Loxahatchee, FL (April 7, 2011) – When the International Equestrian Federation awarded dressage rider Caroline Roffman with the 2010 FEI Rising Star Award they said Roffman was “one of the brightest hopes of the U.S. Dressage community.” Roffman lived up to their prediction at the International Horse Sport Champions Cup CDI3* at Equestrian Estates in Loxahatchee, riding into the winner’s circle again and again and taking home high scores on several of her horses.
“I could not have imagined a show going much better for my horses than the Champions Cup. All of my horses made good progress from the last show and really showed me they are on track for success in their prospective levels,” Roffman said. “I showed three horses in two classes each and finished first in all six classes with qualifying scores.”
Roffman rode into the winner’s circle on Pie in the FEI Test of Choice class with a score of 69.412 and in the USEF Developing Horse class with a score of 71.618. “Pie did his first two Developing Horse classes and showed me he is very capable of doing this level quite well. He continues to gain confidence inside the show arena and I am excited for his future,” Roffman said.
Roffman won the Five-Year-Old Championship in 2010 at the USEF National Dressage Championships on Bon Chance and the duo continued to show off their winning form at the Champions Cup show, placing first in the FEI Young Horse Test for Six-Year-Olds with a score of 85.0 and the Test of Choice class with an 81.6. “Bon Chance proved the validity of the Young Horse Program in the USA again as he has grown up through that program,” Roffman said. “Although it is only his second show of his sixth year he has now fully qualified for the Six-Year-Old Championships.”
Roffman also competed San City at the Champions Cup and was pleased that the five-year-old breeding stallion has qualified for the Five-Year-Old Championships. Roffman and San City earned first place with an 82.6 in the FEI Young Horse Test for Five-Year-Olds and an 80.6 in the Test of Choice class. “San City has only been in my stable for six months and has developed well. He is a breeding stallion bred by Marefield Meadows and owned by Linda Crabtree of Dream Acres Sport Horses. Bon Chance was also bred by Marefield Meadows,” Roffman added.
Roffman, who trains with Danish Olympic star Lars Petersen, has found tremendous success as a young professional. Roffman was recently given an invitation to compete at the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany and will show in the Under 25 competition at the 2011 CHIO Aachen in Germany, July 8-17.
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