The sun was shining all day for the first day of 2012 Dressage at Devon 2012 in Devon, PA, U.S.A., where world-class international dressage competition is combined with one
of the world’s few complete sport horse breed shows.
During the first three days of Devon the world-renowned Breed Show with Young Horse/Sport Horse, Mature Horse/Breeding Horse, and Under Saddle Classes for horses 3 years and up take place. Weighting of scores for Young Horse classes is based 60% on movement, 30% on confirmation, and 10% on general impression.
While all the classes are exciting (especially with unpredictable youngsters), today’s championship classes were a high point.
The Foal Championship was won by David Bowie MF (by Don Principe out of EM Rotina). Bred by Maryanna Haymon, he was presented with the Sally Martin Memorial Perpetual Trophy.
The winner of the Colt Championship was Damocles HLF (by Diamond Stud (by Diamond Hit x Rohdiamant) out of High Society), a 16.2 bay stallion bred by Joan Sims of Highlife Farm. Damocles HLF was also the winner of the Young Horse Championship.
The Breeders Championship for Foals (East Coast Series Final) was won by Heirloom (by Vinca out of Technique) bred by Ginger Parker/Flower Farm. The Breeders Championship for Fillies (East Coast Series Final) was won by Floraya ISF, an enthusiastic filly owned by Iron Spring Farm. Damocles HLF (by Diamond Stud out of High Society), from Loxahatchee, FL was another excited winner of the Breeders Championship for Colts (East Coast Series Final).
Owned and bred by High Point Hanovarians, Coeur Dashian (by Coeur d’Amour out of Starling) was the pick for Dressage at Devon’s Follow the Foal. The pretty little dark bay filly won fourth place in Fillies of 2012.
“I was tickled pink with her today,” said Klaus Schengber. “She trotted big and she behaved really well. She apparently likes Devon! We certainly hope so and look forward to having her back in 2013."
Day two classes include 6-year old Suitability; Get of Sire, Breeders Group, 4-year old and older Stallions & Geldings Under Saddle, Materiale classes, Stallion, Mare, Mature Horse and Materiale Champions and more.
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