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The Roman Knows and Kelly Vineyard are an award-winning dressage team.

T’bred went from ugly duckling to dressage star

A Roman-nosed racehorse once thought to be a bit of an ugly duckling has so thoroughly transformed himself into a creature of beauty and talent in the Dressage ring, that his longtime rider swears she is forever sold on Thoroughbreds to do for her what her Dutch Warmblood never could. Kelly Vineyard of Gainesville, Fla. says she owes everything to her short, narrow-necked OTTB. Her aptly named gelding The Roman Knows helped pluck her from relative obscurity in Level 2 Dressage—where she was marooned for years struggling on her Dutch Warmblood— to the highest levels of a rarified sport. Together, […]