Firstly congratulations to Raven Walters of LaRen stud. Her Knabstrupper stallion Sheik has passed the 30 day test with RPSI. So Sheik is now accepted as a breeding stallion and we can use him. Great job Raven and Sheik.
Also congratulations to Ashburnham Mitchell and Atlantis and to Raven Walters and Sheik, they took part in the Sport Stallion Expo in Raleigh North Carolina Jan 5th. Both stallions aquitted themselves well and showed exemplary form over jumps. Great to have not one but two Knabstruppers amongst all the horses at this expo.
Also congratulations to Skye Johnson of Palm Beach Gardens, she has been showing Ikaros (Ravaldi/Fleur Nørmark) and Frej (Congetti Lynghoi/Karina) in the hunters and the jumpers respectively. Both horses are doing really well and placing in good company. Way to go Skye.
We can now join the KNN as members even if domiciled abroad. The KNN accept membership form anyone interested in Knabstruppers. To join you contact the treasurer Helle Christoffersen, you can pay by Paypal. The cost is 520.0Danish Kroner per year for a full membership this translates roughly to around $105.0 depending on the exchange rate on the day.
There will be a 3rd Knabstrupper Conference in Denmark August 15-17th 2008. The Theme will be "Color genetics of the spotted horse" and amongst the presenters will be Sheila Archer from Canada and Rebecca Bellone from the USA. This conference usually coincides with one of the gradings of shows and is a wonderful opportunity for Knabstrupper lovers from everywhere to meet and get to know these wonderful horses. Make a note in your diary and plan on coming, it will be well worth the flying!
AS I write this newsletter I am sitting under the shade of the barn in Florida where I am wintering with Cita and Xavoy. They are making the usual friends and fans that they always get whenever folk meet them. And they are enjoying the sunshine and warm weather (as I am).
If you are around Ocala Florida come on by and see us. We are right by the HITS showgrounds.