Moorpark, CA (August 3, 2012) – Mitt and Ann Romney aren’t the only celebrities with a with a winning dressage horse. New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag’s string of upper level dressage horses are often headliners, but it is her youngest star, Highlife’s Aria, that continues to steal the spotlight in the show ring in California where she is racking up very impressive scores. At the Spirit Equestrian Center Dressage in late July, Hoag’s five-year-old Oldenburg mare strutted her stuff and took the High Score of the Show honors with a 74.06%. Aria was shown and trained by Charlie Pinneo, a Grand Prix competitor and USDF gold, silver, and bronze medalist.
“Aria and I had a great ride this weekend at Spirit Equestrian Center,” said Pinneo. “She’s a great young horse with an excellent mind and beautiful gaits. Despite this being only her second show, she got down to business and proved herself to be a winner.” Pinneo went on to say that he and Tami are aiming Aria at the 5-Year-Old Futurity classes during the California Dressage Society Championships in October. “I’d like to thank Tami for the opportunity to train and show such a talented young horse. I can’t wait to see what the future holds,” said Pinneo.