Breeding European quality for the NA client
Below are testimonials for foals bred and sold by Doc Ridge
(Negro x Desperado)
"I bought Pasteli DR from Paula in October 2020. I am in the standardbred industry and have had plenty of experience purchasing horses, however, this was my first-time hand picking and purchasing a warmblood weanling. I went into it knowing the type of bloodline I wanted but that's about it. I could tell that as soon as I spoke with her she was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and cared very much for her horses; I got a good feeling right away. Within an hour of our phone call, I went out to meet Pasteli and fell in love with her. She was very friendly, lively, happy, beautiful, spunky, correct, and very well looked after; everything that Paula had said she would be. Paula was very easy going and honest about everything and any questions I had. I'm thrilled with my purchase and now have a very exciting youngster who I cannot wait to watch grow up. She arrived healthy and in excellent shape and as a bonus Paula started her with excellent handling- extremely friendly, broke to lead and blanket. I couldn't ask for more and I'm very thankful to have had the opportunity to buy her. It was an easy and great experience and I definitely recommend Doc Ridge horses!" - Whitney Steeves
(For Romance x Desperado)
"I purchased Orzo DR from Paula in May 2020 sight unseen after working with her amazing imported Keur dam Kalamata Dream. I was confident in the decision based upon videos I had seen and was certainly not disappointed. Orzo has been a pleasure to work with since the day she arrived. Paula equipped her with all the basics a young dressage horse needs at just a year old! She is easy to handle, baths, clips, ties, trailers and is one of the easiest horses to be around on my farm. I deal with lovely young dressage horses for clients; routinely travelling to Germany and the Netherlands and was thrilled to find such a quality Canadian bred product right here. With 5 generations of Advanced Level dressage horses in her pedigree it's hard to go wrong. I cannot recommend Paula's program, mares and handling enough!" - Emily Hill, Uphill Dressage
(Finest x Harvard)
"Prioritizing a tractable, Adult Amateur friendly temperament, we have a 'short list' of bloodlines that we look to include in our young horse stock. We were thrilled to find Paula’s breeding program and Finesse DR (Finest x Harvard), with her outstanding character and movement to match. Despite purchasing sight unseen during the COVID lockdowns, Paula expertly navigated us through the process and was more than accommodating in video requests, PPE vetting support and answered countless questions to help us feel completely confident in our purchase. We also opted to leave the filly in Paula’s expert care for a bit, to give her a chance to practice her socialization skills in the company of her weanling paddock mates. We received photos, videos and updates and felt very secure knowing that Paula was supervising her veterinary and hoof care schedule for us. We are so pleased with this quality young horse and the support Paula has provided in making sure she is the right fit for our needs and that she has the best start possible; could not have been any easier!
- Alicia Peters-Torrey, Scarlet Day Farm (Maine, USA)
(Amazing x Harvard)
This stunning flashy filly by the successful Hunter stallion Amazing is a knock out. Sire Amazing is easy to work with, eager to please, and a pleasure to ride. In addition, he is unique in that he has hack winning movement combined with spectacular jumping form and scope. These qualities were apparent in his Pre-Green debut at the Country Heir AA show where, In his first time showing in the 3', Amazing was Reserve Champion out of 27 of the top Pre Green horses on the East Coast. The judges loved his scope, style, and way of going and rewarded him with a fantastic score of 88 in one class. Amazing is passing these qualities along to his foals as well. Mare owners report that their foals are brave, friendly, easy to work with and extremely athletic. Many foals have demonstrated their natural jumping ability as early as ten days old! His older offspring are winning classes over fences at the young age of 4, and the younger foals are doing phenomenally in the Hunter Breeding Division. In 2015, The Amazing filly Tainted Love was USEF National Champion in Yearling Hunter Breeding, and Amazing finished the year as the second leading Hunter Sire in the Country!!! SOLD TO THE USA
(Morricone x Wolkenglanz)
"I purchased Milani DR from Paula when she was only a month old. I had never met Milani nor Paula but everything about it was perfect. Even before I had met Milani or Paula I was so impressed I knew I wanted Milani to stay beyond her weaning. I get frequent updates and pictures and the care Milani receives is second to none. Paula was the easiest kindest person to work with. She made everything so simple and stress free. I would definitely recommend purchasing from Doc Ridge I know I will again!"