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.
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.
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