Hof Mendenhall Newsletter
Year End Results
October 2008
In This Issue
Sebastian wins at NEDA Fall
Mare Family Shines in Germany
Congrats to New Owners
Two Foals in top USDF Horse of the Year Placings
Legacy HM (Londonderry - SPS Destiny)

The results are official and we are thrilled to announce that two of this year's foals earned Top Placings with the USDF.

Reminisce HM is the USDF HOY for Weanling Fillies with a median score of 78.3%.  We are very excited to have a full sibling to this filly due in April 2009.

Legacy HM is the USDF Reserve HOY for Weanling Colts/Geldings with a median score of 79.7%.  Huge Congratulations to his owner, Allison!

The results aren't out yet, but all 3 foals should have done extremely well in the AHS Young Horse Year End awards.  We will post the results as soon as they become available.

Special thank yous need to go out to the 2008 Show Team.  Lou Denizard did a tremendous job handling the foals.  Caitlyn was an invaluable assistant handler and Kathleen did a great job behind the scenes making sure everyone looked good entering the ring.

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Linda & Jeff 
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Sebastian HM wins at NEDA Fall

Sebastian HM at NEDA Fall
Sebastian continued his winning ways and won the Colts of 2008 class at NEDA Fall.  He then went into the ring and won 3rd in the Colts and Geldings Championship.  (photo by: Carole MacDonald)

All the foals handled the busy show environment very well.  The Saugerties show grounds were packed with NEDA Fall competitors and the Marshall Sterling Finals.  The foals learned a lot about big show environments and even escorted a few riding horses across the bridge to the rings.  This experience will serve them well when they become riding horses.
EM Day Dream (Don Bosco - Fossi)Mare Family continues to shine in Germany!
We feel very strongly that a solid mare line makes all the difference in breeding.  Even though EM Day Dream (Don Bosco - Furinos) is here in the states, her mare line continues to shine in Germany. 

This spring Day Dream's oldest granddaughter was inspected and performance tested in Hoya, Germany.  She earned great scores and then went to the Bruchhausin Vilsen mare show where she earned her States Premium title.  Congrats to SPA What If and her owner Marcia!

Day Dream's half sister from 2005 by Florencio o/o Fossi also went to her mare show this summer.  We are thrilled to hear that not only did she earn the title States Premium, but she was named the winner of the East Frisia Mare show.  This is a huge show with over 120 mares competing.  The show summary can be found in the Der Hannoveraner October issue.  Congrats to SPA Florenca

But the mare family wasn't done yet, Day Dream's half sister from 1999 by Escudo I o/o Fossi produced a beatiful colt by Don Bosco in 2003.  This gelding was one of the riding horses auctioned at the Elite Auction in Verden this past August. 

With results like this, we are even more thrilled to be keeping Day Dream's daughter, Reminisce HM to be a riding horse and future broodmare for our program.
New Homes for Sebastian HM and Weltkin
Weltkin (Weltmeyer/Hitchcock/Matcho)
It has been a very busy month for Hof Mendenhall as far as sales are concerned.  Although the decision to sell our Germany based horses was difficult, we are thrilled to welcome Weltkin's new owners to the Hof Mendenhall family.  Weltkin will be serving double duty as a riding horse and a broodmare via Embryo Transfer.  Congratulations to Stephanie and Annette of Texas!

Also congratulations to Geri of Michigan on the purchase of Sebastian HM.  Sebastian has arrived at his new home and is settling in.  We are thrilled to see him go to such a great home and look forward to seeing the two of you in the dressage ring in the future. 
For Sale:

Saviola (Sandro Hit - SPS Pakesa)Saviola (Sandro Hit - SPS Pakesa) aka Shane, is a 2006 colt raised in partnership between Hof Mendenhall and Hof Bruening.  He is currently being prepared for licensing presentation and is being offered for sale.  Whether for riding or breeding, Savialo will be a top performer.  Coming from a great mare line which has produced proven FEI dressage competitors and licensed breeding stallions, this colt wowed many of you in his foal video.  Inquire for further details on this beautiful stallion.


Kadence HM (Kaiserdom - Weltkin)Kadence HM  (Kaiserdom - Weltmeyer)  2008 black colt, located in Germany.  Beautiful in type and in movement, Kadence will make a great dressage partner.  With the decision to sell our German based horses, we are offering Kadence at a great price.  We can help coordinate importation details or help arrange for him to be raised in Germany ($10,000).