Monday Video from Tredstep Ireland: Lainey Ashker Dances at Devon

Guess who finished 12th at our very first 3* CDI completion which happened to be none other than Dressage at Devon (and we weren’t near last placed either!) #fuegsisexhausted #ontoBLMs #LÆD

Posted by Lainey Ashker on Sunday, September 30, 2018

While many eventers made their way to Stable View in South Carolina for their inaugural CIC3*, Laine Ashker was competing in a different kind of three-star at the famous Dressage at Devon in Pennsylvania. Over the weekend, Lainey competed in the small tour CDI*** aboard Santiago Del Escarvido (Davido MC—Scarlet, Despierto), a 16-year-old Wisconsin-bred Andalusian X Appaloosa gelding owned by Ann Wilson. Ann was one of Lainey’s very first clients and owners and they found each other 10 years ago though a Craigslist ad that Lainey had posted advertising lessons.

In an effort to improve her performances in eventing’s first phase, Lainey has worked with dressage trainer Radu Marcoci for nearly two decades and grown to love the discipline, though she never intended to compete in pure dressage. “Diego” isn’t Lainey’s only dressage horse — she also has the ride on Atlas, owned by Danielle Casalett, who competes at Fourth Level, and her own Showtime, who is currently competing at third level. Her long-time event partner Anthony Patch a.k.a “Al” has also made the occasional appearance in the sandbox as well.

Lainey and Diego’s score in the I-1 test on Saturday qualified them to perform in I-1 freestyle on Sunday and they ultimately finished 12th place in the CDI***. Way to represent! Check out their freestyle performance here:

Posted by Lainey Ashker on Sunday, September 30, 2018