Thursday, December 4, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

Dior by DeLaurentis (DeNiro) - 2006 Pr Gov filly

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Congratulations to Dior's grandsire, DeNiro.
Each year the Hanoverian Verband chooses one exceptional stallion who has had a profound impact on the breed to be named the stallion of the year. It was very exciting to learn this week that De Niro has been given that honor for 2008. Standing at Klosterhof Medingen, De Niro has been a successful Grand Prix competitor, winning the 2001 German Championships for professional riders and the 2003 German Dressage Derby.

De Niro passes on his excellent rideability, movement, type, and expression to his offspring. He has sired 22 approved sons and 99 States Premium daughters.

Zippy - doing super

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008


From left: Ripley, Bonnie Bedelia, Abigail
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Tuesday, September 30, 2008


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This is Ikoon, sire of Deusi.

What a handsome stallion.
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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Zip Code


... with Gay McCall.
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Sunday, September 7, 2008


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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

Zip Code

Friday, August 15, 2008

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

We lost our Corli

RIP baby girl Corli

May 2003-July 2008

I put up a photo of Corli taken on Monday night.

She was still herself, happy to go out walking, even though she spent much of her time laying down in the shavings.

Last night Frank ponied Corli out and she was looking tired and her eye was swollen shut from the hard ground. Today he hand walked her a bit, couldn't pony her, so it was time.

I had Dr. Schilling look at her on Sunday and she recommended going to the equine hospital. On Monday, Dr. Etchart looked at her and recommended colic surgery, but he said if we couldn't afford it, he said Monday was not the right time for euthanasia.

I think we all needed to get used to the idea. And I needed the opinion of two different vets on the severity of the situation.

Corli gave me "a look" on Tuesday that made me wonder if she was saying "enough." She had the most incredible eyes, VERY large and deepset like Coromino's.

Such a beautiful young mare. I'll miss her terribly.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I love eye studies. Here is Ripley. What a kind old soul he is.
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Here is Ripley by Routinier out of the imported mare, Lucy Mae. He is a 2007 gelding. He is now a yearling but looks the same. Lovely neck set and big kind eyes.
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Saturday, June 28, 2008

This is Deusi out of Natasha by Ikoon. "Didi" has a really impressive pedigree loaded with predicates. She is very bold and friendly, has a gorgeous refined head and lovely movement.
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Thursday, June 26, 2008


NO foal. Mark agreed the mare sure looks pregnant.

Instead she has a follicle on the right ovary and a relaxed cervix.

So do we do something or sit the year out and hope for a better economy?

Monday, June 23, 2008

One of my favorite photos of Toby by Riverman.
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This is Tiffany Beck riding Toby in a show last summer. Toby is the first offspring out of Mariah so he is a half-brother to Zip Code, Abigail and Bonnie Bedelia. Tiffany took a year off to have her own baby so they are showing at 3rd level and determined to go FEI. Go Tiffany and Toby!
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Some of the youngsters, from left, Bonnie Bedelia by Pablo, Dylano by Pablo and Abigail by Iroko.

All three are grandchildren of Pilot, the famous Westphalian jumper sire.
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Friday, June 20, 2008

Zip Code with Meg

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Viroko with his new owner

Here is Viroko with his new owner Chandre. They are a super match. He is a big boy with plenty of bravado and Chandre is an experienced rider from South Africa.
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

2008 filly by Ikoon out of Natasha. Photo take June 4. Filly born on May 10.
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Abigail --sire is Iroko Keur, dam is Mariah Ster. She is 3 in June of '08.
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Bonnie Bedelia AKA Bon Bon -- sire Pablo, dam Mariah Ster.
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Words from a German re Rohdiamant as the best Rubenstein son

certainly rohdiamant.
the statistics speak a clear language:
40 licensed sons
510 registered mares
73 of them stpr
251 registered sport horses in 2007and even more valuable:45 of his get competing in S-level.can't beat that number.
i googled the net out of fun these days for foals by rohdiamant: you can't find any for sale.

We have 2 Rohdiamont grandsons for sale, Zippy and Ripley.

Why shop for your horse in the USA? (copied from a forum)

At today’s exchange rate:
$50,000 US = 32,338 Euros
$75,000 US = 48,407 Euros

If you are looking at paying 32,000 Euros for the horse, it is probably priced BY ITS OWNER at 15,000E – 25,000E, with commissions accounting for the rest. If you are lucky and have very good contacts and a good agent, you could probably find a “decent” 7-8 year old in that price range.

If you are willing to pay 50,000E for the horse, it is probably priced BY ITS OWNER at 25,000E – 35,000E. That would get you something a bit fancier, or something with a solid M show record, or something not as experienced but with an AA temperament and still enough talent to make FEI.

... Just remember that importation to NY plus USDA quarantine is running about $7000 now.

More info on the famous grandsire, Libero H

New super photos of Zip Code (thanks Jake)- click on View All Images" height="360" width="480">

Zip training with Meg

Zip training with Meg