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Hampton Green Farm - Philosophy

Hampton Green Farm (HGF) was established in 1997 as a dressage boarding, training and sales facility in Fruitport, Michigan, investing initially in young horses from Germany. In time, HGF turned its focus entirely to the development of an elite line of PRE Horses for dressage competition utilizing primarily the bloodlines of the Yeguada Marin Garcia and Albero II, in addition to Flamenco XII and various Cartujano influences. Since that time, HGF expanded to include a winter farm in Wellington, Florida, where both the sires and offspring of the breeding program are campaigned with success in the most competitive dressage circuit in the United States. In 2009 HGF was ranked in the top 15 most successful Dressage Owners in the United States (out of over 7500) and enjoys national and international recognition for its horses at all levels. Known for producing a modern-moving dressage horse of medium size with exceptional temperament and extravagant gaits, HGF has placed horses with amateurs, young riders, and professionals including Olympians.

HGF selects for breeding only those stallions who have proven themselves in dressage competition as well as in the morphology circuits. Since 2009 HGF sires and offspring have taken first or have been in the ribbons in over 50 CDI classes in the US and Europe, have been named to two national dressage teams, 3 HGF horses have placed in the top five in National Dressage Championships in both the United States and Spain, including National Grand Prix Champion of Spain in 2011. Most notably, in 2012 HGF sire Grandioso III competed for the Spanish Olympic Dressage Team in London.

HGF horses embody the most sought-after traits of the modern dressage horse—natural roundness conveyed by a ground-covering trot with suspension, freedom of the shoulder with knee action in front, and a quick hind leg to match; a canter that is supported by a powerful hind-quarters with flexibility of the croup and a natural propensity to carry the weight underneath the body; a clear four-beat walk with moderate over-stride; and the energetic but sensible disposition suited for the requirements of upper level work and competition. HGF has now added to the breeding program the important bloodlines Lebrijano III through Bolero CXLVIII, a son of Utrerano VII.

All HGF young horses are kept in herds and live outside in large pastures for the majority of the year, exposed to all the conditions of the outdoor life. They are handled and started by our experienced staff, who do not introduce stress or isolation into the young horses’ experiences. As a result, HGF horses are confident, social and sensible. HGF Team70 is a program that recognizes the owners and riders of HGF-bred horses that score over 70% in rated dressage competitions, and currently the team has members from the United States, Australia, Argentina, Spain and Germany.