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Dressage At Devon

September 27, 2013

12 Highlights From The Devon Grand Prix Classes

Devon, Pa.—Sept. 27

 Riders in the Grand Prix for the Special and Grand Prix for the freestyle took their turns in the Dixon Oval at Dressage At Devon today, with Canada’s Ashley Holzer triumphing in both classes with Jewel’s Adelante (72.00%) and Breaking Dawn (72.83%), respectively. "I hit the passage at V today, and I swear, in the ring, I said 'Whee!' " said Holzer of her ride with Jewel's Adelante. "It was a joyous moment. I had a great time in there." 

September 26, 2013

Trading Aces Takes His Turn At Devon

While many upper level event horses hone their flatwork skills at schooling shows, Dressage At Devon is a more unusual place to practice that phase. But Boyd Martin’s four-star mount Trading Aces competed in the Dixon Oval with Silva Martin, Boyd’s wife, tonight. The horse scored a 66.14 percent to finish fourth in a large fourth level test of choice class. Silva also took second in the class aboard Zoran.

October 2, 2012

Iron-Willed Teen Defies The Odds To Compete At Dressage At Devon

A plucky barn girl and a discarded Trakehner surprise even themselves by achieving an unlikely goal.

Allison Semanchik of Oldwick, N.J., has never had a horse of her own. It was never an option financially. So like any horse-crazy girl she was always at a barn—come rain or shine—offering to work in return for saddle time. When she met an underdog chestnut Trakehner gelding named Inferrous, she got the opportunity of a lifetime.

September 30, 2012

Marcus Collects A Third Grand Prix Win At Devon

Sept. 30—Devon, Pa.

David Marcus picked up his third blue ribbon of the weekend at Dressage At Devon when he and Don Kontes won the Grand Prix Special on a score of 69.4 percent. The pair also won the qualifying round on Friday.

September 30, 2012

D-Niro Dominates Grand Prix Freesyle At Devon

Sept. 29, Devon, Pa.

Over the past month, Canada's Jacqueline Brooks has lived and breathed her new Grand Prix freestyle for D-Niro in preparation for Dressage At Devon.

Working with Tamara Williamson, Brooks created a freestyle with the music of four Canadian artists by starting with a drum track specifically designed for the 13-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding (D-Day—Alitalia, Napoleon 625). Then they added the rest of the instruments and some light vocals.

September 29, 2012

Marcus Claims The Day Of Grand Prix Dressage At Devon

Devon, Pa., Sept. 28.

David Marcus started his weekend right at Dressage at Devon. By day's end on Friday, he'd won both the Grand Prix qualifier classes, beating out his competition by sneaking up the leaderboard at the end of the classes.

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