Started under saddle June 2019, Sensazione (aka Lightning) is trotting and cantering confidently and quietly. He has no spook and has not put a foot wrong. He has been ridden in the indoor arena and outdoor ring both alone and with other horses. He turned two in June and we are only lightly starting him under saddle at this time. Although he is currently being ridden in a western saddle, Sensazione is a hunter/jumper prospect.
Born June 2017, Sensazione, is a branded and registered bay Hanoverian gelding by the dressage stallion, Schwarzenegger, out of an Escudo I mare, Estevan. Sensazione attended Inspection on August 30, 2017 and received good comments from the judges including overall quite correct, light in movement, nice expression, refined with lovely head and big eye.
Sensazione is well-handled, has been haltered and led since he was one day old, has regular farrier trims, picks his feet up well, loves to be groomed and has been trailered multiple times, including on his own. He has lovely movement and a great temperament. Lightning loves being handled and comes when he is called. He is smart and athletic, his movement is light and expressive.
Lightning shows great aptitude for jumping and his movement is light and balanced. With his bloodlines, Lightning could be aimed in either direction, dressage or hunter/jumper. His dam Estevan, by Escudo I X EM Louise, was shown both as a jumper and in dressage. Estevan was 3rd in Ontario in a Free Jumping competition as a 3 yr old. At her Main Stud Book Inspection she won her class & placed 3rd in the over all show (August '04).She competed in Aiken, SC competing in Power & Speed classes at 3'6". She competed in the 5 yr old Jumper Development Series in Ontario, jumping 3'6" to 3'9". She also showed in 4' jumper classes and jumped over 5' with room to spare while in training.
Escudo I needs no introduction. He was 2009 Hanoverian stallion of the year. He has a show jumping breed value index of 151 points and 145 for riding horse points.
Schwarzenegger was on the top list of jumper producers for the Hanoverian breed from 2012 to 2016 and tied for fifth for producing movement. His breeding value estimation is 122 for dressage and 114 for jumping. Schwarzenegger successfully competed at Intermediare I in Germany.
Sensazione will be a sensation in either ring. He should finish at 16.1+h.
Photos are of Sensazione, Estevan (jumping) and Schwarzenegger (dressage photo).
Sensazione spent 2 weeks in August at Franklands Farm http://www.franklandsfarm.com/ for show preparation and to give him some time away from home. He settled in very well in a short period of time. He was handled by multiple people and adjusted to the new routine very quickly. He is very sensible and adjusts well in stressful situations.
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He is easy to handle, loves grooming and comes when he is called. He is also excellent for the farrier and vet.
UPDATE: Lightning is back at home and will be given the winter off to mature. He will be started again in June.