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Dressage at Devon Announces Scheduling Changes to the Breed Show

Where can you see warmbloods of every type as well as rare and endangered breeds – all in one place? In past years, breeds from Hanovarians and Andalusians to Cleveland Bays, Fiords, Gypsy Vanners, Drum Horses, Knabstruppers, Georgian Grands, and Dales Ponies have paraded in the Dixon Oval, showing off the best of the breeds.

DAD, host of the largest open breed show in the world, has made significant changes to the scheduling of the three days of breed classes. The Individual Breed classes (IBC) have been moved to the first day of the show, Tuesday September 25 instead of Thursday. This change will allow for a more relaxed time schedule and also will give the IBC horses a chance to warm-up in a less congested area.

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2017 Dressage at Devon Wraps Up with Juniors, Dressage Explorers and Great Rides

Dressage at Devon concluded with the sun shining. It was a day for children and juniors with junior classes, including freestyles, the popular stick horse contest, and of course, fantastic rides.

Highlights include:
FEI Intermediate B CDI3 – Jessica Jo Tate won the class on Kynymont Gunsmoke’s Gideon with a score of 66.571.
FEI Junior Rider Freestyle CDIJ – Ava MacCoubrey took the blue on Ritter Benno (Rolls Royce x Workuta), a Bay Gelding bred by Friedrich Vekens.
FEI Grand Prix Freestyle (16-25) CDIU25 – Rodrigo Encinas Fuentes on Van the Man, owned by Cesar Parra, won the class with a score of 70.900.
FEI Intermediare I Freestyle CD13* - Lori Bell took home the blue on Flirt (Florencio x Arkona) a 9-year old Oldenburg bred by Clemens von Merveldt, with a score of 74.350.

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Day 5 – Dressage at Devon 2017 Top Performances, Musical Freestyle, Snow White and More

The clouds threatened a bit, but the weather held up – again – at Dressage at Devon 2017. Lots of shopping bags held testament to the quality and variety of merchandise offered by the vendors. Snow White, the 7 dwarfs, Prince Charming and the Evil Stepmother (aka the Delaware Valley Combined Training Association) danced to classic Disney tunes and top riders and their horses danced in the rings.

Canadian Women Sweep the Grand Prix Freestyle The three winners of Devon’s Grand Prix Freestyle, all hailing from Canada, seem more like comrades than competitors, helping each other out on and off the show circuit. Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu and her equine partner All In (Tango x Leontine) were all in for the win with a ride that garnered a personal best score of 75.500.

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Day 4 – Dressage at Devon 2017: Great Rides By Ashley Holzer and Diane Creech plus Fancy Hats – Under the Sun at Devon

Day 4 of Dressage at Devon continued – under the sun! – with the performance division, ladies hats, and great rides.

Ladies Sport Fancy, Fine and Functional Early in the afternoon, some fashionable ladies entered the Dixon Oval festooned in eyecatching hats for the Ladies Hat Contest. The ebullient Devon Divas trotted off with the Fine award. Adorned in hats overflowing with bubbles and horses, Maine McKee, Laine Barney and Lorraine Wacaster celebrated the Magic of Devon. The Fine award went to Kathleen Kenneally, wearing an elegant pink sinamay Ella Grace hat decorated with a bow and feathers. Finally, Valerie Payton Horn, donned in a classic Capri hat, took home the Functional award.

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