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Statesmans Silhouette is the sire of about 100 offspring around the United States including:

Laughters Lord Wilson
Laughters Lord Wilson

Laughters Lord Wilson, 15 hand 1995 black gelding out of Otterbein May Mary (Lippitt) now competing with his owner, Jr./YR Casey Riddle, Wilson had been competed by his previous owner, Cathy Echternach at Intermediare I with scores as high as 61.75 at large recognized dressage competitions in 2006. He came out at Prix St. Georges in 2005 with scores in the low to mid-60s. In Morgan breed show competitions, Wilson won the 3rd Level and Above Championship at the 2004 Mid-A Morgan Show with a score of 68.3% in Fourth Level Test 2. At the same competition, Wilson won the Gelding Championship in Sport Horse Suitability for the second year in a row at Mid-A and was Reserve Grand Champion behind another Silhouette son. He added these titles to several others, incluuding the 2000 Morgan Dressage Association East Coast First Level Reserve Championionship and the 3rd Level Championship at the 2002 Mason Dixon Classic. Bred by Suzanne and Tony Bullard of Laughter Morgans, Maryland. (See more Photos)

Spring Hollow DestrierSpring Hollow Destrier, 16 hand, 1995 bay son out of Nodaway Tilli (Funquest x Brunk), consistently excellent scores in first and second level dressage and wins in working hunter under saddle and over fences. Dual registered with the American Warmblood Society, he was the only Morgan to win an AWS national year-end inspection award in 1998. Champion Mid-A Sport Horse Suitability in 1997. Champion Beginning Working Hunter at Mid-A in 1998. Owned by amateur rider Gail Bowden of Pennsylvania, Destrier won the Training and First Level Dressage Championships at the 2001 Mason Dixon Classic, earning scores as high as 70 percent in First Level. That same year he was the Reserve Champion at First level at the Heavenly Waters Dressage Show (AHSA/USDF Open) with Gail's trainer, Pam Thompson. In August 2001, Destrier and Pam easily won the First Level Championship at the Mid-A Regionals. They capped the competition year by being named First Level Horse of the Year Champion in USA Equestrian Region 2 and earning top 5 national honors in the Morgan Dressage Association Awards of Excellence and USA Equestrian Morgan rankings at first level. In 2003, Destrier's owner competed him and the pair won the Mason-Dixon Classic 1st Level Championship and ranked in the top 5 among Amateur owners in the country in USDF All-Breeds. (More photos)

Spring Hollow Night MagicSpring Hollow Night Magic, Dark Bay 15.2+ 1997 Gelding out of Bethesda Sorceress, the mount of 14 year-old Devon Shoemake. Magic is proving to be a versatile partner for his junior rider. He made his competition debut in Spring 2002 and won both of his classes at his first Potomac Valley Dressage Association show that spring and was the Reserve Champion in the Hunter Hack division at the 2002 Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships; ending the year with the USAE Region Horse of the Year Versatility Reserve Championship. In 2003 Devon and Magic earned scores consistently in the mid-60s in open, recognized dressage shows and began their eventing career, winning their first event. In addition, Devon earned her C-1 Pony Club rating riding Magic and the pair earned the Junior Exhibitor Sport Horse Award Reserve Championship at the Mid-A Regional in 2003 and won the 2003 United States Equestrian Federation Region 2 Horse of the Year Reserve Championship in training level dressage. They debuted the 2004 competition year at the Mason-Dixon Classic, winning the Training Level Championship and First Level Reserve Championship against adult competitors and continued to have success both in open eventing and dressage. In August they won the reserve championships at Mid-A in First Level Open Dressage and the Open and Junior Exhibitor Sport Horse Award. Devon earned a training scholarship from the Morgan Dressage Association for 2004 which she has used to work with former Olympic rider Bent Jensen. She capped the year by earning her C-2 rating with Magic in the Fall. In 2006 Devon and Magic continued to work hard- they qualified for the third year in a row for the Pony Club Nationals in Dressage and competed successfully in recognized eventing. The highlight of the year was Devon earning her C3 rating in Pony Club in August. (See more photos).

Spring Hollow En Avant
Spring Hollow En Avant at the
2004 Mid-A Morgan Horse Show

Spring Hollow En Avant, 15.3+ hand liver chestnut gelding out of Caduceus Mercedes (Wyoming Flyhawk x Rachel Knox). Avant began his competition career by winning the Championship in Beginner Working Hunter at Mid-A 2001 and by earning good scores in Introductory Dressage with amateur rider Cynthia Brumbaugh. He has continued his winning ways, most recently winning the Open Working Hunter Championship in the Mason-Dixon Classic in both 2005 and 2006 and the reserve championships in the Open and Medium Working Hunter divisions at the 2004 Mid-Atlantic Morgan Horse Show. Avant is now the mount of 11 year-old Jenna Irvin. (See More Photos)

