At the end of the first day of dressage, Allison Springer/Arthur have a solid lead in the CIC***, with a 36.9. Mara Dean/Nicki Henley are 2nd with a 41, and Leslie Law/Fleeceworks Mystere Du Val is close behind with a 42.10. Rounding out the rest of the top group is Selena O'Hanlon/Colombo in 4th (45.9) and a tie for fifth between Philip Dutton/Tru Luck and Michael Pollard/Wonderful Will (both sitting on a 47).
Lots of great pairs to come tomorrow with an eye at challenging Allison's lead, with the good money on folks like William Coleman/Twizzle, Buck Davidson/My Boy Bobby, Karen/Mandiba, and Philip/Woodburn.
In the Advanced, there's a three way tie for first between Mara Dean/High Patriot, Philip/Connaught, and Hanna Burnett/St. Barths. Buck/Titanium and Boyd/Remington XXV round out the top five, with Amy Tryon/Coal Creek and Kristin Backman/Gryffindor close behind.
Originally Posted by not again
Does anyone know the breeding on Dazzling Dekorum? (I only ask because we bred and sold a stallion named Dekorum, and I wondered if this was a relation).
JER owns her so she will probably see this and tell you, but I'm pretty sure her sire is Catherston Dazzler.
Yes, she is by Catherston Dazzler and out of a TB mare called Zydeco. JER bred her and has had several more foals from that mare. Dekorum has been competed lightly and found everything very easy - able to move up the levels fairly quickly.
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Blugal is correct, although Dekorum's mum's name is spelled Zydeko (she had the name when I got her).
Zydeko is a Michigan-bred JC TB registered as Bett's Jet.
(A few more things:
1. Blugal rode Dekorum at 3/4 and actually got her started jumping. Currently, she is looking after Zydeko. Although Blugal is quite bright in most respects, she has on more than one occasion called Zydeko by her daughter's name. They do look more or less identical.
2. Dekorum is very much a girly mare so there'd be no mistaking her for a stallion. )
Dekorum is very much a girly mare so there'd be no mistaking her for a stallion. )
Our Dekorum, by Dekor out of Villa May xx, was born in here in the 80's, sold as a yearling to Donna Simmons on Long Island. He was a very sweet and easy stallion, so when Donna and her family moved back to Ohio he went along. He went to the Tannenfels people in Mi. in his twenties, and was on their stallion roster for a while.
We are now campaigning a relation, Avebury WF, by Adamant (out of Villa May) out of Dynasty (by Dekor) with Ryan Wood, who is coming along very easily.
Interesting that the unusual name pops up on an unrelated horse!
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