March Bloom, 'Marcia', is a lovely JC reg TB mare, who is also approved Belgian Warmblood. Marcia is owned jointly with Sarah Denham of Denali Sporthorses and will be bred to Braveheart in the spring of 2014.
Oct 2013 - Area V Championships
Deanfield Kit Baloo and Christine McCarter receiving their lovely sash from the Irish Draught Horse Society of North America for being the highest placed Irish horse in the Preliminary division of the Area V championships!
Sept 2013 - Great Results at the American Eventing Championships !
Deanfield Disney and Deanfield Teddy Edward placed 8th and 9th out of 41 in the Novice Amateur division and Deanfield Kit Baloo placed 14th out of 35 in the Preliminary Horse division!
August 2013 - Deanfield Donovan Z (who is for sale) attended his first show!
Donnie did us all proud at his first show. He was impecably behaved and really stood out. He was ridden by 11 yr old Kallie Core who had never sat on him before (yes he is following in his daddy's footsteps). Without any practice they placed 4th, 5th and 6th in the Beginner Hunter jumping rounds and took the blue ribbon for first place in the flat class! I couldnt have been prouder of them both :-)
Jun 2013 - Fantastic Weekend for the Braveheart Kids at Texas Rose Horse Trials June 8-9
Deanfield Teddy Edward won his Novice division, putting in a 28.7 for dressage and Deanfield Kit Baloo made his Prelim debut, finishing on his dressage score for Third Place. Deanfield Disney (who thinks Braveheart is his dad, but sadly isnt!), also won his Novice division. All three are now qualified for AEC's! Hopefully we will see you there in September!
May 2013 - Harkaway Diamond Lass has a colt!
May 4th 2013, Harkaway Diamond Lass, 'Saphira', presented us with a gorgeous, very correct bay colt.
Nov 2012 - Braveheart has his first offspring in Australia!
Congratulations to Dot Rule in Nowa Nowa, Victoria, Australia. Meet Lilac, she is an IDSH filly, born Nov 2012 Her Dam is Snowgum, who is an IDSH by Branigans Pride. Snowgum was a maiden mare who conceived on one dose of frozen semen that was exported to Australia. The attending vet was very impressed with the semen quality and its post thaw, 12 hour longevity.
There are only approx 5 breedings remaining in Australia.
Jan 2012 - Versatility Champion - IDHSNA 2011 Year End Awards!
The results of the Irish Draught Society North America Year End Awards have been announced! Big congrats to Braveheart and his son Kit, Kits owner and breeder Doug Willard and Kits rider, Christine McCarter.
Cool weather at last! Braveheart put in a sterling dressage test with a score of 23.5. He flew around the showjumping for a double clear, then pilot error on cross country cost us first place :-( Kit finished in second place on his dressage score.
Nov 2011 - Texas Rose Horse Park USEA Horse Trials
Texas Rose was to be Kit's first USEA Horse Trial, so Christine decided that after 2 years, it was time for me and Braveheart to get back in action! Unfortunatly Braveheart was a bit 'under the weather' and there wasn't as much 'action' as we needed. I almost withdrew, but instead chose to proceed cautiously. As usual. Kit looked awesome and we were very proud of him!
Nov 2011 - Welcome Home O'Me!
After a year in IL with Marylee McGee, Fossa Queen came home to Deanfield Farm. She has now produced 2 lovely colts by Braveheart, so as she isn't getting any younger, I may breed her to a different stallion next year and hope for a filly!
Sept 2011 -RIP my dear Baldrick
Very sad to say goodbye to faithful friend and companion Baldrick, the first four legged resident at Deanfield Farm.
Sept 2011 - Boyd Martin Clinic
As Christine was competing on her own horse, I had planned on taking Kit to the Boyd Martin clinic. However, due to an 'escapee' incident the day before, I missed the stadium day but was able to join the cross country day on Braveheart. We had a lot of fun and even managed to drop a stud card in Boyd's helmet ;-)
Aug 2011 - Irish Draught Horse Society of North America National Show - Chicago, IL