Danae MF Wins Devon Young Horse Championship

Devon, PA. – Sept. 29, 2017 – Maryanna Haymon of Marydell Farm, based in Columbus, North Carolina, is no stranger to the winner’s circle at top breed shows. This year at Dressage at Devon, the largest open breed show in the world, Haymon had multiple horses top the leaderboard.

Danae MF. Photo by Hoof Print Images.
Danae MF. Photo by Hoof Print Images.

The Devon Young Horse Championship Grand Champion ribbon went to Danae MF (Doctor Wendell MF–EM Rising Star, Rotspon), a 3-year- old Hanovarian mare bred by Haymon. In 2015, Danae MF had earned the Dressage at Devon Reserve Champion Filly and Reserve Grand Champion. She was earned the USDF Traveling Trot Perpetual Trophy awarded to the highest scoring dressage Sport
Horse In-Hand of all ages and both genders.

“It’s been an amazing couple of days,” said Maryanna. “Danae has been a quiet, trusting, affectionate horse from the beginning. She’s a very accomplished 3-year old.”

Danae MF also claimed the 2017 Filly Championship while Haymon’s 2-year-old Hanoverian Sonata MF (Sir Donnerhall–EM Duet MF, Don Principe) earned the reserve championship.

Danae MF. Photo by Hoof Print Images.
Danae MF. Photo by Hoof Print Images.

In the Colt Championship, Danae’s sibling Don Pharrell MF (Don Principe–Rotina/Rotspon), also bred by Haymon, claimed the title, as well as winning the Yearling Colts/Geldings and receiving the reserve grand championship in the Young Horse Championship. Jen Vanover’s Oldenburg colt MW Bodacious (Borsalino-Rainy Romance, Rohdiamant) finished in second in the Colt Championship.

“It takes a village,” Haymon said. “It’s a team effort that includes the repro vet, the daily vet, starters, farm help, body workers, trainers, riders and the people at home who make it possible for us to come here. As a breeder, you can never be satisfied. You can be pleased, you can be happy but ifyou’re satisfied, you’ll never improve.”

“This is our 26th year at Dressage at Devon and it’s very special to me,” she continued. “The volunteers are very supportive, helping to keep us on time and safe and the staff is great. It’s a special place, a special event and a special experience.”

Louisville HTF. Photo by Hoof Print Images.
Louisville HTF. Photo by Hoof Print Images.

Other highlights:

Foal Championship – Louisville HTF (Lord Leatherdale x Unicum-d) owned and bred by Hilltop Farm Inc (Colora, MD)

The USDFBC Mare Championship went to Andorra ISF (Sir Sinclair x Hivona), a 16.1, bay, 12-year old mare bred by Iron Spring Farm, Inc. (Coatesville, PA) with a score of 81.675.

The USDFBC Stallion Championship went to Sandros Star (Sagnol x Nostalgias Tar), a 16.3 stallion bred by Vicki Bauer and owned by Hannah Salazar (Middleburg, VA) with a score of 77.325.

Devon Wallish with Armando SFI took the blue in the Youth Handler class with a score of 83.900.

USDFBC East Coast Foal Championship – Fleur de Niro (Furstenball x Dancing
Darkness) a black filly bred and owned by Anke Ott Young, New Canaan, CT, with a score of 82.050.

USDFBC East Coast Filly Championship – Kasina ISF (Uno Don Diego x Rabiola) bred and owned by Iron Spring Farm Inc. with a score of 80.675.

USDFBC East Coast Colt and Gelding Championship – Stetson HTF (Sternlicht GGF x Unicum-d, bred and owned by Hilltop Farm Inc. (Colora, MD) with a score of 78.237.

USDFBC East Coast Final 3 year old Materiale Championship – Sole Fiore (Scuderia x Francesa) bred by Ferdinand Mayer and owned by Melinda Kelly (Hillard, OH) with a score of 78.150.

Complete results can be found at www.dressageatdevon.org.

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