‘Emily’ was our best broodmare and top producer for the farm. She gave us multiple competitors in the show ring, two approved sons, a premium daughter and is the grandmother of an approved son. She was a beautiful mare with wonderful gaits, a beautiful presence and very good conformation. She earned premium status with the AHHA at only two years old and was named site reserve champion. She competed in dressage and dabbled in jumping in between having foals. She is the mare that we will continue to try to make proud through her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her sire, Merano, was a direct descendent of the thoroughbred improvement sire Marlon who was brought into the Holsteiner breed to add lightness and athleticism. Marlon in his years at the Verband, was a top producer of event horses but was also known to produce dressage and jumping horses. On the dam’s side, Emily was out of a mare by Welt As who sired the Olympic dressage horse Bonfire. Bonfire competed in 3 Olympic Games winning medals in all including an individual gold in 2000. Welt As’ maternal grandsire is the very famous stallion Furioso II who produced many international dressage and jumping horses. Furioso II is the sire of the two great international jumpers and sires For Pleasure and Voltaire. We were very proud to have this mare in our program and will always be grateful for all the horses she gave us. She is one of the ones who started it all and we are proud to carry on her legacy.
Ferdinand – by Flamenco (Hol), Sold as a young horse and went on to a successful career with an amateur dressage rider
Four O’Clock Phineas – by Fabio I (Hol), The horse that helped Abby break into the jumpers. He was honest, bold and never let you down. Later sold and became a top equitation mount for multiple juniors
Conifer – by Con Brio (Hol), AHHA approved stallion and also the sire of AHHA and ISR/Old-NA approved son Cadogen. Conifer was a great competitor in the ring and was successful up to 1.35 before injury sidelined his show career.
Cedar – by Capitol Hill (Hol), ISR/Old-NA approved stallion. He earned the highest jumping index at his approval. Successful up to 1.40m and has also been campaigned by a junior in the equitation ring. Also the sire of future stallion candidate Countach
Thistle – by Contendor (Han), Premium mare with the AHHA with 8’s for her free jumping. She has already produced a gelding competing in the hunters and a stallion, Cedrus, approved with the AHHA and ISR/Old-NA. Cedrus also earned 8’s for his jumping abilities from both sets of judges with the AHHA and Old.
Zephyr Lily – by Cascani (Hol), in the Main Mare book of the AHHA. Dam of a premium filly with more to come.
1990, 17.0h Bay Holsteiner
Approved: AHHA - MMP
Son, Four O’Clock Phineas as a coverboy
Son, Four O’Clock Phineas
Son, Four O’Clock Phineas
Son, Four O’Clock Phineas with a junior competing at Devon