L’Etoile 6

L'Etoile 6

1991 HOLSTEINER GELDING, LIGORETT-ABECE/CASTRO

“Struppie” is a German word meaning “fuzzy”; “L’Etoile” is French for “the star.” Both are accurate for this 17 h Holsteiner gelding by Ligorett, the next big thing in the American Young Rider division.

With wins at almost every Young Rider show they entered, including a Gold Medal at the NAYRC and a nearly 74% win at Dressage At Devon, Lauren and Struppie dominated the Young Rider scene in 2005.

Struppie has moved to New Haven, CT, with his new owner, Young Rider Courtney Massie. They will ride for Region 8 in 2006. Congratulations and good luck, Courtney!

2005 Show Results

Silverwood Dressage, May 21-22, Camp Lake WI
4th place, FEI YR Team Test, 62.778%
3rd place, FEI YR Prix St. Georges, 67.375%

Dressage At Lamplight Late May, May 27-29, Wayne IL
2nd place, FEI YR Team Test, 67.037%
2nd place, FEI YR Prix St. Georges, 66.5%
2nd place, FEI YR Musical Freestyle, 70%

Indy Dressage Classic, June 11-12, Carmel IN
1st place, FEI YR Team Test, 66.111%
1st place, FEI YR Musical Freestyle, 70.438%

Region 2 Jr/YR Team Championship, June 24, Batavia OH
1st place, FEI YR Team Test, 68%
High Point Champion, FEI
1st place, Team Championship (with Kate Sunder, Courtney Yeager and Kate Fargo – the “Region 2 Rockstars”)

Paxton Farm Summer Classic, June 25-26, Batavia OH
2nd place, FEI YR Prix St. Georges, 67.25%
1st place, FEI YR Musical Freestyle, 73.438%

North American Young Riders Championship, July 26-31, Lexington VA
10th place, FEI YR Team Test, 64.8%
5th place, FEI YR Individual Test, 66.4%
5th place, FEI YR Musical Freestyle, 68.876%
5th place Overall, 200.075
Gold Medal Team, with Region 2’s Katie Hamilton, Kassie Barteau and Allie Nichols

Lendon’s Youth Dressage Festival, August 12-15, Saugerties NY
2nd place, FEI YR Team Test, 68.333%
2nd place, FEI YR Prix St. Georges, 65.625%
3rd place, FEI YR Equitation, 91%
Reserve Champion, FEI Young Rider Division, 246.479%
1st place, Region 8 Jr/YR Team Championship, Division C (with Liz Austin, Ashley Peterson and Kat Mathieu – “Gleneden’s Half-Passed Out”)

Region 8 Championships/NEDA Fall, September 14-18, Saugerties NY
Regional Champion, FEI YR Team Test, 64.519%
Regional Champion, Prix St. Georges Jr/YR, 66.25%

Dressage at Devon
1st place, FEI YR Musical Freestyle, 73.583%!

2005 Year-End Awards

7th place, USDF Jr/YR Horse of the Year Prix St. Georges Standings
6th place, USDF Musical Freestyle Award Fourth Level Standings