On October 22 Barbara and Jack Gualco of Silverhorne Sporthorse hosted a very successful American Hanoverian Society mare and foal inspection. AHS judges Meg Williams of Indiana and Judy Hedreen of Washington saw eight mares successfully complete the mare performance test. The mares were free jumped in the morning and then shown under saddle in the afternoon. Silverhorne hosted a Mexican buffet for all participants and spectators at the close of
Winner of the Mare Performance Test was SC Susie Three, a 7 year old bay Hanoverian mare by Sir Caletto and out of MS Susie by Servus. Susie Three received a score of 9 (out of 10) on her jumping technique and an 8.5 on her jumping ability. She also received an 8.5 on her canter and her rideability under saddle. Her overall score on the MPT was an excellent 8.36. Susie Three is owned and was bred by Silverhorne Sporthorse.
The champion Hanoverian mare was St. Pauli Girl S (Sir Caletto – EM Prettee Woman/Pointmaker), bred by Silverhorne Sporthorse and now owned by Don and Rachel Jessop of Hamilton, MT. This 6 year old grey mare received an overall score of 7 on the triangle. She received an 8 on saddle position and on her elasticity in her movement. St. Pauli Girl S also completed the Mare Performance Test with a perfect score of
10 on her jumping ability and an 8.5 on her
Sharlotte York, a 6 year old Oldenburg mare by Sir Caletto and out of Princess Phoebe by Prinz Gaylord was named the champion non-Hanoverian mare, and with her overall score of 7 was placed in the Main Studbook of the American Hanoverian Society. She received 8s on Overall Impression and Development, her saddle position, her frame and elasticity. She also received an 8 on her canter in the MPT. Sharlotte York is owned and was bred by Silverhorne Sporthorse.
Three of the Silverhorne bred mares—Sophia Loren S, Diamond Lily S, and St. Pauli Girl S—are now Elite Mare Candidates. To be designated as an Elite Mare in the American Hanoverian Society the mare must be in the AHS main studbook and her dam must be in the AHS main studbook. The mare must score a 7 at her inspection and must pass the MPT with an overall score of 7. Passing these requirements makes the mare an Elite
Mare Candidate. The mare will achieve the Elite Mare designation upon producing an AHS-registered foal.