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March 26 2019:
Our yearling filly Jessica has moved to her new home today. She is
pictured here at 10½ months old. Jessica is the first foal sired by
Minty, and we are so happy with her quality and development. Jessica
remains in Denmark and there is a good chance we will see her at shows
in the future. We look forward to following her.
Today we went to the M&M wintershow to give two of our
some experience. As expected our colt Apollon caused quite a stir
outside the ring with his unusual color. I do not believe a non-grey
roan Connemara has been presented for a show in Denmark for ages. In
the ring he did very well, placing 3rd in the big mixed M&M
yearling colt class. He was the only Connemara in the class. Apollon
was selected for the junior championship ring where he was 3rd among
the Connemaras. Our filly Amber had somehow managed to injure her hock,
which prevented her from showing her fantastic movement fully and
obviously affected her result. The judge thought she was lovely
otherwise. Both yearlings behaved well and they loaded and travelled
Moonlight has moved to his new home. He will continue his training as a
showjumper. We look forward to following him!
darling Roxy has now been ridden for 2 months. She is super sweet and
very easy to work with. Roxy has just moved to her new home where she
is certain to become totally spoilt. Let's just say there is an 8 year
old girl with a book on homemade treats. Roxy fully deserves such a
home and we look forward to following her!
Silver was absolutely amazing at the Hubertus hunt! He jumped
perfectly. This big annual event marks the end of the season. There are
up to 30.000 spectators. This was Silver's 7th time and my 12th. As
always Danish hunting has no actual hunting and we have no hounds. This
is basically one big parade. The photo was taken by Emilie Haut.
finishes the eventing season placing 3rd in the regional
championship!!! That would be the championship for big horses. In the
open class we finished 9th out of 22. This competition had 3
our ponies out eventing! Megan, my own Silver, and
got super results. Both Silver and Cassini jumped double clear and
Megan was clear in the showjumping. This was only Cassini's second time
eventing. I am so happy our ponies are finding their way to eventing
with their new families. It makes everything so much more fun!
Silver jumps another double clear in a
challenging CNC100 class!
Our last foal is here and wow has it been worth the wait! Daphne broke
her string of 5 fillies in a row and produced a dun colt. He is
pictured here at 12 hours old and has been named Springers Gold Dust.
The sire is Atlantis.
amazing eventing today! We competed in CNC100. We scored 69% in
dressage, a new high score for us. He then jumped double clear with a
few time penalties XC. The XC course was almost 3 km and by far the
longest Silver has ever done. He was just amazing! We finished on a
score of 37.8 in the best half of the class. Silver is now a Grade B
eventer (for big horses) and qualified for 1*
Callisto has moved to his new home in Norway. He will be ridden by an
11 year old boy. We look forward to following them in the
What a crazy
week it has been! 3 foals born
from mares with due dates spanning 5 weeks. Misty had her foal first.
It is a beautiful colt! That makes 4/4 colts for Misty. He is
just 6 hours old in these photos. We hope this little fellow will be as
successful as his brothers. He is a full brother to our BEC class 1
stallion Minty and looks very much alike.
Sire is Springers Golden Atlantis, the dam is Springers Poetic Mist by
Two days later Vanessa had
her foal. We had been waiting for 359 days when she had a huge
strawberry roan colt! The sire is Rohan.
Friday night I was braiding Silver to go eventing in the
morning and Savannah decided to have her foal right next to us. First
foal from this super athletic mare and it's a filly!
The sire is Rohan.
Of to go eventing after a few hours sleep. Silver jumped a clear XC
with just a few time penalties in CNC100. A lovely finish to a busy
season is back!!
We went straight for a CNC100 class (against big horses) and Silver
loved it! We got our best dressage score at this level with 68%. One
rail down on the very last fence in the showjumping. He took an extra
look at the water fence in XC but was flying over all the big tables
and the massive corner with a good time. Silver is still gaining
experience at this level and I am so happy with his performance!
been a few crazy days with 3 foals born in just over 3 days! First up
was a beautiful filly. The dam is Springers Just
(Hesselbjerggård Justice / Frederiksminde Hazy Marvel) and the sire is
Springers Golden Mint (Springers Golden Atlantis / Poetic Justice).
This is the first foal sired by Minty. She should have fantastic
movement and certainly looks promising. We are very excited to see how
she developes. Her name is Springers Jessica.
