WILD OAKS RANCH’S Rosentanz and her offspring score big at June shows!
Walberto, the 7 wk old Hanoverian colt by Wamberto x Rosentanz, captured the hearts of the spectators and the admiration of the judges at The Proud Meadows Summer Breed Show. The colt was exceptionally well-behaved for his handler, Sergio Licea, and stood regally in front of the judges. Taking everything in stride, he boldly walked and trotted the triangle well in front of his surrogate dam. He was rewarded with an 81.2% from judge Jos Sevriens for Show I for the Colts of 2009 class, and in the Colt Championship was named Reserve Champion. On day 2, judge Carter Bass awarded him high score of the show with a 79.1% for the Colts of 2009 and once again he was named Reserve Champion Colt of the show. Conformation comments included “well proportioned; well connected; good arch in neck, good length in croup; well connected wither…very good baby!” “Regal type; lovely head, well set neck, strong topline, Nice colt.” Of his walk..”clear rhythm, walks through back, good marching” In the trot he “shows good suspension & engagement”.
He is qualified for USDF Breeder’s Championship in Sept and should be off to a good start as a contender for HOY. He also receieved a ribbon from the AHS for high placing Hanoverian for Show II.
His half-sister, Song ‘n’ Dance, 2008 jet black Hanoverian filly by Sinatra Song out of Rosentanz, blossomed in the last month and was pulled from the pasture the week before the show. Sergio Licea did a fabulous job working with her to prep her for the show. She is such a fast learner and was so well-behaved. A little tense on the first day she came in third in the 2008 filly class with a very respectable 77.3%, but on the second day she came out relaxed and had a very good walk and Sergio got a great trot in her ’08 filly class winning it with a 76.1% which was the second highest score of Show II! In the Filly Championship, she was named Reserve Champion filly! The judges’ comments for her conformation were: “smooth body, well set neck, nice slope wither and hip, smooth over loin”; “modern type…good length neck, feminine expression; well connected topline, good shoulder position” In the walk she was “fairly supple, nice use of topline, clear rhythm” In the trot “some nice engagement and lightness”. “All over good dressage potential”. We couldn’t have had such a successful show without the preparation and handling by Sergio Licea and Conception Ramirez. Sergio takes a lot of pride in his work and is really gifted working with the horses.
We hope that the new owners of Proud Meadows, Jeanene and Kelly Wells, will continue
putting on the shows, it is such a nice facility. Thanks, to show secretary, Jan Colley, and the Allison’s for their two long days of volunteering. It was also fun to see some new faces to the breed show scene.
Topping off the weekend was a call from JJ from the VADA/Nova Dressage show at Morven Park in Virginia…Rose had scored an 80% and a 79.6% at Training Level Test 2 and 4, respectively. These were the two highest scores for the show! So far, she has been high score of three of the shows she has been entered in. JJ is doing such a great job with her! Thanks to Team Tate!