Region Three Young Riders score high at 1999 Palm Beach Dressage Derby. Judges Gribbons and Rockwell unanimously agreed on Gwen Poulin's brilliant performance in the Young Riders team test. With Fuerst Paldi, a dashing Westphalian by Fittipaldi out of Rabea (by Romanow), Gwen received a nine on one of her pirouettes.
Scoring 70.641% Gwen left all other competitors far behind her. Sister Katey Poulin, shown here at the 1998 North American Young Riders' Championships, came in second with a score of 64.487%. She rode her mount Herb Commander (TB by Herb Water) who already captured a fourth individual place at the 1998 North American Young Riders' Championships. Other region three rider Melinda Brown established a score of 62.6% with Hanoverian Via Mala at Southern Comfort Dressage.
With one more selection show to go, the region three team looks promising for the 1999 NAYRC at Tempel Farm in Wadswordth, Illinois. Maybe this year they will make it for the gold?