Franco H2O

2017  Floriscount/ Rascalino/ Warkant colt owned by Bryce Adelle Quinto

In the wee hours of June 24, 2017, a night of torrential rainstorms, Raleska had a beautiful black Floriscount colt, as dark as the night he was born. At just two weeks, Franco H2O went to his GOV inspection and earned Premium and Foal of Distinction. The inspectors cautioned his owner, Bryce Adelle Quinto, not to geld this special colt and were thrilled to hear he'll be raised at Keenridge as a stallion prospect.

Demona H2O

2017  Revolution/ Furstenball/ Jazz Time filly owned by Alice Tarjan

Donatella M had a lovely, tall, dark bay Revolution filly on April 4th, 2017. She's so leggy I think it will take her a few weeks to truly unfold. It's clear that Revolution added quite a bit of bone to this intelligent, big moving filly. Congratulations, Alice!!!

Fortunato H2​O

2016 Floriscount/ Rascalino/ Warkant colt owned by Lehua Custer

Fortunato H2O -- aka "Tuna" -- has been special from the start. Even at a few days old he showed his enormous, rocking canter and lovely trot. He's won hearts from coast to coast, most importantly his owner, Lehua Custer's.

Lehua spent nearly ten years working as Hilda Gurney's assistant before she started her own Lehua Custer Dressage, based at the LA Equestrian Center. Lehua, who had been searching for a prospect for almost a year, followed Raleska's pregnancy on Facebook and inquired about him moments after his birth.

Tuna wowed us at his GOV inspection, where he was named Premium Foal and Foal of Distinction. About a month later he took on Devon, placing well in top company. 

I'm very proud to say Tuna will not only become Lehua's next Grand Prix mount, but he'll remain a stallion. He now lives at Gurney's Keenridge Farm, where he'll be raised and, hopefully, be presented to the GOV someday.​

"Tuna is a fantastic prospect," says Lehua, "and I am so impressed with his temperament. He was very well handled through Kendra's program and is now thriving at Keenridge. Hilda is quite pleased with his attitude and movement and sees real stallion potential."

10 days old: Tuna (right) and his sire Floriscount (left).


Amber and Sieg are well-matched -- she is as patient as he is bold! They will be a force in the dressage ring someday. In the meantime, Amber, a pro FEI rider and trainer, is focused on bringing Sieg up to be a solid citizen. You can read about their path in the February 2017 issue of Dressage Today, the second installment of "The Kindergarten Years" by Diane Skvarla.

2014 Sir Gregory/ SPS Donerhall/ Akut gelding owned by Amber Fies

Formal Attire RW

2014 Freestyle/ Wolkentanz I/ Lauries Crusador gelding owned by Heidi Conlon

Grand Prix dressage rider and trainer Heidi Conlon chose this flashy colt as her next competitor and I couldn't be more thrilled! Heidi has had much success in New England with her big horse Donnerzauber, who she bought as a young horse and trained to GP. She and "Tie" have already had some breed show success, earning scores in the 80s and ribbons to match. 

UPDATE: Sadly, Tie died in a pasture accident. I'm so very sorry to hear of his tragic loss. Hugs to you, Heidi.

Field of Dreams -- "Rylea"

2012 Fielding x EM Raleska mare owned by Lindsay Mutschler

Purchased as a foal by Lindsay Mutschler, who also owns her sire, Fielding, Rylea was named Top Filly at her Hanoverian inspection. At just three years old, Rylea went on to win Top Hanoverian Mare at her Mare Performance Test, with 8s on neck, frame, foreleg, and hindleg, giving her an overall 8 for conformation. She earned a 9 for her walk, 8s for impulsion/ elasticity and overall impression, and finished with a 7.66, tying for 10th placed Hanoverian Mare in the country with the AHS that year. 

Under Lindsay's careful guidance, Rylea has gone on to a successful show career, doing well both under saddle and over fences. She competed for the first time at Wellington's Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in 2017, delighting us all by winning one of her first classes! Better still, Rylea handled the show atmoshere like a pro (see pic), ears pricked and ready to work.

Field of Dreams, age theree at her MPT, 
handled by Quinnten Alston