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Theo does his first ever Horse Trials….

September 2, 2013

CCS Theoden went to the Virginia Horse Trials this weekend and participated in his first ever full HT’s. He an April did Advanced Green division, as he is only 4 yrs old.. They did a super test getting 214 penalties and went on to do two clear rounds, one showjumping and one X-C.. Theo was such a good willing boy, he is a very biddable and cooperative horse, and with his elegance and athletic ability is a real competitor. Needless to say he won his division at the VHTs.. Way to go April and Theo.CCS Theoden and April at the VHTs Aug 30th 2013

Cedar Creek Sales List

June 24, 2013

For anyone interested in a Knabstrupper, here is the current CCS Sales list. Please contact Melyni for more info on any horse plus video links pictures etc.

CCS Lobelia $7,500 3 yrs old, solid chestnut filly by Appollon out of Linda, Short (15.1 at present) but very chunky, good mover pretty head, just being started under saddle.

CCS Pippin $7,500, Gelding, 2 yrs, Pure bred, aka very stout solid fella, by Leofric the Dane, out of Paua v. Falkenhorst. Full Leopard, about 16hh.

CCS Vanya $10,000 Bay based Leopard filly, Yearling, by Halifax Middelsom out of Riggantonia aka Grosie. Nice big fancy filly.

CCS Morwen, $12,000, Dark bay/black weanling filly, has some white hairs on her butt, so she is going to white out. By Ravaldi out of Grosie. This is going to be one fancy horse later when she grows up.

CCS Silinde, $15,000 (boo), bay based full leopard, by Apollon out of Linda, 16.00 started under saddle, easy to ride, quiet and sensible. Good on the trails and at shows.

CCS Aragorn, $17,500 dark bay/black gelding, small blanket, 2 yrs old, by Ecuador Skødstrup out of Grosie. Big handsome horse, lovely mover, not started yet.

CCS Boromir $25,000 (open to offers) , 4 yrs, 17.00 bay based leopard gelding, by Ravaldi out of Lolita (Libero Star), BIG mover, very fancy, showed in the 3 yr olds at Devon last year came 4th, against fancy warmbloods. This horse is a sensitive ride, and a big mover so he isn’t for a nervous or insecure rider, but he is very fancy and serious dressage contender. He has shown in the 4 yr olds this year and already has one score towards his Devon Qualifier.

CCS Theoden $25,000 (firm), 16.1, black based full leopard, by Ecuador Skødstrup out of Grosie, Shows great potential as an event horse or show jumper, HUGE jump, athletic and very easy to ride. Has shown 1st level dressage and is just starting his event/jumper career ,

CCS Tinuvel, $30,000 Bay based, suppressed leopard, By Ravaldi out of Imperial Spice XX, showing 3 rd level, very fancy, nice mare with super gaits and a real work ethic. Winner of year end awards at Tr, 1st and 2nd level.

Knabstruppers at the Virginia Dressage Show in Culpeper.

June 14, 2013

3 young Knabstruppers are entered in the Breeding section of the Virginia Summer Dressage show in Culpeper June 15th.
Come on out and see them.
CCS Legolas in the 3 yr olds in Hand and Materiale.
CCS Aragorn in the 2 yr olds in Hand
CCS Haldir in the Colt Foals of 2013.

GAIGS Region 1 Championships, NC

November 4, 2012

Home after a really good weekend at the Region 1 Champs. CCS TInuvel (Sugar) and Halifax went. and they did Knabbies proud.
Sugar was 5th place in the Second level open division, an incredibly tough and competitive open division against some of the best warmbloods on the East Coast. And she was so good. She got 65.714% which put her only 2 percentage points from Harmony’s Wambuto, a horse who won his 100 day test in Holland! This is an amazing performance for our little 5 yr old, she held her own against the best! Kudos to April Shultz who has trained her from the get go and who rode her so well.

Sugar and April during their victory gallop.


Getting their pic taken!

Not to be out done. Halifax Middlesom did 3rd 3 for the first time. He di this test twice. On the Friday he scored 68.974% winning his class. On the Saturday he did the test again, this time he scored a very impressive 77.434% way to go April and Halifax.

A great show and great way to end the season.

The Knabstruppers went to Dressage at Devon Breed show

October 3, 2012

Thank you to all the Knabstrupper owners, breeders and enthusiasts who came out to support the first Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Individual Breed Class (IBC) for Knabstruppers at the very competitive Dressage at Devon (DAD). The class was sponsored by Altamont Sport Horses and was open to both RPSI and KNN registered Knabstruppers. With 7 horses entered this was an excellent turnout for a first time IBC class especially considering the rarity of this special breed.

Rapide winner of the Knabstrupper class at DAD

Congratulations to Nicole Davison, owner/breeder of 1st place Knabstrupper – 2012 filly Rapide, by Ravaldi and Effet de Neige (Snow Effect) 2010 gelding by Ecuador that took 2nd place. Congratulations to Melyni Worth, the breeder/owner of the 3rd, 4th and 5th place horses as follows: CCS Boromir 2009 gelding by Ravaldi,

Effet do Neige


CCS Shadowfax 2012 colt by Halifax Middelsom, and CCS Tinuvel 2007 mare by Ravaldi. Congratulations to Nicole Davison’s Perseid, 2011 colt by Pegasus who placed 6th and Angela Stanaways mare, Chocolat Cat Cracker by Apollon who placed 7th.

CCS Shadowfax in the IBC class at DAD

All the Knabstruppers present were of good sport type, well mannered and excellent ambassadors for the breed. Indeed, many DAD attendees had never heard of, or seen, a Knabstrupper until today.

We were happy to have a few extra Knabstrupper enthusiasts in attendance to support the effort and cheer them on – Carla McKnight (owner of Fanfare de Bec by Ambrosius af Asgard “Atlantis”), Louise Jordan Beam, owner of Captain also by Atlantis and Martha Mitchell the owner of two 2012 Knabstrupper fillies Astrid af Midgard and Freyja af Midgard (both by Atlantis).

CCS Boromir in the IBC class at DAD

The Knabstrupper riding horses, CCS Tinuvel and CCS Boromir, ridden by April Schultz, represented the breed well in the open under saddle classes for young horses.

CCS Boromir was 8th place in a big class of 3 yr old colts/geldings and an a very impressive 4th place in the 3 yr old Materiale class.

CCS Tinuvel in the 5 yr olds Materiale class at DAD

CCS Tinuvel was 4th in a big class of Broodmares under saddle and was 6th in a HUGE class of 4/5 yr old mares Materiale. There were some very impressive mares in this class including the eventual Show Chmapion, so she really did hold her own in open competition against the best or the best.

Thank you to all the owners, handlers and volunteers who presented these horses and worked hard behind the scenes to make the IBC class a success. We’re already looking forward to the 2013 DAD Knabstrupper IBC and hope to see more young Knabstruppers competing in the open under saddle classes next year. Now is the time to set your goals and start working towards getting your Knabstrupper ready for the ring for 2013. Have fun!

CCS Boromir in the 3 yr old colts/gelding Materiale

KNN inspection schedule 2012

October 2, 2012

Monday Oct 14th, Hinckley OH

Cedar Creek Stables, VA, Weds Oct 16th.

Baroque’n’Dreams, Anza CA Oct 18th,

La Vernia, Texas Oct 20th.

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