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Outstanding Score of 80%
Liquid Gold, aka Livingston, showed under NC
trainer Stacy Hastings at the May 2009 Dressage in the Sandhills Show
in Pinehurst, NC
Photo: Stacy Hastings riding Tony Woodcock's Livingston
Liquid Gold as we called
him, was purchased from Antares Dressage by Tony Woodcock of North Carolina
in 2006. After some time off due to a lack of time, Tony brought him
out to the show for Stacy Hastings to ride. They did very well, scoring
in the 70s, and up to 80%. Congratulations to Tony and Stacy.
Outstanding Score of 77%
Poetry in Motion received and outstanding score
of 77% at training level test 1 under judge Kay Whitlock at Dressage
at Fence April 28-29 2007! Congratulations to buyer Carla Moss, Poetry
in Motion and the rider Jean Devenny.
Photo: Jean Devenny riding Poetry in Motion (aka Promotion) at Willamston
Promotion as we called him,
was purchased from Antares Dressage by Carla Moss of Greensboro, NC
in 2005. After keeping him with us for over a year to be trained and
shown, he is now very successful in the show ring at 5 years old. We
are very happy for Carla and hope her and Poetry in Motion much success
anniversary with Dream Dancer
Dear Vicki and Sean,
Well, the horse of my dreams arrived at my barn one year ago today.
Dream Dancer has truly met all of my expectations AND MORE. I can't
imagine a better equine partner. As a picture speaks 1000 words, I thought
I would include the evidence of what I say. Show season was upon
us and Amanda took him to test his skills. He did amazingly well, the
judges were really impressed with his basic training (thanks to the
wonderful start you gave him) and he virtually won every class with
excellent marks. Not only did he perform well in the ring, but he behaved
so maturely at the shows that people couldn't believe he was only five.
To add to his developing repertoire, Lynda rode him in a clinic with
Karen Robinson, who designed and choreographed the freestyle for the
Mexico finalist at the World Equestrian Games. She chose some terrific
music that matched and showed off his wonderful rhythmic gaits. (after
all, his name IS Dancer!) Karen is creating a freestyle program for
us to use next year. Dancer ended this season with many top awards and
winning the high point of all of the horses at our Riding Club. The
judges, my coach and everyone who sees him "strut his stuff"
agree that he has a brilliant future. Thank-you for spotting his potential
and recognizing that he would indeed be my Dream Horse.
to Katie and Genesis!
Update January 2007- Katie
and Genesis were 2006 USDF All-Breeds Winners (Hanoverians): He came
in 1st place at First Level Junior/Young Rider Division; and
3rd in the First Level Freestyle Open Division.
Update August 2006- Genesis
is a Hanoverian gelding imported by Antares Dressage in 2002. His owner's
mom sent us the latest show results and photos of Katie and Genesis'
successes over the last year in California.
Katie's and Genesis' accomplishments
2005 CDS Junior/Young
Rider Championships, Northern California -
Reserve Champion at Training Level in her age group
including one score over 72%! (which earned her high point score for
the show); and her team took 2nd place in the Team Competition
2005 Great American/USDF Region 7 Junior Champion at Training
with a score of 71.923%
2005 Final Year End Awards Standings 8th in the nation
(Junior/Young Rider Training Level) with a median score of 69.696%
Katie just finished the 2006 CDS Junior/Young Rider Championships
Northern California this past Sunday
She and Genesis took First Place at First Level (in her
birth year) with a score of 67.394.
She also took Reserve High Point Champion; and
Received the highest equitation score in the Dressage Seat
Medal Competition - 79% (out of 58 participants) which earned her
the Equitation High Point Perpetual Trophy.
Second Place in the First Level Musical Freestyle
Her team placed Second in the First Level Team Competition
They are planning to compete
in LA this October for the region 7 championships and will work with
Sefan Peters while in Southern California for a few weeks in preparation.
Katie's current USDF Preliminary
Award Standing for Junior/Young Rider/First
Level is 5th in the nation with a median score of 68% and Genesis is
currently ranked at 35th. We have 2 more shows next weekend (the CDS
Bay Chapter Shows at La Jolla Equestrian in Pleasanton) before
Thanks so much for the update and we hope many succesess in the future.
We will be forwarding these photos on to the breeder in Germany who
will be very happy to hear how wonderfully Genesis is doing.
to Linda in Florida!
