The Dressage Foundation (TDF) held the second annual Two-Tempi Challenge, sponsored by The Horse of Course, in 2016 with great response from riders and donors. Twenty riders participated in the Challenge by riding as many consecutive two-tempi changes as they could. These riders then found supporters to make a donation to TDF based on the number of changes completed. Overall, $18,153 was raised to support TDF’s grants and programs through the Challenge.
National and Regional winners have been announced:
National Champion – Heather Salden-Kurtz on Wranger, Owned by Erin Boltik (MN)
National Reserve Champion – Kelly Pullen-Cronin on Ronaldo, Owned by Barbara Freeman (NH)
Champion – Stacy Pattison (VA) – 51 changes
Reserve – Ellie Rawle (PA) – 16 changes
Champion – Jim Koford (KY) – 39 changes
Champion – Kaitlyn Blythe (SC) – 43 changes
Reserve – Shannon Dueck (FL) – 39 changes
Champion – Heather Salden-Kurtz (MN) – 80 changes
Reserve – Leah Nelson (MN) – 24 changes
Champion – Leslie Chapman (OR) – 63 changes
Reserve – Vanessa Becker (OR) – 25 changes
Champion - Kelly Pullen Cronin (NH) – 71 Changes
Reserve- Allison Kavey (NY) – 45 Changes
Champion – Jenna Stern Arnold (TX) – 47 changes
Reserve – Jenna Stern Arnold (TX) – 29 changes
We would also like to recognize the top two donor groups:
Heather Salden-Kurtz’s donors raised $6,690.
Jim Koford’s donors raised $5,754.
Riders who have horses capable of doing two-tempi changes are invited to participate in the 2017 Two-Tempi Challenge, sponsored by The Horse of Course.
Each rider will work with an individual, dressage club, stable, or any group of dressage friends who are willing to make a pledge to TDF for each successfully completed consecutive two-tempi change. All donations are used to support TDF’s programs, grants, and scholarships.
At the end of each calendar year, TDF will announce National and Regional Two-Tempi Challenge Champions and Reserve Champions, based on the number of completed consecutive two-tempis. There will also be awards for the top two groups that raise the most donations for TDF.
For more information about the Two-Tempi Challenge, visit http://www.dressagefoundation.org/grants-and-programs/two-tempi-challenge.html
About The Horse of Course
The Horse of Course Inc.,based in Claremore, Oklahoma, with a mobile unit that travels across the country to top dressage shows, is a one-stop shop for leading equestrians, offering top quality, fairly-priced merchandise. Popular brands that The Horse of Course carries include Konig, Pikeur, Kentucky, Eskadron, Grand Prix, Vespucci, Cavallo, Passler, Redbarn, Schockemohle, Romfh, USG, Neue Schule, and Sommer. The company provides customization options for show coats and shadbellies, and has a complete selection of sought-after items include full seat and knee patch breeches, bridles, horse care supplies, belts, and boots. Expert saddle-fitting services are also available at The Horse of Course.