WELCOME TO HAWTHORN HILL FOXTROTTERS
Thanks for visiting my site! Updated 6/16/2022
The goal of Hawthorn Hill Foxtrotters is to produce safe, athletic horses with naturally good disposition, conformation, 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 will be bred to C.I.A. this fall for a 2023 colt. This 6 year old, 16 hand mare is an absolute dream to ride. She is Southern Playboy line bred with the amazing disposition to match. She has completed multiple endurance races at 50-55 miles, is naturally bombproof, and never refused anything I’ve pointed her toward. C.I.A. is one of the best young performance stallions in the breed. He should contribute good width, bone, large, kind eyes, and some of the best rhythm and reach I’ve ever witnessed. This foal will have the disposition, conformation, and athleticism to do it all! Color possibilities include sorrel and palomino.
COMING SPRING 2023
Misty will be bred to Shimmers Golden Lad D this spring for a 2023 foal. “Lad” is a hidden gem, located in Centerview, MO. Though he is a registered Missouri Fox Trotter, this gorgeous buckskin stallion has some phenomenal saddle horses and registered Saddlebreds in his bloodlines, horses known for their extremely good looks, phenomenal endurance, and amazing, quiet disposition. “Lad” should add a gorgeous, refined head and neck, as well as height to this foal with is 16 hand size, while Misty’s extremely stocky build should make this a large foal despite her short stature. Both this stallion and mare have correct conformation, gait, and disposition, making this foal a great candidate for a versatile all-arounder, including the performance ring. Color possibilities include bay, buckskin, black, smoky black, sorrel, palomino, and gray.
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.
$20,000/$500 stud fee
Bentley is our September 2019 colt by Time To Tango and out of our Twilight Tradition, a Sunrise Tradition mare. Bentley is the calmest, most laid back horse I’ve ever worked with, regardless of age or gender. He is bred to have phenomenal performance-quality gait but also inherited the stunning good looks that earned him 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. Keep an eye out for this young stallion in the model, performance, and versatility rings in the future. Bentley is currently 15 hands and around 1,100 lbs at 2 1/2 years old and expected to mature at around 15.2 hands and 1200+ lbs- his size has really surprised me! He will begin his breeding career in the fall of 2023, being bred to Katie and Misty, and will have cooled and frozen semen available for AI. 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 stud fee for his first year breeding; prices will rise as he and his offspring further prove themselves.
PLAYBOY REMEDY’S GOLDEN SPELL “KATIE”
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. There is absolutely nothing this horse will not do under saddle and gives 100% effort every ride. There is no other horse like her- I truly believe she is a once in a lifetime horse. She produced a stunning, confident, people oriented, black filly by Cardinal’s MVP last year. She will be bred to C.I.A. in the fall.
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 our stallion HHF Bentley. She was bred to be a performance quality show horse and that’s exactly what we got. Her stride length at her breathtaking fox trot is absolutely unreal. This fiery filly also has the energy level and athleticism to clean up in the versatility ring someday and eats up the distance on the trail. She was shown as a 2 year old at the 2021 World Show and Celebration with only 21 rides under saddle beforehand. She will be shown again at the 2022 World Show and Celebration as a 3 year old. She will lead on the trails, go out alone, is very “cowy” and puts herself in the perfect position when roping moving dummies, knows her leads, changes leads, pivots, and has a great stop. She has a great performance gait but so much versatility and more talent than I know what to do with. She performs well for timid riders as well. She is an absolute joy to work with.
MOUSE’S MAGIC MISTY GREY
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. I’m impressed by her quickness at adjusting to a new life and workload. She could very easily be pulled out of the pasture and shown. 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 will be bred to the stunning, 16 hand buckskin stallion, Shimmers Golden Lad D, this spring for a 2023 foal and to HHF Bentley in future years.
$3,000 - $5,000
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 $3,000-$5,000 at this point in time.
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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.
14750 Liv 415
Mooresville, Livingston County 64664