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OUR NEW WEBSITE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

The Leatherdale stallions are settling in to their new home in Kentucky! Our new website will soon be active with all their information. Meanwhile, check out Bridlewood Farm Hanoverians on FACEBOOK for their photos, bios and offspring photos! Please call with any questions about breeding to one of these wonderful stallions: Office: 859-485-6000, Cell: 859-393-9782.

Please see Dacaprio's stallion and offspring pages and our wonderful mares' pages on this website. Watch for news and updates on our home page!
LEATHERDALE STALLIONS ARRIVE AT BRIDLEWOOD FARM!

Leatherdale Farms, together with Hengststation Jens Meyer are proud to announce Fairbanks, First Dance, Hampton and E. H. Herzensdieb will be standing in the USA at Bridlewood Farm. They will join our own Dacaprio to offer internationally successful dressage and jumping bloodlines to North American breeders!

Pictured is E. H. Herzensdieb. Photo: Kiki Beelitz
Watch for more information on our new website coming soon! Read the press release here: http://phelpsmediagroup.com/viewarticle.php?id=11248
BRIDLEWOOD WELCOMES TELYNAU ROYAL CHARTER!

We are delighted to be standing this lovely Welsh pony for the 2015 & 2016 seasons. Charter is owned by Missy Jo Hollingsworth of Saddle Lake Equestrian Center, Melbourne, KY. Visit his website at http://www.telynauroyalcharter.com for more photos and complete information!
GUEST STALLION - WELCOME CHARTER!

Charter was highly successful in the UK in the breed ring and sired many champion offspring prior to his importation to the US. He has earned many Championships in the breed ring in the US as well as being a versatile competitor in everything from Hunters to Western Pleasure! He has a wonderful temperament and he passed this on to his offspring. Visit his website at http://www.telynauroyalcharter.com to see more photos of Charter and read about his many accomplishments. There are also photos of some of his 2015 foals and many other Champion offspring!
2015 COLT BY DACAPRIO - 3 GENERATIONS OF OUR BREEDING!

Out and enjoying the summer sun after all the rain! This happy colt by our lovely Donnerkeil mare EM Denali HG represents 3 generations of our breeding program. This colt showcases the exceptional bloodlines of our foundation stallion Adios III and the versatile Donnerkeil plus the internationally renown sire Dacaprio!
EM DENALI HG's 2015 COLT BY DACAPRIO HAS ARRIVED!

Bridlewood Farm is proud to announce that EM Denali HG's colt by Dacaprio has arrived! EM Denali HG (Donnerkeil-Auf Wiedersehen/Adios III) returned to our broodmare band several years ago after a highly successful career as a jumper. This lovely colt will offer refinement and athleticism.
FANCIFUL LADY BY FABULEUX/SPS MON AMOUR - HUNTER CHAMPION!

Bridlewood Farm congratulates owners Connie Fry and Thomas Spiro on Fanciful Lady's Championship wins at the Colorado Horse Park, Parker, CO, in June! Shown as Fanci That, the 2009 mare was Reserve Champion of the Pre-Green 3' Division and then moved up to the 3'3" Division where she took home the Championship award! She has qualified for the USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Championship in Lexington, KY in August, 2015 where we wish them the best of luck! Trainers are Amanda Thomas and Erin Vachon Cox. Owner Connie Fry has this to say, "Love her!" Fanciful Lady was bred here at Bridlewood Farm. Visit Mon Amour's mare page to see more photos of Fanci as a foal!
MORE SUCCESS FOR DESPIRIT JOLI - ON TO FEI!

Our homebred D'Espirit Joli (Dacaprio-Donna Schufro/Don Schufro) and rider Sahar Daniel Hirosh added another win for owner Lisa Grossi at the 2015 Palm Beach Dressage Derby scoring a 76% in the FEI 5-year-old test. Read more at http://dressagedaily.com/article/fei-bound-sahar-daniel-hirosh-and-string-young-horses-poised-international-success
CONGRATULATIONS TO DIZA B - NEW AHS ELITE MARE CANDIDATE!

Bridlewood Farm-bred Diza B (Dacaprio-Gisella/Guarantor) is now an AHS Elite Mare Candidate! She was ridden and presented by owner Renee Bambach of Hunters Highview. Renee describes her as, "A fabulous mare with beautiful movement and suspension." During her Mare Performance Test, her gaits earned the very good combined score of 7.5.
Photo: Alicia Frese
UPDATE ON THE AMAZING FBW DEJA'VU - NOW FOUNDATION BROODMARE

Exciting news from Mount St. John in North Yorkshire, England about The amazing FBW Deja'vu by Dacaprio. The former Bundes Champion and Bronze Medalist at the YHWC Verden is their incredible foundation mare. Here is what they say about her: "She produces top foals every year all by... embryo transfer!! Next year she's expecting a Sir Donnerhall, a Bordeaux and a Totilas! We can't wait to see them all!! With huge thanks to Simon Kohlenbrenner for selling her to us."
We are anxious to see the foals too! Dan Michaela Coffey, who shared this photo commented, "This is a picture of yet another beautiful and invaluable broodmare by Dacaprio! Many in Germany have told us to "never sell a Dacaprio filly" because they are such proven broodmares!"

Photo Selene Scarsi
FIATA - EARNS MAIN STUDBOOK RANKING AT AHS INSPECTION!

Bridlewood Farm congratulates Fiata (Fabuleux-Goetz Garland/Graf Goetz) who earned a 7.33 and Main Studbook status at the AHS Hardenburg inspection site. Owner/Breeder Dorene McCarthy, La Grande, Ore., plans to breed Fiata in 2015 and eventually performance test her. Dorene has bred Goetz Garland, who has an Arabian dam to Fabuleux and also twice to Dacaprio. She writes, "Thank you for bringing Fabuleux to the U.S. and being so nice to work with as a stallion owner."

Photo by Jana Peterson
SPS DONNA DE NIRA IN FOAL TO HERZENDIEB FOR 2015

We are pleased to announce that SPS Donna DeNira is in foal to the Trakehner stallion Herzendieb (Tambour-SPS Herzensfreude/Tivano). DeNira was an exceptional producer with her foals by Fabuleux. We are looking forward to her foal by the striking and accomplished, Stallion Champion, Herzensdieb.

"I attended the 2005 Trakehner Stallion Licensing in Neumunster and will never forget how Herzensdieb totally and completely captivated the knowledgeable and experienced breeders there. He comes from an excellent mare line and through Tambour, Herzensdieb consistently provides beautiful elegance and the highest quality in conformation and gaits to his offspring."
Barbara Schmidt, DVM
FERNANDO B BY FABULEUX - STALLION PROSPECT

Fernando B (Fabuleux-SPS Donna DeNira-DeNiro/Caprimond) was purchased by dressage competitor Jules Gates of Ontario, Canada. This very handsome, correct and beautiful moving colt, born Aprio 3, 2014, is being raised as a stallion prospect. Bridlewood Farm congratulates Jules and we can't wait to watch how he matures! Jules reports that Fernando B is doing great in his new home and is a good quiet boy!
FOLEY AND AMANDA JOHNSON = DRESSAGE SUCCESS!!!

