Doctor Wendell MF Fully Approved AHS
Beyond the initial licensing by a registry, a breeding stallion must complete additional performance requirements to earn their lifetime approval. Some do this through stallion testings, but some complete their requirements through show results. For the AHS, stallions must earn five scores of 63% or higher from five different judges at Prix St. Georges or higher. We’re thrilled to share the news that Doctor Wendell MF (Don Principe-Sandro Hit) has just completed that requirement in his first five outings at this level. Under Jim Koford, Doc has earned scores ranging from 65%-74% and he won’t even turn seven until later this spring. Bred and owned by Marydell Farm, Doc is an outstanding example of US breeding and is just beginning to tap into the potential he has for the FEI work.
The favorites going into this year's Markel/USEF National Championship, Chris Hickey and Cabana Boy didn't disappoint. After awarding a "9" on submission, judge Hilda Gurney said, “Our general impression, of course, is that he has super talent for collection and for the FEI.
It’s hard to believe that it really has been 20 years already. When Jane MacElree first purchased the stallions Cabaret and Nureyev, she had no idea of what would evolve in the coming years, but what a journey it has been! On October 29th Jane, the Hilltop staff, and many of our friends, family, and clients celebrated our 20th Anniversary with a wonderful party at the farm.
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A Sport Horse Handler, whether at a show, inspection or exhibition, constantly strives for that 'magical moment' as he guides a horse in hand around the arena, often negotiating a large triangle formed from flower pots and jump poles. Together the two lift off and eat up the ground, matching stride for stride -- the horse seeming to float, to collect and extend on his own, all in perfect rhythm. The handler is as discreet as possible so that all attention focuses on the horse looking his best.
Wisconsin breeders work on one foal at a time. Shannon (a competitive dressage rider) and Doug Langer, DVD, (a partner of the Wisconsin Equine Clinic and Hospital) have bred Hanoverians for 10 years at their Maple Run Farm in Helenville, Wisconsin. They arrived on the international stage when their homebred Cabana Boy represented the United States at the 2007 World Young Horse Championships.