Quite Easy USEF Leading Hunter Sire
With the beautiful type, scope, quick reactions, and correct gaits, it is no surprise that Quite Easy offspring have become a top consideration for hunter riders. The 2015 show season proved to be an exceptional year for the Quite Easy offspring, earning Quite Easy the coveted position as the USEF Leading Hunter Sire. While it takes the results of many offspring to earn this status, there were definitely a few offspring that shone especially brightly this year. Susan Baker’s Q (ds. Ahorn) racked up top ribbons at major shows across the country in the Second Year Green Hunter under Peter Pletcher’s guidance and in Amateur-Owner Hunters with Susan. In the Junior Hunters, Pamela Kahn’s Quite Ruffy (ds. Krocket) and Tyler Petrie earned numerous championships and top ribbons at the Washington International, Pennsylvania National, and The National Horse Show. Over Fences Farm’s Quite Chocolate (ds. Elmshorn) had a successful year in the High Performance Hunters under Maria Rassmussen, and once again competed at the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships. The beautiful Quasar (ds. Calido I), owned and bred by Laura Connaway, consistently earned top ribbons in the Adult Amateur Hunters. It’s rewarding to see both the US-bred and imported Quite Easy offspring competing with excellent success. Thank you to all the breeders who placed great faith in this exceptional stallion over the years!
At the Pegasus Dinner during the USA Equestrian Convention, January 11, 2002, Jane MacElree was honored with the Ellen Scripps Davis Memorial Breeders Cup for her contribution to the sporthorse industry. Jane was elected as the one of two recipients for this year’s award and is the first warmblood sporthorse breeder to be given this honor.
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Whether you are learning about showing your horse in hand or just looking for some tips, this excerpt from the 2015 USDF Sport Horse Breeders/Handlers Seminar is for you – Showing Sport Horses In Hand with Michael Bragdell.