Herslow and Rosmarin Are Tops in FEI Prix St. Georges at WEF Dressage Classic, CDI 3*
RELEASE: March 16, 2013
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.
Kim Herslow and Rosmarin (SusanJStickle.com)
- Earlier in the day, the FEI Prix St. Georges was held with victory going to Kim Herslow of New Jersey on Rosmarin. They scored a 73.728%; second place went to Caroline Roffman (USA) and Her Highness O with a score of 71.404%. Canada's Christilot Boylen and Dio Mio placed third with a score of 70.614%.
The judges for the Prix St. Georges were Sandy Phillips at H, Anne Gribbons at C, and Ulrike Nivelle at B.
Herslow found Rosmarin, an eight-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Rosentanz x Weltmeyer, as a three-year-old (coming four) and they worked together through the levels. They competed at the Fourth Level at last year's AGDF, and did their first Prix St. Georges at Devon last year with a fantastic second place finish. This was only their fourth time competing at Prix St. Georges, and they will continue in the Intermediaire-1 and Intermediaire-1 Freestyle tomorrow and Sunday.
Herslow remarked, "It's been a long process to get to this point, and it's been a long road and a lot of hard work. He's eight now, yesterday was his birthday. He's everything I could have ever wished for; he's the whole package."
"Today he was more with me and really focused on me. We're still developing strength and getting everything really solid. I'm totally thrilled with him," Herslow said of her test today.
Herslow looks forward to competing in the I-1 and I-1 Freestyle this weekend. "He's nicely been climbing the ladder and handling the work really, really easily. We have a really super partnership and I'm so grateful to have a horse like him now, that I've been able to make myself," she said.