Competition Horses

Here is a few of the horses Amanda regularly competes on.  Competition horses may be for sale, serious inquires only.

Foley

Foley

Foley is a 2006 Hanoverian Gelding owned by Amanda Johnson and bred by Barbara Putnam.  He is by Fabuleaux out of Romance by Puritano.  He was started in the Fall of 2009 by friends at Bell Oaks Farm in Freeport, IL.  In 2010 Amanda competed Foley in the USEF 4 Year Old Tests and at Training Level.  They finished the year with a 7.4 and 3rd place finish in the USEF 4 Year Old Test at Dressage at Devon and a 7th place USDF Horse of the Year at Training Level with a 74.4% median.  He was also IDCTA Training Level Champion with a 77.288%.  In 2011 they finished 14th USDF Horse of the Year at First Level with a 71.935 median.  Foley had success in 2011 Dressage at Devon, winning the Suitable to be a Dressage Horse for 5 & 6 Year Olds.  He was also the winner of the All-American Hanoverian Young Dressage Horse Award for being the highest placed US born Hanoverian being sired by an AHS Elite Stallion in the FEI Young Horse class.  Foley earned a 7.72 and 2nd place in the FEI 5 Year Old Test at Dressage at Devon. In 2012 Foley was USDF Horse of the Year 12th place at Second Level with a 70.804% median, and USDF Horse of the Year 11th place at First level with a 73.355% median.  He also was the Great American/USDF Region 4 Champion at First Level with a 71.395%, Great American/USDF Second Level Reserve Champion 70.893%, Midwest First Level Champion 71.21%, and Midwest Second Level Reserve Champion with a 70.714%

Anakin

Anakin June 2012

Anakin June 2012

Anakin is a 1999 Oldenburg gelding owned by Kaye-Eileen Willard.  Anakin came into training with Amanda as a green-broke 9 year old.  Anakin showed training level in 2008 with many scores in the mid 70′s.  Anakin was Silverwood Farm Training Level Champion and placed 4th in the IDCTA Year End Awards with a 73% average.  In 2009, Amanda showed Anakin at First Level and First Level Freeystyle. Anakin went to Florida with Amanda in 2010, and showed second level later that summer with scores in the 70′s. In 2011 Anakin showed Second and Third levels, bringing home Champion and Reserve Champion honors at the May Lamplight show.  In 2012 Anakin was successful at Fourth Level, placing 4th in the IDCTA Year End Awards at Fourth Level Open with a 67.668% average.

Dalakarlian

Dalakarlian July 2012

Dalakarlian July 2012

Dalakarlian is owned and bred by Kaye Eileen Willard and daughter Bethany Seeboth.  “Winston” came into training late fall of 2011.  He had a successful four year old year with scores as high as a 77.8 in the USEF 4 Year Old tests, 78.6% in the Material for 4-5 Year Olds, and an 80.357% at Training Level!  Amanda looks forward to developing this talented youngster!

 

 

Horses of the Past

Toscano

Toscano August 2012

Toscano August 2012

2000 KWPN gelding by Jazz.  Amanda got the ride on Toscano in October 2011 just after he was the reserve horse for the Pan-Am Team with rider Endel Ots.  Amanda finished Toscano to Grand Prix in 2012.  Toscano has an enormous talent for piaffe and passage, earning many 8.5’s and 9’s. Toscano was USDF Horse of the Year 14th place at Grand Prix with a 68.245% median and USDF Horse of the Year 4th place at Intermediate 2 with a 68.454% median.  He was very successful at the Great American/USDF Region 4 Championships becoming Champion Grand Prix with a  69.734% and Great American/USDF I-2 Champion with a 69.211%

Braxton

Braxton

2001 Holsteiner gelding, Kanudos XX – Loutano, owned by Kristin Cooper.  Braxton was imported in June 2011, and Amanda competed him at 4th Level and Prix St Georges.  Braxton finished the 2011 competition season with obtaining the goal of winning the Fourth Level at Dressage at Devon.  Braxton was the highest scoring Fourth Level horse, winning the 4-3 with a 74%.  He also finished in 5th place in the USDF Horse of the Year at Fourth Level with a  69.91% median. In 2012 he placed 16th USDF Horse of the Year at I-1 with a 69.079%, and 19th USDF Horse of the Year at I-2 with a 65.395% Median.  Braxton was the Great American/USDF Region 4 Champion at I-1 with a 69.671%, Great American/USDF I-2 Reserve Champion 65.066%, Midwest I-1 Champion 70.855%, Midwest I-2 Champion 65.395%.

Veni

Veni schooling at Devon

Veni schooling at Devon

2002 KWPN gelding by Riverman ISF.  Veni competed with Amanda through Pr St Georges.  They had schooled all the Grand Prix movements, he had much talent to become a good Grand Prix horse.  In 2012, Veni and Amanda won multiple high point championships at Fourth Level with scores to 72%.  Veni was Reserve Champion in the IDCTA Year End Awards in the Fourth Level Open division with a 70% median.

Duval

Duval

2006 Dutch gelding, Don Schufro – Rambo, owned by Kristin Cooper.  Duval is a one of a kind horse, an abundance of character.  His pure exuberance makes him brilliant.  And when he focuses, amazing things happen.  Duval scored a 79% at First level and an 84% at Training level under “O” Judge Linda Zang, scoring a “9” on gaits.

