For Adult Amateurs, Anna Jaffe’s 17-hour drive home from Lincoln, Mass. will seem more enjoyable with two championship titles in hand for First Level (69.991%) as well as Musical Freestyle, the Amateur Welsh breed award, and Amateur high point honors with Lauren Slater’s Welsh gelding Wynshire’s Aristocrat. “I came to the Kentucky Horse Park last November for the US Dressage Finals with another horse and had such a wonderful time that I decided to come back to Lexington to try the National Dressage Pony Cup too!” laughed Jaffe. “As for this pony, we’ve only been together a short time and I’m still getting to know him. He’s an unusual pony in that he’s very sensitive but also very calm and attentive to me, so that makes him very easy to train. It’s been amazing here, especially to see so many different breeds represented as well to have the chance to network with other enthusiasts and see some really spectacular ponies. Also, I have to say I wasn’t really expecting the judging to be of this caliber, and it was really terrific to ride in front of top judges like Lilo Fore.” Reserve Champion for First Level Adult Amateurs and Fjord breed award recipient was Lori Lamattina of Dayton, Ohio with her nine-year-old gelding WW Rudig (65.809%).
To find out more information about the National Dressage Pony Cup programs and see a complete list of division and breed champions from this year’s competition, visit the NDPC website at www.dressageponycup.com and visit their Facebook page. To view National Dressage Pony Cup championship show information including class results, visit www.showsecretary.com.