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Dressage Festival of Champions day four

Six More Champions Named at 2018 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions.

Codi Harrison and Katholt’s Bossco winners of the Brentina Cup (photo © SusanJStickle.com)

The list of national champions at the 2018 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions continued to grow on Saturday, including Emma Asher and Traneenggaards Akondo, Emily Miles and Sole Mio, Michael Bragdell and SenSation HW, Heather Blitz and Praestemarkens Quatero, Endel Ots and Lucky Strike, and Codi Harrison and Katholt’s Bossco. One division performed their first tests of the championship, while the final five titles will be decided on Sunday.

USEF Junior Dressage National Championship

Emma Asher and Traneenggaards Akondo won the FEI Junior Individual Test to clinch the USEF Junior Dressage National Championship. Asher (Greenwood Village, Colo.) and Seeley Equestrian Ventures’ 16-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding, delivered a strong test to score 71.029%. Melanie Doughty (Cocoa Beach, Fla.) and Fascinata, a 10-year-old Rheinlander mare, were the reserve champions, and Mackenzie Peer (Overland Park, Kan.) and Daquan, Beth Nay’s 10-year-old KWPN mare, were third overall.

Overall Results

Emma Asher and Traneenggaards Akondo – 70.944%

Melanie Doughty and Fascinata – 68.512%

Mackenzie Peer and Daquan – 67.492%

Results: FEI Junior Individual Test

Emma Asher and Traneenggaards Akondo – 71.029%

Melanie Doughty and Fascinata – 68.235%

Allison Nemeth and Dafoe – 67.451%

 

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

Emily Miles (Paola, Kan.) and Sole Mio (Stanford x Donna-Rafaela) capped off their 2018 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions experience by winning the Markel/USEF Young Horse Four-Year-Old Dressage National Championship. The Hanoverian stallion owned by Leslie Waterman exhibited his strong, steady, natural flowing gaits and smooth trot work to solidify the title following their win in the USEF Four-Year-Old Test on Thursday. Rebecca Rigdon (Cardiff By The Sea, Calif.) and Jagger (Apache x Volumia), her KWPN gelding, earned the Reserve National Championship, and Sarah Lockman (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) and Jupiter (Jazz x Twinkle R), Gerry Ibanez’s KWPN gelding, placed third overall. The U.S.-Bred Award went to Davos CF (Dante Weltino x Roselea), an Oldenburg stallion ridden by Anna Keenan and owned by Nancy Holowesko.

Overall Results

Emily Miles and Sole Mio – 8.57

Rebecca Rigdon and Jagger – 8.32

Sarah Lockman and Jupiter – 8.14

Results: USEF Four-Year-Old Test (Saturday)

Emily Miles and Sole Mio – 8.68

Rebecca Rigdon and Jagger – 8.44

Emily Miles and Daily Show – 8.30

 

USEF Children Dressage National Championship

Miki Yang and Garden’s Sam took the lead in the USEF Children Dressage National Championship by winning the first of two tests. Yang (Los Altos Hills, Calif.) and Four Winds Farm’s 11-year-old New Forest Pony gelding had a smooth test to score 68.397% to win the FEI Children Team Test. Averi Allen (Pleasant Hill, Mo.) and Lady Lilliana, Mary Adams’s nine-year-old Friesian Sporthorse mare, placed second, while Kylee Kment (Palmyra, Neb.) and Manatee, Jami Kment’s 15-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, placed third.

Results: FEI Children Team Test

Miki Yang and Garden’s Sam – 68.397%

Averi Allen and Lady Lilliana – 67.885%

Kylee Kment and Manatee – 67.756%

 

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

After placing second in the USEF Five-Year-Old Preliminary Test on Thursday, Michael Bragdell (Colora, Md.) and SenSation HW (Sunday x Donata) placed first in the USEF Five-Year-Old Final Test to win the 2018 Markel/USEF Young Horse Five-Year-Old Dressage National Championship. Placing sixth overall in the 2017 four-year-old division, the Westphalian gelding owned by Carol McPhee, showed his exponential growth over the past year, scoring an 8.71 overall. Alice Tarjan (Oldwick, N.J.) and Fairouz (Frazoslis x Diva), her Oldenburg mare, earned the Reserve Championship followed by Rebecca Rigdon and Iquem (Charmeur x Tres Bien Sijgje), her KWPN mare. The U.S.-Bred Award went to Flash Dance (Furstenball x Solar Eclipse), an Oldenburg mare owned and ridden by Kathy Priest.

