Courtney King-Dye Debuts a PRE Stallion at the Wellington Classic Spring Challenge CDI3
United States Olympian Courtney King-Dye has been training Grandioso III (owned by Kimberly Boyer of Hampton Green Farm) for the past ten months and debuted the 1999 PRE stallion at the Wellington Classic Spring Challenge CDI3 on February 6-8. The pair competed at the Prix St. George and Intermediare 1 levels in the International classes against a field of 17 horses. The pair finished 6th on the first day, but surprised everyone when they achieved a 68.2% at the Intermediare 1 and came in second only to top-ranked Jan Brons and Teutobad. King-Dye and Grandioso continued this upward trend with a stunning win and 72.4% for the I-1 freestyle, a fully orchestrated arrangement of classic Spanish music. King-Dye’s plans for Grandioso are the National Intermediare 1 Championships in June in Gladstone, New Jersey, with the goal to compete at Grand Prix in 2010.