2008 News

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The latest from Hardenberg Farms…

A complete listing of news, events and announcements from 2008.

EMC Frangelica named Adequan/USDF DSHB Reserve Champion Horse of the Year!

EMC Frangelica was awarded the title of Reserve Champion Horse of the Year for the United States in the 2008 Adequan/USDF Year-End Awards competition. This is an extreme honor, as this is a competition open to all breeds of horses in the United States. With a median score of 80.275% in the showring in 2008 was the second highest scoring mare in the country in the 4 YO & Older Maiden/Yeld Mare division. Purchased in February 2008 by Sharon Nichols

December 28th, 2008|

EMC Frangelica Wins Champion Mare Title at Northwest Sport Horse Breeders Classic

Getting the final nod from Judge Hilda Gurney, EMC Frangelica was the Champion Mare at the Northwest Sport Horse Breeders Classic. This is the largest, most prestigious sporthorse competition in the Pacific Northwest, so we were extremely proud of this win. What makes this win more special is that Hilda Gurney also named EMC Frangelica’s dam, Weltmeyer’s Song, the Champion Mare of this show in 2005! Like mother, like daughter….further proof of the quality of horses produced at Hardenberg Farms.

September 26th, 2008|

Frangelica Completes AHS Mare Performance Test and is Awarded Title of “Elite Mare Candidate” (EMC)

American Hanoverian Society (AHS) mare performace tests are a comprehensive set of tests to determine the overall quality and performance ability of Hanoverian mares prior to their use in breeding. Only mares with scores of 7 or higher in all catagories are awarded the title of Elite Mare Candidate (EMC). After producing a live foal, the mare’s title is then comfirmed and permamently changed to that of an “Elite Mare” (EM). This is equivalent to the States Premium Stute (SPS)

July 26th, 2008|

One of the Top Hanoverian Mares in the USA!

Frangelica is now EMC Frangelica!

Through the American Hanoverian Society (AHS) Mare Performance Testing program, Frangelica earned high enough scores in July 2008 to qualify for this elite title. She is one of only 26 mares in the USA on this year’s AHS summer inspection tour to earn this title. Interestingly enough, nine of these 26 mares were bred in Germany and imported to the USA. Hence, she is one of an elite group of American-bred Hanoverians to receive this prestigious

June 26th, 2008|

Grand Champion Horse of Show at First Show With New Owner!

The Beaujolais Dressage Show in June 2008, one of the largest in the Seattle, Washington area, turned out to be a “dream come true” for Sharon Nichols, the new owner of Frangelica.

In the capable hands of Andrea Lucianna of Half Trak Farm, Arlington, WA, Frangelica won her mare class, was the Champion Mare of Show, Grand Champion Horse of Show (defeating some very nice stallions and geldings) and won the 4 & 5 Year Old Young Dressage Horse class. This

June 26th, 2008|