by Kim F. Miller
For his first entry into a competitive dressage court, Craig Stanley wore tan-colored jeans, cowboy boots and the coat in which he was married. He didn’t have the right stuff in a sartorial sense, but he had oodles of the more important kind.
“He had that analytical dressage brain, incredible feel and wonderful timing,” recalls Melissa Creswick, a Grand Prix dressage rider, trainer and judge. “He just didn’t have the right saddle.”