Estival Star is an imported 2011 German Hanoverian gelding of international caliber. "Ernie" has three exceptional gaits with an obvious talent for passage and piaffe. He is the outcome of impeccable breeding. His sire, Estobar NRW is a premium stallion who was champion at his licensing test with the highest marks. Estobar's first crop alone already produced two licensed stallions. One of his sons, Escolar, won the Bundeschampionat, the highest honor for a young German horse, with unprecedented scores in 2012 and 2013. Another son, Equitaris was the winner of this year's young stallion Bundeschampionat. Both Estobar and Escolar are being trained by one of Germany's most respected riders, Hubertus Schmidt.
Ernie's dam is also a highly decorated State Premium Mare by Stedinger, one of the most famous sons of the legendary Sandro Hit.
As a foal Ernie was the winner of the 2011 foal show in Sottrum, Germany. He was one of the highlights of the 2011 Hannoverian Elite Foal Auction in Verden in August 2011. The same year he was imported to the USA and was carefully raised in the hills of Central Pennsylvania. He has been in professional training from the start. His first competition was Dressage at Devon 2014 where he won the Materiale Class for 3-year-old colts and geldings.
Apart from his remarkable talent for dressage he charms those who meet him with an alert but calm attitude which is second to none in such a young horse. His willingness to work also stands out. And, of course, he stands for the farrier, the vet and loads easily. Ernie is a young horse of great promise who is looking for a kind rider who will take him to great success at the highest levels.