Sir Sinclair #1 USEF Dressage Sire for Sixth Year in a Row

Thu, 12/17/2020 - 17:06
Iron Spring Farm's Dutch warmblood Keur stallion Sir Sinclair :: Photo © Stacy Lynne Photography

Iron Spring Farm’s Sir Sinclair, Keur, is the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) #1 Sire of Dressage Horses for the sixth year in a row (2015-2020).

Even in this unusual time, Sir’s impressive offspring had winning show seasons, with 39 point-earning sons and daughters receiving more than 6,000 points. At the GAIG/USDF Regional Championships, they won seven championships and reserve championships, along with 13 top-eight finishes.

“Each year we see Sir’s offspring mature into seasoned FEI and Grand Prix horses,” said Meghan de Garay, breeding manager at Iron Spring Farm. “It’s wonderful to see so many people have success with his offspring.”

18 at FEI, 7 at Grand Prix in 2020

Eighteen Sir offspring competed at FEI in 2020, including seven at Grand Prix: Cantata, Caymus, Con Brio SDF, Dee Clair, Westerstorm, William and Zuperman.

A few highlights:

Caymus cemented his status as a solid Grand Prix horse, winning the GAIG/USDF Region 3 Grand Prix Championship. The bay gelding, bred and owned by Beth Godwin, was ridden by Jodie Kelly-Baxley.

Choochoo Charlie claimed the GAIG/USDF Region 4 Intermediate I Championship with rider Emily Brollier. Choochoo Charlie was bred and is owned by Shirley McQuillan.

Classy Sinclair and rider Leif Aho made their Intermediate II debut, with scores to 74.412%. Classy Sinclair was bred and is owned by Lisa Grossi.

Con Brio SDF earned the GAIG/USDF Region 3 Intermediate II Reserve Championship with owner/rider Franziska Seidl. Con Brio SDF was bred by Sheri Evers-Rock.

Eschaton had another incredible winning season with owner/rider Casey Eiton, finishing as the USDF Reserve Champion 4th Level Freestyle AA Horse of the Year with a 71.50% median score. Eschaton was bred by Linda Smith.

William received Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle GAIG/USDF Region 6 Reserve Championships with rider Nadine Schwartsman. William is owned by Belinda Nairn-Wertman and was bred by A. Geesink.

Iron Spring Farm's UB40 and Contango In Top Five

Sir Sinclair
Sir Sinclair was joined in the leading dressage sire rankings by UB40, Keur, who finished third, and Contango, Preferent, who finished fourth.

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