- Friesch Paaden Stambook
(FPS) registered in Dutch registry
- Sire, Anne is competing
- Incredibly gentle and
easy temperament for riding
- Has lovely suspension
and wonderful cadence
- Exceptional range of motion
in shoulders with natural extensions
- Selected for quality of
gaits and conformation suitable for competitive dressage.
- Good x-rays available.
Age: 5 years
I really did enjoy doing business with you both-
I learned how things should be done the right way and in doing that
you helped me feel good about taking such a big step.
for every thing- I believe I have the last horse I will ever buy- we
will grow old together.
-- Linda in Florida
Buyers of our horses tell us their successes!
winning open training level
Pedigree: De Niro/Walt Disney
Breed: German Hanoverian
Dream Dancer is truly a “dream” horse. I am so thrilled with him and I can’t thank you and Sean enough. His fabulous temperament and wonderful training has given me a horse of my dreams. Dancer and I have bonded so well that I can’t imagine life without him. My coach is thrilled with his potential ability and the way he and I are progressing. She certainly sees a bright future for the both of us. More importantly, I want to thank you and Sean for your honest and accurate representation of Dancer. From the beginning, I felt that I could ask you any question and be given a truthful answer. You were really more interested in making a perfect match between me and Dancer that just making a deal. Sean was so accommodating in my requests for photos, video clips and print information. I felt I could make an informed decision about visiting Dancer at your farm and knew that what I expected was exactly what I would see. Once again, Vicki, you were intent on making my experience at Antares both pleasurable and educational. I had ample opportunity to ride Dancer with your excellent instruction, to ask as many questions as I wanted and receive honest and complete answers and to spend hands-on time getting to know him. At the end of my visit I knew that Dancer was THE ONE! Sean, thank-you for making the business and paper work end go so smoothly and Vicki, thank you for helping me find the horse of my dreams.
Marsha, British Columbia, Canada
to Carla in North Carolina!
Here is a picture of Promotion, Vicki and Carla
after a demonstration at the Southern Pines 2005 Farm Tour
Size: 16.1+ hh
I have had a wonderful buying experience with
Sean and Vicki Kelley. I have found the horse of a lifetime and could
not be happier with my decision. I just recently bought a fantastic
3 year old Hanovarian out of Prince Thatch that Vicki imported. Vicki
and Sean gave me numerous opportunities to come and ride Promotion before
I bought him. I never felt rushed or pushed into buying him.in any way.
They represented him just as he is and gave me plenty of time to make
an informed decision. I had such a positive experience that I have started
boarding with them and working in a lesson program with Vicki and my
young horse. Vicki is a great instructor and is great with starting
young horses. She takes immaculate care of all the horses and it shows
that they are pretty fond of her too. I can't say enough things positive
about Antares Dressage and Sean and Vicki Kelley. Finding the right
horse is a hard process, but it has been well worth the wait for me
to of found such a great horse. I look forward to many happy years with
my horse and my relationship with Sean and Vicki Kelley. They are such
a great addition to Pinehurst, North Carolina.
Carla, North Carolina
to Emily in California!
Here is a picture of Felino at his first show
at Flying Cloud farm in Petaluma, only one month after owning him. He
was awesome and won both his classes.
Age: 5 years
Size: 16.1 hh
Color: bay with blaze and two hind white socks
I wanted to say thank you for the wonderful experience I had buying
Felino from you. From the beginning you were very honest and willing
to work with me and not pressuring me to rush things, I REALLY appreciate
that! Felino has turned out to be everything I wanted and more. I am
so happy I was able to find such a great horse here in the states. It's
great to have a horse that every night before I go to bed I think of
him, and he is the first thing I think of when I wake up. I always look
forward to going to the barn and riding him. He has turned out to be
the most personable, dependable and willing horse I have owned! Thank
you SO much for helping me find my dream boy, I can't wait to hit the
show ring with him!! I will keep you Updated!!
Thank you so much,
to Katie in California!
Katie and Genesis
Katie and Genesis were in their first show together at Training Level
and scored 63% and
64%. Congratulations to them both!!!!!!!!!!!
