Progeny Sport Horses--where the sun breaks on a new generation. European Bloodlines with American Heart.
The horse is a partner and a companion. Too many times this gets lost in the process of training. After having restarted many horses and always riding the young ones I realized that I wanted to be able to give a foundation to young horses so that as they continued their careers they would not be in the position of so many others. I also think that breeders in the United States can produce quality horses; which is my goal whether they are jumpers, dressage, or hunters.
The foundation mares are Holsteiner bred - smart, athletic, and brave with a bit of an attitude. The Stallions are picked by their ability to complement the mares and add a startling degree of capability. The babies are started young with basic respect and daily handling. Each of them are treated as an individual within the framework of my expectations for behavior. As young riding horses they are developed with solid groundwork, then flatwork. These horses are bred to perform - that part is easy.
I place a strong emphasis on flatwork utilizing the assistance of Rebecca Rigdon, http://rebeccarigdondressage.net/. She has ridden for the Verband and is able to help me translate dressage to suit my needs for jumping. The same basic tenets are there. For the past 5 years I have been working with Greg Best, 1988 Olympian, in a clinic format multiple times per year. Guillermo and Lynn Obligado of Woodgrove farm in Rancho Sante Fe California are my US mentors. All of my jumping coaches have provided valuable insight into what needs to be accomplished once you get to the show ring.
This is a little bit of a lengthy story so we will leave it for another day...The first of my current breeding program, Chacaltaya (Unfettered/Chacco Blue) is now 3 years old and is everything that I dreamed of. He is athletic, smart, simple, and gorgeous. Please see more info HERE.