Foley (Fabuleux-Romance/Puritano) bred by Barbara Putnam and ridden by her daughter Amanda Johnson competed in the USDF Finals in the Fourth Level Open division on Nov. 8th at the KY Horse Park where the pair placed 5th with the score of 66.542%. Bridlewood Farm congratulates this 2006 son of Fabuleux and wishes them all the best in 2015! Please visit Dressage Daily for more photos. http://www.dressagedaily.com/article/amanda-johnson-pins-hopes-foley-fourth-level-us-dressage-finals

Photo: John Borys
D'ESPIRIT JOLI & HIROSH = TOP US YOUNG HORSE COMBINATION!

D'Espirit Joli (Dacaprio-Donna Schufro/Don Schufro), a 4-year-old mare bred by Bridlewood Farm and owned by Lisa Grossi was skillfully ridden to double victories at the 2014 Northeast Dressage Association (NEDA) Fall Festival this past September by Sahar Daniel Hirosh. At Devon she was awarded the Highest Performing 4-Year-Old US Bred Hanoverian award. For complete information visit the following link to Dressage Daily: http://www.dressagedaily.com/article/back-back-wins-4-year-olds-sahar-daniel-hirosh-and-d’esprit-joli

Photo: SusanJStickle.com
RUBIN MAGIC - A SUCCESS IN THE HUNTER RING!

Rubin Magic, shown as At Ease, has been making a splash in the hunter arena at WEF, Wellington, Fla. Bred by Bridlewood Farm, he is one of few offspring of Rubiano. He is out of our highly successful broodmare SPS Mon Amour. Rubin Magic is owned by Jami Boyle and is currently being competed by New Hope LLC (David Belford/Christopher Payne). To see more photos of Rubin Magic, visit Rubiano's page in "Our Horses in Germany" and also "SPS Mon Amour's" page in "Our Mares" section. Bridlewood Farm wishes Rubin Magic (At Ease) and his owner and riders the best of luck this summer in Lexington, KY at the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show.
HOMEBRED DACAPRIO/DONNA SCHUFRO MARE EXCELS IN DRESSAGE!

Congratulations from Bridlewood Farm to Dr. Phillip and Lisa Grossi whose elegant D’Esprit Joli, a 4-year-old Hanoverian mare by Dacaprio and out of Donna Schufro, swept the USEF 4-year-old division in her debut performance with a score of 79.40% at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival 10 National Show, Wellington, Fla. Ridden by Sahar Daniel Hirosh, the mare received an 8.5 and 8.3 for her walk and canter, as well as an 8 for general impression. During the next week’s competition, D’Espirt Joli and Hirosh again won the USEF 4-year-old class with a score of 76.60%.
CONGRATULATIONS TO DEVEROUX OBX!

Congratulations to breeders Don and Dee Kapper and owners Ryan and Heather Booher for their success this year with Deveroux OBX (Dacaprio x Rivita/Riverman)! In Lexington, VA., he entered the ‘Open’ yearling colt & gelding class and won that, then won the ‘Open’ Championship. He then entered the ‘Hanoverian’ yearling colt & gelding class and won that, then won the ‘Hanoverian’ Championship. Two classes, two Championships!! Deveroux OBX also placed very well in his classes at Dressage at Devon.
CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW EMC DOLCE TLF BY DACAPRIO

Dolce TLF (Dacaprio x Winsome Ways/Weltbekannt/Wertherson)
participated in the Hanoverian MPT and inspection at Oakwood Farm in Indiana. Her owner, Kathy Benchley, MI., is happy to report that Dolce TLF is now an EMC, scoring a 7.33 in her MPT and a 7.0 for her inspection score. She received 7's on her jumping and 7.5 for rideability. The mare is for sale. Please visit our Client Sales page for contacts.

Photo: 3rdshutter.com
FONTANE B by FABULEUX-GISELLA/GUARANTOR - SOLD!!

Congratulations to Dr. M. Fredrica Godshalk, Nicholasville, KY, on her purchase of the stunning dark bay Hanoverian colt, born May 20, 2013 by Fabuleux out of Gisella (Guarantor/Werther). She will name him Fontane B.

She is also the owner of Guinness, the 2005 Hanoverian gelding by Guarantor out of Liandra/Linaro.

This is the second Bridlewood Farm offspring purchased as a foal by Dr Godshalk heading toward a very promising dressage career!
SUCCESS AT DEVON FOR DACAPRIO OFFSPRING!

Dacaprio was extremely well represented at the 2013 Dressage at Devon by the following exceptional offspring:

Peg Lansing, Fleur de Lis Hanoverians, Ky., reports that her home bred Dinah FDL (Dacaprio x Mirabella) yearling placed second in her class and her two-year-old, Dame Bella FDL, by the same breeding was first in her class with an 83% and was awarded third place in the Young Filly Championships, she was also placed second in the large Hanoverian IBC class! The yearling, Dinah placed 10th in the same class.

D'Esprit Joli, a three-year-old filly bred by Bridlewood Farm (Dacaprio x Donna Schufro/Don Schufro) and owned by Lisa Grossi, Bozeman, MT, placed third in her Three-Year-Old Under Saddle class!

The yearling, Deveroux OBX (Dacaprio x Rivita), owned by Don and Dee Kapper, Outer Banks Farm, Ohio, placed well in his large classes.
Yearling Colts and Geldings – Open: 4th out of 20 in the class.
Great American/USDF Colt Final: 4th place
AO to show: 6th place - Shown by Heather Soones-Booher
Hanoverians Two years and Younger - 3rd place 76.6% in a large class of 13!
The following video is of Deveroux OBX in his Yearling Colts and Geldings class at Devon.


CONGRATULATIONS TO LINDA SCHULTZ!

Linda Shultz, author and avid dressage competitor was recently featured in Sidelines magazine's 25th Anniversary Issue. She competes with the Bridlewood Farm bred Dauntless B (Dacaprio-Liandra) at Training Level. Her new book, geared towards amateur adult riders is entitiled "Better Rider, Better Ride: Get Fit to Create Riding Breakthroughs."
CONGRATULATIONS DIOR OBX!

Dior (Dacaprio x Rodanthe/Royal Prince) was Reserve Champion of the Two-year-old Futurity at the AHS Inspection in Michigan. Dior OBX is pictured with her owner, Janeen Lingowski-Grava, receiving the Reserve Champion ribbon.

Breeder's Comments: "As you can see, she is a beautiful mare with conformation to perform well in the Dressage Arena. You will ‘love’ the trot that Dacaprio passed on to her! She also has the best attitude and willingness to please, that will make her an outstanding Dressage horse. Janeen is a professional dressage instructor and trainer and very capable of taking her to the top.
This will be an exciting pair to watch over the next few years. Their next show will be Dressage at Devon this year." - Dee Kapper
CONGRATULATIONS FORTISSIMO B!

Fortissimo B (ES Fabuleux x EM Romai/Rubinstein I) was named 2013 Markel USEF East Coast Selection Trials 5 Year Old Champion in June! His impressive walk earned a perfect "10". Under rider Silva Martin, he took home the win after earning a 7.700 in the FEI Preliminary Test and an 8.120 in the FEI Final Test for a total score of 7.952! Congratulations to owner Camilla Van Liew and Fortissimo B for earning a place on the Markel/USEF Short List. Visit Fabuleux's offspring page for more photos of Fortissimo B as well as a video of his winning ride. Fortissimo B is also offered for sale! Visit our Client's News and Sales page for all the details!
CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW OWNER AMY READ!!

