West Palm Beach, FL – Kelly O’Shea Duncan and her Hackney Horse, Baryshnikov, brought home the blue in the FEI Intermediaire I class at the Gold Coast Dressage Association’s Grand Finale I. This wasn’t O’Shea Duncan and Baryshnikov’s first trip into the winner’s circle in the Intermediaire I class, as the pair have been consistent winners in the division throughout the winter show circuit.
Sponsored by Classic Equine Equipment, a nationally recognized leader in quality horse stall systems and stable accessories, O’Shea Duncan won a polar fleece vest from Classic Equine. “The Classic Equine stalls are so beautiful and I would love to have a barn with their stalls. It would be fantastic,” O’Shea Duncan said.
O’Shea Duncan said that during the show Baryshnikov went into the Grand Finale I class, “A little up, but settled down once he got in the ring. Then he tried really hard and I am so proud of him,” she said.
Baryshnikov is currently one of the top Hackney dressage horses in the country, and has been in the national rankings in the open division in the USDF and USEF. “I bought him a few years ago out of a field, and he was untrained and unbroken. He was supposed to be a four-in-hand driving team member, but his markings didn’t match the rest of the team,” O’Shea Duncan said, adding that she hopes to compete Baryshnikov at Gladstone this year.
Adam Busse, owner of Classic Equine Equipment, was pleased that O’Shea Duncan and Baryshnikov were back in the winner’s circle. “I want to congratulate Kelly and Baryshnikov on a very successful season. I know Kelly has a couple of our polar fleece vests and I know she will wear them proudly,” Busse said.
Classic Equine Equipment has earned a reputation as the leading producer of beautiful, innovative and high-quality stalls. The company designs, develops and manufactures stall systems and stable accessories that are not only safety oriented for the horse, but easy to install as well. “Our stall systems are beautiful, but they are also designed with the horse’s care and well being in mind,” Busse said. “From stalls to stable doors to flooring to accessories and exercisers, Classic offers the widest product line in the industry. And, our line continues to expand through innovation and strategic alliances.”
For a complete list of Classic Equine Equipment, visit their website at www.classic-equine.com.
Photo: Kelly O’Shea Duncan and her Hackney Horse, Baryshnikov, won the Intermediaire I class at the Gold Coast Dressage Association’s Grand Finale I Show, held at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center. Classic Equine Equipment, a nationally recognized leader in quality horse stall systems and stable accessories, sponsored the class and awarded O’Shea Duncan with a beautiful Classic Equine polar fleece vest. (Photo courtesy of JRPR – no photo credit necessary)