Jordan and Sebastian Score Personal Best at Global Dressage FestivalBy Kentucky Equine Research Staff · March 19, 2014
Mary Jordan and her 21-year-old gelding Sebastian had a great weekend at the Global Dressage Festival held in Wellington, Florida. Sponsored by Kentucky Equine Research (KER), Mary competes in para-equestrian dressage. She wrote an enthusiastic report about the results of the competition:
Here are the updates from The CPEDI3* at the Global Dressage Festival. It was a very successful weekend and got lots of publicity! The Para Team did a demo just before Friday night's Grand Prix
Sebastian won all of his classes! I compete as a Grade 4 para-equestrian (least disabled.) Sebastian and I had a personal best in the freestyle at a CPEDI3* with a score of 71.583. Our score from the U.S. judge was over 73%. There is a team competition at every show, and we were named to the team at Global. Team USA finished in second place after the Canadian team.
Sebastian and I are qualified for the World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Normandy. What that means is that we have a qualifying score and are eligible to compete at U.S. selection trials to be held June 2 through 5 in Gladstone, New Jersey. The top four para-equestrian riders will go to WEG.
Let me tell you a little bit about Sebastian. He is a registered Hanoverian bred in Germany (St. Cloud x Wiva Lianka). Owned by Deecie Denison of Vermont and coached by Jim Koford, Sebastian was the oldest horse at the competition Overall, he had the third-highest score out of 28 horses from across the country.
We exclusively used KER products, including Ovation sport horse feed, and people said Sebastian never looked better! I had the KER saddle pad on, and the stable area was decked out with a banner and literature.
All the best, guys! It was a GREAT weekend! Thank you for all that you do and for the support to keep this boy healthy!