North American Sporthorse Stallion Testing 2012

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  1. jumpthemoon

    jumpthemoon Senior Member+

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    North American Sporthorse Stallion Testing 2012

    Here is a link to the Sport Horse Stallion testing website for 2012 which shows the particpating stallions and will show their scores.

    Best wishes to all the boys and their connections especially to one of our active HGS members Equine Reproduction (Kathy) who has a stallion in the testing.

    I know we have other members who post here infrequently that also have stallions participating in this years test. Best wishes to all of YOU; too.

    http://www.nastalliontesting.com/


    This is a REALLY big deal. :)
     
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  2. N. Divina

    N. Divina Senior Member+

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    Woot woot can't wait!!
     
  3. Fadrusty

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    Congrats to all that made it. I'm a bit bummed because last year they had photos, age and breed for the horses.

    Jessica Wisdom is one of the final dressage riders again this year. Anything you guys want to pass on to her?:) Will be seeing her and Cardi at the USDF Region 6 Championships. Cardi has a new freestyle that he really rocks.
     
  4. Shannon

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    They will be updating with photos and pedigrees-- they were just waiting to ensure everyone passed the vetting, and since they did, the pics & info will come soon :)

    Lots of fun stallions this year! Not sure I can make it again for the final weekend this time, but I'm going to try!
     
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  5. Perididdle

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    Exciting! Good luck to everyone involved.

    Can anyone tell me why they do a 5% score deduction for stallions over 5 years old?
     
  6. Shannon

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    Being older (and usually having more training) definitely puts them at an advantage over the younger horses. In Europe, they are always/almost always tested at 3-4 years old.
     
  7. Roleysnewmom

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    Did anyone look in the gallery? What a GORGEOUS place! :eek2:
     
  8. Shannon

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    It's a LOVELY facility! The barn is just gorgeous, and I'd kill to have those pastures!
     
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    The barn is.. magical. Serious, no other good descriptor.
     
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  10. Perididdle

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    Ahh, that makes sense. For some reason I assumed stallions generally would be encouraged to test after 5. Thanks!

    ETA: Pahaha. I opened the pictures and the first thing out of my mouth was, "Are you kidding me?" That barn is borderline ridiculous. Wowza.
     






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