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Highest Scoring Riders Rewarded at Oklahoma Dressage Society Show

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The Horse of Course awarded The Horse of Course High Score Award to the highest scoring junior, amateur, and open rider of each competing level throughout the Oklahoma Dressage Society Spring Show I & II at the Tulsa Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Pictured: Beth Haist of The Horse of Course (right) and winner Patty Couch (left).

As a sponsor of the Oklahoma Dressage Society Spring Shows, The Horse of Course presented its High Score Award to multiple competitors this past weekend. The Horse of Course High Score Award is traditionally given to the highest scoring horse and rider pair of the entire show, whether the winner be an adult amateur or young rider or professional of any level. However, at the Oklahoma Dressage Society Spring Shows, The Horse of Course decided to change things up. The popular tack shop rewarded the highest scoring junior, amateur, and open rider of each competing level— 15 riders total— with an embroidered cooler for their excellent performance and notable marks.

The Horse of Course, Inc. can be found at elite equestrian competitions around the country, and is widely recognized for providing today’s competitive rider with the tools they need to succeed. The Horse of Course is led by CEO Beth Haist and her husband, professional saddle fitter Marty Haist. The company has established a reputation since 1995 for providing high quality tack, fashionable and functional attire, and horse care products. The Claremore, Oklahoma-based company most recently parked its mobile tack shop near it’s home base for the Oklahoma Dressage Society Spring Show I & II that took place at the Tulsa Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 7-8.

The first to take home a blue ribbon and The Horse of Course High Score Award embroidered cooler was Junior/Young rider Lily Rhodes with Details At Last (68.75%) in Introductory Level. Winners in Training Level were Junior/Young rider Olivia Brackin on Cobridge El Dorado (68.462%), Amateur Laura Custer on Bushido (78.269%), and Open rider Patty Couch on Gallant Prince Von G (68.462%). Winning in First Level was Junior/Young Rider Hensley Moses riding Faloria (63.906%), Amateur Lisa Miller riding Avalanche’s Prince Firestorm (65.294%), and Open rider Gretchen Aycock with Samara (75.556%). Second Level went to Junior/Young Rider Kailey Devore riding Fauston NAF (65.488%), Amateur Viki Meyers on Gold Flash (70.488%), and Open rider Anthea Kin on Finian (68.049%). Then in Third Level it was Junior/Young rider Nikki Weitzenhoffer on Charisma (65.256%), Amateur Debbie Nutt with Beloved Victory (62.436%), and Open rider Cheryl West riding Comet (60.152%) who took home the honors. Honored in Fourth Level was Lynn Vandenberg riding Zuni Sunrise (66.333%), and in the FEI Levels, Kristin Wasemiller-Knutson won with Casaro (65.658%). All recipients were overjoyed to take home their embroidered coolers from The Horse of Course, and were happy to see The Horse of Course return to the show. For a photo gallery of The Horse of Course High Score winners at the Oklahoma Dressage Society Spring Shows, click here.

Patty Couch was pleasantly surprised when she received her High Score designation with her Friesian horse Gallant Prince Von G. Couch. She commented, “I was very honored to have won both the High Point Friesian award and the High Point Training Level award. I’m thankful to The Horse of Course, Beth Haist, and Stephanie Peck for donating all the beautiful coolers, and to Susan Peacock for all her hard work to make this show ran so smoothly. The show committee did an awesome job of making sure that every detail was well taken care of and the awards and the award ceremony were wonderful.”

Beth Haist joined Couch in commending the show. “The show organization is a top notch outfit called ShowSecretary.com run by Susan Peacock, who has also been a secretary of the USDF at the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships and several CDI competitions,” Haist explained. “The Tulsa Expo Square can hold 5,000 horses in permanent stabling, with heated and air-conditioned indoor arenas. This is one of the largest equestrian facilities in the country, and it was great fun catching up with everyone at the show.”

After the successful Oklahoma Dressage Society Spring Shows, The Horse of Course mobile tack shop plans to continue touring the country by heading to the Centerline Events at the HITS on the Hudson Saugerties in New York on May 21-22, June 18-19, and August 18-21.

