Dressage riders do well at St. Louis Fall Dressage Classic

For the William Woods University
dressage program, the recent St. Louis Fall Dressage Classic was a show full of
superlatives:

  • The most WWU horses attending a
    USEF/USDF recognized dressage show at the same time (14 horse/rider
    combinations),

  • The first time a WWU horse showed at
    Prix St. Georges (the first of the internationally recognized dressage levels),
    and

  • The broadest range of levels shown (at
    least one horse showing at Training, First, Second, Third, Fourth and Prix. St.
    Georges levels).

“The Fall Classic, held
Oct. 13-14, was, for most non-college competitors, the culmination of an entire
year-long show season, but for the WWU riders, it was their show debut for the
fall semester,” Karen Pautz, clinical instructor of equestrian studies, said.
 
“Many of the students
had only five weeks to learn the intricacies of their tests and horses, and yet
came away with good ribbons in large classes, including many first-place
awards. Due to national regulations, many of the WWU riders had to show in the ‘Open’
division of their level, which meant showing against professionals on privately
owned horses.”

The following are the results by level and division. Horses showed either once
or twice over the weekend.

Training-Level Open:
Amanda Marty and Impassif (Eli): second, third, fourth, fourth

First-Level Open:
Andrea Garcia and Drachenhart (Dragon): second, second, second, fifth
Jacqueline Moore and Isildur’s Heir (Strider): first, third, third, fourth
Amanda Cunningham and Enchanted (Dillon): first, second, fourth , fourth
Sariana Lee and Marco: third, fourth, fifth, sixth

First-Level Junior/Young Rider:
Sarah-Rose Brush and Just Plain Waki (Waki): first, second, fourth
Ashley Sundin and Legasy (Legs): first, second, fourth, fifth
Brandon Hofherr and Silvano: first

Second-Level Junior/Young Rider:
Brandon Hofherr and Silvano: third, third
Emma Staley and Bon Chance (Chance): first, first, first, first
Cecile Thibodeau and Weltero: second, third, third

Second-Level Open:
Amy Burnett and Wajombo: first

Third-Level Junior/Young Rider:
Heather Kruse and An Honest Request (Paul): first, second

Third-Level Open:
Amy Burnett and Wajombo: third, third

Fourth-Level Open:
Lucy Fuelle and Raphaelo (Rizzo): second, third

Prix St. Georges:
Krista Spencer and Take Over (Tigger): first, first

 

CUTLINE:

WWU Junior Krista
Spencer and Take Over (Tigger) made their Prix St. Georges debut at the St.
Louis Area Dressage Society (SLADS) Fall Classic dressage show. The pair won
both their classes, and their scores earned Spencer her USDF Silver Medal (two
scores above 60 percent at Fourth Level and two scores above 60 percent at Prix
St. Georges).  Photo by Art by Jesse
Franks (http://jessefranks.zenfolio.com/)