|Accolade - "Bear"
2005 SWB stallion by Amiral 764 out of SWB Approved Her Elegancy (xx)
**currently competing in the United Kingdom with frozen semen available in the UK and USA
for the 2011 breeding season**
August 2005 - 3 months old
May 2005 - 4 days old
-24 hours old
May 2005 -12 hours old
May 2005 - 7 days old
|SWANA Inspection 2005 - 2nd highest
scoring foal in the nation!
|March 2008 -1st place 3 year old colt,
and Reserve Champion 3 year old, at
the Future Event Horse competition
hosted by Sporting Days Farm.
Accolade is a 2005 colt by the Swedish Warmblood (SWB) stallion Flyinge Amiral, and out of
the SWB approved Thoroughbred mare Her Elegancy. Flyinge Amiral received perfect 10’s for
all gaits at his performance testing at 4.5 years of age. Ridden by Kyra Kyrklund, Flyinge Amiral
won or placed in numerous GP dressage shows, including a 9th at the European championship,
5th at the World Cup final at s’Hertogenbosch, and 10th at the World Championship, Rome
1998. He also competed at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Furthermore, he was placed 5th
among all horses and 3rd among stallions in the 1997 WBFSH ranking.
As a foal, Accolade was inspected by the SWB inspection team and awarded the second
highest score in the nation with a "9" for his canter.
Later, as a 3 year old, he competed in the Future Event Horse series at Sporting Days Farm and
won the 3 year old colt division with a score in the 70s from respected "O" judge Marilyn Payne.
Currently, Accolade is showing tremendous promise as an event horse under an amateur rider.
He recently completed his first Beginner Novice Horse Trials with a 26 on the flat including a "9"
on gaits from "R" judge Jim Graham.
Also, Accolade won his debut in the United States Eventing Association's Young Event Horse
series at Cedar Ridge Farm in September 2009. He finished the competition with the highest
score awarded any Young Event Horse and Future Event Horse at the venue with a 78.79%.
Judge Charlie Musco commented that "he was elegant and fairly refined with a good slope to his
shoulder, a defined wither, well set neck, and an uphill frame. He has fairly good joint size in
proportion to his body type with a well sloped pastern and good angulation of his hind leg. He
travels quite straight with good natural uphill balance." Of his flat work, he commented that
Accolade demonstrates "good energy and ground cover with very loose movement and good
freedom through his shoulder. He has 3 good well balanced gaits with good quality and
potential." Over fences, he demonstrated a "well balanced canter with fairly tight forelegs and
hindquarters over the fences. He is willing and confident with scope, power, good potential and
After securing a qualifying score at Cedar Ridge, Accolade then went to the Fair Hill
International East Coast Young Event Horse Championships where he again won, besting all of
the competition by more than 4 points. The judging panel consisted of FEI judge Joachim
Dimmek (GER), Cathy Tucker-Slaterbeck, and Sport Horse conformation specialist Suzanne
Quarles who found Accolade's conformation to be "fairly modern - substantial but light enough.
He has an even frame with well developed hindquarters and hindleg, good shoulder position and
a very good front leg with good length and slope of pastern, nice and broad hock and well
conformed hindleg with nice and solid feet all around." On the flat, at the trot he demonstrates a
"clear rhythm, good impulsion, and a nice lengthening." Awarded a '9' for his walk, the judges
felt Accolade proves to be "calm and relaxed with clear 4 beats and good overtracking."
Likewise, his canter shows "3 clear beats and is nicely uphill."
Overall on the flat, the judges awarded Accolade another '9'
and felt Accolade shows "good potential and is nicely uphill."
Over fences, Accolade earned another '9' and is "very
powerful with good technique and coordination." His gallop
garnered an '8.8' and showed "good ground cover and was
very powerful." Overall, another '8.8' was awarded for his
general impression and the panel dubbed him "a rising star."
For a complete write up of the Young Event Horse
Championships, please see the
November 6, 2009 issue of The Chronicle of the Horse.
For more information, please contact Dr. Kim Keeton
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