Scenes from the 2015 U.S. Dressage Finals

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The United States Dressage Finals for 2015 are in the books. The event took place at the Kentucky Horse Park from Nov. 5-8 and featured horses and riders who had qualified for the competition at all levels, from training through Grand Prix. This year marks the third year of the competition which launched at the Kentucky Horse Park in 2013.

For more information, click here to visit the official website of the U.S. Dressage Finals.

U.S. Dressage Finals

Amy Schaff and her 17-hand Oldenburg gelding, Devotion
U.S. Dressage Finals

Andrea Manos and the Oldenburg mare Athalia
U.S. Dressage Finals

Deirdre Malburg rode the Gypsy Cob stallion Westmoreland Come Fly With Me in the Second Level Freestyle Championship, Open.
U.S. Dressage Finals

Gardner Bloemers and her Dutch Warmblood gelding, Crusedor
U.S. Dressage Finals

Jill Hardt and Habanero LV, a 12-year-old PRE stallion
U.S. Dressage Finals

Kaitlyn Twardzik and Onyx, a 17.2-hand American Warmblood
U.S. Dressage Finals

Katie Hoefs Martin and Argentum BS, a 6-year-old Oldenburg stallion
U.S. Dressage Finals

Lisa Mendell and her Hanoverian stallion, WSF Krugerrand
U.S. Dressage Finals

Madison Lareau and FHF Mercedeswood, an American Warmblood mare
U.S. Dressage Finals

Phyllis Walsh and her Arabian gelding, Stone of Fire
U.S. Dressage Finals

Renee Peters and her Oldenburg mare, Kiss-Me-Quick
U.S. Dressage Finals

Sara Schmitt and her German Riding Pony, HB Dschafar
U.S. Dressage Finals

Stacey Hastings and Furst Aurum, an Oldenburg gelding
U.S. Dressage Finals

Whitney Petersen-McIntosh and Sven, an 8-year-old Norwegian Fjord gelding
U.S. Dressage Finals

Whitney and Sven performed their freestyle to a medley of Christmas songs. Their fan club got in the spirit.

See photos from the 2014 U.S. Dressage Finals >>


Leslie Potter is Senior Associate Web Editor for HorseChannel.com. Follow her on Twitter: @LeslieInLex

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Leslie Potter
Leslie Potter is a graduate of William Woods University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Equestrian Science with a concentration in saddle seat riding and a minor in Journalism/Mass Communications. She is currently a writer and photographer in Lexington, KY.Potter worked as a barn manager and riding instructor and was a freelance reporter and photographer for the Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar and Saddle Horse Report before moving to Lexington to join Horse Illustrated as Web Editor from 2008 to 2019. Her current equestrian pursuits include being a grown-up lesson kid at an eventing barn and trail riding with her senior Morgan gelding, Snoopy.

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