ADP Bred Horses Excel at IALHA Nationals Horse Show

ADP bred PRE horses took top honors at the recent International Andalusian and Lusitano Association Horse Show held in Dallas/Ft.Worth. To kick things off, Fainero ADP, having just returned from taking top honors, along with being named USPRE Born in America Champion Stallion at the very competitive PRE horse show Feria del Caballo, stole the USDF Dressage In-Hand class out of 10 horses with an impressive 77%. The goal of the show was to win the competitive IALHA Grand National Jr. Stallion Title… and Fainero did just that! What an incredible year Fainero’s owner Nick Phillips has had with this young 4 year old stallion. We are so honored to have been their to witness the final “feather” in their cap for 2013.

Pilar ADP who was purchased in June by Terri Wall and with 8 weeks of prep work with Howard Peet Equestrian, impressed the judges enough to be named Reserve Champion 2 year and under Spanish Fillies in a large class of 9 impressive looking fillies. A few days later she placed top 5 in the Andalusian class with again another 9 impressive fillies to compete against. Pilar has a great future ahead of her as dressage super star in the making!

IALHA Grand National Champion Jr Stallion

IALHA Grand National Champion Jr Stallion

Reserve Champion Spanish Fillies

Reserve Champion Spanish Fillies

Fainero ADP Takes Top Honors at Feria del Caballo

Feria del CaballoUSPRE Born in America Stallion Award Winner

Reserve Champion Functionality Winner for the show.

Reserve Champion Functionality Winner for the show.

The largest PRE horse show outside of Spain, Feria del Caballo hosted over 92 PRE horses of various ages and included both imported as well as domestically bred horses. The competition was fierce and three Spanish judges presided over the show picking only the best from the large classes.  At the young age of 4 years old, home bred PRE stallion  Fainero ADP was primed and ready for the show. Competing against an impressive imported stallion, Fainero placed a respectable 2nd place in his morphology halter class on day one. Day two included the riding portion of the class and Fainero who was expertly ridden by Lehua Custer reigned over his class winning Functionality Champion. The last day of the show included a tally of scores for all ages and sexes and this young stallion less than a year under saddle received the prestiges Reserve Champion Functionality Award for the show behind the highly trained and older imported and Qualified PRE stallion Ciclon!  What an incredible feat, but that wasn’t the end, having earned the highest morphology score of all the US born 4 and older stallions, Fainero also received the USPRE Born in America Award for Stallions. A victory for this young stallion who hasn’t even reached his full maturity and a true testament to the quality of horses being bred in the U.S. and a testament to his FEI level PRE sire Noble GF.  A breeder is but a small part of victories, without the hard work, determination and vision of his owner, none of it would be possible. ADP salutes and congratulates Fainero ADP’s owner Nick Phillips, Yeguada Alexander, for going “all the way” with him!

Fainero ADP will be standing stud in 2014. Fainero is DNA tested Homozygous Black (EEaa). Champions produce Champions. Contact Nick Phillips or ADP for more information.

Noble GF daughter Ipanema WAE Wins Best Movement

Ipanema WAE a joint venture breeding with Watchman Farms sired by Noble GF (ADP) strutted her stuff at the Feria del Caballo PRE show September 20, 2013 and took home the coveted Best Movement Award for Yearling Fillies and was in the top rankings for morphology scores for the show.Ipanema WAE (Noble GF x Solena RHR) Feria 2013

Pilar ADP joins her mom Kudu with new owner Terri

Terri and I met last year when she came to visit a Second Level mare named Kudu we had available. Terri fell in love and quickly snapped her up and is now her beloved riding partner. So happy with her mom, Terri contacted us about buying her daughter Pilar. Even though she wasn’t for sell at the time, we knew she would be getting a great home and a fantastic future, so how could we say no. The best part is, we are now good friends and I get to go visit both the girls in the same place! Congratulations Terri we couldn’t be happier for you and Pilar.

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Elite Stallion Ermitano III, grandsire to our 2014 foal by Gumiel

Andalusian Dressage Partners is so very pleased to announce that our mare Barcelona KR who is sired by the Qualified PRE stallion Kefren located in Spain is in foal to the Qualified PRE stallion Gumiel; an International Dressage horse, Morphology Champion and son of the only ELITE PRE stallion in the Spanish studbook Ermitano III.

If there has ever been a perfect marriage of talent, type and character; it would be this breeding between two horses that are destined to produce the next generation of elite modern PRE sport horses while maintaining the traditional characteristics of the PRE horse. The strength and influence of their perspective pedigrees speaks to generations of carefully planned matings to produce strong, vibrant, athletic individuals who are the epitome of the Pure Spanish horse and therefore earning the highest honors in the studbook.

Grand Prix competitor

Gumiel Grand Prix and Morphology Champion

Ermitano III, Elite PRE Stallion at 27 years old

Ermitano III, Elite PRE Stallion at 27 years old

USPREA Interviews new US Team coach Robert Dover

Enjoy this formative interview by USPREA with the new U.S. Team Coach Robert Dover.USPREA Interview with Robert Dover

ADP Welcomes First Foal of 2013


Viento ADP
We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Viento ADP, a big solid bay colt sired by the FEI dressage PRE stallion, Noble GF out of our beautiful Skylar MHF. Viento certainly resembles his sire in appearance and stamped with Noble’s trademark long legs. Viento is destined for the dressage show arena and it already showing off his lofty cadenced canter. Can’t wait to see his trot in few weeks!

Power It Up!

IMG_6749_edited-1Spanish Olympian Josie Daniel Martin Dockx visits Bay Area with productive clinic for PRE enthusiasts.

A broad spectrum of riders and horses participated in the clinic including Young Rider Rebecca Gonzales on the First Level PRE Jocoso LXXI, sired by Feugo de Cardenas; Para-rider and WEG competitor Susan Treabess riding the PRE stallion Kamiakin owned by Katie Hill at Third Level; Katie Hoefs-Martin riding the Second level PRE stallion Magiar, owned by Jesse Mendoza and also a Morgan stallion at PSG; Cindy Ramirez riding the PRE stallion Decoroso HGF at Third Level; Angela Ridgway riding the PSG level stallion Faralay III, owned by Betsy Ketcham; Justine Frazier riding the I1 Lusitano stallion Signo; and Michael Etherly, riding the PSG level stallion Noble GF owned by Erin Lohec.

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Noble GF Sold to FEI Amateur Rider

nobleWe are pleased to announce that our FEI Level PRE stallion Noble GF has recently been sold to Amateur FEI rider Jan Oakes of Davis, CA. Jan will continue Noble’s training and actively show him in the Amateur division. Jan having ridden most of her life and working closely with FEI trainer/competitor and 2010 World Equestrian Game US Team Member Susan Treabess, was introduced to the breed through Susan. Having watched Noble develop over the years and looking for an FEI partner for her client, Susan thought Noble would be a perfect match and he had the level of training and temperament they where looking for. Andalusian Dressage Partners will continue to produce foals by Noble and look forward to developing his young sons and daughters to follow in their sire’s footsteps. Noble will reside in Winters, CA at Somerset Farms and we look forward to watching this new pair succeed at the shows together.

Jose Daniel Martin Dockx Clinic

Olympian Jose Daniel Martin Dockx will be giving a two-day clinic in Northern California, February 18 & 19, 2013. Dani is a talented trainer and teacher who works with the young developing horse to the FEI level horse. Plan on attending as a rider or come out and audit the clinic for free. Contact us for more details, visit our Facebook page, or see more details here.