GT Horse Of The Month(January 2013) “Alicat”

ALICAT – 2003 chestnut gelding sired by Alabaster IFS out of Belcam Grenadine. Owned and ridden by Gemma Blums.

Alicat’s Sire – Alabaster.

Alabaster

Alabaster a former Federal Champion of young dressage horses is shaped by his refining ancestor, the foundation sire Abglanz, who established the radiance and beauty of the Trakehner in the Hanoverian breed after World War II. He is a horse of incredibly beautiful conformation and outstanding basic paces. Alabaster has competed successfully through Grand Prix level. He passes on his talent for dressage to his progeny, and has a breeding index in dressage of 143 points. 

Alicat’s Dam – Belcam Grenadine.

Ginger

 

Ginger(Grenadine) is by the imported black stallion Grannus II. Grannus II produced horses that competed successfuly in FEI Dressage and World Cup Showjumping. Grannus II has proven to be a valuable broodmare sire with his daughters always putting a good body type into their foals. Ginger was Georgia’s first warmblood at the age of 14,she was always honest & reliable and was a true gem of a horse.

Alicat at a few days old.

Ali and mum

Alicat 1yo.

Ali 1yo

 

Alicat AKA Ali was the AWHA Vic Junior Champion in 2006. He began his very successful partneship with his current owner Gemma Blums in late 2010. Gemma and Ali are trained by Sheridyn Ashwood(2013 Queensland FEI Squad memeber) The pair have had wins and placings up to Advanced level and are memebers of the 2013 Queensland YR Squad. Here’s to another fanatstic competition season in 2013 for Ali & Gemma!

Alicat and Gemma Blums.

Alicat

 

GT Horse of the Month(December) Diarmin Park Fomidable

Diarmin Park Formidable(GT Formidable) 2008 Sired by Feiner Stern IFS out of GT Aurora Australis. Owned and ridden by Danielle Shearer. www.diarminpark.com

At the stallion performance test Feiner Stern achieved 9.0 4 times for his ability to perform, rideability, trot and gallop in training, and got more than 120 points in the final result. Due to this performance, in combination with a convincing first crop as well as his impressive appearance, he was awarded the title of Main Premium winning stallion in Oldenburg in 1987 as only a 4yo. He combines the bloodlines of the Oldenburg foundation sire Furioso II with the Hannoverian foundation sire Gotthard. In addition,his granddam Ramona is by the stallion Romulus II,the full brother to Romulus I,sire of the dressage sensation Romadour. The dam sire of Feiner Stern ,Goldstern,is known in Germany for producing versatile and uncomplicated performance horses. 

Formidable’s dam GT Aurora Australis is the most charming mare and blessed with a double talent in jumping and movement. She is sired by the Dutch stallion Argus,who is one of the very few horses in the world to compete simultaneously in both Grand Prix dressage and International Showjumping. Aurora’s mother Belcam Austaliana is by the legendary sire Argentinus and out of a mare by Duell Schultz. DuellSchultz was imported from Germany where he was a licenced performance breeding stallion in 9 different regions. George Sanna competed on a Duellschultz son EBA Schnapps in the Olympics in showjumping. He carries the ledgendary D-Line Hanoverian through his grandsire Duellant by Dolman horses of the D-line are known as the Dressage specialists. Duellschultz Sire is DuellGraf and also carries the G-line through the dam’s side and they are known for excellent jumpers.

Danielle spotted Johnny(Formidable) as a 8 week old foal,saw his potential and purchased him then and there. Danielle has brought Johnny on from weaning to today. At 4yo he is an extremely handsome horse, with a beautiful natural balance under saddle and a super canter. Danielle has had great succes with Johnny at his first handful of competitions,winning at Preliminary level and placing 2nd at the Jembrae YH Championships in the 4yo class and 3rd at the Queensland State Dressage Championships in the 4yo class. Danielle is a very accomplished rider and we look foward to watching her develop Johnny into the super star he is.

Diarmin Park Formidable and Danielle Shearer at the 2012 Nationals. Photo Danielle Shearer.

GT Horse Of The Month(November) GT Jeronimo

“GT Jeronimo” bay gelding   Sire:Jet Set D.   Dam: Belcam Aarcadia. Owned and ridden by Simone Nankervis.

JET SET D

Jet Set D was north Holland Foal Champion and soon developed into a top class stallion.He completed is stallion performance test in Ermelo as the best allrounder in many years and was particularly appreciated for his temperament and athletic abilities. He was the most striking stallion to appear in the dressage ring during the testing. He was given 7 scores of “9” in movement and two scores of 7.5 in jumping. This is what was said in the evaluation at his stallion test – Jet Set D is a royally developed,true riding type,long lined stallion that shows a lot of nobility and confidence. He has a honest,relaiable and steady temperament and is a very willing worker. The walk is active and roomy. He has a plentiful and powerful trot in which he displays a lot of presence. His Canter shows good scope and elevation. He gives the rider a great feel and is a highly talented dressage horse.

