The breeding season is now successfully completed with 4 very nice foals on the ground and 5 frozen semen pregnancies with the following exciting combinations:- SPS Bella Carmina (imp) to Damsey, EM Lady de Luxe (imp) to Swarovski, Hollingrove Contiki to Sir Donnerhall, Amaris (imp) to Furstenball and Dream of Romance ET to DeNiro.
The last couple of months have been immensely busy with the annual Hanoverian Tour and the AWHA Gala Day and National Tour taking up a plenty of our time but with great results! Champion Foal at the Gala Show and Highest scoring AWHA Horse of the day to Hollingrove Dami who also won the AWHA Award for the highest aggregate score for the show and tour combined and has been awarded Highly Commended Foal for the HHSA Tour. HG Steinbeck also starred on the AWHA Tour gaining 2nd place nationally in the colt foal section and equal highest percentage foal with Dami on 88.25% for Victoria. HG Delight was awarded 2nd place nationally in the yearling filly class and has since been sold to well known and successful dressage rider and breeder Jacinta Abernathy. HG Saffron (Sir Donnerhall/HG Fallon) owned by Nicole Vanatta and Charlie Pragnell in partnership with Hollingrove Stud impressed both judges Lynne Crowden and Joanne Verikos immensely with her international quality paces, presence and type to be awarded 2nd place nationally with 87.678%. Saffi has recently been started under saddle and is more than fulfilling expectations of becoming a top dressage horse for the future.
It was great to see HG Dazzler- 3 years ago Champion Foal on the Hanoverian Tour, out with his owner Rebecca William-O’Brien at the AWHA Gala Show strutting his stuff and winning Reserve Champion Senior Warmblood.
Imported Hanoverian fillies Dream of Romance and Amaris recently completed their mare performance testing, both acquitting themselves extremely well , particularly the pregnant Amaris who jumped so well that, if in Germany, she would have been invited into the jumper programme despite being dressage bred! Her in hand trot was also a highlight that she received a 9 for. Dream of Romance has had a couple of dressage competition starts and impressed everybody with her great beauty, ground covering cadenced paces and calm nature, however, we decided that, as not yet 4 years of age, that DWTS was too big an ask and that it would be better to aim for the 5YO class next year when she would have more experience and maturity to compete against horses 6 months older than herself. We are delighted to hear from happy clients that their young Hollingrove horses, recently started under saddle, are, almost without exception, proving to be everything they had wished for and more, and look forward to following their competition careers.
Dream of Romance - Mare performance test and at one of her first competition starts
Amaris- Mare performance test
The trio of yearling colts April 2014 L-R - Rajah, Don Quixote, Dante
Hollingrove Eve is now competing in 1.35m classes, looking super good, and at the Boneo Championships in September- did not have a rail down over the 3 days- finishing just out of a place in the Mini Prix by the smallest of time margins.
Hollingrove Saffron (IFS Sir Donnerhall/Don Ramiro) and Nicole Vanatta looking super at Boneo Spring CDI on their way to enjoying a very successful competition winning a rug for the highest scoring Amateur Owner Rider award overall, as well as placing 3rd in the Preliminary Championship.
Hollingrove Sorrento (iiu Sir Donnerhall x SPS Bella Carmina imp) owned by Maggie Hitchcock and beautifully ridden by Grace Kay continue to be consistently very successful at Novice and Elementary level at all the major NSW competitions.
IT’S FIGUERAS ( aka Hollingrove Flashdance-Fidertanz/HG Dreamtime)
has been most impressive and successful since teaming up with his new
owner/rider Georgia Widdup. After several wins and championships at local
competitions earlier in the year they won a tough Novice class at the recent
Victoria dressage festival and clearly appear likely to travel quickly up the
HOLLINGROVE DAZZLER (Dancier/Santa Fe imp.) really lived
up to his name at his debut at Boneo Park with Shanon McKimmie in the saddle.
Despite a few baby moments he managed to captivate the judges with his
potential, scoring well into the 70% and a 2nd and 4th placing in strong
HOLLINGROVE SUNBURST (Sunny Boy/HG Fantine) and
owner/rider Sally Mayall continue to shine in WA and are now successfully
HOLLINGROVE ROSEWOOD (Royal Oak11 /HG Dreamtime) continues to impress and improve and recently was named Westernport Dressage Club Preliminary Horse of the Year for 2015. In 2017 Acorn is now successfully competing at Elementary/Medium level with owner Julie Mills.
HOLLINGROVE SAFFRON- 5yo (Sir Donnerhall/HG Fallon) exceeded all expectations with a great start to her dressage career at her debut at Boneo Park recently ,gaining 2 x 2nds in strong fields with owner/rider Nicole Vanatta, and more importantly, was impeccably behaved, showed outstanding gaits and rideability, indicating a great future ahead for this pair. In 2017 Saffie is competing very successfully at Novice level and is a strong contender at this level for the Nationals in October 2017.
HOLLINGROVE RIHANNA-(Royal Hit/Santa Fe imp.) performed well at the recent Victorian Dressage Festival with rider Bill Chrisanis, placing in one of the Preliminary tests
HOLLINGROVE ADONIS (Donnerheist/Windrush Opel) continues to perform well with increasingly better percentages at Advanced/Prix St George level
HOLLINGROVE DEE DEE (Dancier/ HG Contiki)- it was great to see DeeDee and Ria Grivell over from South Australia for the Dressage Festival and placing in a field of classy Preliminary horses following a 12 month layoff due to a paddock accident. Preliminary Champions at the 2014 SA Spring Championships
HG ROXANNA (Royal Hit/HG Fallon) has recorded a win at her first unofficial dressage day and is developing into a very impressive horse. HG Roxanna won the Level 3 Championship at Ayr Hill last weekend.
Hollingrove Surreal is proving to be an exciting and very successful young dressage horse-already building quite a fan club! He is also now the father to some lovely foals. He is now placing at Medium level. HG Surreal has just been awarded Queensland Reserve Champion 6yo Dressage Horse of the Year.
Hollingrove Sorrento IIU (Sir Donnerhall x SPS Bella Carmina (imp) )
As a colt he was unbeaten in the showring, following up his 2012 AWHA Gala Show Junior Championship with winning Champion Warmblood Stallion and Supreme Warmblood Exhibit at the 2012 Melbourne Summer Royal. He continues to shine on the NSW Show Horse and dressage scene for new owner Maggie Hitchcock with rider Grace Kay.
Hollingrove Eve is now competing in 1.30 events and performing very consistently with many good performances with usual rider Murray Sproull. It was a great honour to have her selected to compete with Sydney Olympian Jamie Coman in an exhibition competition with other past Olympians recently, and, beautifully ridden by Jamie, she jumped an immaculate double clear round.
Fonzie (Hollingrove Fangio) Winning both Medium tests with great scores at the 2013 Masters Games. (Photo by Julie Wilson)
Highwayman (His Highness x Hollingrove Fantine) - Reserve Preliminary Champion at his first official start with Lizzie Wilson-Fellows.
Hollingrove Royalty - showing great promise with Alison O'Neill
Hollingrove Royalty - Rotspon/HG Chandon - Owned by Colette Hicks