1: The Dressage Foundation’s Renee Isler Dressage Support Fund has awarded an $800 grant to youth rider, Kylie Heitman, of Michigan, to train her Warmblood, Lena, with Jacqueline Brooks. Kylie and Lena participated in Lendon Gray’s Winter Intensive Training Program as an auditor. Kylie plans to continue training Lena with the goals of earning their
1: Congratulations to Young Rider Rosie Julian-Simoes of Illinois. The Dressage Foundation’s Renee Isler Dressage Support Fund has awarded a $600 grant to Rosie and her Danish Warmblood, Proteus, to train with Robert Dover, Debbie McDonald and Lendon Gray. Rosie’s goals in 2015 are to qualify for and compete in the NAJYRC and Festival of
Dressage trainer John Zopatti and eventer Allison Springer teamed up to demonstrate the name of the Equilibrium boots they both love, Stretch and Flex, Get it? 2.There’s little doubt whose chip off the old block this is — holding the Whitney Stone Memorial Cup — it could only be Chester Weber’s son, Douglas!
Lots of puppy love in the dressage world. Junior rider Klendy Muller got the happy “yes” when she asked mom, trainer Kerensa Muller, “Can we keep her?” Another sweet pup! Dressage journalist, Sue Weakly, went weak at the knees when she was introduced to her new puppy, Stella. She’s a cutie! Bit Crazy? You bet
The opening of Dover Saddlery in Wellington, Florida, was also an unexpected Cazenovia College alumni reunion! Matt Arias, now the Customer Service Representative at WeatherBeeta USA,and Lauren Pesick, now an exercise rider/groom at Hidden Brook Farm of Salt Point, New York, and April Leonard of JRPR Public Relations, all alumni of Cazenovia College in Syracuse, New
The Dressage Foundation‘s Renee Isler Dressage Support Fund has awarded an $800 grant to Jhesika Wells, of Washingotn, to receive training from Severo Jurado, a trainer and top rider for Andreas Helgstrand in Denmark. Jhesika, a successful young U.S. rider, is currently in Denmark working for Andreas. She will use the grant to take a
Congratulations Holly! The Dressage Foundation (TDF) has announced that Holly Johnson, of Florida, is this year’s recipient of a grant from TDF’s Heldenberg Training Center Fund. Holly will receive $2,750 to attend the Spanish Riding School’s Training Center in Heldenberg, Austria. Welcome Aboard. Custom Saddlery welcomes Wellington based Michael Rucci as their newest saddle fitter.
Carol Cohen is globe trotting to Denmark with her daughter Rebecca to visit horses they haven’t seen in a while, like her stallion Comeback II, now 23 years old, and Rebecca’s former dressage pony Tai Calido. FYI: Comback is the daddy of Tina Konyot’s 2014 WEG horse, Calecto V. The Sportsmanship Award goes to Caroline
Congratulations! The Dressage Foundation is pleased to announce three grant recipients of its Elysium Farm Fund for U.S. Breeder Excellence; Gigha Steinman of River Oaks Farm (Florida), Barbara Cadwell (Florida), and Jessica Stallings and Jennifer DesRoche of Signature Sport Horses (North Carolina). Way to go! Congrats to Leatherdale Farms’ stallion Beltano (Belissimo M/Hohenstein), who took
Going to the chapel! It’s wedding bells for Show Chic’s Krystalann Shingler and Ted Birden. Plans are underway for a wedding next August in Toronto! Congrats! It was a triple slam-dunk for Vita Flex at The U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions presented by The Dutta Corp! All three dressage riders