West Palm Beach, FL (October 29, 2009) – Sandy Osborne and Danielle Federa's Dutch gelding Plato Carlos won the Intermediaire II class, sponsored by Sho Clothes, at the Wellington Classic Dressage’s Autumn Challenge of Champions show, held in conjunction with the USDF Region 3 Dressage Championships. Thanks to a solid ride, Osborne rode away with a Sho Clothes embroidered fly scrim featuring the Sho Clothes Wonderful Walden logo.
Osborne is a rider, trainer, instructor, judge and writer based out of After the Fox Farm in Madison, Georgia. A USEF “R” judge, as well as a USDF Gold and Silver medalist, Osborne was happy with her ride on the 12-year-old Plato Carlos. "Plato is owned by Danielle Federa of Amherst, Mass who believed in me enough to entrust this wonderful horse with me to progress to his full potential!"
“I was pleased with the fact that it had no mistakes,” Osborne said. “It was a little on the conservative side so we will need to create more power and brilliance to get higher scores, but we had positive comments form the judges, so I am pleased.” Osborne said she is already a fan of Sho Clothes boutique, and thanked them for sponsoring the class. “I went shopping and bought something at Sho Clothes before my class,” Osborne said, adding that the embroidered scrim will be put to good use on Plato Carlos.
Sho Clothes, an upscale dressage boutique in Wellington, specializes in the latest and most fashionable dressage apparel for show and play. Co-owned by Betsy Rebar Sell and Michele Hundt, Sho Clothes has served the dressage community since 2001. They feature a fashionable and fun boutique in Wellington and a mobile boutique that attends the horse shows.
Hundt, an accomplished art director, designed the Sho Clothes logo after Rebar Sell’s horse Wonderful Walden. Rebar Sell and Wonderful Walden were Gold Medalists at the Pan Am Games. Both Rebar Sell and Hundt are committed to providing top quality merchandise, uncompromising customer service and making a difference in the dressage community by sponsoring events and shows, such as the Intermediaire II class.
The Sho Clothes Sho Room, located at 3220 Fairlane Farms Road in Wellington, boasts a wide variety of the finest dressage riding clothes, apparel, jewelry and dressage accessories available. Sho Clothes also hosts a monthly get together for dressage riders called “Shop Talk,” which has become a hot spot for riders to gather to learn from top professionals in the equine industry.
For more information on Sho Clothes call 561-319-2121 or visit their website at shoclothes.com
Photo: Sandy Osborne, left, and Plato Carlos won the Intermediaire II, sponsored by Sho Clothes, at the Wellington Classic Dressage’s Autumn Challenge of Champions show, held in conjunction with the USDF Region 3 Dressage Championships. Sho Clothes’ Krystalann Shingler congratulates Osborne on her win.