Wednesday, January 20, 2016
For Sale - Sokrates
Eye catching, black 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding by Rosenkoenig.
17h with good confirmation.
Shown and ridden successfully by both a professional and amateur rider. Scores in the 70's all the way up through 4th level.
Smooth gaits, easy to sit and very safe to ride. Not spooky either at home, on the trails or at shows.
Very suitable for an amateur or junior rider.
Located in Los Angeles area.
Price: $ 50,000
Mette Rosencrantz, (310) 629-2279
Anna Blomdahl, (310) 926-1336
Posted by Anna at 9:39PM
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Custom Saddlery MVR Mette Rosencrantz Dressage Competes in Florida With European Dreams
Wellington, Florida (January 19, 2016) - International dressage rider Mette Rosencrantz has traveled cross-country to compete two talented horses in South Florida during the 2016 Adequan Global Dressage Festival, with the goal of posting scores high enough to earn her the chance to compete in the European circuit next summer. While in Wellington, Florida, the California-based rider is showing her own primary competition horse, Marron. Rosencrantz has owned the 16-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding (Michellino x Manoela, Woernitz) for just over a year, and has competed him successfully in CDIs in California. She is also showing Acilla, Anne Solbraekke's Small Tour horse, in Florida. Rosencrantz and Acilla, a 2005 Dutch Warmblood mare (Florencio x Callas), won the Intermediaire I class at the Dressage Holiday Special in California before traveling to Florida for the season. Custom Saddlery, the Official Saddle of the U.S. Dressage Team and Rosencrantz's sponsor, is excited to cheer her on throughout this season's celebrated competition series.
"I'm hoping to ride well enough to have good scores and a good feel to my rides. I especially hope to score high enough to travel to Europe," Rosencrantz said. "In Europe, there are so many good options for high performance riders, whether you're aiming for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio or not. With so many options available, you can't just sit home and not get out there and try it!"
Rosencrantz traveled to Florida to compete because of the number of CDIs offered during the winter show season there. "I think it's fun to come out here to Florida," she said. "The competition has grown and there are a lot of great riders. There are so many coming to Florida from other parts of America or in Europe, and the footing is really good at the Global Dressage Festival show grounds. I think it's fun to be here, and inspiring. You have the top of the game here - a lot of nice people, good horses, good riders, and many great trainers."
As Rosencrantz and Marron are going down centerline in the Grand Prix against a strong field of some of the world's top international competitors at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, they will be in a Custom Saddlery saddle every step of the way.
"I always ride in Custom Saddles and have done so for many, many years," Rosencrantz said, adding that she rides Marron in the Icon Flight model and Acilla in the Icon Star model. "I think that over the years, Custom Saddlery has made things better by developing new models of different types with different leather. With Custom Saddles, you can always find something that works for you. Instead of being exactly the same, you can find a saddle that fits each human body and each horse. I'm really a big fan of Custom Saddles."
As one of Custom Saddlery's Most Valuable Riders (MVRs), Rosencrantz believes in the brand and knows that quality tack and equipment are essential to her sport. So do other top dressage riders who seek the best in fit and comfort for themselves and their horses. Steffen Peters, Patrik Kittel, Juan Matute Guimon, and Heather Blitz are just a few of the many other Custom Saddlery MVRs from around the world. Custom Saddlery provides professional saddle fitting services with expert saddle fitters located across the United States and internationally, and the company manufactures other top-quality accessories including stirrup leathers, girths and saddle pads, as well.
For more information about Custom Saddlery, visit www.mysaddle.com or call 1-800-235-3865.
Photo: Custom Saddlery MVR Mette Rosencrantz and her Grand Prix mount Marron (Photo courtesy of Anna Blomdahl)
Posted by Anna at 8:55PM
Sunday, January 17, 2016
On our way to the Grand Prix Special. He was super good today and so much more relaxed but still hot! He is just getting better but can still not make a quiet halt! Looking forward to have time to only work on it! Two more weeks till the next show!
Posted by Anna at 6:26PM
Friday, January 15, 2016
Today Marron was so very hot that he could not stand still in the halts. That is very expensive with 5 judges, all with an eagles eye. He had so many high marks that he would have placed in the top, but with low scores on 3 halts, it took me out of the placings.
