Dressage at Devon Awards in Born in the USA Series Reaches $51,000

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DEVON, Pennsylvania, Nov. 5–Dressage at Devon’s Born in the USA awards have reached $51,000 (€34,3600) to owners and breeders since being implemented at one of the United States’ most important dressage and sport horse breeding showss in 2003.

Developed by the Dressage at Devon Committee to recognize and reward American breeders, the awards are distributed in 14 divisions.

In 2009, Iron Spring Farm of Coatesville, Pennsylvania claimed the Overall Champion with Calypso ISF and a score of 83.5 and four additional awards.

“This is the first year that we have had a breeder win this many Born in the USA Awards,” said Lori Kaminski, President and CEO of the event. “The overall quality was incredible with eight of the winners scoring higher than 80.00.”

Calypso ISF, by Contango out of Toraya (Goodtimes), also received the Two-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Award. Other Iron Spring Farm bred and owned winners included, Bien Sir ISF, by Sir Sinclair and also out of Toraya, the winner of the Three-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Award with an 81.2; El Paso ISF, by UB40 out of Toscane (Cabochon), who tied with Alison Head’s Triumph LGF, by Tantris out of Precious (Piccro), for the Yearling Colt/Gelding Award with an 82.0 and Bijou ISF, by Sir Sinclair out of Nerrita J (Jet Set D), who claimed the Three-Year-Old Filly Award with an 80.60.

Finishing with the Overall Born in the USA Reserve Champion was Melanie Pai’s Divinity CR with an 82.5. The youngster, by Donates out of Scarlett (Sevillano), also received the Fillies of 2009 award. Horses of any breed that were conceived and born in the United States are eligible to receive a Born in the USA Breeders Award.