Sunday, August 28, 2011

Now, aren't you glad I introduced you to AMPERE?! ;-)

Oldenburg Foal News, 28AUG11

Vechta, Germany

The bay colt A La Dressage (by Ampere x Sandro Hit x Donnerhall) broke all records and became the best selling foal ever at a German Elite Foal Auction. A Swiss buyer paid 200,000 euro (about $288,000!) for the colt at the 2011 Oldenburg Elite Foal Auction in Vechta, Germany, and broke the previous record of Sabeltanz, which sold for 127,000 euro

The consistency of offspring of this young stallion AMPERE is remarkable. He gives his type, his suspension, freedom, sparkle and color. His first sons will come to KWPN stallion licensing next Winter - can't wait to see them. The young man we have here, APOLLO, has proven to us how classy and smart the AMPERE offspring are.

As a matter of fact, we have a new shipment of AMPERE semen coming this month, in preparation for early breeders ( and before the price goes up!)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Femme Fatale and Peaches have a day at the barn

Our two special yearling fillies needed a new photo shoot. Cookie likes to haul them up out of the field occasionally, primp a bit and photo/video!

FEMME FATALE (the exquisite bay) is Furst Romancier -Donnerhall - Rubinstein - Grenadier - Akzent II. She is my only yearling warmblood filly and is offered for sale.
PEACHES (the cream dun) is one of my "specialty" breedings. She is by the Lusitano VENENO. Her dam is by the Andalusian Gaucho III out of Mirage, one of my first Kiger mares. She is also available.

Two very fancy girls with very different bloodlines. Thanks Cookie.... that was fun.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Two stallion relatives from same dam line - 26 years apart!

HARPER, born 1985, Trakehner by MAHON (Mahagoni - Habicht) out of HELENA (Herbststurm - Pregel), and QREDIT, born 2008 by Quaterback out of Dream Rubina

Helena was dam to REINA H (Rubinstein) , who was dam to Dream Rubina (Dream of Glory) .... dam of Qredit.

So, QREDIT is out of HARPER's ??niece???
Still, blood will tell, and that mare Helena was one in a million.

QREDIT at his H-O-T inspection !!!

July 31,2011 at High Point Hanoverians in Md., QREDIT (Quaterback out of my Dream Rubina) made a solid presentation.

A happy Michael Bragdell, rider, along with Oldenburg Verband judge Dr. Evelin Schlotmann and me.... with a very hot a tired young stallion, Qredit!
Many thanks to Susan McAdoo for the photos.
Qredit is the 4th licensed stallion from this mare line, starting with my foundation Trakehner mare, Helena (Herbststurm - Pregel). She had two sons licensed, Hadrian and Harper. Qredit looks so very much like a big "Harper". Helena's daughter, Reina H by Rubinstein had the licensed son Sirringo by Sir Donnerhall before her untimely death. Her daughter is Dream Rubina by Dream of Glory, dam of Qredit. A wonderful family legacy. So, he is the 4th generation from the inception of my breeding program, and I couldn't be more proud of him!

A few photos from our Oldenburg Verband inspection

Well, it was a very strange year for us. Our 28th inspection from the Oldenburg Verband .... and only TWO foals to present!

But they are two very NICE foals! Fillies both, HEARTSONG MOON the black filly by HOHENSTEIN out of homebred FINALE (Furst Heinrich out of Reina H) and HONALEIGH the liver chestnut filly by BELISSIMO M out of HEIDE VON BRANDENBURG , aka "Stars" (Quaterback - Sandro Hit)

Both fillies were premium awarded. That day, Honaleigh really shined, was in perfect balance in her growth stage, and was also given the Foal of Distinction ribbon and named best foal of the day.
We had a lovely, albeit hot, day. There were 13 foals presented and 6 received premium. The quality was very good. Antonio, my right hand for 29 years (!) now, ran without complaint in the heat