Schrader-Williams blog: This past Monday after working the horses I
took a little trip south. I went to the town of Senden to see some of
Irene's (HW Farm) young stock she has coming up. As you may have seen on
the Summervale site Irene and Summervale have been working together to
sell some of her fantastic imports from Germany. This was a real treat
to get to see some of the next horses that will be coming over. Tanja
the owner and trainer of the farm was so wonderful in showing me around.
We went to a couple of fields that were close by that were housing some
of the up and coming 2 year old colts and fillies. The barn itself at
Tanja's held about 20 horses. Most were coming 3 year olds and of course
all of the current riding horses. I met Walk
on Top and Statesman
HW two of the horses listed on Irene's site and they were just as
lovely in person. There were also 5 lovely little coming yearlings that
were going to be put out to pasture in the next coming week or so to
grow up for a while. Very nice!
October 21st, 2010:
THE AMERICAN HANOVERIAN writes in its fall 2010 magazine some info
about Selten HW, like Lilo Fore referring to him as “a flamboyant
young talent”. With a score of 8.692 the pair (Elizabeth Ball and
Selten HW) was the very first to sweep the Four-Year-Old, Five-Year-Old,
and now SIX-Year-Old divisions of the Markel/USEF National Young Horse
Dressage Championships. Breeder Irene Höflich-Wiederhold watched with a
proud eye as onlookers marveled at the cadence and scope of this young
Here is a picture of this Historic moment! Showing Elizabeth Ball on
Selten HW, Roger and Irene
Wiederhold, Lilo Fore as well as Lisa and
September 23rd, 2010:
DRESSAGE TODAY prints the following article in the arena news about Selten
HW, Elizabeth Ball and others. Summer Champions Crowned at Festival,
Lamplight and Central American Games
September 8th, 2010:
DRESSAGE TODAY prints the following page, congratulations to all and
most of all, Selten
Elizabeth Ball wins Trilogy Saddle “Best Seat” Award at Young
Horse Championships aboard Selten
August 16th, 2010:
Becky just sent the following info, huge congratulations to her, her
partner and Don
For the FEI 5 YO Final class Judge Nancy Harris "S" gave
Don the following:
General Impression: 9.0
Total Score: 8.8 Comment:
Meets all criteria for FEI
August 14th, 2010:
Hi Irene, Today, August 14, 2010, Major Carlos Mancero rode Don
Stefano) to an 8.8 overall impression in the FEI 5 year old final
test at the Summer Sizzler 2 Dressage show at Canterbury Showplace,
Newberry, Florida under Judge Nancy Harris "S". Don scored a
9.5 on the trot! This makes Don's average score for the FEI 5 YO test
from the top 2 tests an 8.3 Thanks for helping us to acquire this fine
horse. Rebecca and Major.
August 1st, 2010:
Thought you'd like to know I showed Royal
HW today and we got the high score of the day for the AA division!
The judge's comment was WONDERFUL horse. Pat
August 1st, 2010:
MARKEL/USEF Young Horse Dressage Program The new Markel Insurance
Company advertising – congratulations to all!
Bone Chance and DG Brendo with riders and owners!
Two years ago, when Selten
HW won the Markel/USEF National Four-Year-Old
Young Dressage Horse Championship, he decided he liked
being national champion. In fact, he liked it so much
that the following year, with rider Elizabeth Ball, he came back
and took the Five-Year-Old National Championship. This
past weekend, at the 2010 Markel/USEF National Young Horse
Dressage Championship, Selten and Ball did it again when they
won the national title for Six-Year-Old horses.
Elizabeth Ball and Selten
HW Winner of the Markel/USEF
National Six-Year-Old Young Dressage Horse
Championship (Photo courtsey of Irene Wiederhold)
Hit x SPS
High Princess HW by Hohenstein)
was bred in the U.S. by Roger and Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold and
they were on hand to see him take his third national Young Horse
Championship title and thus, make history as the first to win
the Four-Year-Old, Five-Year-Old and Six-Year-Old divisions.
