FEI Pony Classes at Dressage at Devon Prove Big Things Come in Small Packages
Thursday, May 29, 2003
Posted by Contractor
“In Europe,” says Lendon Gray, who is well known for riding 14.3 hand Connemara/thoroughbred Seldom Seen to several national championships, “the ponies are humongous.” The classes are so important, she explains, because they may encourage children to get into dressage, have fun with it and become better riders, at a younger age. She points out that the quality and numbers of riders has increased tremendously since juniors have been encouraged to participate in dressage. Pony classes will, she hopes, help younger riders find their niche and give them an opportunity to compete against their peers.
Dressage at Devon is the highest rated international dressage competition and most complete breed show outside of Europe. Olympic medallist Robert Dover calls Dressage at Devon “the standard by which all American horse shows should be judged.” 2003 Dressage at Devon is a United States Equestrian Team Qualifying Competition for the 2004 USET Grand Prix Championship/Olympic Selection Trials, and the 2004 Intermediaire I Championship. Dressage at Devon takes place at the Devon Horse Show Grounds, Route 30, in Devon, Pennsylvania. For information, call 610-358-5785 or go to www.dressageatdevon.org.
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