Recently the stunning five year old Holsteiner, Code Name, was awarded top honors in the Young Event Horse West Coast Championships at Galway Downs in Temecula, CA. Sara Mittleider put in a confident ride on the young horse, leading from start to finish and capturing the title in impressive form.
RELEASE: November 1, 2013
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Galway Downs Press
Code Name and Sara Mittleider, winners of the 5-Year-Old USEA Young Event Horse West Coast Championships at the Galway Downs International Three-Day Event. (Amy McCool photo)
Temecula, Calif. – The USEA Young Event Horse West Coast Championships crowned their 4- and 5-year-old winners at Galway Downs International Three-Day Event. In the 5-Year-Old class, Sara Mittleider and her own Code Name led from start to finish, while in the 4-Year-Old class, Jennifer McFall and Dragonfire Farm’s Classic Twain jumped up to take the victory.
Mittleider was competing for more than just West Coast glory, as the 5-year-old with the highest score between the West Coast and East Coast
Championships also wins the $17,500 USEA/Holekamp grant to contest the FEI Young Horse Championship for 7-Year-Olds at the Le Lion D’Angers CCI** in France. The East Coast Championships took place two weeks ago in Maryland, and Buck Davidson and Mr. Bojangles were victorious there with a score of 82.53. But Mittleider garnered a score of 83.0 from the same judges, giving her both the win here and the grant for 2015.
The win was also highlighted on the Mittleider’s blog/website. If you haven’t stopped by to read about all the goings on in the Mittleider camp, you should.
Brenda Mittleider, Sara’s mother, was gracious enough to take the time to write us on Facebook about Sara’s win.
Hello! I just wanted you to know that Sara Mittleider and her horse, Code Name, won the West Coast Young Event Horse Championship for 5 year olds at Galway Downs. They had the highest score between the East Coast and West Coast Champions so Code Name is National Champion 5 yr old Event Horse. He is eligible to receive the Holekamp-Turner Grant to help with expenses to compete at the World Championships for young horses to be held in France in 2015.
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He has been on APF Pro since he was started jumping in January and he is certainly healthy and happy!
Thank you so much for your continued support of our horses!
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