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Spy Coast Farm stallion awarded US-Based Jumper Sire of the Year


It has been a fantastic start to the year for one of the USA’s leading sport horse breeders Spy Coast Farm, as their impressive stallion Diktator van de Boslandhoeve has been awarded the 2020 South Pacific Award as the Leading US-Based Jumper Sire of the Year.

Spy Coast Farm is a highly regarded breeding operation in the US specialising in the production and development of top-quality performance horses, whilst also making it’s mark on the European market in an exciting partnership with Belgian based breeding enterprise, Mares of Macha.

Find out more about this partnership here.

This latest accolade is testament to the successful breeding operation at Spy Coast Farm and demonstrates Diktator van de Boslandhoeve’s ability to produce outstanding stock, making him a fantastic stallion choice for American breeders. Diktator is a truly modern sports horse sire, his bloodlines boast some of the most successful stallions in Europe including Nimmerdor, Argentinus, Capitol and Lord. His damline is equally as strong with multiple proven breeding mares including his dam Rebecca van de Boslandhoeve who, alongside Diktator, has produced several top competition horses as well as two other approved stallions.

Spy Coast farm stallion Diktator van de Boslandhoeve

This impressive stallion enjoyed an illustrious jumping career with great success as a young horse in Belgium, and went on to compete in international 1m60 classes and Nations Cups with Shane Sweetnam of Ireland, before joining the winning team in Ocala, America. He combines unlimited scope and ability over fences with impressive paces, strong, correct conformation, and a kind temperament which he is now passing on to his offspring.

Now retired to stud, Diktator is demonstrating his versatility for sport by producing multiple top jumpers competing up to Grand Prix level, as well as successful hunters and eventers.

For more information on this award-winning sire visit www.spycoastfarm.com

The Horse Scout team would like to congratulate all those involved for this fantastic achievement.

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Country Romero Stallion

Sports Horse Stallion at Stud: Country Romero


Country Romero presented on Horse Scouts Stallion pages by Country Farm Stud, a young sports horse stallion by International Grade A Silver Elite jumping stallion Ontario out of a Country Marksman mare.

Congratulations to Country Farm Stud and their sports horse stallion Country Romero who has qualified for the Royal International Horse Show at the Staffordshire County Show.

This Country Romeros debut in the show ring and Horse Scout are very happy that everything went well but deservedly so for this lovely stallion. Country Romero is a compact coloured sports horse, this young stallion is showing a good shape over jumps. Standing at 16.2hh, this mixed blood sports horse has the pedigree and presence to become an interesting performance horse.

By International Grade A Silver Elite jumping stallion Ontario out of a Country Marksman mare, this young man has an Elite 5 generation pedigree including the same breeding as the Olympic Show Jumper ‘It’s Otto’. Country Farm Stud believe that Country Romero is the only coloured stallion to carry these lines.

Country Romero will be out soon under saddle and will concentrate on his show jumping career. The Horse Scout team are looking forward to following his progress.

Click here to view this sports horse stallion on Horse Scout

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6 Top Tips to get those Double Clears – Top Tips from Horse Scout Professional Didi Verdina

FacebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailWant more double clears? Horse Scout Professional Didi Verdina explains how you can improve your jumping whatever your level. Keep these 6 top tips in your mind as a mental check list.

1. Always make sure the ‘engine is on’ first, ensure your horse is in front of your leg and responsive to your aids; a good way of obtaining this is by doing a lot of transitions. Don’t start jumping until you feel your horse is listening to you 100%.

2. Straightness is the essential. Make sure you sit up, with the horse’s neck in front of you, and not underneath you. Leaning forward is one of the most common reasons for not being able to keep your horse straight, push him forward and straight from your legs, keep his neck ‘channeled’ between your reins.

3. Riding your corners correctly is necessary to keep a good quality canter and straightness/direction. Make sure you support your horse with your outside aids so his shoulders won’t ‘fall out’ on the corner.

4. When approaching the fence, especially if you are a novice rider, don’t worry about the stride; if your horse has a good quality canter and he is straight the stride will be right, if not, the horse will help you out, provided you have helped him in between fences.

5. Don’t ever over ride your horse or pull back a few strides away from the fence. Once you have presented the fence to your horse it is too late for last minute adjustments. The best thing you can do is wait for the fence to come to you and help your horse by not moving on him, just keep your legs on.

6. Remember, your job is to ride your horse correctly in between fences and keep him straight and active, his job is jumping the jumps!

Thanks Didi.

Verdina Sports horses have three lovely horses listed on Horse Scouts For Sale pages. Check out Didi’s profile and her horses here.  You will see she has made the most of her profile on Horse Scout. Listing her self as a professional trainer/coach; as a competition rider and also using horse scout to list three lovely horses they have for sale.

One, Fanna – a good looking Dutch Warm Blood 16.3hh mare. Good looking and very good mover. Everyone stops to look at her! She has the most level head and trainable attitude. Great canter for her age, balanced and very light in the mouth. She has the scope and the blood to go far in eventing. Fanna shares Stedinger in her pedigree with Woodcroft Silvermoon A smart black 4 year old gelding, 16.2hh. A super prospect that is ready to compete now at Novice level, training Elementary level established counter canter & finds lateral work easy. He has 3 quality paces, is a really kind natured horse that wants to please. He has wins & placings in young horse ability classes & ‘A’ level in Germany, he is FN registered. Silvermoon was Hanoverian Champion at a foal show in Germany,due to his lovely conformation & paces . Ready for 5 year old classes, A very impressive young horse that is sure to excel in the right hands.