We have a group of broodmares that we breed, rotating them every other year. We try to breed two mares per year, sometimes three, but try to limit the number to keep our emphasis on quality rather than quantity. Stallions are selected based upon the inspection scores they receive, their pedigrees, conformation, temperament, and ability to cross with out mares. There are several stallions that we go back to time after time, and it is because they are excellent producers and can throw consistently high quality foals when crossed with our mares.
When we place horses up for sale, they can be weanlings, yearlings, two or three year olds before they are started under saddle, or older horses under saddle. The horses can range in price, ability, and may be dressage horses, jumping horses, or even breeding horses, or a combination of the above.
Our goal is to provide you with a horse that will be a great source of joy for many, many years. We do everything we can to be sure that they are well adjusted and happy, and have had the best in medical care and training. Many of the people who buy horses from us grow to be our closest friends and best sources of advertising, and that is they way we like to see things happen. When you are happy, we are happy. In most cases, I will do anything I can, within reason, to be sure that you are satisfied with the horse that you got from us.
Elite Hanoverian Mare Darn Lucky
Lucky is a 1996 mare, and has produced six foals. They have been by six different stallions, and all have been lovely foals. She has been bred to Graf Gotz, Wolkenglanz, Feiner Stern, Regazzoni, Liberty Gold, and Escudo II. She is currently being bred to Rubignon. Lucky has lovely conformation and beautiful movement. She passes that on to her foals, and is a wonderful mother. All of her foals are stamped with her good looks, although the Regazzoni boy had to get to three before we could say that. She also passes on good conformation and temperament, although they tend to be on the bold side as opposed to being wimpy. Her two daughters, Good Luck Charm and Firefly, by Graf Gotz and Feiner Stern are highly prized by their owners and could likely not be purchased, and Lucky is not for sale. I have two of Lucky's daughters, Windstorm and Lunar Wind, and I would have to consider offers on them. Windstorm is eligible to performance test to become an Elite Mare, and we are looking to perhaps do that this next year. Her 2012 filly Escanaba FF is nicknamed "Diva" because she is exactly that. She is a wonderful, gifted mover and a beautiful, well built filly, and definitely a Diva!!
Elite Hanoverian Mare Dragonfly
Elite Hanoverian Mare Dragonfly is our latest mare to receive the Elite Mare status. Dragon, although she just turned eight, was not trained to ride under saddle until January, 2010. This was because she was busy being a broodmare, and then her trainer was busy being a mother. So, Dragon began her training in January, 2010, and she was shown the first time U/S for her performance test on July 13, 2010. She has had two foals, the youngest of which was a yearling, and the oldest was a three year old in 2010. The three year old gelding is by Regazzoni, and the younger filly is by Liberty Gold. The three year old just went into his first horse show, a dressage show, and won both of his Intro to Dressage classes, and received the Champion High Score for the day for the Intro Level classes. The yearling filly was shown in the Suitability for Dressage in-hand classes, which she won as well.
Dragonfly is a 16.2 hand mare, by the Elite Hanoverian Stallion Donnerkeil by Diamont. Her mother was the imported Trakehner mare Polaria II, who was added to the Hanoverian Main Mare Studbook after she went through the mare inspection. Dragon is refined, elegant, and a lovely mover, sensitive, and a wonderful dressage horse, and an excellent show prospect. She is also a terrific broodmare. Her foals are very similar to her. She is an easy breeder, and uncomplicated. She is sound, flexible, and very sensitive. She would be an excellent prospect for a serious amateur or a professional. This mare could easily have a great show career and then have a good breeding career. If we keep her at home, she will probably just keep her as a broodmare, as this is our business. Since her performance testing, she got the balance of the year off, and was bred in 2011 to Liberty Gold producing Leonardo FF. THis year, 2013 she will be bred again to Liberty Gold.