Dawn Bernardo, Rick Rockefeller-Silvia and Dream Street Stallions dominated the spotlight at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, winning in both the Open and Adult Amateur divisions over the first two weeks of competition in February at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.
Rubinero, owned by Equine Imports LLC, was ridden by Bernardo to a 67.763% win in the FEI Prix St. Georges during the AGDF4 National Show, Feb. 1-2. The pair soon delivered winning scores yet again, this time during the AGDF5 CDI 4*/3*, Feb. 6-9, in the Adult Amateur division FEI Intermediare I classes on Thursday (60.396%) and Saturday (62.10%).
The 16.3-hand, 14-year-old black, approved Oldenburg stallion was imported to the U.S. just in time to begin his winning ways in Wellington.
“I’m so pleased with Rubinero. I’m incredibly blessed to have such an amazing stallion as my competition partner,” Bernardo said, adding her appreciation toward Gudula Vorweck for the opportunity to purchase the horse.
Rockefeller-Silvia and Desperado were first in Week Five’s Open division FEI Intermediare I, and the Dream Street horseman had a 65.526% score for the 11-year-old, 17.1-hand, imported Austrian Warmblood.
Bernardo, who is from Wellington, and Rockefeller-Silvia, from Palm Beach, also operate a Dream Street Stallions summer facility outside of Chicago, and expect a busy season ahead. For more about Dream Street Stallions, visit www.dreamstreetstallions.com or call (561) 758-0528.
ABOVE: Dawn Bernardo and Rubinero.