Phenomenon, 14.3 hand 1996 black-bay son out of Savenac's Centerfold (Government, Lippitt, Ben Don), Grand Champion Sport Horse Suitability at Mid-A as a 2 year-old in 1998 with a score of 83%. Champion Beginning Working Hunter and winner of a large Dressage Under Saddle Class at Mid-A 2000 - his second competition under saddle. His third competition under saddle was at Mid-A in 2001, where he was Training Level Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Sport Horse Suitability with amateur breeder/owner/trainer Jennifer Duga. Jen and Buddy are now living in Canada. (See photos)

Spring Hollow Audaz

Spring Hollow Audaz, 1998, 15.1+ bay gelding out of Caduceus Jocasta (Wyoming Flyhawk x Rachel Knox), owned by Elisabeth Kazup of Michigan, Audaz and Elisabeth's daughter, Jennifer Vida, won both classes with scores of 67.5% and 70.4% from two different judges at 'Daz's first dressage show in August 2004 and was named Champion for his division. He and his amateur owner were back in the competition ring at training level in 2007 after a several year hiatus.

Creekvale Crescent Shadow, 15.2 hand 1996 bay son out of Fox Ridge Destiny (Nocturne, Ben Don). Reserve Champion Training Level Dressage at the 2002 Mason Dixon Classic. Reserve Grand Champion 1998 Mid-A Sport Horse Suitability as a 2 year-old, winner as a 4 year-old in open dressage with scores in the 60s with his amateur owner. Bred by Frank and Deanna Nowicki of Creekvale Morgans, New York, now owned by Elisabeth Charas, California. (See photos)

Caduceus Quintana, 15.2 hand, 1996 black mare out of Caduceus Exira (Wyoming Flyhawk x Topside Sable) bred by Lowell Hughes and now owned by an amateur rider in New York. With her preivous owner, Beth Sheller, Quintanna was registered and Inspected as a 5 year-old by the American Warmblood Registry - rated “Premium” with the highest scores in the inspection for gaits. Trained in Florida with Marco Bernal and most recently with Jessie and Betsy Steiner, Quintanna was the 2003 Central Tennessee Dressage Association Amateur First Level Champion and earned her owner a 2002 Morgan Dressage Association training scholarship.

Creekvale Chardonnay, 1999 bay filly out of Fox Ridge Destiny. Reserve Champion Mid-A Junior Horse Suitability in 2000, winner large Sport Horse Suitability class at New York Western District Morgan Horse Show in 2000. Chardonnay won the 2003 Mid-A Regional Championship Suitability Mares Reserve Championship and earned excellent ribbons in beginner hunter and scores in the 60s in Intro and Training level dressage. Chardonnay is continuing her competition career with his amateur owner/breeder. Bred and owned by Frank and Deanna Nowicki of Creekvale Morgans, New York. (See photos).

Spring Hollow BeaujolaisSpring Hollow Marquese, 15.2 hand, 1996 Liver Chestnut Filly out of Coal Creek Princess Bee, (Brunk). In 1997 Marquese was the first Morgan purchased by the University of New Hampshire in more than 20 years - reviving a formerly well-known Morgan breeding program. Marquese is now trained and competed in eventing and jumpers by students as a part of the University's Equine Studies and Breeding program. She was joined by two Silhouette sons in 2000 and 2001, when a mare donated to the University, Dark Crystal, produced two colts. (See Photos)

Spring Hollow Beaujolais 14.2 hand 1995 Liver Chestnut Gelding out of Statesmans Morita (15/16 Lippitt). In 2002 Beau was trained and competed by then 12 year-old rider, Devon Shoemake, and the pair won the 2002 Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship Junior Exhibitor Sport Horse Award and Junior Exhibitor Dressage Championships. Beau is now owned by Nancy Mann of Great Falls, Virginia. (See more photos). See photos of Beau's 2000 full sister, Spring Hollow Margarita, now owned by Sandra Silva of Vermont.

Heldens Bayleigh, 15.1 hand, 1996 bay filly out of Tuxedo Black Brandi (Teton Royal Raven {by Wyoming Flyhawk} x Coal Creek Falconida) bred and owned by Dennis and Helen Dietrich of Helden Glen Morgans in Virginia, Bayleigh is a charismatic, powerful mare. (See Photos)

Spring Hollow KyrosIn 2000, we leased Crescent Shadow and Chardonnay's dam from her owners, Deanna and Frank Nowicki, and in 2001 she produced a leggy black colt for us, Spring Hollow Kyros, who has developed into a powerful, 16 hand elegant youngster with a great deal of promise. In 2004 he started to live up to that promise in his performance debut, winning the Morgan class at Dressage at Devon with a score of 73.5 percent under sport horse judge Janet Brown. He continues his training with Lori Shoemake and the pair won the Intro Dressage Championship at "Kyle's" first recognized competition, the Old Dominion Morgan Horse Show in August 2005. (See photos).