Dakina was next and had a small chestnut colt without a
white hair. He will go grey though. The sire is Springers Poetic Rohan
(Poetic Justice) and the
dam is Springers Dakina (Clifden de L'Aulne). He should make a great
performance pony in the future! His name is Springers
Third up was
Calibra. She has
been jaloux since we got our first foal more than 2 weeks
ago. She had a huge colt sired by Springers Hazy
Avalon (Hazy Dawn). The dam is Springers Calibra (Lofty Malachy (by
Dexter Leam Pondi)). A foal where focus is on type, temperament and
jumping ability. His name is Springers
100. That's the number of hunts I have ridden with my ponies. With only
12-14 options per year this has taken me exactely 17 years to achieve!
There was a 5 year break in the middle. I am not sure anyone has done
this before as people usually move on to big horses. I didn't. Horses
and ponies jump he same fences making it much more difficult (and fun)
to ride a pony. We don't have hounds. Danish "hunting" is galloping,
jumping and having fun in different beautiful locations. A bit of quick
math says I have now ridden approximately 1200 km and jumped 3000
Out of the 100 hunts 99 were ridden on four different Connemaras. By
far the most has my current pony Silver with 60+ over 6 years. Second
most is Spokojna with 21 hunts. Spokojna is also the dam of Silver. The
remaining are shared between my mares Madonna and Daphne. The 3 mares
retired as broodmares and are still with us, now aged 27, 26 and
18. Connemaras are just amazing!
Spokojna (2001) and Daphne (2006)
Our first foal is here! Charleen (Dexter Leam Pondi) had a lovely colt
last night. He is 12 hours old in these pictures. Sire is Springers
Poetic Rohan (Poetic Justice). There should be some jumping in his
future! He is palomino going grey but also very likely to be homozygous
Silver had a party at the Kalundborg Winter Show arena eventing. This
event had to be postponed 4 weeks due to the weather. As Silver is
currently more winter fit than eventing fit we did the 90 cm class. It
would appear that Silver misses eventing season as much as I do! We
jumped double clear within the time in both phases
4th out of 16. We are already looking forward to this event next year!
March: Rocan has moved to his new home. There was a lot of
interest in this quality overheight gelding. He has been amazing to
March: Our wonderful mare Springers
Just Believe has moved to her new home. She will be exploring
the art of academic riding.
Two clear rounds in 80 cm for Callisto today! We met Springers
Megan, who also jumped two clear rounds! Megan is one of the few
partbreds we have had. Megan was sold in 2015 and is a true all-rounder
who competes in just about any discipline: jumping, dressage, eventing,
Callisto went to his first show in years. Winner - 1/12 - in 70 cm and
one down in the 80 cm class. He was a perfect gentleman.
has completed his 6th hunting season
with another amazing performance at the Hubertus hunt. As always Danish
hunting includes no actual hunting, the name is historic only. This
amazing photo was taken by Jimmy Leen Friis at a popular fence where it
goes steeply downhill just after landing.
has left for his new home in Sweden. He has been a wonderful and
incredibly talented pony to train. Mountain is going to the perfect
performance home and will be competed in primarily showjumping in the
future. He will be joining 2 year old Springers Las Vegas in his new
Mountain had his eventing debut in the rain today. He was beyond
amazing and jumped double clear! We won both the showjumping and the XC
which resulted in a victory with a massive lead in CNC70!
29 August: Dancer has moved to her new home in Sweden. We
are very excited about this filly's future and look forward to
18 August: Genie has moved to her new home today. Genie is
a very uncomplicated mare perfectly suited as a child's performance
pony. We are looking forward to following her with her new family.
13 August: Cassini was
sold to an 11 year old girl in December. They are now competing in
jumping at regional level. Today they got a 2nd place in the regional
championship for teams!
Royan has moved to his new home. He now has his own 14 year old girl to
attend to his every need
2 August: 5 year old Mountain has exceeded my high
expectations yet again. Today he had his first try at the dressage
classes LA1 and LA2. We got completely soaked during warmup but he
still put on an amazing performance. 66,2% and 6th place out of 22
against big horses!
9 July: 5 year old
Mountain went to his first jumping show today. We jumped two nice small
classes, 60 and 70 cm, to ensure a positive experience. Mountain
absolutely loved it and jumped double clear!
June: Greylight has moved to her new home. We wish her
best in the future.
June: 5 year old Mountain had an absolutely fantastic
weekend at 2
different dressage shows: 3 classes, 3 wins! All in novice classes
against big horses. What an amazing pony!
20 May: 5
year old Mountain proved yet again what a nice pony he is! He went to
his first outdoor dressage competition and I had moved him up to the
highest novice tests. We finished 5th out of 20 horses!
30 April: Today
Silver had his CNC100 eventing debute! He was a superstar, and proved
that he is perfectly capable at this level. We are loking forward to
the rest of the season!
