DSD Esperance

2002 Bay | Fee: $2000 Owned by David & Stephanie Draper, Strawberry Hill Morgans, Charlevoix, MI

  • MMHB Futurity Weanling Grand Champion | Michigan Morgan Horse Breeders Futurity
  • MMHB Futurity Weanling Colt Champion | Michigan Morgan Horse Breeders Futurity

After a stellar debut as the Michigan Morgan Breeders Futurity Grand Champion, this elegant stallion suffered a nearly life-ending injury that left him crippled for life and redirected his future to the breeding shed. Fortunately, he has proven to be exceptional in this new role.

A 3/4 brother to such important breeding and show horses as Stonecroft Byzantine and Stonecroft Neoclassic, we have been carefully selecting his first crosses and the results have been impressive. In 2009, a son and a daughter both showed in the Michigan Morgan Breeders Futurity and the results were impressive. DSD Ava won every class she entered, including Grand Champion Futurity Weanling and the RaDon Champion Yearling over the boys and finished her year in the Top Five Grand National Yearling Fillies at Okhlahoma.

DSD Zingerman won the Michigan Futurity’s Weanling Colt class and tied an impressive fourth in a huge class of weanlings in the RaDon Weanling Spectacular Sweepstakes behind his stablemate. As a yearling, he was Top Ten at the Grand National in both his Yearling Colt class as well as the World Futurity.

Nominated to the Michigan and World Morgan Futurities.

Sire of:

  • DSD AVA (out of DSD Wild Trillium), 2009 MMHB Weanling Grand Champion & Radon Weanling Spectacular Champion, 2010 MMHB Yearling Futurity Champion, Top Five World Champion Futurity Yearling Filly & Top Five Grand National Champion Yearling Filly
  • DSD ZINGERMAN (out of Boxford Delightful Time), 2009 MMHB Weanling Futurity Colt Champion, 2010 MMHB Yearling Futurity Colt Reserve Champion, Top Ten World Champion Futurity Yearling Colt & Top Five Grand National Champion Yearling Colt
  • CENTURYOAKHOLLYWOODNIGHTS (out of Century Aspencade), 2011 MMHB Futurity Yearling Amateur Champion