Iron Spring Farm Stallions' Offspring Win Eight Medals at the World Equestrian Games
Saturday, October 30, 2010
"Iron Spring Farm. "To have four of our stallions represented by their get at the , and earn their owners and riders eight medals is very exciting."
Malone's Grand Prix dressage partner [#4996 override="Contango" title="Contango"] has produced many international competitors. His son Ravel, along with his rider Steffen Peters, anchored the US Dressage Team with a 78.596% in the Grand Prix. They continued their success and received a 78.542% in the Grand Prix Special, which earned the pair the individual bronze medal. They capped off an amazing when they clinched another individual bronze medal in the Grand Prix Freestyle with an incredible score of 84.90%. Ravel is a 12-year-old KWPN gelding out of Hautain by Democraat. He is owned by Akiko Yamazaki in San Diego, CA.
Two other medalists feature Iron Spring Farm stallions as their damsire. Totilas, who many are calling the "Horse of the Century", is by Gribaldi out of Lomika by Glendale. Glendale stood at Iron Spring Farm from 1994 until his death in 2002. Glendale is also a half-brother to ISF's stallion Consul; they are both by Nimmerdor.
Iron Spring Farm's Roemer, a USDF Hall of Fame inductee, was also the grandsire of a medal winning dressage horse at the WEG - Exquis Nadine. The elegant mare, by TCN Partout out of Charities by Roemer, together with her rider Hans Peter Minderhoud helped the Dutch team secure their gold medal with a score of 72.25% in the Grand Prix. Exquis Nadine is owned by A.M Kies.
The young Iron Spring Farm stallion [#4224 override="Sir Sinclair" title="Sir Sinclair"] may best be known for producing top dressage horses, but his seven-year-old old son Whooper was driven at the by IJsbrand Chardon to two medals in the Four-In-Hand Combined Driving. As part of the Dutch team, Whooper and Chardon won the team gold, plus earned the individual silver medal with a score of 135.24. Whooper was bred by A.C.G Smits of Horst, in the Netherlands.
Iron Spring Farm is proud to see offspring of their stallions making history and contributing to equestrian sport. Malone continued, "Congratulations to all of these fabulous equine athletes and their dedicated breeders, owners and riders!" [#4996 override="Contango" title="Contango"], Glendale, Roemer and [#4224 override="Sir Sinclair" title="Sir Sinclair"] competed in the United States and spent the better part of their breeding careers at Iron Spring Farm.