23 April: 5
year old Mountain went to his second dressage show today. He scored 67%
in both his novice tests. He is increadibly easy to take to events even
though this was only his second time away from home. He is already
fully comftable standing alone in the trailer and waiting. A real
16 April: Finally,
season has begun! Silver was a superstar! He jumped a nice double clear
and finished on his dressage score in CNC90 against horses. We finished
10th out of 35, just outside the prizes in the most unfortunate way
possible: identical score as the last placed rider but she was 3
seconds closer to the optimal time XC. This amazing photo was taken by
Jimmy Leen Friis.
April: 5 year old Mountain went to his first dressage
show today. It was his first time away from home. Despite of this he
was incredibly easy. He scored almost 70% in his novice test and
finished 5th out of 14, just outside the rosettes, against big horses!
He has a bright future ahead!
26 March: Finally
the winter is
over and we are back in action! We started our season by riding as fox
at the annual babyhunt. Silver did a great job and is ready for another
year of fun! Thank you to mj-foto.dk for the photo.
had his 100 cm debut in arena eventing. He was amazing and with a
little more experience he will become unstoppable at this level. We
jumped several fences which were used at the European Pony Championship
December: We end this year with another of our ponies
finding a super
new home. The 140 cm jumping mare Cassini will now be competed by an 11
year old girl. We look forward to following them!
participated in the Hubertus hunt for the 5th time last sunday. This
massive event marks the end of the hunting season and usually has
30.000+ spectators. Cold, wet, and windy weather reduced that number
quite a bit this year, but not enough to make the event anything less
than spectacular. Silver was amazing and eager to jump anything in his
path. I had thought his performance last year was perfect, but somehow
he managed to be even better this year! As always Danish 'hunting'
includes no actual hunting and we have no hounds, just lots of fun
jumping. Thank you to the wonderful spectators, cheering at us all the
way and with many bringing their cameras and sharing the photos
Photos from the Hubertus hunt by
Jimmy Leen Friis and Katrine Hallund.
The eventing season is over. Silver has done 2 brilliant CNC90 classes
at the last two events and is therefore now qualified for CNC100
level! Now we have 6+ months to prepare for the next season.
can't come quickly enough!
Our beautiful Gazelle has moved to her new home today. She will be
continuing her education in dressage. With her amazing movement she
should do quite well. Gazelle was our last partbred, we now only have
Silver continues hunting this autumn. He is just perfect at it! As
always Danish hunting includes no actual hunting and we have no hounds.
Silver did his second eventing CNC80 class today proving once again
that ponies are best. We finished 2nd out of 23 horses and won the
stadium jumping too! 10th after dressage, a clear round and 6th after
jumping. We then completed the very challenging XC course with only 0,8
time penalties (4th best XC!) moving us up to 2nd place. So unexpected!
Our beautiful Princess has moved to her new home. We are keeping two of
her daugthers to keep this wonderful line at our stud.
We had an amazing weekend at Danish inspection
and show with our two stallions both achieving class 1! Atlantis
impressed the judges from the moment he entered
the ring. His powerful jump earned him the dream grades of 10-10 for
jumping! Those were 2 of only 3 10s given at the inspection. In total
Atlantis was rewarded with a great inspection and a 9 for overall
impression! In the show Atlantis was reserve champion stallion and
qualified for the supreme championship ring. To top things off
Atlantis' 3 year old son Springers Golden Mint also achieved class 1!
Minty has been a remarkable colt since he was born with
outstanding movement rarely seen in the breed. Last year he achieved
record high scores from two Danish judges at a youngstock show. This
weekend he achieved the impossible under two Irish judges by winning
the 3 year old colt class and getting class 1. I believe he is the
first BEC colt to do this!
Photos by Ebba Nørgaard.
had an amazing day
eventing! With the recent sale of Stormy I was in need of a new
eventing pony and the obvious choice was to try Silver. He is highly
experienced at hunting but has had difficulty coping with a competition
environment and therefore hasn't done any normal competitions in years.
I believed he had improved and it was time for a test run, so we
entered a nice small CNC80 class at what was to be Silver's first
eventing competition. It turns out that not only has Silver improved,
he is a totally brilliant eventing pony! He did a nice dressage test
and jumped two clear rounds to finish 3rd out of 15 horses on his
dressage score! We were also the disciplin winners in both jumping and
XC! Silver will definitely be eventing again soon and next time it will
be at a higher level.
