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ITS OFFICIAL!! I found the filly of my dreams.. and shes mine!

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  • ITS OFFICIAL!! I found the filly of my dreams.. and shes mine!

    I am just so excited I wanted to post something to share with fellow horse people!

    I am stuck in Iraq, thank goodness literally on my way home this week (its been a long 9 months ) but I managed to find an amazing little filly and by the grace of god and her amazing breeder she is now all mine!

    My friends in the Army are excited for me, but they dont really understand when I start rambling about her.

    Introducing Miss DeLage HPF bred by Nancy Connolly at HorsePower Farms in Vancouver Washington.

    By De Noir and out of a spectacular Hohenstein daughter she was named top filly at her inspection. The judges commented that she is a carbon copy of her mother, possibly even more elegant. SPS Harmonie had her MTP in Germany and received a score of 8.39!I would be so lucky if Dela lives up to her mother.

    Dela is so smart and such a thinker! A real pleaser and so playful! I cant wait to hang out with her as she grows up into the dressage star I know she will be. I am just so excited!!!!

    Here are a few photos from her inspection.
    http://www.photoreflect.com/pr3/orde...0IF0E0000&po=0
    http://www.photoreflect.com/pr3/orde...0IF0E0000&po=0
    http://www.photoreflect.com/pr3/orde...0IF0E0000&po=0


    ***** Side note *****
    If anyone is looking for a good horse, jumpers and dressage, look at HorsePower Farms. Nancy has nothing but great stock, and breeds even better foals. I had the most amazing time working with her on one of my first major equine investments and will highly suggest her to anyone looking for a good horse.

    http://www.horsepowerfarm.com/

    Thank for reading my post, I feel like Im bragging... and I dont mean to, but I just cant get over how excited I am.... and horse people can appreciate how big of a deal it is when you find the horse that gets you so excited.
    "Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work." *Thomas Edison
    A champion is a dreamer that refused to give up!!

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    Congratulations, but there are many, many good and reputable breeders in this country. I'm glad you bought from one. I really don't understand why everyone wants to flock to Europe to buy - except for the cachet and brag of "I bought MY horse in Europe".

    Are you going to Madigan when you get home?
    Tranquility Farm - Proud breeder of Born in the USA Sport Horses, and Cob-sized Warmbloods
    Now apparently completely invisible!

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    • #3
      Awesome! So exciting, and good luck with her!

      Caitlin
      Caitlin
      *OMGiH I Loff my Mare* and *My Saddlebred Can Do Anything Your Horse Can Do*
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      • #4
        She's gorgeous!! That is so very very exciting! Congratulations! I know the exact feeling (I had it when I bought my own filly).

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        • #5
          Congratulations!

          No doubt when someone is serving in Iraq, it is wonderful to have something to look forward to at home.

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          • #6
            that is a beautiful filly. you have a very, very good eye. come back safe.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Tiki View Post
              Congratulations, but there are many, many good and reputable breeders in this country. I'm glad you bought from one. I really don't understand why everyone wants to flock to Europe to buy - except for the cachet and brag of "I bought MY horse in Europe".

              Are you going to Madigan when you get home?
              Tiki - I know what you mean about bragging rights for imports, I see it all the time, and Ive done my far share of looking at some imports, but when it comes down to it, the horse speaks for itself, not where it first hit dirt.

              Btw.. your Chardonnay is stunning! I love most of Hilltops stallions to be honest, and Comic is definitely producing some nice offspring! Congrats on him!

              Im actually from a PA Guard unit, so Ill be going home home. And I cant wait. Although Madigan is one heck of a hospital and I would love to work there, its a little far from home for me. I spent some time working at Walter Reed, and Ive been trying to get into working with the VA. I love helping people, but to help my battle buddies, its even better. :-)

              Egontoast - You are so absolutely right! Everyday we think about the little things we miss, and the big things like family and friends... so coming home is amazing and exciting in its own right.

              Thank you everyone for reading my post and the congrats, I really appreciate it!!!!
              "Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work." *Thomas Edison
              A champion is a dreamer that refused to give up!!

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              • #8
                So happy for you!

                That you will be coming home shortly and have a wonderful filly to look forward to! She is lovely! Have you thought of names?

                I had one come to mind, Irock (a twist on Iraq), just a thought!!

                Lots of luck to you and the filly! Please post more photos when you can.

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                • #9
                  She's beautiful. Congrats. Be safe and come home soon!
                  View my photographs at www.horsephotoguy.zenfolio.com

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                  • #10
                    You are not bragging - your excitement comes through just as anybody's would with a new baby, puppy or foal.

                    Congrtulations and a thank you for serving your country and making ours a safer place.
                    Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique

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                    • #11
                      Wow gorgeousness!

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                      • #12
                        Wow, beautiful filly! I really love De Noir; I have been watching him for a couple of years. What a pedigree your filly has!

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                        • #13
                          Congratulations! She is beautiful!
                          Kris
                          www.edgewoodmeadowfarm.com
                          Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/edgewoodmeadowfarm

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                          • #14
                            Congrats! So glad you will be home to enjoy her soon!!

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                            • #15
                              Wow, she is stunning! We own SPS Harmonie's son, Lion King, by Latimer. We selected Lion King mainly because Harmonie was such a spectacular mare. If your girl is anything like Lion King in temperament you will really enjoy her. Lion King is a huge cuddle bug with the best work ethic. Fun fun horse.
                              Patty
                              www.rivervalefarm.com
                              Follow us on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/River...ref=ts&fref=ts

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                              • #16
                                I can't seem to access Horsepower Farms' website- I've tried it from your link and also from a google search, but I can't get to it - is there a problem with it?

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                                • #17
                                  She is gorgeous!!! Congratulations! No, you're not bragging --- you're sharing!

                                  And thank you for all you've done for us.

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by MintHillFarm View Post
                                    That you will be coming home shortly and have a wonderful filly to look forward to! She is lovely! Have you thought of names?

                                    I had one come to mind, Irock (a twist on Iraq), just a thought!!

                                    Lots of luck to you and the filly! Please post more photos when you can.
                                    Brilliant!! I have heard it before used in army terms, but never thought to make a name out of it. haha! If she wasnt stuck with a name that seems to fit her so well it definitely wouldve been in the running. And I will keep it for future names lists. :-D Thanks!!

                                    Originally posted by NoDQhere View Post
                                    Wow, she is stunning! We own SPS Harmonie's son, Lion King, by Latimer. We selected Lion King mainly because Harmonie was such a spectacular mare. If your girl is anything like Lion King in temperament you will really enjoy her. Lion King is a huge cuddle bug with the best work ethic. Fun fun horse.
                                    I looked at Lion King before and he is amazing! So big but you look at his face and he just seemed to have such a sweet lovey personality. Guess I was right.
                                    "Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work." *Thomas Edison
                                    A champion is a dreamer that refused to give up!!

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                                    • #19
                                      Congratulations! I have a Hohenstein mare and she is phenomenal. I am sure you are going to *love* your filly!
                                      Roseknoll Sporthorses
                                      www.roseknoll.net

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by springer View Post
                                        I can't seem to access Horsepower Farms' website- I've tried it from your link and also from a google search, but I can't get to it - is there a problem with it?
                                        Drats, its not working for me either. Im not sure why. Sorry about that. Ill keep trying and when its good, Ill let ya know.
                                        "Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work." *Thomas Edison
                                        A champion is a dreamer that refused to give up!!

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