Wellington, FL (January 17, 2012) – Dressage rider and trainer Caroline Roffman of Lionshare Dressage, and her beautiful black mare, Her Highness O, dominated during the Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge I, taking firsts in both the FEI Prix St Georges Open under judge Gary Rockwell and FEI Intermediare 1, judged by Natalie Lamping. Roffman and Her Highness scored a 72.368% to win the Prix St Georges and then the following day enjoyed a decisive win in the Intermediare 1 with a score of 74.211%. Roffman shared that this was the mare’s first time show at this level.
“She came to me to be sold as a 7-year-old brood mare who had only been lightly ridden as a 3-years-old,” Roffman explains about the now 9-year-old Hanoverian. “I soon realized what a special horse she is, and I became part owner.” Roffman describes the 16.2 mare by Hohenstein and out of Weltmeyer, as a great talent, and notes it is her exceptional character that sets her regally above other horses. “Her heart is what actually makes her special,” she says, “She works to please you always.” Now a full owner, Roffman plans to take Her Highness to even higher levels. “I’d like to thank Jennifer Lind of Wolkentanzer Farm in California, Her Highness’s former owner and breeder, for the opportunity to work with such a talented horse.”
Roffman and Her Highness won the 2012 Developing Horse Prix St. Georges Championship, and Roffman plans to campaign the mare on the 2013 Florida dressage circuit. Roffman also has had great success recently with Al Guden’s Sagacious HF. The pair won all three of the Young Rider Grand Prix classes they’ve entered in the past few months with scores in the 70’s.
Roffman owns Lionshare Dressage in Wellington, FL along with rider and trainer, Endel Ots. For more information about these two rising dressage stars, visit www.lionsharedressage.com