Whisper EFSH aka: "Peri"
2009 Bright Bay Mare. Registered American Hanoverian Society. By ES Winterprinz (Warkant) out of EM Davinia (Davignon/Donnerhall). Diagonal RH and LF white, very large star, snip on right nostril. Measures 16.2H in Aug 2012 and has begun showing with great success.
BLOODLINES:Peri's dam, EM Davinia, is sired by Davignon from the Donnerhall line. He was the Champion of his Stallion Testing with a score of 146.49 and is recognized as passing to his offspring exceptional elastic movement and powerful hind quarters. His offspring include several licensed stallions as well as many elite mares. EM Davinia, herself, was inspected and performance tested in Germany, where she received an overall score of 8, a very hard score to achieve at inspection. In addition, she received a performance test score of 7.67, with a 9 for her canter!!! Peri's sire, ES Winterprinz, stands and actively competes dressage in California. Winterprinz's competition records includes many high accolades: Futurity and CDS First Level Champion in 1999, UDSF Second Level Champion in 2001, USDF Third Level Champion in 2002, UDSF and CDS Fourth Level Champion in 2003, USDF PSG Horse of the Year in 2004, and AHS Champion and USDF Reserve Champion Intermediaire I in 2005. Winterprinz was licensed for breeding in Germany, where he was judged Champion in the dressage portion of the 100-Day Test and awarded 9's for rideability and character. His character, correct conformation, and fantastic work ethic are passed down to his progeny as evident by the number of awards his offspring win in breed shows and performance shows.
BACKGROUND:We have admired Peri since she was first born and are thrilled to have the recent opportunity to purchase her from Equanimity Farm. Her breeder is very correct to describe her as a sweet horse -- Peri has a wonderfully affectionate personality that shines thru in her expression. We thank Diane and Jack for sharing their amazing youngster photography with us and for giving Thornridge the opportunity to own such a quality horse.
CURRENTLY:Peri joins Thornridge from a long list of horses bred at Equanimity Farm. We are very fond of and have had great success with EM Davinia's offspring and we love the Warkant crossed with the Davignon/Donnerhall line. Peri is very closely related to and reminds us in many ways of our own Wallstreet Prince!!! Peri has that x-factor, presence and movement combination. She has true natural swing over the back and carrying power of the haunches. We hope to have time in our 2011 schedule to attend some breed shows as we believe she is extremely competitive. Looking ahead, she has the type of disposition and inner composure to have easy undersaddle. We believe her talent and rideability will take her far in the dressage competition arena. We also believe her to be of future elite mare status quality.
AUGUST 2012 UPDATE: Whisper is undersaddle and has been going gang busters!!! She attended her first show, Vada/Nova Summer Breed I&II and WON Materiale Mares, Dressage Suitability Undersaddle and her 3 YO Filly In Hand Age Group Class!!!! She had Materiale scores up to 79.1% and In Hand scores up to 81.1% -- over the course of two days and under two judges, there was only a total of 3 scores above an 80%, including Whisper's, that were achieved!!! Whisper was exceptionally well behaved in her first show undersaddle -- she was mounted in the parking lot, never spooked at a thing from start to finish undersaddle, and was so happy to get attention all weekend long from us!!! She acted like she was a-well-seasoned-competitor. This mare is just a "Showing-Superstar!" and has incredible presence. One judge said she "could not believe how uphill she was at only 3 yo and that she was a wonderful riding type." We agree, and Whisper is entered into Devon for the 3 yo Materiale and In Hand 2012 combined score challenge....wish us luck!!!! This mare is a rare find...............
SEPTEMBER 2012 UPDATE: Whisper is a showing machine!! For her second show we took her to Dressage at Devon and she was so focused and easy to handle in every way. In the Three-year-old Fillies class, she ribboned 4th out of 21 with a whopping 80.2%!!! In the Three-year-old Material Fillies class she ribboned 10th with a 73.2%. She looked amazing undersaddle and we will be posting a link to her video on this site soon. In addition to Whisper's Devon photos, here on her sale page, we welcome you to view Phoebe's Blog (located under the Current News Tab of Website) more information and photos. After showing in hand and undersaddle, Whisper was a bit tired by the time she competed in the East Coast Finals for Fillies, but she still secured a respectable 76.45%. The judges all seem to agree in their comments that she has excellent conformation, a ground covering walk and is a wonderful riding type with a great future in dressage. In the current Adequan/USDF Preliminary Award Standings: Whisper is Nationally Ranked 4th in 3 yo Filly Dressage Sport Horse Breeding with a median average of 80.2% AND Whisper is Nationally Ranked 7th in 3 yo Filly Material Horse of The Year with a median score of 76.3%!!!! In both USDF Rankings, Whisper is the top averaged horse from Region 1.
WHISPER -- 2YO, Free, April 2011:
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