Max is one of the most interesting characters on the farm! Max is a homebred gelding, and the last of our offspring out of our foundation mare, MVK Maggie (Mahogoni x Matador). Jill has been riding him since he was 4, and the pair have been through a lot of ups and downs. Max broke his coffin bone in his hind foot as a 6 year old which side tracked his training for almost a year. Once back to work, Max suffered from severe saddle fitting issues, and ended up with nerve problems which almost ended his competitive career. With his dedicated therapist, Holly Marshall Franklin, Max has made tremendous progress, and is almost back to being a "normal" horse...well "normal" is relative in Max's world!
Max's final salute in his first PSG test - July 2013.
Abbigail - 2009 16.1 hh German Oldenburg Verband mare (Autocrat x Gloriuex x Matador)
Abby is complete perfection! This was a dream baby for me out of our wonderful broodmare Georgie (half sister to Max and Doug). From the minute Abby was born I knew we would retain her as a future broodmare, and every day I love her more. As a six year old, with less than a year under saddle, Abbigail won every dressage class she entered with her lowest score being 69% at First Level. This girl is truly a joy to have in our program!
MVK Folly ("Doug") - 2001 16.2hh German Oldenburg Verband Gelding (Fernet Branca x Mahogoni x Matador)
Forever in our hearts! (2001-2018)
Doug is a family favourite! We knew he was destined to be Karen's horse from the time he was a yearling. He is an excellent horse for Karen, and never gives her more than she can handle. While he can be a "Maggie boy" and very particular about some things in life (in Doug's world bugs should NOT exist), he is always there looking out for his rider, and willing to carry her to her next adventure. Doug and Max are half brothers through our foundation mare MVK Maggie (Mahogoni x Matador).