On Sunday March 4, 2018, Edith Finlayson and Society’s Hot Money+/, also known as Duke, were inducted into a special group of senior Dressage riders and horses.
After performing First Level Test 3 at the STRIDE Dressage Club’s Show they are qualified to become members of The Dressage Foundation’s Century Club. Edith and Duke performed the test in style, earning a very respectable 64.559% for 3rd place in a large class of nine competitors.
The Century Club recognizes Dressage riders and horses whose combined ages total 100 years. Edith at 78 and Duke at 22 meet that requirement. Having ridden in and been judged in a Dressage test at the STRIDE show, they have met the second requirement of membership into this club that was formed at The Dressage Foundation (TDF) in 1996, at the suggestion of Dr. Max Gahwyler, to encourage older Dressage riders to remain active in sport.
TDF’s Century Club is Sponsored by Platinum Performance who manufactures the Metabolic Support supplement Duke uses to aid in control of his Cushing’s Syndrome.
Edith his been a member of STRIDE since 1990 and has competed on several horses in Club shows since then. She has also been active in STRIDE as a volunteer and can be seen at shows as a scribe, ring master, scorer, runner, show manager or in any capacity that she may be needed. She has known Duke since birth and competed with him and won Year End Championships on him in 2001 and 2002 in Training and First Levels. She continues to ride and keep him fit in his senior years.