On Sunday, June, 26, Lauren Knopp and Barbara Brady gave a dressage demonstration at Ida Farm in Wellington to a group of residents from the Andros Isle community. Lauren’s mother, Theresa Knopp, also provided a running commentary.
Lauren Knopp rode Degas SSF, an 8-year-old Dutch Warmblood/Morgan during the demo. Knopp is a professional FEI dressage rider/trainer who has competed up to the Grand Prix level and has won USDF bronze, silver and gold medals.
Barbara Brady rode Okie Dokie, a 15-year-old gray Connemara. Okie has been trained to Grand Prix level. Brady is an amateur rider who has competed at many levels in Florida, New York and throughout New England.
Ida Farm is located on 15 acres in Wellington and has 85 stalls, two covered arenas as well as jumping galloping fields and paddocks.
The residents donated to a boarder at the farm who is a para-Olympic rider and will be competing at the Rio Olympics.
ABOVE: Barbara Brady and Lauren Knopp during their demonstration.