Bridlewood Farm congratulates Amy Read of Columbus, OH on the purchase of Fortissima B,(Fabuleux x SPS Donna de Nira). This beautiful black filly, born April 15, 2013, is pictured here at one month of age, with her happy new owner. Amy is a successful dressage competitor and we are excited to watch their journey!
OUR FOALS OF 2013 ARE ALL HERE!

A busy spring but filled with healthy gorgeous foals! Watch for photos soon! Here is our "line up" for 2013! Check out our mare's pages for more information!
Stunning black filly "Fortissima B" (Fabuleux x SPS Donna De Nira) "SOLD!!! to Amy Reed, Columbus, OH
Handsome, leggy bay colt (Fabuleux x Gisella)
Lovely chestnut filly (Dacaprio x EM Danali)
Expressive, bay colt (Dacaprio x Liandra)
Feminine "Lady's Type" bay filly (Dacaprio x SPS Mon Amour)
We can't wait to show these beauties to you (once we catch up on some sleep!)
OFFSPRING OF THE WEEK - FRANKLY FABULOUS BY FABULEUX

Owners Jane and Jim Nelligan report the 3-year-old Frankly Fabulous (Fabuleux x Safari/Kronjewll II/Vivare - Canadian Sport Horse mare), was a winner at the Royal Winter Fair again this year! He was the senior colt/gelding Canadian Sport Horse Champion. He also placed 6th in both the Governor General's Cup and the Lieutenant Governor's Cup for 3-year-olds. He had qualified for the Cup classes by finishing 4th in the Gov. Gen. qualifier which is the conformation class and 1st in the Lieutenant Governor qualifier which is the under saddle class, competing against forty 3-year-olds.

Owners comments: "He seemed to enjoy the entire showing experience... Again, thank you for registering Fabuleux as a Canadian Sport Horse. We will register our 2013 foal as a Canadian Sport Horse and hope that he can match his big brother's success."
NEDA AND AHS STALLION SERVICE AUCTIONS END THIS WEEKEND!

Don't miss your chance to bid on one of our stallions and support the AHS and NEDA. Both end this weekend so get your bids in! We are proud to support our breed registries and dressage associations!

NEDA - Choice of Dacaprio, Fabuleux or Liberty. January 20 through Feb. 16th.
www.neda.org

AHS - Choice of Dacaprio, Fabuleux or Liberty. Open NOW! Ends Feb. 17th.
http://www.hanoverian.org/ahs-stallion-service-auction/
FABLE BY FABULEUX - CHAMPION IN THE HUNTER RING!

CONGRATULATIONS TO FABLE!
(Fabuleux x EM Happy Hour/Hohenstein/Maurice/Wenzel 1) Fable's dam was bred and MPT in Germany. She came over to the US as a SPA, achieved Elite status here with her first foal. Fable was bred by: Moose Tail Farm, Susan and Jim Baranski, Easton, NY www.moosetailfarm.com

Fable MTF has been excelling in the Hunter Ring!

Summer Classic Reserve Champion Conyers Olympic Park Georgia.

2012 RMI SPRING FORWARD Alpharetta, GA
Low Hunter Reserve Champion
Low Hunter Under Saddle Winner

2012 ATLANTA SUMMER CLASSIC 1 Conyers, GA
Special Hunter 2’9 Reserve Champion
Special Hunter 2’9 Under Saddle Reserve Champion

2012 ATLANTA SUMMER FEST 1 Fairburn, GA
Pre-Green Hunter 3’ Division

Congratulations to Fable MTF and owner Carol Michalik-Moore on a super showing!
DJANGA BY DACAPRIO - BREED SHOW CHAMPION!

Congratulations to Djanga and breeder Carol Jenkins! Djanga won the Mid-States Filly Championship in the Great American Series this weekend. Judge Bill Solyntjes scored her over 80%! She ended up with the high score of 78.75%. See more photos of the beautiful Djanga on Dacaprio's offspring page.
Djanga - (Dacaprio x Rastella/Regazzoni/CorNoir)
CONGRATULATIONS TO TINA & CALECTO V!

Bridlewood Farm congratulates Tina Konyot and Calecto V along with the entire US Olympic Equestrian Team on their strong performances in the 2012 Olympics. The US Dressage team placed 6th overall! Tina's Grand Prix stallion, Liberty, stands here at Bridlewood Farm.
Visit tinakonyotdressage.com for more exciting news about Tina!
DEVINA - BUNDESCHAMPIONATE GRAND CHAMPION!

Devina (Dacaprio x Akzent II) was the 6-year old grand champion in the Bundeschampionate qualification classes held at the Baden Wurttemberger Regional Championships in Tübingen, Germany, on 29 June - 1 July 2012. Eight horses out of 18 qualified for the Warendorf German Young Horse Championships Finals in September and the winners of the classes produced seasonal high scores. In the 6-year old division, Ralf Kornprobst and the Baden Wurttemberger mare Devina (by Dacaprio x Akzent II) achieved the high score of the day with their 8.9 winning mark. The judges awarded the duo 9.5 for trot, 9 for walk, 8.5 for canter and submission and 9 for general impression.
CONGRATULATIONS DJANGA!

Congratulations to Djanga, 2009 filly by Dacaprio x Rastella/Regazzoni/CorNoir) and Breeder/Owner Carol Jenkins on their impressive showing at their first DSHB show. She scored an impressive 86.4 under noted dressage judge Lilo Fore. She scored nines on conformation and type/impression, 8.8 on trot, and 8 on walk. Judge's comments included: "elegant, lovely style," "elastic, swings well in back" (walk), "elastic, shows... uphill carriage and swinging back" (trot), and "lovely type" (general impression)."

Owner Comments: "Djanga is the complete package: beautiful, trainable, athletic, and smart. With a little more experience she will be a force to be reckoned with in the dressage arena!"
4-H DAY AT BRIDLEWOOD FARM!

Donna & Chuck Bray of Lookout Hills Stable in Burlington, Ky sponsor the 4-H Horse Lover's Club--this is their 3rd Bridlewood Farm Tour! All enjoyed meeting the stallions, mares and foals. Here SPS Mon Amour's filly by Donnerkeil and Fabuleux greet the admiring visitors!
OUR 2012 FABULEUX x SPS DONNA DE NIRA FILLY IS SOLD!

Bridlewood Farm congratulates Florence Conner-Mathieu of Martinsville, IL on the purchase of this beautiful filly. Born May 2, 2012. Pictured here at only 16 hours old, this incredibly fancy filly is already showing us the big bold canter of her sire Fabuleux! To see more photos of this filly and other offspring, visit SPS Donna De Nira's mare page!
OUR 2012 DACAPRIO x GISELLA COLT IS SOLD!

Bridlewood Farm congratulates Julie Foreman of Franktown, CO on the purchase of this beautifully correct colt by Dacaprio. Born on April 29, 2012, this boy is already showing us his wonderful gaits and we are excited about his future show career. See more photos on Gisella's mare page. Check out our other 2012 foals on our mare's pages!
WELCOME OUR 2012 FILLY BY DONNERKEIL AND SPS MON AMOUR!

