Two Champions Three-Peat at Devon’s Breed Show

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Icono HGF winning PRE class at Devon. © 2009 Hoof Print Images
Icono HGF winning PRE class at Devon. © 2009 Hoof Print Images

DEVON, Pennsylvania, Sept. 24–The two horses that dominated Dressage at Devon’s first two days continued to grab headlines Thursday with Perfect Qredit, a yearling colt by Quaterback, winning the Oldenburg (GOV) Championship and Rabiola won the KWPN-NA Three Years and Older class.

Perfect Qredit posted a score of 83.80 per cent to add the Oldenburg title to his Grand Championship, Young Horse Championship, Colt Championship, and Yearling Colts and Geldings title for owner Michelle Coursin, an air-traffic controller based in Afghanistan.

Iron Spring Farm’s 11-year-old mare Rabiola, by Metall out of Fabiola, scored 88.40 per cent Thursday to add to her Mature Horse Championship and Reserve Grand Championship. The KWPN Two Years and Younger class also produced another win for Iron Spring Farm of Coatesville, Pennsylvania and owner Mary Alice Malone: Catalina, a filly by Sinclair out of Contango daughter Persimmon, topped the class with 80.20 per cent.

In the ISR Oldenburg divisions, the yearling colt BW-Raphael, a Royal Prince son out of Ariane, owned by Linda Santomenna of Chesapeake City, Maryland, took the Two and Under title with a 74.80 per cent, while the six-year-old Warsteiner daughter Windlass owned by Marissa Burton of Gurnee, Illinois won the Three and Older group with a 76.40 per cent. The yearling filly Popstar, by Popeye out of Faschon, owned by Summit Sporthorses of Ringoes, New Jersey finished first in the Sport Pony class with a 72.60%.

Maryanna Haymon of Columbus, North Carolina, had a big day with her horses winning both Hanoverian classes. The Two Years and Under class was claimed with 80.20 per cent by her filly Duet MF, by Don Principe out of Rotina. The Three Years and Older class was won by Haymon’s mare Fuerst Dancer MF, by Fuerst Heinrich out of EM Rotina, earning 80.80 per cent.

A first for this year’s Dressage at Devon was a class sponsored by the breed association US PRE, supporting Pura Raza España horses in the USA. Both winner Icono HGF (66.80 per cent), by Idilio II out of Escapada III, and second-placed Genio HGF (63.80 per cent), by Grandioso III out of Ibiza, were bred at Hampton Green Farm of Fruitport, Michigan. Both three-year-olds will shortly be on their way to Olympic veteran Martin Schaudt’s barn in Germany. Hampton Green owner Kim Boyer said Schaudt became interested in the youngsters based on the quality of their sires while working with FEI rider Courtney King Dye, who is now riding Grandioso.