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PROSPECT'S BRAVESTROM

 

HORSE NAME: PROSPECT'S BRAVESTROM

SEX: GELDING
BARN NAME: STROM
DOB: MAY 20,  2007
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 18 HH - 1624 LBS
BREED: WARMBLOOD/DRAFT CROSS SPORT HORSE

CANADIAN SPORT HORSE  - F1

1/2 SWEDISH WARMBLOOD, 1/4 CLYDESDALE, 1/4 HACKNEY HORSE

PEDIGREE/LINKS: SIRE:  BRAVEHEART - CSHA APPROVED SWEDISH WARMBLOOD

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DAM:  PROSPECT'S ATHEANA - CSHA F0 APPROVED FOR BREEDING - COMMERCIAL CROSS (SHADY MAPLE) CLYDESDALE/HACKNEY HORSE CROSS BY SHADY MAPLE APHA CENTAURI

OFFSPRING: PROSPECT'S BRITTANIA - 2010 CSHA MARE

PROSPECT'S BELMONT - 2011 CSHA GELDING

COLOUR/MARKINGS DARK BAY WITH FOUR WHITE SOCKS AND STRIPE AND SNIP
DISCIPLINES: CURRENTLY SHOWING PRIX ST. GEORGES  - FOUR/THREE TEMPI AND CANTER PIROUETTES.  STARTING HALF STEPS AND PASSAGE-PIAFFE

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HANDLER: MAUREEN HALL

Prospect's Bravestrom arrived at 10:00 pm on May 19, 2007 - By Braveheart - out of Prospect's Atheana

 

 

SECOND AS A FOAL AT CSHA BREED SHOW CHAMPIONSHIPS AND 4TH IN THE CSHA WEANLING CLASS AT 2007 ROYAL WINTER FAIR.

FIRST AS A YEARLING AT CANADIAN SPORT HORSE BREED SHOW YEARLING COLTS/GELDING

FOURTH AS YEARLING AT ROYAL WINTER FAIR CSHA BREED CLASS FOR YEARLING COLTS/GELDINGS

SECOND AS A TWO YEAR OLD AT CSHA 2009 BREED SHOW.

Shown as a 2 year old at the Royal Winter Fair (2009) placing 7th

Jump Chute as a 3 yr old

Bravestrom's was bred as a young stallion and a beautiful filly - Prospect's Brittania was born April 10, 2010 and a strong colt - Prospect's Belmont was born on April 4, 2011.  Both foals are out of Been Jazzin (Trak/TB)

PROSPECT'S BRAVESTROM is was put under saddle in the fall of 2010.

STROM completed in his first Bronze Dressage show on December 4, 2010 receivng 2 first places with scores of 66 and 64 - receiving Champion of the Division.

PROSPECT'S BRAVESTROM displays an exceptional attitude as a 4 year old gelding.  His calm, sensible attitude and confidence in any situation together with his spectacular presence, substance and gaits are sure to develop and prove him to be an outstanding dressage prospect.  Very uphill confirmation.

Prospect's Bravestrom doing his first outdoor Dressage test.  April 23, 2011 - despite the rain, wind and soupy footing he was a pretty good boy and it was so much fun!!  Bravestrom is a 4 yr old Homebred CSHA (Swedish WB X) by Braveheart

 

CORNERSTONE SPRING INTO DRESSAGE GOLD SHOW - June 4, 2011 - Placing 3rd out of 13 at Training Level with a score of 66%

 

4 yr old Prospect's Bravestrom and Maureen Hall captured the TRAINING LEVEL AA CHAMPIONSHIP at the RCRA Summer Gold Dressage Show -

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4 yr old Prospect's Bravestrom at the Ontario Gold Dressage Championships - lst, 2- 2nds and 3rd. Scores of 68, 66, 65 and 65. Missed Training Division reserve Champ by 1%. Thanks so much to our coach Karin Davis. Judge's comments - Impressive Canter, very nice test, energetic.

Bravestrom  - March 15, 2012

At the beginning of 2012 Bravestrom was progressing at Level 1 and attended the May Bluestar Bronze show debuting at Level 1.  After a very exciting romp around the parking lot (escaped bridling) he entered the ring with 2 minutes of warmup to show impressive gaits and complete his first Level 1 test with a score of
Second Test - Level 1, Test 2 - settled down after a more relaxed warm up - 59% - 5th place and got an 8 for our extended trot.
A more relaxed horse Our extension
More settled in the extension The End - Whew - I made it.
 

A very muddy day at The Cornerstone Gold Dressage Show - June 1, 2012 - Palgrave.  Bravestrom did his first gold Level 1 test - scoring 63.3 %.  It was so muddy and raining pretty

hard - no pics of in the ring but one of all smiles after the test.  Too wet and muddy to do our second test.

