Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Day 1 – The Sun is Out, the Forecast is Great and the Babies are the Stars of the Show

Under the shining sun, colts and fillies entered the Dixon Oval and the Gold Ring, representing the best of the future of dressage. Some handled it well, acting like they had been doing it for years. Others clearly wanted their mother. But all were exceptional, following their handlers (mostly) and showing off their excellent breeding. Just a few of the highlights:
Young Horse Championship – Danae MF (Doctor Wendell MF x EM Rising Star MF), bred and owned by Maryanna Hamon (Columbus, NC)
USDFBC East Coast Foal Championship - Fleur de Niro (Furstenball x Dancing Darkness) a black filly bred and owned by Anke Ott Young, New Canaan, CT, with a score of 82.050.
USDFBC East Coast Filly Championship – Kasina ISF (Uno Don Diego x Rabiola) bred and owned by Iron Spring Farm Inc. with a score of 80.675.
USDFBC East Coast Colt and Gelding Championship – Stetson HTF (Sternlicht GGF x Unicum-d, bred and owned by Hilltop Farm Inc. (Colora, MD) with a score of 78.237.
Colt/Gelding Championship – Don Pharrell MF (Doctor Wendell MF x EM Rising Star MF) bred and owned by Maryanna Haymon (Columbus, NC).
USDFBC East Coast Final 3 year old Materiale Championship – Sole Fiore ((Scuderia x Francesa bred by Ferdinand Mayer and owned by Melinda Kelly (Hillard, OH) with a score of 78.150.
Foal Championship – Louisville HTF (Lord Leatherdale x Unicum-d) owned and bred by Hilltop Farm Inc (Colora, MD)
Complete results can be found at
The breed show continues Wednesday and Thursday four and five year old championships, mature horse championships, stallion and mare championships and the grand championship. Plus Materiale classes, Breeder’s Group, Handler classes and, on Thursday, the Individual Breed classes, from Alkal-Teke to PRE.
The sun is out and the forecast is great. Join us!
Dressage at Devon takes place September 26 – October 1 at the Devon Horse Show Grounds in Devon, PA. General admission tickets are $10 for ages 13 and above; Kids ages 3-12 are $5, and children under 3 are admitted free. Reserved seating is $26 on Friday, $37 on Saturday and $10 on Sunday. Grand Prix 3-Day reserved seat ticket package is $66 and reserves an assigned seat for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (Seat location may be different each day.) Reserved tickets are available online at General admission is available at the door.
About Dressage at Devon
Dressage at Devon ( has been a premier North American Equestrian event since its founding in 1975.  It combines world-class dressage competition and the world’s largest open breed show with the international Fall Festival show and special activities for the entire family.  The six-day event attracts hundreds of riders from around the world and thousands of spectators.  Dressage at Devon is a 501(c) (3) PA non-profit organization, benefitting equine education.

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