Category Archives: 2011 Foals

Francheska AH named Sallie B Wheeler East Coast 2yo Filly Champion

Photo courtesy of Worth A Shot Farm

Photo courtesy of Worth A Shot Farm

Francheska AH contested her first hunter breeding show at the USEF Heritage Competition venue of the Warrenton Horse on Saturday, August 31st.   Francheska was wonderfully presented by Junior Johnson and beautifully prepared by Laurie Pitts and placed first in the Hunter Breeding two year old filly class in the morning.  Late that afternoon, Jessie then went on to contest  the 2013 Sallie B. Wheeler / US National Hunter Breeding Championships and was awarded the East Coast Champion Two Year Old Filly.  Quite the accomplishment for her first Hunter Breeding Show!  This performance also gained her the Top Placed Hanoverian Award presented by Cathy Slaterbeck, Chair of the AHS Awards Committee.

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It’s rare to see a young sporthorse win in hand in both the Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Classes and in Hunter Breeding Classes.  This final foal for Autumn Hill Farm has a bright and versatile future!  That this exceptional filly was sired by our homebred stallion, Fielding, makes this latest accomplishment so very sweet.

Francheska AH – Reserve Breed Show Champion at DAL

Fielding’s yearling daughter “Francheska AH” went to her very first horse show on July 13th 2012.  And this particular Friday the 13th was a very LUCKY day!2012DALb

Beautifully handled and exhibited by Quinnten Alston, this lovely youngster was top yearling filly, Reserve Champion Filly, and Reserve Champion Young Horse. By her 4th trip to the ring, we had one tired filly on our hands.  But Quinnten asked her to show off just once more, and “Jessie” dug in and delivered…. against breed show horses of all ages, she was named Reserve Champion.

It was just an unbelievable2012DALa day – and I was in tears much more than once.

The long wait for the new foals….

It’s the time of year when spring seems like it is months away, yet shedding broodmares and lengthening days tell us that the new foal year will be soon.

MS Lesley will be the first to foal in early May.   We are expecting the very first foal sired by Embassy III in the US.   This wonderful dual-purpose stallion has been sold and imported to North America by French-Canadian young rider Matilde Blais as her riding stallion.  Matilde is wintering in Florida with her horses.

I will be Wellington in mid-March, and hope to see E-III and meet Matilde.