Report from the Road: Shooting Star Farm (NH) – August 28, 2023

September 4, 2023

Report from the Road: Shooting Star Farm (NH) – August 28, 2023


Report from the Road – Shooting Star Farm, Spofford NH

Spofford, NH, USA
Host: Carol & Scot Tolman
Jury:  Floor Dröge  & Arie Hamoen
Editor:  Tracy Geller-Stearns


We had a well organized keuring at the wonderful new farm of Scot and Carol Tolman. The accommodations really gave the horses a good chance to present themselves and the spectators had a nice and safe place to watch all the horses . We want to thank them, and all the people involved a bit extra, as our travel was delayed and the hosts had everything postponed and ready upon our arrival.

Riding Classes-  IBOP, DG Bar & GES Cup classes:
Thank you to our cup class sponsors, DG Bar Breeders and Global Equine Sires!

Congratulations to KESTREL DREAM (Electron x Expressionisme M elite IBOP (dr) D-OC by Vivaldi pref, Breeder: MARIE JOSEE PROULX, Owner: MARGARET BAILEY, DURHAM) on becoming Ster and earning a passing score for the Dressage IBOP today.

Kestrel Dream

Studbook Classes:
Thank you to our Keuring Championship Award Sponsor, Iron Spring Farm!

Stb/Ster 3 Year Old – Dressage

PAEONIA SSF (Vivino x Hyacintia elite IBOP (dr) PROK pref by Charmeur, Breeder/Owner: CARROLL & CAROL TOLMAN) is a long lined and elegant mare with an athletic body and good proportions. She could have had a bit more quality in the front leg for even more points.  She trots with a good technique and a lot of posture. The walk and canter are powerful with good ground coverage. Congratulations on earning the Ster and Keur Eligible predicates today.

Stb/Ster  8 and older – Dressage

JIVE V. Sport (DR) (Florencio keur x Zeppa by Krack C, Breeder: J.W.M. VERKUYLEN  Owner: JULIE KULIOPULOS) Jive is a longlined mare with strong connections in the body and a nice appearance. She has a sport predicate from her career at Fourth level, and today becomes a Keur mare, Congratulations!

Congratulations to NOVA DIEM SSF (Don Tango B x Carpe Diem SS ster by Farrington keur, Breeder: CARROLL & CAROL TOLMAN, Owner: SUSIE KENT) on earning the Ster predicate today.

Nova Diem SSF


Young Horse Classes:


Foals/Weanlings – Jumping

TOUCHDOWN MG (Grand Slam VDL x Eeyanette RGS ster keur elig by Veron, Breeder/Owner.: KATHLEEN HICKERSON)         A foal that is elegant and really good in the jumper type. He has a longlined an athletic body with good proportions and connections. He has three good gaits with a lot of balance and power.

Touchdown MG

Foals/Weanlings – Dressage

TIARITES SSF (Escaneno x D’Orites SSF keur by Donatelli, Breeder/Owner: CARROLL & CAROL TOLMAN) She is a well developed foal with a lot of expression in the type. Shows good proportions and connections in the body. Moves with a lot of technique, balance and posture.

TOTALITY (Gaudi x Ferra sport (dr) by Rousseau pref, Breeder/Owner: RYAN HOPKINS)
A really nice dressage type, but still a bit narrow in the chest. She has a really good walk, with good groundcover and use of the body.  Her trot is Lightfooted and canters with a good balance.

TENACITES SSF (So Perfect x Galearites SSF keur IBOP (dr) by Totilas, Breeder/Owner: CARROLL & CAROL TOLMAN) This is a well developed, long legged foal with a good dressage model. She has a good use of the front leg in the movement,  the hindleg is bending, but could come under the body a bit more.

Keuring High Score:   TOUCHDOWN MG (Grand Slam VDL x Eeyanette RGS ster keur elig by Veron, Breeder/Owner.: KATHLEEN HICKERSON)

First Premiums:                                                            Conformation / Movement

Foals/Weanlings – Jumper
TOUCHDOWN MG (Grand Slam VDL x Veron)                        86/90
THIALF SSF (Diacontinus x Lyjanero)                                         76/74
THEIARITTA CF (Kallmar VDL x Crespo DL)                            75/73

Foals/Weanlings – Dressage
TIARITES SSF (Escaneno x Donatelli)                                         84/82
TOTALITY (Gaudi x Rousseau)                                                      78/82
TENACITES SSF (So Perfect x Totilas)                                         82/78
TREND SETTER SSF (Gaudi x Sir Sinclair)                                76/78
THEO SSF (Morricone x Freestyle)                                               80/72
TIATANA CF (Vitalis x Rubin Royal)                                            72/78
TIA MARIA (Cum Laude x Judgement-ISF)                               76/72
THALIA (Sempatico M x Gaudi)                                                    73/75

Foals/Weanlings – Gelders
TOULA ROSA SSF (Floris BS x Diamond Hit)                           74/74

2 YO’s – Jumper
RICHTENDOR MSK (Nuit d’Emerald HMS x Immer H)        72/69

Stb/Ster 3 Year Old – Dressage
PAEONIA SSF (Vivino x Charmeur)                                             75/85        Ster, Keur Eligible

Stb/Ster 4-to-7 Years –  Dressage
NOVA DIEM SSF (Don Tango B x Farrington)                          70/75        Ster

Stb/Ster  8 and older – Dressage
JIVE V. (Florencio x  Krack C)                                                       75/            Sport (DR)  Ster, Keur
KESTREL DREAM (Electron x Vivaldi)                                      70/75        Ster

**These remarks are for a snapshot in the lifetime of a horse. Not all first premium or ster horses are mentioned in “The Report from the Road”; only those horses that really stand out to the jury.**


Another Future KWPN-NA Breeder!