Bridlewood Farm presents our gorgeous filly by Donnerkeil and SPS Mon Amour! She is already showing us her beautiful gaits and has a wonderful friendly personality. Visit Mon Amour's mare page for more photos!
OFFSPRING OF THE WEEK - DEVEROUX OBX BY DACAPRIO

Bridlewood Farm congratulates breeders Don and Dee Kapper, Outer Banks Farm, OH. and owners Ryan and Heathe Soones-Booher, Portersville, PA on this beautiful colt by Dacaprio x "Rivita" St. Pr. Holsteiner Mare Komtess V/Riverman/Carolus)
Breeder's comments: "Dee and I are 'over the top' with our Dacaprio cross this year. He is everything we had hoped for and is truly 'our cup of coffee' every morning as we watch him 'perform' beside his mother in our pasture."
See more photos of Deveroux OBX on Dacaprio's offspring page.
LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON! FABIO AGUSTE BY FABULEUX

Congratulations to Eric and Cheryl Johnson of Hidden Acres Farm, Adrian, MI on the birth of this elegant colt by Fabuleux out of SPS Radunja/Rossentau/Weltmeyer/Absatz
Fabio says "I look like my dad as a baby!"
This colt was bred for high rideability and talent in both dressage and eventing.
CONGRATULATIONS!

Bridlewood Farm congratulates FEI competitor Barbara Day, South Lyon, MI on her purchase of Felix B, 2011 colt by Fabuleux out of SPS Donna De Nira. Owner's comments: "I am positively delighted with Felix B. He is not only beautifully bred and handsome, he's a beautiful mover and a real character to boot!"

SPS Donna De Nira and Fabuleux are certainly a proven match at our farm! This is the fourth combination to now be in a competitive show home—we look forward to seeing Barbara Day and Felix B n the show ring in the years ahead!

SPS Donna De Nira is an overall ‘’8” mare in Germany by Grand Prix competitor and 2008 Hanoverian Stallion of the Year, De Niro. Her dam by Caprimond, is a full sister to Elite Hanoverian Dacaprio’s dam—SPS Donna De Nira is a full sister to Elite Hanoverian stallion, DeLaurentis. SPS Donna De Nira is in foal to Fabuleux for 2012 and due to foal at the beginning of May! Check her mare page for updates and to see her other successful offspring.
OFFSPRING OF THE WEEK - DACAPRIOSO BY DACAPRIO

Bridlewood Farm congratulates owner Christine Merkel, IN and Dacaprioso Von Merkels Hof (Dacaprio x 14KT Gold) on their impressive win at the 2011 IDHSNA/USEA Future Event Horse East Coast Championship. Dacaprioso was named Champion Yearling Colt/Gelding Division with the high score of 71 and was Reserve Champion Yearling. Read more about Dacaprioso's achievements on Dacaprio's offspring page!
OFFSPRING OF THE WEEK - FIERA BY FABULEUX

FIERA BY FABULEUX IN DRESSAGE TODAY!
Sandra Adair Daugirda wrote an inspiring article for the "Transitions" column of the Jan. 2012 Dressage Today magazine. Pictured in the article are her imported Oldenburg mare Charisma (Cor de la Bryere) and her elegant filly by Fabuleux named Fiera.
Bridlewood Farm wished Sandra the best of luck with Fiera and we look forward to seeing her progress as a future dressage star. Read more about Fiera and see more photos on Fabuleux's offspring page!
OFFSPRING OF THE WEEK - DURANTE BY DACAPRIO

Congratulations to Durante, 2011 USDF Sport Horse Breeding Horse of the Year Champion Yearling Colt/Gelding and breeder/owner Heather Waite, Pawlet VT. Durante had an impressive score of 83.8. Durante (Dacaprio x Windspiel/Weltmeyer/Leoni) had an impressive list of breed show wins
76.8 Windswept Farm open /Colt/Gelding Champion
82.1 NEDA Fall Festival open-colt/gelding champion-reserve young horse-reserve champion for the whole show
Also at NEDA he was High Placing Hanoverian
81.75 and 1st place in the breeders group at NEDA Fall Festival. That was with Durante and Frej(Fabuleux).
86.5 Region 8 Colt/Gelding Champion at NEDA
83.8 2nd place at Dressage at Devon 28 in our class
78.25 Get of Sire Dressage at Devon (with Dalziel)

See more photos of Durante on Dacaprio's offspring page.

Photo: Carole MacDonald
DURANTE - 2011 USDF HOY YEARLING COLT/GELDING

It was a great year for Durante and owner Heather Waite! Durante (Dacaprio x Windspiel/Weltmeyer/Leoni) accumulated quite an impressive list of awards and his photo was also featured in an article on movement on the Equine Journal's website. Visit Dacaprio's offspring page for more photos of Durante and a link to the article!
OFFSPRING OF THE WEEK - FRANKLY FABULOUS BY FABULEUX

Bridlewood Farm congratulates Frankly Fabulous by Fabuleux and his owner Jane Nelligan on their latest success at the Royal Winter Fair! Frankly Fabulous won his Two Year Old Class under distinguished dressage judge Hilda Gurney.

Photo: Lynn Cassels-Caldwell www.horsephotos.ca
OFFSPRING OF THE WEEK - DALZIEL BY DACAPRIO

Bridlewood Farm congratulates Dalziel HHF (Dacaprio x SPS Fenja/Frappant/Werther) and breeder/owner Christine Kropf, Jamesville NY! Dalziel wasUSDF 2011 Colt High Score DSHB HOY and USDF 2011 High Score Overall DSHB HOY winning the Traveling Trot trophy! He was also foal Champion a the NEDA Breed show, Region 8 2011 Breeders Championships New England Series Champion Colt Foal. With Durante (Dacaprio x Windspiel/Weltmeyer/Leoni) he was Reserve Champion at Dressage at Devon in the Get of Sire Class. Watch for Durante next week!

Pictures taken at NEDA breed show and Region 8 Finals.
Carole MacDonald Photos
OFFSPRING OF THE WEEK - GARAND PARADOX BY GUARANTOR

GARAND PARADOX - THIRD LEVEL RESERVE CHAMPION!
Bridlewood Farm congratulates owner Julie Forman of Franktown, CO and Garand Paradox on their success at the RMDS Championships where they were awarded the Reserve Championship of the Amateur Adult Division - Third Level!
See more photos of Garand Paradox on Guarantor's offspring page!
Owner's comments; "He is an amazing horse! Everyday I look forward to riding this special horse. He is not only sweet but a spectacular dressage horse with sensational movement and a striking presence. I am very lucky to have such a wonderful horse."
OFFSPRING OF THE WEEK - DACARA SWF OLD/NA YEARLING FILLY CH

Dacara SWF (Dacaprio x Idocus/Rolls Royce mare) owned and bred by Katie Freeman finished as 2011 All-Breeds DSHB Champion Yearling Filly Oldenburg Horse Breeders Society NA division of GOV, and also placed 6th in the USDF year end standings for yearling fillies!

