Athletic, Breeding, Dressage, Eventing, Jumping, Show Jumping, Sporthorse
Silver Screen "Greta" is a 2013 black Holsteiner x OTTB (registered North American Oldenburg), USEA #170347, she is by Riverman standing at stud at Hilltop, a known producer of upper level Dressage, Jumper, and now Eventing horses and out of a Stormcat thoroughbred mare. Greta stands at 16hh and is a stout/wide body mare with a short/medium back. She has nice confirmation that comes out of Riverman lines and the athleticism one would expect from a Stormcat.... (read more) With that she is a powerful, athletic, sensitive mare but not spooky just looky, she is a mare that is keen to your aids. Greta has been brought up as an eventing horse and has successfully competed up through Training Level USEA. She has a jumped up to 3'9" courses at schooling shows and shows the potential for a little more. She is very brave as one would expect from a Stormcat and thinks quickly on her feet, many clinicians (including Dom Schramm, Boyd Martin, and Sinead Halpin) have called her "clever" with her feet. She's almost too clever in that you have to change up your jumping exercises to get the training desired. Although like a typical mare, she learns fast, she also picks up on what you are doing fast and can at times take over. This mare is always thinking, and although no more sensitive than many mares she will tense up in her core if she gets anxious so she requires a patient rider that will bring her up and let her down, she is not for an emotional rider or a tense rider. She tends to be tight back (typical shorter back horses) so she requires patient warm ups or light lunge with side reins. When she's relax Greta moves smoothly with a sitting trot you can ride all day. Her canter gaits were the most difficult to develop but they have come along to the point she is stepping to canter off the hind end, counter cantering, and has been introduced to a proper change (she will change while jumping about half the time but from the front). Greta moves to the fences controlled, will at times try to build but has over time learned to wait when told. She does not rush and when asked will half halt in lines. She is learning to better rebalance on courses and has shown great promise in being able to keep a steady rhythm on course through lines and combinations (she has done bounces, 1,2 strides, triple lines, triple bars, and liverpools). On cross country she gallops controlled and in the contact, at times will try to build/get fast but will come back. She is brave to XC fences and Questions including ditches, water, up and down banks, coffins, tables, etc skinnies she is not the fondest of but when told she goes, this mare does not want to stop out and when questioned will jump with or without being told-she does not want to fall down or get trapped and is clever enough not to. She has promise to go to higher levels but we feel her jump needs more development first. Greta is a dream, no kidding, a dream on the ground and to haul. She has been hauled around all her life and it shows. She has more show miles and hauling miles than many horses her age. She self loads, unloads, will stand in the trailer all day at shows (I even tack her up in the trailer in the colder weather-2 horse trailer!). She will haul with tack on, etc. She ties, stands, loves baths, is really a sweetheart of a mare on the ground. She travels well, go anywhere, permanent stalls, temporary stalls, tent stalls, sketchy temporary stalls set up inside arenas etc she's been there done that. She has been to countless clinics to include being a demo horse this past fall at the Equine Affair! If you want to go somewhere and not stress about horses melting down enroute or on arrival or in the show barn she's your girl especially when she decides you are her human.
She is ridden by mid level professional and at times tuned up by upper level professionals (Grand Prix Dressage Pro and Advanced Level Eventing Pro). Greta is best with a Professional or an experienced AA under the instruction of a professional.
When Greta came to me she had proven to be a tough mare to ride and get along with by her breeder/owner. She is an athletic, powerful mare. For the right person this mare has the potential to bring them up the levels of whatever discipline you choose.
I have tons of videos/pics/show record etc. The only reason she is for sale is so I can shift focus to my coming 3 y/o that needs to get started (on top of my other horse(s)). She will only go to the right home that is a good fit for her (no hurry to sell). We all love her and the folks in the barn where she was bred/raised still love her as well so she has her own following. Lots of videos on Goth Equestrian Facebook page.
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