2014 was Dutchy's first year in the show ring - he did awesome!
Great attitude, good mind, good movement. He is showing these attributes daily in his training. He is curious - will investigate things that other horses would shy away from. He goes in a frame easily with any kind of rider.
Free-jumps - has a nice form over fences... and will canter around the ring in a beautifully balanced canter, around and around, until we stand in front of jump to stop him from jumping. Why? Because it's fun! (see video of Dutchy jumping at http://www.centaurbreedingfarm.com/horsesforsale/?listid=181&save_name=DUTCHY&allhorses_class=active )
Dutchy has also been jumped under saddle over simple gym lines. He loves this work. He also loves hacking - willingly goes in deep water - because it's fun to splash!
At Shows - In May 2014 did his first Gold Dressage Show, won his class with 68.57%. Then went on to attend the Ottawa Dressage Festival where his scores were all between 66.4% and 75.714%. At his third show in July he was High Score Champion of Show; Open Training Champion with scores of 73.75 & 72.20 - Judge's comments: Elegant horse, a pleasure to judge, trained according to the scale of training.
Someone will be very lucky to have such a talented and loving horse as their partner.