Top Young Horse at Devon Owned by Vacationing US Air Traffic Controller in Afghanistan
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DEVON, Pennsylvania, Sept. 22–Perfect Qredit, a yearling stallion whose owner uses her leave from being a U.S. air traffic controller in Afghanistan to indulge her passion for dressage, claimed the Young Horse Championship, the Colt title and the Yearling Colts and Geldings class at Dressage at Devon Tuesday.
The trip to Devon was a first for Perfect Qredit’s owner, Michelle Coursin, a former hunter rider. She selected the stallion from photos as a one-month old foal and now keeps the youngster at Hilltop Farm in Colora, Maryland.
“To know that I picked him at a month old and see him grow up, win or lose, is amazing,” Coursin said. She is looking forward to watching the youngster mature and hopes to take him through the stallion licensing process.
Bred by Yancey Farms of Ocala, Florida, the Quaterback son is out of Dream Rubina by Dream of Glory.
Del Mar ISF, bred and owned by Iron Spring Farm of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, won the Reserve Colt/Gelding Championship.
Winning the Filly Championship and the Reserve Young Horse Championship was Nancy Holowesko’s two-year-old Marmara, by the Thoroughbred stallion Licotus xx out of the Landadel mare La Montana. The filly was bought from the Elite Foal Auction in Vechta, Germany. In addition to her championships, he claimed the Two-Year-Old Fillies class with 81.00 per cent.
“She is an exceptional filly and has a strong Thoroughbred influence with warmblood gaits,” said Holowesko of Trappe, Maryland. “This will be great as a performance horse, but even better when she becomes a broodmare.”
Reserve Filly Champion was the yearling Dazzle, by Jazz out of Zizarma, owned by Victoria Lamas Warner of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania .
The filly Divinity CR, owned by Canaan Ranch of Middleburg, Virginia, won the Foal Championship after winning the Fillies of 2009 class with 82.50 per cent.
“Devon is where you get to see how you stack up against the rest,” said owner and breeder Melanie Pai. Divinity CR is by the Diamond Hit stallion Donates and out of Scarlett, a mare that has produced many top babies for Pai.
“I was really happy when I saw Divinity hit the ground,” she recalls. Taking the Reserve Foal Championship was Faberge MF. The Fidertanz daughter was bred by Marydell Farms of Columbus, North Carolina and owned by Alice Tarjan.
The Suitable to Become a Dressage Horse Three-Year-Old and the Three Year Old Colt and Gelding Materiale was Somer Hit, bred by Rolling Stone Farm of Slatington, Pennsylvania. The black colt by Sandro Hit out of EM Rhussia scored 83.80 per cent in the materiale class.
In the Three Year Old Filly Materiale class, Wild Rose won blue with 71.60 per cent. The filly, bred by Karan and Tom Schwencer of Owings, Maryland, is by Widmark out of EM Berlina.