DVCTA 2013 Sponsors
Sponsors March 2013
Fair Hill 2013 Sponsors
Sponsors DVCTA 2012
DVCTA Sponsor April 2012
Iron Spring Farm
Friesian Horses for Sale - Warmblood Horses for Sale
See our Friesian Dressage Horses for Sale and Warmblood Dressage and Jumper Horses for Sale. Beautiful photos and video to show the athletic talent of our young horses. Contact us for more information or to request our sales horse video. Please include your phone number with your inquiry. All prices listed are subject to change without notice. Please contact the farm office to confirm current sales price.
Please call Ashley Wolfe at 484-631-5211 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgHandsome 16.2h 2007 Friesian Star Gelding by Winand 405. Tall and elegant in type and naturally very uphill. Three correct, comfortable gaits with lots of suspension and balance. Began showing at Training Level in February 2012 and has been fantastic. Responsive to light aids and is a fun horse to ride. 2nd Premie Star at the 2011 FHANA Keuring and was also the Champion Gelding
Lovely 16.2h 2008 KWPN Mare by Roemer out of a Contango Mare. Started u/s in January 2011 and has been a star! Quiet and well behaved and is a favorite in the barn for her sweet and friendly personality. Fast learner and ready to show at Training Level! 2nd place in the DG Bar Cup for 3 year olds at the 2011 KWPN Keuring.
Beautiful 16.0h 2006 Friesian Star Mare by Teade 392. Sweet mare with an inquisitive nature. Naturally forward with excellent movement for dressage. Very balanced gaits and a presence that commands attention. Sensitive to light aids and tries hard to please. Ready to show at Training Level now-will be a fun and competitive dressage partner! Champion Star mare at the 2009 FHANA Keuring, Price Category: $26,000-35,000.
Many other young Friesian and KWPN prospects available. For photos, videos, show records and more, visit: www.ironspringfarm.com.
Iron Spring Sale Video
Please call Ashley Wolfe at 484-631-5211 or email email@example.com.
DVCTA Sponsors February 2012
Advanced Farrier Specialties, Inc. DAD 2012 GMO Party
Sponsor of the DVCTA 2012 GMO Party at Dressage at Devon
is to provide state of the art farriery and professional service to horses of discriminating horse people from all disciplines, including dressage, hunter/jumper, three day eventing and combined driving.
Sponsor Letter January 3rd
Link: DVCTA 2012 Sponsorship
Dear Friends of DVCTA,
Every year DVCTA hosts dozens of activities for the local horse community, and is committed to providing educational and competitive opportunities for dressage, event and recreational riders of all ages and levels throughout the year.
We have an exciting schedule in 2012 consisting of: seven DVCTA Schooling Dressage Shows March through September, Dressage and Combined Test Championship in October, two un-recognized DVCTA Horse Trials at Carousel Park June 24th & August 26th, USEF/USDF recognized DVCTA Dressage at Fair Hill June 9th-10th, USDF Adult Team Competition July 7th-8th and Junior Dressage Team Competitions July 28th-29th, Paper Chases, Dressage and Eventing Clinic Series, Dressage Judge Education, and Musical Freestyle Lectures, Recreational and Exhibition Quadrille Team, hosting six sessions of the USDF ‘L’ Education Program 2012-2013, hosting the USDF Region One GMO Party at Dressage at Devon, and our Annual Meeting and Silent Auction in January.
Our membership base is over 200 strong, and largely local southeastern Pennsylvania, northern Delaware, south central New Jersey, and northeastern Maryland. Our activities draw riders from outside of our club, and in 2011 we had over 862 rider participants ranging from first time competitors to past Olympians schooling their young horses.
As we prepare for 2012 we would like to invite you to become involved with the club as a business member, or hope you will consider becoming a club sponsor or advertiser.
Dressage Fair Hill 2012 Sponsor
Oxford Unionville Feed High Score Training Level
Dover Sponsor Fair Hill Dressage
The Whip Tavern High Score Senior Rider
Iron Spring Farm High Score of Show
A Historic Horse Farm
Three centuries ago, William Penn found his promised land in the hills of Pennsylvania. With its wild-life, rivers and friendly climate, it was an ideal area to settle in for the pioneers that conquered North America. Though many things have changed over the years, the area remains as beautiful as it was in the seventeenth century. Like William Penn, horse owners have been attracted to this countryside and find it ideal to breed and raise their horses.
