Karen Stopek hosted an Inspection for the American Trakehner Association at High Point Equestrian Center on June 30, 2012.  Our very own UMA by Prelude was approved and won the high scoring mare ribbon!  RAVVIVONDO by Prelude was bred by Karen Stopek and is now owned by Hannah Kettler.  She was also approved and won the reserve high scoring mare ribbon!


UMA

Above photo by JT Photography

Prelude By Mozart x Untouchable (German Verband Approved Trakehner Mare by Habicht)

Bred, owned, shown and loved by Karen Stopek

-1st place in Hunter Breeding Yearlings at her first show

-American Trakehner Association's 2010 Horse of the Year Hunter Breeding Yearlings Champion

-2010 USHJA Zone 6 Horse of the Year Reserve Champion

-2010 USHJA Stirrup Cup Reserve Champion


SYMFONY

Above photo by JT Photography

 2007 Trakehner colt by Prelude By Mozart. Bred and owned by Stopek Stables.  Shown by Heather Huntoon. 

-2010 American Trakehner Association Horse of the Year Hunter Breeding Three Year Olds Champion


Perfektion (by Prelude) and Taylor Hildreth

DRESSAGE

 
Owner Rider/Handler
Warm Up to the Classic, Cumming, IA, May 2010
 
- USDF Amateur Handler - 1st - 66.500% Taylor Hildreth Taylor Hildreth

Maffit Lake Equestrian Center Fantasy III, Cumming, IA, Sep 2010
 
- USDF Amateur Handler - 2nd - 67.000% Taylor Hildreth Taylor Hildreth

IaDCTA 2010 Schooling and Series Championship, Cedar Rapids, IA, Oct 2010
 
- USDF Amateur Handler - 1st - 80.000% Taylor Hildreth Taylor Hildreth
- USDF Amateur Handler In Hand JR/YR Championship - Champion Taylor Hildreth Taylor Hildreth

Iowa Dressage Classic I, Cumming, IA, Jun 2011
 
- Intro Level Test B - 1st - 68.120% Taylor Hildreth Taylor Hildreth
- Intro Level Test A - 1st - 61.250% Taylor Hildreth Taylor Hildreth

MLEC Fantasy Schooling Show I, Cumming, IA, Jun 2011
 
- Intro Level Test B - 1st - 65.000% Taylor Hildreth Taylor Hildreth
- Intro Level Test A - 1st - 66.870% Taylor Hildreth Taylor Hildreth

MLEC Fantasy II Schooling Show, Cumming, IA, Jul 2011
 
- Intro Level Test C - 1st - 66.000% Taylor Hildreth Taylor Hildreth
- Intro Level Test B - 1st - 73.120% Taylor Hildreth Taylor Hildreth

MLEC Fantasy Schooling Show III, Cumming, IA, Sep 2011
 
- Intro Level Test C - 1st - 67.500% Taylor Hildreth Taylor Hildreth
- Intro Level Test B - 1st - 70.620% Taylor Hildreth Taylor Hildreth

 


Prelude By Mozart at the 2009 American Trakehner Convention, Murfreesboro, TN

~4th Hunter Stakes

~6th Jumper Stakes


PONYLICIOUS FOR SALE

7/26/09-Ponylicious won Champion of both the 2'6" and 3' Hunter Divisions.

USHJA 2009 Horse of the Year Awards:

Reserve Champion Zone 6 Gren Pony Hunter-Medium

Reserve Champion zone 6 Meium Pony Hunter

Pony Hunter-Medium Division Zone 6-6th Place


 

SCORPIO ( Prelude By Mozart x Sweet Opportunity-ATA approved Tb) 

~2007, 2008 & 2009 ATA HORSE OF THE YEAR  Hunter Breeding Colts

~2007, 2008, 2009 BEST YOUNG HORSE North Hills Hunt "A" Show

~2009 USEF Zone 6 Hunter Breeding Champion 

~2009 Top 10 in the nation!

Congrats to owner Meredith VanBenthuysen and Scorpio!


