NAME: Estival Star
COLOUR: Dark Bay
HEIGHT: 17.2 hh
DATE OF BIRTH: 2011
BREED: German Hannoverian
SIRE: Estobar NRW
OWNER: Kirsten Jepp
"Estival Star" is an imported 3-year-old German Hannoverian gelding of international caliber. "Ernie" has three exceptional gaits with an obvious talent for passage and piaffe. He is the outcome of impeccable breeding. His sire "Estobar NRW" is a premium stallion who was champion at his licensing test with the highest marks. "Estobar"s first crop alone already produced two licensed stallions. One of his sons , "Escolar", won the Bundeschampionat, the highest honor for a young German horse, with unprecedented scores in 2012 and 2013. Another son, "Equitaris" was the winner of this year's young stallion Bundeschampionat. Both "Estobar" and "Escolar" are being trained by one of Germany's most respected riders, Hubertus Schmidt.
"Ernie"s dam is also a highly decorated State Premium Mare by "Stedinger", one of the most famous sons of the legendary "Sandro Hit".
As a foal "Ernie" was the winner of the 2011 foal show in Sottrum, Germany. He was one of the highlights of the 2011 Hannoverian Elite Foal Auction in Verden in August 2011. The same year he was imported to the USA and was carefully raised in the hills of Central Pennsylvania. He has been in professional training from the start. His first competition was Dressage at Devon 2014 where he won the the Materiale Class for 3-year-old colts and geldings.
Apart from his remarkable talent for dressage, he charms those who meet him with an alert but calm attitude which is second to none in a three-year-old. His willingness to work also stands out. And, of course, he stands for the farrier, the vet and loads easily. "Ernie" is a young horse of great promise who is looking for a kind rider who will take him to great success at the highest levels.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
I arrived yesterday to find Oscar in good shape here in Temecula. I have given him a couple of light days with Kat just hacking and doing a bit of trot and canter in the jump saddle to make sure he is fresh before the event starts at Galway Downs. I have him stabled at Tamie Smith's facility, which is ten minutes down the road from the show. It's a great setup, which gives Oscar plenty of turn out before we move him over to Galway on Wednesday for the competition. I gave him a little jump yesterday and he felt great. I think our trot-up is on Thursday, with our dressage on Friday. Silva arrives tomorrow to help me with his dressage.
Monday, October 27, 2014
A big thank you to up and coming course builder Dylan Barry from
. Dylan was out at the Fair Hill International last week assisting Eric Bull and learning the ins and outs of course building
and design from Derek diGrazia. Dylan was good enough to knock an old telephone pole
into quite an impressive-looking schooling jump that is now on our course at
Windurra. As you can see from the photo Dylan’s work is exceptional: the
construction and design that transformed a throw-away pole into an impressive cross-country jump is
remarkable. Quebec, Canada
Posted by Amber Heintzberger at 7:50 PM
PRESS RELEASE | October 27, 2014
PRO and EN Join Forces For PRO TV
Galway Downs International CCI3* Next Up
Vero Beach, FL: The Professional Riders Organization is pleased to announce that Eventing Nation has come on board as a joint partner on PRO TV with a planned broadcast at Galway Downs International CCI3*, November 2, 2014.
Spencer Sturmey and Samantha Clark will continue to lead the commentary team and new feature segments with EN's Jenni Autry will be introduced. Live twitter feeds will also become part of the broadcast so that eventing fans can show the world how strong their social media presence is. Dana Vorhees of Van Productions has been hired as Executive Producer for Galway Downs International and is responsible for coordinating all production aspects.
"This is a solid partnership for PRO TV," said Buck Davidson, Vice-President of the Professional Rider's Organization. "Each of the partners brings their strengths to the table and we believe that we complement each other very well."
"Live broadcasts are extremely important to increase visibility and attract supporters for the sport, so we're excited to be partnering with PRO to further this initiative," Jenni Autry, Eventing Nation's Managing Editor, said.
The PRO TV broadcast at Galway Downs has been made possible through the additional support of private individuals as well as Merial and Equine Insurance.
The PRO TV broadcast from Galway Downs will feature the CCI3* division, which is part of the PRO Tour Series. The broadcast will begin at 2PM PDT/5PM EDT on Sunday, November 2nd.
PRO TV is broadcast on the PRO TV Livestream channel, http://new.livestream.com/PROTV. A Livestream App for TV, iPhone, iPad and Android can also be downloaded from the iTunes Store and Google Play. Follow the events on the PRO TV channel to receive automatic updates on any schedule changes.
The Professional Riders Organization plans a full broadcast schedule of the 2015 PRO Tour Series. Sponsored segments and in-stream video advertising is available. Interested parties should contact the Professional Riders Organization or Eventing Nation.
Posted by Amber Heintzberger at 11:05 AM
Friday, October 24, 2014
Trading Aces looked in good form before leaving today on his first trip to the West Coast for the Galway Downs three-day event. I had a good cross-country school here at home on Wednesday and he seems to be jumping well. He’s only had one run since the WEG, finishing 4th at
Plantation, and we’ve been galloping a lot, so he feels as fit
as he ever has. I believe he will be on a flight
with Buck’s entry for Galway, as well as a lot
of Breeder’s Cup racehorses. I’ll join Kat and Oscar on Monday after competing
the young horses at Waredaca over the weekend.
Posted by Amber Heintzberger at 9:42 AM
Thursday, October 23, 2014
I am thrilled to have been selected to ride in the USEF Dressage Observation & Strategic Planning Session with Robert Dover (US Chef d’Equipe/Technical Advisor) at USET Headquarters – Hamilton Farm (Gladstone, NJ) on November 3-4 (Monday & Tuesday).
This is a very exciting opportunity and is especially meaningful after all that I have been through this year. I really feel like Rosa and I have made it back to the level that we were at before my head injury, and would love to take this opportunity to thank my friends, family, assistant riders and staff, the members of the Rosa Cha Syndicate, and my faithful sponsors: Ariat, Attwood Equestrian Surfaces, Charles Owen, Ecogold, Majyk Equipe, Middy 'N Me, Purina, Smartpak Equine, Revita-Vet, and Stuebben Saddlery.
Note: This session is closed to auditors, except for family, horse owners and grooms.
Posted by Amber Heintzberger at 10:46 AM