Past

Past competition horses

Don Angelo

Don Angelo is a 2004 Hanoverian gelding (by Don Frederico out of Dessous Noir, by Don Primero) imported from Germany in November 2007, and trained by Cyndi since his arrival in the U.S. Cyndi and Don Angelo have trained with Scott Hassler, Steffen Peters, Shannon Peters, Jan Ebeling, Charlotte Bredhal-Baker, Christine Traurig, Sabine Baron Wright and Niki Rose Hall.

Cyndi and Don Angelo have showed through Intermediaire I with scores in the 70s. His amateur owner, Ann Damiano, plans to begin showing him at the FEI level in early 2018.

Accomplishments:

  • 2013 American Hanoverian Society’s All-Breeds Awards PSG third place finisher with median score of 68.7%.
  • 2013 Arizona Dressage Association FEI Horse of the Year with a 71.3%; Cameo award for the highest scoring FEI horse trained up through the levels in Arizona.
  • 2014 GAIF USDF Region 5 Champion at Prix St. Georges and Intermediate 1, qualifying for the USDF Finals in Lexington, KY
  • Finished 4th place at Intermediate 1 at the 2014 US Dressage Finals in Lexington, KY with a 67.67%
  • Finished 11th in 2014 USDF Horse of the Year Rankings at Intermediate 1with a score of 70.132% and 4th in American Hanoverian Society for 2014 competition season.
  • 2014 Arizona FEI Horse of the Year Reserve Champion and Cameo award winner

Competition scores

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Genuine Gem

Gem is a 1999 Hanoverian mare (by Gold Luck out of Armandy, by Armin) that Cyndi trained to Grand Prix. She competed at the USEF Developing PSG Championships in 2008.
Accomplishments:
  • 2011 – 5th place Grand Prix American Hanoverian Society – Open (National)
  • 2010 – Res. Champion Intermediate American Hanoverian Society – Musical Freestyle (National)
  • 2010 – Res. Champion Intermediate American Hanoverian Society – Open (National)
  • 2010 9th place Intermediate Musical Freestyle Challenge Year End Awards (National)
  • 2010 – 12th place Intermediate Dressage Horse of the Year Awards (National)
  • 2010 – 17th place Intermediate Musical Freestyle Year End Awards (National)
  • 2009 – 3rd place  Region 5 Open Prix St Georges Championship
  • 2009 – 5th place  Region 5 Open Intermediate Championship
  • 2008 – 3rd place  Region 5 Open Prix St Georges Championship

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Strauss

Strauss is a 1999 Dutch Warmblood gelding (by Idocus out of Nelissa, by G Ramiro Z) . Cyndi competed Strauss for owner Nikki Soich from 2005 through 2011, bringing the gelding from First Level to Grand Prix.

Accomplishments:

  • 2011 – 3rd place Grand Prix KWPN of North America – Open (National)
  • 2011 – 8th place Grand Prix Dressage Horse of the Year Awards (National)
  • 2011 – Champion, Region 5 Open Grand Prix Championship
  • 2010 – 10th place Intermediate Musical Freestyle Challenge Year End Awards (National)
  • 2010 – 12th place Intermediate Musical Freestyle Year End Awards (National)
  • 2009 – Reserve Champion, Region 5 Open Intermediate Championship
  • 2009 – Reserve Champion, Region 5 Open Prix St Georges Championship

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Illion

Illion is a 1990 Dutch Warmblood gelding (by Dageraad out of Bantah, by Le Mexico) that Cyndi showed through Grand Prix. He was retired at the age of 23 after helping one of Cyndi’s students earn her silver and gold medals.

Competition scores

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Maxine

Cyndi has owned Maxine, a 1986 Quarter Horse/Tennessee Walker cross since the mare was 4. In their younger days, they dabbled in everything—eventing, hunter/jumpers, barrel racing, pole bending, team penning… and, of course, dressage. Dressage eventually became their focus, and they moved up the levels together.

Cyndi earned her USDF bronze and silver medals on Maxine, who competed through Intermediaire I. Maxine has also served as Cyndi’s lesson horse, teaching beginners how to ride. She has also helped numerous riders acheive their USDF bronze medals.

Maxine and Cyndi were profiled in the 2001 Dressage Issue of the Chronicle of the Horse. She retired from competition at the age of 18. Now in her 30s, she still gives walk/trot lessons to Cyndi’s son Ronin.

Competition scores

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