Standing another new stallion at Dr. Louis and Dona Pierucci's Rivers Bend Farm in Virginia is a different sort than the big warmblood horses dauhter-in-law Pati has been know to succeed with. The georgeous 15.3h Andalusian named Ecigipco, (Hipsee), who is owned by Carol Frink. In addition to standing him at stud, Pati will be showing him at First and Second levels and Frink, who is starting to do dressage after a 20-year absence from the hunter world, will compete him in training level classes at schooling shows.
"I am really getting interested in the Andalusian for a lot of my amateur riders," said Pati. "They are so sensitive and if you go with the purebred you seem to get the gaits as well as the mind.
"I have always been fascinated with different breeds, and that is where my interest in Baroque horses comes from," she continued. "Hipsee was bought from David DeWispelaere from Hampton Green Farm. He gave me my first education in Baroque horses."
She said that Hipsee is "lovely to ride and work with and has incredible extended gaits that are easy for an amateur to sit as well as fun for the professional to ride." She plans to do a lot of cross breeding to investigate the competitiveness of warmbloods and Andalusians."
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