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Sky Moves
(Sky's Blue Boy x Art's Movin' Madonna)

March 2013
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photo by Adam Lee

Born 2/11/10, Sky is a gorgeous, 17 hands, AQHA stallion.  He has qualified each year shown for the USDF Championships.  He loves to jump and is more than ready to start an AQHA hunter and breeding career.  Besides having one of the best AQHA hunter pedigrees ever, he is one of the most comfortable horses you will ever ride. Plus he is the bravest horse I have ever ridden:  He looks at new things but will do whatever is asked of him.  He has been such a pleasure to ride, just like his grand sire, Sky Blue Walker, was when I won with him years ago at AQHA shows.
 
Sire:  Skys Blue Boy is a 17 hand grey AQHA stallion, now deceased. Two Time Congress Champion and sire of 128 World/Congress Champions and Reserves, he was 2006 Leading Open Division Sire: Hunter Hack, Working Hunter and Green Working Hunter Winners and one win shy of leading in the Hunter Under Saddle with only 491 foals! He was 2004 Leading Sire of Open English Class Winners.  His get have earned AQHA Incentive Earnings of $271,815.36, AQHA World Champion Show Earnings of $74,865.44, and NSBA Earnings of $215,357.43.  His sire is Sky Blue Walker.

Dam: Art's Movin' Madonna is an appendix, AQHA registered, incentive-fund-nominated mare, very easy to ride, with an awesome canter, and jumps in perfect hunter form.  She is by Artful Move, a Congress Champion and World Champion. He is All-Time Leading Sire of Hunter Under Saddle Point Earners in all three divisions, Open, Amateur, and Youth. Madonna's dam was an $80,000 stakes producer and multiple winner on the track, by a former Illinois leading sire, Honeyland.
 
Price upon request 

May 2013
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May 2013
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May 2013
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3 months old
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August 2013
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Born 4/10/10, this Class 1 SWANA colt scored 45 at his inspection.  In 2013 he was high score at his stallion inspection. Merry Me has an extremely beautiful head and overall type.  His short back and long, swan neck contribute to his incredible technique and form over fences.  With a huge walk and floaty front end, similar to the ideal hunter, he combines an elastic hind leg that few horses ever show, even when they reach upper level dressage collection.  He is from generations of premium and elite mares who have amassed numerous USDF Horse of the Year Championships and year-end awards.

 
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: Rosalita is a premium ISR/Oldenburg mare, and approved (MM) for AHHA.  She is extremely pretty and has great conformation and the same elastic gaits as her son.  Her sire, Rosario is by Rubinstein I and was 2002 Oldenburg Regional Champion. At his Performance Test he achieved the highest dressage index. He stands out against the many popular Rubinstein sons because of his spectacular trot as well as his outstanding walk and canter. Rosalita's  dam, O’ She’s Gauguin, is by Opus*, and is a premium ISR/Oldenburg mare out of generations of DAD winners.  She was 2009 USDF Mature Mare HOY, and her dam is by World Champion and Olympic Bronze medalist, Gauguin De Lully. 
 
Price upon request

August 2013
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SWANA Inspection
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SWANA Inspection
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3 weeks old
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August 2013
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Photo by Louise Biel

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.    
 
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Midnight Mashka at his SWANA Inspection
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August 2013
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Midnight Mashka at his SWANA Inspection
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SWANA Inspection, Midnight Mashka
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Midnight Mashka at 18 days old
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18 days old
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just after midnight
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Gretel is ideally suited for a dressage, eventing, or hunter career.  A big, elastic mover, she also has the perfect pedigree for a broodmare.  Although she is only 15.1 hands, she is very large bodied and has enough substance for very tall riders.  Gretel is always quiet, confident, very submissive, and round in the bridle.  She is honest to fences and comfortable to ride. 


