South African Rider Wins The Horse of Course High Score at GCDA Fall Fling Dressage
Friday, November 25, 2011
South African dressage rider Neve Myburgh, who spent many years training and competing in Italy, France and Germany, rode Accent Aigu FRH to the highest score at the Gold Coast Fall Fling, earning a 75.0% in the Prix St. Georges. The High Score Award is sponsored by The Horse of Course, Inc, one of the nation’s premier tack shops specializing in dressage tack, clothing and supplies, and Myburgh rode away with a beautiful cooler from The Horse of Course. Myburgh, who is now a Wellington-based trainer, was pleased with Accent Aigu’s ride in the Prix St. Georges class. “I have been riding him for two years and he went really well,” she said. “He loves to do everything when competing. His changes are great and he does beautiful canter pirouettes.”Myburgh was thrilled to win the High Score Award from The Horse of Course and said she hopes to compete Accent, a Hanoverian gelding, in several CDIs during the winter circuit. Beth Haist, CEO of The Horse of Course, congratulated Myburgh on her winning score. “Neve and Accent Aigu earned a fantastic score and should be very proud of winning the High Score Award at the Gold Coast show,” she said. “Florida is certainly the place to be in the winter and The Horse of Course is very excited to be part of the dressage season. The shows attract top competition from around the world and we are excited to meet each of the winners. I look forward to seeing Accent Aigu wearing his cooler at future shows.”
The Horse of Course is a strong supporter of the equestrian community and their one-stop dressage specialty mobile store is a fixture at horse shows across the country. Earlier this year, The Horse of Course, which opened their doors more than 20 years ago, attended the Raleigh CDI, the Kentucky Dressage Association CDI, the USEF National Dressage Championships at Gladstone, Saugerties and New England Dressage Association shows just to name a few. The Horse of Course also attended Dressage At Devon, where they were Bronze Sponsors.
The Horse of Course offers top proven brands, innovative new products, complete customized saddle fitting and customized bit fitting. “We love meeting with our clients and want to encourage everyone to stop by our mobile show trailer at the shows. We have a great time and love to show everyone our new products, styles and lines. We really believe in customer service, which is something we are very proud of,” Haist said. “We also carry a complete selection of dressage tack including the most advanced dressage saddle ever made, The Sommer Flextra Eq and the new Sommer Spezial.”
Haist added that her husband, Marty Haist, is a saddler who attends the shows to be of service to customers’ saddle fitting needs. “Dressage riders from around the world rely on our products, clothing and saddles and we really do feel like we are partners in their show careers. Our sponsorships at the shows is our way of saying ‘Thank you’ for being part of our lives.”