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REMBRANDT

Classy and Versatile First Show Horse

Imported 2010. 2002 16.1 registered KWPN gelding by Indoctro out of Mirette. Ribbons in the 4' High Performance Hunters, Big Eq classes, and Low Junior Jumpers. No prep at the shows - a generally super easy and straight-forward horse. Goes in a happy mouth snaffle and prefers a quiet rider, but is forgiving of mistakes. NEVER spooks, low energy, perfect ground manners. Hacks out quietly on the buckle alone or in company. Ideal first show horse to dabble in all three rings; or a great learner type.  Excellent vetting and low maintenance. 

Video (New video coming soon!)

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$15/year lease

Price Category B 

 

 


 

CASTLEWALK

(Casall x Nix IV - Ariadus) 

Available Summer 2014

2008 Imported Hosteiner mare - Fancy Small Junior Candidate 

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SHENANDOAH SIROCCO

(FARNLEY MAGIC WORD X SHENANDOAH WINDCHIME)

Available for lease!

Shenandoah Sirocco is a 2005 12.1 1/2 section A Welsh gelding sired by the famous Farnley Magic Word out of a Farnley/Shenandoah dam, Shenandoah Windchime (Severn Snapdragon). He is registered Section A WPSCA. Rocco qualified for the 2011 Pony Finals at his very first horse show. He is the absolute winner o/f and in the model, and is a good prize under saddle. "Adorable" doesn't do this pony justice. He is forward and super brave to the jumps-absolutely no peek or spook. Big stride, forgiving, and a great work ethic....Absolutely loves his job. Automatic lead change and a beautiful expression that the judges just love! This pony is the real deal for the serious pony kid. Hacks out alone or in company as well. Miles at the A and AA rated horse shows, including Wellington. Easy prep-and tons of personality! Rocco finished Reserve Champion in the Small Greens for Zone 2, and in the Top 10 in the USEF National List. He was 2nd in the model at the 2011 National Pony Finals, 8th over fences and 10th overall. 2013 Highlights include: Wins and good prizes in the Smalls at HITS Thermal, LA National Preview, HMI, Strides and Tides, NWC; winner of the WIHS Medal at Blenheim; model winner at NorCal Medal Finals.  Video from Pony Finals 2011

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ZUCCHERO

(PHIN PHIN X CONTANGO)

Congratulations to Brynn Hale of Carmel, and special thanks to trainer Stephen Pellett!

Zucchero is a 2004 15.2 1/2 hand imported/registered KWPN gelding from Brink Stables in Holland (http://www.brinkstables.com/). He is sired by renowned international showjumper stallion Phin Phin. Phin Phin is sired by Olympic show jumper, Chin Chin, grand sire is Cor de la Bryere. Both Chin Chin and his dam's sire, Abdullah are among the best jumping breeding stallions in the world. According to Keros, "The progeny testing for the first batch of (Phin Phin) foals in the Netherlands is a revelation. Foals with quality, beautiful heads, impressive forehands and excellent limbs. They have tremendous movement and make an excellent impression. This is promising for the future." Zucchero's dam's sire is Iron Spring's Grand Prix dressage champion, Contango, 1991 Champion of the 100 Day test in Germany. This stunning young horse has shown extensively with a young rider in Holland, demonstrating scope, heart and rideability. He has numerous wins in the jumper arena, including 1.20m Champion at the KNHS Utrecht Region Championships in Holland. He is uncomplicated and super straight-forward, with the style and mind for the hunter ring. 100% kickalong quiet, with no spook, or any vices. Good mover and absolutely picture-perfect jumper, with a soft mouth and supple body. Has miles at the local "A" rated shows in the Children's, and good ribbons in the 3'3" Performance and Pre-Adults in Wellington. Perfect on the ground, including clipping, shoeing and loading. Absolutely loves people, and has the best personality. This guy is perfect for a junior or amateur to bring along to the 3'3" and have a ton of fun! Loves trail-riding and aspires to be a couch potato. Pre-purchase completed Winter 2011 with recent x-rays available.  2013Maryland Horse and Pony Show Small Hunter "AA" with Junior Rider Sacramento International October 2013
 
 
 
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CERTIFICATION

Packing Children's/Adult Hunter

Congratulations to Alicia Morrison of Livermore, CA and special thanks to their trainer, Adrienne Grasso! 

Certification is a 2000 16.3 Thoroughbred gelding sired by Sunny's Halo. He has won tri-colors and top ribbons in Raleigh and Florida, in the First Year Conformations and good ribbons in the Older Adult Amateurs. "Cert" is stick and spurs quiet, with a soft mouth, extremely adjustable canter, and automatic lead change. Goes directly from the barn to the ring; no prep at all! Extremely brave, no spook, goes on auto pilot. He is a talented jumper, with a soft, amateur friendly jump, and a good mover, with a huge, lopey stride. Easily hacks down the lines, and extremely forgiving to the jumps. Goes in a happy mouth snaffle. Clean vetting from Winter 2011/12 with x-rays available. Perfect on the ground-ground ties for baths, clips, will stand on the cross ties forever; perfect shipper. Easy keeper and gets along well with everyone. Great first amateur or junior horse, who could double in the derbies and equitation. Video Monmouth County "A" August 2012

 

 

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SHENANDOAH MISTRAL

(Farnley Magic Word x Severn Snapdragon)

Congratulations to Jill Hamilton and Nancy Thomas of Millenium Farm!

