Wellington, FL – What else can you possibly say but, “Wow.” Endel Ots and Cutler Farm Dressage's Rosseau-bred Verida have aced their every debut test this season. So far their record at the FEI level is perfect: 3 for 3. The winning streak began in Florida in April, with a 69.868% in the mare's first-ever FEI Prix St. Georges, at Dressage National 5 during the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. That was followed by an even higher score in their next Prix St. Georges together, and has continued smoothly down centerline to a 69.20% victory in her first Intermediare I, at the Poplar Place Farm Dressage Show, June 15-16, in Hamilton, GA. “The mare is very solid, and is a super tryer,” said Ots, following that first big win at I-1 level. “Verida loves her job and comes out of the stall with a can-do attitude. That always makes the training process go faster. She is very forgiving and would make a super horse for an Adult Amateur or Junior Young Rider.” Not that much has to be forgiven with Ots. “Endel is such a successful FEI competitor,” says Verida's proud owner and owner of Cutler Farm Dressage, Donna Cameron. “He has trained with so many prominent names, like Lars Petersen and Hubertus Schmidt.”
Originally from De Pere, Wisconsin, Endel Ots learned to ride on the Ots family's Sunrise Farm and worked for KYB Dressage before accepting an invitation to to train with Schmidt in Germany. Now operating Lionshare Dressage in Wellington, FL, with rider and trainer, Caroline Roffman, Ots trained the 2007 USDF Prix St. Georges Horse of the Year, was the Developing Horse Grand Prix Reserve Champion at the Young Horse Championships, and is no stranger to scoring above 75% in USDF Intermediare I and Intermediare I Freestyles. Ots also has worked with Heather Blitz and is a sought after clinician who has been hosted by Cutler Farm and elsewhere.
“Verida has proven herself in the show ring,” Cameron said, and for her the win is a little bitter sweet as Verida was purchased as an investment prospect. “She is really showing her ability at the FEI level and I may find myself having to compete against her in the future. She is proving she will be hard to beat,” laughed Cameron, who is also in pursuit of earning her USDF Silver Medal. “ I know Verida is destined to become someone's incredible dressage partner.” Verida will stay in training with Endel Ots at Lionshare Dressage in Wellington until she is sold.