Bel Canto DKS is a feisty, friendly, and curious Verdi foal out of Belle Clara DKS (Concorde-Budweiser). He seems to have inherited his mother's boundless energy and friendly attitude. Belle Clara DKS saw great success with Holly Shepherd competing up to the Grand Prix level, before retiring in perfect health to begin making susperstar babies.
She has racked up top placings at the World Equestrian Festival, Gulf Coast Winter Circuit, Tryon Equestrian Center, Venice Equestrian Tour, Colorado Horse Park, Omaha International Horse Show, Great Southwest Equestrian Center… and the list goes on and on. Bella Clara competed in her first 1.50 m Grand Prix at age 9 (finishing 2nd!), and she was subsequently named the Open Jumper Circuit Champion at the Gulf Coast Winter Circuit in 2015 and 2016. She is also a two-time winner of the demanding Jumper Derby at the Gulf Coast Winter Circuit. She went on to win the Welcome Stake at the Venice Equestrian Tour and placed in two Grand Prix classes at the 2017 Gulf Coast Winter Circuit. This mare perfectly exemplified our breeding philosophy: Heart. Scope. Mind.