Sienna Rowe, 12, of Urbanna, recently competed in the invitational U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions, finishing the competition ranked 10th in the nation in the 12-14 age group.
Held at HITS Chicago Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Illinois, the annual festival showcases the top 12 athletes and horses in 14 divisions, said a press release. Qualifying rounds were held in Raleigh and Pinehurst, North Carolina, and Lexington, Virginia.
Rowe’s competition consisted of a team test and an individual test, each of which counted 50 percent toward her overall score, said the release. She competed on Lightfire Just Do It, also known as “Nike,” a 10-year-old Westphalian gelding.
Trainers Christian Garweg and Billy Lemon of Serenity Farm in Gloucester have been working with Rowe for the past year-and-a-half. Garweg, a German-born rider and trainer, has competed successfully nationally and internationally through the Grand Prix level, said the release.
Rowe will compete in Lexin...
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