Summer Showtime with the Gold Coast Dressage Association in Palm Beach County, Florida!

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June 19, 2014

Written by Sharon Packer

Some assume that show season ends with the migration of the snowbirds to the North or to Europe. More and more professional trainers and adult amateur riders have learned the secrets South Florida. One secret is frequently Palm Beach County is cooler and less humid than the Northeast. The other “secret” is that in late spring, summer, and fall, the shows go on! There are ample opportunities to qualify in rated shows or bring young horses to schooling shows.

This past weekend, The Gold Coast Dressage Association provided an excellent opportunity for those who appreciate year round living in South Florida.

Held at the stunningly beautiful Palm Beach Equine Sports Complex, owned by Scott and Amy Swerdlin, the Gold Coast Dressage Association will host a second show there August 16 – 17th.

There were so many outstanding rider/horse combinations! Presented here are the three high score pairs.

Jeanette W. Knight Eolo 2007 USDF Materiale Class Scoresheet Adult Amateur 75.5 75.500% (Photo Credit: Joanna Jodko for Horse Sports Photo)

Welcome to South Florida, Jenny Knight!

“Maine winters just not conducive to consistent riding & training…. I decided to look for a place best prices for all customers! buy dapoxetine online. official drugstore, generic dapoxetine . here to concentrate on my riding and personal goals. (I’m not getting any younger!) My husband comes and goes because of family business still in Maine and we are currently getting ready to put our Maine farm on the market.”

About Eolo, he is a Portuguese Lusitano stallion that Jenny bought around Thanksgiving and brought through quarantine in Wellington, Fl. Jenny stated: “Since he has been here at home with me we have slowly gotten to know each other and are forming our relationship. He is unbelievably kind, willing and the first two shows/outings with him have been great. I’m looking forward to a fun future with him.”

Jenny is also showcasing two of her other horses and from appearances, she loves every moment. “How lucky to be in the midst of our countries top quality horses and trainers. The show opportunities here are doxycycline acne progress doxycycline dosage strengths buy doxycycline online amazing! I’m glad that even after the season came to a close there are still shows to attend.”

Heather Bender Renaissance Lady First Level, Test 3 2011 Open 232.5 75.000% (Photo Credit: Joanna Jodko for Horse Sports Photo)

John Flanagan purchased Renaissance Lady from Highlife Farm in 2010 as a show jumper prospect. According to Heather Bender, “Renni is out of (sire) Pilox and (dam) Rikorella who is more known for jumper blood. She reflects this breeding with a wonderful canter that is already shows great potential for such a big mare at over 17h to collect. She also has a super temperament that is quiet, attentive and brave. Ed Borressen of Wellington Florida did a great job starting her and I have had her for two seasons of training and love this mare and her great attitude. The biggest difference as the months go by is she is finally getting stronger to match her size. I was extremely proud of her 2nd level debut scoring a 66% and wining her class along with her 75% in 1st-3. I think she has a very bright future and will be a great amateur or lioresal, otherwise known by its generic name baclofen , is a muscle relaxant inciting some people to buy lioresal online to compensate for the sudden  professional prospect, maybe we will see Johns wife Noreen in the ring on this beautiful girl!”

Heather Bender lioresal 25mg, baclofen mg, buy cheap lioresal, lioresal mg, buy baclofen online, buy lioresal online, purchase baclofen . address. b.c. professional fire fighters’ burn fund 463-4800 kingsway burnaby, bc, canada v5h 4j2 has been riding and training for more than 40 years. Heather is a recipient of the USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medal and has won numerous National awards, Scholarships. She and been a member of several USEF and USET teams including: Two Can/Ams teams, winning two Gold medals; Olympic Festival team, winning Gold, and was selected to represent the US on Winwood in the 2000 Young Horse World Championships in Arnhem Holland. Certified USDF instructor, with over 20 years of USEF judging and is a published author/contributor with over 35 dressage articles on training in equestrian publications. Heather feels very blessed to have been helped by so many amazing equestrians that have helped her develop who she is today!

Leif Aho Donatucci Training Level, Test 3 2011 Open 186 74.400% 1
(Photo Credit: Joanna Jodko for Horse Sports Photo)

Leif sounds delighted with Tucci and the show opportunities:

“Donatucci- Donatelli x Contucci is a 6 year old Oldenburg gelding. I’ve had him since he was a 2 year old, and he’s proving to me why I bought him! I’ve had many people tell me “this will be a grand prix horse” or “there is no limit to what this horse can do”. I really believe this Tucci has what it takes to become a GP horse, and I look forward to bringing him up the levels. He also has the sweetest personality, always trying for me. I love that he is so calm and cool as well! We went to the GCDA show last weekend, this was his first rated show, and he acted like he’d gone down centerline a hundred times! It certainly helped that the whole atmosphere of this show was so relaxed and low key, so it was perfect to bring Tucci out for his first time. We rode in training 3 on Saturday, and received 1st place with a 74.4% and first 3 on Sunday, coming up 4th with a 68.8 %. He was tired for the second day, but still tried hard. I’m very proud of my horse! I’d like to say a huge thanks to GCDA for putting on find where to buy baclofen pills online – where to purchase your baclofen which are the top internet drugstores shipping baclofen from canada online? another great show!”

“I had to laugh at the end of our first test, when the judge, Sandy Chohaney, said, “Does your horse have enough chrome?” I laughed and said I couldn’t ask for more, as he had 4 stockings, and a blaze!”

Leif Aho is a USDF Silver and Gold medalist, located in Wellington, FL year round. Leif is coached by Heather Blitz, and Mary Wanless, focusing on correct biomechanics in training and riding.

The Gold Coast Dressage Association, Inc. was organized and operates exclusively for educational purposes and to foster local and national amateur sporting competition in the art of dressage.
As a USDF Group Member Organization, GCDA is dedicated to assist in increasing the knowledge and awareness of the public, not only their abilities, but also their knowledge of safety and animal care and welfare.
GCDA is committed to providing educational programs, clinics, shows and seminars aimed at promoting and upgrading classical riding, and to offer a framework in which individuals can progress with the schooling of themselves and their horses.

Photo Credit: Sharon Packer


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