Markel/USEF Developing Horse Prix St George Championships

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Carly Taylor-Smith and Rosalut NHF

Carly Taylor-Smith and Rosalut NHF (Photo by:

UPDATE: Anna Stovall of Chesapeake, Virginia, rode a harmonious and clean test to claim the Developing Prix St. Georges Championship at the Markel/USEF Young & Developing Horse Dressage National Championships. The pair placed fourth in Thursday's Prix St. Georges with a 68.421 percent. Stovall and Frankie came from behind on the final day of the division with an impressive 71.179 percent

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.

Carly Taylor-Smith (Malibu, Calif.) and Rosalut NHF, Nikki Taylor-Smith’s seven-year-old Oldenburg gelding, make their return to the Markel/USEF Developing Horse Dressage National Championships after an absence in 2016. This dynamic pair won the Four-Year-Old National Championship in 2014 and the Five-Year-Old National Championship in 2015, returning this year to seek another title. The 2016 Six-Year-Old National Champions Endel Ots (Wellington, Fla.) and Lucky Strike, Max Ots’ seven-year-old Hanoverian gelding, will return to contest the Prix St. Georges National Championship. This exciting combination recently competed at the 2016 Longines FEI World Breeding Championships for Young Dressage Horses.

Bragdell makes the trip back to Lamplight with two rides: Faberge Blue, William Mitchelson’s seven-year-old KWPN gelding who currently leads the division and Sternlicht Hilltop, Hilltop Farm Inc.’s seven-year-old Hanoverian stallion and Bragdell’s fourth-place partner in the 2016 Six-Year-Old National Championship. After moving superstar horse Verdades up the world dressage rankings, number two dressage athlete Laura Graves (Geneva, Fla.) will guide the development horse Fizau, Suzanne Shattuck’s eight-year-old Westphalian gelding during these championships.

The 15 combinations will begin on Thursday, August 24 with the FEI Prix St. Georges Test followed by the USEF Developing Prix St. Georges Test on Saturday, August 26.

Markel/USEF Developing Horse Prix St. Georges National Championship Ranking List 2017

FEI Prix St. Georges Test Results

USEF Developing Prix St. Georges Test

Developing Horse Prix St. Georges Competitors
Athlete (In Alphabetical Order) Horse

Nora Batchelder- Faro SQ
Breeder: Jill Peterson Breed: Hanoverian Owner:Andrea Whitcomb & Nora Batchelder
Sire: Fidertanz Dam: Ms. Rose Dam's Sire: Rotspot

Nora Batchelder- Fifi MLW
Breeder: Mary Lou Winn Breed: Hanoverian Owner: Nora Batchelder
Sire: Fidertanz Dam: Wolkenstanza MLW Dam's Sire: Wolkentanz I

Patricia Becker- Derk
Breeder: G. Hagens-Derksen Breed: KWPN Owner: Lauren Walfish
Sire: Wynton Dam: Vastrade Dam's Sire: 00 Seven

Michael Bragdell- Faberge Blue
Breeder: Marie Emrey Breed: KWPN Owner: William Mitchelson
Sire: Contango Dam: Kroniek U Dam's Sire: Deomocraat

Michael Bragdell- Sternlicht Hilltop
Breeder: Rachel Ehrlich Breed: Hanoverian Owner: Hilltop Farm, Inc.
Sire: Soliman de Hus Dam: Rhapsody GGF Dam's Sire: Rascalino

Laura Graves- Fizau
Breeder: Ernst Eickelkamp Breed: Westphalian Owner: Susan Shattuck
Sire: Fidertanz Dam: Marina E Dam's Sire: Maquisard

Jane Hannigan- Fackeltrager
Breeder: Frans Plantaz Breed: Oldenburg Owner: Ruling Cortes LLC
Sire: Fackeltanz Dam: Whisper D Dam's Sire: Gribaldi

Eva King- Drake
Breeder: Terry Mason-Esteban Breed: Hanoverian Owner: Eva KIng
Sire: Devon Heir Dam: Welt's Classique Dam's Sire: Welt Klasse

James Koford- Flavius MF
Breeder: Maryanna Haymon Breed: Hanoverian Owner:Mary McKenna
Sire: Fidertanz Dam: Diora Dam's Sire: De Niro

Kelli Mardell- Hemmingway
Breeder: Angela Barilar Breed: Oldenburg Owner: Kelli Mardell
Sire: Hofrat Dam: SPS Alsonara Dam's Sire: Archipel

Endel L. Ots- Lucky Strike
Breeder: Monika Hartwich Breed: Hanoverian Owner: Max Ots
Sire: Lord Laurie Dam: Heidi Dam's Sire: His Highness

Jordan Rich- Ellert HB
Breeder: H. Brals Breed: KWPN Owner: Dr. Lucy Tidd
Sire: Johnson Dam: Alanda-B Dam's Sire: Sydney

Anna Stovall- Frankie
Breeder: Catherine Haddad-Staller Breed: Hanoverian Owner: Catherine Haddad-Staller
Sire: Florencio Dam: Aronja Dam's Sire: A Jungle Prince

Carly Taylor-Smith- Rosalut NHF
Breeder: Margaret D. Neider Breed: Oldenburg Owner: Nikki Taylor-Smith
Sire: Rosenthal Dam: Legacy Dam's Sire: Salut

Brooke Voldbaek- Dimora SCF
Breeder: Lana Sneddon & Stonecrest Farm Breed: KWPN Owner: Brooke Voldbaek
Sire: Sir Donnerhall Dam: Tamora Keur Dam's Sire: Ferro