Currenty Bravestrom is training at Level 2/3 with the goal of debuting Level 3 in 2013.

October, 2012 Prospect's Bravestrom did his first Level 2 Tests today at RCRA scoring 57 and 55 - we had 5 - 7's in one test and 4 - 7's in another - a couple bobbles but all in all he was fantastic for a 5 yr old just starting the level

January 13, 2013

Prospect's Bravestrom at the Ontario Has Talent Clinic with Cara Whitham as a 6 Year Old FEI Dressage Horse

 

September 10, 2013 - Bravestrom wore a double bridle for the first time - in prep for Level 3 next year and is starting to get his flying changes pretty regularly now.  After our lesson we enjoyed a hack in the double.

Prospect's Bravestrom and Maureen Hall had a great off property schooling on October 6, 2013. He was great for every second from the minute we left home to the minute we came home again. He was absolutely incredible in the lesson, enjoyed seeing Rayya and Bailey and was such a well behaved fellow in a strange barn. Collection and straightness along with working in a double bridle are really coming together in his training.

 

November 23/24 Prospect's Bravestrom at Esther Mortimer Clinic -the first day of the Clinic saw Bravestrom starting to show his talent at the current level  3 training with glimpses of PSG ability. Day 2 of the Esther Mortimer clinic at Killarney Hill - Strom was a little up from being inside for two days but we had some awesome moments and worked on Level 3 test sections. Some fantastic lateral work showed off his young talent.  To say our flying change and extended canter was exuberant would be a bit of an understatement.

May 18, 2014 I am so proud of Bravestrom - 2 days of a Lee Tubman clinic and he was fantastic - worked on elements to improve our flying changes and it really did work - flying changes on cue with balance in the canter before and after. I am so excited to show at Palgrave in 3 weeks.

Level 3 Debut at Cornerstone Gold Dressage Show at Caledon Equestrian Park - June 7, 2014 - Bravestrom and I had a great day at the Spring Dressage show. He was really great. We had great flying changes in the warmup but blew some of them in the tests. But this was our first time at level 3- we got some 6's, some 6.5's in our first testand we were one of the few AA's showing at Level 3. Very happy with my homebred 7 yr old. Lots of room for improvement.  Our Test 2 saw some 7's along with some mistakes but still pleased.  We scored 54 and 53 -not bad for the first time at this level and at a Gold Show.   He was relaxed the whole day.  A big thank you to Stephen Hall for all his help and fantastic pictures.

 

 

 

August 29, 2014 - Kawartha Lakes Dressage Gold Show -We had our last Gold show of the season on Friday - with some of the toughest judges known to man. This was our third show at Level 3 - Strom was a good boy, we had definite progress in our work, especially our extended canter - we got a 7 for that - he was very exuberant and I wasn't sure I could get him back. We had great changes in the warmup - he stole one in the ring, a couple were late-but at least he didn't steal them and we got one - Yeah!!! His extensions were good and we got some 7's on both tests. Last Gold show for us for the season - now we will work hard to rock level 3 next year. We are getting really nice controlled changes at home and we also got a 7 for our shoulder in. It's a bit of a balancing act for me still with the half halts in the canter - too much and not enough leg and he will trot, not enough half halt and he steals the changes because he knows they are coming.  Placed 4th and 6th.

September 9, 2014 - The Dressage Horse Bravestrom thought Jumping was a lot of fun, like his daughter, he continued to go round and round.  Such power.

November 15, 2014 - Prospect's Bravestrom at the Tom Dvorak clinic at Dreamcatcher Equestrian.   Worked on refining the collected 3rd level canter, collected trot, collected walk and trot lateral work.   Improving the straightness in the collected canter was a focus as well. 

December 20, 2014 - What a great session with Strom today with Melanie. Worked on a lot of canter lateral work. He is sitting and working so nicely. I had to remember my left and right as well as follow some really quick instructions. Shoulder in to Travers to volte to half volte to shoulder in to travers and changes of directions really quickly. You couldn't wipe the smile off my face.

June 14, 2015 - This was our first time showing this year and after last year’s intro into third level, felt that there was a vast improvement, especially in the first test where – for the first time we got both our changes in the correct place. Almost cracked 60 with a score over 58 (last year our scores were in the very low 50s) with some 7s in there. Broke stride on our canter volte both times and activity needs to increase a bit more but I was very happy with test 3-1. For our second test, I messed up the timing as I thought there were still delays because of an incident early in the day – so we were a bit rushed through our warm up. Notwithstanding that – we got few 7’s but still struggled with our canter half pass to flying change including an unplanned leap in the air – that resulted in a 2 for that movement. Even with that we scored over 56%. If we could nail the hp to fc both ways we would definitely crack 60.