His Four-Year-Old win was with Michael Bragdell. “They were
there watching him, along with many of our supporters, and we
all had a great time,” Ball said of the National
Championships, held at Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne,
Young Horse Championships 2010: Selten HW with
rider/owner Elizabeth Ball
as well as breeder Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold
and husband Roger Wiederhold, judge Lilo Fore and Lisa and
John Seger – representing Markel Insurance Company.
She and Selten
HW won with a score of 8.692 earning a victory that Ball
called “a great honor. I’m so happy to have been part of the
Young Horse program three years in a row. It’s a wonderful
The national title capped what has already been a stellar year
for the duo. “This year, he’s averaged 86 percent in
competition and he’s been undefeated,” Ball said of Selten
HW. “He’s proven himself to be quite successful.”
Whether or not Ball and Selten
HW will head into the Developing Horse competition next year
remains to be seen. “The Developing Horse program is
possible,” Ball said. “But, I want to be careful and I want
to be sure that he’s strong enough to do it with the same
success he’s had so far. He’ll tell us if the Developing
Horse will be too much or not.”
Ball credited a large team of supporters, including her groom,
her family and her entire network of friends and supporters at
her barn, for the tremendous success that she and Selten
HW have had over the years. “So many people make up my
support team. For every horse and rider combination, there is a
whole group of people behind them who are making sacrifices and
cheering them on and without them, we wouldn’t be in the show
Although she’s gotten some assistance from Guenter Seidel
along the way, Ball has essentially brought Selten
HW along on her own. Selten, however, has made the road to
success relatively easy because of his great desire to be a
winner. “He wants to win. You can feel it,” Ball said of her
partner. “When he comes to a show, he becomes the best of all
the parts he does well at home. He just brings it all together
when showing and becomes so focused and so reliable. He’s only
six, so he’s not yet perfect, but it’s not for lack of
When asked if she thought she’d one day look back and
think of Selten
HW as a horse of a lifetime, Ball said, he already
is. “I think that already,
no matter where the future goes, it has been an amazing ride and
unlike anything else I’ve had.” Ball can only think of one
other ride she’s had that comes close to Selten
HW and that was Bolshoj. “Consistency” is clearly a word
that describes Selten. “He goes out and does his job every
time,” Ball said. What adds to Selten’s HW success is the
extraordinary way that he can move his body “and it helps that
he’s tall, dark and handsome. He’s very elegant.”
Illinois, Young Horse Championships 2010
received the award for the highest placed US bred horse AGAIN, this is
the 3rd time in a row, thanks to Selten
HW and Elizabeth Ball (and others).
What a great feeling to be allowed to be part of the team and to
have bred such a wonderful horse.
huge thank you goes also out to the super nice crowd a the show grounds,
too many to name them all, but it was quite an exciting and entertaining
Elizabeth Ball & Selten HW Take US 6YO Champs &
Historic Triple Crown of YH Titles
Illinois, July 25–Elizabeth Ball rode Selten
HW, the American-bred Sandro
Hit black stallion, to win the U.S. 6-year-old championships Sunday
and complete an historic first for a horse to hold all three national
young horse titles from four to six years old. Elizabeth of Carlsbad,
California, had passed up the chance to compete Selten
HW at the World Young Horse Championships in Verden, Germany next
month to attempt capping the sweep of the four, five and six-year-old
HW, bred by Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold of Cape Coral, Florida, scored
8.66 in the championship test that combined with a preliminary score of
8.74 for a final result of 8.692. Stacy Parvey-Larsson of Reddick,
Florida, on Benidetto was reserve champion with a score of 8.208 while
fellow Reddick resident Alex Robertson on Zefier were third with 8.00. Selten
HW won the four-year-old title while training with Hilltop
Farm in Colora, Maryland, but Elizabeth took over the ride just over
a year ago and won the five-year-old championship at this same Lamplight
Equestrian Center in suburban Chicago. The stress of flooding of the
stables during heavy rainstorms last Thursday and a large tree falling
on the stabling Saturday night–no horses were hurt–did not appear to
affect the horses in Sunday’s championships. The panel of three judges
gave Selten HW
9s for the canter and general impression for “a talented, young and
beautiful horse” and a “wonderful” combination. Other elements
received from 8 to 8.8.
