Congratulations to Kara Hertz & Little Latin Lulu and to Sue Sylvester & Big City Dancer, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance High Point Winners at the 2019 T.I.P. Championships in Dressage and Show Hunters!
Little Latin Lulu was adopted by Kara in April of 2019. On their way to the High Point honor, Kara and Lulu achieved their highest dressage score to date with a 77.18 in their Intro level test on Friday of the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Show. At T.I.P. Championships on Sunday, the pair won blue ribbons in both the Intro Test A adult amateur and Intro Test B adult amateur with scores of 70% and 68%, officially earning the TAA High Point award. Kara and Lulu also competed in a walk/trot hunter division at the same show, as well as in Intro dressage at MSEDA Dressage at the Park, in which they also earned High Score in Intro for that show. "I am very proud of Lulu and how far she has come,” says Kara. "She was so on her game and more consistent than ever the entire weekend. Turns out she loves horse shows!"
Big City Dancer was adopted by Sue Sylvester in November of 2012. Since that time, the pair has shown consistently in hunter divisions across the Lexington and Louisville areas. At the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Show and T.I.P. Championships, “Danny” and Sue competed in the 3ft Hunter division and took home a 1st and 2nd in the Over Fences. They also won the T.I.P. Championship in the Under Saddle 3ft. class.
Both Little Latin Lulu and Big City Dancer were bred by Len and Louise Riggio of My Meadowview, long-time supporters of Thoroughbred aftercare and of the MMSC. Lulu, a 2013 mare by Discreet Cat out of Gyspy Lou, earned $8,400 on the track before being retired sound to the MMSC. An unraced 2009 gelding, Danny is by My Meadowview's late Noble Causeway and out of Prom Dancer.
Also representing #TeamMMSC at the All TB Show were graduates Golden Frontier, Bubba and Tee, Trade Route, and War of Ideas. War of Ideas, newly adopted and aiming for this year’s Thoroughbred Makeover, competed in several hunter/jumper classes and came home with a 3rd in his adopted horse flat class. Trade Route, adopted in 2011, competed in the 3’3” jumper division. Bubba and Tee and Golden Frontier, adopted in 2011 and 2016 respectively, both competed in dressage. Says Lauren Moore of Golden Frontier, “He was stellar & finished 4th overall in his division on Championships day. His previous owner and trainer were able to come out to support and are so pleased with his progress and accomplishments!”