Dressage At Devon
2003 marked another year of a huge and outstanding competition at Dressage At Devon, the largest breed show in North America. Breeders from all over the U.S.A. as well as riders from Canada and other countries descended upon Devon once again to compete for high honors among their peers.
I did not count the number of SWB horses at Devon this year, but it was certainly more than ever before, although the numbers were still small compared to some other breeds.
In the open in-hand classes 2 SWB horses placed in the Top 10 and both were bred by Los Alamos Dressage Center.
Both classes had more than 30 entrants.
9 FEI Young Horse Test - 6-year olds
On Friday, Kharma returned to compete in the North American Breeders Championships and Futurity for F.E.I. 6 year old young horses and, unfortunately ran a bit "out of steam", ending up in 4th place. However, her performances did earn her $2000 in prize and futurity money! The class was won by Milan and Zivago and Richmond tied for 2nd.
Congratulations to all!!
More 2003 Show Winners
Melissa Reese and the Artful Dodger
Melissa and her 6-year old Oldenburg gelding, The Artful Dodger, who train at Los Alamos with Lisa Basselini, had another successful show season this year! In July, Melissa and Dodger were on the winning Training Level 3 & 4 team at the USDF Region 1 Jr/YR Team Championship in Leesburg, VA.
Cody just won the Pair Horse Classic at the Fair Hill International show Oct. 23-26 where they won both marathon and cones and placed 2nd in dressage driving.
We are so proud and delighted with the job Larry Poulin has done with "Cody". They seem to make an outstanding match and we enjoy watching the progress. We also want to acknowledge and thank "Cody's" former owners, Janet Bell and Tom Benson, who bought him from Los Alamos Dressage Center as a youngster for dressage but recognized that he seemed to want to do something else with his life and were wise enough to make the match with Larry Poulin a reality.
2003 FEI WORLD PAIRS DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIP
"Cody" has always performed exceptionally well in the dressage driving phase and it was Larry's intention to use him for this part of the competition and then to team up his more experienced horses, Camden and Conyer for the maraton and cones.
fate dictated differently when Larry's main maraton horse did not travel
well to Europe and was not ready to compete. Although very green to
the sport, "Cody" was needed in all three phases of the competitive
driving competition and poured his heart out to do his best.
Congratulations to all!!
Katarina Antens-Miller earns her
USDF Bronze Medal
Congratulations to Katarina and her Holsteiner mare, Havanna, who won many of their 3rd level classes this show season and earned the USDF Bronze Medal.
a native of Sweden, has been studying dressage at Los Alamos for about
7 years and bought her lovely Holsteiner mare, Havanna, by Cour
de la Bryre, through our contacts in Germany.
Lauren and Steven Fleming win "Mare and Foal" NJ 4H State Championship
Congratulations for Lauren and Steven on their State Championship. Heavenly Rose, a Trakehner mare, poses here with her 3 month old L.A. Baltic Inspiration filly, NL Baltic Anika.
This is the second foal Heavenly Rose has produced by Inspiration. Both have won the State Championship in the year of their birth!
1999 filly bred and owned by Pat Broekema, Florida. (L.A. Baltic Inspiration X Abiline, SWB).
Watch the filly
grow! See her younger photos on our Family Album Page
At the SWANA Inspections this year she received a Diploma in her 3-4 year old test and scored "9" for her type and conformation.
This year Abby's Sunrise is showing Introductory Level Dressage in Florida where she won the Spring Series Championship with the North FL Dressage Assoc as well as high point horse in her division. After scoring 75.6%, she is getting ready to start Training Level this year. Congratulions to Pat, her breeder and rider!
These photos, taken April 19 and 20, 2003, show "Jubi" competing in the 5 year old FEI Young Horse Test in where he received a score of 7.5! The show was at Chateau Elan, GA, and sponsored by Turning Point Events. (Congratulations Cindy and rider, Debbie!)
Update and Year End Results for Baltic Jubilation:
At the USDF
Region 3 Championships:
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