“There’s something about
the outside of a horse that
is good for the inside of a man.”
“When the Almighty put hoofs on
the wind and a bridle on the lightning,
He called it a horse.”
“The horse, with beauty unsurpassed,
strength immeasurable and grace unlike any other,
still remains humble enough to carry a man upon his back.”
– Amber Senti
BREEDERS | TRADING
HALL OF FAME
Huaso (1933 – August 24, 1961) was a horse that, ridden by Chilean Captain Alberto Larraguibel, set the high-jump world record on February 5, 1949, by jumping 2.47 m (8 ft 1 in) in Viña del Mar, Chile, one of the longest-running unbroken sport records in history, at 70 years.
Huaso was born in Chile in 1933, and was originally named Faithful. He started as a race horse, but never achieved good results because he was too nervy and unruly. After six years of failure, the horse was purchased in the early 1940s by Chilean Army captain Gaspar Lueje, who thought he could be trained for Dressage. When Faithful was just starting his training he suffered an accident, impaling himself on the back quarter, and almost having to be put down. The horse eventually recovered, but acquired a slight limp in the left hind, which effectively put an end to any chances in that discipline.
British high jump record of 2.32 m set in 1978 by Nick Skelton on Everest Lastic at Olympia, London.
Snowman retired from the show ring in 1962 and in 1974, passed away at home with Harry sitting close by his side. Snowman was inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame in 1992. Snowman’s story raised the consciousness of a nation on the plight of working animals that led to an outpouring of concern for animal welfare.
And it stays up! Margie (Goldstein) Engle and the 13-year old Daydream clear 7’1″, setting the record for three Puissance wins at New York, Toronto and Washington all in one season.
Grand Prix world record, Grand Prix Special world record, Grand Prix Freestyle world record
Olympic Individual Gold Brazil 2016, Olympic Team Gold London 2012; Olympic Individual Gold London 2012; European Team Bronze Herning 2013; European Individual Gold Grand Prix Special Herning 2013; European Individual Gold Grand Prix Freestyle Herning 2013; FEI Reem Acra World Cup Dressage Lyon 2014; Team Silver World Equestrian Games Normandy 2014; Individual Gold Grand Prix Special World Equestrian Games Normandy 2014; Individual Gold Grand Prix Freestyle World Equestrian Games Normandy 2014; Winner of the FEI Reem Acra World Cup Dressage Las Vegas 2015; European Team Silver Aachen 2015; European Individual Gold Grand Prix Special Aachen 2015; European Individual Gold Grand Prix Freestyle Aachen
The career of Matine (by Silver Moon x Matador) was that of a shooting star rising high and then unfortunately crashing down like meteorite. Though she was well known in Denmark as a young dressage horse, she made her international break through and fame at a very rapid speed. Within one year she premiered at Grand Prix level and won individual silver and bronze at the 2006 World Equestrian Games. And that is when her career virtually ended. The mare competed successfully at a few more World Cup qualifiers in the winter of 2006-2007 but she injured herself slipping off the trailer at the 2007 World Cup Finals in Las Vegas. As of then Matine continously struggled with injuries and never returned to the show ring. In August 2009 Møller announced that Blue Hors had given up the fight to get her back to full health. They gave the mare a peaceful retirement as a broodmare in the field and had planned on inseminating her with Blue Hors Zack’ semen this spring. Matine spent her last days being “a horse” with her buddy, the retired team horse Blue Hors Cavan.
“I call my horses ‘divine mirrors’—they reflect back the emotions you put in. If you put in love and respect and kindness and curiosity, the horse will return that.”
– Allan Hamilton
"A great horse will change your life. The truly special ones define it..."
“A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!”
– William Shakespeare
A good horse resembles a
– Chinese proverb