 

 

Charleston

Charleston

2007 gelding by Liberty, owned by Kristin Cooper.  Charleston is an all around great horse.    Three very good gaits, and an extraordinary temperament and willingness to work.  Charlie showed at Training level and material in 2011.  He won a few Training level high points at shows, and he placed in the 4 Year Old Suitability at Dressage at Devon.  Charlie went through a huge growth spurt in 2011, and we hope the growing will slow down and he will be mature in 2012!

Pip

Pip

1994 Hanoverian Gelding by Pik Solo, owned and bred by Barrie Anderson
Pip came into training as a very naughty 9 year old training level horse.  Once he found a job and consistent work, he moved up the levels successfully.  In 2005 he won the USDF 3rd Level Musical Freestyle Challenge and has had many top placings in 2008 CDI’s, including winning the I-1 at Dressage at Lamplight CDI and tying for 1st in the I-1 at Dressage at Devon CDI.   He has competed at every level from Training to Grand Prix.  2009 he placed 2nd in the Brentina Cup Test with a 65.898% and had an overall 4th place finish in the Young Adult Grand Prix Championships at the Collecting Gaits/USEF Festival of Champions.  He also was 20th placed in the USDF Horse of the Year at Grand Prix with a 65.319% median in 2009.  In 2010 he helped Amanda win the Watermark Farm Perpetual Trophy at Dressage at Devon for being the highest scoring rider formally competed at the NAYRC in the Grand Prix. In 2010 he also placed 10th in the USDF Musical Freestyle Year End Award at Grand Prix with a 70.875% median.

Glissade

Glissade winning multiple=

Glissade, 1990 Westfalen Gelding Guarantor X Puritano, owned by Amanda Johnson Glissade was purchased in Wisconsin from Caryn Vesperman as a Training Level horse in December 1995.  In 1996, he competed at First and Second levels.  By 1998, I had trained him to PSG on my own with help only from clinicians.  We were NAYRC Region 4 team members from 1999 to 2001.  During this time, I was a working student for George Williams, and George and I were able to train Glissade to Grand Prix in 2001.  In 2003 we tried for the USEF (formerly USET) National Grand Prix Championships.  Glissade’s career high scores were 65% in Grand Prix and 70% in Grand Prix Freestyle.  Glissade won many Regional and National awards including 2000 USDF Horse of the Year, I-1 3rd place with a 68% median.  Glissade was retired in 2004 and due to an unfortunate illness had to be put down shortly after his retirement.

Romance

Romance

Romance

1997 Westfalen mare.  Romance is a homebred horse, we bred one of our Morgan mares, Miranda, to Puritano.  Once started undersaddle Romance went with me to Gypsy Woods Farm when I was a working student.  It was on her that I learned some fabulous young horse exersizes, that I use on every young horse I ride to this day.  Romance had some success in her riding career, receiving 70’s at 1st level and mid 60’s at second level.  She was schooling half steps, passage, and flying changes when we decided it was time to breed her.  We love this mare, but wanted to improve her canter, so our choice in her mate was Fabuleaux.  This resulted in Foley.  Romance is now enjoying her time as a schoolmaster for Pip’s owner, Barrie Anderson.  She is loved by all.

Gylano

Gylano

Gylano

Owned by Sophia Daukus, Gylano was competed by Amanda in 2010 at First and Second Levels.  They were the high score at First Level at the GAIG/USDF Region 2 Championships, where they finished 3rd at First Level and 6th at Second Level in the Championship classes.  They were 4th place at Second Level IDCTA Year End Awards with a 68%, and 2nd place at First Level IDCTA Year End Awards with a 74.448%.  Amanda and Gylano were 18th in the USDF Horse of the Year at First Level with a 71.579% median.

Jamaal

Jamaal

Jamaal

Jamaal was a 2002 18+ hand black Percheron gelding.  His job was to consistently shock and awe all who saw him.  Jamaal schooled 3rd and 4th level, and was taught to do Piaffe, Passage and Pirouettes.  He always created a fan club everywhere he went.  Jamaal showed second level in 2009 with many scores into the 70′s.  Jamaal proved dressage is for all and every horse.

 

 Vemilion B

Vemilion B

Vemilion B

Vemilion B came to Amanda for training and showing.  Vemilion started off a little hot headed and had quite a few antics in the show arena.  With consistant work, Vemilion setteled into his job and started to perform very well.  He placed 8th out of 24 in his Training Level Regional Championship class.  He also finished the season with a 74% median and 11th place for the USDF Horse of the Year at Training Level!  Vemilion was recently sold to Susan Bemis.

 

Freedom

Freedom was a super talented 1999 Westfalen gelding by Florestan.  In 2005, Amanda had the opportunity to show Freedom, as Rita had knee surgery and could not ride.  It was a successful season to say the least!  Multiple high point awards, USDF Region 4 First Level Champion, USDF Region 4 Second Level Reserve Champion, Midwest First Level Reserve Champion, Midwest Second Level Champion and the Region 4 CSDCTA First Level Perpetual Trophy for the highest championship ride at First Level across all divisions.  Freedom also won USDF Horse of the Year awards: 11th place First Level 72.5% median, 9th place Second Level, 68.8% median.  He also was the Westfalen Horse Association Second Level Champion and First Level Reserve Champion.  His flying changes were confirmed in the Fall of 2005, and his training was going super with sights set on trying for the 2007 Pan Am Games (if Rita would let me).   An unfortunate spiral fracture of his left hind pastern forced his early retirement Nov. 2005.  My heart goes out to Rita everyday.  The Freedom was one of a kind.

Freedom at Regional Championships