16h to make 16h 2ins (157.5 cms to make 168 cms)
Merinka at 2 weeks old
Merinka is the grand-daughter of our mare,Waleska, out of her daughter, Donnerleska (by Donnerschlag, a son of Donnerhall).
Merinka aged 3 months
Her father, Medoc, was originally selected by the German commission to stand at the state stud in Celle. He is now standing in the UK and has gone from Novice to Advanced Medium level dressage in the last two years. He was previously a Grade B showjumper, jumping A and B courses with ease. Medoc combines excellent conformation, elastic paces, outstanding jumping ability and wonderful temperament, all of which he passes on to his progeny.
Merinka at 2 years
At four years of age, Merinka showed both style and elegance, having inherited the best qualities from both sides of her parentage.
Merinka at 4 years
In March 2005, Merinka was broken in by Diana Carter of Lockerbie and was then taken to the yard of dressage rider, Jo Barry, at Kirknewton, Nr Edinburgh. In October 2005, Jo took Merinka to the British Hanoverian Horse Society Mare Performance Test at Addington EC where she exceeded all expectations. After showing her ability in the loose jumping, she underwent the ridden section with both Jo and a test rider. She was placed 2nd overall, the highest placed British bred mare and was awarded ‘Elite’ status, the British equivalent of State Premium Status.
Photographs courtesy of John Britter Photography
At her first three dressage competitions Merinka qualified for both the Novice and Novice Dressage to Music Winter Regional Semi-Final, the Scottish Farmer Championship and the WCF and Toggi Championship.
Achievements in 2006 to date:-
Winner of the Scottish Farmer Championship (Novice) at Rowallan
2006 Scottish Novice Champion
2006 Scottish Sports Horse 5 year old Champion
2006 Scottish Sports Horse Dressage to Music Champion
2nd place in the Novice Freestyle at the Winter National Championships 2006 at Solihull
3rd place in the 2006 National Novice Championships
3rd in the Music Freestyle Challenge for Mares at Keysoe, Bedfordshire
Top 10 finalist at the 5 year old Shearwater Championships
Qualified for the Winter Regional Championships 2007 in Novice Open, Novice Music Freestyle (score 81.94%), Elementary Open and Elementary Music Freestyle
Achievements in 2007:-
Qualified for the Shearwater 6 year old potential International Dressage Horse Championship
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