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Dressage Saddlebred to perform at Shelbyville show





Harry Callahan and Chrissa Hoffman

Pendleton, KY -- Harry Callahan, the highest-performing competition dressage American Saddlebred in the world, will appear at the award-winning Shelbyville (KY) Horse Show in August. He will be presented by Full Circle Dressage and trainer Chrissa Hoffmann after the last class, Friday, Aug. 4.

 

Bred, born and trained in Kentucky, Harry Callahan (Supreme Heir x Make My Day) is the poster boy for American Saddlebred excellence in dressage. He was the first in his breed to appear on the cover of the national dressage organization magazine, The Connection, and in a dressage article in Horse Illustrated. Since the beginning of his career he has earned multiple regional and national awards and now at age eight is competing and winning against all breeds in the elite Prix St. Georges, a demanding, international level of training.

 

Purchased by Full Circle Dressage as a three year old from Willowbank Farm, Simpsonville, KY, he later was sold to his present owner, Linda Cawthon of Louisville.  

 

At the show Harry Callahan and his trainer will perform difficult dressage movements to music, “dancing” for his hometown crowd.

 

Full Circle opened its pioneering American Saddlebred dressage program in 2001 and currently is training several Saddlebreds and Saddlebred crosses for competition. Their sires include Attache’s Thunderbolt, Star Material, Forty Second Street ERB and Undulata’s Man of the Hour. 

 

The 60-acre, 20-stall Full Circle is located northeast of Louisville in L’Esprit, Pendleton, KY and is owned by Frank and Judy Gassmann. Trainer Chrissa Hoffmann holds the Bronze, Silver and Gold medals from the US Dressage Federation. Visit Full Circle at www.fullcircledressage.com.

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