Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Dressage at Devon Contest Winners Announced

Warmblood Stallions of North America is sending tickets for Dressage at Devon to four lucky winners! Four winners were drawn for the contest, held by Warmblood Stallions of North America, with a prize of two general admission tickets to Dressage at Devon, a $120 value. Dressage at Devon will be held September 25–30. Tickets are for all six days of the show, including three days of the largest breed show in the world, followed by world-class dressage competition on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Following are the four winners. Congratulations to all, and have a wonderful time at the show!

Megan Connolly and her sister Miare have been thinking about going to Dressage at Devon, and winning a pair of tickets sealed their plans for 2018. They're excited to be going, especially since Dressage at Devon has a newly-added Pony Breed Division. The Connolly sisters, along with their parents, are breeders of German Riding Ponies at their Connaught Green Farms. They were thrilled this year when their 3-year-old, CGF Mischief Managed, won his class and division and then was named the Young Pony Champion at the National Dressage Pony Cup. Says Megan, "I think the breed show will be the highlight for us but of course the shopping and simply the experience of being there will be amazing." 

Karen Barbour and her husband have a small farm just outside Southern Pines, North Carolina. "I am active-duty military, and my husband is a first responder who I imported from Germany! I ride primarily in hunters and dressage. We have a small Hanoverian breeding operation, with the goal to produce two or three foals per year." 

Winner Mary Procopio won't be able to make the trip to Devon this year, but she has passed her tickets on to friends. Mary breeds top-quality Haflinger sport horses at New Horizons Farm in Michigan. She is the owner of Haflinger stallion Stellar TVR, who completed the North American Stallion Testing with excellent scores, and who was reserve Grand Champion at the 2017 National Dressage Pony Cup DSHB championships.. Attending Devon in her stead are Jennie and Chelsea Deephouse of Pennsylvania, a mother-and-daughter team. 
Jennie breeds Haflinger sport horses at Dreamfield Manor Farm in Pennsylvania. She owns the Haflinger stallions Next Level GHJ, who is showing successfully in dressage at recognized shows with rider Chelsea Deephouse; and A Black Tie Affair NW HRZN, who has been shown successfully at halter and under saddle at Haflinger breed shows.

Jeri and Andy Matheny own and operate Wind Ridge Farm. LLC. Based out of north central Kentucky, Jeri Fuller-Matheny is an accomplished rider and trainer, and wife to her favorite farrier - who won the Amateur Handler class at Devon last year! She has competed at the upper levels of eventing as well as dressage. Jeri is currently working on her USDF Silver medal with their Elite Hanoverian mare, Whimzical Princess. "Whim," who has ranked in the top 6 nationally through USDF, is the equine matriarch of the farm and is the beginning of their Hanoverian breeding program. Jeri also has a young up-and-coming 2-year-old colt, affectionately known as Moose in the barn. 

Jeri is excited to be going. "Dressage at Devon is always a favorite for all dressage enthusiasts. It's the nostalgic atmosphere, the friends, the best of the best coming together to show off their best from their program. We have shown at Devon the last couple of years, but had decided to sit this year out with the horses. How nice to return as 'horsemen of leisure' and enjoy the shopping. A little mare shopping, maybe ??"

Congratulations and enjoy the show!

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