Mary Alice Malone, founder of Iron Spring Farm is among those who call this historic area home. Located on acres of rolling hills and pastures, Iron Spring Farm is just an hour from Philadelphia. A large part of Iron Spring Farm is protected by a private land conservancy.
Originally owned by the pioneers that came with William Penn, the land was parceled out in 100 acre farms. Over the years, Mary Alice has purchased the land that surrounded her original farm and today Iron Spring Farm rests on nearly a thousand acres.
A Lasting Legacy
Over the years, Mary Alice has imported a number of stallions from Europe. The first were from Germany, then Poland and now she primarily focuses on horses from the Netherlands, both Dutch Warmbloods and Friesians.
One of the first Dutch horses she imported was Roemer, the stallion who would remain her favorite until his death in 1996. The Westphalian bred son of Pilatus x Cyrano x Flietner, Roemer was the leading sire of dressage horses in Holland for nine consecutive years. In 1990 he was designated as a Preferent stallion--one of only three living Riding Type stallions in the world to carry this distinction at that time.
As a competitor, Roemer gained prominence as both a world class jumper and later, under Mary Alice, as a Grand Prix dressage horse. A trailering accident cut his career short when he suffered a broken shoulder. But despite his early retirement as a competitor, he continued to build a lasting legacy through his sons and daughters. To date, Roemer has produced four approved sons, one licensed son, four Preferent mares, 111 Star mares, 27 Keur mares, 211 Stud Book mares and 75 First Premium foals.
He was honored after his death by winning the Get of Sire class at the 1996 Dressage at Devon Breed Show. In 2006 he was inducted into the United States Dressage Federation Hall of Fame.
The Next Generation
Iron Spring Farm is celebrating its 35th Anniversary in 2011. Along with the roster of top quality Warmblood horses offered in the past, Iron Spring has six KFPS Friesian stallions for American horse breeders to choose from. There was a lot of excitement and preparation involved in making the Friesian breeding program as successful, robust and well known as the Warmblood program. Today you see Iron Spring Warmblood and Friesian stallions and their get competing and winning side by side in the best dressage rings and breed shows in the country.
Iron Spring Farm's mission to serve the American sport horse community can be seen not only through their evolving stallion base, but in their large band of brood mares as well. Even though ISF stallions breed to more than 250 outside mares each year, the farm also continue to breed and raise horses of their own.
"Our aim is to breed top quality athletes with our own horses and with the mares of our clients." says Mary Alice. "We hope to sell our horses primarily within North America. People should be able to buy European quality here in the United States."
One example of successful breeding of a world class horse can be seen in the Iron Spring Farm stallion Judgement by Consul (Nimmerdor x Purioso x Joost). Judgement along with his brother Ibsen, were the first two domestically bred and born stallions to be approved by the KWPN in the United States. While Ibsen died at a young age, Judgement has gone on to be a world-class Grand Prix Jumper competitor.
Judgement, with rider Beezie Madden, has competed in 10 Nations Cups, the World Equestrian Games and numerous winning appearances in Europe and at Spruce Meadows. He was the most successful American bred jumper, bringing home over 1.5 million dollars in prize money and earning the KWPN Crown predicate.
As great as the last 35 years have been, the next decades promise to be just as exciting. With Iron Spring Farm stallions producing over a dozen approved sons and literally hundreds of sport champions, First Premium, Star, and Keur offspring, the sons and daughters of Iron Spring will have a significant impact on the sport horse world for many years to come.
UEA Title Sponsor Dressage at Fair Hill
FEI Camp Sponsor
The Mission of The Dressage Foundation is "To cultivate and provide financial support for the Advancement of Dressage." The Dressage Foundation was established in 1989 by Lowell Boomer, who was also the founding organizer of the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) in 1973.
