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Scroll down to find the following stallions: Brioso,  Master Gauguin (Masterpiece/Opus), Midnight Mashka, and Ovation.

August 2013
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photo by Adam Lee

This SWANA-registered stallion was born 3/9/09. His 7/8 Olympic blood should make him a dynamic athlete. He is already 16.2 hands, a very striking type, with good uphill movement. He has a certified breeding license from ISR/Oldenburg NA and SWANA. He has a very quiet temperament, and although very green, he should excel to the Grand Prix level quickly. 2013 will be his first year standing to outside mares. Watch for him at the 2013 FEI Young Horse and the stallion testing.
 
Sire: Briar is a 17 hds., liver-chestnut stallion, who is, for the 7th year, the highest ranked dressage stallion in the world. In 2008, he was Champion of Aachen, the world's most prestigious competition. He has been to the Olympics twice. (In 2000 at Sydney, he was the youngest horse to compete.) He has won silver and bronze medals in 4 European Championships, competed in 7 World Cup finals, 2 World Equestrian Games, and is winner of 6 Swedish Championships and has 16 International wins at Grand Prix in several different countries. Briar has produced 8 approved sons (2 being winners of Sweden's stallion test) receiving 10s for rideability and gaits.
 
Dam: Friendly Furiosa is TWICE line bred, in the first two generations, to the immortal Inschallah and the legendary Furioso II. Both of these sires together have had over 15 on the Olympic team in both jumping and dressage. Friendly, her St. Pr. dam, and her sire are ALL 3/4 blood siblings to the Olympic stallion Heisman. Friendly Furiosa is very easy to ride and has good gaits with a great uphill canter for upper level dressage.
 
Price range D

July 2013
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from video by Adam Lee

August 2012
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Photo by Adam Lee

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photo by Natalie Prentice

August 2012
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Photo by Adam Lee

First Outing - 3 days old
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Master Gauguin 2013
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photo by Louise Beil

Born 8/30/11, this Oldenburg NA stallion is tall and elegant. At his first show, 2013 Region 2 USDF Sport Horse Series Final, he won his 2 YO class and was Reserve Champion Colt/Gelding.  He also earned the high score of show, 81+%, in his 2 YO qualifying class.  He went on to place in all of his classes at DAD.
 
Sire: Masterpiece (SWANA & ISR/Oldenburg approved) was Reserve Champion of the 2002 30-day stallion test. He is the 2009 USDF Champion Mature Stallion and holds the highest median score ever given in USDF Dressage Sporthorse Breeding: 87.250%.  He has scored as high as 84% under saddle, 88% in hand, 9 gaits, and a perfect 10 walk! A winner at DAD, he qualified FEI and open 3rd level at 5 years old.  All but one of his foals we have presented have been premium/class I.
 
Dam: O' She's Gauguin by Opus, was 2008 & 2009 USDF DSHB Mature Mare Horse of the Year. She is a Premium ISR/Oldenburg mare, also approved Premium (AB) for SWANA and Premium (MMP) for AHHA. Opus is 2006 USDF #1 Dressage Breeding Sire (2nd in 2005 and 2004),   #1 NA/WPN Dressage Breeding Sire in USEF rankings for 2005 and 2004, #1 Producer of Premium Mares and HOY Winners since 2005.  O' She's Gauguin's dam, Gauliana de Gauguin, is one of the top scoring Gauguin De Lully mares ever She and her dam, Elite Goliad (by almost all State Premium mares), both won DAD, the largest breed show in the US (including winning under saddle classes!). Elite Goliad is the niece to the ’76 US Olympic Dressage Bronze medalist, Monacco. 
 
