Jessica Howington Reaches New Goals and Win at the WEC November Dressage CDI3*
Saturday, November 19, 2022
The weekend at the World Equestrian Center November Dressage CDI3*, sponsored by Hampton Green Farm and Discover Dressage brought more victories, including the Intermediate 1 CDI1* win for Jessica Howington (USA) and her new mount, Indigo TC, on Saturday, November 19, 2022.
Howington topped the class with 70.059% over Anna Marek (USA) on her own Donauwelle P, who scored 69.882%. Tina Konyot (USA) and J Everdale, owned by Konyot and Earle I. Mack LLC, finished third on 68.471%.
Photo - Jessica Howington and Indigo TC (Q2 Photography)
It was a satisfying win for Howington, who was third in Friday’s Prix St. Georges CDI1* class. “Yesterday there was a lot of tension, and we were a firecracker, for sure,” she said of the nine-year-old KWPN gelding by Dream Boy x Kennedy. “I’m really happy with him today because he improved mentally. That was my goal for today, to see if we could get a little more calmness in the test.
“He was really spicy today and still wanted to be pretty up, but a least he let me ride him through it,” she continued. “That’s all I wanted, was for him to actually let me touch him with my leg and have some adjustability. That was my goal, and it was good. The moments that he was on felt amazing. I’m over the moon with him.”
Howington only brought Indigo TC over from Denmark two months ago after seeing him on video earlier. “I loved him from the start,” she recalled. “It turned out that it was meant to happen, and I got him. I really like the fire. He’s super sensitive and really forward. That is also something that we have to learn to deal with and tone down at times. He’s super sweet.”
While this is their first CDI together and only their second competition, Howington has hope for the future with the talented horse.
“We will take it slow, but that is the ultimate goal for him, to be my grand prix horse over the next couple of years or however long it takes,” she concluded.
Riding in the Intermediate A CDI3* class, Eline Eckroth (USA) and Daphne scored 64.530%.