Diane Creech Takes Grand Prix Special Win at Dressage at Devon



Devon, Penn. – Canadian Diane Creech riding Wiona took the win in the Grand Prix Special on the final day of competition at Dressage at Devon.  She took the win in the soggy Dixon Oval ring with a score of 63.00 percent. Placing second was Richard Klaassen, riding Casineur Moesgard with a score of 60.92. Third went to Karen Lipp with Latino and a score of 60.60 percent.

This year was Creech’s first competing at Devon and she loved the atmosphere saying it was a tremendous learning experience for both her and her horses. “This is so exciting and thrilling,” she said after Sunday’s Grand Prix Special win. Creech didn’t ride in Saturday’s Grand Prix Freestyle but said she found the atmosphere so exciting that she was whooping and hollering along with all the other spectators.  Read More....

Lars Petersen Takes the Win in Dressage at Devon Freestyle
By Lynndee Kemmet for DressageDaily.com


Devon, Penn. – Lars Petersen narrowly edged out Ashley Holzer for the win at the prestigious Dressage at Devon Freestyle. Petersen took the win with Succes and with a score of 75.250. Holzer and Pop Art scored 75.100.
Photo Credit: Sophie Ghedin
Holzer wasn’t surprised by her placing, noting that while she won Friday’s Grand Prix, the freestyle win at Devon always seems to elude her.”I never win that freestyle and it’s always Lars. He always beats me by a little bit. I was second last year as well to him.  Congratulations Lars,” she said looking at him. “Next year, if you could not come, I’d appreciate it.” Read More....

Midwesterner Endel Ots Takes FEI Intermediaire Win at Dressage at Devon
By Lynndee Kemmet for DressageDaily.com


Devon, Penn. – Midwest rider Endel Ots took the win in Saturday’s FEI Intermediaire I Open, beating out a field of more than 30 competitors . He earned his first win at Devon aboard Bentley and it was as close a win as it could be. Ots was one of three riders to score a 66.917 and only the technical marks separated first, second and third places. Taking second was Amanda Johnson with Pip, a 14-year-old Hanoverian by Pik Solo and owned by Barrie Anderson. Third went to Suzanne Markham and Donarlicht GGF, an eight-year-old Hanoverian gelding by De Niro and owned by Markham. Bentley, a 14-year-old Danish gelding formerly owned by Kristen Allen and now by Kelly Roetto, was, for several years, the ride of Kassandra Barteau. Read More....

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Courtney King-Dye Back in Action at Dressage at Devon
By Lynndee Kemmet for DressageDaily.com


Devon, Penn. – Courtney King-Dye was back in action at Dressage at Devon after a month of waiting on the FEI’s decision regarding the finding of a banned substance in the blood of Mythilus, after he underwent routine testing at the 2008 Olympics in Hong Kong. King-Dye won Friday’s large FEI Prix St. Georges Open class with Jubilant, a nine-year-old Oldenburg stallion owned by Anne Wood.“I was really happy with Jubilant and his win,” King-Dye said. She credited her assistant, Jennifer Marchand, with keeping the horse schooled while she was at the Olympics. “His test felt very confirmed and expressive and I think that as he gets fitter, he’ll get better.” Courtney Thanks DressageDaily Readers for Their Support - Read More....
Photo Credit: Sophie Ghedin

Ashley Holzer and Pop Art Shine in Grand Prix Competition at Dressage at Devon
By Lynndee Kemmet for DressageDaily.com


Devon, Penn. – Ashley Holzer and Pop Art showed they’ve still got plenty of energy after their long journey to Hong Kong and back. The pair took the win in Friday’s FEI Grand Prix for the Freestyle with a score of 70.708. Right behind them was Lars Petersen riding Succes with a score of 69.00. Placing third was Holzer’s Olympic teammate Jacqueline Brooks with Gran Gesto and a score of 65.958.Photo Credit: Sophie Ghedin

After her Olympic competition, Holzer wasn’t sure she’d make the trip to Devon, but her husband, Rusty, talked her into going. Read More, see who won the Grand Prix for the Special, and who topped off the large Prix St Georges Field....



Young Horse Classes At Dressage at Devon Start Mounted Competion



Thursday featured the USEF Four Year Old Test, the FEI Dressage Test for Five Year Olds and the FEI Dressage Test for Six Year Olds. Anticipation was the greatest for the six-year-old group, with Christopher Hickey and cabana Boy, fresh from winning the 2008 Markel/USEF National Young Horse Dressage Championships in Kentucky. He didn’t disappoint, capturing the blue with an impressive 83.6%
Photo Credit: Sophie Ghedin

Of his ride, the judges said, “His walk was clear, regular and reaching,” and “his trot shows nice cadence and freedom.” The only place he lost that was in the extensions. “As for submission, he was very willing. Overall, we think he is a very promising horse.”  The Hanovian gelding by Contucci out of Briania was purchased by Hilltop Farm as a youngster to represent his sire Contucci. Read More....

