Oak Hill Ranch Wins USDF Dressage Breeder of the Year Award Leading Danish Warmblood Breeder Recognized by Governing Body

Ripline (Hotline/Cavan) and Heather Blitz Photo: Susan J Stickle
Ripline (Hotline/Cavan) and Heather Blitz Photo: Susan J Stickle

Folsom, Louisiana, USA - Oak Hill Ranch, the leading breeder of Danish Warmblood horses in the United States, has been recognized by the U.S. Dressage Federation (USDF) with its annual award as Dressage Breeder of the Year.  This award rounds off an important year for Oak Hill Ranch which has hosted a Danish Warmblood Inspection as well as winning a young horse class at the prestigious Dressage at Devon show with the 4 year old stallion Ripline (Hotline/Cavan), and supporting one of its most famous progeny in Paragon being the alternate for the U.S. Olympic Dressage team in London who was also Team Gold and Individual Medalist at the 2011 Pan American Games. "I am honored to receive the Adequan/United States Dressage Foundation Dressage Breeder of the Year Award on behalf of riders and owners who have trained and ridden Oak Hill Ranch horses with great success this past year," said Richard Freeman, owner.  "It has been a pivotal year for everyone at the ranch and this award flags a milestone in our history.

Paragon and Heather Blitz Photo: Sharon Packer
Paragon and Heather Blitz Photo: Sharon Packer

Our program has matured to the stage that we are considered the leading U.S. breeder of Danish Warmbloods so winning this award endorses all that we represent. I'm extremely proud of the horses we have produced and privileged that so many owners have confidence on our program."  Oak Hill Ranch received the 2011 USDF Reserve Champion Breeder of the Year Award.
 
The USDF Dressage Breeder of the Year Award will be presented at the USDF Annual Convention in the Sheraton, New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, LA during the Salute Gala & Annual Awards Banquet on December 8, 2012.  As a sponsor of the convention Oak Hill Ranch will have a booth that will feature a montage of its stallions. There will also be an organized tour of the ranch including lunch for USDF Convention Delegates on Sunday, December 9, 2012.




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