Selten, Elizabeth said, “felt much more self-motivated and in
balance” in the championship class. She said she did not ride the
horse Saturday between the preliminary and championship classes –”he’s
trained”– and at his age and stage of development he needs to be
properly managed. To have the first winner of the triple crown
of young horse classes, she said, is exciting.
Illinois, July 23– Selten
HW, the U.S.-bred Sandro
Hit gelding that has been a star since being acquired by Elizabeth
Ball three years ago, lived up to his billing to win the preliminary
test in the U.S. six-year-old championship Friday. Elizabeth qualified
but turned down the chance to go to the World Dressage Young Horse
Championships in Verden, Germany next month so as to compete at these
championships. The black, 17.2-hand (178cm), Hanoverian won as a
four-year-old ridden by Michael Bragdell of Hilltop
Farm in Colora, Maryland, then as a five-year-old when Elizabeth
took over the ride just over a year ago.
Elizabeth, 46, of Carlsbad, California, and Selten
HW received a score of 87.40 per cent from the three-judge panel
made up of U.S. “O” judge Axel Steiner, Jane Ayers and Jane
Weatherwax, both “S” judges.
is for sale
and in training with Elizabeth Ball in Encinitas, California. More info,
videos and pictures are on her sales
Here is the first video (under Saddle) of Selten
HW’s 3 year old FULL sister Soraya HW (Sandro
It’s just a sneak peak at her new training facility in Washington,
where she arrived only 2 weeks ago. She is now in training with Jennifer
Schrader-Williams. Soraya HW is FOR SALE and you can reach Jennifer at:
Cell: 253-381-2811 or e-mail her at: firstname.lastname@example.org,
or contact us at Irene@HWfarm.com
anytime about her. Soraya
HW has the quality and movement to step into Selten’s
footsteps, buy her now and show her yourself in the 4 year old Young
Horse Championships in 2011 and in addition you could breed her via
embryo transfer if you wish and produce your own quality offspring!
Donatella HW arrived safely in Carlsbad, California. She flew Fed Ex
and is now in training with Pan Am rider Elizabeth Ball. Donna
settled right in and traveled well. We have high hopes for this team for
the Pan Am Games 2011 and Donna
remains for sale in the meantime. She would make an excellent YR horse
and she will suit any amateur or professional alike. Super fancy,
reliable and winning at PSG with up to 70% already. Watch out for Beth
and Donna in the show ring!
July 1st, 2010:
and Wendi qualified for the Regional’s. Way to go! Congratulations and
we are so happy to hear that you have a ton of fun with your new boy!
June 20th, 2010:
2010 USEF National Young Horse Ranking List, SIX-YEAR-OLD Division, Selten
HW and Elisabeth Ball lead the country and got an ***Automatic
invitation to championships due to selection trial score***
They sure are special, huge congratulations Beth and Selten
June 19th, 2010:
The CHRONICLE OF THE HORSE prints the following article: Selten HW
and Elizabeth Ball are headed to their third Markel/USEF National Young
Horse Championship after topping the Western trials. We are so proud of
this team, that our EM
Donatella HW will go into training with Elizabeth Ball as well. See
her in California, training and competing with Beth in the future and
yes, she is FOR SALE and already successfully winning with up to 70% at
PSG! See you all at the Championships, please stop by and say hello!
By KENNETH J. BRADDICK Elizabeth Ball plans to compete Selten
HW at the U.S. six-year-old championships in July in hopes the
Hit gelding can sweep the three age levels of young horse titles,
rather than go to the FEI World Breeding Championships for Young Horses
at Verden, Germany. Selten
HW was ridden by Elizabeth to victory in the Markel/USEF
Six-Year-Old Young Horse Dressage Western Selection Trials at La Canada
Flintridge in California. The horse won the four- and five year-old U.S.
National Young Horse Dressage Championships. Elizabeth, 46, of Carlsbad,
California, who owns the black Hanoverian, told dressage-news.com: “After
much consideration I’ve decided to return to Lamplight rather than
making the trip to Verden. We would be very proud for Selten
HW to win three years in a row–in the U.S. on our U.S.-bred horse.”
