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Explorers' Day 2017

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A Conversation with Silva Martin

Dressage Explorers is excited to have Silva Martin spend some time with us following her performances on Sunday.

German-born and trained dressage rider Silva Martin is a successful competitor and sought-after trainer and coach of both dressage and event riders. She and her husband Boyd, a member of the US Eventing Team, own and operate their farm Windurra USA in Cochranville, PA.

Silver passed her Bereiters exam in Germany and was fortunate to have ridden with many noted horsemen in her career. Tall, athletic and elegant in the saddle, Silva is a tough competitor. But she is also down to earth, approachable, and relates well to people, making her a superb coach. She has a solid education in dressage training and is happy to impart her knowledge to students of any level.

Silva will talk with us about her journey in dressage, training for her and her horses, and life as a top equestrian competitor.

Stick Horses Invade the Dixon Oval

Have you always want to ride down the centerline in the Dixon Oval on your favorite steed? Young or old, here is your opportunity! The Stick Horse Competition is open to all riders, all you need is your stick horse. Sign up at the Secretary’s office before 12:00, then listen for the announcer to call the class.

Make & Take Stick Horse

Don’t have a stick horse? Get creative and make one with us. We supply the “horse” and all the trimmings to deck-out your Grand Prix mount for the Dixon Oval. Head to the Dixon Club, under the main grandstand, starting at 11:00 until 12:00 Follow the signs to the work shop.

Appearances by the DVCTA Quadrille Teams

The honorary Color Guard for DE Day is the DVCTA Junior Riders, four young riders, on their matching Hafflingers, under the direction of Lisa Knox.

DVCTA will be performing their Snow White drill.

Selfie Scavenger Hunt – Win a DAD gift at the Souvenir Shop

How good of a sleuth are you? Hidden throughout the show grounds are five bright yellow DAD

Selfie Signs. Find all five signs and take your selfie with each sign. When you have all the selfies, head over to the Souvenir Shop and show your selfies to a DAD staff member to receive an exclusive DAD prize (participants must be 21 or younger).

Horse Health Jeopardy hosted by Dr, Joseph Wagner, Unionville Equine

The Dixon Club will be the site for the Devon’s version of Horse Health Jeopardy, hosted by Dr. Joseph Wagner of Unionville Equine, part of the veterinarian support team for Dressage at Devon. Put on your thinking caps for this challenging equine health trivia quiz. Prizes will be awarded to all participants!

View Sunday’s Classes featuring Dressage with the Experts.

Special pricing for headset rental of $10 for the day Sunday’s line-up includes some great dressage experiences. An exciting enhancement for your visit to Dressage at Devon is being offered by Dressage at Devon and FLR Sports Radio. An over-ear style personal receiver will allow you to follow all the commentary of some of the foremost experts in the world of dressage. Listen as they comment, give personal opinion and insight into the horse and rider during their performances and learn exactly why the judges give the scores they do.

Sunday’s classes:

· FEI Pony Freestyle Test
· FEI Junior Freestyle
· FEI Younr Rider Freestyle
· FEI Children’s Individual Test
· Dressage Seat Equitation for Juniors

· Dressage Seat Equitation for A/A
· FEI Intermediaire I Freestyle
· FEI Test of Choice
· Intermediate B

· USEF Fourth Level Test 1
· USEF Fourth Level Test 3
· Intermediaire I Freestyle
· Intermediate B
· FEI Intermedi. Freestyle for Amateur