Holly Brook Farm has been blessed to have been able to partner with these amazing equines and we look forward to continued success in the show ring.
The Coolest Skip (1999 to 2011)
Cool was a 17 hand black and white stallion and my best friend and soul partner in life. I purchased Cool as a yearling from a wonderful lady in Iowa and promised her I would show him to the best of my ability. Cool won his ROM’s in Halter, NP Halter, Most Colorful and Hunter In Hand. He went on to be Reserve National Champion, Reserve World Champion and World Champion in Hunter In Hand. Cool was well started under saddle and competed in HUS classes successfully. Sadly he was euthanized due to a fractured neck.
Ditto was my very first show horse and the first stallion I ever raised, trained and bred. He stood 16.1 hands, was foundation bred and a true black and white. Ditto received his ROM’s in Halter, NP Halter and Most Colorful and we were a very successful pair over fences in Pre-green, Green and Working Hunter. He is now living the life of being a retired trail mount.
Skippy was my second stallion that I raised, trained and bred. Skippy received his ROM’s in Halter, NP Halter, Most Colorful and HIH. He was the Grand Champion stallion at the Canadian Nationals and went on to be in the top five in Aged Stallions and top 10 in Most Colorful at the 2000 Nationals. Skip was a true gentleman and was a joy to be around. He was sold to Steven Elks and sadly passed away from colic several years ago.
Sand In My Zipper
Sandy was purchased as a four year old stallion from Patti Bertram. Prior to purchase Sandy had won multiple futurities as a yearling and was 3rd in the Heritage Class as a two year old. He has points in reining and Western Pleasure along with ROM’s in Halter and Most Colorful. Sandy was 3rd out of 18 (the only color horse in the class) at the American Ranch Horse World show and under the guidance of Carrie Dowell he was the Reserve Champion in Ranch Horse pleasure. He is now in well deserved retirement on our farm.
HBF Limited Edition
Fritz is a 16.3 hand Appaloosa/Oldenburg cross that was purchased from Confetti Farms as a weanling. Fritz was presented as a two year old stallion by Arlene Hensley to the AWS inspection and received Blue Preferred and was the 3rd highest scoring two year old that year. Fritz was trained in the discipline of dressage by Jean DeVenny and ridden by Lauren Eldridge in competition to many successful awards in Intro and Level I. He was started over fences and competed successfully until sold to Angel Strader in 2017.
Armani was purchased as a weanling from Rugby Creek Sport Horses. He was shown in hand at the NCDCTA Raleigh show as a yearling by myself and Arlene Hensley, qualifying for the Championships in both rounds against warmblood’s. Due to work conflicts and not enough time for this amazing boy he was sold to a lovely show home in Maryland.