Pik L Only American-Based Stallion with Three Offspring in the Markel/USEF National Young Horse Dressage Championships
Friday, August 21, 2009
Before his importation, the licensed stallion sired offspring that have had successful performance careers in Europe. Son Paradise Valley qualified for the Bundeschampionat and sold for 180,000 Euros in the 2003 PSI auction.
Four-year-old Pikk Elena HU was barely under saddle when she qualified for the young horse championships with scores over 8.0. The youngster is a full sister to Pikturesk, owned by Karen Williams, who was the 2007 Palm Beach Dressage Derby Overall High Point, as well as a two-time USDF Regional Championship winner.
Pik L isn’t the only Horses Unlimited stallion having a great summer. Flagship sire Noble Champion has had winners in competitions as diverse as breed shows, eventing and dressage. Noble Chapeau, out of the Thoroughbred mare Tiny Chapeau, was named Grand Champion Colt after winning the yearling colts class at Dressage in the Rockies in Parker, Colorado earlier this month. Noble Chapeau is owned and bred by Katherine Pettus. At the same show Noble’s daughter, Novia Mia HU, owned by Christine DeHerrera, won the High Point Lower Level with a score of 73% in First Level Test Four (show II) and Reserve High Point Lower Level with a score above 70% (show I). The mare also was named High Point First/Training Level with a score above 70% at her horse show debut in May. Mia, out of Gera by Garibaldi I, has now qualified for the USDF Region V Championships.
Buck Davidson, riding Sharon Will’s No More Rocks, an Oldenburg gelding by Noble Champion, won the four year old division of the Young Event Horse program at the Waredaca Horse Trials in Unity, Maryland earlier this summer. The big chestnut finished with a score of 83.71. “The young horse programs are a wonderful opportunity for breeders, as well as owners, of talented youngsters. They allow you to see the potential at an early age, which is really exciting,” Sparks says.
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