnold, breeder ...................................62.632%

Training Level Adult Amateur

Grand Prix Adult Amateur

1. CHRISTY SCOTCH (AL), riding Kontessa; Christy Scotch, owner; 1. ERIN GROOVER (AL), riding Rochester JPD; Erin Groover, owner; Kevekko, sire; Krystal Windrush, dam; Leslie Smollen, breeder ...........................61.170% Regazzoni, sire; Marilyn C, dam; Erin Groover, breeder ......................................66.957% 2. SHARON HESS (PA), riding Kalander Boy; Sharon Hess, owner; First Level Junior/Young Rider Kevekko, sire; Shirly, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder ........................................66.750% 1. KATIE FOSTER (WI), riding Rehlein; Stonegate Equestrian Center LLC, owner; 3. LINDSEY HANKINS-DURBIN (OK), riding Aleczander; Lindsey GP Raymeister, sire; Chloe, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder ...............................69.677% Hankins-Durbin, owner; Alla’ Czar, sire; Alythia, dam; Vickie Marvich, breeder .....64.925% 2. AUTUMN SAUNDERS (OR), riding Oliver Twist; Autumn Saunders, owner; Conquestador, sire; Tiny Lark, dam; Lowell Hildreth, breeder .............................67.586% First Level Adult Amateur 3. EMMA PALMER (MN), riding Rhoyal Bugatti; Emma Palmer, owner; 1. ERIN GROOVER (AL), riding Rochester JPD; Erin Groover, owner; Bugatti Hilltop, sire; Rhoyal Dutch Gal, dam; Kathy Mueller, breeder ..................66.212% Regazzoni, sire; Marilyn C, dam; Erin Groover, breeder ......................................65.013% 2. PAMELA PORTER ENGLUND (CA), riding Le Regale; Pamela Porter Englund, owner; Second Level Junior/Young Rider Laitin, sire; Caribean Native, dam; Pamela Porter Englund, breeder ....................64.595% 1. ASHLEY HOLMES (ID), riding Incantaro; Ashley Holmes, owner; 3. JANIE MONTGOMERY (AL), riding Isolde; Janie Montgomery, owner; Impresario, sire; Pizzaz, dam; Joan Corsberg, breeder .......................................61.190% Opus, sire; Bashka, dam; Jane Dunlap, breeder ................................................64.054%

Third Level Junior/Young Rider

1. HANNAH WALSH (CA), riding Del Primero; Stephanie & Hannah Walsh, owners; Del Piero, sire; Prima Donna, dam; Martha Caldwell, breeder ............................63.077% 1. KATHRYN KRUEMMLING (PA), riding Dahlia; Kathryn Kruemmling, owner; Davignport, sire; Lynn’s Challenge, dam; Jody Vesty, breeder ............................63.998% 2. TAYLOR CUNNINGHAM (ID), riding Irrwisch; Taylor Cunningham, owner; Impresario, sire; Syn’s Fling, dam; Joan Corsberg, breeder ................................60.263% 2. LAURA HAAS (PA), riding Iolanthe; Laura Haas, owner; Idocus, sire; Dynamic, dam; Jan Hutchings-Beale, breeder .................................62.895% Fourth Level Junior/Young Rider 3. JUDITH NORDSTROM (IL), riding Zigmeister; Judith Nordstrom, owner; Weltstar, sire; Jane’s Legacy, dam; Wendy Staub, breeder ................................61.679% 1. EVAN HILLS (UT), riding Megabucks; Gary Lawrence, owner; Mannhattan, sire; Frilly, dam; Kristin McClellan, breeder ...................................61.000%

Second Level Adult Amateur

Third Level Adult Amateur

Training Level Vintage Cup

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1. SHARON HESS (PA), riding Kalander Boy; Sharon Hess, owner; 1. MARTINE DUFF (SC), riding Artistic; Martine Duff, owner; Art Deco, sire; Kevekko, sire; Shirly, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder ........................................66.750% Celebration, dam; Elizabeth Potter-Hall, breeder ...............................................65.972% 2. CATHERINE JACOB (OH), riding Godiva; N. Wayne Quarles, owner; 2. SONYA HUNT (VA), riding Aliea; Sonya & John Hunt, owners; Gonzo I, sire; Dilligirl, dam; N. Wayne Quarles, breeder .....................................63.200% Art Deco, sire; Chloe, dam; Tiffany Hattler, breeder ..........................................62.949% 3. LISA CRICK (MO), riding AMADEUS; Lisa Crick, owner; 3. PATRICIA MCGURL (MA), riding Capodimonte; Patricia McGurl, owner; Arrian, sire; Livia, dam; Lisa & Darrell Crick, breeders ........................................62.500% Cheenook, sire; Inkognito, dam; Maryanne Nicpon, breeder ...............................62.730%

DEL PRIMERO, owners Stephanie & Hannah Walsh (CA), rider Hannah Walsh (CA)—Third Level Jr/YR (Intl. Sporthorse Reg./Oldenburg NA)

KALANDER BOY, owner/rider Sharon Hess (PA)— Training Level Vintage Cup (Intl. Sporthorse Reg./ Oldenburg NA)

LORD BALTIMORE, owner/rider Robin Brueckmann (NC)—First Level Vintage Cup (Intl. Sporthorse Reg./ Oldenburg NA)

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2. RAVE REVIEW; DeeDee Estes, owner; DeeDee Estes, rider; Fourth Level Adult Amateur Rubinesque, sire; Mikimoto, dam; Rebecca Riedling, breeder .............................61.316% 1. MARTINE DUFF (SC), riding Artistic; Martine Duff, owner; 3. WELTGRAF; Wendy Taylor, owner; Wendy Taylor, rider; Weltstern, sire; Art Deco, sire; Celebration, dam; Elizabeth Potter-Hall, breeder ..........................64.000% Donna Clara, dam; Eleanor Eltoft, breeder ........................................................60.526% 2. DORIE FORTE (MD), riding Froelich; Dorie Forte, owner; Festrausch, sire; Light Music, dam; Suellen Myers, breeder ........................................................61.000% 3. VALERIE WHEELER (TX), riding Flannery; Valerie Wheeler, owner; Intermediate I Open For the Future, sire; Rastenruhe, dam; Kelley Wachter, breeder .........................60.571% 1. CALIMAR; Claire & Joan Darnell, owners; Claire Darnell, rider; Contucci, sire; Vodka Gimlet, dam; Zada Steidl, breeder ....................................66.842%


Grand Prix Musical Freestyle

1. ROBIN BRUECKMANN (NC), riding Lord Baltimore; Robin Brueckmann, owner; 1. FABIO; Kristy Truebenbach Lund, owner; Kristy Truebenbach Lund, rider; Lord Sinclair I, sire; Fancy Ruler, dam; Arthur Greenwood, breeder ....................66.663% West Coast, sire; Doramber, dam; Judy Arnold, breeder ...................................68.750% 2. JANIE MONTGOMERY (AL), riding Isolde; Janie Montgomery, owner; Opus, sire; Bashka, dam; Jane Dunlap, breeder ................................................64.054% Colts/Geldings of Current Calendar Year 3. CYNDI CRAIG (TX), riding Faeryn; Cyndi Craig, owner; Frohwind, sire; 1. VERGANO; Laurie McLaughlin, owner; Versache, sire; Gana De Gauguin, dam .....72.700% Sonny’s Mona Lisa, dam; Cyndi Craig, breeder .................................................63.871%

Fillies of Current Calendar Year

Second Level Vintage Cup

1. DIOR CCF; Chris Roseberry, owner; Donarweiss GGF, sire; Akino, dam ...............79.700% 1. KATHLEEN KOPP (WI), riding Owen; Dorothy Skye, owner; 2. VYSHAUNA; Laurie McLaughlin, owner; Versache, sire; O’ Pretty Lady, dam ........76.650% Opus, sire; Roma I, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder ...........................................63.453% 3. VENYATTA; Laurie McLaughlin, owner; Versache, sire; Dora ..............................75.900% 2. ANNA SCHUELER (MN), riding Donnerschlag; Anna Schueler, owner; Donavan!, sire; Winterset, dam; Carrie Nilles, breeder ......................................62.469%

Yearling Colts/Geldings 1. TIAMO’S GAUGUIN; Paige & Colton Miller, owners; Tiamo Trocadero, sire; O’She’s Gauguin, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder ..............................................76.850% 1. KATHLEEN KOPP (WI), riding Owen; Dorothy Skye, owner; 2. VITALIY; Laurie McLaughlin, owner; Versache, sire; Opus, sire; Roma I, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder ...........................................62.466% HPB with Wonder, dam; Laurie McLaughlin, breeder ........................................75.475% 2. DORIE FORTE (MD), riding Froelich; Dorie Forte, owner; Festrausch, sire; Light Music, dam; Suellen Myers, breeder ...............................61.464%

Third Level Vintage Cup

Two-Year-Old Colts/Geldings 1. OVATION; Kenneth Borden, owner; Opus, sire; Windspiel, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder ...............................................................................77.700% 1. DORIE FORTE (MD), riding Froelich; Dorie Forte, owner; 2. DAS APOLLO; Mary Burke, owner; Devon Heir, sire; Affirmation*, dam; Festrausch, sire; Light Music, dam; Suellen Myers, breeder ...............................61.000% Jennifer Schwickerath, breeder ......................................................................75.300% 3. VUITTON; Shaun Myers, owner; Versache, sire; Army, dam; Shaun Myers, breeder ...................................................................................74.925% Prix St. Georges Vintage Cup 1. DEEDEE ESTES (OR), riding Rave Review; DeeDee Estes, owner; Rubinesque, sire; Mikimoto, dam; Rebecca Riedling, breeder .............................61.316%

Fourth Level Vintage Cup

Two-Year-Old Fillies

1. VOGUE; Laurie McLaughlin, owner; Versache, sire; Gana De Gauguin, dam; Laurie McLaughlin, breeder ............................................................................78.700% 2. VALENTINA; Simone Ahern, owner; Valentino, sire; 1. NOR’EE; June Brody, owner; Heather Mason, rider; Nimbus, sire; Ofcourse I Do, dam; Connie Pheney, breeder ....................................................74.950% Heatwave, dam; June Brody, breeder .............................................................77.042% 3. ROSÉ CCF; Chris Roseberry, owner; Royal Prince, sire; 2. GODIVA; N. Wayne Quarles, owner; Catherine Jacob, rider; Akino, dam; Chris Roseberry, breeder ..............................................................73.400% Gonzo I, sire; Dilligirl, dam; N. Wayne Quarles, breeder .....................................65.167% 3. PIA; Christine Kancius, owner; Christine Kancius, rider; Pharaoh, sire; Capriole, dam; Susan Thomas, breeder .......................................63.033%

First Level Musical Freestyle

Three-Year-Old Colts/Geldings

1. SCHIGAZZO; Lea Ann Hansen, owner; Schiffon, sire; Aragazza, dam; Lea Ann Hansen, breeder .........................................................75.550%

Third Level Musical Freestyle

1. WHIMSICAL; Michele Renshaw, owner; Michele Renshaw, rider; Walldorf, sire; Whisper, dam; Marie MacDonald & M. Peccolo, breeders .............67.167% Three-Year-Old Fillies 2. ALIEA; Sonya & John Hunt, owners; Sonya Hunt, rider; Art Deco, sire; Chloe, dam; Tiffany Hattler, breeder ..........................................66.100% 1. ORPHAN ANNIE; Kenneth Borden, owner; Opus, sire; Spatlaisse, dam; Little Bit Farm Inc., breeder ...................................................77.700% 2. BREALANTE; Laurie McLaughlin, owner; Briar 899, sire; O’ Pretty Lady, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder .................................................75.900% Intermediate I Musical Freestyle 3. SBF EVE MARIE; Janine Markham, owner; Stibby-Me/SweetRock, sire; 1. CALIMAR; Claire & Joan Darnell, owners; Claire Darnell, rider; SBF Ezra, dam; Janine Markham, breeder ........................................................69.400% Contucci, sire; Vodka Gimlet, dam; Zada Steidl, breeder ....................................71.917%

DIOR CCF, owner Chris Roseberry (WV), handler Andreas Forslund (Sweden)—Fillies of Current Year (Intl. Sporthorse Reg./Oldenburg NA)

GRANICUS, owner Cathy Balance (IL), rider Heather McCarthy (IL)—Four- & Five-Year-Old Stallions/Geldings Materiale (Intl. Sporthorse Reg./Oldenburg NA)

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BELLE’S FOXY DOUBLE DIAMOND RID, owner Elizabeth Drake (AZ), rider Juan Torres (AZ)—Training Level Open (Irish Draught Horse Soc. NA)

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First Level Vintage Cup


Knabstrupperforeningen for Danmark

1. SIR FLEMMINGH; Kenneth Borden, owner; Sir Donnerhall, sire; Shirley, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder ...........................................................80.300%

First Level Open

Four-Year-Old and Older Maiden/Yeld Mares

1. CCS ARWEN; Melyni Worth, owner; April Shultz & Michael Pendleton, riders; Apollon, sire; Dania, dam; Melyni Worth, breeder .............................................60.432%

1. RAZIA; Lisa Nasrullah, owner; Rockefeller, sire; D’Alliendra, dam; Margaret Judy, breeder ........................................................71.775%

Three-Year-Old Colts/Geldings Materiale

Third Level Open 1. CITA NORMARK; Patsy Gray, owner; April Shultz, rider; Ravaldi, sire; Stella Norremark, dam; Aage Danielson, breeder ..............................................63.637%

1. MY FLING; Lee Kuiphof-Thome, owner; Lee Kuiphof-Thome, rider; First Level Junior/Young Rider Masterpiece, sire; Shirley, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder .................................78.000% 1. MICHAEL PENDLETON (VA), riding CCS Arwen; Melyni Worth, owner; Apollon, sire; Dania, dam; Melyni Worth, breeder .............................................60.323%

Four- and Five-Year-Old Stallions/Geldings Materiale

1. GRANICUS; Cathy Balance, owner; Heather McCarthy, rider; Grandom, sire; Pas Seule MBF, dam; Cathy Balance, breeder ............................76.600%

KWPN of North America Training Level Open

Irish Draught Horse Society of North America

1. CROWNPRINZ; Cathy Balance, owner; Heather McCarthy, rider; Winterprinz, sire; Rise and Shine, dam; Cathy Balance, breeder ..........................73.200% 2. ADDICTION; Heather Mason, owner; Amy Gimbel, rider; Nimbus, sire; Training Level Open Carrera, dam; Heather Mason, breeder ............................................................71.200% 1. BELLE’S FOXY DOUBLE DIAMOND RID; Elizabeth Drake, owner; Juan Torres, rider; KEC Double Diamond, sire; Silver Belle, dam; Elizabeth Drake, breeder ...............63.986% 3. WINNERFEE; Virginia Rose, owner; Virginia Rose, rider; Oscar, sire; Precence, dam; G.W. Norell, breeder ..............................................70.893% 2. JAANTJE; Kristin Robinson, owner; Kristin Robinson & Suzette Sontag, riders; Hangon Johnny, sire; My Silver Jag, dam; Melinda Price & Arden Goudy, breeders ..62.986% 4. CASANOVA; Jocelyn Hamann, owner; Jocelyn Hamann, rider; Lauwersmeer, sire; Abolien, dam; Deborah Harrison, breeder ............................70.715% Second Level Open 5. BRANCO A; Linda Schutte, owner; Linda Schutte, rider; F 1. RICKOSHEA; Heather Jans, owner; Heather Jans, rider; lemmingh, sire; Ushi Udine A, dam; G. Aufderhaar, breeder ...............................69.900% King of Hearts, sire; Josa Canella, dam; Heather Jans, breeder ..........................66.572%

First Level Open

Third Level Open

1. ZANDREAU JP; Arleen Francomano, owner; Berndt Von Hassler, rider; Rousseau, sire; Sologne, dam; Peg & Jim Mills, breeders ..................................73.226% 1. RICKOSHEA; Heather Jans, owner; Heather Jans, rider; King of Hearts, sire; Josa Canella, dam; Heather Jans, breeder ..........................65.921% 2. UP TO DATE; Pieter Ruig, owner; Tyra Vernon, rider; Flemmingh, sire; Ola, dam; O. Veltman, breeder ...............................................71.371% 2. LIONWOOD KINSALE’S LAD; Kenneth Haley, owner; Heather Bender & 3. CADENCE; Pineland Farms Inc., owner; Carissa Lizotte, rider; Tara Stegen, riders; O’Leary’s Irish Diamond, sire; Bonnie Belle Supreme, dam; Idocus, sire; Vera, dam; Pineland Farms Inc., breeder ........................................71.291% Elizabeth Freeman, breeder ..................................................................................65.789% 4. ZHORIK DG; Nancy Weaver, owner; Nancy Weaver, rider; Second Level Adult Amateur Rubels, sire; Onika, dam; DG Bar Ranch Inc., breeder .......................................69.730% 1. HEATHER JANS (IL), riding Rickoshea; Heather Jans, owner; 5. ADDICTION; Heather Mason, owner; Amy Gimbel & Heather Mason, riders; King of Hearts, sire; Josa Canella, dam; Heather Jans, breeder ..........................66.572% Nimbus, sire; Carrera, dam; Heather Mason, breeder ........................................69.474%

Third Level Adult Amateur

Second Level Open

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1. HARMONY’S ARMANI; Harmony Sporthorses, owner; Leslie Webb, rider; 1. HEATHER JANS (IL), riding Rickoshea; Heather Jans, owner; Sydney, sire; Ramona, dam; N.W.J. Krol, breeder ............................................70.619% King of Hearts, sire; Josa Canella, dam; Heather Jans, breeder ..........................65.921% 2. AMETHIST UTOPIA; Marian Berg, owner; Jane Ewer, rider; Olivi, sire; M. Utopia, dam; C. van Helvoort, breeder .........................................69.737% Second Level Vintage Cup 2. ADDICTION; Heather Mason, owner; Amy Gimbel & Heather Mason, riders; 1. HEATHER JANS (IL), riding Rickoshea; Heather Jans, owner; Nimbus, sire; Carrera, dam; Heather Mason, breeder ........................................69.737% King of Hearts, sire; Josa Canella, dam; Heather Jans, breeder ..........................66.572% 4. BEATRIX; Sarah Baggette, owner; Sarah Baggette, rider; Sorento, sire; Vera, dam; Pineland Farms Inc., breeder ......................................69.048% Third Level Vintage Cup 5. ZODESSA; Gabriela Glumac, owner; Gabriela Glumac, rider; 1. HEATHER JANS (IL), riding Rickoshea; Heather Jans, owner; Rousseau, sire; Odessa, dam; A.M. Weemen, breeder .......................................67.895% King of Hearts, sire; Josa Canella, dam; Heather Jans, breeder ..........................65.921%

CROWNPRINZ, owner Cathy Balance (IL), rider Heather McCarthy (IL)—Training Level Open; USEF Four-Year-Old (KWPN NA)

ZANDREAU JP, owner Arleen Francomano (TX), rider Berndt Von Hassler (TX)—First Level Open (KWPN NA)

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Intermediate II Open

1. ZAR; Heather Mason, owner; Heather Mason, rider; Iroko, sire; Inga, dam; Carol Collyer, breeder ....................................................................73.590% 2. ZANIA; Jami Kment, owner; Jami Kment, rider; Sir Sinclair, sire; Melody, dam; B.J. Odink, breeder ...................................................................71.299% 3. DON ZAMORA; Phyllis Sumner, owner; Phyllis Sumner, rider; Don Primero, sire; Selexy, dam; H. Dijkstra, breeder .........................................68.847% 4. VALIANT; Louise Koch, owner; Louise Koch, rider; Gribaldi, sire; Jorfa, dam; J.D. De Ruiter, breeder ................................................................68.743% 5. UP TO DATE P; Sadie Lahey, owner; Sadie Lahey, rider; Nijinski, sire; Precious, dam; J. Pannenborg, breeder ........................................67.297%

1. UDO; Tracey Lert, owner; Tracey Lert, rider; Kennedy, sire; Esther, dam; J.H. Dobelsteen, breeder .......................................68.027% 2. PRINCE; Kylee Lourie, owner; Victoria Fernalld, rider; Hemmingway, sire; Wimpel, dam; J.J. Pen-Dogterom, breeder ..........................63.553% 3. RADLEY; Elizabeth Keadle, owner; Elizabeth Keadle, rider; Krack C, sire; Bienvenue, dam; W. van der Noll, breeder ...................................63.158% 4. LUCIEN; Barbara Wolfe, owner; Barbara Wolfe, rider; Goodtimes, sire; Uney, dam; D. Winkel, breeder ...............................................62.171%

Grand Prix Open

1. RAVEL; Akiko Yamazaki, owner; Steffen Peters, rider; Contango, sire; Hautain, dam; H. De Man, breeder ...........................................78.872% Fourth Level Open 2. SAGACIOUS HF; Hyperion Farm Inc., owner; Lauren Sammis, rider; 1. ZAR; Heather Mason, owner; Heather Mason, rider; Welt Hit II, sire; Judith, dam; G. van de Boogaard, breeder ...............................67.958% Iroko, sire; Inga, dam; Carol Collyer, breeder ....................................................69.834% 3. STRAUSS; Nikki Soich, owner; Cyndi Jackson, rider; 2. SJAPOER; Ayden Uhlir, owner; Tania Dorsett, rider; Idocus, sire; Nelissa, dam; Suzanne Thrasher, breeder .......................................66.875% Contango, sire; Jenia, dam; A. Esssen, breeder ................................................69.250% 4. RESPEKT; Heather Mason, owner; Heather Mason, rider; 3. VINCERE; Gigi Nutter, owner; Gigi Nutter, rider; Inspekteur, sire; Ilcerole, dam; T.H. Cox, breeder ..............................................66.383% Ferro, sire; Katinka, dam; Julie Haralson, breeder .............................................67.774% 5. OLIVIER; Madeleine Austin, owner; Elisabeth Austin, rider; 4. WISDOM MVS; Jackie Ahl-Eckhaus, owner; Jackie Ahl-Eckhaus, rider; Idocus, sire; Rowillie, dam; Madeleine Austin, breeder ......................................65.372% Farrington, sire; Lumara, dam; Jackie & Mark Eckhaus, breeders .......................67.750% 5. TITLEIST; Cean Embrey, owner; Cean Embrey, rider; Training Level Adult Amateur Idocus, sire; Engendre, dam; Cean Embrey, breeder ..........................................66.322% 1. AMY GIMBEL (NJ), riding Addiction; Heather Mason, owner; Nimbus, sire; Carrera, dam; Heather Mason, breeder ........................................71.200% 2. VIRGINIA ROSE (TX), riding Winnerfee; Virginia Rose, owner; Prix St. Georges Open Oscar, sire; Precence, dam; G.W. Norell, breeder ..............................................70.893% 1. UBERLINUS; Eva Oldenbroek Tabor, owner; Eva Oldenbroek Tabor, rider; Metall, sire; Nerlina, dam; A. Popken-Tolner, breeder .......................................69.869% 3. LINDA SCHUTTE (Canada), riding Branco A; Linda Schutte, owner; Flemmingh, sire; Ushi Udine A, dam; G. Aufderhaar, breeder .............................69.900% 2. WARSTEINER; Heather Mason, owner; Heather Mason, rider; Riverman-ISF, sire; Welona, dam; H. Davelaar, breeder .....................................69.167% 4. BETH GODWIN (FL), riding Apalto; Beth Godwin, owner; Contango, sire; Piacenza, dam; Beth & Roy Godwin, breeders ...........................68.333% 3. WITNESS HILLTOP; Hilltop Farm Inc., owner; Christopher Hickey, rider; Hamlet, sire; Francis, dam; R. Franssen, breeder ..............................................68.141% 5. HILLARY KEYES (IN), riding Worthy-ISF; Hillary Keyes, owner; Neptune, sire; Marvelous, dam; Iron Spring Farm Inc., breeder ..........................65.500% 4. VITO; Jennifer Huber, owner; Jennifer Huber, rider; Jazz, sire; Matouf, dam; W.J. Schutte, breeder ................................................68.027% First Level Adult Amateur 5. SACRAMENTO; Stonegate Equestrian Center LLC, owner; Katie Foster, rider; Amsterdam, sire; Lente Vrouwe, dam; G. Hofstra, breeder ................................67.632% 1. NANCY WEAVER (OR), riding Zhorik DG; Nancy Weaver, owner; Rubels, sire; Onika, dam; DG Bar Ranch Inc., breeder .......................................69.730% 2. AMY GIMBEL (NJ), riding Addiction; Heather Mason, owner; Nimbus, sire; Carrera, dam; Heather Mason, breeder ........................................69.249% Intermediate I Open 3. MELISSA PALMER (VA), riding All About Me; Melissa Palmer, owner; 1. WARSTEINER; Heather Mason, owner; Heather Mason, rider; Trento B, sire; Nadette, dam; Toine Hoefs, breeder ..........................................66.207% Riverman-ISF, sire; Welona, dam; H. Davelaar, breeder .....................................69.316% 4. MARY WINCHELL (VA), riding Action Ace; Michael & Mary Winchell, owners; 2. WITNESS HILLTOP; Hilltop Farm Inc., owner; Christopher Hickey, rider; Ijsselmeer, sire; Promised, dam; Sandi Lieb, breeder .........................................66.018% Hamlet, sire; Francis, dam; R. Franssen, breeder ..............................................68.421% 5. KRISTINE KUCHINSKI-BROOME (FL), riding Nightlife; Kristine Kuchinski-Broome, owner; 3. UBERLINUS; Eva Oldenbroek Tabor, owner; Eva Oldenbroek Tabor, rider; Polansky, sire; Nobria, dam; E.H. Kloosterboer, breeder ....................................65.806% Metall, sire; Nerlina, dam; A. Popken-Tolner, breeder .......................................68.290% 4. UNI’KA; Jennifer Wilson-Horr, owner; Jennifer Wilson-Horr, rider; Contango, sire; Marvelous, dam; Iron Spring Farm Inc., breeder .........................68.289% Second Level Adult Amateur 1. SARAH BAGGETTE (TN), riding Beatrix; Sarah Baggette, owner; 5. VITO; Jennifer Huber, owner; Jennifer Huber, rider; Sorento, sire; Vera, dam; Pineland Farms Inc., breeder ......................................69.048% Jazz, sire; Matouf, dam; W.J. Schutte, breeder ................................................67.895%

UBERLINUS, owner/rider Eva Oldenbroek-Tabor (TX)— PSG Open (KWPN NA)

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BIENVENU ZSH, owner Gerlinde Beckers (LA), rider Kalie Beckers (LA)—Training Level Jr/YR (KWPN NA)

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3. DEBRA PULVER (IA), riding REVANCHE; Debra Pulver, owner; 2. PHYLLIS SUMNER (GA), riding Don Zamora; Phyllis Sumner, owner; Jazz, sire; Imperial, dam; J. & Ritze Buyserd, breeders ......................................63.947% Don Primero, sire; Selexy, dam; H. Dijkstra, breeder .........................................67.143% 4. ALLISON BILZERIAN (FL), riding Rolando; Allison Bilzerian, owner; 3. DIANE STACK (WA), riding Vjerakelly; Diane Stack, owner; Goodwill, sire; Kelineke, dam; J.W. & A.P. Jurrius, breeders .............................63.158% Inspekteur, sire; Kelly, dam; H.B.C. Stal, breeder ..............................................66.786% 4. SHARON CRISWELL (CA), riding Aloha; Sharon Criswell, owner; Donatelli, sire; Savoir-Faire, dam; Deborah Harrison, breeder .............................66.000% Intermediate II Adult Amateur 5. ALEXANDRA KROSSEN (NJ), riding Zulft SCF; Heather Mason, owner; 1. ELIZABETH KEADLE (CA), riding Radley; Elizabeth Keadle, owner; Vift Keur, sire; Marie Louise, dam; Carlos & Karin Jimenez, breeders ..................65.545% Krack C, sire; Bienvenue, dam; W. van der Noll, breeder ...................................63.158% 2. BARBARA WOLFE (NJ), riding Lucien; Barbara Wolfe, owner; Third Level Adult Amateur Goodtimes, sire; Uney, dam; D. Winkel, breeder ...............................................62.171% 1. PHYLLIS SUMNER (GA), riding Don Zamora; Phyllis Sumner, owner; Don Primero, sire; Selexy, dam; H. Dijkstra, breeder .........................................68.847% Grand Prix Adult Amateur 2. WENDY MARQUARDT (CA), riding Liberty; Wendy Marquardt, owner; Hercorose, sire; Havefaith, dam; J. Boon, breeder ............................................64.737% 1. BARBARA WOLFE (NJ), riding Lucien; Barbara Wolfe, owner; Goodtimes, sire; Uney, dam; D. Winkel, breeder ...............................................60.054% 3. SHARON CRISWELL (CA), riding Aloha; Sharon Criswell, owner; Donatelli, sire; Savoir-Faire, dam; Deborah Harrison, breeder .............................64.390% Training Level Junior/Young Rider 4. ELIZABETH HARRIS (ID), riding Samorano; Elizabeth Harris, owner; Voltaire, sire; Ilottie, dam; G. Grobbink, breeder ...............................................64.103% 1. KALIE BECKERS (LA), riding Bienvenu ZSH; Gerlinde Beckers, owner; Sir Sinclair, sire; Eleonora, dam; Terri Chabaud, breeder ....................................67.400% 5. ALEXANDRA KROSSEN (NJ), riding Zulft SCF; Heather Mason, owner; Vift Keur, sire; Marie Louise, dam; Carlos & Karin Jimenez, breeders ..................63.718% 2. JORDAN FRASER (AL), riding Uroliet; Kristi Fraser, owner; Zeoliet, sire; Piacenza, dam; Beth Godwin, breeder ...........................................66.000% 3. JACLYN FRIED (WI), riding Custom Freestyle’s Nids; Mary Stichert-Fried, owner; Fourth Level Adult Amateur Ids, sire; Etoile, dam; W. Peeters, breeder .......................................................62.700% 1. CEAN EMBREY (TX), riding Titleist; Cean Embrey, owner; Idocus, sire; Engendre, dam; Cean Embrey, breeder ............................................................66.322% 2. VERONIKA MORRIS (NV), riding Rock; Veronika Morris, owner; First Level Junior/Young Rider Krack C, sire; Edine, dam; W. Van Dijk, breeder ................................................64.375% 1. CLAIRE KIEFEL (OR), riding Rebecca; Toni & Claire Kiefel, owners; 3. SARA ANDERSON (OH), riding Uniqa; Sara Anderson, owner; Taxateur, sire; Zayada, dam; J. & Wendy Brown, breeders ...............................66.216% Gribaldi, sire; Parisienne, dam; J. & H. Dielissen, breeders .................................62.625% 2. KALIE BECKERS (LA), riding Bienvenu ZSH; Gerlinde Beckers, owner; 4. SUSAN STEVENSON (CA), riding Volara; Susan Stevenson, owner; Sir Sinclair, sire; Eleonora, dam; Terri Chabaud, breeder ....................................63.326% Numero-Uno, sire; Rocky Stara, dam; H. Wezenberg, breeder ............................61.750% 5. LUCY ZIURYS (AZ), riding Sylvano; Lucy Ziurys, owner; Second Level Junior/Young Rider Gribaldi, sire; Marcia, dam; Gebr. Van Wijk, breeder .........................................60.355% 1. GABRIELA GLUMAC (CA), riding Zodessa; Gabriela Glumac, owner; Rousseau, sire; Odessa, dam; A.M. Weemen, breeder .......................................67.895% Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur 2. DALLAS VAN STRATTEN (NE), riding Vainqueur E; Dallas Van Stratten, owner; 1. JENNIFER HUBER (FL), riding Vito; Jennifer Huber, owner; Welt Hit II, sire; Rena, dam; Empelaer Stoeterij, breeder ...................................66.190% Jazz, sire; Matouf, dam; W.J. Schutte, breeder ................................................68.027% 3. REBEKAH MINGARI (KY), riding Unico; Rebekah & Jennifer Mingari, owners; 2. CHRISTOPHER LEWMAN (WA), riding Nimbus; Gwen Blake, owner; Kennedy, sire; Hadorijke, dam; C.G.M. Lange, breeder ......................................63.988% Cobochon, sire; Elinefleur, dam; D.W. van Norel, breeder ..................................67.303% 3. ALLISON BILZERIAN (FL), riding Rolando; Allison Bilzerian, owner; Goodwill, sire; Kelineke, dam; J.W. & A.P. Jurrius, breeders .............................66.843% Third Level Junior/Young Rider 1. SADIE LAHEY (ID), riding Up To Date P; Sadie Lahey, owner; 4. METTE LARSEN (NY), riding Ulivi; Mette Larsen, owner; Olivi, sire; Nijinski, sire; Precious, dam; J. Pannenborg, breeder ........................................67.297% Gracious Lady, dam; T. Aarnink, breeder .........................................................64.737% 2. AYDEN UHLIR (TX), riding Sjapoer; Ayden Uhlir, owner; 4. DEBRA PULVER (IA), riding Topper; Debra Pulver, owner; Contango, sire; Jenia, dam; A. Esssen, breeder ................................................65.658% Royal Dance, sire; Omora, dam; A. Ketelaars, breeder .......................................64.737% 3. REBEKAH MINGARI (KY), riding Unico; Rebekah & Jennifer Mingari, owners; Kennedy, sire; Hadorijke, dam; C.G.M. Lange, breeder ......................................63.654% Intermediate I Adult Amateur 4. BENJAMIN WINGER (TX), riding Southernwood Komnietus; 1. JENNIFER HUBER (FL), riding Vito; Jennifer Huber, owner; Mary Nuttall, owner; Zuidhorn, sire; Unieta, dam .............................................63.402% Jazz, sire; Matouf, dam; W.J. Schutte, breeder ................................................67.895% 5. CHARLSEY HOEHN (MI), riding Walando; Charlsey & Lauren Hoehn, owners; 2. CHARLOTTE JORST (NV), riding Tristan; Skagen Holdings, owner; Cantango, sire; Nanet J, dam; F.M. Wijhuizen, breeder .....................................63.205% Burggraaf, sire; Gastrona, dam; G. Snoeks, breeder ..........................................65.132%


