Sunday, June 30, 2013

Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Championships

Today I made my hotel reservations for the 2013 Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Championships at Lamplight on August 22 - 25!!!  Turns out the I have THREE boys up in the rankings, looking like they will make the cut for the Finals. (Fingers crossed).
QREDIT & M. Bragsdell at 4 years
Tamarinde and her two boys from 2009

I am trying to imagine what I will feel like......... Nervous? Excited? Proud? Validated? And TWO of them are in the 4 year old division .........   
Who will I root for????  Oh my, oh my.

 In the Four Year Old Division, as of last Friday, FLORETIENNE (the bay) by Florestan out of Tamarinde by Jazz - Matador II is in second place nationwide.
His older brother, QUANTUM JAZZ ( chestnut by Quaterback) also out of Tamarinde (by ET) is in 8th place.
Both are ridden by Debbie HIll and owned by Leslie Waterman. 

In the Five Year Old Division, our well known stallion , QREDIT by Quaterback out of Dream Rubina by Dream of Glory - Rubinstein, is right now in 9th, so hopefully will get a bid for the Finals. I am amazed that he can breed a full book of mares AND compete with attention and strength. But, he is capably ridden by Chris Hickey , owned by Hilltop Farm.

Dream Rubina also produced the 4 year old Dressage Young Horse Champion in NSW,  Australia!You know that handsome W.ELLINGTON by Wynton. 
He is co-owned by Andrew Buckley and Tracey Watson, ridden by Andrew.

It is a big year for our 38 year old breeding program.