Kelly Casey & Emilion SA Capture USA 5-Year-Old Championship Prelim Event

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Emilion being ridden by Kelly Casey. © 2014 Lori Rocereto
Emilion being ridden by Kelly Casey. © 2014 Lori Rocereto

WAYNE, Illinois, Aug. 22, 2014–Emilion SA ridden by Kelly Casey in her first United States Young Horse Championship captured the preliminary five-year-old division Thursday in a Dutch horse sweep of the top four places.

The KWPN gelding (Painted Black x Landwind II B) that Kelly of Livermore, California imported from Holland a year ago scored 8.62 to top the field of 15 starting combinations from across the United States.

Edward, also a gelding (United x Damiro), was ridden by Patricia Becker of Wadsworth, Illinois to second place on 8.46 while amateur DG Edorijke with amateur Ashlyn De Groot of her family’s DG Bar Ranch in Hanford, California placed third on 8.26.

The final for the five-year-old horses will be held Saturday.

Kelly and her friend Bob Tenwolde in the Netherlands bought Emilion as an unbroken three-year-old as sales prospect. Bob began training the horse in Holland until Kelly brought Emilion, micknamed “Eeyore,” to her San Francisco Bay area farm in July, 2013.

Every time she thinks of putting him on the market, Kelly said, “he reveals another layer of talent. His athleticism, ability to collect and the correct use of his whole body, make riding him daily an absolute pleasure and confirm my belief that he is on the road to Grand Prix.”

Although her business, KC Dressage, is a training and sales operation with a mix of young horses, imported sales horses and amateurs the young horse championships at this Chicago suburban show ground is her first.

Bob Tenwolde visits frequently from his Netherlands base to help train and develop horses in Kelly’s stable.

Results:

FEI Six Year Old Preliminary Test
C: Gurney/Osinski/Lamping – USA
Rider Ctzn Horse Breed Sex Sire Dams Sire Birth Country Birth Year Owner Total Pl.
Jackson, Angela USA Hemmingway OLD Stallion Hofrat Archipel USA 2008 Schnell, Theresa 83.800 1
Blitz, Heather USA Ripline Danish warmblood Stallion Hotline Cavan USA 2008 Oak Hill Ranch, . 83.000 2
Parra, Dr. Cesar USA Fiderhit OLD OLD Mare Fidertanz GER 2008 Davis, Michael 81.400 3
Koford, James USA Doctor Wendell MF Hanoverian Stallion Don Principe Sandro Hit USA 2008 Haymon, Maryanna 80.600 4
Van Liew, Camilla USA Dartesch KWPN Gelding Special D Jazz HOLLAND 2008 Van Liew, Camilla 79.000 5
Buberl, Nadine USA Fashion Designer OLD OLD Gelding Faustinus GER 2008 Parra, Dr. Cesar 78.200 6
Marek, Anna USA Dilona Dutch warmblood Mare Lord leatherdale Kennedy NLD 2008 Stapleton, A J 76.600 7
Lewis, Amy USA Sir Steinerman Hanoverian Gelding Stedinger Don Primero USA 2008 Lewis, Amy 76.400 8
Poulin, Gwen USA Fleury’s Fanfare Hanoverian Gelding Fleury Likoto xx DEU 2008 Poulin, Gwen 76.200 9
Saavedra, Rachel USA Sueno Hit Gelding Sandro hit Relevant 2013 Saavedra, Rachel 75.400 10
Curtis, Brendan USA Dexter Kwpn Gelding Johnson 2008 Preston, Christopher 73.100 11
Curtis, Brendan USA Duet MF Han Mare Don Principe Rotspon USA 2008 Haymon, Maryanna 72.800 12
Nyssen, Jules USA Dancing Hit Gelding Sandro Hit Burggraaf NLD 2014 Nyssen, Jules 72.600 13
De Groot, Ashlyn USA Dalina DG KWPN Mare Jazz Cantango USA 2008 DG Bar Ranch, . 70.800 14