Harold Chopping (CAN) and Basje won the Equis Boutique Best Presented Horse Award during CSI 3* competition at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) Fall VI, held October 26 – 30 in Mill Spring, NC. International competition at TIEC concluded on Sunday. Equis Boutique sponsored the Best Presented Horse Award at the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Horse Inspection during all weeks of FEI-sanctioned competition throughout the 2016 season.
Basje, a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Larino x Lando) owned by Kendra Bullington, was selected as the Equis Best Presented Award winner by the TIEC ground jury during the FEI Horse Inspection, which took place earlier in the week. Chopping presented Basje himself alongside the 51 horses that jogged for CSI 3* competition during Tryon Fall VI.
“It is really great that [Equis] recognizes something as simple as the presentation of the horses at the jog because a lot of attention is paid to every bit of preparing them,” said Chopping who has been regularly competing in Tryon this year thanks to its proximity to his own Solo Show Stables based in Southern Pines, NC. “It is about so much more than just training the horses; it is important to look sharp for classes and the jog, and it is fun to see recognition for the effort.”
While Chopping presented Basje at the FEI Horse Inspection, his groom Salvador Navor prepared the horse for competition while at TIEC with a large group of Solo Show Stables riders and horses.
“This is our second year doing FEI classes with Basje so our program was a little more extensive this year, but Salvador is his regular groom and travels with him,” said Chopping. “After this show Basje will have time off while we wait to start him up again in Florida.”
Navor has been with Chopping for five years and was also recognized for the hard work he puts forth to care for the horses under his supervision. For the Equis Best Presented Horse Award, Chopping, Navor and Basje were presented with a set of Kentucky Horsewear tendon boots by Alex West of Equis Boutique.
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