Our Horses

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

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Elite Hanoverian Mare Darn Lucky is my favorite mare of all times.  She is the daughter of my original Hanoverian mare, Seesturm, by the Elite Stallion Donnerkeil.  Lucky got her name because she was darn lucky to survive her first day.  She was born, must have fallen against the stall door, the door came off the runners at the bottom, and she rolled outside of the stall, and she was out, alone in the aisleway.  Her mother, Seesturm, was still in the stall.  Lucky, on her own, got up on her feet, and walked out the front of the barn,  She turned right, and walked into my dog yard that was fenced.  She got herself stuck in the corner.  Had she walked straight across the road, she would have walked into a pasture with two stallions.  She was darn lucky that she turned right when she snuck out of the tiny opening in the door.

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!!

EM Darn Lucky

Donnerkeil

ES Diamont

Duerkheim

Hann.

SPS Babette

Hann.

Lucinda

P.B. Lukant

Hann.

Kemira

Hann.

EM Seesturm

ES Sandsturm

LbD Sendbote

Hann.

Oxalis

XX Orbis

SPS Amsel

Hann.

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. 









 

EM Dragonfly

Hann.

Donnerkeil

ES Diamont

Duerkheim

Hann.

SPS Babette

Hann.

Lucinda

P.B. Lukant

Hann.

Kemira

Hann.

Polaria II

Trake. MSB Hann.

Kompass

Trak.

Boris

Trak.

Kolibri

Trak.

Porselina

Trakehner

Virgil

Trak.

Pompadour 3490

Elite Eligible Hanoverian Mare Windstorm

Windstorm, Darn Lucky's second daughter, is the same age as Dragonfly which is 8, and like Dragon, she has had two foals, but Windy has been broke to ride.  She started when Dragon was in foal, and that allowed her to get a leg up on Dragon before Marie Milliman, my trainer, had her time  put on hold when she had her own baby.  So, Windy has had a little different use of her time, but has yet to finish her mare inspection, just like Dragon. 

Windstorm is a daughter of Darn Lucky, out of the Elite Stallion Wolkenglanz.  He was purchased by Barb Schmidt of Bridlewood Farm.  She is a bright chestnut, like he was, but she is like Lucky in her temperament, and very much in her looks.  She is a very beautiful mare, a bright copper, with excellent conformation, and a beautiful head and neck.  She is a good mover, but is notable for having a very strong back, and the ability to work well in collected gaits.  She passes along that strong back to her foals.  She is very easy to breed, and has gorgeous foals.  She has beed bred to two horses from Rainbow Equus Meadows, both Pablito and now Rubignon.  Her two year old filly, Paloma FF is a very nice mover, and the new baby, yet un-named is smart, friendly, and very athletic.  This little guy is very much the show off, and is really fun to have around.  He learned to lead in a very short period of time.

Windy is now about 16.1 hands, and is a substantial yet modern mare.  She is a beautiful chestnut color, with nearly flawless conformation.  She received a score of 9 for her head, and the judges commented that "sometimes the best things come in small packages".  She was only 15.3 at her MSB inspection.  She could possibly be sold to the right home, but it would have to be the perfect home.  She is one of the mare mafia here, and everyone loves Wendy.  She could have a nice show career, and she throws wonderful foals.  Out of two of the Rainbow Equus Meadows stallions, she has produced two very different, but lovely foals.  They both have beautiful movement, and beautiful conformation.  She really does a great job, and is a wonderful, friendly, loving mare. 

 

Windstorm

Han.

Weltmeyer

Hanoverian

World Cup I

Hann.

SPS Anka

Hann.

SPS Wolke

Hann.

Wendekreis

Hann.

Bianca

Hann.

LbD Bolero

Hann

Baronesse

Hann.

Ankara

Hann.

Akzent I

Hann.

Dezente

Hann.

EM Darn Lucky

Donnerkeil

ES Diamont

Duerkheim

Hann.

SPS Babette

Hann.

Lucinda

P.B. Lukant

Hann.

Kemira

Hann.

EM Seesturm

ES Sandsturm

LbD Sendbote

Hann.

Oxalis

XX Orbis

SPS Amsel

Hann.

Trakehner Mare Hera Olympia (Mosey)

