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Sir Sinclair #1 Dressage Sire for an Incredible Fourth Consecutive Year

Photo Credit: Terri Miller.

Coatesville, PA — Iron Spring Farm’s Sir Sinclair, Keur, was the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) #1 Sire of Dressage Horses for an incredible fourth consecutive year (2015-2018). Sir’s offspring earned 10,681 points in dressage competitions throughout the year, more than 4,000 points ahead of the second-place stallion, Contango, Preferent, who is also owned by Iron Spring. Sir’s impressive achievement was made possible by 72 sons and daughters earning points, including 27 offspring competing at FEI, with four at Grand Prix. Rounding out the remarkable year for the Iron Spring stallions, UB40, Keur, finished third among more than 800 ranked dressage sires in 2018. All three ISF stallions were also ranked in the Top 100 FEI dressage sires by the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses.

From Grand Prix to Training Level, Sir’s superstar offspring brought home big scores.

Dee Clair had six top-six finishes with rider Anna Marek in the CDI3* Grand Prix classes during the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, with scores as high as 70.500%. Dee Clair is owned by Diane Morrison and was bred by Dr. Ruth Sorensen.

Caymus continued his successful FEI career in 2018. The bay gelding, bred and owned by Beth Godwin, was named to the 2018 Developing Horse List. With rider Jodie Kelly, Caymus finished third in the small tour division at the U.S. Festival of Champions. The pair was also Intermediate Freestyle champions in the Adequan USDF All Breeds Award (KWPN-NA).

Eschaton won 15 Third and Fourth Level classes with scores as high as 74.744% in 2018. The grey gelding also claimed two GAIG/USDF Regional Championships: Third Level Amateur and Adult Equitation with owner/rider Casey Blum. The pair claimed the USDF Third Level Amateur Horse of the Year, as well as first place in the Adequan USDF All Breeds Awards (KWPN-NA) in the same division. Eschaton was bred by at Providence Farm by Linda Smith.

Imperial WRF had 18 wins at Training and First Level with scores to 78.363%. With owner/rider Alexandra du Celliee Muller, the gelding won the GAIG/USDF Region 4 Reserve Championship with a 74.205%. Imperial WRF was bred by Judy Reggio.

Contango and UB40 Round Out Remarkable 2018 Rankings  

Contango, Preferent, and UB40’s offspring also had an extraordinary 2018. Contango finished the year ranked #2 USEF Sire of Dressage Horses, with 41 offspring earning points, including 7 showing at Grand Prix. Highlights featured international star Alcazar, ridden by Katherine Bateson-Chandler, who won the CDI3* Grand Prix Special at Adequan Global Dressage Festival 5. The black gelding had six additional top-three finishes during the Global circuit. Faberge Blue, ridden by Michael Bragdell, continued his winning ways in the small tour classes and moved up to the Developing Horse Grand Prix division.

UB40’s sons and daughters did their father proud in 2018. They won two championships at the U.S. Dressage Finals, plus four championships and eight reserve championships at the GAIG/USDF Regional Championships. Eye Candy, owned and ridden by Amy Gimbel, was Champion Fourth Level Amateur Freestyle with a 71.467% at the U.S. Dressage Finals. The pair also finished as Reserve Champions in the Fourth Level Amateur division. Hana, owned and ridden by Laura Crowl, won the Second Level Amateur Championship with a 71.585% at the U.S. Dressage Finals, along with regional championships at second and third level. Among UB40’s 47 point earners, 12 competed at FEI, including two at Grand Prix.

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Sir Sinclair Does It Again

Sir Sinclair, Keur. Photos: Terri Miller.

Two Consecutive Years as the USEF #1 Sire of Dressage Horses

Coatesville, PA — Iron Spring Farm’s KWPN stallion Sir Sinclair, Keur, continues to make history in the sport of dressage and sport horse breeding. For the second consecutive year, Sir Sinclair is the USEF #1 Sire of Dressage Horses, with 68 offspring receiving points, including an incredible 20 showing at FEI in 2016, making him one of the most prolific sires of all time. Sir Sinclair’s offspring earned more than 8,700 points in 2016, more than 2,400 ahead of the second placed sire.

“When you buy young stallions based on their bloodlines, athletic abilities and temperaments, you hope they will be successful in sport and will make  positive impacts on the sport horse industry with their genetics,” explained owner Mary Alice Malone, “but there are no guarantees. So to have Sir become a successful FEI horse who’s siring so many winning Grand Prix horses is simply incredible.”

Sir Sinclair himself won at Prix St. Georges after an exceptional career as a young horse that included the title of the 2005 USEF National Champion FEI Young Horse (Six-Year-Old). Although Sir learned all of the Grand Prix level movements, excelling at both piaffe and passage, he was unable to compete at the level when he was diagnosed with Lyme disease.

His offspring have inherited their father’s talent for Grand Prix. Dee Clair, owned by Diane Morrison, and ridden by Anna Marek, was the 2016 GAIG/USDF Region 3 Grand Prix Champion and also placed third in the Grand Prix Freestyle. Zania, owned and ridden by Jami Kment, earned the Grand Prix Championship at the GAIG/USDF Region 4 Championships.  Zuperman, owned by Leona Pollack and ridden by Kathleen Raine, was reserve champion in three CDI Grand Prix classes in 2016. Zuperman and his owner also won Grand Prix classes in the amateur division.

Zuperman, by Sir Sinclair, ridden by Kathleen Raine

Sir continues to sire up and coming superstars, including Honor, a four-year-old gelding bred by Linda Smith. Honor and rider Ashley Duran won the 2016 USDF Training Level Junior/Young Rider Horse of the Year (median score 72.273%), as well as the GAIG/USDF Region 4 Championship at Training Level with a score of 74.866%.

In total, eight of Sir’s get were awarded champion or reserve champion at the 2016 GAIG/USDF Regional Championships.

Mrs. Malone continued, “It’s wonderful to see riders at every level, including juniors, amateurs and top international riders, having success with Sir’s sons and daughters. This accomplishment is what breeders strive for.” Sir Sinclair, Keur, is by Lord Sinclair out of the incredible Flemmingh, Preferent daughter, Krishna, Star, Sport Preferent, Prestatie.

Two other Iron Spring Farm stallions were also in the 2016 USEF top ten sires of dressage horses, Contango, Preferent, ranked number three, and UB40, ranked number six.

Please visit the Iron Spring Farm Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as www.ironspringfarm.com, to see more stories, photos and videos of Sir Sinclair, Contango and UB40 offspring.

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