Success feels twice as nice for Grand Prix dressage rider and trainer Heidi Degele, who proudly announces that two horses under her tutelage have qualified for the Four Year Old division at the 2016 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)/Markel Young and Developing Horse National Championships. With the spotlight on her rising star young horses, Degele and her team’s anticipation continues to grow for the August 25-28 National Championship at the Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Illinois.
Written by Betsy LaBelle Degele has been working steadfastly with Lakota since he was three years old in preparation for the Young Horse Grand Prix level competition (horses between the ages of 8-10). Earlier in April, Lakota HD scored a 67.125% in the Developing Grand Prix at the Adequan® Global […]
Written by Betsy LaBelle Heidi Degele has sold over 20 horses since the beginning of the 2014 winter show season and has been referred to lately by many as the “Go To Girl” in Wellington for sales of top quality dressage horses. With her own farm located just five minutes […]
Wellington, FL January 20, 2014 First of the day was Mette Larsen riding her own Deklan, a 5yearold KWPN gelding. Larsen joked that the impressive 18-hand Deklan is “quite little.” She said he is “giving, willing, never says no, but just sometimes a little bit powerful.” Larsen was quick to point out that she desires the forward thinking energy Delkan has, but must be able to channel it into something manageable.
This is confusing in this sport. Yes, he’s a little bit behind the vertical, but he’s comfortable with the contact here. I can ask for some inside flexion, but I go right back to the outside rein. I’m not encouraging him to be over-round, but I want him to be […]