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2008 & 2009 Spanish-Norman Horse Registry, Inc. High Point Award Winner

Monarch's Thor with trainer, Keith Angstadt

Congratulations to MONARCH'S THOR, the 2008 & 2009 Spanish-Norman Horse Registry High Point Award winner, for outstanding success in the dressage arena.

On June 17-19, 2011, over 200 horses competed in the Green Mountain Horse Association, sixth annual June Dressage Show in South Woodstock, Vermont.

The USEF/USDF Level 3 competition held classes in four rings each day, with tests from Introductory Level through Grand Prix. This show was a qualifier for the United States Dressage Federation Region 8 Championships, as well as all USEF national programs.

Monarch's Thor, with trainer Keith Angstadt of the Bradford Equestrian Center, earned the Third Level Open High Score of the Show Award and won the Fourth Level High Score Award for one of the days.

Monarch's Thor is owned by Sandra Austin of Middleton, Massachusetts. The breeder of the 1998 Spanish-Norman gelding is Bernice Parker of Sporthorse Canada in Sasketchewan, Canada.

Sandra Austin found Thor on a small farm in Texas and purchased him as a safe trail horse that would be taught some basic dressage. According to his owner: "This particular 'Medievel War Horse' was not a Brave Heart on the trails, but he exceeded all my expectations in dressage arena."

He worked through Second and Third Levels, consistently placing 1st or 2nd. At the New England Association 2009 Year End Awards, Monarch's Thor took 6th place in Second Level Open.

Monarch's Thor with ribbons won June 2011 at Green Mountain Horse Association Dressage
Show in South Woodstock, Vermont

Sired by the Andalusian, Alternero D, Monarch's Thor embodies the attributes of the Spanish-Norman breed: excellent temperament, presence and exceptional performance ability. According to Thor's trainer Keither Angstadt: "Thor's natural competitiveness, personality and work ethic shine through every time he enters the arena."

We look forward to Monarch's Thor's continued dressage achievements and his career when the Spanish-Norman Horse Registry will be a participating organization in the United States Dressage Federation's All Breeds Award Program.

Monarch's Thor with trainer Keith Angstadt June 2011
Green Mountain Horse Association Dressage Show in South Woodstock, Vermont


The Spanish-Norman Horse Registry, Inc. awards an annual High Point trophy of a collector's limited edition, 2005 Breyer horse model in porcelain of 'Breed Ambassador', Romantico H.H.F. in armor, mounted on a wooden base with an engraved brass plaque.

The deadline for applications for the 2011 High Point Award is February 24, 2012. Competitions in all disciplines, presentations at horse shows and fairs, all breed exhibitions, participation in medievel games or re-enactments, parades and clinics all qualify.

Please contact the Spanish-Horman Horse Registry, Inc. Registrar, Linda Osterman Hamid, for more information about the annual High Point Award.

      Beginning in 2012, the Spanish-Norman Horse Registry, Inc. will be a participating organization in the United States Dressage Federation's
All Breeds Awards Program
giving Spanish-Norman owners more opportunities
for recognition and awards by competing in official USDF shows!


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