Third Level Vintage Cup

1. PAIGE MILLER (IL), riding Pantros-S; Paige Miller, owner; 1. LOUISE KOCH (CA), riding Valiant; Louise Koch, owner; Jonggor’s Weyden, sire; Hinde-Utopia, dam; A.C. Van Roosmalen, breeder .........63.625% Gribaldi, sire; Jorfa, dam; J.D. De Ruiter, breeder ............................................68.743% 2. SHARON CRISWELL (CA), riding Aloha; Sharon Criswell, owner; Prix St. Georges Junior/Young Rider Donatelli, sire; Savoir-Faire, dam; Deborah Harrison, breeder .............................64.390% 1. KATIE FOSTER (WI), riding Sacramento; Stonegate Equestrian Center LLC, owner; 3. ELIZABETH HARRIS (ID), riding Samorano; Elizabeth Harris, owner; Amsterdam, sire; Lente Vrouwe, dam; G. Hofstra, breeder ................................67.632% Voltaire, sire; Ilottie, dam; G. Grobbink, breeder ...............................................64.103% 2. HANNAH SHOOK (NC), riding Cape Town; Hannah Shook & Mitzi Presnell, owners; 4. NANCY KRIAL (PA), riding Phlyer; Nancy Krial, owner; Michelangelo, sire; Frianca, dam; K.G. Van Dellen, breeder ................................66.754% Anriejetto, sire; Natoria, dam; J. Talley Ruhle, breeder .....................................61.501% 3. JILLIAN KEMENOSH (NJ), riding Nelzon; Jillian Kemenosh, owner; 5. CINDY REESE (FL), riding Nobel; Cindy Reese, owner; Wolfgang, sire; Felocia, dam; J. Torensma, breeder ..........................................65.658% Inspekteur, sire; Jezabella, dam; A. Van Essen, breeder .....................................60.911% 4. KASSIDY PEACOCK (TX), riding Persona Grata; Raymond Hohenberger, owner; Cocktail, sire; Candy, dam; H. Vissep, breeder ..................................................65.132% Fourth Level Vintage Cup 4. CLARE KRSKA (KS), riding Romincka; Carol & Clare Krska, owners; 1. GIGI NUTTER (GA), riding Vincere; Gigi Nutter, owner; Welt Hit II, sire; La-Libelle, dam; L. Martens, breeder ........................................65.132% Ferro, sire; Katinka, dam; Julie Haralson, breeder .............................................67.774% 2. JACKIE AHL-ECKHAUS (CA), riding Wisdom MVS; Jackie Ahl-Eckhaus, owner; Intermediate I Junior/Young Rider Farrington, sire; Lumara, dam; Jackie & Mark Eckhaus, breeders .......................67.750% 1. VICTORIA FERNALLD (CO), riding O’neal; Kylee Lourie, owner; 3. CEAN EMBREY (TX), riding Titleist; Cean Embrey, owner; Kennedy, sire; Astrid, dam; A. Verdellen, breeder .............................................63.158% Idocus, sire; Engendre, dam; Cean Embrey, breeder ..........................................66.322%

Intermediate II Junior/Young Rider

Prix St. Georges Vintage Cup

1. VICTORIA FERNALLD (CO), riding Prince; Kylee Lourie, owner; 1. BARBARA BREEN-GURLEY (CA), riding Vindicator; Barbara Breen-Gurley, owner; Hemmingway, sire; Wimpel, dam; J.J. Pen-Dogterom, breeder ..........................63.553% OO Seven, sire; Rendezvous, dam; Natalie Bryant, breeder ................................65.789% 2. JACKIE AHL-ECKHAUS (CA), riding MVS Something Else C; Jackie Ahl-Eckhaus, owner; Grand Prix Junior/Young Rider Krack C, sire; Nekita C, dam; Stoeterij ‘T Centrum, breeder ...............................65.027% 1. VICTORIA FERNALLD (CO), riding Prince; Kylee Lourie, owner; 3. CHRIS FEDERER (NV), riding Sam Gerida; Chris Federer, owner; Hemmingway, sire; Wimpel, dam; J.J. Pen-Dogterom, breeder ..........................64.043% Metall, sire; N. Rosa-Gerida, dam; J. Hermanussen, breeder ..............................63.947%

Training Level Vintage Cup

Intermediate I Vintage Cup

1. LINDA SCHUTTE (Canada), riding Branco A; Linda Schutte, owner; 1. TRACEY LERT (CA), riding Udo; Tracey Lert, owner; Flemmingh, sire; Ushi Udine A, dam; G. Aufderhaar, breeder .............................69.900% Kennedy, sire; Esther, dam; J.H. Dobelsteen, breeder .......................................67.368% 2. JEAN PODBORNY (TX), riding Benchmark; Jean & Ken Podborny, owners; 2. JACKIE AHL-ECKHAUS (CA), riding MVS Something Else C; Jackie Ahl-Eckhaus, owner; Juventus, sire; Leyenda, dam; Jean & Ken Podborny, breeders ..........................64.922% Krack C, sire; Nekita C, dam; Stoeterij ‘T Centrum, breeder ...............................64.079% 3. MEREDITH HOAG (CT), riding LaFleur Lilli Marlene; Meredith Hoag, owner; Glendale, sire; Candy, dam; P.J. Rlemens, breeder ...........................................62.500% Intermediate II Vintage Cup 1. TRACEY LERT (CA), riding Udo; Tracey Lert, owner; First Level Vintage Cup Kennedy, sire; Esther, dam; J.H. Dobelsteen, breeder .......................................68.027% 1. BEVERLY JENSEN (MN), riding Marius; Beverly Jensen, owner; 2. BARBARA WOLFE (NJ), riding Lucien; Barbara Wolfe, owner; Harrlen, sire; Herxsandra, dam; Ingrid Tiedeman, breeder ..................................62.581% Goodtimes, sire; Uney, dam; D. Winkel, breeder ...............................................62.171% 2. KIMBERLEY EDELMANN (NH), riding Piper Warrior; Kimberley Edelmann, owner; Ferro, sire; Inter Lady, dam; J.G. Venderbosch, breeder ....................................62.162% Grand Prix Vintage Cup 1. BARBARA BREEN-GURLEY (CA), riding Octango; Barbara Breen-Gurley, owner; Second Level Vintage Cup Contango, sire; Parodie, dam; Rebecca Desmarais, breeder ...............................64.641% 1. SHARON CRISWELL (CA), riding Aloha; Sharon Criswell, owner; 2. BARBARA WOLFE (NJ), riding Lucien; Barbara Wolfe, owner; Donatelli, sire; Savoir-Faire, dam; Deborah Harrison, breeder .............................66.000% Goodtimes, sire; Uney, dam; D. Winkel, breeder ...............................................60.054% 2. SANDRA ADAIR (TX), riding Zandra ISF; Sandra Adair, owner; Contango, sire; Ella-Maria, dam; Iron Spring Farm Inc., breeder .........................63.429% First Level Musical Freestyle 3. KERRY BRUCE (TX), riding Wicklow; Kerry Bruce, owner; 1. ADDICTION; Heather Mason, owner; Amy Gimbel, rider; Akatschi, sire; Narnia, dam; Char-An Ireland, breeder ........................................63.422% Nimbus, sire; Carrera, dam; Heather Mason, breeder ........................................74.000%

O’NEAL, owner Kylee Lourie (CO), rider Victoria Fernalld (CO)—I-I Jr/ YR (KWPN NA)

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PRINCE, owner Kylee Lourie (CO), rider Victoria Fernalld (CO)—I-II & Grand Prix Jr/YR (KWPN NA)

ZULFT SCF, owner Heather Mason (NJ), rider Alexandra Krossen (NJ)—Second Level Mus. Freestyle (KWPN NA)

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Second Level Musical Freestyle 1. ZULFT SCF; Heather Mason, owner; Alexandra Krossen, rider; Vift Keur, sire; Marie Louise, dam; Carlos & Karin Jimenez, breeders ..................71.000% 2. ZANDRA ISF; Sandra Adair, owner; Sandra Adair, rider; Contango, sire; Ella-Maria, dam; Iron Spring Farm Inc., breeder .........................70.667% 3. NIGHTLIFE; Kristine Kuchinski-Broome, owner; Kristine Kuchinski-Broome, rider; Polansky, sire; Nobria, dam; E.H. Kloosterboer, breeder ....................................67.833% 4. WICKLOW; Kerry Bruce, owner; Kerry Bruce, rider; Akatschi, sire; Narnia, dam; Char-An Ireland, breeder ........................................67.000% 5. ROJA; Elizabeth Fletcher, owner; Elizabeth Fletcher, rider; Ijsselmeer, sire; In Days so Fold, dam; Kathryn Kyle, breeder ....................................................63.500%

Yearling Fillies

Third Level Musical Freestyle 1. ZAR; Heather Mason, owner; Heather Mason, rider; Iroko, sire; Inga, dam; Carol Collyer, breeder ....................................................................76.867% 2. ZEUSALMUNDE; Heather Mason, owner; Wendy Garfinkel, rider; Quattro, sire; Tequilamunde, dam; L. Pleunis Spangenberg, breeder ...................70.333% 3. SAMORANO; Elizabeth Harris, owner; Elizabeth Harris, rider; Voltaire, sire; Ilottie, dam; G. Grobbink, breeder ...............................................68.167% 4. UP TO DATE P; Sadie Lahey, owner; Sadie Lahey, rider; Nijinski, sire; Precious, dam; J. Pannenborg, breeder ........................................67.375% 5. WINZHERHEART; Lisa Brandman, owner; Lisa Brandman, rider; Taxateur, sire; Odessa, dam; Wendlee Farm, breeder ........................................65.833%

Fourth Level Musical Freestyle 1. ZAR; Heather Mason, owner; Heather Mason, rider; Iroko, sire; Inga, dam; Carol Collyer, breeder ....................................................77.333% 2. NIMBUS; Gwen Blake, owner; Christopher Lewman, rider; Cobochon, sire; Elinefleur, dam; D.W. van Norel, breeder ..................................74.434% 3. SAMOS RONIA; Katie Cumberford, owner; Katie Cumberford, rider; Darlington, sire; Ladonja Ronia, dam; L. Meints LZN, breeder ............................70.583% 4. SACRAMENTO; Stonegate Equestrian Center LLC, owner; Katie Foster, rider; Amsterdam, sire; Lente Vrouwe, dam; G. Hofstra, breeder ................................70.325% 5. LUCARLOS; Victoria Retamoza, owner; Victoria Retamoza, rider; Germus R, sire; Darla, dam; P. Busscher, breeder .............................................69.125%

Intermediate I Musical Freestyle

1. RAVEL; Akiko Yamazaki, owner; Steffen Peters, rider; Contango, sire; Hautain, dam; H. De Man, breeder ...........................................81.100% 2. OLIVIER; Madeleine Austin, owner; Elisabeth Austin, rider; Idocus, sire; Rowillie, dam; Madeleine Austin, breeder ......................................70.150% 3. PARTOUS; David Wightman, owner; David Wightman, rider; Juventus, sire; Ladyway, dam; Hank Leyser, breeder ........................................68.300% 4. RESPEKT; Heather Mason, owner; Heather Mason, rider; Inspekteur, sire; Ilcerole, dam; T.H. Cox, breeder ..............................................67.100% 5. LAMIRO; Lauren Smith, owner; Lauren Smith, rider; Caritas, sire; Dottie, dam; H. Ten Berge, breeder ..............................................62.500% 1. FAIR ROSA S; Sonnenberg Farm LLC, owner; Ampere, sire; Zen Rosa, dam; Dan & Gina Ruediger, breeders ............................81.250% 2. FLORENTINA HF; Julie Haralson, owner; UB 40, sire; Resina, dam; Julie Haralson, breeder .............................................77.200%

Two-Year-Old Colts/Geldings 1. ENDRETTI GF; Donna Nita, owner; Schroeder, sire; Wolisa, dam; Donna Nita, breeder ...........................................78.300% 2. ENCORE! ENCORE!; Susan Barrett, owner; Rousseau, sire; Face the Music, dam; Susan Barrett, breeder .............................76.400% 3. ERAGON; Kathy Childs, owner; Goodtimes, sire; Nirvana, dam; Kathy Childs, Larry Childs, breeder .............................................72.400%

Two-Year-Old Fillies 1. EZABELLA HF; Julie Haralson, owner; Rousseau, sire; Tola, dam; Julie Haralson, breeder ..................................................................81.700% 2. EVELINA HF; Julie Haralson, owner; Rousseau, sire; Resina, dam; Julie Haralson, breeder ...............................................................77.350%

Three-Year-Old Colts/Geldings 1. DEL MAR; Rimma Paul, owner; UB 40, sire; Wednesday, dam; Judy Barrett, breeder ..........................................................81.400% 2. DOWNTOWN S; Sonnenberg Farm LLC, owner; Johnson, sire; Raindancer S, dam; Dan & Gina Ruediger, breeders .....................76.700%

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1. WARSTEINER; Heather Mason, owner; Heather Mason, rider; 1. DALANTA MG; Abby Onsgard, owner; Johnson, sire; Riverman-ISF, sire; Welona, dam; H. Davelaar, breeder .....................................73.800% Valanta, dam; FA. Luimstra, breeder ...............................................................76.025% 2. UBERLINUS; Eva Oldenbroek Tabor, owner; Eva Oldenbroek Tabor, rider; Metall, sire; Nerlina, dam; A. Popken-Tolner, breeder .......................................73.250% Four-Year-Old and Older Stallions 1. VERSACHE; Laurie McLaughlin, owner; Ferro, sire; 3. OMEN; Mimi Burch, owner; Mimi Burch, rider; Olivia, dam; Lana Sneddon, breeder ................................................................77.800% Idocus, sire; Umanie, dam; Mimi Burch, breeder ...............................................69.375%

ENDRETTI GF, owner Donna Nita (SC)—Two-Year-Old Colts/Geldings (KWPN NA)

DALLAS KF, owner Kimberlee von Disterlo (CA), rider Amelia Newcomb (CA)—Three-Year-Old Fillies Materiale (KWPN NA)

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4. UDO; Tracey Lert, owner; Tracey Lert, rider; 2. WICKLOW; Kerry Bruce, owner; Kerry Bruce, rider; Kennedy, sire; Esther, dam; J.H. Dobelsteen, breeder .......................................68.500% Akatschi, sire; Narnia, dam; Char-An Ireland, breeder ........................................70.667% 5. RESOLUTION; Kari McClain, owner; Kari McClain, rider; 3. PIPER WARRIOR; Kimberley Edelmann, owner; Kimberley Edelmann, rider; Contango, sire; Nice Touch, dam; Kari McClain, breeder ....................................68.250% Ferro, sire; Inter Lady, dam; J.G. Venderbosch, breeder ....................................65.667%


Intermediate II Junior/Young Rider

1. CIRRUS; Graciela Caldero, owner; Ijsselmeer, sire; 1. KRISTINA WANG (NE), riding Belladiva; Tracie Wang, owner; Conversano III Risa, dam; Kyle Karnosh, breeder ...................................................................72.475% Prima Donna, sire; Brenna, dam; Tempel Lipizzan Corporation, breeder ...............61.579%

Three-Year-Old Fillies Materiale 1. DALLAS KF; Kimberlee von Disterlo, owner; Amelia Newcomb, rider; Great Pleasure, sire; Irresistible, dam; Kimberlee von Disterlo, breeder ...............78.800%

North American Danish Warmblood Association Training Level Open

Four- and Five-Year-Old Mares Materiale

1. RANIA; Susan Bender, owner; C. Michelle Folden, rider; Blue Hors Don Schufro, sire; Rikochee, dam; Susan Bender, breeder ..................74.800% 1. BELSJARONA; Lisa Sanfelippo, owner; Lisa Sanfelippo, rider; Harmonie, sire; Sjaronika, dam; Clarke & Karen Vesty, breeders ........................76.200% 2. SUNSET N; Jennifer Truett, owner; Jennifer Truett, rider; Show Star, sire; Fitness N, dam; Inge Madsen & Aage Orum, breeders ...............73.272% 2. CIRRUS; Graciela Caldero, owner; Graciela Caldero & Heather Mason, riders; Ijsselmeer, sire; Risa, dam; Kyle Karnosh, breeder ............................................72.300% 3. RIGA; Richard Freeman & Oak Hill Ranch LLC, owners; Regina Milliken, rider; Blue Hors Don Schufro, sire; Riviera, dam; Richard Freeman, breeder .................72.800%

USEF Four-Year-Old

First Level Open 1. CITATION-ISF; Alex Robertson, owner; Alex Robertson, rider; Contango, sire; Saigon, dam; Iron Spring Farm Inc., breeder ...................................... 7.4 1. RANIA; Susan Bender, owner; C. Michelle Folden, rider; Blue Hors Don Schufro, sire; Rikochee, dam; Susan Bender, breeder ..................71.207% 1. CROWNPRINZ; Cathy Balance, owner; Heather McCarthy, rider; Winterprinz, sire; Rise and Shine, dam; Cathy Balance, breeder .................................. 7.4 2. SUNSET N; Jennifer Truett, owner; Jennifer Truett, rider; Show Star, sire; Fitness N, dam; Inge Madsen & Aage Orum, breeders ...............68.597% 3. GODTHAABS AL CAPONE; Cheryl Keefe, owner; Cheryl Keefe, rider; FEI Six-Year-Old ............................................................................. Abanos, sire; Winnie Poo, dam; Stutteri Godthaab, breeder ...............................63.660% 1. ADJE; DG Bar Ranch Inc., owner; Willy Arts, rider; Rousseau, sire; Rodazdorijke, dam; P.W.T.J. Pansier, breeder .................................... 8.1

Lipizzan Federation of America First Level Open 1. SASHA; Michelle Lackey, owner; Michelle Lackey, rider; Siglavy, sire; Hannah, dam; Blue Fountain Farm, breeder ...................................65.862%

Second Level Open 1. CHANEL; Charlotte Bredahl, owner; Charlotte Bredahl, rider; Blue Hors Romanov, sire; Phenelope Solyst, dam; Poul Erik Pedersen, breeder ....70.357% 2. MONTANA; Brenda Duet, owner; Stacey Hastings & Hannah Shook, riders; Rambo, sire; Lomani, dam; Oak Hill Ranch LLC, breeder ....................................69.477% 3. ESTRELLA; Jolene Novak, owner; Jolene Novak, rider; Blue Hors Don Schufro, sire; Eternity, dam; Richard Freeman, breeder ................68.571%

Third Level Open

Third Level Open

1. MAESTOSO GLENA; Candace Platz, owner; Hana Poulin, rider; Maestoso Amata II, sire; Glena, dam; Steve & Susan Richards, breeders .............62.632%

Fourth Level Open

1. PROTEUS; Julie Julian, owner; Rosemary Julian-Simoes, rider; 1. MAESTOSO GLENA III; Candace Platz, owner; Hana Poulin, rider; Blue Hors Don Schufro, sire; Pari Lord, dam; Richard Freeman, breeder ..............65.395% Maestoso Amata II, sire; Glena, dam; Susan Richards, breeder ..........................66.102% 2. HELLO DOLLY; Mary Hall, owner; Anne Hornbeak, rider; 2. SIGLAVY PACHENA; Teresa Valenti, owner; Teresa Valenti & Megan Pugh, riders; Blue Hors Don Schufro, sire; For a Doll, dam; Anne Hornbeak, breeder ...............65.193% Siglavy Americana, sire; Pachena, dam; Maple Leaf Lipizzans, breeder ................64.808% 3. MANHATTAN; Julie Kellner, owner; Julie Kellner, rider; Marengo, sire; Miss Kiki, dam; Lise Nissen, breeder ..........................................65.018% Prix St. Georges Open 1. FESTINA; Holly Spencer, owner; Holly Spencer, rider; Blue Hors Hertug, sire; Fie, dam; Andreas Seemann, breeder .............................67.500% 2. KISMO; Lea Thornhill, owner; Lea Thornhill, rider; 1. FAVORY VII ANDORELLA; Sarah Hippenstiel, owner; Sarah Hippenstiel, rider; Ritterstern, sire; Kiki, dam; Tove Neilsen, breeder ............................................64.000% Favory V Jacinda, sire; Andorella, dam; Tempel Lipizzan Corporation, breeder ......65.526%

Intermediate I Open

Intermediate II Open

Prix St. Georges Open

1. BELLADIVA; Tracie Wang, owner; Kristina Wang, rider; Conversano III 1. PARAGON; Heather Blitz, owner; Heather Blitz, rider; Prima Donna, sire; Brenna, dam; Tempel Lipizzan Corporation, breeder ...............61.579% Blue Hors Don Schufro, sire; Pari Lord, dam; Oak Hill Ranch LLC, breeder ...........75.242%

BELLADIVA, owner Tracie Wang (NE), rider Kristina Wang (NE)—I-II Open & Jr/YR (Lipizzan Fed. NA)

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CHANEL, owner/rider Charlotte Bredahl (CA)—Second Level Open (NA Danish Warmblood Assn.)

PROTEUS, owner Julie Julian (IL), rider Rosemary Julian-Simoes (IL)—Third Level Open & Jr/YR (NA Danish Warmblood Assn.)

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SOLVANGS RIVALDO, owner/rider Jane Hayes (CA)—PSG AA (NA Danish Warmblood Assn.)

2. CHICCO ROSLEV; Lars Petersen, owner; Melissa Taylor, rider; Second Level Adult Amateur Come Back II, sire; Gardans Manon, dam; Susanne & Petre Johansen, breeders ......66.535% 1. JOLENE NOVAK (IL), riding Estrella; Jolene Novak, owner; 3. SOLVANGS RIVALDO; Jane Hayes, owner; Jane Hayes, rider; Blue Hors Don Schufro, sire; Eternity, dam; Richard Freeman, breeder ................68.571% Regazzoni, sire; Hellene Solvang, dam; Karin & Bendt Kjergaard, breeders ..........65.987% 2. LINDA MCCORMICK (AL), riding Rough Cut; Linda McCormick, owner; Don Schufro, sire; Rode Line, dam; Bodil Timmermann-Hansen, breeder .............67.381%

Intermediate I Open 1. MANHATTAN; Julie Kellner, owner; Martin Kuhn, rider; Marengo, sire; Miss Kiki, dam; Lise Nissen, breeder ..........................................67.171% Third Level Adult Amateur 1. JULIE KELLNER (IL), riding Manhattan; Julie Kellner, owner; 2. CHICCO ROSLEV; Lars Petersen, owner; Melissa Taylor, rider; Marengo, sire; Miss Kiki, dam; Lise Nissen, breeder ..........................................65.018% Come Back II, sire; Gardans Manon, dam; Susanne & Petre Johansen, breeders ......66.711% 2. KAAREN POWELL (NY), riding Delaware; Kaaren Powell, owner; 3. LANCASTER; Sheryl Ross, owner; Sheryl Ross, rider; Don Schufro, sire; De-Luxe Landlyst, dam; Soren Knudsen, breeder ....................63.887% Lobster, sire; Aleksis, dam; Gunnar Mousten, breeder .......................................66.316%

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Intermediate II Open

Fourth Level Adult Amateur

1. IKAROS; Melanie Pai, owner; Lynda Alicki, rider; 1. HOLLY SPENCER (SC), riding Festina; Holly Spencer, owner; Akinos, sire; Fernande, dam; Anne Nielsen, breeder ..........................................67.698% Blue Hors Hertug, sire; Fie, dam; Andreas Seemann, breeder .............................67.500% 2. LEA THORNHILL (GA), riding Kismo; Lea Thornhill, owner; Grand Prix Open Ritterstern, sire; Kiki, dam; Tove Neilsen, breeder ............................................64.000% 1. COME ON III; Shawna Harding, owner; Shawna Harding, rider; Come Back II, sire; Canna, dam; M. & B. Klove-Mogensen, breeders ..................69.022% 2. IKAROS; Melanie Pai, owner; Lynda Alicki, rider; Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur Akinos, sire; Fernande, dam; Anne Nielsen, breeder ..........................................66.383% 1. JANE HAYES (CA), riding Solvangs Rivaldo; Jane Hayes, owner; 3. SCHUMACKER SOLYST; Melissa Taylor, owner; Melissa Taylor, rider; Regazzoni, sire; Hellene Solvang, dam; Karin & Bendt Kjergaard, breeders ..........65.987% Schwadroneur, sire; Patricia Solyst, dam; Poul Erik Pedersen, breeder ................65.875% 2. MEREDITH WEINER (NC), riding Aladdin Bakkely; Meredith Weiner, owner; Lillemarkems Arkibal, sire; Mini Mause Bakkely, dam; Klara & Georg Mollebjerg, breeders ..........................65.369% First Level Adult Amateur 3. LYNDA LAMBERT (CA), riding Windsor; Lynda Lambert, owner; 1. CHERYL KEEFE (WA), riding GODTHAABS AL CAPONE; Cheryl Keefe, owner; Windfall CB, sire; Paola, dam; Ulso Olsen, breeder ............................................64.869% Abanos, sire; Winnie Poo, dam; Stutteri Godthaab, breeder ...............................63.660%

LANCASTER, owner/rider Sheryl Ross (CA)—I-I AA & Vintage Cup (NA Danish Warmblood Assn.)

BOUCHERON, owner/rider Ann Edelman (CO)—PSG Vintage Cup (NA Danish Warmblood Assn.)

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ESTRELLA, owner/rider Jolene Novak (IL)—Second Level AA (NA Danish Warmblood Assn.)


Grand Prix Adult Amateur

Intermediate I Musical Freestyle

1. AMAZING; Kylee Lourie, owner; Andrea Doelling, rider; 1. MELISSA HOGAN (CA), riding Diameter; Melissa Hogan, owner; Andiamo, sire; Stengardens Chikita-Light, dam; Mette Hansen, breeder ..............67.031% Diamant, sire; Tasja, dam; Anne Larsen, breeder ..............................................65.532% 2. HOJBO’S RONALDO; Allison Kavey & Andrea Woodner, owners; 2. CHARLOTTE JORST (NV), riding Asterios; Skagen Holdings, owner; Allison Kavey, rider; Solos Landtinus, sire; Rommi, dam; Betina Berwald, breeder 66.500% Akinos, sire; Urwetta, dam; Niels Nielsen, breeder ............................................62.660%

Training Level Junior/Young Rider

Grand Prix Musical Freestyle

1. COME ON III; Shawna Harding, owner; Shawna Harding, rider; 1. MELISSA MAJOR (CA), riding Chivas; Melissa Major, owner; Come Back II, sire; Canna, dam; M. & B. Klove-Mogensen, breeders ..................72.400% Come Back II, sire; Laerke, dam; Jhonna Ry & Peter Olsen, breeders .................65.117% 2. ASTERIOS; Skagen Holdings, owner; Charlotte Jorst, rider; 2. ALEXIS ROSSETTI (MD), riding Charlie Dare; Alexis Rossetti, owner; Akinos, sire; Urwetta, dam; Niels Nielsen, breeder ............................................64.250% Carano, sire; Chess-s, dam; Ingrid & Jorgen Schultz, breeders ............................62.500%

Third Level Junior/Young Rider 1. ROSEMARY JULIAN-SIMOES (IL), riding Proteus; Julie Julian, owner; Blue Hors Don Schufro, sire; Pari Lord, dam; Richard Freeman, breeder ..............65.395% 2. COURTNEY DALE (ID), riding Fortune; Courtney Dale, owner; Fruhling, sire; Wikci, dam; Egon Nielsen, breeder ..............................................61.579%

USEF Four-Year-Old 1. LEONARDO; Kim Gentry, owner; Kim Gentry, rider; Solos Landtinus, sire; Rambala, dam; Richard Freeman, breeder ................................. 7.6

North American Shagya-Arabian Society

Third Level Vintage Cup 1. KAAREN POWELL (NY), riding Delaware; Kaaren Powell, owner; Training Level Open Don Schufro, sire; De-Luxe Landlyst, dam; Soren Knudsen, breeder ....................63.887% 1. SHAGYA EMIR AF; Theresa Hey, owner; Theresa Hey, rider; Shagya Scherzo AF, sire; Echo Daal, dam; Adele Furby, breeder .........................62.857%

Fourth Level Vintage Cup 1. HOLLY SPENCER (SC), riding Festina; Holly Spencer, owner; First Level Open Blue Hors Hertug, sire; Fie, dam; Andreas Seemann, breeder .............................67.500% 1. BANNER CT; Missy Myrick & Ann Whittaker, owners; Ann Whittaker, rider; Oman, sire; Bravita AF, dam; Adele Furby, breeder ...........................................63.387% 2. WS EMILAGRA; Kathleen Richkind, owner; Kathleen Richkind, rider; Prix St. Georges Vintage Cup Shandor, sire; Echo Daal, dam; Kathleen Richkind, breeder ................................63.003% 1. ANN EDELMAN (CO), riding Boucheron; Ann Edelman, owner; Bernstein Las Marismas, sire; Clarinet Bredahl-Lund, dam; Kristian Olesen & Mogelholt Stutteri, breeders .................................................62.763% Training Level Adult Amateur 2. DEBI BRUM (CA), riding Milano; Debi Brum, owner; 1. THERESA HEY (IA), riding Shagya Emir AF; Theresa Hey, owner; Michellino, sire; World Art, dam; Finn Holving, breeder .....................................61.448% Shagya Scherzo AF, sire; Echo Daal, dam; Adele Furby, breeder .........................62.857%

Intermediate I Vintage Cup

First Level Adult Amateur

1. SHERYL ROSS (CA), riding Lancaster; Sheryl Ross, owner; 1. ANN WHITTAKER (WA), riding Banner CT; Missy Myrick & Ann Whittaker, owners; Lobster, sire; Aleksis, dam; Gunnar Mousten, breeder .......................................66.316% Oman, sire; Bravita AF, dam; Adele Furby, breeder ...........................................63.387% 2. AMY MCELROY (SC), riding Swing King; Amy McElroy & Michael Harrington, owners; 2. KATHLEEN RICHKIND (NM), riding WS Emilagra; Kathleen Richkind, owner; Schwadroneur, sire; Rafinell, dam; Jens-Martin due Larson, breeder ..................63.158% Shandor, sire; Echo Daal, dam; Kathleen Richkind, breeder ................................63.003%

AMAZING, owner Kylee Lourie (CO), rider Andrea Doelling (CO)—I-I Mus. Freestyle (NA Danish Warmblood Assn.)

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BANNER CT, owners Missy Myrick (WA) & Ann Whittaker (WA), rider Ann Whittaker (WA)—First Level Open & AA (NA Shagya-Arabian Soc.)

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3. ANN EDELMAN (CO), riding Boucheron; Ann Edelman, owner; Bernstein Las Marismas, sire; Clarinet Bredahl-Lund, dam; 1. SHERYL ROSS (CA), riding Lancaster; Sheryl Ross, owner; Kristian Olesen & Mogelholt Stutteri, breeders .................................................62.105% Lobster, sire; Aleksis, dam; Gunnar Mousten, breeder .......................................66.316% 2. JANE HAYES (CA), riding Solvangs Rivaldo; Jane Hayes, owner; Regazzoni, sire; Hellene Solvang, dam; Karin & Bendt Kjergaard, breeders ...........66.053% Grand Prix Vintage Cup 3. MEREDITH WEINER (NC), riding Aladdin Bakkely; Meredith Weiner, owner; 1. MELISSA HOGAN (CA), riding Diameter; Melissa Hogan, owner; Lillemarkems Arkibal, sire; Mini Mause Bakkely, dam; Diamant, sire; Tasja, dam; Anne Larsen, breeder ..............................................65.532% Klara & Georg Mollebjerg, breeders .................................................................63.592%

Intermediate I Adult Amateur


North American Thoroughbred Society Training Level Open

MERIT, owner/rider Janelle Dunn (CA)—Third Level Open (NA Thoroughbred Soc.)

2. KATHERINE STAMP (TX), riding Remington KS; Katherine Stamp, owner; El Amante, sire; Sec Sea Lark, dam; Lane Hutchins, breeder ..............................60.915%

Second Level Adult Amateur

1. LA VIE EN ROSE; Susan VanNorman, owner; Darcy Miller-Brown, rider; 1. DIANA WEEDE (WA), riding Clever Tryst; Diana Weede, owner; Ameri Valay, sire; Acar’s Baby, dam; Vincent Bracciale, breeder .........................72.500% Clever Allemont, sire; T.C. Tryst, dam; Star Track Ranch, breeder ......................63.333% 2. LOGAN MOTION; Vanessa Blake, owner; Vanessa Blake, rider; 2. REBECCA STURDY (IL), riding Raphael; Rebecca Sturdy, owner; Hustle the Green, sire; Locomotion, dam; Ella Lynne Schramer, breeder ..............65.893% Montreal Red, sire; Joyful Pat, dam; William & Annabel Murphy, breeders .........60.789% 3. SCARLETT APPLE; Carolyn Rice, owner; Carolyn Rice, rider ...............................62.800% 4. REMINGTON KS; Katherine Stamp, owner; Katherine Stamp, rider; Training Level Junior/Young Rider El Amante, sire; Sec Sea Lark, dam; Lane Hutchins, breeder ..............................60.915% 1. VANESSA BLAKE (WI), riding Logan Motion; Vanessa Blake, owner; Hustle the Green, sire; Locomotion, dam; Ella Lynne Schramer, breeder ..............65.893%

First Level Open

1. PUPPYLOVE; Suzanne Wepplo, owner; Suzanne Wepplo, rider; Shot of Gold, sire; Rainfall, dam; Logan Foreman, breeder .................................70.690%

NorthAmerican SportPony Registry Training Level Open

Second Level Open

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1. TIVIO’S MONTANA; Kathy Jefferson & Oak Creek Ranch, owners; Desiree Damante, rider; Majestic Dakota, sire; Silk Stockings, dam; Kathy Jefferson, breeder ..............67.679% 1. POLYNESIAN DANCER; Laura Rising, owner; Nicki Grandia, rider; Polynesian Flyer, sire; Pretty Salley, dam; Peter Axmaker, breeder .....................66.190% 2. BEAVERWOOD’S FAIRY TALE; George Hoag, owner; Jennifer Chick & Meredith Hoag, riders; Merioneth Meryln, sire; 2. CLEVER TRYST; Diana Weede, owner; Diana Weede, rider; Beaverwood’s China Doll, dam; Kristin Brunner, breeder ...................................66.800% Clever Allemont, sire; T.C. Tryst, dam; Star Track Ranch, breeder ......................63.333% 3. RED FISH BLUE FISH; Kerry Johnson, owner; Kerry Johnson, rider ....................65.679% 3. RAPHAEL; Rebecca Sturdy, owner; Rebecca Sturdy, rider; Montreal Red, sire; Joyful Pat, dam; William & Annabel Murphy, breeders .........60.789% First Level Open 1. DANTE; Kelsey Jarrett, owner; Kelsey Jarrett, rider; Dolman, sire; Third Level Open Applegate Daddy’s Girl, dam; Judy & Klaus Biesenthal, breeders ........................62.347% 1. MERIT; Janelle Dunn, owner; Janelle Dunn, rider; 2. RED FISH BLUE FISH; Kerry Johnson, owner; Kerry Johnson, rider ....................62.097% Wild Again, sire; Aquarius, dam; J. Schemmer, breeder ....................................63.174%

Fourth Level Open

Training Level Adult Amateur

1. DOLOMIT; Kathryn Barry, owner; Kathryn Barry, rider; Dolman, sire; Applegate Brittania, dam; Klaus Biesenthal, breeder .....................64.875% 1. CAROLYN RICE (VA), riding Scarlett Apple; Carolyn Rice, owner ........................62.800%

SCARLETT APPLE, owner/rider Carolyn Rice (VA)— Training Level AA (NA Thoroughbred Soc.)

LOGAN MOTION, owner/rider Vanessa Blake (WI)—Training Level Jr/YR (NA Thoroughbred Soc.)

TIVIO’S MONTANA, owners Kathy Jefferson (CA) & Oak Creek Ranch, rider Desiree Damante (CA)—Training Level Open (NA SportPony Reg.)

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LA VIE EN ROSE, owner Susan VanNorman (MD), rider Darcy MillerBrown (PA)—Training Level Open (NA Thoroughbred Soc.)


