Palgrave Spring Into Dressage Results


Grandview was well represented at this year's 2012 "Spring Into Dressage" Show in Palgrave, Ontario.  Despite the unrelenting rains on the first day, and the persistent muddy conditions for the remaining 2 days, the horses and riders were rock solid and performed extremely well.

In training level, Ashley rode Pauleen Home's new mare, "Accoladez", a 5 year old Canadian bred Hanoverian mare who had been brought along as a hunter until she was purchased by Pauleen in February of this year.  The mare did extremely well, with 4 scores in the 70s, and earning as high as 75%+ and bringing home the Training Level Open Championship.  Sarah Henderson rode her 4 year old Canadian Warmblood gelding, Satsuma, in just his second national show, to incredible results, with 4 scores over 70% and a personal best for Sarah of 75%, and was crowned Training Level Adult Amateur Champion.  Rene Huyge and R. P. Ruby were together for their first show ever, and did exceptionally well.  They also scored in the 70s, with a high score of 76%, and they were crowned Training Level Adult Amateur Reserve Champions.

 Ashley rode Wendi Cutts' talented young gelding, "Royal Rubinero" in the First level Division.  With scores through the high 60s and into the 70s, this pair very narrowly missed out on the Championship, and earned the First Level Open Reserve Championship.

 Ashley also rode Gail and Ken Kilgour's new Danish mare, "Athene", in Fourth Level.  The mare was a little out of shape as she only recently arrived from quarantine, but she put in some absolutely lovely work in the ring, and both Ashley and the Kilgours are very excited about her future.  She scored in the mid 60s, and because of her consistency, earned the Fourth Level Open Championship.

 And, last but definitely not least, Ashley rode Grandview's own young stallion, "Rock Brasiliano" in the FEI Advanced division.  He won 3 of his 5 tests, and had a personal best Intermediare I score of 67%.  Ashley and Rocky also tested the "new snaffle allowance" rule that EC introduced this year, and rode their final PSG test on Sunday in the snaffle bridle, earning a score of almost 68% and winning their class. 

And a special congratulations to Vera Rubisova in venturing out for her first show with d'Azanté.  She did a remarkable job, and everyone is so excited about her joining the Grandview show team. 

A fantastic outing for the Grandview squad:  congratulations to all of the owners and riders, and thank you to everyone who came out to help make this happen.