Parker, CO — If you think the illusive ’10’ score is beyond your reach, think again. “We want to give more scores like this,” explained Jeanne McDonald, FEI ‘I’ judge and USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist, who was on the judging panel at June High Prairie Dressage. “This is what we want to see — the horse is on the aids and harmony between horse and rider. This is something that every horse can do because it’s training.” Missy Fladland riding Bijoux was awarded a 10 on her halt and reinback at Third Level by McDonald. The show held at the Colorado Horse Park attracted riders from around the region, including Fladland from Griswold, Iowa.
Fladland and Bijoux earned the Upper Level Open High Point during all three days, which netted them gift baskets from Grand Meadows and Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply, plus a saddle pad from Nutrena. Bijoux is a nine-year-old Hanoverian mare by Bugatti Hilltop out of a Wallstreet Kid mare. “She’s headed to the FEI levels,” Fladland said. “She has international potential. Janet Rolfs bought her for me to ride. She’s mine for life and I feel very fortunate to have sponsors like Janet.”