Bridlewood Farm congratulates Katie and Dacara!
LOOK FOR US IN EQUINE JOURNAL

Be sure to read about us in the latest issue of the Equine Journal's 2011 Sport Horse Journal.
OFFSPRING OF THE WEEK EMC FABULAIRE

Bridlewood Farm again congratulates owner Andrew and Jane Rodd as well as breeder Peggy Kirkpatrick as EMC Fabulaire was named Champion Mare at her AHS Inspection! This adds to her growing list of honors which include:

Top filly at her registration
Multiple breed show champion and grand championships
Top 5 at Devon
Reserve regional champion
Top10 AHS 2/3 yearold
Adult amateur champion handler for Andrew at NEDA

We predict many more achievements in her future and will look forward to her fulfilling her EM requirements with a gorgeous offspring!
GUARISON BY GUARANTOR OUT OF LIANDRA - OFFSPRING FO THE WEEK

Congratulations to owner Heather Ferguson, DVM, Whitemore Lake, MI. and Guarison on their recent successful showing at the Waterloo Dressage show. Guarison, is by Guarantor out of our broodmare Liandra. We wish them the best of luck as they start the show season!

See a photo of Guarison as a foal on Liandra's page.

Photo: 3rd Shutter from the Sun Photography www.3rdshutter.com
FABULUX - OFFSPRING OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to Fabulux and rider Caitlin Casey who were again high score of the show ( this was her 4th show under saddle) this past weekend!! She is now CDS and USDF qualified for championships.They earned scores of 72 and 77.8% and also received four 9s throughout the test!!
Breeder/Owner: Emily Giammona www.blackmountainwarmbloods.com
GALATEA BY GUARANTOR HEADING FOR GRAND PRIX!

Galatea (Guarantor x Tarina Royale) and rider Andrea Velas are planning for a Grand Prix debut later this year! Andrea reports "Galatea has an exceptional piaffe and ability to collect. Super disposition, and hard worker. A joy to ride every day." Bridlewood Farm wishes them a successful show season and look forward to updates! Photo credit Terri Miller.
OUR FIRST LIBERTY FOAL IS HERE!

Bridlewood Farm proudly presents our filly out of our broodmare SPS Mon Amour (Matcho AA/Damnatz/Lugano) by the incredible dressage stallion Liberty. This filly can only be described as super fancy! See more photos of this highly refined filly on SPS Mon Amour's page!
2011 DACAPRIO FOALS - FULL BROTHER AND SISTER!

Congratulations to breeder/owner Doreen Penberthy, Gold Gaits LLC, on these two beautiful Dacaprio foals! Doreen says, "We are absolutely thrilled to have these two Dacaprio foals! (Dacaprio x EM Rieke/Rio Branco/Jet Stream xx) Like our 2009 filly (Daprieke) with identical breeding, this colt and filly inherited outstanding looks, temperaments & athleticism. We wish them well in their future show careers! Many thanks to Bridlewood and congratulations to Dacaprio on the first of his 2011 offspring!"

See photos of their full sister, Daprieke, breed show champion, on Dacaprio's offspring page.
EMC FLORIANA FH - 2ND HIGHEST AHS MPT IN 2010

Bridlewood Farm congratulates breeder Eliza Rutherford, owner Susan Boardman and EMC Floriana FH (Fabuleux x Lesandra/Lepanto) on their great achievement of placing second highest in 2010 in the AHS Mare Performance Test. Floriana scored an excellent 7.91 . In 2010, a total of 93 mares participated, resulting in 5 new Elite mares and 43 Elite Mare Candidates.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ELITE MARE DRAGON FLY BY DONNERKEIL

Bridlewood farm congratulates Dragon Fly and Breeder/Owner: Deb Reda, Firefly Farm of Lawrence, MI. Dragon Fly (Donnerkeil x Polaria II/Kompass/Virgil) achieved her Elite Mare status in 201 with an impressive score of 7.11! Read more about EM Dragon Fly on Donnerkeil's offspring page.
CONGRATULATIONS TO TRAUM GIRL BY DACAPRIO

Bridlewood Farm congratulates Parvin Work and Traum Girl (Dacaprio x Tiena) on their First Place Finish in the 2010 USDF All Breed Awards- (Yearling GOV Fillies Division) ! Her year end score was an impressive 73.6.

Her full sister, Tango (2010) was awarded Premium foal status at her inspection ( out of approximately 14 foals ); was voted Best Foal of the Inspection; and won Reserve Champion foal at our Cosequin Finals this year when she was still by her mother's side.

See more photos of Traum Girl and Tango on Dacaprio's offspring page.
CONGRATULATIONS TO FABULEUX!

Fabuleux has been ranked by USEF as the number 7 Dressage Breeding Sire and number 15 Dressage Sire for 2010. Bridlewood Farm congratulates all of the breeders and their highly successful Fabuleux offspring for this great honor.
FHABIOLA - 2010 INDIANA DRESSAGE HORSE OF THE YEAR!

Bridlewood Farm congratulates Deb Parent and Fhabiola by Fabuleux on winning the Novice Horse of the Year 2010 for Indiana! Terry Walker of Sterling Oaks Farm is the breeder.
Owner's comments: "Not only does she have an incredible inherited ground covering walk and canter, her trot is spectacularly light. Everyone loves her loving disposition at her barn. I feel very blessed."
FULL BROTHERS BY DACAPRIO SHARE IN SUCCESS AT NEDA!

Bridlewood Farm congratulates DALTON HHF (2009) and DENEB HHF(2010) (Dacaprio x EM Wiktoria HHF/Wolkentanz I/SPS Fenja) on their wins at NEDA. The proud Breeder/Owner is Christine Kropf, Hawk Hollow Farm, Jamesville, NY.
CONGRATULATIONS TO DAUNTLESS B (DACAPRIO X LIANDRA)

Another success story from one of our homebred foals!
Bridlewood Farm congratulates Dauntless B – 2009 colt (Dacaprio x Liandra/ Linaro), and owner Linda Schultz on their great success at the 2010 East Central Finals!

Photo is Ken Borden, Dauntless and Linda Schultz at the East Central Final
Breed show in September:
1st place – yearlings colts and geldings
Champion colts and geldings
Reserve Champion young horse
Reserve Champion overall breed show

Reserve Champion at the East Central Finals – 77%
He finished the year in 8th place (of 31) for colts and geldings – 76.6%

Photo: Kathryn King Leacock
CONGRATULATIONS FORTISSIMO B!

Bridlewood Farm congratulates Fortissimo B (Fabuleux x EM Roma I (Rubenstein I/Avus/Donani) and owner Camilla Van Liew, DVM, Charleston, SC. on their Third Place achievement in the USDF Horse of the Year Two Year Old Colts Division! Fortissimo B also had great success in Conyers. Fonzy was also Reserve Champion colt for the USDF Breeders Series Finals for the Southeast!"

Fortissimo B's breeder, Bridlewood Farm looks forward to seeing more of Fortissimo's successes as he continures his show career.

Photo: aliciafrese.com
FABULAIRE BY FABULEUX - BREED SHOW CHAMPION!

