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Borderland Dressage Sept. 14-15

The class will start at about 1 p.m. on Saturday, immediately following the lunch break, and the memorial trophy will be presented during the competitor get-together after the close of Saturday’s competition. In addition to being a dedicated dressage rider Sandy was well known as a volunteer scribe for the many equestrian activities at FENCE. She also gave freely of her time to the Foothills Humane Society with her loving care of the dogs and cats at the shelter. She was loved by all and is remembered fondly by her many friends in the area.

The Borderline Dressage show is aptly named because FENCE straddles the NC/SC border. This year the quality of the training of the horses at each level of the dressage scale will be judged by Sue Kolstead from Kentucky. Kolstead has achieved her “S” status as a dressage judge which is the highest rating given by the USEF (United States Equestrian Federation), the governing body of all national and international equestrian disciplines in the United States. The Borderland dressage show is recognized by the USEF. Not only do riders enter the show to test their horses’ training, they also compete in an effort to qualify for the Regional National Dressage Championships, which will be held this year in October at the Lexington, Va. Horse Park. For the Sept. 14-15 dressage show at FENCE, spectators are welcome for free and seating is available. For directions to FENCE use www.FENCE.org or call 828-859-9021.

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