Penn Veterinary Equine Assist
Equi-Assist is the innovative equine home nursing care program developed through the Laminitis Institute at the School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center and the vision of Margaret Hamilton Duprey. The basic premise is to provide a high quality, clinical and post-hospitalization nursing service to all equine patients at their home or lay-up facility, within a reasonable driving radius of the campus. Launched in December 2010, the program is the first of its kind anywhere.
The equine home nursing care program is grounded in the same principles that have caused an explosion in home nursing care for humans: • Patients are more comfortable and more secure at home than in the hospital, and therefore more likely to recover faster; • Home nursing care provides a savings over exploding hospital costs; • The technical skills of a home nursing professional are available at every stage of recovery.
DVCTA Quadrille Team
UEA 2012 DVCTA Quadrille Team
DVCTA 2011 Horse Trial Sponsor
Corrective Chiropractic HT
Voted Best Chiropractor in Delaware by the Wilmington News Journal readers
Located in the heart of Hockessin, the leading health professionals at Corrective Chiropractic are dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives -- combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum. Dr. Chad Laurence is committed to bringing you better health and a better way of life by teaching and practicing the true principles of chiropractic wellness care.
Dr. Chad Laurence has been serving families and children from New Castle and Chester Counties, including such areas as Wilmington Delaware, Bear, Centerville, Newark, New Castle, Pike Creek, Stanton, and Greenville, DE. In PA, Avondale, Chadds Ford, Chatham, Cochranville, Downingtown, Jennersville, Kennett Square, Landenberg, Lincoln University, New London, Nottingham, Oxford, Parkesburg, Pocopson, Toughkenamon, West Grove, Westtown, and West Chester, PA. In Maryland: Elkton, Northeast, Perryville, and Rising Sun. He also serves several patients from as far reaching as Salem and Gloucester County, New Jersey, including residents from Elmer, Pennsville, and Wenonah, NJ.
Nunn Finer Optimum Time Watch Challenge
Press Release http://www.nunnfiner.com/
DVCTA Announces The Nunn Finer Optimum Time Watch Challenge Series
The Delaware Valley Combined Training Association (DVCTA) is excited to announce their partnership with Nunn Finer for the DVCTA “Nunn Finer Optimum Time Watch Challenge Series”. To qualify, riders must compete in both the June 24, and August 26, 2012 DVCTA Horse Trials at Carousel Park, Wilmington, DE (Limit one watch per rider per year.)
The Junior, Adult Amateur, Professional and DVCTA Member rider with the combined lowest score from the two events will be awarded an Optimum Time Watch for their event riding consistency and excellence. The watches have been generously donated by Nunn Finer for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 DVCTA Horse Trials Series.
“Nunn Finer is proud to be associated with a series which promotes riders to reach new heights through healthy competition, and rewards them for doing so,” said John Nunn, President of Nunn Finer. “Hopefully Nunn Finer’s participation and the participation from other organizations promotes more competitions of this nature.”
About Nunn Finer ®:
Nunn Finer® began in 1993 making racing equipment for the American Thoroughbred racing industry. Today, Nunn Finer® is a growing and diversified company with a focus on expanding its reach into the Western leather goods market, expanding its offering of unique animal health care solutions to both equine and companion animals, and continuing to be a leading leather goods supplier to the English equine markets worldwide. Nunn Finer® products are available worldwide through a network of authorized retailers - to learn more about Nunn Finer's Family of Brands, please visit www.nunnfiner.com.
DVCTA is a dressage and combined training association with 250 active members in 2012, and is committed to enabling riders and enthusiasts excellent local educational and competitive opportunities. DVCTA was founded in 1965, and was a founding General Member Organization(GMO) of the USDF. It’s members founded the celebrated Dressage at Devon and Chesterland 3-Day Event international competitions. In 2012 DVCTA will organize and host the USDF/USEF recognized DVCTA Dressage at Fair Hill June 9-10, two unrecognized DVCTA Horse Trials at Carousel Park June 24 and August 26, 2012 , six DVCTA Schooling Dressage Shows from March through September, and the DVCTA Championship Show at Plantation Field on October 14. More information can be found about the club, and about the DVCTA “Nunn Finer Optimum Times Watch Challenge Series” at www.DVCTA.org.
Lanefield Farm Title Sponsor Horse Trials 2012
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