Wellington, FL - In week three of CDI competition at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival, it was a 74.575 percent in First Level that earned the Horse of Course High Score Award for Sara Schmitt of Ringoes, New Jersey, and her new horse, Eazy Boy. Earning the highest score of the show, which ran January 22-25 in Wellington, Florida, was quite impressive since week three was the largest week in the show series’ history with more than 200 entries. There was a 61 percent increase in international entries and a 12 percent increase in national competition entries from week one to week three. Schmitt is a Grand Prix dressage rider, trainer, instructor, USEF ‘S’ judge, and also an international combined driving competitor, based out of On the Centerline Farm in Califon, New Jersey. Schmitt’s outstanding score was earned during her first show of the season, and she and Eazy Boy are a fairly new team. Schmitt said that Eazy Boy is supposed to be a resale horse.
“But I said when we came if we got a 74 percent, I wouldn’t sell him. So I guess he just earned himself a home,” she laughed. “If I don’t keep him, he will be a wonderful horse for somebody,” she said of her 74.575 percent scoring partner. Schmitt expects Eazy Boy to make his way up the FEI levels. “He fits his name,” she added. “He was perfect this weekend. I couldn’t have actually asked him to be better.”
She recently imported the soon-to-be six-year-old 16-hand Dutch Warmblood from The Netherlands. “This was his first show, and I have only had him for two and a half months,” she explained. “I imported him on November 10. I went to Holland actually looking for a resale horse.”
The pair captured first place in a First Level Test 2 class when they earned their highest score. In addition, they also won two First Level Test 1 Open divisions with scores of 73.519 percent and 70.185 percent.
Thanks to The Horse of Course boutique, Eazy Boy will now be able to sport a beautiful new embroidered saddle pad as his prize. The Horse Of Course is happy to be on board once again as an Official Partner and Sponsor at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, and will continue to present the High Score Award to the highest-scoring pairs during each CDI week.
Known as one of the country’s premiere tack shops specializing in dressage tack, clothing, and supplies, The Horse of Course is based out of Claremore, Oklahoma. The Horse of Course features the best quality in European dressage gear online and in their mobile store on the grounds of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. All attendees of the world’s largest international and national dressage circuit are invited to come check out this full-service tack company at any point during the twelve weeks of competition.
Popular brands that The Horse of Course carries include Konig, Pikeur, Kentucky, Eskadron, Grand Prix, Vespucci, Cavallo, Passler, Redbarn, Schockemohle, Romfh, USG, Neue Schule, and Sommer. The company’s complete selection of sought-after items include full seat and knee patch breeches, bridles, horse care supplies, belts, and boots. Saddle-fitting services are also available.
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