Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 2 Dressage Championships & KDA Fall Classic I
Day 1 - Thursday, October 11th, 2018
By Catherine A Greenwood
Photography by Lisa Dean

Thank you to every one for a wonderful Day One R2C2018. The volunteers were hard working, the show office was hopping, and the horses bursting with energy thanks to the cool fall weather. The riders and horses looked lovely! 

Hopefully everyone remembered coats and blankets, because the mornings have been chilly.

In the photo on the left, KDA Member Susan Harris riding Endavour Adventure.

Before getting into the show results, the evening was something of a treat. Judges, TDs, show management, USDF Officials, and KDA Board of Director members were guests at the Welcome Reception at the USDF Headquarters & Museum. Riders and show organizers mingled with free food and drink. On Friday, KDA and the Vendors are hosting a Wine and Cheese Gathering with live music. This tasteful event is from 4:30 to 7 in Vendor Village. We encourage everyone to attend!

The wind made for an exciting day in the rings, frisky horse gave riders challenges to achieve good scores, but our riders did not disappoint! The day shinned with large portions of classes earning scores near or above the 65%. 

Did you catch that score at KDA's Fall Classic I?
Training Level, T3 Open
Emily Brollier and Quincy Hw 

seen in photo on right
R2C Top Three from Each Class
Fourth Level, Test 3 Open
Angela Jackson riding Gaston TF 67.278%
Susan Posner riding Pitter Pat 65.833%

FEI Intermediate I Open
Kelli Mardell riding Hemmingway 70.515%
Angela Jackson riding Figaro H 70.000%
Kristen Becker riding Don Vino 69.118%
Emily Brollier
Fall Class T3 Open Winner
Susan Harris, Kathy Priest, and Ali Potasky display their ribbons
Angela Jackson riding Gaston TF
R2C Level 4, T3 Open Wn
There were 26 competitors in the Fall Classic’s USDF Freestyle Training-Fourth. Carol Cooper riding the fittingly name Elton J with a score of 70% took home the blue. The Third Level Test 3 Amateur division had a stunning group of 17 rides with Kentucky’s own Laura Crowl riding Hana with a 66.795%.

The competitor list was 25 strong for Open Training Level Test 3. It was an excellent grouping of foundations' training under Judge’s scrutiny. KY rider Emily Brollier mounted Quincy HW, riding away with the blue in a stunning 79.318%
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