Loxahatchee, FL – During the recent Welcome Back to White Fences Dressage Show in Loxahatchee, Florida, Meagan Davis and her self-owned equine partner Damocles HLF dominated their First Level class – finishing more than 10 percentage points higher than the second place rider. Davis scored a stunning 78.824 percent, and the judges weren’t the only ones blown away by her performance.
The Horse of Course, Inc., a tack shop based in Claremore, Oklahoma with a mobile unit stationed in Wellington, Florida during the winter show season, also was impressed with the performance. Davis and Damocles HLF’s score was the highest score of the entire show, earning them The Horse of Course High Score Award. The Horse of Course presented Davis with a tri-colored ribbon and embroidered cooler to recognize their success. The Horse of Course is proud to award the highest scoring rider at horse shows across the country.
For Davis, the impressive score and High Score Award are the culmination of hard work and years of developing a relationship with her horse. Having purchased Damocles HLF (better known as Douglas) as a two-year-old, Davis has spent plenty of time getting to know the 2010 Oldenburg gelding and working up to this point in their career. “The relationship I have with him has been vital to his success because I have had him for so long,” Davis explained. “He really trusts me, and he knows I’m never going to put him in a situation where he’s not going to be safe.”
But even being confident in their relationship, Davis didn’t expect the extreme success of their performance at the Welcome Back to White Fences Dressage Show. Even for her, the amount of effort and sheer skill Douglas put forth was a bit of a surprise – and a very pleasant one at that. “He really stepped up his game from what we’ve been schooling at home,” she said. “He was up in the shoulders with more self-carriage than I’ve ever felt. He went out and blew me away and I was so proud of him.”
Looking forward, Davis and her trainer Danish Olympian Bent Jensen plan to move Davis and Douglas into Third Level by the end of March – an ambitious goal, but an attainable one given their recent success.
The Horse of Course is happy to play its part in recognizing amazing pairs like Davis and Douglas in their quest for success. So as more and more duos go down centerline this winter show season, The Horse of Course will keep an eye out for top performers to reward throughout the upcoming weeks of the South Florida winter show series with The Horse of Course High Score Award.
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