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We love to receive letters, pictures and emails from our clients updating us on the horses they have purchased or bred through our farm. With so many of our "children" out in the world, keeping track of them is a daunting task. It is very gratifying to see so many of them doing so well and living up to their owner's dreams. It certainly makes all the effort, planning, dreaming and occasional heartache worthwhile!

Here are some of our favorite updates...

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Verband Premium Shierra Madre  2010 Oldenburg Mare  
 sire  Sir Wanabi      dam  EM Acapella 
Owned by:  
 
Hello, Maddie has been at her new home for 2 + weeks now. She loves her stall with the back window. She's now in a small grass pasture next to my hopefully pregnant Hanoverian, but she likes the 2 geldings on the other side of her better! One of the geldins is my 28 yr TB and he likes Maddie too. Our riding is progressing. She's getting better about standing still in the cross ties. I have her in a KK snaffle.....longe her first with side reins, then ride. We had to work on standing still at the mounting block....sugar works great for her. The farrier came and thought she had great bare feet. My trainer is back in town this weekend. I'm giving her vaccines one at a time and she is not needle phobic! Good girl Maddie. She did accidentally touch the electric ribbon with her nose the other day....not sure if you had electric or not. She was surprised! Everyone thinks she is very sweet and Very pretty. Me too! More pictures later! Hope all is well with you and the newborns! Ann  
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EM Francesca B  2007 Hanoverian Mare  
 sire  Fabuleux      dam  Donna Schufro 
Owned by:   Maurine Swanson
 
I love all the babies I saw on Facebook Enjoy the season Mo. I've gotten many compliments on Fran and I always refer to your amazing barn you run up there! Francesca went to her first horse show at Nona Garson's The Ridge and she did not look at one jump- so brave! Just level 0 (2'9") but she schooled level 1 much better. We will probably put her in 3'6" by the end of summer. I had many inquiries where I bought her. 
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Qhuicksilver  2011 Oldenburg Gelding  
 sire  Quaterback      dam  Lhoretta 
Owned by:  
 
Qhuicksilver is now doing well in the hunters under the name of Quoteworthy with his owner Bari Friedman. Bari and her Quoteworthy came only for exposure in 2nd outing EVER at the McDonogh Horse Show April 19, 2015, and ended up participating to take a CLEAN SWEEP of Blues in Hopeful Htr! CH Tri-Color only bonus to how exceptional Horse took in atmosphere and learned! They continued their successful ways at HITS Commonwealth Horse Park. Piloted by Owner/Rider Bari they performed in the Ring like STARS for their first time showing at this venue! No pre-rehearsal to boot, wonderfully brave! Ribbon o/f and WON the hack!! An example of jumping with your 'eyes closed'  
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Verband Premium Shyriana  2010 Oldenburg Mare  
 sire  Shakespeare RSF      dam  EM Fhrance 
Owned by:  
 
 
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De Nira  2009 Oldenburg Mare  
 sire  De Niro      dam  Liana 
Owned by:  
 
Hi Mo, Just wanted you to see your lovely mare after her first day of light work at our farm. She’s doing fine and has bonded already with Narda and me. She’s eager for human contact and is a delight to work with. Warmest wishes to you all. I’ll keep you posted. Cindy  
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Fhame  2010 Oldenburg Mare  
 sire  Fhitzgerald      dam  EM Dhewpoint 
Owned by:  
 
