Haven Sporthorses HsH

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Haven Sporthorses (HsH) is owned and operated by Julia Bartel, a college graduate from Seton Hill University (B.S in Biology/Pre-Vet and a Minor in Chemistry) and captain of the IHSA Equestrian Team- Open Division (1997-2001).   HsH   was started in 2001 in Davidsonville, Maryland with the purchase of a Holsteiner cross stallion.  At this time bloodlines became of great interests along with breeding Olympic quality jumpers and dressage horses.  Julia Bartel has been involved with horses for over 30 years. Background includes OTTB training, on the track training, stallion approvals, foal and mare inspections with several breed registries, consultation on breeding, dressage, and hunter/jumper disciplines.  HsH main focus are the bloodlines of today's sporthorses for Olympic jumpers and dressage.  Julia Bartel trains all her horses from foals and they are started correctly with a nice foundation in dressage.  The foals and young horses are trained via seat and leg control in the first year under saddle with little to no contact with the bit to allow natural development, balance and softness.  Outside training of other horses are available but space is limited. Training of horses and people offsite are offered on a case by case basis. Coaching at local shows is also available upon request. Julia Bartel has a molecular pathology background and several graduate course works (MS) in the field of Biological Sciences. HsH has a personal farrier, John Haven.  John Haven also trains HsH horses and has been working with horses for over 12 years and a natural.  John decided to become a farrier where he graduated from the extensive 24 week class at Mitch Taylor's Kentucky Horse Shoeing School located at Mt.Eden, KY.  All HsH horses are well cared for with current vaccines, dental, farrier, worming, and grooming to maintain optimal health.  All HsH horses are fed top quality grain and hay.  All horses are papered and or passported in Julia Bartel's name and all foals bred by HsH come with lifetime USEF and USDF numbers.  HsH breeds on a small scale but provides the top of the crop quality in the USA for the very discriminating buyers who focus on the World Rankings and who's who is the warmblood sport world.  We also offer consultation on breeding and training.  

2013 John Haven was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colorectal Cancer and survived with only 0-20% chance. Today he is getting better and we are trying to build our business back after such a great loss. We appreciate any help/donations
Located in Alachua, FL the sunshine state

Pictured Above-Five Kings HsH as a foal and John Haven (Blacksmith for HsH and hire)

Julia Bartel in her field of outstanding bred mares