Roffman Finds Rhythm in FEI Intermediare I Freestyle at WEF Dressage Classic CDI-3*
Wellington, FL (March 19, 2013) – Caroline Roffman and her 10-year-old Hanoverian mare, Her Highness O, found their rhythm at the WEF Dressage Classic CDI-3*, and topped a field of seven riders in the FEI Intermediare I Freestyle with a score of 75.125%. It was a banner day for the pair as this was their first time riding the Intermediare-1 Freestyle and only their 3rd CDI together. Her Highness O (Hohenstein/Weltmeyer) was the top ranked Intermediare-1 horse in the United States going into the WEF Dressage Classic, after winning the FEI Intermediare-1 class at the 30th Annual Palm Beach Derby.
“I have to thank Terri Gallo because that freestyle is five years old, and it works with every horse,” said Roffman. “All my stars aligned today, and I’m very proud of Her Highness. I’m very lucky to have her.” Roffman, who has trained the mare for the past three years, co-owned her with Jennifer Lind before purchasing her outright in August. Roffman believes Her Highness has a bright future, and is aiming her at the large tour. “She has a lot of talent for piaffe and passage, and what she may not have in talent she makes up for in heart. She wants it as much as I do, and doesn’t like being second in the awards ceremony.”
Roffman and her partner Endel Ots combined their knowledge and expertise to open Lionshare Dressage in prestigious Palm Beach Point in Wellington. Both Roffman and Ots have worked with some of the world’s top trainers and use their knowledge to educate riders of all levels and train and produce champion horses.
Roffman, who holds the title as the 2012 Intermediaire I National Dressage Champion and Ots, the Reserve Champion 2012 USEF Developing Horse Grand Prix winner with Agastrofos, are rising stars on the dressage scene as trainers, riders and instructors.
For more information please visit http://www.lionsharedressage.com/.
Photo: Caroline Roffman and Her Highness O won the FEI Intermediare-I Freestyle at the WEF Dressage Classic CDI-3*. (Photo courtesy of Al Guden)