BLESSED ARE THE BROODMARES
Blessed are the broodmares in the field,
Patiently carrying their heavy load
Without complaint waiting for the big day,
When they, without a sound, lay down in the straw
And then the most amazing thing happens,
The miracle of a brand new life.
Now the everlasting circle is complete,
The amazing wonder of a living thing.
The foundation stock of every breed,
How fast we all happen to forget,
Where all our champions came from.
How fast we are to discard the blessed ones.
When they get too old or unproductive,
The most tolerant members of every breed,
Raising their young without ever a mumble,
Loyal beyond everyone’s compare.
Till they go on to raise the next one,
When will we finally wake up and see
How enormously grateful we should be
For the blessed ones we so easily forget?
HALLALUJAH ANYWAY - 2000 Trakehner mare - Abdullah*Pg*E*/Amiego*Ps*E*/Graditz*E* - 17.0h
"Danika" scored a high '54' at her American Trakehner Association inspection with 8's on her type, gaits, and walk. Danika is line-bred to the immortal Abiza, called the most influential Trakehner mare in the 20th century. Danika competed in dressage successfully through 2nd level, and was ranked USDF National reserve champion at first level until an injury changed her focus to broodmare-extraordinaire. Her sire, Abdullah *Pg*E* was a show jumping phenom in the 80's winning international competitions and was an Olympic Gold Medalist. Her dam sire, Amiego *Ps*E*, was a bronze medalist at the Pan Am games in eventing, and was exported from the US to Germany (yes, out of the US to Germany!)as a breeding stallion. Abiza, the dam of both Abdullah and Amiego was considered by many to be the most influential Trakehner mare of the 20th century. She also was exported back to Europe after a short time in the states. We are so lucky to have a line-bred Abiza mare as a broodmare.
Danika herself is a kind, gentle, trusting, and confident mare. She had four excellent feet, even with no clubbing and very solid walls. She passed on her versatile Trakehner athleticism and laid back personality to her offspring. Both her 2014 colt and 2015 filly received 'premium' marks by the German Oldenburg Verband and American Trakehner Association, respectively. Her 2008 filly by Devon Heir was recently the CDA 2016 1st level freestyle champion!
LUCYNDA *P* - "Lucy"
Retired from breeding... Sadly Lucy only ever had one foal (deceased) by Hancock *Pb* in 2018. She is now enjoying semi-retirement and doing some trail and low-distance endurance riding with Sarah.
2001 Trakehner Mare - Onassis *E*/Condus*E*/Siegbert - 16.1h
By Onassis *E* (sire of Tatendrang *Pb*). Out of Leto, a full sister to Grand Prix champion Leonidas *Pg *E*. This mare was bred by Hilda Gurney and had a successful jumper career on the West Coast, including the honor of the ATA low jumper horse of the year in 2011. Sarah completed her Mare Performance test in 2016 and she is now known as Lucynda *P*. She was als Reserve Champion at the Annual Meeting inspection that year with a score of 52.
Lucy is an extremely athletic and courageous mare. In addition to being a careful jumper, she showed great promise for cross country at an Andreas Dibowski clinic, navigating various cross country fences for the first time ever with relative ease. She has naturally uphill and expressive gaits for dressage, completing the ideal for the versatile Trakehner horse. Lucy has also competed in endurance, and at the age of 17 had all A's on her vet cards during and after several 30 mile (LD) races.
Sadly, after 4 years of trying, Lucy was not able to produce a foal for us. We decided to retire her from breeding in 2019.
Below photos are courtesy of Pearlie Rohrbacher, Michelle Meehan, Anissa Cottongim, and Telos Farm.
RED ROBIN - 2008 Hanoverian mare - Rienzi/Donnerhall/Feiner Stern - 15.2h
Sold, Congratulations to Ashley Nilsen of Utah!
"Robin" is a product of the Marefield Meadows breeding program. Her full sister was the 2014 National AHS Futurity Champion and this cross was repeated by Marefield THREE times! She is by ES Rienzi and out of Elite Mare Dauphine, who is a full sister to the German stallion Dauphin (by Donnerhall). We are very lucky to have a mare with the immortal Donnerhall as her dam sire! Robin is extremely sweet and kind. If she could fit through our front door, you would find her on the couch with her head on your lap. She is extremely sensible and takes all training and new situations extremely well. A true amateur's dream horse! All the same, her gaits are professional quality with extreme power from behind and great schwung. Her strong traditional Hanoverian blood gives her a clean, clear, rhythmic walk, and a balanced canter. Her feet are incredible - no flaring, very symmetrical, strong walls and good concavity with tough soles. We decided to retain Robin's 2018 filly by Furst Rousseau and so Robin has gone on to a new family to give them some of her wonderful bloodlines! Other foals out of Robin include Skylark (2016, by Supremat), Wings (2017, by Werbellin) and Santino (2019, by Supremat).
WAI ELE - 2002 Hanoverian Mare - Wild Card/Wertherson/Prize Ring
Sold! Congratulations to Kelly Wojtech of Colorado!
"Elle" is approved for breeding in the Hanoverian, German Oldenburg Verband, Dutch Warmblood (KWPN), and Oldenburg-NA/ISR studbooks. She has had four foals of exceptional quality, including a Premium 2014 GOV colt who was the high score at his inspection site. Elle combines the best W-line Hanoverian pedigrees. She is by WildCard who is from the Wenzel I sire line and Pik Koenig mare line. Her dam is a Wertherson Hanoverian mare. Wai Ele is a sensitive mare who is very in tune to her rider's aids and tries very hard to please. Though she is a scopey, athletic jumper through the chute, her real talent is in dressage. She has an excellent ability to sit behind and collect, and has a very active and quick hind leg. She passes on her fancy, lofty gaits to her offspring, as well as refined and modern type. Elle has spent her life as a broodmare, but was started under saddle this summer. She is showing great scope over fences! View her full pedigree here: http://www.sporthorse-data.com/db.php?i=11004802&time=1444182949