Silhouette sons bring home 11 championship and reserve championship garlands from 2004 Mid-Atlantic Morgan Horse Show
August 2004 - Five sons of Spring Hollow Morgan's foundation sire, Statesmans Silhouette, competed at the 2004 Mid-Atlantic Morgan Horse Show in Quentin, Pennsylvania and all brought home champion or reserve championship titles
Early in the show, Cynthia Brumbaugh's 15.3 hand 8 year-old gelding, Spring Hollow En Avant (Statesmans Silhouette x Caduceus Mercedes) came off a two-year hiatus from competition and brought home the reserve championships in both the Open and Medium Working Hunter divisions with young rider Allison Frank. Allison and Avant had been teamed up together for just a few weeks before the show and immediately clicked, winning a number of classes and rarely placing below third.
Avant's three-quarter brother, Spring Hollow Night Magic (Statesmans Silhouette x Bethesda Sorceress) and his 14 year-old rider, Devon Shoemake, also competed in working hunter - winning several classes in the Open and Junior Exhibitor divisions before turning their attention to dressage, where they brought home the reserve open championship at First Level with a 67 percent in First Level Test 1 and won the AMHA Silver Medal class. Their efforts for the week were rewarded with both the Open and Junior Exhibitor Sport Horse Awards reserve championships.
Cathy Echternach and her 9 year-old Silhouette son, Laughter's Lord Wilson (Statesmans Silhouette x Otterbein May Mary), received one of the highest scores of the dressage competition on their way to the Third Level and above Championship with a score of 68.73% in Fourth Level Test 2. Cathy's talented gelding also won the Sport Horse Suitability Gelding Championship for the second year in a row and took home the overall Suitability Reserve Grand Championship. Cathy hopes to bring Wilson out at Prix St. Georges in 2005.
A pair of 2 year-old Silhouette sons shown by Lori Shoemake won champion and reserve in the 3 and under Sport Horse Suitability class. Spring Hollow Raindancer (Statesmans Silhouette x Statesmans Miracle) earned the highest score of any horse in the division - 78.5 percent - to take the 3 and under class and the overall Sport Horse Suitability Grand Championshp and Dancer's half-brother, Merriewold Esquire (Statesmans Silhouette x Dragonfire Impulse) was reserve champion in the 3 and under division. (Esquire is available for purchase, see the sales page)
One of Spring Hollow's broodmares, Caduceus Hera, (Wyoming Flyhawk x Caduceus Allegra) was recruited out of the pasture for 14 year-old Katie Alexander this summer and made her show-ring debut at 17 this year. Hera and Katie proved that it's never took late to teach a good Morgan new tricks and the pair impressed with their persistence on their way to the reserve championship in the Beginner Hunter section and solid scores in Intro and Training level dressage.
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