Wednesday, July 2, 2014

hump day haflinger series #25

Dani Cannon is the rider for Poppybarn Haflingers in the UK. She has had the opportunity to work with and train many Haflingers. While riding various Haflingers, Dani has competed in high levels of Dressage and had ridden at Royal Windor, Royal Norfolk, Equifest, and the Haflinger Breed Show. She has her own Haflinger which is her best friend.
That is love!
Haflinger: Stagsden Anjou, Joe or Joseph when cheeky
Sire and Dam: by Alpine
Age: 10 year old gelding
Height: 15hh
Favorite Food: carrots and apples
Personality: High strung, sharp, and full of energy, but he has calmed down. He is a challenging ride. Joe has a great personality with a lot of character and easy to read facial expressions.
Likes: people and attention He loves his mum and will watch her and call to her when she is riding other horses.
Discipline: Dressage and Side Saddle
Awards: Reserve Supreme Champion at the Haflinger Breed Show
Side Saddle
The Haflinger that taught Dani everything she knows is Stagsden Adonis. She showed him up to medium level Dressage. He is currently 22 years old and fit as a fiddle. He has also won a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding achievements in the society and promoting the Haflinger breed. Mosscarr Quartz was a mare that Dani trained through Prix St. George level Dressage. Mosscarr Quartz also did jumping, cross country, hunting, and side saddle. She won the Most Improved Haflinger Award Another gelding that Dani rode dressage with was the eye catching gelding, Millhall Nordspritz. Her newest project is Santiago, a mare who she is currently training in county showing and dressage.

Dani met Kim Ginns, the owner of Poppybarn Haflingers when she was 12. She began riding the horses there and met a nice little yearling, who ended up being Joe! Later she bought him as her own.
Dani has been lucky to be able to ride so many amazing Haflingers which has helped her accomplish her dreams. She has worked really hard with Anjou and is looking forward to riding in a display in Austria side saddle as well as continuing to work on Dressage. 


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