Report from the Road – Blalock Lakes (GA)

| September 25, 2019
Report from the Road – Blalock Lakes (GA)
Host: Jos and Laura Sevriens
Jury: Bart Henstra & Henk Dirksen
At the convenient and pleasant facilities of Blalock Lakes, the keuring of Georgia was hosted by Jos and Laura Sevriens.
The High score keuring ribbon was awarded today to a Dressage foal. The filly, Oakdancers Beatrice, (Totilas x Winclair ster keur elig by Sir Sinclair, Owner/Breeder: Terry Long) has a correct and well muscled type. She has three very good gaits. Her walk is pure, supple and long strided. Her athletic trot shows very good technique in her legs and is adjustable with good articulation, Her canter is powerfull, carrying with good body use.
Second placed was the Gaudi son Opulence (Gaudi x Geneva by Soprano, Owner: Caroline Buchanan) This colt has a well shaped and vertical neck, which is properly used in movement. Opulence also shows good technique and suspension, with athletic ability. O

Opulence, Photo: Drew Leach
The very well proportioned and elegant colt O Happy Day (Gaudi x Diamond Hit, Owner/Breeder: TBA ) has good presence and is very correct in his type and legs. In movement he shows good length of stride with sufficient uphill tendency.
The 4 year old ster gelding Kadeaux HF (Bordeaux x Gemstone HF PROK byUB 40, Owner: Dawn Mortimer, Breeder: Julie Haralson) was presented at the IBOP and DG Bar cup. This very rideable and focused gelding scored a 8,5 for his rideability. Kadeaux HF is very steady in the connection. Kadeaux has a clear walk, his trot shows good technique and posture with sufficient length of stride, and a long strided, well balanced supple canter.

Kadeaux HF, Photo: Kathy Schultz
The 3y old mare Luna (UB 40 x Winclair ster keur elig by Sir Sinclair, Owner: Terry Long) earned the ribbon for High score adult Dressage horse. This longlined mare has a modern dressage type. Both trot and canter show a very good use of the front leg, with good reach and power.
First Premiums:
Foals/Weanlings – Dressage
Oakdancers Beatrice (Totilas/Sir Sinclair) 75/85
Opulence (Gaudi/ Soprano) 75/77
O Happy Day 78/72
2Yr Olds – Dressage
M-Azing (Contendro I/Veron) 73/67
IBOP – Dressage
Kadeau HF (Bordeaux/UB40) 78.5
DG Bar Cup 4YR Olds
Kadeau HF(Bordeaux/UB40) 78.5
**These remarks are for a snapshot in the lifetime of a horse. Not all first premium or ster horses are mentioned in “The Report from the Road”; only those horses that really stand out to the jury.**

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