Hera Olympia (Mosey) is a Purebred Trakehner mare that was born in 1996, the same year as Darn Lucky.  These two have been apart for much of their lives, but it does not take much time for them to be hooked together at the hip.  Mosey is a beautiful Trakehner daughter of the wonderful (albeit deceased) stallion Mozart.  She is a lovely mover, she is absolutely packed with presence, and has been the beloved companion of my friend Phylllis Adcock.  She had a foal about 8 years ago by Adrian, the Trakehner son of Abiza by Merkur, and that filly is an Elite Oldenburg mare, having completed her perfomance test last year.  She is a 16+ hand, bay-sort of - almost grulla- mare with a goal- this year- of producing a Liberty Gold foal that will be registered as an Oldenburg.  She is lovely to ride, herself, tolerating beginners up to the most skilled dressage riders.  She caught on the first insemination, although we will confirm that this week with a second ultrasound.  This mare is an excellent riding horse, a pleasure to handle and own.  She has the blood of Mozart as a sire, he being imported from Europe and being in the Trakehner book, but also I believe to be in the Dutch book in Europe.  She is out of the Trakehner mare Habana, by the Trakehner stallion Hansel, who came from Galten Farms in Toronto, Canada, a mare that I purchased exclusively to breed to Mozart, to get the Hansel bloodlines in this mare.  Hansel was a Merkur son who was known for the excellent broodmares that he produced, and I had many Hansel mares in the past.  He could be counted on to produce beautiful, athletic horses that were sensible, intelligent, and easy to handle.  I often bred a two to three mares to Hansel each year.

Breeding Mosey to Liberty Gold is very exciting!  We had two very lovely Liberty Gold fillies born in 2009, and would love to get another in 2011.  Mosey carries some wonderful bloodlines to add to the mix.

Mozart

Gunnar

Trak.

Komet

Goldregen

Trak.

Kokette 691

Trak.

Gudrun 2027

Abendstern

Trak.

Gundel 1414

Trake.

Miranda III

Trak.

Impuls

Humboldt

Trak.

Italia 54

Trak.

Mirabel 2395

Mirakel 1882

Habana

Trak.

Hansel

Trak.

Merkur

Trak.

Marchenblute

Trak.

Heimische

Trak.

Gazal

OX

Heimliche

Trake.

Harrah

Trak.

Amiego

Trak.

Handel

Trak.

Abiza *E*

Trak.

Herdis

Trak.

Trakehner Mare Arctic Ice

This mare is the one that we refer to as "Pinky."  This little mare is a daughter of Aloha, a Hansel daughter that was perhaps the most beautiful Trakehner mare I ever saw, and was so very fortunate to purchase.  I happened to stop at some friends the day that a sale on Aloha fell through, and I was able to purchase her.  She was in foal to Abdullah, the famous Trakehner stallion who won a Gold and Silver in the 1984 Olympics.  Pinky was the second foal that I got from Aloha, out of the Trakehner stallion Troy. She is only about 15.2 or maybe 15.3.

Pinky moves in the elevated fashion of many of the Spanish horses, and so, this year, I bred Pinky to the Andalusian stallion Palacio, a son of Santiago.

 

Arctic Ice

Trak.

Troy

Trak.

Amiego

Trak.

Handel

Trak.

Carajan

Trak.

Hapag 2206

Trak.

Abiza *E*

Trak.

Maharadscha

Trak.

Traumfee *E*

Trak.

Abglanz

Trak.

Mirakel 1882

Schabernack

Trak.

Aloha

Trak.

Hansel

Trak.

Merkur

Trak.

Marchenblute

Trak.

Heimische

Trak.

Gazal

OX

Heimliche

Trake.

Alouette

Trak.

Tannenberg

Trak.

Sterndeuter

Trak.

Tanjana

Trak.

Abiza *E*

Trak.

Maharadscha

Trak.

Three Year Old Hanoverian Filly Paloma FF

Paloma FF is a 2008 Hanoverian filly, the first foal of Windstorm by the Elite Hanoverian Stallion Pablito, from Rainbow Equus Meadows.  She is a bright chestnut filly, and she will probably be about 15.3 or 16 hands when she is full grown.  Paloma has light, uphill, floating movement, and is very graceful, and unlike a number of the youngsters we have raised, has yet to go through an ugly duckling stage common amongst young horses.  She has always had good looks like her mother, Windstorm, and has seemed to be fairly well balanced, and is very smart and sweet. 

Paloma will not begin under saddle training until early next summer or perhaps a little sooner, depending on how she grows throughout the year.  We may start working her in long lines, and possibly do a little more with her.  Also, she may not go to her Main Studbook Mare Inspection as a three year old, depending on how quickly she matures, but it may be put off until her four year old year, or possibly even later.  She is maturing at a fairly slow pace, not unusual for Hanoverians.  We will take her when she is ready.

We are very pleased with Paloma as a first foal, and we are not ruling our returning to Pablito to breed Windstorm to in the next year or two.  The factors that include that include her movement, temperament, and excellent conformation.  She is an outstanding filly.  Paloma is for sale at a reasonable price before she is started under saddle.  She is extremely smart, and a very fast learner.  This filly is extremely sensitive and will require a sensitive, skilled rider, but will be excellent for a professional, or advanced amateur rider because of her extravagant movement.  She is a WONDERFUL mover!!  This is a filly that everyone loves to watch move.

Pictures of Paloma FF

Paloma's Bloodlines

Paloma FF

Hann.

ES Pablito

ES Pablo

Pilot

Gratia

West.

Monic

Hess.

Matrox

Hann.

SPS Sonja

Hess.

Amsella

LdB Arsenik

Hann.