In the regional finals, Elizabeth and Selten
HW received a total score of 85.640 per cent, from scores of 86.20
per cent in the final test that counted for 60 per cent and 84.80 per
cent in the preliminary that counted for 40 per cent. Their score easily
surpassed the minimum qualifying requirement of 8.2 points for Verden
Aug. 5-8. In second place was Willy Arts, of DG Bar Ranch in Hanford,
California, on Zalon DG, an Olympic Ferro mare, with a total of 77.360
per cent and in third place Lars Holmberg of Lake View Terrace,
California, on Pikko Del Rio HU, a gelding by Pik L out of a Rhodiamant
mare, with 68.840 per cent. Selten is by Sandro Hit out of a Hohenstein
mare, and was bred by Irene
Hoeflich-Wiederhold of Cape Coral, Florida. The horse’s actual
birthday was May 19. The second and third placed horses were also bred
in the United States, Zalona at DG Bar Ranch and Pikko Del Rio HU by
Horses Unlimited of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Elizabeth said that she is
pleased at how Selten
HW is developing even more expression and power, “it is such an
amazing feeling to ride him.” “I was especially happy to have out
8.9 walk score,” she said. “His other scores have always been really
high but until this season, the walk was high 7s to low 8s.” Gary
Rockwell, a USA “O” judge, Jane Weatherwax and Jeanne McDonald
judged the Western Finals. Dressage at Flintridge completed two of the
three regional finals–Kassandra Barteau and GP Super Crusader won the
Midwest Finals earlier this month with 76.00 per cent, and the Eastern
Finals will be held in Leesburg, Virginia, next weekend. Selten was the
U.S. four-year-old champion ridden by Michael Bragdell of Hilltop Farm
in Colora, Maryland, but Elizabeth took over the ride early last year
and won the U.S. five-year-old title at Lamplight Equestrian Center in
Wayne, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. She works with U.S. Olympic
medalist Guenter Seidel. The Freestyle Test of Choice was won by Jan
Ebeling of Moorpark, California, riding Rafalca at Grand Prix with
71.917 per cent. Jan also won the Grand Prix Special on Sandrina with
68.333 per cent. Both horses are qualified for the U.S. selection trials
for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky later this year.
Just imported, Lover
Boy HW now already winning at Training Level with his new owner. She
said no longing, just got on and showed and the judge praised him as a
sweet horse. Congratulations, glad it's another match made in heaven,
you rock Linda, keep having fun!
HW’s nice made headlines. This wonderful mare by Hotline/Sandro
Hit (out of Santina
HW’s full sister Sandrice) is the champion mare and winner of
Sottrum 2010. The Jury, with Dr. Schade as well as Mr. Schäfer and
Celle’s stud assistant Maria Hansen praised the quality of the horses.
They said here are many mares which we really like to see – Dr. Schade.
He says that Sottrum is one of the places where Top-Quality can
positively be noted. Under the six mares, whom left the rings as
winners, the noble Hotline
daughter was able to get the champion title. The black/bay mare has
everything they were looking for: Type, Expression, Bloodlines, Schwung/Elasticity
– and a very modern Pedigree, with Sandro
Hit being the dam sire.
June 1st, 2010:
EURODRESSAGE reports the following – it’s just amazing:
HW and Wakeup Obtain American WCYH Qualfication Score. Last year
there were no American young dressage horses which were able to achieve
the 8.2. U.S. qualification standard to compete at the World
Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden, Germany. This year
change seem to have come as the 5-year old Wakeup and the 6-year old
Selten HW scored above 8.2 at the Central and West Coast Young Horse
just prints the following article about Selten
HW’s new victories. I love especially this comment: Elizabeth and
Selten easily surpassed the minimum qualifying requirement of 8.2 points
for the FEI World Breeding Championships for Young Horses in Dressage in
Verden, Germany, Aug. 5-8.
