Horse Of Course High Score Award Winners Allison Brock and Bon Ami: It's All About Love

Saturday, April 5, 2014
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Beth Haist (left) of the Horse of Course and Allison Brock
Beth Haist (left) of the Horse of Course and Allison Brock

Wellington, FL - You'd never suspect it from her cool, calm demeanor but Virginia rider Allison 'Ali' Brock quietly pulled off one of the most impressive achievements of the final week of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival sponsored by Diamante Farm, winning the Horse of Course High Score Award from among a bevy of the best CDI5* and CDI3* performers in the world. “He's probably the best horse I've ever had. I've had wonderful horses but he's a lovely animal, with three excellent gaits that give you such a wonderful feeling. Very elastic, powerful and happy to do his job. 'Bonny' has everything,” Brock told Beth Haist, CEO of The Horse of Course, Inc., referring to Bon Ami, Fritz and Claudine Kundrun's statuesque 17.1 hand, chestnut gelding by the Dutch stallion, Hexagon's Louisville. The 74.605% score from their FEI Prix St Georges test not only won them the class but the Horse of Course Award as the highest-scoring effort of the week. “It was such a surprise, thank you,” Brock said. “It's great to get the support of our sponsors and vendors, whom we support.  It's a mutual give-and-take.”{C} “Much like riding,” Haist agreed as she presented Brock with her award and Horse of Course saddlepad. “It's clear you love the horses you work with and listen to them. You've earned this award, if not a few more weeks in Florida while the snow melts back home!”

“I am very grateful, for the support of the Kundruns and my team at DeerMeadow Farms, and for the ongoing training opportunities the Kundruns have given me with Kyra Kyrklund, Richard White, Michael Barisone, and Allyn Schiavone. Bonny is definitely going to be a Grand Prix horse, hands down. Having so much encouragement around us is so enormously confidence-building,” Brock added.

One of the most highly regarded dressage attire and saddle outfitters in Florida and the south, since 2011 The Horse of Course has been recognizing the highest-scoring horses and riders each week of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, FL. The Horse of Course has a complete selection of tack and apparel for the English rider: show clothing, stable accessories, training equipment, gifts, books and equestrian sportswear. Learn more at www.thehorseofcourse.com.