South Grey Hanoverians

Breeders of Performance Horses

Angelstone "A" rated Hunter - Ferra in the Pre Greens!

An absolute fabulous Pre Green division with Ferra placing in every over fences class!  She is showing such scope, adjustability, maturity not to mention her beautiful bascule and excellent forearm/knee technique! 

 

He's here!!!  Welcome Ferentino!

We are extremely excited to announce that we have a stunning bay colt foal by the black Westphalian stallion Freestyle out of our top producing mare "Vesta"!  Arriving on June 10th at the civilized hour of 9:50pm!  Since this was such an amazing cross (producing "Fiorentina", the Reserve Champion Dressage foal at her Hanoverian inspection), we decided to repeat this combination! And we are so happy that we did! 

Ferentino will be presented at the Hanoverian inspection but could also be registered Westphalian.  Completely depends on owner/purchaser.

 Asking $17,000 Cdn

Ferentino - Hanoverian 2016 Colt!  Can also be registered Westphalian!

 

  Freestyle

Vesta

Like Father like Daughter....Ferra is now in the Baby Green Hunters!

Wow, doesn't she look like her sire? 

At the Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park on June 3-4th, 2015, Ferra delivered her first Baby Green Hunter rounds with precision, accuracy, relaxation and technique!  Ferra was absolutely stunning! A no prep kind of girl, she acted like a seasoned pro, just like her sire "Ducati".

Well ridden by the event rider Andrea Volasko, Ferra pinned 5th, 7th and 8th in classes of 20 to 30 horses.  Comments were about her great form over fences, her scope and her super rideability and temperament.  A real gem.  Can't wait until we have another show!

Here's one of her trips:

 

https://youtu.be/awrTCVBrQn8

 

"Ferra" - June 4th, Baby Green Hunters: 

Ferra's sire "Ducati" - 2013 Baby Green Hunters:

 

Our Newest Additions at South Grey Hanoverians!

A stunning chestnut colt by the KWPN bay stallion Blue Hors Zack born March 31st!  "Zambezi" will be presented to the Hanoverian Verband for inspection in September.  Out of our premium mare Vesta by Viva Voltaire, sire of our Pan Am Silver Dressage Medal winner, Viva's Salieri! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 By the gorgeous black Hanoverian stallion Dancier....a very correct, uphill chestnut colt with plenty of presence!  We welcome Da Vinci (aka Leo in the barn).  He is out of our competition mare Galena by Goldschlaegar...some excellent old Hanoverian lines with lots of substance and size.

 

HITS Ocala, 2014

Having a wonderful time at HITS for the beginning of Cahill's show career!  Now almost 4 yrs old, Cahill is currently showing in the Level 0's at HITS, Ocala, Florida!  Showing a bold attitude with plenty of scope and step, this boy just takes EVERYTHING in stride!

  http://youtu.be/T3LV8AagvgQ

 

 Cahill - practice ring:

Ridden by Rachel Schnurr

Cornerstone National Dressage Show July 13, 14 + 15th, 2013

Great show at Cornerstone!  Winny and I had our first outing at 3rd Level.  Starting off on the Friday with a 55.921% and working our way up to finishing on Sunday with a 63.077%!  And both tests included an Error of course, due to pilot error!  So we will continue to work on ironing out the glitches and hope we can show some more improvement for the next show.  We took quite a leap forward from Training level in 2011 and now showing in 3rd Level, with a hiatus into eventing for 2012!  But Winny is such a great horse!

Taking lessons from some of the best dressage riders out there, Jacqueline Brooks...who had us stable with her during the show and gave me a hand with a few pre class schoolings.  And now more help from Cindy Ishoy to continue us on our path of enlightenment.  One can never be to informed!

 

 

 

"A" ciruit hunter Reserve Champion of the                                    "Ultimate Hunter Challenge"

Ducati had a fantastic day in the Ultimate Hunter Challenge held on June 21, 2013 during Palgrave's summer circuit. There are 3 phases in the UHC: model, under saddle and over fences.  Ducati is one of our homebred reg'd Hanoverians, out of our mare Vesta!

Congratulations go out to rider Rachel Schnurr who gave Ducati a wonderful ride for a score of 86 in the over fences portion, making owners John and Tori Falle very proud.   Ducati is an ammy's dream hunter come true!

Here is the video link of his round:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls0ID7-nLmY&feature=youtu.be

Ducati is FOR SALE.  For inquiries, call Sue Schnurr at Windamere Stables  519-503-9216

Shown at HITS Ocala March 2014.

