Drawing the day’s first ride time of 8am, Linda Currie had to deal with some of the worst of the sub-freezing temperatures as she prepared for her championship ride. But 25 degrees did not stop her and her appropriately-named seven-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding Frost from posting the best... Read More
Angela Jackson of Henderson, Ky. (Region 2) had her hands full juggling four rides on Saturday morning, but her hard work paid off in spades as she claimed both Champion and Reserve honors in the Third Level Freestyle Open division at the 2017 US Dressage Finals. Read More
The top placings for the Fourth Level Freestyle Adult Amateur Championship could hardly have been closer as less than one-tenth of a point separated champion from reserve. “He’s always very calm, but today six mounted police officers went by the warm-up 10 minutes before my ride, and I thought I... Read More
Little did retired dance teacher Lynnette Wadsworth of Hastings, Fla. (Region 3) know that her now 18-year-old Friesian gelding Wietze G (Rypke x Wijke by Reitse) would carry her to back-to-back victories in the Grand Prix Freestyle Adult Amateur Championship division at the US Dressage Finals. Read More
Casey Blum has a lot going on in her life: newly engaged, she also recently graduated from college and will soon be moving to a new state to embark on a career as a sales representative for an equine feed company. But the 22-year-old made time to come to Lexington for her very first US Dressage... Read More
Two exciting young U.S.-bred horses topped the leaderboard in the Training Level Open Championship at the 2017 US Dressage Finals, with John Mason of Conroe, Texas earning the highest score of with the five-year-old Danish Warmblood mare Savannah SWF. “This is only the second time Savannah has... Read More
Lehua Custer of North Hollywood, Cal. felt like she’s been living in a fairy tale at the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan®. She and her mount F.J. Ramzes traveled more than 2,000 miles to Lexington from the West Coast on a plane filled with Thoroughbreds returning from last weekend’s... Read More
Michael Bragdell of Colora, Md. (Region 8) is no stranger to the winner’s circle at the US Dressage Finals, and he found his way back to victory lane with his first ride down centerline at this year’s competition aboard Hilltop Farm, Inc.’s nine-year-old Oldenburg stallion Qredit Hilltop.“He came... Read More
Last year, Kristy Truebenbach Lund’s trip to the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan® did not get off to a good start with her mount Akvavit in the Intemediate II Adult Amateur Championship. Mission accomplished this year for Lund, a small animal veterinarian from Wellington, Fla., as she... Read More
Just two months ago, Sandra Holden of Pleasantville, New York experienced the thrills of competing in the national spotlight as she and her 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding Cano Cristales galloped to a top-three finish in the Training division of the American Eventing Championships. Now the... Read More

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