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We Did It!

October 19, 2009

Yes we did it, we had the inspection and grading at Cedar Creek, Mariners Cove and at Baroque n Dreams.

CCS Faramir and Peony with their ribbon.

CCS Faramir and Peony with their ribbon.

All in all 27 Knabstruppers were inspected and graded.
2 mature stallions both passed their ridden performance tests, Atlantis and Pegasus now both have lifetime breeding licenses.
2 young stallions had their initial inspection, which they passed and now have a temporary breeding license. Welcome to Halifax Middelsom and Leofric the Dane.
7 foals were inspected and graded as well as 19 young mares, 1 yr to 5 yrs. This means that we have available to us 19 mares approved for breeding, at least!

Danish Judges look over CCS Boromir

Danish Judges look over CCS Boromir

It was a very long day what with vet tests, running all the young horses as well the two young stallions.
Plus we had two horses forward for their ridden tests.
As well as Atlantis we had Payana von Rosenof who also passed her ridden test.

Pictures were taken by Pam Talley Stoneburner, to see them go to pamtalleystoneburner.com, click on KNN inspection there’s about 15 pages of pictures!

It was a great start and I hope we will be able to continue with these KNN inspections/gradings as it does so much to help us.
Congratulations to all the horses, their owners and many thanks to all the folks who helped make it all happen.

Yours
MW

CCS Tinuvel trots her stuff for the Inspection

CCS Tinuvel trots her stuff for the Inspection

It’s really gonna happen! The KNN are coming

August 17, 2009

It’s been a long time in the planing and organising, but finally it’s going to happen. An inspection committee from the KNN are coming to the USA this October to do an inspection and branding tour.

Fairbanks Skrodstrup at the Inspection in Denmark.
I’ve bought the tickets and sorted out the venues, now we have to organize the personnel! Vets, guest riders, presenters etc.
There are 3 mature stallions to do their ridden tests, of course no such luck that they could all be at the same venue, no one at each site. Of well that’s only 3 vets, 3 guest riders, and 3 presenters! Plus 3 sets of jumps and gallops and dressage arenas!

Theis af Virklyst at an inspection in Denmark.

Theis af Virklyst at an inspection in Denmark.

We should have 3 or 4 young stallions doing their initial presentations for temporary breeding licenses, they have to walk and trot in hand and then free jump down a chute, again they are spread out over all 3 venues, so 3 jump chutes to organize!

Plus all the mares and babies.
In Denmark they do the mares and foals on one day and all the young geldings, colts and stallions on another day, but then they have far more horses in a far smaller country.

The first stop will be Cedar Creek Stables in Virginia, we should have between 10 and 19 horses depending on who shows up.

Then it’s on a plane and off to California, to Diane and Patrick’s for their horses.

One day in California and then it’s back on a plane and off to Florida to Hardford Farm, Reddick (near Ocala) for Penny Rivers horses.
and then finally home again to Virginia for me and to Denmark for the team.

Running a young stallion at an inspection in Denmark (Calypso )

Running a young stallion at an inspection in Denmark (Calypso )

Running a young stallion prospect. Calypso
I hope people will come and watch the inspections, these things are always so much more fun when there are plenty of folks.
Any questions email me on Melyni@foxdenequine.com

The KNN are coming!

January 20, 2009

KNN stallion grading at Vilhelmsborg, DK 2007

KNN stallion grading at Vilhelmsborg, DK 2007

We have been in contact with the KNN in Denmark, they are planning an inspection tour for the USA in the Fall of 2009. They will inspect any  horses but will only issue papers and brand or microchip the  ones who qualify.

This is a great opportunity for us, we need to take full advantage of this tour.

So to help you all I am going to post a copy of the Stub book definitions and rules so that you can check and see where your horse falls in the Stud book sections.

