US Dressage Finals
US Dressage Finals in Lexington, KY - November 5-8, 2015
All four horses and riders from Sara Schmitt Dressage made it safely to Kentucky and are settled in and ready to start showing tomorrow at the US Dressage Finals! Good luck Sara Schmitt and HB Dschafar, Erin Laurent and Whasabi, Janice Turner and Talbot and Gillian Cowley and Gabriella Rossellini!
On Day 1 of competition for our horses: Erin and Whasabi placed 3rd in 3-3 AA with a 66.282%. Gillian and Gabby placed 1st in 3-2 AA with a 62.735% and 6th in 3-3 AA with a 62.949%. Janice and Talbot finished with a 61.282% in 3-3 AA. Sara and Jafar placed 1st in 3-2 Open with a 64.274% and 4th in 3-3 Open with a 65.256%.
Congratulations to Sara and HB Dschafar, National Champions in the Second Level Open Musical Freestyle Finals with a 77.611% including an 80.5% from one FEI judge! HB Dschafar, aka Jafar, is a 2008 15.2h German Riding Pony Gelding by HB Daylight (FS Don't Worry) out of HB Carisma (FS Champion de Luxe x Powerboy). He is owned and ridden by Sara, who imported him Germany in April 2015. We are all so proud!
On the road back to NJ with one last update post from the US Dressage Finals! This morning, Janice and Talbot placed 5th in the 3rd Level Amateur Freestyle Final with a 66.167%! Congratulations to all for qualifying and making it to nationals! Here are a few more photos from the weekend