First Level Open

Second Level Open

1. GVF SJOKOLADE; Sophie Fiedler, owner; Samantha Poirier, rider; 1. SAPHIRA; John McGuire & Marilyn Johnson, owners; Heather McCarthy, rider; Kastanjegardens Fernando, sire; Sabrine, dam; Green Valley Farm Inc., breeder ...69.032% Florencio , sire; Roxina, dam; Wolfgang Sames, breeder ....................................74.286% 2. ROSENBALL; Marti Foster, owner; Marti Foster, rider; Second Level Open Rubinero, sire; Ma Donna, dam; Anne-Marie Hachmoeller, breeder .....................67.381% 1. NEL; Anne Appleby, owner; Anne Appleby, rider; 3. LUKE SKYWALKER; Peter Younger, owner; Gundi Younger, rider; Gromar, sire; Hazel, dam; Anne Bronson Notnes, breeder ..................................64.858% Lauterbach, sire; Teja, dam; Hans Bloemer, breeder ..........................................66.492% 4. VENZERRO; Lisa Johnston, owner; Lisa Johnston, rider; Training Level Adult Amateur Ferro, sire; Roman Classic, dam; Lisa Johnston, breeder ....................................66.253% 1. BONILYN DOBSON (FL), riding Stine Gutten; Bonilyn Dobson, owner; 5. VANESSA; June Brody & Heather Mason, owners; Wendy Garfinkel, rider; Stav Gutten, sire; Oak Point’s Selma, dam; Virginia Rezendes, breeder ...............66.800% Ferro, sire; Pien, dam; Leslie Morse, breeder ....................................................65.595% 2. WENDY LUSCOMBE (NY), riding Kingston; Wendy Luscombe, owner; Kvest Halsnaes, sire; Hafdis, dam; Inge Burr, breeder ........................................65.200%

Third Level Open

1. SAPHIRA; John McGuire & Marilyn Johnson, owners; Heather McCarthy, rider; Florencio, sire; Roxina, dam; Wolfgang Sames, breeder .....................................71.168% 1. BONILYN DOBSON (FL), riding Stine Gutten; Bonilyn Dobson, owner; 2. POWER PLAY; Devon Wycoff, owner; Devon Wycoff, rider; Stav Gutten, sire; Oak Point’s Selma, dam; Virginia Rezendes, breeder ...............66.800% Pik Noir, sire; Feldessa, dam; Walter Boerries, breeder ......................................64.935% 2. WENDY LUSCOMBE (NY), riding Kingston; Wendy Luscombe, owner; 3. THE COUNT BASIL; Kylee Lourie, owner; Andrea Doelling, rider; Kvest Halsnaes, sire; Hafdis, dam; Inge Burr, breeder ........................................65.200% Chico’s Boy, sire; Aronja, dam; Ingrid Bergmann, breeder ..................................64.744% 4. RUBATO; Donna Cameron, owner; Diana Mukpo, rider; Rosario, sire; Swiftest Finesse, dam; Ilse Schwarz, breeder ...................................................64.634% 5. DONNERSPIEL; Molly Eastridge, owner; Molly Eastridge, rider; Donnerluck, sire; Diamond Lady, dam; Heather & Cesar Carrion, breeders ...........64.258%

Training Level Vintage Cup

Oldenburg Horse Breeders Society NA Division of GOV

Fourth Level Open

Training Level Open 1. SANTANA; Marta Kauffman, owner; Jaye Cherry, rider; Show Star, sire; Andra, dam; Christin Boekhoff, breeder ...................................75.200% 2. SCHOLASTICA; Amy Swerdlin, owner; Amy Swerdlin, rider; Sir Donnerhall, sire; Loni, dam; Manfred & Brigitte Langelueddecke, breeders .....71.100% 3. DAUGHTRY FS; Sandra Tull, owner; Sandra Tull, rider; De Laurentis, sire; Delightfull, dam; Marty Hunt, breeder ..................................69.900% 4. ANTHONY SF; Judith Hedreen & Sylvan Farm, owners; Blair Niemcziek, rider; Agincourt, sire; Loch Ness, dam; Judith Hedreen, breeder .................................69.300% 5. LEANA; Barbara Filkins, owner; Barbara Filkins, rider; Leonidas, sire; Impeccable, dam; Barbara Parkening, breeder ............................68.986%

1. DOC HOLLIDAY; Anne Aloi, owner; Anne Aloi, rider; Don Cardinale, sire; Rabea, dam; Steffi Becker, breeder ....................................70.556% 2. RIPLEY; Kristina Harrison-Naness, owner; Kristina Harrison-Naness, rider; Rohdiamant, sire; Arabell, dam; Erik Depuydt, breeder ......................................69.250% 3. PICOLERO; Monica Benderly, owner; Anita Williams, rider; Pik Noir, sire; Friedvolle, dam; Wilfried Stolle, breeder ......................................67.776% 4. LUCCA; Kelly Robbins, owner; Kelly Robbins, rider; Lancer III, sire; Grimke, dam; Gestuet Lewitz, breeder .......................................66.000% 4. RAPPORT; Joe Calao, owner; Christine Bergeron, rider; Routinier, sire; Nostalgia’s Place, dam; Kathleen Powell, breeder .......................66.000%

First Level Open

Prix St. Georges Open

1. WALK THE LINE; Amy Bock, owner; Amy Bock, rider; 1. DONATES; Melanie Pai, owner; Lynda Alicki, rider; World of Dreams, sire; Heinira, dam; Gerhard Thomes, breeder .........................72.097% Diamond Hit, sire; Grazienna, dam; Gerd Berges, breeder ..................................68.202%

GVF SJOKOLADE, owner Sophie Fiedler (IL), rider Samantha Poirier (IL)—Training & First Level Open (Norwegian Fjord Horse Reg.)

NEL, owner/rider Anne Appleby (WA)— Second Level Open (Norwegian Fjord Horse Reg.)

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STINE GUTTEN, owner/rider Bonilyn Dobson (FL)—Training Level AA & Vintage Cup (Norwegian Fjord Horse Reg.)

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2. TALISMAN; Jeanne McDonald, owner; Jeanne McDonald, rider; Tantris, sire; Lucianna, dam; Andrea Parker, breeder ........................................70.583% 3. WROXANNE; Suzanne Galsterer, owner; Suzanne Galsterer, rider; Training Level Open Wonderful, sire; Lofty View, dam; Dantia Benson, breeder ................................70.345% 1. GVF SJOKOLADE; Sophie Fiedler, owner; Samantha Poirier, rider; 4. WELLINGTON SANDRO STAR; Bernice Ball & Taunia Reed, owners; Kastanjegardens Fernando, sire; Sabrine, dam; Green Valley Farm Inc., breeder ...74.400% Nadine Buberl, rider; Sandro Hit, sire; Contessa, dam; Lawrence Ball, breeder .....70.172% 2. STINE GUTTEN; Bonilyn Dobson, owner; Bonilyn Dobson, rider; 5. HERMES; Denise Cole, owner; Denise Cole, rider; His Highness 2, sire; Stav Gutten, sire; Oak Point’s Selma, dam; Virginia Rezendes, breeder ...............66.800% Rioja, dam; Jochen Huntenburg, breeder .........................................................68.966%

Norwegian Fjord Horse Registry


Grand Prix Open

Intermediate II Adult Amateur

1. WIZARD; Peggy Thomas, owner; Adrienne Lyle, rider; 1. EDWARD EICHELBERGER (IL), riding Don Sebastian; Edward Eichelberger, owner; Weltmeyer, sire; Pica, dam; Hana Lind, breeder ...............................................71.426% De Niro, sire; Luca, dam; Anja Thuemmler, breeder ..........................................60.789% 2. HARMONY’S SANDRO; Harmony Sporthorses, owner; Leslie Webb, rider; Sandro Hit, sire; Balina, dam; Duske Erhard, breeder ........................................65.886% Grand Prix Adult Amateur 3. REVE DE NEIGE; Beatrice Marienau, owner; Beatrice Marienau, rider; 1. EDWARD EICHELBERGER (IL), riding Don Sebastian; Edward Eichelberger, owner; Rosenzauber, sire; Voltige, dam; Hella Kraus, breeder .......................................62.170% De Niro, sire; Luca, dam; Anja Thuemmler, breeder ..........................................60.851% 4. ROMANTIC; Team Romantic LLC, owner; William Warren, rider; Rohdiamant, sire; Arabella, dam; Gerd Berges, breeder .....................................61.702% Training Level Junior/Young Rider 5. DON SEBASTIAN; Edward Eichelberger, owner; Edward Eichelberger, rider; De Niro, sire; Luca, dam; Anja Thuemmler, breeder ..........................................60.851% 1. BLAIR NIEMCZIEK (WA), riding Anthony SF; Judith Hedreen & Sylvan Farm, owners; Agincourt, sire; Loch Ness, dam; Judith Hedreen, breeder .................................69.300% 2. JESSICA TWIGGS (SC), riding Highlife’s Dakarai; Jessica Twiggs, owner; Training Level Adult Amateur Diamunde, sire; Gran Donnaria, dam; Joan Sims, breeder ..................................64.000% 1. AMY SWERDLIN (FL), riding Scholastica; Amy Swerdlin, owner; Sir Donnerhall, sire; Loni, dam; Manfred & Brigitte Langelueddecke, breeders .....71.100% 2. BARBARA TUSKAS (OH), riding San Andreas; Barbara Tuskas, owner; Third Level Junior/Young Rider Sure Hit, sire; Stella De Oro, dam; Holly & David Kovach, breeders .....................63.929% 1. DEVON WYCOFF (CO), riding Power Play; Devon Wycoff, owner; 3. SUSAN MERIAN-TRESCH (WA), riding Rubicon; Susan Merian-Tresch, owner; Pik Noir, sire; Feldessa, dam; Walter Boerries, breeder ......................................64.935% Rubignon, sire; Roxy, dam; Susan Merian-Tresch, breeder .................................62.634% 2. MOLLY EASTRIDGE (WA), riding Donnerspiel; Molly Eastridge, owner; Donnerluck, sire; Diamond Lady, dam; Heather & Cesar Carrion, breeders ...........64.258% First Level Adult Amateur 3. ABIGAIL BAUER (VA), riding Dragonheart; Abigail Bauer, owner; 1. DENISE COLE (GA), riding Hermes; Denise Cole, owner; Decarpentry, sire; Welleria, dam; Wilhelm Borchers, breeder .............................63.684% His Highness 2, sire; Rioja, dam; Jochen Huntenburg, breeder ...........................68.966% 4. CASSIE SCHMIDT (TX), riding Riviera; Leslie Schmidt, owner; 2. SUSAN JONES (KY), riding Reliance; Susan Jones, owner; Riverman, sire; High Society, dam; Christa Witten, breeder ...............................62.466% Rohdiamant, sire; Gesstine, dam; Oliver Kotschofsky, breeder ............................66.452% 3. ADOLPH VARA (CA), riding Royal Opponent; Adolph Vara, owner; Fourth Level Junior/Young Rider Royal Diamond, sire; Hoheit, dam; Jean Schamblin, breeder ..............................65.903% 1. KATY MARTIN (HI), riding Lagunas Light; Katy Martin, owner; 4. TIFFANY MAHONEY (CA), riding Arabella; Tiffany Mahoney, owner; Lafitte, sire; Martburg, dam; Margrit Focken, breeder .......................................63.267% Herzberg, sire; Elfentanz, dam; Jurgen & Jennifer Hoffman, breeders .................65.489% 5. HEATHER NEELY (CA), riding Enchante; Heather Neely, owner; Quantus, sire; Elfentanz, dam; Jennifer & Jurgen Hoffman, breeders ..................64.355% Prix St. Georges Junior/Young Rider 1. CAMERON DAUTERIVE (LA), riding Don Giovanni; Cameron Dauterive, owner; Don Schufro, sire; Wanessa, dam; Gerhard Damm, breeder ...............................60.263% Second Level Adult Amateur 1. LISA JOHNSTON (CA), riding Venzerro; Lisa Johnston, owner; Ferro, sire; Roman Classic, dam; Lisa Johnston, breeder ....................................66.253% Training Level Vintage Cup 2. CHRIS DERR (SC), riding Ruth Anne; Chris Derr, owner; 1. SANDRA TULL (MI), riding Daughtry FS; Sandra Tull, owner; Rosenthal, sire; Wishful, dam; Angela Barilar, breeder ......................................63.429% De Laurentis, sire; Delightfull, dam; Marty Hunt, breeder .................................69.900% 3. SUSAN JONES (KY), riding Reliance; Susan Jones, owner; 2. SUSAN MERIAN-TRESCH (WA), riding Rubicon; Susan Merian-Tresch, owner; Rohdiamant, sire; Gesstine, dam; Oliver Kotschofsky, breeder ............................63.155% Rubignon, sire; Roxy, dam; Susan Merian-Tresch, breeder .................................62.634%

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4. STACEY GERLING (KS), riding Sunset Boulevard; Stacey Gerling, owner; 2. SANDOMERE; Holly Reimers, owner; Merrie Velden, rider; Sandro Hit, sire; Violette, dam; Beatrix van der Walle, breeder ..........................61.335% Sandro Hit, sire; Romina, dam; Marion Menck, breeder .....................................68.158% 5. JULIE DYBBRO (WA), riding Pikante; Julie Dybbro, owner; 3. JIL SANDER; Alyssa Pitts, owner; Alyssa Pitts, rider; Pik Solo, sire; Allegra Lark, dam; Kari McClain, breeder .....................................60.263% Don Larino, sire; Jaqueline, dam; Marlene Bruhnken-Siebolds, breeder ...............67.500% 4. DON ANGELO; Diamante Farms Inc., owner; Michelle Gibson & Devon Kane, riders; Don Larino, sire; Elektina, dam; Janssen Hartmut, breeder ................................66.732% Third Level Adult Amateur 5. ROYAL DIAMANT; Elizabeth Campbell, owner; Elizabeth Campbell, rider; 1. HILARI FLEMING (NV), riding Rubicon SF; Hilari Fleming, owner; Rohdiamant, sire; Donna, dam; Ludger Wehry, breeder .....................................66.448% Ruffian, sire; Mayflower, dam; Laura Whitford, breeder ....................................64.103% 2. MEGAN ZURECK (NY), riding Seydlitz H; Megan Zureck, owner; Intermediate I Open Sandro Hit, sire; Fire Lady, dam; Gestuet Horstfelde GmbH, breeder ...................63.266% 1. DON ANGELO; Diamante Farms Inc., owner; Michelle Gibson & Devon Kane, riders; 3. KAREN COHEN (CA), riding Wasabi; Karen Cohen, owner; Don Larino, sire; Elektina, dam; Janssen Hartmut, breeder ................................71.053% Wolkentanz, sire; Donna, dam; Heinrich Schreinemacher, breeder ......................61.539% 2. DELPHINO; Evelyn Murphy, owner; Tom Noone, rider; De Niro, sire; Wironja, dam; Thomas Vahrmann, breeder ......................................................68.246% Fourth Level Adult Amateur 3. DONATES; Melanie Pai, owner; Lynda Alicki, rider; Diamond Hit, sire; Grazienna, dam; Gerd Berges, breeder .............................................................67.237% 1. KELLY ROBBINS (IN), riding Lucca; Kelly Robbins, owner; Lancer III, sire; Grimke, dam; Gestuet Lewitz, breeder .......................................66.000% 3. ROCK STAR; Denise Cole, owner; Denise Cole, rider; Rubinstein*, sire; Lorance, dam; Inke Nolte, breeder ..................................................................67.237% 5. WINTERSNOW; Mary Contakos & Hilda Gurney, owners; Hilda Gurney, rider; Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur Winterprinz, sire; Lavinia, dam; Mary Contakos & Hilda Gurney, breeders ...........67.105% 1. KELLY ROBBINS (IN), riding Lucca; Kelly Robbins, owner; Lancer III, sire; Grimke, dam; Gestuet Lewitz, breeder .......................................62.961% Intermediate II Open 2. JUDY ETHELL (MO), riding Rubin Raphael; Judy Ethell, owner; 1. DEJURE; Susanna Jaeger, owner; Tanya Rennie, rider; Rubin-Royal, sire; Little Lady As, dam; M. Zuschlag, breeder .............................62.105% D. Day, sire; Esperanza, dam; Dressuur Springstal, breeder ................................64.211% 1. WINTERSNOW; Mary Contakos & Hilda Gurney, owners; Hilda Gurney, rider; Winterprinz, sire; Lavinia, dam; Mary Contakos & Hilda Gurney, breeders ...........64.211% Intermediate I Adult Amateur 1. DENISE COLE (GA), riding Rock Star; Denise Cole, owner; 3. DON SEBASTIAN; Edward Eichelberger, owner; Edward Eichelberger, rider; Rubinstein*, sire; Lorance, dam; Inke Nolte, breeder .........................................67.237% De Niro, sire; Luca, dam; Anja Thuemmler, breeder ..........................................60.789%


Third Level Musical Freestyle

1. JEANNE MCDONALD (PA), riding Talisman; Jeanne McDonald, owner; 1. POWER PLAY; Devon Wycoff, owner; Devon Wycoff, rider; Tantris, sire; Lucianna, dam; Andrea Parker, breeder ........................................70.583% Pik Noir, sire; Feldessa, dam; Walter Boerries, breeder ......................................74.850% 2. SUZANNE GALSTERER (CA), riding Wroxanne; Suzanne Galsterer, owner; 2. RIVIERA; Leslie Schmidt, owner; Cassie Schmidt, rider; Wonderful, sire; Lofty View, dam; Dantia Benson, breeder ................................70.345% Riverman, sire; High Society, dam; Christa Witten, breeder ...............................71.367% 3. DONNERSPIEL; Molly Eastridge, owner; Molly Eastridge, rider; Donnerluck, sire; Diamond Lady, dam; Heather & Cesar Carrion, breeders ...........70.250% Second Level Vintage Cup 4. THE COUNT BASIL; Kylee Lourie, owner; Andrea Doelling, rider; 1. CHRIS DERR (SC), riding Ruth Anne; Chris Derr, owner; Chico’s Boy, sire; Aronja, dam; Ingrid Bergmann, breeder ..................................69.000% Rosenthal, sire; Wishful, dam; Angela Barilar, breeder ......................................63.429% 5. SEYDLITZ H; Megan Zureck, owner; Megan Zureck, rider; 2. JULIE DYBBRO (WA), riding Pikante; Julie Dybbro, owner; Sandro Hit, sire; Fire Lady, dam; Gestuet Horstfelde GmbH, breeder ...................67.500% Pik Solo, sire; Allegra Lark, dam; Kari McClain, breeder .....................................60.263%

Third Level Vintage Cup

Fourth Level Musical Freestyle

1. REMARKABLE; Alison Head, owner; Alison Head, rider; 1. HILARI FLEMING (NV), riding Rubicon SF; Hilari Fleming, owner; Royal Diamond, sire; Feldcouleur, dam; H. Hollman, breeder ..............................69.667% Ruffian, sire; Mayflower, dam; Laura Whitford, breeder ....................................64.103% 2. KASHMIR; Ann Sterling Hart, owner; Ann Sterling Hart, rider; 2. KAREN COHEN (CA), riding Wasabi; Karen Cohen, owner; Wolkentanz II, sire; Kristiana, dam; Kay Dennis, breeder ...................................65.000% Wolkentanz, sire; Donna, dam; Heinrich Schreinemacher, breeder ......................61.539%

Prix St. Georges Vintage Cup

Intermediate I Musical Freestyle

1. ROYAL DIAMANT; Elizabeth Campbell, owner; Elizabeth Campbell, rider; 1. ELIZABETH CAMPBELL (FL), riding Royal Diamant; Elizabeth Campbell, owner; Rohdiamant, sire; Donna, dam; Ludger Wehry, breeder .....................................66.550% Rohdiamant, sire; Donna, dam; Ludger Wehry, breeder .....................................66.448% 2. ROCK STAR; Denise Cole, owner; Denise Cole, rider; Rubinstein*, sire; Lorance, dam; Inke Nolte, breeder .........................................65.625%

Intermediate I Vintage Cup 1. ARDEN MEYER (NJ), riding Donna Nikolina; Arden Meyer, owner; Grand Prix Musical Freestyle Donnerhall, sire; Pia, dam; George Hoerr, breeder ............................................62.895% 1. WIZARD; Peggy Thomas, owner; Adrienne Lyle, rider; Weltmeyer, sire; Pica, dam; Hana Lind, breeder ...............................................74.275% 2. REVE DE NEIGE; Beatrice Marienau, owner; Beatrice Marienau, rider; Intermediate II Vintage Cup Rosenzauber, sire; Voltige, dam; Hella Kraus, breeder .......................................67.750% 1. EDWARD EICHELBERGER (IL), riding Don Sebastian; Edward Eichelberger, owner; De Niro, sire; Luca, dam; Anja Thuemmler, breeder ..........................................60.789%

Colts/Geldings of Current Calendar Year

1. SHAMUS FLF; Juliana Whittenburg & Gary Ellebracht, owners; Sonntagskind, sire; Zejaluna, dam; Juliana Whittenburg, breeder .......................76.450% 1. EDWARD EICHELBERGER (IL), riding Don Sebastian; Edward Eichelberger, owner; 2. SHWATCH; Maurine Swanson, owner; Shakespeare RSF, sire; De Niro, sire; Luca, dam; Anja Thuemmler, breeder ..........................................60.851% Amulet, dam; Maurine Swanson, breeder .......................................................73.500% 3. PANTALEONE FLF; Juliana Whittenburg & Gary Ellebracht, owners; Pablito, sire; Passadena W, dam; Juliana Whittenburg, breeder .........................72.850% First Level Musical Freestyle 1. ENCHANTE; Heather Neely, owner; Heather Neely, rider; Quantus, sire; Elfentanz, dam; Jennifer & Jurgen Hoffman, breeders ..................66.833% Fillies of Current Calendar Year 2. SEYDLITZ H; Megan Zureck, owner; Megan Zureck, rider; 1. SHILHOUETTE; Maurine Swanson, owner; Sandro Hit, sire; Fire Lady, dam; Gestuet Horstfelde GmbH, breeder ...................65.333% Shakespeare RSF, sire; Fhlora, dam; Maurine Swanson, breeder ......................78.700%

Grand Prix Vintage Cup

Second Level Musical Freestyle

Yearling Colts/Geldings

1. MW FEINERMARK; Jennifer Vanover, owner; 1. VANESSA; June Brody & Heather Mason, owners; Wendy Garfinkel, rider; Fidertanz, sire; Cindy, dam; Ludger Holthaus, breeder .......................................80.100% Ferro, sire; Pien, dam; Leslie Morse, breeder ....................................................70.625% 2. BAXTER CCF; Chris Roseberry, owner; 2. SEYDLITZ H; Megan Zureck, owner; Megan Zureck, rider; Bugatti Hilltop, sire; Akinori, dam; Chris Roseberry, breeder ..............................76.400% Sandro Hit, sire; Fire Lady, dam; Gestuet Horstfelde GmbH, breeder ...................65.433%

SHAMUS FLF, owners Juliana Whittenburg (FL) & Gary Ellebracht (FL), handler Gary Ellebracht (FL)—Colts/Geldings of Current Calendar Year (Oldenburg Horse Breeders Soc. NA Div. GOV)

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DACARA SWF, owner Katherine Freeman (FL)—Yearling Fillies (Oldenburg Horse Breeders Soc. NA Div. GOV)

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First Level Vintage Cup


Dacaprio, sire; Sophisticate, dam; Katherine Freeman, breeder ..........................76.400% Four- and Five-Year-Old Stallions/Geldings Materiale 2. SONATINA; Sally Wiley, owner; Soprano, sire; 1. DE FEINER STAR; Melinda Brown & Greg Strait, owners; Christopher Schruefer, rider; Gaetessa, dam; Sally Wiley, breeder ...............................................................72.900% De Laurentis, sire; Feiner Dance, dam; Elizabeth Dorsett, breeder .......................79.400% 3. WOLKENTINA; Regina Esterman, owner; 2. DON FRANCISCO; Carol DiMaggio & Jens Richter, owners; Wolkentanz II, sire; Boston Dancer, dam; Regina Esterman, breeder ...................70.400% Johanna Constance, Jens Richter & Craig Stanley, riders; Daddy Cool, sire; Leandra, dam; Carol DiMaggio & Jens Richter, breeders ..........77.400%

Two-Year-Old Colts/Geldings

USEF Four-Year-Old 1. RICO SUAVE; Regina Esterman, owner; Rosenthal, sire; Boston Dancer, dam; Regina Esterman, breeder ...............................................75.000% 1. RHIGATONI; Jerilynne Michaels & Nancy Lewis-Stanton, owners; Nancy Lewis-Stanton, rider; Rascalino, sire; Fhrance, dam; Maurine Swanson, breeder .....7.4 2. CLASSY SINCLAIR; Lisa Grossi, owner; Sahar Hirosh, rider; Three-Year-Old Colts/Geldings Sir Sinclair, sire; Sacro Santa, dam; Lisa Grossi, breeder ............................................ 7.2 1. RAFAEL; Andrea Duncan, owner; Rosenthal, sire; Born in a Storm, dam; Andrea Duncan, breeder ................................................77.300% FEI Five-Year-Old 2. WINCHESTER; Alicia Rosenblatt, owner; Windfall CB, sire; 1. BISCAYA; Nancy Holowesko, owner; Ulla Parker, rider; Serendipity, dam; Alicia Rosenblatt, breeder ....................................................76.200% Johnson, sire; Audrey, dam; Claus Hueppe, breeder ................................................. 8.0 3. ROCKET MAN; James Curtin, owner; Rosenthal, sire; 2. WALK THE LINE; Amy Bock, owner; Amy Bock, rider; Native’s Promise, dam; James Curtin, breeder .................................................69.300% World of Dreams, sire; Heinira, dam; Gerhard Thomes, breeder ................................. 7.9 3. BELVEDERE; Judith Wheatley, owner; Ignacio Moran, rider; Biotop, sire; White Drogida, dam; Irene Bayer, breeder ............................................. 7.7 Three-Year-Old Fillies 4. DE FEINER STAR; Melinda Brown & Greg Strait, owners; Christopher Schruefer, rider; 1. RIFKA; Rebecca Roach, owner; Rosenthal, sire; De Laurentis, sire; Feiner Dance, dam; Elizabeth Dorsett, breeder ............................... 7.5 Friea, dam; Rebecca Roach, breeder ................................................................77.000% 2. SHUTTERFLY’S BUZZ; Silene White, owner; FEI Six-Year-Old Sire Shutterfly, sire; Galina, dam; Ulrike Geuenich, breeder ...............................74.900% 1. SOMERHALL; Ashley Wimmer, owner; Ashley Wimmer, rider; 3. SANTOLINA; Jessica Wright, owner; Sir Donnerhall, sire; Arantscha B, dam; Theo Berkemeier, breeder ............................. 7.7 Sempatico M, sire; Bold Navette, dam; Christine Bergeron, breeder ...................74.850% 2. SABATI; Nancy Holowesko, owner; Ulla Parker, rider; Sandro Hit, sire; Rosalea, dam; Nancy Holowesko, breeder ....................................... 7.6

Four-Year-Old and Older Stallions 1. DON FRANCISCO; Carol DiMaggio & Jens Richter, owners; Daddy Cool, sire; Leandra, dam; Carol DiMaggio & Jens Richter, breeders ..........80.000%

Performance Horse Registry Training Level Open

1. CHARMING CHARLY; Patricia Harris, owner; Patricia Harris, rider; Cyrano, sire; Wambesi, dam; Reinhold Haupter, breeder ...................................70.400% 1. RHYME AND REASON; Sally Wiley, owner; Rosenthal, sire; Gaetessa, dam; Sally Wiley, breeder ........................................78.125% 2. CHATHAM; Joan Clay, owner; Raissa Chunko, rider; Entrechat, sire; Miss Maria, dam .....................................................................62.000%

Four-Year-Old and Older Maiden/Yeld Mares

Three-Year-Old Fillies Materiale

First Level Open

1. VAISALA; Debbie Becklin, owner; Debbie Becklin & Cassandra Soule, riders; 1. SANTOLINA; Jessica Wright, owner; Christine Bergeron, rider; Ijsselmeer, sire; Somethingtellsme, dam; Debbie Becklin, breeder ......................62.973% Sempatico M, sire; Bold Navette, dam; Christine Bergeron, breeder ...................70.900% 2. JIBS; Caryl Stephens, owner; Caryl Stephens, rider; 2. BEAUJOULAIS; Juliana Whittenburg & Gary Ellebracht, owners; Amanda Beffel, rider; Rex Magna, sire; Zwanet, dam; J.A. Van Marum, breeder .................................62.759% Le Santo, sire; Barry’s Money, dam; Juliana Whittenburg, breeder .....................70.500%

RAFAEL, owner Andrea Duncan (CA), handler Rebecca Cook (CA)—Three-Year-Old Colts/Geldings (Oldenburg Horse Breeders Soc. NA Div. GOV)

DON FRANCISCO, owners Carol DiMaggio (CA) & Jens Richter (CA), handler Jens Richter (CA)—Four-Year-Old & Older Stallions (Oldenburg Horse Breeders Soc. NA Div. GOV)

CHARMING CHARLY, owner/rider Patricia Harris (CA)—Training Level Open & Vintage Cup (Performance Horse Reg.)

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3. FLAMBEAU; Regina Esterman, owner; Four- and Five-Year-Old Mares Materiale Freestyle, sire; Geralyn’s Pleasure, dam; Regina Esterman, breeder ....................74.100% 1. RHYME AND REASON; Sally Wiley, owner; Maria Hallet, rider; 4. IRON LEAGUE; Juliana Whittenburg & Gary Ellebracht, owners; Rosenthal, sire; Gaetessa, dam; Sally Wiley, breeder ........................................77.300% Ironman, sire; Ivy League, dam; Juliana Whittenburg & Gary Ellebracht, breeders ....71.200% 2. DEMITESSA; Sally Wiley, owner; Maria Hallet, rider; De Laurentis, sire; Gaetessa, dam; Sally Wiley, breeder .....................................73.000% 3. ROSE ROYCE; James Curtin, owner; Colleen Curtin, rider; Yearling Fillies Rosenthal, sire; Native’s Promise, dam; James Curtin, breeder ..........................66.200% 1. DACARA SWF; Katherine Freeman, owner;


Second Level Open

ILJA, owner Janie Pride (GA), rider Billy Jackson (GA)—Fourth Level Open, AA, & Vintage Cup (Performance Horse Reg.)

Training Level Adult Amateur

1. FINNIGAN FINNIGAN; Gwyneth Friedl, owner; Gwyneth Friedl, rider; 1. EILEEN KASMARCIK (NY), riding Tonka Toy; Eileen Kasmarcik, owner; Grand Echo, sire; Gibbous Moon, dam; Virginia Sanborn, breeder .......................66.109% Basket Weave, sire; Peconette, dam; James & Sharon Girvin, breeders ..............60.817% 2. PLATO EN ROUGE; Lynn McKinney, owner; Lynn McKinney, rider; E’Sops Fable, sire; Nakuru, dam; Les Chevaux de Carlier, breeder .......................61.190% First Level Adult Amateur

Third Level Open

1. CARYL STEPHENS (FL), riding Jibs; Caryl Stephens, owner; Rex Magna, sire; Zwanet, dam; J.A. Van Marum, breeder .................................62.759%

1. HARMONY; Pamela Thompson, owner; Pamela Thompson, rider; Calimero, sire; Geneva, dam; AJ Stapleton, breeder ..........................................65.128% Second Level Adult Amateur 2. WINNIE TOO; Janne Rumbough, owner; Mikala Gundersen & Janne Rumbough, riders; 1. GWYNETH FRIEDL (WI), riding Finnigan Finnigan; Gwyneth Friedl, owner; Gaucho III, sire; Kristiana, dam; Janne Rumbough, breeder ...............................65.000% Grand Echo, sire; Gibbous Moon, dam; Virginia Sanborn, breeder .......................66.109% 2. LYNN MCKINNEY (AZ), riding Plato En Rouge; Lynn McKinney, owner; E’Sops Fable, sire; Nakuru, dam; Les Chevaux de Carlier, breeder .......................61.190% Fourth Level Open 1. ILJA; Janie Pride, owner; Billy Jackson, rider; Idzard, sire; Oldert’s Karola, dam; A.L.J. Van Esch, breeder ...............................61.801% Third Level Adult Amateur 1. JANNE RUMBOUGH (FL), riding Winnie Too; Janne Rumbough, owner; Gaucho III, sire; Kristiana, dam; Janne Rumbough, breeder ...............................64.342% Prix St. Georges Open 2. LAURA HAGEN (MI), riding Absolut Teyn; Nancy Ray, owner; 1. BRILLIANT TOO; Sharon & Michael Poulin, owners; Katherine Poulin, rider; Absolut, sire; Edith Ann, dam; Nancy Ray, breeder ...........................................62.564% Brilliant, sire; Blue Brigetta, dam; Sharon & Michael Poulin, breeders .................67.895% 2. REVE D’AMOUR; Kimberly Noon-Fishel, owner; Kimberly Noon-Fishel, rider; Gringo, sire; Szeplak VII-Almodo, dam; Kabala Menes, breeder ..........................64.079% Fourth Level Adult Amateur 1. BILLY JACKSON (GA), riding Ilja; Janie Pride, owner; Idzard, sire; Oldert’s Karola, dam; A.L.J. Van Esch, breeder .................................................61.801%

Intermediate I Open

1. BRILLIANT TOO; Sharon & Michael Poulin, owners; Katherine Poulin, rider; Brilliant, sire; Blue Brigetta, dam; Sharon & Michael Poulin, breeders .................69.035% Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur 1. KIMBERLY NOON-FISHEL (CA), riding Reve D’Amour; Kimberly Noon-Fishel, owner; 2. NTEC DONAR; Kai Handt, owner; Kai Handt, rider; Gringo, sire; Szeplak VII-Almodo, dam; Kabala Menes, breeder ..........................64.079% Duralin II, sire; Dukoscha, dam; Ulrich Prehl, breeder ........................................65.527%

TONKA TOY, owner/rider Eileen Kasmarcik (NY)—Training Level AA (Performance Horse Reg.)

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JIBS, owner/rider Caryl Stephens (FL)—First Level AA & Vintage Cup (Performance Horse Reg.)

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HARMONY, owner/rider Pamela Thompson (PA)—Third Level Open (Performance Horse Reg.)


