WELCOME TO HAWTHORN HILL FOXTROTTERS
Thanks for visiting my site! Updated 11/21/2022
The goal of Hawthorn Hill Foxtrotters is to promote usefulness and versatility in order to restore the breed’s credibility as a true working horse that quite frankly, it lacks these days. Achieving this requires producing safe, athletic horses with naturally good disposition, conformation, correct gait, and substantial size. A range of horses are offered for sale from weanlings to finished riding horses, ready for the trail, show ring, and everything in between. These horses are loved and handled daily from birth, and it shows in their love and trust toward humans.
COMING FALL 2023
Katie had been bred to HHF Bentley this fall for a 2023 foal, pending ultrasound results. Read more about both in their respective sections under “Horses.” I’m extremely excited about this cross- Bentley’s correct gait, fantastic bone, amazing hooves, wide build, and pretty head with large, kind eyes, combined with Katie’s height, high set neck tapering to a thin, clean throat latch, phenomenal endurance, and the intelligence & trainability of both, I can’t imagine a better cross! To top it all off, color possibilities include black, smoky black, smoky cream, bay, buckskin, perlino, sorrel, palomino, and cremello.
COMING FALL 2023
Hollywood Ellie Mae S. is in foal to HHF Bentley, pending positive ultrasound results. Read more about each under their respective sections in “Horses.” This cross will produce perfect gait, combining Time To Tango with Hollywood Playboy bloodlines, size (likely 15.1-15.3 and wide), amazing hooves and gentle dispositions from both, with Bentley adding bone, a more refined head, and his natural curiosity. If you’re wanting the perfect western horse, the idealistic ranch horse look and agility level with but with GAIT, this is it. Color possibilities include black, smoky black, smoky cream, bay, buckskin, perlino, sorrel, palomino, and cremello.
COMING FALL 2023
Perfect Tango is in foal to C.I.A. and due October of 2023. Read more about Perfect Tango under “Horses.” There is so much to say about C.I.A. A performance World Grand Champion, National Association of Breeders Champion, as wide as he is tall, with draft-like bone and hooves, a huge, muscular shoulder and hip, with a pretty little dished face. This foal will have perfect gait, perfect conformation, and a perfect disposition. A stud colt out of this cross would undoubtedly be a fantastic stallion prospect. This cross checks every one of my boxes except for height. As someone that likes a taller horse, I still can’t imagine a better cross for my mare. This will be a 14.1-14.3 horse with the barrel of a draft and the quality to stand out in any crowd.
COMING FALL 2023
Mouse’s Magic Misty Gray, “Misty,” is in foal to HHF Bentley for a fall 2023 foal! She is due to be the first of my mares to foal, making hers Bentley’s first offspring. Mixing old and modern performance lines with great dispositions, this foal will have fantastic gait, around 15 hand height, and the mind to do it all! Color possibilities include gray, black, smoky black, sorrel, and palomino with a 25% chance of being homozygous for black.
Horses range in price due to their natural abilities, training level, future potential, and ability to reproduce. Prices on young horses will be updated every few weeks to reflect their training.
$25,000/$500 stud fee
Bentley is a September 2019 colt by Time To Tango and out of our Twilight Tradition, a Sunrise Tradition mare. My dream for Bentley is to represent and promote the Missouri Fox Trotter in reined cow horse events, roping, ranch sorting, and on the trail. He has the gait to really shine in the performance show ring, but it just isn’t my passion, nor does it help promote the breed to a larger audience. He has earned a World Grand Champion title in the Open Weanling Model division, Reserve Champion Yearling at the National Breeder’s Championship show, and Reserve World Grand Champion in the Amateur division in 2021 Bentley is currently 15.1 hands and around 1,100 lbs at just 3 years old and expected to mature at around 15.2+ hands and 1200+ lbs- he is absolutely massive and his size has really surprised me! He has the traits of a true working horse that I want to preserve in this breed- with his disposition, bone, fantastic hooves, and all around solid conformation, he is built to get the job done and to last! He will begin his breeding career in the fall of 2023, being bred to Katie and Ellie Mae. Being smoky black, he can produce black, bay, smoky black, buckskin, palomino, and chestnut with a “plain” chestnut mare, though he was not bred for color. Get the best of every trait when you breed to HHF Bentley. Take advantage of his $500 live cover stud fee for his first year breeding; prices will rise as he and his offspring further prove themselves.
