Al Guden of Hyperion Farm, Inc., was 40 before he sat on a horse, despite having a family history with horses. His dad was in the Troop B, 101st Cavalry, the last active New York cavalry unit before horses were traded in for motorcycles in the late 1930’s. A trip to Hawaii and a trail ride in Haleakala Crater made a horse lover out of him. Today, he and his wife, Judy, run a successful business based in Wellington, FL, breeding and selling the best Dutch Warmbloods around.
When they teamed up with Kathy Connelly and Toine Hoefs to buy a share in a young foal selected in Holland by Toine, they entered into the world of international dressage breeding fame. Uptown (Kennedy x Ubis) is a licensed KWPN stallion who stands in Holland. He was the champion at the 2004 stallion show and the 70-day test that year. He won the Pavo Cup for four-year-olds in 2005 and won the L Class Stallion series of 2005-2006. He was fifth in the 5-year-olds at the World Championship for Young Dressage Horses in Verden, Germany during the summer of 2006.
But it is not only on Euro soil that Hyperion Farm has know success in the limelight. Sagacious HF (Welt Hit II x Cocktail) was second in the large Prix St George Class at Devon in September 2006 and then won the Region 1 PSG championship.