Merrick’s sire, Walzertakt, is one of the top W-line Stallions in Austria, having sired numerous licensed and approved sons, as well as World Champions there. He was on loan to North America for a short time, and sired two Gold classified mares and some outstanding Silver classified mares while he was here. Walzertakt’s sire, Winterstein, was the father of the modern W-line stallion in Austria.
Some of Merrick’s accomplishments include: in 2016 Merrick ridden by Ceilia Jansen, won the Haflinger Breed Award and the Rachel King Memorial Award riding FEI level. In 2015 Merrick was Pony Champion at the Mid Winter Dressage Show in LA Equestrian Center (a National Dressage Pony Cup Partner Show), again under rider Ceilia Jansen. Celia and Merrick scored a 69.23% at Third Level Test 3, and was the 2015 National Pony Cup California Dreaming Productions Festival of the Horse High Point Champion in San Juan Capristrano, California! In 2008 Merrick, ridden by Jennifer Grant, won the second level grand championship with Merrick (70.31%) at the National Dressage Pony Cup!