Wellington, FL - "Ultimately, we're aiming for Grand Prix,” said Louise-Marcelle Eadie, whose stellar 77% score in the USEF Young Horse Test for Four Year-Olds on Roseview's Decorum earned the pair both reserve honors in the class and The Horse of Course High Score Award for week ten of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDIW and CPEDI3* at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. For the black 16.2 hand gelding owned by Judith Sloan, it was only his second show. Ever. “His transitions were really quite good,” said a satisfied Eadie, with a mastery of understatement belying her own British roots. “There's been a lot to look at, but he stayed with the program and overall, he's been staying with me.”
The pair had also posted a 73.20% score to win a Training Level Test 3 class.
In 2005, Eadie made her own transition to the United States, and trains with Anne Gribbons, dividing her season between Wellington for the winter and Westchester (NY) in summers.
The strong finish in the Young Horse test points the pair directly at US Nationals as their next goal.
“He's a beautiful young horse and clearly has a bright future. You've done an incredible job, “ The Horse of Course CEO, Beth Haist, told Eadie as she presented her with the HOC High Score Award and prize saddlepad.
One of the most highly regarded dressage attire and saddle outfitters in Florida and the south, since 2011 The Horse of Course has been recognizing the highest-scoring horses and riders each week of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.
“I'm super happy, with the score and with accepting these nice prizes,” Eadie replied. “On a black horse, this saddlepad is going to look great!”
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