Selene AC

 


Pure Spanish PRE 1998 Mare
, Barrillo x Manzanita

While shopping for my first Andalusian, we visited Rancho Encantado in Yelm, WA (breeders of Guardiola PRE Andalusians). After viewing many lovely horses there, I was brought to a pasture where young Selene was kept. She and I locked eyes and I immediately knew she was the one. I had goosebumps as I approached her because it actually seemed like she felt a connection to me as well and I have never had that happen before. I know that she is my “once in a lifetime” horse and I feel so richly blessed.

My previous equestrian sport was playing polo and I was fortunate to have owned many wonderful polo ponies during my 20 years of playing. But somehow, the Andalusian breed digs deeper into your heart, truly becoming your equine soul mate.

 Selene is strong, yet ultra sensitive; gentle and sensible beyond words. We have been learning dressage together as a team and her work ethic and eagerness to please has made it an enjoyable adventure.

We enjoy doing Musical Freestyles together to musical freestyles to Spanish music, including a Pas de Deux alongside friend Toni Mueller and her stallion Bandolero. We also participate in Expos, Breed Parades and Exhibitions. The proudest moments of our show career so far have been winning the Pacific Rim Award twice (which is a High Point Award of four Regional Andalusian Shows) and also (finally!) achieving my USDF (United States Dressage Federation) Bronze Medal.


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Some highlights of our career so far are:

2013
PAALH National Andalusian Show
National Rsv Champion Dressage Hack
National Rsv Champion English Pleasure

2012
PAAHL National Andalusian Show
National Champion Dressage Hack
National Champion Western Pleasure

USDF Bronze Medal Award

2011
PAALH National Andalusian Show
National Champion Show Hack
National Champion English Pleasure
National Champion Western Pleasure
National Reserve Champion Dressage Hack

USEF Horse of the Year Regional Champion
Andalusian Open English Pleasure
Andalusian Amateur English Pleasure

2010
Baroque Solstice Show, 

First Place Awards in:
Western Pleasure
Dressage Hack
English Pleasure
Costume

PAALH Canadian National Andalusian Show
National Champion English Pleasure
National Champion Hunt Seat
National Champion Western Pleasure
National Rsv Champion Dressage Hack
Show High Point Award
Foundation of the Spanish Horse
Champion Pas de Deux

USEF Horse of the Year Regional Champion
Andalusian High Point Amateur Horse
Andalusian High Point Performance Horse
Andalusian High Point Saddle Horse

2009
Baroque Solstice Show, 

First Place Awards in:
Western Pleasure Open
Dressage Hack Open
English Pleasure Open
Halter Senior Mare

PAALH Canadian National Andalusian Show
National Champion Western Pleasure
National Reserve Champion Dressage Hack
National Rsrv Champion English Show Hack

USEF Horse of the Year Regional Champion
Andalusian High Point Amateur Horse
Andalusian High Point Halter Horse

2008
Go for Baroque Regional Andalusian Show
Grand Champion Andalusian Mare
Reserve Champion English Pleasure
Reserve Champion Western Pleasure

PAALH Canadian National Andalusian Show
National Champion Senior Mare
National Champion Mare/Amateur to Handle
National Champion English Pleasure
National Champion Hunt Seat Open
National Champion Hunt Seat Amateur
Reserve Champion Show Hack
Reserve Champion Western Amateur
Reserve Champion Western Open
High Point Canadian National Show Andalusian Horse
High Point Canadian National Show Amateur
Festival of the Andalusian Regional Show
Grand Champion Andalusian Mare
Champion Western Pleasure

Pacific Rim Regional Champion

USEF Horse of the Year Regional Champion
Andalusian High Point Amateur Horse

2007
Festival of the Andalusian Regional Show
Reserve Champion Andalusian Mare
Champion Senior Mare

PAALH Canadian National Andalusian Show
National Champion Dressage Third Level
Pacific Rim Regional Reserve Champion

USEF Horse of the Year Regional Champion
Andalusian High Point Amateur Horse
Andalusian High Point Performance Horse

2006
Go For Baroque Regional Andalusian Show
English Pleasure Champion

Festival of the Andalusian Regional Show
English Pleasure Champion

Pacific Rim Regional Champion

USEF Horse of the Year Regional Champion
Andalusian High Point Amateur Horse
Andalusian High Point Performance Horse
Andalusian High Point Saddle Horse

2005
Go For Baroque Regional Andalusian Show
English Pleasure Champion

Festival of the Andalusian Regional Show
Champion Senior Mare

USDF All Breeds Award
Musical Freestyle 2nd Place

USEF Horse of the Year Regional Champion
Andalusian High Point Amateur Horse
Andalusian High Point Performance Horse
Andalusian High Point Saddle Horse

2004
PAALH Canadian National Andalusian Show
Grand Champion Senior Mare
Andalusian High Point Performance Horse

USEF Horse of the Year Regional Champion

2002
Festival of the Andalusian Regional Show
Reserve Champion Junior Mare