Napoleon is a 12.1 hand section a Welsh pony from the famous Farnley Farm. He is a two-time national champion for section a Welsh stallions. Gelded in the summer of 2013, Napoleon has quickly proven to love his new job as a riding pony. He is a beautiful mover and a fabulous jumper. Currently schooling 2' courses with a lead change, he is super brave and stick and spurs quiet. Easy enough for a beginner to ride around, just needs some finishing before he will be the next big winner in the pony hunter ring. Perfect ground manners, excellent to clip, no vices whatsoever. This one is special!

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OH SWEETHEART

Congratulations to Jill Hamilton and Nancy Thomas of Millenium Farm!

Oh Sweetheart is a 2003 16.1 1/2 hand Belgian Warmblood imported from Germany. He is an absolutely picture perfect jumper and a good mover, with an automatic lead change. Stick and spurs quiet, excellent dressage foundation and good work ethic. "Chiqui" never requires any prep for the ring and has shown up and down the East Coast, from Saugerties to Wellington, with good ribbons in the 3'3" Amateur Owners, Derbies and 3'3" Performance Hunters. Never spooks, no buck, absolutely as easy as they come. Super fun for the Derby classes and tons of fun in the handys! Perfect ground manners, clips, ground ties, always easy going and takes everything in stride. Zero vices, clean vetting from the US. This one's the barn favorite! Video February 2013 Video February 2013 Wellington Derby 2012


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  CATARINA GH

(CONTUCCI X MS SAMARA GH)

Congratulations to Michelle Knapp of Lincoln, Nebraska!

Catarina GH is a 2004 16.2 registered and branded Hanoverian mare sired by the famous Contucci out of a Hanoverian mare, MS Samara GH. Contucci has been one of USEF's top ranking dressage breeding stallions for the past decade, passing along fabulous movement and quiet minds. Catarina is a beautiful, fluid mover, with incredible suspension at the trot, and easy-to-sit-to gaits. She has a flat kneed, "daisy cutter" ground covering trot, that is sure to get you noticed in the show ring. She is very soft and responsive in her mouth, and has a background in basic dressage, showing in Training and First Level. Catarina has been started over fences, and is currently schooling 2'6"-3' courses, offering a lead change. While she is still a bit green over fences, she is easy and quiet enough for an amateur to bring along in the local hunter ring. Great work ethic, very easy-going mare with excellent manners, and a super sweet in-your-pocket personality-not mareish at all; gets along well with geldings and mares. Loves to hack out, not spooky, and no vices. Excellent amateur lower-level dressage horse or hunter prospect. Video March 2012 Video August 2012


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ABRACADABRA

(ELAZAR X OBERIN)

Congratulations to Janis of California!

Ellie is a 14.2hh 2005 registered and branded RPSI (Zweibrucker) mare by Elazar, imported from Canada. She has fantastic movement and a jump to match! Super brave and scopey to the jumps, straight-forward, and easy. She has a beautiful head and correction conformation-with some miles, she will make up to be a fancy Division pony. Naturally balanced canter and perfect hunter head carriage-will lope down the lines. Good lead changes, super brave to the jumps, and always jumps a 10. Schooled 4'! Perfect ground manners, easy to handle, no vices whatsoever. Hacks out on the buckle, very easy-going and laid back attitude about things. A beautiful prospect for a serious junior competitor, and with some fine tuning, can be the winner! Would also make an excellent dressage pony for a junior or smaller lady. *Update-attended her first horse show, and was 3rd out of 19 horses in the Young Hunter U/S at Ludwig's Corner* Video 1 and Video 2


 

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STILLIAZATO

(STEDINGER X MISS WILD)

Congratulations to Tony and Special Thanks to trainer, Amanda Enwright!

Stilliazato is a 2006 16.2 hand German Oldenburg gelding sired by Stedinger, the unequivocal approval winner of the 2002 Oldenburg Stallion Days. Stedinger is the son of the famous Sandro Hit, National Young Horse Champion — Young Dressage World Champion — unique producer performance Sandro Hit progeny are breaking all price-records, are annually winning championships and are Approval Champions. His first offspring are already successful at World Cup level Vato has beautiful big movement, is very athletic, and a quick learner. He is walk/trot/cantering under saddle, and jumping 3'3" courses with a natural auto lead change. Extremely brave to the jumps-jumps natural obstacles, in/out of the ring, liverpools, walls, etc! Goes on the bit, hacks out cross country, and has been to a few local horse shows, with a great attitude. Spent the Winter in Wellington, doing the ticketed schooling rings, and was a champ. Just needs more miles! Super quiet, not spooky at all, no vices, and doesn't have too many "young horse moments"! He is super easy to handle, has good barn manners, crossties, bathes, stands for the farrier, etc. He has been leased to an adult amateur for the past year, and has been off this Winter. He is an excellent and very fancy amateur dressage or hunter prospect! VIDEOS: Free - March 2011 March 2012 April 2012


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COCODOT

(STOCKHAM COMMANDER M X MISTY MORNING'S SKYE)

Congratulations to Karen of PA!

