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U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions day two

Top-Notch Horses and Riding on Day Two of 2018 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions.

Codi Harrison and Katholt’s Bossco (photo © SusanJStickle.com)

Seven divisions performed their tests at the Lamplight Equestrian Center in their quest to win a national champion title. The athlete-and-horse combinations demonstrated the depth of dressage in the U.S. with solid riding and lovely movements.

USEF Young Adult ‘Brentina Cup’ Dressage National Championship presented by Dressage Today

Codi Harrison and Katholt’s Bossco won the FEI Grand Prix 16-25 Test, the second class of the USEF Young Adult ‘Brentina Cup’ Dressage National Championship presented by Dressage Today with a score of 72.744%. Harrison (Loxahatchee, Fla.) and her 11-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding top the overall leaderboard heading into Saturday’s freestyle.

Molly Paris (Charlotte, N.C.) and Countess, her 16-year-old Danish mare, placed second, while Claire Manhard (Cardiff, Calif.) and Wilfonia, her 15-year-old KWPN mare, placed third.

Results – FEI Grand Prix 16-25 Test

1. Codi Harrison and Katholt’s Bossco – 72.744%

2. Molly Paris and Countess – 68.256%

3. Claire Manhard and Wilfonia – 66.923%

 

Markel/USEF Developing Horse Prix St. Georges Dressage National Championship

Endel Ots and Lucky Strike (photo © SusanJStickle.com)

Endel Ots (Wellington, Fla.) and Lucky strike (Lord Laurie x Heidi) continued to build on their previous success at the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions. He and the eight-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Max Ots took the top spot in the FEI Prix St. Georges Test with a score of 72.794%. Christopher Hickey (Wellington, Fla.) and Straight Horse Zackonik (Blue Hors Zack x Romanik), Cecelia Stewart’s eight-year-old Danish mare, placed second followed by Heather McCarthy (Prairie Grove, Ill.) and Au Revoir (Ampere x Lara), Sandi Chohany’s seven-year-old Oldenburg gelding.

Results:

1. Endel Ots and Lucky Strike – 72.794%

2. Christopher Hickey and Straight Horse Zackonik – 71.863%

3. Heather McCarthy and Au Revoir – 69.167%

 

USEF Pony Rider Dressage National Championship

Ellanor Boehning and Kabam won the FEI Pony Rider Team Test with a score of 71.524%. Twelve-year-old Boehning (San Diego, Calif.) and the 15 year-old German Riding Pony gelding she owns with Ann Boehning demonstrated flashy movements to lead the USEF Pony Rider Dressage National Championship.

Fourteen-year-old Abby Fodor (Bloomsbury, N.J.) and Slip and Slide, Marie Fodor’s Quarter Horse/Haflinger cross gelding, placed second, and 15-year-old Jordan Osborne (Kennett Square, Pa.) and Cinderella, her 11-year-old German Riding Pony mare, placed third.

Results: FEI Pony Rider Team Test

Ellanor Boehning and Kabam – 7524%

Abby Fodor and Slip and Slide – 65.857%

Jordan Osborne and Cinderella – 64.762%

 

USEF Grand Prix Dressage National Championship

Charlotte Jorst and Kastel’s Nintendo (photo © SusanJStickle.com)

Charlotte Jorst and Kastel’s Nintendo laid down a respectable test to win the FEI Grand Prix Test with a score of 70.217%. While it was not a mistake-free test, Jorst (Reno, Nev.) was thrilled with the performance from Kastel Denmark’s 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion. The pair leads the USEF Grand Prix Dressage National Championship heading into Friday’s FEI Grand Prix Special.

Nick Wagman (San Diego, Calif.) and Don John, Beverly Gepfer’s 10-year-old KWPN gelding, placed second, followed by Jennifer Schrader-Williams (Yelma, Wash.) and Millione, Millione Partners LLC’s 15-year-old Danish gelding, in third.

