M. Michael Meller and Dennis Sisco of QBS Equestrian are pleased to congratulate Natalie Dean on the purchase of Chance Ste Hermelle. A talented 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare by Calvaro, Chance Ste Hermelle has shown successfully at the CSI5* level at world-class competitions throughout North America with Michael Morrissey Jr. of Imperial Show Stables.
Meller and Sisco formed QBS Equestrian several years ago to find and produce top show jumping prospects, and Morrissey has been riding Chance Ste Hermelle for the last four years to help achieve that goal.
Dean is a 21-year-old up-and-coming athlete who has represented the United States during Young Rider Nations Cups and recently won the individual bronze medal at the North American Young Rider Championships. She competes under the tutelage of professional rider and internationally renowned owner and trainer of top show jumpers Ilan Ferder.
“We are so excited about this new partnership,” expressed Meller. “Natalie is a very talented rider, and we can’t wait to see her and Chance in the ring together. This is going to be a very exciting combination because they both have the talent to go all the way, and together they will be unstoppable!”
Meller added, “We are also incredibly grateful to Michael Morrissey Jr. for all of the hard work he has done to produce Chance for the highest levels of the sport. Dennis and I truly believe in finding the right partnerships for our horses. We know that Natalie and Ilan are consummate horsemen and that Chance will truly have the opportunity to shine in their program.”
The mission of QBS Equestrian is to find and produce some of the world’s top young show jumping mounts. To learn more about QBS Equestrian, click here.