Cassie Benson Rides Davinchi Royale to Triple Crown® Excellence Award During High Prairie Dressage at Colorado Horse Park

Triple Crown Excellence Award winner Cassie Benson and Davinchi with their award. (PHOTO: JRPR)

Parker, CO  (June 10 , 2019) – Up high in the Rocky Mountains, dressage rider and trainer Cassie Benson, of Heber City, Utah, rode to the top during the High Prairie Dressage show held at the beautiful Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado. Riding the magnificent 17.1 hand Hanoverian gelding, Davinchi Royale, owned by adult amateur Corinne Cody, Benson won the Prix St Georges with a score of 68.6% and also claimed the Triple Crown®Excellence Award. “He’s a really neat guy – such a good horse,” Benson said of her mighty steed. “You could ride him into battle!”

Davinchi Royale, also known as “Vinnie,” was described as “the perfect adult amateur dressage horse,” and at 15, is solidly schooling Grand Prix level movements. Benson is a trainer at Hilltop Dressage in Heber City, along with Margo Gogan, where Vinnie has been in training for several years. “I came out to help Corinne, so the ride was more about keeping the horse tuned up in the show ring for her,” Benson said, explaining that she had been working with Vinnie a little over the winter, but this was actually their first time in the show ring together. Benson is excited to see how far his owner will take him, as they are currently riding in 4th Level Test 3.  

High Prairie Dressage I took place on Friday, May 31, bringing together some of the best in the west. As always, Triple Crown Nutrition was on hand, to support and honor top riders and their horses. The Triple Crown Excellence Award is given to a horse and rider team that demonstrates exemplary achievement. Benson said she was truly grateful to receive the award, which included a beautiful tri-colored ribbon and commemorative plaque, along with a coupon for a bag of Triple Crown feed.   

As the official feed sponsor of the United States Equestrian Federation, Triple Crown® Nutrition continues to recognize and support equestrians like Benson, who are so passionate about their horses’ health, wellbeing and levels of excellence. The renowned feed company was the first to add prebiotics, probiotics, and organic minerals to horse feed, and continues to deliver the very best in equine nutrition. Triple Crown Nutrition is a proud sponsor of the 2019 Colorado Horse Park. To learn more about Triple Crown feed, please visit the company’s official Facebook page or Instagram @TripleCrownFeed, call (800-451-9916), or visit