Dressage Students Participate in USDF-recognized Show

Two William Woods University dressage students participated
in the Centerline Dressage Classic Aug. 27-28 at the Illinois State

Emily Barrett, of Bull Valley, Ill., showed Dorana 12, a
15-year-old Oldenburg mare who is relatively new to William Woods. The pair
brought home four blue ribbons in four classes, with scores ranging from 66
percent to 71.5 percent. Dorana 12 and Barrett were the top-scoring horse and
rider pair competing in Second Level tests on Saturday.
Lucy Fuelle of Ann Arbor, Mich., a May graduate who is now an
equestrian studies graduate assistant, showed An Honest Request, a 15-year-old
Thoroughbred gelding also known as Paul. They competed at Third Level and
scored a 70 percent on Saturday. The highest Third Level test score of the day,
it earned Fuelle a USDF Bronze Medal.
Karen Pautz, WWU dressage instructor, said, “Both of these
riders have only worked with their respective horses since the beginning of the
summer. In a sport where progress is measured in years, to come this far is a
testament to their skill, talent and dedication, and to the quality of the WWU
dressage horse string.”