Inspection 2003

Photos by Reg Corkum

I think all the participants of the our October 14th Hanoverian inspection need t-shirts that say "I survived the 2003 Home Again Farm Hanoverian inspection."

The site was set up and perfect before the rains came the week before. Unfortunately, we had so much rain that the main inspection ring was reminiscent of Devon at its wettest and muddiest. The participants were wonderfully understanding and incredibly good sports about the less than ideal conditions. Just look at the handlers after a few horses - muddy buns extraordinare!

muddy ring crew

Judging were Vanessa Carlson and Karin Himmelmayer. Cathy Tucker-Slaterbeck was our secretary. They are shown left to right below.

We had horses from as far away as Miami and Georgia. There were two mares for the Mare Performance Test, seven Hanoverian mares for inspection, three non-Hanoverian mares, and eleven foals. Some folks in south Florida had transport mishaps, or we would have had even more foals.

We debuted our brand new closed jumping chute at this inspection. It worked beautifully, giving the MPT mares a fairly dry and safe place for their free jumping. I owe it all to my long suffering husband who built the chute and the lane barriers single handed.


MPT winner Forsythia in the jump chute and below under saddle

Forsythia canter

Both Mare Performance mares passed their testing with high scores. Forsythia (above), a 1996 beautiful dark black bay mare (Wuemmestern/ Geneva/ Goldstern), bred by Lucille Mulky and owned by Joan Potter, was high point MPT, scoring a 9 on rideability.

<Burgundy in the jump chute>

Close behind her was the lovely chestnut mare Burgundy (Bordeaux/ Pica/ Picaro) bred by Janet Paxton and owned by Peggy Kirkpatrick. Burgundy also did her mare inspection at this site. Forsythia was ridden by her owner Joan Potter and Burgundy was ridden by Sarah Bartko.

Two mares out of Pre Studbook TBs were inspected in the Hanoverian Mare class. E'Toufee, (Evergreen/ Mariffy xx/ Marfa xx) owned and bred by Shon Wylie scored a 7.33 and moved to the Studbook. Also moving to the Studbook with a score of 7.0 was Anything Goes (Armin/ Tui xx/ Chewy Slew xx) owned and bred by Joanne Gentile. Mares that were enrolled into the Main Studbook with scores less than 7 were Legend (Lundberg/ Schimmelchen/ Salem) owned by Dean Graham and bred by St. Georges Farm, and Frolich (Walk on Top/ Arnika/ Abseits), owned and bred by Teresa Swan. Receiving a score of 7 and enrolled into the Main Studbook was Carezza (Contucci/ Deidre's Decision/ Dollberg) owned and bred by Jill Peterson. Aida (Aarking xx/ Ganovin/ Graditz) owned by Augustin Walch (Canada) and bred by Hans-Juergen Luedeman (Germany) received a 7.16 and was also enrolled into the Main Studbook.

High point Hanoverian mare, scoring a 7.5, was Burgundy (Bordeaux/ Pica/ Picaro) bred by Janet Paxton and owned by Peggy Kirkpatrick (seen below). Aida and Carezza are now Elite eligible mares, meaning that they may take the MPT to move up to Elite Candidate level. Burgundy is now an Elite Candidate mare, having passed her MPT at this same inspection. She will become an Elite mare if she produces a Hanoverian foal within three years.


Champion Hanoverian mare Burgundy with a very happy Mom and Dad

There were three non-Hanoverian mares presented, two TBs and one imported Oldenburg. Passing inspection and enrolled in the Pre Studbook was a lovely and incredibly youthful 21 year old TB mare Little Greta xx (Victorian Prince xx/ Sweetness N Flowers xx/ Mattei's Tavern xx), owned by Teresa Swan and bred by Martina Richardson, Canada.

Champion non-Hanoverian mare (shown below) and enrolled into the Main Studbook was a stunning German Oldenburg mare Amarulla (Argentinus/ Alida/ World Cup II) owned by Judy Yancey and bred by Bernhard Gerdes, Germany.


Non-Hanoverian mare Champion Amarulla

The foals presented included a filly by Granulit out of a Wallstreet Kid mare owned and bred by Lisa Philipson, a Weltbekannt filly out of a Rubinstein I mare owned by Inslee Baldwin and bred by Mary Lou Winn (shown at the bottom of this page), a filly by Don Alfredo out of a Werther mare owned and bred by Cindy Byrne, two Wonderful colts out of Armin mares owned and bred by Carolyn Marsh, a Graf Goetz filly out of a Maronjo mare owned and bred by Louise Lovett, a Wolkenglanz colt out of a Dederich mare owned and bred by Elaine Sherer, a filly by Feiner Stern out of a Wanderkoenig mare owned and bred by Sheila Wickstrom, a colt by Palladium out of a Greinton mare owned and bred by Andrea Hayden, a Weltmeyer filly out of a Rohdiamant mare owned by Petra Wilder and bred by Mary Lou Winn, and a filly by Baroncelli out of a Walt Disney mare owned and bred by Julia Whitfield. All the foals were quite good and received positive remarks. Some were at better stages and showed more harmonious lines than others. It was a treat to see so many different lines represented.

From these, the Palladium colt and Baroncelli filly were named top colt and filly at the inspection.

Colt CH

Colt Champion by Palladium and his exquisite Mama

Baroncelli filly and Walt Disney mare

The very beautiful filly champion by Baroncelli with her Walt Disney Mama

We pulled SPS Blanche A out of the pasture so that friends could see her. She doesn't look too bad for barely brushed and being quite pregnant.


Blanche A struts her stuff in the mud

After branding, our tired and muddy participants disbursed, many with the help of our tractor. We thank all for their understanding and sense of humor in the face of all the wet and the the mud. We hope to be lucky enough to have a dry inspection in 2004.

We owe a big thanks to Sterling Graburn, Maya Sniadecky, Judy Yancey, Lani Kirk, Sarah Carpenter and Celia Evans who helped out with so many things. It is impossible to host these inspections without the help of many kind people.

And last, we have to show you our pretty Rubi filly Welcome Home, who loved playing in the inspection pumpkin patch.

Welcome Home playing with the pumpkins

Welcome Home playing with the pumpkins

Mary Lou Winn

Last Updated August 18, 2013