The launch of the American Rhineland Studbook (ARS) in 2016 marked the first time the Rhineland horse would enjoy direct representation in the United States. A priority for the new registry was the development of a comprehensive awards program, an opportunity for breeders and owners of Rhineland horses to be rewarded for successful competition in dressage, eventing, hunters, jumpers and sport horse breeding.
The ARS is delighted to announce the winners in the Studbook’s inaugural awards program, all participants in the Adequan/USDF’s All-Breed Awards in the ARS division:
Champion, First Level, Open: FIANESSE, owned and ridden by Katrin Derreumaux, Liberty Farms (69.412% median score).
Reserve Champion, First Level, Open: SHIROCCO, owned and ridden by Carol Dover (64.118% median score).
Champion, Second Level, Open: SHIROCCO, owned by Carol Dover; ridden by Jodie Kelly (75.015% median score).
Champion, Fourth Level, Open: FESTIVAL HW, owned by Karen Baillie; ridden by Donna Gatchel (68.097% median score).
Champion, Prix St. Georges, Open: LORENZO VAN DE SRF, owned by Martha Lott; ridden by Shelley van Den Neste (74.145% median score)
Champion, Intermediate I, Open: LORENZO VAN DE SRF, owned by Martha Lott; ridden by Shelley van Den Neste (69.408% median score)
Champion, Intermediate II, Open: FABIOLA, owned by Jerry and Patricia Stone; ridden by Jerry Stone (65.526% median score)
The ARS awards winners enjoyed the option of choosing to receive their awards at either the 2016 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention, held November 30 – December 3 in St. Louis, MO or at the 2017 AHS Annual Meeting, to be held January 27 – 29 in West Palm Beach, FL. Martha Lott, owner of Lorenzo Van De SRF, and Carol Dover, owner of Shirocco, opted to receive their awards at the USDF Banquet. We look forward to presenting our other recipients with their awards in Florida later this month.
If you would like to learn more about each of our winners, you can find their featured stories on the ARS website, www.rhineland.org under our Latest News blog, and on our Facebook page, American Rhineland Studbook.
Congratulations to all our winners!