Coco is a 1999 13.2 (permanent) Section B Welsh pony mare imported from Canada. Coco has shown extensively all over the country, from New York to Florida, with many tricolors out of impressive company. She was the model and over fences winner in Florida in the Greens, and got good ribbons in the Division as well. For the past few years, she has been teaching beginner and intermediate lessons, hacking out cross country, and being a great pony mom! Coco is as safe as they come and doesn't need any sort of program-she comes out exactly the same every day. No spook, buck, rear or any vices of any kind. She is a fabulous jumper, with a huge stride, and has been schooled 3'6". Jumps water, ditches, logs, etc. and perfect to hack out on the buckle. Perfect ground manners, 100% safe for a kid-extremely tolerant and easy going in any situation. Gets along well with mares and geldings alike. Coco had a filly in May 2011, and has been back in work since this Winter. She would make a fabulous pony club mount, first pony, or could even dabble in the pony jumpers. She does have one sticky lead change, which is why she has been on hiatus from the pony hunter ring.


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JULLIARD'S FIRST ENCOUNTER

(FIRST ENCOUNTER X DRAGON LAIR'S JULLIARD)

Congratulations to Holly Stanley of NY!

Winston is a 2004 12.0 half Welsh gelding sired by top pony hunter sire, First Encounter. Registered VPBA and Crossbred WPCSA. He is a super fancy mover, stick and spurs quiet, and goes in a rubber snaffle.  Great and brave jumper; jumps small courses with a lead change, hacks out alone or in company, and no spook/buck/rear whatsoever. Easy enough for a child to bring up through the ranks. Quiet to work around, great feet, a genuinely sweet and absolutely adorable pony! Gets along well everyone, the best pony to have in the barn. Perfect first pony to move up from leadline/Short Stirrup into the Children's. He has been to a few local horse shows, and traveled to HITS Saugerties, where he got a prize in the hack in the Schooling Pony! He is extremely tolerant of mistakes, and is as sweet as can be!


AUTUMN MIST

Congratulations and special thanks to Sharon Kiefer!

Autumn is a 2000 16.1 hand liver-chestnut Thoroughbred mare. She is the perfect pre-childrens/pre-adult hunter. Good mover and jumper, with a great front end and never misses a lead change. Very brave to the jumps, kickalong quiet, and no prep to get to the ring! She has done local dressage and hunter shows, and has some miles in the A rated 2'6" hunters as well. She is extremely quiet on the ground as well, very easy to get along with and not mareish at all. She is conformationally correct, and is currently barefoot with no soundness issues. Autumn will pack a timid child or adult around the hunter ring, but is also great out on trails, both alone and in company. She has been used in the IHSA program, and is very tolerant and forgiving...a great first show horse!


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CLEO

(CAMBRIDGE X ARIANA)

Congratulations to Karl Beyer of Ocala, FL!

Cleo is a 2001 17h registered/branded Oldenburg mare, Canadian passport, sired by Holsteiner stallion, Cambridge (Calypso, Cor de la Bryere). This mare holds a ton of presence in the show ring, and has had much success in all three rings. Cleo is a very straight-forward ride, well broke on the flat, automatic changes, and brave to the jumps. She is easy-going, a good mover, and scopey jumper. Careful, but easy enough for an amateur over the jumps. She is no prep to the ring, and has "A" and "AA" show miles in KY, IN, OH, and PA. Shown in the Pre-Greens and the Low C/A, she definitely has the scope and brain for the lows/modifieds, and would fit into the big equitation ring as well. Perfect ground manners, no vices, sweet and personable without being mareish. Clean vetting, no maintenance required. Video

 


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INSPIRED

(INDOCTRO X CORLAND)

Congratulations to Amy Guth and special thanks to trainer KC Pancoast; Good luck to Louise Serio!

Inspired is a 2006 16.3 hand registered/passported KWPN gelding sired by Indoctro, inported from Brink Stables, www.brinkstables.com. He arrived the end of August 2011, and is already the barn favorite. Inspired is a good mover, with an outstanding canter, and tons of scope. Automatic lead changes, incredibly soft and supple through his body, and extremely well-broke on the flat. He has shown in the 1.10m in Europe, and is currently showing in the Pre-Greens - will be ready to step into the First Years and/or Large Juniors/Amateurs in 2012. Huge, rocking horse canter stride walks the lines. Perfect barn manners, beautiful feet, and a clean vetting with x-rays are available. Could double in the Big Eq and will be an outstanding derby horse. Zero prep at the horse shows, extremely quiet and no spook. This horse will be the winner in the big rings! Video Video 2


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REMBRANDT

(INDOCTRO X TOPAS)

Congratulations to Sterling Campbell of Chadds Ford, PA!