Sire: Tiamo Trocadero is a Hanoverian International Grand Prix dressage stallion who was an alternate for the 2000 Olympics.  He earned over 70% at top CDIs in Europe, and with his amateur owner, won many USDF year-end awards at the FEI levels.  His sire, Trapper is known for passing on big, floating trots and very good rideability. Tiamo's dam is by Darling, whose pedigree includes the famous D-line stallions Duellant and Devil's Own xx. 
 
Dam: Carlotta II is a 2002 Trakehner mare imported from Germany with a top performance pedigree that can't be found anywhere.  She is an OSB mare, to whom the Trakehner Verband gave a score of 54 (77%).  She is the only daughter in North America of the outstanding jumper Elite Kasparow, who won his 100 day test in Neustadt Dosse with all licensing scores at least 9, and a 10 on his walk.  Carlotta's dam Coquette is by the Premium and Elite stallion,Tivano. Carlotta is an incredible moving international prospect.  All scores were 7-8.5.






Price: $20,000

 

September 2013
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photo by Louise Beil

ISR/Oldenburg stallion born 6/19/10.  He is a full sibling to Rashka, approved ISR/Oldenburg stallion, highest scoring stallion in US testing history (164.86), multiple USDF HOY winner, and holder of the highest under-saddle median score in USDF history (85.5%).  Rashka II may be an even better mover than Rashka. He floats!  At his first show, 2013 Region 2 Sport Horse Series Final, he was Colt/Gelding Champion. From there we went to DAD, where he won the 3 YO Materiale!  He was Reserve Champion 3 YO and Under Colts/Geldings and won two Born in the USA awards, one for in-hand and one for materiale.

 

He is currently scoring in the 80s under saddle.

 

Sire:  Raymeister is a stallion test winner and 2009 USDF Prix St. Georges HOY.  He is approved ISR/Oldenburg and AHHA. 

 

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

September 2013
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August 2013
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August 2013
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August 2013
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August 2013
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day 1
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day 1
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(Rashka x Contendra/Contendro)

August 2013
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Photo by Louise Beil

Well broke and a huge mover, this ISR/Oldenburg gelding, born 6/22/10, has magnificent presence, pedigree, type, movement, and personality.  He was high-score colt (and foal) of his inspection with an overall 8.5.  At three weeks, he was Champion Current Year Foals at Dressage by the Bay, with a score of 79.4%.  He is undefeated at all shows and was 3rd in 2010 USDF DSHB Weanling Colt Horse of the Year.  He is a full sibling to Rotendro I, a provisionally approved ISR/Oldenburg stallion.
 
Sire: Rashka is an ISR/Oldenburg stallion who won the 30-day test with the highest score in all US testing history,164.86, receiving a perfect 10 on his canter from all judges.  In 2008, he won 41 classes straight including the Midwest Training Level Championship, with under saddle scores as high as 91+%.  He is from four generations of USDF Horse of the Year winners.  Rashka's sire Raymeister was the highest scoring stallion at the 2002 Stallion Performance Test, is a three-time winner at Dressage at Devon, and has won firsts at Regional USDF in-hand and dressage championships. Ray was the 2005 USDF Leading Dressage Holsteiner, 2006 USDF Dressage HOY (T-4) and is consistently scoring 9 gaits. His foals are winning USDF/Cosequin Championships, inspection sites, and HOY awards.  Rashka's dam Tashka is a premium ISR/Oldenburg and AHHA approved mare by Opus.  She is  an 8-time Horse of the Year winner (4 USDF & 4 ISR/Oldenburg), a multiple regional championship winner, and a DAD Suitability winner.
 
Dam: Contendra is an ISR/Oldenburg premium (8.4) filly by Contendro, a registered Holsteiner and winner of his 100 day stallion test. His sire, Contender, who also won his stallion performance test, is one of today's most outstanding Holstein Verband sires. Contendra's dam is by Opus and out of a dam by Privateer (Puritano out of a niece to Olympic Gold Medalist Rembrant).
 
Price upon request

August 2013
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3 months old
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2 days old
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11 days old
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Ken Borden Jr.

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