Opening Day at Temecula Dressage Classic is a Huge Success
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 02:09

Photos: ©Terri Miller

The first annual Temecula Dressage Classic at Galway Downs is proving to be a great show full of fantastic riders and tests. With over 200 entries, riders are competing in large classes and against some of the best riders and trainers in the area. The competition continues through Sunday, June 10th.

The Prix St. George presented a very strong group of 20 riders, with over half earning scores in the 70s. Amy Miller and Encore won the class with a 76.618 and Nick Wagman followed in second on Ferano with a 74.853. Other competitors included Guenter Seidel, Sarah Lockman, Dawn White O’Connor, Carlos Santos, Kasey Rowe, Kathleen Raine, Cyndi Jackson and Christine Unruh.

USEF Judge Lilo Fore commented that this was one of the best PSG classes she’s seen in years. The strength of the riders and the horses made for an impressive first day.

Nick Wagman started his show morning off with a bang, showing two horses in the FEI Grand Prix and winning both first and second place. He rode Don John to a respectable 70.978 and Zenith to a 69.674.

Dawn White O’Connor also had a great start to her morning, winning the FEI Intermediate II on Bailarino with a 70.882.

With two more days of competition, riders still have the chance to make qualifying scores. The competition serves as a Regional Championship and NAJYRC Qualifying event as well as a Young Horse Qualifying event. Judges include Lilo Fore, Joan Macartney, Jeanne McDonald, and Louise Koch.

Press release provided by Claire Trafton, Entrigue Consulting, LLC.