Contenders for the USEF/Markel National Young Dressage Horse Championships Shine at Del Mar CDI

Another owner who was particularly happy with her horse’s winning ride on Friday was Jen Hlavecek whose Weltino’s Magic won his Third Level Test 1 with a score of 68.2 percent under the skillful riding of Shannon Peters.

The win was especially sweet for Jen as she remarked that “Magic gave me first for my birthday!” Jen and husband Bruce, who traveled from Boulder, Colorado to support the Peters’ team at the Del Mar National, enjoy watching the progress in their horse.

Weltino’s Magic is a 17.2 hand six year old Westphalian by Weltino whom Jen has owned since September of 2007. At that time, Shannon Peters was extremely impressed with him and called Jen after having him for six weeks in her barn saying, “He is a great horse, great gaits and the best-ever temperament.”

Jen said she purchased him without seeing him in person and told Shannon, “If you think he’s the right horse, that’s good enough for me.”

Magic is currently rated second in the nation in the FEI Six-Year-Old competition and will compete at the upcoming Flintridge Riding Club USEF/Markel Western Regional Finals in May and from there go onto Kentucky in September for the USEF/Markel National Young Dressage Horse Championships.

Shannon is extremely excited about this young horse and feels he definitely has the potential to go on to the Grand Prix.

The three-sister ownership of the six-year-old Oldenburg stallion Hit Parade SFS makes up another happy team as their horse leads the nation in the FEI-Six-Year-Old Division with an average of 8.46.

The “team” is made up of rider/trainer Sandy Burns Gardner, Kathy Schack and Jeanne Burns who together operate Savoir Faire Stables in San Marcos.

Hit Parade SFS is by Showstar and is out of Esprina. The sisters imported him as a three-year-old and have methodically developed him along as a dressage horse and breeding stallion. His offspring have led the nation as top colts and fillies. Sandy is delighted with Hit Parade as he won both Thursday’s Six-Year-Old Preliminary Test with an 8.0 and Friday’s Final Test with a 7.78.

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