Fabrianna 8/08 - photo used w permission of A&A Photography
Fabrianna Sept 08 Photo used w permission of A&A Photography
Fabrianna has been sold!
Congratulations to Keisha Meeter of Lake Quivira, KS.
And 2008 is just as great as 2007!
Fabrianna continues to grow and mature into a lovely young mare. In every show Fabrianna finished no lower than 3rd in her Fillies Championship classes qualifying for the MidStates Breeders Championship with each outing.
Fab continues her training now long lining, free jumping and working with tack all in preparation for backing. She will be heading off shortly to Jana Wagner for this next step in her training.
I can't believe how fast my little princess is growing up!
WOW!!! What a 2007 for Fabrianna
Fabrianna finished the year with a medium score of 80.6% earning her numerous awards
USDF 2 yr old DSHB - 2nd Place USDF All Breed Award - American Hanovarian Society 2 yr old - 1st Place American Hanoverian Society Young Horse CHAMPION - Fillies
Fabrianna will be lightly shown again in 2008 so that we can continue to expose her to traveling and the show environment. Watch for our princess as she shows that she is truly maturing with grace and beauty :)
Fabrianna rocks at her first breed show!!
What do you do with a 16.2H two year old??
Well you spend a lot of time working on manners, patience and just looking cute!!
And to get more exposure so we are ready for when Fabrianna is under saddle, we decide to go to a breed show :)
With encouragement from Debbie Davenport, Holly Bizzell and I decided to take our young ladies to the Cornhusker Classic I & II. Two breed shows in one weekend, indoor facility and lots of support from Debbie, Cathy Childs and Jana Wagner. Holly has a 3 yr old Oldenburg filly, Cadence.
Now neither Holly or I had ever been to a breed show. But Debbie gave Holly some videos to watch along with lots of advice. Friday we loaded the girls and off we went. Cadence and Fabrianna hauled very well but got off the trailer with eyes as big as tennis balls. They settled in after a while and got to go walk around the facility. The Cornhusker Classic I & II Dressage show was also in progress so there was lots of people, places and new horses to see.
The Saturday show started at the end of the dressage show so we had a long day to patiently wait. Both girls were great to braid and looked just wonderful. Holly had never shown in a breed show so she was getting lots of tips. Fabrianna went first and our goal was just to have her behave like a princess - all four hooves on the ground as she likes to elevate her front end when she gets excited. So Holly kept her pretty controlled. Cadence followed and being much more laid back, Holly was able to show her a little more. Both girls were called back for the Championship class. We were basically clueless as to how this worked and what we were supposed to do but we were having fun :) Fabrianna was the Reserve Champion Mare and scored 80.6% under judge Peter Lert.
After the show on Saturday, Jana gave Holly a handling lesson giving her lots of tips and advice. Jana emphasized that Holly needed to RUN-RUN-RUN! She even made Holly practice running. What a sportsman as Jana was also handling horses but she is always willing to offer help and advice!!
The Sunday breed show started before the dressage show so we were up early! The girls very kindly left their braids in overnight so we had minimal primping to do. Fabrianna again was the first of the two to show. Jana pimped Holly about really running to show her gaits. And Holly proved to be a very good student! She and Fabrianna did just great and my princess was an absolute lady. And Holly went back in with Cadence and did the same thing! We anxiously waited for the call backs for the Mare Championship but Cadence did not get called back so Cadence went back to her stall.....but wait, the judge calls the TD and there was an error in the scoring! Cadence should have been called back so Holly had to run to get her. So with both Cadence and Fabrianna again in the Mare Championship class, Holly and I were pretty pleased. The third place horse is called and it is the Mare Champion from Saturday....we looked at each other surprised. Then Cadence is called as the Reserve Champion!!! Yeah for Holly and Cadence. I'm secretly hoping that Fabrianna will be the champion but Debbie Davenport's yearling is called as the champion.....Yeah Debbie!!! But wait....the judge once agian stops everything and there is another scoring mistake. Fabrianna is called as the Mare Champion!! I felt bad for Debbie :(
As judge Debbie Rodriguiz is putting the ribbon sash on Fabrianna, she tells me that Fabrianna is one of the nicest young horses she has seen this year. When I get our score sheet, Fabrianna has scored an 82.9% and was the only horse, mare, colt or gelding to score over 80% that day.
So in Holly's first handler outing, she handled the Reserve Champion Mare on Saturday and then both the Reserve and Champion Mares on Sunday....thanks again to Jana for her time and tips as it certainly helped Holly.
Needless to say, the drive home Sunday was very happy and fun!! Both Cadence and Fabrianna are qualified for the MidStates Championships in September and I think we may just make the trip down to Oklahoma to see how our girls can do :)
Fabrianna @ Hanoverian Inspections (8/05)
May 3, 2005
Hanoverian filly by Fabuleux out of Gabrielle B
I started the summer looking for a mare or filly under the age of 4 and ended the summer buying a 4 month old weanling! With much counseling from Amy, I looked at dozens of videos and then about a half dozen horses. I am so grateful that Dr Deb Davenport told me about this wonderful filly that she saw at the Hanoverian Inspections in early August. I contacted breeder, Emily Fowler, and with Mike and Amy in tow went to visit Fabrianna.
Mike immediately liked Fabrianna and put her at the top of his list while Amy had hoped I would lean towards a horse already under saddle. But after looking another 30 days, I went back to see Fabrianna and was still just in love with this filly.
Fabrianna came home to Stoney Meadow October 15th and has just settled in wonderfully. She continues well with her training, which is easy since she loves to be groomed and handled. We very much look forward to watching our little princess develop and she will be brought along under Amy's guidance.
Fabrianna continues to be the resident princess and we are just thrilled with her development! Although she is growing more than I would like - hitting a full 16H as of her 18 month birthday :) But she is proving very easy to train as she does not like to be in trouble.
We very much look forward to continuing to be in awe of our princess as she continues to mature. Watch for Fabrianna in the breed ring in 2007 as we begin to get her out and about.
Fabuleux (Fabriano/Augustinus xx/Absatz) 1997, Black/Brown Class I Elite Hanoverian Stallion 16.3H
ABOUT FABULEUX Fabuleux is a Class I Stallion who successfully completed his 100-Day Test in Adelheidsdorf where his exceptional scores included walk 9, trot 9, canter 10, temperament 9, rideability 9, and willingness to work 9. He received the outstanding dressage score of 130.45 points. After his licensing in Verden, he was purchased by leading international dressage stable, Gestüt Hoeftehof, where he competed successfully with rider Holga Finken as a three year old in large open German riding horse competitions (pictured at left). You can visit Gestüt Hoeftehof at www.gestuet-hoeftefof.de
Dr. Schmidt and her husband purchased and imported Fabuleux with high expectations in his ability to improve upon the North American mare base through his exceptional quality of conformation, movement and rideability. He is a Class I rated Elite Hanoverian stallion and fully licensed and approved with the American Hanoverian Society and the Germand Hanoverian Verband. In 2005, his first US foal crop has exceeded all expectations!
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GABRIELLE B (Guarantor x Marone/Matrose) Hanoverian filly. Owner: Emily Fowler, Time Out Farm, Plattsburg, MO Breeder: Bridlewood Farm. As a yearling, she was Young Horse Champion and Overall Reserve Grand Champion, Dressage at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. Gabrielle B now serves as the foundation broodmare for Time Out Farm and has had both a wonderful colt and filly by Donnerkeil and in 2005 had a gorgeous black filly by Fabuleux. Photo: Julie Siegel