Olympic Star Sabine Schut-Kery Rode Gorgeous Latino to Festival of Champions Victory in 7-Year-Old Final to Win the National Championship

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Gorgeous Latino and Sabine Schut-Kery. © Ilse Schwarz/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

WAYNE, Illinois, Aug. 25, 2023–Olympic star Sabine Schut-Kery rode Gorgeous Latino to the Festival of Champions to victory in the seven-year-old Final Friday to win the national championship.

Sabine of San Marcos, California and the KWPN stallion were awarded 77.300% to claim the title. Sabine and Gorgeous Latino have been competing together since the beginning of last year and competed in the World Young Horse Championships for six year olds. The pair were third in the preliminary championship competition two days ago but the Final result gave the duo a title-winning total of 76.043%,

Sabine became an international star when she and Sanceo led the United States team to the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

Ali Potasky of Versailles, Kentucky on the Dutch Warmblood gelding Lord Hennessey was reserve champion based on a victory in the preliminary test and a score of 74.600% in Final.

The married couple Rebecca Rigdon on Lionell VE and David Blake on Lion Heart, based in Encinitas, California, placed second and third, respectively, in the Final to stand third and fourth in the championship.

Results:

Seven-Year-Old Final
Rank Competitor Score E E C
1.
Sabine Schut-Kery (USA)
Gorgeous Latino
77.300% 83.600 83.600 71.000
2.
Rebecca Rigdon (USA)
Lionell VE
75.543% 81.800 81.800 69.285
3.
David Blake (USA)
Lion Heart
74.729% 80.600 80.600 68.857
4.
Ali Potasky (USA)
Lord Hennessy
74.600% 76.200 76.200 73.000
5.
Caroline Hoerdum (DEN)
Lion King
73.486% 80.400 80.400 66.571
6.
Kathryn Fleming-Kuhn (USA)
Franzsis HSR
72.814% 78.200 78.200 67.428
7.
Ashlyn Dodge (USA)
L Primo DG
72.700% 76.400 76.400 69.000
8.
Allison Nemeth (USA)
Leviathan
72.557% 77.400 77.400 67.714
9.
Katie Poag (USA)
Luck Pleasure D
71.171% 75.200 75.200 67.142
10.
Emily Miles (USA)
Winterfel
71.043% 75.800 75.800 66.285
11.
Sara Hassler (USA)
Legatus SDM
71.000% 74.000 74.000 68.000
12.
Katie Poag (USA)
Let’s Dance
70.757% 70.800 70.800 70.714
13.
Lauren Chumley (USA)
Leeloo Dallas
68.186% 71.800 71.800 64.571
14.
Kimberly Kobryn-Callaway (USA)
Quilana CF
67.571% 70.000 70.000 65.142
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