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MEC Pippa

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Those of us at Milestone were extremely excited about this combination between Ostara and Popeye, and as expected, it more than exceeded our expectations. Pippa is a gorgeous mare who has been incredibly blessed with both her sire and dams outstanding physical and temperamental characteristics. Already showing such strength, confidence, and kindness, and combine that with her lovely gaits, long length of step and beautiful suspension, Pippa is an exceptional sporthorse prospect and/or an incredible asset to a breeding program.

Pippa's sire was presented in 2006, by Summit Sporthorses, as a quality sport pony stallion to the ISR/Oldenburg while still in Germany. That stallion, Popeye, received his lifetime approval and a Stallion Index score of 227.5 points, ranking him in the top 20 of all ISR/Oldenburg stallions, both horses and ponies. At his Stallion Performance Test, Popeye finished fourth overall with an 8.3, including a 9 and 9.5 for his walk and a well-deserved 9 for character. Popeye began his competition career in Germany, earning scores as high as 9.0 in materiale classes. After moving to Hilltop Farm in the summer of 2007, Popeye won the Fair Hill Breed Show Stallion Championship and the Mature Horse Championship. He then went on to Dressage at Devon and was Reserve Champion of the USDF/GAIG East Coast Stallion Final. With multiple championships, Popeye showed the result of many generations of selective breeding for the ultimate sport pony. Popeye's sire, FS Pour l'Amour was champion of both his Licensing and his Performance Test. He sired numerous Bundeschampionat qualifying offspring, as well as competing himself three times. Popeye's dam, Nice Touch, is a Westphalian breeding federation show winner and a States Premium mare. Her sire, Night Star I, won his licensing and placed second at the Bundeschampionat for show jumping ponies in 1987. With kind eyes, strong toplines, excellent gaits, and well-developed hindquarters, Popeye's offspring are showing their wonderful genetics of their sire.

Ostara, a gorgeous black Holsteiner mare and a true lady undersaddle, has been competitive in the dressage ring and has shown outstanding talent over fences. She is by Caesar (HOL) out of Delilah (HOL) by Calme (HOL), with 3rd and 4th generation lineage to Caletto II (HOL), Cor de la Bryere (SF), and Calypso I (HOL). A premium filly with the AHHA, Ostara is MMB approved with the ISR/Oldenburg, NA with an outstanding 104 points. Continuously throwing exceptional sporthorse prospects, Ostara has become an invaluable asset to our breeding program.

When Pippa was presented to the ISR Oldenburg for approval as a foal, she received an excellent score of 8.2 on her trot and is also now MMB approved with the ISR Sport Pony Division of the Oldenburg NA. An impressive little mare, Pippa has stepped into the dressage ring at First Level with scores in the high 60s/low 70s. She has also started jumping and is showing incredible bravery, lovely form, and excellent dependability over fences. Pippa is going to be an exceptional equine partner to someone looking to advance in either dressage, eventing, or hunter/jumpers, as she has the versatility to excel in any of the disciplines. $22,500.