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Kayce Redmond and Latino Aiming for Brentina Cup
Features - Young Riders
Written by Admin
Tuesday, 04 May 2010 07:47

Independence Dressage and ImpulSion LLC are co-sponsoring rising young trainer, Kayce Redmond in her quest to qualify for the Brentina Cup on the confirmed Grand Prix, 13 year old gelding, Latino. Latino (Leandro x Madonna) has been in full training with Karen Lipp since ImpulSion LLC imported him in 2007 from Denmark. Karen and Latino have trained with Lars Peterson and Michelle Gibson. Latino was recently with Silke Rembacz for the Florida season. Silke says of Latino, “Latino is fun to ride and comes out every day ready to work and enjoys his work! Anyone can learn the Grand Prix with him and be very competitive! If one of my clients were looking we would buy him. I would love to have him in my barn!” Piaffe and Passage are Latino’s forte, although all his gaits are special. He is very affectionate. He loves bananas and has never passed up a lick it in his stall. He is very easy to trailer and is wonderful at Shows.

Kayce had much success as a Junior and Young Rider and is now training up her young mare, Rosita. She has been with Karen for ten years as student and later assistant trainer. Karen Lipp approached the Deimler’s about having Kayce ride Latino and the time was right for Latino and Kayce to work together on the Brentina Cup.

After only ten days of training with Latino, they scored a 63.077 in the Brentina warm-up and a 62.179 in the Brentina Cup test! Kayce says of Latino, “He has a huge heart and gives me 100% every day in training. In our first show, coming down the final centerline, he gave me everything he had. Everyone applauded and Latino whinnied his response!”

Latino is for sale and is competitively priced at $185,000. He would make a wonderful partner for a rider ready for the Brentina Cup or Grand Prix. Please contact Karen Lipp at 770-331-7245 for additional information.







Devon Kane of Diamante Farms Wins at Poplar Place Farm's April Dressage Show
Sunday, 17 May 2009 07:57

Diamante Farms of Wellington, FL, competed at the Poplar Place Farm's April Dressage Show on April 18-19, in Hamilton, GA. Riders Devon Kane, Shawna Harding, and Karen Lipp all rode under the instruction of Diamante Farm's head trainer Michelle Gibson and posted high scores and championship wins over the weekend of competition. Terri and Dick Kane of Wellington, FL, and San Antonio, TX, own Diamante Farms. Devon Kane did very well showing her 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood Prins in the Brentina Cup Qualifier over the weekend. The pair scored an impressive 65% for the class win, and Kane was very proud of the dramatic difference in her horse's performance since their last show a month ago.

The two riders also showed their horses on Sunday, with Harding and Come On III placing first in the FEI grand prix with a score of 71.064%, and Lipp and Latino placing first in the FEI grand prix special with a score of 67.083%. Lipp also competed in the USEF Developing Horse Qualifier with Highlander, and scored a 68% for the win.

Collecting Gaits Farm FEI High Score Awards were presented at the show's conclusion to both Shawna Harding and Karen Lipp. Harding was awarded for the first- and second-highest scores of the competition with Come On III, a 71.064% in Sunday's grand prix and a 70% in Saturday's grand prix. Karen Lipp received the award for the fourth-highest score of the competition with her 67.083% aboard Latino in the FEI grand prix special.

USDF medals

USDF Gold Medals:
Christi Meyers
Elizabeth Kane
Alyssa Eidbo
Kris Zagoria
Carol Phillips

Junior rider, Alex Kitchen, won TEAM Bronze at the 2010 NAJYRC - Congratulations Alex!

Jessica Deimler received a Silver Team medal at the 2009 NAJYRC

Alyssa Eidbo was reserve Brentina Cup Champion at the 2009 Festival of Champions

Jessica Deimler, Heather Beachem earned their Silver

Karen has three students attending the 2010 NAJYRC: Junior, Alex Kitchen and Young Riders, Jessica Deimler and Heather Beachem

Karen has two students attending the 2010 Festival of Champions: Young Rider, Heather Beachem and Brentina Cup Rider, Kayce Redmond Karen and Whitney (owned by Kathy Oldford) are attending the 2010 Markel Young Horse Championships at Lamplight next weekend.

Latino and Kayce Redmond Qualify for the 2010 Brentina Cup!

