#71 Henke

2010 16.0 Hand Dark Bay Gelding

By Sligo Bay (IRE) out of Victoria Bay by Northern Afleet
Bred in Ontario by Frank Mermenstein & Tom Mckrocklin


Racing Career

Auction Price: Not Applicable
Auction: Not Applicable

Last Race or Work: Oct 21, 2016 at Woodbine
Trained by: Greg D. Cox
Starts: 22
Wins: 4
Earnings: $ 153,454

Stakes Results: Not Applicable
Breeder's Cup Participant: No

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Competition Details

Bridle #: 71

Stall(s): Find it! 0320, 0321

Discipline(s) Entered: Dressage and Show Hunter

Ride Times:
Ride 1 Time: Fri 6:10 PM (1) in the Rolex Stadium
Ride 2 Time: Fri 6:30 PM (2) in the Rolex Stadium
Show Hunter
Ride Time: Thu 1:00 PM in the Stonelea Ring

Trainer & Owner Information

Trainer: Emily Vandenberghe, Junior from Michigan

Trainer Discipline Background: Field Hunter and Show Hunter

Trainer Website, Blog or Social Media Page: None Provided

Owner: Emily Vandenberghe

Non-profit involved in acquisition of this horse: Not Applicable::

Sale Information

Henke (Hank) is an 8 year old 16.1h TB gelding. He raced 22 times before retirement then was given a year off before being re-started for the Thoroughbred Makeover - Retired Racehorse Project. Hank is a beautiful mover with three lovely and comfortable gaits. He is also a jumper with great scope and a marvelous brain. He hacks out nicely both alone and in a group and has lived outside 24/7 while turned out with mares and geldings.

He has extensive trail experience and while he has not yet attended any shows, should excel in hunters, jumpers, dressage, or eventing. He has had experience fox hunting and was a perfect gentleman in the hunt field. Hank is best suited for an advanced intermediate rider due to a quirk involving mounting, not due to his nature under saddle. He does not like to be mounted from a mounting block and currently must be mounted slowly from the ground. Regarding his demeanor under saddle, his trainer at the track had this to say: “I am 65 years old and Henke was my go to guy when I wanted a nice ride away from everything”.

Henke has had no known health or soundness issues in the two years we have owned him. He is truly a pleasure to have on the farm and is the horse who will be hard to let go.
Located in Dryden Michigan

Notes on Previous Injuries:

Radiographs Available? No

Contact: Emily Vandenberghe

Email: Gonike01@gmail.com

Phone: 810-7061498

Price: $7,500.


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