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Video of Dorina in a Conrad Schumacher clinic in 2007

VPS Dorina

2002 Westphalian Mare

Verband Premium Mare (VPS)
Westphalian Main Mare Book
Hanoverian Main Mare Book

Dorina is a 2002 imported Don Bedo Westfalen mare. She is 17.1 hands and dark bay. We imported her from Germany in fall of 2005 right after she had completed her Mare Performance Test in Germany. At her test she was awarded Verband Premium and Gold Premium status. Her scores were as follows:

Overall Gaits8.0
Rideability (Rider)7.5
Rideability (Test Rider)7.5
Free Jumping6.5

During the last 2 years in the USA she has been in full training with Katrin Silva in Santa Fe, NM and has been shown extensively. She regularly scores in the low - mid 70s and gets 7s and 8s on gaits.

In 2007 she won:

  • USDF Westfalen All Breed Award, Reserve Champion for Training Level ( 68.00% median)
  • USDF Westfalen All Breed Award, Third Place for First Level (67.00% median)
  • Westfalen Association DSHB Award, First Place Mature Mare (71.775% median)
  • Westfalen Association FEI 5-Year Old Award, Reserve Champion (6.8 median)
  • USDF 8th place in the nation for 4-5 year old mares materiale (75.6% median)
  • RMDS (Rocky Mountain Dressage Society) Young Horse Futurity Champion ( 71.75% average between Training and First Level Scores)
  • USDF Region V Reserve Champion for Training Level (67.4%)
  • USDF Region V 5th Place for First Level (63.4%)

Dorina is currently showing 2nd Level and schooling Third. She has been to many recognized shows in the last couple of years and has participated in clinics with Conrad Schumacher, Christine Traurig, Karen Lencyk, and Nicole Polligkeit. Conrad Schumacher said of her that as a 5-year old she "couldn't be better" and that she was definitely FEI material. During this last competition year Dorina did the FEI 5 y.o. test several times and scored as high as a 7.6.

Dori is super easy to handle - great for the farrier and vet and frequently travels long distances to shows. We show frequently in Arizona and Colorado (7 - 10 hours each way) and she loves to be in the trailer. She self-loads and is very calm and well behaved. She is great on the show grounds and is the same horse everywhere she goes. She has even been known to finish a test in the 70's while it was so windy that the arena rails were blowing across the ring! Her amazingly easy and uncomplicated disposition makes her a great upper-level prospect for an amateur or a professional rider.

Dori was featured in USDF Connections, December 2007 edition, pg 40-41 "Thoroughly Modern Mare" for her amazing ability to produce babies using embryo transfer and show extensively at the same time. Dori's foals are very nice - good movers, very correct, and great dispositions.

In August of 2007 Dori was inspected and approved to be in the Hanoverian Main Mare Book. She scored an overall 7.5 with an 8.0 for her entire front-end and an 8 for elasticity, and won "Champion Non-Hanoverian Mare." She actually had the highest score of all mares there that day, including the Hanoverians. As such, she is in both the MMB of the Westfalens and the Hanoverians.

Dorina was the top scoring Westfalen mare of all Westfalen mares presented to the American Hanoverian Society in 2007, and she was the 15th highest ranking mare (including Hanoverian mares) presented. "The Westfalen mare SPS Dorina, by Don Bedo - SPS Dolde / Debuetant, owned by Gina Fisk, Los Alamos NM, was accepted into the AHS's Main Studbook with a final score of 7.5, highest of the day. Already a States Premium Mare in her own studbook, Dorina was a lovely mare with quite a beautiful expression, scoring an impressive series of 8's for her head, neck, saddle position, typiness and femininity, her trot and walk. She is definitely the type of mare we like to have in our breeding program." (The American Hanoverian Winter 2007/2008 edition, p. 43).

2002 Westphalian Mare
Verband Premium
Don Bedo (Westf) Donnerhall (Old)Donnerwetter (Hann)
Ninette (Old)
Rosita (Westf)
State's Premium Mare
Rosenkavalier (Westf)
Andorra (Westf)
State's Premium Mare
Dolde (Westf)
Verb. Premium Mare
Debutänte (Westf) Damokles (Hann)
Adlerschwinge (Westf)
Dolde (Westf)
State's Premium Mare
Discont (Westf)
Anuschka (Westf)

USDF Annual Awards2007DSHB Open - Mature horse Yield/Maiden Mare71.713%22nd in Nation
Horse of the Year - Training Level68%148th in Nation,
1st in NM
Horse of the Year - 1st Level67%105th in Nation,
1st in NM
Materiale - 4 & 5 year old75.6%8th in Nation
FEI Five-Year-Old6.832nd in Nation
Westfalen Horse Association Annual Award2007 DSHB - Mature horse71.775%1st in Nation
FEI Five-Year-Old6.82nd in Nation
Materiale - 4 & 5 year old75.6%1st in Nation
Open - First Level67%3rd in Nation
Open - Training Level68%2nd in Nation
USDF Region 5 Dressage ChampionshipsParker, COSeptember 2007Futurity Training Level Test 472.0%1st
First Level Test 171.5%1st
Dressage at the PeakColorado Springs, COApril 2007Training Level Test 473.2%1st
First Level Test 469.737%1st
Competition Scores