Prelude By Mozart is the Iowa Dressage and Combined Training Association's 2008 High Point Trakehner!


Hailee Huntoon and Ponylicious won a First Place ribbon at the Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center Spring Gathering II Grand Prix.  Way to go, Hailee!


"D" Series Awards Banquet 2009-Hannah, Taylor, Sarah, Aly, Emily, Jessica, Karen, Grace, Cadence, Hailee and Annika.  Good job, gilrls!

Karen Stopek (seated) with Julie, Cari, and Katelyn at the 2006 "D" Series Awards Banquet.  Congratulations on a terrific year of showing, girls!!!

Paige, Karen, and Alaina (not necessarily in that order) at a Hunter/Jumper Show.

Images from the 2008 show season.


Prelude went to Texas for the 2007 ATA Convention where he won 2nd place in the Hunter Stakes and tied for 1st place in the Jumper Stakes.  He was ridden by Jeff White of Whitehorse Farms in Prosper, TX. He is pictured below jumping the Puissance wall at 5'3".  Stopek Stables was proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the Convention for the third year in a row!

Photo by Pam Norton

Click above to see video of Prelude jumping the 5'3" brick wall.


Stopek Stables is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the ATA Convention and Inspection for the second year in a row.  We had a wonderful time exhibiting Prelude in Columbus, Ohio.  He was shown by Karen Stopek in the Stallion Parade and finished 5th in the Hunter Stakes ridden by Leslie Smith.  Thank you, Leslie, for riding Prelude on such short notice.  Prelude and Leslie made a great team!

 Below are some pictures from the Convention:

Prelude loves Karen! (The feeling is mutual!)

Our stall display.

Prelude braided and ready for his big night.

Bob’s sister, Theresa, holds our niece, Hannah, for her first horsey ride.
Hannah will be attending Auntie Karen’s Pony Camp as soon as she is old enough!

Bobby and Heather take a break.

Did Prelude tell Bob a funny joke?  Why else would he be smiling at a horse show?

Heather has Prelude prepared for the Stallion Parade.

Leslie Smith, from Tennessee, takes Prelude in the Hunter Stakes.  They make a great team!


Prelude won first place at his first USEF Hunter/Jumper show, the Saddle & Sirloin in Kansas City, MO in June, 2006. 


Congratulations to Anna Greiman- Iowa Dressage and Combined Training Association's 2006 Junior Champion and  winner of the Silver Intro Rider Award!  Anna won these awards while being coached by Heather Huntoon and riding Stopek Stables' Klassic Mist.


The “D” Series Hunter/Jumper Awards Banquet was held January 19 at the North End Diner in Johnston.  The Stopek Stables Show Team coached by Karen Stopek did very well!  Awards were given to Abby Jackson, Erin Jackson, Savanna Rowe, Meagan Newell, Jessica Kramer, Karen Peters, Cari Johnson, AraMay Hubbard, and Karen Stopek.  Winners of 2006 “D” Series Champion embroidered saddle pads were Savanna, AraMay and Cari.  Pictured above from left to right are Erin, Karen, Savanna, Meagan, Katelyn Simon, and in the front row, our Champion Lead Liner Abby Jackson.  Good job, girls!!!


Heather Stopek as part of the 2006 3rd place team at the Lake Erie College Dressage Prix de Ville in April.  Congrats to Heather and Prelude!


Congratulations to Heather Stopek for winning First Place at the November 6th, 2005 IHSA show at Lake Erie College!


Karen Stopek (seated) with Julie, Cari, and Katelyn at the 2006 D Series Awards Banquet.  Congratulations on a great year, girls!!!


2005 ATA Inspection

Stopek Stables hosted an Inspection for the American Trakehner Association on Saturday, July 30, 2005.  We would like to thank all of the participants and spectators for attending.  A wonderful time was had by all and it was an educational experience for everyone.  Special thanks to our Inspector, Mr. Brad Kerbs, Vice President of the ATA, and his lovely wife, Susie, for scribing.  Congratulations to all of the mare owners whose mares were approved!  Stopek Stables is proud to announce that two of our own mares, Silverweed and Resail Sally, were approved.  They are bred to Prelude for 2006 foals.

