Cadence Ranch impresses the Germany judges
On September 15, 2011 Cadence Ranch attended The Oldenburg Horse Breeder’s Association of North America (GOV) inspection and stallion licensing and made quite an impression on the three judges – Holly Simenson, Katrin Burger and Felix Einhaus and those in attendance.
First, Dean Martin CR an imported three year old stallion by Don Frederico out of a Weltmeyer mare was presented for licensing. He was the second horse to go in the jump shoot and showed great technique and aptitude for jumping despite his mostly dressage breeding. He was then presented under saddle, where he showed off his amazing gaits. Judges were particularly impressed with the quality of his walk and how uphill he was in the canter. He demonstrated great rideability especially for a young stallion in unfamiliar territory amongst many mares. Overall, the judges were very impressed with his confirmation, uphill an elastic movement, his beautiful head, powerful hindquarters and his sweet and confident character. We are excited to announce that he was unanimously licensed by the Oldenburg Horse Breeders Association (GOV) for breeding and can now begin accepting mares.
Cadence Ranch presented two foals for inspection as well. Symphony CR by Sinatra Song out of the Oldenburg mare Wonder Woman was presented first. She absolutely stole the show. Judges stated that she is exactly what they are looking for. They said she is the best foal they have seen in the US. I am so excited to have bred such a exemplary filly. She received premium with distinction.
The second filly we presented was Romance CR by Routinier out of the Oldenburg mare Frangipani. This was her first foal and she proved to be a great mother and produce outstanding offspring. Once again, the judges were wowed by a filly who has excellent conformation and movement. They loved her strong topline and feminine face as well as her elastic and balanced movement. Romance also received premium.
Judges approached me several times after the inspection to tell me what a great showing I had and how nice the horses were that I presented.
Rapport aka “Ralphie” has recently been purchased by Joe Calao of McGregor. Joe intends to leave Ralphie in training with us at Cadence Ranch and continue to take him up the levels. To date Ralphie has been very successful. He was started as a 4 year old and just now turning 7 is showing 4th level and schooling Prix St. George and Intermediare I. He has shown very successful throughout the years and this year was no disappointment. His first outing at 4th level he received scores of 67% and 68% easily qualifying him for USDF Region 9 Championships. Ralphie is working towards his debut at Prix St. George later in the summer.
Photos by Wellman Image Photography 2011
Rapport is a 17.3hh, 7 year old gelding by Routinier. Like many in the “R” line, he has amazing rideability, character, balance and willingness. Couple these traits with wonderful gaits and it is a recipe for success. Christine has so enjoyed training he that she bred two of her own mares to Routinier. She has a 2008 filly that she will be starting next spring and a 2011 foal on the way.
The Red Dogs (Vizslas) of Cadence Ranch
Anyone who has visited Cadence Ranch has been greeted by my herd of Vizslas or Red Dogs as we call them. Vizslas or Hungarian Pointers have short red hair and are reliable hunters. What I love most is that they are incredibly affectionate, attentive and obedient dogs. I rescued my first Vizsla, Bud about 9 years ago. Since then I have had the pleasure of adopting 4 more. My second adoption was an older V, Skinny, followed by Tracker, then Thor and most recently Sam.
Skinny was my first older dog adoption. He was about 10 when he came to me. He was absolutely a saint and was adored by everyone. I was fortunate to have Skinny in my life for 4 years. Tracker, an 8 year old male was my next older adoptee. He fortunately is still with me. Then I received a notice that a 13 year old needed a home. I simply couldn’t resist, so Thor came to live at Cadence Ranch too.
Unfortunately, I lost my beloved Bud this year. He had a very aggressive form of cancer. Fortunately, he did not suffer. God had a distraction in mind for me and I was soon asked if I would adopted a 5 year old male. Of course, I couldn’t say no. Within a week, Sam came to his new home at Cadence Ranch.So, now if you visit the ranch you will be eagerly greeted by my three Red Dogs; Tracker, Sam and Thor
Dean Martin CR & Frank Sinatra CR
Top Two Hanoverian Young Stallions in US
In 2008 Cadence Ranch decided to import two Hanoverian stallion prospects. Early fall, the two prospects, Dean Martin CR and Frank Sinatra CR arrived from Germany. Both colts came off the trailer in excellent shape and showed lots of promise. Fortunately, they are growing into everything that we had hoped for and so much more. They finished their first year of showing as Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion for the American Hanoverian Society.
Dean Martin CR, a solid black colt, is by Don Frederico (by Donnerhall) and dam sire Weltmeyer. He is the spitting image of his sire, inheriting his elegance and impressive movement. Don Frederico became the Champion of the 1999 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing. He received excellent scores for rideability, gaits and confirmation. In 2005 Don Frederico was named the second most valuable sport horse breeding stallion. In 2009, he was awarded the prestigious Grand-Prize at the 120th elite auction in Germany. Weltmeyer, Dean’s damsire is a legend and considered one of the most influential stallions in the Hanoverian breed. Winner of his stallion licensing in Verden and winner of his performance test. Also, won the 3 year old stallion classification at Championships, honored as best stallion in his age-group and then named Hanoverian Stallion of the Year in 1998. Wetmeyer has produced 70 excellent quality licensed sons.