 

 

Ducati + Rachel Schnurr UHC Reserve Champion

Champion Baby Green Hunter!        May 8+9, 2013 @Palgrave

Congratulations go out to owner Tori Falle and rider Rachel Schnurr and to the wonderful job they have done on our homebred Ducati (aka Fazon)!  At his very first "A" Circuit show, Ducati handled it like a seasoned pro.  Putting in one good trip after another, the judges awarded him with the Championship!  Super way to start the season!  Great way to show that the homework was well done ladies!

2012 OHTA Banquet Results!

 

The Ontario Horse Trials Association had a lovely evening held at the Nottawaga Inn, Alliston, Ontario on November 24th, 2012.  Suzanne and Winchester were Champion Novice Adults and also came overall 2nd in the Pre-Training Division against excellent, veteran competitors! 

 

A super year thanks to some great support!  And of course, a great horse...Winchester!

 

 
South Grey Hanoverian Year End Results - As of Oct 10, 2012

Reserve Champion Trillium -

 Hunter Under Saddle:

Congratulations to Tori Falle and Ducati (aka "Fazon" by Futurist out of Vesta by Viva Voltaire) and their accomplishment's this year.  Good going Tori! He looks amazing.

 

 ...and so far, a very successful year for Winchester and I at Pre-Training!

2012 PT Events for Winchester:

July 29 - 1st at Cedar Run

Aug 11 - 1st at Wits End

Aug 26 - 1st at Woodwind

Sept 1 - 6th at Cedar Run

Sept 8-9:  7th at Grandview Provincial Champs

Sept 30: 3rd at Equus

Oct 6:  1st at Glenarden

Oct 7:  2nd at Woodwinds

Oct 13: 6th at Will O Wind

Now just have to wait and see how we faired for the OHTA year end awards!

 

 

 

 

Reserve Champion Hanoverian dressage foal!

September 12, 2012 during the German Hanoverian Foal Inspection Tour at Parkwood Stables in Fergus, Ontario....our lovely 3 month old Freestyle filly "Fiorentina" was awarded the Reserve Champion dressage foal title. 

The winner, Kathleen Richardson's "Spiderman" by Sir Donnerhall was equally as stunning with tonnes of suspension.  Congrats to all the other 23 foal owners.  Judges commenting on an exemplery crop of babies!

 

Picture by Linda Brand.  She has captured the mare and foal (and my husband!)  in perfect unison!

 
Pre-Training Hat trick!  Aug 26, 2012 at Woodwinds Horse Trials

 

First, lots of thanks to Lyndsay and her mom Penny for coming out and lending "hands" at the show.  It was very much appreciated and made our day :) 

 

Despite glitches with the show schedule not running quite on time.....the Woodwinds team tried very hard to get things back on track.  Unfortunately that meant less time between events and not alot of time to walk courses! 

 

Regardless of show issues, Winny was a trouper.  Even with the delays, he applied himself with focus and gusto on a humid and extrememly hot day. 

 

Taking only 4 faults in stadium, we finally had our first cross country without time penalties!!  Definitely had to install a new gear; providing us with our third win at Pre-Training and giving us the "hat-trick"!

 

 Lyndsay giving Winny the "sugar" he so deserves!

 

Wits End Aug 11th, 2012:  Pre-Training.....Champion!

At the stunning and very challenging Wits End facility, with boughts of rain and masses of huge dark and threatening clouds....Winchester went to prove himself in the dressage ring with a fabulous score of 78%, and one score of a "9"!! 

Posting a clear stadium, the cross country was very challenging....with massive hills and wet and slippery conditions....finishing clear on all his jumping efforts but having time faults. Altogether an amazing run and finishing up 1st in his division.   

 

Photo by Joerg Hess

Cedar Run Horse Trials: Pre-Training Champion!

 

At the beautiful Cedar Run Facility in Thornbury on July 29, 2012.....Winchester scoring a solid 70% in dressage, went on to win our first attempt at Pre-Training. 

With a clear stadium setting us up for a great run at the cross country, we headed off on a lovely and inviting cross country.  Clear but with a few time faults, Winny and I ended up on 50.1pp and taking our first red ribbon of the season! 

A big thank you to Jessica Ruppel for schooling on Friday, and also to  Ann Morgan(Will O Wind)  for a few tips before heading off on the cross.  Wonderful groom, my son Zack with help from my great friend Walter. 

Couldn't have done it without all the wonderful help!

 

 
It's A Colt! 

