Kelley Corrigan-Dammeyer Wins Sho Clothes Whip At Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge III Show
Thursday, April 30, 2009
West Palm Beach, FL – Kelley Corrigan-Dammeyer and her own Danish Warmblood Robinson 286 rode away the winners of the prestigious Sho Clothes Whip at the recent Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge III Show. Corrigan-Dammeyer and her nine-year-old gelding earned a score of 71.0535% to capture the engraved whip at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. “He is a very special horse because he is cooperative and forward,” Corrigan-Dammeyer said about Robinson 286. “I have owned him since he was five years old. Bent Jensen and I found him in Denmark.”
Corrigan-Dammeyer is already a fan of Sho Clothes, the Wellington-based dressage boutique, and was in fact wearing breeches from the store when she won the Prix St. Georges Open class and the Sho Clothes Whip. “I am thrilled to win the Sho Clothes Whip,” she said.
Corrigan-Dammeyer was also thrilled with Robinson 286. “He was really great during the test. He rode it steady and with no mistakes,” she said.
While Corrigan-Dammeyer said she is returning to Maryland for the summer, she will leave knowing she is in good company. Other riders who have won the Whip include Shannon Dueck, Michelle Gibson, Kristy Lund, Janne Rumbough, Mindy Elgart, Jane Springer, Jan Brons and Lisa Wilcox.
“It was a pleasure to present Kelley with the Sho Clothes Whip,” said Betsy Rebar Sell, who co-owns Sho Clothes with Michele Hundt. “Michele and I love having Sho Clothes support the dressage community. And having Kelley, a fan of Sho Clothes, win the Whip was an added bonus.”
The Sho Clothes Whip was designed after Rebar Sell’s horse Wonderful Walden. Rebar Sell and Wonderful Walden were Gold Medalists at the Pan Am Games. In addition to supporting the dressage community by sponsoring shows, Sho Clothes also hosts a monthly get together for dressage riders called Shop Talk, which has become a hot spot for riders to gather with top professionals in the equine industry
Sho Clothes is located at 3220 Fairlane Farms Road in Wellington and they also have a mobile boutique that can be found at dressage shows. Sho Clothes specializes in dressage apparel and has become the “go to” dressage boutique for dressage enthusiasts from all over the world. For more information on Sho Clothes call 561-319-2121 or visit their website at www.shoclothes.com.
Photo: Kelley Corrigan-Dammeyer and her nine-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding Robinson 286 captured the prestigious Sho Clothes Whip at the Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge III Show. Betsy Rebar Sell, co-owner of Sho Clothes, presents Corrigan-Dammeyer with the engraved whip. (Photo courtesy of JRPR)