Wellington’s spotted sport horse (profiled here in Horse-Canada at the beginning of the year), has had a busy spring between wrapping up her 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival season in Wellington, Florida, jumping into the winner’s circle during ESP’s Spring Circuit there, and being the gracious host of an exclusive meet-and-greet for Breyer Model Horses at The Tackeria.
Dani, or Danash’s Northern Tempest, a Leopard Appaloosa-Friesian mare (Danash K x Chief’s Bold Angel), is the 2021 BreyerFest Celebration Horse and will headline Breyer’s 2021 virtual event July 16-18, 2021 as she embodies their theme of “A Horse of a Different Color.” Her eye-catching spots, while not a traditional colour in the hunter ring, have nevertheless been paired with the tricolor champion ribbon and circuit champion cooler multiple times this year.
Born in Cheboygan, Michigan and bred by Jessica Bowman, Dani is now owned by Palm Beach Sport Horses and trained by Ashley Glica of ATG Equestrian, Dani’s success in the hunters reached a crescendo during the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival where the eight-year-old mare pulled in multiple ribbons and top placings in both the WEF and ESP hunter rings, She earned blues in the equitation, gave amateurs and juniors a first experience at the prestigious show, and enjoyed rounds with riders including Isabella Pina, Xavier Gomez, and multiple USEF and National Hunter Champion Kat Fuqua. In ESP’s Spring Circuit, Dani and Glica were the Circuit Champions in the USHJA 2′ Hunters.
In late March, Dani was the star of Breyer’s Tackeria Meet & Greet, hanging out on the equestrian superstore’s front lawn in Wellington to greet shoppers and passersby. Lucky visitors were given Dani stickers, an exclusive look at her brand new model, and information on BreyerFest 2021. Dani enjoyed pats and pictures with Breyer fans and horse lovers of all ages. Breyer’s exclusive Dani model is only available as part of the BreyerFest ticket package.
~with files from Equinium Sports Marketing, LLC