April 2015 - Winner's Circle
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 00:30

Kasey Perry’s Florida Feats

Kasey Perry and Goerklingaards Dublet (Diamond Hit x La Costa/Olympic Ferro) braved pouring rain and Dublet’s inexperience to win both of their Grand Prix classes with a 74.8 percent and 71.5 percent in the Palm Beach Derby National Show in Florida in early March.

As of mid-March, Kasey and Dublet, owned by Diane Perry, were ranked seventh in the Pan American Games Small Tour Ranking List. However, the week of February 12, Kasey showed the big bay 12 year old Danish gelding in his first Grand Prix to win against eight competitors with a 69.3%.

At the Global Dressage Festival 3 CDI-W, the pair won the Intermediaire Freestyle and finished second out of 48 horses at Prix St. Georges.

“He went through our second Grand Prix with ease and happiness,” says Kasey. “We are still working on his straightness in the piaffe and passage, but that was our only weak area. His canter pirouettes were beautiful, along with his 2’s and 1’s. The next day he was very tired. Grand Prix two days in a row was a lot for him. But he was quiet and worked with me through the test. I am so proud of him.”

Kasey and Dublet also brought home The Horse Of Course High Score Award.

From the Sacramento area’s Orangevale, Kasey is also competing in the 2015 Global Dressage Festival with Diane Perry’s Grand Prix mare Trøstruplund’s Scarlet. She has been a participant in the invitational USEF Observation Clinics with Robert Dover, U.S. Dressage Technical Advisor/Chef d’Equipe for emerging athletes, with USEF Developing Dressage Coach Debbie McDonald, and with Scarlet is on the USEF Dressage Grand Prix Long List.

Ariat Wins

Ariat International, headquartered in the East Bay Area’s Union City, has earned two innovation awards at the prestigious BETA International equestrian show in Birmingham, UK.

The Performance Country Collection won best Country Fashion and Footwear while the Monaco Stretch was highly commended for Rider Footwear and Chaps.

“Ariat was competing against strong products in each category and is honored to receive these two awards from such an incredible organization,” says Alexander Hagen, managing director of Ariat Europe.

The Monaco Stretch is a culmination of superior innovation and craftsmanship in a truly elegant boot for the world’s finest riders. French baby calf leather with a stretch leather panel creates a glove-like fit. The oiled inner leg panel provides a secure grip in the saddle. The square toe, contoured ankle, and high Spanish cut topline create a commanding profile. ATS® technology adds comfort and stability.

The English Country Collection features classic styling with a GORE-TEX® construction and beautiful waterproof leathers making this collection ideal for outdoor living in any weather. The new ATS Pro technology adds comfort and stability, while Ariat’s U-Turn® Entry System allows boots to be pulled on and off easily - no matter the shape of the foot.

Ariat International, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of innovative performance equestrian footwear and apparel. Featuring a patented technology designed to deliver stability, durability and comfort, Ariat pioneered the application of advanced athletic shoe technology into english riding boots and authentic western boots. Ariat products are sold in a network of retail outlets throughout the world.

Press release provided by Ariat. For more information visit www.ariat.com or call 800-899-8141.

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