Hidden Springs Ranch’s dedication to excellence is validated by the high number of premium foal awards received at breed inspections, as well as the multitude of young stock which have earned rankings in the top five of USDF Horse of the Year Sport Horse Breeding Awards, claimed USDF All Breeds Championship awards and California Dressage Society Championships, and made Hidden Springs Ranch among the top ten in the USDF Dressage Sport Horse Breeder of the Year awards.
Nardine had a banner year in 2015 as of the nine foals presented for inspection, six were named Premium, four Foal of Distinction ribbons were awarded, and three stallion prospects were named. The 2016 crop of foals once again impressed, producing eight Premium foals, three Foals of Distinction, and two prestigious honorees as stallion prospects. Three more Hidden Springs Ranch superstars have been earning top honors in the show ring this year, including the elegant filly Fait Accompli HSR (Fackeltanz x Sir Donnerhall), stallion prospect Leander HSR (Lord Carnaby x Hohenstein), and the stunning three-year-old gelding Sibelius (Sir Donnerhall x Olympic Ferro), which is a candidate for the FEI Young Horse program.
While all of Nardine’s horses are bred with dressage in mind, many of them also excel in jumping such as Favian (French Kiss x Relevant). Under the guidance of Tamie Smith, Favian was Open Novice Champion at the USEA American Eventing Championships in 2015, and has now moved up to the FEI 1* level with new owner Valerie Vizzcarondo of Blue Clover Eventing.