Juniors, Young Riders, and Under 25 competitors kicked off the California Dreaming Production's Festival of the Horse on Wednesday afternoon, getting an early start for the second week in a row due to a record number of CDI entries. In the 16-25 Intermediaire II test, Genay Vaughn and the black Hanoverian stallion Donarweiss GGF (De Niro x SPS Highlight by Hohenstein, owned by Starr Vaughn Equestrian, LLC) were an impressive pair as they earned a winning score of 65.965% over Catherine Chamberlain with her KWPN gelding Verdicci (Krack C x Nadine's Monday by Jackson) with 62.149%. Chamberlain then returned to the ring to continue her domination of southern California's FEI Young Rider division as she once again topped the field in the Team Prix St. Georges Test, riding Kimberly Pribble's Dutch gelding Avesto Van Weltevreden (Gribaldi x Tevesta by Krack C) to a score of 67.895%.
Finishing with reserve honors was Danielle Bonavito and her Hanoverian gelding Wyoming (Weltmeyer x Arielle by Akzent I) with 64.342%. Rounding out the CDI, Veronica West claimed her third straight FEI Junior Team Test win with her own black Hanoverian gelding Nobleman (Hatiello XX x Weira by Wenzel II) on a score of 65.631%.
See complete competition results here.
Complete results are available on the California Dreaming Productions website, www.californiadreamingproductions.com. Live video streaming of CDI classes with expert commentary by FEI judge Axel Steiner resumes at 8:00am PT on CDP Live, www.californiadreamingproductions.com/live-stream-test/.