Nothing dampens the spirit at Dressage at Devon and on Saturday, excitement was in then air, with high level performances throughout the day, the Tempel Lipizzans, and the Grand Prix Classes in front of an very enthusiastic crowd.
Following up on their win in the Prix St. Georges CDI yesterday, Tina Irwin and her equine partner Laurencio claimed the blue ribbon in the FEI Intermediaire I with a score of 73.579. Laurencio is a nine-year-old Oldenburg that Tina and her husband, Jaimey, found in Germany when looking for a horse for Tina. He was not developed and did not stand out, but when Jaimey rode him -- and stayed on awhile -- Tina knew there must be something he liked. It took just three steps for Tina to discover what it was — the incredible elasticity and suppleness of his movements. Has earned the nickname Teddy for his loving nature and lowers his head for a hug from Irwin’s two young children.