Sondheim OLD has been working hard these days… looking pretty good!
Congratulations to Hilda Gurney on her success at today’s GOV Mare and Foal Inspection at Keenridge Farm.
Her colt ‘Splendid’, by Sondheim OLD out of her lovely Winter’s Eve (Winterprinz), was named Premium, AND ELITE.
This is Hilda’s 5th foal from this breeding, and ALL 5 have been named Premium AND ELITE!! Clearly this is a successful combination – we look forward to the future!
Sovereignty, a 5 yr old German Oldenburger by Sondheim OLD out of Love Quest, schools with Mark Farndale before heading up to the Sacramento International Horse Show for the 5 Yr Old Jumper Finals.
Owned and bred by Carrie Treadway and ridden by Ashley Barrett, Sovereignty WON last year’s 4 Yr Old Jumper Finals at the same show. As Sondheim is by Sandro Hit, the jumper breeding comes through from Sandro, as well as the mare line. Love Quest is a Landadel / Quattro jumper mare from the Oldenburger Elite Auktion.
It’s interesting to see that Sondheim produces BOTH competitive dressage and jumper foals!
Congratulations to breeder Hilda Gurney and owner / rider Adrienne Bessey!!! At Cool August Nights Dressage Show this weekend, Adrienne WON the FEI 4 Yr Old class with Stunning – a 4 yr old German Oldenburger mare by Sondheim OLD, out of a Winterprinz mare. Adrienne and Stunning scored a whopping 81%!!! Well done Hilda and Adrienne, and of course… Stunning!!
Congratulations Marta F. Kauffman and Santana!!
I just found out (I know, sometimes I’m slow) that at the L. A. Chapter Summer Dressage Show recently, Santana (Show Star – Donnerschwee) finished the show as FEI Reserve Champion! This was based on his 2 day successes at Prix St. Georges… Ridden by Jaye Cherry, Santana was purchased as a 3 yr old at the German Oldenburger Mixed Auktion, and over the years has had much success – it’s great to see he’s back at it again!!!
Recently, Sondheim was well represented at the El Sueno Dressage show, by two of his daughters.
Hilda Gurney bred both mares – Springtime and Stunning – who are FULL sisters! By Sondheim OLD and out of a Winterprinz mare, Hilda also owns Springtime. Adrienne Bessey owns Stunning, and actually won ALL of her classes this weekend with scores ranging from 70+5 to 80.4%!!
At the prestigious Flintridge Dressage Show 2019, over the Memorial Day Weekend, once again breeder Hilda Gurney and owner / rider Adrienne Bessey showed what a great partnership they have – Adrienne showed her 4 year old German Oldenburger mare Stunning (Sondheim OLD – Winterprinz) in Training Level classes… and WON THEM ALL!!
It is a PLEASURE to watch Hilda and Adrienne work together with such great success – I can’t wait to watch the future of this threesome!!