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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