Dressage Trainer/Rider A. Whit Watkins On A Mission
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Anna Whitfield Watkins “Whit” came to Florida on a mission; to ride and compete with the best, then head back to her training base Germany with Hubertus Schmidt and her two FEI mounts and do the same on foreign soil. So far so good as she focuses on the Grand Prix with her KWPN mount Oublette (by Amulet) where she is gained international experience and exposure finishing second in the Grand Prix Special at the IHS Palm Beach Dressage Derby to Swedish Dressage Champion Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven. Watkins continued to gain ground at the Wellington Classic Dressage II with a win in the Intermediaire 2 at 66.579, and a fourth place finish in only her second Grand Prix with a 65.532. For the hardworking dedicated trainer from Ft. Davis, Texas, Watkins knows what it takes to achieve her dream: to represent her country by being the best that she can be. Guiding Watkins through her work in Florida, US Dressage Team veteran Shelley Francis is impressed. “Whit continues to make definite improvement in the energy and engagement of her horse. She is a serious and dedicated rider, and a delight to coach.”
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