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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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