6-Year-Old Selten HW Wins USA Young Dressage Horse
Western Selection Trials
Braddick/dressage-news.com LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, California, May 30–Selten
HW, the Sandro
Hit gelding that won the four- and five year-old U.S. National Young
Horse Dressage Championships, was ridden by Elizabeth Ball to victory in
the Markel/USEF Six-Year-Old Young Horse Dressage Western Selection
Trials Sunday. Elizabeth, 46, of Carlsbad, California, who owns the
black Hanoverian, received a total score of 85.640 per cent, from scores
of 86.20 per cent in the final test that counted for 60 per cent and
84.80 per cent in the preliminary that counted for 40 per cent. In
second place was Willy Arts, of DG Bar Ranch in Hanford, California, on
Zalon DG, an Olympic Ferro mare, with a total of 77.360 per cent and in
third place Lars Holmberg of Lake View Terrace, California, on Pikko Del
Rio HU, a gelding by Pik L out of a Rhodiamant mare, with 68.840 per
cent. Selten is by Sandro Hit out of a Hohenstein mare, and was bred by
Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold of Cape Coral, Florida. The horse’s actual
birthday was May 19. The second and third placed horses were also bred
in the United States, Zalona at DG Bar Ranch and Pikko Del Rio HU by
Horses Unlimited of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dressage at Flintridge
completes two of the three regional finals–Kassandra Barteau and GP
Super Crusader won the Midwest Finals earlier this month with 76.00 per
cent, and the Eastern Finals will be held in Leesburg, Virginia, next
weekend. Elizabeth and Selten easily surpassed the minimum qualifying
requirement of 8.2 points for the FEI World Breeding Championships for
Young Horses in Dressage in Verden, Germany, Aug. 5-8. Gary Rockwell, a
USA “O” judge, Jane Weatherwax and Jeanne McDonald judged the
Western Finals. Selten was the U.S. four-year-old champion ridden by
Michael Bragdell of Hilltop Farm in Colora, Maryland, but Elizabeth took
over the ride early last year and won the U.S. five-year-old title. She
works with U.S. Olympic medalist Guenter Seidel. The Freestyle Test of
Choice was won by Jan Ebeling of Moorpark, California, riding Rafalca at
Grand Prix with 71.917 per cent. Jan also won the Grand Prix Special on
Sandrina with 68.333 per cent. Both horses are qualified for the U.S.
selection trials for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky
later this year.
May 31st, 2010:
This e-mail just arrived from FRANCE!!! So yes, we are
Just a short mail to tell you that Sammy (Special
Edition) has done his first show with me. He has win his 2 tests (FEI
YOUNG HORSE Preliminary and Final Dressage Test for 5-year old horses)
with the great note of 75,4 %!! I m very happy with him, he is a very
very very lovely horse. Normally ( If our next two competitions are so
good...) we should participate to the international dressage show of
Vierzon. Fingers crossed!! I send you 2 pictures of us during the test.
Have a good day, chat latter Sandrine
May 30th, 2010:
Dressage at Flintridge, Final Selection Trials. Oh boy, oh boy, they
just keep it coming. Again, breathtaking scores, Selten
HW is definitely the leader in the nation, winning with 84.8% and
Beth, we are so super proud of you and so thankful that you and Selten
HW are such a great team. Huge congratulations to all your success
and all the best wishes for the future!!!
Now on the website of the AMERICAN HANOVERIAN SOCIETY:
does it again!!! After being the 4 and 5 year old champion, he now leads
the 6 year old group! In the 2010 USEF National Young Horse Ranking
List, SIX-YEAR-OLD DIVISION for the 2010 National Championships, Selten
HW ranks at 1st Place with scores of 8.04 and 8.6, overall average 8.32
right now. What a great team Beth and Selten are, congratulations, this
May 22nd, 2010:
THE AMERICAN HANOVERIAN prints the following info about Selten
HW in their Spring 2010 edition. EQUIQUEST FEI TEST AWARDS! Selten
HW is the FEI FIVE-YEAR-OLD WINNER with an 8.0. Breeder Irene Höflich-Wiederhold, owner Elizabeth Ball.
May 12th, 2010:
Huge congratulations go to Becky! She just sent the following test
result and e-mail, Don Mancero (Don
Stefano) won the 5 year old FEI dressage test with a whopping 78%!
