Vive Victory KG Wanderlust KG
The evening of October 26th was pretty special for Knight's Gate Hanoverians' rider, Lena Helmts. Dressage Niagara held it's 2014 Awards Banquet, which was well-attended.
The Awards Ceremony took place at The Urban Restaurant in Fonthill. On entering the dining hall, one could not help but notice the stunning display at the Awards table where the opulence of elaborate ribbons, trophies and a plethora of other lavish awards lined the table.
Lena won a First Level Championship aboard Knight's Gate
Hanoverians' flagship stallion, Vive Victory KG. Capitalizing on her
success, Lena also won the Second Level Championship mounted on Knight's Gate
Hanoverians' owned Wanderlust KG. Both awards were Recognized at the Provincial level.
In addition to her Championships, Lena earned a very prestigious award, one that is rarely and protectively awarded by Dressage judges, known as "The Perfect 8". This is a "rider only" award in which a judge recognizes exemplory rider position (separately from scoring of the horse-rider union).
Let the celebrations begin! Lena was surrounded by a large table of supporters including her coach, Dressage Master, Walter Zettl and his wife, Heide, David and Leslie Bockus, KGH owners, and several of Lena's fellow riders at Knight's Gate Hanoverians. Some of the prizes awarded to Lena were a leather halter and inscribed fleece cooler for each Championship and a myriad of more personal prizes for the Perfect 8 Award, such as Bowring Serving plates, decortive dishes and an ornate Pier 1 Imports picture frame.
Congratulations to Lena, we are very proud to have her ride for Knight's Gate Hanoverians! A job very well done. Wishing her continued success in 2015!
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