Dr. Kristi Truenbach Lund Wins Weiss Family Chiropractic High Score

Dr. Kristi Truenbach Lund Wins Weiss Family Chiropractic High Score

The winners in the 2004 Markel Amateur Winter Dressage Championship series will be recognized at an awards ceremony to be held at the Derby Kickoff Dressage Show on January 15th. Shirley Johnson of A’Dashi and John Seger and Mary Phelps of Markel Insurance will host the gala awards ceremony scheduled for lunch break. Also on hand for the event and hosting Saturday afternoon’s Competitor’s Party, will be Angela Bordwell of National Financial Services, who is a new sponsor joining the Markel Amateur Championships for 2005.

Weiss Family Chiropractic Center sponsored a special High Score Award for all levels. The 2004 High Score winner was Dr. Kristy Lund with a 3rd level score of 68.889 earned aboard her gelding, Fabio. Lund and Fabio also won the 3rd Level championship and the USEF level championship. Lund trains with John Zopatti at her, Blue Marlin Farms in Wellington, Fl. Lund also had success with her FEI horse, Nice Catch, finishing Res. Champion in the Prix St George Division.

Last year, Lund won over $1200 in prizes in the Markel series. “I am really proud of Fabio. He has exceeded all my expectations and he just continues to get better.” said Lund. She went on to say that she is “grateful to A’Dashi and Markel, who insures my horses by the way, and all the sponsors that recognize amateur competitors.”

FEI Level High Score for Michael Shondel

The FEI Level High Score went to Michael Shondel riding his striking chestnut gelding, Wallaby. The pair captured the high score with a 67.9% at Intermediaire-I. That score also earned them the Intermediaire Championship for the series. 2004 was Shondel’s first season competing as an adult amateur and his success is a credit to the quality of riders the Young Riders program is producing. Shondel and Wallaby also won the Prix St George Championship for the Markel Championships with a 67.763%.

Other top winners who will be recognized include 4 th level Champion, Jennifer Brinkley, and 2 nd level Champion, Debra Schoder on Ilona, 1 st level Champion, Beverly Zimmer on Eurhythmic, training level Champion, Debra Gyulay on Ferrari and Grand Prix Champion, Emmy Adwers on Ali Baba. A complete list of winners is available online at dressagedaily.com.

“Thanks to Markel's participation, this year’s championships were an even bigger success”, said series creator, Shirley Johnson . Along with Markel, Johnson thanked the retailers, Beyond the Barn, Caracol Unique Sterling Silver, Dianne Sasser, Cork’s Saddlery, Euro American Saddlery, Sho Clothes, The Paddock Saddlery, Kada Properties, The Horse of Course, Harmony In Motion, The Tackeria, and the Video Guys. Thanks to Swedish Exclusive Inc in helping with the wonderful Kyra K Jackets. Thanks to Weiss Family Chiropractic for donating all the ribbons and high point awards. Thanks to Mary Phelps of Markel and DressageDaily.com for her participation and support of the amateur series."

A'Dashi and Markel Honor the Amateur Dressage Rider

Spectators are encouraged to attend the Awards Ceremony Saturday at noon on January 15 th at the Derby Kickoff Dressage Show. Angela Bordwell of National Financial Services, Inc will be hosting a Mexican dinner congratulation all the 2004 Champions and kicking off the 2005 season at the end of the day Saturday, on January 15 th at the show mansion at Equestrian Estates.

National Financial Services Group Angela Bordwell is a Registered Representative, Investment Adviser Representative, Equity Services, Inc. Securities and investment advisory services are offered solely by Equity Services, Inc., a Registered Broker/Dealer and Investment Adviser, 1050 Crown Pointe Parkway, Suite 1000, Atlanta, GA 30338, 770.512.5100. National Financial Services Group is independent of Equity Services, Inc.

A'Dashi, is a fashion and equestrian boutique, located in Wellington, where fashion and equestrian flair meet bringing together the finest collection of European fashions, riding apparel, custom equestrian products, unique fashion accessories and casual apparel all with European styling and panache. You can visit A’Dashi’s shop at 13860-11 Wellington Trace, or her mobile unit located at the Derby Show, or on-line at adashi.com.

Markel Insurance Company is represented by a team of Dressage Horse Insurance Specialists with a lifelong commitment to the horse industry. They’re individuals who enthusiastically support Dressage and are likely to meet you and your horse at the barn or your next competition. Markel provides the protection your horse deserves. For an on-line insurance tour with Mary Phelps, Equine Agent for Markel in Florida visit horsesdaily.com/insurance.

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