Way to go, what a great team! Hello Irene, Thought that I would send
this test and scoring of Don Mancero along to you since you have
bragging rights with this nice young horse coming through your hands to
us. We love him so much. He is "all boy" for a gelding and
attracts attention where ever we go. He is a good boy and we are
grateful to have him. Thanks a million for the excellence in everything
that you do.
Sincerely, Becky and Major Mancero
May 3rd, 2010:
The USDF Connection displays a picture of Selten
HW with Michael Bragdell in their magazine. It’s always amazing to
see the boy in the news.
April 19th, 2010:
Here is a picture of Steffen Peters with Stepmaster
HW, Steffen will take on Dreamy’s
training as soon as he is imported. Congratulations to the new
owners (Kendyl and Jon), have fun with this sensational guy!
April 11th, 2010:
Jacksonville Dressage Show: Huge congratulations to Holly and Sandjour!
They collected the ribbons again, scoring up to 71%, winning and named
Reserve First Level Champions! What a great success, we love to see them
thrive and accomplish such nice scores.
April 10th, 2010:
South West Florida Dressage Show What a great day today. EM
Donatella HW did us all proud - as usual - and collected another
BLUE RIBBON at PSG. She is a super reliable FEI horse, competitive, fun
to watch, ride, trustworthy and happy to please. She is for sale, more
info about her on her sales site. Here is a snapshot from the horse
Donatella HW and her son Sundance
HW, he was born in 2007 and was with us to get a little more
experience away from home. He was an angel, well behaved and my daughter
had a blast working and riding him. EM
Donatella HW is by Don
and Sundance HW
is her son, by Samarant
Below is a picture of Donna in the show ring, earning her blue ribbon
March 15th, 2010:
Hi Irene, Just thought you'd be so proud to hear that Selten
HW won his first 6 yr. old qualifier with an 80.4%, at the
Dressage Affaire CD!!! He's still figuring out how to organize himself
for the flying changes, but has a great start with them. He's such a
Hope you're well, Beth
March 10th, 2010:
Just got the video of our black San
Amour / Weltmeyer
Thatch colt, born in 2009. Isn’t he wonderful?! Gotta love this
airtime, elasticity and look. Super bloodlines, out of EM
Donatella HW’s and EM
Santina HW’s dam lines, all SPS mares down the pedigree for many
generations. Watch for this one, he is a future stallion prospect.
The American Hanoverian Society sends the medal for EM
Santina HW, she is a true ELITE mare due to the birth of her super
HW. Santina continues to be a stunning mover and complete darling in
her training and she is FOR SALE.
Hannahlea HW) is doing fabulous. She is really coming along. I adore
her. Aron is
actually really great. We have made huge progress with him and he did
his first show in Florida 2 weeks ago. He placed in quite a bit in the
Jr./Sr. Division. My daughter is really loving him.
I just came back from Carlucci
HW’s FIRST show and he was perfect!
He loaded and unloaded in the trailer and was completely calm at
the showground’s, started drinking and eating right away in his stall.
There was even horse next to him rearing up and he didn't bat an eye! I
tacked him up in his stall without any problems, then hopped on him and
walked from the show barns to the main arena without even lunging him.
He was super in the warm up ring and caught everyone's attention. He
definitely was the star of the show! Everyone who watched him in the
warm up came to the arena to watch him show; hence, he had quite an
audience! There were loads of distraction; a video taper, judges,
photographer, and tent all on one side of the arena which he just looked
at and continued going like a pro. Carlucci HW was super in the test,
supple and super responsive to my aids. After the ride, the audience
started clapping, and again, he took it all in stride without any
problems. We ended up winning our class in front of quite a large margin
and received at 8 on gaits! I'm super proud of Carlucci and his
behavior. At the end of the day, I loaded him up and brought him home
without any problems. Overall, he was a super good boy and I'm looking
forward to his next show.
Holly and Sunny
are on a roll! They keep collecting the 8’s for gaits and won two more
1st Level Tests! Way to go – huge congratulations!!!
What a great team they are!
