Successful IDA Digital Dressage Fall I Show Concludes with Top Placings for Cazenovia College and Averett University Riders

For Immediate Release

October 28, 2020 – The inaugural Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) Digital Dressage I Show powered by (DHS) concluded on Sunday, October 25, after an impressive turnout of riders went head-to-head online in four different divisions, from locations across the country. 

The show, which opened to entries on September 30, allowed riders to submit videos at their respective level (First, Upper Training, Lower Training, and Intro Level) on the DHS platform to be judged by USDF “S” judge Robin Bruekmann of Greensboro, North Carolina. Each rider’s video was then added to a lineup livestream, with all entries being played and placings announced during a Live Broadcast and Awards Presentation on Sunday, October 25. 

“We are so pleased with how this initial IDA Digital Dressage show worked out,” said IDA President Ginger Henderson. “We have never done anything like this before and are thankful to USDF ‘S’ Judge Robin Bruekmann, the riders, sponsors LM Boots, Platinum Performance, US Equestrian, and the entire DHS team for being so flexible with this process. We know that the students enjoyed this opportunity as much as we did, and we are looking forward to offering more Digital Horse Shows for our riders in the weeks and months to come!”

Oliver Kennedy, Co-Founder of DHS, noted, “We are so appreciative of IDA and their trust in us to host a digital horse show for their riders. This was an unknown for them, and we were very happy with the success of this event. DHS offers an opportunity for digital events no matter what discipline, and we are eager to provide DHS as a platform for IDA again in the future.”

Generous sponsors provided prizes for High Point and Reserve High Point Riders, which added another layer of excitement to the competition. LM Boots awarded the High Point Rider with a $100 gift card, Platinum Performance donated a 10lb bucket of Platinum Performance Equine, and US Equestrian put forth saddle pads for both High Point and Reserve High Point Rider. 

Entries for the next IDA Digital Dressage Fall II Show will open on November 1, with the Live Broadcast set to air in December.  

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Results for the Inaugural IDA Digital Dressage I Show powered by

First Level
 1st place: Elizaveta Anikeeva, Averett University, 67.3%

2nd place: Michelle Davis, Cazenovia College, 67%

3rd place: Emily Esposito, Emory & Henry College, 65%

4th place: Megan DeSmet, Michigan State University, 64.5%

5th place: Devin Dolan, NC State University, AND Addison Gore, Michigan State University, 63.7%

6th place: Lindsay Shaw, Emory & Henry College, 63.5%

Upper Training Level

1st place: Anne Morgan, Averett University, 68%

2nd place: Catie Poppen-Eagan, Cazenovia College, 64%

3rd place: Taylor Morefield, from North Carolina State University, 63.7%

4th place: Delaney Dunne, Emory & Henry College, 63.5%

5th place: Sydney Fryman, Averett University, 62.5%

6th place: Julia Smoot, Michigan State University, 62.3%

Lower Training Level
1st place: Lily Germano, Cazenovia College, 71% * Reserve High Point Rider

2nd place: Emily Seaver, Emory & Henry College, 70%

3rd place: Sophia Metcalk, North Carolina State, 68.5%

4th place: Sofia Inchausti, Emory & Henry College, 68%

5th place: Kira Hazelwood, Cazenovia College AND Hannah Frantz from Florida State University, 66%

 6th place: Rebbecca Matthews, Centenary University, 65%

Intro Level

1st place: Samantha Formoza, Cazenovia College, 72%* High Point Rider

2nd place: Sara Tromba, Averett University, 69%

3rd place: Talia Brooks, North Carolina State University, 68.5%

4th place: Haley Brown, Florida State University, 68%

5th place: Emily Powell, North Carolina State University, 66%

6th place: Darby Herod, Cazenoiva College, 65%

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