SILVER TROPHY

SILVER TROPHY

1997 Oldenburg/Thoroughbred 17.2h bay mare by the Oldenburg stallion Robber Baron out of the Thoroughbred mare, Key Romance by Keelo.

She came into our lives as a 5 year old sales horse that had just started fox hunting. We quickly determined that she was unsaleable due to her extraordinary escape techniques by jumping out of any field or paddock she was tired of being in. She also had a tendency to try to buck you off if she didn't get her way. A few hunts with Grosvenor showing who God really was convinced her that bucking off the people who fed her was a bad idea. We ended up buying her and she became the mainstay of our barn, foxhunting for 14 seasons all over the country with a talent to stay up with hounds no matter the size of the jump or country. She did the jumpers, show some hunters, produced 5 foals, one herself and four others by Embryo Transfer. She is now retired, but her legacy continues through her daughter, the 2009 Oldenburg mare, G-Force who has produced the 2012 Oldenburg Concerto Grosso gelding, Cosmic Force.

(Sept. 2012) - SILVER TROPHY was inspected along with her daughter, G-FORCE, and grandson, COSMIC FORCE, by the International Sporthorse Registry and both were entered into their Mare Book. Grand son, Cosmic Force, received a 7.9 and was branded ISR.

2000 - 2014 - She hunted FOURTEEN seasons all over the country. She qualified for the finals of the North American Field Hunter Championships every year she has competed.

2009 - Continued competing Preliminary with Nicolette. She also produced three foals through Embryo Transfer that were born in 2009.

CASTOR and POLLUX, geldings by Disconto (Westphalian)

G-FORCE, a filly by Graf Top II (Hannovarian)

2007 - Summer/Fall - Trophy had a successful season at Preliminary with Nicolette, qualifying and then competing in the 2007 American Eventing Championships. She went on to an eighth place at the Morven Park CCI* (Long Format) in 2007, their first time running in an FEI event.

2007 - Winter - Trophy and Rosemarie Merle-Smith were the Novice Champions in the Aiken Eventing Series.

2004 - foaled son, L'amoureux, by the Holsteiner, Love Affair, a 1st flight field hunter in Virginia and Tennessee.

2002 - Reserve Champion of the Junior Field Hunter Championships with Nicolette Merle-Smith.

Paternal Grandsire: Robber Baron an Oldenburg is by Silver Baron, a Grand Prix jumper. Robber Baron was a succesful jumper in his own right.

Maternal Grandsire: Keelo was a great sporthorse sire who stood at the famous Hill Top Show Stable owned by Rodney Jenkins. Keelo, the popular sire of show horses, won classes at Devon and Upperville as a yearling. Next, he spent three seasons on the racetrack, winning at places like Aqueduct and Laurel. Later in life, Keelo returned to the show ring, and he was pinned at major shows, including Devon and Upperville, in the green conformation hunter division.

Keelo was sired by Hill Prince who was Horse of the Year in 1950, winner of the Preakness, set a track record at Aqueduct, and was elected in to the Hall of Fame in 1991.)

SILVER TROPHY

SILVER TROPHY

1997 Oldenburg/Thoroughbred 17.2h bay mare by the Oldenburg stallion Robber Baron out of the Thoroughbred mare, Key Romance by Keelo.

She came into our lives as a 5 year old sales horse that had just started fox hunting. We quickly determined that she was unsaleable due to her extraordinary escape techniques by jumping out of any field or paddock she was tired of being in. She also had a tendency to try to buck you off if she didn't get her way. A few hunts with Grosvenor showing who God really was convinced her that bucking off the people who fed her was a bad idea. We ended up buying her and she became the mainstay of our barn, foxhunting for 14 seasons all over the country with a talent to stay up with hounds no matter the size of the jump or country. She did the jumpers, show some hunters, produced 5 foals, one herself and four others by Embryo Transfer. She is now retired, but her legacy continues through her daughter, the 2009 Oldenburg mare, G-Force who has produced the 2012 Oldenburg Concerto Grosso gelding, Cosmic Force.

(Sept. 2012) - SILVER TROPHY was inspected along with her daughter, G-FORCE, and grandson, COSMIC FORCE, by the International Sporthorse Registry and both were entered into their Mare Book. Grand son, Cosmic Force, received a 7.9 and was branded ISR.

2000 - 2014 - She hunted FOURTEEN seasons all over the country. She qualified for the finals of the North American Field Hunter Championships every year she has competed.

2009 - Continued competing Preliminary with Nicolette. She also produced three foals through Embryo Transfer that were born in 2009.

CASTOR and POLLUX, geldings by Disconto (Westphalian)

G-FORCE, a filly by Graf Top II (Hannovarian)

2007 - Summer/Fall - Trophy had a successful season at Preliminary with Nicolette, qualifying and then competing in the 2007 American Eventing Championships. She went on to an eighth place at the Morven Park CCI* (Long Format) in 2007, their first time running in an FEI event.

2007 - Winter - Trophy and Rosemarie Merle-Smith were the Novice Champions in the Aiken Eventing Series.

2004 - foaled son, L'amoureux, by the Holsteiner, Love Affair, a 1st flight field hunter in Virginia and Tennessee.

2002 - Reserve Champion of the Junior Field Hunter Championships with Nicolette Merle-Smith.

Paternal Grandsire: Robber Baron an Oldenburg is by Silver Baron, a Grand Prix jumper. Robber Baron was a succesful jumper in his own right.

Maternal Grandsire: Keelo was a great sporthorse sire who stood at the famous Hill Top Show Stable owned by Rodney Jenkins. Keelo, the popular sire of show horses, won classes at Devon and Upperville as a yearling. Next, he spent three seasons on the racetrack, winning at places like Aqueduct and Laurel. Later in life, Keelo returned to the show ring, and he was pinned at major shows, including Devon and Upperville, in the green conformation hunter division.

Keelo was sired by Hill Prince who was Horse of the Year in 1950, winner of the Preakness, set a track record at Aqueduct, and was elected in to the Hall of Fame in 1991.)

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