Sophia Robinson Wins Everglades Dressage Junior Young Rider Achievement Award
Wellington, FL (April 16, 2013) – Everglades Dressage was proud to present the Junior/Young Rider Achievement Award to Sophia Robinson for her amazing performance on her re-trained dressage pony, Valor, during the West Palm Beach CDI 5*, held as part of the 2013 Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida. Robinson rode Valor, a 15-year-old Australian Riding Pony, in Training Level Test 1 and 2, and the team scored over 68% in one of the classes. Robinson explained that Valor is a former hunter/jumper pony who had a bad experience and has therefore been re-trained as a dressage pony, where he now shines in the ring. “I just love him,” she said about her fancy little horse.
Robinson trains with Gwen Poulin of Poulin Dressage. Poulin was very pleased with her student’s success and described her ride as clean, accurate and forward. This was Robinson’s second show during the Global Dressage Festival, and she is looking forward to continuing to take Valor up the levels of dressage. She won a beautiful saddle pad from Everglades Farm as a part of the Young Rider Achievement Award.
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: Sophia Robinson and her Australian Riding pony, Valor, were presented with the Junior/Young Rider Achievement award during the 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. (Photo courtesy of JRPR)
Bethany Peslar Everglades Dressage 561-784-4075