LbD Absatz

Hann.

Steinreiche

Hann.

Steinhaeger

Hann.

S312668263

Hann.

Windstorm

Hann.

Weltmeyer

Hanoverian

SPS Wolke

Hann.

Bianca

Hann.

LbD Bolero

Hann

Ankara

Hann.

EM Darn Lucky

Donnerkeil

ES Diamont

Lucinda

EM Seesturm

ES Sandsturm

Oxalis

Hanoverian Yearling Filly Lunar Wind

Luna was born in 2009, and came out the same mouse color as Rocketman.  She is the next foal that Darn Lucky had after Rocketman, as she has to be bred every other year.  Her sire is Liberty Gold, and she is now a dark brown color, and would be a very dark brown if I would keep her in during the day.  She is a very friendly filly, and has beautiful movement, and will likely be about 16.2 or even 16.3.  She has lovely movement, beautiful conformation, and is very obviously a Darn Lucky daughter.  We were thrilled to get Lucky in foal to Liberty Gold, and actually between a group of three of us had three  of my mares in foal to him.  There was Dragonfly, who produced Liberty Song,  Darn Lucky, who produced Lunar Wind, and Gojira, who died at about 5 months into her pregnancy.  We were very sad that Gojira passed away.  She was a wonderful brood mare.  Luna and Liberty were both lovely foals.  Marie Milliman, who leased Dragonfly, and got Liberty Song, plans to keep Liberty Song.  Lunar Wind may be a sale horse for our farm.  She is too young for any training at this point other than ground manners and basic.  She will be handled and do all of the basics that we can do with her.  We work with her every day.

Luna is a sweet, easy going filly, and it appears that she will be very much like her mother, Lucky.  She has the same kind of personality, generally laid back, in some instances a little upbeat.  Luna is currently for sale, which is good, and might change if we would sell Windstorm.  She is a lovely mover, and will be a talented athlete.

Lunar Wind

Lunar Wind

Hanoverian

Londonderry

Hann.

Square Note

Hann.

Warkant

Hann.

SPS Erina

Hann.

Walida

Hann.

Weltmeyer

Hann.

World Cup I

Hann.

SPS Anka

Hann.

Wildkatze

Hann.

Weltmann

Hann.

Impella

Hann.

EM Darn Lucky

Donnerkeil

ES Diamont

Duerkheim

Hann.

SPS Babette

Hann.

Lucinda

P.B. Lukant

Hann.

Kemira

Hann.

EM Seesturm

ES Sandsturm

LbD Sendbote

Hann.

Oxalis

XX Orbis

SPS Amsel

Hann.

2010 Hanoverian Colt Reugan FF

This little guy really kept us waiting as Windstorm seemed to be going in and out of labor for about three weeks!  She never produced much wax of any great amount, but we spent more nights out in the barn checking on her as she got up and laid down more that any mare could have in that period of time.  She was also the size of an Elephant in foal at the 18th month, if that is possible.  Just when we were sure that something was drastically wrong, I came home from work at lunchtime, and walked out to the barn before going into the house and there he was.  He wasn't there at 8:00 a.m., but up and eating at 11:00 a.m..

I had everything set, ready, prepared, and at 8:00 a.m. I went home and put Wendy out with the little girls Lunar Wind and Paloma FF because there was no waxing, and no changes.  I guess I was wrong. She had him in the stall that was bedded with sawdust, not straw, and waited until there was no one to help.  Luckily, he came out with all four legs, and Wendy did have to have the placenta removed, but all was otherwise well.

Now- this little guy- still un-named- is by Rubignon- and he is wonderous!  Bay, a blaze, one sock, but muscles- and a butt!  THIS little guy looks like he will be able to levitate,
and when the dressage movement is called for to fly, he will flap his little wings and fly.  He has all the power that anyone could ask for.  Looking at his muscling, he will be awesome.  Of course, Windstorm has very strong muscles that she has gotten from her mother, and probably her grandfather Donnerkeil.  But, this little foal is going to be able to do a lot of floating kinds of things!  As he grows, he becomes stronger and has more muscle development, but is also more gentle and easy to handle.  He is very smart, and sensible to deal with.  He was great for the blacksmith, even better than his mother who was concerned that she could not see him well enough.

This little boy will be for sale, and can be delivered upon weaning!

Reugan FF

Reugan FF

Reugan FF

ES Rubignon

Hann.

Rubinstein I

Westf.

Romadour II

West.

Romulus I

Gunda

Dive

West.

Dilettant

Axtelfe

West.

Una Donna

Old.

Donnerwettor

Hann.

Ninette

Old.

Utana

Old.

Pik Solo

Uran.

Windstorm

Han.

Weltmeyer

Hanoverian

SPS Wolke

Hann.

Bianca

Hann.

LbD Bolero

Hann

Ankara

Hann.

EM Darn Lucky

Donnerkeil

ES Diamont

Lucinda

EM Seesturm

ES Sandsturm

Oxalis