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Lynndee Kemmet

September 7, 2007

Succes Succeeds At Centerline Events CDI

Three top riders battle it out for Grand Prix blues.

There were no clean sweeps at the top in this year’s Centerline Events CDI-W/Y/J/P.
At the upper echelons of the CDI competition, the winners changed places throughout the three days of competition, Aug. 17-19, at the HITS-On-The-Hudson show grounds in Saugerties, N.Y.

August 31, 2007

White Has The Right Spirit At Millbrook

Aboard horses owned by Peter and Susan Barry, Sharon White finds two ways to win.

There’s more than one way to win an event, and Sharon White demonstrated two techniques for doing just that at the Millbrook Horse Trials in Millbrook, N.Y.

July 20, 2007

Who Should Qualify To Be A Dressage Judge?

It’s long been the complaint of dressage riders that judges are biased and unfair. Now riders are wondering how much hands-on experience a judge should have before he picks up his pen.

June 22, 2007

Donavan Tops The List After Markel/USEF Young Horse Selection Trials

Judges are rarely short of words, but in the 6-year-old competition at this year’s Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Eastern Selection Trials they were struck almost speechless.

June 22, 2007

Succes Triumphs At Raleigh CDI

Lars Petersen might have an unexpected detour to make this summer. He’s been notified that he might need to contribute to the Danish team’s efforts at the European Championships, so he’s getting Succes ready.

The first step in that preparation was winning the Grand Prix B test (66.62%) and the Grand Prix Special (71.56%) at the Raleigh CDI-W/Y/J Capital Dressage Classic, June 1-3 in Raleigh, N.C.

May 18, 2007

Hannah Holland Shook's Game Is Dressage

It seems as if Hannah Holland Shook was meant to be a dressage rider. Even though she began her riding career in the hunter/jumper world as many youngsters do, there was something different about her affinity for flatwork.

“My dad always called me his ‘pattern child’ because I loved patterns, and he’s a designer,” said Shook. “So I thought it was rather funny that I got into dressage because it’s very much about the pattern. And it’s also a challenge, and I love the   challenge.”

March 13, 2007

Pop Art Paints A Winning Picture At Gold Coast Opener CDI

Last year, Canadian Ashley Holzer and Pop Art dominated the small tour during the winter dressage circuit in Florida. And at the Gold Coast Opener CDI***, they showed they're ready to do the same at Grand Prix. Holzer and the flashy chestnut gelding won both the FEI Grand Prix freestyle and the Grand Prix CDI.

February 22, 2007

Include Reading In Your Riding Education

In any realm of study, be it science or music or horsemanship, the logical first step in the pursuit of knowledge is to become acquainted with what others have already learned. Time is saved and knowledge is advanced when each generation makes use of what was learned previously and adds to it rather than starting over.

October 13, 2006

Webellin Does Well At Great American/USDF Region 8 Championships

After being pinned the Region 8 Intermediaire I freestyle Champions, Chris Hickey and Werbellin replaced the traditional victory gallop with an all-out victory run that led announcer Brian O'Connor to say, "Now there's a man who's really sure of his stallion."

September 11, 2006

Atkins Returns To Win At Millbrook

Peter Atkins will have a harder time avoiding the spotlight after his advanced win at the Millbrook Horse Trials.

Atkins, who gave up a professional riding career in favor of real estate, rode away with the blue ribbon in advanced, division 2, at the Millbrook Horse Trials, held Aug. 10-13 in Millbrook, N.Y.

Atkins' win is likely to bring more prospective students knocking on his door. But he's not sure he'll open it.

"A few people have come asking for lessons, but I'm lying low right now," Atkins said.

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