Reese Koffler-Stanfield FEI Dressage Rider, USDF Certified Instructor/Trainer through Fourth Level
Reese became a mother this year to two new four-legged loves of her life. Denali was born September 2, 2008 at a nearby farm to a recipient mare. The colt is Meip’s first colt and certainly not her last if Reese has anything to say about it. Hassler Dressage’s Rousseau is the sire. So far the little guy is doing well and surely has a successful future ahead of him!
“We are breeding great horses in America, and I want to be a part of that,” says Reese. “I love Denali’s mom so much and am so excited to have her baby on the ground. I want to start my new farm having my own horses that I bred myself and not import as much. Denali symbolizes that. I have gone to every Young Horse training conference with Scott Hassler since its inception and am a big fan of the program. Our country is more than competent at breeding young horses, and we can breed horses like Denali and his mother and bring them up just like they do in Europe.”
Annapurna is the other new apple of Reese’s eye. This one comes in the form of a canine, not an equine. The black, female Newfoundland puppy was named after one of the highest mountains in the Himalayas.
Reese’s husband, Travis picked the name, because of his newfound (no pun intended) interest in mountain climbing.