I'm riding again on Saturday in the Grand Prix Special. Hope he will be as good as today, just not as hot. He is like a race horse, but this is not the track..so cross your fingers!
Posted by Mette at 12:00AM
Thursday, January 14, 2016
World Cup Qualifier of the 2016 Adequan Global Dressage Festival
There is a strong international presence for the first World Cup Qualifier of the 2016 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Grand Prix competitors from 15 countries were lined up for the horse inspection yesterday.
The Grand Prix is now under way in Wellington, Florida, and Mette and Marron are one of 43 horse and rider combinations to participate. Best of luck to Mette and Marron!!!
Posted by Anna at 8:14AM
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Thank you 2015! Welcome 2016!
So much has happened during the past year and 2015 is about to come to an end. I would like to take a moment to thank all of you for the enormous support and friendship I have received throughout the year.
I'm happy to say that I had a great year in 2015. I was very close to make it for the short list for the Pan Am games with the horse De Noir. I did have a very successful season on him in the big CDI's.
Marron did great in GP and the highlight was in September when he was second in the CDI GP. Rico did also once again step up to the plate and placed high in the CDI's.
The most fun was when I got invited to ride in Las Vegas. This time it was not a competition but never the less; we did have fun!!!!
My great assistant Anna and I did a pas de deux and we were riding as a cowboy and Indian. The theme was Wild Wild West.
We worked so hard, had great music, cool format and costumes and we did great! To ride in front of thousands of people, that is something special!
To make as much out of the New Year as possible, I'm going to Florida for the winter show circus. I'm traveling with my own GP horse Marron, who sits in 8th place in the ranking for the Olympics in Rio! It's a long way...but!
The other horse I'm taking with me is a mare, Acilla, which belongs to my client. Acilla is a very talented horse and she will go the small tour.
I have also been to Europe a couple of weeks ago to find one more horse and it looks like he might come?
My other great GP horse Cenna will stay home, due to a minor injury. Bad timing!
I have done so much, been so many places, that It's hard to remember all I did...but one thing is for sure: My drive to ride and be successful is as strong as ever.
I'm deeply thankful for all my great clients, the best sponsors, health and happiness, and all that 2016 will bring! What more can I ask for?
Keep you fingers crossed for success in Wellington. Maybe you will be there??
Happy Holidays and all the best of everything in 2016!
(Photo of Mette and De Noir- Victory lap!)
Posted by Anna at 4:34PM
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Team Mette would like to wish everyone a Happy Holliday Season with lots of great riding but also time well spent with friends and family. We are so happy to have such a fun group on our Team! Cheers for another eventful and exciting year together!
Team Mette the one and only!
Posted by Anna at 6:26PM
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Dressage Holiday Special
Cornerstone Event put up another great show in Burbank, CA, this weekend! Team Mette had such a fun time at the Dressage Holiday Special!
Mette and Anna were competing against each other both in the PSG and I1. Anna and Lourdes were the winners of the PSG on Saturday and Mette took the win in the I1 with Acilla on Sunday.
Mette and Marron were showing of their GP and GP Special.
Veronica West did her first 4th level tests and finished both days on a 70 %. Brit Schneeman rode her horse Dobbin in their first 2n level with a 70+%. Terry Holbrook's mare Nanna of Noble was also happy to be out in the ring and did really well together with her rider Anna.
Thank you everyone for a great weekend! Emma, Sarahbelle, Yvonne, Roberto, and everyone else who came to support the Team!
Posted by Anna at 8:53PM
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
2015 Year End Awards
L.A. Chapter of the California Dressage Society
2015 YEAR-END AWARDS
Individual Level High Percentage Champion - Intermediaire I
Mette Rosencrantz and De Noir3
Over-All High Point Champion - FEI Junior/Young Rider
Veronica West and Nobleman
Congratulations Team Mette to another very successful show year!!
Posted by Anna at 8:29PM
Monday, November 16, 2015
Cross training - "Fun lesson"
Today we rode what we call, a "fun lesson". Mette is a strong believer in cross training, both when it comes to the horse and the rider. Living in LA, where we don't have the forest or big fields, you have to be creative and come up with fun, positive variations of your work out. This is one way to do it!
Posted by Anna at 11:47PM