Rembrandt is a 2003 16.1 hand recently imported KWPN gelding from Brink Stables in the Netherlands, www.brinkstables.com. Rembrandt is sired by Indoctro, out of a Topas mare. Indoctro was Champion of his year at his performance test in 1993. He was given the mark 9 for no fewer than five of the test components, of which particularly the jumping components are illustrative of the value of this superstar. His bloodlines include Capitol, Caletto II, Cor de la Bryere and Calypso. Rembrandt's dam is by Topas, a son of Marco Polo, who is considered to be the most influential Dutch stallion in breeding and jumping; he is the grandsire of Milton, the famous Whitaker Olympic mount, and the sire of several keur stallions. Rembrandt has extensive show mileage in the 1.35m classes in Europe, and is super brave, straight-forward and easy to the jumps. He is a good mover with a big, easy, adjustable canter, soft mouth, extremely level-headed and quiet with an automatic lead change. He is 100% point and shoot, extremely handy in the derbies, and super brave. Absolutely no prep required, very easy to get to the ring. Super ground manners, no vices, good vetting. Rembrandt is an excellent junior or amateur hunter, who could double in the equitation ring. Great safe horse to gain confidence on in the jumper ring as well. We cannot say enough good things about this horse!  Video in Europe and more recent video:Video-4' High Performance Hunter-March 26-2011 and First Outdoor Show.


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 LULU

Congratulations to Susie of Radnor, PA! Special thanks to Pixie Denver! 

Lulu is a 2006 15.3 hand Canadian Sporthorse mare. She is a cute mover and jumper, and has been schooled up to 3'6". Extremely brave, jumps the water, ditches, banks, and has been foxhunting several times. Lulu is well broke on the flat, has a good mouth and lateral movement. No spook or peek or any other vices under saddle, lots of fun to ride! She has great ground manners, is very quiet and easy to handle, and gets along well with others. No vices. Lulu would be an excellent first horse for a timid junior or amateur to event, fox hunt, or do the jumpers or dressage.  Would be an awesome pony club mount! Very safe and enjoyable young horse. Video 


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COSMOPOLITAN

Congratulations to Bonnie and trainer Wendy Powers of Woodstock, NY! Special thanks to Megan Mendenhall of Springdale Farm!

Cosmopolitan is a 2002 16 hh Warmblood/TB cross mare. She has miles and good ribbons in the Junior Hunters, and top prizes in the Children's Hunters at the local "A" and "AA" horse shows. She is a beautiful mover, with correct flat work, counter canter, auto lead changes, and goes on the bit. She is super brave, needs no prep, and is extremely forgiving. Great jumper, very brave, and no spook or prep needed for the show ring. "Lucy" has perfect ground manners, and is safe for even the most timid child or adult. She is an excellent first show horse for a novice rider to gain confidence in the equitation or hunter ring.


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TWIGHLIGHT'S BELLA

Leased until September 2011! Congratulations to Lulu and Lucca Pieri - we are so happy to keep Bella in the barn!

Bella is a 14.1 (temporary) hand 2005 Warmblood/Welsh large pony mare. She is a beautiful mover and very brave jumper with a picture perfect front end. Automatic lead change, not spooky, very kid-friendly. Qualified for 2010 Pony Finals in the Large Greens, and was 18th overall! Top ribbons and championships at numerous East Coast shows, and a great mount for the pony medal.  She has also doubled in the Pony Jumpers! Bella has perfect ground manners, is very easy and agreeable, both on the ground and under saddle-not mareish at all. Safe in all aspects for a junior rider. No prep at the horse shows, always easy-going and sweet! Bella is a great pony for a young rider to move up the ranks with. Safe for a beginner rider, or ready to step into the Larges now!


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ZUCCHERO

(PHIN PHIN X CONTANGO)

Congratulations to Amy Guth and Alex Currier and best of luck in the Small Juniors! Special thanks to KC Pancoast!

Zucchero is a 2004 15.3 1/2 hand imported/registered KWPN gelding from Brink Stables in Holland (http://www.brinkstables.com/). He is sired by renowned international showjumper stallion Phin Phin. Phin Phin is sired by Olympic show jumper, Chin Chin, grand sire is Cor de la Bryere. Both Chin Chin and his dam's sire, Abdullah are among the best jumping breeding stallions in the world. According to Keros, "The progeny testing for the first batch of (Phin Phin) foals in the Netherlands is a revelation. Foals with quality, beautiful heads, impressive forehands and excellent limbs. They have tremendous movement and make an excellent impression. This is promising for the future." Zucchero's dam's sire is Iron Spring's Grand Prix dressage champion, Contango, 1991 Champion of the 100 Day test in Germany. This stunning young horse has shown extensively with a young rider in Holland, demonstrating scope, heart and rideability. He has numerous wins in the jumper arena, including Champion at the KNHS Utrecht Region Championships in Holland. He is uncomplicated and super straight-forward, with the style and mind for the hunter ring. 100% kickalong quiet, with no spook, or any vices. Beautiful mover and powerful jumper, with a soft mouth and supple body. Recently debuted in the hunters in the Baby Greens at an A rated show and was 3rd in all three o/f and won the under saddle. Perfect on the ground, including clipping, shoeing and loading.  Absolutely loves people, and has the best personality. This guy is perfect for a junior or amateur to bring along and have a ton of fun! Pre-purchase completed November 2010 with recent x-rays available. Videos from Europe Video 1 and Video 2  Video from first show Video Schooling at home


