I just updated my shop page with my newest creations!
Decorating the Akhal-Teke
One of my hobbies is making decorations for the horses. I can make them to order.
I just updated my shop page with my newest creations!
Kegas the great...
I got a call from a lady asking if I could take her for a trail ride, so this morning we went for a little over an hour ride.
It's always fun to meet new people, she had very little horse back riding experience so we stayed at the walk with a few try outs for the trot.
Most fun about this young woman, she works full time, already had a divorce, and is making the most of life!
she is determent to visit all the USA states before she turns 35!
And if she can, use different modes of getting around!
So this is off her bucket list!
We went up steep hills, had to duck under huge branches, and of course down the steep slopes again.
Riding horses in Africa!
Meet Theresa Simendinger, current Trails Committee chair and enthusiastic horsewoman, who will tell of her trail ride through the homelands of the Masai people in the country of Kenya in Eastern Africa. Riding 30 miles a day through elephants, lions, giraffe etc, the Masaii people,and on to a new camping spot each night. Theresa experienced her most intoxicating trip. The adventure ended on the island of Zanzibar, sometimes referred to as the Spice Island, where she swam with wild dolphins, and her guide found a rare but hilarious troop ofRed Colubus monkeys in the jungle. We’ll see photos and hear about the culture of the people of Theresa’s extraordinary journey.
January 28th @ 6pm - San Juan Library in Friday Harbor
I had the dentist out yesterday
Jerry is very good but so hard to get a hold of! So I am very grateful that he came out especially before DP moves to his new home! Turned out DP had a retained cap that made it hard for the molar underneath to come out properly.
Pan Tau lost a tooth, and his ridge caused the bottom tooth to get loose, but now that it's fixed and he'll probably keep it!
Paktaly has improved tremendously. Ever since Jerry is doing their teeth they are performing better under bridle.
4 of the mares did not need anything.
The Perlino stallion Kambarbay has 4 foals on the ground from frozen semen! Grandview farm is the dealer for Kambarbay's semen in Australia.
All 3 foals are by warmblood mares.
In May SWF will have the first pure bred foals by Kambarbay....
GrandView Kreme Karamel or Kaiser as his paddock name is a beautiful big and uphill buckskin colt by the perlino Akhal Teke, Kambarbay (IFS) out of a Champion FP (IFS) mare. This colt again has a perfect shoulder…and perfect angulation behind….as well as the most beautiful head. He also has his share of bling…with three white legs and a small star and snip.
With his bloodlines he will make the perfect eventing prospect…he should be able to jump the moon…and with the added bonus of that glorious golden coat…!
GrandView Karved in Gold
This foal was very much anticipated by GrandView as the odds were 37.5% perlino, 37.5% cremello, 12.5% buckskin and 12.5% palomino….of course we were hoping for the perlino or the cremello option…..and what do you know….he arrived…!
We will have to DNA test him to know for certain if he is perlino or cremello but we are super happy to have a double dilute warmblood colt.
He is by the perlino Akhal Teke, Kambarbay (IFS) out of a Weltmeyer / Du / Copernicus mare. He is blessed with 4 white legs and a perfect blaze.
We have to admit that we are completely in love and he wastes a lot of time for us…!!!
GrandView Kahlua GrandView Kreme Karamel…..or GrandView Kahlua as he is now know has been proudly purchased by Rebecca Martin. We are really looking forward to seeing the progress of these two over the next few years and cant wait for Kaiser, as he is known in the paddock, to take the eventing world by storm.
Kaiser is by the perlino Akhal Teke, Kambarbay (IFS) out of GrandView Copycat (Champion FP (IFS) / TB).
Interestingly Bec had done an assignment on the Akhal Teke breed when she was in Year 8 at school and has a fond fascination with them ever since….together with the fact that Kaiser is a buckskin…..it was love at first sight when Bec saw him.
Congratulations to Bec and Kaiser….this is a match made in heaven!!!
