Emily Miles Happy With Finishing Second to Olympian Michael Poulin

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Emily Miles and Weltdorff

Emily Miles with her long time partner long-time partner Weltdorff (Hanoverian gelding, Weltmeyer x Luna by Ludendorff) give photographer John Borys big smile after their Freestlye at the US Dressage Finals. Photo (c) John Borys

Emily (Wagner) Miles of Overland Park, Kansas (Region 4) finished a solid second with 71.208% earned for their precise routine also highlighted by single-handed one-tempi’s on the final centerline that even prompted a grin from judge Lilo Fore. “I don’t love the music but it works so well for him – he may not be the biggest mover but it highlights his precision,” she noted. “It’s not the first time he’s come through for me – I’ve had him for ten years since he was a three-year-old and here we are. That’s pretty cool.”

Miles wanted to add she was especially happy her other mount Markel/USEF National Grand Prix Champion Wake Up helped her Mom Jenna Wagner earn her USDF Gold Medal.