Hi Mo,
I think Fhame has settled in well and is enjoying her new life and her new person! She has gotten her feet trimmed and a new "Fhame-sized" blanket and front boots. Otherwise, she has inherited an entire tack room full of possessions (smiles). She has several buddies for her daily pasture turnout and a nice 12 x 20 stall at night.
As for me, I love her more each day. As far as I can tell, she is just about unflappable, though certainly not lacking in energy and willingness to work. The barn where I board is a very active stable with lots of things going on. On Sunday, there was a mini horse in the arena, and I swear Fhame thought he was a tiny alien! She stared and stared at him, though no spooking or bad behavior (in fact, none at all, since she has arrived). And this just blows my mind. After I let her go have a closer look at the mini, she went back to work and was completely unconcerned.
I did learn something from the "mini" episode though. When I first brought her to the arena and started to ride, before I allowed her to check out the mini, she showed what she can really do with her trot. I didn't know it was in there. But wow! She has power and suspension to spare!!! I am thinking I might look into redoing her Oldenburg testing, if I can find a testing site within a reasonable drive, just for fun. Because even in the couple weeks she has been here, her gaits are developing.
I have also played with some of the natural horsemanship obstacles we have in the arena. And I can't find anything she won't try. I can ride her over the little wood bridge and she hops her front legs up on the pedestal as soon as she figured out what I was asking. I don't know which of your two "breakers" started Fhame, but they did a "fhantastic" job with the ground work!
I have a lesson this weekend with Terri. Will be our first haul-out from the barn and the first time Terri and Sherrie will meet her.
Since everything has gone so smoothly, I am going to go ahead and get her competition numbers and plan to sign her up for her first show in April. I am excited to have a horse I can compete with this year. I also have thoughts of doing a little bit of light hunter type jumping with her and maybe even taking her to a clinic where she can learn to work cattle. I did a little bit of that with my Widmark mare, and we both had so much fun with it. Of course, the cowboys thought I was crazy. Nice break from schooling dressage though. She doesn't need to school much at this level. She just needs to continue to build strength, which she can do on the trail and doing other fun things.
I am beyond thrilled with my new girl. My weight coach commented today about the smile on my face and how nice it was to see after months of gloom over Jupiter. I am glad I didn't try to find a horse to "replace" my Joopy but rather a new and different challenge. Fhame is very different from him in nearly every way. And she is rapidly pushing any remaining sadness right out of my mind.
If Fhame is typical of the Fhitzgerald offspring, then I would buy another one in an instant. I know that you have a well-earned reputation as a breeder; but if you ever need a recommendation, I would be happy to rave about your horses, and Fhame in particular. I would still love to have Ozzie or one like him some day. :)
Hope all is well at the farm. I look forward to seeing what naming theme you choose this year and hearing about the 2014 foals.
Regards,
Brenda
 
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Fhantasia  2010 Oldenburg Mare  
 sire  Fhitzgerald      dam  Senorita 
Owned by:  
 
Tammy and Nancy report that Fhantasia was a star at her first horse show, Fox Lea in Venice, FL. She got a 71.6% and a 76% at training level, receiving the show high score at training level. Tammy rode her for Nancy and reports, "She is the best minded baby I have ever had and I have had a lot." 
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Qhuo Vadis  2010 Oldenburg Gelding  
 sire  Quaterback      dam  Whest Indies 
Owned by:  
 
Hi Mo! I'm having the best time looking through the USDF Yearbook and: 1. Seeing my name in print for the first time, 2. Seeing 3 of Indie's foals (Qhuo, Chalupa & Shequin) listed and 3. Seeing RSF listed so frequently as the breeder of these awesome horses. So awesome & fun!! Thanks so much for doing such a great job for all of us! Chris  
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Fhortune Cookie  2008 Oldenburg Mare  
 sire  Fidertanz      dam  EM Whitney Q 
Owned by:  
 
Hi Mo! Took Cookie to her first clinic today and she was amazing! She put not a foot wrong, from getting onto the trailer, to hanging out in her stall, to riding in the indoor. She had about 20 on-lookers and many admirers inquired about her after she was done. They couldn't believe we had only had her for a bit over a week. And I most certainly told them where she came from and passed along your name. You may get some emails or phone calls about horses you have available. Again, thank you for helping make Cookie a possibility for us. She certainly made a dream come true today. Without the care and time you put into your young horses none of this would be possible for me. :) Keri  
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Fhifth Avenue  2008 Oldenburg Mare  
 sire  Farewell III      dam  EM Fhrance 
Owned by:  
 
Stella is fabulous, as always. I lucked out and was able to ride with Herr Schumacher five times over the course of a week (two locations), and he is very complimentary of her, saying something to the effect that her training is right on target, and there is nothing wrong (no "holes" to fix or other issues) at this time, and he thinks that if she stays on course, could be PSG by the end of the coming year. Very exciting. He actually hopes/wishes we could come work with him daily in Germany, as do I, although I'm not sure it is in the cards at the moment... I have some video from the clinic of her too - if I can stay awake past 8, I will get to task on it. Stella also greatly impressed the audience (they thought she must be 17.3hh and imported; "she moves and articulates through her whole body!"). Best, Kristen 
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Ghardener  2005 Hanoverian Gelding  
 sire  Gold Luck      dam  Whest Indies 
Owned by:   Sharon Lewis of Newbury, OH
 
Hi Mo,
Attached are some photos of Ghardener and I from the Region 8 Finals. I also have links to two of our finals classes.

This link is to the First Level Championship, which we won!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7N8ROTcqms&feature=channel

This link is to my musical freestyle. We placed third.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtaLVXi9CX8&feature=channel

Have a great day,
Sharon
 
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Ghalewind  2003 Hanoverian Mare  
 sire  Gold Luck      dam  Piper 
Owned by:   Lauren Wade, OH
 
Mo,

Hello! My name is Lauren Wade and I wanted to let you know that I recently purchased Ghalewind (now called Tempi or the Tempest as her mood decides) from Kris Schuler.

