Legolas Named Adequan®/USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year
Lexington, KY (December 9,
2016) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) would like to congratulate
the fourteen -year-old, 17.0 hand, Westfalen gelding, Legolas, owned by Akiko
Yamazaki's Four Winds Farm LLC, and ridden by Steffen Peters of San Diego,
California, for being named 2016 Adequan®/USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year.
Legolas' median score of 77.160 percent made him the top horse in the United
States competing at this level and the recipient of USDF's highest honor for
the fifth year in a row.
Legolas was recognized at the
2016 Adequan®/USDF Salute Gala and Annual Awards Banquet with a commemorative
personalized plaque, an embroidered cooler, and a gift certificate provided by
Dressage Extensions. Also, Legolas is the recipient of the Colonel Thackeray
Award and will have his name engraved on a silver trophy to be on permanent
display in the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame housed at the USDF National
Education Center, located at the Kentucky Horse Park.
“USDF is thrilled to be able to
recognize this extraordinary horse for his many accomplishments during the 2016
competition season. We also congratulate his owner Four Winds Farm, Akiko
Yamazaki, his rider Steffen Peters, and the entire Legolas team,” stated USDF
Executive Director Stephan Hienzsch.
For more information about the
Adequan®/USDF Horse of the Year awards or to access a list of past and current
recipients, visit the USDF website at www.usdf.org, or contact the USDF office at email@example.com.
Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage. For more information about USDF membership or programs, visit www.usdf.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (859) 971-2277.