Ali Wolff (USA) and Casall won the Equis Boutique Best Presented Horse Award during CSI 4* competition at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), held July 13 through July 17 in Mill Spring, NC. Equis Boutique sponsors the Best Presented Horse Award at the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Horse Inspection during all weeks of FEI-sanctioned competition at TIEC throughout the 2016 season.
Wolff, of New Albany, OH, and Casall turned heads at the FEI Horse Inspection at TIEC thanks to the tireless efforts of both Wolff and her grooms. Their turnout and horsemanship was rewarded by the ground jury, which named them Best Presented after seeing 83 horses jog.
Casall is an 11-year-old chestnut Holsteiner gelding by Casall x Capitol I owned by Blacklick Bend Farm. He was prepared for the FEI Horse Inspection by Wolff's grooms, Mary Glier and Stacy Lawless.
For Wolff, the best part of seeing her horse be named Best Presented is seeing her grooms get acknowledged for their dedication to the horses they care for.
“They work so hard and don't always get the recognition,” she said. “What I like most about winning this award is that they get rewarded for their efforts.”
Growing up under the direction of trainers like George Morris and Michelle Grubb, Wolff was taught the importance of properly presenting and jogging horses at the FEI Horse Inspection. She recalled, “They used to have us practice jogging our horses. Once you reach the international level, it is so important.”
Wolff's practice has clearly paid off as she has won the Equis Best Presented Horse Award five times since the honor was first introduced in 2015. This time, the award consisted of a commemorative plaque, as well as a pair of hind jumping boots to match the front pair she won during Tryon Summer II from Equis Boutique partner brand, Kentucky Horsewear.
Equis Boutique will offer the Best Presented Horse Award again during Summer IV CSI 4* competition, which wraps the TIEC summer series this week.
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