The five semi-finalists, in alphabetical order are as follows:
Charmed, a 2007 Dutch Warmblood owned by Nicole Orens and bred by Sporting Chance Farm. This mare is sired by Judgement ISF and out of Moriana (by Coriano).
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UPDATE - Here's the video of Charmed in her trial ride!
Constant Star, a 2007 Thoroughbred owned by Kimberly Clark and the Thoroughbred Placement and Rescue, Inc and bred by Linell C. Smith. This mare is sired by Fantasticat and out of RisenToTheStars (by Diazo).
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UPDATE: Callie tried Constant Star on April 30th - Here's a video clip of that trial
Coral Key, a 2007 Dutch Warmblood owned and bred by Rebecca Galbraith and November Hill. This mare is sired by Coconut Grove and out of Kannieke (by Burggraaf).
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UPDATE - Callie tried Coral Key on April 29th - Here's a video clip from the trial
Golden Altar, a 2003 Thoroughbred owned by Gina Marie Woods and bred by Tee N Jay Farm. This gelding is sired by Commendable and out of Rose Dawn.
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UPDATE - Callie tried Golden Altar on April 30th - Here's a video clip from the trial
Welcome BF, a 2006 Holsteiner owned and bred by Branscomb Farm, LLC. This mare is sired by Cassini II and out of Reika BF (by Lavall II).
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UPDATE: Video of Callie's trial ride on Welcome BF
John Madden Sales has also opted to mention a reserve list. These horses were all top contenders for the final five spots. Should any of the semi-finalists be unable to be tried, one or several of the horses on the reserve list may fill their spot.
“We thought it was a nice way to showcase a few more top North American bred horses given the quality of the entries we received” said John Madden.
The horses included on the reserve list are, in alphabetical order:
Akillian’s Luck, a 2004 Holsteiner owned and bred by Heidi and Mike Caldwell. This gelding was sired by Ariadus and out of Happy Go Lucky.
Handyman B, a 2007 Belgian Warmblood cross owned and bred by Bannockburn Farm, LLC. This gelding was sired by Coconut Grove XX and out of Montana (by Jus de Pomme).
Patronus, a 2005 Thoroughbred owned by Laura E. Gerbec DVM and bred by Renee M. Baker. This gelding was sired by Cutlass Fax and out of Saratoga Dreamer.
Roc of Angels, a 2006 Oldenburg owned by Split Rail Stables and Patty Van Housen and bred by Natalie Prentice. This mare was sired by Roc USA and out of Pidgeon’s Angel.
Z Calyx, a 2007 Holsteiner owned and bred by Sharon Turner-Kherlopian and Maggie Sjoberg. This mare is sired by Judgement ISF and out of Morning Glory (by Merano).