Sylvan Farm's Retirement Dispersal Auction Gives Buyers A Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance to Purchase from this Historic Program
Friday, May 31, 2013
Rarely does an opportunity like this come along for those looking for a well-bred individual. "My program has focused on producing outstanding athletes, but my goals have always included breeding horses with good work ethics, manners and temperaments," states Hedreen. Not only do the pedigrees of her horses reflect that mantra, the environment where she is based is ideal for that undertaking. The mild climate, lush fields and abundant rain create an environment nearly identical to that of northern Germany and Holland. Their horses are able to spend the entire year outdoors in fields with large loafing sheds. This quiet, serene setting is perfect for raising strong, athletic and rideable sport horses.
Sylvan Farm-bred horses have competed successfully at the regional, national and international level in dressage, hunters and jumpers. Over the years they refined their broodmare band, establishing two prepotent mare lines that are now producing their fourth generation. Each of these mare lines produced a licensed stallion and competition horses. A third stallion was licensed in Germany.
The many winners of the Sylvan Farm program include Grand Prix jumper, hunter and FEI dressage stallion Agincourt SF. Veteran Hap Hansen rode this grey son of Olympic Gold medalist Abdullah to many wins. Far Star SF represented the United States at the 2003 World Championships for Young Jumpers in Europe under Olympian Laura Kraut. His full sister EM Fair Lily is offered for sale during the auction.
The collection includes a variety of hunters, jumpers and dressage horses. Show horses, young prospects and breeding stock are all on offer. They represent some of the finest Hanoverian, Oldenburg, Holsteiner and Dutch bloodlines available anywhere in the world, including those of Donnerhall, Landgraf, Cor de la Bryere and Pik Bube.
Judith Hedreen has proven her extensive knowledge and enjoys mentoring others. She is a former member of the USDF Sport Horse Committee, current member of the USHJA Jumper Breeder's Task Force, contributor to multiple equine publications, and organizer of numerous educational seminars. With an avid interest in Hanoverian jumping horses, Hedreen helped initiate the NA Jumper Breeding Program. In 2007, she was appointed as a judge to the Hanoverian Mare and Stallion Committee.
Flashpoint Bloodstock, LLC, known worldwide for its exceptional sales in several breeds and disciplines presents Saturday's auction. Tim Jennings and his team will by on-site taking your bids in person, by phone or via the Internet.
As if acquiring a well-bred sport horse wasn't enough to motivate you to visit the area, Seattle is a mecca for travel and outdoor enthusiasts. Early summer is delightful and visitors will find something for the whole family. If you are a wildlife lover, to advantage of a day trip to the nearby San Juan Islands to see the orca whales, seals and bald eagles. If you are a foodie, the fresh seafood and produce at Pike Place Market will bring you bliss. The list of destinations to explore in the area is varied and extensive.
For more information, please call Sylvan Farm at 360-435-0235 or 206-550-4010 or visit
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