Dansuse MF Captures Devon Grand Championship
The Don Principe-Rotspon filly Dansuse MF, bred and owned by Marydell Farm, was the star of this year’s Dressage at Devon. She began with a commanding win in the Two-Year Old Fillies class with a score of 89.2% — yes, you read that correctly! She went on to win the Filly Championship and place second in the Young Horse Championship on Tuesday evening. Rested and refreshed on Wednesday evening, Dansuse danced in the Dixon Oval to win the Grand Championship over an impressive group of horses. Even after a big trot run, she immediately settled into the ground-covering, relaxed walk that is so much her sire’s trademark. King Santacruz did a superb job handling Dansuse in both the prep at Hilltop Farm leading up to the show as well as during Devon. Congratulations Maryanna and Wendell Haymon on your spectacular win!
It is with great sadness that Jane MacElree and Hilltop Farm share the news that on Monday, August 23rd Cabana Boy was humanely euthanized following a catastrophic injury while in turnout. Cabana Boy’s well-being, comfort, and quality of life were the focus of each discussion and decision and a team of veterinarians was consulted to discuss all possible options and outcomes.
The 2008 USEF/Markel Young Horse Nationals was literally a whirlwind weekend for the Hilltop Team with trainers Michael Bragdell riding Selten HW (Sandro Hit - Hohenstein) to the Four Year-Old Grand Champion and Chris Hickey riding Cabana Boy (Contucci - Bordeaux) to successfully defend his National Champion title, this time in the Six Year Old division.
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In the second day of competition at the 2008 Markel/United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) National Young Horse Dressage Championships presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, claiming the title in the four-year-old division was Michael Bragdell and Selten HW besting 19 other horses to win with a score of 8.56.
The manicured grounds of the Lamplight Equestrian Center were superb as was the quality of the equine competitors at the 2009 Markel/United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) National Young Horse Dressage Championships and the 2009 USEF National Developing Horse Dressage Championship, sponsored by the Dutta Corporation and Performance Sales International.