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.
Amy Schaff and her 17-hand Oldenburg gelding, Devotion
Andrea Manos and the Oldenburg mare Athalia
Deirdre Malburg rode the Gypsy Cob stallion Westmoreland Come Fly With Me in the Second Level Freestyle Championship, Open.
Gardner Bloemers and her Dutch Warmblood gelding, Crusedor
Jill Hardt and Habanero LV, a 12-year-old PRE stallion
Kaitlyn Twardzik and Onyx, a 17.2-hand American Warmblood
Katie Hoefs Martin and Argentum BS, a 6-year-old Oldenburg stallion
Lisa Mendell and her Hanoverian stallion, WSF Krugerrand
Madison Lareau and FHF Mercedeswood, an American Warmblood mare
Phyllis Walsh and her Arabian gelding, Stone of Fire
Renee Peters and her Oldenburg mare, Kiss-Me-Quick
Sara Schmitt and her German Riding Pony, HB Dschafar
Stacey Hastings and Furst Aurum, an Oldenburg gelding
Whitney Petersen-McIntosh and Sven, an 8-year-old Norwegian Fjord gelding
Whitney and Sven performed their freestyle to a medley of Christmas songs. Their fan club got in the spirit.
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