Success in Florida and Future Plans

During the 2006 Florida circuit, both Komo and Eskada performed very well and made it onto the top twelve list for the National Dressage Championships at Grand Prix and Intermediaire I respectively. At one Wellington show, Eskada won the Intermediaire I and was second in the Prix St. Georges.

At another show, while competing in the USEF high performance classes, Komo was third in the Grand Prix and second in the Grand Prix Special where he was only one-tenth of a percentage from winners Tuny Page and Wild One. These successes were achieved amid serious competition. Many classes had as many as 40 competitors.

Charlotte and Komo were ranked 5th for the USET Grand Prix Championship at Gladstone, but because of a minor injury to Komo, they were not able to compete.

Komo will be back in work in the beginning of July. Eskada was ranked 8th on the USET Intermediaire 1 list, but Charlotte decided not to go, because of the expense of flying a horse to the East Coast.

Last year Eskada did well in Gladstone and he is working towards Grand Prix this year, but not ready to show at that level.

Charlotte would like to try out for the World Cup in Las Vegas next year with Komo and hopefully start Eskada showing Grand Prix at the smaller shows.

Bredahl-Baker also shares her knowledge and experience with Young Riders. In 2004, the U.S. Dressage Foundation asked her to serve as chaperone for the four young riders who earned a trip to Europe to train with top European-based dressage trainers, including Klaus Balkenhol.

She also served as chef d’équipe for the top 12 junior riders at the National Championships at Devonwood, Oregon in 2002 and Pebble Beach, California, in 2004, and has recently been asked by the USEF to once again be the chef d’équipe for this prestigeous competition to be held in Pebble Beach California.