Betsy Juliano Wins On Big Tyme in 1st Competition

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Betsy Juliano and Big Tyme. © 2012 Ken Braddick/

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Feb. 11–Betsy Juliano won on Big Tyme on Saturday, the first time out for the amateur rider who bought the U.S. Pan American Games team gold and individual bronze medal mount less than three months ago.

In the Prix St. Georges for adult amateurs, the pair scored 66.184 per cent for the blue ribbon in the class of seven combinations at the Wellington Spring Classic.

Betsy is a successful entrepreneur, active supporter of U.S. high performance dressage as well as an owner of top young horses ridden and trained by George Williams at her two farms in Gates Mills, Ohio and Wellington, Florida.

She bought Big Tyme, an 11-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding (Saros van ‘t Gestelhof x Elvira x Wendekreis), from Marisa Festerling of Moorpark, California. Marisa bought the horse as a sales prospect at the age of five and trained and competed it the through the Young Horse and FEI divisions. They won team gold and individual bronze at the Pan Ams at Guadalajara, Mexico, last October.

Pan Am competition is at Prix St. Georges/Intermediaire I.

George said that Betsy and Big Tyme, whose barn name is Frankie, hit it off from the first time she tried the horse.

Betsy Juliano with her blue ribbon after winning the Prix St. Georges for adult amateurs in their first outing. © 2012 Ken Braddick/