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Alice Tarjan And Jane Won The FEI Intermediate II Test At The Markel/USEF Developing Horse Grand Prix Dressage National Championship
Saturday, August 27, 2022
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MARKEL/USEF NATIONAL YOUNG AND DEVELOPING HORSE CHAMPIONSHIPS | US DRESSAGE FESTIVAL OF CHAMPIONS
Nine combinations competed in the first of two tests in the Markel/USEF Developing Horse Grand Prix Dressage National Championship.
(Above Photo Information and Credit: Alice Tarjan and Jane. SusanJStickle.com)
Alice Tarjan and Jane won the FEI Intermediate II Test in a talented class. Tarjan (Oldwick, N.J.) and her 2014 KWPN mare had a solid performance to earn a score of 71.813%.
“I’m really happy with the horse,” said Tarjan. “We’ve got the twos and the ones. It probably wasn’t very good, but we got what counts, which was kind of a miracle given what the warmups have been. She’s really green. She’s 8.”
Claire Darnell (Mt. Vernon, Wash.) and Harrold S, her 2012 KWPN gelding, were second with a score of 70.980%. Marcus Orlob (Annandale, N.J.) and Spirit of Joy, Jeanette Pinard’s 2014 Westphalian gelding, were third with a score of 69.166%.
The Markel/USEF Developing Horse Grand Prix Dressage National Championship concludes Sunday with the USEF Developing Horse Grand Prix Test.
From the Mixed Zone:
Talk about your test with this horse today.
Tarjan: “It’s interesting, they say some horses are good horses for the young horse program and some horses aren’t. This is a good example of a horse who I didn’t think that was the best route for her, so she really hasn’t shown hardly at all until this year. She’s 8 doing I-2. It’s the first away show she’s ever been to. I showed her a little bit down in Florida, she did the futures stars challenge, and the goal is to do the developing grand prix this year, so the horse just really needs ring exposure and experience.”
How long has she been in your program?
Tarjan: “I got her as a three-year-old.”
What is she like in the barn?
Tarjan: “She’s the sweetest horse. Everybody loves her. She’s super sweet.”
Watch the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions live stream this week on USEF Network.