 Another Belcam Aarcadia baby – GT Satchamo by Stedinger IFS.

Belcam Aarcadia is by the imported Oldenburg Aachen(Azarro). Aachen was imported to Australia as a 3yo,before being exported back to Germany as a Grand Prix showjumper for a record sum. Aachen a son of the legendary Argentinus has established himself as one of the greatest sires to be imported to Australia. He has sired numerous highly successful dressage horses competing up to Grand Prix level, showjumpers and World Equestrian Games representative Belcam Ava. Holger Wulschner – “A stallion with unlimited possibilities,enormous talent and careful”. Belcam Aarcadia is also the mother of the top class producing broodmare GT Concur(Contango II). Adloo Richard(GT Richard/Royal Hit) competeing med/adv level with the highly respected dressage rider & coach Di Jenkyns. GT Hebee(Hector) ridden by Queensland Showjumping ridder Rebecca Crack. GT Satchamo(Stedinger) Beth Brown. GT Rodeo Drive(Routinier) Charmaine Shepherd Vic.

GT Jeronimo

Jerry was broken in at GT as a 3yo and demonstrated soft elastic paces with a charming character. He was sold as a 4yo and then later sold to his current owner Simone. Jerry and Simone have achieved great success in their short time together and we are sure the future holds many more rewarding experiences ahead.

Simone and GT Jeronimo

A note from Simone….. I purchased Jerry in early 2011 after looking for a new horse for over a year we seemed to click straight away. Jerry is by far the most charismatic horse that I have ever owned he is cheeky and playful but doesn’t get into your space. Food is probably the most important thing to Jerry, he will literally do anything to get more food, and sometimes he gets a little too inquisitive even to the point of chewing on my iphone! I enjoy having Jerry around he is easy to handle and train every way which makes our partnership/friendship quite strong. Currently we are just working on our medium level dressage movements and hope to be out competing elementary early next year.

 

GT Horse Of The Month(OCTOBER) GT Fuerst Fendi

GT Fuerst Fendi 2006 Sired by : Farewell II  Dam: GT Welkin. Owned by Christine Doan. Ridden by Marcela Adkins – www.dazmarhorses.com.au

Fendi’s Sire – Farewell III

Farewell III is a dressage favourite who brings everything that could be expected of an ace in the dressage ring. Three outstanding and very harmonious basic gaits as well as a high degree of rideability  and ambition to learn. His pedigree is full of the best refrences : the sire Fidermark was German Champion and a successful International dressage horse. The dam’s sire Rosenkavalier,is deemed the best Romadour II son,having started a new era in dressage horse breeding,especially through his son Rubenstein.Very few stallions are lucky enough to stay in the headlines year after year and get better each year too. No matter how old he was – Farewell III was always one of the best in sport, as a Bundeschampion, best breeding stallion in the Nürnberg Burgpokal or, in 2011, in the Grand Prix Final of the German Championships for Professional Riders in Hagen a.T.W. with Markus Gribbe in the saddle, he has won fifteen first places in advanced level up to Grand Prix.

Fendi’s Dam – GT Welkin

 

Welkin is sired by the Hanoverian stallion Weltmeyer out of the Grannus II mare Belcam Glaze. GT Welkin’s sire “Weltmeyer continues to almost single-handedly reshape the Hanoverian breed.” He was the 1986 winner of the stallion licensing in Verden, and the 1987 winner of the stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf. In the same year Weltmeyer also won the three-year-old stallions classification at the Federal Championships of German Riding Horses in Warendorf. In 1988 he was honored in Verden as best stallion of his age-group and awarded with the “Freiherr von Stenglin-Prize”. One year later he became DLG Champion 1989 in Frankfurt. And last but not least he became “Hanoverian Stallion of the Year” in 1998.simply cannot be beaten. In 2005 Weltmeyer received a Breeding Value Index of 152 points, with an assurance of 99% heritability,from the German Equestrian Federation. GT Welkin is also the mother of “GT Fleur De Mimosa”(Flemmingh) owned by Astek Horses NZ. “GT Allusion(Alabaster) Vanessa Cornish Qld. “GT Luciano”(APH Ludo) Charmayne Shepherd Vic.”GT First Fantasy”(Fhillosopher) J & A Bradley Qld. “GT Jewel”(GT Jake) J & A Bradley Qld. “Grandview Kwik Step”(Klassik Pursuit). Welkin is now owned by Grandview Stud in SA.

GT Fuerst Fendi

Fendi is an outstanding young dressage horse,always moving with an uphill tendency propelled by a powerful and engaged hindleg. In August 2012 Fendi and Marcela won NQEG Elementary Champion and the ATDDEA were Novice and Elementary Champion. Fendi and Marcela will make the journey South for the Queensland State Dressage Championship in October. We wish this very exciting combination all the best.

