Wellington, FL – Dressage trainer and rider Silke Rembacz was back in the winner’s circle with Lori Racioppo’s talented Westphalian gelding at the Equestrian Estates show ground, riding away with the Horse of Course High Score Award at the IHS Champion Cup CDI 3* Show. Rembacz and Est Est Est earned the High Score with a 80.800% in the Training Level class. Racioppo said the name “Est Est Est” means “This Is It, This Is It, This Is It” in Latin. “I was saving the name for a really special horse and I think I got it right,” Racioppo said. During the Gold Coast Dressage Opener CDI earlier in the season, Rembacz and Est Est Est earned another High Score with an 82%.
Beth Haist, CEO of The Horse of Course, Inc, one of the nation’s premier tack shops specializing in dressage tack, clothing and supplies, was thrilled to present the Horse of Course High Score Award to Rembacz and Est Est Est. “This was the second time this season that this pair won the Horse of Course High Score Award and I want to congratulate them,” Haist said. “Lori’s horse is really spectacular and I am so happy for Silke and Lori. It’s been an exciting season and getting to know Silke and Lori has been a great part of it.”
Rembacz, an international rider and competitor who has achieved great success in show rings around the world including the USET Festival of Champions, Dressage At Devon, The Heidelberg Cup, Rastede and the NATO Championships, said she plans to compete Est Est Est once more at Training Level and then begin moving him up the ranks. “Our goal is to have Lori also start showing him. This is his first season in the show ring and we couldn’t be happier,” she said. Operating out of her Silke Rembacz Dressage in Wellington, Florida and Flemington, New Jersey, Rembacz’s systematic approach to dressage training is based on the classical German training methods.
Haist awarded Est Est Est with a beautiful cooler from The Horse of Course for winning The Horse of Course High Score Award. “The Horse of Course loves sponsoring the High Score Award. It’s a treat for us because we are invested in each of our client’s show careers and we enjoy supporting the equestrian community,” Haist said.
The Horse of Course, known for having the best and latest in dressage fashion, opened their doors more than 20 years ago and is considered a one-stop dressage specialty store. Dressage riders from around the world rely on products and fashions from The Horse of Course and the tack shop offers top proven brands, innovative new products, complete customized saddle fitting and customized bit fitting.
“We have some exciting new lines at The Horse of Course, including a new line of clothing called HV-Polo. The line offers stylish fun polo shirts, jackets and breeches with crested embroidery, microfiber cottons in the latest fashion colors from Germany. What makes this line even more fun is the matching coordinates for your horse including blankets, coolers and saddle pads,” Haist said.