Betsy Juliano, Owner & Supporter of Several Top USA Dressage Team Horses, Buys First American-Bred Filly

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Betsy Juliano with Starlight, a filly newly acquired by the major supporter of high performance dressage.

WELLINGTON, Florida, June 21, 2019–Elizabeth “Betsy” Juliano, a leading supporter of U.S. high performance dressage, has acquired an American-bred filly as the latest addition to her family of horses.

Starlight H20, just a month old, by St. Schufro out of a Negro dam was bought from Kendra Hansis of Runningwater Warmbloods of Frenchtown, New Jersey after Betsy saw the horse on a video posted on the Internet.

Starlight will be the first American-bred high performance prospect bought by Betsy, who has acquired European horses that are ridden for the United States.

“I have seen horses bred by Kendra and have been impressed,” Betsy said. “I wanted to try starting from the ground up with a horse and this filly really caught my eye.

“I’ve also wanted to support our U.S. breeders and I feel Starlight might have the potential to grow into a great horse.”

The horses owned by Betsy that Starlight will join include two ridden by Adrienne Lyle–Salvino, a 12-year-old Hanoverian stallion that was on the U.S. silver medal team at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon to earn America a start at next year’s Olympics, and Horizon, a 12-year-old Oldenburg mare that was the 2017 U.S. Intermediate I champion.

She also owns Handsome, a 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding ridden by Jennifer Baumert that is a short-listed candidate for the U.S. at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru next month.

Betsy, a successful entrepreneur with equestrian facilities in Middlefield, Ohio and Wellington, Florida, is also a financial supporter of Laura Graves and Verdades, that have been the most successful and highest ranked American combination for the past three years.

In addition to support of American dressage, Betsy is also a member of the Global Dressage Foundation board that is the organizing group of the long-established Global Dressage Forum.