Triple Crown Award Goes To Jan Brons And Scholastica At GCDA Summer Solstice Event

Jan Brons smiles after winning his class and the Triple Crown Excellence Award.

Dressage rider Jan Brons rode to excellence in the Grand Prix aboard Scholastica during the recent Gold Coast Dressage Association (GCDA) Summer Solstice show at the Palm Beach Equine Sports Complex in Wellington. The pair scored a 66.522 percent and came in second in the class, just slightly behind Shannon Dueck.

Scholastica is a stunning Oldenburg mare owned by Amy Swendlin. “This is the first time she’s been back in the ring since November,” Brons said. “It went really well — as good as I could possibly make her be. She was really honest in the ring.”

For their outstanding performance, the pair earned the Triple Crown Excellence Award. This award is given to a horse and rider team that demonstrates exemplary achievement within the equestrian community, as well as showing exceptionally good health and fitness. Brons said he was thrilled and very grateful to have been chosen for the award. The prize included a beautiful tri-colored ribbon and commemorative plaque, along with a coupon for a bag of Triple Crown horse feed.

As the official feed sponsor of the U.S. Equestrian Federation, Triple Crown Nutrition continues to recognize and support equestrians like Brons, who are passionate about their horses’ health, well-being and levels of excellence. The feed company was the first to add prebiotics, probiotics and organic minerals to horse feed, and continues to deliver the very best in equine nutrition.

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