A day of congratulations…

5 May

Congratulations to Leslie Morse on King’s Emerald, her latest baby

Leslie has a great breeding program as well as doing well in show ring with homebreds— Dressage Week at Del Mar, where she won the Developing PSG Horse with King’s Excaliber (72.132)
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Congratulations to Rich Fellers and the indefatigable Flexible—won the 1st observation trial for US Show Jump team Friday night in California. It’s been, what? Less than 2 weeks since World Cup Final? Ho hum, on to Del Mar. Sending best thoughts for tomorrow’s even BIGGER course.

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Mannheim CDI3*, GP results just in.
CLEAR winner, Denmark.
1. Anna Kasprzak/Donnperignon (DEN) 76.00
2. Princess Nathgaline/ Digby (DEN) 72.57
3. Beata Stremler/Martini (POL) 71.128
4. Isabell Werth/ Warum Nicht (GER) 70.70
(Didn’t Isabell announce a week ago that she was giving the ride on Warum Nicht to her day rider, Matthias Bouten??? Hmm.
10. Christoph Koschel/Donnperignon(GER) 69.11
(Wonder if his former partner Donnperignon looking better to him now? Although he still might not make the German team, what with all the 80-and-above rides)

Mannheim an official observation show for Australia’s Olympic hopefuls.
Lyndal Oatley/Sandro Boy (watched by husband Patrik Kittel, Champion rider from Sweden) highest-placed, 7th with 69.72
Hayley Beresford/ Bellissimo, 68.82
Kristy Oatley/Ronan 68.55
Chantal Wigan/Ferero 66.70
Mary Hanna/Sancette 66.36
Rozzie Ryan/Bullwinke (65.55), Rachel Sanna/Alabaster (63.53) and Brett Parbery/(Lord of Loxley (61.13)
Next observation is Compeigne CDI (FRANCE) 31 May -3 June 2012. Kristy Oatley will probably ride her other top sport partner, Clive, in place of Ronan. This has been cleared with Australia’s selectors.

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