2015 Alberta Provincial FEI High Point Champion (I-I 69.605%); 2015 Alberta Provincial FEI Freestyle Champion (69.188%).
1998, 16.3 hh, Beautiful, importe Hanoverian gelding by Escudo out of a Laurie's Crusador XX mare. Encore has very impressive blood lines on both sides; his sires were awarded stallion of the year in 2009 and 2006 respectively by the Hannoveraner Verband. Encore was imported by Canadian Olympian, Gina Smith as a 2 yr. old. Gina trained and competed in the East very successfully up to PSG/I-I until his 8th year. His outstanding conformation and superb gaits make him a very competitive dressage horse. He is a talented, strong, powerful horse who is supple ... a pleasure to ride and train.
Mr. Encore has a warm, loving, calm disposition which naturally makes him a ‘barn favorite’. He is extremely safe, sane, a PROVEN SCHOOLMASTER suitable for any Adult Amateur or Young Rider. He just loves to show you how much fun you can have in the ring. He has competed successfully all over North America receiving Championships at almost every show/level he entered (show record available upon request).
Encore has received consistent, regular, professional, private coaching and training from Canadian Olympian, BONNY BONNELLO over the past 9 years I have owned him. I travel all over North America regularly in my employment and Bonny’s training and coaching has allowed Encore and I to be competitive and keep us in the ring.
I chose to keep Encore as a small tour horse so I could declare for the Pan American Games in 2014. He competed in 2015 in three CDI’s in San Quan Capistrano, Thunderbird and Calgary receiving scores in the mid 60’s. We finished our 2015 season at the Alberta Provincials receiving the FEI Highpoint Championship and FEI Small Tour Freestyle Championship with scores just under 70%. Encore is currently training on all the Grand Prix movements.
He thrives outdoors whether it be training, showing or hacking no matter what the weather. He has super supple movement. He is a kind and willing partner who is always very quick off the leg. Judges consistently comment on his amazing walk rewarding him with 8’s for his clear rhythm and great over stride. His trot is very comfortable with fabulous rhythm. His trot extensions are very forward, cover ground and really show the elevation and freedom of his shoulders. He has a very active hind leg making him very fancy in the trot with lots of jump in the canter. His half passes are just ‘point and shoot’, in his pirouettes, he truly sits and collects easily making them simple to execute. He enjoys tempi’s, likes to listen and rarely misses a change. He is a very happy horse, a great friend with lots of personality who thrives on honestly pleasing his rider.
Encore has always received the highest quality care to maintain him and stay happy in his work. He enjoys regular Osteopathic Vet treatments, Equine massage therapy, Equine nutrition consults, Adequan and Legend. He is on a program prior to any exercise in which he receives Back on Track therapy to warm up and ice boots/cold water for cooling post exercise. He is blessed with straight, unblemished legs and perfect feet which the vets and farriers adore. We all marvel at how sound he is. Encore has not required joint maintenance. X-rays and PPE exams supplied upon request. He has no vices.
He has had Bladder stones that are easily managed by regular bladder checks and laser therapy (only 2 days down time) should it be required. All vet reports are open for review to help Encore’s new owner know everything there is to know about him so he can remain the happy horse he is and his new owner can have the same success we have enjoyed with him.
We hate to see Encore go however top priority will be given by his owner and trainer to find Encore a suitable, loving home that will enjoy him the way we have. Encore is a very special, unbelievably sound horse with excellent gaits, outstanding rideability, who is completely reliable and uncomplicated to ride and manage...This is truly the horse that will carry you willingly into the 2016 PSG/I-I Winners Circle. He is offered for sale at $35k USA. We look forward to meeting you and talking about the delightful Mr. Encore!!!
To see a video of Encore's Kur - https://vimeo.com/145215000