In July 2008, Debbie McDonald and Brentina, the Hanoverian mare owned by Peggy and Parry Thomas, competed at the Olympic Selection Trials in San Capistrano, Calif. Scoring 78.750, they qualified for the Olympic Games in Beijing. Watch a video of their legendary freestyle. Olympian Hilda Gurney provides audio commentary. (Click here to go to the video by SporthorseTV.)
Read the article on Debbie and Brentina in the April 2009 issue of Dressage Today magazine. To order back issues, call 301-977-3900.