Flying W Farms Tosca
Sire: Firedance-Saddlebred X Dam:Tina Marie-Percheron
CONGRATULATIONS TO TOSCA AND VALARIE FROM
FLYING W FARMS!!!!
Well as I told you in our telephone conversation, you're horse Tosca
earned me my USDF Bronze medal last Friday. Our accomplishment is even
more impressive considering that I broke my back almost two years ago.
That of course is a different story. It does however play into the
events that took place at the horse show. I had petitioned the USEF
for a dispensation so that I could post to both the medium and
extended trot. My request for a dispensation was denied. It took the
USEF almost eight months to come to this disappointing decision. With
this news I was forced to try to find a way to continue to compete. I
then contacted the USDF to find out whether or not I would be
disqualified if I did post to the trot movements. The USDF was very
helpful and quoted the rules from the directives. Unfortunately I was
to discover at the show that this directive is subject to
interpretation by the judge. One judge said she would allow me to post
but the other judge blew the whistle and made me re-do the movement.
Both judges deducted two points from my overall score.At the end of
the day I earned a 61.5 on my Third Level Test 2 and a 59.5 on my
Third Level Test 3. They were respectively BLM and GAIG classes. The
scores are both qualifying scores but the 61.5 score was the final
score at Third Level that I needed to earn my USDF Bronze Medal. I
plan to go to Orlando to the awards banquet to receive
my medal in person. Tosca has been the horse of a lifetime for me. I
can not imagine my life as a rider without her. I will keep you posted
regarding our future shows.
Her lovely rider owner is Valarie Glantschnig;
TOSCA IS FLYING W FARMS HORSE OF THE YEAR 2003 in Dressage. (First Level)
She also won IGGHR HORSE OF THE YEAR 2004 in
Dressage. (Second Level)
This beautiful moving mare won
additional year end awards from
ESDCTA for Dressage 2003 & 2004 Tosca
is competing Third Level Dressage for 2005
May 2004 Update!
Tosca and I had our first dressage show this season. I needed one more
score of 60% or higher to get my ESDCTA
bronze medal and one additional
score of 60% or higher towards my USDF bronze medal.With these goals in
mind I entered the BFK North Spring Dressage show. Both Nancy and Amy were
to show at this particular show so Tosca
and I were to be completely on
our own. She won the Training Level 4 test with a score of 69.615%.This
was an Open/GAIG class.
We had to compete against
professionals and there were thirteen people riding in the
Not only did she win but she was Champion with
the highest score awarded in the division that day.
class was First Level Test 2. It was a different judge and the class was
not as big but she won again with a score
of 62.941%. Our next show is on June 20th at Bucks County Horse
Park. We will be doing First Level Test 3 and
Second Level Test 1. I'll
let you know how we do. Both of these shows are USDF recognized shows so
you can follow our show results on their web site. All the best- Valerie
Tosca's total scores for 2004 earned the FWF year end
award for Dressage, Second level, 2004;
Congratulations to Valarie and Tosca; We wish them the best as they
compete in Third Level 2005 season.
*See letter from Valarie summation of her 2004 show season, we
received in September, middle of this page scroll down.
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004
Tosca and I have shown five times this Summer at Second Level. She has
had a qualifying score of 60% or higher four of those five times. The one time she didn't was "pilot error". I got
the tests mixed up in my head and went off
course twice. All of the shows were USDF and or USEF recognized. Three of
the four classes she won. All of the Tests were Second Level Test 1 and 2. Next year we plan to do the more difficult
Second Level Tests 3 and 4.
If we do well with those I would like to qualify for the GAIG/BLM
Championships. It is an ambitious goal but she is a worker bee.
She has earned me my ESDCTA Bronze Medal . She has also earned a Merit
of Honor at Second Level for her scores of
60% and higher. It was a big jump for us but she has met the challenge.
You should be able to see her scores on the USDF website. We just got the last two scores on Saturday at the Bucks County
Horse Park. She won both of her classes.
Tosca has turned into a
super dressage horse! We are training with Nancy Polozker;
Nancy is top ten in the nation in Musical Freestyle; She is a great trainer
and SHE LOVES TOSCA! Valarie
George "Bob" Wagner Jr. & Fredericka Wagner
PO Box 845 / Piketon / Ohio 45661
Flying W Farms