Price upon request

September 2014
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photo by Adam Lee

Master Gauguin February, 2014

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Video of Master Gauguin, February 2012
 

2 weeks old
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3 weeks old
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photo by Adam Lee

3 weeks old
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photo by Adam Lee

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3 days old
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3 days old
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August 2013
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photo by Louise Beil

 

Midnight Mashka is a 3/4 sibling to our stallion, Rashka, and already shows much of the same potential: the same great work ethic, rideability, and huge movement. He has a lovely, free-moving shoulder that just naturally creates extension well beyond most advanced, upper-level dressage horses. Although he is just starting under saddle, he is going to be a star in the show ring in no time. As a foal, he was Class I for SWANA, scoring 50 points at his inspection and 9 for gaits, and he is still one of the highest scoring foals ever in the USA and Sweden. His sire, Masterpiece, is Ken's most comfortable horse ever to ride, and Midnight Mashka shows that same level of ease under saddle.

 

Sire: Masterpiece (SWANA & ISR/Oldenburg approved) was Reserve Champion of the 2002 30-day stallion test. He is the 2009 USDF Champion Mature Stallion and holds the highest median score ever given in USDF Dressage Sporthorse Breeding: 87.250%. He has scored as high as 84% under saddle, 88% in hand, 9 gaits, and a perfect 10 walk! A winner at DAD, he qualified FEI and open 3rd level at 5 years old. All but one of his foals we have presented have been premium/class 1.
 
Dam: Tashka is a Premium ISR/Oldenburg and AHHA approved mare, an 8-time Horse of the Year winner (4 USDF & 4 ISR/Oldenburg), a multiple regional championship winner, and a DAD Suitability winner. Her sire, Opus is Dutch registered and ISR/Oldenburg approved. He was 2006 USDF #1 Dressage Breeding Sire (2nd in 2005 and 2004), # 1 NA/WPN Dressage Breeding Sire for both USDF and USEF since 2004, and # 1 Producer of ISR/Oldenburg Premium Mares and Horse of the Year winners since 2005. Opus* received a dressage score of 140.59 at his stallion testing, one of the highest ever. He received the only 9 given in the gaits category (by all 4 judges), and one of only two 10's given in ridability! Opus has won 2nd place four times at Dressage at Devon and qualified to 3rd level by 5 years old.
 
Price upon request

SWANA Inspection
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August 2013
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Photo by Louise Beil

SWANA Inspection
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SWANA Inspection
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18 days old
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18 days old
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just after midnight
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August 2015
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photo by Louise Beil

This Oldenburg-NA stallion, born 3/18, 2009, is 16.3 hands and a huge, elastic mover, with a sweet personality. He had the highest dressage score at his stallion inspection.  He holds multiple regional and annual Horse of the Year awards and is currently leading ISR/Oldenburg HOY at 3rd and 4th levels. Annually scoring in the 70s and 80s, with 9 on gaits and lateral movements, he has been high score of almost all shows attended and is ready to show PSG.  He won USEF HOY 3rd level Freestyle with a 76.000%.  He is a proven sire. 

 

Sire: Opus is Dutch registered and ISR/Oldenburg approved. He was 2006 USDF #1 Dressage Breeding Sire (2nd in 2005 and 2004), # 1 NA/WPN Dressage Breeding Sire for both USDF and USEF since 2004, and # 1 Producer of ISR/Oldenburg Premium Mares and Horse of the Year winners since 2005. Opus* received a dressage score of 140.59 at his stallion testing, one of the highest ever. He received the only 9 given in the gaits category (by all 4 judges), and one of only two 10's given in ridability! Opus has won 2nd place four times at Dressage at Devon and qualified to 3rd level by 5 years old.

 

Dam: EM Windspiel (Weltmeyer x St Pr Argronomia/Argentan/Pik Koenig) is a 5/1/94 elite Hanoverian mare with a world-class pedigree. She is by the legendary Weltmeyer and out of a state premium mare by Argentan. Windspiel was USDF HOY with her amateur owner at levels 1 and 2.

 

Price range E

September 2015
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photo by Louise Beil

flying changes, July 2017
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photo by Jen Corcoran

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photo by Mary Phelps









May 2011 - 2 years old
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photo by Kapellen Photography LLC




5 weeks old
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12 Hours Old
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Ken Borden Jr.

23963 S. Widows Rd Wilmington, IL  60481 

(815) 476-2911

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