The National Dressage Pony Cup Championships, held July 7-9, 2017, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, is open to all breeds of pony-sized horses, and this year there were more Morgans represented in the various dressage levels.
Scandias Avatar (Scandias Trademark x Dresser Hill Jennifer), ridden by Alex du Celliee Muller and owned by DeAnn Gabrick of Hickory Valley, Tennessee, earned two reserves against the big boys. He also won the Morgan high-score award.
Says DeAnn Gabrick, "The Dressage Pony Cup this year offered the small horse division, which is horses that are 14.2 to 15.2.; Morgans are perfect for that division! So exciting to have Dressage divisions where Morgans excel!"
Avatar was bred by Kathleen and Vince DeFazio of Scandia Morgan Horse Farm in St. Helens, Oregon.
-- via American Morgan Horse Association