Third Level Musical Freestyle

1. CAROLINE STEARNS (PA), riding Just Livingston; Caroline Stearns, owner; 1. TIZAYO; Cassandra Hummert-Johnson, owner; Cassandra Hummert-Johnson, rider; Loerke, sire; Just Wonda, dam; Caroline Stearns, breeder .................................64.474% Metall, sire; Olinda’s M, dam; A.J.M. Hest, breeder ..........................................65.667% 2. KIMBERLY NOON-FISHEL (CA), riding Reve D’Amour; Kimberly Noon-Fishel, owner; 2. WOLLY; Janice Mauren, owner; Janice Mauren, rider; Gringo, sire; Szeplak VII-Almodo, dam; Kabala Menes, breeder ..........................62.632% Weltfriede, sire; Mirijam, dam; Volker Schaefer, breeder ...................................64.667%

Training Level Junior/Young Rider

Intermediate I Musical Freestyle

1. RAISSA CHUNKO (CO), riding Chatham; Joan Clay, owner; 1. BRILLIANT TOO; Sharon & Michael Poulin, owners; Katherine Poulin, rider; Entrechat, sire; Miss Maria, dam .....................................................................62.000% Brilliant, sire; Blue Brigetta, dam; Sharon & Michael Poulin, breeders .................72.500% 2. REVE D’AMOUR; Kimberly Noon-Fishel, owner; Kimberly Noon-Fishel, rider; Gringo, sire; Szeplak VII-Almodo, dam; Kabala Menes, breeder ..........................65.313%

Third Level Junior/Young Rider

1. CASSANDRA HUMMERT-JOHNSON (OH), riding Tizayo; Cassandra Hummert-Johnson, owner; Metall, sire; Olinda’s M, dam; A.J.M. Hest, breeder ...............................63.846%

Grand Prix Musical Freestyle 1. IT’S ME H; Cindy Canace, owner; Cindy Canace, rider; Actueel, sire; Debora, dam; H. Hut, breeder .....................................................63.250%

Prix St. Georges Junior/Young Rider 1. ERIN MCHENRY (AZ), riding Spencer; Erin Mchenry, owner; Gun Runner, sire; Doyle Seely, breeder ............................................................62.105%

Yearling Colts/Geldings 1. SANGREAL; Elodie Madewell, owner ...............................................................76.100%

Training Level Vintage Cup 1. PATRICIA HARRIS (CA), riding Charming Charly; Patricia Harris, owner; Cyrano, sire; Wambesi, dam; Reinhold Haupter, breeder ...................................70.400% 2. EILEEN KASMARCIK (NY), riding Tonka Toy; Eileen Kasmarcik, owner; Basket Weave, sire; Peconette, dam; James & Sharon Girvin, breeders ..............60.817%

Pinto Horse Association of America Inc. Training Level Open 1. SWOOSH; Janelle Williams, owner; Janelle Williams, rider; Jester Heathen, sire; More Won More Fun, dam; Jennifer Bjerke, breeder ..........65.685%

First Level Vintage Cup 1. CARYL STEPHENS (FL), riding Jibs; Caryl Stephens, owner; Rex Magna, sire; Zwanet, dam; J.A. Van Marum, breeder .................................62.759%

First Level Open

Third Level Vintage Cup

1. FIRST DANCE; Carol Mavros, owner; Carol Mavros, rider; The Color of Fame, sire; NR Minuete, dam; Charles R. Hughes Loving Trust, breeder ..............................66.774% 2. HANKS SUPER GENT; Doris Gillespie, owner; Doris Gillespie, rider; Reinin Machine, sire; Squirt, dam; Anita Strohschein, breeder ............................66.452%

1. JANNE RUMBOUGH (FL), riding Winnie Too; Janne Rumbough, owner; Gaucho III, sire; Kristiana, dam; Janne Rumbough, breeder ...............................64.342%

Second Level Open

Fourth Level Vintage Cup

1. ENIGMA; Peter Rothschild, owner; Peter Rothschild & Molly Martin, riders; 1. BILLY JACKSON (GA), riding Ilja; Janie Pride, owner; Esvjerg, sire; Toys Lady Grey, dam; Tanja Diamond, breeder ..............................63.095% Idzard, sire; Oldert’s Karola, dam; A.L.J. Van Esch, breeder ...............................61.801% 2. FIRST DANCE; Carol Mavros, owner; Carol Mavros, rider; The Color of Fame, sire; NR Minuete, dam; Charles R. Hughes Loving Trust, breeder ..............................61.905%

Intermediate I Vintage Cup

1. CAROLINE STEARNS (PA), riding Just Livingston; Caroline Stearns, owner; Loerke, sire; Just Wonda, dam; Caroline Stearns, breeder .................................64.474%

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Second Level Musical Freestyle

Rheinland Pfalz-Saar International Training Level Open

1. GALATEA HU; Anne Mortimer, owner; Anne Mortimer, rider; 1. APHRODITE; Sharon Barton, owner; Sharon Barton, rider; Galant du Serein, sire; Rohmanie, dam; Anne Sparks, breeder ...........................71.617% Napur, sire; Embassy Star, dam; Larry Nickell, breeder .....................................64.833% 2. RETROSPECT; Amanda Smith, owner; Susan Jaccoma, rider; 2. PLATO EN ROUGE; Lynn McKinney, owner; Lynn McKinney, rider; Radikal, sire; Leagro, dam; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, breeder ............................70.700% E’Sops Fable, sire; Nakuru, dam; Les Chevaux de Carlier, breeder .......................63.167%

SWOOSH, owner/rider Janelle Williams (OK)— Training Level Open (Pinto Horse Assn. of America)

FIRST DANCE, owner/rider Carol Mavros (MT)—First Level Open (Pinto Horse Assn. of America)

GALATEA HU, owner/rider Anne Mortimer (NY)—Training Level Open & AA (Rheinland Pfalz-Saar Intl.)

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Three-Year-Old Fillies

1. RIO RIO; Lawrence Thibodeau, owner; Jessica Wisdom, rider; 1. RAD SAFARI; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, owner; Radikal, sire; Radikal, sire; Hochkarat, dam; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, breeder ........................71.379% Dakaris, dam; Marion Dresel-O`Connor & Cocolalla Creek Sporthorses, breeders ......80.250% 2. RETROSPECT; Amanda Smith, owner; Susan Jaccoma, rider; 2. WHITE SOLITAIRE; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, owner; New Wolkenzauber, sire; Radikal, sire; Leagro, dam; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, breeder ............................66.049% Hochkarat, dam; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, breeder ...........................................75.300%

Four-Year-Old and Older Stallions

Second Level Open

1. WILDLY ROMANTIC; Donna Jackson, owner; Wolkenzauber, sire; 1. ABSOLUTE ZEPHYR; Karen Ball, owner; Emily Tears, rider; D’Romantica, dam; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, breeder .......................................79.400% Abanos, sire; Grosse Welt, dam; Horst Baumann, breeder .................................71.335% 2. LAVONT; Yvonne Ash, owner; Gayle Smith, rider; Lester Patrone, sire; Grand Virtue, dam; Cinema Farms, breeder ........................70.595% Four-year-old and older Maiden/Yeld Mares 1. RIO RIO; Lawrence Thibodeau, owner; Radikal, sire; Hochkarat, dam; Marion Dresel-O`Connor & Cocolalla Creek Sporthorses, breeders ......................79.025% Intermediate I Open 2. RIO RIMA; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, owner; Radikal, sire; Hochkarat, dam; 1. DONNERZAUBER; Heidi Conlon, owner; Heidi Conlon, rider; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, breeder ...................................................................75.350% Donatelli II, sire; Galilea, dam; Otto Baumann, breeder ......................................62.368%

Three-Year-Old Colts/Geldings Materiale

Training Level Adult Amateur

1. WOLKENFABIO; Shelley Shaw, owner; Jessica Wisdom, rider; 1. ANNE MORTIMER (NY), riding Galatea HU; Anne Mortimer, owner; New Wolkenzauber, sire; Fabiola B, dam; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, breeder .......75.300% Galant du Serein, sire; Rohmanie, dam; Anne Sparks, breeder ...........................71.617% 2. SHERRI PASQUALE (CT), riding All The Aczets; Sherri Pasquale, owner; Aslan, sire; Pandora Petit, dam; Lisa Frank, breeder ..........................................64.286% Three-Year-Old Fillies Materiale 1. RAD SAFARI; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, owner; Jessica Wisdom & Marion DreselO`Connor, riders; Radikal, sire; Dakaris, dam; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, breeder .....78.000% Second Level Adult Amateur 2. WHITE SOLITAIRE; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, owner; Jessica Wisdom & 1. EMILY TEARS (CA), riding Absolute Zephyr; Karen Ball, owner; Koby Robson, riders; New Wolkenzauber, sire; Hochkarat, dam; Abanos, sire; Grosse Welt, dam; Horst Baumann, breeder .................................71.335% Marion Dresel-O`Connor, breeder ...................................................................73.450%

Training Level Vintage Cup

Four- and Five-Year-Old Mares Materiale 1. SUSAN JACCOMA (FL), riding Retrospect; Amanda Smith, owner; Radikal, sire; Leagro, dam; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, breeder ............................70.700% 1. RIO RIMA; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, owner; Jessica Wisdom, rider; Radikal, sire; Hochkarat, dam; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, breeder .......................78.600% 2. RIO RIO; Lawrence Thibodeau, owner; Jessica Wisdom, rider; First Level Vintage Cup Radikal, sire; Hochkarat, dam; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, breeder .......................78.250% 1. SUSAN JACCOMA (FL), riding Retrospect; Amanda Smith, owner; Radikal, sire; Leagro, dam; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, breeder ............................66.049% Four- and Five-Year-Old Stallions/Geldings Materiale

Yearling Colts/Geldings 1. MIROIR DU SOLEIL; Jessica Hillen, owner; Mirabeau, sire; Fascination II, dam ........70.450%

1. WILDLY ROMANTIC; Donna Jackson, owner; Jessica Wisdom, rider; Wolkenzauber, sire; D’Romantica, dam; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, breeder ..........87.000%

Two-Year-Old Fillies

Swedish Warmblood Association of North America

1. R. ABBA; Monika Currier, owner; R. Amadeus III, sire; Utopia, dam; Monika Currier, breeder ....................................72.000%

Training Level Open

1. VALPARAISO; Laurie White, owner; Abigail White, rider; Gauguin De Lully, sire; Walborg, dam ..............................................................67.600% 1. WOLKENFABIO; Shelley Shaw, owner; New Wolkenzauber, sire; 2. BALTIC TANGO; Lindsay Jones, owner; Lindsay Jones, rider; Fabiola B, dam; Marion Dresel-O`Connor, breeder ............................................74.600% L.A. Baltic Sundance, sire; Barrons Girl, dam; Cindy Latham, breeder .................66.935% 2. FANTASTIK; Monika Currier, owner; Fi’s Tuxedo, sire; 3. WINSTON; Leslee Massa, owner; Leslee Massa, rider; Missoula, dam; Monika Currier, breeder ..........................................................69.500% Warsteiner, sire; Calligraphy, dam; Rose Aschenbrenner, breeder .......................64.800%

Three-Year-Old Colts/Geldings

ABSOLUTE ZEPHYR, owner Karen Ball (CA), rider Emily Tears (CA)—Second Level Open & AA (Rheinland Pfalz-Saar Intl.)

R. ABBA, owner Monika Currier (ID)—Two-Year-Old Fillies (Rheinland Pfalz-Saar Intl.)

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RAD SAFARI, owner Marion Dresel O’Connor (ID), riders Jessica Wisdom (WA) & Marion Dresel O’Connor (ID)—Three-Year-Old Fillies DSHB & Materiale (Rheinland Pfalz-Saar Intl.)

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AdequAn/usdf All-breeds

First Level Open


Second Level Open

Intermediate II Open

1. BOSS; Debra Klamen, owner; Debra Klamen, rider; 1. LOUIS; Kate Emmett-Wilder, owner; Kate Emmett-Wilder, rider; Bayron, sire; Evita, dam; Anita Roslund, breeder ..............................................61.316% Puritano, sire; Leilani, dam; Helen Dilworth & Trilogy Farm LLC, breeders ...........62.218% 2. GANGSTER; Carrie Taylor, owner; Carrie Taylor, rider; Guinness, sire; Lonely, dam; Lena Nystrom, breeder .........................................61.012% Grand Prix Open 1. BOSS; Debra Klamen, owner; Debra Klamen, rider; 3. ELBABAR; Elizabeth Krug, owner; Elizabeth Krug, rider; Bayron, sire; Evita, dam; Anita Roslund, breeder ..............................................62.128% Babar, sire; Magnetic Moment, dam; Elizabeth Krug, breeder ............................60.714% 4. VISHNU; Cody Johnson, owner; Cody Johnson, rider; Vivaldi, sire; What Next, dam; Kathleen Joachim, breeder .................................60.571% Training Level Adult Amateur 1. LINDSAY JONES (AL), riding Baltic Tango; Lindsay Jones, owner; L.A. Baltic Sundance, sire; Barrons Girl, dam; Cindy Latham, breeder .................66.935% Third Level Open 2. LESLEE MASSA (WA), riding Winston; Leslee Massa, owner; 1. MASTERPIECE; Kenneth Borden, owner; Kenneth Borden, rider; Warsteiner, sire; Calligraphy, dam; Rose Aschenbrenner, breeder .......................64.800% Master, sire; Miss Nickel Annie, dam; Kenneth Borden, breeder .........................69.737% 2. BALTIC ROSE; Cara Tozour, owner; Alexis Tozour, rider; L.A. Baltic Inspiration, sire; Miss Bea Trac, dam; Rebecca Hendrix, breeder .........62.632% First Level Adult Amateur 3. FALA; Lea Thornhill, owner; Lea Thornhill, rider; 1. LAURA CONVERSE (CA), riding Denali; Laura Converse, owner; Master, sire; Fem Fatale, dam; Jean Brinkman, breeder ....................................62.051% Marquis, sire; Belladonna, dam; Sheila Rand, breeder .......................................67.884% 4. GANGSTER; Carrie Taylor, owner; Carrie Taylor, rider; 2. MIMI LUFKIN (PA), riding Azrael; Mimi Lufkin, owner; Guinness, sire; Lonely, dam; Lena Nystrom, breeder .........................................61.923% Amiral, sire; Zest, dam; Mimi Lufkin, breeder ...................................................66.757% 5. PASSHAWN; Connor McPeak, owner; Connor McPeak, rider; Pehrsson, sire; West Bond, dam; Jeff Hebert, breeder ......................................61.447%

Second Level Adult Amateur

1. KATE EMMETT-WILDER (CA), riding Louis; Kate Emmett-Wilder, owner; Puritano, sire; Leilani, dam; Helen Dilworth, breeder .........................................62.218% 1. PASSHAWN; Connor McPeak, owner; Connor McPeak, rider; 2. CARRIE TAYLOR (IL), riding Gangster; Carrie Taylor, owner; Guinness, sire; Pehrsson, sire; West Bond, dam; Jeff Hebert, breeder ......................................64.595% Lonely, dam; Lena Nystrom, breeder ...............................................................61.012% 2. PRINCE; Berit Long, owner; Berit Long, rider; 3. ELIZABETH KRUG (MS), riding Elbabar; Elizabeth Krug, owner; Babar, sire; Prego, sire; Karinka, dam; Ellen Shepherd, breeder ...........................................63.892% Magnetic Moment, dam; Elizabeth Krug, breeder ..............................................60.714% 3. NAROK; Sara Justice, owner; Sara Justice, rider; Nocturne, sire; Mathida, dam; Lennart Linell, breeder .......................................62.027%

Fourth Level Open

Third Level Adult Amateur

1. LEA THORNHILL (GA), riding Fala; Lea Thornhill, owner; Master, sire; Fem Fatale, dam; Jean Brinkman, breeder ....................................62.051% 2. CARRIE TAYLOR (IL), riding Gangster; Carrie Taylor, owner; 1. PRINCE; Berit Long, owner; Berit Long, rider; Guinness, sire; Lonely, dam; Lena Nystrom, breeder .........................................61.923% Prego, sire; Karinka, dam; Ellen Shepherd, breeder ...........................................62.895% 3. LINDA SUTTON (IA), riding Alexis; Linda Sutton, owner; 2. BOLZANO; Terri Sue Wensinger, owner; Terri Sue Wensinger, rider; Amani, sire; Notre Dame III, dam; Staffan Hammarskiold, breeder .....................60.257% Gauguin De Lully, sire; Gerbera, dam; Kerstin Lundkvist, breeder .......................62.632%

PATRICK O’CONNOR; MATT BALDELLI PHOTOGRAPHY; TAMARAWITHTHECAMERA.COM

Prix St. Georges Open

RIO RIMA, owner Marion Dresel O’Connor (ID), rider Jessica Wisdom (WA)—Four- and Five-Year-Old Mares Materiale (Rheinland Pfalz-Saar Intl.)

VALPARAISO, owner Laurie White (NH), rider Abigail White (NH)—Training Level Open (Swedish Warmblood Assn. NA)

PRINCE, owner/rider Berit Long (CA)—PSG Open & AA; Fourth Level AA (Swedish Warmblood Assn. NA)

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3. NAROK; Sara Justice, owner; Sara Justice, rider; Nocturne, sire; Mathida, dam; Lennart Linell, breeder .......................................62.237% 1. DENALI; Laura Converse, owner; Laura Converse, rider; Marquis, sire; Belladonna, dam; Sheila Rand, breeder .......................................67.884% 4. B.M. INSPIRED SON; Korina Veenstra, owner; Korina Veenstra, rider; L.A. Baltic Inspiration, sire; Conquinet, dam; Wilfrid Cassette, breeder ................60.789% 2. WON TON; Jill Kent, owner; Lauren Smith & Kim Benson, riders; Widmark, sire; Ackera, dam; Carol & Norman Reid, breeders .............................67.339% 3. NAGANO; Kylee Lourie, owner; Andrea Doelling & Caroline Fernalld, riders; Intermediate I Open Nocturne , sire; Marinett, dam; Inger Linell, breeder .........................................67.097% 1. BOSS; Debra Klamen, owner; Debra Klamen, rider; 4. AZRAEL; Mimi Lufkin, owner; Mimi Lufkin, rider; Bayron, sire; Evita, dam; Anita Roslund, breeder ..............................................62.105% Amiral, sire; Zest, dam; Mimi Lufkin, breeder ...................................................66.757% 2. NAROK; Sara Justice, owner; Sara Justice, rider; 5. LENOX; Jodi Lees, owner; Jodi Lees, rider; Nocturne, sire; Mathida, dam; Lennart Linell, breeder .......................................60.066% Legacy, sire; Sonata, dam; Jodi Lees, breeder ..................................................65.959%

First Level Open


AdequAn/usdf All-breeds

2. CONNOR MCPEAK (CO), riding Passhawn; Connor McPeak, owner; Pehrsson, sire; West Bond, dam; Jeff Hebert, breeder ......................................61.447% 1. BERIT LONG (CA), riding Prince; Berit Long, owner; Prego, sire; Karinka, dam; Ellen Shepherd, breeder ...........................................63.892% 2. SARA JUSTICE (OH), riding Narok; Sara Justice, owner; Fourth Level Junior/Young Rider Nocturne, sire; Mathida, dam; Lennart Linell, breeder .......................................62.027% 1. CONNOR MCPEAK (CO), riding Passhawn; Connor McPeak, owner; Pehrsson, sire; West Bond, dam; Jeff Hebert, breeder ......................................64.595%

Fourth Level Adult Amateur

Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur Training Level Vintage Cup 1. BERIT LONG (CA), riding Prince; Berit Long, owner; Prego, sire; Karinka, dam; Ellen Shepherd, breeder ...........................................62.895% 1. LESLEE MASSA (WA), riding Winston; Leslee Massa, owner; Warsteiner, sire; Calligraphy, dam; Rose Aschenbrenner, breeder .......................64.800% 2. TERRI SUE WENSINGER (TX), riding Bolzano; Terri Sue Wensinger, owner; Gauguin De Lully, sire; Gerbera, dam; Kerstin Lundkvist, breeder .......................62.632% 3. SARA JUSTICE (OH), riding Narok; Sara Justice, owner; First Level Vintage Cup Nocturne, sire; Mathida, dam; Lennart Linell, breeder .......................................62.237% 1. MIMI LUFKIN (PA), riding Azrael; Mimi Lufkin, owner; 4. KORINA VEENSTRA (MA), riding B.M. Inspired Son; Korina Veenstra, owner; Amiral, sire; Zest, dam; Mimi Lufkin, breeder ...................................................66.757% L.A. Baltic Inspiration, sire; Conquinet, dam; Wilfrid Cassette, breeder ................60.789% Intermediate I Adult Amateur 1. DEBRA KLAMEN (IL), riding Boss; Debra Klamen, owner; Bayron, sire; Evita, dam; Anita Roslund, breeder ..............................................62.105% 2. SARA JUSTICE (OH), riding Narok; Sara Justice, owner; Nocturne, sire; Mathida, dam; Lennart Linell, breeder .......................................60.066%

Intermediate II Adult Amateur 1. DEBRA KLAMEN (IL), riding Boss; Debra Klamen, owner; Bayron, sire; Evita, dam; Anita Roslund, breeder ..............................................61.316%

Grand Prix Adult Amateur 1. DEBRA KLAMEN (IL), riding Boss; Debra Klamen, owner; Bayron, sire; Evita, dam; Anita Roslund, breeder ..............................................62.128%

Training Level Junior/Young Rider 1. ABIGAIL WHITE (NH), riding Valparaiso; Laurie White, owner; Gauguin De Lully, sire; Walborg, dam ..............................................................67.600%

First Level Junior/Young Rider

Second Level Musical Freestyle 1. ELBABAR; Elizabeth Krug, owner; Elizabeth Krug, rider; Babar, sire; Magnetic Moment, dam; Elizabeth Krug, breeder ............................71.000%

Third Level Musical Freestyle 1. BALTIC ROSE; Cara Tozour, owner; Alexis Tozour, rider; L.A. Baltic Inspiration, sire; Miss Bea Trac, dam; Rebecca Hendrix, breeder .........66.333% 2. SAMBUCA; Shareen Purcell, owner; Shareen Purcell, rider; Sack 907, sire; Indora, dam; Birgitta Hansson, breeder .....................................62.333%

Fourth Level Musical Freestyle 1. VIOLET; Mark Satterlee, owner; Erin Jorgensen, rider; Vivaldi, sire; Fancy Valentine, dam; Julie Duguay, breeder .................................67.333%

Yearling Fillies 1. BEALL SPRING RAQUEL; Thora Pollak, owner; Rosenthal, sire; Sahara, dam; Thora Pollak, breeder .........................................75.500%

The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse

1. CAROLINE FERNALLD (CO), riding Nagano; Kylee Lourie, owner; Nocturne, sire; Marinett, dam; Inger Linell, breeder ..........................................67.342% Training Level Open 2. CYRA CARLSON (WA), riding Just A Chance; Christel Carlson, owner; 1. AFILADO; Janne Rumbough, owner; Janne Rumbough, rider; M. Graf Gotthard, sire; Three Chances, dam; Christel Carlson, breeder ................60.862% Gaucho III, sire; Fabulilla MR, dam; Watchman P.R.E. Horses, breeder ................68.661% 2. REFLEJO DE AMANDO; Lee Burton, owner; Lee Burton & Jutta Heinsohn, riders; Second Level Junior/Young Rider Amando IV, sire; La Esperanza, dam; Lee Burton, breeder .................................62.025% 1. CODY JOHNSON (ID), riding Vishnu; Cody Johnson, owner; Vivaldi, sire; What Next, dam; Kathleen Joachim, breeder .................................60.571% First Level Open 1. AFILADO; Janne Rumbough, owner; Janne Rumbough, rider; Third Level Junior/Young Rider Gaucho III, sire; Fabulilla MR, dam; Watchman P.R.E. Horses, breeder ................69.494% 1. ALEXIS TOZOUR (NJ), riding Baltic Rose; Cara Tozour, owner; 2. KRIPTONITA AF; Linda Roth, owner; Linda Roth, rider; L.A. Baltic Inspiration, sire; Miss Bea Trac, dam; Rebecca Hendrix, breeder .........62.632% Kripton-Seni II, sire; Afrodita M Suay, dam; Nancy & Joseph Latta, breeders ......65.172%

BOSS, owner/rider Debra Kamen (IL)—I-I, I-II, & Grand Prix Open & AA (Swedish Warmblood Assn. NA)

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NAGANO, owner Kylee Lourie (CO), rider Caroline Fernalld (CO)— First Level Jr/YR (Swedish Warmblood Assn. NA)


Grand Prix Vintage Cup

1. LUJOSO; Jamie Meyer, owner; Jamie Meyer, rider; 1. FRANCES CARBONNEL (CO), riding Fino; Frances Carbonnel, owner; Doctor XVI, sire; Malaguena XXX, dam; Barbara Currie, breeder ........................62.858% Resuelto-J, sire; Latina IV, dam; Jesus Ballesteros Moroillo, breeder ..................60.213%

Third Level Open

Intermediate I Musical Freestyle

1. FENIX XXXIII; Suzanne Punch-Randall, owner; Alexis Martin-Vegue, rider; 1. DOMINANTE XXIX; Linda Nickerson, owner; Kristi Wysocki, rider; Etereo, sire; Caperucita, dam; Jose Ignacio Erburu, breeder ...............................62.244% Dominante XVI, sire; Gamera, dam; Calogero Mazzara, breeder .........................72.062% 2. KABILENO XV; Lostart LLC, owner; Chelsea Reed, rider; Adelante, sire; Kabilax, dam; Jose Luis Marin Garcia, breeder ............................61.026% Four-Year-Old and Older Stallions 1. DOMINANTE XXIX; Linda Nickerson, owner; Dominante XVI, sire; Gamera, dam; Calogero Mazzara, breeder .........................71.800% Fourth Level Open 1. BANDOLERO CLXXVI; Toni Mueller, owner; Paige Ruhl, rider; Camarero XII, sire; Bandolera XLI, dam; Juan Fernandez-Layos Rubio, breeder ....61.250%

United States P.R.E. Association

Prix St. Georges Open Training Level Open 1. DOMINANTE XXIX; Linda Nickerson, owner; Kristi Wysocki, rider; Dominante XVI, sire; Gamera, dam; Calogero Mazzara, breeder .........................65.658% 1. FER CAMARON 1; Leslie Lehmann, owner; Leslie Lehmann, rider; Truhan III, sire; Beata 1982, dam; Es Puig D’Es Falco S.A., breeder ....................60.400% Intermediate I Open

First Level Open 1. DOMINANTE XXIX; Linda Nickerson, owner; Kristi Wysocki, rider; Dominante XVI, sire; Gamera, dam; Calogero Mazzara, breeder .........................65.987% 1. DECOROSO HGF; Cindy Ramirez-Smith, owner; Cindy Ramirez-Smith, rider; Decoroso VIII, sire; Quintera XII, dam; Hampton Green Farm, breeder ................68.065% 2. GARABATO 4; Natalie Merritt, owner; Natalie Merritt, rider; Mirlito XI, sire; Rumbosa XVIII, dam; Retortillo, S.A., breeder ............................60.395% Third Level Open 1. EMBRUJADO XI; Lendon Gray, owner; Rachel Chowanec, rider; Juicioso XI, sire; Embrujo IX, dam; Agroganadera Las Gordillas, S.A., breeder .....65.737% 1. SENTIMIENTO I; Tamara Gerber, owner; Shannon Dueck, rider; Cautivo XIII, sire; Taladora III, dam; Dehesa De Yeguas, breeder ........................67.172% 2. NOBLE GF; Erin Lohec, owner; Michael Etherly, rider; Gaucho III, sire; Ninfa GF, dam; Lanys Kaye-Eddie, breeder ................................64.146% 3. FARALAY II; Lizabeth Ketcham, owner; Angela Ridgway, rider; Grand Prix Open Ebanisto, sire; Galuza, dam; Calogero Mazzara, breeder .....................................62.692% 1. SENTIMIENTO I; Tamara Gerber, owner; Shannon Dueck, rider; Cautivo XIII, sire; Taladora III, dam; Dehesa De Yeguas, breeder ........................63.936% Fourth Level Open 2. FINO; Frances Carbonnel, owner; Frances Carbonnel, rider; 1. HERMOSO XXVII; Rigoberto Sanchez, owner; Katie Hoefs-Martin, rider; Resuelto-J, sire; Latina IV, dam; Jesus Ballesteros Moroillo, breeder ..................60.213% Sevillano XXVIII, sire; Furia XII, dam; Denham Ranch, breeder ...........................62.500% 2. FETICHIN; Pamela Nelson, owner; Nicole Harrington, rider; Training Level Adult Amateur Revoltoso XXIV, sire; Diestra VI, dam; Andreu Batlles, breeder ..........................61.966% 1. JANNE RUMBOUGH (FL), riding AFILADO ; Janne Rumbough, owner; Gaucho III, sire; Fabulilla MR, dam; Watchman P.R.E. Horses, breeder ................68.661% Prix St. Georges Open

Intermediate II Open

1. JUNIOR; Janne Rumbough, owner; Janne Rumbough, rider; Gaucho III, sire; La Nina 1985, dam; Gremlan Farms, breeder ............................65.527% 1. JANNE RUMBOUGH (FL), riding AFILADO ; Janne Rumbough, owner; 2. IDILIO; Hampton Green Farm, owner; Micaela Mabragana, rider; Gaucho III, sire; Fabulilla MR, dam; Watchman P.R.E. Horses, breeder ................69.494% Orgulloso XXIII, sire; Encina IV, dam; Jose Rodriguez, breeder ...........................62.851% 2. LINDA ROTH (AZ), riding KRIPTONITA AF; Linda Roth, owner; 3. GORRION PENATORO; Lily Zilo, owner; Lily Zilo & Yvonne Losos de Muniz, riders; Kripton-Seni II, sire; Afrodita M Suay, dam; Nancy & Joseph Latta, breeders ......65.172% Jerifiano, sire; Camarera, dam; Yeguada Ungo, breeder ....................................62.237%

First Level Adult Amateur

Second Level Adult Amateur

Intermediate I Open

1. JAMIE MEYER (CA), riding Lujoso; Jamie Meyer, owner; 1. IDILIO; Hampton Green Farm, owner; Micaela Mabragana, rider; Doctor XVI, sire; Malaguena XXX, dam; Barbara Currie, breeder ........................62.858% Orgulloso XXIII, sire; Encina IV, dam; Jose Rodriguez, breeder ...........................64.211% 2. JUNIOR; Janne Rumbough, owner; Janne Rumbough, rider; Gaucho III, sire; La Nina 1985, dam; Gremlan Farms, breeder ............................63.092% Intermediate I Adult Amateur 1. NATALIE MERRITT (FL), riding Garabato 4; Natalie Merritt, owner; Mirlito XI, sire; Rumbosa XVIII, dam; Retortillo, S.A., breeder ............................60.395% Grand Prix Open 1. CARTUJO VIII; Judith Streisand, owner; Holger Bechtloff, rider; Tejano III, sire; Cartuja II, dam; Isabel Parra Monterrey, breeder ........................62.234% Third Level Junior/Young Rider 1. CHELSEA REED (FL), riding Kabileno XV; Lostart LLC, owner; Adelante, sire; Kabilax, dam; Jose Luis Marin Garcia, breeder ............................61.026%

Training Level Adult Amateur

Training Level Vintage Cup

1. LESLIE LEHMANN (NY), riding Fer Camaron I; Leslie Lehmann, owner; Truhan III, sire; Beata 1982, dam; Es Puig D’Es Falco S.A., breeder ....................60.400%

1. JANNE RUMBOUGH (FL), riding AFILADO; Janne Rumbough, owner; Gaucho III, sire; Fabulilla MR, dam; Watchman P.R.E. Horses, breeder ................68.661%

Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur

First Level Vintage Cup

1. JANNE RUMBOUGH (FL), riding Junior; Janne Rumbough, owner; Gaucho III, sire; La Nina 1985, dam; Gremlan Farms, breeder ............................65.527%

1. JANNE RUMBOUGH (FL), riding AFILADO; Janne Rumbough, owner; Gaucho III, sire; Fabulilla MR, dam; Watchman P.R.E. Horses, breeder ................69.494% Intermediate I Adult Amateur 2. LINDA ROTH (AZ), riding KRIPTONITA AF; Linda Roth, owner; 1. JANNE RUMBOUGH (FL), riding Junior; Janne Rumbough, owner; Kripton-Seni II, sire; Afrodita M Suay, dam; Nancy & Joseph Latta, breeders ......65.172% Gaucho III, sire; La Nina 1985, dam; Gremlan Farms, breeder ............................63.092%

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Second Level Open


SECTION C

1. RACHEL CHOWANEC (CT), riding Embrujado XI; Lendon Gray, owner; First Level Open Juicioso XI, sire; Embrujo IX, dam; Agroganadera Las Gordillas, S.A., breeder .....65.737% 1. WINTERLAKE TRISTAN; Jennifer Martinez, owner; Jennifer Martinez, rider; North Forks Brenin Cardi, sire; Talywern Legally Blonde, dam; Cindy DiBrino, breeder ...........67.904%

Prix St. Georges Vintage Cup 1. JANNE RUMBOUGH (FL), riding Junior; Janne Rumbough, owner; Gaucho III, sire; La Nina 1985, dam; Gremlan Farms, breeder ............................65.527%

SECTION D Training Level Open

1. TOP HAT LADY’S CHOICE; Lois Ferson, owner; Emeraude Dandurand, rider; Brynarian Briton, sire; Thornlea Amazing Grace, dam; Michael Hart, breeder .......69.600% 1. JANNE RUMBOUGH (FL), riding Junior; Janne Rumbough, owner; 2. NIBRIKA MOURNE VIEW MIST; Michelle Schwartz, owner; Michelle Schwartz, rider; Gaucho III, sire; La Nina 1985, dam; Gremlan Farms, breeder ............................63.092% Dusty’s Dundee, sire; Kelly Acres Marianna, dam; Nigel Dowey, breeder .............64.643% 3. MADOC GARETH; Kristin Cyprus, owner; Kristin Cyprus & Benjamin Winger, riders; Sydenham Henry, sire; Okeden Mai, dam; Patricia Holmes, breeder ....................64.400% First Level Musical Freestyle 4. PRO A RESOLUTE; Lisa Darling, owner; Lisa Darling, rider; 1. DIAZ HGF; Kelly Farmer, owner; Kelly Farmer, rider; Menai Dambuster, sire; Pro-A Resolution, dam; Tamara Howard, breeder ...........61.200% Camaron, sire; Escapada III, dam; Kimberly Van Kampen Boyer, breeder .............63.532%

Intermediate I Vintage Cup

Third Level Musical Freestyle

First Level Open

1. FETICHIN; Pamela Nelson, owner; Nicole Harrington, rider; 1. GALLOD FFANTASTIC; Joann Williams, owner; Joann Williams, rider; Revoltoso XXIV, sire; Diestra VI, dam; Andreu Batlles, breeder ..........................68.167% Quillane Pryderi, sire; Gallod Ffansi, dam; Susan Stepney, breeder .....................68.057% 2. EMBRUJADO XI; Lendon Gray, owner; Rachel Chowanec, rider; 2. WINTERLAKE GULLIVER; Yvonne Billera, owner; Lisa Boyer, rider; Juicioso XI, sire; Embrujo IX, dam; Agroganadera Las Gordillas, S.A., breeder .....66.825% North Fork’s Prince George, sire; Okeden Jolly, dam; Cynthia Miller, breeder .......66.469% 3. DANSWER GWYNT; Melinda Davies, owner; Heidi Williams & Melinda Davies, riders; Myndd Hir Starbucks, sire; Nocturn’s Nightingale, dam; Melinda Davies, breeder .....63.505% Grand Prix Musical Freestyle 4. MADOC PRINCE PHILLIP; Leslie Fan, owner; Jessica Fan, rider; 1. DECOROSO SMDR; Skelton Mountain Dream Ranch LLC, owner; Kentchurch Chime, sire; Trevallion Lady Diana, dam; Mary Williams, breeder ......61.136% Christa Wood, rider; Enamorado VII, sire; Del-More’s TV Estrella, dam; Skelton Mountain Dream Ranch LLC, breeder ...................................................69.500%

Second Level Open

United States Trotting Association Training Level Open 1. SPIRIT; Christy Lasso, owner; Christy Lasso, rider; Raging Glory, sire; Queen Ann Revonah, dam; William Owens, breeder ...............62.400%

Training Level Adult Amateur 1. CHRISTY LASSO (FL), riding Spirit; Christy Lasso, owner; Raging Glory, sire; Queen Ann Revonah, dam; William Owens, breeder ...............62.400%

Welsh Pony & Cob Society of America Inc. SECTION B Training Level Open

1. FITS TOANDOS MOUNTAIN MAN; Sheryl Rudolph, owner; Bernadine Diers, rider; Nesscliffe Sunrise, sire; Sydenham Morydden, dam; Marianna & Donald Avery, breeders ........................66.134% 2. MAPLE LANE KERO; Kristin Cyprus, owner; Allison Cyprus, rider; Mill Gate Hercules, sire; Canterbrook Marmalade, dam; Anne Corden, breeder ....63.889%

Prix St. Georges Open 1. RANLAN JACK FLASH; Marie Wagner, owner; Marie Wagner, rider; Dandardel Brit, sire; Ranlan Madame Swordance, dam; Randy Bullard, breeder ...61.316%

Yearling Colts/Geldings 1. TARACO MOURINHO; Jeanette Knight, owner; Danaway Flash Jack, sire; Paith Magical Rockset, dam; T.J. Coppins, breeder .....72.700%

Weser Em Ponies & Small Horses

1. DRAGON’S LAIR HURRICANE WARNING; Annette Saunders, owner; Third Level Musical Freestyle Christena Pourlos & Annette Saunders, riders; Snow Pony Blondus, sire; 1. SWEET ROCK SOLID; Louise Rascoe, owner; Bailey Cook, rider; Pecan Creek’s Diva, dam; Celia Evans, breeder .................................................62.800% Sweet Dream SF, sire; Elany, dam; Werner Menke, breeder ..............................70.900%

CARTUJO VIII, owner Judith Streisand (FL), rider Holger Bechtloff (FL)—Grand Prix Open (US P.R.E. Assn.)

