4/27/23 1 week and 1 day old DJ is getting her first hoof trimming, learning manners for our farrier.
This foal's sire, Don Caruso, https://youtu.be/xPnIRWeJOjw , was reserve champion at the National Stallion Show in Herning Denmark as a 3 and 4 year old. His Grading scores were 8 for walk, 8 for trot, 9 for canter and 9 for overall impression. He was awarded a silver breeder’s medal. Don Caruso’s sire Don Schufo metaled in the Olympics and his dam produced three Athens Olympic medalists.
This foal's Grand Dam, Flying Solo, has consistently placed at the top of her classes. She was Third place USDF Horse of the Year in 2014. Her in-hand scores have been 8+ consistently.
This foal's granddam's sire, Blue Hors Cavan, was a successful International Grand Prix Dressage stallion. Cavan won 8 World Cup Qualifiers and placed second in the 2002 World Cup Finals. Blue Hors Cavan also sired the Gold Medal mare, Lara Stensvang, who also was Mare of the Year.
This 2023 foal's dam is Dancing in the Dark.
This foal's dam, Dancing in the Dark, Kiss, is a wonderful addition to the Wildest Expectations Farm band. She has very versatile bloodlines both top and bottom. This young prospect shows great promise as a as a performance horse or a broodmare. Kiss continues the foundation bloodlines on the mare side for Wildest Expectations Farm from Nelly Des Ongrais (Demon Noir). We are very proud of the horses we have been producing since 1995 and Kiss continues to improve our program! This is a young horse to keep an eye on for a bright future!
6/16/22 Kiss is back to work after a successful turn at the breeding shed! Karen is starting back with her slowly. Some of the things we do is brain work after the fitness, training and body work. Today's brain work was with an umbrella!
This foal's dam, Kiss is under saddle with almost unbelievable ease. She retains everything she learns and builds on that each time we work with her. Most horses start with two steps forward and one step back. She skips the one step back part of training. She has a great work ethic, super attitude and a level of trust that defies description. All of that would be terrific on its own but then you add in the most incredible walk, trot, canter and you have a package and a half! This lovely mare won't last long for sale. Come see her soon, once she starts showing she is going to attract a lot of attention! We have a full veterinary record disclosure policy on our horses. We're happy to share everything since birth.
Kiss is starting to do the prelinary work towards jumping 12/31/21:
Kiss went to her into her first show under saddle on 12/5/21, a wonderful first experience at a terrific facility, Vintage Valley Sporthorses in Catlett, VA. She was such a solid citizen. She traveled by herself, and handled all the activities and energy in stride! She placed 2nd of 5 in Introductory level test A with a score of 66.875% and 5th of 8 in Introductory level test B with a score of 65.937%
Intro test A https://youtu.be/xGAl5g-ICWE
Intro test B https://youtu.be/4klFxysjXLM
W/T/C right, first time cantering
W/T/C left, first time cantering
First time out in open space
Dancing In The Dark is learning how to jump. More important than that she is demonstrating huge scope, form and talent! https://youtu.be/liBhMswWVmc
Kiss, is a wonderful addition to the Wildest Expectations Farm band. She has very versatile bloodlines both top and bottom. This young prospect shows great promise as a as a performance horse or a broodmare. Kiss continues the foundation bloodlines on the mare side for Wildest Expectations Farm from Nelly Des Ongrais (Demon Noir). We are very proud of the horses we have been producing since 1995 and Kiss continues to improve our program! This is a young horse to keep an eye on for a bright future!