Her Highness ("Highness") is a striking black bay, American Hanoverian Society Elite Mare Candidate and ISR/Oldenburg premium mare. Highness is one of the few Hohenstein daughters in the United States. Her 2022 colt by Royal Prinz, Reign BWS, was awarded Top Foal at his American Hanoverian Society inspection.
Like her 1/2 sibling in Germany, Her Highness won in the USDF yearling division. Additionally, in 2004, she tied for 7th in USDF Horse of the Year Awards. She has produced not only premium mares but is the grand dam of Recess, who in his first year showing, received top-10 placings at the 2014 USDF National Championships.
The grand dame of Black Watch, Greetings is a beautiful Oldenburg mare by Gonzo I out of Know Regrets. Greetings is a Premium mare with both RPSI and Oldenburg and was the High Score Non-Hanoverian mare at her AHS inspection. Greetings is now enjoying her well-deserved retirement at the 5-star Black Watch Resort!
Greetings had a successful career as a hunter on the A circuit prior to retiring due to injury. She has beautiful gaits, lovely conformation, a stunning, ultra-feminine head, and has the sweetest temperament. She has proven to be a wonderful broodmare, producing many premium foals and passing on her sweet personality. We value her so highly that we have retained two of her daughters to develop and eventually take her place in the broodmare band. Tempest BWS*/-/* by E.S. Toronto (see below) and Willkommen BWS by Wild Dance. We expect great things from these beautiful ladies!
Her sire, Gonzo I, is a 17.1 H., Elite Hanoverian Stallion approved by: American Warmblood Registry; Hanoverian; Westfalen; Oldenburg; ISR. He is nominated for IJF and IHF.Gonzo I is a descendant of the famous Hanoverian G Line. In the realm of show jumping, Gonzo I's pedigree is impeccable. His dam is a full sister to the legendary Desiter, who in one decade with the Olympian Paul Schockemoehle amassed $1.5 million in earnings, winning an Olympic Silver medal, four German National Championships and three European Championships. Gonzo I's sire, Gepard, produced Hunter sire All the Gold and 12 Grand Prix show jumpers. His grandsire, Gotthard, is the most famous jumping sire in the Hanoverian breed. Gonzo I proves his jumping heritage with success in the Open and Puissance Divisions under Olympian Frank Sloothak. He also competed through Fourth Level in Dressage. Gonzo I's German FN recorded Dressage Production Index (for offspring) has now equaled his Jumping Production Index. In other words, Gonzo I's offspring are excelling in Europe in both Show Jumping and Dressage.
To the right is a picture of Lottie's 2021 colt by Herzensdieb. Casanova BWS is a full sibling to her 2023 colt, Heartbreaker BWS (shown on our Offered for Sale page). Casanova received a perfect 10 for Type at his Trakehner Association of North America inspection - the first and thus far the only 10 ever to be awarded. Casanova remains a stallion and we cannot wait to see how he develops!
OSB Trakehner Pr.M. Carlotta II (Kasparow x Coquette / E.H. Tivano) (T14L2 Corry mare line) boasts a rare, top performance pedigree otherwise unavailable in the US. More than just her pedigree, as a young mare Carlotta was awarded 54 points (77%) by the Trakehner Verband with all scores between 7-8.5. Later, she was awarded premium with Oldenburg NA (109 pts) Class I with SWANA (9 for her trot), and at 18 years old, was High Score Non-Hanoverian Mare at her AHS inspection. At the very mature age of 19, Carlotta was awarded Premium and Reserve Champion Mare by TANA with an 8.5 for her trot and a 9 for her canter (56 pts). Her foals have been premium with Oldenburg NA and TANA and Class I with SWANNA.
Carlotta’s sire, Kasparow, was Reserve Champion of the prestigious Bundeschampionat and later was Champion Sport Horse of the Trakehner Verband at the age of 3. He won his 100-day test in Neustadt Dosse. Incredibly, his LOWEST licensing scores were 9, with a 9.5 on rideability, and a 10 walk! Kasparow’s sire, Sixtus, has the highest jumping score (136) of all Trakehner stallions.
"Bella" is a lovely liver chestnut mare sired by the amazing Rheinlander stallion, Belissimo M (2018 Hanoverian Stallion of the Year) and out of the Hanoverian mare, Dry Martini (Der Radetzky). An Elite Mare Candidate, Bella has produced gorgeous foals by Furstenball, Sandro Hit, Sir Donnerhall and It's A Pleasure. Bella is a breathtaking mover with three elastic gaits. Her sweet, funny, pocket-pet personality has made her a favorite here on the farm.
Bella's exceptional 2023 colt was sired by one of the most decorated dressage stallions in North American today - Olympic silver medalist, Sanceo (San Remo-Rivera/Ramiro’s Son II). Info on Sazerac BWS may be found on our Offered for Sale page.
Bella is in foal by Dannebrog for a 2024 foal!
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Luna's sire is Gatsby, a 17hh black Oldenburg stallion by Gonzo I. Gatsby is known for passing on his uphill build, long legs, lovely neck/topline, beautiful head, laid back shoulder and strong loin connection. His offspring also tend to inherit his beautiful suspension, natural uphill movement, cadence, shoulder freedom and excellent canter.
Gatsby’s offspring are excelling in the dressage, hunter and jumper rings as well as cross country. Owners and breeders rave about their temperament and rideability. This stallion’s foals can do it all!
on our "Offered For Sale" page
Luna is a stunning dark bay Oldenburg mare by Gatsby out of the Holsteiner mare Schefflera (Fabio I). Luna was Champion Non-Hanoverian Mare at her American Hanoverian Society mare inspection in 2021. She has powerful, balanced gaits and a fabulous temperament that she has passed to her foal. Her dam line is Holsteiner with ancestors excelling in many disciplines. Under saddle, Luna is willing and forward without being hot. After weaning her 2022 colt, Luna is back in training for at least a year to develop her skills and pursue a show career.
We offer a wide variety of horse and pony types. Draft and Thoroughbred crosses or purebred Thoroughbreds and horses of many different breeds are also available.
Tempest BWS ("Tempi") is a big, beautiful daughter of our foundation mare, Greetings. Tempi inherited her mother's amazing work ethic and sweet temperament. At only four years old and with just five months of training under her belt, Tempi aced her Oldenburg NA Mare Performance Test and was awarded Premium when inspected for the mare book. In October 2023 she was accepted into the American Hanoverian Society Main Mare book, was named Site Champion Non-Hanoverian Mare and is eligible for Premium with AHS.
Tempi's sire, E.S. Toronto, is a Dutch stallion acquired by the Celle State Stud to further the jumping talent of the breeding program. His performance test single score in jumping was 9.3. This powerful bay stallion descends from the jumping horse producer “Now or Never M,” who is stationed in Holland. Toronto's grandsire is the prepotent Voltaire, a consistent sire of international jumpers with temperaments of gold. The damline is also very interesting - Toronto's damsire is Belisar by Saros xx, who is a full brother to Swazi xx, the sire of the Trakehner stallion Consul.
Lottie is in foal by the the 2003 Trakehner stallion, E.H. Herzensdieb (Tambour-Herzensfreude, Tivano). Herzensdieb has a long list of achievements to his name. The 16.2hh licensing champion and crowd favorite at the 2005 Trakehner licensing in Neumünster, Germany, Herzensdieb finished his stallion performance test as reserve champion and won the Trakehner Championship for 3-year-old stallions in the same year. He is a Bundeschampionate qualifier.
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