Like many shows, Dressage at Devon was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. It was very exciting that it was back on for 2021!
Figment Morgans sponsored the Morgan IBC (Individual Breed Class) at Devon again this year. It’s important to keep this class going to showcase Morgan breeding programs in open sport competition. The entry numbers this year were fantastic, seven Morgans showed up, and all of these horses entered open classes as well as the IBC. Figment Morgans brought four; Figment Ready Player One (Figment’s first homebred!), RG Denmark Navigator, Blitzen Golden Legacy, and Battersea Zipper, all presented throughout the show by Jen Valentine, Katie Davilli, and April Trimmer.
In the open classes, Jen and Battersea Zipper had a great go on the triangle in a large Adult Amateur handler class, coming in third with a 79.5% (with an awesome 8.8 on turnout, highest in the class…we think Katie puts some extra magic in those braids). Zipper had a great show overall, placing third in the National Dressage Pony Cup Broodmares class as well. Blitzen Golden Legacy (Clara to her friends here!) was fourth in the same, and both girls had a nice open Broodmares class.
Figment Ready Player One (presented by Katie Davilli) and RG Denmark Navigator (presented by April Trimmer), both yearlings, managed the BIG Devon atmosphere at their first show very well, and got some nice ribbons.
We love going to DaD, and this was an extra special year, as we got to share an aisle with so many great friends. We are looking forward to next year!