Welcome to Bit of Honey Training LLC

Welcome to Bit of Honey Training LLC
Welcome to Bit of Honey Training LLC

Monday, January 18, 2021

Ferriana Summary


Ferriana is a nine year old mare, half Hanoverian and half Dutch Warmblood.  She is super athletic and sensitive, brave and confident in all three phases.

Sire: Olympic Ferro - Dutch warmblood, international competitor 2000 Olympics, dual talent in jumping and dressage.
Dam: imported AHS elite Hanoverian mare, by Regazzoni (Rubinstein I/Davignon). She was the Hanoverian inspection site champion, and although she competed in dressage, received a 9 jump score at the inspection. 
 
Both dam and sire excelled in dressage but also contribute outstanding jumping ability.

Ferriana is a half inch shy of 16.1h tall.  She's barefoot with good feet (despite somewhat thinner soles she has never had shoes on and comfortably goes trail riding and cross country jumping without shoes or boots).  A phenomenal athlete, Ferriana has free jumped 5' or 1.5 meters with PLENTY of scope for more.  Under saddle she is very light, forward, and sensitive, riding in a regular snaffle for all three phases, and works best off of the seat.  Her riding career started as an eight year old, so she is completely sound, fully mature, and is ready to move up the levels.  Covid interfered with her competing in 2020, but keep an eye out for her in 2021 in Area IX eventing.




Here is some video of her free jumping 1.2m (4' high oxer with 4' spread)
 

Here are some free jumping photos of Ferriana in the chute in the arena.








Video from these free jumping rounds:


Video of Ferriana jumping through a gymnastic line with a rider:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAbejnVDDUk&feature=emb_logo

Jumping a single small oxer with a lead change after the fence:












Here are a few photos of Ferriana doing flatwork.







Ferriana is available for $40,000 to approved home with references.  She is best suited to an advanced or professional rider looking for an upper level eventer or jumper with the quirks that can accompany that type of intelligent personality.  She athletically tackles a jumping or cross country course, and is an outstanding mover for dressage, but gets bored easily so would be happiest in a diverse training program. 

All of Ferriana's videos can be viewed here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSz03UJfRRFTtoACmSMnmMasvVwnP0wXn

All of her blog posts are here:

http://bitofhoneytraining.blogspot.com/search/label/Ferriana

Contact Kim for more information or to schedule a time to meet Ferriana.  

970-231-9999 

bitofhoneytraining@gmail.com


Sunday, January 17, 2021

Faline Growing Up

 

Faline is growing up!






Here is some video of Faline enjoying some pasture turnout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJZ1dDq0xh8


Curio Growing Up

 

Curio is growing up!




Here is some video of Curio playing in the pasture today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJHvn7pb1j4


 

Marzipan the Broodmare

 

This is Marzipan GF, Faline's dam.  She is 19 this year, as a 2002 Oldenburg.  She is a homogygous  cremello warmblood. 

Here is Marzipan's pedigree:

Marzipan was imported from Germany, here is a link to her page on the farm where she was born: http://www.gestuet-falkenhorst.com/gfgovmares.html

She’s also the half sibling of the stallion Mirabeau GF, who is standing at Blazing Colors Farm. (He is out of the dam, Mirabelle GF)  Here is a link to information about Mirabeau:









Here is some video of Marzipan playing in the pasture today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXZCLuwIt1s

Here she is walking and trotting to and from the camera.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42NJRQ0E6CM