"Santos Hit" 

Gorgeous..... big bay colt with a large star and right hind sock......born 1:46am June 5, 2012.  Sired by the stunning stallion Sagnol (by Sandro Hit) from Dreamscape Farm out of our registered Hanoverian mare Galena (Goldschlaegar x Waldfee x Wendekreis). 

Santos Hit is registered with the Westphalen Verband and was a premium foal at his inspection.

Should mature 16.3hh +

 

Photo by Joerg Hess

Cornerstone Gold Dressage Show July 13,14 and 15th, 2013

Our first foray into 3rd Level....with thanks going out to Jacquie Brooks for the coaching and reading of our test!  A bit overwhelming to have someone like Jacquie tell you that you can move up two levels! 

Thanks for keeping me cool and level headed and breathing!

Winchester was awesome....demonstrating his beautiful flying changes and wonderful extensions!

 

 
Our Newest Addition... May 28th, 2012
South Grey Hanoverian is pleased to present our newest addition to the family!  "Fiorentina", a beautiful, tall, leggy modern type. Pictured here at 11 hours old!  A feminine filly, bay with a crescent shaped star and three white socks.  This young lady is quite the stunner!  By Freestyle, out of our registered Hanoverian mare Vesta (Viva Voltaire x Grannus x Argentinus).  Should mature over 16.2hh.

 

Photo by Joerg Hess

Ontario Horse Trials Year End Banquet/Awards  2011

On November 19, 2011 at the eventing year end awards held at the beautiful Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston, Suzanne and Winchester finished off the year 2nd overall in their division!  An excellent result with over 180 competitors in their division and after only competing in 5 shows! 

Suzanne went on to receive 3rd in the Novice Adult Division as well!  A super finish to a great year. 

 
Oct 8, 2011 - Open Breeders Classic Winner!
  On Oct 8th, a lovely fall day, we ventured out for Ferra's very first horse show.  The Fieldstone Farm Breeders Classic held at the Orangeville Fair Grounds was very well attended in the Open Divisions.   Not to dissappoint, Ferra took in the surrounds like a seasoned pro and showed herself off!  Taking the Champion Weanling Foal against some very nice foals.  This flashy chestnut filly boasts tonnes of chrome!  She is the product of a serious pedigree....Sandro (sire of Sandro Hit) on her dam's side and For Pleasure on her sire's side!  World class pedigree, perfect conformation and stunning movement along with her curious personality all came nicely together on this special occassion.  Thanks to the judge for recognizing our girls "potential".

     

       "Ferra"  by Fazon x Gesara x Simply 

 

Grandview Horse Trials - Oct 2, 2011

After a bit of a glitch before dressage, Winchester went on to post his customary clean and clear stadium and cross country trips to finish off with a 2nd place! 

Winchester has consistently displayed his ability to be a top competitor and after only starting in Eventing in August!

Photo by Joerg Hess

 
Winchester does it again!  Sept 25th, 2011

Glen Oro: 

On Sept 25, 2011 at Glen Oro Horse Trials, Suzanne and Winchester started off by posting a dream dressage score of 80%! 

They continued on to a faultless stadium on an undulating terrain with many roll backs.  Then they continued on to a great cross country with excellent questions which Winny answered with a definite "yes" to each jumping effort. 

Finishing 1st on an amazing score of 30pp, they will move on to the last show of their year next week at Grand View Horse Trials. 

 
Another Eventing Win!  Sept 18, 2011

Suzanne and Winchester are showing that they are a great team! 

Posting another win, this time at Equus 3D Horse Trials, this now puts them into the top 5 on the leader board after only their 3rd eventing show! 

Winchester continues to get a strong lead after dressage,  posting a dressage score of 76% this time out.  He then uses his natural jumping talents and brave cross country runs to post clear trips.  This horse is so ready to step it up to the next level! 

 

Photo by Joerg Hess

OHTA Provincial Championships:  Sept 2-4, 2011

The OHTA Championships were held at the beautiful and very hilly Wits End. 

On Friday Sept 2, 2011 Winchester posted a dressage score of 70% (45.4pp).  He went on to a fabulous bold and clear cross country on the Saturday despite the overcast weather, wet and slippery conditions and stayed in a tie for 1st. 

Sunday brought us to an interesting stadium course.  With a beautiful trip, excellent inside turns and displaying his great adjustability, Winchester put in a great effort until the last fence, where rider error brought down a rail and slipped us into 3rd and finishing us on 49.4pp. 

Unbelievable how this horse just continues to impress!  And this was only his 2nd time eventing!! 

 

Photo by Joerg Hess

The Winning Streak Continues!!!  August 7, 2011

Our lovely sale horse Winchester, has shown us once again that he is up for any discipline we put to him! 

