Dressage Students Participate in USDF-recognized Show
|9/2/2011||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
Two William Woods University dressage students participated in the Centerline Dressage Classic Aug. 27-28 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
Emily Barrett, of Bull Valley, Ill., showed Dorana 12, a 15-year-old Oldenburg mare who is relatively new to William Woods. The pair brought home four blue ribbons in four classes, with scores ranging from 66 percent to 71.5 percent. Dorana 12 and Barrett were the top-scoring horse and rider pair competing in Second Level tests on Saturday.
Lucy Fuelle of Ann Arbor, Mich., a May graduate who is now an equestrian studies graduate assistant, showed An Honest Request, a 15-year-old Thoroughbred gelding also known as Paul. They competed at Third Level and scored a 70 percent on Saturday. The highest Third Level test score of the day, it earned Fuelle a USDF Bronze Medal.
Karen Pautz, WWU dressage instructor, said, “Both of these riders have only worked with their respective horses since the beginning of the summer. In a sport where progress is measured in years, to come this far is a testament to their skill, talent and dedication, and to the quality of the WWU dressage horse string.”