You can find the original versions on the KNN website.

http://www.knabstrupperforeningen.dk/sider/vedtaegter.htm

Please note the text concerning the revisions to the Main Stud Book of the EU Knabstrupper
Mother Stud Book – Knabstrupperforeningen for Danmark (KNN) – has been translated from the
official revisions published following the Extraordinary General Meeting on the 16th June
2007.For the avoidance of doubt the Danish text takes precedence.
Translation © Theresa Vimmerslev July 2007 for the KNN.
MAIN STUD BOOK
(Knabstruppers with a minimum of three generations of approved ancestry)
A: Stallions fully graded with  Knabstrupperforeningen for Danmark
– who have passed their performance  assessment and final grading
:  Mares graded with  Knabstrupperforeningen for Danmark
B: Stallions approved with Knabstrupperforeningen for Danmark
– stallions awarded a breeding licence
– stallions awarded a limited breeding licence according to the pure bred programme*
C: Stallions graded with an EU approved Knabstrupper society
Mares graded with an EU approved  Knabstrupper society.
D: Colt progeny
Knabstrupper progeny is entered into this section when sired by:
– Knabstrupper stallions in Section A, B and C
– Stallions from the approved outcross list
May, if the dam is graded, be put forward for  grading**.
D:  Filly progeny
Knabstrupper progeny is entered into this  section when sired by:
– Knabstrupper stallions in Section A, B and C
– Stallions from the approved outcross list
May be put forward for grading.
E3:   Filly progeny out an E2 mare sired by a stallion from Section A, B and C and stallions from the approved outcross list
• May be put forward for grading, but remains in E3
• Progeny out of an E3 mare sired by a stallion from Section A, B and C and stallions from the
approved outcross list are entered into Section D at birth
If the great dam sire is subsequently fully graded with Knabstrupperforeningen for
Danmark, the mare can be moved to Section D.

E2: Filly progeny out of an E1 mare sired by  a stallion from Section A, B and C and  stallions from the approved outcross list
• May be put forward for grading,  but remains in E2  If the dam sire is subsequently fully graded
with Knabstrupperforeningen for Danmark,  the mare can be moved to Section D

E Colt progeny sired by Knabstrupper  stallions from section D and E
– Colts by a non-graded/non-approved  stallion cannot be put forward for grading
If the sire is subsequently fully approved  with Knabstrupperforeningen for Danmark,
the stallion can be moved to Section D

Colt progeny out of E1 and E2 mares sired by a stallion from Section A, B and C
and stallions from the approved outcross list are at birth entered into Section E. May not be put forward for grading
If subsequently either the dam sire or the great dam sire are fully approved with
Knabstrupperforeningen for Danmark, the stallion can be moved to Section D.

E1 Filly progeny sired by a Knabstrupper stallion from Section D and E
• May be put forward for grading, but remains in E1
If the sire is subsequently fully graded with Knabstrupperforeningen for Danmark, the
mare can be moved to Section D
*For rules on using stallions with a limited breeding licence, please refer to the pure bred programme
**According to the general rules in force at any given time
Please note the text concerning the revisions to the Main Stud Book of the EU Knabstrupper
Mother Stud Book – Knabstrupperforeningen for Danmark (KNN) – has been translated from the
official revisions published following the Extraordinary General Meeting on the 16th June
2007.For the avoidance of doubt the Danish text takes precedence.
Translation © Theresa Vimmerslev July 2007 for the KNN.

APPENDIX TO THE MAIN STUD BOOK
Graded Knabstrupper mares with incomplete ancestry

F3 Daughter of an F2 mare sired by a Knabstrupper stallion from Section A, B and C and
stallions from the approved outcross list
• Is at grading entered into F3
• Progeny out of an F3 mare sired by a Knabstrupper stallion from Section A, B and C
and stallions from the approved outcross list are at birth entered into Section D of the
Main Stud Book
F2 Daughter of an F1 mare sired by a Knabstrupper stallion from Section A, B and C
• Is at grading entered into F2
F1 Mare with Knabstrupper colouration of unknown or non-approved ancestry
• Is at grading entered into F1
• Must be put to a Knabstrupper stallion from Section A, B or C

If you have any questions you are welcome, to email me at Melyni@ntelos.net

Running up a young horse at Vilhelmsborg, DK 2007

Running up a young horse at Vilhelmsborg, DK 2007

Breaking News: Atlantis gets RPSI approval, now we have a fully approved Knabstrupper stallion in the USA, available to breeders

April 20, 2006

For more info on Atlantis:
Please contact Ginger in NC if you’d like to meet him in the flesh!

