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Lindsay Berreth

October 12, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Victor Dakin Was King Of The Hills At Radnor

Denny Emerson may never have known the exact breeding of Victor Dakin, but whatever he was, he knew he was special.

The diminutive gelding was the horse that made Emerson, taking him to the 1974 World Eventing Championships (England) where they earned a team gold medal for the United States, and carrying him to victory in the advanced division at the 1976 Radnor-Hahnemann Three-Day Event Championships (Pa.).

October 10, 2016

Behind The Stall Door With: Powell

Australian eventer Ryan Wood prefers to make his own horses, and this year his hard work has come to fruition.

He completed his first Rolex Kentucky CCI**** riding McLovin and Fernhill Classic, picked up his first CCI*** win on Powell at Jersey Fresh (N.J.), then followed it up with the Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI*** (Quebec) title on Woodstock Bennett.

His most recent big win came on Powell again when he won the Nutrena/U.S. Eventing Association American Eventing Championships (N.C.) advanced division. 

October 10, 2016

Texas Gains Two New FEI Events For 2017

Competitors in the U.S. Eventing Association’s Area V will have two new Fédération Equestre Internationale competitions added to their calendar for 2017.

With the sale of Greenwood Farms (Texas), and the subsequent loss of the Weatherford and Greenwood CCI* and CIC** this spring, riders in Area V, and Texas specifically, had been left without any nearby FEI competitions.

October 7, 2016

Las Vegas The Site Of New CDI-W In January

Dressage riders on the West Coast will have another chance to qualify for the FEI World Cup Dressage Final in Omaha, Neb., in 2017 with the addition of the Las Vegas High Rollers CDI-W, held Jan. 4-7 at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas.

Organizer Heather Petersen of 2 White Feet Inc. explained that a group of California trainers came forward to ask her if she could host another World Cup qualifier.

October 1, 2016

Vancouver K Is Victorious In Dressage At Devon Grand Prix Freestyle

Oct. 1—Devon, Pa.

Judy Reynolds capped off her short stint in the United States with her fourth CDI win on a misty, cold night under the lights of the Dixon Oval.

With her 2016 Olympic Games partner Vancouver K, the Irish rider topped the Grand Prix freestyle at Dressage at Devon in front of a packed grandstand with a 77.55 percent.

“I’m really happy with how the test went tonight—one little blip, but there’s always something that can be better. It was a great atmosphere out there with loads of people watching. It was nice to ride,” she said.

October 1, 2016

Kaytee Mountain and Susan Gallagher Are Representing The OTTB At Dressage At Devon

When Susan Gallagher picked her off-the-track Thoroughbred Kaytee Mountain out of a field nine years ago, she never expected she’d be doing dressage, let alone cantering down centerline at the Dixon Oval.

But along the way the gelding showed his knack for the sport, and they completed their second Intermediaire I CDI this weekend in their third appearance at Dressage At Devon.

October 1, 2016

Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon Is Giving The Little Guy A Good Name

Jessica Jo Tate has ridden plenty of big-moving, fancy warmbloods over her career, but two years ago she was offered a fun new challenge when Connemara breeder Pam Liddell asked her to take the ride on her homebred Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon.

Now Tate and “Gideon” are competing in the Dixon Oval at Dressage At Devon in their second CDI start.

October 1, 2016

Reynolds Is On A Roll At Dressage At Devon

Oct. 1—Devon, Pa.

Last night Ireland’s Judy Reynolds continued to make history just a week after her Grand Prix and Grand Prix freestyle CDI wins at the Rolex Central Park Horse Show (N.Y.) by becoming the first Irish rider to win the Grand Prix CDI class at Dressage At Devon.

With Vancouver K, she scored a 75.66 percent, ahead of Arlene “Tuny” Page on Woodstock (73.36%) and Megan Lane on Caravella (71.98%).

September 30, 2016

Irwin and Laurencio Overcome The Atmosphere For A Dressage At Devon Win

Sept. 30—Devon, Pa.

Blowing rain, chilly temperatures, people lining the fence and puddles in the ring might be the undoing of some dressage horses, but Canada’s Tina Irwin has been training Laurencio for that situation all year, and it showed as they topped today’s Prix St. Georges CDI at Dressage At Devon.

The pair scored a 71.00 percent to best Guatemalan rider Esther Mortimer, who was second with Adajio (69.21%) and Irwin’s husband Jaimey, who was third on Donegal V (68.81%).

September 28, 2016

Winner Of The Week: Lutz Bests The Big Horses At GAIG/USDF Region 8 Championships

Susanne Hamilton traveled to Germany last summer with very specific instructions about what kind of horse her amateur client Bettina Hinckley was looking for—“a dainty, elegant black mare that’s easy to sit.”

So Hinckley was a bit surprised when Hamilton sent her a photo of Lutz, a stocky, creamy palomino Haflinger gelding.

“Well I think the only thing I came home with that fit the profile was the ‘nice to sit,’ because I came home with Lutz!” said Hamilton.

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