Belle’s Foxy Double Diamond (RID), aka Thelma, bred by Betty Drake of Scottsdale (AZ), is by K.E.C. Double Diamond (RID) out of Silver Belle (RID), a Silver Granite mare. A grey mare born on 02/16/2006, Thelma stands approximately 16.2 h.
Thelma launched her show career in fine form in 2011. In her first year she won the USDF All-Breed Award’s National Championship for Training Level in dressage. This award is based on the median score for all shows during the year. Thelma’s median score at Training level was 63.570%, with high score of 67.391%. In 2012/13 Thelma moved up to compete at First Level and has been consistently scoring mid-60’s in First level, test 3 under trainer, Juan Torres.
People at the shows remark on how “cute” she is over and over and ask about her breeding. This gives Betty the chance to talk about the Irish Draught breed and what wonderful horses they are. Betty hopes to take over the ride next season. She looks forward to playing with a few cavaletti and other new experiences. These Irish girls do love to strut their stuff in dressage and maybe jump over some fences, too!