Rose's Mares Jan 28, 2013 12:41:32 GMT -8
Post by Rose Hoff on Jan 28, 2013 12:41:32 GMT -8
Show Name: Going Vintage
Barn Name: Vintage
Age: 9 years old
Breed: Dutch Warmblood
Breed Registry: KWPN-NA
Coat Color: Light Grey
Stable Color: Pale Pink
Height: 15.2 hh
Personality: Vintage is a sweet little mare with the best personality. When in her stall, she spends quite a bit of time sticking her nose through the bars, looking for treats from the people in the stable. Vintage is known to crowd people, and one had to be careful that they know how close she is. She would never mean any harm, but she has stepped on Rose’s toes a couple of times. She excels in the hunter/jumper disciplines with her rider Rose, and possesses both the calm air to be a good hunter horse, and the speed and agility to get her through jumper rounds. She does do better in her hunter classes. Her rider has to make sure to keep her focused and engaged. She has a tendency to rush to jumps if her rider isn’t paying enough attention, and will almost try to take matters into her own hands, taking long spots where they’re unnecessary. Vintage is very willing and enjoys her work, though she definitely doesn’t mind some fun trail riding on her days off. She responds very positively to praise, and is very sensitive to how her rider is feeling. For this reason, Rose tries to wipe any bad emotions she has away before riding Vintage, because the mare will respond very negatively to them.
Caution Around: Be careful about her crowding you.
Basic History: Vintage was born on a Dutch Warmblood breeding and training farm in Holland, and spent her first couple years there being trained. By the time she was six, she had been schooled a great deal in hunter/jumper, and a bit of dressage, and was put up for sale. She was purchased by the Hoff family as a horse for Rose, who had been riding for a long time but had only ridden her mother’s eventing horses and her childhood pony. Vintage was shipped to the United States and lived in a boarding stable. She and Rose would train very often, and their bond grew very quickly as they began to compete. After Rose’s mother left, Rose began to confide in Vintage more and more, and in a little over a year later, decided to attend Blue Ridge Academy. She took Vintage with her and plans to continue riding her competitively there. Vintage is Rose’s primary mount for the equestrian team, and Rose has been very pleased with how Vintage has adapted to Blue Ridge. Rose originally used Vintage as both a hunter and jumper, but has decided to use her exclusively for hunters, as that is what the mare excels in.
Owner: Rose Hoff
Rider: Rose Hoff