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Sorrowful News

finn_hdIt is with our deepest heartfelt sorrow that Adsagsona and Celtic Manor Farms announce the tragic loss of Double Take (aka Finn) at 3:45 PM, March 19, 2014, due to colic complications.  Finn died too young and before his career fully unfolded.  He was due to be shipped to Jutta Heinsohn for continued training and to start his under saddle show career this weekend.

Finn shared the remarkable traits of his father – excellent pe
rformance genes, bone, and conformation; wonderful intelligence, beauty, sensitivity, and boldness; athleticism, character, strength, and regretfully, stoicism.  We have always thought of him as “Daddy in Black”.

Owned and loved by Gina Kirby, and adored by Jutta and Laurie, we miss you deeply, Finn, and keep you in our hearts and minds!

Double Take was sired by KEC Double Diamond, out of Penmerryl’s Vespa.  Bred by Kilkelly Farm.  Double Take is survived by two full brothers.  May they bring as much delight as their eldest and first!

Double Champion, KEC Double Diamond – Empire Desert Classic & Palm Classic

Jutta Heinsohn thanks Will Simpson and Carlos Massenzi for their stellar performances with KEC Double Diamond (RID), “Oisin” at both the Empire Desert Classic during the week of March 17 and the Palm Classic this week. Oisin jumped his way to Division Champion [Training II] at the Empire Desert Classic, and repeated the performance the following week [Modified 1] for the Palm Classic, regardless of a full coat and blistering heat for these March Shows!

“The temperatures reached the early hundreds nearly every day. The horses remained well-hydrated and all had fans, but regardless – for March that is excessive heat, and we all hoped for a cooler second week,” said Heinsohn. “El Campeon Farms have been generous to permit Will to work with our horse and we are honored that they are willing to share their barn with us.”

Photo courtesy Paula Chmura.

Carlos Massenzi riding K.E.C.Double Diamond

Empire Desert Classic: KEC Double Diamond earned 22 points to earn Division Champion, with El Campeon’s Maxine, placing Reserve with 14.5. The Training II Division is 3’9″ height with up to a 4’3″ spread. Will bumped Oisin up a division for “Palms” to Modified.

Palms Classic: KEC Double Diamond earned 12 points to earn Division Champion, tied with Sandstone Montecristo.  Modified 1 is 4′ height with up to 4’6″ spread.

Jutta decided at the end of last year that she would give Oisin a mini break from his dressage training to get out and have some fun in the jumping arena this year.

“Oisin will continue his dressage training between shows and when Will is away. I’ll continue his 4th level and PSG work through this year and hope to debut him in FEI in 2005 at Prix St. Georges. The two disciplines are reasonably complimentary to one another, but taking time out for jumping this year may set Oisin back a little in his upper-level work. However, I am confident that the mental break will more than make up for lost time overall,” said Heinsohn… “we all need a break now and then!”

Congratulations to Oisin and Adsagsona Farm for their success.