Mary-Haskins Gurganus in Winning Form at USDF Region 1 Championships and Virginia Dressage Association Fall Show

Sunday, October 27, 2013
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Mary-Haskins Gurganus and Richmond HL
Mary-Haskins Gurganus and Richmond HL

Mary-Haskins Gurganus has been on a winning streak and the winning continued in Lexington, Virgina this past weekend! “It was a super ride,” said Mary-Haskins Gurganus after scoring a 70.987% to win the Intermediare I Open on Richmond HL during the GAIG/USDF Region 1 Dressage Championships and Virginia Dressage Association Fall Show, October 17-20, at the
Virginia Horse Center
in Lexington. Earlier in October, Richmond HL, whom she calls “strongest in the Intermediare I” was named 2013 Open Small Tour Horse Champion at the NCDCTA Harvest Moon Show. “I still see us as 'up-and-comers. To finish so well in Lexington meant we rode against some pretty impressive small tour teams.”{C}Gurganus also campaigned Richmond HL in its Prix St. Georges, Open division, decisively winning Thursday's FEI Prix St Georges Open and 2014 CBLM/GAIG class with a 71.053% that put them handily ahead of closest challengers, Heather Mehal and Shall We Dance (67.105%). They were a narrow third (68.882%) in Ring I on Friday in the Great American Finals, PSG Open behind Jessica Jo Tate on Faberge, and Remy Martin G, respectively. “We had a few mistakes but I'm still pleased to have come in behind some great horses.”
On hand to lend support and some great coaching to Gurganus was two-time U.S. FEI World Cup veteran and USDF Gold Medalist, Shawna Harding. “I just have to give a 'shout-out' to her for all her help and inspiration,” said Gurganus about her dressage peer and friend.

Mary-Haskins Gurganus Dressage bases its horses and training program at Rollover Downs, in New Bern, NC, owned and operated by Pan American Games team veteran Bethanna Perry. “I'm always looking for top horses to campaign and people interested in syndicate or sponsor partnerships. I have the talent. With the right horse I can make great things happen.” Learn more about Mary-Haskins Gurganus Dressage and her training and coaching services at www.maryhaskinsdressage.com.