By Sir Gregory, out of EM Diotima
Born in July, 2014, Surprise was called back at her inspection at only two months old (out of a field of nine foals). A healthy, kind and brave girl with three exceptional gaits, she currently stands at approximately 16.2 . Everyone who meets her remarks on her great mind.
Sire – Sir Gregory
As a 3 year old Sir Gregory was the convincing winner of his 30 day test at Neustadt/Dosse, with very high scores in every category. Please see link for more about Sir Gregory’s impressive accomplishments.
Dam – EM Diotima
Diotima is an Elite Hanoverian mare (the highest rating for Hanoverian broodmares). Prior to importation from Germany, she received her “1A” prize and gained “SPA” (states premium candidate) status. After producing her first foal in the USA, she completed all requirements to achieve her “EM” status. She embarked on a very successful showing career in hand, winning another “1A” prize and Reserve Grand Champion of the Mid-Atlantic Hanoverian Breeder’s mare show in 2007. In 2008 she showed at Dressage at Devon to place 3rd out of 16 in the Broodmare class with a score of 80.7%, placing just behind Iron Springs Farm’s Rabiola (2006 Grand Champion and 2007 Reserve Grand Champion at Devon) and Hilltop Farm’s Cha Cha (2008 Reserve Grand Champion at Devon) and just ahead of M.Ecloir (Grand Champion at Devon in 2002). In 2008 Diotima ended the year in 5th place for broodmares competing in the US in US Dressage Federation shows. In 2009 at Fairhill I and II she was Champion Mare and Champion Mature Horse at both shows. Diotima’s sire Donnerschlag was a successful Grand Prix competitor, as well as producing many successful Grand Prix horses such as Dr. Snuggles, Don Androsso and Donnerwind.
Video – Surprise April, 2017
Video – Surprise at her Inspection, 2014
Surprise is priced at $15,500.00 US.