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Congratulations to Midwest Breeders!!! The Claybrook Farms’ Keuring produced the top Dressage and Jumper Mares in North America, and four other top five horses--September 10, 2011

Twenty horses were shown, with eight horses rated among the Top Fives in North America and twelve horses rated as first premium. This is a great display of high quality breeding from the Midwest.

Foals—Four dressage foals were shown and two rated first premiums and one was rated fourth best foal in North America. The dressage foal site champion was: Geluk HVF. (Jazz x Contango), owned by Marian & Bethany Hutchins. The second place foal was Genavia (Rousseau x Jazz) owned by Katie Stanton Nichols.

Foals--Four jumper foals were shown and all were rated first premiums and one was rated as Reserve Champion in North America. Gracerusa CBF (Laroche x Indoctro) owned by Claybrook Farms was rated first premium. The second place foal was Genuine CBF (Corland x Chin Chin) also owned by Claybrook Farms.

Two year old Fillies and Geldings Dressage—Three fillies and geldings were shown and two rated first premiums with one rated Reserve Champion in North America. The dressage two year old site champion was: Eerste Zarma. (Jazz x Rouseau), owned by KC Dunn. The second place two year olds was E’Clat(Contango x Gribaldi) owned by Sandra Raynor.

Dressage Mares—Three mares were shown and one achieved Ster status and ranked as the Top Five 3-7 year old Dressage Mares in North America. Zoe Isabella(Kevekko x Rampal) owned by Sharyl Hilliard was the North American Champion.

Jumper Mares—Four mares were shown and three achieved Ster status and two were ranked among the Top Five 3-7 year old Jumper Mares in North America. Dileva (Wittinger x Kojak) and Dara CBF (Corland x Indoctro) both owned by Claybrook Farms achieved Ster. Both mares made the Top Five List of 3-7 year old Jumper Mares with Dileva ranked as Champion in North America and Dara CBF ranked fifth.

Dressage IBOP—One mare was shown and became the North American champion. Zoe Isabella (Kevekko x Rampal) owned by Sharyl Hilliard was the North American Champion. We thank all of the Midwest breeders who attended and presented horses. This was an awesome Keuring in many dimensions. We look forward to seeing you all next year.


Claybrook Farms Purchased Five Foals in Netherlands, Three at the Star Sale—September 2, 2011

Claybrook Farms purchases two fillies and a colt at the highly regarded Star Sale sponsored by breeders in the Friesland area of the Netherlands, where there is a concentration of top quality jumper horse breeders. Our purchases were:

• Gersinaa (Cantos x Indoctro) of the highly regarded Sina damline
• Gerdina H (Tinka’s Boy x Neckar) one of a small number of foals by the famous show jumper Tinka’s Boy
• Girroco (Zirocco Blue VDL x Goodtimes) out of two highly

We also purchased from a private seller two other very nice fillies: an Arezzo VDL x Burggraaf and a Nabab x Emillion. This year is the fourth year for our buying high quality foals at the Star Sale. We do this to supplement our own bloodlines and provide top-level KWPN horses to the US market.


Saturday, September 10, 2011 - Keuring Hotel information —July 26, 2011

For those of you who are attending our Keuring location on September 10th, please click this link to take you to our list of hotels/motels in our area that was posted last year. We will be emailing the brochure as soon as we have the list of entrants from the KWPN. We look forward to seeing you! HOTEL/MOTEL LOCATIONS


Aviator and Zarusa successful at Hits on the Hudson—July 24, 2011

Aviator earned a 2nd and two 4th’s in three classes of 8-13 horses for the 6 year old Young Jumper Championship. Zarusa placed 5th and 7th in two 1.0 meter classes where as many as 75 horses competed.


Voyager, Zarusa and Zikina place well in Virginia—June 20, 2011

In his first major jumping show at Roanoke Valley in June, Voyager placed in ribbons in 9 of 15 classes (e.g. 2’-9” hunter, equitation, 1.0 meter jumper) when ridden by a young amateur rider. At the same show, Zarusa placed in the ribbons in 4 of 6 classes ranging from 1.0 to 1.15 meters.


Four hunter/equitation horses were shipped to the Boston Area—June 6, 2011

Based on guidance from Aaron and Mallory we shipped four horses to Boston to be trained, competed and marketed. The horses shipped to Boston were Upstart, Whomanta, Wizardry and Berghoff. The four horses were going to the same trainer, Marybeth McGee of Herring Brook Farm, who placed Upstart with an outstanding young rider. This combination had a very successful 2010 in equitation. We hope to have more of our horses receiving high honors in equitation classes in 2011.


The Vales visit Claybrook Farms and take five horses to Ocala —May 4, 2011

Aaron and Mallory spent two days evaluating our young horses and took five 6-9 year olds back to Ocala to train and compete them. We greatly appreciate the Vale’s interest in our young horses and their ability to train the horses to be successful at major hunter/equitation and jumping venues. They selected three seven year olds: Zarusa, Zikina and Zurich. They also uncovered Voyager, who had been competing in dressage. Aaron wondered where we had been hiding this horse. And they selected one six year old, Avenue Blue.


Claybrook Farms selected as KWPN-NA Breeder of the Year —March 26, 2011

We are greatly honored to receive the Breeder of the Year award from the KWPN-NA. This award is based on a breeder’s consistent Keuring and sport results over multiple years. Each year only one breeder of the more than 1000 members receives the award.

The awards selection committee acknowledged that CBF has been successfully competing its 5-9 year old horses in major shows up and down the east coast. This competition activity enhanced the visibility of the quality of US bred KWPN-NA horses.

The KWPN-NA awards committee also valued the Keuring success of CBF. Over the past seven years, CBF has placed at least one horse in the top five of at least one breeding category, and some years multiple categories. Over the past three years CBF has placed at least two horses in top five categories:

• 2010-- two of the top five jumper mares, one was reserve champion.
• 2009--the top jumper foal and the reserve champion of the Iron Spring Cup for five year olds.
• 2008--number one Keur mare and a top five ster mare.


Wizardry (Wiz) and Berghoff (Hogan) compete at Great Southwest Winter —March 9, 2011

Nada Wise of Tomball, TX has taken over training and competing of Wizardry and Berghoff.

Wizardry began his competition for 2011 by competing in a wide array of hunter classes, including the hunter derby. Most classes had jumps at least 3-3 and as high as 4-6.

He competed in nineteen classes over the two weeks and placed in the top seven in eight classes—some classes had as many as 30 competitors.

Nada was particularly pleased with how Wiz performed in the hunter derby. The derby format is closer to traditional jumper courses where Wiz has focused the past three years.

Berghoff entered seven classes—five Baby Greens and two Low Hunters. In the Baby Green Classes, Berghoff placed 2nd twice and in the top seven twice. Most of these classes had between 10 and 30 horses competing. Given that this is the first show he has ever entered, Nada was very please at how well Berghoff performed over the low jumps.

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