SPIRIT, owner/rider Christy Lasso (FL)—Training Level Open & AA (US Trotting Assn.)

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TOP HAT LADY’S CHOICE, owner Lois Ferson (NC), rider Emeraude Dandurand (NC)—Training Level Open (Welsh Pony & Cob Soc. of America, Section D)

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SWEET ROCK SOLID, owner Louise Rascoe (NC), rider Bailey Cook (NC)—Third Level Mus. Freestyle (Weser Em Ponies & Small Horses)

Colts/Geldings of Current Calendar Year

BONOFACIO FLF, owners Juliana Whittenburg (FL) & Gary Ellebracht (FL), handler Gary Ellebracht (FL)—Colts/Geldings of Current Calendar Year (Weser Em Ponies & Small Horses)

Second Level Open

1. BONOFACIO FLF; Juliana Whittenburg & Gary Ellebracht, owners; Burberry, sire; 1. FINE AND SMART; Juliet Le Dorze, owner; Rebecca Black, rider; Courtash Kotton Kandy, dam; Juliana Whittenburg & Gary Ellebracht, breeders ...76.000% Furst Piccolo, sire; Whoopy, dam; Friedrich-Wilhelm Kahlert, breeder .................69.881% 2. POUKHA; Cari Saloch, owner; Cari Saloch, rider; Fillies of Current Calendar Year Parademarsch I, sire; Romantik, dam; Rudolf Lange, breeder .............................68.595% 1. SUPERSTITIOUS FLF; Juliana Whittenburg & Gary Ellebracht, owners; Pablito, sire; 3. LORD FERRAGAMO; Saint Louis Equestrian Center LLC, owner; Anna Eklund, rider; Skippin Jackie, dam; Juliana Whittenburg & Gary Ellebracht, breeders ....................75.600% Lord Loxley, sire; Fairless P, dam; Werner & Heike Pleines, breeders ..................68.036% 4. FURY 186; Jaime Wickander, owner; Jaime Wickander, rider; Florestan I, sire; Yearling Fillies Pharina, dam; Susanne Steinkühler ..................................................................62.119% 1. POLYDOR’S PIXIE; Raphaela Blum, owner; Silver Snaffles Lady Chaser, sire; Pinta, dam; Raphaela Blum, breeder ...............................................................74.300%

Third Level Open

ABOvE RIGHT AND NEAR RIGHT: ALICIA FRESE PHOTOGRAPHY AND FINE ART; MIDDLE AND FAR RIGHT: MARY CORNELIUS

Westfalen Horse Association

1. INDIRA; Polly Limond, owner; Polly Limond, rider; Insterburg, sire; Daylight R, dam; Karl Ritter, breeder .......................................68.947% 2. POUKHA; Cari Saloch, owner; Cari Saloch, rider; Training Level Open Parademarsch I, sire; Romantik, dam; Rudolf Lange, breeder .............................66.498% 1. LAURESSA; Linda van Rees, owner; Anneliese Vogt-Harber, rider; Laureus, sire; Flamme, dam; Theodor Zimmermann, breeder .............................75.000% 3. NOVARREDO; Courtney Bauer, owner; Courtney Bauer, rider; Newcastle, sire; Romanze, dam; Friedrich Kleine-Weischer, breeder ...................64.263% 2. RUDI REGALI; Nancy Szakacs, owner; Nancy Szakacs, rider; Riccione, sire; Rubina, dam; Antonius Buning, breeder ......................................73.929% 3. FINALE ; Anne Echerd, owner; Garra Walline & Anne Echerd, riders; Furst Piccolo, sire; Diva, dam; Margit Nentwig, breeder ....................................71.600% Prix St. Georges Open 1. WELTINO’S MAGIC; Jen Hlavacek, owner; Steffen Peters, rider; 4. FIDERMARK’S FINALE; Megan Sartore, owner; Megan Sartore, rider; Weltino, sire; Diva, dam; Willi Holter, breeder ..................................................77.807% Fidermark, sire; Ruple, dam; Andrea Sieg, breeder ............................................63.600% 2. FLORESTANO; Emily Wright, owner; Emily Wright, rider; Florestan I, sire; Carlotta, dam; Helmut Vorwig, breeder ...................................64.869% First Level Open 3. RONALDO; Jody Kitchen, owner; Alexandra Kitchen, rider; 1. LAURESSA; Linda van Rees, owner; Anneliese Vogt-Harber, rider; Rockwell, sire; Rireen, dam; Thomas Holling, breeder .......................................61.930% Laureus, sire; Flamme, dam; Theodor Zimmermann, breeder .............................72.759% 4. FRAPICCINO; Kim Lacy, owner; Kim Lacy, rider; 2. RUDI REGALI; Nancy Szakacs, owner; Nancy Szakacs, rider; Furst Piccolo, sire; Rubina, dam; Britta Levermann, breeder ...............................61.461% Riccione, sire; Rubina, dam; Antonius Buning, breeder ......................................67.848%

SUPERSTITIOUS FLF, owners Juliana Whittenburg (FL) & Gary Ellebracht (FL), handler Gary Ellebracht (FL)—Fillies of Current Calendar Year (Weser Em Ponies & Small Horses)

SANTIAGO, owners Deena & Kari McClain (WA), rider Kari McClain (WA)—First Level Mus. Freestyle (Westfalen Horse Assn.)

SPLENDID IN BLACK, owner Diane Nauman (OR), handler Jessica Wisdom (WA)—Yearling Fillies (Westfalen Horse Assn.)

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GALLOD FFANTASTIC, owner/rider Joann Williams (WI)—First Level Open (Welsh Pony & Cob Soc. of America, Section D)


AdequAn/usdf All-breeds

Intermediate I Open

Training Level Vintage Cup

1. WELTINO’S MAGIC; Jen Hlavacek, owner; Steffen Peters, rider; 1. ANNELIESE VOGT-HARBER (GA), riding Lauressa; Linda van Rees, owner; Weltino, sire; Diva, dam; Willi Holter, breeder ..................................................76.829% Laureus, sire; Flamme, dam; Theodor Zimmermann, breeder .............................75.000% 2. FRAPICCINO; Kim Lacy, owner; Kim Lacy, rider; 2. NANCY SZAKACS (CA), riding Rudi Regali; Nancy Szakacs, owner; Furst Piccolo, sire; Rubina, dam; Britta Levermann, breeder ...............................63.027% Riccione, sire; Rubina, dam; Antonius Buning, breeder ......................................73.929%

Training Level Adult Amateur

First Level Vintage Cup

1. NANCY SZAKACS (CA), riding Rudi Regali; Nancy Szakacs, owner; 1. ANNELIESE VOGT-HARBER (GA), riding Lauressa; Linda van Rees, owner; Riccione, sire; Rubina, dam; Antonius Buning, breeder ......................................73.929% Laureus, sire; Flamme, dam; Theodor Zimmermann, breeder .............................72.759% 2. ANNE ECHERD (TN), riding Finale ; Anne Echerd, owner; 2. NANCY SZAKACS (CA), riding Rudi Regali; Nancy Szakacs, owner; Furst Piccolo, sire; Diva, dam; Margit Nentwig, breeder ....................................72.200% Riccione, sire; Rubina, dam; Antonius Buning, breeder ......................................67.848% 3. MEGAN SARTORE (PA), riding Fidermark’s Finale; Megan Sartore, owner; Fidermark, sire; Ruple, dam; Andrea Sieg, breeder ............................................63.600% First Level Musical Freestyle

First Level Adult Amateur 1. NANCY SZAKACS (CA), riding Rudi Regali; Nancy Szakacs, owner; Riccione, sire; Rubina, dam; Antonius Buning, breeder ......................................67.848%

Second Level Adult Amateur 1. CARI SALOCH (WI), riding Poukha; Cari Saloch, owner; Parademarsch I, sire; Romantik, dam; Rudolf Lange, breeder .............................68.595%

1. SANTIAGO; Deena & Kari McClain, owners; Kari McClain, rider; Fidermark, sire; Lancaria, dam; Annemiek Raaijmakers, breeder .........................74.667%

Third Level Musical Freestyle 1. NOVARREDO; Courtney Bauer, owner; Courtney Bauer, rider; Newcastle, sire; Romanze, dam; Friedrich Kleine-Weischer, breeder ...................66.375%

Fourth Level Musical Freestyle

Third Level Adult Amateur 1. CARI SALOCH (WI), riding Poukha; Cari Saloch, owner; Parademarsch I, sire; Romantik, dam; Rudolf Lange, breeder .............................66.498%

1. FLORESTANO; Emily Wright, owner; Emily Wright, rider; Florestan I, sire; Carlotta, dam; Helmut Vorwig, breeder ...................................67.188%

Intermediate I Musical Freestyle

Third Level Junior/Young Rider

1. WELTINO’S MAGIC; Jen Hlavacek, owner; Steffen Peters, rider; 1. COURTNEY BAUER (TX), riding Novarredo; Courtney Bauer, owner; Weltino, sire; Diva, dam; Willi Holter, breeder ..................................................79.417% Newcastle, sire; Romanze, dam; Friedrich Kleine-Weischer, breeder ...................64.263% 2. FRAPICCINO; Kim Lacy, owner; Kim Lacy, rider; Furst Piccolo, sire; Rubina, dam; Britta Levermann, breeder ...............................62.038% Prix St. Georges Junior/Young Rider 1. EMILY WRIGHT (OH), riding Florestano; Emily Wright, owner; Florestan I, sire; Carlotta, dam; Helmut Vorwig, breeder ...................................64.869% Yearling Fillies 2. ALEXANDRA KITCHEN (GA), riding Ronaldo; Jody Kitchen, owner; 1. SPLENDID IN BLACK; Diane Nauman, owner; Rockwell, sire; Rireen, dam; Thomas Holling, breeder .......................................61.930% San Amour, sire; De Nira S, dam; Silke Kihlenkamp, breeder .............................77.250%

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CHRISTINE BETZ (MD), riding Catus—Gold Medal

NANCY BRANDENBURG (OR), riding Meiko CCF— Gold Medal

EDWARD EICHELBERGER (IL), riding Don Sebastian—Gold Medal

SARAH RYAN EVERMAN-JOHNSTON (AZ), riding Samson—Gold Medal

JARALYN G. FINN (MD), riding Fabrice S—Gold Medal

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Robin R. Garrett, CA Kim Deanne Gentry, TN Elena Golubitsky, OH Jessica Marie Greer, CO Brian Doyle Hafner, CA Julia Handt, TX

HEIDI CHOTE (CA), riding LSH Cadence In Color— Gold Medal

VICTORIA FERNALLD (CO), riding Prince—Gold Medal

ELENA GOLUBITSKY (OH), riding Adesco C—Gold Medal

JESSICA MARIE GREER (CO), riding Ravenell’s Wizard—Gold Medal

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gold medalists

USDF GOLD MEDALISTS


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SANDRA LYNN HARPER (CA), riding Rockette DG—Gold Medal

Erin Laurent, NJ Nicole Levy, KY Micaela Mabragana, NY Raimondo Maciel-Dum, MA Andrea M. Manos, GA Heather Christine McCarthy, IL Kerstin Moltmann-Wilder, TN Mari Jane Naten, CA Lauren Sirra Ogden, NM Endel Lauren Ots, FL Jennifer A. Parker, AZ Marina Parris-Woodhead, MO

COLLEEN MARIE HAVEMAN (MI), with Warello—Gold Medal

LISA E. HYSLOP (FL), riding Rolling Stone—Gold Medal

RAIMONDO MACIEL-DUM (MA), riding Quincas—Gold Medal

Susan Pommer, CA Nicole Prows, CA Shelley Lange Rahiya, GA Adrienne Rogers, GA Jillian Santi, WA Annabel Maria Monika Sattler, MA Germán Schneider, CA Ilse Schwarz, FL Christy Scotch, AL Michael Shondel, NJ Lara Kelsey Silver, GA Heather Jean Stalker, FL

DEBBIE S. HILL (AL), riding Izod—Gold Medal

DEBRA LEE KLAMEN (IL), riding Boss—Gold Medal

ANDREA M. MANOS (GA), riding Lou Bega—Gold Medal

gold medalists

Korie S. Hanseth, CA Sandra Lynn Harper, CA Whitney Harrington, CA Susanne Owen Hassler, MD Colleen Marie Haveman, MI Debbie S. Hill, AL Mary Houghton, WA Lisa E. Hyslop, FL Heather H. Kennedy, CA Debra Lee Klamen, IL Christine M. Ksionek, FL Olivia A. LaGoy-Weltz, KY

Catherine S. Haddad Staller, NJ Joy Stroehmann, CA Amy Marie Swerdlin, FL Molly M. Tatham, FL Michele Vaughn, CA Tanya Vik, CA Kristina N. Wang, NE Jane Allison Whitehurst, FL Christa Elaine Wood, CO Stacy Zwergel, CA

MARY HOUGHTON (WA), riding W. King’s Ransom—Gold Medal

CHRISTINE M. KSIONEK (FL), riding Nicardo—Gold Medal

MARI JANE NATEN (CA), riding Williams—Gold Medal

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gold medalists

JENNIFER A. PARKER (AZ), with Weltee— Gold Medal

JILLIAN SANTI (WA), riding Starwars TOF—Gold Medal & Freestyle Gold Bar

AMY MARIE SWERDLIN (FL), riding Scholastica—Gold Medal

SHELLEY LANGE RAHIYA (GA), riding Duvallier—Gold Medal

ANNABEL MARIA MONIKA SATTLER (MA), riding Comtesso—Gold Medal

CHRISTY SCOTCH (AL), riding Kontessa—Gold Medal

MICHELE VAUGHN (CA), with Dalgardens Locki—Gold Medal

KRISTINA N. WANG (NE), riding Belladiva—Gold Medal & Freestyle Gold Bar

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LAUREN SIRRA OGDEN (NM), with Legacy—Gold Medal


silver medalists

USDF SILVER MEDALISTS

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Teresa Belle Adams, CA Leif Andrew Aho, FL Crystal Anne Alatalo, CA Kim Alexander, TN Allida Jantz Allen, CA

Kate Elizabeth Anderson, CA Maggie Fullam Andrews, CA Corinne Ashton, MA Mollie J. Bachner, VT Amanda Carmelita Bailey, AR

TAMMY BARTON (MA), riding Ritsche—Silver Medal

ANN BOEHNING (IN), with O’Niel— Silver Medal

Arthemise Bouligny Baldwin, FL Tammy Barton, MA Leslie Dawn Bean, NC Karyn F. Becerra, NC Jasmin L. Becker, CO

LAURA BEEMAN (CA), riding Anthem—Silver Medal

TAMERA BOWLES (CA), riding Zzeus SA++++//--Silver Medal

ALEXA BRISCOE (MD), with Wildfeuer—Silver Medal

Laura Beeman, CA Maia Belic, IL Cassie J. Benson, UT Dantia Benson, CA Nicole Bhathal, CA

ERIN V. BLAZICK (CA), riding Fenian—Silver Medal

PATRICIA C. BREWER (OR), riding Gone Bamboo—Silver Medal

KARI BROWNE (CA), riding Navigator—Silver Medal

ANNIE G. CAMPBELL (OH), riding Solar Eclipse—Silver Medal

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Michelle Burch, VA Annie G. Campbell, OH Kathryn Campbell, TX Mia Campbell, WA Stacie K. Campuzano, CA Renee Carter, VA Catherine Chamberlain, AZ Amelia Diane Child, UT Deborah W. Cinotto, TX Katherine Walker Coleman, MS Michell Combs, AZ

KRISTIN J. CORCORAN (PA), riding Quiince—Silver Medal

MICHELL COMBS (AZ), riding Karat—Silver Medal

CAMERON DELENNE DAUTERIVE (LA), riding Don Giovanni—Silver Medal

Aylin Isabel Corapcioglu, CO Kristin J. Corcoran, PA Kathryn K. Coulson, CO Alison Kathleen Coyle, NC Katie A. Cumberford, MO Margaret Cunningham, OH Cameron Delenne Dauterive, LA Shelley Lynn Day, WI Jacek J. De Haan, FL Martha Deasy-Little, FL Kristin Leigh Dennison, TX

MARTHA DEASY-LITTLE (FL), riding Ravel—Silver Medal

CAROLINE S. FARRELL (IL), riding Grafenlust—Silver Medal

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CHRIS K. FEDERER (NV), riding Sam Gerida—Silver Medal

Jennifer Lynn Detandt, FL Jean P. Devenny, NC Tessa Rae Dick, CA Sasha Newman Dubois, FL Janelle L. Dunn, CA Katarzyna Dymek, IL Eline Eckroth, FL Audrey Ellam, PA Kim Rawl Elliott, CA Kim Elsner, CA DeeDee Estes, OR

ALISON KATHLEEN COYLE (NC), with Bariton—Silver Medal

JANELLE L. DUNN (CA), riding Wild West—Silver Medal

CALLANA M. FOX (WI), riding A Gold Card—Silver & Bronze Medals

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silver medalists

Kim Biggs, CA Heather R. Black, FL Erin V. Blazick, CA Jennifer Ann Boblitt, KY Ann Boehning, IN Tamera Bowles, CA Lisa Bradley, CA Patricia C. Brewer, OR Alexa Briscoe, MD Allison M. Brock, FL Kari Browne, CA


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WENDY ALICE GARFINKEL (NJ), riding Mrs. Tex—Silver Medal

SUZIE HALLE (CO), with TennysonISF—Silver Medal

LUCY DALE HELSTOWSKI (PA), riding Tango Royale—Silver Medal

Lucy Dale Helstowski, PA Katie Hennemann, FL Catherine Elisabeth Hill, VT Leslie Hornocker, ID Anita Leigh Hunter, WA Billy Jackson, GA Jackie Jackson, IL McKenzie Rae Jenkins, TN Elaine P. Johnson, MA David Johnston, CA Liz Julian-Tuggle, VT

Kendra Guernsey, ID Suzie Halle, CO Maria Anna Hallet, FL Melinda Hamilton, CT Meg J. Hammond, CA Susan Shemanski Harrington, VA Andrea R. Hart, TX Ann Sterling Hart, FL Dannelle Haugen, WA Kathi Haworth, NV Wendy A. Hays, NV

Wendy Alice Garfinkel, NJ Wanja Gerlach, VA Shiloh V. Gilbert, ID Dorreene Gilmore, CA Randi Golde, CA Grace Goodby, CA Anette Grant, MA Barbara Greber, VA Clare Kathryn Green, MD Tisha Green, UT Sara Lynn Griffith, MN

DORREENE GILMORE (CA), with Papillon—Silver Medal

ANDREA R. HART (TX), riding Nicolai—Silver Medal

TISHA GREEN (UT), riding Ser Gioveta—Silver Medal

DANNELLE HAUGEN (WA), riding Big Sky Darth+/--Silver Medal

KATIE HENNEMANN (FL), riding Jordan—Silver Medal

silver medalists

Therese M. Evans, OH Laura Elizabeth Eyre, FL Patricia A. Fannin, TN Caroline S. Farrell, IL Wynne M. Fassari, CA Chris K. Federer, NV Victoria Fedri, AZ Lynn Scott Fowler, GA Callana M. Fox, WI Shannon L. Fox, CA Sarah Gammie, OR

WENDY A. HAYS (NV), riding Wild West—Silver Medal

ANITA LEIGH HUNTER (WA), riding Sinatra—Silver Medal

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BILLY JACKSON (GA), riding Ilja— Silver Medal

PAULA K. LANGAN (CA), with Monteto—Silver Medal

CLARE M. KRSKA (KS), riding Romincka—Silver Medal

LISA KARG MATTA (CA), with Wassini III—Silver Medal

CAROLYN MARIE LAURENT (NJ), riding Kudra—Silver Medal

SARAH NICOLE LOCKMAN (CA), riding Dante—Silver Medal

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Erin Margaret Mchenry, AZ Katherine S. McHugh, MA Tammee McVey, MO Heather Mendiburu, NJ Lisa S. Metcalf, OR Edwin A. Miller, OR Jennifer L. Miller, MA Mary Ann Miller, UT Paige Olivia Miller, IL Keeley Danielle Mircetic, CA Laura Mitchell, ME

Melissa Ellen Lund, MN Debra L. M’Gonigle, IL Marie MacDonald, TN Marie E. Maloney, KS Elise Dawn Kindt Mann, KS Julie Kay Manor, WI Alexis Nicole Martin-Vegue, CA Blaire Macall Martindale, FL Ariel Matisse, MA Lisa Karg Matta, CA Susan McCoskey, GA

Mette P. Larsen, NY Carolyn Marie Laurent, NJ Lori L. Lauver, CA Lynne Marie Lavers, TN Jessica Lawler, NH Biagina A. Lazaroni, OR Marissa Renee LeFevre, IL Megan Leonard, CA Amy Lewis, IL Jeffrey Lindberg, NY Sarah Nicole Lockman, CA

JULIE KAY MANOR (WI), riding Stuart Tarleton—Silver Medal

LYNDA SUE LAMBERT (CA), riding Windsor—Silver Medal

LYNNE MARIE LAVERS (TN), riding Nick Of Time—Silver & Bronze Medals

ALEXIS NICOLE MARTIN-VEGUE (CA), riding Botijo M—Silver Medal

top row MiddlE: CArol KrsKA; top row right: tAss JonEs photogrAphY; sECond row MiddlE: whotooKthAt.nEt; sECond row right: BEAtEKUsKAphotogrAphiE

silver medalists

Sara Justice, OH Keni Hickman Kerin, NC Brittney Klasic, CA Gloria Knight, NM Lauren A. Knopp, FL Kelly L. Krambs, CA Clare M. Krska, KS Marci L. Krummick, CO Maureen Lamb, CA Lynda Sue Lambert, CA Paula K. Langan, CA


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SUSAN McCOSKEY (GA), with Kasper—Silver Medal

LAURA PAGE NELSON (VA), riding Kalif—Silver Medal

MARY ANN MILLER (UT), riding Simply The Best—Silver Medal

KELLI McLEAN NEWTON (CA), riding Luciano—Silver Medal

ROWAN O’RILEY (MA), riding Rebel Rock Star—Silver Medal

Colleen Reid, CA Agata A. Rekucka, IL Victoria Ryan Retamoza, KY Melissa C. Richards, PA Nicole Ringler, AK Kelly Jo Robbins, IN Clare C. Ross, IN Andrea H. Ruting, NC Suzan Ann Saylor, TX Ruth Hill Schorsch, MI Diana G. Schrage, NY

Ali Potasky, MA Paula Pratt, WI Laura Ann Price, CA Keira Jean Pride, CA Angela Mary Princell, SC Christine Marie Pritchard, GA Kymberly Rhea Pullen, TX Suzanne Punch-Randall, CA Kathleen M. Ramirez, CA Jeannette M. Redmond, MT Scott Redwantz, MI

Rowan O’Riley, MA Piet Ogata, CA Judy Oliver, FL Jodi Olshina, AL Endel Lauren Ots, FL Stephanie April Pair, GA Cecilia Palmieri, CA Haley Kay Patterson, OH Cheryl Pelly, CA Brenda Peters-Beare, CA Michael V. Pineo, CA

silver medalists

Maria Morgounova, PA Wendy Robin Morris, CA Rachel Motsinger, CO Alexandra Michele du Celliee Muller, CA Jennifer Mutchler, VA Laura Page Nelson, VA Amelia Newcomb, CA Kelli McLean Newton, CA Mary Kathryn Foulds Nommensen, TX Krista Lynn Tycho Noone, PA Lisa O’Dell, AK

MARIA MORGOUNOVA (PA), riding Futi’s Rave—Silver Medal

LISA O’DELL (AK), riding Pirata Da Pura—Silver Medal

BRENDA PETERS-BEARE (CA), riding Leo—Silver & Bronze Medals

KEIRA JEAN PRIDE (CA), with Winston— Silver Medal

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Kailee R. Surplus, AZ Allen Jay Swafford, TX Trisha L. Swift, CO Malva Tarasewicz, CO Wendy H. Taylor, NC Mary Jane Hall Tenwick, FL Cynthia S. Thaxton, GA Lucy Catherine Tidd, MD Tamara Todorovic, PA Alexis Tozour, NJ Cara Tozour, NJ

Laurie W. Trimm, AL Kristi Ullman, CA Ampara T. Visser, CA Berndt Von Hassler, TX Mary Elizabeth Von Werne, NC Amy M. Walker-Basak, IL Andrea Waxler, NH Terri Sue Wensinger, TX Tina Cimino West, TN Nancy White, MI Glenn Franklin Whiteley, MN

ANDREA H. RUTING (NC), riding Louis IV—Silver Medal

SUZAN ANN SAYLOR (TX), with Kashmere— Silver Medal

BECKY I. SHEALY (SC), riding Daydream—Silver Medal

MICHELLE SUMMER SHERIDAN (FL), riding Rouxletto—Silver & Bronze Medals

WENDY H. TAYLOR (NC), riding Weltgraf—Silver Medal

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MARY JANE HALL TENWICK (FL), riding Topper—Silver Medal

Karen Whitman, CO Heather Wilson, AZ M. Teresa Calza Winkler, MI Sara Woodworth Worsham, VA Georgia Wren-Russ, CA Taylor Harumi Yamamoto, HI Elizabeth Yates, FL Cheryl LeVeille Youngman, FL

DIANA G. SCHRAGE (NY), riding Pandora—Silver & Bronze Medals

CLAUDIA SPRINGER-MISNER (MO), riding Rooderporte II—Silver Medal

LUCY CATHERINE TIDD (MD), riding GKB Coal Magic— Silver Medal

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silver medalists

Krista Schrager, NY Ilse Schwarz, FL Katrina L. Sechler, MT Becky I. Shealy, SC Michelle Summer Sheridan, FL Laurie Dilworth Simons, MS Chrissie Simpson, IL Allison Jane Spivey, VA Claudia Springer-Misner, MO Teresa Stewart, WA Kathryn Stoy, MS


silver medalists

TAMARA TODOROVIC (PA), riding Admiral—Silver Medal

MARY ELIZABETH VON WERNE (NC), riding Intact—Silver and Bronze Medals

M. TERESA CALZA WINKLER (MI), riding Picasso—Silver Medal

TAYLOR HARUMI YAMAMOTO (HI), with Domino—Silver Medal

TINA CIMINO WEST (TN), riding Dressed To Thrill— Silver Medal

CHERYL LeVEILLE YOUNGMAN (FL), riding Zarena—Silver Medal

sECond row right: MiChAEl BrAdtKE photogrAphY

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Paige T. Abbott, WA Teresa Belle Adams, CA Samantha Regina Allan, MD Allida Jantz Allen, CA Kari L. Allen, CT Hilary Charlotte Alweis, MT

Line K. Andersen, CA Barbara L. Anderson, MI Pernille B. Andree, KS Evelyn Angelle, TX Jennifer Tamara Anttonen, MA Julie Arkison, MI

JENNIFER TAMARA ANTTONEN (MA), with Fig Newton—Bronze Medal

EVELYN ANGELLE (TX), with (from left) Amaan Uno and Ruxpin— Bronze Medal

MARTIN THOMAS ARNOLD (TX), riding Warendorf— Bronze Medal

SHIRLEY BROADY (CA), riding Solomon’s Mine—Bronze Medal

Martin Thomas Arnold, TX Corie Bannon, NY Sharon M. Barton, OR Chad Eric Basile, NY Amie Celeste Beauregard, CA Karyn F. Becerra, NC

GAYE A. BERGSTROM (PA), riding Kimball—Bronze Medal

ANNE FRUGE BUCKMAN (VA), with Madchen—Bronze Medal

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Maia Belic, IL Stephanie Bennett, FL Christine E. Bergeron, TX Gaye A. Bergstrom, PA Yvonne Berkhout, FL Kathleen Courtney Betzel, SC

JULIE ARKISON (MI), riding Magic Moment—Bronze Medal

EMILY M. BLUMBERG (NJ), with Poet— Bronze Medal

MARY COUR BURROWS (TN), riding WW Black Magic—Bronze Medal

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bronze medalists

USDF BRONZE MEDALISTS


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DREW ELIZABETH CARLIN (SC), with DC Harper—Bronze Medal

Savannah J. Brentnall, CA Lindsey Woods Brewin, CA Megan Britt, MN Shirley Broady, CA Liz Bromberg, NC Becky Brown, TX Bonnie Ann Joscelyn Browne, MN Amber M. Brownlee, TX Anne Fruge Buckman, VA Benjamin Clark Burchfiel, MA Judy P. Burdge, SC Mary Cour Burrows, TN

MELANIE G. CARR (NC), riding Ids V. D. Terpon—Bronze Medal

KELLY CHLEBOWSKI (FL), riding Freistil—Bronze Medal

COURTNEY L. DALE (ID), with Fortune—Bronze Medal

Alison Lee Bush, IL Catherine Butland, VT Lisa M. Butterfield, NC Christy Cadwallader, CA Hannah Schremser Cail, TN Donna L. Cameron, MA Anna Catherine Campbell, TX Frances Mary Carbonnel, CO Drew Elizabeth Carlin, SC Sara Carlisle, MA Melanie G. Carr, NC Andrea Caudill, TX

bronze medalists

Heather R. Black, FL Rebecca Parker Black, WA Gloria Louise Bloomberg, OR Emily M. Blumberg, NJ Suzanne Dansby Bollman, GA Rachael Norton Boone, NE Tressa E. Boulden, CA Amalia G. Boyles, OR Beverly Bradham, CA Diane Michele Brandow, NY Darcie J. Breazzano, NC Nancy E. Brenckman, CO

Lara M. Ceppi, NY Renata Chanrai, AZ Amelia Diane Child, UT Kelly Chlebowski, FL Harrison N. Chong, HI Kendall Catherine Christy, WA Colleen Church, MO Hannah Nicole Clorite, CT Dianne Cloyd, CA Annette Coester, UT Karen Cohen, CA Shannon Kanane Misha Colby, HI

ANDREA CAUDILL (TX), riding Haidaseeker Playboy—Bronze Medal

CYNDI SUSAN CRAIG (TX), riding Flying Colorz—Bronze Medal

PATTY S. COUCH (OK), riding Dante—Bronze Medal

TAYLOR DICKINSON (NH), riding Snickers O’Mara—Bronze Medal

BRUCE EGLESFIELD (LA), riding Lucie—Bronze Medal

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PAULA ENOS (MA), riding Legend—Bronze Medal

Tracey M. Currey, FL Linda Currie, MA Katie Janet Cutrer, FL Georgia Cutrona, TX Eileen Kathryn D’Amour, AZ Courtney L. Dale, ID Kimberly D. Davidson, TN Samantha Elizabeth Davis, CA Barbara J. Deenihan, KS Sharon Kay Dembro, WA Breann DePietro, PA Taylor Dickinson, NH

CLAUDIA FAUNT (CA), riding Conners—Bronze Medal

DONNA JEAN FRASER (CA), riding Miss Demeanor—Bronze Medal

Michaelann Dimitrijevich, CA Jennifer Anne Dipple, NC Julie Dobbs, CA Therese Marie Dosen, CA Judith T. Dostal, FL Karen Marie Douglas, WA Martin James Douglas, WA Sasha Newman Dubois, FL Taryn Andrea Dussin, OR Bruce Eglesfield, LA Audrey Ellam, PA Tamara J. Ellickson, WI

JESSICA GLEN FOSCHI (MN), riding Penny—Bronze Medal

KELLY GAGE (KY), riding Bro A Bryn Swimai— Bronze Medal

ELIZABETH A. GOODWIN (MD), riding Bugsy—Bronze Medal

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Kim Elsner, CA Paula Enos, MA Valerie Evelyn Eric, CO Lauren Christiana Esping, IN Laura Elizabeth Eyre, FL Scarlett Fahrenson, AZ Patricia A. Fannin, TN Wynne M. Fassari, CA Claudia Faunt, CA Hannah Ferguson, IA Molly Fine, IL Gabrielle Suzanne Fleming, VA

SUSANNE FRAHM (WA), riding Cleopatra Jones— Bronze Medal

LAURA JENNIFER GILLMER (VT), riding Manchet Montana—Bronze Medal

ROSE A. GRANT (IL), riding GP Ubilee—Bronze Medal

JESSICA HAINSWORTH (NY), with Strudel—Bronze Medal

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bronze medalists

Gina L. Collier, TX Kelly Jean Collins, CA Andrea K. Comstock, IL Mario A. Contreras, IL Shena J. Cornett, CA Patty S. Couch, OK Cyndi Susan Craig, TX Sally Crews, GA Kaylee Cribbs, CA Belinda Del Carmen Croff, TX Christa Culbert, IL Taylor Mccall Cunningham, ID


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Elma Garcia, ID Amelia Roseann Garrett, WA Kathy Gehlke, CA Allison Diane Gerlt, IL Werner Geven, GA Jenna Ann Gilkeson, GA Laura Jennifer Gillmer, VT Cynthia D. Giordano, CT Jessica Danielle Gladney, GA Heidi Gloudemans, WA Karey Gonzalez, TX Gigi Rosalind Good, FL

KENDRA B. HALL (PA), riding Manhattan—Bronze Medal

ANNE GLUD HJULMAND (NC), riding Risky Business RSH—Bronze Medal

Elizabeth A. Goodwin, MD Fiona E. Gowers, PA Rose A. Grant, IL Barbara Grassmyer, CA Jannike Gray, CT Deborah D. Gregoire, KS Marika Groleau, CA Laura Michelle Haas, PA Paige Haas, ID Jessica Hainsworth, NY Kendra B. Hall, PA Christine M. Hamilton, GA

Misty Hamilton, GA Emily Ann Hansen-Palmus, OH Grace Harris, TX Nancy Gale Hackett Harrison, CO Susan L. Hartman, FL Tracey Marie Haslitt, IL Laureen Beth Hays, SC Carol Herron, FL Hannah Elizabeth Hewitt, GA Anne Glud Hjulmand, NC Diana J. Hoberecht, NC Laura Kay Holbrook, AZ

NANCY GALE HACKETT HARRISON (CO), riding Weltee—Bronze Medal

GRACE HARRIS (TX), riding Ravishing—Bronze Medal

JACQUELINE HYDE (PA), riding Meadow—Bronze Medal

EMILY HOWSER (KY), riding Touchee—Bronze Medal

KATIE H. JACKSON (TX), riding Bamauli—Bronze Medal

bronze medalists

Jessica Glen Foschi, MN Callana M. Fox, WI Susanne Frahm, WA Donna Jean Fraser, CA Caron C. Frisone, CA Olivia B. Frost, CA Wendy Lea Fryke, CO Lucy Fuelle, MI Inga Fuengerlings, CO Chloe R. Fullar, MI Kelly Gage, KY Sarah Gammie, OR