Overall Results

Michael Bragdell and SenSation HW – 8.71

Alice Tarjan and Fairouz – 8.54

Rebecca Rigdon and Iquem – 8.46

Results: USEF Five-Year-Old Final Test

Michael Bragdell and SenSation HW – 8.72

Rebecca Rigdon and Iquem – 8.44

Alice Tarjan and Fairouz – 8.38

 

USEF Intermediaire I Dressage National Championship

Heather Blitz and Praestemarkens Quatero held on to the lead from day one and maintained their form to win the USEF Intermediaire I Dressage National Championship. Blitz (Wellington, Fla.) and her nine-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding had an up-tempo freestyle that clinched the win in the national championship. Jennifer Baumert (Wellington, Fla.) and Handsome, Betsy Juliano LLC’s 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding, were the reserve champions, followed by Jodie Kelly-Baxley (Destin, Fla.) and Caymus, Beth Godwin’s 11-year-old KWPN gelding, placed third. All of the top-three finishers in this division are members of the USEF Development Program supported by The Red Husky Foundation.

Overall Results

Heather Blitz and Praestemarkens Quatero – 73.336%

Jennifer Baumert and Handsome – 72.794%

Jodie Kelly-Baxley and Caymus – 70.689%

Results: FEI Intermediaire I Freestyle

Jennifer Baumert and Handsome – 75.530%

Heather Blitz and Praestemarkens Quatero – 74.045%

Nick Wagman and Ferano – 73.915%

 

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

Endel Ots (Wellington, Fla.) and Lucky Strike (Lord Laurie x Heidi) increased their accolades at the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions. With a 2017 Markel/USEF Developing Horse Prix St. Georges Dressage Reserve National Championship and 2015 USEF Six-Year-Old National Championship to their names, they added a Markel/USEF Developing Horse Prix St. Georges Dressage National Championship on Saturday. He and the eight-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Max Ots earned an overall score of 73.264%. Christopher Hickey (Wellington, Fla.) and Straight Horse Zackonik (Blue Hors Zack x Romanik), Cecelia Stewart’s eight-year-old Danish gelding, earned the Reserve title followed by Heather McCarthy (Prairie Grove, Ill.) and Au Revoir (Ampere x Lara), Sandi Chohany’s seven-year-old Oldenburg gelding. The U.S.-Bred Award went to Sternlicht Hilltop (Soliman de Hus x Rhapsody GGF), an eight-year-old Hanoverian stallion ridden by Michael Bragdell and owned by Hilltop Farm Inc.

Overall Results

Endel Ots and Lucky Strike – 73.264%

Christopher Hickey and Straight Horse Zackonik – 71.039%

Heather McCarthy and Au Revoir – 70.608%

Results: USEF Developing Horse Prix St. Georges Test

Endel Ots and Lucky Strike – 73.578%

Heather McCarthy and Au Revoir – 71.569%

Melissa Jackson and Domani – 71.520%

 

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

Codi Harrison and Katholt’s Bossco lead from start to finish to win the USEF Young Adult ‘Brentina Cup’ Dressage National Championship presented by Dressage Today. Harrison (Loxahatchee, Fla.) and her 11-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding performed an entertaining freestyle to country music to win the class and the championship. Molly Paris (Charlotte, N.C.) and Countess, her 16-year-old Danish mare, were the reserve champions, while placed second, and Discover Dressage™ US Equestrian/United States Dressage Federation Emerging Athlete Program member Kerrigan Gluch (Wellington, Fla.) and HGF Brio, Hampton Green Farm’s 13-year-old Andalusian stallion, placed third.

Overall Results

Codi Harrison and Katholt’s Bossco – 72.622%

Molly Paris and Countess – 68.743%

Kerrigan Gluch and HGF Brio – 67.584%

Results: FEI Grand Prix Freestyle (Brentina Cup)

Codi Harrison and Katholt’s Bossco – 74.075%

Kerrigan Gluch and Bolero CXLVIII – 70.325%

Kerrigan Gluch and HGF Brio – 69.525%