Press your hooves together for two of our own, our four legged friend Ravel and his owner Akiko Yamazaki. Ravel a twelve-year-old, Dutch Warmblood gelding was named by the United States Dressage Federation (USDF), 2010 Adequan/USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year. Ravel’s median score of 78.542 percent made him the top horse in the United States competing at this level and the recipient of USDF’s highest honor AND for the second year in a row! Akiko Yamazaki, Ravel’s owner, picked up a commemorative personalized plaque among other prizes, at the 2010 Adequan/USDF Salute Gala and Annual Awards Banquet. Ravel also is the recipient of the Colonel Thackeray Award and will have his name engraved on a silver trophy to be on permanent display in the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame housed at the USDF National Education Center, located at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Congratulations to Akiko Yamazaki and Ravel.