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OVER THE TOP

(OBSESSION X STUTBUCH 1 PIALOTTA)

Congratulations to Pamela Cathey of Eagle, Idaho and her trainer Sarah Filliger!

Ollie is a 2004 registered/branded Wesphalian gelding sired by Obsession. Imported in 2007 from Germany. Ollie is a lovely mover, with three well-balanced gaits, and a beautiful jump to match. Very quiet, easy-going personality, no spook. Ollie hacks out on the buckle, is brave to the jumps, and has schooled cross country. No spook whatsoever, the best mind.  Has miles in the local shows at 3', would also make an ideal Big Eq or amateur dressage horse. Perfect ground manners, no vices whatsoever. Will pass a vet-complete x-rays from 2007 and 2009 available. Click here for a video.


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JULLIARD'S FIRST ENCOUNTER

(FIRST ENCOUNTER x DRAGON LAIR'S JULLIARD)

Leased in the barn to Caitlin Barbakoff and her two daughters!

Winston is a super fancy mover, stick and spurs quiet, and goes in a rubber snaffle.  Jumping small courses, great lead change, hacks out, and no spook whatsoever. Easy enough for a child to bring up through the ranks. Quiet to work around, great feet, a genuinely sweet and absolutely adorable pony! Perfect first pony to move up from leadline/Short Stirrup into the Children's. First Encounter's dam, Benlea Laureate is a full sister to Pony Dot Com. Click here to view sire's progeny. 


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FANTAMO

(FEUEROPOL X SANTA FE)

Congratulations to Jennifer Batchelor and special thanks to Kim Zindel-Buzby!

Fantamo is a 2006 15.2 hh Hanoverian gelding, registered and branded RPSI. FEUEROPAL's sire, WERTHER is one of the corner stones in the Hannoverian breeding, he sired several breeding stallions like WALZERTRAUM, WEISSDORN, WEISSENBURG, WENDIG, WERTHERSON, WERTSCHATZ, WESTMINSTER, WESTRICH, WOYZECK, WÜMMESTERN. FEUEROPAL's grandsire is the famous WENDEKREIS who has sired such stallions as WAGNER, WENDELIN, WENDENBURG, WENDLAND II, WENDULAN and WILDFANG. Also in his pedigree is the stallion MARCIO XX, most noted for producing rideability. Fantamo is an exceptional mover, and will be the hack winner in the best of company. He has a great mind, likes to work, and is very brave, no spook. Currently schooling 2'9" courses, with a natural lead change and no peek to the jumps at all-huge canter step and good scope over fences. Hacks out, and an in-your-pocket personality. Fantamo is a super young hunter prospect for the serious competitor. Video


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DOLCHISIMA (DONATELLI)

Sold at the Fall Virginia Sporthorse Auction

 Dolchisima is a 2006 16.2 hand German Oldenburg filly sired by Donatelli (Donnerhall - Pik Bub). She is a good mover, with three balanced gaits, a huge canter and a natural lead change. "Dolce" is easy going, very brave in new situations, and has a good work ethic. She has been started under saddle is walk/trot/cantering and jumping around a 2'6" course with a natural auto change. Goes well into the bridle, and very brave over fences. She has great ground manners, cross ties, bathes, stands for the farrier, clips, etc. A very sweet filly who loves attention, Dolce is a great amateur dressage/hunter prospect. 

 


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LIMMERICK SON (LIMMERICK X BEECH CROFT FARNEY)

Congratulations to Margaret Rogers and trainer Joey Currais of Hunter's Landing (NY) 

Limmy is a 17.0 hand 2003 Irish Sport Horse by Approved Holsteiner and top Irish Showjumping Stallion, Limmerick. Limmerick is sired by Lancer II, by Landgraf I (Ladykiller). Limmy won top ribbons in dressage and the 1.10m in Europe as a young horse, as was imported in 2009. Shown lightly in the Level 4 and 5 in the US. He has big movement and an even bigger jump. Schooled 4'9", and demonstrates a ton of scope. Auto lead change, naturally well-balanced canter, and explodes off the ground. Super brave to the jumps, but equally as careful, and has a great hind end. Hacks out, excellent ground manners, safe and easy for an amateur. Would also double in the Big Eq, and will debut in the Hunter Derbys this year.Video

 


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DEERFIELD RAIDER

(DON ALFREDO)

Congratulations to Melanie Kirk and trainer Laura Hagen, of Knoll Farm, in Brentwood, NY!

