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August 2014
2014 Dressage at Devon: The Tradition Continues
The 2014 Dressage at Devon
(DAD), will take place from
September 23–28 at the historic
Devon Horse Show Grounds in
Devon, PA.
Breeds at Their Best:
Breed Division,
September 23-25
The three-day Breed Divi-
sion attracts top breeders from
coast to coast. The more than
60 classes feature 17 specific
breed classes. Spectators might
expect to see Trakehners, Old-
enburgs and Hanoverians, but
there are also those not seen as
frequently in dressage such as
Arabians, Friesians and Knab-
struppers!
Each year, Dressage at Dev-
on chooses one foal to follow on
its path to Dressage at Devon.
This year, we are following
Damascus, a striking colt with
a big blaze and lots of chrome,
owned and bred by one of the
world’s top riders, Catherine
Haddad Staller. Catherine was
first known in Germany for her
success in breeding horses long
before she was recognized as
a competitive rider. But, while
her fame and success as a rider
grew, Catherine remained fo-
cused on breeding the best. In
2010 a filly, Raureif (Elfentanz
x Ramiros Bube) that Haddad
Staller also bred, was born and
shipped to the United States as
a yearling. Now four years old,
she is the new mother of a lovely
Don Principe colt named Damas-
cus. Watch Damascus grow on
our website,
devon.org, and then meet him
and the other wonderful foals in
person at Dressage at Devon.
One of the most popular
classes, unique to Dressage
at Devon, is the Born in the
USA Breeder’s Award, which
recognizes the achievements
of sport-horse breeders in the
United States. This is in addition
to the United States Dressage
Federation Breeder’s Champi-
onship (USDFBC) sponsored by
the Great American Insurance
Group. Exhibitors across the
nation compete at qualifying
events for the champion and
reserve-champion foal, filly, colt/
gelding, mare and stallion. In
this final event, those winners
are invited to select the best of
the best.
Performance Division:
Not to be Missed
September 25-28
The Performance Division
begins Thursday, September
25 and runs through Sunday,
September 28. One of the
highest-rated FEI events out-
side Europe, Dressage at Devon
attracts competitors from around
the world to the famous Dixon
Oval and Gold Ring.
Because of the increasing
difficulty in the Big Tour, and
thus a larger and larger gap
between the Small Tour and the
Big Tour, the FEI has created a
Medium Tour to form a bridge.
The Medium Tour will utilize
the newly introduced Interme-
diate A and B Tests and may be
offered at either CDI Events and/
or USEF/USDF Dressage Com-
petitions. The goal is to give the
rider and horse time between the
two levels to build the confi-
dence needed to move to the
next level. The Medium tour will
be a part of the 2014 Dressage at
Devon schedule.
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Inside...
New PNHS Equine Challenge takes on abused,
abandoned horses … pg. 33
Where are all the horses? American Horse Council
asks … pg. 18
One day, 2 tracks, 2 stakes wins for Fair Hill trainer
GrahamMotion … pg. 32
Lisa Jacquin uses horses to help children of
addicted parents … pg. 16
... and much more!
Real Estate Showcase...
pages 22-25
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Four time Canadian Olympian Ashley Holzer aboard Breaking Dawn won the Grand Prix Freestyle at last
year’s Dressage at Devon. The Performance Division, September 25-28, is one of the highest rated FEI events
outside of Europe, and is preceded by a three day Breed Division which draws the country’s best young horses.
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