This weekend, Ashanti Farm sent several horses to the EEM Summer Fling Dressage show at Morven Park.
On Saturday, Bruno Greber and Amidala won the Intermediate II with a score of 70%. This ride was the FEI High Score of the weekend. Amidala competed in her first Grand Prix on Sunday.
Michelle Burch, a student of Bruno’s, and her mare Festina scored a 62% in the Prix St. George’s, earning the final score for Michelle’s USDF Silver Medal.
Gardy Bloemers, also a student of Bruno’s, scored a 62% in the Intermediate I with her horse Donizetti S.
Barbara Greber and Lindau competed in Fourth Level Test 1. On Sunday they scored 60% and placed 3rd in the class.
Congratulations to everyone on a great show!!!
On Wednesday, July 20, 2011, Carreras suffered a fatal colic and had to be euthanised. This came so quickly and surprising, as Carreras was in great shape for his age, he turned 20 this year in February. We got Carreras as a 5 year old. He spent 7 years with Arthur Kottas in Austria, who trained him to Grand Prix. Caroline and Carreras both started their careers under Arthur’s training and guidance. They competed successfully in Europe and participated in the European Junior Championships in France and Lippiza and won numerous GP’s. In 2003 Carreras came, together with Bruno Greber, Ashanti Farm’s certified Trainer, to Ashanti Farm. Carreras and Bruno competed in CDI’s successfully in the States.
In 2009, Carreras survived a serious colic surgery, recovered incredibly well and enjoyed his lessons at Ashanti Farm, whereas he taught Gabriele and Barbara the highest level of riding a correct Grand Prix test.
In his stall, he would throw hay up in the air on his head and fall asleep, with his head covered with hay. He was one of the most gentle stallions, we know, his lovely eyes always looking happy. At feeding time, he would call ‘me first, I am the boss in this stable’, to remind the grooms of that.
Thank you, Carreras, for all the joy you brought to us and we, hopefully, brought to you. You will always remain in our hearts!
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