Sunday, May. 26, 2024

2014 Dressage At Devon

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Find out how Ashley Holzer kept the lid on Tiva Nana when the mare lit up as they walked into the ring for their Grand Prix test at the mare's first Devon.
When David Searle set out to breed a nice prospect for his 12-year-old daughter, he got quite a surprise.
This hard-working young professional is realizing his dreams by putting in the elbow grease and determination, and it's led him to Devon.

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Pop Art competed at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (Ky.), the 2008 London Olympic Games, the 2009 FEI World Cup Finals (Nev.) and dozens of CDI Grand Prix classes. Spectators know his name, and announcers know his history. For Jill Irving, who’s leasing the 16-year-old gelding from his previous rider, Canada’s Ashley Holzer, going down centerline the first time aboard the famous chestnut was a bit unnerving. But now?
The packed stands, and the nip in the air when the sun sets. The scent of fresh French fries wafting through the air, and the painted pumpkins. Those signs mean it’s time for the Dressage at Devon Grand Prix freestyle, a fall spectator favorite in the United States, and those who showed up hoping for a night of top sport got their wishes tonight.
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. Check out our gallery of 12 memorable happenings from the classes the evening.
Boyd Martin's four-star event horse honed his skills within the little white fence with Boyd's wife, Silva.

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