Age: 5 years
Size: 17 hh
Color: Black with two white hind socks
I can't tell you how much I am enjoying Genesis. He has been everything
I have wanted and more. I am so glad I waited as long as I did to find
him. He has really settled down nicely in his new stall and loves to
play with his neighbors! I have already taken him out on a couple of
trails and he was perfect! Everyone at the barn loves him and can't
seem to get over what a beautiful sweet boy he is. I am so happy that
I found my dream horse, I love coming to the barn and showing him off
to all the people. I am hoping to be in the show ring as soon as a can.
I can't thank you enough. I will keep you posted with pictures and our
||Congratulations to the new
owner of Genesis, "Katie" Catherine Marshall won The Great American
USDF Jr/Yr Training Region 7 Championship with a score of 71.923%
to Margo in Nebraska!
Margo and Dream of Black
Dream of Black (Dobby)
Size: 17 hh
Purchasing Dream of Black from Vicki Wall-Kelley is one of the best
decisions I've ever made in my life. Dobby is much more than a horse.
To me, he is my partner and companion. My competitors and equestrian
friends marvel at how connected Dobby and I are after such a short time.
Most people think I've owned Dobby since he was a foal.
When I bought
Dobby last year I was unable to fly out to California to test ride him.
Luckily Vicki had produced an excellent video, which was quickly shipped
to my home. In addition to the video, Vicki's description of Dobby and
his personality was very detailed and useful. When I spoke with her
on the phone she was more concerned about the quality of the home Dobby
would be going to rather than her profit margin... how refreshing!
Dobby now for a year and in that time we've learned a lot from each
other. Recently we rode in a clinic with Hokan Thorn, and he was very
impressed with him. "He is exactly where he should be for his age!"
At 5 years old we are starting our second level work and some flying
changes. In August we showed First Level and won 5 out of the 6 classes
we entered. Next year I plan on showing First and Second Level, in addition
to developing a musical freestyle routine.
been an excellent student. He learns quickly, and is very attentive
during our rides. Over the summer we spent many weekends jumping and
trail riding through the pasture. He has excellent ground manners, and
more personality than some people I know. He is the total package. I
would not hesitate to purchase another horse from Vicki.
to Eileen in Ohio!
Vicki and Windwalker
Size: 16.2 hh
Now Showing training and first level in Ohio with many scores above
69% and as high as 73.846 ! Congratulations Eileen!
to Nora in California!
Vicki and Larissa
Size: 16.2 hh
- I just wanted to bring you up to speed with what has been happening
with Larissa this past year. She has turned out to be a wonderful horse
and is a lot of fun to ride.
I just wanted to let you know that she seems quite happy. She
has a box stall with her own paddock, plus she gets turned out daily
and she loves her carrots and horse cookies. She is a lovely talented
and sweet mare with whom I believe I can have a rewarding dressage
career. Thanks for bringing her into my life.
to Susan in Arizona!
Vicki and Warkanna
Age: 5 years
Size: 16.3 hh
Color: Black Brown
Now showing training and first level in Arizona with many scores in
mid to high 60s. We hope you continued success in the show ring Susan!
to Jean in California
Loaded Pedigree out of states premium
Jean and Ramses
Age: 5 years
Size: 17 hh
Just imported from Germany, this gelding has a loaded pedigree
with Longshamp, Weltmeyer, Calypso II and Werther. He is out of a state's
I wanted to thank you for finding Ramses, my Hanovarian Gelding. After
having ridden with you for many years, and you bringing my Thoroughbred
up to Prix St. George, you knew exactly what I wanted in my dream horse,
and what I could ride.
You painstakingly reviewed, inspected, rode and then rechecked all our
specifications to ensure that Ramses was the right horse for me.
Ramses is gorgeous. Trainers have drooled over his movement and capability
as a dressage horse. You are so careful to purchase only good movers
and physically sound up in front warmbloods that can naturally
do all the dressage movements.
I was concerned that my new horse would be gentle
enough for my husband to move around him, as he is not a horse person.
And Ramses has wonderful gound manners too.
Well, when the time comes for me to purchase
my next performance horse, I cant wait to ask you to find him
for me. I know he will be perfect for the task. Thank you so much."
Jean Killian, Healdsburg, California
to Melanie in Illinois
Age: 6 years
Size: 16.2 hh
Melanie called to tell us that Leiflander was Region 2 Intermediare
Champion. Congratulations Melanie and Pattie!