Bridlewood Farm congratulates Fabulaire and owners Jane and Andrew Rodd! The 2005 Hanoverian mare Fabulaire by Fabuleaux out of EM Burgundy won the mare class, the mare championship and and the mature horse championship at the NEDA breed shows both at Ten Broeck Farm and Maplewood Warmbloods

She is owned and shown by amateur Andrew Rodd from Ancramdale New York and was bred by Peggy Kirkpatrick, Umatilla, FL

Fabulaire will now show at the Great American/USDF Breeders'Championship New England Series Final at Saugerties NY on September 15th and finish her year off going to the Hanoverian Inspection at Morven Park on the 7th November!

Photo: Jonna Koellhoffer and Susan Stickle
FANTASTICA 2007 FILLY BY FABULEUX - DEVON BOUND!

Our offspring of the week is Fantastica (Fabuleux x Rubizza/Rubinstein I/Sendbote) Breeder: Mary Lou Winn, Home Again Farm, Florida Owner: Jane Gaskill, Little Rock, AR.
See more photos of Fantastica from foal to three year old on Fabuleux's offspring page!
WELCOME BACK DENALI HG - OUR NEWEST BROODMARE!

Donnerkeil/AdiosIII/Woermann/Marconi/Jonkheer xx/Frustra) )
In foal for 2011 to Fabuleux! Successfully shown over fences by Heather Wenzell-Garrett, DVM, Denali HG now returns to Bridlewood Farm to join our broodmare band. We feel she will be a wonderful addition combining her athleticism and versatility to pass on to her offspring!
BRIDLEWOOD FARM ENTERTAINS FUTURE HORSEMEN

Bridlewood Farm hosted 60+ visitors from the Boone County Horse Lovers 4-H group The kids, ages 4-13, are mainly non horse owning kids. Together with parents and grandparents everyone enjoyed seeing the foals, meeting the stallions and toured the farm. The stallions were amazing--the kids and adults loved it--and so did Fabuleux and Dacaprio!!
WELCOME OUR 2010 COLT!

After all the girls we finally got a lovely athletic colt by Dacaprio out of our Guarantor mare Gisella! This boy is already sold to Pamela Miller of Newport Beach, Ca. She also purchased our 2010 filly, also by Fabuleux, out of SPS Mon Amour. Congratulations!
HERE COME THE GIRLS!

Bridlewood Farm is proud to introduce our four gorgeous fillies of 2010! We couldn't be more pleased with our girls. Already at just a few days of age they are all exhibiting outstanding gaits! Clockwise from top left: Fabuleux x SPS Donna De Nira, Fabuleux x EM Roma I, Fabuleux x SPS Mon Amour and Dacaprio x Donna Schufro. Visit our mare pages to see more photos of these fillies. More photos will be posted soon as they continue to grow and unfold!
GARAND PARADOX BY GUARANTOR - OFFSPRING OF THE WEEK

Bridlewood Farm congratulates Garand Paradox and owner Julie Foreman on being named Rocky Mountain Dressage Society's Reserve Champion AA for Second Level! Garand Paradox is by Guarantor out of Dynastar/Don Primero/Donnerhall) Breeder: Jennifer Oldham, Colorado Owner: Julie Foreman, Franktown, Colorado. See more photos of Garand Paradox on Guarantor's offspring page.
DACAPRIO - AN INTERNATIONAL INFLUENCE!

Not just in Germany and the United States anymore! Dacaprio's highly talented offspring can be found around the world! You can view photos of over 80 of Dacaprio's offspring on our site from the youngest of foals to Champion sport horses, Licensed Stallion sons, States Premium daughters and even a photo of Dacaprio himself as a foal! If you have a Dacaprio offspring we always welcome new additions to our website! We look forward to hearing from you!
GRAPHITTI B - HANOVERIAN MARE CHAMPION AT HER INSPECTION!

Bridlewood Farm congratulates Graphitti B, owned by Brenda Shepherd of Xenia, Ohio, on being named Champion Hanoverian Mare out of the large class of 10 mares at the recent AHS Inspection held at Majestic Farms. Graphitti B (Gabrielle B/(Guarantor)/Allegria (Adios III/Hope She’s Ahead xx) is a wonderful tribute to Bridlewood Farm's breeding program! Starting with our Hanoverian approved Thoroughbred mare, Hope She’s Ahead xx (George Navanod xx) and leading up to Gabrielle B by Guarantor, Graphitti B is just one of our numerous Bridlewood Farm successes!

In 2008,Graphitti B was bred to Dacaprio and had a stunning, filly--all generations starting with our first imported Hanoverian stallion Adios III and continuing this wonderful legacy of sport horse breeding with our most recently imported Elite Hanoverian stallion, Dacaprio!
OFFSPRING OF THE WEEK - VIVALDI BY DACAPRIO

Vivaldi is a very elegant 2009 Canadian Warmblood Colt by Dacaprio. Breeder/Owner Veronique Dumas of Calgary, Alberta, CD comments, "This is exactly what we hoped from this pairing. This colt is so light on his feet he simply dances forward, lifting his forehand and siting on his haunches as well as flying changes comes completely naturally to him." Vivaldi's dam, Vendella is a Dutch Warmblood/Gelderland mare. To read more about Vivaldi go to Dacaprio's offspring page.
See Video of this colt on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51sByPaQV8c http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51sByPaQV8c
CONGRATULATIONS TO FORTISSIMO B BY FABULEUX!

Bridlewood Farm congratulates Fortissimo B and owner Camilla Van Liew, DVM on their success! The show was the Good Horseman Fall Sport Horse Breed Show in Conyers, GA. Fortissimo B received a 79.2 in his yearling colt class and was then named Reserve Champion colt and announced third placed overall young horse. He received an 80.2 for second place in his large Hanoverian IBC class under judge Jos Severiens. Comments included "good shoulder, wither and poll position, an overall well developed and proportioned yearling colt with good suspension and engagament, an all-over excellent dressage prospect". During the ribbon presentation, Mr. Severiens congratulated the owner on the quality and endless riding potential of a colt like Fortissimo B.
Fortissimo B was bred by Bridlewood FarmFabuleux x EM Roma (Rubenstein I/Avus/Donani). See more photos of Fortissimo B on Fabuleux's offspring page and on EM Roma's page.
CONGRATULATIONS TO LINDA SCHULTZ AND DAUNTLESS B!

Bridlewood Farm congratulates Linda M. Schultz, Kantelaufer Farm, Georgetown, KY on her purchase of Dauntless B (Dacaprio x Liandra). Linda is a USDF Silver and Bronze Medalist. We see a great future for you with your new future dressage partner!

"I am thrilled to have been able to acquire a horse of his caliber and look forward to a long and successful career with him." ~ Linda Schultz
DJANGA BY DACAPRIO - TOP FILLY AT HER AHS INSPECTION!

Bridlewood Farm congratulates Breeder/Owner Carol Jenkins Alton, IL and her elegant filly Djanga (Dacaprio/Regazzoni/Cor Noir) who was named top filly at the 2009 St. Louis Equestrian Center AHS Inspection!

"A filly with tremendous presence; very feminine, expressive head, well-formed and set neck, harmonious proportions, elegant outline; stands on four perfect legs. Good walk; in trot and canter uses her hind-end powerfully, reaching well underneath herself and elevating the forehand; very expressive - what we are looking for. Top Filly!" Judges Comments regarding Djanga from the AHS Inspection (August 11, 2009).