MADELEINE JOHNSON (NM), riding Ramsgate— Bronze Medal

EMILY KEENE (NM), riding Ameeshka—Bronze Medal

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Madeleine Johnson, NM Marilyn S. Johnson, IL Shea Christine Johnson, NM Madeline Celaine Jones, CA Susan Cherry Jones, KY Lillianna Turner Joseph, VT Madeline Nicole Joy, WA Rachel Kelly Juntz, CA Jessica Ann Kaczmarek, WI Emily Keene, NM Allison Keeran, FL Mallory Peyton Kent, AL

REBECCA KUC (PA), riding A Knight to Remember RAH—Bronze Medal

TERI M. LARSON (SC), riding The Grand Finale—Bronze Medal

MARGO MARANO (PA), riding Waimea—Bronze Medal

Lauren M. Kimmel, MD Lesley Geraldine King, PA Kathleen Nicole Kinnie, MI Ada K. Koransky, CA Alexandra K. Krossen, NJ Charlene Ku, CA Rebecca Kuc, PA Kristine Kuchinski-Broome, FL Janna Rebecca Kysilko, MN Lynn La Caze, CA Noell Lacy, TX Kim Lampert, CO

LYNN La CAZE (CA), riding West Point— Bronze Medal

LISA R. LEVINE (CA), riding Made Ya Look—Bronze Medal

Teri M. Larson, SC Lynne Marie Lavers, TN Biagina A. Lazaroni, OR Jutta Lee, VT Alexandra Elizabeth LeMoine, IL Megan Leonard, CA Lisa R. Levine, CA Amy Lewis, IL Robin L. Lewis, CA Christine Lima, RI Chris Littlefield, CA Cheryl Ann Loane, MD

NOELL LACY (TX), riding Paparazzi—Bronze Medal

CHRISTINE LIMA (RI), with Casual Affaire—Bronze Medal

TARA FRANCES MASON (MI), riding Fantassia—Bronze Medal

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MARGARET McKIBBIN-FAVREAU (NJ), riding Bridge—Bronze Medal

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bronze medalists

Erin Oyler Honeycutt, SC Nicole Joann Houghton, CA Trudi Butler Howley, FL Emily Howser, KY Maryanne C. Hughes, TN Alyssa Anais Hunt, CO Elizabeth Wilson Hunter, AL Haeley Hutchison, CO Jacqueline Hyde, PA Katie H. Jackson, TX Heather E. Jans, IL Angela K. Jett, GA


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WENDY McLAUGHLIN (AZ), with Weltwunder—Bronze Medal

CHRISTINA M. MILLHOUSE (CA), riding Game Boy 59—Bronze Medal

McKENNA HELEN MURPHY (MA), riding Santiago GGF—Bronze Medal

Margo Marano, PA Ashley Michelle Martin, CA Tara Frances Mason, MI Miriah Mather, CA Ariel Matisse, MA Elisabeth Maurer, MI Carol Ann Mayo, MA Venantia Mays, AL Hannah McCabe, NH Valerie McCloskey, NY Amanda McDonell, CA Anna Marie McGee, OR

Erin Margaret Mchenry, AZ Margaret McKibbin-Favreau, NJ Wendy McLaughlin, AZ Rochelle D. McPherson, CT Lisa Mendell, VA Julio Cesar Mendoza, MD Suzanne Mente, MA Vivian Mevorah, CA Anne Margaret Meyers, CT Danielle Peyton Meyers, TX Conrad T. Michalsky, WA Julia Mihailova, CA

VIVIAN MEVORAH (CA), with Reveler—Bronze Medal

REBEKAH A. MINGARI (KY), riding Unico—Bronze Medal

FRANK NIN (CA), riding Estrella Mia—Bronze Medal

bronze medalists

Therese Lotman, CA Kylee Lourie, CO Tina Lovazzano, CA Kaylan Lee Lovrovich, WA Cara E. Luckey, WI Tiffany Lunney, CO Katherine E. Lyons, CA Georgia Ann Macy, CA Bonnie Manley, MA Elise Dawn Kindt Mann, KS Liza Anne Manuel, SC Jennifer Elizabeth Manus, GA

Anne S. Miller, PA Marion G. Miller, MA Jennifer Ward Miller-Davis, OR Christina M. Millhouse, CA Sarah Milligan, AL Kathryn Mills, PA Ann Miltimore, OH Rebekah A. Mingari, KY Keeley Danielle Mircetic, CA Margaret Mary Moore, IL Lisa Marie Morton-Gramyk, ID Elizabeth Blair Moser, TX

JENNIFER WARD MILLER-DAVIS (OR), riding Union—Bronze Medal

LISA MARIE MORTON-GRAMYK (ID), riding Rubinesque—Bronze Medal

JESSICA PATRICIA VIVIEROS O’DONNELL (RI), riding Hinter— Bronze Medal

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Janette V. Oakes, CA Tammy Charlene Opperman, AL Endel Lauren Ots, FL Kaye Ann Otten, GA Stephanie April Pair, GA Cynthia Paniagua, CA Selena Pape, KY Molly Dean Paris, NC Mary Jane Parmentier, AZ Claudia S. Patrick, PA Haley Kay Patterson, OH Joanne Patterson, TX

Lisa Pembleton, CA Barbara Pendleton, WI Brenda Peters-Beare, CA Lisa B. Peterson, CO Hilary J. Peurano, TX Katherine Pfaff, NC Kristine H. Phelps, PA Mary Pingree Fisher, VT Kaaren D. Powell, NY Laura Ann Price, CA Susanne Primgaard, CO Stephanie Rafferty-Wilson, TX

JANETTE V. OAKES (CA), riding Nanne—Bronze Medal

MARY JANE PARMENTIER (AZ), riding Rowdy— Bronze Medal

LISA PEMBLETON (CA), riding Geovani—Bronze Medal

HILARY J. PEURANO (TX), with Frits J— Bronze Medal

CHRISTINA SAIA (TN), with Wynona— Bronze Medal

MIRANDA FAYE SIBLEY (GA), riding V-Frolik—Bronze Medal

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Jeannette M. Redmond, MT Cindy K. Reese, FL Linda S. Reinhardt, MD Carol Ann Reive, FL Agata A. Rekucka, IL Victoria Ryan Retamoza, KY Wendy Rector Riddell, AZ Amy Riker McGirl, CA Michele A. Routhier, NH Linda Saba, NH Christina Saia, TN Alejandro Salazar, CA

JOANNE PATTERSON (TX), riding Cute As A Button—Bronze Medal

MICHELE A. ROUTHIER (NH), riding Stockholm—Bronze Medal

JOANNE SILVERMAN (MD), riding Finders Keepers—Bronze Medal

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bronze medalists

Laine Samantha Muir, CA McKenna Helen Murphy, MA Jennifer Mutchler, VA Rison Naness, CA Jennifer Narbonne, MA Kaitlyn Elizabeth Naughton, RI Jacqueline E. Neumann, CA Cheree Lynn Nichole, VA Frank Nin, CA Krista Nordgren, ME Valerie Norvell, OH Jessica Patricia Viveiros O’Donnell, RI


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Miranda Faye Sibley, GA Peggy Siders, OR Joanne Silverman, MD Elizabeth Simmeth-Ensor, MD Meghan Lianne Slaughter, ID Sheila Marie Smart, MT Emily Lauren Smith, OR Leanne Smith, VT Megan Soske, CA Andrea Spauschus-Kroll, KY Sydney Staggs, CA Jessica C. Starck, IL

ELIZABETH SIMMETH-ENSOR (MD), riding Liuteris Star—Bronze Medal

SYDNEY STAGGS (CA), riding Brego—Bronze Medal

MAUREEN ELIZABETH SULLIVAN (KY), riding Coogan— Bronze Medal

ELLE B. TURNER (GA), riding Ico—Bronze Medal

Susan Stegmeyer, NY Suzanne Hopkins Stites, NJ Linda S. Stoudemayer, TX Kathryn Stoy, MS Jennifer Strauss, WI Maureen Elizabeth Sullivan, KY Phyllis B. Sumner, GA Kailee R. Surplus, AZ Jessica L. Sweeney, OR Annie Sweet, UT Molly M. Tatham, FL Carrie Taylor, IL

bronze medalists

Barbara Doris Satkowski, NJ Iris B. Schedler, CA Cassie L. Schmidt, TX Diana G. Schrage, NY Jill Louise Schriber, CA Alyse Elizabeth Schuver, NC Ilse Schwarz, FL Caleb S. Scroggins, TX Katrina L. Sechler, MT Sara L. Sharratt, TX Christina L. Shehan, NC Michelle Summer Sheridan, FL

Rachel Tears, CA Ashley Rae Theodore, MA Melynnda Thiessen, WA Claire Thoma, IN Michele E. Ting, NV Kathryn Anne Tralli, CA Elle B. Turner, GA Krista Lynn Tycho Noone, PA Ayden Spencer Uhlir, TX Jessica M. Valenti, IL Teresa Marie Valenti, ID Betsy Joy Van Dyke-Foster, MI

LINDA S. STOUDEMAYER (TX), with Faralyn++++//--Bronze Medal

JESSICA L. SWEENEY (OR), riding Lester—Bronze Medal

JESSICA M. VALENTI (IL), riding Gabriel— Bronze Medal

RACHEL TEARS (CA), riding Gryffindor— Bronze Medal

TERESA MARIE VALENTI (ID), riding Cash— Bronze Medal

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Hannah Scharline Walsh, CA Lisa R. Weis, MA Florence J. Wetzel, MD Arlene Daryl White, FL Dawn R. White, PA Sarah White, FL Lynn R. Whiteley, MN Alison R. Wilaby, KY Lisa A. Wiley Woelfel, CA

DALLAS SANDRA VAN STRATTEN (NE), riding Vainqueur E—Bronze Medal

MICHELLE J. WILLIAMS (GA), riding A Cash-Vantage—Bronze Medal

Michelle J. Williams, GA Miranda Williams, MA Nancy W. Williams, MI M. Teresa Calza Winkler, MI Leah Dawn Winston, FL Jessica Wisdom, WA Morgan Wolfe, CA Karin Worm, NJ Judy Wright, MA

HANNAH SCHARLINE WALSH (CA), riding Del Primero—Bronze Medal

LISA A. WILEY WOELFEL (CA), riding Brody Boy—Bronze Medal

Pamela Anne Wrona, KS Eva Jan Wu, CA Kelly Dee Wunsch, OR Brittany Ann Yard, NJ Rhiannon Dee Yard, CA Elizabeth Yates, FL Joni Zeccola, GA Mattie Y. Zepernick, LA

DAWN R. WHITE (PA), with LaGranto—Bronze Medal

EVA JANE WU (CA), riding Accept—Bronze Medal

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bronze medalists

Suzy Van Schaack, WA Dallas Sandra Van Stratten, NE Martha S. Vaughan, CA Dorit Von Hassler, TX Mary Elizabeth Von Werne, NC Sarah VonBrandt Senn, CA Angela M. Voss, MD Patricia Waddel, NV Ingrid Wallin, WI


Suzanne Dansby Bollman, GA Renee Marie Johnson, CA Nicole Levy, KY Megan A. McIsaac, WI Endel Lauren Ots, FL Carol Suzannne Robertson, CA Jillian Santi, WA

Silver Freestyle Bar

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Shelley Lynn Day, WI

Merrilyn L. Griffin, FL Julia Handt, TX Ila Handy, MS Alison E. Head, VA Marianne Horn, CA Ari Lopez, CA Megan A. McIsaac, WI Paige Olivia Miller, IL Virginia Pugh Moon, AL Endel Lauren Ots, FL Victoria Ryan Retamoza, KY Ruth Hill Schorsch, MI

MEGAN McISAAC, riding Gold Card— Gold, Silver, and Bronze Bars

CAROL SUZANNE ROBERTSON (CA), riding Wyoming—Gold Bar

MALVA TARASEWICZ (CO), riding Orion—Silver Bar and Silver Medal

MARAGRET SMALL BAILEY-MILLER (ME), riding Kannebec Ladyhawke—Bronze Bar

Christine Stephenson, CA Malva Tarasewicz, CO Tanya Vik, CA Lynnette Wadsworth, FL Amy M. Walker-Basak, IL Joann R. Williams, WI

Amy B. Ganci, TX Merrilyn L. Griffin, FL Maria Anna Hallet, FL Martha D. McDaniel, HI Megan A. McIsaac, WI Charity Lynn Messer, FL Michael D. Osinski, WA Endel Lauren Ots, FL Barbara Doris Satkowski, NJ Meghan Lianne Slaughter, ID Joann R. Williams, WI Megan Ann Zureck, NY

Bronze Freestyle Bar Margaret Small Bailey-Miller, ME Cathy Cottrill, FL Brooke Erin Cramton, TX Claire K. Darnell, TX

MERRILYN GRIFFIN (FL), riding Epik—Silver and Bronze Bars

LYNETTE WADSWORTH (FL), with Wietze G—Silver Bar

BARBARA DORIS SATKOWSKI (NJ), riding Ramses—Bronze Bar and Bronze Medal

musical freestyle rider awards

Gold Freestyle Bar

VIRGINIA PUGH MOON (AL), riding Gibraltar—Silver Bar

JOANN R. WILLIAMS (WI), riding Kosmic—Silver and Bronze Bars

MEGHAN LIANNE SLAUGHTER (ID), with Spinnaker— Bronze Bar and Bronze Medal

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First Level

Second Level

Third Level

Noel A. Anderson, VA John Ernest Collins, NM Janet A. Engle, IL Sally Francy, CA Susan Gentle, WY Virginia Johnson, TX Terry Brune Miller, TX Ann Davis Ranger, CA Andrew Jay Zeigler, OH

Michael Arvystas, NY Susan Gentle, WY Judith H. Hybels, FL Diane Fay Johnson, IA Virginia Johnson, TX Terry Brune Miller, TX

Bonnie Ann Joscelyn Browne, MN Susan Gentle, WY Cynthia Riley, CA Anna E. Schueler, MN Mary B. Tompkins, NC

Judy P. Burdge, SC Susan Gentle, WY Mary Jean Horney, SC Nancy W. Krial, PA Guy Raymond Vaughn, AZ Joan A. Watson, WI

JOHN ERNEST COLLINS (NM), riding Saint James—Training Level Master’s Challenge

ANDREW JAY ZEIGLER (OH), riding Adazio--Training Level Master’s Challenge

BONNIE ANN JOSCELYN BROWNE (MN), riding Anja— Second Level Master’s Challenge and Bronze Medal

SALLY FRANCY (CA), riding Cherry—Training Level Master’s Challenge

DIANE FAY JOHNSON (IA), riding Sandbridge—First Level Master’s Challenge

JUDY P. BURDGE (SC), with Duchess of Darnce— Third Level Master’s Challenge and Bronze Medal

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ANN DAVIS RANGER (CA), riding Re Fiddle— Training Level Master’s Challenge

VIRGINIA JOHNSON (TX), with Exclusive Sport—First Level Master’s Challenge

JOAN A.WATSON (WI), riding Reminisce— Third and Fourth Level Master’s Challenge

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FEI Levels

Susan Gentle, WY Paula Pratt, WI Guy Raymond Vaughn, AZ Joan A. Watson, WI Leueen Willoughby, Canada

Carol S. Brewer, NY Elizabeth J. Crosby, MI Susan Gentle, WY Leslie Hornocker, ID Barbara R. Johnson, AL

Katherine S. McHugh, MA Edwin A. Miller, OR Nancy Goshorn Murray, TX Linda Sue Powers, AZ Paula Pratt, WI Deryn Stewart, OK Mary B. Tompkins, NC

LEUEEN WILLOUGHBY (ON), riding Tommie— Fourth Level Master’s Challenge

SUSAN GENTLE (WY), riding Nimbus—Training Level through FEI Level Master’s Challenge

KATHERINE S. McHUGH (MA), riding Schando— FEI Level Master’s Challenge and Silver Medal

LINDA SUE POWERS (AZ), riding Bonaparte— FEI Level Master’s Challenge

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Fourth Level

Guy Raymond Vaughn, AZ Andrea Waxler, NH Barbara Burgess Wolfe, NJ

LESLIE HORNOCKER (ID), riding Woodstock RH— FEI Level Master’s Challenge and Silver Medal

PAULA PRATT (WI), riding Bokken—FEI Level and Fourth Level Master’s Challenge; Silver Medal

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ANDREA WAXLER KAPLAN (NH), riding Tribunal HB—FEI Level Master’s Challenge and Silver Medal

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rider performance awards

2011 USDF RIDER PERFORMANCE AWARDS

Training Level

Grace Holt, TX Jackie Hyde, FL Katrina Jones, TX Karen Allred, NC Susannah Coolidge Jones, MA Elise Ames, VT Tillie Jones, NE Noel A. Anderson, VA Sharon Turner Kherlopian, GA Emily Andreano, CA Laura Ashley Killian, PA Ann A. Ascik, FL Lauren M. Kimmel, MD Debbie D. Barcus, MT Hillary Frances Barrowman, AL Taylor Langley, AZ Christy Lasso, FL Jane M. Beebe, AZ Lisa Marie Lemke, WI Lee A. Bergstrom, IN Denise Lennon, VA Vanessa Blake, WI Jessica Levin, WA Trici Boland, VA Elodie E. Madewell, FL Sarah-Jayne Bowers, IN Kymber Shea Malloy, NV Debra L. Callahan, AR Eleanor A. Maynard, MO Gabrielle Callahan, AR Brady Dillingham Carlson, OK Aubrey Elise McCall, FL Shannon A. McGlon, AL Whitney R. Childs, OH Jacquelyn McMaster, OR John Ernest Collins, NM Meghan A. Meagher, IL Dawna Cooksey, CA Benjamin Michael Mendiburu, Cecilia Cox, TX NJ Kristine L. Currier, IL Barbara Nabors, NJ Ashlynne Clay Davis, FL Denise Nader, MD Jennifer Porter Delmer, TX Diane P. Nell, CA Bonilyn Blair Dobson, FL Missie Nicholls, MO Allison Drew Donnell, OK Angelica Oliver-Mays, CA Rick Edwards, WA Hillary Edwards-Burdett, SC Nadine Abigail Orriss, WA Peyton Rayne Pentecost, KY Janet A. Engle, IL Sharon R. Pike, TX Tracy H. Farrell, WA Kimberly D. Pribble, AZ Sally Francy, CA Elyse Marie Quast, CA Sandra Kaye Frick, MT Lindsey LeClair Quinn, NH Tena Frieling, MI Madeleine Anais Ramon, TX Maria Land Frith, GA Jeannette M. Redmond, MT Jennifer Ruth Fulmer, NC L. Amber Reed, CA Beth Godwin, FL Virginia L. Rose, TX Erin Groover, AL Alexis M. Rossetti, MD Pamela Hardin, GA Jennifer Lee Salinger, IL Chloe Cecilia Hatch, FL Denise Schmitt, IL Kylie Renee Heitman, MI Sharon Ann Sexton, MD Christie Henson, NC Nellie Camille Stallsmith, AL Laura Hermanson, CA Rhoda Symons, IL Elizabeth M Hicks, NY Joy Anne Trent, FL Brenda Hilfrank, VT Jennifer Vanover, NY Marie Ann Hoffman, IL Wendy Alexandra Varisco, LA Heather Lynn Holman, FL

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Rachael K. Walker, WI Sasha Lauren Walsh, PA Brenda S. Whiteley, UT Torrey Wilkinson, VA Rebecca Lane Wolfe, PA Jennifer Womack-Hall, AZ Sandra Zarzycki, MI

First Level Diane Abraham, CA Emily Andreano, CA Gail Baum, CA Kathryn M. Bennett, VA Sarah-Jayne Bowers, IN Savannah J. Brentnall, CA Constance Brown, MA Lynn Burnett, FL Brady Dillingham Carlson, OK Cherie Chauvin, MD Alexandra Teresa Corazzini, MA Cecilia Cox, TX Regina Cristo, NY Elizabeth Simmons Cummins, LA Donna Hollinshead DuPont, PA Jennifer Frates, MA Valerie Gabriel, CA Marguerite Derr Gentry, NC Abigail Marie Gibbon, MD Nancy Lee Gioia, MI Samantha Lee Gioia, MI Erin Groover, AL Kelly Lee Hall, KY Kylie Renee Heitman, MI Marie Ann Hoffman, IL Susan Holmes, SD Kimberly Brooke Huffman, VA Nancy A. Hull, WA Judith H. Hybels, FL Diane Fay Johnson, IA Tillie Jones, NE Sarah Kaczynski, TX Jennifer Alexis Kaiser, MI Karen J. Kennedy, MN Kathryn L. Kent, MO

Laura Ashley Killian, PA Sue W. Kirkpatrick, AL Susan Klingelhafer, OH Bonnie Kraft, FL Fae Louise Leffler, OH Andrea Lewis, UT Elodie E. Madewell, FL Lyne M. Marcotte, GA Kathryn Maret, WA Aubrey Elise McCall, FL Lou Anne Kayser McKown, WA Jacquelyn McMaster, OR Caitlin McTavish, MI Leah Marie Mendiburu, NJ Lisa Meringolo, OH Elizabeth Milburn, MA Terry Brune Miller, TX Glenda M. Murray, IL Diane P. Nell, CA Ashley T. Ockels, DE Nadine Abigail Orriss, WA Magan Louise Peake, CA Lisa Pembleton, CA Amy Kristina Peterson, NJ Lucy Pingree, MA Nancy S. Poertner, CA Elizabeth Luther Ralstin, FL Jann L. Rappe, WA Jeannette M. Redmond, MT Rachel Nicole Robinson, FL Laurie Ann Salmi, FL Mia Selvidge, CA Laura Sevriens, GA Sharon Ann Sexton, MD Alexandra Rani Singh, NY Caryl D. Stephens, FL Rebecca Sturdy, IL Ruth E. Sundet, SD Jessica L. Sweeney, OR Christy Ann Thuer, IN Claudia Ann Tomlin, MI Alexandra Tomson, NY Jennifer Vanover, NY Wendy Alexandra Varisco, LA Loline Voegtlin, IA

Martha A. Vout, MI Janet M. Ward, WA Jennifer L. West, TX Lindsey Nicole Whitcher, OR Stacy Christen Williams, UT Sandra Zarzycki, MI

Second Level Diane Kay Boyce, AZ Savannah J. Brentnall, CA Lindsey Woods Brewin, CA Julie L. Christie, MN Cecilia Cox, TX Donna Hollinshead DuPont, PA Jessica Glen Foschi, MN Carmen Elisa Franco, FL Alyssa Freden, MA Tena Frieling, MI Valerie Gabriel, CA Lydia Faye Gray, IL Shelley L. Guilfoos, OH Laura Michelle Haas, PA Linda Kaye HollingsworthJones, ID Madeline Celaine Jones, CA Antoinette Frances Kanne, MO Linda McCormick, AL Jessica P. Meyer, VT Viki Meyers, AR Rebekah A. Mingari, KY Deborah Whitehurst Ogden, VT Lisa Pembleton, CA Kirsten S. Poole, PA Jeannette M. Redmond, MT Jennifer Louise Reynen, CA Cynthia Riley, CA Heather Salden, MN Jaclyn Sink, MD Rebecca Sturdy, IL Kathryn A. Sutton, WI Jessica L. Sweeney, OR Claudia Ann Tomlin, MI Ayden Spencer Uhlir, TX Dallas Sandra Van Stratten, NE Janet M. Ward, WA Nancy W. Williams, MI


Young Horse

Whitney, Kathleen Oldford, GA

Training Level American Beauty, Kristine Currier, IL Authentic Music, Megan Lisowe, WI Beaverwood’s Fairy Tale, George Hoag, CT Belesemo Epic, Mona Tobias, TX Branstock’s Ryujin, Linda Funderburk, FL Bravo Baloo, Rose Marsden, MN Coles Night Hawk, Jennifer Delmer, TX Crownprinz, Cathy Balance, IL FHF Gorm, Hans Christensen, OK FHF Vienna, Janet Engle, IL Granicus, Cathy Balance, IL Harmonie NSF, Heather Holman, FL Herbie Hancock, Amanda Hester, TX Indian Artbeat, Marie Hoffman, IL Jazz Dance, Brittany Burson, IL Joshua, Margie Boyd, WY Justin, Sue Egolf, VA Kirashana, Laura Killian, PA La Vie En Rose, Susan VanNorman, MD Lady Victoria, Susan Ketchel, PA Le Phantom, Lucy Lotto, WA Logan Motion, Vanessa Blake, WI MC Endless Echo, Sherri Booye, VA Mesmeryz, Madeleine Ramon, TX Micado, Susan Gentle, WY Mickey Blue Eyes, Dorothy Bettle, PA Mis Diversify, Rachel Robinson, FL Mr. Stubbs, Sam Ross, WV Nibrika Mourne View Mist, Michelle Schwartz, VT Oliver, Audrey Hicks, NY Poetic Justice, Brenda Whiteley, UT Preciosa del Sol, Julie Stammler, WI Rochester JPD, Erin Groover, AL

Roulette Maree, Kelli Agnew, AL Royal Aries, Danielle Culver, CO Sambajazz, Caryl Thompson, FL Spiritquest Loanna, Patricia Backoff, MI Starring Amanda, Kimberly Pribble, AZ Stine Gutten, Bonilyn Dobson, FL Tempo, Elise Ames, VT Wilkinson, Elise Ames, VT

Washington, Heather Wedmore, OR WK’s Northern Brigadier, Leigh Holman, MN Zoe, Evelyn Angelle, TX

Second Level

AB Sunset Hunter, Kirsten Poole, PA Eli, Camilla Topham, FL Estrella, Jolene Novak, IL First Level Ferdinand, Cecilia Ross, CO Authentic Music, Megan Lisowe, WI Finders Keepers, Carrie Silverman, MD Graybarronmidnightserenade, Wendy Belesemo Epic, Mona Tobias, TX Bizzaro, CA Calypso, Denise Konetchy, ID Jork D, Kathleen Carroll, WA Centurian, Elizabeth Higgins, GA Legacy Farms Charmander, Alexandra Crown Victory, Anne Cizadlo, IA Singh, NY Dora the Explorer, Alexandra Tomson, Liuteris Star, Elizabeth Simmeth-Ensor, NY MD Downtown Cool, Diane AdamsMyrrha, Rebecca Armstrong, CA Simmons, FL Nereide, Sheila Zepernick, LA Ebriz Rakkas, Sharon Sexton, MD Relevant’s Couture, Carol Satriano, CT Ferdinand, Cecilia Ross, CO Rhythm N Blues, Wendy Rigby, MA Fhaltair, Michelle Green, NH FITS Toandos Mountain Man, Sheryl Ruth Anne, Chris Derr, SC Uchain, Jessica Meyer, VT Rudolph, OR Intaglio Arizona Storm, Carol Hibbard, Ukon Rock, Zane Weiss, FL Wicklow, Kerry Bruce, TX OH Wynshire’s Valiant, Elisabeth Maurer, Just Georgie, Kathryn Bennett, VA MI Legacy Farms Charmander, Alexandra Singh, NY Malik, Jacquelyn McMaster, OR Third Level Micado, Susan Gentle, WY Milano, Kathryn Maret, WA Ali Baba B, Audrey Narducci, KY Mis Diversify, Rachel Robinson, FL Capodimonte, Patricia McGurl, MA Myrrha, Rebecca Armstrong, CA Dosadi, Sharon Wiedmann, NC Nereide, Sheila Zepernick, LA Ferrero, Jennifer Foulon, MD Outrageous HF, Glenda Murray, IL Gladheart Linhawk, Bernadette & Jack Playboy, Joyce Giles, NC Stang, OR Romana, Sarah-Jayne Bowers, IN Harbor Mist, Jamie Hughes, OR Royal Aries, Danielle Culver, CO Liberty, Wendy Marquardt, CA Thor, Jennifer Martin, CA Lionwood Kinsale’s Lad, Kenneth Uchain, Jessica Meyer, VT Haley, FL

Miss Boston Wonder, Peggy Bowker, AK Phlyer, Nancy Krial, PA Schmeichel, Veronique Gillard, CA Trendsetter, Nichole Charbonneau, WA Ukon Rock, Zane Weiss, FL

Fourth Level Die oder Keine, Bernadette Szost, NY Passhawn, Connor McPeak, CO

Prix St. Georges Falcor, Laura Ritacco, OR Kontessa, Christy Scotch, AL Ranlan Jack Flash, Marie Wagner, OH Rivaal, Jaclyn Meinen, CA

Intermediate I EA Cygnus, Karla Stanley, ND

Intermediate II EA Cygnus, Karla Stanley, ND

Grand Prix West Mt. Winston, Karin Weight, UT

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Horse performance certificates

2011 USDF HORSE PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES


USDF University Program SDF wishes to congratulate the following members, who earned University recognition certification between october 1, 2010 and September 30, 2011.

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Kim Tompson-Hoblit, Alvin, tX nicole trapp, West Bend, Wi Barbara Wiefelstede, Doswell, VA Clydette Womack, edmond, oK Donna Wright, Burleson, tX

USDF Platinum Diploma

USDF Certificate

Judith Fiorentino, Madison, AL Sherry Guess, Porter, oK

Melanie Adams, White Hall, MD Debra Alimonti, Long Valley, nJ Fie Andersen, South Hamilton, MA Jules Anderson, Jupiter, FL Jana Armstrong, tulsa, oK Jayne Ayers, Dousman, Wi Katy Barglow, Walnut Creek, CA tami Batts, Greensboro, nC Sophie Bayer, Park Hills, KY Sandra Bishop, Panama City Beach, FL Lisa Boyer, Coupeville, WA Judith Brown, edmond, oK Stephanie Brown-Beamer, Heber City, Ut Mindy Bryson, Rolla, Mo Reba Bryson, Rolla, Mo Jennifer Burts, Youngsville, LA Pamela Byers, noble, oK Victoria Carroll, Georgetown, tX nancy Chandler-Conrey, Waterboro, Me nichole Charbonneau, Lacey, WA Rebecca Cord, Colora, MD Patty Couch, inola, oK Adam Cropper, Londonderry, nH Margaret Cunningham, Lebanon, oH Alexandra Curnutte, Castle Rock, Co Laura Custer, norman, oK Debra Devries, Cedar Falls, iA Kim Dupps, Germantown, oH Leonie Fernandes, Honeoye Falls, nY Faith Fessenden, Reno, nV Susan Finch, Mesa, AZ Crystal Forsell, San Lorenzo, CA Patricia Fowler, Bloomington, in Justine Frazier, Danville, CA Heidi Gaian, Hollister, CA Janice Garlitz, Aldie, VA Debra Gasser, West Salem, oH ingrid Gentry, Dayton, MD nancy Gorton, Kansas City, Mo Fiona Gowers, Lincoln University, PA ellie Hardesty, overland Park, KS Harriet Hauser, Portland, oR Deborah Hausman, Sherwood, oR

USDF Gold Diploma Kathryn Bauman, Auburntown, tn Dale Lappert, Garrettsville, oH Martha McDaniel, Kaneohe, Hi Bess Reineman, Lovelady, tX

USDF Silver Diploma Kathy Hickerson, Brookline, nH Alexsandra Howard, Freedom, CA Georgia Langsam, Alamo, CA Sarah Martin, Blanca Co

USDF Bronze Diploma Paula Briney, Chatham, iL nicole Chastain, Solvang, CA Janice Dill, newberg, oR nicol Hinde, Bellingham, WA Bettina Longaker, Gordonsville, VA

USDF Diploma Candyce Allen, Gainesville, VA Pat Baker Hutter, tucson, AZ Kimberlee Barker, Corvallis, oR nancy Barnard, St Johns, Mi Rainee Boyd, newkirk, oK Catherine Christenson, Williston, Vt Deborah Cinotto, Poolville, tX Ann Marie Gregoire, Southwick, MA elaine Johnson, Bolton, MA Paul Kathen, Conroe, tX Dana McCullough, Ames, iA Linda Mendenhall, Groton, MA Melody Miller, Maple Valley, WA Anne Moss, Coatesville, PA Barbara noble, Sequim, WA Marybeth PerezSoto, Albuquerque, nM Alice Petersen, Calverton, nY Katie Poag, Johns island, SC nancy Porter, Stillwater, Mn Jessica Rattner, Sherwood, oR Barbara Richardson, Perris, CA Karen Roberts, Southwick, MA Amy Rothe-Hietter, Pataskala, oH Rachel Saavedra, San Ramon, CA

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Paula Helm, Redmond, WA Loris Henry, Fresno, CA Rachel High, Maple Park, iL Carolyn Hoekstra, Coweta, oK Karen Holmes, Round Rock, tX Sandra Hotz, erie, Co Cathi Jensen, Auburn, WA Audrey Jones, Houston, tX terri Kemp, Phoenix, AZ erin King Jackson, Vallejo, CA Marta Koenig, tulsa, oK Leslie Kornfeld, Maynard, MA Denise Laigle, Harrah, oK Alison Larson, Maple Lake, Mn Daemie Laves, Austin, tX nancy Litsch, Duncan, oK Marie Maloney, Wichita, KS tara Manion, Amston, Ct Linda Marciante, Howell, nJ Jaimi Martin, Vallejo, CA Gail McCormack, Dover-Foxcroft, Me Wendy McLaughlin, Mesa, AZ Veronica Moody, tulsa, oK Kristy Moore, Dayton, oH Liz Morgan, Deshler, oH Dorothy Morkis, Dover, MA Stacey Morrison, Centerton, AR Stacey Murphy, north Smithfield, Ri Katherine nelson, new Freedom, PA Randi nelson-Shipley, tucson, AZ Anna neumeister, Charlotesville, VA Candace nuss, Hoisington, KS eva oldenbroek tabor, Waring, tX Mary Jane Parmentier, Gilbert, AZ Bobbie Paulk, Smithville, tX Karen Pautz, Fulton, Mo Lisa Pierson, Hopewell Jct, nY Sharon Poulin, De Leon Springs, FL Angela Prenosil, Torndike, MA Cheryl Reeve, Sturbridge, MA erica Reid Furkis, Union, Mi Kathleen Richkind, Cerrillos, nM Katie Rocco, Sandisfield, MA Diane Rodich, Ringoes, nJ Mikelle Roeder, Springdale, AR Jennifer Roth, Johnstown, oH tamy Ryan, Sherwood, oR Karen Sanftner, Duluth, Mn Christine Schneider, Moorpark, CA Jennifer Schrader-Williams, Yelm, WA Vickie Sharp, tecumseh, oK Betsy Shelton, Springville, CA Peggy Siders, Medford, oR Michelle Sieracki, oconomowoc, Wi Caryl Stephens, High Springs, FL


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2011 Youth Recognition 2011 Youth Volunteer of the Year and USDF Affiliate National Nominee for the USEF Youth Sportsman Award Te Youth Volunteer of the Year recognizes a USDF youth member who demonstrates a commitment to USDF’s mission through exceptional volunteer effort. Te USDF Youth Programs Committee selected Drew Carlin for her innovativeness and ability to think outside the box in volunteer efforts.

Shining Stars Te recipients of the 2011 USDF Shining Star Sportsmanship Award are: Anna Bath, new Albany, oH elizabeth eaton, inola, oK Whitney Haugen, Loveland, Co Abigail iverson, nisswa, Mn Margaret Jackson, eagan, Mn Houston Jones, Liberty Hill, tX Mackenzie Kelley, edina, Mn Katelyn Myllykangas, South Haven, Mn nicole nowak, east Greenwich, Ri Christina Sharkey, Lebanon, oH Allison Shields, Paducah, KY Hannah Teisen, Medina, Mn elle turner, Midland, GA.

