Dressage at Devon Day 4: Performance Classes
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Fashion at the Forefront
Friday afternoon brought the annual Ladies’ Hat Contest. After entrants displayed their haberdashery in the Dixon Oval, John DeBella, from WMGK 102.9, announced the winners. ‘Prettiest Hat’ went to Tiffany Arey, wearing a black hat named ‘Anastasia’ that was adorned with a deep-red rose. ‘The Best Representative of Devon’ award was captured by Laura Silverberg whose hat was decorated with a menagerie including all the dressage letters.
Adrienne Brason, an interior designer and event planner, won ‘Most Creative’ after using her artistic talents to create an intricate ‘Mardi Gras’ hat. It was artfully decorated with feathers, beads and sequins and hard not to notice as it towered two feet above her. Finally, a team of three ‘Dressage Queens’ won ‘Funniest Hats.’ Lorraine Wacaster paraded in ‘Purple Passion’, Laine Barney glowed in ‘Golden Sunshine’ and Mary McKee sought the limelight as ‘Lime Salsa.’
In the Dressage Today tent was a display of the winning designs for their 2012 Centerline Contest—fashions for the horse and rider inspired by the 2012 London Olympics. Winners included a cooler that looks like a variation on the U.S. flag—red up front, a midriff of red and white stripes, and a blue posterior covered with stars.
The highlight of the evening was the FEI Grand Prix Open (OGS) CDIW USEF HP GAIG/USDF Qualify, won by David Marcus atop Chrevi’s Capital (Chrevi’s Lavallo x Indira Ghandi), owned by Deborah Kinzinger, with a score of 71.213.
Saturday includes the FEI Intermediaire I, FEI Young Rider, FEI Fourth Level Tests, FEI Pony Team Test and the FEI Junior Individual Test. And, of course, Saturday night’s highlight, the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle, won last year by Adrienne Lyle on Wizard.
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