DRUMMER BOY, aka "Drake": 2008 Dk Bay Gelding, Registered AHS by ES Don Principe out of MS Winterzauber. RH Pasturn. Expected Maturity at 17H.

BLOODLINES:Drake's sire, Don Principe is a modern stallion who has successfully competed Grand Prix Dressage as well as producing quality youngsters. To jump start his FEI career, in 2005, he was Reserve Champion DSHB Stallion of The Year and ranked 4th in the FEI Six-Year-Old Division. His progeny have been winning accolades in the breeding ring as well -- for the last several years it is no surprise to see and hear Marydell Farm's Don Principe offspring winning classes at the prestigious Dressage at Devon Breed Show in both Age-Group and IBC Classes. In 2007 alone, six offspring were in the top ten for the USDF HOY Awards. Drake's dam, Winterzauber has the best of the "W" Hanoverian Lines: Warkant, Weltmeyer and Wertherson!! These W-Lines historically represent both dressage and jumping talent. Over the last year, Winterzauber has spent many months at Thornridge in training with an amateur rider....so, she is broodmare turned bombproof riding horse!!!! Most importantly, Drake's sire and dam are well known for their wonderful temperaments and rideability.

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CURRENTLY:Drake's joins Thornridge from a long list of youngsters bred at Equanimity Sport Horses. Phoebe has watched him develop since he was just a foal and admiringly nick-named him "daddy long legs!" He is a very classy type that has the perfect movement for both the show hunter and dressage enthusiast. All three of his gaits display that "easy to influence once undersaddle quality." Even in the free jumping, Drake very smartly self rates himself. We especially love his ground covering canter and predict him to be an extremely comfortable horse!!! With his modern, sturdy, and correct conformation, Drake is a very elegant type. He arrived at Thornridge the beginning of April 2011 as a 3yo and we have been enjoying him everyday. He has been very easy to acclimate with new turnout buddies and is learning the routine around our farm quite impressively. Although we handle him everyday, we will more then likely not have the time to saddle start him until the end of summer as our show season has already kicked into full gear. So, if you are seeking a quality horse that is ready to go, at a pre-riding price, please don't let Drake pass you by. Price will increase once undersaddle!!!

Offered For Sale $16,500 Firm (Prior To Starting U/S) Set of 2011 X-ray Available Lifetime Registered USEF

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