WT Leapfrog Shines At Inaugural North American Stallion Sport Test

Photos by Patty Wilding

WT Leapfrog performed beautifully to win the title of Jumper Champion at the inaugural North American Stallion Sport Test in November 2017.

The breakdown of his scores were: 9.5 for canter, 9.0 for scope, 9.5 for style, 9.0 for rideability, and 9.5 for overall impression for a 9.26 overall score.

“Although Leapfrog is a big horse, he is very flexible and elastic in his canter,” remarked Judge Dieter Stut at the test. “He is able to lengthen and shorten easily. At the jump, he had a powerful take-off, and his scope seemed to be without limits. He showed nearly perfect style and technique and very good rideability with high consistency. One jump was like the other.”

Trainer and rider, Mandy Porter, showcased him on the first day of the test before handing over the reins to guest, test rider, Marion Ostmeyer.

Thank you to both Mandy and Marion for giving the Frog such beautiful rides. And thank you to so many people for developing this young stallion: Mandy (again), Colts Unlimited’s Charlie and Hilary Carrel, Darlene Mardock, Kelli Johnston, and all the rest of the team at Wild Turkey Farm. Of course, special thanks to LioCalyon and Leapfrog’s mom, Grandessa.

To read a full report on the inaugural North American Stallion Sport Test, please see Riding Magazine’s article here.

Wild Turkey’s Barb Ellison & WT Leapfrog

 

WT Leapfrog jumping with trainer Mandy Porter

Leapfrog jumping with test rider Marion Ostmeyer

Teamwork makes the dream work

The beautiful Leapfrog

Congratulations to Deb Marino on the purchase of WT Crush

More details on this mare here.

Congratulations to Courtney Wheelock on the purchase of WT Rapture

More details on this gorgeous gelding here.

Congratulations to Samantha Whitehead on the purchase of WT Gucci

More details on this stunning 2014 filly here.

Congratulations to Bart Taylor on the purchase of WT Lebowski

More details on WT Lebowski available here.

WT Leapfrog on cover of Flying Changes Magazine

Special thanks to photographer Mary Cornelius for providing the stunning photo of this young stallion.

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Meet Wild Turkey Farm’s New Head Trainer

chelsea-jonesWild Turkey Farm is pleased to announce that Chelsea Jones will be the new head trainer at the farm.

Chelsea began her riding career in British Columbia, beginning in the pony divisions and making her way up the ranks through the Junior division. Chelsea ended her Junior career as one of the top Juniors in North America, winning most of the major regional and national equitation finals along her way to graduating into the professional ranks.

As a young professional, Chelsea worked as a sales horse rider in Europe for 6 months, as well as an assistant trainer to True North Stables in Calgary, Alberta. Chelsea also worked for Full Circle Farm for several years where she had much success in the show arena, including Grand Prix wins and numerous championships in both the hunter and jumper arenas.

Chelsea’s personal goals include continuing to compete in the Grand Prix arena and eventually work her way towards riding for the Canadian National team, representing Canada internationally. Chelsea is also a Just World International Professional Rider Ambassador.

Limoncello II Now Standing at Wild Turkey Farm

limoncello-newsWild Turkey Farm is proud to announce that Limoncello II (Lorentin I x Capitol I x Lord) will be standing at the farm beginning the 2014 breeding season!

AHHA Approvals a Success

Lillix WT (Liocalyon x Corriander) was approved as a stallion – 49 bonits, 8 for freejumping.

Bliss WT (LaMarque x Latano) was site Champion, now in the MMPS studbook with 50 bonits.

Beckett WT (LaMarque x Wellington) is now in the MMP studbook with 48 bonits.

Bounce WT (LaMarque x Tout Feu D’Hex) is now in the MMP studbook with 47 bonits.

Lebowski WT (Lavita x Loutano) Premium Foal.

Eclipse WT (Quinar x Capitol I) Premium Foal.

Embarque WT (LaMarque x indorado) Premium Foal.

Exclusive WT (LioCalyon x Coriander) Premium Foal.

Lieutenant Dan (LaMarque x Great Pleasure) Premium Foal.

Lightyear WT (LaMarque x Converter) Premium Foal.

Limited Edition WT (LioCalyon x Eusebio) Merit Foal.

Quintago WT (Quinar x Carthago) Merit Foal.

Cacao WT (Contefino x Capitol I) Merit Foal.