I believe in the quality of the horses produced. It is important to place the horse with the right person. I spend a lot of time getting to know you so you will prosper by having a lifelong partner that will fulfill your wants, needs, and desires. This is our 2017 filly, Amelia who is by Sempatico M and out of our mare Annie's Ghost. She is a performance rock star and very much loved by her owner Pam Sessoms.
Years of research in education, horses and bloodlines goes into Hanoverian and Oldenburg-Verband horses. This filly by For Romance is out of our mare Diamond Girl MF. She was awarded the 2021 Hanoverian Gold Medal Foal Award. Only 15% of the foals world-wide receive this type of award. The quality in the genetics creates a sport horse that is physically and emotionally stable for sports. Most all of our Young offspring have awards as "Premium Foals," "Foals of Distinction.," or this recent Hanoverian that is a Gold Medal Foal.
Beyond genetics, our foals are handled often on a daily basis from birth. This is essential, it that it instills the confidence and support foals need to be future sport horses.
I have over 20+ years of experience in breeding and raising horses. As a higher education administrator, I started the Agribusiness Technology and Equine Business curriculum programs at our local community college. This experience along with my Masters of Management and Masters in Agriculture Science is the added benefit you receive from working with people who know what it takes genetically and nutritionally to breed and raise sport horses; and the leadership abilities to guide people to the human health benefits of equine ownership. All of this takes time, patience, and having the resources to succeed.
As adults we learn by building on knowledge that we currently have. In education I work with the adult learner, with equine I work with breeding mares and young developing horses. Every year I host or attend an inspection with the American Hanoverian Society and/or the German Oldenburg Verband. This is a learning experience for all who attend, where the experts in the industry teach you the strengths and weaknesses in a sport horse and offer guidance on correcting this through the right cross of genetics.
This is our broodmare Diva MF she was awarded by the Hanoverian Society as a Premium Mare Candidate in 2021. She is by Don Prinicpe and is out of SPS Comtessa. I purchased SPS Comtessa (Contender/Landadel/Ladykiller) while she was in foal. She delivered Diva in 2008 and Figs Streets Dutchess in 2009. Diva has had two fillies, one by Sempatico M, a premium foal and another during COVID-19 2020 by Fidertanz. The stallion Fidertanz is ranked 7 by the World Breeding Federation in Dressage and was awarded the 2021 Hanoverian Verband Stallion of the year. To continue our successful legacy Grand Haven Farm will retain her Fidertanz filly, Danae to continue the legacy.