Oldenburg Gelding Captures Championships at ‘Markel/USEF East Coast Selection Trials’ As He Aims For Young Horse Championships

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Philadelphia, PA – It was the promising young Oldenburg gelding, Sakrementer, at the recent “Markel/USEF East Coast Young Horse Selection Trials” at Morven Park in Leesburg, Virginia, that captured the FEI 4-year-old division championship. Sakrementer was ridden by Rick Rockefeller-Silvia, of Dream Street Stallions, and is owned by HRH Holdings Inc.

Sakrementer placed first in a large class FEI 4-year-olds on Friday with an 8.04 and was the only horse in the selection trials to reach the magical 8.0 mark. “I couldn’t be prouder of Sakrementer. He has such an incredible work ethic and he really aims to please” said Rockefeller-Silvia.

Rockefeller-Silvia said his goal is to compete Sakrementer in the Young Horse National Championships in Lamplight, Illinois, in July and in the Young Horse Championship class at Dressage at Devon. “This is an incredibly talented youngster and I am excited to see where his talents take him,” said Rockefeller-Silvia. “Sakrementer is by the stallion Samarant (by Sandro Hit) out of a Westminster x Cardinale mare. He was purchased at the 97th Elite auction in Germany.”

Sakrementer isn’t the only mount that Rockefeller-Silvia is riding for HRH Holdings. “I'll also be competing Douceur (by Don Primero) out of a Royal Dance mare this summer in the FEI 4-Year-Old division with an eye on similar goals as we have for Sakrementer,” said Rockefeller-Silvia. “Douceur was just imported and released from quarantine.”

Rockefeller-Silvia, a USDF Gold Medalist, formed Dream Street Stallions Inc. after returning from an extensive training and competition tour in Germany. Rockefeller-Silvia is no stranger to success in the dressage ring as he and his horse Starlight won Grand Champion at Dressage at Devon in 2008. “Starlight’s success at Devon was something I will never forget.” Rockefeller said. “With the addition of several new up and coming prospects, including Sakrementer and Douceur, I am excited about the future.”

For more information about Dream Street Stallions, visit their website at www.dreamstreetstallions.com.