|Diamond Dureza and Caryn with trainer, Shelly Reichart, at 2014 U.S. Dressage Finals.
|Tanqueray MRF (Totilas-Revlon/Rhodiamont) 2013 gelding
- Diamond Dureza (Diamond
Hit/Salope) qualified for Region 2 championships at both Second Level Adult Amateur and Musical Freestyle and Third Level
AA. She earned a trip to the U.S. Dressage Finals for musical freestyle.
- Tanqueray MRF (Totilas/Revlon-Rohdimont) had a successful year, ending as
Champion (74.7%) at the USDFBC
Colt/Gelding Championship, Champion (74.113%)
at the USDFBC North Central Colt/Gelding Championship, Co-Reserve Champion (77.5%) with the American Hanoverian Society and
WDCTA Champion Colt.
- Diamond Dureza (Diamond
Hit/Salope) was WDCTA Reserve Champion Adult Amateur at both Second Level Adult Amateur (65.386%) and First Level Adult Amateur
- Diamond Dureza (Diamond Hit/Salope)
ended her first show season spectacularly! Reserve Champion at Training Level-Addult Amatuer at Region 2 championships, seventh
at the U.S. Dressage Finals and took home the high-point award for non-FEI for the American Hanoverian Society.
- Rapazzini qualified for Region 2 championships at Third
Level. Sadly, he had to be put down in November, due to a freak accident, in which he shattered his right hind fetlock. Heartbreaking,
as he was really coming along and had been with us since we were present at his birth and through all his years until the
- Tanqueray MRF (Totilas/Revlon-Rohdimont),
2013 gelding, purchased from Shannon and Doug Langers of Maple Run Farm in December. Looking forward to this one's career!
- Rapazzini is Champion at Second Level, Adult
Amateur, WDCTA Year-End Awards. (Pretty good accomplishment,
considering he only went to two shows to meet qualifications, and at the same time, qualified for USDF Regional Championships
that weekend as well. Guess he's good under pressure.)
for four-year-old Young Horse Championships. In only three shows -- the only ones he's ever participated in, Rapazzini
receives an invitation to participate in the Young Horse Championships at Lamplight Equestrian Center in July 2010. He
finishes 8th in the optional warm-up class and 11th in the championship.
Salope has triplets! Spring of '09, via
embryo transfer, in one flush she had three embryos which were implanted in three recipient mares and all
survived to term. Very unusual. They were born almost exactly one week apart, beginning on April 26,
with the last being born, appropriately so, on Mother's Day, May 10. Their names are (using my usual naming convention which
is to name them after wineries or some aspect of wine making, beginning with the letter "D", the first letter of
the sire's name): Diamond Dureza, Diamond Dolce and Diamond Caliente.
GOT THE GOLD! In only four shows in 2008 and winning the Grand Prix
class against four other rides with a final score of 65.417%, Caryn earned her USDF Gold Medal in August on Salope.
1st Place Adult Amateur at Grand
Prix for the Hanoverian breed in 2008. (Photo: Kapellen Photography LLC)
GOT THE SILVER! Caryn
earned her USDF Silver Medal in one season of showing with Salope in 2007.
LINDA ZANG & STEPHEN CLARKE
SYMPOSIUM, APRIL '07
Caryn and Salope were selected to demonstrate movements at Prix St. George level (a good
tune-up for the show season, since Caryn had never shown at this level before!). When Linda Zang saw the changes on this horse,
she said, "I know you are here to present movements for Prix St. George, but let's see the two's. Having never done them
before, we we actually pulled them off!