Skywalker (Future Cup/Donnerhall)
Hermitage Dressage & Penny Hill Park Stud
Exciting things are happening in Western Australia, which will make the trip across the Nullarbor worthwhile for those searching for an exciting dressage partner or assistance in developing their current prospect(s).
Penny Hill Park Stud and Hermitage Dressage are an established and internationally experienced partnership working together to provide elite foals and riding horses from the world’s best dressage bloodlines.
Temperament and trainability are top priorities in our horses as well as careful assessment in relation to pedigree, general type, movement and heritability.
We breed with mares who are proven producers. Head studbook mare, Carrington Park Wenona (Weltruhm/Sagamore Furisto), is the dam of Rossini (by Rosentau), a top three placegetter in the four-year-old class at DJWTS in 2010. Her foals by Belissimo M and Sir Donnerhall are breathtaking and we expect this year’s foal by Londonderry to be no different. Kalimna Andromeda (Anamour/Kilof Mcohl) is the dam of the highly successful Kalimna Emblem (by Earl) – competing successfully at Medium level, he has been a winner in young dressage horses classes across the country including the prestigious Five-Year-Old class at Sydney CDI in 2010. We have further outstanding progeny from this mare by Fürst Romancier and IPS Vivaldi and eagerly await a Sir Donnerhall foal this year.
We also offer world-class European stallions to breeders wishing to secure the best bloodlines for their mares via chilled or fresh semen. Skywalker (Future Cup/Donnerhall) is licensed and performance tested for Denmark. Awarded WA Dressage Horse of the Year for 2011 – he is an outstanding competitor and a true gentleman. Our recent arrival from Germany is the exciting Hanoverian colt, Latin Lover – his extreme rideability is underpinned by a genetic goldmine that includes Londonderry, Bolero, Florestan, and Donnerhall. We look forward to presenting him in competition in 2013.
Nestled in the hills above WA’s Swan Valley wine region, our properties provide ideal conditions to develop sound and desirable dressage prospects from foals through to riding horses at all levels. Assisted by FEI Dressage and Eventing rider, Sophie Warren, we carefully and correctly develop our horses under saddle and we are confident that our horses provide pleasure and success for riders of all levels and expectations. Our first prospect, PHP Ferragamo (by Furst Grandios), is now under the saddle and available for sale.
We look forward to welcoming you to the West.
Hermitage Dressage – Heidi Emery – 0412 997 575 – www.hermitagedressage.com
Penny Hill Park Warmblood Stud – Michelle James – 0438 746 919 – www.pennyhillpark.com.au
Sophie Warren Equestrian – 0418 117 383 – www.sophiewarren.com.au