2011 Youth Convention Scholarship Winners Supported by funds raised at the USDF Youth Silent Auction, held at the annual convention, these scholarships provide financial support to young dressage enthusiasts to help defray the expenses associated with attending the annual convention. Scholarship winners are chosen based on their participation in USDF, dressage related activities, written communications skills, desire to learn and ability to utilize knowledge.

Drew Carlin, Columbia, SC

As the recipient of this award, Drew’s name will be engraved on a perpetual trophy, housed in the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame. Tis trophy was donated by the Akin family of Warwick, nY, in honor of Lendon Gray. Drew will also receive a $500 scholarship provided from funds raised through the Youth Silent Auction, held annually at the Adequan/USDF Annual Convention.

Catherine Chamberlain Catherine is seventeen years old and lives in Chandler, Arizona. Catherine is the Youth Chairman of the Arizona Dressage Association’s Board of Directors and is a competitive Fei Young Rider. She has represented Region 5 for the past three years at the Fei north American Junior & Young Rider Championships. Catherine is an honor roll student and enjoys organizing fundraisers and educational activities for her local dressage riders.

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Courtney Dale Courtney is nineteen years old and lives in eagle, idaho. She is an active member of the idaho Dressage and eventing Association and is schooling Fourth Level. Courtney is a full time student at Boise State University, pursuing a degree in Pharmacology. Despite having a full schedule with school and riding; Courtney finds time to volunteer for Ride for Joy, a therapeutic riding program; Snow Ponies, a riding program for disadvantaged children, and the local Veteran’s Administration Hospital. JessiCa FosChi Jessica is twenty years old and lives in Virginia, Minnesota. Jessica competes at Tird Level and is an active member of the north Woods Dressage Association and the Central States Dressage and eventing Association. Jessica has audited several clinics and volunteers her time to her local dressage competitions and educational events. She is a USDF Bronze Medalist and has competed in the USeF national Dressage Seat Medal Finals. Jessica is a working student at a dressage facility in iron, Minnesota and also attends the University of Minnesota Duluth where she studies Communication and Political Science. JessiCa hainsworth Jessica is fifteen years old and lives in Mt. Morris, new York. She is an active member of the Western new York Dressage Association and the Genesee Valley Pony Club where she regularly devotes her time to teaching dressage clinics and riding camps. Jessica is a USDF Bronze Medalist and is preparing to qualify for nAJYRC


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Sometimes, our horses teach us more than we teach them By Camille Collins

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uch is written about the fun of getting a new horse. But as my own erratic equestrian journey has progressed, i find myself thinking about the other end of things: After a horse is no longer a part of our lives, what are we left with? We might have photos of a beloved horse, and perhaps ribbons and other tangible reminders of our

hundreds of circles and endured my attempts to sit his lofty gaits. We had a few good shows along the way, even though my fear issues were a constant companion. (it helped that Kali had a lazy streak as wide as the Mississippi and loved nothing better than to show off his downward transitions.) My daughter, who rides nothing like her mother, was getting more serious about her chosen discipline,

TEACHER: Te writer with the Trakehner Kali

time together. But it is the intangibles that are their true legacies, for each horse brings out our weaknesses as riders and forces us to confront our fears and insecurities. in my case, i was blessed to have a lovely trakhener, Kali, a wise and calm old soul who patiently did

hunters and jumpers. to accompany her to the shows, Kali and i started showing in the Rusty Stirrup division. Te four of traveled to ocala, FL, to the beautiful Post time Farm for a show. one uncharacteristically brisk morning, my horse actually had a bit of a pep in his step, so my daughter’s

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A native of Sweden, Camille Collins grew up riding “stubborn Fjord ponies.” She evented before finding her way to dressage. She lives in Destin, FL, where she is a pilot, a wife, a mother of two, and “show mom” to daughter Gaby, who finds that training dressage at home helps her in the hunter/jumper show ring.

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trainer suggested a nice gallop around the track to let the energy out. After breathing deeply and realizing that merely walking onto a racetrack did not give my lazy horse visions of speed, i gingerly picked up a trot. After settling into the rhythm, i took the time to look around at the moss-covered oak trees, the giggling children discussing their classes, and the professional riders shouting greetings to one another as they moved briskly along. At that moment, i realized that in order to receive a gift from the universe, we have to be willing to allow it to happen—to open ourselves to the beauty of the moment. i said goodbye to my foe—my constant companion, fear—and allowed the space it left to be filled with joy. Joy in the moment; joy in feeling Kali happily trotting along beneath me. i decided that such a gift must be returned in kind, and that only courage is a worthy response. With a little nudging—oK, maybe quite a bit—my sweet horse picked up a canter, and with a bit more nudging we achieved what could possibly be called a slow gallop. But we were galloping! Around a racetrack! And i let go, not only of fear but of my need to try to control the outcome of every situation—as if the many possibilities are somehow mine to determine. Kali is no longer in my life, and the tangible reminders i have of him are few; but what he left behind stays with me. i can close my eyes and be back at the racetrack on that sunny day; then i open my eyes and i can face the day in the moment, with joy, and i am forever grateful to have been taught such a valuable lesson. ▲


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of the human body on a horse. i rode in USDF instructor workshops for eight years with the late Major Anders Lindgren, another Hall of Fame member. i joined the American Horse Shows Association’s (now US equestrian Federation) judge-training program, ultimately earning my dressage judge’s license. i also learned a lot from my students, who were primarily novice adult amateurs. My story is not unique. today, 30 years later, there are all sorts of dressage-instructor shingles hung out in my area. Many of these professionals are involved with GMos and local activities. Always eager to increase their knowledge, they attend educational events and USDF “L” education Program sessions. Some are USDF-certified instructors. others, however, are not members of a GMo, perceiving it to be of little value. Citing the time and financial commitments as prohibitive, they neither attend educational events nor seek USDF certification. Yet because they are reasonably successful in the show ring, they attract a clientele, mostly adult amateurs riding at the lower levels. to many riders, the instructor is the most important person in their dressage lives—and yet some riders seem not to know how to evaluate a professional’s credentials. When i ask friends how they pick an instructor, i get varying replies: “i ask around.” “i want a successful Fei-level competitor.” “i want someone trained the european

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who are USDFcertified or who at least have gone through the workshops. (And yes, i came to this conclusion years before i became associated with the USDF.) in my experience as a dressage student, going through the USDF instructor trainer Program helps instructors learn how to articulate dressage principles—to connect theory to practice, feeling to doing. Te program equips instructors with the teaching skills that i find lacking in some other trainers. Tere are, of course, wonderful dressage trainers and instructors who are not USDF-certified. Tat’s naturally going to be the case in a country that (a) doesn’t require riding instructors to be certified, and (b) has a goodly share of “foreign imports” who may have earned their certification elsewhere. Te USDF recognizes this fact, as Beth points out in her column, and that’s why the USDF instructor Certification Strategic Planning Group is endorsing the creation of a new “honorary instructor” category for those who have proved themselves in this realm. increased access to quality education and educators can only be a good thing for our sport and our horses. it’s also a good thing for the USDF and its GMos, all of whose members clamor for educational opportunities that are affordable, convenient, and relevant to their needs. And a rising tide, as the saying goes, lifts all boats.

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f you read USDF vice president Beth Jenkins’s “inside USDF” column, you know that she’s a big advocate of continuing education and certification for dressage instructors. An instructor herself, Beth admits that she was less than knowledgeable when she first “hung out her shingle.” But she astutely continued to study with top clinicians, with many of the opportunities being offered by her local USDF group-member organization (GMo). She also earned her judge’s license, another route that entails much learning. Beth expresses dismay that many dressage enthusiasts don’t research—or, worse, don’t know how to research— professionals’ qualifications. Some people simply look to see who’s doing well at the shows or ask friends for recommendations. Tese approaches have their merits, but they won’t necessarily yield the whole picture. A few years ago, our house needed a new roof. neither my husband nor i is a roofing or construction professional, so we started out by researching organizations that certify roofing companies. A couple of hours with Google and we’d identified the certification we wanted; then we searched for certified roofers in our area. of course we also asked friends and neighbors whom they used and whether they were happy with the results of their own roofing projects. But the guiding principle for us was still the certification. After all, we figured, a neighbor can tell you whether his roof leaks, whether he was satisfied with the price, and whether he thought the work crew did a good job—but that neighbor, like us, probably isn’t in the roofing business and therefore is not qualified to truly assess the materials or the workmanship. Tat said, it should come as no surprise that i like dressage instructors

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way, with discipline, because Americans pander to the student to keep them paying.” too many riders do not ask about an instructor’s insurance policy or safety training. Tey do not visit the USDF website to look for certified instructors. Worse, some do not even know that USDF trains and certifies instructors. Te USDF instructor Certification Strategic Planning Group, headed by international coach and clinician Kathy Connelly, is working with the USDF instructor trainer Committee to rectify this situation. Reviewing recommendations put forward by the it Committee, the group hammered out some details and is endorsing a new category, Honorary instructor, for those with national and international experience who would serve as ambassadors and representatives of USDF and of the instructor trainer Program. Tey are also supporting the committee’s proposal to use certified instructors to train other instructors in their areas toward certification in a new category, training through First Level (the current lowest certification level is through Second Level). i support these endeavors to promote the USDF instructor trainer Program and the certified instructors in our midst. And i support these USDF efforts to establish contact with more local instructors, encouraging their continued education and— ideally—increased involvement in GMo activities. ▲

Coming next month • Coverage: USDF trainers’ Conference with Christoph hess • Te willing horse: An essay by erik herbermann • Cushing’s disease and the dressage horse


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CompetItIon

Ravel Continues His Reign at World Dressage Masters

TWO-TIME CHAMPION: Ravel and Steffen Peters on their way to victory

Presented by international Polo Club Palm Beach, held January 26-29 in West Palm Beach, FL. Last year’s champions, Steffen Peters and Akiko Yamazaki’s fourteenyear-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, Ravel, finished atop the podium again, scoring 83.700 percent in the exquis Grand Prix Freestyle. it was a nail-biting finish, with even Peters wondering whether he’d been beaten by new British sensations Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro, a ten-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Carl Hester and Rowena Luard. Dujardin finished second by just 0.050 percent. (Hester, Dujardin’s trainer and mentor, himself rode Wie-Atlantico de Ymas to a fourth-place finish with 74.850 percent in the GP Freestyle.) in

third were the Swedish pair of tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén and Favourit, with 78.250 percent. Te Masters was an interesting preamble to this year’s olympic Games, with three of the five members of the Masters ground jury set to judge in London: Stephen Clarke (GBR), Wim ernes (neD), and Gary Rockwell (USA). Some competitors at the Masters chose to qualify for the Grand Prix Special instead of the GP Freestyle. one who went the Special route was a relatively new pair on the international scene, Adrienne Lyle and Wizard, a thirteen-year-old oldenburg gelding owned by Peggy and Parry Tomas. Te idaho-based Lyle, who said she opted for the Special in order to obtain a needed qualifying score for the olympic selection trials, bested the field of eight with a score of 73.244 percent. in his Grand Prix debut, the 2011 Pan American Games team gold and individual silver medalist, Paragon, a nine-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding owned and ridden by Heather Blitz, placed second in the GP Special with 72.044 percent. in third were the 2010 Alltech Fei World equestrian Games veterans todd Flettrich and otto, a Danish Warmblood gelding owned by Cherry Knoll Farm, with 69.933 percent. Flettrich’s WeG teammates tina Konyot and Calecto V, who contested the GP Freestyle, scored 73.025 percent in that class. Te Florida competition is the only event in the World Dressage Masters Presented by Axel Johnson Group series held outside europe. Te richest dressage series in the world, the WDM offers total prize money of €100,000 at each competition. originally designated a five-star CDi (Fei-licensed dressage

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CHALLENGERS: Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro finished a close second to Peters and Ravel

competition), the WDM Palm Beach was downgraded to Fei 4* status amidst a flurry of discussion among officials after the first- and third-placed riders in the Grand Prix, Ashley Holzer of Canada and Sweden’s VilhelmsonSilfvén, already had horses entered in the Masters but the rules prevented them from entering more than one mount. Te next in line, Heather Blitz, who was second in the GP, wasn’t eligible to ride in a CDi5* because Paragon hadn’t earned the prerequisite two scores of 64 percent or better in a CDi, this being his inaugural GP outing. With two other pairs also deemed ineligible for the five-star, officials decided that the only possible course of action was to redesignate the WDM a four-star while running it per five-star conditions. digital edition Bonus Content

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Peter Lert

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eter Lert, a longtime California Dressage Society supporter and a 2003 recipient of the USDF Lifetime Achievement Award, died January 9 at the age of 90. on the national level, Lert served as the USDF vice president from 1981 to 1982, and as the USDF Region 7 director from 1986 to 1995. He was a licensed dressage judge and a former member of the American Horse Shows Association (now US equestrian Federation) Dressage Committee. He ALL SMILES: Peter Lert as he was also an avid supporter of wanted to be remembered dressage for riders with physical disabilities, now known as para-equestrian dressage. in California, Lert was a former CDS president and a recipient of the CDS Volunteer award. He was an early supporter of CDS—although, as his friend and dressage colleague Connie Davenport relates, when Lert was asked to join CDS in 1968, he replied: “You’re welcome to my ten dollars, but you’ll never get it off the ground”—a prediction for which he received good-natured ribbing over the years. Lert went on to be instrumental in developing many CDS programs, including its Judge Apprentice Program, the Cal-Bred Futurity, the travel Grant Fund, and the CDS Scholarship Fund. Born in Germany in 1921, Lert immigrated with his family to the US at age eleven when his mother, the author Vicki Baum, came to Hollywood to work on the movie being made from her novel Grand Hotel. introduced to riding while still in europe, young Peter brought his interest in horses to US. He joined the dressage- and eventing-focused equestrian Sports Association, founded after the 1932 Los Angeles olympics sparked interest in those sports. in 1942, World War ii and military service interrupted Lert’s college education. He attended the US Army Cavalry School at Fort Riley, KS, and spent much of the war in europe in the field of intelligence. After the war, he completed his higher education and went on to become the Santa Clara County farm advisor in the University of California Cooperative extension. Lert’s wife of 61 years, Bonnie, died in november 2011. He is survived by their two children, tracey and Randall; daughter-in-law Joyce; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. tracey Lert, Soquel, CA, carries on the Lert family’s equestrian interests and is a dressage instructor/trainer, an Fei-level competitor, a USDF “L” program faculty member, and a USeF “S” judge. Tanks to Connie Davenport for her assistance with the obituaries on this page.

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lizabeth Searle, of San Juan Bautista, CA, who received the USDF Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002, died January 7 at the age of 94. in USDF Connection’s thirtieth-anniversary issue in november 2003, then-USDF president Sam Barish named Searle (along with her life partner, J. Ashton Moore, who survives her) one of the “driving forces” who were instrumental in advancing the USDF’s interests and programs. Searle chaired the DOER: Elizabeth Searle USDF Judges Committee for a remarkable eighteen years, from 1983 to 2001. During that time she also had a lengthy stint as USDF vice president, from 1989 to 1996. interviewed for that anniversary issue, Searle pointed to the establishment of the USDF “L” education Program as her proudest USDF achievement. Along with helping to found the seminal program for educating prospective dressage judges, she was a member of the “L” program faculty. She also served on the USDF Quadrille and test Writing Committees. Searle’s friend and dressage colleague Connie Davenport remembers her as a creative and passionate woman with boundless drive and ideas. Searle helped to found the California Dressage Society. She loved quadrille (and pas de deux, and freestyle) and co-founded the California Quadrille Association. Becoming enamored of vaulting after watching the sport during a trip to Germany in the 1950s, she founded the American Vaulting Association. in that decade she also established the first US Pony Club west of the Mississippi, going on to serve as a USPC national vice president and examiner. Searle started out riding jumpers and eventers, but as time went on she focused on dressage. Te German-born judge Hermann Friedlaender was her first serious dressage instructor; the two later married and were wed for 25 years. Searle earned a dressage national-championship title in the 1960s with a horse called Cherry Blossom. Searle’s other teachers included Commandant G. Ganshoff van der Meersch, Lt. Col. Hans Moeller, Count Hermann Wrangel, and Baron Hans von Blixen-Finecke, all europeans from the cavalry tradition. With “Jeff” Moore, Searle imported Dutch Warmbloods to their farm, osierlea; and later she was instrumental in the formation of the north American branch of the Royal Dutch Warmblood Studbook (KWPn-nA). Te US equestrian Federation honored Searle with its Pegasus Award in 2003 and with its Walter B. Devereaux Award in 2007. USDF ConneCtion

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USEF Horse of the Year Poised for Olympic Bid

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ought as a three-year-old, windsucking ex-racehorse for $850, the Australian Toroughbred neville Bardos defied expectations to become one of the world’s top event horses under his rider and purchaser, native Aussie Boyd Martin. Martin is now a US citizen, and “neville” now belongs to a ten-member syndicate. Tey finished tenth at the 2010 Fei Alltech World equestrian Games, riding for the Stars and Stripes, and were considered strong contenders for the 2012 olympic Games. Ten neville almost died in a horrific barn fire at true Prospect Farm, West Grove, PA, May 31, 2011. He was the last horse to be rescued and suffered the worst injuries—a

throat and lungs so charred that it seemed unlikely he would live, much less be competitive or even ridable again. Te fire killed six horses. A remarkable recovery slowly took place. Against all odds, Martin and neville placed seventh in the 2011 Land Rover Burghley Horse trials in early September—and are again looking toward the olympics. For this inspiring journey and achievement, neville Bardos was named the US equestrian Federation’s 2011 international Horse of the Year. A subsequent feature in Te New York Times ratcheted up interest in the heartwarming story. if neville makes the 2012 US olympic eventing team, he will certainly be among the mostfollowed athletes of these Games.

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s 2011 drew to a close, the philanthropic organization Te Dressage Foundation, Lincoln, ne, announced that through its Major Anders Lindgren Scholarship program a total of $10,000 had been awarded to US dressage instructors. Sarah Geikie, Lebanon, Ct, received the $6,000 Lindgren Scholarship and plans to train with international coach and trainer Kathy Connelly. Geikie, an examiner in the USDF instructor Certification Program, is a Fourth Level USDFcertified instructor, a longtime trainer and clinician, and a USeF “S” judge. two instructors each received a $2,000 Lindgren Scholarship. Te first, Sara Schmitt, teaches and trains

at Hawk Hollow Ranch in Bedminster, nJ, and has been instructing for 25

LINDGREN SCHOLAR: Sarah Geikie

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years. An active competitor, Schmitt plans to train with Belinda nairnWertman. Te second, emily Wagner, La Cygne, KS, has been instructing for nine years and made headlines when she and her family’s homebred American Warmblood stallion WakeUp represented the US at the 2010 Fei World Dressage Championships for Young Horses. Te Dressage Foundation restructured the Lindgren Scholarship guidelines such that it would provide up to three scholarships per year for training in the US. Formerly the scholarship was for one instructor to train in europe. tDF reported that the new guidelines generated high interest among applicants. Visit dressagefoundation.org for more information.

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egendary hunter/jumper trainer, coach, and author George Morris established the annual George Morris Horsemastership Clinics as a means of offering in-depth horsemanship and riding education to promising young equestrians in those disciplines. Te emerging Dressage Athlete Program (eDAP), developed by olympians Lendon Gray, Robert Dover, and Courtney Dye, decided to offer a program modeled on the successful Morris formula. nineteen participants from ten states, ranging in age from twelve to 20, attended the eDAP’s inaugural Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic, sponsored by HorseShow. com, to be held BENEFICIARIES: Dressage horsemastership clinic parDecember 26–31 ticipants with program leaders Robert Dover (left) and in Wellington, FL. Lendon Gray (right) invitations were issued based on riders’ participation and success in regional clinics and national competitions, such as the Fei north American Junior and Young Riders Championships and the USeF Dressage Seat Medal Finals. Guest instructors included Dover, Gray, Dye, Anne Gribbons, Kathy Connelly, and Katherine Bateson-Chandler. Te eDAP’s mission is to help identify, educate, and develop talented dressage riders under the age of 21 to become the international dressage riders and trainers of the future. For more information, visit Dressage4Kids.com.

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Lillian Jean Zimmermann

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illian Jean Hawkins Zimmermann, Bingham Farms, Mi, one of the founding members of the Midwest Dressage Association and the USDF, died September 18, 2011, from the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. She was 85. With other MDA members, Zimmermann designed the “Suitable to Become a Dressage Horse” class, the forerunner to today’s Materiale class for young dressage horses. An Fei “i” judge, she was a member of the AHSA (now USeF) Dressage Committee and an early organizer of the national Judges training Program. A native of Michigan, Zimmermann earned a BA in chemistry at the University of Michigan. She was a pioneer in the use of the electron microscope to investigate the properties of metals. Zimmermann was preceded in death by her husband, Robert. She is survived by their children, Sarah Michael (Jack); their son, Craig Zimmermann (Karen); and two grandchildren. —Sue Hughes

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ongratulations to the following USDF youth members, who achieved US Pony Clubs dressage specialty ratings in 2011: Dressage A Ericka Lee, Friday Harbor, WA. Dressage B Samantha Clifton, Abingdon, VA Alexandra Moody, Lewisberry, PA Sarah-Anne Nelson, Redwood City, CA. Dressage C-3 Kaylee Angstadt, Bradford, MA Cyra Carlson, Spokane, WA Kathryn Fischer, Solvang, CA Jessica Hainsworth, Mount Morris, nY Emily Lanier, new Hill, nC Sarah-Anne Nelson, Redwood City, CA Lauren Pell, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Te following USDF youth members have been recognized by the USPC for participation in both USDF competitions and USPC rallies: Medallion Club Leah Backus, Chesapeake, VA Paige Buzard, Smithtown, nY Cyra Carlson, Spokane, WA Zoe Conlee, Ridgefield, WA Meghan DeMeglio, Mountain top, PA Alexa Derr, Reinholds, PA Abigail Horn, Charlottesville, VA Magdalene Mann, Buzzards Bay, MA Alyse Marotta, Charlottesville, VA Alaina Muller, orefield, PA Molly Ryan, Blacksburg, VA Giovanna Spargo, Millstone township, nJ. Bronze Medal Club Kaylee Angstadt, Bradford, MA Madison Bigler, Sandy, Ut Paige Buzard, Smithtown, nY Chelsea DeMeglio, Mountain top, PA Madeleine Lemoine, Las Vegas, nV Maya Mathur, Woodside, CA Jaclyn Sink, Highland, MD. Silver Medal Club Madison Watts, Buda, tX. Gold Medal Club Katherine Abrams, Pembroke, VA Clare Krska, olathe, KS. For more information about this recognition program, visit ponyclub.org. USDF ConneCtion

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What you need to know this month register your horse REGISTER YOUR HORSE or record an ownership transfer with USDF before the busy show season. Horse registrations can be submitted online, while transfers and lease agreements can be faxed or mailed to the USDF office. You’ll find information on horse registration, transfer of ownership, and lease agreements on the USDF website. Questions? Call (859) 971-2277 or email horseregistration@usdf.org.

show Clothes and trailer not required! NEW IN 2012: USDF and Perfect World Dressage (PerfectWorldDressage. com) are offering the USDF/Perfect World Dressage Challenge—your personal challenge toward improving your core dressage skills. Learn as you earn recognition for your achievements at Introductory through Second Level. All USDF members will be granted a Perfect World Gold Membership at no cost. Visit usdf.org/USDFPerfectWorldDressage. asp for more information.

university-accredited Programs VISIT E-TRAK, USDF’s online learning center, for dressage and equine education opportunities. Follow in-depth “TRAKs” for USDF University Program credit, or choose quick-study “TRAKs” with their shorter and more-focused topics. For a list of accredited topics, visit usdf.org/e-trak and log in. Other online accredited education opportunities are available through Dressage Training Online (dressagetrainingonline.com), My Horse University (myhorseuniversity.com), Equine Nutritional Solutions (drkellon.com), Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute (animalacupressure.com), and—new!—DresssageClinic.com. Visit their websites for details. See the Educational Programs & Events calendar on the USDF website for a complete list of accredited activities and online education opportunities.

going for a rider award? SCORES FOR USDF RIDER AWARDS do not expire! So keep up the good work, and when all of the required scores have been earned, log into the USDF website and submit the online USDF Rider Performance Awards Application (under the Awards tab).

Dressage seat Medal guidelines YOUTH, you work hard to perfect your seat and position; now get rewarded for it! Learn how to qualify for the USDF Dressage Seat Medal Semifinals in 2012. For the new guidelines, see the Youth FAQ page on the USDF website. Competition managers: Want to learn how to host a dressageseat equitation class? Refer to the Competition Management Forms section on the USDF website.

usDf adult Clinic series REGION 5 is the next stop for Lilo Fore and the FarmVet/USDF Adult Clinic Series: April 21-22 at Golden Spike Event Center, Ogden, UT. Auditor preregistration closes April 6. Then it’s on to Region 3, May 5-6 at Shannondale Farm, Alpharetta, GA. Rider applications will be accepted through March 2, and auditor preregistration closes April 20. After that, Lilo will be in Region 2, June 30-July 1 at Lake Erie College Equestrian Center, Concord Township, OH. The rider-application deadline is April 27, and auditor preregistration closes June 15. USDF members receive a 5-percent discount on FarmVet products ordered online. Use coupon code FVUSDF. Get a sneak peek at Lilo Fore’s teaching style on e-TRAK: usdf.org/e-trak. Visit the USDF website for dates and details on these and other clinics in the series.

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SDF group-member organizations (GMos) rely on volunteers for most of their activities. Volunteers can be in short supply, especially for positions that require training. to help replenish the volunteer pool while offering a fun and educational experience

At press time, the workshop schedule was: March 11, Johnson & Wales University, Rehoboth, MA; March 24, University of new Hampshire, Durham, nH; March 25, Far Meadows Farm/Connecticut Dressage Association, Morris, Ct; April 14, Pineland Farms, new

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VOLUNTEERS IN ACTION: Ring stewards at the 2011 NEDA Fall Festival

to members, the new england Dressage Association (neDA) is teaming with other Region 8 GMos to offer a series of traveling workshops to train scribes, stewards, scorers, and possibly eventing-oriented volunteers such as fence judges. “Trough these workshops, we hope to create a volunteer work force that will help host better competitions,” said neDA representative Debbie Carr-Kirk. “By coordinating with equestrian organizations and farms across the region, it is our hope that these volunteers will become an asset to the many groups and shows in those areas. Anyone involved in the show world knows that most equestrian disciplines operate on volunteer power. it’s important to train our volunteers so that shows everywhere will be fun for competitors and volunteers.”

Gloucester, Me; Cornell Cooperative extension/eastern new York Dressage and Combined training Association, Ballston Spa, nY; April 14, Green Mountain Horse Association/ Central Vermont Dressage Association, South Woodstock, Vt; and April 22, Hadley Farm equine Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Hadley, MA. each workshop will last four hours (five if fence-judging is added to the curriculum) and will include 45-minute sessions for scribes, stewards, and scorers as well as a 30-minute session on basic show dynamics and an overview of relevant equestrian organizations. For more information, to host a workshop in your area, or to help teach a workshop, contact Debbie Carr-Kirk at willowdck@ aol.com or at (508) 539-3534.

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Job title: Managing director, trafalgar Square Publishing, e. Pomfret, Vt (horseandriderbooks.com) What I do: Anything to do with the business side: contracts, negotiating royalties, selling foreign rights, budget, cash flow. How I got started: i started in 1987, right out of college. i saw their ad and knew they’d done Sally Swift’s book (Centered Riding). i knew nothing about book publishing, but what the heck. i applied. Tey hired me. With my interest, we started doing more and more horse books. So here we are 25 years later. Best thing about my job: Tis has allowed me to continue to have a horse job my entire career. Worst thing about my job: never being able to do enough promotion. Te frustration of not having enough hours in a day. Books I’d recommend: For a neophyte, Centered Riding. For riders interested in the foundations, i’m a proponent of reading the classics. Quotable: Dressage riders are the best book buyers. My horses: two Morgan geldings, Meadowinds Marksman and townshend tradewind. Marksman’s 28 and retired. tradewind, or “Buster,” is a pleasure horse. i do basic dressage, take some lessons with him. i’ve done ground work with him. My horses are guinea pigs for a lot of what we publish. —Katherine Walcott

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atience Prine-Carr is a USDF bronze, silver, and gold medalist and has her USDF freestyle silver and gold bars. She trains out of her Glynnsong Farms in Castroville, CA. Pick 1: Tat Winning Feeling! Program Your Mind for Peak Performance by Jane Savoie (trafalgar Square, 1997). i love this book. it’s a must for anyone starting to show or who just needs to learn to focus. Pick 2: Te USDF Guide to Dressage by Jennifer o. Bryant (Storey Publishing, 2006). it covers just about everything and is well written. Pick 3: Debbie McDonald Riding Trough: An Olympic Medalist’s Lessons on Life and Dressage (trafalgar Square, 2007). She takes you from training Level to Fei and even talks you through one of her Grand Prix tests. Pick 4: Life in the Galloping Lane (trafalgar Square, 2004). Tis is a fun read about the lives of olympic eventers David and Karen o’Connor. i love the fact that David’s mother, Sally, took David and his brother Brian on a horseback ride across the United States! —Jennifer Walker

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A Core Workout for Dressage

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t’s important to have a strong core when riding dressage. Success in the Saddle, Vol. 4 ($29.95; SuccessinTeSaddle.com), is a core-focused fitness program designed specifically for equestrians. Te three-DVD set consists of 20-minute workouts: hips, abs, and a lowimpact mat routine. Many exercises incorporate a balance element. Te workouts can help reduce hip and back pain while developing the muscles needed for an elegant posture in the saddle, says dressage trainer, competitor, USeF ‘S” judge, and fitness expert Debbie Rodriguez, Williamsburg, VA, who leads the workouts in the DVDs. “Te workouts are designed by a rider for riders,” says Rodriguez. “exercises flow efficiently so you can get on with your day. Many riders say they don’t have time to work out, but everybody has twenty minutes to devote to improving their riding position, effectiveness, balance, posture, and to reduce hip and back pain.” —Sharon Biggs

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n our coverage of the 2011 Adequan/USDF National Symposium Supported by Trilogy (“Dressage, American Style,” February), we goofed when reporting clinician Jeremy Steinberg’s explanation as to why a horse’s “problem side” in trot frequently becomes the opposite problem side in canter. The inside hind leg works harder in trot. That hind leg becomes the outside hind in canter in the opposite direction. Thus the problematic trot in one direction and canter in the other. Apologies to Jeremy, who actually knows his inside from his outside, for the mixup.

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Understanding Freestyle Scoring A judge explains the technical and artistic-impression scoring criteria By Janet “Dolly” Hannon

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or many dressage riders, riding a freestyle is one of their primary goals. We all know how memorable an exciting performance can be, and watching a great freestyle inspires many riders to create their own. if you followed along with last year’s “Clinic: So You Tink You Can Dance?” series, in which USDF Connection shadowed a rider and a free-

Te USDF Freestyle Committee, in conjunction with the USDF Judges Committee and the US equestrian Federation test Writing Committee, approved the current (2011) freestyle tests, introductory through Fourth Level. Tese tests saw the institution of collective marks on the technical side of the score sheet and a rewritten artistic side. Unlike in a dressage test, in which the judge awards a single set of marks, freestyle competitors receive two sets of scores: one set for technical execution and the other for artistic impression. A careful look at the freestyle score sheet will tell you a lot of what you need to know before you begin to choreograph your freestyle. Let’s examine the score sheet in detail.

The Technical Side

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style designer as they created a freestyle, you know that the process is extensive and requires considerable attention to detail. one of the most important details is understanding the freestyle tests themselves and how they’re scored.

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Te technical-execution side of the freestyle score sheet lists the following: • Requirements for the level • Movements both “allowed” and “clearly forbidden” • Judging tips. if the score sheet contains a split box under the heading of “Preliminary notes” for a movement, then that movement must be shown on both reins (left and right). technical marks may now be awarded in half-point (0.5) increments, while artistic marks may be awarded in tenths of a point (0.1). Te USDF Freestyle Committee’s aim in instituting these scoring increments was to facilitate a more clear and balanced relationship between the artistic and the technical sides of the score sheet. At all USDF freestyle levels, there is a score for both the beginning and the final halt.

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Judges award collective marks for gaits (quality), impulsion (energy, elasticity, and engagement), and submission (basic issues of submission and technical aspects of the rider). Tere are two separate scores for the walk, with each score being appropriate to the level. At First and Second Levels, freestyle competitors must show 20 meters of continuous medium and free walk; at Tird Level, 20 meters of medium and extended walk; and at Fourth Level, 20 meters of collected and extended walk. A few more technical notes: At First Level, there is a specified minimum size for circles: not smaller than eight meters in trot or ten meters in canter. At Second Level, there is a score for counter-canter. At Tird Level, the score for counter-canter has been removed. At Fourth Level, scores for flying changes at every fourth stride (four-tempi changes) and for the canter “working” half-pirouette of approximately three meters have replaced the former requirements of three-tempi changes and a canter half-pirouette.

The Artistic Side Te artistic side of the 2011 freestyle test sheets (see illustration on the opposite page) has changed dramatically. to help competitors and judges to better understand these changes, terry Ciotti Gallo and the USDF Freestyle and Judges Committees created a handout called “Understanding Artistic impression.” i’ll sum up the important points here. Harmony. Te first artistic mark on the freestyle score sheet, with a coefficient of 3, is for “harmony between horse and rider.” Te quality of harmony (the “relationship” score), formerly included only in freestyle tests, is now part of the rider score in the collective marks in all training through Fourth Level tests. When a freestyle test is harmonious, the movements and patterns look easy. However, a team can demonstrate harmony in a freestyle and yet have little relationship to the music. it is important to point out how

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challenging it is for a team to match the music in both tempo and phrasing (see “Music” and “interpretation” below) and still maintain harmony. Tis kind of a test is a joy to judge and should be greatly rewarded. it is also what makes the harmony score near and dear to my heart. When i judge, i always comment positively when i see a real “team” in the show ring. Choreography. Te next artistic mark, with a coefficient of 4, is for choreography, or the construction of the patterns in the freestyle test. is the pattern balanced in its use

of the arena, both from side to side and from end to end? Does the rider utilize the entire arena? is the pattern creative and visually interesting, or are the movements too “test-like” or repetitious? is there sufficient balance between work on the left and the right reins? Most important, are the patterns and rider’s intentions clear to the judge, or do they leave the judge wondering what it is the rider is trying to perform? Clarity in choreography allows the judge to relax and appreciate the artistic aspects of the performance more fully. [

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the judge’s box Te choreography score includes the concept of design cohesiveness. Te judge wants to see a clear, logical, and flowing pattern. it also includes the concept of creativity; however, at some levels the number of required elements is making it more difficult to create truly unique patterns, and so judges should take this into account when awarding the choreography score. Still, riders can show creativity in their freestyles by doing transitions that are not included in the standard

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tests or by incorporating unusual lines of travel, such as along the quarter lines of the arena. if such combinations are particularly challenging, they may also help boost the score for degree of difficulty (see below). Degree of difficulty. Tis score, with a coefficient of 2, assesses the rider’s mastery of well-calculated (and permitted at the level) choreographic risks, such as a steep angle in halfpass or tempi changes performed on a curved line or circle. executed suc-

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cessfully, a pattern with a higher degree of difficulty can potentially outscore a less-difficult freestyle. Done poorly, however, a pattern that exceeds the horse’s limits will be marked down. examples would be a too-steep leg-yield or half-pass for the horse’s current capability. Music. Tis score, with a coefficient of 3, assesses the freestyle score’s suitability, seamlessness, and cohesiveness. Te music score is not subjective, for judges are instructed to ignore their own personal tastes in music—but music recorded with poor sound quality, with abrupt or surprising transitions, or with dead air time is hard to ignore. it is also difficult for judges to ignore music that detracts from the horse’s movement—that makes him appear to be “chasing” the music to keep up, for instance—or that clashes with his appearance or personality, such as “heavy” music for a light type of horse or vice versa. if the music is suitable for the horse, with— most important—correct tempos for the gaits, he will truly look as though he is dancing. “Seamlessness,” a component of the music score, refers to the music editing. Were the cuts clean and smooth, without jarring transitions, moments of dead air time, or obvious fade-ins or -outs? “Cohesiveness,” the other component, refers to the music in its entirety. Tere should be a recognizable theme to the freestyle or a consistency in the genre and orchestration of the musical selections. Interpretation. Tis score, with a coefficient of 3, refers to how well the music expresses the horse’s gaits through use of phrasing and dynamics. interpretation has to do with the relationship between music and movement. Although the USeF rule book does not address this criterion specifically, the best way to show the correlation is to match the beat of the music with the horse’s footfalls. At a minimum, the “feel” of the music should suggest the gaits and the


the judge’s box movements. For instance, one would expect a crescendo, in which the music becomes louder or builds to a climax, to be accompanied by a similarly amplified movement, such as an extension or a lengthening. Te concept of interpretation also reflects the rider’s ability to adapt to

any problems that may arise during the test—such as footing issues, loss of concentration of the horse, or rhythm disturbances—thus enabling the freestyle to continue as smoothly as possible. Last, the final halt should be clear, and the music should end at the halt. if the rider is forced to remain halted

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while waiting for the music to end or if she is clearly behind the ending, the impact of the performance suffers.

