Catherine Chamberlain and Veronica West Continue Winning Ways in Junior/Young Rider Divisions at the Capistrano Dressage International

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Catherin Chamberlain and Verdicci (Photo: Jennifer M. Keeler)
Catherin Chamberlain and Verdicci (Photo: Jennifer M. Keeler)

Due to a record-setting number of entries for the Capistrano Dressage International, several CDI classes were held a day early on Thursday afternoon including the FEI Junior, Young Rider, and Under 25 Grand Prix divisions.  Coming off two CDI Junior division wins at the Mid-Winter Dressage CDI in Burbank last month, Veronica West and her own black Hanoverian gelding Nobleman (Hatiello XX x Weira by Wenzel II) once again impressed the judges to earn the blue ribbon in the Junior Team Test with 68.153%.  Catherine Chamberlain also continued her winning ways by piloting Kimberly Pribble's Dutch gelding Avesto Van Weltevreden (Gribaldi x Tevesta by Krack C) to victory in the Young Rider Team Prix St. Georges test with 69.123%, as well as with her former NAJYRC gold medal-winning partner Verdicci (KWPN gelding [Krack C x Nadine's Monday by Jackson]) in the 16-25 Intermediaire II test with 66.579%.

Complete results are available on the California Dreaming Productions website. Live video streaming of CDI classes with expert commentary by FEI judge Axel Steiner resumes at 8:00am PT on CDP Live, californiadreamingproductions.com/live-stream-test/.

Formed by a partnership between long-time show organizer Glenda McElroy of Burbank, CA and Grand Prix riders and trainers David and Alisa Wilson of Chino Hills, CA, the goal of California Dreaming Productions is to bring a fresh face to international-level dressage competition on the West Coast. Additional show information is available on the new California Dreaming Productions website, as well as regular updates posted on Facebook. For more information, contact Glenda McElroy, glenda@cdpequestrian.com, or David and Alisa Wilson, david@cdpequestrian.com and alisa@cdpequestrian.com.