2004 Dressage at Devon - Breed Show
Rumors Wins “Born in the USA” Award at 2004 Devon Breed Show
October 19, 2004
The 2004 filly Rumors, owned by Veronique Mallet of Churchville, Maryland and bred by Angela Barilar was the overall high score winner of the show, with an 85.5%. At the 2004 Devon Breed Show, Rumors won the Filly Class, The German Oldenburg class, the "Born in the U.S.A" class and was highpoint champion of the show. Rumors is an Oldenburg by Rosenthal out of SPS Pijou.
Rumor's breeder Angela Barilar of Highpoint Hanoverians was ecstatic with the achievements of her foal in Devon. "We were thrilled with her performance, she was the last filly shown during the remnants of Hurricane Jeanne before the show was canceled for the day," Barilar explained. "She really rose to the occasion showing a lovely walk and exceptional trot in the gold ring which was now a river. I remember thinking as I came down the final line " this is a perfect round". Of course being of good quiet Rubinstein blood she is usual a bit too laid back, but the hurricane added just the right amount of oomph. She earned the following scores, 8.5 conformation, 9 walk, 8 trot, 8.5 general impression. Overall 85.5%."
Rumors is owned by Veronique Mallet, who is a Czech native, but who lives in the United States. Mallet traveled to Barilar's farm to check out the stallion Rosenthal, but fell in love with foal Rumors at first glance. "Veronique Mallot came to see Rosenthal to possibly breed to her mare, after she had a good look at him I showed her the foals that had been born so far this spring. Later that evening she phoned to say that she didn't know what that foal was in the first stall but that she didn't think she could live without her! Barilar reminisced. "She sent a check the next morning."
Though the victories of Rumors lifted breeder Barilar to higher spheres, it was her 12-year old daughter Larissa winning the Amateur Handlers class that was to her the highlight of her show. " I think she is the youngest handler to ever win at Devon. We are so proud of her," Barilar said. "She showed Rumors mother St Pr. St. Pijou. She received a 9 for presentation!"
The red, white and blue were all over the Dixon Oval at the “Born in the USA” Awards at the 30th Annual Dressage at Devon Horse Show. High-scorers in 11 Breed Division categories were adorned with bright, patriotic rosettes and awarded a Certificates of Achievement, a stall plaque and a “Born in the USA” commemorative medal. The owners and breeders shared a generous purse in excess of $10,000, with 75% going to the owners, and 25% to the breeders. The two high scorers received sashes and coolers as well.
With an 84.1%, the 2004 colt Zulft, by Ulft Keur out of Marie Louise Elite was the second highest overall winner. The North American Dutch Warmblood is owned and was bred by Dr. and Mrs. Carlos Jimenez of Coatesville, Pennsylvania Both received coolers and neck sashes.
The other “Born in the USA” winners were the yearling filly Royce (79%); yearling colt Rhinesilber (84%); two-year old filly Valerie (82.1%); two-year old colt Cabana Boy (79.4%); three-year old filly Utopia (82.1%); three-year old colt Constantin (78.8%); mare Ocita (78.75%); stallion Stoccato (77.5%); pony Glenhaven Barossa Valley (73%).
The “Born in the USA” Breeders Awards were developed by the Dressage at Devon Committee to recognize and reward the achievements of American breeders of Sport Horses. Horses conceived and foaled in the USA were eligible.
Brushwood Stable was the presenting sponsor. Breed Show Secretary Lori Kaminski, who was instrumental in creating the “Born in the USA” Breeders Awards, was pleased with the response that the awards generated, and the enthusiasm with which they were received. “Many breeders have expressed appreciation to Dressage at Devon for supporting their efforts in the development of sport horses. We hope that these awards will continue to recognize the achievements of American breeders.” Dressage at Devon plans to continue the “Born in the USA” Breeders Awards at the 2005 show, to be held September 27-October 1.
Text by Astrid Appels & Sally Silverman