Dressage at Devon 2014 Day 6: Grand Prix Rides, Guy McLean, and the DVCTA Quadrille Make the Final Day of Dressage at Devon Fun for All

The rides on Sunday, were of top quality, and featured the Young Rider Freestyle, the Grand Prix Freestyle (ages 16-25), the fantastic Grand Prix Special, and the Intermediaire 1 Freestyle.

Stallion, Rosevelt, Dominates the FEI Grand Prix Special
Allison Brock and Rosevelt, a black stallion owned by Claudine and Fritz Kundrum, won the FEI Grand Prix Special. It was Alison’s second trip to Devon, but the first time she rode in the Grand Prix. She was thrilled that Rosevelt handled Devon’s charged environment like an old pro.

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Dressage at Devon 2014 Day 5: Featuring the Musical Freestyle

Almost 50 horses competed in the FEI Intermediaire 1 Open CDI3 in the Dixon Oval today with the class running for most of the day under bright sunshine. Additional classes included the FEI Intermediaire “A”, the Young Rider Grand Prix in which young riders, ages 16-25 l compete and give us a glimpse of future top riders.

Alexandra Dvorak Follows in Her Father’s Footsteps
Alexandra Dvorak, from Hillsburgh, Ontario, rode to the top of Devon’s FEI Young Rider Grand Prix on Fling, a Westfalen gelding. Her father and trainer, Olympian Tom Dvorak, purchased Fling in Germany, intending to resell him. When it was time for Alexandra to graduate from a pony to a horse, however, they decided to keep him. "I love his personality, and he doesn’t have a mean bone in his body," says Alexandra.

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Dressage at Devon 2014 Day 4: Performance Division

The Performance Division took over both rings at Dressage at Devon today.

Testing the Waters In the Gold Ring, almost 50 riders rode in the FEI Prix St George. The class was won by Rassing’s Lonoir (Lorani x De Noir), a 17.2, Danish Warmblood gelding. Rider Olivia Lagoy-Weltz said she knew it was going to be big – after all, it is a Pan Am year.

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Dressage at Devon 2014 Day 3: The Best of the Breeds and the Performance Tests Begin

Breeds from Andalusian and Arabian to the ever-popular Hanovarian and the North American Sportpony graced the Dixon Oval on Thursday. Every breeder is happy to talk about the wonderful characteristics of their own favorite. Andalusian breeders are not exception.

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Dressage at Devon 2014 Day 2: Born in the USA and 4 and 5 Year Olds in the Spotlight September

Among Wednesday’s highlights was the Breeder’s Group award, sponsored by Just Vavallor Equestrian Fashion. In this class, a group of no more than three horses of any age, all bred by the exhibitor, are judged as a whole. This year’s winner was Iron Springs Farm (Coatesville, PA).

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