October 2019 - Fast Growing Dressage Program
Written by by Brooke Goddard • photos: Tamara with the Camera
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 02:58
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LEGIS League Hosts its Second Annual Dressage Finals at Starr Vaughn Equestrian Center.

by Brooke Goddard • photos: Tamara with the Camera

Competitors finished out their summer strong at the second annual LEGIS League Dressage Finals at the Starr Vaughn Summer Dressage Finale (Aug. 23-25) hosted at Michele Vaughn’s beautiful facility located near Elk Grove, Ca.

The LEGIS League is a popular awards program sponsored by LEGISequine.com, Horsemen Insuring Horsemen. Since its inception last year, LEGIS League Dressage has doubled its membership, and expanded to include 12 categories – encompassing all levels from Training Level through Prix St. Georges for juniors, amateurs, and professionals.

Professional Elise Bishop brought two young horses to the LEGIS League Finals in August, earning the reserve championship in the Training/First Level Open Final and taking home fifth place in the Fourth Level/Prix St. Georges Final.  “It’s my first year showing with my five-year-old stallion, Titanium MFR,” she explained. “I also brought Rintsje, a horse that’s new to my training program. It was a great opportunity to be able to bring them to finals and get experience. The show was well run, and I had an amazing time.”

Elise and other finalists enjoyed the honor rounds and special prizes, including embroidered saddle pads, jackets, and hats. Mark your calendars for upcoming chances to qualify for the 2020 LEGIS League Finals this fall and next year.

  • Starr Vaughn Fall Dressage (Nov. 9-10, 2019)
  • Spring Dressage I (May 8-10, 2020)
  • Spring Dressage II (May 15-16, 2020)
  • Summer Dressage I (July 10-12, 2020)
  • Summer Dressage II (Aug. 14-15, 2020)

Look for additional qualifying shows coming soon as the LEGIS League expands its dressage program. You can join now and start earning points to qualify for next year’s Finals.

Press release provided by LEGIS League. Visit www.legisleague.com for more information and to join online.

Julia Mineikis and Frangipani, Champion, 4th Level/Prix St. Georges Open.

Lucinda Striker and Callisica Shadow, Reserve Champion, 4th Level/Prix St. Georges Open.

Katrina Ragsdale and Wrigley, Champion, 2nd/3rd Level Junior.

Kylia Baker and Dahara, Reserve Champion, 2nd/3rd Level Junior.

Debra Clark and Espartaco Los Arcos, Champion, 2nd/3rd Level Adult Amateur.

Jane Ewer and Zev, Reserve Champion, 2nd/3rd Level Open.

Susan Westerbeke and Django Gem, Champion, Training/1st Level Adult Amateur.

Elise Bishop and Titanium MFR, Reserve Champion, Training/1st Level Open.