Tuny Page Debuts Her Newest Mount, Woodstock to Win the Grand Prix at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival National Show

 

Tuny Page on her newest mount, Woodstock, her 10-year-old KWPN gelding by Havel x Contango debuted in the Grand Prix with a win scoring a 70.213%. Photo: SusanJStickle.com
Tuny Page on her newest mount, Woodstock, her 10-year-old KWPN gelding by Havel x Contango debuted in the Grand Prix with a win scoring a 70.213%. Photo: SusanJStickle.com

Taking the win in the FEI Grand Prix Open class at The Adequan Global Dressage Festival National show February 5, was Tuny Page on her newest mount, Woodstock, her 10-year-old KWPN gelding by Havel x Contango with a 70.213%. He showed in a couple of national grand prix classes in France and is now having success under Page who has owned him since mid December. "He has three beautiful gaits," Page described. "He has a temperament that is so brave and willing and content to work, and he is a highly collectable horse for grand prix. He is just absolutely beautiful. He came from an amateur who loved him," Page continued. "He had not had a lot of professional training, but what he had was good, and the intention around the horse was excellent. He has learned that life is good!" Page's goal for this week was just to take Woodstock out and see how he was at a show, in the warm up area and actually competing, relative to how he has schooled at home. She wanted to have a point of reference to develop his competition schedule for the year. {C}

"I needed to see how he changed," she noted. "Did he stay the same? Did he back off? I was delighted to discover that he is ostensibly the same in the warm-up and the arena. He was particularly brave in the arena. My goal was not to go for every point. I just wanted to ride a nice, accurate test and I was delighted that just riding quietly movement to movement, his marks were good enough for over 70%. That speaks for the basic quality of the horse for sure."

Page also had a great week with several horses and riders from her Stillpoint Farm competing. Kevin Kohmann and Zephyr, owned by Suzanne Dansby, won both FEI Prix St. Georges - Open classes and Greta Fresian was second in both classes on Page's horse, Ice Cap. Nicolas Fyffe and Tolstoy won both Intermediaire-1 classes.

 




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