Dean Martin CR has followed in their foot-steps already receiving numerous awards:
Frank Sinatra CR, a bay colt with four white socks, is by Fidertanz (by Fidermark) and dams sire De Niro. Frank strongly resembles both his sire and grand sire inheriting their elegance and outstanding temperament. Fidertanz was a shining start at his stallion testing, receiving standing ovations and was the undisputed Champion Stallion. His sire, Fidermark also won his performance test as well as the Bundes champion at, Optimum and Grand Prix. De Niro the 2008 Hanoverian Stallion of the Year is referred to as “the embodiment of the Hanoverian stallion.” He combines the best bloodlines of the Oldenburg and Trakehner with a dash of Thoroughbred achieving a very modern stallion.
Again, Frank Sinatra CR is already following in the footsteps of his breeding:
We expect many more great things for Frank and Dean as they begin their under saddle careers in 2011. To learn more about them, please visit Cadence Ranch
Bold Navette “Never”
1993 – 2010
Bold Navette or Never, a Thoroughbred mare by Bold Navy, came to me 5 years ago. A friend mentioned to me that her neighbor a TB breeder was getting rid of one of his broodmares. She said she was a gorgeous chestnut mare that looked more warmblood than TB. So, I went to look at her and knew she was a fit for my breeding program. While I owned her, she earned her standing in the Main Mare Book for the Oldenburg Verband GOV.
Never was 16.2, big bodied with a beautiful topline, neck and head and fantastic hip. She was a very powerful, yet feminine mare with the sweetest temperament. I bred her first to my Irish Draught (RID) stallion, Bridon Glenlord. She had a beautiful leggy chestnut filly, Glenlord’s Lara Lie. Lara, who was purchased by the Stephens family, has exceeded expectations. She is approved with the American Warmblood Society and the Irish Draught Society. She has started her undersaddle career as a three day eventer, carrying her junior rider , Gaby Stephens, safely and beautifully through the dressage arena, cross country course and the stadium course. Lara and Gaby have the honor of representing the Irish Draught Society at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) this year. Be sure to look for them. Lara, looks just like her mother, Never, big, beautiful and red. We expect even greater things from Lara and Gaby in the future.
My second foal from Never was Santolina, affectionately called Toes. Toes is by Sempatico so she has lots of color (bay tobiano pinto). It was love at first site for Jessica Wright, who purchased Toes before she was weaned. Again, Never’s baby, Toes has not disappointed us. Toes received a premium rating as a foal at her inspection with the Oldenburg Verband GOV, then as a yearly was the number one Oldenburg GOV filly in the country. She is currently in the running to be the top Oldenburg GOV filly again as a 2 year old. We are expecting phenomenal things from this filly in the future.
My third foal from Never was Samson 7 CR “Sam”, another handsome bay tobiano pinto colt by Sempatico. Kathy Harlan is the proud owner of this fabulous gelding. As a foal, he too earned a premium rating at his inspection with the Oldenburg Verband, GOV. As a yearly, he earned 3 first places at the Blackstar Breed Show as well as qualifying for the USDF Breed Championships. Sam has a fantastic quiet personality with powerful movement. Look for him in hand as a 2 year old.
My last foal from Never was Sophera or Sophie. She too is a bay tobiano pinto by Sempatico. She has her mother’s sweet, sweet, sweet personality along with Never’s big powerful hip. Sophie is incredibly feminine with the most gorgeous dished face. Unfortunately, Sophie lost her mother when she was almost a month old. Never did her best to take care of her foal as long as she could. She had sustained a spinal cord injury while giving birth and gradually lost more and more control of her powerful hindquarters. Fortunately, she was not in pain, but sadly was had to put her down just before Sophie’s 1 month birthday. Sophie is doing well, and flourishing despite her difficult beginning. Again, I am sure that this strength comes from her wonderful mother, Bold Navette.
I was fortunate to have started and showed Nancy Leon’s lovelyand talented KWPN mare, Biarette VDL. Her first season under saddle as a 3 year old was extraordinary. She met and exceeded all of our wishes. Our accomplishments in 2009 included:
USDF-HOY 2009 Materiale 3 year old Filly-3rd Place
USDF-All Breed, KWPN-NA, Materiale 3 year old Filly -Champion
KWPN-NA Keuring: Champion at Silver HIll Stables Keuring: DG Bar Cup for 3 yearolds
KWPN-NA Keuring: Received 1st Premium
Watch for Nancy and Biarette this year in Training Level. Once again, I know she will exceed our expectations.
Good luck Nancy and Biarette!
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Creating more carrying power in the hind quarters
Do you truly know how to apply the aids correctly? This is probably one of the biggest issues I see and hear from new students. They tell me they have never been instructed on exactly how to apply the aids to effectively influence their horse. Without the correct aids it is very unlikely that the horse can come up with the correct answer? It is like you are speaking a foreign language to your horse.
Do you know when your horses is truly working back to front or over the back? Do you know how to influence your horses back? Do you know how to use a half-halt to re-balance your horse? Do you want to improve collection and self-carriage, but don’t know how? I’ll address many of these topics over the months and hopefully take some of the mystery away and give you a focused plan for your rides, so that you will improve yourself and consequently your horse.