Thursday, December 31, 2009


Batino has graduated from boot camp and is now working with Trisha to learn lunging in side reins and working under a dressage rider. He is doing extremely well despite a late start due to other training priorities.
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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Batino and Trisha - 1st day

Trisha is going to be taking Batino into his next phase of training. Hiro did a great job with the basics.

Batino is a Hanoverian/TB gelding. Sire is the late international dressage stallion, Batido, a representive of the Bolero line known for high rideability.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Clinic with Jutta Schott

Trisha and Zippy had a terrific first lesson with Jutta Schott.

Jutta Schott was certified as a Reitlehrer FN in Warendorf, Westphalia, Germany in 1981, which authorizes her to train and teach up through the FEI levels. She holds the German Bronze and Silver medals and after teaching a number of years in Germany, moved to Austria where she obtained her Austrian instructor's license and worked for seven years as an assistant head trainer at the barn of Arthur Kottas (Chief Rider of the Spanish Riding School) near Vienna. She presently lives and teaches in Redlands, California, giving clinics not only in California, but also in Montana, Oregon and Nevada.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Casey the Doberman


Here is another member of the family besides all the horses.

Casey is 2.5 years old.
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Thursday, October 8, 2009



Filly by DeLaurentis, 3, starting ground training in fall 2009.
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Dior is a filly by DeLaurnetis out of Wonder Woman, bred in Michigan by Holly and Dave Kovach.

DeLaurentis is a 3/4 brother to DeCaprio.

The filly received a Premium award from the Oldenburg Verband.

She has excellent bloodlines for dressage or hunters.

She currently stands 16 hands.
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Trisha jumping Zippy


Zippy has some very proven jumper bloodlines in his pedigree in addition to the dressage "R" line.
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Monday, October 5, 2009

Abigail -- by Iroko Keur


Abigail is by the Keur stallion Iroko. Her mother and grandmother are both Dutch Star mares.

Iroko crossed very well with Ramiro-line mares in Holland so we have high hopes for this young mare.
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Monday, September 28, 2009

Abigail by Iroko Keur


Abigail is by the Keur stallion Iroko out of the Star mare Mariah.

She is 4 and just starting in training.
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Thursday, September 17, 2009



Ripley by Routinier out of the imported Trakehner mare, Lucy Mae, is doing some ground training with Hiro Nagai.
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Bonnie Bedelia


Filly, age 3, by Pablo out of Mariah.

She is just starting ground training.
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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Zip in cross rail class


He got a third in his first class and a first in his second class (equitation).
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Zip's first show

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009



Hiro is doing a really good job getting this boy under saddle.

Too bad it is so hot and dry here. I wet down the round pen and it gets slippery. If I don't do enough watering, there is a dust storm.

Time here for a cool shower.
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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Dylano - July 8


Trisha had a really nice ride on Dylan today.
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Monday, July 6, 2009


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Thursday, June 18, 2009

More Batino

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Batino is 16h with huge bone and large doe eyes. He is very sweet and laidback.
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Batino by Batido

Batino is a 2004 Hanoverian/TB gelding who is just starting in training with Hiro Nagai.
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Thursday, June 4, 2009

June 3


Trisha is making serious progress with Zip ... counter canter, walk to canter transitions and starting leg yielding. He tries to do everything that she asks. He is quite the student, with the same work ethic his sire, Routinier, is known for.
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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