Traverse City, MI - For Yvonne Barteau and KYB Dressage, the journey north from Maple Park, IL proved to be quite fruitful as she and her mounts GP Raymeister and GP Delano took home both blue ribbons in this week's feature money events. GP Raymeister scored a 74.5% to win the $2500 FEI Grand Prix Musical Freestyle while GP Delano won the $1500 FEI Intermediare I Musical Freesyle with a score of 75%. Both horses are owned by Grand Prix Equestrian/Gina Frantz, who also resides in Illinois.
Today's two events attracted several hundred people who enjoyed a total of 10 horse and rider combinations performing their routines to carefully choreographed music. A private fundraiser, sponsored by Hampton Green Farm, was also held with donations from the party and the gate going to the local Leelanau and Grand Traverse County 4-H.
KYB Dressage attended last season's competitions and, due to the vacation-like atmosphere, including the gaming action at the Turtle Creek Casino, they decided to return again this summer for their "family vacation".
Local resident Betsy VanDyke also did well today, as she and crowd favorite Cantana placed second next to Barteau.
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