Nickname: Shrimp Owner: Alice Tarjan Groom: Lauren Chumley Gender: Mare Breed: Hanoverian Disciplines: Dressage Sire: Sir Donnerhall Dam: Duet MF Foal Date: 4/2/2013
Serenade MF is an American-bred Hanoverian mare bred by Maryanna Haymon and owned and ridden by U.S. dressage athlete Alice Tarjan. She was shown successfully as a in-hand as a filly with Brendan Curtis and in Materiale classes as a three-year-old with Kimberly Kotch. In 2017, she made her competitive debut with Tarjan in with a season highlighted by wins in both USEF Four-Year-Old Tests at Dressage at Lamplight.
Serenade MF had a breakout season in 2021, winning the FEI Intermediate II Test and the USEF Developing Horse Grand Prix Test to be named overall Developing Horse Grand Prix Dressage National Champion at the 2021 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions. In November of that year, Serenade MF and Tarjan won the Intermediate II and Grand Prix Championships for adult amateurs at the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan.
The pair started their 2022 season off with wins in the CDI4* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special a Palm Beach Dressage Derby. They represented the U.S. at the FEI Nations Cup – The Netherlands CDIO5* at CHIO Rotterdam in June of 2022, earning a third-place finish individually in the Grand Prix Special and helping the U.S. win the silver medal.