The Exhibition Prix St George “Knock Out Derby” in a Full Photo Gallery

Written by Betsy LaBelle - Monday, March 7, 2016 - 11:03 pm

Only in its second year at the annual Palm Beach Derby, Thomas Baur, show organizer at the 2016 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival, staged the “Knock Out Derby” on Sunday, March 6th. The Derby is an event where riders are given a mere 5 minutes to “connect” with someone else’s horse prior to competing in the Prix St George test in front of three judges and a large crowd. Recognizing and evaluating the basic skills of each horse, these riders maintained a sense of humor at their own imperfections while under the pressure of having to stay competitive with each other. Clearly, the “Knock Out Derby” was a hit.  Click on a photo to scroll... 

    
    
    Chris Von Martels riding Legacy's Ambricioso in the qualifying round during the Knock Out Derby  Photo: Dressage Headlines
    
    
    
    
    
    Adrienne Lyle prepares to ride Legacy's Ambricioso after Chris von Martels Photo: Dressage Headlines
    
    
    
    
    
    Chris Von Martels sharing his thoughts from his riding Legacy's Ambricioso Photo: Dressage Headlines
    
    
    
    
    
    Adrienne Lyle riding Legacy's Ambricioso in the Knock Out Derby Photo: Dressage Headlines
    
    
    
    
    
    Adrienne Lyle riding Legacy's Ambricioso in the Knock Out Derby Photo: Dressage Headlines
    
    
    
    
    
    A bit of fun shared on the sidelines at the Knock Out Derby Photo: Dressage Headlines
    
    
    
    
    
    Laura Tomlinson at the Knock Out Derby Photo: Dressage Headlines
    
    
    
    
    
    Juan Matute riding Dana Dion's Zazou at the Knock Out Derby Photo: Dressage Headlines
    
    
    
    
    
    Juan Matute riding Dana Dion's Zazou at the Knock Out Derby Photo: Dressage Headlines
    
    
    
    
    
    Laura Tomlinson gives a hug to Juan Matute as she prepares to ride Zazou Photo: Dressage Headlines
    
    
    
    
    
    Laura Tomlinson unsure of the half-halt for the powerful extended trot Photo: Dressage Headlines
    
    
    
    
    
    Laura Tomlinson and Dana Dion's Zazou at the Knock Out Derby Photo: Dressage Headlines
    
    
    
    
    
    Laura Tomlinson and Dana Dion's Zazou at the Knock Out Derby Photo: Dressage Headlines
    
    
    
    
    
    Zazou's rider Danielle Gallagher-Legriffon gives congratulations to Laura Tomlinson  Photo: Dressage Headlines
    
    
    
    
    
    Laura Tomlinson during the Championship Round at the Palm Beach Derby Photo: Dressage Headlines
    
    
    
    
    
    Laura Tomlinson during the Championship Round at the Palm Beach Derby Photo: Dressage Headlines
    
    
    
    
    
    Laura Tomlinson at the Palm Beach Derby's Knock Out Derby Photo: Dressage Headlines
    
    
    
    
    
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    Chris Von Martels riding Leuchtfeuer DE in the Knock Out Derby Photo: Dressage Headlines
    
    
    
    
    
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    Chris Von Martels and Lilo Fore share some thoughts  Photo: Dressage Headlines
    
    
    
    
    
    Chris Von Martels thanks Laura Tomlinson for setting him up to win the Knock Out Derby Photo: Dressage Headlines
    
    
    
    
    
    The four world-class riders took part in the second annual Knock Out Derby Photo: Dressage Headlines
    
    
    
    
    
    On Thursday, Alfonso Ramirez (ESP) paired with Deborah Berger’s Legacy’s Ambicioso in the horses for the Prix St George Knock Out Derby Photo: Dressage Headlines
    
    
    
    
    
    On Thursday, Danielle Gallagher-Legriffon (CAN) on Dana Dion’s Zazou in the horses for the Prix St George Knock Out Derby Photo: Dressage Headlines
    
    
    
    
    
    Patricia Koschel (GER) won the Prix St George for Knock Out Derby Horses Competition Photo: Dressage Headlines
    
    
    
    
    
    Patricia Koschel (GER) won the Prix St George for Knock Out Derby Horses Photo: Dressage Headlines