Chloe Hatch Wins Everglades Dressage Young Rider Achievement Award at Wellington Classic Dressage Holiday Show
Wellington, FL (December 26, 2012) – Chloe Hatch rode into a personal victory at the Wellington Classic Dressage Holiday Show aboard her horse, Slogan, by completing in the 3rd level test and winning the Everglades Dressage Young Rider Achievement Award. “I just had fun,” Hatch smiles, “Everything was such an improvement over last time!” The team rode away with a score of 61.842% as well as an Everglades Dressage saddle pad.
“She went for it and we’re all thrilled,” states proud mom, Linda Hatch. Hatch has been training with Heidi Degele, who is also proud of her young student. Degele explains that this recent victory is extra special because her horse suffered a serious injury about a year ago. Slogan, who is by Prince Paradiso, suffered a fractured hock but has now made a full recovery. Degele is planning to take Hatch and Slogan even further into Young Riders during this 2013 season.
Everglades Dressage Young Riders Achievement Award is presented to up and coming young riders who excel in the show arena and go above and beyond their duty to horses and horsemanship. Everglades Dressage, owned by Bethany Peslar, is based in Grand Prix Village of Wellington, and offers dressage training for all levels of riders from Training level to Grand Prix. Peslar offers boarding for clients in training, and also allows clients to trailer in their horses for lessons. She focuses on helping riders achieve success with an emphasis on correct seat and effective aids, and her training program offers lesson horses through the FEI level.
Peslar is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist, was the 2006 Reserve Champion in the National Young Adult Grand Prix Championship “Brentina Cup” at Gladstone, and is a successful USEF High Performance Grand Prix competitor. Peslar’s impressive list of accomplishments also includes earning her USDF Gold Medal in 2003 at age 21. She is also a strong supporter of equestrian programs in the United States.
For more information on Peslar, visit her website at www.evergladesdressage.com.
Photo: Chloe Hatch (left) and trainer Heidi Degele pose with Hatch’s mount Prince Paradiso and their prize, an embroidered saddlepad from Everglades Dressage. (Photo courtesy of JRPR)