NAME: Duvent

SEX: Gelding

COLOUR: Chestnut

HEIGHT: 16.3h


SIRE: De Niro

DAM: Heidekind \ Rubinstein

BREED: Hanoverian

BREEDER: Melinda Walton & Larry Smith


OWNER: Melinda Walton & Larry Smith

Duvent has had an exemplary career beginning with his being named champion foal at his American Hanoverian Inspection.  He possesses impeccable breeding combining the incomparable classic sire lines of Donnerhall and Rubenstein I.  Not started under saddle until the age of 5, Duvent quickly progressed through the levels with Silva Martin, his trainer for the last three years.

Silva and Duvent won the USDF Region I Reserve Championship at Second Level in 2011 and won the Reserve Championship at Fourth Level in 2012. Duvent and Silva won their Fourth Level Class at Dressage at Devon in 2012, as well as two Reserve Championships at Fourth Level.

In their quarterly magazine, The American Hanoverian Society featured the success of this pair, winning against a large Fourth Level field at the Commonwealth Dressage and Combined Training Association Competition at Morven Park in May, 2012. Duvent was the American Hanoverian Society’s USDF national All Breeds Fourth place winner at Open Fourth Level for 2012.


In 2015 working student Devon Seery took over the ride on Duvent, balancing her riding goals with a busy work and college schedule.  Along the way they have also had success in the dressage ring, qualifying for DAD 2017!

Fourth Level Test Dressage at Devon 2012

Schooling Video 2013

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