Articles: Press Release
Sir Sinclair and Currency DC win Championship Titles at
2005 USEF/Markel Young Horse Dressage National Championships
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Lexington, KY - An outstanding field of five and six-year-old dressage
horses, including a record 16 horses bred in the United States, came
together to vie for the nation's most prestigious FEI young horse title
this weekend, the Dr. Edgar Hotz Memorial Trophy-during the 2005
USEF/Markel Young Horse Dressage National Championships, hosted by MSEDA
Dressage at the Park in Lexington, Kentucky, September 9 - 11.
Winning the Six-Year-Old National Championship with an overall score of
8.452 was Sir Sinclair (Lord Sinclair I - Krishna by Flemmingh). This
bay Dutch Warmblood stallion, bred in the Netherlands, was ridden by
Belinda Nairn-Wertman and is owned by Iron Spring Farm, Inc. of
Reserve National Champion in the Six-Year-Old Division was Fino
(Fidermark - Wachtel by Worldchamp), a chestnut Rhinelander gelding bred
in Germany, ridden by Jan Brons for Joli Burrell of Wellington, Florida
with an overall score of 8.236.
Winning the silver cup for highest-placed U.S.-bred horse in the
Six-Year-Old Division was Saint Simmon (Rafurstinels by Katouchels by
Goodtimes), owned and ridden by Lisa Blackmon of Valley View, Texas.
This bay Dutch Warmblood gelding was bred by Kim Jackson & Hunters Run
Stables of Ohio, finishing in the Top Ten with an overall score of
In the Five-Year-Old division, Currency DC (Clintino - Cinderella by
Classiker) captured the National Championship honors with an overall
score of 8.356. Ridden to victory by Susan Dutta, the German-bred dark
bay Oldenburg gelding is owned by Tim Dutta, Inc. of Thornwood, New
York. In July, Currency DC represented the United States in the FEI
World Breeding Championships in Verden, Germany.
Winning the Five-Year-Old Reserve National Championship with a score of
7.832 was Grand Makana (Goodman - Waidwerk by Werther). This chestnut
Hanoverian gelding, bred in Germany, was ridden by Laurie Doyle and is
owned by Joan Cvengros of San Juan Capistrano, California.
The highest-placed U.S.-bred horse award for the Six-Year-Old Division
went to Brigadier (Batido - Lady Deco by Art Deco), ridden by David
Wightman to score of 7.624 and third place overall. This dark bay
Oldenburg gelding was bred by Page Hinds-Athan of Kansas and owned by
Deena Smith of Olathe, Kansas.
Dr. Katie Stanton of Carmel, Indiana earned the award for highest-placed
amateur rider, riding her own bay Dutch Warmblood mare Savanna (Jazz -
Wanna by Doruto, bred in the Netherlands) to a score of 7.58 and an
overall sixth-place finish in the Six-Year-Old Division.
Now in its fifth year, the Young Horse Dressage National Championships
was again sponsored by Markel Insurance, and hosted by the scenic
Kentucky Horse Park. Judges were Linda Zang (O-USA), Cara Whitham
(O-CAN), Anne Gribbons (I-USA), and Marianne Ludwig (I-USA).
Complete results from the 2005 USEF/Markel Young Horse Dressage National
Championships will be posted on the Federation website:
004-YH-Program.php. For more information about the USEF/Markel Young
Horse program, please contact Jennifer Keeler, Sport Manager - Dressage,
(859) 225-2024 or email@example.com