Congratulations to Kathy Simard, from Colorado for getting her USDF Silver Medal at “Dressage for the Cure” at the Colorado Horse Park, in April. Kathy was riding Debbie Bennett’s lovely horse Maestoso 11 Odetta 11. Congrats to Kathy and Maestoso!
Special congratulations to Christy Boylen who won the Custom Saddlery MVR (Most Valuable Rider) award at the Nations Cup and a brand new Custom Saddle! She was thrilled with her winning weekend and the Custom Saddle, which was presented by the ground jury and Custom Saddlery rider Endel Ots.
While all eyes were watching the exciting Nations Cup freestyles at Global Dressage, in Wellington, Florida, Bethany Peslar made an emergency exit to her farm in nearby Grand Prix Village. She got to the barn just in time to help welcome her newest foal by De Niro. The feisty little bay colt born during the Nations Cup has big plans. He already demonstrated passage and flying changes at three days old!
Dream Street Stallions has a new home and a new horse. Rick Rockefeller Silva is excited to welcome Dawn Bernardo’s new stallion Desperados from Europe to Dream Street at Halycon across from Haynes Stevens clinic!
The luxury farm auction concept is taking off. After the success with auctioning Two Swans Farm, Platinum Luxury Auctions announced luxury auctions on two more equestrian properties, one in Ranch Colony in Jupiter, Florida on 20 acres and the second in Thousand Oaks, California.Dressage Master Walter Zettl announced his retirement from traveling. Walter will still work on his books and DVDs and teach locally from his home in Canada.
Calling all ponies! The National Dressage Pony Cup (NDPC) is offering $10,000 in total prize money for the September 7-8, 2013 show at the KentuckyHorsePark in Lexington, Kentucky. The show will be held in conjunction with MSEDA Dressage At The Park I & II. Prize money will be offered for each class and by rider classifications for Junior/Pony Club, Adult Amateur, and Open. High Point Awards for rider and breed classifications are awarded also. NDCP is open to any pony that meets pony size requirements. No qualifying scores are necessary. Classes are offered from Introductory walk/trot tests to Fourth Level and Freestyle. For further information, visit www.DressagePonyCup.com.
In a stroke of synchronicity, South Carolina-based Francisco Garcia, Master/ Trainer/Specialist from the RoyalAndalusianSchool for Equestrian Art in Spain, is on the cover of the April issue of USDF Connection Magazine. You don’t have to travel to Spain to train with the Master. Just go to www.half-moon-dressage.com to make arrangements.