Sauvignon Finding “the” Trot – October 2012

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For Sale – Gitane – Coming Soon!

2008 Mare by Stedinger – De Niro – Likoto xx

Photos and more information coming soon!

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For Sale – Smitten

16.2hh 2009 black gelding, imported Westphalen,

Starnberg X Likoto XX

Into full training just 2 weeks ago…still pretty green but ready to really get working. Tremendous canter, and relatively balanced for such an enormous stride on such a green horse. He will develop quickly.

Video Coming soon!



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For Sale – Romeo

17hh 2008 chestnut gelding, GOV,

Blue Hors Romanov X Furst Igor

More impressive in person than on video. He is ridden by trainer 3 times a week. REALLY fun to sit on, alot of room for development.


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For Sale – Decadance







16.1 hh  2009 black gelding,  imported Hanoverian

Dancier X Willawander XX

Gives a much more mature feeling under saddle than the typical 3yo. Steady enough for a relatively competent AA and just fun to ride.


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For Sale – Freyja

15.3hh 7 yr old mare, branded Hanoverian

Fred Astaire X Rubinstein I X Wenzel I

She has only been broken in for a year, professional training the last 6 weeks


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At Least Six Teams Entered for Global Dressage Festival Nations Cup

WELLINGTON, Florida, April 4–At least six teams plan to start in the $35,000 Global Dressage Festival CDIO3*, the first non-championship Nations Cup in the Western Hemisphereand to be held at small tour at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center’s Stadium complex next week.

The event presented by Stillpoint Farm has two squads from the United States and one team each from Australia and Canada as well as two mixed teams from Latin America. Other individuals have nominated.

The top five teams from the $5,000 Prix St. Georges on Friday, April 13 will move on to the Intermediate Freestyle with its $25,000 purse to be held under lights in the International Arena at the GDF grounds on Saturday night, April 14. Teams not in the Freestyle will compete at Intermediate I for $5,000 in prize money during the day on April 14.

The judging panel for the CDIO3* is Wim Ernes of The Netherlands, Isobel Wessels of Great Britain, Elizabeth McMullen of Canada, Gabriel Armando of Argentina and Janet Foy of the United States.

The event is the first phase of an ambitious undertaking to help transition dressage teams throughout the Americas to Grand Prix to qualify at the Pan American Games for future Olympics, instead of at Prix St. Georges/Intermediaire as in the past. The plan calls for teams in 2013 to be made up of both big and small tour horses with weighted scores and in 2014 to be at Grand Prix.

Nations at the 2011 Pan Ams in Guadalajara, Mexico, endorsed the idea of phasing in team development in preparation for the 2015 Games in Toronto when qualification for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics the following year is scheduled to be at Grand Prix, the same as the European Championships.

At least one team has taken advantage of FEI rules allowing Grand Prix horses to compete at Prix St. Georges/Intermediate so long as they have not placed in the first 15 in a Grand Prix at a CDIO, FEI Championships, Olympic Games or which have won three first prizes in an Intermediate II and above at a CDI3*/CDI4*/CDI5* or CDIO.

The Nations Cup is the finale of the inaugural Global Dressage Festival winter circuit which staged five CDIs with $270,000 in prize money over two months.

The teams entered so far:

Ilse Schwarz – Sauvignon
Kelly Layne – Von Primaire
Nicholas Fyffe – Wasmut

Diane Creech – Hallmark
Chris Von Martels – Udon P
David Marcus – Chrevi’s Capital
Lee Tubman – Vegas

Latin America – Team 1
Alehandro Gomez, Venezuela – Revenge
Marco Bernal, Colombia – Farwell IV
Yvonne Losos de Muñiz, Dominican Republic – Dondolo Las Marismas

Latin America – Team 2
Luis Denizard, Puerto Rico – Nalando
Natalia Martin, Puerto Rico – Utha Van de Begijnhoeve
Jessica McTaggert, Cayman Islands
Mica Mabragena, Argentina – Quaterro

USA – Team 1
Caroline Roffman – Pie
Devon Kane – Destiny
Shelly Francis – Doktor
Chris Hickey – Witness Hilltop

USA – Team 2
Tom Noone – Fred Astair
Laura Graves – Verdades
Barbi Asplundh – Rising Star
Jane Cleveland – Rodeo Queen

Other entries
Bianca Berktold, Germany
Neve Myburgh, Germany
Lisa Hyslop, USA – Rolling Stone


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Aussie Ilse Schwarz Pilots Don Joseph to High Score At Global Dressage Festival National 2 Show

Ilse on Don Joseph ©

Ilse Schwarz and Don Joseph. © 2012

WELLINGTON, Florida, April 3–Transplanted Australian Ilse Schwarz and Don Joseph, a six-year-old Oldenburg gelding, won the high score award Tuesday posting 72.591 per cent a 1st Level Test 3 Open on the first day of the Global Dressage Festival National 2 horse show.

Ilse, based in Wellington, and Don Joseph (Don Kennedy x Calmera x Santander) have been an outstanding pair, with numerous victories in the past two years.

Don Joseph was bred by Gaye Scarpa of Magnolia Farm in Wellington and named after her husband, Joseph. Gaye bred the horse in Germany and imported him as a three-year-old.

Ilse has trained him from the start. She moved from Australia to the United States in 1998 and trains and competes several horses, including her own, up to Grand Prix.
Don Joseph is currently leading the U.S. Dressage Federation standings for Horse Of The Year at First Level.

“I was very, very happy with him today,” Ilse said. “His test was smooth and the most balanced he has ever been.”

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Ilse Schwarz Wins at $50,000 Florida Dressage Classic CDI-W.

March 13th, 2012 at 4:06 am
The Horse Magazine

Australian Dressage rider Ilse Schwarz rode her own 12-year-old Oldenburg, Cadenza, to the win in the Intermediaire 2 class at the $50,000 Florida Dressage Classic CDI-W. Ilse, who is married to Wellington’s Ken Braddick, has been a full-time resident of Wellington for 11 years.

“His piaffe and pirouettes were a highlight,” a thrilled Ilse said, “this is a wonderful showground, the footing is phenomenal and it’s giving all of the horses an extra lift. My six-year-old blew his scores out the window because of the footing. He seemed to have an extra gear. This is really super for our sport.”

Cadenza is a newcomer to the Grand Prix, and Ilse was especially pleased with his progress. “I’ve had him since he was a twinkle in my eye,” she said. Cadenza is an American-bred horse that has been trained from the ground up by Ilse, who trains with Steffen Peters.

Ilse and Cadenza, photo by Ken Braddick

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Cadenza Grand Prix Florida Dressage Classic Feb. 28, 2012

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