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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Some news from New Zealand

As some of you may know, we are the US Agents for Dressage Royal and are very excited about our oldest foals - Don William & Daylily who will be starting undersaddle shortly. It is an honor to be able to offer this world class stallion to other breeders and through our association with Dressage Royal, Ellie corresponds with another breeder down in New Zealand - Sally Bank of North Park Equestrian who owns Doringcourt (a licensed son of Dressage Royal). Her daughter Andrea competes this fine horse and they have had a lovely breeding & show season.

Here is the latest note and some photographs -

Hi Ellie

Hope you are all well and enjoying your new foals this year.

We are going into winter here in New Zealand but have been very fortunate with having a wonderful summer,
Autumn and now winter is still very mild and dry.

I thought I would touch base with you to let you know how things are going with our lovely boy Doringcourt.
We had a great first official breeding season this year with him and are really looking forward to seeing his
foals on the ground starting to be born November onwards.

His first three foals are lovely from last season and we were lucky enough to get a beautiful colt
who we have named NPE Delrico. I've attached some photos of him 5 days and 11 weeks. He is a lovely
deep bay now with two white socks. Sorry about the white eyes @ 11 weeks, I took the photos late evening with flash.

Doringcourt had a fabulous season at Medium Level winning the FEI World Challenge (Elementary level).
Andrea and Doringcourt were selected to ride for Team NZ which was out of six countries. NZ
won overall and Andrea and Doringcourt came first in their section out of 6 countries.
She also won Champion Medium Level @ Waitemata Dressage Champships and NZ Horse of the Year Medium

Wishing you a successful season with all your horses and I hope you have a lovely summer.

Kind Regards
Sally Bank
North Park Equestrian

So it goes without saying Watermark Farm is thrilled to hear of Andrea & Doringcourt's triumphs down south and wish the entire North Park Equestrian team success and happiness in their off season! Congratulations NPE!!!

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