Wednesday, May 28, 2008

This is a candid snapshot of Natasha, age 13. Natasha is short coupled, so she did not make Ster like her sister and mother. She is an extremely powerful mover with suspension to spare. She free jumped out of the corral when she was a year old. That's 4'6", but Natasha did not compete due to an injury as a youngster.
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Sunday, May 25, 2008

This is Corli's eye. I am doing a photo study of the eyes of my horses. Love it!
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Thursday, May 15, 2008

De Wiemselbach / Stallions / Libero H / Results

De Wiemselbach / Stallions / Libero H / Results

Wow, look at his show record. Libero H is the grandsire of our new filly.

And more information about the famous Libero H.

In a nutshell:
In all Libero H placed in 211 international competitions, winning 51 of them! He won 10 World Cup qualifiers and 12 Grand Prix.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Top bloodlines

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Well, Natasha is quite proud of her filly, her first little girl.

She is a Dutch filly so this year the names will start with the letter D so we're collecting possible names.
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Saturday, May 3, 2008

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