February 8th, 2010:
This girl knows how to bring home the blue ribbons, no matter what level
Fox Lea Farm in Venice, Florida: EM
Donatella HW won Prix St. George with 70% and was followed by the
others with 63 % and less.
She looked so impressive and content, was right on with just everything,
got 8's for canter, trot extensions, flying changes, impulsion and more
with the judge's comment:
"Well presented, a pleasure to watch this test. Nicely balanced and
many more 8's to come"!
The "well presented part" goes to credit of Michelle, whom is
such a perfectionist in equine training and showing.
I had tears in my eyes during the ride and am still smiling. Donna
is very dear to us as she was the first foal born on our farm in Cape
To see her grow up, get stronger and move through the levels so fast and
sure footed is an unbelievable experience.
She is the perfect horse for everybody alike, YR, AA or Professionals
and yes, she is for sale and her price is subject to change.
January 29th, 2010:
Congratulations to Holly Chernoff and Sunny!
A 1st and a 2nd place – wow!
The SWFDA Newsletter prints today, that she and Sunny (Sandjour)
got the HIGH POINT AWARD at First Level at the horse show last weekend.
Way to go Holly!
The boy looks stunning and you are such hard workers, I’m sure
there are many more ribbons in your future.
Again, Sunny scored 8’s on gaits, judge was Joan Humphrey,
obviously - she liked him too!
January 28th, 2010:
Opportunity in Jonesboro, AR:
Looking for a responsible person or couple to take care of up to 6
horses (stall cleaning, turn out and feeding twice a day) in exchange
for free rent in a 3 bedroom house on the property. Water and trash
pickup paid. Located in Jonesboro, AR. For the right person, could
possibly work out some riding opportunities.
This would be a good deal for a student, as there is a large
University in town.
DANCE AWAY HW
IS FOR SALE, check SALES SITE or follow the link, here is some new info:
Here are some pics from my first outing with Dancer (Dance
Away HW). I took him to a clinic in Mississippi, followed by a show.
He loaded and hauled to the show without incident. He got off the
trailer, and immediately relaxed. I put him in the stall and he was
instantly at home. He went to nibbling hay and eating right away. My
ride was scheduled about an hour from the time we got there. I only had
time to walk him around the huge/busy indoor once, then get some of the
mud cleaned off and tack up before my clinic ride. I got right on him
with no lunging first, as he just didn't need it. He was totally
relaxed, and I let him walk on a long rein for about 10 minutes before
starting our ride. The clinician and many other people there commented
on how beautiful he is. It made me feel like a princess to be on such an
adored horse. He went right to work in his lesson, and the clinician was
impressed with his focus, work ethic and desire to please. I couldn't
have been more proud of him.
The following day, he came out the same way. Relaxed and ready to
work. He warmed up super for his test and I was feeling quite confident.
Unfortunately, the judge was a half hour late, and we were the first
ride, so I ended up being on him for more than an hour before the judge
finally showed up. Despite this, he performed quite well. He was focused
and relaxed for the test. He scored 7's on both of his simple changes,
which I think are the hardest part of that test, since they are on a
I have to say that I am super excited to know that he travels so well
and that he was such a good performer in a busy atmosphere. He didn't
spook, or put a hoof wrong, the entire weekend.
I am really looking forward to taking him more places!
January 23rd, 2010:
EM Donatella HW just showed PSG! Sure, she got a blue ribbon and lots
As usual, she loaded and behaved like a pro at the horse show. 100%
reliable and fun to ride and watch.
Her flying changes were super clean and uphill, she can do them
safely down to two’s and ones,
really impressive for such a young horse, this is a true Grand Prix
She is only 7 and will turn 8 in May 2010. There are not many horses
this far advanced and secure in their training in the same age group.
Markel has printed their new advertising in DRESSAGE TODAY,
National Young Horse Champions like Selten
HW, called "in the Circle of
DRESSAGE TODAY prints the following article, AMERICAN-BRED SPORT
HORSES are RISING TO THE TOP. Read stories from the breeders, riders and
owners of the four best young horses in the nation. One of them is Selten
HW, bred by Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold, ridden by Elizabeth Ball, as
we always say:
The most valuable asset for successful breeding is the best mare
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