Scores and rampant successes:
Courtney Varney on Tess– USDF All Breeds Arabian Horse of the Year at Grand Prix for 2018
Emily Conners, a student of Jill Barrera‘s and a clinic rider with Bill, on her TB, Curry, completing the scores for her Bronze Medal at the March Suncoast show.
Carmen Hanson on Fiona– In January at Ft. Myers, 65.9 in 1st 3 and 65.1 in 2nd 1. In February at Wellington first place and a 72.5% in Open First Level test 3. At Fox Lea in April, a 74+% in First Level which made her the White Fences Championship Series First Level Champion!
Kim Porter with Thunder at the Waldingfield CDE in July, first after dressage, double clean through the cones, and finishing 3rd overall.
Below: Jill Barrera on Ellen Merkle’s Notting Hill (Maks). They scored 61.7% in 4th 2 at Sumter in February. At Suncoast in March, 62 and 63%s in 4th 2.
Below: Fran Harris schooling in the cones on Zylana and then on her new project, Luxembourg
Gail Redinger (above) At Spokane in May, Forman a 71% as FEI High Point and winner of an $800 grant from the Pacific NW High Performance Dressage Horse Foundation. On Rallie McAllister’s Japido First Level High Point with a 68% and Chloe High Point Training Level in Training Level. Also on Forman 71% in I-1 and 74.5 in the Developing Horse PSG. In California in March/April: Forman at his first CDI: 64.5% in the PSG, 67.5 in the I-1, and 70.7 (2nd place) in the I-1 Freestyle. Ferro in the national tests at the GDS Festival doing 3rd Level: six scores above 65% including two blue ribbons in the 70s. At the CDI in Temecula, Forman a 66.24 in the I-1, Ferro 68.65 in 3-1. 63% in 3-3.
In July Chloe 70+% in Training 3, First 3, and Second 1. Ferro a 79% on his 6 Year Old Test, 69.2 in Third 3 and 66 in Third 2.
Both Forman and Ferro received invitations to the National Festival of Champions this August. Unfortunately Forman had emergency colic surgery (from which he will make a full recovery). But as a consequence they won’t me making the trip to Lamplight.
Dawn Cucinotta and Vida.
Below: Karen Abbattista schooling Betty Brown’s Dali and on Erin Houck-Toll’s Friesian, Daegan, who scored a 66% in Training Level at the March Suncoast show. At April’s Fox Lea: a pair of 74s and two other upper 60s.
And below, Karen’s new horse,, Whim
Nita Sanfilippo with Bully (below), began their 2019 eventing season with a win in the Intermediate Rider division at Rocking Horse in January, finishing on their dressage score. In February, they followed that with a 7th place finish in the Advanced division. At Chatt Hills in April in the Advanced Division, a dressage score of -29.1 good for 2nd place and overall an 11th place finish.
Betty Brown on Tijo .
(Not pictured) Ashley Crihfield‘s Hamlet ridden by Amy Atkins, 69.7% in First 2 at the April Florida Horse Park show.
Deb Glover on Storm, an 11 year old ottb mare
Kathy Channell on her younger horse, Will. At Fox Lea in April in First Level, a 70 and a 65%. Gloriana Herrera, my top CR student, with Vampiro. Click for brief vid. (Clearer on small screen than laptop size). At the last CDI of the 2019 Spring season at Wellington they scored 67% in the GP Special even after a 2% deduction for an error of curse.
Below: Chris Cox on her Trakehner gelding
Susannah Marcus Freeman on Alissa Dragstedt’s Donner (below)
Lauren Deneve on her mother’s Elmo at Grand Oaks in January. Scores in 1st Level: 67 and 68%
Jody Harwood on Cindy. At Grand Oaks in 1st Level: 67.78, 2nd Level: 63.78.
In February at Blazing Saddles, at 2nd Level: 67.71 and 65.1%s.
At Suncoast 65.8 iin 2nd 1 and 64.4 in 1st 3
Wynter Harrison for Tina Waters on Lando, 60.95 in 2nd Level 3
Linus with Isabelle Carlile.
Below: Elizabeth Waller with her new acquisition, King, At their first ever show together, STRIDE, they were Training Level Reserve Champion with 61.9%
Dressage, as you know, is an equal opportunity sport. Below are Robin Churchill on her Norwegian Fjord, Magnus, and Sheila Gibson on her Clydesdale stallion, Doc. At the June Canterbury Sizzler I, Doc and Sheila scored 66.58 in First Level 3.
Special memorial thoughts to Four Winds Farm legend Bruce, the French Bulldog, a perennial contender at the North Central Florida Dog Drinking Race. In 2014 he retired the trophy, winning in a close race by three laps!
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