Ginger S. Long – ginger@equetec.com
www.equetec.com
Phone: 336-562-8053 / Fax: 336-562-8054 / Cell: 919-619-8223

Please contact Ashby in VA for breeding info.
Ashby R. Mitchell – knabstrupperstud@aol.com
www.SpottedSportHorses.com
Phone: 804-694-4684 / Fax: 804-694-0929 / Cell: 804-815-0270

We received a letter from Tage Jensen, Chairman of the KNN regarding the use of Appaloosa mares to breed Knabstruppers

January 9, 2006

Dear Melyni
and others with the interest for Knabstruppers

At this homepage:
https://www.knabstruppers4usa.com/Maggie.php

You have this sentence on the page.
“Maggie, appaloosa mare, approved for Knabstrupper breeding by RPSI.”

It is necessary to tell you and everyone else, that the KNN did not accept appaloosa in the Knabstrupper breeding, so even that Apollon is a Danish approved stallion, and still got his breeding license, the KNN will not accept and register the offspring between Maggie and Apollon.

The KNN will contact RPSI and tell them the Danish rules for approving mares and stallions, and direct RPSI’s attention to the fact, that KNN did not accept appaloosa in the Knabstrupper breeding. The reason for this is (short explained):

When we breed Knabstruppers we also breed the characteristically spots. We did not accept any doubt where the sports are coming from, so we did not want the possibility that any one at all can says, “the horse is not a Knabstrupper it is a Appaloosa” When we cross with a solid colored Stallion, (brown, black, red or so) and the offspring are spotted, then we are sure that the spots come from the Knabstrupper gene and not the appaloosa gene

The KNN is the motherhood breeding organization for the Knabstrupper breed, we want to preserve the rare Knabstrupper horses, and did not want the Knabstruppers to merge with the Appaloosa breed.

It will be good if you can put my comment on your homepage and it will be good if you can inform other people with interest for the spotted Knabstrupper horse, about the KNN view on Appaloosa

Best regards
Tage Jensen
Chairperson for the Danish Knabstrupper Union

MW notes:
Please note folks that as the KNN is the foundation country for the Knabstrupper the EU rules are that all other (European) countries registries must follow the foundation countries rules. Thus it is probable that the RPSI will in the future NOT approve Appaloosa mares for use in breeding Knabstruppers. SO be warned.

Annoucing that the American Knabstrupper Association is now a formal REGISTRY!

November 4, 2005

I am very pleased to announce that with the assistance of so many of you on this list, the AKA has formally become a registry. So many of you wanted to promote your horses and help more people become knowledgable about them that we just decided this was the way to go.

As you know, the RPSI has been wonderful in setting up a Knabstrupper book so that we can get these wonderful horses inspected and registered, but they have not shown any interest in promoting them. We are NOT trying to usurp the RPSI! They play an incredibly valuable role. So, for the time being, AKA will act as a secondary registry for those Knabstruppers already registered with RPSI and/or KNN or any other European or UK registered Knabstrupper.

We have set up AKA as a recognized part of the USDF year end awards beginning in 2006. So, any of your horses that are registered with AKA can declare under that association and gain the recognition you deserve. We also plan to host classes at some of the main breed shows and have booths at the big expos.

At the moment, we have most of the Knabstruppers now in the U.S. as members and we urge the rest to register your horses now. If your Knabstrupper is already properly registered with another valid Knabstrupper registry, cost is only $50. Please see the website for full details. The by-laws and breeding and registration rules are now online.

We are also offering a Half-Knabstrupper registration for those of you who have bred your unapproved mares to an approved Knabstrupper stallion. Much like the Arabian registry did so many years ago, we want to bring into the fold ALL the Knabstrupper horses, whether properly registered or half breeds.

We appreciate your support and look forward to giving this wonderful breed the exposure and promotion it deserves.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

 
 
     
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