September 26, 2013--Under the shining sun, young horses strutted, trotted (and every once in awhile) bucked in the Dixon Oval on the first day of the Dressage at Devon Breed Show.
"It's a full house this year," said Melanie Sloyer, Chair of the Breed Sbow. "We have more than 300 youngsters showing, with 20 different breeds in the IBC classes on Thursday."
Days 1 - 3 are the world-renowned Breed Show with Young Horse/Sport Horse, Mature Horse/Breeding Horse, and Under Saddle Classes for horses 3 years and up. Weighting of scores for Young Horse classes is based 60% on movement, 30% on confirmation, and 10% on general impression.
While all the classes are exciting (especially with unpredictable youngsters), today's Championship classes were a high point.
There were many outstanding youngsters competing throughout the day. The Filly Championship was won by Iron Spring Farm's (Coatesville, PA) Floraya ISF (Florianus 2 x Toraya), a beautiful chestnut filly.
Those who were at Dressage at Devon last year will remember Cha Ching (Contucci x Comtesse) from the winner's circle. Bred by Hilltop Farm he returned this year as the winner of the Colt/Gelding Championship.
The Foal Championship was won by the lovely Isadora ISF (UB40 x Watch Me), another chestnut filly from Iron Spring Farm.
Results for all classes can be found at www.dressageatdevon.org.
Day 2 classes include 6 year old Suitability; Get of Sire, Breeders Group, 4 years old and older Stallions & Geldings Under Saddle, Materiale classes, Stallion, Mare, Mature Horse and Materiale Champions and more. Day sheets can be found at www.dressageatdevon.org.
About Dressage at Devon
Dressage at Devon, the highest-rated international dressage competition held outside of Europe, combines world-class international dressage competition and one of the world's few complete sport horse breed shows with the family fun of an International Fall Festival, featuring food and shopping for all tastes.