"Djanga put on a show, setting her little rear end down and dancing for the audience...She was a little super star! People were oohing and awing and the cameras were clicking. It was one of the nicest critiques I have ever heard, and I have you and Dacaprio to thank for it! Thank you, thank you!"
GOLDEN GALAXY BY GUARANTOR, A HOMEBRED SUCCESS!

Bridlewood Farm congratulates Golden Galaxy for his ongoing success. He was highly successful at breed shows and continues this winning tradition in the dressage arena!

Golden Glaxay was bred by Bridlewood Farm (Guarantor x EM Daune Braeburn/Domingo/Duftig/Duft II) and is owned by Patricia Fowler. He is in training at StarWest in Springfield, IL with Kate Flemning-Kuhn. Recently Golden Galaxy qualified for the 2009 Regions at 1st level and second level! At Lamplight he received the following scores.

1st L 4 70.526%
1st L4 68.947%
1st L 3 68.286%
1st L 3 66.571%

2nd L 4 67.381%
2nd L 4 64.048%

At an earlier show in June he received scores of
1st L 4 72.895%
2nd L 4 67.143%
OFFSPRING OF THE WEEK - DARK-STAR SPIRIT BY DACAPRIO

This beautifully feminine filly is shown at one week of age. She is registered ISR/Oldenburg and is out of the ISR/Old MMB Thoroughbred mare, Free Spirited xx (Arctic Tern/Northern Dancer). Proud Breeder/Owner is AT Powers Stables, Fredericksburg,VA. Read more on Dacaprio's offspring page.

UPDATE! Dark Spirit was the high scoring filly at her ISR/Oldenburg Inspection. The inspector praised her "very modern trot". Scores included an impressive 8.4 for movement and an overall score of 8.2! Congratulations!

Dark-Star Spirit's very pleased owner, Chuck Powers will be keeping this lovely filly. He has high hopes for her future career in the show ring as well as for her valuable addition to his sport horse breeding program.
OFFSPRING OF THE WEEK - TIANNA BY GUARANTOR

(Guarantor x Tracey Anna/Butow) Breeder/Owners: Joel & Marybeth Esselman, Milan,IN. "We think she's a beauty!" Tianna won the High Point Award at Majestic View I & II Dressage Show at Majestic Farm in Batavia, Ohio, June 13-14, 2009. Her outstanding scores were 74.286% and 73.478%!

Congratulations to Tianna, Joel and Marybeth Esselman from everyone at Bridlewood Farm!
Photo: BobTarr.com
CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW OWNER SILKE PARRY!

Bridlewood Farm congratulates German dressage competitor/trainer, Silke Parry, MD of Fountain Inn, SC. on her purchase of two of our gorgeous fillies! Future dressage prospects are our Dacaprio x Gisella filly (left) and our Fabuleux x SPS Donna De Nira filly (right). We are excited for the bright future ahead for these fillies!
OFFSPRING OF THE WEEK - DAVINCI BY DACAPRIO

Dacaprio x Fortissima(Feiner Stern/Diamont) Breeder: Colleen Beres, Saskatchewan, Canada. "He has so much suspension and presence. He is going to be a knockout in the show ring with his 4 white socks and beautiful face markings!"
Davinci has been sold to Carol Holman of Forest Edge Equestrian Centre in Langley, British Columbia.

Many Dacaprio offspring have been imported to North America and are successfully competing under saddle with their new owners. Located in Saskatchewan, CD, Davinci represents one of Dacaprio's first born foals in Canada.
OFFSPRING OF THE WEEK - FABULUX BY FABULEUX

Fabulux (Fabuleux x Winterstarr/Winterprinz) was named Winner of the 3-year-old division at her first USDF DSHB show earning an impressive score of %85.3 from Judge Lilo Fore. She went on to the Championship class and came home with Reserve Champion! Breeder/Owner Emily Ebert comments, "We couldn't be more pleased at how wonderful she has turned out-she is truly a very special mare. She will do her first under saddle show this summer." www.blackmountainwarmbloods.com
OFFSPRING OF THE WEEK -FILLY BY FABULEUX x SPS DONNA DE NIRA

This beautiful filly is so typical of Fabuleux's foals, elegant, correct and a wonderful mover. Her dam is SPS Donna De Nira (De Niro/Caprimond/Laterit). This filly has a full sister through embryo transfer! You can see both of these fillies on SPS Donna De Nira's page or visit Fabuleux's offspring page.

This striking filly has been sold to FEI competitor/trainer Anne Aloi, Charlottsville, VA. Anne has received her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals and is very much looking forward to this filly's very bright future in the dressage ring!

"I wanted to say thank you and how I am absolutely delighted with Jamie (Fanfare B)! I enjoyed meeting everyone and am thrilled to be buying one of your quality horses!"
06/13/2009
OFFSPRING OF THE WEEK! FILLY BY FABULEUX x SPS MON AMOUR

This elegant filly by Fabuleux is out of SPS Mon Amour. Her first day outside, her athleticism and self carriage are already very evident. We are pleased to announce that this filly is sold to FEI rider & USDF Silver Medalist, Karen Boates, Gurley, AL. For more information on SPS Mon Amour (Matcho/Damnatz/Lugano) and her highly successful offspring, please visit her page in Our Mares section.
OFFSPRING OF THE WEEK - DACAPRIO FILLY!

Bridlewood Farm congratulates Parvin Work, WI on this elegant filly out of her imported Holsteiner mare, Tiena (Lorentin I(Landgraf)/Cor de la Bryere). Parvin comments, "She is AWESOME!!! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to breed to Dacaprio. Dacaprio really refined her and gave her a beautiful face, length of leg and super gaits!!! She is something special." You can see photos of this filly and her dam on Our Clients' Sale Page.
BRIDLEWOOD FARM RANKED THIRD - 2008 USDF BREEDER OF THE YEAR

Bridlewood Farm ended 2008 being awarded third place as USDF Breeder of the Year! Congratulations to four of the outstanding competition offspring bred by Bridlewood Farm who helped to achieve this honor for us: Clockwise fron top left: Wolkenschein (Wolkenglanz/Liandra/Lord), Dulcinea B (Donnerkeil/Gabrielle B/Guarantor, Hickman B (His Higness/SPS Laureen/Laurie's Crusader xx) and Hennessey B (His Higness/SPS Mon Amour/Matcho).

These horses also won USDF recognition in the 2008 year-end standings. Especially of note were Hickman B with rider Jane Bohren who won the Amateur Adult Training level Award with an impressive score of 75.429 and also achieved 4th place in Adult Amateur First Level (69.711) and 5th place in Dressage Horse of the Year (75.429)! Hennessey B (Endel Ots, Yvonne Barteau) were in the top ten for both Dressage Horse of the Year, First Level (74.211) and USEF Four-Year-Old (7.5). Hennessey B also ranked in the top five for the USDF AHS year-end awards at both Training (73.6) and First Level (74.211).

Congratulations also to D’Ariel (Donnerkeil – Kay’s Sanction xx/Stancharry xx) and owner Jennifer Shearer who placed a strong second with a 60.625% in the Intermediate I Adult Amateur Division of the USDF AHS Awards. The breeder is
Kathleen Giovenco of Nevada.
DE NIRO - HAVOVERIAN STALLION OF THE YEAR

Bridlewood Farm congratulates De Niro, sire of our broodmare SPS Donna De Nira, for being named Hanoverian Stallion of the Year! SPS Donna De Nira is in foal to Fabuleux for 2008! You can see more photos of her sire De Niro on her mare page.