Dream Street’s Starlight Wins Grand Champion Stallion at Dressage at Devon


Rick Rockefeller-Silvia’s Dream Street Stallion, Starlight, won the Grand Championship at Dressage at Devon earlier this week. The stunning black Oldenburg strutted around the world famous Dixon Oval with an air of supreme confidence, this combined with his expressive movement and correct conformation made him an easy choice for Grand Champion Stallion at Devon!The judges’ unanimous decision made it crystal clear they were impressed with Silvia’s stallion. When Silvia arrived to collect his awards, judge Carter Bass told him, “Your horse’s performance was hair-raising.” Read more....
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Horses Unlimited is Having an Exciting September and Ready For Devon - Pik L to Debut in the Grand Prix at Devon




Horses Unlimited is having an exciting September. Three Horses Unlimited homebred youngsters qualified for the USEF/Markel Young Horse Dressage Championships ridden by Mikala Gundersen, including Pikko Del Cerro HU, who finished fourth in the five year old division. This handsome stallion, by Pik L, was the highest placed American bred in his division. As if that was not enough, two Horses Unlimited three year old stallions were awarded Provisional Breeding Licenses from ISR/Oldenburg N.A., and a third young stallion is slated to attend the stallion testing. In addition, three foals received premium awards, including the Champion Filly, La Fauxpas HU. And now Pik L returns to Dressage at Devon. This time in the Grand Prix. Read More....

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Hilltop Farm's Chiquita HTF (by Contucci) Wins First Ever Foal Championship at Dressage at Devon
By Sally Silverman


The 34th Annual Dressage at Devon Horse Show presented by Horseworld Ltd. and DressageClinic.com, opened today under blue skies with a full-to-capacity roster of competitors. The focus was on the youngsters with Breed Show classes for yearlings, fillies and colts. Hilltop Farm was in the limelight all evening, beginning with Chiquita HTF. The Foal Championship, introduced this year at Dressage at Devon, has long been a tradition in German and with some other breed registries in Europe and the Canadian Sport Horse Association. Dressage at Devon, however, is the first horse show in the United States to offer a Foal Championship and the award was sponsored by Hassler Dressage. Read More....
PHOTO CREDIT:  Hoof Print Images

Ladies! Don't Forget Friday is Hat Day - Free Admission and Prizes!

Hats Off to Ladies in Extravagant Headwear - The Dressage at Devon Annual Hat Contest Continues, with Celebrity Judge Lisa Scottoline


The fifth annual Ladies’ Day Hat Contest will take place on day five of the 34th Annual Dressage at Devon, Friday, September 26th, on the Devon Horse Show Grounds in Devon, PA. All ladies in fancy hats (no baseball caps, please) will be admitted to the show at no charge, and those choosing to participate in the judging will receive a complimentary Blue Tulip bag full of goodies including discount coupons and tickets for the champagne brunch at the show’s Mimosas on the Midway, while supplies last. About 3:30 in the afternoon, the bonnet-bedecked contestants will convene in the Dixon Oval where their unusual headwear will be judged by celebrity judges. Categories may include Prettiest, Most Whimsical, Most Likely to Take Flight, Most Tempting to Take a Bite Out Of and more. The winners will receive fabulous prizes.Read more....

Team Matrix on the Road to Dressage at Devon


Team Matrix members will be on site this year at one of America's premier dressage competitions – Dressage at Devon. The world-class event will be held Sept. 23-28 in Devon, Pennsylvania and Team Matrix members, including Matrix Vice President Keith Manfred, will be there. "We're excited to be joining the many riders and breeders from around the world who will be gathering at Dressage at Devon this year," Manfred said. "Devon is the most popular dressage competition in the U.S. and all of us at Team Matrix are happy to be a part of this wonderful event."PhelpsPhoto: Keith Manfred and Dressage rider Sue Jaccoma


In addition to hosting many of the best horses and riders in the world, Devon also plays host to one of the largest equestrian trade fairs found at any American show.

And this year, Team Matrix members will be there for it all providing both competitors and spectators with the perfect opportunity to ask questions and learn more about Matrix nutritional products – the healthy solution for horses, humans and the family pet. Look for Team members around the show grounds and in the barns. To learn more about Matrix nutritional supplements visit www.mushroommatrix.com.

34th Annual International Dressage at Devon Horse Show
The elegance and precision of classical horsemanship in competition
September 23rd through 28th


Dressage. It has been called poetry in motion and ballet on horseback. Dressage is an ancient equestrian discipline, and the fastest growing equestrian sport in the USA today. In September, Dressage at Devon brings top competitors, horses, trainers and judges from across the continent and around the globe together for one of the highest-rated international dressage competitions and the most complete breed show outside of Europe.

This year, the 34th annual Dressage at Devon Horse Show will be held September 23rd through 28th at the Devon Horse Show grounds in Devon, Pennsylvania. Olympic medalist Robert Dover calls Dressage at Devon “the standard by which all American horse shows should be judged.” More than 700 horses are expected to compete with an anticipated 35,000 spectators. Read more...

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