October/November 2018

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The Century Club recognizes DRESSAGE RIDERS AND HORSES whose combined ages total 100 years or more. of ages to U.S. Dressage Federation, it was discovered that her horse was actually 26 years old and not 24 as was originally thought. Mathematicians are welcome to work out Jeannette’s age. When Jeannette needed a new mount about 10 years ago, her daughter, Ruth Hogan-Poulsen, began the search for a horse with the goal of a century ride in mind. She found Watermark, a.k.a. Rain, in Michigan. Ruth made the journey to see Rain and immediately knew that he was the one. The horse went to Ruth’s home in Vermont, and there Rain and Jeanette began to work on their partnership.

Watermark is registered as an international sport horse and is half Hanoverian, a quarter Lipizzaner, and a quarter Irish Thoroughbred. Jeannette’s husband, Con, daughter Ruth and her husband, Bo, their extended family, people from East Hill Farm, and her many friends joined the audience at the Essex Fairgrounds to cheer for Jeanette’s ride. Ruth is very proud of her mom’s accomplishment. She says, “There are so many people to thank for the two-year journey it took to get them here. They both finished sound and happy because of the great team effort!”

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rganized in 1996, the Century Club recognizes dressage riders and horses whose combined ages total 100 years or more. The horses and riders perform a dressage test of any level at a dressage show or event, and they are scored by a judge or professional. Jeannette Hogan’s century ride took place during Vermont Dressage Days, held at the Essex Fairgrounds in August 2018, and was only the third century ride in Vermont’s history. Jeanette’s ride was actually a centuryplus-two because while providing proof

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