Emily Miles & Daily Show, Jennifer Williams & Joppe K Awarded $25,000 Carol Lavell Prize

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Emily Miles and Daily Show. © Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

Nov. 21, 2022

Emily Miles with Daily Show and Jennifer Williams with Joppe K have been awarded the $25,000 Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize for 2022, The Dressage Foundation announced Monday.

Emily of La Cygne, Kansas and Daily Show, a Hanoverian stallion, competed at the World Young Horse Championships in 2019, was U.S. Developing Prix St. Georges champion in 2021 and as an eight-year-old reserve Small Tour champion at this year’s Festival of Champions.

She  plans to train with Debbie McDonald in moving Daily Show up to Intermediate II and compete at Medium Tour in Tryon, North Carolina and Ocala and Wellington in Florida.

“It is truly an honor to be chosen for TDF’s Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize with Daily Show,” she said of the horse owned by Leslie Waterman.

“I will use this generous grant to venture into the competition hotspot of Wellington in March. I have big dreams and really cannot thank TDF enough. As Carol Lavell said, it will help ‘smooth some bumps’ along the road. We will do our best to make this grant extremely beneficial, useful, and effective.”

Jennifer and Joppe K, an eight-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Joppe Partnerships, LLC, will use the grant funding to to train with Oded Shimoni and Christoph Theallet and Charlotte Bredahl as US developing coach.during the winter season in Wellington.

Jennifer Williams riding Joppe K to win the Lövsta Future Challenge developing Grand Prix in Wellington. © 2022 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

Jennifer showed Joppe in Europe, including at the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany in 2021.This year, Jennifer and Joppe competed at the small tour including victory in the Lövsta Future Challenge developing Grand Prix.

Jennifer said, “I’m grateful to TDF for the opportunities that are offered to riders like myself who are working to get to the next level in our training and competition goals. I’ve always known Joppe was incredibly special, and this grant supports us as we pursue those goals.”

Since 2009, the Carol Lavell prize has awarded grants totaling $525,000 to support U.S. high performance riders.