Devon or Bust: On the road to Pennsylvania

Grand Prix dressage competitor Maat van Uitert is Devon bound and will be blogging for Horse Nation from the show. Here’s her latest update!

If you missed Maat’s first installation, click here.

Top photo: Maat’s colt Good Knight, who will be making his Devon debut in the breed classes. “Knight is by Good as Gold out of an Idocus mare, and was bred by Goldhope Farm in PA, just a few miles from the Devon show grounds,” Maat says. “I’m super excited about this colt, and I can’t wait to see what his future might bring.”

From Maat:

Hello, I’m blogging from the road to Devon! The trailer is full of horses and we’re set to pull into Devon in the wee hours of Tuesday. Knight goes tomorrow afternoon in the Colts of 2013 class. If you’re at Devon, be sure to come by! I’ll be in my team polo, so it won’t be hard to pick me out.

Currently we’re in Virginia, and we know we’re in Virginia because of course there’s construction! Troubadour doesn’t compete until Thursday, and I’m glad he will have 2 days to rest. In the trailer is Nicolbria, who’s five months in foal, and she’ll spend the rest of her pregnancy at “Aunt Sandra’s”, home of USEF “r” judge Sandra Abe. Sandra foaled out Hava for me, so I know Nicole will be in good hands!

Somehow, Troubadour managed to unhook his chest bar, and got himself turned around in the first few hours of the trip. Foals! He made himself at home snacking on hay bales we brought with us. He’s going to be a character as he gets older.

As for the rest of the week, Knight goes in the Breeder’s Group and Get of Sire classes on Wednesday, and both Knight and Troubadour have their individual breed classes on Thursday. I want to say a special thank you to Kathy Moffitt, DAD breed show secretary, for helping me untangle some last minute paperwork snafus and Rebecca and my neighbors Carrie & Bill (who also serves the community in the Palm Beach County Sheriffs) for keeping an eye on the rest of my gang! It takes a village!

We’re packed with everything from sponsor banners to braiding equipment and ready for action! Stop by and say hi, and meet the gang!


Hava (left) and Nicolbria (right)

Maat van Uitert is a Grand Prix dressage trainer, USDF gold medalist, and USDF “L” judges program participant based in Loxahatchee, FL. Maat runs a successful training and sales business, matching horses with happy riders. Maat works with horses and riders of all levels, and currently accepts horses for FEI competition or young horse competition. She is available for clinics and haul-in lessons. Learn more on her website at



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