What you didn’t know about… Half Moon Delphi

  • Dressage rider Michael Eilberg tells H&H about the amazing grey with the powerful hindleg.

    Fact file

    Stable Name: Maggie

    Age: 10

    Height: 17hh

    Breed: Hanoverian

    Sire: Dimaggio

    Dam: Waldfee

    Rider: Michael Eilberg

    Owners: Jon & Julie Deverill

    Groom: Helen Babington-Smith

    Best result: winner of the grand prix special at Vidauban CDI*** in Feb ’12

    Five things you didn’t know…

    1 She was bred by the Deverills. “It wasn’t exactly scientific,” says Julie. “As the Germans say, put the best with the best and hope for the best.”

    2 Her two full-sisters, aged two and three, are currently out in the field at the Deverills’ Half Moon Stud.

    3 She was named Delphi after a wine region, but nicknamed Maggie after Julie’s mother. “I tell Mum that she may not have the prettiest face, but she can certainly move,” jokes Julie.

    4 When walking in-hand, she likes to look up at the sky.

    5 She’s not keen on umbrellas – something Michael and Julie didn’t know until the Hartpury Festival of Dressage in July. Umbrella training is planned.

    To read the full interview with Michael Eilberg about Half Moon Delphi see the 23 August issue of H&H

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