Gold Medal Driven Dressage Brings International Flair to The Florida Horse Park
Saturday, February 20, 2021
The relentless rain didn't dampen spirits today with a full schedule of driven dressage at the USEF Florida Horse Park Spring Fling. World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 Gold Medalists Misdee Wrigley Miller, and Chester Weber stunned the small but captivated onlookers with a result to top the two days of dressage.
US Olympic Dressage Judge Anne Gribbons, has been working with Weber's talented team of riders who have been finessing his driving team of horses, came out to watch Weber's test which scored a record 28.69, a dressage percentage of 82.1.
And there was a Boyd Exell sighting, who arrived just in time to finesse the 37.79, a dressage percentage of 76. Always elegant, even in rain gear, Wrigley-Miller created the perfect picture with her team. Not to be far off the mark, Misdee's husband James Miller scored a 38.68 with his advanced pair of horses.
With a better forecast for Saturday's Marathon, James Miller will be one of the first out on the challenging Marc Johnson course. Johnson, and FEI course designer who also does Tryon, had designed and supervised the creation of two new obstacles, of the seven including 2 water obstacle challenges.