Zapatero x Pamina VDL Elite/Nimmerdor, HOL stamm 474a
Zapatero x Pamina VDL Elite/Nimmerdor, HOL stamm 474a
Marvella KF (Zavall x Indoctro) 7th ride, first in English tack! This is a nice one ✨
Kona KF’s brother takes Champion at Young Hunter Finals!!!
He’s also (Scarlett) O’Hara’s uncle - the same Scarlett that’s currently sitting at 4th for High Score Hunter, Young Horse Show series!
Unbelievably easy, and then jumps the oxer like this 😱🤩
Ya’ll... just wait until you see the video...
Notoriety MFF - Balou du Rouet/Credence/Cathalido/Calido I/Corrado I - stamm 776
Implanted and ready for its 2021 appearance — Canturo x Another Royal Pain xx ! Think of Cellestial and Coupe de Coeur when you think of this one, because that’s the kind of breeding we were channeling! Dam “Stella” has made bold, powerful, and big in abundance, so this should be a super cross 🤓 @ Mane on Fire Farm, LLC
Let's play a game called "If I was riding..."
So if I was riding Candy de Nantuel, what would he be like?
The scope in his auction video is unreal, and even though he just moved up to 1.45 m (and he's 8 this year!) he looks like he's la-ti-da just going for a Sunday hack - cool and casual ya'll, what's a 1.45 m anyways? But then New Normandy's quote from his breeder says he's super intelligent, absolutely brilliant.
Pamina VDL's daughters are growing up 💞
Maybe a ... dressage horse on the horizon 😯 🤔 Namaste MFF, Landkoenig/L’Enjouler
Heartbeat check official 💕💓💗
The Contendro I x Camelita embryo is snugly implanted!
Yaaaay! Fingers crossed for a filly on this one 🤞🤞🤞
Super excited to announce Moulin Rouge’s pregnancy to Jethro Tull! This one was a surprise bonus after flushing one embryo on the same cycle! Way to be a one-shot wonder, Moulin!! 🦄🤰
Second kiddo of Zadira’s at Temecula this week!
Hmmmm I think she might have shared a bit of scope with both of them 😆
Snagged an embryo from Telvera, aka Cat Woman by Utopie, aka Combina, on Sunday!
She’s our new 1.45 mare who already has offspring to 1.60 m and 5*, and he’s jumped to 1.60 m!
Yassss - way to make the most of your time here, Vera!
Jacomar (Ramiro/Lucky Boy xx/Uppercut xx)/Calvados (Uriel/Ibrahim)
Matterhorn (Ahorn/Ramiro)/Expert (Le Mexico)
❄️ Embryo was frozen ❄️❄️
It’s been a busy couple weeks, but it seems I’m overdue to report several new frozen embryos!
Let’s start with Jethro Tull x Moulin Rouge! This stamm 474a foal’s pedigree will be;
(I’m Special de Muze/Voltaire/Heartbreaker) x (Leandro/Montanus/Sacramento Song xx)
More exciting news about this cross hopefully coming soon 🤞😁
Speaking of additions to the broodmare band...
Telvera, aka Cat Woman, has joined our “Senior Living Facilities”! She is Matterhorn (Ahorn/Ramiro)/Expert (Le Mexico), jumped to 1.45, and has 4 kids over 5 years old which are each, respectively, competing in CCI 5*, 1.60 m, 1.30 m, and the 1.25 m 6 yo Young Jumpers! 😲
A huge THANK YOU to Janice Simons, who made this possible ❤️
Super excited to welcome Zadira to our broodmare band!!
Now... who to breed her to?? 🤓
Little black dot for Ariana III to Casall!!
Foal will be Casall/Cassini II/Coriano/Ahorn Z
“Scarlett” aka O’Hara MFF made her grand debut at YHS this year!
I pulled her away from her “mom” (the weanlings’ saint of a babysitter) a day before the show, not even thinking of the consequences. Thankfully, she’s a saint of a weanling, and she ended up being really fun to watch in the ring... All kinds of presence! She definitely knew she was gorgeous to watch, and she accommodated with a sassy show 😆
Rotspon/Cartier R - damline of A Fine Romance
Here's another from YHS - this time, Nefertiti MFF.
I was floored by how well she jumped; it truly exceeded my expectations. She has her mother's natural hunter pause, with an improvement in both front and hind end technique from Bliss MF.
She was pretty skeptical about this whole jumping thing the first time through, but she got pretty into it by the last time and was showing off! Graceful and neat, she most definitely has presence.
It is so cool to see the youngsters go through the jump chute the first time, "in the raw", so to speak. Its an invaluable tool for deciding who will produce for us in the next generation, and what stallion they'll do that with!
Anyways - here's Nightingale MFF at Young Horse Show. I was super impressed by how naturally she settled into the process - it can be a lot for them, first time off the farm and without their friends next to them for...
The 2020 KWPN-NA Keuring tour has been cancelled due to COVID concerns! With the judges flying internationally, they would have been especially at risk.
Our apologies to everyone that was planning to attend this year!
Stay safe at home this fall, and let’s start planning the huge fiesta that’s bound to be 2021’s Keuring!
Young Horse Show Dallas, 2020 - Pre-COVID days!
Nefertiti MFF winning the Free Jump class. She also won her flat!
Look for all the photos from YHS in the next week or so 😉
Ralma’s daughter is looking pretty fine these days!
The farm’s baby birds check-in:
Roadrunner, found a mate this year!
Woodpeckers, brought the kid around for a tour
Bluebirds, retired meter box
Sparrows, porch eaves
Mockingbirds, big oak tree
Swallowtails, big oak tree (?)
Chickens, everywhere and then some
@ Mane on Fire Farm, LLC
This pretty little Killdeer has opted for a nest in the middle of the gravel area -
So if you’re coming by, steer clear of the pink flag!
May 1st: End of Lockdown!
With a partial reopening of the county, we look forward to welcoming our clients and friends back onto the farm on the 1st of May!
The recommendations from the county are for no more than 4 participants in the outdoor sport at once, so with that in mind we’ll limit it to four riders/horses in the arena or barn at once. I think we can handle that though.. 😛
Also - yaaaaay! Can’t wait...
Now here’s a fun one -
3/4 sisters Notoriety MFF and Primrose MFF each at ~3 days old
Left: Notoriety (Balou du Rouet x Undeniable MFF, stamm 776)
Right: Primrose (Balou Star (Balou du Rouet/Quick Star) x Undeniable MFF, stamm 776)