The Horse of Course is the one-stop-shop for all riders, and has recently been outfitted with an extensive line of products for male clientele. The Horse of Course supplies popular brands such as König, Pikeur, Vespucci, Cavallo, Passier, and Sommer. The shop’s knowledgeable staff is happy to help customers find exactly what they need quickly in between classes, so riders can spend less time shopping and more time in the saddle. For more information about The Horse of Course and the company’s complete travel schedule, visit www.thehorseofcourse.com or call 888-494-6773.

The Horse of Course Headed To Oklahoma Dressage Society Spring Show

Beth Haist (right) with John Mason (left) at the Houston Dressage Society Spring Classic I & II.

Beth Haist (right) with John Mason (left) at the Houston Dressage Society Spring Classic I & II.

Tulsa, Oklahoma (May 5, 2016) — Claremore, Oklahoma-based tack shop The Horse of Course will bring its traveling mobile unit near its home base this May 7-8 for the Oklahoma Dressage Society Spring Show I & II. The Horse of Course is widely known for traveling across the country to provide top-quality tack, fashionable and functional attire, and equine care supplies for all disciplines. The Horse of Course is excited to set up shop at the Tulsa Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma for the dressage shows this weekend.

The Horse of Course is lead by entrepreneur and CEO Beth Haist, who has operated the successful company since 1995 with her husband and expert saddle fitter Marty Haist. The duo has established a reputation for providing everything that today’s competitive rider may need for success in and outside of the arena.

Most recently, The Horse of Course catered to the equestrian community of Katy, Texas, at The Shoofly Farm CDI and Houston Dressage Society Spring Classic I & II. At the Houston Dressage Society Spring Classic shows, The Horse of Course proudly sponsored the Competitor Party, and presented one lucky CDI competitor with The Horse of Course Best Turnout Award during the jog. John Mason won the Best Turnout Award with his ride Faye for being the most finely groomed and best-presented CDI jog pair. Mason was rewarded with a gift certificate to The Horse of Course. Mason competed with seven horses at the show, and cleaned up aboard Faye, owned by Christine Renne, in the CDI2* FEI Prix St. Georges, where they earned the blue ribbon.

The Horse of Course will now continue to extend its support for equestrian competitors at the Oklahoma Dressage Society Spring Shows, and is prepped and ready to reward its signature Horse of Course High Score Award there. The Horse of Course High Score Award is given to the horse and rider pair who earns the highest score of the entire show. The Haists have continually presented the award at elite dressage competitions across the country, including each week of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival 12-week series in Wellington, Florida. High Score Award winners range from adult amateurs to young riders to professionals of all levels. The winners receive a tricolored ribbon and an embroidered cooler courtesy of The Horse of Course for their excellent performances. At the Oklahoma Dressage Society Spring Shows, The Horse of Course will graciously be presenting the High Score Award embroidered cooler several times— to the highest scoring junior, amateur, and open rider of each competition level throughout the show.

After the Oklahoma Dressage Society Spring Shows, The Horse of Course mobile tack shop will continue touring the country by heading to the Centerline Events at the HITS on the Hudson Saugerties on May 21-22, June 18-19, and August 18-21.

The Horse of Course is the complete one-stop-shop for all riders. The mobile unit has recently been outfitted with an extensive line of products for male clientele with options from everyday clothing to premier FEI show gear. The Horse of Course also offers riders and competitors access to quality tack online, and supplies riders with popular brands such as König, Pikeur, Vespucci, Cavallo, Passier, and Sommer to equip both horse and human. The shop’s knowledgeable staff is happy to help everyone find exactly what they need quickly in-between classes, so riders can spend less time shopping and more time in the saddle. For more information about The Horse of Course products and the company’s complete travel schedule, visit www.thehorseofcourse.com or call 888-494-6773.

Congratulations to Sponsored Rider Shelly Francis

Shelly Francis and Doktor

Shelly Francis and Doktor

Congratulations to sponsored rider Shelly Francis on being named to the squad for the European Observation Events as part of the selection process for the 2016 U.S. Olympica Dressage Team! Shelly will head to Europe with her horses Danilo and Doktor along with seven other athlete-and-horse combinations.

Shelly is a longtime client of The Horse of Course and rides her horses exclusively in Sommer saddles. We look forward to continuing our partnership with her and wish her the best of luck in Europe!