Helvetia was imported from the Netherlands as a high potential dressage horse in 2016.  Her sire is the top KWPN stallion, Astrix and her dam sire, Painted Black.  Her first outings took place in the breed classes at Saugerties and Devon.  At the prestigious Dressage at Devon Breed Show, “Tessa” as she is know by all placed 1st and 3rd under saddle and 5th in hand.

Since the initial breed shows, Tessa has been working on developing a strong foundation for her life’s work as a top-level international dressage horse.  Under Courtney’s training, she is developing on schedule and has participated in clinics given by top clinicians in the sport.  Among these are Henk van Bergen, Lars Petersen, Scott Hassler and Lilo Fore with others from time to time as the opportunities present themselves.

Tessa is expected to make her competitive debut in dressage as a seven year old in 2019.

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