November 16, 2008
Siobhan and Frej.
Congratulations to Skye Johnson’s Frej (Conetti Lynghoj/ Karina), Frej and Siobjan competed in their first ever level 5 jumpers in West Palm Beach, FL.
Skye writes:”It was the equestrian sport productions Fall finale in Wellington “AA” rated, High Schooling Jumper-Level 5′s. Siobhan Gallagher was the rider and Dale Rochester the trainer. did not place but it was both horse and rider’s first time in the level 5′s so we were extremely happy with both of them.”
Frej was bred in Denmark by Pia and Tommy Hangaard, of Stutteri Hangaard, Frej was imported to the USA in 2005, by Knabstruppers4USA. Always a willing, kind horse he showed his talent for jumping early, competing in horse trials as well jumpers and dressage. A classic example of the wide range of talent and the kind temperament of Knabstruppers.
Frej and Siobhan jumping
Pia and Tommy are well known breeders of top class Knabstruppers, they produced, Ikaros Nørremark, and CIta Nørmark amongst others. If you want to see more of their horses go to; Stutteri Hangaard
November 7, 2008
Peony von Falkenhorst as a 3 yr old.
Back in 2005 I bought a snow cap filly by Pegasus from Gwen Gregorio of Gestutet Falkenhorst . That filly called Peony von Falkenhorst, has developed into a lovely young mare. In 2008 we started Peony under saddle, and we also bred her to Don Principe, Don Prince is a black Hannoverian stallion belonging to Marydell Farms. Don Principe’s sire is the legendary Donnerhall and he is out of a mare by Prince Thatch (TB). Visit Don Prince’s website;
With Don Principe’s lovely movement and super temperament, this is going to to be one super foal. Don Prince has had a number of fantastic babies, so watch out for this one! This ones gonna have spots since Peony is a snowcap.
Peony is no slouch under saddle herself. Started over the Winter by Pam Spearing, Peony is ridden 3 times a week by April Reedy, and shows all kinds of talent as a dressage horse herself.
Peony and April in the dressage arena.
It is always hard to decide whether to ride or breed these super young mares, which is the way it should be for a broodmare. after all, in that baby you are going to get half of her genes, so it had better be genes that you want to ride.
Peony is due to foal in March 2009, we can’t wait to see what kind of baby she and Don Prince produce.
Back in March of 2008, our Arabian mare Mystique gave birth to a lovely filly by Ecuador, we named her CCS Rohan.
CCS ROhan at 3 months of age
Sadly Mystique did not recover from the birth and died 4 days later. So poor little Rohan was an orphan. We borrowed a wonderful mini horse from Angela Shipplett (thanks Angela) and Wilbur became Rohans companion and mentor. We were very worried about Rohan, because sometime orphan foals esp those that young have trouble learning to drink from a bucket, but those Knabstrupper genes came through, Ro drinks like a trooper! She never missed a meal! Many thanks to the devoted nursing and care by Alison Frei and Ellen Maddox, Ro is now a big beautiful girl. She has been slow to get her spots however, but finally she is starting to roan out.With her pure bred Arabian mama, and Ecuador for a father, she can’t help but be beautiful, and she such a lovely mover and with a tiny Arabian head!
Rohan and Wilbur attend the Region 1 Arabian show.
In August 2008, Rohan went to the Region 1 Arabian show, where she showed in the Part-bred Arabian Sporthorse fillies of 2008 class. She went to the show with her good buddy Wilbur! Wilbur was the hit of the show, he got far more attention than Ro ever did, even though she got the blue.
Ethan Wandless and Alison were the handlers for these two companions during their big adventure!
Winner of the Sporthorse filly of 2008 (half Arabian).