Cartier is a GOV registered gelding bred by Jay and DuBose Fleming of Shadow Dance Farms in Loudoun County, VA. Cartier is by the Westfalen stallion Caruso (Casaretto/Foxtrott)and is out of Shadow Dance Farm’s 1993 dark bay, imported Russian Trakehner mare, Gucci, whose pedigree is traced back to the original studbook. Gucci produces elegant, intelligent, performance-oriented foals. She embodies an historical pedigree to be captured for posterity through her offspring.
Through the efforts of Jay and DuBose Fleming of Shadow Dance Farms and Boo Donoho of Cascade Sporthorses, Cartier joined Stone Ridge Eventing in April 2011. Cartier was backed and started on the lunge in May and went on his first solo ride in late June.
He is well-balanced with an amazing push from behind and swing through his back. Cartier is a lovely mover and draws positive attention from the judges and spectators everywhere he goes. . He entered the show ring for the first time in September 2011. He and Cynthia competed successfully in Hunter Hack and Baby Green Hunter Divisions.
Cartier’s true love is the hunter ring, and Cynthia’s is eventing. Cartier was sold to Maggie Gorji of Atlanta, Georgia in April 2012. Ricky Coward, top hunter rider, will continue Cartier’s training and help him find success as an A hunter.
Southwest Missouri Hunter/Jumper Association 2011
- Hunter Hack Year End Overall 3rd place
- Training Hunter Overall 5th place
- Shadowbrook Hunter Hack Champion- November
- Shadowbrook Training Hunter Champion- November
- Tempo Farms Training Hunter Reserve- October
Kansas City Professional Horseman’s Association- 2012
- Reserve Champion Year-End Baby Green Hunter
- 2nd Low Hunter Over Fences White Fox Manor March 2012
- 3rd Baby Green Hunter Under Saddle White Fox Manor March 2012
- 2nd Low Hunter Under Saddle White Fox Manor January 2012
- 2nd Baby Green Hunter Under Saddle White Fox Manor January 2012
- 1st Baby Green Hunter Under Saddle White Fox Manor December 2011
- 2nd Baby Green Hunter Over Fences I White Fox Manor December 2011
- 4th Baby Green Hunter Over Fences II White Fox Manor December 2011
- 2nd Low Hunter Under Saddle White Fox Manor December 2011
- 1st Training Hunter Over Fences II Shadowbrook SMHJA November 2011
- 1st Training Hunter Under Saddle Shadowbrook SMHJA November 2011
- 1st Hunter Hack Over Fences Shadowbrook SMHJA November 2011
- 2nd Hunter Hack Under Saddle Shadowbrook SMHJA November 2011
- 1st Training Hunter Under Saddle Tempo WHOA SMHJA October 2011
- 1st Hunter Hack Tempo WHOA SMHJA October 2011
- 2nd Hunter Hack Mansfield SMHJA September 2011