One of the early morning rider in the first CDI* Dressage show at the Kentucky Horse Park, Koford scored 61.583 in the Prix St Georges Friday, May 23. The next day the scores began to climb, to a 68.583 for the Intermediaire I. “By the Intermediaire 1 on Saturday, I was starting to get my groove back and by the Freestyle, felt like I was able to give my horse a decent ride.” Koford and Don Principe won the PSG/Intermediaire I small tour each day topping their score with a 71.667 for the Freestyle.
“Don Principe is such a "gentle - man" in every way.” added his owner, Maryanna Haymon 2007 USDF Breeder of they Year. “Despite how ill Jim was, he listened and performed. I feel so very privileged to be apart of this wonderful horse's life. And to have a stallion that can both perform at the FEI levels and breed, producing super nice offspring, is a rarity.
At the KDA Breeder's Classic I and II held prior to KDA’s first CDI*, Don Principe's 7 week old daughter, Duet MF,(out of EM Rotina[Rotspon/Argentinus]) won the Fillies of 2008 and a Reserve Filly Championship. Dante's Dream MF, a 3 yr old gelding by Don Principe, ridden by Brendan Curtis (of Robert Dover's TV show, Search for America’s Dressage Star) won the Material, proving that Don Principe is producing riding horses as well as in hand champions.