Quater Twist WSH
Quater Twist WSH or "Q" as she's known around the farm, is a beautiful mare by Quaterhall (Quaterback/Donnerhall) out of Gold Digger (Glorioso Noir). This mare was bred by Williams Sport Horses, and was retained for both breeding and competition purposes. We knew that Q was special as soon as she was born, and she has lived up to all our hopes. She is a gorgeous 17h liver chestnut, with some very unique markings, including an interesting marking on her neck and 2 small belly spots, 4 tall socks and a twisted blaze. As a 3 year old Q was started lightly and qualified and successfully competed at the prestigious Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. She was then given a well deserved rest and given the winter off to continue growing and maturing. As a 4 year old Q was presented to the Hanoverian Verband for inspection, and won the mare show and dressage phase of the performance test, earning top marks and her premium mare candidate. She was then bred to the impressive stallion Secret and as a 5 year old delivered her first foal, and fulfilled her Premium Mare status. Q was then bred back to Secret and an embryo transfer was performed so that she could start her career as a show horse. As a 6 year Q was started in professional training and at her first dressage show with only a few months of training she scored a 76.3% and 73.4%, with 9s for her collective gaits and walk, and even a perfect 10 for some of her trot work. The recipient mare delivered an incredible foal by Secret, and Q will continue in her training and to produce foals by embryo transfer. For 2022 Q has a foal coming by Benicio, with the recipient mare due May 2022.
Q's first foal by Secret, a black colt
Q's second foal by Secret, out of recipient mare Gala, a chestnut filly
Wruby is our latest addition to our group of lovely ladies! She is a 2009 16.2h liver chestnut Hanoverian mare by Wellesley out of an elite Hanoverian mare by Rotspon/Federalist. She has a lot of suspension, a beautiful elastic trot, and an active hind end. Wruby is typey and athletic, with a gorgeous head, and sweet easy personality. She is sure to be a valuable addition to our breeding program. She is approved for breeding with the Hanoverian Verband. Wruby delivered her first foal in May 2016 who is a gorgeous filly by Sagnol (Sandro Hit/LaBelle), big bodied but elegant foal who has been sold to a dressage home in California. Wruby's first foal made the prestigious call back ring for top dressage foals at her large inspection, placing 3rd in a group of over 25 foals. Wruby's 2019 foal won his foal inspection in a large group of 24 dressage foals, and was awarded Gold Medal foal and the Albert Kley top 10 in Canada foal award!
Pictured with her owner as a 3 year old, newly started under saddle. This gorgeous filly has continued to prove her talents, she is the West Coast USDF materiale champion and the 3 year old prospect award with an 81% in the materials and scores of 80% in hand!
Wruby's 2018 colt by Quaterhall sold to an amateur dressage rider. This boy had many compliments at inspection by the judges. He is quite the looker, with excellent gaits and a fantastic easy disposition.
Wruby's 2019 colt by Quaterhall sold to an FEI dressage rider. This boy was selected by Dr Ludwig Christmann as the top foal at his large 28 foal Hanoverian inspection, winning the top dressage foal and top scoring foal at the inspection. Dr Christmann commented that Quidditch WSH was the best moving foal at the inspection and was awarded the title Gold Medal Foal and won the Albert Kley top 10 Hanoverian foals in Canada award.
Eclipse is our foundation mare, and what an exceptional mare and producer she has been for us! She is a solid 16.3h liver chestnut mare by the German dressage stallion Ehrentusch/Amor and was imported from Germany as a young horse. Eclipse was started as a dressage horse in Germany and unfortunately sustained an injury that prevented her from competing. This mare passes on her calm and quiet personality along with a fantastic work ethic, her foals are all sweet natured and easy to work with. Eclipse's sire Ehrentusch won his performance test with top results in all categores, proving the marvelous versitillity of this line. Eclipse has had four lovely foals for us, Godiva WSH, Goldwyn WSH, Devon WSH and Don Quixote WSH, all show great talent for the dressage ring and have lovely easy dispositions. Eclipse is approved for breeding by the Hanoverian Verband. Eclipse has been retired and will live her days with us. She is such a good mother that she will take on other mares foals and just loves the babies. She is an irreplaceable mare who could easily be used as a surrogate, and who we routinely use at weaning time to make the weanlings more comfortable during their difficult transition. She has taken other mares foals to inspections and looked after them as if they were her own, guiding them, protecting them, and being a strong leader to them making them relaxed and at ease. Pictured below is Eclipse with another mares foal at a Hanoverian inspection, guiding her through the process with a quiet kindness:
Avaia by Alabaster approved for breeding with the Hanoverian Verband broodmare owned by Shallow Brook Farms;
Godiva WSH 2010 mare by Glorioso Noir approved for breeding with the Hanoverian Verband. In her first year competing as a 4 year old Godiva won 9/10 dressage classes she entered, and was season champion with scores as high as 75.5%. As a 5 year old she was also season champion at first level, and as a 6 years old was second level season reserve champion! Godiva is currently showing at 3rd level and has won some classes, working towards 4th. Godiva WSH is being retained by Williams Sport Horses for sport and broodmare purposes.
Goldwyn WSH 2011 gelding shown here as a yearling, sold to a fantastic amateur home, started easily by his amateur owner.
Eclipse's sire, Ehrentusch:
Gold Diggers foals:
For Fremont by For Edition, 2012 gelding sold to a jumper in Alberta:
Forget Me Not by For Edition, 2014 mare sold to a fantastic jumper home in Ontario. This mare recently was presented to the Hanoverian Society for mare approval and received excellent scores and received her Premium Status.
Quarterhall colt born in 2016, sadly this little man had to be humanely euthanized after a long battle with peritonitis. This little man was such a sweetheart and we had big dreams for him as an upper level dressage horse.
Quater Karat "Kara" born in 2017 and sold to a professional USA FEI dressage rider.
Quagmire 2018 colt by Quaterhall sold to an amateur dressage rider
Cadbury's 2015 filly by Fabregas sold to a professional USA FEI dressage rider:
Cadbury's 2017 colt by Aloha, named Artwork, sold to a national level hunter rider:
Monika is by Merlin/World Cup IV. She is a big bodied mare who consistently produces athletic foals who are beautiful and versatile. Monika is Hanoverian Verband approved for breeding and has produced three lovely foals for us. The combination of Monika and Glorioso Noir was so successful that we repeated it, and are keeping her first of that combination for our breeding program, Gold Digger. Monika is sold and no longer part of our breeding program.
Merlin (Reg name Magic) was reserve champion at his performance test; ranked 1st in jumping, and 2nd in rideability. Merlin competed in the jumper ring by Grand Prix rider Chris Pratt. Merlin produces horses with beautiful heads, classic looks and outstanding form over fences. He is by all accounts a very versatile stallion, his offspring are suitable for dressage, hunter, show jumping or eventing. Monika has been sold and will continue producing foals for her new owner.
Gloria WSH by Glorioso Noir 2011 mare, placed 3rd in the prestigious Lieutenant Governer's Cup Class at the 2014 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, and has since gone on to start her career as a dressage horse. She is approved for breeding by the Hanoverian Verband, available for sale:
Galileo WSH 2013 colt by Glorioso Noir, sold to a jumper in Mexico:
Monika's sire Merlin: