2006 Liver Chestnut Mare, Registered SWANA by Briar 899 (Magini 695) out of Rock Starlet xx. Measures 16H. Two hind stockings, RF half stocking, large blaze extending over L muzzle.
BLOODLINES:Estrela is sired by the Olympic competitor Briar 899. Briar is one of the world's highest ranked dressage stallions. He has close to 20 wins at International Grand Prix in multiple countries and has been a placing finalist in 5 World Cups. Briar was the youngest dressage horse to compete in the Sydney Olympic Games and he finished 7th place in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Briar is well respected throughout all of Europe as leading sire that is known to produce athletic offspring in both dressage and jumping.
BACKGROUND: Estrela was owned by her breeder until the fall of 2011. She received a grand total of 45pts at her foal inspection: the positive comments were coupled with 7's on gaits, 8 on conformation and an amazing 9 on type!! Estrela was presented as a 3yo for her SWANA Mare Inspection and she had impressive scores. She received 8's on type, walk, and canter, which is reflective of her purity, activity and balanced. Her jumping ability, technique, temperament and impression all received 7's. Estrela did not receive a score lower then 7!! in any category..that is really super!! Estrela was training a solid Tr Lvl dressage and jumping with ease when she was sold in fall 2011. Unfortunately, she is still a little too green for her current owner, and, therefore has arrived to Thornridge Manor to be sold.
CURRENTLY: Estrela arrived to Thornridge in November 2011 to continue training and to be sold. She settled in quickly and got right down to business under saddle. She bonds quickly with her person but has also adjusted well with varying riders. Her color, chrome, and beauty make her a real eye-catcher! Because she has such a naturally balanced and uphill canter, Estrela will excel in both dressage and eventing.
APRIL 2012 UPDATE: Estrela has been fully enjoying the return of warm weather: She is continuing to advance her dressage training in both the outdoor arena and in the bottom grass meadow. She loves to hack w/t/c around the entirety of the property and has been re-introduced to trot poles and jumping!! This is truly a well rounded athlete.
Extensive set of 2011 X-Rays Available
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