Prix Day at
Classic Dressage 1
Kathleen Broughan's New Stallion Richman Kicks off His 2009 Show Season
at Wellington Dressage Classic I
Kathleen Broughan doesn't get much of a chance to get away from her work
as founder and executive director of
a not for profit Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy center for
abused, neglected, troubled children in Charleston, South Carolina's low
country. But at the Wellington Dressage Classic I she was not about to
miss the second outdoor competition in the USA of her imported
10-year-old Danish stallion, Richman DVH 784 (by Mantovani X by Quattro
out of a Zeoliet mare) .
Shawna Harding in the irons, the handsome duo impressed Judge Charlotte
Bredahl and earned the winning score in a competitive class with a
71.395% topping Harding's other
owned by Tonya Rowe who was second with a 70.930%.
a USDF Silver Medalist is also a credentialed equestrian sports
psychologist at the European Championships in
2000, she served as team psychologist for Team
's bid for a spot in the Olympics. It has been her work as a certified
equine-assisted therapist in the program she founded in
which gives her the greatest pleasure, but also demands most of her
time. "It is amazing and rewarding to see how horses can help many
of the children we work with." said Broughan.
she imported the Danish stallion and is managing his career. She has
been gratified with the response. Because of his bloodlines he is just
as popular as hunter sire as in dressage, and it looks like he will be
able to pay his way as his career has just begun to take off in the USA.