"Duff" is a 2000 17.0 hand registered and branded American Hanoverian sired by Don Alfredo. He has shown locally in the Children's Hunters and 3' Medals with a junior rider, and recently showed in the 3'3"  Local Hunters at the Devon Horse Show 2010. He is a great mover, bold jumper, and has a ton of scope, stride and heart. Good lead change, easily adjustable to the jumps, and carries a lot of presence in the show ring. He is forgiving, very quiet, and not spooky -- the ideal horse for a junior or amateur who wants to stand out in the show ring.  No prep for the ring. He is low miles, and still eligible First Year Green. With a background in Eventing, Duff is extremely brave to the jumps, and loves his job. Recently debuted in the 3' Swan Lake Hunter Derby with first round scores of 78 and 70-11th, and second round handy scores of 86 and 81, 5th, with a 7th place overall finish out of 37 horses. Was 4th and 5th at HITS Saugerties, week V, in the 3' Mini Maclay and Mini HITS Medal. No vices whatsoever, easy to manage on the ground, four great feet and a low-maintenance type guy. A classy addition to any show barn-ideal for the Big Eq, but can also double in the hunter ring-awesome derby horse! Video.


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SHOW ME THE GOLD

(ALL THE GOLD X ARISTOS B)

Congratulations to our client, Nancy Albora of St. James, NY, and best of luck with this fabulous young horse! Special thanks to our good friend, Pixie Denver, and our appreciation of the late Jay Matter.

"Sarah" is a 2005 16.3 hand Dutch Warmblood mare sired by the famous "All the Gold", out of an "Aristos B" mare. She is an exceptional hunter in the making.  Ribbons at WEF the past two years in the 3 & 4 Year Old Pre Green and Baby Green. She is extremely well broke both on the flat and over fences, and is super super easy and straight forward. Good mover, awesome jumper- very easily adjustable to the fences, and never peeks. Automatic lead change, soft in the bridle, goes like a schoolmaster. This Summer at Swan Lake, she won a competitive 3' class, and jumped around under the lights in the 3'3" derby. Traveled to HITS Saugerties, marched around all the rings, and always had a great attitude. Quiet to hack out, absolutely zero show prep-goes in a snaffle, no vices/no maintenance, perfect in the barn. Clips/ties/loads-excellent manners 100% of the time. Sarah will make up to be a super 3'6" Junior or Amateur Hunter. She is an awesome addition to any show barn. Video.


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MY KIND OF GUY

Congratulations to The Mishaw family of Chestertown, MD!

 "Guy" is a 2003 16.0 hand TB gelding. Cute mover and jumper, two good lead changes, currently jumping around 2'6". Natural hunter head carriage, and a big step. Quiet, not spooky, and no vices. Good ground manners, low maintenance, with four good feet and a recent vetting. Hacks out quietly, and kickalong quiet-good amateur horse. Has had weekly professional training, and is a quick learner. Goes on the bit nicely, and has  good flatwork base. Will be an ideal pre-childrens/pre-adult horse.

 


PADDINGTON

Congratulations to Jimmy Rice of Long Island, NY!

Paddington is a 2000 16.0 hand TB gelding. Good mover and jumper, automatic lead change, and safe for anyone. Super brave and honest to the jumps, will pack a timid junior or amateur around. Hacks out cross country, no spook or any vices. Excellent ground manners, low maintenance and great personality. Great pre-children's or pre-adult horse to move up to the local Children's or A/A. An all-around super horse!


 

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CATALAN

(CONTUCCI X WENZEL I)

Congratulations to trainer Megan Mendenhall of Springdale Farm!

Catalan is a 16.2 hand 2001 registered and branded Hanoverian gelding sired by Hilltop Farm's standout stallion, Contucci, out of an elite Hanoverian mare (Wenzel I). Contucci was the 2009 USDF Dressage Sire of the Year. Catalan had a year of professional dressage training at Hilltop, and has an excellent flatwork foundation.  He has been started over fences, and is currently jumping around 2'6"-3'  courses with a lead change, and loves his new job! Catalan has a TON of movement-sweepy shoulder and nice suspension, and a good brain-eager to learn and easily trainable. He hacks out XC, is super brave, and has excellent ground manners. STUNNING with a ton of chrome, sound, four great feet, very personable horse. No spook or prep at the horse shows. Marched around the 2'6" at Garden State (USEF "AA") with a piece of the hack out of 43!Catalan would be an excellent hunter prospect-takes a joke to the jumps and is very brave. Easy, straight-forward horse with a ton of heart. Just needs the finishing touches and is guaranteed to succeed in any discipline. You will surely be noticed on this guy! X-rays and American Hanoverian Society papers available.


 

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KINGSTON

(REIGNING KING X MOUTHING OFF)

Congratulations to Jen DeMaula of Long Island, NY!

