Tuesday, December 14, 2010
HEIGHT: 17 hh
DATE OF BIRTH: 2002
COUNTY OF BIRTH: USA
BREED: Belgian Draft, Thoroughbred Cross
PLACE OF BIRTH: Ohio
OWNER: Susan Ballek
Working Draft (Bentley) is an 8 year old, 17.1hh Belgian Draft Thoroughbred cross gelding with the best characteristics of both breeds. Bred in Ohio, Bentley moved to Lyme, Connecticut at age 4 to begin training and eventing with owner Susan Ballek.
Eventing dressage scores for summer 2010 were consistently in the low to mid 30's, placing Bentley in 1st place after dressage at several events. Training Level dressage-only highlights for 2010 were a 70.4% and a 75%. Bentley won all four of his dressage-only classes at Training Level this summer, as well as achieving high-point dressage score of the day at the Connecticut Dressage and Combined Training Association's dressage and two-phase competition at Mystic Valley Hunt Club in July.
Bentley spent September and October of 2010 in Vermont for stadium and cross country work with event rider and trainer Caitlin Romeo. He returned to Lyme, Connecticut in November for intensive dressage work with his owner at Ann Guptill's Fox Ledge Farm in East Haddam, CT. Ann is a Grand Prix dressage rider and trainer. He is currently in training with Four Star event rider Boyd Martin in Pennsylvania.
Bentley is currently jumping 3'6" courses in the ring at a beautiful, steady canter and skips over 4 foot oxers without a problem. Fun and adjustable over jumps, he never gets strong on course and is great alone or in a group of horses. Loves water, ditches, banks and drops, has done tons of hunter pace experience, would also make a great fox hunter. No vices; clips, loads, great for vet and farrier and is an excellent traveler.
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Please call 610-806-2381 or email Boyd to set up an appointment to see Bentley!