Pictured above is Sweet Opportunity, a Thoroughbred mare owned by Meredith VanBentheysen.  She was approved by the American Trakehner Association on 7/30/05.  We are eagerly anticipating her 2006 foal by Prelude!

Also approved was the lovely gray mare, Polareis, owned by Saunja Mildenstein and Key To Turn, a beautiful Thoroughbred mare owned by Lynn Seaba. 

Special congratulations to Leonard and Patricia Foley and their Trakehner mare, Athaena*M*.  Athaena*M*, by E.H.Caprimond, won highest scoring OSB Trakehner mare and scored high enough to achieve Model Mare status!  She is also expecting a 2006 foal by Prelude!


2005 Oldenburg Inspection

Stopek Stables presented 4 horses at the ISR/Oldenburg NA inspection held at Woodridge Farm in Claremore, Oklahoma on Septemeber 24, 2005.  We are proud to announce that both of our Thoroughbred mares, Silverweed and Ain't She Speedy, were approved and entered into the Main Mare Book!  Also, both of our fillies, Amazing (by Art Deco and o/o Silverweed) and Hope Rising (by Hall of Fame and o/o Ain't She Speedy) scored very well and are registered and branded Oldenburg NA! 


Photos of Prelude By Mozart and Heather Stopek by Rick Hildreth

Iowa Dressage and Combined Training Association,  "Warm Up to the Classic",

May 28, 2005 Results:

LIttle Rascal/Karen Stopek- In Hand Ponies: 59% First Place! (His first show!)

Prelude By Mozart/Karen Stopek- In Hand Stallions: 75.5% First Place!

God's Will/Heather Stopek-In Hand Geldings: 64% Third Place

Prelude By Mozart/Karen Stopek-Intro A: 57% Third Place (Their first dressage test ever as partners!)

Prelude By Mozart/Karen Stopek-Intro B: 59.524% Fourth Place (improving already!)

Klassic Mist/Heather Stopek-Dressage Equitation: First Place!

Klassic Mist/Heather Stopek-Training Level Test 3: 65% First Place!

Prelude By Mozart/Heather Stopek-Training Level Test 3: Second Place (beat only by herself on Klassic Mist!)

Klassic Mist/Heather Stopek-Training Level Test 4: 62.69% Second Place


Little Rascal attended the Iowa Dressage and Combined Training Association's Dressage Show on May 28, 2005 and won his first time out!  He is the winner of the In-Hand Pony class.  He was shown by Karen Stopek.  We are looking forward to many more wins for Little Rascal, our homebred Trakehner/Welsh gelding.  He is now enjoying his new home with Melanie G. and her daughter in New York.  We wish them much luck with his future show career as a Medium Hunter Pony!!!


 

Congratulations to "Sweet William"

-Bred, owned, trained and loved by Heather Huntoon.

Winner of Hunter Breeding Two Year Old class and Reserve Champion Young Horse at the 2004 Ohio Professional Horsemen's Association Hunter Jumper Show!  


    

 Heather Stopek won 2 Gold Medals on Klassic Mist at the Iowa Games held at  Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine on July 19th, 2003.  Congratulations, Heather!


 

Cari and Destiny are showing in Jumpers  under the guidance of Karen Stopek.  Cari J. and her jumper, Unforgettable Destiny, won 2 medals in the 2005 Iowa Games in Jumping.  They also won the 3'3" Jumpers at the Valley Park "D" series show.  In 2006, they won first place at the Saddle & Sirloin "B" rated Hunter/Jumper show in  Kansas City and are the Midstates Jumper Champions for the second week of the Midstates "A" rated Hunter/Jumper show in Mason City, Iowa.  Congratulations to Cari and Destiny!!!  Photos by Rick Hildreth.


 

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