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Kimberly Herslow Close to Competing in Grand Prix with Rosmarin

Champion dressage rider Kimberly Herslow is very close to competing in the Grand Prix with her lovely horse Rosmarin; however, she has decided to postpone entering the prestigious competition. Ms. Herslow decided to wait until next year to enter Rosmarin into the Grand Prix.

The classic arch of the dressage horse's neck is difficult for the horse to maintain. The horse should not be behind the bit.
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Rosmarin, a 9-year-old gelding, will not be forced to do something he is not ready to do at this time. Because of Ms. Herslow’s dedication to the well-being of her horse, Rosmarin is expected to compete and grow as an athlete in upcoming events for a very long time.

Ms. Herslow, who is 42 years old, is from Stockton, New Jersey. She has been competing in the 40 percent range at the intermediate level in the Prix St. Georges. She now intends to move up into the 80 percent range.

In 2015, Ms. Herslow and Rosmarin will compete in the Grand Prix at the Pan American Games. The big competition will be entered in Rio de Janeiro. In 2016, Ms. Herslow intends to compete for a place on the American Olympic team in Rio de Janeiro.

Ms. Herslow’s trainer, Lars Petersen, supports Ms. Herslow’s decision to wait until 2016 to compete for a spot in the Olympics. Mr. Petersen believes that Rosmarin will be much happier and will have more fun if the gelding is not forced to do maneuvers prematurely.



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