Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Wunderland and Erika James ranked 11th for Markel/USEF National Young Horse Dressage Championship

Wunderland by Wonderful out of Diachee, bred by Nanni Baker, DDS., and ridden by his amateur owner/rider Erika James ranked the 11th for the 4-year-old division of the Markel/USEF National Young Horse Dressage Championships with a score of 7.9. Erika reported that Wunderland was unfortunately injured with a severe knee laceration, so she is not sure if they will go to the final yet. She did report later that Wunderland was completely sound and moving beautifully. She will make a decision with her trainer soon. Wish Wunderland a speedy and full recovery and Erika much success with him.

Nanni rebred Diachee and successfully did an embryo transplant this year. We look forward to another WONDERFUL foal from this cross.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

GOV Premium foal by Wonderful out of Glimmer by Grundstein

Just visited Rolling Stone Farm's website and found that the colt by Wonderful out of Rolling Stone Farm's Glimmer received Premium at GOV inspection last month. Wow, what a flashy boy! He was first named Whipped Cream, and it's obvious to see why with all the whites. Congratulations to Mo Swanson, and thanks for selecting Wondreful for your mare. Click here to read the story of his name and see more of his dazzling pictures at Rolling Stone website.

Regal Dona is officially an Elite mare and a Site Champion producer!

Regal Dona's owner Julie reported that Regal Dona's foal by De Laurentis (De Niro) was awarded Inspection Site Champion in a very competitive field today. Julie promised incredible pictures! I can't wait!!

Meet the Top Colt at the Huston AHS Inspection

Rhinestone Cowboy by Rubino Bellissimo out of Freshaire by Wuemmenstern, bred by Sharon Pike of Rocking Horse Farm

Thanks to Sharon for sending me the pictures.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Two Inspection Champions in one weekend!!

August 26:
Roosevelt (aka Teddy) by Rubino Bellissimo out of Wiesentanz (Wolkentanz I) - Champion out of 13 foals at Stargate Inspection. Bred by Jackie Nixon-Fulton, MD. of Wild Oaks Ranch, and owned by Jacquie Hawkes.

August 27:
Colt by Rubino Bellissimo out of Freshaire by Wuemmenstern was named the top colt out of 10 colts. Bred by Sharon Pike of Rocking Horse Ranch.

Congratulations to all the breeders/owners!

More updates coming...

Elite Mare candidate Regal Dona by Rubino Bellissimo

Thanks to Dr. Julie Ballard-Haralson for sharing these pictures of Regal Donna by Rubino Bellissimo X Prince Thatch mare. Julie is not only the owner but also the breeder of Regal Donna. Donna received 7.33 at her Mare Performance Test ridden by Julie. Donna produced a filly in 2007 by De Laurentis (De Niro) to fulfill her Elite title requirement.

The pictures show her free jumping and being ridden by her owner at the MPT at only 3-years-old.

Photo credit: Alicia Frese.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Wonderful granddauther Top 5 at the national 4-y-o class at World Breeding Championship

Congratulations to Stefan! Rosemary by Romanciero H out of a Wonderful mare, ridden by Stefan Blanken, scored 7.90 and ranked the 5th out of 68 starters in the 4-year-old national class at the 2007 World Breeding Championships for young dressage horses. I wonder if this is the Wonderful mare that came from Stefan's family mare line.

Yap, just checked on Stefan's website: This mare is bred by Stefan, and owned by Sharon Garner of the United States. What a beautiful horse.

R ST '03 v. Romanciero - Wonderful
Züchter: Stefan Blanken
Besitzerin: Sharon Garner, Texas USA
  • Siegerstute Tarmstadt '06
  • 3. Platz Landeschampionat Hannover
  • Siegerin in ReitpferdeprüfungenStutenleistungsprüfung Dressurindex 8,37

Check out the exciting news on Rosemary and other horses he trained at Stefan's website:

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Wonderful is the grandpa of 2 foals and great grandpa of one filly at Verden Elite Foal Auction

I hope my bank account balance is not so close to $0, so I can get at least one of them, unfortunately it is. :-( Let me check what the jackpot for the lotto is now.
(Edited to add: This beautiful filly was sold for ~$22,000 US, not including auction commission, tax or shipping!)

Rosetta and Rubi Tuesday

Rosetta (was Rossellini, but her owner doesnt' feel it was good fit) and Rubi Tuesday are ~3 weeks old now. They are playing together a lot.

Rosetta's dam is Archipel X Diamont X Wenzel I
Rubi Tuesday's dam is a States Premium mare by Lauries Cruisador. The two fillies look like twins.