Results: FEI Grand Prix Test

Charlotte Jorst and Kastel’s Nintendo – 70.217%

Nick Wagman and Don John – 69.500%

Jennifer Schrader-Williams and Millione – 69.217%

 

Markel/USEF Young Horse Four-Year-Old Dressage National Championship

Emily Miles (Paola, Kan.) and Sole Mio (Stanford x Donna-Rafaela) grabbed the early lead in the Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Four-Year-Old Championship. She and the Hanoverian stallion owned by Leslie Waterman earned a score of 8.4. Anna Keenan (Trappe, Md.), a newcomer to the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions, and Davos CF (Dante Weltino x Roselea), Nancy Holowesko’s Oldenburg stallion placed second followed by Sarah Lockman (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) and Jupiter (Jazz x Twinkle R), Gerry Ibanez’s KWPN gelding.

Results:

1. Emily Miles and Sole Mio – 8.42

2. Anna Keenan and Davos CF – 8.26

3. Sarah Lockman – 8.22

 

USEF Intermediaire I Dressage National Championship

Heather Blitz and and Praestemarkens Quatero clinched another win, this time topping the leaderboard in the FEI Intermediate I Test with a score of 73.529%. Blitz (Wellington, Fla.) and her nine-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding lead the overall standings in the USEF Intermediaire I Dressage National Championship.

Jennifer Baumert (Wellington, Fla.) and Handsome, Betsy Juliano LLC’s 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding, placed second, while Jodie Kelly-Baxley (Destin, Fla.) and Caymus, Beth Godwin’s 11-year-old KWPN gelding, placed third.

Results: FEI Intermediate I Test

1. Heather Blitz and Praestemarkens Quatero – 73.529%

2. Jennifer Baumert and Handsome – 7824%

3. Jodi Kelly-Baxley and Caymus – 71.912%

 

USEF Young Horse Five-Year-Old Dressage National Championship

Alice Tarjan (Oldwick, N.J.) currently leads the USEF Young Horse Dressage Five-Year-Old National Championship following the USEF Five-Year-Old Preliminary Test. She and Fairouz (Frazoslis x Diva), her Oldenburg mare, earned a score of 8.78. Michael Bragdell (Colora, Md.) and SenSation HW (Sunday x Donata), Carol McPhee’s Westphalian gelding, narrowly trail, placing second, followed by Rebecca Rigdon (Cardiff By The Sea, Calif.) and Iquem (Charmeur x Tres Bien Sijgje), her KWPN mare.

Results:

Alice Tarjan and Fairouz – 8.78

Michael Bragdell and SenSation HW – 8.70

Rebecca Rigdon and Iquem – 8.50

 

Young Dressage Athletes to Present Equitation Skills in 2018 USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals

Dressage athletes between the ages of 11 and 18 will compete for the 2018 USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals as part of the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions, which takes place through Sunday, August 26, at Lamplight Equestrian Center. Held across two divisions, the 13 & under’s official equitation evaluation will take place on Friday, August 24, followed by the 14-18 division on Sunday, August 26.

Familiar names in the USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals program return to contest the 14-18 division title, including Mackenzie Peer (Overland Park, Kan.), Riley Rearden (Plaistow, N.H.), and Sophia Schults (St. Joseph, Mich.). The 2017 USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals 13 & Under Champion Camille Molton (Charleston, S.C.) and reserve champion Kasey Denny (Hutto, Texas) return to contest the division title. They will compete alongside 2016 USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals 13 & Under Champion Averi Allen (Pleasant Hill, Mo.), who is competing in the children’s division. Several others returning from the 2017 14-18 division are also pulling double or triple duty during the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions, including Abby Fodor (Bloomsbury, N.J.), Ella Fruchterman (West Lakeland, Minn.), Tessa Holloran (Pepperell, Mass.), and Caitlyn Massey (Arlington, Tenn.).