2002 Oldenburg Gelding
Contucci x Vodka Gimlet x Martini
Bred in the US by Zada Steidl
Owned by Darnell Dressage since 2004
Claire has owned Calimar since he was 18 months old and has taken him from Training Level to Grand Prix with much success, with the help of her mother and a handful of other super instructors. Together, Claire and 'Mark' have competed in seven different USEF National Championships: the USEF Young Horse Dressage National Championship in the 4-, 5-, and 6-year-old divisions, the USEF Developing Prix St. Georges National Championship, the USEF Developing Grand Prix National Championship, and the USEF Intermediaire National Championship twice, including the 2011 Pan American Games Selection Trials. Additionally, the pair has won Regional Championship titles from Training Level through Grand Prix Freestyle.
2005 KWPN Gelding
E'Sop's Fable x Kiantie x Bentley
Bred in the US by Kings Bridge Farm
Owned by Darnell Dressage since 2012
Claire discovered Ayokay at Kings Bridge Farm, an Austin-area Hunter/Jumper barn, in January of 2012 and made the decision to purchase him in September of the same year. With Claire, 'G' has progressed from First Level to Prix St. Georges, regularly winning High Point Championship awards with scores over 70%. Together, the pair was named Champion in both the 2015 USDF Region 7 and California Dressage Society Fourth Level Freestyle Championships in addition to placing third in the CDS Prix St. Georges Championship and fifth in the Region 7 Prix St. Georges Championship against tough competition. Ayokay was also the Reserve Champion USDF Horse of the Year in 2015 at Fourth Level Freestyle.