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 Godington Umbria - pic courtesy of JT Photography

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Hannibal Filly



Competition News - Barcelona and Haarlem

Godington Barcelona and Godington Haarlem both had a good outing at Weston Park International in the CCI ** event. We were thrilled when both horses completed the tough XC course with no jumping faults, and even more so at the end of the competition when Barcelona was rewarded with 11th place, and Haarlem took the 4th place spot.


Broodmare News - Prettiness

Pr St Prettiness did a good performance test to be placed 3rd after very little preparation (3 weeks under saddle) and ridden by a rider who has only just turned 16. The visitors and audience were in awe of her stunning movement. Her Verband Premium is now confirmed to add to her State Premium and we look forward to her foal by Hannibal next year


Progeny News - Contis

The first crop of foals by Contis were a success at the Breed Show. Godington Usayd out of Uppsala was second in his colt class, behind the spectacular 'Falco' also by Contis, and the filly Toscana (out of Tallulah) was second in her class, meaning three out of the four foals qualified for the championship were by Contis. The visiting Germans were highly impressed with these representatives of his first crop.

Godington Toscana

Grading News - Offerte, Casablanca and Assyria

Offerte and Casablanca represented the stud at the Annual Breed Show for their grading. Offerte attained Potential Premium status (subject to a ridden performance test) and Casablanca graded with good marks. Offerte rose to the occasion magnificently, Cassie was a little overawed and we expect great things when she has seen more of the world. Godington Assyria, by Hannibal, also graded this year.

Competition News - Contis

Contis continues to go from strength to strength in his competitive career, and has also now completed the NASTA stallion performance test, where he gained a Class 1 Elite score.  He also ran very well at Aston le Walls unaffiliated Horse Trials, which we feel is a good indicator of how he will perform next season when he can affiliate at this level.

Breeding News - Trakehner Foal Evaluation

The Trakehner Foal Evaluation held at Godington was a very successful event, with all breeders receiving positive feedback on their foals.  Contis' first foal crop were admired by all, and a Hannibal grandson was one of the highest scorers of the day.  We hope everyone enjoyed this occasion as much as we did!
Foal Evaluation
Competition News - Godington Haarlem & Barcelona

Both horses competed at Knaptoft Intermediate on a sweltering day and had good runs.  They then went to Hartpury, where Haarlem got a creditable result well into the top half of his first 3-star.  Barcelona answered all questions posed with her customary ease, but the 2-star competition was abandoned after a tragic accident on the XC phase.

Competition News - Godington Barcelona & Haarlem

Barcelona was the sole Godington representative at Rolleston, competing in the Intermediate.  She did very well, and followed this up with a good run at Stockland Lovell, doing a very good dressage and excellent XC.  Haarlem got back into the swing of things at Aston le Walls Advanced after very little preparation post injury, and did remarkably well. 

Competition News - Godington Haarlem & Barcelona

Both horses competed at Houghton Hall, where Haarlem did the CCI** and Barcelona completed the CCI*.   Longleat  International was the next stop, where Haarlem completed and finished well in the CIC**, but suffered a stifle injury and so has had some time out.  Barcelona did well over a tough course so we were very pleased with both horses.


Competition News - Godington Absinthe

Absinthe (Godington Hannibal x Godington Abyssinia) has made a very promising start to his competition career under the careful guidance of Izzy Taylor.  With a double clear at his first PN event and three further runs, he is eager for more challenges and looks a natural across country.   If he goes on like this he is a prospect for le Lion d'Angers next year.


Competition News - Contis

Contis has started his competition career with wins and placings at the Trak/Arab event at Warcolag.  In the 4yo event series he has had 3 top 3 dressage scores and at Berrington Hall he was 2nd overall (by 1 penalty!) to qualify for the Finals.  All this adds onto the BD points that he has gained this season. Contis will do his Stallion Performance Test in August.


Breeding News

After a smooth foaling season, we have been busy getting the mares covered for next year. We have four due to Contis, and our three new mares are in foal to Hannibal: Offerte (King Arthur/Option), Casablanca (Hoftaenzer/Costa Rica) and St Pr Prettiness (Van Deyk/Pretty Lady).  We're all very excited at these new bloodlines, and are looking forward to  2009.

Godington Trasimeno - Pic courtesy of JT Photography

Breeding news - 2008 Foals

Our 2008 foals are all safely on the ground - Asfodel by Contis out of Godington Alaska,  Usayd is Contis/Godington Uppsala, and the only filly Toscana is Contis/Godington Tallulah.  We are extremely pleased with the first foals from Contis.  Not to be outdone by the newcomer, Hannibal had a beautiful spotted colt from a visiting mare who returned to foal down with us.
2008 Foals

Competition News - Godington Haarlem

Haarlem has continued the season with good Intermediate results at Hambleden and Aston le Walls, after the six week weather break following his placing at Isleham at the first event of the year.  He has also completed his first Advanced event, following in the footsteps of his full brother Godington Hannibal, and is aimed at Houghton International CCI**.

Godington Haarlem

Competition News - Godington Barcelona

Barcelona has made a satisfactory start to the season, with good runs at Isleham IN, and Hambleden, Withington and Aston le Walls Intermediates.  She is proving herself to be very bold across country, and we hold great hope for her in the future.  She will be aimed at Houghton International CCI* at the end of May, and Longleat International in mid June.




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