Privately owned stallion De Niro is the Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2008. The Donnerhall/Akzent II-son was bred by Brigitte Pahl, Fockbek, and licensed in Verden in 1995. Since that time, he has been standing at Klosterhof Medingen. With this annual award, the Hanoverian Society and R+V/VTV insurance company honours important breeding stallions. At the Verden Stallion Market, breeder Brigitte Pahl was honoured with the Wohlklang-statuette and a cheque.

De Niro was born in 1993, and at the Stallion Approval in Verden in 1995, he was already one of the most popular and fascinating stallions. One year later, the black youngster completed his stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf with the highest dressage score. Riding instructor Dolf-Dietram Keller trained him up to Grand Prix-level. In 2001, De Niro won the German Championships of professional riders and in 2003, the German Dressage Derby in Hamburg. Since 2006, he has been successfully competing with his young rider Theresa Wahler. De Niro’s dam Alicante was successful up to medium level with Susanne Pahl, the breeder’s daughter. She was an active brood mare for only a few years. The impressive result: Her four sons are successful competition horses, two of them, De Niro and his right brother Dimension, are approved stallions.

De Niro passes on his excellent rideability and fantastic movements as well as type and expression to his progeny. 1,341 offspring are registered with the Hanoverian Society. 14 of his 22 approved sons are registered with the first-class stallion book, 99 daughters were awarded state premium mare. He is the sire of 123 Verden auction foals and of 109 horses sold at riding horse auctions. 434 progeny achieved placements in the dressage ring up to advanced level and contributed to De Niro’s fantastic dressage breeding evaluation of 147 points. Together his sons, he has an incredible impact and influence on breeding.

The Celle state stud stallion Dancier won his Stallion Licensing and stallion performance test. Desert Moon and De Janeiro were reserve champions in Verden. De Noir is one of the most popular stallions in Denmark. Maternal lines featuring De Niro in the pedigree are also very popular. His daughter De Nira is the dam of Hotline, the champion stallion of the Stallion Licensing in 2005. Hotline was the most expensive stallion ever sold at a breeding association’s sales event. Donner de Nero is the dam of the reserve champion of the Stallion Licensing in 2007, Fürst Nymphenburg, who won the stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf in 2008
CONGRATULATIONS DR. SCHMIDT, KY VETERINARIAN OF THE YEAR!

Bridlewood Farm congratulates Dr. Barbara Schmidt on being named Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year! This prestigious award was presented at the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association’s Award Luncheon, held in conjuction with the KVMA Annual Meeting and Mid-America Veterinary Conference held in Louisville, KY in early October. The recipient of the annual award is selected by a nominating committee based on having received outstanding recognition either outside or within the veterinary profession or both and be held in high esteem by his or her peers. The recipient must also be a KVMA and AVMA member for at least 5 years.

Dr. Schmidt has been a member of the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association since graduation and has been honored to serve on their Executive Board since 1997. She was elected President of the KVMA in 2001-2002. She has also been an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) since graduation from Purdue University's School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. Dr. Schmidt is currently one of two elected veterinarians representing Kentucky in the AVMA House of Delegates. In July 2007, in Washington DC, she was elected to serve on the distinguished House Advisory Committee in the AVMA House of Delegates.

Outside of her veterinary interests, she has been highly active with the American Hanoverian Assocation and has served on many committees within the AHS, chaired the Breeding Technology Committee and has been elected to serve on the AHS Board of Directors continuously since 1990.

Pictured left to right: Presenter Dr. Stuart E. Brown, II, President, KVMA, Dr. Barbara Schmidt and her husband, Frederick Abblett
BRIDLEWOOD FARM CO-SPONSORS MAJOR NEW AWARD!

New "All-American Hanoverian Young Dressage Horse Awards" to Offer $6000 in Prizes at Dressage at Devon

Three new awards totaling $6000 have been established for eligible American-bred Hanoverians competing in the Young Dressage Horse classes at Dressage at Devon (DAD), Devon, PA, Sept. 23-28, 2008. Six generous members of the American Hanoverian Society (AHS) each donated $1000 to establish these awards. Their intention is to promote American breeders by encouraging competitors to buy and campaign domestically-bred Hanoverians in dressage. Dressage at Devon is an excellent showcase for American-bred dressage horses, as it is the largest show of its kind in the United States and attracts the country's top horses in both the breeding and performance divisions.

Sponsors of the awards are Mary Lou Winn, Home Again Farm, Waldo, FL and Barb Schmidt, DVM, Bridlewood Farm, Union, KY (USEF Four-Year-Old Test); Paul Cohen, Associations Underwriters, Inc. and Ziplow Horse Insurance, Westminster, MD and Anne Whitten, Horses Unlimited, Albuquerque, NM (FEI Five-Year-Old Test); and Wendy and Marty Costello, Kent Island Sport Horses, Stevensville, MD and Don and Dee Kapper, Outer Banks Farm and Progressive Nutrition, Beach City, OH (FEI Six-Year-Old Test).

To be eligible for the All-American Hanoverian Young Dressage Horse Awards, a horse must be American-bred and -owned, which the donors have defined as conceived and foaled in this country. The horse must have been issued AHS registration papers. The donors have stipulated that the sire of an eligible horse must be either an AHS Elite Stallion or a stallion standing in Germany but owned by an AHS member. The horse must be in the ribbons in its respective class at Dressage at Devon but its owner need not be a member of the AHS. $2,000 will be awarded to the highest-placing horse in each of the three classes and the money will be split between owner and breeder.

For further information on the All-American Hanoverian Young Dressage Horse Awards please contact Pat Limage at (703) 754-7555 or baeprid@erols.com. Details will also available on the AHS website at www.hanoverian.org and the Mid-Atlantic Hanoverian Breeders Club website at www.mahanoverians.com.
FABRIANNA B BY FABULEUX NAMED AHS CHAMPION!

Fabrianna B (Fabuleux x Gabrielle B/Guarantor) has been named the AHS Young Horse Filly Division Two and Three-Year-Olds Champion with a remarkable score of 80.60%! Congratulations to owner, Maggie Stonecipher & breeder, Emily Fowler, Time Out Farm, Plattsburg, MO.

As owners of Fabrianna B's grand dam, Third Level Dressage Horse of the Year, Marone (Matrose) who produced Gabrielle B by Guarantor, Fabrianna B very successfully represents three generations of Bridlewood Farm's breeding program--Congratulations to Fabrianna B!
ADIOS III OFFSPRING ON COVER OF USDF CONNECTION!

Aabracadabra (Adios III x Authenticyty ox/Cyty Lites ox) and her owner/rider Greta Wrigley were featured on the July cover of USDF Connection Magazine as an illustration of Best Dressage Bloodlines in Non-Warmblood Breeds. Adios III was Bridlewood Farms first Hanoverian stallion. He can be seen on the Farm History page. Congratulations to Greta and Aabracadabra on their many showing successes! Photo: Flashpoint Photography.





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