The third day of 2001 Dressage at Devon was packed with a virtually endless serie of breed division classes in which mares, geldings, stallions, fillies and colts were judges breed by breed. Iron Spring Farm dominated the Dutch warmblood classes, while Hilltop Farm reigned in the Holsteiner, Hanoverian and ISR/Oldenburg divisions. However, a horse does not have to originate from a fancy breeding barn to make a win at Devon. Floridian Jan Williams conquered in the Oldenburg Verband Class with Rodioso (by Rohdiamant) and Lyndon Rife and Jan Lewis' Willkommen Q (by Weltbekant) received the blue ribbon in the Hanoverian (3 years and over) class.
The Devon Breed Show kept an open perspective towards the non-traditional dressage breeds and had classes inserted in its program for colored sport horses, Haflingers, Appaloosas and more.
The afternoon program was filled with materiale classes, which are special model and gaits classes under saddle. The 3-year-old Filly Materiale was won by the Hanoverian Decuma (Davignon x Weltmeyer) from Marefield Meadows. The Oldenburger Royal Star (Royal Diamond x Roncalli), owned by Mary Lou Sullivan, was leader in the colts materiale. The titles in the 4 and 5-year-old Materiale classes went to Bertrand Page's Hanoverian Weltlady (Weltmeyer x Werther) and Carole Lawrence's Oldenburg Ruffian (Rubinstein I x Inschallah AA).
The 2001 Dressage at Devon Breed Show came to an end round 10 PM Thursday evening with the Cosequin / USDF Young Horse and Mature Horse Championship. Judges Gurney, Brown, Felgendreher and Haring offered Hilltop Farm's Ria D'Or (Riverman x Cor Noir) the Young Horse Champion's title and Hilltop Farm's Capricia (Caprimond x Lungau) the Mature Horse Champion's Title. 2001 Dressage at Devon was a Veni-Vidi-Vici for Hilltop Farm!
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Text by Astrid Appels
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