Canada’s Diane Creech and Chrevis Christo, an 11-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding (Lavallo-Chrevi’s LaVi, Matador) owned by Doug and Louise Leatherdale, won the FEI Advanced Level High Point Award at the Kentucky Dressage Association Spring Warm-Up and 28th Annual Show.

They received high marks from the judges in the FEI Grand Prix, Intermediate A and Intermediaire II at the May 22-25 show in Lexington, KY.

“Mr. and Mrs. Leatherdale and I are very happy with Chrevis Christo,” Creech said. “He is such an exciting horse and already shows so much promise and potential. This is the first year we are competing at this level and he is stepping right up to the challenge.”

The May 24 FEI Intermediaire II class was the highlight of their results where they earned a 73.68 percent from Judge Fran Dearing Kehr. Other results included a 70.857 percent in the Intermediaire A and a 65.5 percent in the FEI Grand Prix.

The partnership of Creech and Christo has steadily improved in the Intermediaire II. At the Adequan Global Dressage Festival series in Wellington, FL, they began the season in early January with a 66.316 percent and by early February, they had increased their scores to 72.105 percent.

“He’s very talented boy and if I may say, he’s a total lovebug, who can’t get enough of smooching his people,” Creech said.