GT Horse Of The Month(September) GT Fraulein

GT Fraulein(Cookie) 2008 Sired by Fhillosopher out of GT Rhea. Owned and ridden by Petra Keranen.

Cookie at 3 months old.

 

 GT Fraulein’s sire Fhillosopher is the magic cross of Fidermark and Romadour II. Fidermark was an outstanding breeding and competition stallion that sadly passed away far too early in his life. Jo Hinneman,said, “Fidermark–that for me is the perfect horse. A dream horse. He has won around 20 Prix St. Georges/Intermediaire tests with a 20 yearl old girl,Marlies riding him, which shows what an absolutely perfect character he has, and how light and sensitive he is to ride, and how connected he is to people and how he wants to show himself. The basic gaits are fantastic.”  YOUTUBE FOOTAGE of GT Fraulein’s sire Fhillosopher  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcH5gKx_ps4&feature=share&list=UUWWBf2DBvUg5jNvWPP2pIHQ

GT Rhea.

GT Fraulein’s mother GT Rhea is sired by the dutch stallion Rhodium a son of the famous Olympic Ferro. Rhodium is descibed as a stallion rich in dressage blood, as well as jumping ability. Rhodium is a very well developed and extremely harmonious stallion that stands in a perfect rectangle. At his performance test the judges made the following comments: “Rhodium is a very well-modeled stallion that has a good forehand and strong upperline.  His legs have lots of quality. His pace as well as his trot has natural wide space. Rhodium trots with lots of imprint and tact.  When galloping we see the same good results as when trotting.  The natural ability of Rhodium to become an excellent dressage horse is enormous.”  GT Rhea’s mother GT Concordia is sired by Contango II out of a Sir Tristram mare.

GT Concordia.

 A NOTE FROM PETRA -We purchased Cookie when she was 3.5 months old together with her mother, Rhea. Cookie has always been a very cheeky foal / yearling. Cheeky but sensible. Any work leading up to breaking in was just super easy, she loves learning and takes everything in her stride. This has not changed throughout the breaking in process and her early training stages and I am not expecting her positive, happy and willing attitude to change. She is such a fun horse to be with and food is her passion, besides dressage! She only has had limited lessons and feedback has always been super positive. I am very excited to have such a fantastic youngster coming up. Petra Keranen.

Petra and Cookie.

Cookie is a very exciting youngster and we look forward to watching this happy partnership develop in to something special.

 

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GT horse Of the Month(August) Lacoste F (GT Lynx)

Lacoste F 2007 Sire: APH Ludo. Dam: Cadenza. Owned by Nicholas Fyffe www.nicholasfyffedressage.com  and ridden by Jayden Brown www.jaydenbrown.net

APH Ludo

 

APH Ludo is sired by the imported Holsteiner stallion APH Lubeck who is sired by Loutano. Loutano, is by the world famous show jumper, Landgraf I, yet Loutano himself made his mark on the international circuit at Grand Prix level dressage with Margit Otto-Crepin. Loutano sired nine graded sons to date. APH Ludo’s is out of the imported mare Livorna. Livorna is a cross of the famous Ladykiller xx and Ramiro. Ladykiller xx is one of the most significant stallions in shaping the modern sport horse. Ramiro himself was an international performer under Fritz Ligges, Ramiro influenced nearly all European Performance Studbooks. Ramiro was the most popular representative of the Ramzes line and at one stage was the most frequented sire in Germany. He stood at stud in Westfalia,Holstein,Zangersheide and Holland. APH ludo himself was a very successful 4yo,winning the Queensland YH dressage qualifiers and placing 2nd in the 4yo class at DJWTS 2005. Ludo made the top 10 as a 5yo at DJWTS in 2006 ridden by James Miller. Sadly due to a breeding injury Ludo was retired from the competition arena,if the outstanding results of his first progeny are anything to go by…. Ludo has a big future ahead of him as a sire. APH ludo was sold in 2010 and now stands in Peachester,Qld.

Lacoste F(Lynx) at 3 weeks old. Lynx is out of Adoran Cadenza. Sired by Kings County ISH out of a TB mare by Bay Cobbler.

Lacoste F has began his competition career with success placing in YH classes and prelim. His most recent success was at the Brisbane CDI 2012 placing 2nd in the 4yo class on a score of 7.280. The International judge commenting on his expressive paces and active hind leg. We wish Jayden and Lynx all the best in their exciting future ahead.

Lacoste F at the Jembrae YH Championship in May 2012. Photo Kim Harvey.

 
 

GT Horse Of The Month (July) GT Concur.

“GT Concur” born 1999 16.1hh Sired by Contango II(imp) out of Belcam Aarcadia.

