“The most rewarding part of breeding is finding new owners who become lifelong friends.” -Sherry Smith
“Quintessential Hit couldn't be more appropriately named. He is truly the best horse that I have ever sat on, and he is pretty much quintessential. He is beautiful and well built, he has three super gaits, and he has an incredibly generous and kind disposition. To top it all off, he is incredibly smart and very sensitive. He is a trier to the core. I fell in love with him from the first time that I set eyes on him as a foal, and I have believed in him from the very beginning.
Now, as he is coming into his own in the training, he is getting rave reviews from every person who sets eyes on him. First and foremost, he has been highly praised by Charlotte Dujardin (Article Link), who called him a very exciting and special horse with three outstanding paces! Praise doesn't come any higher than that.
Every person who I've ridden in front of has heaped the praise on him, and I usually hear that they would like to take him home with them. These trainers include Anne Gribbons, Sabine Schut-Kery, Christine Traurig, and Scott Hassler, who have all seen him in action.
But, I believe that there is more to him than just who he is...I really believe that Sherry Smith's approach to raising horses is the right approach. Her horses all live outside, they live together, and she doesn't forcibly wean the foals, which I believe is one of the biggest reasons for Quintessential Hit's confidence in himself and in his people.”
Premium Foal and Foal of Distinction award. In addition, both Stellar Hit and Wochenshow are Premium mares and received "Mare of Distinction" awards. It was an unusual opportunity for the Oldenburg inspectors to have three generations in one inspection.
2014 - National Champion Oldenburg Horse Breeder's Society FEI 5 Year Old
August 2014 -8th Place USEF National 5 Year Old Championships
May 2014 - Show debut with 78.8% at First Level and 8.28 in the FEI 5 Year Old test.
April 2014 -USEF Young Horse training session with Scott Hassler.
2009 - Foal of Distinction, GOV inspections.
The sire, Quarterback:
German National Champion
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