HITS on the Hudson Dressage CDI
Jutta Lee and Nancy MacLachlan Win Courtney King Dye Safety Award Sponsored by The Horse of Course
Saugerties, NY (September 12, 2012) – Jutta Lee and Nancy MacLachlan were the two winners of the Courtney King Dye Safety Award during the HITS on the Hudson Dressage CDI. Sponsored by The Horse of Course, Inc., the Safety Award is designed to recognize upper level riders who chose to ride in an approved helmet. At HITS, the two highest scoring riders, one in the large tour and one in the small tour, were presented with $500 gift certificates to The Horse of Course.
Lee and MachLachlan chose to compete in approved helmets, and their good example was justly rewarded. Jutta Lee and her mount, Glorious Feeling, earned top scores in the small tour, including a 65.965% in the Prix St. Georges. They also scored a 66.711% in the Intermediare I for the win, and also took blue in the Intermediare Freestyle with a score of 68.042%. Nancy MacLachlan and Deniros Time were the Safety Winners in the Grand Prix division, scoring a 63.340% in the Grand Prix and 64.489% in the Grand Prix Special.
Beth Haist of The Horse of Course is an avid supporter of shows and events across the country. “We are extremely proud to be supporting the Courtney King Dye Safety Award this year at HITS,” said Haist. “Wearing a helmet is an important sign of respect for the sport and dedication to safety, something we like to encourage in riders. Its obvious that the trends in dressage are changing to favor safety and responsibility over fashion, and it is no longer thought to be a detriment to your score to be wearing a helmet. Both Nancy and Jutta were at the top of their classes, and it is important to reward those who compete in approved helmets despite not being required to. We congratulate both Jutta and Nancy on their win and look forward to seeing them at our mobile store or to have them shop online.”
The Horse of Course is based in Claremore, Oklahoma, and their mobile store travels the nation offering everything for the discriminating equestrian. From show supplies, bridles, saddles, and saddle pads to fashionable equestrian attire, breeches, jackets, shadebellys and accessories, The Horse of Course is a favorite stop for many of the nation’s dressage riders. They also feature a full service website where you can purchase whatever you need for the show or your horse at anytime from anywhere! The Horse of Course also offers professional and custom saddle fittings courtesy of Marty Haist, a master saddle fitter who is recognized as the go-to guy for Sommer Saddles. Marty and Beth travel the country catering to their clients needs and decking out horses and riders in world class fashion, comfort, and utility.
The Horse of Course offers the ultimate collection of apparel to keep every rider fashionably dressed, including these well-known lines: Gersemi, Laurel Burch, Pikeur, Ariat, Kentucky, Goode Rider, Red Barn, Vespucci, Ovation, Intec, Kerrits, Romfh, Pure Lime, USG, B//Verdigo, and Windsor. “We also carry the HV-Polo line which has been a big hit with our riders. The line offers stylish fun polo shirts, jackets and breeches with crested embroidery, microfiber cottons in the latest fashion colors from Germany. A highlight of this line is the matching coordinates for your horse including blankets, coolers and saddle pads.”
To learn more about The Horse of Course, visit their website at www.thehorseofcourse.com
For more information contact:
The Horse of Course, Inc. Beth Haist, CEO