The USEF and FEI Young Horse tests opened Day 4 of Dressage at Devon. The judges were positive and encouraging, gently providing constructive comments to help horse and rider improve both horse and rider. Of course, iIt wouldn’t be Dressage at Devon without Ladies Hat Day. This year’s categories included Creativity and uniqueness; Visual appeal and impact; Degree of difficulty; and the Best at Dressage at Devon. All were winners. And all the while, high level performances were taking place in both the Dixon and Wheeler (formerly Gold) rings.
FEI Prix St Georges CDI 3*
More than 25 riders competed in the FEI Prix St Georges CDI 3*. The class was won by Cyrus (Contucci/Corthena), ridden by Tom Dvorak. Cyrus is a 9-year-old, dark bay Oldenburg gelding, owned by Carla Bahr. Tom, from Hillsburgh, ON, Canada, has been riding Cyrus since he was a 4-year-old. “This was his first full season and he has done very well. He has won many CDIs and is coming into his own. He is a keen worker and very smart and confident. I was happy with my ride,” said Tom. “He was a little distracted but stayed with me.” Tom is a true fan of Dressage at Devon. “I love this event. It is the highlight of the season for me. I love the atmosphere and the tradition of the show.” Tom has ben coming to Devon for the past 25 years. “If I have a horse that can show here, I’m here!”