Piaffe Performance Riders Show Winning Style in Saugerties
Whitehouse Station, NJ (June 28, 2013) – The weekend of June 15-16 was a busy one indeed for Piaffe Performance horses and riders, with horses competing at the Centerline Events Dressage show at Hits-on-the-Hudson in Saugterties, New York as well as at Hawk Hollow Ranch in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Piaffe Performance trainer Nadine Buberl had a one-two punch in USEF First Level Test 1 in front of (r) judge Susanne Hamilton with the “two babies,” as Parra lovingly refers to elite Oldenburg prospects, Fashion Designer OLD, who won the class with an unequivocal 82.931%, and whose only real challenge was from stablemate Fiderhit OLD,
who finished second with 80.345%. Fashion Designer OLD is owned by Martin Sosnoff, another Piaffe Performance student, and Fiderhit OLD is owned by Michael and Sarah Davis.
“The next day, in the Five Year-Old test,” Parra said, “Nadine won with Fiderhit OLD with an 81.8% and was second with Fashion Designer OLD with a 79%. It was a nice rebound from the prior week at the East Coast Selection Trials, where Fiderhit OLD and Nadine did an impromptu exit from the ring and were eliminated, losing the chance to compete for the World Championships. That was disappointing as we couldn’t show what a fantastic mare she is, but we are now preparing to do our best at the US Championships in August.”
Piaffe Performance continued its winning ways with Domenique Cassavetis claiming the FEI Prix St. Georges-AA/JrYR on Charming Princess, earning a personal best of 68.158%.
Bebe Davis, 15, and Rotano won the FEI Junior Team-NAJrYRC/USEF Qualifier, earning the super score of 68.514%. She was also third in the Junior Individual with a 67%.
Referring to Katie Riley and Zanzibar’s winning 67% in Developing Grand Prix, Parra said, “I am so happy with the development of Zanzibar. He is improving immensely from week to week. Our goal is the Developing Horse Championships in late August so it is exciting to think where we will be by then.”
At Hawk Hollow, Carlos Munoz and Feivel Mousekewitz, owned by Apex Stables International, made their debut together winning the FEI Freestyle Night with more than 72%. And not to be out done by his daughter’s results at Saugerties, Michael Davis competed in his first ever Prix St Georges with his horse Synergy’s Cincinnati to finish with a score over 66%.
Follow the Piaffe Performance team’s progress and learn more about their sale horses and prospects at www.piaffe-performance.com.
Photo: Nadine Burberl and Fiderhit OLD. (Photo courtesy of Sharon Packer)
Contact: Dr. Cesar Parra Piaffe-Performance Farm (410) 977-8352 www.piaffe-performance.com