Karen Lipp and Lori Bell's NRPS gelding Douwe continued their rise on the Dressage in Florida Circuit at the Wellington Dressage Classic, the final show of the Cosequin¨ Winter Equestrian Festival.
With the CSI-W Grand Prix showjumping course in the background, Lipp was second to heavyweight champion Patrick Burssens on Haendel in the Prix St. Georges with 67.917% and 3rd with 68.5% in the Intermediaire I. Lipp and Douwe showed that that good things come in small packages, and were given the highest score from panel of judges in both rides from "O" judge Linda Zang.
Douwe's international career goes back quite a way, earning his oats in Holland as well as in the States. Born on 12th May 1990, the NRPS stallion Douwe was licensed in his studbook at age four. Impressing the judges with his gorgeous, expressive conformation Douwe was destined to be a versatile star.
Sired by Damiro out of Eronette (by Zeus) the dark bay jumped to the Guelders provincial Champion's title under Judith Ribbels in the hunter/jumper equitation class. His career also extended to several dressage victories at the Dutch M2 level (Third level). With these premium achievements Douwe attracted interest from all around, quickly resulting into a sale to the United States through the Reesink family. With Karen S. Lipp as steady rider, together they work on a bright future, most likely one heading for a Grand Prix debut in the near future.
by Astrid Appels