2016 Bay Mare. Fire is ready to start working towards a career. See all our videos on YouTube channel Christine Smith Wildest Expectations Farm
Current (07/28/21) PPE plus hock and stiffle X-rays
W/T/C schooling 11/29/20
W/T/C with some lengthening
Jump schooling 11/29/20
X-Country schooling 10/5/20
Karen finished her water 8/1/2020
Check out what Fire did today 5/25/20! Yesterday was her first day going over the whirligig free jumping and today the little professional jumped it with a rider, yay Karen! Fun day!
Surefire Standing Ovation series of cross country jumps 4/5/20
Fire hopping a rock ledge 3/9/20
Crossing a wooden bridge 3/9/20
Walking down a steep hill then jumping a wet weather stream 3/9/20
Fun day out hacking in company, first time riding in a creek she crossed a wooden bridge too!
Walking into a large pond, asked to trot then walking out, calm and relaxed.
Jumping on uneven ground trot in, canter out.
Fire headed to her first dressage show under saddle on February 8th, 2020 at Spencer's Sport Horses in Hume VA. Check her out at this dressage schooling show.
Intro test A, 2nd place, 63.44%,
Judge's remarks:"Lovely young horse. Well ridden, try for more ground cover in trot."
Intro test B, 2nd place, 65.31%
Judge's remarks: "Well done! Improved energy & ground cover, continue to develop this lovely horse, good luck!
Fire is under saddle doing walk/trot/canter and starting to jump. She LOVES to jump! She has the most amazing work ethic of just about any horse I've ever worked with. She works to figure it out and she is so willing to try. I have not worked with such a good mind, perhaps ever. What a lovely mare!
Fire w/Karen Williams up 1/25/20,
3 baby jumps
Fire w/Karen Williams up hacking on sloppy training track, really wet day
Fire w/ Karen 1/25/20, 2 baby jumps
Fire left lead canter with Sydney Day 1/11/20
Fire, Right lead canter with Sydney Day 1/11/20
Fire trotting with Sydney Day 1/11/20
Fire, is a wonderful addition to Wildest Expectations Farm. She is currently 16.1h when she finishes growing she will be 16.1-16.2h. She has very versatile bloodlines both top and bottom. At an early age she has demonstrated balance and a very elastic trot with lots of suspension. This young prospect shows great promise as a performance horse or a broodmare. Fire 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 Fire is an excellent representation of our program! This is a young horse to keep an eye on for a bright future!
Fire is a really well proportioned young horse. She is short coupled and very athletic. Her movement is going to do well in the dressage ring or jumping. She is bred to jump. Our philosophy is to breed a good overall sport horse that can be competitive in any discipline. All sport horse disciplines require a strong hind end short cannon bones, strength, grace and the ability to compress movement to turn corners and be able to extend. She's got all that!
Fire is sweet and even tempered. She stands well for vet, ferrier and grooming. She has been shown extensivly (and successful) in hand at dressage breed shows. As a result she has had vast exposure to all the elements of a show environment from bathing to grooming to shipping to the show environment itself.
Congratulations to Fire for a wonderful first time out at the age of six and a half weeks! Wildest Expectations Farm was in attendance at Lexington Spring Dressage at The Virginia Horse Center on May 21st. Fire placed second in the Weanling Fillies open class with a score of 72.075% then went on to earn Reserve Champion Foal and qualify for the Dressage at Devon Championship Class (her stable mate Beautifulice Asscher placed first and was awarded Foal Champion) In the Danish IBC class she placed third with a score of 75.325% behind her other two stablemates, Beautifulice Asscher and High Caliber Soul, with less than a 3 point difference! Wildest Expectations Farm swept the class!
Some of the judge’s scores and comments included:
Conformation (7.7, 7.5, 7.8, 7.7) “Cute face, fairly well shaped neck, could start higher. Fair slope in shoulder and hip. Short coupled, strong over loin a little long in cannons. Attractive expression, well set neck.
Walk 7.3 “little more reach with FH, rhythm clear, correct tracking w/clear overstep, shows reach and tracks well.
Trot 7.6% “shows some nice balance and cadence, more freedom in shoulder
General Impression Cute baby, nicely proportioned, cute type!
Total Points 75.325%
Her sire, Solos Landtinus was imported to Denmark from Germany as a three year old in 1998. Already licensed in Germany as an Oldenburg, he was presented at the Danish Warmblood Stallion license at Herning and was selected as the first place stallion. At the 100 day test, despite falling ill as the test began, he was the overall winner. He scored highest in dressage and third in showjumping. He was awarded Elite Stallion in 2003 and was selected Danish Stallion of the Year in 2005.
Her dam, I’dbedelighted, was the High Scoring Elite Selle Francais in the 1996 Foal Evaluations for the United States, Mexico and Canada. Del also placed first at Dressage at Devon in the Selle Francais Classes in 1996, 1997 and 1998 as well as third place in her open class at Dressage at Devon in 1999 as a three year old. Del earned her DH grade from the Danish judges at the Tallin Farm Danish inspection. At 22 years of age Fire's dam I'dbedelighted is still wowing the international judges! Del passes along exceptional conformation and natural balance.
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