GrandView Koffee Klub
Buckskin warmblood filly
Born 8th October 2014.
Mature approx. 16.2. ACE registered.
Ronnie is a gorgeous filly who has a look at me presence about her. She has the lovely cruisey and curious nature of his dam, together with an impressive lineage that will be sure to make her an outstanding eventer or show jumping prospect!
Ronnie's dam line through Lachlan Lad on the sire side has the outstanding World Cup showjumper, campaigned by Gavin Chester, Stirling Liberty. Stirling liberty was an important stallion and was the sire of two grand prix dressage horses - Snowy River Blackwood and Redwood. Stirling Liberty’s sire is the great Ludendorf, who really needs no introduction.
Ludendorf (Imp/Dec) (Luciano/Waidmannshiel/More Magic xx ) was imported to Australia in 1984 and stems from the German 'L' line through Lukas, Lugano I and Der Löwe (Wahnfried/Herold xx/Fervor xx). Before exportation from Germany, his first and only German foal crop had two licensed sons. On arrival to Australia, he was campaigned by Heath Ryan at advanced level One Day Events and up to grand prix level dressage.
Ludendorf's sire, Luciano (Lukas/Eindruck II/Feldmarschall), was known for producing highly talented performance horses in both dressage and show jumping.
Lachlan Lad’s great grand dam Faleten, produced at least five stallion sons; Stirling Liberty (Ludendorf/Falkland/Monopol) is out of Faleten and is a full brother to horses such as Stirling Luther (FEI dressage stallion with Dirk Dijkstra), Stirling Lukas (advanced eventer), Stirling Luftmann (FEI dressage stallion exported to Thailand) and Stirling Lilac. Faleten (Falkland/Monopol/X) is possibly the most decorated Australian Warmblood broodmare of her time.
Ronnie is by the gorgeous perlino Akhal Teke, Kambarbay (IFS). Akhal Tekes are well known for their endurance, agility and intelligence. Kambarbay is no exception to this. He has been in training as an eventer in the UK and is proving to be brave and talented. Kambarbay is putting his stamp on all of his foals in that they are all refined and beautiful foals, with the added bonus of super bling and a gorgeous golden coat.
The Akhal Teke is considered to be the oldest of modern domesticated equine breeds in existence today who's ancestors trace back to over 3000 years.
The breed as it is known today, first appeared in Turkmenistan, Central Asia, in the desert of Kara Kum, a rocky, flat desert surrounded by mountains which played a significant role in preserving it's purity. Tribesmen of Turkmenistan first used the horses for raiding and were selectively bred for speed and agility. Pedigree records were maintained by Turkmen tribesmen via oral tradition.
Historical records show that the Akhal-Teke has had influence on many breeds through trade and war, with stallions often gifted to Heads of State and other influential figures in foreign lands. It is thought that the Thoroughbred stallion Byerly Turk one of the three foundation thoroughbred stallions of the breed, may have been an Akhal-Teke or Turkoman Horse.
Altyn Gush is returning home!
Altyn Gush, or Gullie for short is coming home! She was bred and born at Sweet Water Farm and sold 2 years ago to a loving home. But such as life is, things change and her owner contacted me about buying her back.
I am delighted to see her again, and so will her mom and sister be!!!
She is a dream to ride...super smooth, has had one foal here, and is very sweet and easy going.
And to top it off...she is a golden girl!!! I know..color should not matter...but she shines....
The DP has a new home
I am very excited and sad to say the Desert Prophet who will turn 5 this year, has a new home and will move to LA by the end of January.
He is going to be well loved, and his new owner is going to continue his training in dressage with Olympic rider Jaye Cherry.
Jumping will also be in his future. I am so going to miss him...he is a dream to ride, level headed and friendliest sweetheart...
I know he will be much loved, and will be a great promoter for the breed!
Amrita Ibold, perfectly Teke crazy in every way.