Bravestrom and I featured under third level training on Dressage today.

http://dressagetoday.com/article/improve-dressage-horse-collection-27887

August 28/29 2015 - Cornerstone Summer Dressage Show

Bravestrom showed Third Level Test 1 on Friday and we were back again on Saturday for Test 2.  Friday was a great day.  Strom was relaxed and very light - the best he has ever been as far as listening to me and being soft and rideable.  I was so proud of him.  For the first time Flying Changes were under control and we received some 7's and a score of 57% - placing 6th out of 10.    On Saturday the dominant Strom was more evident and it was a bit of a tougher test.  Controlling the changes is still challenging and an unexpected extra change own the centre line at the end of the test proved to affect our score but we still finished with 53% and 7th place.

November 8, 2015 -  Bravestrom also attended the Tom Dvorak clinic - we did two days - the first day consisting mostly of reviewing how through and strong Strom is and how well he does all that is required for a third/fourth Level dressage horse.  His strength for collection work and response to the aids are amazing.  Some flying changes and lots of lateral work were easily demonstrated at the level required.  Our  second day consisted of exercises designed to improve our flying changes and lateral work in preparation for showing Fourth Level in 2016.   I can not express how thrilled I was with how advanced he is and am so  excited for our future.

January 30, 2016 - Jump Chute

 

June 4, 2016 - So proud of Prospect's Bravestrom this weekend at the Cornerstone Spring Gold Dressage show. It was our debut at 4th level and the first day we were a bit conservative and finished with a 53. Day two saw a great improvement and other than a rider error (oops forgot the canter pirouette), a bit of a struggle with the canter pirouettes - which we just started working on and a miscount on the 4 tempi line we had the best ride ever - we got 8 - 7's on our 4-2 test - finishing with 56%. Not too shabby for a homebred 9 yr old - the first time at fourth and his plus size owner. So pleased with the changes and how light and obedient he was. I have to thank my son for the great pictures of our whole test. So many great pictures it was hard to choose.

Current Training:

August 26-27 - 2016   I am thrilled to report that Prospect’s Bravestom, my 9 yr old homebred Gelding by Braveheart (Swedish WB) out of Prospect’s Atheana (CSHA) and I have completed our first Dressage show at the Prix St. Georges Level at the Summer Classic Gold Dressage Show at the Caledon Horse Park on August 26-28, 2016.

Our first Prix St. Georges Test at the Cornerstone Summer Dressage Classic was a huge accomplishment for Bravestrom and I. We did our first 4th level tests in June and then worked very hard over the summer in order to go down the centre line in PSG at this this show. Our goal was to at least get 50% and we got 52.5% - Woohoo. The biggest steps for us going to this level are the canter pirouettes and the tempi changes. While these still need a lot of work (no surprise there), I was very pleased to receive a 7 for our extended canter. The test didn't start well with a spin at the halt - courtesy of the shad tails but we recovered and I remembered the whole test (almost forgot the salute at the end).

Day 2 and our second run through the PSG Test. Our coach gave us a very strenuous warm up and we felt right on the ball as we entered the ring. While the canter pirouettes and our tempi lines still proved to be the sticking points of our test, the rest of the test went very smoothly and I felt that that Strom and I really hit our grove through most of it - getting our changes on request where I wanted them. Our scores were 56 at C and 54 at B, a substantial improvement from the previous day for a final score of 54.8. Two 7's from both judges. All of our hard work over the last two months made a real turning point for us and I really felt it while riding this test. It was the best ride we have ever had. Love my Dancing Pony.

November 19/20 2016 - Strom  attended a 2 day Tom Dvorak clinic.  He was very pleased with the improvement in both since last year.

 

December 21, 2016 - Melanie Thomson putting Strom through his paces.  You know you are lucky when your coach, an awesome FEI Rider, can school your horse and he looks this good.

December 22, 2016 - Running through the snow - Bravestrom and I had a blast including a sliding stop

Video of our run up the hill.

 

 

 

Videos

 

Prospect's Bravestrom - free jump

 

 

Video of Prospect's Bravestrom starting Lateral movements - March 16, 2012

 

October, 2013 - the power of Bravestrom - at will

Julie Watchhorn Clinic - October 20, 2013

Flying Change - February, 2013

Practicing Level 3, Test 1 - the first time -February, 2013

May 18, 2014 - Counter Canter to Flying Change at Lee Tubman Clinic

Video of Jump Chute - September 9, 2014

 

 

 


 

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