Markel/USEF Developing Horse Grand Prix Championships

Thursday, August 24, 2017
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Wayne, Ill. - A mix of new names and familiar faces will go down the centerline to contest the 2017 Markel/USEF Young & Developing Horse Dressage National Championships August 24-27, at the Lamplight Equestrian Center. A total of 68 combinations will chase titles across the Four-, Five-, and Six-Year-Old divisions as well as the Developing Horse Prix St. Georges and Grand Prix divisions. Combinations in each division will perform two tests. The first test will count 40% towards their overall scores, and the second test will count 60% for a combined score to determine the champions.

A brand new string of horses partner with the 10 entrants in the Markel/USEF Developing Horse Grand Prix division. Of these 10 combinations, eight of the horses were U.S. born and bred. Patricia Becker (Wadsworth, Ill.) and Freedom, Dr. Anne Ramsay’s 10-year-old Oldenburg stallion, currently lead the Developing Horse Grand Prix division ranks, while Jessica Jo Tate (Wellington, Fla.) will ride the only Half-Connemara in the Young Horse competition, the nine-year-old gelding Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon, owned by Pamela Liddell.

Emily Miles (Overland Park, Kan.) brings a new horse to the arena – Quantum Jazz, Leslie Waterman’s eight-year-old Oldenburg gelding. Competing in four of the five Young Horse divisions, Bragdell will ride Qredit Hilltop, Hilltop Farm Inc.’s nine-year-old Oldenburg stallion. The Developing Horse Grand Prix National Championship will begin Friday, August 25 with the FEI Intermediate II Test and be determined on Sunday, August 27 following the USEF Developing Grand Prix Test.

Markel/USEF Developing Horse Grand Prix National Championship Ranking List 2017

Developing Horse Grand Prix Competitors
Athlete (In Alphabetical Order) Horse

Patricia Becker- Freedom
Breeder: Barbara Cadwell Breed: Oldenburg Owner: Dr. Anne Ramsay
Sire: Feuri Dam: Windjammer Dam's Sire: Walk On Top

Heather Blitz- Ripline
Breeder: Oak Hill Ranch, LLC Breed: Danish WB Owner: Oak Hill Ranch, LLC
Sire: Blue Hors Hotline Dam: Riveria Dam's Sire: Blue Hors Cavan DH

Michael Bragdell- Qredit Hilltop
Breeder: Judy Yancey Breed: Oldenburg Owner: Hilltop Farm, Inc
Sire: Quaterback Dam: Dream Rubina Dam's Sire: Dream of Glory

Dorie Crow- La Belladonna
Breeder: Nancy Holowesko Breed: Oldenburg Owner: Nancy Holowesko
Sire: Hofrat Dam: La Donnarina Dam's Sire: Donnerhall

Allison Gerlt- Sir Lommel
Breeder: Marion Menck Breed: Hanoverian Owner: Jennifer Quirk & John Gerlt
Sire: Sir Donnerhall Dam: Lugiana Dam's Sire: Landioso

Stacey Hastings- Police
Breeder: Coves Darden Farm Breed: P.R.E. Owner: Coves Darden Farm
Sire: Delegado Mac Dam: Negrera IV Dam's Sire: Centello III

James Koford- Adiah- HP
Breeder: Sherry KoellaBreed: Friesian Owner: Sherry Koella
Sire: Nico Dam: Marije Ant Dam's Sire: Anton

Emily Miles- Quantum Jazz
Breeder: Judy Yancey Breed: Oldenburg Owner: Leslie Waterman
Sire: Quaterback Dam: Tamerande Dam's Sire: Jazz

Cesar Parra- Fashion Designer OLD
Breeder: Heike Kind Breed: Oldenburg Owner: Martin Sosnoff & Dr. Cesar Parra
Sire: Faustinus Dam: Forst-Design Dam's Sire: De Niro

Jessica Jo Tate- Kynynmont Gunsmoke's Gideon
Breeder: Pamela Liddell Breed: Halfbred Connemara Owner: Pamela Liddell
Sire: Gun Smoke Dam: Kynynmont Tara Dam's Sire: Irish Rose