Hello beautiful people.
So many great events took place this past weekend in the land of all the pretty horses!
Over at Adequan Global Dressage, Heather Blitz’s “Praestemarkens Quatero” won the Intermediate I Freestyle CDI3* with a 73.6%.
The story behind the way that Heather came into the partnership with her horse is really cool! While spending time in Denmark she was talking with Inger Recht, a breeder, about his mare, Rohdiamant. She told him that he should breed her to the stallion, Quarterback. Six years later she got a call asking if she would like to try “Q Ball”. He was imported in early 2015 and the two have been quite an unstoppable pair and gaining momentum and confidence with each outing.
The results of the FEI Intermediate I Freestyle CDI3*, presented by Triple Crown Nutrition were determined by a panel of 5 judges: E, Henning Lehrmann (GER); H, Magnus Ringmark (SWE); C, Bo Jena (SWE); M, Janet Foy (USA); B, Mariano Santos (ESP).
- Heather Blitz. Praestemarkens Quatero. 9yo Danish warmblood gelding 73.6%.
- Eliane Cordia van Reesema. Codiak. 9yo Rheinlander gelding. 71.725%.
- Tom Dvorak. Ribot(owner Carla Bahr). 16yo Oldenburg gelding. 71.25%.
- Jessica Rhinelander. Dimanche. KWPN gelding. 70.457%.
- Yvonne de Hann. Winter. (owner Jacek de Haan) 15yo KWPN gelding 70.375%.
- Melissa Taylor. Ansgar, (owner Nicole Polaski). 13yo KWPN gelding 67.575%.
Heather’s name is one that I definitely know. One of her biggest influencers, Mary Wanless, is well known for her brand, Ride With Your Mind. She teaches in a unique style that focuses on biomechanics. I have enjoyed reading excerpts from Mary’s book in the past.
Heather’s career has been pretty incredible. One of her top horses, a Stallion named Rambo, produced two of her other top mounts from over the years. You read more about her here. You can read more about Mary Wanless here.