Thursday, November 14, 2013

How I love hearing from breeders .....A winning report from Cindy K.Smith!

Hi Judy,

A couple of years ago I ordered two doses of Ampere semen for my competition mare, Waukena.  We were able to bring to life our 2012 KWPN filly, Habana - Ampere x Contester x Wanroij.  I'm writing to let you know that she is turning out to be a terrific young horse.

We recently took her to the Spy Coast Farm Young Horse qualifier and then onto the finals in Lexington, KY. Habana won the yearling filly class with an amazing score of 9, best yearling score in the US this year in the Spy Coast Farm series!  
Just wanted to thank you for providing the services that you do so we may continue to breed wonderful horses in this country!!
Cindy K Smith
Old Bridge Farm Dutch Warmbloods
Paris, KY

Friday, November 8, 2013

It's official!! Homebred "Floretienne" won Training level Champion 2013 USDF Dressage Finals!!

Out of a strong field of 22 competitors at Training Level, Debbie Hill rode FLORETIENNE to a decisive victory with a score of 76.339.

Debbie Hill and Floretienne at YHC at Lamplight 2013
 "ET" is owned by Leslie Waterman and has been trained and ridden by Debbie Hill.
? His breeding?  Florestan - Matador II - Rubinstein - Welt As 
My grateful thanks goes out to Leslie and Debbie for believing in Etienne, and for all the time, effort and hard work to get where they are. Now, "Up and forward" he goes!


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The "Gran Dame", Dream Rubina

Cookie and I decided that we just HAD to take photos of Rubina, aka "Beaner". I tend not to take photos of my horses that are NOT for sale, therefore focusing on the ones that ARE for sale. Consequence has been that I have few photos of my most cherished horses, Helena , Reina and Dream Rubina and her sister Finale
Well, here is Beaner, after a wet Florida summer of green grass (please excuse her "excess") . She is a significant mare, and still powerful in her movement, with good suspension and thrust. 
Dam to many fine foals, including stallion sons Qredit by Quaterback and W.Ellington by Wynton.

Dream Rubina is by Dream of Glory out of Reina H by Rubinstein who was out of Helena by Herbststurm - Pregel - Boris, my foundation mare. (1975)