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“Sir Sebastian” wins Grand Champion at 2013 NEDA Fall Festival Breed Show

September 30, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Morris, CT — September 30, 2013 — Alix Szepesi’s three-year-old young horse “Sir Sebastian” was Grand Champion at the New England Dressage Association (NEDA) Fall Festival Breed Show in Saugerties, New York last week. Sir Sebastian was also awarded Young Horse Champion and Colt/Gelding Champion. “I couldn’t be more happy with Sir Sebastian” Alix said. “I wanted him to experience a big show and he behaved perfectly. It’s a great competition and I look forward to returning next year.”

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Alix bought Sir Sebastian as a four-month-old in Germany. “I vividly remember picking him out of a group of foals in a field in Germany” said Alix. “He handled himself so well in the group, and I could see the distinctive lift in his stride as well as his quality gaits.” Sir Sebastian is a German Oldenburg Verband (GOV) registered horse by Sir Gregory-Rubinstein-Almeo. His mother is NeaState III. Alix decided to leave him in Germany for his early years, and imported him to the U.S. in June 2013.

Sir Sebastian, pictured above, an Oldenburg gelding by Sir Gregory, was Grand Champion of the breed show at the New England Dressage Association (NEDA) Fall Festival on September 19-20, 2013 in Saugerties, NY.  He is owned by Alix Szepesi and was shown by Robert Murray.  (Photo: Gregor McQueen)

Sir Sebastian, pictured above, an Oldenburg gelding by Sir Gregory, was Grand Champion of the breed show at the New England Dressage Association (NEDA) Fall Festival on September 19-20, 2013 in Saugerties, NY. He is owned by Alix Szepesi and was shown by Robert Murray. (Photo: Gregor McQueen)

Alix Szepesi (pronounced ‘a-leeks’ ‘sep-a-she’) is the trainer at “North Shore Dressage” and is based at Far Meadow Farm in Morris, CT. In addition to training and showing in New England, she also competes with other professional riders at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, FL each winter. Alix provides positive and diverse cross training to produce results for riders and equine athletes of all levels and breeds. Alix is a nine-time USDF Region 8 champion, including Intermediare 1 and Intermediare 1 Freestyle. She has over 25 years dressage experience and has trained many horses to FEI levels. She received her “Bereiter” certification in an intensive program at the International Academy for Equestrian Studies (IAES) in Warendorf, Germany.

 

Alix uses classical dressage training methods emphasizing the importance of the underlying basics along with cross training to give the horse diversity. She merges this with posture and body mechanics analysis for the rider to explain the signals your body gives to your horse. “Most importantly, the horse and rider need to have lots of fun together!” says Alix.

 

For information, please visit Alix’s website: www.NorthShoreDressage.com