Passing On the Winning Tradition: Noble GF Oakes.jpgAt the Woodside Summer Dressage and RAAC Show in Woodside CA, one of USPRE’s regular High Point winners repeated the performance, but this time with a new owner. Janette Oakes received a 67.05 at Third Level, Test 3 clinching the top score for the show in the Adult Amateur Division of the USPRE High Point challenge. 

Former owner, Erin Lohec, couldn’t have been more proud. She has overseen the development of this striking dark bay stallion by Gaucho III out of Ninfa GF since she purchased him in 2006.  At that time, the plan for Noble was to be trained and campaigned in dressage and stand stud for her breeding farm, Andalusian Dressage Partners. Noble had a very successful show career under his rider/trainer Michael Etherly through the FEI level of PSG and was featured on this website for his numerous USPRE High Point wins. Additionally, Noble is a two time winner of the USDF All-Breed awards for USPRE. Susan Treabess an FEI trainer/competitor and 2010 World Equestrian Games US Team Member was looking for an FEI level PRE horse for her client, an Amateur FEI-level rider. Having watched Noble develop over the years, Susan thought Noble would be a perfect match and he had the level of training and temperament they where looking for. During the Daniel Martin Dockx clinic sponsored by the USPRE in February, Jan had her first real look at Noble and fell in love. Useful Photos/USPRE Dressage/DSC05034.jpg“Wanting to put our horses in the right hands to be developed for the sport of dressage has its challenges, so what better way to promote our wonderful breed than to carefully place one with a competitive Amateur rider to campaign at the higher levels of our sport”, commented former owner and sponsor Erin Lohec. “With this in mind, I gave my blessing and Noble was sold.”

Congratulations to Janette on this recent distinction. We hope we will be seeing more of this pair making news in the Amateur division while at the same time being ambassadors for our breed.


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