Bebe Davis Concludes Successful Wellington Season

Rising young equestrian Bebe Davis finished out a wonderful season competing in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.

Davis, 16, lives in Wellington during the winter, and Bedminster, N.J., during the spring and summer. She competed two horses, both owned by her parents, Michael and Sarah Davis. She has been showing Rotano, a 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding, for a little over a year. Fievel Mousekewitz, also a 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding, is new.

“This season has been a huge learning opportunity for me,” Davis said. “There were so many high points that it’s impossible to name only one. I won the Florida Youth Dressage Championships on Mouse, and came in second on Rotano. I also won the FEI Junior Freestyle on Mouse with a score of 73.333 percent, the FEI Junior Individual on Mouse during week 10 with a score of 68.202 percent, and the FEI Junior Freestyle on Rotano during week 12 with a 72.124 percent.”

Davis is focusing on defending her title at the 2014 Festival of Champions at Gladstone. Last year, she and Rotano won the Junior division, and she looks forward to again competing for the Junior National Championship title in June. Her success during the Florida winter season has set the stage for the rest of the year.

She is also concentrating on preparing for the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, which will be held July 15-20.

Davis is no stranger to success in the arena. She was the Junior National Champion in 2013 and won multiple titles in the Pony divisions. “This year I’ve worked on being an accurate rider and riding an accurate test,” she said. “This season definitely yielded a number of breakthroughs for us as a team.”

Another high point for Davis was the opportunity to present her and Mouse’s Freestyle under the lights after the CDI 5*. Following her exhibition ride, Davis was invited by Mark Bellissimo of Equestrian Sport Productions to perform the freestyle at the Celebration of the Horse, which will be held in Central Park this fall.

For the past four years, she has been trained full time by Dr. Cesar Parra and Katie Riley of Performance Farms. In her free time, Davis enjoys volunteering at Mane Stream, a farm that specializes in therapeutic riding for children and adults. She is also an active member of JustWorld International.

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ABOVE: Bebe Davis rides in Wellington this season.