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With six scores over 70%-
Hoag Tops the Grand Prix at Three Recent California Dressage Shows
Tami Hoag and Coco Chanel show the form that helped them score
a 72.708% in the Grand Prix at Dressage at Mission Pacific (Mitch
Johnny Robb email@example.com
Somis, CA- In keeping with this summer's record temperatures,
Hoag's August Grand Prix rides just keep getting hot and hotter!
the Sport Horse International Dressage Show August 5-6th, Hoag won
Saturday's Grand Prix riding Feliki with an impressive score of
73.958%. Feliki, Hoag's small but mighty Dutch mare, proved
Saturday's win was no fluke, when she and Hoag came back and won
Grand Prix on Sunday with a very healthy 73.100%.
Two weeks later at the Dressage at Mission Pacific show, Hoag brought
both of her Grand Prix mares and walked away with first and second in
the Grand Prix. Hoag and Feliki again won the Grand Prix this time
with a 73.125%. Hoag and her elegant Rheinlander mare, Coco Channel,
took second place with a 72.708%.
Hoag and her mares finished the month on August 24th and 25th at the
Cool August Nights Dressage competition held at the LA Equestrian
Center. This time they garnered their high scores to music! The
musical freestyles were held Friday night in conjunction with the
'Dressage Goes To The Big Top" gala. Trick riders, ropers and
entertaining equestrian acts were interspersed between the freestyle
rides. Coco Channel caught the entertainment excitement and when she
and Hoag performed their musical freestyle to ' Carmen'
received a standing ovation from the audience and a 73.250% from the
judges. Hoag and Feliki's ride to 'Desert Rose'
was not far
behind, scoring a 71.00 %. And Hoag and Feliki won the Grand Prix
later that weekend with a 67.917%.
Hoag's entire 2006 season that spanned from Florida to
has shown the consistent improvements that competitive rider's
strive for. Hoag started the 2006 Grand Prix tour with very
respectable scores in the mid 60's. Throughout the season, Hoag
consistently added points in each test to end of the show year with
consistent scores in the 70's. It is an admirable feat at any
but especially rewarding at the highest level of the sport.
And when writer/rider, Tami Hoag, isn't inching up her
scores in the Grand Prix ring, she can be found working toward
completion on her latest novel, The Alibi Man. Hoag is a best selling
author of suspense novels. She has had 13 consecutive books on the
New York Times Best Seller List. Her newest novel brings with it the
return of Dark Horse, detective, Elena Estes-which will undoubtedly
score big with Hoag's literary fans!