At his very first try at Entry level eventing, on Sunday, August 7th at Cedar Run Horse Trials, Suzanne and Winchester won their division.  Posting an amazing dressage score of 81.5%, they went on to end the day on the dream score of 31.8pp and taking the 1st place red ribbon!

 

Photo by Joerg Hess

Our Newest Arrival!

We are so excited to welcome our newest arrival, born on June 12, 2011 our long awaited Portland L colt!  Portland L, a Westphalien,  is an imported S level jumper from Germany.  Out of our Hanoverian mare Vesta, who is in the Hanoverian Jumper Improvement Program, we are hoping that this cross will bring us a terriffic athlete!

Photo by Joerg Hess

Winchester  Does It Again!! June 3-5th, 2011

June 4th-6th, 2011 - Cornerstone Gold Dressage Show

At only his second outing, Winchester brought home more excellent dressage news.  He received scores from 64.64% to 74.5% bringing home two firsts, a fourth (missing first by 0.6%)  and becoming the Training Level Dressage Champion!!  This horse just keeps getting better. 

Photo by Joerg Hess

Updates

 May 6th-8th, 2011 - Springfest Gold Dressage Show

At his debut dressage outing, Winchester could not have done better!  With scores ranging from 66.563% to 69.643%, he went on to become the Training Level Dressage Champion!  All three international judges present wrote excellent comments about Winchester...."Nice horse.  Correctly schooled to this level" from FEI 5* judge Elizabeth McMullen. 

 

Feb 11 - March 20, 2011 - HITS, Ocala

We are so pleased with the results of "Winchester", our lovely Hanoverian gelding.  He was

shown all five weeks, a very busy schedule, pinning 4th and 5th in the Equitation Division and

just out of the ribbons in the Jumpers.  A very consistent horse!

 

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Sept 12, 2009 - Checkmate Horse Trials

Well, our final show of the year. Galena and I are happy to report that we put in a strong, steady

 performance and were awarded with 3rd place overall. Time to reflect on the year, plan our

goals for next  year and get some homework done. But first some vacation time for my girl and

best partner, Galena!!   What an amazing horse she is and how pleased I have been with her

consistency at the shows.  See you all next year!

 

Sept 5th and 6th, 2009:  Headwaters Horse Trials, Provincial Championships


With absolutely gorgeous weather all weekend, Galena and I started off with a

very decent dressage test putting us in 4th. We then headed off to the beautifully

landscaped cross country course that was maxed out on height for our division.

I had some concerns that Galena had never seen a tire jump or a ditch, but she

just carried me over the course flawlessly and on time. We managed to climb

into 1st place and had to wait until the next day to go to Stadium. With the

pressure on, we just toed the rail on the first jump as we slipped on take off.

Galena valiantly tried not to touch the rail, but it was almost impossible not to.

We continued on to a faultless trip otherwise, costing us our first place standing

and slipping us into 3rd. A wonderful finish to a great weekend, we added a 1st in

 the Novice Adult.

Also qualified for Provincials was Gaetana and Marj in the PreTraining Division.

They also had a great weekend and finished up a strong 2nd place.


Photo by Joerg Hess

Aug 21-23, 2009 - Cornerstone Dressage at Palgrave

Taking a slightly different venue, Galena and I did our first National Dressage show.

Not knowing quite what to expect, I am glad to report we put in a great effort. With

scores of 63.2%, 65.35% and 66.8% we held our own in the Training Division giving

us placings of 4th, 6th and 3rd.  Our thanks go out to Alison Banbury and her helpful

"crew" who helped us throughout the show.


Photo by Joerg Hess

Aug 1st, 2009 - Grandview Horse Trials


Another great result for Gaetana and Marj Beale of Guelph. After upgrading to

Pre-Training, Marj and Gaetana finished in 4th place!! Keep it up Marj!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 November 22, 2008 OHTA Year End Awards

 We couldn't be more pleased with our award at the Nov 22nd, OHTA AGM! Galena

was 3rd overall in the Pre-Entry Division after only 1 show!! What a great

accomplishment for this mares first year of showing. And with a whopping 74%

score in dressage to top it off! We are looking forward to the 2009 event season!


  

 

Gaetana Headwaters 2008

Congratulations to Marj Beale and Gaetana (Gotta Danz x Imagine That x Ryan's Image) on her most successful placings in eventing!! Marj writes: "We got second at the July 26th/08 Checkmate Pre-Entry and Sixth at Checkmate again

 

 

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