Wellington, FL (June 12, 2012) – Dressage rider Renee Rains and her Hanoverian gelding Samir’ Sandro showed off their musical style at the Gold Coast Dressage Association May Show, dancing their way to victory in the USDF Freestyle, Fourth Level class. The duo also won the Rock Star Award from Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock, Inc. Sponsored by Cunningham & Cunningham, a livestock insurance company, the Rock Star Award highlights horse and rider combinations that excel in the Musical Freestyle classes. The winners are determined by the pair’s music selection, choreography and overall presentation.
Rains was thrilled to win the Rock Star Award with Samir’ Sandro. “We have been doing this freestyle for about a year and the music really matches his personality,” Rains said. “I took the pattern to a musician, who didn’t know anything about dressage, but he put the music together and I really like it.”
Rains thanked Cunningham & Cunningham for sponsoring the Rock Star Freestyle Award. “I was very pleased with my horse today,” she added. As the winner of the Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock Rock Star Freestyle Award, Rains won a beautifully embroidered cooler and ribbon.