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|Color:||Chestnut||Height:||16.1H at maturity||
Alford, FL 32420
|Encore (PSB)||Frankly Diplomatic xx||Diplomat Way xx|
|Be Frank xx|
|Milagro's Megan xx||Bagatell (TK)|
|Milagro's Jet xx|
Emerald Ice ("Ellie") is a 2010 filly by the Grand Prix Dressage stallion, Oskar II *Pg*, and out of my personal jumper and dressage mare, Encore. Ellie is one to stand out in the ring, and has tons of presence. She is bold and brave and was shown lightly in hand this year to get her off the property. She handled trailering (marching right up into the trailer without any complaints or hesitation), and the busy activities of a rated dressage show at the Georgia International Horse Park like a seasoned pro. She ended the year as the ATA HOY for Yearling Fillies with a median score of 76.1%. She is leggy and modern with a flaxen mane/tail and I expect her to mature to 16.1 hh or possibly taller. She shows 3 very good gaits and has all basic ground manners. She should excel in the dressage ring. She is fully registered and is eligible for OSB approval.
Ellie's sire, Oskar II *Pg*, was proven at Grand Prix in Dressage under Hokken Thorne. He rocketed from First Level to Grand Prix within 16 months showing a strong degree of trainability and rideability. Oskar is also still one of the highest scoring stallions for the ATA and the ISR for movement and jumping ability. He scored perfect 10's for free jumping with both organizations. Oskar is by the great Russian stallion, Hockey, who has had over 40 offspring competing at the International Level in both Dressage and Show Jumping. Oskar is also out of a Blesk mare and is closely related to the famous Biotop.
Ellie's dam, Encore, is the only ¾ TB mare approved by the ATA. She was shown by me in both dressage and in hunter/jumpers with good success. Encore was by the TB stallion, Frankly Diplomatic xx who competed up to Intermediaries I with his owner before retiring. He had only a handful of offspring, several of whom were shown successfully in Dressage (up to Prix St Georges). Frankly Diplomatic is by the incomparable Diplomat Way, who is still to this day one of the most highly regarded broodmare sires for TB racing (winnings of over 2 million dollars). It is unusual to find any Diplomat Way blood in the sport horse world as it is usually safeguarded for the race track, but the handful that have been used in sport horse breeding have succeeded in hunters and jumpers. Encore's dam was an Anglo Trakehner mare who was by the Trakehner stallion, Bagatell. Bagatell was competed by Anne Gribbons in eventing and in dressage. In one year he was both the highest scoring Trakehner for both dressage and hunters.
Ellie has a full sister, Emerald Fire, who was a multi HOY award winner (ATA and USDF) in hand as a youngster with scores averaging in the upper 70's, lower 80's. Emerald Fire was the Reserve High Point Mare at her inspection (as a 3 yo) at the 2010 Convention out of over 12 other mares, she was also the Grand Champion Filly of the 2010 Mare/Foal Show at the Convention with the Verband's Breeding Director Ellie's full brother, Emerald Tsar, and Emerald Fire have both been started under saddle recently. Both show the same high degree of rideability and trainability that their sire showed. Ellie's half brother, Emerald Impressions, was competed through Novice Eventing with good success until his sale to a dressage rider - he has competed at First Level and is coming out at Second Level in 2012.
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