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Team #622 Katherine Gerscovich and Lucy

Team #622: Katherine Gerscovich and Lucy
From: Winter Park, Florida
Ages: 72 & 29
Combined Age: 101
Test: Introductory Level Test A
Date: March 26, 2023

I first met Lucy almost a decade ago when my trainer, Kiersten Main, and her husband, Jed purchased the barn from Lucy’s owners.  She remained on the property and became part of our equine family.  I began my training in dressage at the age of 63 and continued to move through the levels and watched Lucy school many children.

Kiersten and I spoke of the Century Club ride and earlier this year I investigated what was involved.  I spoke to Lucy’s owner and determined that she turned 29 years young this January and I turned 72 this February.  Our combined ages met the requirements at 101! 

Lucy and I began training together for our big ride.  The day of the competition I was blessed to have much of my family and my barn family cheering me on.  It was a terrific day and one I will never forget!  I am continuing my training at Third Level and will compete for my USDF bronze medal on my Arab/Friesian gelding later this year.  Thank you so much to The Dressage Foundation for this opportunity and to Kiersten Main for always believing in me.