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2012 American Hanoverian Inspection

We are Proud to Welcome the American Hanoverian Society
to Our Facility October 2, 2012! 
Scroll down for Complete Information, Including Nearby Accommodations, Stabling, Available Handlers, Braiding, Photography, and Directions!

Mare Performance Champion
Lucia ESE, Liberty Gold/Donnerschall

Mare Performance Test Champion was our own Lucia ESE, by Liberty Gold, out of MS Destination.  Many may remember last year when Lucy was injured during the Free Jumping Portion of the MPT. She successfully finished this year to become and Elite Mare.  The highlight of her test was an "8" for rideability.   It was tough for Lucy, as she was both pregnant and nursing this year!!

Champion Hanoverian Mare
Celeste, Contucci/Domingo

Hanoverian Mare Champion was Celeste, by Contucci, out of MS Dicey, by Domingo, owned by Anne and John Foster of Columbia, SC

Champion Foal
Fuerstenball/EM Dulinee H/Davignon

Foal Champion was an outstanding filly by Fuerstenball, out of EM Dulcinee H, by Davignon, owned and bred by Jane Gallegher of Columbus, NC.  Judges comments included high praise for elasticity, movement, type, and development.

Two Year Old Colts Futurity Champion
Wolkenflieger ESE, Wolkentanz II/Rouletto

Two Year Old Colts/Geldings Futurity Champion was our Wolkenflieger ESE, by by Wolkentanz II, out of MS Ragazzi, by Rouletto.  He received high praise for his type, head and front legs.  Reserve Champion was Worth It ESE, by Welcome S, out of MS Destination, by Donnerschall, with his best feature being his big trot.

Yearling Filly Futurity Champion
Bejewelled, Benidetto/Rouletto

Yearling Filly Futurity Champion was Bejewelled ESE, by Benidetto, out of MS Ragazzi, by Rouletto.  The judges "Loved" this filly, giving high marks for her head, topline, front legs, walk,  and type. 

Nearby Accommodations:
Bufallo Creek Cabins on Lake Murray (1 mile):  (803) 466-5335
Dreher Island State Park Condos and camping (3 miles): (803) 364-4152
The closest hotels are in Newberry, SC.  We have had good reports from the Hampton Inn Opera House in Newberry: (803) 276-6666.  Travel time to the Farm is approximately 20 minutes. 
Columbia, SC Harbison area is the next closest, at about 20 miles, but there are plenty of restaurants and other activities close by.  There are several chain hotel/motels in that area.  You can Google for more information.

Stabling Information:
We have six permanent stalls in a block barn.  Three of them are 20' x 20', and three are 14' x 16'.  Three 10' x 20' stalls in a wooden barn are also available next to our house.  We also have six small paddocks, and one large (2 acre) paddock available for the day of the Inspection.   Please reserve your stalls early to get your preference.  We live on the property, and do night checks free of charge for overnight guests.
Stabling will be $50 for the evening for stalls, and $25 for the day, if available. Overnight guests get priority for stall reservations.  Paddocks are available for $25 for the day.
We are charging a haul-in or day fee of $10 for participating Non-Stabled horses to help offset the cost of the Event Insurance required by AHS this year. 
Please call or email (803) 364-2768 /(803) 422-6432 / emeraldspring@att.net.  Stalls and paddocks are available first come/first serve by reservation.  If needed, we will set up temporary stabling, as well.

Handlers, Braiding, Photography:
Photography will be available by Alicia Frese Klenk of Alicia Frese Photography and Fine Art. Alicia attends most major equine events in the Southeast. Her email is Aklenk@charter.net,  (770) 722-9097.  Visit her web site at www.aliciafrese.com
Braiding will be available by one of our staff emeraldspring@att.net .  Please let us know in advance, and be prepared by arriving the afternoon before, WITH your horse's mane pulled.  Braiding is $40 per horse, $25 for foals.  There will be an extra charge for pulling manes, and only if time permits!
We will be available to handle a limitted number of horses this year, and our fee is $40: emeraldspring@att.net  .  Rebecca Arnold, a professional handler, will be available to handle your horses, if needed.  Please contact her directly, as soon as you know you are going to attend: rlarnold@vt.edu, or cell phone: (276)734-5085


Directions to Emerald Spring Equestrian Center:

From Columbia: Take I-26 W towards Greenville-Spartanburg, and take the Chapin exit (there is only one), and go left off of the exit ramp. Go into the town of Chapin, being very careful not to speed, as we have several "Barney Phifes." The road takes a sharp turn to the left, and goes over the RR tracks, and then there is a traffic light. Take a right at the light onto 76. go about two blocks, and take a left onto St. Peter's Church Road just after Hardee's. Go about 3 miles, and take a left on Dreher Island Road (there will be a reddish-brown "Dreher Island State Park" sign indicating to turn there, as well.) Go approximately three miles to the end of Dreher Island Road, and take a right onto Macedonia Church Road. Go a little less than a mile, and take the first left onto Holland's Landing Road. Take the first right off of Holland's Landing onto WJ McCartha Road, and our farm is on the corner on the left. The driveway is about 200 yards on the left. It is a circular drive that will be one way to the right for the Keuring. Go around the circular driveway to the right, and to the barn that you will see as you turn onto WJ McCartha. You can unload there, and we will show you where to park afterward.

From Greenville-Spartanburg: Take I-26E towards Columbia. Take exit 74/ SC HWY 34, and go right off the ramp. Go about 2.2 miles, and take a left onto HWY. 76. You will go about 5-6miles to the town of Prosperity, where the road narrows from four to two lanes. Stay in the right lane, which veers to the right and turns into 391, and goes through "downtown" Prosperity. Keep going straight through Prosperity, and that road turns into Macedonia Church Road after the stop light in town (391 goes to the right at the light...stay straight!) You will then go about 6-7 miles on Macedonia Church Road, and you will see the Newberry County Safety/Emergency Complex on the right. A mile past that complex, Holland's Landing veers off to the right, WJ McCartha is the first right, and the farm is there on the left, as in the above directions.

Legacy Gold ESE, by Liberty Gold x Dederick
Mare Performance Champion
Legacy Gold ESE, by Liberty Gold x Dederick
Mare Performance Champion

Results for 2011:

Champion, Mare Performance Test, Legacy Gold, Owned by Sherry-Anne Smith, Bred by Laura Trumbower with a score of 7.72

Champion Hanoverian Mare: Diamond Girl MF, owned and bred by Maryanna Haymond, with a score of 7.33

Champion Non-Hanoverian Mare: Franksdancingangel xx, owned by Genevieve and Bryan Edwards, with a score of 7.0

Champion Foal:  Filly by Rotspon owned and bred by Lori Coleal


Franksdancingangel xx
Champion Non-Hanoverian Mare
Diamond Girl MF, by Don Principe x Royal Diamond
Champion Hanoverian Mare (In-Hand)
Bedat, by Bordeaux x Diamont
Elite Mare Candidate
Amira, by Antibes x Donnerhall
Elite Mare Candidate

Lucia ESE, by Liberty Gold, out of MS Destination, by Donnerschall scored 7.16 in 2010 to become Elite Eligible. She is a 2007 Hanoverian owned and bred by Laura Trumbower

2007 Hanoverian Legacy Gold ESE, by Liberty Gold, out of MS Daybreak, by Dederick also scored 7.16 in 2010 to become Elite Eligible, she was bred by Laura Trumbower, and Owned by Sherry-Anne Smith

American Hanoverian Inspection October 4, 2011