Ottawa, ON – Nov. 22, 2019 – Four high-performance horses owned by Leatherdale Farms, three of which are homebreds by Leatherdale Farms’ stallions, have been recognized by Equestrian Canada for their achievements and placed on their National Dressage Team Program. Canadian Grand Prix competitor Diane Creech and Vanessa Creech-Terauds, who competes internationally in the U25 Grand Prix and Young Rider divisions successfully campaigned Chrevis Christo, Dublin L, Fleur de Lis L and Harley L throughout the year.
Named to the National Squad, Chrevis Christo (Chrevis Cavallo – Chrevis La VI, Matador) has racked up multiple small and big tour CDI wins throughout his career with Creech. In 2018, he earned top scores in multiple CDI Grand Prixs at AGDF and helped Canada win a team silver medal in the 2018 CDIO3* Nations Cup. Bred by Vivan Havbæk Thomasen, the 16-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding is gaining confidence and strength in the Grand Prix work. Earlier this year, the pair swept the Thornton CDI3* in Ontario with scores up to 72.149% and they placed second in the CDI3* Grand Prix at Dressage at Devon in Pennsylvania.
One of the three Leatherdale Farm homebreds that were placed in the National Dressage Team Program was Dublin L (Damsey FRH -EM Wibranda, Wolkenstein II). The 8-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Leatherdale Farm’s Grand Prix stallion Damsey FRH has been in training with Creech since 2017 after Mike Suchanek started him at their farm in Minnesota. The talented youngster made his Developing Prix St. Georges debut in 2019 with scores up to 71.5% and competed in two CDI small tour competitions this summer.
For their second consecutive year, Creech-Terauds not only earned a spot on the Talent ID Squad with her long-time partner Fleur de Lis L (First Dance-EM De La Rosa, De Niro), but was also with Harley L (His Highness-MS Eileen, Espri). Both homebreds, Fleur de Lis L is by Leatherdale Farm’s stallion First Dance, who is standing at Bridlewood Hanoverians in Union, Kentucky, and Harley L is by their famous dressage sire, His Highness.
Creech-Terauds and Fleur de Lis L, a 10-year-old Hanoverian mare, have won many accolades in their career together. Most recently, the pair earned team silver, individual silver and individual freestyle bronze medals at the Adequan®/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships. Aboard Harley L, a 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding, she received multiple top scores and placings in the CDI Young Rider division as well as in their Intermediate I national show debut.
“Congratulations to Louise [Leatherdale] for having four of her horses named to Equestrian Canada’s National Squad,” Diane Creech said. “It’s been quite a year and we are very proud of our entire team who plays such an important role in our success. Thank you to Louise and Leatherdale Farm for your wonderful support!”
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