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Polish Warmblood Wins 5 World Championship Titles at Western Dressage World Championship Show

Sandy Springs, GA, USA – October 11, 2021 – The Western Dressage Association of America World Championship show concluded October 3, 2021, in Guthrie, Oklahoma where the best western dressage horse and rider combinations congregated for the sport’s most elite show. After 5 days of competition, the show concluded with First Impression (USEF)/Bosman (PZHK) leading the competition with 5 World Championship wins with amateur rider JamieLynne Weiss and trainer Marsha Hartford Sapp including:

· Amateur Western Dressage Suitability (Introductory)

· Amateur Western Dressage Horsemanship (Introductory Pattern A)

· Amateur Western Dressage Introductory Test 1

· Open Western Dressage Basic Test 1

· Open Freestyle Test of Choice (Intro-Basic)

First Impression was also the Reserve World Champion in Amateur Western Dressage Introductory Test 4.

First Impression and owner, JamieLynne Weiss, were also crowned Champions of the Intro Amateur Division, were awarded the Greenhorn Award for the highest scoring first year rider (rookie) with a score of 81.1% and were Reserve Champion Overall High Scoring Amateur Rider.

“It’s hard not to smile while going down centerline on First Impression. He’s such a gorgeous horse with a huge presence and is an absolute joy to ride!” said his owner, JamieLynne Weiss.

First Impression was bred by Tadeusz Puchała and registered with the Polish Horse Breeders Association as Bosman (Aron sp. – Balada wlkp / Boss wlkp) and is owned by JamieLynne Weiss and Jerry Phillips of Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA and is trained by Marsha Hartford Sapp and Alyssia Martin of Southern Oaks Equestrian in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. As is common upon importation to the United States, Bosman’s name was changed to a more common English name where he is currently registered with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) as First Impression.

“Polish Warmbloods are extremely rare in the United States and we’re so proud that First Impression can serve as an ambassador and bring exposure to this special breed,” said his owner, JamieLynne Weiss. “We’re incredibly thankful to Tadeusz Puchała for breeding this outstanding horse.”

While selected for importation to the United States based on his talents in the hunter and jumper disciplines, COVID-19 provided an unusual opportunity for the gelding to segue into dressage training. He has proven to be a versatile top performing athlete in multiple competition rings at the national level, including Classical Dressage, Western Dressage, and Hunters.

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