2011 German Oldenburg Mare
Chestnut, 16.2hh, White Blaze and Snip, Four White Socks
Sophia is a lovely, elegant and friendly 4 year old German Oldenburg mare. As a foal she was awarded Premium Status at her inspection from the German committee. She is stunning to look at with a modern head and four perfect white socks. She has a well-constructed conformation with long legs, good angles and beautiful neck attachment. Her walk is large and active, her trot is ground covering with excellent shoulder freedom and her canter is big and round. She currently measures to just over 16.2hh and is light in the hand and sensitive off the leg to ride. She has a people loving temperament; she seeks affection and pets from all around her. She is easy to deal with in the barn and accepts new surroundings with a calm mind. She likes working and is easy to deal with. She is confident being ridden inside or outside and she is not a spooky mare.
Sophia's sire is the young talent Sir Gregory (Sir Donnerhall I x Don Gregory) who wowed at his stallion licensing and 30 Day test in Neustadt/Dosse Germany scoring an impressive 9.08 for the dressage portion of the test. He qualified for the Bundeschampionate and has since gone on to compete successfully at Advanced Level in dressage posting very high scores up to 74% at PSG with David Blake. Sophia is from his one of his very first breeding seasons. Sir Donnerhall is a Bundeschampion, Vice World Champion and was the undisputed top stallion at his licensing in Adelheidsdorf, where he achieved the highest score ever of 163 in his dressage index. Don Gregory successfully competed up to Grand Prix in dressage. He has more than 500 of his offspring competing in sport with more than 40 competing at Advanced (S) dressage.
Sophia's dam Verb.Pr.St. Hallelujah was bred in Germany by the past head of the Oldenburg Verband, Dr. Beata Hoemberg. She was imported to the US where she went on to become the USDF Materiale Horse of the Year, the German Oldenburg Horse of the Year, she won the prestigious Donnerhall Trophy at Dressage at Devon for her high scores two years in a row. In her amazing competition career she scored over 80% nineteen times in USEF dressage and in-hand classes. At Hallelujah’s mare inspection with the German Oldenburg Verband she was awarded very high marks. A perfect 10 for her head, and 9 for Breed/Sex Type, 9 for Elasticity, 9 for her walk, 9 for overall Impression, 8 for Frame, 8 for Conformation, 8 for Trot and 8 for Saddle Position. Hallelujah’s dam Aracaju also produced at Advanced Level dressage son in Germany named Salesman by Sir Donnerhall I and a licensed stallion son named Kilimanscharo by King Arthur. Verb.Pr.St. Hallelujah was trained to Fourth Level and was sadly was lost to torsion colic when Sophia was just a foal. Sophia is the only daughter of this very successful mare.