E-mail received from Mr James Back of Rosewood Trakehners, Canada, January 7th 2003
Thank-you for the lovely Christmas card again, this year. My family and I
extend our sincere best wishes for a prosperous and healthy New Year.
I presented Holme Grove Cappuccino to the American Trakehner Association
this past Fall, where she took premium status with a mark of 57. In the
words of the principal inspector, Mr. J.L. Thornton, she was "the best
combination of size, quality and movement I've seen in a long time"; her
trot, "one of the best I have ever seen". Also, just last week, I received a
call from the ATA registrar advising me that this wonderful mare was
receiving the designation of 'Model Mare'. which apparently is only given to
approximately 2 - 3 % of the mares accepted into their main stud book.
Congratulations to your breeding program, again! I am likewise, very proud.
Incidently, we have a beautiful filly, rising two this Spring, by Holme Park Vincent
and out of this good mare, which may even prove to be superior to her
mother. She is registered as 'Camelot of Rosewood', thus paying homage to
that mythical and enchanting nameplace and the English ancestry of both her
parents. This filly is very fluent and dynamic already in her movement and
promises to excel in the highest level of dressage, where she will be much
noticed for her scope and attractiveness.
Finally, for now, do you still have Satin (u.d. Shakara)? Is she offered for
Looking forward to further updates from you, I remain,
your 'American ally',
Mr. James Back
[Susan Attew] We are very proud of Holme Grove Cappuccino - Congratulations!
Sorry Jim Holme Park Satin is not for sale - she is one of the best fillies
we have ever bred and are planning to compete her under saddle and she will be a good
ambassador for Holme Trakehners!