Ashleigh Glorioso and Epilogue Clinch Ladies Side Saddle Championship

Ashleigh Glorioso and Epilogue. Photo by KIND Media.

Edited Press Release

Devon, Pa. – June 1, 2022 – The Ladies Side Saddle division took center stage during Ladies Day Wednesday, June 1, at the 2022 Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. The division featured an under saddle, sponsored by Courtyard by Marriott, a hunter hack and an over fences class. Ashleigh Glorioso and Epilogue ultimately took home the championship tricolor earning 26 points, walking away with The True Blue Challenge Trophy at the conclusion of the division. 

Ashleigh Glorioso and Epilogue. Photo by KIND Media.
Ashleigh Glorioso and Epilogue. Photo by KIND Media.

Side Saddle has been a long standing tradition at the Devon Horse Show. The style of riding was first introduced in Great Britain by Anne of Bohemia in 1382, at the time of her marriage to King Richard II. It introduced a more independent way of travel, since travel was primarily through cart or carriage back then. Devon carries on the tradition of this unique division every year on Ladies Day of the annual Devon Horse Show and Country Fair.

Glorioso and her own Epilogue, a 23-year-old, took home the True Blue Challenge Trophy donated by Mrs. Robert E. Rogers and Mrs. John Be Denegre for top placing in the Ladies Side Saddle Championship. First time champions of the division, the pair earned the blue ribbon in the Ladies Side Saddle Under Saddle, sponsored by Courtyard Marriott, second place in the Ladies Side Saddle Hunter Hack, and first place in the Ladies Side Saddle Over Fences. A total of 26 points ensured that they would leave with the division’s top honors.

Alexis C Dipasqua and Reba Dean
Alexis C Dipasqua and Reba Dean

Alexis C Dipasqua and Reba Dean, a 16-year-old Thoroughbred mare owned by Stephen Di Pasqua, went home with the reserve championship of the division, finishing with a total of 20 points.

FROM THE WINNER’S CIRCLE

Ashleigh Glorioso – Ladies Side Saddle Champion

On Epilogue:
“He’s a 23-year-old Thoroughbred. He used to run a track and steeple chased, so this is his third career. We’ve had him for a while, almost 10 years. He really likes the side saddle. He just goes a little better side saddle. When you ride him he can be particular but he was good today.”

On earning the Ladies Side Saddle Championship at Devon:
“This is obviously one of the most prestigious places to be able to show because it’s Devon. This is the first time I’ve been champion and the first time [Epilogue] has been champion here. It’s a special atmosphere here, it’s different than most other shows; you have the fair, you have the different disciplines. It’s pretty special to show here.” 

On competing in the side saddle division:
“I really enjoy it. I think it’s gotten a little smaller the last couple of years, but I think as more people learn about it more are interested in it. It’s definitely different, it’s not for everybody. It takes a special horse to do it, but I hope we continue to grow it and keep that tradition going.”

RESULTS 

$200 Ladies Hunter Side Saddle Under Saddle and The Dogwood Hill Farm Perpetual Trophy

Place / Horse / Rider / Owner
1. Epilogue / Ashleigh Glorioso / Ashleigh Glorioso
2. Tortuga / Devon Zebrovious / Brenda Madison
3. Reba Dean / Alexis C Dipasqua / Stephen Di Pasqua

$200 Ladies Hunter Side Saddle Hunter Hack and The Hannah Kardon Perpetual Trophy

Place / Horse / Rider / Owner
1. Reba Dean / Alexis C Dipasqua / Stephen Di Pasqua
2. Epilogue / Ashleigh Glorioso / Ashleigh Glorioso
3. Lisduff John Boy / Holly Rachel Smith / Holly Rachel Smith

$200 Ladies Hunter Side Saddle Over Fences and The Second Wasatch Perpetual Trophy

Place / Horse / Rider / Owner
1. Epilogue / Ashleigh Glorioso / Ashleigh Glorioso
2. Reba Dean / Alexis C Dipasqua / Stephen Di Pasqua
3. Tortuga / Devon Zebrovious / Brenda Madison

Ladies Hunter Side Saddle Champion and Reserve and The True Blue Challenge Trophy

Place / Horse / Rider / Owner
1. Epilogue / Ashleigh Glorioso / Ashleigh Glorioso
2. Reba Dean / Alexis C Dipasqua / Stephen Di Pasqua


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