Spring Hollow Merlin, a March 2001 bay colt out of Bethesda Sorceress shows extraordinary movement, has lots of size and a fearless spirit. Look for him in a few years in the dressage ring with his owner Jennifer Vida of Michigan - she took him to his first show in-hand in 2002 and won on the triangle under an "R" judge, scoring higher than a class full of older horses. In 2003 Merlin won the Waterloo Cosequin Breeder's Series two year old colts & geldings class. See photos as a foal. He's now well over hands and enjoying work under saddle.

New Hampshire breeder and carriage driving enthusiast Sue Colby has kept a wonderful photographic record of her 2001 Silhouette colt, Macushla Finvarra. See just a few of the photos.

Spring Hollow RaindancerIn 2002 we were blessed with four Silhouette foals - two bay fillies, a bay colt and a liver chestnut colt:

  • Spring Hollow Raindancer out of Statesmans Miracle (Linebred Jubilee King and Old Government). Raindancer was the 3 and under Champion and overall Grand Champion in Sport Horse Suitability at the Mid-Atlantic Morgan Horse Show in August 2004 with a score of 78.5. He debuted under saddle at the 2005 Mid-A Morgan show, winning the Intro championship with a 78.5% under "S" Dressage Judge Sally O'Connor and repeated his win with the Grand Championships in Sport Horse Suitability. Dancer debuted at training level in 2006, earning his owner the reserve high score amateur award at the VADA/NOVA Summer Dressage with a score of 73.5% and followed in 2007 with more championships and good scores at Training and First Level. Dancer is owned by Rebecca Douglass of Maryland who is doing a wonderful job training Dancer for a dressage career.
  • Spring Hollow Merlot out of Coal Creek Bay Bee (by Wyoming Flyhawk) - a full brother to Spring Hollow Noire Perle who is now in Holland as the foundation of a new Morgan breeding program. Merlot is owned by Kristen Cochran of Hagerstown who plans a varied sport horse career for Merlot.
  • Spring Hollow Jocasta out of Caduceus Jocasta (by Wyoming Flyhawk), a full sister to Spring Hollow Audaz, above. "Cassie" is owned by Theron Simon of Connecticut who plans a carriage driving career for her.
  • Spring Hollow Escapade out of Caduceus Mercedes (by Wyoming Flyhawk), a full sister to Spring Hollow En Avant and Spring Hollow Renaissance. Escapade is owned by Judy Wood of Michigan, who plans a career in dressage and breeding.

And in 2004, we had three outstanding Silhouette foals.

  • Spring Hollow Lady Grace out of Caduceus Mercedes (Wyoming Flyhawk x Rachel Knox), a big, beautiful black filly who simply floats; she definitely lives up to her name. Grace is owned by Cyndy Mulligan of South Carolina, who plans a career in hunter pleasure and dressage with her youngster.
  • Spring Hollow Falcon, the first foal out of Caduceus Ulricka (Caduceus Falcon x Caduceus Exira by Wyoming Flyhawk), a powerful, correct, uphill bay gelding with three good gaits and a particularly exceptional canter.
  • Spring Hollow Ltd Edition out of EMR Millennium (Iron Forge Starman x EMR Fancy), a black gelding who is as special as we'd hoped he'd be when we purchased his dam as a weanling to breed to Silhouette. "LT" combines two proven performance lines - his dam's sire is competing successfully at Grand Prix in the Northwest and his grand-dam is a working ranch horse. Now owned by Betsy Dove of Virginia.

In 2005, we were lucky to have three Silhouette foals - we're planning to retain all of them for our program's future. A big, beautiful bay filly out of Bethesda Sorceress, Spring Hollow Enchantress; a lovely black filly out of Caduceus Mercedes, Spring Hollow Gabriella and a bay colt out of Spring Hollow Legacy, Spring Hollow Legend, who we have earmarked as a future junor stallion prospect. He's already joined his father and siblings in the winner's circle by winning the Morgan Dressage Association Young Horse Championship in Sport Horse Breeding in 2006. See photos of Legend.

In 2006 we were blessed again with two excellent foals by Silhouette:

  • Spring Hollow Excaliber, a powerful bay gelding out of Bethesda Sorceress, who will easily reach 16 hands.
  • Spring Hollow Ariella a lovely bay filly with beautiful movement out of EMR Millennium. Now owned by Dori Derr of South Carolina.

These are just a few examples of Silhouette's get. He is consistently throwing high quality when bred to mares from a wide variety of bloodlines, his foals typically have his excellent size - many are maturing 15.2 or taller - quiet, trainable temperament, good substance, reaching sport horse movement and especially his deep, powerful hindquarters. 70 percent are black or bay.

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