Everglades Dressage Filly Takes Top Honors at Hasslers Breeder Challenge Sweepstakes
Wellington, FL (February 4, 2013) – Bethany Peslar, of Everglades Dressage, along with her premium award winning filly, Wysteria, took top honors at the Hassler Dressage Breeders Challenge Sweepstakes, winning Reserve Champion and placing as the highest scoring filly in the contest. “I love everything about her!” Peslar recently stated about Wysteria. “She’s built uphill with a very strong hindend and beautiful neck. She has outstanding conformation and movement, just like both of her parents,” she continued. Wysteria is by Rosseau out of the premium Oldenburg mare, Waldora.
“Rousseau is one of the best stallions standing in the U.S.,” describes Peslar. “His sire is Ferro, who was an Olympic horse and is sire and grandsire to many international horses, most notably Olympic individual gold medalist Valegro and team gold medalist Uthopia. Rousseau’s dam was sired by Roemer, who was also an international Grand Prix horse. Rousseau himself was reserve champion as a six year old in the World Championships for young horses. Three years in a row he was the sire of the stallion licensing champions in Holland and is the only sire that’s ever done this. Even though he is U.S. owned, he actually stood at stud in Holland and Germany for several years before being brought back home to the U.S. I believe Europeans still import frozen semen from him now that he’s in the U.S. which further proves his quality as a sire.”
Peslar continues, “Waldora was a successful international Grand Prix horse under Juan Matute,” she says about Wysteria’s dam. “She showed ability to be one of the best, but her career was unfortunately cut short at a young age to a shoulder injury, and she never had the chance to achieve her full potential at international level. She had unbelievable ability in piaffe, passage and pirouettes and a very impressive presence.”
Prior to the Reserve Championship win, Wysteria was awarded a premium rating by the Oldenburg Verband, which is another honor for the Everglades Dressage breeding program. Holly Simensen, Director of the North American division of the Oldenburg Horse Breeders Society, who inspected Wysteria said, “They have an absolutely quality mare, and that is really the deciding factor in getting a good foal – you must have a good mare. The dam of this filly is very clear in her mind with very good gaits.”
Everglades Dressage is also home to Wysteria’s full sister, Walina, who is another example of this exceptional breeding program. “I believe Walina, who’s one year older than Wysteria, is also an outstanding filly,” describes Pelsnar. “You can really tell that they’re sisters! Both fillies have great character. They are extremely friendly and easy to handle.”
Everglades Dressage is based in Grand Prix Village of Wellington, and offers dressage training for all levels of riders from Training level to Grand Prix. Peslar offers boarding for clients in training, and also allows clients to trailer in their horses for lessons. She focuses on helping riders achieve success with an emphasis on correct seat and effective aids, and her training program offers lesson horses through the FEI level.
Peslar is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist, was the 2006 Reserve Champion in the National Young Adult Grand Prix Championship “Brentina Cup” at Gladstone, and is a successful USEF High Performance Grand Prix competitor. Peslar’s impressive list of accomplishments also includes earning her USDF Gold Medal in 2003 at age 21. She is also a strong supporter of equestrian programs in the United States.
For more information about Bethany Peslar, visit her website at www.evergladesdressage.com.
Photo: – Everglades Dressage’s filly Wysteria took top honors at the Hassler Dressage Breeders Challenge Sweepstakes, winning Reserve Champion and placing as the highest scoring filly in the contest. (Photo courtesy of Doug Tessler)