Roffman Still Riding High on Sagacious HF
Wellington, FL (December 6, 2012) – Caroline Roffman of Lionshare Dressage and Sagacious HF wowed the crowd and the judges during the Holiday and Horses show on December 1-2, 2012. On Saturday the pair scored a 73% in the FEI Test of Choice class, in the Under 25 Grand Prix. On Sunday they rode the same test for a score of 71.106%. This performance was only their second competition together, and they are preparing for the upcoming 2013 Florida circuit.
“Sagacious and I are still getting to know each other, but I’m very pleased with our scores and with how his training has been progressing,” says Roffman. “We have no set plans for the future but I’m enjoying the ride.” Sagacious HF (Welt Hit II x Judith x Cocktail), a 1999 KWPN gelding owned by Al Guden, recently came to Roffman after the U.S. Olympic selection trials in June, and they are now working with her longtime trainer, Danish Olympian Lars Petersen. Roffman plans to campaign the horse during the winter show circuit in Wellington, and the pair seem to have a good shot at competing in the Under 25 division at Aachen.
Al Guden, Sagacious HF’s owner, complimented Caroline on the ride saying, “I am so proud of the patience Caroline has shown in getting to know Sagacious and carefully conditioning him. Her performances in the ring reflect her ability. And now training with Lars Petersen will help them reach their full potential.”
Roffman knows the thrill of being in winner circle as she currently holds the title of the 2012 Intermediare I National Dressage Champion. She is a rising star on the dressage scene as a trainer, rider and instructor. Earlier this year at Lamplight, Roffman won the USEF National Developing Horse Prix St. Georges Dressage Championship aboard Her Highness O. She is looking forward to much more success this season, especially after having such an amazing first show with Sagacious.
Caroline Roffman Lionshare Dressage