Dressage at Devon, 1998

 

Champion Stallion: L.A. Baltic Inspiration

Champion Mature Horse: L.A. Baltic Inspiration

Reserve Grand Champion: L.A. Baltic Inspiration

Highest Placing SWB: L.A. Baltic Inspiration

Hi everyone

I finally recovered enough to sit at the computer with slightly open eyes for a little while and fill you in on some of the results from the Breeding Division of Dressage At Devon (DAD), which is the largest Sport Horse Breed Show in North America.

I am overwhelmed, but happy to say that my own stallion, L.A. Baltic Inspiration was named Champion Stallion, Champion Mature horse and Reserve Grand Champion of the show. He also once again captured the Swedish Warmblood Association Trophy for the highest Placing/Scoring SWB or Appendix SWB of the Breeding Division. He is a SWB by L.A. Baltic Sun x L.A. Utrilla by Utrillo and bred at Los Alamos Dressage Center. This was a truly outstanding way to end the summer of 1998 since "Inspiration" started in Grand Prix jumpers this year with Laura Chapot in the irons, placing 2nd and 3rd in his first 2 G.P. competitions. He also qualified for the ABIG/USDF Regional Finals at 4th Level dressage but will be going to Harrisburg to jump instead.

The Champion Mare of DAD was the Hanoverian, Berlina by Brentano II x Hill Hawk xx. She is owned by Suzanne Quarles. Berlina was also the Reserve Champion Mature Horse but swapped spots with L.A. Baltic Inspiration to take the Grand Championship at the end of a very long day. - Congratulations Suzanne!

The Champion filly and Champion Young Horse was Pearl, a 3 Yr old Hanoverian by Prince Thatch x World Cup II owned by Sharon Garner. The Champion colt and Reserve Champion Young Horse was - I hate to tell you this, but I did not write it down and I do not want to make a mistake and tell you the wrong name.

The Breeder's Group Trophy was won by Iron Spring Farm, but Los Alamos Dressage Center was the only farm to have 2 groups placed in the top 10.

L.A. Baltic Independence (L.A. Baltic Sun x Steel Rail xx), a bay gelding - 8th in 2 yr old colts and geldings. Owned by Carol Covington.

L.A. Baltic Odyssey (Riverman x L.A. Utrilla by Utrillo), a grey colt - 10th in yearling colts and geldings. Owned by Los Alamos Dressage Center.

L.A. Baltic Kharma (L.A. Baltic Inspiration x L.A. Rose of Sweden), a chestnut filly, - 9th in yearling fillies. Owned by Los Alamos Dressage Center.

Paseana (L.A. Baltic Inspiration x Pomerans), a bay yearling filly bred by Don Cammiso, and her owner, Amy Kudelka, won the Amateur Handler Class.

In the Group Classes Los Alamos Dressage Center had 2 winning groups

L.A. Baltic Odyssey (above) and L.A. Baltic Phantom by L.A. Baltic Sun - 4th

L.A. Baltic Inspiration (above) and L.A. Baltic Indepedence (above ) - 6th

L.A. Baltic Sun and L.A. Baltic Inspiration were the only 2 SWB's represented in a huge Get of Sire class (over 20 sires represented with Iron Spring Farm showing the get of 4 of their stallions, Hilltop showing the get of 3 of their stallions and Norsire showing the get of 2 stallions.) The get of Riverman (owned by Hilltop Farm) placed 1st and 4th. One of the groups also included the SWB colt, L.A. Baltic Odyssey (above).

L.A. Baltic Sun's offspring placed 6th and included L.A. Baltic Inspiration and L.A. Baltic Phantom

L.A. Baltic Inspiration's offspring placed 8th and included Paseana (above) and L.A. Baltic Kharma

Between Hilltop and Los Alamos in a co-operative effort, half of the Top 10 placings went to these two farms. As Hilltop's enthusiasm for L.A. Baltic Inspiration and his offspring peaked, and since Los Alamos has been a supporter of their stallions, too, these two farms may co-operate even more in the future, making the services of their stallions more available to each other.

Gail Carmona, balticsun@aol.com

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