Kingston is a 2006 16.1 1/2 homebred Thoroughbred gelding sired by Reigning King, a stallion who consistently passes along his quiet temperment and excellent conformation, producing many winners on the line. Kingston is super quiet and a beautiful mover with a sweeping shoulder and big step. Never raced. He has a solid foundation on the flat, with three beautiful hunter-type gaits, and a natural lead change. He has started jumping small courses, and is very brave and willing. Hacks out cross country, alone or in company. Cross-ties, clips (even his ears!), bathes, loads-easy to handle, perfect barn manners. No spook or any vices, great feet, kick along quiet, and an excellent junior or amateur prospect for the hunters.


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HIGHEST OFFER (MASTER IMP)

Congratulations to Klaus Frost and trainer Katie Benson of Briarwood Farm (NJ)! Special thanks to Sally Lofting and Luke & Sarah Allen

"Sherman" is a 2000 imported 16.3 hand registered/passported ISH Gelding by Master Imp. He has three outstanding gaits and is super broke on the flat. Soft mouth, auto lead changes, and point and shoot to the jumps. Ready to step into the ring to test for the Big Eq, and will jump up into the Level 6s with an amateur. Super brave, no spook or any vices whatsoever. Hacks out, perfect barn manners, awesome personality. Easy to sit on over the jumps and u/s, which makes him a super amateur horse. Has competed in dressage and evented through Prelim. An all-around great horse for a seriously competitive junior or amateur on the AA circuit.


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MIA BELLA

Congratulations to Cindy Szokol and trainer Katie Benson of Briarwood Farm (NJ)!

"Bella" is a 2002 16.0 hand TB mare. Never raced. Beautiful movement--long, sweepy stride, with plenty of push behind--a top hack prize. Super brave and scopey over fences with a GREAT front end, has been schooled 3'6". Takes a joke, extremely careful. Shown minimally, and was 3rd out of 17 in the 2'6" at the State College Classic (USEF "AA" Rated) with a junior rider. Definite potential to make up to be a competitive hunter, but has the scope and heart for the jumper ring. Hacks out, easy going, great ground manners. Good feet, clean legs, sound. Great amateur horse, and easy enough for a junior to bring her along!


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STILLIAZATO

(STEDINGER - SANDRO HIT X MISS WILD)

Congratulations and a warm welcome to Christie Allan! We are happy to have Vato back at TV!

Stilliazato is a 2006 16.3 hand German Oldenburg gelding sired by Stedinger, the unequivocal approval winner of the 2002 Oldenburg Stallion Days. He is a very fancy mover, very athletic, and a quick learner. He is walk/trot/cantering under saddle, and jumping 2'6" courses with a natural auto lead change. Goes on the bit, hacks out cross country, and has been to a few local horse shows, with a great attitude. "Vato" is easy to handle, has good barn manners, crossties, bathes, stands for the farrier, etc. An excellent and very fancy amateur dressage or hunter prospect!


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PABLO PICASSO

(ART DECO)

Congratulations and a warm welcome to Brooke Sabady, of Honesdale, PA! We are thrilled to welcome back Pablo to TV!

Pablo is a 2002 17.0 hand Dutch Warmblood/TB gelding by Art Deco. He is super easy and safe, a great horse for an amateur to learn on and work on up through the levels. Pablo is honest to the jumps, will always take a joke, hacks out cross country, no spook or any vices whatsoever. He has recently started horse showing, starting in the level 0s at Garden State 2009 and working up into the level 4s and 5s at HITS Saugerties and Quentin, where he marched around both rings without a problem. Shows a ton of scope, and has a great work ethic. No prep at horse shows, very easy going personality and excellent barn manners. Pablo is a super sweet personality, loves to be groomed and is going to make someone a competitive partner in the ring. With some more horse show miles, he could also double in the big eq ring.

 


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FLEANCE

(BANQUO X CHARDONNAY) 

Congratulations to The Davis Family of Gloversville, NY!

"Fleance" is a 16.1 hand Swedish Warmblood/Holsteiner by *Banquo (SWB) out of Indiscreet (Holst) by Chardonnay (Holst). Fleance, "Chocolate" has performed up to the Level 5 and 6 jumpers; has done the hunters and is schooled to third level dressage. He is currently showing in the Adequan Open Hunters and Adult Amateur Hunters. He is a careful, scopey jumper with an extraordinary jump. A quiet and level-headed hunter, and a willing partner for dressage with lovely gaits. He is confirmed through half-pass and pirouette and has offered piaffe and passage. Chocolate is a lovely amateur ride, and has wonderful ground manners. He is a very kind horse who is easy for an amateur.


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CAPRICE

(COR NOIR X ATMON C.M.)

Congratulations to Pony Venture, LLC!

