I will start off by saying that I am quite sad that Woodie did not get any photos of GA Ehstaire, aka 'Slinky' and would LOVE to know who was the photographer for the Dressage Rings. I would be glad to purchase one in order to include it with the others here.
So if you know who or where I might find a picture of Slinky during SHN's, please please please let me know ~ Thanks in advance!
Hy Wynds, a Esquire+ son that we bred & sire to our double Esquire+ yearling colt was SHN Top 10 Stallion Sport Horse In Hand in both Open and ATH
GA E-Khwaytor, another Esquire+ son we bred was SHN Top 10 in 3 under saddle classes, and Open SHIH Purebred Geldings (3rd out of 49) and Reserve Champion ATR Hunter Hack
GA E-Magination, our Esquire+ daughter out of our Swedish Warmblood Mare was SHN Champion Yearling HA/AA Filly with me showing her.
Mondavi GA, our double Esquire+ colt sired by Hy Wynds and out of GA E-Vangeline SHN Top 10 Yearling Purebred Colt with Robert showing him
Hy Class Affair, sired by the Esquire+ son Hy Wynds and out the TB Mare Celebrity Affair, SHN Top 10 HA/AA Yearling Gelding
And as shared early in my post unfortunately I do not have any pictures of the Esquire+ son we bred GA Ehstaire who was SHN Top 10 First Level (test 3) out of a class size of 30+. Hope to get a pic of him soon!
I have to say that being the breeder of 5 out of the 6 horses that showed at SHN's this year and having them all do well has been an experience like no other. There were four Esquire+ kids and two grandkids showing and each one of them received at least one National win with others winning multiple!
It was brought to my attention during a phone call on our way home from the show that Esquire+ had sired both young and mature winners in the SHIH classes, in the Dressage Ring AND the Jumper ring as well. The only place he did not have a representitive was in the carriage classes. Maybe we should breed one of those as well!
Thanks for the opportunity to share our sheer excitement here with everyone!