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Florida Standardbred second in the nation in dressage
Monday, June 28, 2010 - SPHOFL press release

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Fruitland Park, FL --- Whiz Bang, a 15-year-old Standardbred mare owned by Tina Bombardo of Fruitland Park, Fla., is currently second in the nation for the 2010 United States Dressage Federation’s Second Level Musical Freestyles with a median score of 67.813 percent.

 
Photo courtesy of Tina Bombardo
Whiz Bang is currently second in the nation for the 2010 United States Dressage Federation’s Second Level Musical Freestyles.

This is a tremendous accomplishment for Whiz Bang, who in 2007 was the first Standardbred in history to receive an award from the USDF for her accomplishments in the discipline of dressage.

Since that time the talented mare has gone on to win three medals from the USDF and has earned two Performance Certificates from the Federation.

Whiz Bang is in her fourth year of showing in USDF competitions. She is trained and shown by Heather Caudill of Wildwood, Fla.

Whiz Bang has already qualified to compete at the 2010 Region Three Championship with scores of 74 percent and 71 percent for her Second Level Musical Freestyle routine.

To qualify to compete in the Championship, a horse and rider combination must earn two scores above 65 percent and pay a fee when submitting their entry form.

This will be the second year in a row that this mare has qualified for the Championship. In 2009 Whiz Bang captured fourth place for the Regional Championship, which was comprised of horses from five southern states.

Whiz Bang is also one of nine Standardbreds that will be participating in a breed demonstration at the upcoming Alltech 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Ky. The Standardbreds are schedule for four demonstrations from October 3 through October 6.


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