Courtenay Palleson wins the 2017 Rising Stars Dressage Show Overall Gold Champion Prize Sponsored by SH Productions
“Many thanks again for sponsoring the extremely generous prize of the trip to an SH Production of Charlotte Dujardin. Courtenay Palleson is the big winner this year and you can see by the smile on their faces she and her Mom are over the moon.
Rising stars was a huge success again this year and in no small part due to sponsors such as you. Our website www.risingstarsdressage.com will have the list of winners and lots of pictures but I wanted to send this one to you and to introduce you to Courtenay. I hope you are having a good year – it sure looks fantastic. See you in California.
All the best,”
2016 Rising Stars Dressage Show Overall Gold Champion Prize Winner Rachel Loif writes about her experience at the 2017 West Coast Dressage Convention with Carl Hester!
“In early April as part of the generous Rising Stars Gold Overall Champion prize, sponsored by Scott Hayes Productions, I attended the 4th West Coast Dressage Convention held in Del Mar, California along with my good friend Renee Mulder. On the Friday prior to the start of the clinic, Scott Hayes invited us to watch the rider’s meet and greet with Carl Hester. Some of the horse and rider combinations were unbelievable to watch! I had never seen such power and grace that some of the horses showed.
The first day of the clinic was amazing. The atmosphere was electric and the arena was packed with spectators. Seeing Carl’s logo on the mega screen only made things more surreal. I was lucky enough to be apart of this educational clinic. Not only did I see many familiar faces from back home but also learned many important concepts of dressage explained by the one and only Carl Hester. One being the importance of stretching your horse before and after a training session. Later that day I had the privilege of meeting Carl as well as Abby Newell from Piaffe. Carl was lovely to talk to and congratulated me for my winnings at Rising Stars.
The second day of the clinic was just as amazing with more focus on relaxation of both horse and rider. The information and lesson learned over the two days were incredible and I am so thankful to have been able to learn from the best of our sport.
I would like to extend a tremendous thank you to Scott Hayes from SH Productions, who sponsored my trip to California to attend the 4th West Coast Dressage Convention with Carl Hester. I had a wonderful time enjoying the Californian sun and listening to one of the greatest riders teach and share his knowledge of our sport. Thank you for making this trip so inspirational.”
~Rachel Loif, Vancouver B.C.