PLAYBOY REMEDY’S GOLDEN SPELL “KATIE”
$30,000 2 in 1
Katie is a 16 hand 2016 mare that is Southern Playboy line bred. I have not run out of good things to say about this mare since I bought her from Clyde and Samantha Connelly in February of 2018 as a long yearling. She has the disposition, speed, athleticism, gait, conformation, and size I’ve always dreamed of having. She is the easiest horse I’ve ever broke to ride and has carried me many, many miles in the past few years and is a proven competitive endurance horse up to 55 miles. She is a serious prospect for my first try at Tevis, the “hardest 100 mile endurance race in North America.” There is absolutely nothing this horse will not do under saddle and gives 100% effort every ride. She produced a stunning, confident, people oriented, black filly by Cardinal’s MVP last year. She has been bred to HHF Bentley this November and will be checked in foal shortly.
PERFECT TANGO “CRICKET”
Cricket is a 15 hand fall 2018 filly by Time To Tango and out of Twilight Tradition (by Sunrise Tradition). She is a full sibling to HHF Bentley. She was bred to be a performance quality show horse and that’s exactly what she is and then some. Her stride length at her breathtaking fox trot is absolutely unreal. She eats up the distance on the trail, has been started on roping and sorting, rides bridleless with a neck rope, and has really turned into an all around safe, useful horse. She performs well for timid riders as well. She has so much try & is an absolute joy to work with. On top of her promising career under saddle, she is also the 2022 Open Junior Model Reserve World Grand Champion. She is exactly the type of horse I wish to continue to produce. She is in foal to C.I.A. for an October 2023 foal.
MOUSE’S MAGIC MISTY GREY
$8,500 2 in 1
Misty is a 2004 mare raised and loved by Terry Record. Though she has changed hands numerous times through the years, I have contacted numerous previous owners and heard many wonderful things about her. I’m extremely excited about the opportunity to own this mare. She has an easy, natural flat foot walk and big, flashy fox trot, and will not surprise you with any alternative intermediate gait. She is an easy keeper with likely 10+ more years of riding left in her with proper care. She is so incredibly sweet and will follow you anywhere with the largest, kindest eyes. She was shown in her younger years, used to check cattle, and was a good, solid trail horse. She is safe in foal to HHF Bentley for a fall 2023 foal!
HOLLYWOOD ELLIE MAE S.
Not for sale
This Hollywood Playboy daughter belongs to my grandfather, Jerry Finke, and is a huge asset to the breeding program we created. Though we no longer run a business together, I am excited to see what she produces with HHF Bentley and am looking forward to keeping this site up to date with her offspring as well. I have ridden Ellie Mae a handful of times and am extremely pleased with the quality of this mare. She is a great trail horse with a sweet disposition and unbelievable stride length. She is not for sale at the moment but is in foal to HHF Bentley for a September 2023 foal, which may be offered for sale.
Birdie, a Spring 2022 filly raised by Susan and Gary Thomlinson, is the newest addition to my herd. I have immense respect for their breeding program and jumped on the opportunity to own this filly. She has the disposition that their herd is famous for and is as gaited as it gets. She will be an amazing model, versatility, ranch horse, and beginner friendly trail prospect. She is a Chocolatier granddaughter out of a Gone N Dun It daughter. She is homozygous for black with one copy of the silver gene. She’ll cross extremely well with Bentley someday to produce some seriously stocky offspring and perfect all around prospects.
Pricing on foals will depend on how much I have invested in stud fees, gelding, and the training I put on them. I like to have foals leading, loading, standing for bathing and the farrier, body clipped, desensitized to as much as I can expose them to, introduced to water, and to the basics of lunging by the time they sell at 5-6 months old. I put a lot of research and money into giving them the best nutrition possible and am adamant about maintaining a good deworming protocol. Expect to see them priced at $3,500-$6,000 at this point in time.
CARDINAL’S GOLDEN SPELL
I am extremely excited to announce that Lila, one of the last offspring of Cardinal’s MVP and out of Katie, has returned home. This April 2021 filly is everything I dreamed she would be. Photos do her no justice; she is extremely well built with kind eyes and Katie’s pretty Arabian-like neck, shows absolutely amazing rhythm in her flat foot walk and fox trot at liberty, and is so smart and easy to work with. She is on track to mature at around 15.1 hands. Stay tuned for updates on this lovely filly as she starts work under saddle next year. She could go in any direction and will cross extremely well with Bentley someday.
Elinor’s Southern Rhythm
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Claire Clevenger is a lifelong equestrian with a passion for Missouri Fox Trotters. She enjoys raising high quality, large, athletic fox trotters and could not have started this breeding program without the help of her grandfather, Jerry Finke. Jerry is very passionate about the breed and has played a large role in the daily care and upkeep of these wonderful horses.