The Marriage of Artistic and Technical A freestyle’s technical and artistic scores are related, of course: it is difficult for a technically poor ride to be artistically pleasing. However, there is an incorrect belief, even among some licensed judges, that a freestyle’s artistic score cannot exceed the technical average by more than a certain percentage. if a freestyle test is not successful technically, then both harmony and degree of difficulty are affected. if major disturbances plague a ride, then the judge will have trouble perceiving the patterns, which could affect the choreography score. Likewise, if a rider cannot stay “with” the music, then the score for interpretation may be lowered. Tink of how multiple falls affect a figure-skating routine. one score that generally is untouched by technical problems is the mark for music, unless the issues are so pervasive that they overshadow the impact of the music. Te amount of work that goes into a good freestyle should be appreciated by both judges and spectators. Freestyle remains arguably the most popular aspect of our sport, as demonstrated by the attendance at the Grand Prix Freestyle at the 2010 Alltech Fei World equestrian Games in Lexington, KY, with its massive sellout crowd. A good live performance is so exciting that even those unfamiliar with dressage can relate to it if it looks as if the horse is truly dancing to the music. ▲

Janet “Dolly” Hannon chairs the USDF Freestyle Committee. She is a USEF “S” dressage judge; a USDF-certified instructor; and a USDF bronze, silver, and gold medalist. She teaches and trains at Legacy Valley Farm in Arvada, CO.

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From Field to Fei: Te Young-Horse Years Conclusion: Te six-year-old year By Scott Hassler with emily Covington Photographs by Richard Malmgren

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n our previous article in this series (December 2011/January 2012), we discussed the training of the fiveyear-old horse. As you now know, the five-year-old year is a transition year, during which the horse evolves from a young horse to a mature horse. As trainers and riders, we want to know that our six-year-olds are mature and on track in their training and development: able to remain focused

should allow you to bend him through his back; and you should be able to collect him as well as to ride him forward. in a nutshell, you should have complete control of his body. Te ideal at this stage is that you are shaping your horse toward the Grand Prix work. of course he’s not a Grand Prix horse yet, but you want to be doing all the work now that is necessary leading to Grand Prix: collec-

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pirouettes and some half-steps toward piaffe. it may be a bit early for passage, but this might be explored with a gifted horse. in terms of lateral work, half-passes, shoulder-in, and renvers in trot and canter should all be there. You should feel that your horse can offer tempo work that is very easy on your aids. You continue to refine your aids so that you can get a beautiful reaction from your horse. Having said all that, very often horses are not on track. A horse can be “behind schedule” for any number of reasons. Perhaps your six-yearold is a mare who had a foal when she was younger, for instance. it’s also really important to look at and consider your horse’s concentration level. What is his mindset? His body strength? You have to customize the training for every situation and every horse.

Is It Time for the Double Bridle?

BRIGHT FUTURE: At age six, the horse begins his dressage career in earnest. DG Bar Ranch (CA) head trainer Willy Arts rides the Dutch Warmblood gelding Adje (Rousseau x Jazz) in the 2011 Markel/USEF National Young Horse Dressage Championship, where he placed fifth.

in their work and giving us access to their bodies. By “access” i mean that you should be able to flex your horse easily in the positions you want; he

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tion, lateral work, extension, carrying power, pushing power. A six-year-old that is on a good track should be doing all this work, including schooling

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A lot of people have strong beliefs about the use of the double bridle on a six-year-old. in my experience, some talented horses that are really on track in their training and schooling higher levels of collection may be ready for the double bridle. Keep in mind that we are now teaching this horse to really be able to load the hind legs for the canter pirouettes, for example, and for beautiful collection and halfstep work. Tere are some horses that simply respond better and are lighter in the contact with the double bridle there to help them. i know that my opinion may be contradictory to some approaches, but i’m a fan of using what works for the individual horse, not of rigidly following a program. Tere are some horses, for example, that in a snaffle tend to lean on the bit and lean on the forehand. Te rider tries to keep the horse light and carrying himself, but she has to keep fixing the horse with strong or sharp aids. As a result, she isn’t really getting to the hind legs, which she needs to do in order to develop the collected work. in some cases with such


ON TRACK: Te Dutch Warmblood stallion Harmony’s Davidoff Hit (Don Davidoff x Sandro Hit), pictured late in his six-year-old year, shows his talent for collection and piaffe while practicing half-steps with rider Susanne Hassler

horses, they become much lighter and offer the work easily in a double bridle. When that occurs, i think the fairest thing for the horse is to use the double. (of course, always introduce equipment correctly, and know that the double bridle, like all equipment, is only good in the correct hands.)

Support His Strengths and Keep It Positive it is very important during this stage for the trainer to try to assess the horse’s strength level accurately. When you start this very strenuous work, keep in mind that this much collection at this age can exhaust a horse. Don’t try to get it all at once; strength takes time to develop. i’m a fan of doing more of the collected work in canter than in trot, because canter is generally a better way to build fitness and develop proper use of the back. As always, that’s a general rule. Some horses have a really big canter, and with these you might have better access to collection in the trot work. As i’ve stated many times, you have to train each horse as an individual. During any schooling session, walk breaks are beneficial for most horses. Horses need to let their concentration down and let their muscles reUSDF ConneCtion • March 2012

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sport-horse connection lax. in addition, i try not to work in any one gait for too long, and i like to leave something that you are working on when it’s really good. Let’s say you have been focusing on the canter work. Your horse feels super—the collection and impulsion, the half-passes and changes. You keep working, and then you start to feel him getting flat in the changes or heavy in the hand. Tat is rider error. You should have said, “You know, this is going really super, so let’s take a walk break.” end things on a high note. Listen to your horse. Get to know what he’s gifted at and what his weaknesses are. no single horse is perfect at everything. Te better we understand this, the better and more effectively we can train our horses. Let’s use the hind legs to build their confidence and to make them feel good about themselves. Build these pieces week by week and month by month to make them better. i believe that we must take as much time as needed to develop our horses’ security and con-

fidence. Sometimes, in this way, you can turn a weakness into a strength.

Outside the Arena Variety in training is a bit more important in the horse’s younger years, but of course we can still use variety in the six-year-old year. if you have access to hills and varied terrain, use them. Going up and down hills builds strength in a natural way. i don’t think we can ever talk about nature too much. You can take your horse outside, maybe have a lighter day where he doesn’t have to concentrate as hard. Cavalletti work is always great, especially for a horse that is really quick in his tempo. i have jumping and eventing in my background, and i have used jumping and measured distances to help horses with huge canters understand how to come back and use their hind legs more underneath themselves. All of these options are useful and can help to keep your six-year-old fresh in his mind.

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Final Thoughts We have finished our series with a picture of an ideally “on track” six-yearold. He is now a mature and confident athlete, able to explore the work that leads toward Grand Prix. Tis is a really fun stage of his life and training. You have given your young horse a solid foundation through the years. As a result, you can be confident in the education that you have given him, from the first bridle and saddle, to introducing half-halts and the show environment, to half-steps and collection in a correct, confidence-building, and progressive way. Always remember to look at each horse as an individual. Continually assess and evaluate your training, tailoring and making adjustments as needed to make sure all is in your horse’s best interests. ▲ Scott Hassler has been the US Equestrian Federation’s national young dressage-horse coach since 2006. He is a member of the USEF Dressage Committee, the USEF Breeding Committee, and the USEF Strategic Planning Committee, and co-chairs the USDF Sport Horse Committee. Te director of training at Hassler Dressage at Riveredge, Chesapeake City, MD, he has coached numerous champions from the FEI Young Horse classes to Grand Prix.  Emily Covington works for Hassler Dressage in media. She is an active rider and has successfully started and trained many young dressage horses.

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For both horse and rider, balance is the basis of all dressage work By Jennifer o. Bryant

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oing through the motions of daily life, most of us don’t give much thought to how we manage to stay upright as we walk, move, and stand. But get on a horse and— yikes!—suddenly we feel like marionettes with a drunken puppeteer. As we struggle to sit the trot and to get our hands and legs under control, we perhaps gain empathy for our horses, whom we ask not only to

move like graceful athletes but to carry our shifting weight while doing so. everything in dressage requires balance—longitudinal, lateral, at rest, and in motion. Sharing a focus on balance as a starting point for both horses and riders, an equestrian-biomechanics authority teamed with an equine-biomechanics expert to present a session titled “Balance in Movement” at the 2011 Adequan/USDF

A LEG AT EACH CORNER (ALMOST): Te horse’s feet are positioned narrower than his shoulders and hips, so his base of support is narrower than one might assume. For him to perform well in dressage is a challenge requiring excellent balance from both horse and rider, as Pierre St. Jacques on Lucky Tiger are showing here at the 2010 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions.

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The Horse’s Balance World-renowned equine-biomechanics expert and USDF Connection contributing editor Dr. Hilary Clayton needs little introduction. Her research efforts at the Mary Anne McPhail equine Performance Center at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in east Lansing have influenced everything from footing choices to the official definitions of dressage horses’ gaits and movements. in the convention session, Clayton gave an overview of how horses balance—and how we as riders can help them to balance better in the work we ask of them. With four legs, a horse might seem like a pretty stable creature, balancewise. Actually, he does not have “a leg at each corner,” as the old saying goes. With feet positioned narrower than his shoulders and hips, “the horse’s base of support is narrower than we might think,” Clayton said. Kinematic studies at the McPhail Center have revealed that, even unmounted and at a standstill, a horse’s body is not immobile. “Te muscles are always contracting to make slight position adjustments,” Clayton said. one curious discovery: even sound horses tend to stand with more weight on their left front foot than their right front, Clayton said. Te implications of this finding aren’t yet fully understood, she said. When in motion, a horse’s center of gravity is not always over his base of support, said Clayton. His grounded legs “catch” him (otherwise he’d fall), and his muscles push against the ground to raise his body and provide propulsion for the next stride. Te faster the gait, the more the horse’s body relies on momentum for balance. At slower gaits, the horse gets more of his balance from the size and shape of his base of support (the grounded hooves). Because the footfall patterns of any gait are constantly

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changing, so too is the base of support. You may know what a horse feels like when he collects, but do you know what his body is actually doing? Clayton explained: in collection the horse steps further underneath himself with his hind legs, thereby shortening his base of support; his trunk rotates “uphill”; and his neck arches to become more vertical. Being able to collect, therefore, requires considerable balance and strength. A horse with good control over his own balance in collection is said to be in self-carriage. At the top levels of dressage, two of the most difficult movements are the passage and the piaffe. Te transition between these two movements is especially challenging, for the mechanics of the two are quite different, Clayton said. Te passage, like the trot, is a forward-moving gait, while the piaffe is more or less static. Te horse’s base of support shortens in piaffe because the diagonal limbs are no longer parallel, as they are in trot and passage.

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Rider Balance Susanne von Dietze is a lifelong rider who was trained as a physiotherapist in her native Germany. She is best known to American audiences as the author of the book and DVD Balance in Movement. one of the most difficult athletic challenges—requiring great balance, suppleness, and core strength—is to appear still while in movement, von Dietze said. Te rider must match her movements to that of the horse, thereby absorbing the motion and appearing to be doing nothing but sitting quietly in the saddle. Te rider’s pelvis is the primary point of connection with the horse, and therefore effective and elegant riding requires a great degree of flexibility and suppleness through the hips, von Dietze said. Riding the walk may seem simple but actually demands a lot of pelvic movement (which is why it’s so effective for people with physical disabilities or who are rehabbing from certain injuries). When von Dietze was pregnant, she could ride rising (post-

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ing) trot and canter with little difficulty but found the walk tiring, she said. Sitting the trot requires increased pelvic elasticity and mobility—especially the ability to allow the hips to

swing from side to side to follow the movement of the horse’s hips without the shifting one’s weight back and forth. Te rider’s hips undulate while her shoulders remain level.

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mall changes can produce big results. The next time you swing a leg over your horse, try these tips from physiotherapist and riderbiomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze. • Think of rotating your toes inward. Even if your feet hardly move, the action will soften the muscles of your bum. Riding with the toes out tightens the gluteal muscles and stiffens the seat. • Position flaws in the rider’s torso, such as a twist or a dropped shoulder, frequently belie the way the person’s body is reacting to the horse’s movement. In other words, the fault may be a symptom and not the cause. Only by identifying and correcting the cause can the fault be eliminated. • Riders must learn how to activate their abdominal and other core muscles. If the rider’s abs aren’t active, the horse won’t be encouraged to use his own abs. • As the above example illustrates, a horse’s weak area often mirrors his rider’s weakness. • One key to good rein contact is a thumb that’s slightly bent while closed on the rein. A flat, clamped thumb causes the wrist to stiffen. • When a rider shifts her weight from one seat bone to the other, the movement in her pelvis is actually more forward than sideways. This action corresponds to the way lateral movements are ridden in dressage.

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We like to think that sitting the trot is more difficult than rising, but “a good rising trot is damned hard to do,” von Dietze said. ideally the rider’s back remains straight and her legs quiet, with only her hips moving. Watch a group of riders sometime and you’ll see that few achieve this standard. in the canter, the horse feels something like a rocking chair as he moves through the stride: uphill – flatter – slightly downhill. Accordingly, the rider must rock slightly from front to back over her seat bones to remain in balance with the horse. Von Dietze showed photos and video footage of several young women, all riders, walking unmounted and in various exercises, such as walking rapidly while placing one foot directly in front of the other. All of the models were trim and fit, but conformational differences—height, hip width, leg length, and so on—made for obvious variations in gait and in the degree of ease with which they could execute the exercise movements. As von Dietze explained, it is these inherent conformational differences that affect what things we find easier or more challenging. When she showed video of the young women riding,

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BALANCE CHALLENGE: Te horse’s balance and base of support must change significantly if he is to execute a correct transition from passage to piaffe. Tis sequence shows 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games US team members Todd Flettrich and Otto in the moment of transition. From the passage, with its trot-like footfall sequence and apparent forward momentum (left), Otto must shorten his base of support and bring his hind legs further beneath his body (center) to transition to piaffe. Te piaffe has a “sitting” appearance, with the hindquarters bearing more weight, and Otto’s balance is shifted rearward (right).


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ut equine-biomechanics expert Dr. Hilary Clayton’s research findings to work in your own dressage-training program: • You can’t hope to ride a square, straight halt if your own balance is not under control. The rider must sit straight and still, without swaying from side to side. • Sit quietly and allow your horse to settle into the halt. Interfering too early may cause him to lose his balance and step out of what otherwise might have been a square halt. • Many horses fall on the forehand in the move-off after a halt. To help your horse keep the desired “uphill” balance, think of rocking him back slightly before you ask him to move forward.

the audience could plainly see, for instance, that a person with stiffer hips might find riding lateral movements more challenging.

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f you think perfecting that fifteen-meter canter circle is difficult, then you might not want to tackle the subject of how to improve your Dust Bowl-like (or sodden, or frozen) arena footing. Poor footing is bad for your and your horse’s health, for so many reasons. Dusty footing—the dust is actually fine, broken-down footing particles that are so light they become airborne when disturbed—irritates eyes and respiratory systems. too little or too much moisture may cause footing to become overly hard or overly deep, both of which stress horses’ feet and legs. too much water on an arena with insufficient drainage may produce a surface that’s muddy and slick, shoe-suckingly deep, or downright unridable. and if that wet footing freezes, it’ll be like trying to ride on the surface of the moon—hard and uneven. Tere’s good news and bad news when it comes to the subject of maintaining proper arena-moisture levels. on the plus side, there are more options in footing, watering methods, and dust-reducing additive products than ever before. Te down side is that you might need a chemistry degree to understand the complexities of them all. But don’t worry: We’ve done the scientific legwork for you. Read on for the latest ways to make your arena surface as ideally moist and springy as possible.

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What’s Under Foot? Before we can talk about moisture control, we have to start with the basics—in this case, the footing material itself. Riding surfaces have come a long way from the days when a patch of relatively flat ground was the only option, but even those still using turf for footing can control moisture to make it more ridable. Here is a breakdown of the main footing options available today, from the simplest (and least expensive) to the more advanced. Turf. “Grass roots” equestrians may literally be just that—folks whose riding rings are their back yards. Unfortunately, turf is an iffy and mercurial riding surface. in colder climates, the ground freezes in winter; and in all but the most arid climates, it turns to mud during the wet season. When rainfall is scarce, turf becomes rock-hard. its one plus is that it is usually dust-free. Te book Under Foot: Te United States Dressage Federation Guide to Arena Construction, Maintenance & Repair suggests a schedule of mowing, fertilizing, aerating, rolling, and watering (with recommendations from your county extension agent) to best maintain a turf riding surface. Sand. Sand is the simplest of the footing materials. Ranging from fine to coarse, sand is durable and inexpensive. its drawback is that it can become extremely dusty

COATED SAND: Te indoor-arena footing at Laurel Hill Farm in Unionville, PA (seen during a USDF “L” program session) is a coatedsand material that rarely needs watering. Riders must pick horses’ feet and scrape their boots before leaving to avoid unwanted migration of precious footing material.

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when too dry and heavy and compacted when too wet. Concrete sand has been in use in the dressage arenas at the kentucky Horse Park in Lexington since before special events coordinator and arena superintendent Dave Gibson took over that position in 1999. “Concrete sand stays loose and has virtually no compaction compared to limestone screenings,” which is the previous kHP dressage-arena footing, Gibson says. “Heavy rains drain well through this surface.” Coated sand. Coated with wax, polymer, oil, or gels to weigh down the particles, sand becomes virtually dust-free. Coated sand is more expensive than plain sand, but some brands carry a warranty of up to ten years. Te biggest benefit to using coated sand is that “Watering is either unnecessary or is needed less often,” says Sandy Hart-Long, co-owner of stable- and arena-consulting company F.i.C.S. of Maryland inc., Sykesville, MD. “Much of the time, they also have properties in them that minimize the need to drag. Usually there is no additional mainte-

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ACCLAIMED FOOTING: Te arena surfaces at the 2008 Olympics in Hong Kong were a mixture of sand and small pieces of felt-like geotextile material, topping a special base material designed to help retain footing while promoting good drainage. Typhoons produced nary a puddle, and riders praised the combination of traction and springiness.

nance, except maybe picking out the horses’ hooves when they leave the ring to save your precious footing!” Fiber blends. Some commercially available footing products are sand-fiber mixes. “Fibers help to stabilize footing and promote cushioning and moisture retention,” explains Hart-Long. Tese are big benefits, horse-soundness- and dust-control-wise, but there are some downsides to fiber, too. Without uniform watering, the fiber particles can separate from the sand and, because they’re so lightweight, blow away. “Some drags or harrows will pull the fibers out of the sand if the teeth are too close together,” Hart-Long continues. “also, since they hold moisture, this means there is more water in the ring that can freeze. Still, usually a fibersand blend stays ‘crunchier’ than straight sand would; so even if the footing is somewhat frozen, it will be a little more ridable and, at the very least, will not be a solid block like it would be otherwise.” Subfreezing temperatures generally aren’t a problem at the Los angeles equestrian Center in Burbank, Ca, which recently bought 800 cubic yards of a felt-and-fiber-blend footing material to replace the sand footing in one of the competition arenas and a warm-up area—60,000 square feet of riding space. “Both a sand-based arena and the felt-and-fiber-blended footing require regular water and grooming by a tractor and drag,” says George Chatigny, the LaeC’s general manager. Rubber. Here’s an option that’s bound to interest those who seek eco-friendly products. Discarded athletic-shoe soles, bicycle tires, and similar items can find a new life in your arena as a dust-free and cushioning footing option. another plus: “Rubber is the best for minimizing freezing since it helps keep the footing looser and promotes drainage. if it’s an outdoor ring and the rubber is dark, it can also help promote thawing,” says Hart-Long. Rubber plays well with sand, Hart-Long says: “Rubber helps somewhat in that it takes some of the pounding, so the sand isn’t being broken down as quickly (i.e., making new dust).” Choose your rubber footing carefully, as shredded rubber not intended for riding arenas could contain metal scraps or fiberglass. according to Under Foot, “tire-rubber manufacturers maintain that tire rubber reduces dust, needs less watering, [and] is heavy enough not to blow or wash away. Tey further state that rubber will take 50 to 80 years to biodegrade, is nontoxic, requires little maintenance, and reduced concussion to horses’ legs.” another caution for those considering rubber: it does contain latex, so someone with a latex allergy riding in your arena could have issues.


Water, Water Whatever your footing choice, it’s going to need water at some point. at the Los angeles equestrian Center, “Based on one dressage court and one warm-up area for a twoday show, during the competition [we use] approximately twelve thousand gallons; prior to the show, eight thousand gallons,” says Chatigny. an operation the size of the LaeC requires water trucks and an arena-maintenance staff. Smaller facilities mean more—though not necessarily better—options. you may be able to relate to some of these oh-so-memorable experiences: lugging heavy, dirty hoses; getting doused by an unruly garden sprinkler; stepping in puddles from a leaky watering gadget. Tese methods are not reliable and don’t water evenly, as you probably know. if you have an indoor or a covered arena, an overhead sprinkler system paired with consistent arena dragging is a better choice, Hart-Long says. an overhead system is more expensive, she concedes, but it will do the job well (as long as the sprinkler heads don’t freeze, that is). For both indoor and outdoor arenas, another option is a water tank loaded onto or pulled behind a tractor or atV. Te drawback of this method is that it’s time-consuming as

RAINMAKER: All footing needs at least occasional watering. Large oscillating sprinklers do the job on the outdoor arena at Mary Anne and Walter McPhail’s High Meadow Farm in Loxahatchee, FL.

compared to turning on an overhead sprinkler system and letting it run while you do something else.

What If You Can’t Water? For facility owners in drought-prone, water-restricted areas, water isn’t always available. For those in frosty locales, water may be plentiful but will turn arenas into ice rinks. “Watering is the ideal way to address dust issues because it also helps stabilize the footing and tends to provide a nice consistency; however, if that’s not a realistic option, people can consider coating their footings with oils, waxes, or chloride compounds,” says Hart-Long. Tese additives “reduce the need to water to control dust and can also help lower the freezing temperature.” [

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Back in the day, some facility managers would spray used motor oil onto the footing as a way of damping down the dust—a slick and toxic mess. at the kentucky Horse Park, a safer and more modern amendment, magnesium chloride, is added to the footing in the covered arena in the winter. Magnesium chloride, a water-soluble salt, “will take moisture from the air to keep dust controlled and prevent freezing, as well,” says Gibson, the kHP’s arena superintendent. “Te only drawback i feel warranted to mention is that magnesium will draw moisture out of horses’ feet as it does the air. Tis is minor as long as horsemen are aware and rinse feet after [workouts], not leaving treated material packed in feet.” another salt, calcium chloride, has also been added to footing as a bonding and absorbing agent; but it can have

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f you’re interested in footing and footing maintenance on a large scale, Los Angeles Equestrian Center general manager George Chatigny has a suggestion: “There is an excellent education opportunity available for horse-show facilities or individuals that would like to learn about arena preparation and maintenance. It is the League of Agricultural and Equine Centers’ Footing Academy.” The Footing Academy is an annual two-day course on the selection and maintenance of equestrian arena footing, held in conjunction with a symposium for organizers and managers of equine events. For more information, contact the League at (859) 887-0033 or visit laec.info.

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corrosive effects and its use has been restricted in Canada. Gibson says he has tried using footing additives in the kHP’s outdoor arenas but found them to be cost-prohibitive. “it did seem to suppress dust temporarily until the first good rain, and [then] dilution along with leaching away occurred,” he says. a simple, readily available additive for freeze-free footing is rock salt (the mineral form of regular table salt, also called halite). as it does when applied to roads in winter, rock salt lowers the freezing temperature of water, thus preventing footing from freezing. Rock salt also retains moisture, which is released as footing starts to dry out. according to Under Foot, you’ll need 500 pounds of rock salt to treat a standard (20m x 60m) dressage arena. if you add it to your footing before the first frost, the effects should last the whole season. oil horses’ feet before riding, and rinse off their legs and bellies, as well as your tack, when you’re finished. Under Foot also recommends oils, such as soybean or peanut oil, as an option for totally natural footings; these products are not compatible with synthetic footings, though. Getting your watering and additive combination down pat is part science, part trial and error. How to apply, how much to apply, and how often to apply will vary based on your footing consistency, how much use your arena gets, and the environmental conditions. “a general guideline is to water as often as necessary to keep the riding surface damp throughout,” Under Foot states. “Te riding surface should be kept generally between 8 to 12 percent moist.” you can pick up a moisture meter at

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IT’S A DRAG: Done regularly after watering, dragging speeds moisture absorption and evens footing


a garden-supply store to keep an eye on the moisture level. keep horses off the footing until all of the water has been absorbed. you can speed that process along by dragging the arena after watering. “Most people drag after they water to distribute the water more evenly. also, if you drag before you water, you could be stirring up a lot of dust unnecessarily,” explains Hart-Long. Dragging will also help keep footing at a uniform depth. if you allow horses to make a track along the rail, their hooves will start to kick up the arena base material, causing more dust and compromising footing consistency (not to mention the base itself ). one step you should not skip before you drag: Remove the manure from your arena. as this organic matter breaks down, it, too, becomes dust particles that you don’t want to be breathing.

An Ongoing Process once you’ve found the right materials and maintenance routine for your arena, your job is not over; it’s only become slightly easier. “arenas are constantly changing, so what worked one day, week, month, year, et cetera, may not work the next

or, at the very least, may have to be modified,” says HartLong. “With use, footing particles break down and change consistency, thereby altering the surface as a whole. Footing particles also migrate to different areas of the ring either via dragging, riding, weather. and other things can cause change: Bases settle over time, drags wear down, weather conditions vary.” “Maintenance is one of the most important factors in footing performance and one that is often overlooked or misunderstood by arena owners,” Hart-Long continues. “Tere is no such thing as a perfect footing or a completely maintenance free-footing. Sometimes it helps to think of an arena as a living thing. even if it’s made up of all synthetic materials, it’s not dissimilar from a garden in that it needs care and maintenance if it’s going to yield the results you want.” at least now you know where to begin in your battle against dusty, muddy, or frozen footing—so instead of wrestling with footing problems, you can go back to focusing on what you really love, like those fifteen-meter circles. ▲ Freelance writer and editor Lisa Munniksma has been riding in dusty arenas since 1993. Follow her adventures as she visits agriculture and equine facilities around the world: freelancefarmerchick.com.

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The Carrot or the Stick? Dressage instructors: Do your students learn better with challenge or reward? Also, why letting students fail may be the best prep for success. By keLLy SanCHez

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f i’m not crying on the way to work after a lesson, i really don’t feel as if i’ve gotten my money’s worth.” karina Lyons smiles as she says this, yet it’s clear her comment isn’t entirely tongue-in-cheek. Te Los angeles-based adult amateur and USDF bronze medalist is unstinting in her self-discipline, getting up at 5:00 on most mornings to ride, and then it’s back to the barn after work. a few years ago, she made time in her schedule to go through the USDF “L” education Program. “i put a lot of time and effort into this,” Lyons says of her sport. “i’m not going to the olympics, but at the same time i want to learn as much as i can.” Tat’s why she appreciates dressage instructors who can match her dedication—even if it makes for a grueling lesson. Dressage pro Lientje Schueler is another rider who never met a challenge she didn’t like. She says she’ll never forget two rules drilled into her by riding instructors in her native Germany: “one, it’s never the horse’s fault; and two, there’s no talking during a lesson.” at the age of eight, Schueler knew the dressage training scale by heart; by age ten, she was already teaching kids half her age. She lived for summertime, when she’d take two riding lessons a day along with instruction in theory. “it was a pretty strict system,” she says. “Discipline was the biggest thing. Tere was no sugar-coating during a lesson; i was told that it was perfect or great very little.” Te boot-camp approach worked for Schueler. For the past seven years, she’s been the assistant trainer at Shannon and Steffen Peters’ San Diego facility, arroyo del Mar, and is a talented rider and sought-after teacher in her own right. Most of us expect that achieving our dressage dreams (and other aspirations) will take determination, and maybe some sweat and tears. But must the learning process be difficult to be effective? “Challenges are important in sports and skill learning. you can’t get better unless you push yourself and try new things,” says nate kornell, an assistant professor of cognitive psychology at Williams College in Williamstown, Ma. “But we don’t need to be put on the spot to want to succeed, nor do we need to be yelled at to feel bad when we fail. We already want to succeed and feel bad when we fail.”

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i’m terrible, i start to doubt my own feel, and then i don’t know what to do. What works best for me is the coach who sets a very high standard—who tells me what they want and then lets me do it. Tey leave it alone when it’s not right but are really reinforcing when it’s correct.” Moore says she found what she’s looking for in two coaches: California-based 2000 US olympic team bronze medalist Christine traurig and 1995 Pan american Games gold medalist Patrick Burssens, who rode for Mexico but is now based in Wellington, FL. novice riders may require a bit more hand-holding, but Schueler believes that americans have a particular affinity for accentuating the positive. “instructors here are too nice! Tey’ll say something was good when nothing changed,” she says. Te teacher who “blows smoke” doesn’t do his students any favors in the long run, according to kornell, who says

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Are “Learning Styles” a Myth? How we respond to the learning process is deeply personal, and a teaching approach that makes one student blossom might cause another to wilt and give up. But this doesn’t mean that some students should be labeled hothouse flowers who can’t handle criticism, says kornell. Learners can withstand difficult challenges “as long as their emotional needs are met so that they stay motivated,” he says. in a seeming contradiction, although experts don’t agree on whether people learn best when instructors tailor their teaching methods to students’ “learning styles” (cognitive psychologists have found scant scientific research to support this popular notion), there is evidence that both chil-

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that false praise “erodes a coach’s credibility.” a more constructive approach, he believes, is to give nonjudgmental but honest feedback. as an example, kornell recalls a former boss: “He would tell me, ‘you made a mistake; don’t make it again’ or ‘Good job; you can do better’ without any trace of anger. i felt like he wanted me to succeed. and because i wanted to excel, i benefited enormously: i didn’t make the mistake again, and i did better. He managed to communicate clearly and honestly without making me feel bad.” Briton islay auty, a fellow of the British Horse Society who has coached horses and riders worldwide, believes that to become an instructor who can bring out that “extra dimension” in her students, “the most important ingredient is passion. it’s an all-encompassing desire to help your pupil—whatever their ability—to achieve beyond what they feel they are capable of. Tis must be done with sensitivity, especially if the pupil is nervous, and comes from instilling self-belief in the rider. if they trust you and believe in you, they will start to believe in themselves. and then anything is possible.” Schueler agrees. “Motivation and drive is key. it’s a huge responsibility for an instructor not to take that away from someone by being too harsh.” Coaches and sport psychologists know that fostering what’s been dubbed a “growth mindset” helps athletes to view adversity and challenge as opportunities to improve instead of as evidence of their own shortcomings. Carol Dweck, the author of Mindset: Te New Psychology of Success, writes: “in a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. Tis view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.”


dren and adults display marked preferences for how material is presented to them. auty notes: “i might gravitate toward somebody who shouts at me and tells me i’m useless because it stimulates me, whereas you might prefer someone who’s nice to you. Some people have to do everything instantly; others have to watch first, and then they’ll have a go. Some people are nervous but actually want to be challenged; others don’t want to be challenged.” in her book Coaching Skills for Riding Teachers, auty explores the ways in which people take in and process information. “For pupils to learn they must be receptive to your teaching,” she writes. “Tey must want to learn and they must participate in the learning experience.” She maintains that recognizing students’ preferred learning strategies enables the teacher to be more effective. Such preferences, she adds, “should clarify for you why some of your riders love to talk for hours about ‘how’ and ‘why.’ other riders in the meantime will give you a glazed expression, switching off as soon as you start to explain theory.” as a dressage instructor, Moore has had similar experiences. “Tere are some people who learn by watching; it’s very important for them to see it happen. you can describe the shoulder-in, they can read about it and look at a dia-

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gram, but they have no concept of it until you get on and show them.” Ten she recalls the clinic auditor who seemed to be in another world. “She was not watching the clinician at all. But then you put her on a horse—she was someone who learned by feel.”

Learning-Boosting Strategies Research suggests that we retrieve memories based on environmental cues, so changing up where we learn can be beneficial because it forces our brains to pay attention to the information in new ways. as UCLa psychology professor Robert Bjork, who specializes in learning and memory, explains: “When the outside context is varied, the information is enriched.” Similarly, varying the skills practiced in a session rather than drilling one thing over and over also allows the brain to make more associations. introducing obstacles or challenges in learning is a concept that psychologists call “desirable difficulties.” even though they may appear to slow the learning process, these strategies actually trigger comprehension and retention. of course, what makes one difficulty desirable

and another undesirable varies from person to person. in dressage, it would make little sense for an instructor to ask a rider to execute a movement well beyond his or her skill level. as karina Lyons puts it, “Tere’s no amount of screaming that is going to teach you to do something if you physically cannot do it.” Having to retrieve information—as in a test in school— is another learning tool. Bjork calls this the “generation effect,” which “refers to the long-term benefit of generating an answer, solution, or procedure versus being presented that answer, solution, or procedure.” Studies have shown that tests are effective learning tools even when no corrective feedback is given: Te act of retrieving the information becomes its own “learning event” and not just a means of assessment.

Learning the Hard Way as a discipline that rewards precision, dressage tends to attract individuals with a penchant for perfectionism. yet kornell and his colleagues argue that learners avoid mistakes at their own peril. Making errors—and even failing—can be important predictors of long-term success.

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Working with Bjork and researcher Matthew Hays, kornell found that making mistakes can actually enhance the learning process. Te commonly held belief in “getting it right the first time” as the be