Thursday, September 24, 2009

No, it's NOT "QREDIT" !

At the moment, many are talking only about Quaterback when giving kudos to "Qredit" .... and I beg to differ! Qredit is a wonderful example of his strong damline.
Here is his 2009 half brother, the WYNTON colt, W. Ellington. Wynton and Quaterback could not be more different, but you can see the strong resemblance and consistency in type and movement that have come from their great producing dam, Dream Rubina (Dream of Glory - Rubinstein - Herbststurm).
I think I should write the history of this mare line to cement the importance of mares in our breeding programs.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Well! It's been quite a week!

News comes from DEVON horse show that our 2008 colt, "QREDIT" (Quaterback - Dream Rubina) has done a bang up job in besting all the other 23 colts presented! He won the yearling colt class then went on to win the Colt AND Young Horse Championships!
Owner, Michelle Coursin, says that they scratched his class last night to allow him to rest for this evening's Grand Championship class. We're pulling for the little guy, who, I understand, has taken it all in his stride!
Well, we owe that to his wonderful dam, Dream Rubina by Dream of Glory ....and HER wonderful Dam Reina H by Rubinstein.... and Reina's wonderful dam - my foundation mare and all time greatest mare of my life, Helena (Trakehner by Herbststurm - Pregel - Boris)They all show the same type and temperament of Helena. It is so beautiful to see the same eyes 3 generations later.
You might remember that Qredit was the first Quaterback foal born in the USA.

Monday, September 21, 2009

FINALE hits big in her first outing!

Finale and me warming up before her class. You gotta run B-I-G to keep up with this suspension and movement! Thank goodness Sterling Graburn was there for the classes. It was the first time in my life that I allowed another person to show one of my horses in hand. But, I knew Sterling would give it his all.

FINALE and Me at SE Regional Championships

This past weekend was a big one for this 3 year old daughter of Reina H and Furst Heinrich.
In her first trip off the farm, I asked her to qualify and then compete in the SE Regional finals for the USDF Sporthorse breeding Championships.
She qualified on Sat., with Judge Bill Solyntjes scoring her with an 89.4 ... rather grand! Then she won the Oldenburg Horse Breeders/German Oldenburg Verband class and High Point for the show.

By Sunday afternoon, she had secured her Southeast Regional Championship title!

"Grand Champion Filly and the Great American USDFBC SE Series Finals Champion Filly"

I wish her dam Reina could know what a special mare she is to us..... first a son licensed for breeding last week and then this daughter winning soundly her first time out.

SO NOT settle for less than the highest quality in your brood stock. CULL, CULL, then CULL again. This young mare goes back to my foundation Trakehner mare, HELENA, who was a jewel and I knew it the moment I first saw her (and paid quite a bit of money for her back in 1977 - but it has been repayed a thousand fold since.))

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Well, it's official! SIRRINGO made a lasting impression on spectators as well as the German judges at the stallion licensing out in Solvang. His type, movement and jumping were breathtaking. I bred SIRRINGO and sold him to his current owners as a weanling, so convinced was I that he had stallion potential. I was under pressure , as they already had purchased and succeeded in having licensed another of my offspring, the black stallion RASTA (Rotspon - Rouletto)
SIRRINGO is the first SIR DONNERHALL to be born in the U.S. (he is now 4 years old) and his dam is my cornerstone mare REINA H by Rubinstein. This mare stems from my foundation mare, HELENA , a glorious Trakehner mare of noble blood. (See the "Our Horses" page)
REINA H has had two daughters awarded Premium status as well... and now her first licensed son. There might be another yet to some.
I congratulate the Californian contingency that worked so hard to get both Rasta and Sirringo to stallion licensing; Pamela Bailey, Helen Rodriguez,Owners,and Christine Rivlin-Henke & Stacey Zwergel, Trainers .
Beautiful stallion, beautiful pedigree - we will have to see what foals he can produce - should be stunning. Frozen semen will be coming.