                                                      

Conatngo II had a short but very successful breeding career. His progeny are noted for outstanding temperament and attractive looks. Contango II’s dam line needs little introduction. He is out of Abraxis, who is by the world renowned French sire Alme Z. Alme Z is considered to be one of the most influential jumping sires ever and so is that of the legendary Hanoverian sire Gotthard. Both stallions feature in the pedigrees of the vast majority of top international competition horses. Contango II is by the influential sire in Contango, who is a multi-grand prix dressage winner in the USA for the reputable Iron Spring Farm. Contango was Champion of his 100-Day Test in Medingen, Germany, in 1991. In 1997 he achieved seven wins at grand prix, and in 2002 he was awarded Keur status by the KWPN. Contango became only the second horse to attain this status after leaving the Netherlands, the other was Roemer. Before being exported to the USA Contango was ranked first in his performance test in Germany with a total index of 146.89, and achieved the highest index ratings for both dressage (142.03) and jumping (141.27).

Adloo Richard(Roya Hit/Belam Aarcadia)

Concur is the first foal out of her mother Belcam Aarcadia. A very pretty and elegant daughter of the imported Oldenburg stallion Aachen. Aarcadia’s full brother Belcam Aalpha was Champion Warmblood at Baracstoc Horse Of The Year(Vic) another full brother Belcam Aaction compteted successfuly up to Advanced level with Reiner Krammer. Aarcadia is the dam of GT Jeronimo(Jet Set D) Simone Nankervis,GT Hebee(Hector) Rebecca Crack,Adloo Richard(Royal Hit) Peter & Di Jenkyn,GT Satchamo(Stedinger) Beth Brown,GT Rodeo Drive(Routinier) Charmayne Shepherd. Aarcadia is now producing beautiful foals for Astek Horses in New Zealand. She has had a GT Jake,Quarterback and Voltaire.

GT Concur

GT Concur is our ideal broodmare. Beautiful in type with good bone,3 quality gaits and the most wonderful temperament. A top broodmare who consistently puts the very best of herself in to her foals. Concur’s first foal by Flemmingh is owned by Bennet Conn. Her son GT Sir Stirling(Stedinger) was very successful in his 4yo YH classes and was 4th at DJWTS 2010 before being exported to Holland in September 2010. Her daughter GT Florentina(Fhillosopher) was a premium foal with ACE 2009 and has recently been broken in. GT Don Frangelico(Don Frederico) was an Elite foal with ACE 2010 and highest scoring colt in Australia, now owned by Petra Keranen.

GT Concur’s daughter GT Florentina YOUTUBE FOOTAGE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQwiE2m9SCg

GT Sir Stirling(Stedinger/GT Concur)

GT Horse Of The Month (June) “GT Astonia”.

GT Astonia 2009 sired by Absolut out of APH Annaleise.                                   Owned by Susan Hinton.

ABSOLUT – Please refer to the stallion page.

Astonia(Annie) 5mths old.

GT Astonia footage as a foal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-I98MSoaf4

 Astonia’s mother APH Annaleise(Rocadero/xx) is the sweetest mare you will ever meet. Annaleise is also the mother of QEB Lucky In Love(GT Louanna) highest scoring ACE filly 2006 by APH Ludo. GT Fin by Fhillosopher owned by Selena Boyd and GT Sambertina by Samba Hit III. Annaleise was purchased by Andrea Lepherd in 2010 and has produced a filly by GT Sir Stirling and is currently in foal to Royston Rockstar.

Astonia(Annie) 2 yo with Susan’s daughter Lara.

A note from Susan. – I had been looking for my next riding partner for quite a while when I met little Annie for the first time. I’m an amateur rider who enjoys all types of riding and wanted a horse that was quiet but capable. I liked Annie the moment I saw her. She had a bit of spunk but was laid back. I’m not lucky enough to have a support team when I go out and so need the confidence in my horse to be sensible and ‘low’ maintenance. The thing that blows me away with Annie is her temperament. She is so chilled but interested in everything. Not much gets her flustered but she is sensitive and learns quickly if her ground work is anything to go by. She is my buddy too. She always comes over to say hi when I go down to the paddock. One afternoon,not so long ago,I was down pulling some weeds and took a break and sat down on the arena. Annie came over pawed the ground and laid down beside me. Us girls just sat there for quite a while enjoying the birds and lovely afternoon. I think that sums up my special girl. I cant wait until she’s ready to ride. I think we are going to have plenty of fun. Thank you James & Georgia for selling her to me. She is so much more than I had ever hoped for. Sincerely, Susan  Hinton.

The most rewarding thing about breeding horses is when they meet their perfect partner. Annie did the day she met Susan.

 

Youngsters

What a fun month we have had,with this great bunch of 3 yo’s.