We had an amazing day with the 140 cm ponies at a
jumping competition! Both Genie and Cassini jumped double clear rounds
in LB1* (75 cm) to finish in the ungrateful positions of 1st and 2nd
unplaced! In the next class, LB2* (80 cm), Genie was the first in the
class and jumped an amazing double clear with a great time. Cassini
jumped a super round but just touched the wall knocking down a brick on
the last fence of the main round. Genie placed 2nd in the class and
fully enjoyed the lap of honor! I think she could get used to that :D
This was Genie's first regional level competition and only her 4th show
in total. What a wonderful beginning of her official jumping career!
incredibly talented eventing pony Springers Silent Storm has been sold.
He is currently travelling to his new home in USA where two young girls
are waiting for him.
It is no secret that Stormy has been my favorite for the almost 2 years
I have been riding him. He has been absolutely wonderful and will be
at the new annual arena eveting which was open for ponies for the first
time. He did great! Photos by
last hunt of the spring season was amazing as always. Just look at this
jump! Silver performed super.
did her first regional level competition in 27 C heat. She
jumped nicely. At the same competition 140 cm pony Springers Silas was
placed 2nd in a 90 cm class and did his 5th clear round at 85-90 cm
level. He is now qualified for 95-100 cm just 2 months after qualifying
for 85-90 cm!
140 cm mares Cassini and Genie went to their 3rd
today. Both went really well! Cassini jumped her first 80 cm class. She
proved just how cool she is by jumping the optional water like it was
nothing in both her rounds! The next step is regional level competitions
proved once again what a great pony he is! With 3 solid performances we
finished 10th out of 28 against the big horses in CNC90. With today's
result we are now qualified for CNC100. At just 6 years old Stormy's
story is just beginning!
140 cm mares Genie
and Cassini won their first rosettes at a training show! Both are only
just beginning to gain experience with events but behaved very well. To
ensure a positive experience for the ponies we kept the classes small.
Both were expertly ridden by a 12 year old. Genie jumped two clear
rounds in 50 and 60 cm and Cassini jumped a clear round in 60 cm with
one pole down in 70 cm. They are now ready for a bigger challenge next
news from Belgium!
3 year old Springers Poetic Diamond won CHAMPION MARE at the Belgian
National Show! She was also inspected in class 1 with the highest score
of the day!
we went to the annual youngstock show at Dorthealyst with our yearling
filly Springers Calypso. Calypso did great and won her class with a 9
for type and all 8s for the rest! She was the highest scoring
Connemara! Calypso finished in the middle of the yearling finals.
Calypso is the first foal sired by Springers Legolas, who is now in
Germany, and out of Springers Calibra who was inspected in the highest
class with a 10 for jumping capacity. Calypso is a perfect example of
our aim to combine performance and type. We couldn't be prouder!
Photos by Ebba Nørgaard.
beautiful dunroan yearling Springers Las Vegas has arrived safely at
his new home in Sweden today.
The 7 month wait is over, eventing season is back! And what a
beginning... Ears forward, eager to go, ready to fly! Stormy was more
than happy to put the winter's training into use to jump a clear XC
round in a challenging CNC90 class. We got a few time penalties but so
did half the big horses. Most importantly, he was absolutely wonderful
to ride! It is such a great feeling knowing he enjoys it as much as I
do! A video of our XC round can be seen on Stormy's
has been 15 years
since I rode my first hunt. Today we "celebrated" by riding 'fox' at
the annual babyhunt (yes that is the official name! Jump height only 80
cm). Silver performed wonderfully and jumped everything riding in
front! As always Danish hunting does not include any actual hunting and
we have no hounds. The 'fox' is a rider who rides in front and serves
as the Master's helper if anything is needed. Photo by mj-foto.dk.
Stormy has enjoyed his winter break from competitions and has improved
his skills at home instead. We are now back in action in preparation
for the upcoming eventing season. Today Stormy jumped a clear round
over 90 cm.
Greylight went to her first dressage show today. The judge noted her
incredible movement for which she got an 8 (in the company of
warmbloods). We scored up to 65,5% in two novice tests. Greylight is
well on her way to become a super dressage pony, she just needs a bit
more experience with unknown surroundings.
Cassiopeia went to her first training show today. She
straight into the trailer, never spooked at anything and jumped two
clear rounds over 60 cm!
is now a class 1 stallion! He impressed the judges with his many
qualities and his jumping ability in particular. 3 year old Legolas has
always shown incredible promise. He was sold to Germany in February.
Legolas has sired two of our 2015 foals and is expecting several foals
next year in Germany. Legolas is the first foal sired by our stallion
Rohan. This is an incredible result for everyone! Photos by Volker