Report from the Road: Doc Ridge Dressage (ON, Canada) – August 26, 2023

September 1, 2023

Report from the Road: Doc Ridge Dressage (ON, Canada) – August 26, 2023


REPORT FROM THE ROAD #1: Doc Ridge Dressage

Punslinch, Ontario Canada
Host: Paula Horton
Jury:  Floor Dröge  & Arie Hamoen
Editor:  Tracy Geller-Stearns

We start off the 2023 Keuring Tour at Doc Ridge Equestrian Center in Ontario. We are excited to see everyone’s KWPN horses and look forward to telling you about the horses that stood out to us today at Doc Ridge.  Thank you Paula Horton  for graciously hosting!

Only Gold VM & Orzo DR

Riding Classes:   IBOP, DG Bar & GES Cup
Thank you to our cup class sponsors, DG Bar Breeders and Global Equine Sires

ORZO DR ster D-OC (For Romance x Kalamata Dream ster keur elig D-OC by Desperado,  Breeder:  PAULA HORTON  Owner: EMILY HILL ) passes her Dressage IBOP today and competes in the DG Bar Cup with a score of 79.  This is a mare with really good rideability; scoring 8.5!  She got better every time the rider gave her an instruction.  She has a good walk with a clear rhythm. The trot has a nice technique, but could show more strength. Her canter has a good jump and a nice balance.  ORZO DR is also declared Keur eligible today, and with her passing IBOP and D-OC scores, she now is an Elite mare!  Congratulations!

Congratulations to our Jumpers passing their IBOP’s today too!  OLADY DN (Glasgow vh Merelsnest x Just A Lady DN elite EPTM (sp) D-OC by Durango VDL, Breeder: D. NOORDHUIS,  Owner: SCOTT AND KRISTIN MCCARTHY) and HAPPY DAYZ SL8 (Cardento x Ojoysje sport (sp) by Goodtimes  Breeder/Owner: TARYN N STEWART)

Studbook Classes:
Thank you to our Keuring Championship Award Sponsor, Iron Spring Farm

Stb/Ster 4-to-7 Years –  Dressage
ONLY GOLD VM ( Vitalis x Gold Digger TOP ster keur elig by Jazz pref, Breeder/Owner: CECILE VON MARTELS).  This is a well developed mare with a nice forehand. She has a good canter with technique and balance. In trot there is a lot of activity but there should have been more balance.  Congratulations on your Ster mare!

Young Horse Classes:

Foals/Weanlings – Dressage
TOLINA DR B ( Jovian x Willowsong by Ferro pref, Breeder.: PAULA HORTON Owner: JENNIFER CLOOTEN)  This is a young foal that is well developed, with a good dressage type. Her foundation is correct, however a  little bit fine. She moves lightfooted and is elegant.

Foals/Weanlings – Jumper
TUZELLA CS ( Jardonnay VDL x Nyanza CS by Emerald van’t Ruytershof, Breeder/Owner: LINDA COTTRELL)  A Longlined foal that has a good jumper type and appearance.  She has a good canter that could have been a bit more athletic.

Tuzella CS

Keuring High Score: 

ROCHA-ROCHÉ  (Gaudi x Shirlene by Stedinger, Breeder:  DAWN SPENCER, Owner: BECKY BEATTIE)


First Premiums:                                                             Conformation / Movement 

Foals/Weanlings – Jumper
TUZELLA CS (Jardonnay VDL x Emerald van’t Ruytershof)                83/79
TWINKLE SMF (Comme il Faut x Douglas)                                              74/82
TAURUS SMF (Don VHP Z x Judgement ISF)                                          72/68

Foals/Weanlings – Dressage
TOLINA DR (Jovian x Ferro)                                                                         76/82
TECUMSEH DR (Sir Donnerhall x Desperado)                                         79/75

2 YO’s – Hunter
RAYON D’OR (Parcival x Royal Senna)                                                       74/68

2 YO’s – Dressage
ROCHA-ROCHÉ (Gaudi x Stedinger)                                                           82/82

STB/Ster Mares 4-7 – Jumper
OLADY DN  (Glasgow vh Merelsnest x Durango VDL)                             70/75        Ster

Stb/Ster 4-to-7 Years –  Dressage
ONLY GOLD VM (Vitalis x Jazz)                                                                    75/75         Ster
NO SECRET (Secret x Jazz)                                                                            70/75          Ster

Ster Mares – Dressage
ORZO DR (For Romance x Desperado)                                                       Keur Eligible

IBOP – Jumper
OLADY DN  (Glasgow vh Merelsnest x Durango VDL)                                76
HAPPY DAYZ SL8 (Cardento x Goodtimes)                                                   75

IBOP – Dressage
ORZO DR (For Romance x Desperado)                                                           79

DG Bar Cup- 4 YRS
ORZO DR (For Romance x Desperado)                                                           79

**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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