Targaryen TWF "Teddy"
2020 GAHA Ambassador Award Winner
Owned by Katharina Huenermann
2016 Half-Arabian gelding
Chestnut / 14.1 hands
Winterlake Tristan x CNF Marteenna (Magneeto WLF+ x Fortenna AD)
"Teddy showcases the Arabian breed in all their wonderful traits. He draws attention and gains fans and friends wherever he goes, no matter if it’s little people, adults or professionals. His quiet temper and coolness is what make him especially worthy, most notable at his young age of only 4 years.
The accomplishments he has made in the past two years are more than I’ve ever hoped and dreamed for. From winning several Regional Championships in hand (Dressage and Hunter) in both the Open and Amateur division from bringing home a Top 10 National award with my mother presenting him in 2019, to conquering the Open Competition Circuit this year with huge success.
But that’s not all. Teddy has been an amazing advocate for our much loved breed. He was invited to showcase the Arabian Breed at the Young Horse Symposium beginning of the year in Ocala. He blew the judges away and the majority of the judges had him listed as the ideal 3-day Eventer...
So while we were visiting Ocala, we have made stop at Lauren Nicholson’s (Former Kieffer) farm to train with her and introduce Teddy to a perfect start to the Eventing world. It didn’t’ take but a minute for Lauren to fall in love with him. Back home and limited to local events due to Covid, we stayed around the Atlanta area which occurred to be to no disadvantage at all.
With the first shows in Eventing, Teddy stepped up from competing in Beginner Novice to Novice in only two events, and bringing home the blue ribbon in the latter competition and therefore winning the qualifier for the Young Event Horse class – in a class dominated by professional riders with their big Thoroughbreds and very nice Warmblood crosses.
Little but mighty, he convinced the judges at another major young horse qualifier in Chatsworth, GA that he has what it takes to be successful. There he beat several very well bred Warmbloods and took home two more first place ribbons in classes laid out for the 4-year old Dressage horses.
On top of that we had a lot of fun to jump around double clear in several classes at the Twilight Jumpers at Chatthills several weeks ago.
Talking about Chattahoochee Hills this little darling has made quite the impact at this gorgeous venue over the last few months and the show committee has been a huge fan of his. With referring/announcing him every time we enter the arena with the words: “The little Arab pony that could”!
Lots of fans have been rooting for him and have named him the next “Teddy O’Connor” (Olympic pony under 3-day Eventer Karen O’Connor).
What a co-incidence that his nick name is Teddy.
It was no surprise that the media took note of him eventually and featured him on their website under “EN’s [Eventing Nation's] got talent."