Foaling season is over again maybe i will have some time to update the news page
Here are a few of the pictures that i have been very kindly sent, sorry
they have taken so long to be added:
Firstly here is a picture of a foal by Czandor out of a TB mare.
This picture was sent in by Tanya Foster of her day old foal by
This is a picture sent in of Dolly with her foal by Painted Dunn Deal.
This is another by Painted Dunn Deal out of a TB mare bred by
Here are a couple of pictures of Mikker's Mocha Luka who is by
Mikker and out of Albina now 3 yrs old, much loved By Dave and
Jo who have also bought this years foal out of Albina and again
I would like to say a really big thank you to the Keeling family for being totally honest and selling me such a lovely mare, Temple Whatever (Reen) is super, she has been everything and more that she was sold to be, I have so enjoyed jumping her and she has given me alot of my confidence back.
Poor Curly has a quick 3 day showjumping lesson as he is needed to make up the numbers on the horsebox to go to Wales and the west.
Curly is such a good boy, at the age of 12yrs he has done alittle hunting and a sponsored ride but never any showjumping........... well that was all to change, on the monday he jumped around a small course of cross poles, on tuesday he jumped a small course of uprights and oxers, on wednesday he managed a course of fences with all the fillers and a gate and on thursday he was put on the horsebox and taken to a 3 day BSJA show .
Curly jumped around every day never refusing a filler and even jumping the water tray, i think it all came as a bit of a shock to his system but being a boy boy that he is he won £30 which nearly paid for his stable.
I am waiting for pictures and when they arrive i will add them here.
Curly's second outing is at Patchetts Equestrian centre.
Yet again all I can say is POOR Curly, he now had to jump indoors for the first time, yet another eye opener, as he entered the arena he could have a caption above his head saying "my oh my thats alot of jumps in a very small place, now where would you like to start"
Curly jumped his 1st British novice for 4 faults and he hadn't seen a showjump 3 weeks ago.
Sorry i haven't kept up with the news page, so much to do and so little time.
On Saturday 30th August 2008,
the UK Knabstrupper Association and the ZfdP had pleasure in holding the second UK Grading for Knabstruppers and other qualifying breeds.
The ZfdP (Zuchtverband fur deutsche Pferde) is a German breeding association founded in 1974, which holds stud books for a number of breeds – they hold the largest in the world for Knabstruppers. This event gave owners of existing ZfdP registered horses the chance to register and grade their offspring in the UK as well as encouraging non ZfdP registered horses to join this prestigious society.
The event started at 09.30hrs but some of us had opted to stay overnight at the venue – Moulton College Equestrian Centre, Northants – so we were up bright and early brandishing hosepipes and shampoo. There were a lot of ‘purple’ horses that morning... Bathed & plaited, passports were handed in and bridle numbers distributed. All we could do then was to wait our turn. The horses were presented individually to Herr Britze, judge with the ZfdP, in a magnificent indoor arena. Mares and their foals paraded through first followed by yearlings, 2yr, 3yr, 4yr and 5yr +. I have shown Mouse in hand for the last 3 seasons and she has been placed every time out but I didn’t want to jeopardise our chances at this event so employed Tim, a Professional Handler and he was brilliant, as you can see from the photos.
Written by Sarah Royal. (owner of Mouse)
Nicky and Minty at their first show.
It is lovely for me to have all of these lovely pictures sent through
and be able to see how well the youngstock is doing, and how well
everyone is turning them out. A BIG THANKYOU EVERYONE
Another Mikker youngster struts her
stuff to a 1st place first time out.
Cody just a yearling filly make her dubet in the showring and claims gold.
2 more Vangelis foals hit the floor
2 more super foals have been born 1 colt, 1 filly, both are out of lovely mares by the late Baron B.
This is the colt at only 6 hours old.
This is the filly.
This super picture has been kindly sent in by Sarah Royal owner of a 4 year old by Mikker and out of Gwenno, what a super mare she is growing into, infact this was the very first Mikker foal born.
Vangelis's first foal wows everyone when he hits the ground.
The first foal by Vangelis has been born, he is a stunner, really long legs and a beautiful head.
A big thank you to
Sophie, who has very kindly sent
me a drawing of Vangelis which
she has done herself.
Vangelis and Mikker pass
Grading and both
are awarded premium status.
E.C.H.A. came to the UK for a short visit and were pleased
to be presented with 21 horses, including mares and foals.
Centyfield stud did a fabulos job getting both of my boys
ready to be presented.
Mikker was the second highest scoring stallion of the day
behind the fabulous Knabstrupper Stallion Hamlet.
Mikker also passed his ridden performance test and was given a 9.5 for his jump.
Vangelis was joint highest scoring stallion in the 4yrs and under section.
Mikker during the loose jumping.
Vangelis being marked for his movement.
Another Mikker baby strutting his stuff.
2yrs, Zak at his first show, with owner Claire. Zak has really
spotted out since a foal, he is on the previous foals page, Zak is
out of Gwenno '05'.
1st August 2007
We have added two very well bred new mares to
our broodmare band - details coming soon
Colourthyme's last mare of '07' has foaled, this time it was the
turn of visiting mare Maddie infoal to Mikker. Maddie foaled at
11.30pm, a lovely blanket spotted filly.
Another beautiful foal has been born by Painted Dunn Deal and out
of Mindy a lovely TB mare.
I was thrilled to receive a CD in the mail from Alison Pracy
who bought Abbi's foal '04' by Mikker, a now 3 year old Maya
is stunning, i am sure you will agree. These pictures were taken
at her 1st ever show.
Congrats To Donna Luck,Mikker foal born out of Pandora a black welsh X pony.
Tiger Lilly does it again.
Tiger Lilly wins the coloured and youngstock class and then goes on to win the Overall CHAMPIONSHIP.
She has arrived !!!! - my fabulous new Hannoverian mare Weltdame by Weltmeister / Kolibri.
Tanya Foster has 2 beautiful new Colourthyme foals,
Alfi by Painted Dunn Deal.
Bambi by Mikker.
Congratulations also to Pat Storch & Michelle Binks: they have had
a Mikker filly born out of the TB mare
Lime Green Bow.
Mikker foal '06' wins 1st time out.
Colourthyme Tigerlilly, out of Just In wins a 1st in the
youngstock class and this was her first ever outing.
Just arrived, 2 of the most beautiful cremello mares i have ever seen,
Malwina-j and Majka both rising 2yrs.
We feel it is very important to have the stallions swabbed at
the begining of each covering season, we also feel it is unfair
to expect mare owners to have their mares swabbed and not to
have done the stallions, this is the case at many studs please be
aware of this.
I am pleased to say all the stallion certificates have come back
negative at the begining of yet another covering season.
Having been invited to Horse of the year show, it took an awful lot of planning,
who would look after the stallions, and who would look after the dogs, We got
there in the end.
Curly was on show for 11 hours a day,
he was extremly popular, it was amazing how many people that have the love for
horses also have an allergy to them.
There were several people that had very bad allergic reactions to horses that spent
the time to brush curly and cuddle him,
things they can't normally do, one lady
was so excited she left in tears of joy.