Marcus purchased Binjora in 2014, and the pair entered the competition ring together for the first time this summer, earning high marks for their relaxation, walk and the piaffe-passage tour. As his confidence continues to grow, Marcus plans to make Binjora’s Grand Prix debut during the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in 2017.
“I really appreciate what an important accomplishment it is to win the Horse of theYear award,” Marcus explained. “I really enjoy my partnership with Binjora, and believe he has the potential to be a top international Grand Prix competitor. I love that the judges saw what I see in him and rewarded him with high scores. Hopefully this is the first of many accomplishments we will have together.”
Nicholas Fyffe and his 8-year-old PRE stallion, Fiero HGF (Grandioso III-Ibiza, Galan XVI) earned the Adequan®/USDF All-Breed Grand Prix title for the United States P.R.E. Association. The pair stepped up to Grand Prix at the beginning of the summer and they have continued to improve every time they go down centerline. Fyffe plans to continue building Fiero’s confidence with the goal of competing in the international CDI ring during the Wellington season.”
“Receiving this year–end award is the icing to the cake for us,” Fyffe said. “I have had 100 percent confidence in him since he was two years old. For him to come out as an 8-year-old and be the best P.R.E. Grand Prix horse in the country, I am thrilled. It’s only just the beginning for him, and I am really proud of his accomplishments in his first year competing in the Grand Prix.”