Successful Eventing Horses from the 2014 season
Henton Attorney General (Anamour/Delphi/Distelfink) – is still based in the UK and with rider Lizzie Brown are on the Eventing High Performance Squad in England and have been training with the likes of Kyra Kirkland and Luis Alvarez. Henton Attorney General has come back better than ever after his winter break.
He has just placed second in the GBR Houghton International Horse Trials in England – helping New Zealand to win the Nations Cup there.
Young Event Horse – Taupo 2014
Runner up overall and Best Mare for the class went to Graffiti MH (Graf Top/Earl/Weltmeyer) Breeders Matthews Hanoverians.
The beautiful mare was prepared by the Woods’ barn in Whangarei and ridden in the event by their stable rider Ocean McKinnon.
Henton After Dark (Anamour/Disteline/Distelfink) Samantha Felton. Breeders Henton Lodge Hanoverians – Winner of the Two Star Eventing title at 2014 Horse of the Year Show. This combination was placed second overall in the Eventing Pro-Am series as at the end of April 2014.
Henton Executive (Escudo/Delphi/Distelfink) – breeders Henton Lodge Hanoverians and owned by the Henton Executive Syndicate – having been in Matthew Graylings stable for a mere 4 months – came from 4th after dressage to take the prestigious 3 Star Puhinui event title well clear of the second placed horse. They had also placed first at the Rotorua spring trial 2 star event in the lead up to this outstanding performance. Photo credit Take the Moment.
Further Eventing horses from the Hanoverian Breeding Programme
Lexington (Limonit/Kings Wish xx/Karensky xx) Breeder Melissa Nadin. Consistent performer at Level 3 Dressage at the Northern regional Champs and also performing well at 1 star eventing and 1.30 show jumping. Melissa engaged Greg Smith as the rider for the autumn eventing season.
Henton First Edition (For Edition/Henton Ambience/Anamour) Rider Donna Smith for the Beverley Family. Breeders Henton Lodge Hanoverians
Balmoral Henton (Contendro I/Distancia/Distelfink) Donna Smith. Breeders Henton Lodge Hanoverians
Leo Degas (Dream Boy/Golden Legacy xx/Leader of the Band xx) Sam Taylor. Breeder Julia Fraser. Leo Degas is a full brother to Grand Prix dressage competitor – Leo Dreams of Gold.
Stoneylea Eclipse (Earl/Dynamique/Dynamit) Rhonda Stuart. Breeders John and Angela Smith
River Park Andreas (Anamour/Exclusion xx) Rider Greg Smith for owner Renai Hart. Breeders Bilbar Lodge. This horse is a full brother to Level 5 Young Rider Dressage Champion Amici II
Henton Authentic (Anamour/Henton Dungarven/Dynamit) Rider Donna Smith. Breeders Henton Lodge Hanoverians