Happy Hour – 3 Weeks Under-Saddle
The 1995 German Trakehner Stallion, “Happy Hour,” sired by the world-renowned German Trakehner Stallion, “Induc.”
Induc was the 1994 German Bundeschampion earning the higest scores possible of all 4-year olds and all riding disciplines in Germany.
The above video demonstrates Happy Hour’s superb ridability; trainability; character; outstanding work ethic; exceptionally pure movement in all 3 gaits – all very apparent at only 3 weeks under saddle as a 3-year old. Pardon the less than excellent video quality. This footage came from an old VHS tape (yes!), converted from the PAL format to U.S. format and then edited, copied to DVD, and so on…
Several weeks after this video was taken in July 1998, Happy Hour placed 6th out of 26 stallions at a large dressage/breeding competition in Cologne, Germany. In August 1998, Happy made the exciting journey across the “big pond” from rural farm country in Denmark via Copenhagen to the USDA quarantine facility in Newburgh, New York – where we more than anxiously awaited his arrival. After a 7+ hour trip, he arrived at the stallion quarantine facility where I visited him each and every day. It was the longest 30+ days I can remember. Finally, after a short trailer ride, he arrived ‘home’ and the rest is beautiful history… ♥
Music/Lyrics Credit: “Can’t Help Falling in Love” is a pop song originally recorded by American singer Elvis Presley and published by Gladys Music, Elvis Presley’s publishing company. It was written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss. Copyright ©. All Rights Reserved.
Happy Hour has sired 13 generations of superb offspring who possess outstanding ridability, trainability and movement, in addition to their athletic versatility. All of his offspring have super minds and are easy and extremely willing. To see more of Happy Hour’s family and children, please visit our gallery:
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ From The Bottom Of My Heart – Happy Birthday, My Dearest Happy Hour. May I Continue To Be Blessed & Graced With Your Love,
Trust & Friendship For Many More Healthy, Happy Birthdays To Come. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