Thursday, 01 July 2010 00:32

Latino and Kayce have qualified for the 2010 Brentina Cup with a 64.017%! The pair had a strong showing in their partnership, including earning a qualifying score of 62.179% from their first test together the first weekend of May. Subsequent shows resulted in a 64.321% from Judges Mandis and Gribbons, which was followed by a 65.641% from Christine Hastings and Lilo Fore. Of the pair, Fore said, “Training quite well achieved.” and Ann Gribbons, “horse and rider team with possibilities”. Kayce and Latino are currently ranked 8th in the Nation!

ImpulSion LLC and Grand Prix Trainer and Rider, Karen Lipp of Independence Dressage, have co-sponsored this talented pair and are thrilled with their accomplishments. Says owner, Mike Deimler, “We are so excited to have Kayce riding Latino at this level and performing so well. He is a special horse and is well-suited for Young Riders, Brentina Cup and Grand Prix.”

2 When asked about her partnership with Latino, Kayce responded, “Each show has been more fun…I feel more comfortable taking more chances in my rides with Latino as our partnership has developed. I felt like I wanted to ride more conservatively at the beginning, but I know I can trust Latino to show more expression and power if I ask him to.”

The pair will travel to Gladstone, New Jersey to compete at the USET Headquarters in August. Trainer and co-sponsor, Karen Lipp, said of the invitation, “I knew that Latino was talented and could definitely succeed in the Brentina Cup. I feel so lucky to have ridden such a wonderful horse.”

Latino is for sale and is competitively priced at $185,000. He is looking for a new partner with whom to help achieve his or her goals.

Karen Lipp’s Students Dominate AA FEI
Classes at Regional Championships

Written by Melody Moore Jackson   

Saturday, 31 October 2009 11:11

In an unprecedented tour de force, students of Independence Dressage and trainer Karen Lipp swept the Adult Amateur FEI divisions at the VADA Fall-GAIG/USDF Region 1 Finals in Lexington, VA in October 2009.  In the Adult Amateur Grand Prix, student Christi Meyers and Wonderboy were Champion with a 64.681% and student Kris Zagoria on Pasop were Reserve Champion with a 63.617%.
The duo was reversed for the Adult Amateur Intermediate II division with Kris and Pasop Champions with a 62.895% and Christi and Wonderboy Reserve Champions with a 60.395%. GDCTA President Rick Cohn and Daylight captured the Intermediate I Adult Amateur Division with a 66.447% and Lara Silver on Highlander was Champion of the Prix St George Division with a 69.474%.  Lara and Highlander were also Reserve Champion of the Fourth Level Adult Amateur finals with a 65.244%.

In addition to training 10 students during the Region 1 Finals, Karen Lipp also found time to win the Grand Prix Musical Freestyle Championship on Latino with an impressive 68.167%.  When asked for the secret to her stunning success, Karen responded, “I am the luckiest trainer in the world. I have the best clients who dedicate themselves to being the best they can be.  I love what I do... it’s no secret!"
Karen’s students echo that those feelings are mutual.  “Karen’s positive approach and unwavering commitment to her clients and horses has made her the driving force behind all of our success this past weekend and this entire year. She is an incredible, one-of-a-kind-talent who is inspiring, smart, enthusiastic and passionate," said student Kris Zagoria. Christi Meyers added, "She genuinely finds more joy in our (her students) success and I know I speak for all of us to say we are deeply grateful.” Christi is also the owner of the state-of-the-art facility, Top Hat Dressage in Canton GA, where Karen and her students train and board. 

Beyond the Champion and Reserve Champion Titles, Team Independence students also placed in the top 8 spots of the finals:

  • Sydney Lee and Weltheir finished 3rd in the Intermediate I Adult Amateur Finals with a 61.579%
  • Assistant Trainer Kayce Redmond aboard Odysseus placed 6th in the Prix St Georges Open Finals and 4th in the Fourth Level Open Finals with a 64.268%
  • Rick Cohn and Daylight placed 5th with a 63.026% at Prix St Georges AA Finals
  • Anne Modi and Cirkeline placed 8th in the Fourth Level Adult Amateur Finals with a 60.122%
  • Michelle Futral on Donavan placed 8th in the Adult Amateur Third Level Finals.