The Kentucky Dressage Association May Show Experienced Record Turnout

June 14th, 2013 7:00 AM | Comments Off on The Kentucky Dressage Association May Show Experienced Record Turnout

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Michael Barrisone, photo courtesy of

Lexington, KY (June 12th) – The Kentucky Dressage Association’s May Show had a record number of participants with more than 1,000 rides and 246 bridle numbers. The show was held May 23-26th at the Kentucky Horse Park, in Lexington, KY, and included CDI and FEI National shows classes. These classes were held in as many as five consecutive rings in both the Rolex Arena and the Dressage Complex throughout the four-day show.

Michael Barrisone won the CDI3* FEI Grand Special riding HF Victor with a score of 67.66. This was only the third time that the 11-year-old Trakehner gelding had been ridden in competition despite the pair having been partnered together for four years. Michael and Victor went on to win the Grand Prix Special with a score of 68.208. You can find a full list of the show results at

“We are delighted at the number of competitors and vendors who participated in the May shows,” said Michelle Morehead, president of the Kentucky Dressage Association. “The KDA volunteers are once again to be congratulated on their enormous effort to make our May show a premier event on the dressage riders’ calendar.”

Three were many gracious sponsors who helped make the event happen, which included Hagyard Equine Medical who sponsored the CDI scoreboard, Sound Elkin the Welcome Social event sponsor, Equine Medical Associates, PSC sponsor of the Hospitality Tent and Zoetis who sponsored the competitors’ party. There were also 14 vendors that exhibited at the show promoting a range of products from equine insurance to brow bands.

For more information on Kentucky Dressage Association and the above shows, visit You can also follow KDA at and

About the Kentucky Dressage Association

The Kentucky Dressage Association, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, is a group member organization of the United States Dressage Federation. The purpose of KDA is to promote and strengthen the art and sport of Dressage in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. KDA will provide leadership to its members to assist them in fostering individual and collective growth by providing education, publications, competitions, exhibitions, and increasing general public awareness for Dressage.

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