Caprice is a 17.0 hand 2001 (March 21, 2001) Oldenburg mare by Cor Noir out of a Hanoverian mare sired by Atmon C.M. She has been shown in First Level dressage and holds a lot of presence in the show ring. Caprice is an expressive mover with an enormous stride and a great mind. She has started jumping 3' courses, demonstrating a ton of scope over fences. She is adjustable to the jumps and never looks at the fences. Showed in the Level 0 at the NJHP and jumped around clean. Recently shown in the Level 1 and the 3'3" Equitation at HITS Saugerties with a young rider. Honest and brave, no prep. Excellent big eq prospect! She hacks out cross country and has no vices. With her flashy look and beautiful conformation, she will inevitably stand out in the show ring.


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MOZART

(HAARLEM)

Congratulations to Kristen Abessinio and her trainer Mary Morrill!


Mozart is a 16.1 hand 1994 KWPN Dutch gelding by Haarlem, and was imported from Holland by Colourfields Farm as a five year old. He is an exceptional jumper who has excelled in both the hunter and jumper ring.  Mozart is extremely broke, easy, and a true junior/amateur packer. Mozart has been shown through Third Level dressage, and is currently showing in the 3'5" Adequan Open Hunters. He finished 12th in the Year-End Standings for the 2008 Marshall & Sterling year. No spook, no peek at fences, and goes cross country on the buckle. No vices. He has clean x-rays, and is very sound with low miles for his age. A top prize over fences and a good piece of the hack, Mozart has several great years left of showing and will be perfect for a timid junior or adult amateur looking to stand out on this flashy confidence builder in the hunter ring.

 

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INVITATION ONLY

(BRANDENBURG'S WINDSTAR X KELLY)

Leased! Congratulations to Katie Hasler of Zion, IL! Best of luck in 2009-2010!

Invitation Only is a 16.3 hand 2001 Irish gelding by Brandenburg's Windstar.  "Zeus" has won top ribbons at AA horse shows, from New York to Ocala. He finished 7th nationally for 2008 in the Marshall and Sterling League for the 3'5" Adequan Open Hunters. Zeus was 8th in the 3'5" $1,000 Stake class and 8th U/S at the National Finals in September.  Second place at Dressage at Devon '08 in the dressage seat equitation with a junior rider.  Champion in the 2'6" as a four year old at HITS Saugerties in 2005.  Reserve Champion 2008 PCHA in the 3'5" Adequan Open Hunters. An expressive mover with a big step, he is always noticed in the show ring and is guaranteed a top hack prize. He has dressage training through 3rd Level, auto swaps and a solid citizen to the jumps. Jumps great from anywhere, amateur friendly. Reserve champion first time out in First Years with judge, Archie Cox. 


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GABRIELLA

(GAMBOL)

Congratulations to Barbara Kirkland and her trainer Dani Toscano of Pony Island!

 Gabriella is a 2003 16.2 hand registered Dutch Warmblood sired by Grand Prix Stallion, Gambol. She is built very uphill and carries a huge presence in the show ring.  Fancy. She is well-mannered, very bold, and has an excellent work ethic. She has been trained in dressage the past year, and was Training Level Champion at her first show, Dressage at Blue Waters, in Chesapeake City, MD. She won Training 3 and 4, with scores in the 70s.  She has recently been started over fences and is extremely athletic. She has been schooled up to 3'6" and is very brave to the jumps with excellent form.  Gabriella will finish as a fancy equitation or dressage mount.


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Horse Sales

Buying:
Commission = 10% of the selling price, minimum of $500.

This includes:
-Locating the horse and/or speaking with the owner and trainer
-Analyzing videos of horse
-Traveling to horses (The buyer responsible for hotel fees, meals, and a day fee. A full day is $200 and a half of a day is $100.) -The day fee will be paid after the trip and will be subtracted from the final commission.
-Evaluation of horse
-Negotiating the price
-Setting up the veterinarian examination
-Evaluation of horse and rider combination
-Contracting a Bill of Sale

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The Commission DOES NOT include:
-Cost of shipping horse to Top Venture Performance Horses, LLC
-Board during trial period, if seller allows a trial
-Lessons during the trial period
-Professional training during the trial period
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The evaluation does not guarantee the soundness or health of the horse. It is strongly encouraged to have a thorough veterinarian examination performed with x-rays. It is also suggested that the potential buyer be present during the examination. If the buyer cannot be present and an employee/representative of Top Venture, LLC assists the veterinarian during the examination, then additional fees may apply.

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Trainer Commission - 10% of the selling price, minimum of $500 paid to the trainer that is representing your horse

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-Contacting professional contacts
-Receiving calls from potential buyers
-Sending a copy of the “sale video” to potential buyers
-Arranging appointment for potential buyers to try the horse
-Showing horse to potential buyers
-Negotiating the price, if necessary
-Contracting a Bill of Sale


The Commission DOES NOT include:
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Cleaning horse up for potential buyer (clipping, grooming, etc.) if horse is only on base board. This service is included if horse is on training board.
-Cost of shipping ($1.50 per loaded mile, minimum of $50)
-Board during selling period
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-Entry Fees during selling period
-Braiding for show, if necessary


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