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TDF’s 2017 Two-Tempi Challenge Kick-Off Event presented by the Axel Johnson Group

TDF’s 2017 Two-Tempi Challenge Kick-Off Event presented by the Axel Johnson Group

Photos: 1. Olivia LaGoy-Weltz and Fendi W, credit Amy Dragoo 2. James Koford pictured on Rhett, credit to Crystal Lee 3. Susanne Hamilton and Lutz 4. Lauren Chumney and Millennium, credit Sharon Packer

The Dressage Foundation will kick off the 2017 Two-Tempi Challenge on Friday, February 24th at Adequan Global Dressage Festival’s “Friday Night Stars” FEI Grand Prix Freestyle, presented by the Axel Johnson Group. Four riders will compete in the Two-Tempi Challenge that night, helping to raise money for TDF’s grants and programs.

The following riders and horses will perform as many consecutive two-tempi changes as they can during the Freestyle break, and will ask for supporters to make pledges to TDF based on how many changes were completed:

• Olivia LaGoy Weltz and Fendi W, an 11-year-old Oldenberg gelding owned by Jan Garlitz
• Lauren Chumley and Millennium, her own 1994 KWPN gelding
• Jim Koford and Adiah HP, a 10-year-old Friesian cross mare owned by Sherri Koella
• Susanne Hamilton and Lutz, a 14-year-old Haflinger gelding owned by Tina Hinckley

Pledge cards will be available at Global that night, or for those not in attendance, pledges can be made online at any time: You may pledge any dollar amount per change that the rider successfully completes. After the riders have completed the Challenge, donations will be accepted at the TDF tables by credit card, cash or check. Donations can also be fulfilled on TDF’s website.

TDF invites any riders who have horses capable of doing two-tempi changes to participate in this regional and national competition in 2017. Rides can take place at a show, event, or in your backyard. All money raised during the 2017 Two-Tempi Challenge will support TDF’s grants and programs.

For more information about participating in TDF’s Two-Tempi Challenge, visit, call TDF at 402-434-8585, or email