It was a truly unbelievable week at the British Dressage National Championships for Team MSJ. Incredibly the Mount St John mares claimed three new National titles in the Advanced medium, Novice and 5 years old classes.
An exciting 5 year old finals resulted in the MSJ mares finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
One of the mares, MSJ Top Secret (Totilas x Dacaprio) ridden by Lucinda Elliott is one of our first homebred mares and won the first round of the 5 year old class but switched place with Mount St John VIP (Vivaldi x Donnerhall) in the finals after test riding to give Top Secret the reserve champion position. Mount St John VIP also went onto win the Novice Gold title on a whopping 76.88%. Mount St John Furstin Fugger (Furst Heinrich x Weltmeyer) ridden by Lucinda Elliott finished in 3rd place in the 5 year old finals and also scored 72.7% to finish 4th in the Novice Gold.
Mount St John De la Beaute ridden beautifully by Emile Faurie finished 4th in the hot Inter 1 class on 71% and at only 8 years old finished in 7th position on 70.42% in the PSG. De la Beaute continues to show so much talent for the future.
With so many recent articles regarding Mount St John Freestyle's future we were excited to see what she could deliver at this years National Championships.
Mount St John Freestyle ridden by Charlotte Dujardin became the Advanced Medium Champion with 78.82% and scored 74.53% in her second ever PSG becoming Reserve Champion, at only 7 years old she was the youngest horse to compete in both these classes.
Follow the link below to view her superb trot work in the PSG.
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Breeding manager Sarah Cookson accompanied three of our special mares to undergo OPU (ovum pick up) as part of our new ICSI programme at Utrecht University Equine Reproduction Department in the Netherlands.
We always try to use the latest technologies in equine reproduction to produce our pregnancies to be carried by recipient surrogate mares and are currently trialling what we think will be the main commercial reproductive technique for sport horses in the future.
This is still a process which is being refined before it becomes totally commercial but we are excited about its possibilities and keeping our fingers crossed to have some viable embryos from this oocyte harvest.
Thank you to the California Dressage Society for allowing Mount St John attend the USEF Region 7 and California State Dressage Championships this week. We had a great time catching up with lots of friends and clients in the area, and made so many new connections. We can't wait to come back to see our MSJ youngsters in the years to come at championships when they start under saddle!
Congratulations to Dr Rolf Peter Schulze for the price highlight of the Oldenburg Elite Auction.
Floral Hit out of Diamond Lady (Diamond Hit x Landadel) half sister to Donnerlady (Donnerhall), one of the special Broodmares we are very proud to have in our breeding programme.
We are very grateful to the Schulze family for allowing us to acquire Donnerlady for the Mount St John breeding programme, we are very excited that Donnerlady is expecting an embryo transfer foal by Ferdeaux in 2017.