We had a rough start together, but now we seem to be in the swing of things. She has at least tentatively decided that being a show horse is a good thing...she still doesn't believe that she doesn't get to stand in the field with a pretty foal at her side all the time.

She has been to five recognized shows this summer and is qualified for region 2 finals at Training level, First level, and in a First level Freestyle!! I would have been thrilled just to make it down center line a couple of times!! Nancy Lewis-Stanton and Kris Schuler assured me that we would do much better than that and they were RIGHT!

We did compete against her big brother Ghlenlievit in the Freestyle at Grand Haven a few weeks ago. The "old man" schooled his little sister on how it is done...maybe we will get him next time!

Take care,
Lauren Wade ... and Tempi
 
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Lhincoln  2006 Hanoverian Gelding  
 sire  Londonderry      dam  Whest Indies 
Owned by:   Ashley Burd Whicker
 
Hello Mo, I wanted to sent you an update of Lhincoln. I purchased him about 2 years ago and we have progressed well the last year. He is has taught me a lot because he is so smart and so talented. I plan to show him PSG and I1 this year. We finished 2015 winning the USDF national 4th level Hanoverian Freestyle Award, 3rd Place overall in 4th level and 4th level freestyles with a median score of 75.867%. We also finished 3rd at the USDF Finals in 4th level. I can’t wait to see what 2016 will have in store. Thank you for continuing such a great breeding program! Good luck in 2016! Cody Armstrong Flanagan Stables LLC  
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Rhigatoni  2007 Oldenburg Gelding  
 sire  Rascalino      dam  EM Fhrance 
Owned by:  
 
Hi Mo, I wanted to forward this picture of Toni that a friend of mine took at his first show. He did better than we expected. He's not spooky but was a little bit unsure at times. In our first class he heard a noise that scared him and we didn't canter on the left even after circling twice. We did get the right. The judge was laughing at the end and said what a nice baby but don't look at the score, it was a 51%. After that he figured out what we wanted and in his second test in front of Maryal Barnet we had a 70%. He got a 8 on gaits. His third ride in front of Fran Dearing, he was a little tired and cranky and only had a 65%, again a 8 on gaits. He doesn't carry himself like a 3 year old. I've never ridden a horse so balanced before. I know I said that about Ghlen and Rhavel but he's different. The man I work with (Carel Eijkenaar), said he's the kind of horse that the Germans would not sell. He thinks we should try for the young horse championships next year. We'll see. A client of mine taped him and is going to try to get it in youtube. Here it is:  
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Shugar Baby  2008 Oldenburg Filly  
 sire  Sinatra Song      dam  EM Whispre 
Owned by:  
 
Hi Mo!
Shugar update! We still LOVE her!! This video clip was from Debbie McDonald clinic last oct, just wanted you to see how much she's grown up! Last week she did her first clean change, half passes in canter and trot are coming along nicely too! I love riding her, super comfortable and even better mind!! Thank you again!! Hope all is well with you!! It's been two years ago this month that we came and fell in love with her!! :)

Melissa Allen
 
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Chalupa  2007 Oldenburg Mare  
 sire  Cabalito      dam  Whest Indies 
Owned by:  
 
Mo, I took Chalupa to her first show yesterday, just a one day evening schooling show. After a few hours of being a wild woman she settled in and once I was on her back she was all business. Went into a strange indoor she had never been in and put in a super test, scoring a 75% at Training 2. Next month we hope to make it to a recognized show. I have enjoyed reading your name in the press lately, I am sure there will be more to come! Sue Mandas  
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EM Ghranada  2001 Hanoverian Mare  
 sire  Gold Luck      dam  EM Alectra 
Owned by:   Rolling Stone Farm
 
Ghranada had a beautiful colt in 2009, allowing her to achieve her elite status. Since being weaned, she has been back in work, training with a professional (first/second level). Her first show back since "motherhood" she scored 69.6% and was high score winner of the show, view that test below as well as a clip of her free jumping just a few days later. Nada went to her first licensed dressage show on 9/11/10 and won her class with a fabulous 70.357%!! This mare is extremely athletic and talented, not one to miss! $28,500.00  
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Rhomance aka Saphira  2004 Oldenburg Mare  
 sire  Florencio      dam  Roxina 
Owned by:   Rolling Stone Farm
 
Mo, Saphira was grand champion high point in show #3 at Lamplight.She looks unbeatable.Wicket and Heather took blue 72% in his first class with thunder and lightening in the background.I take him solo for gallops in the forest preserve.He has excessive confidence.We will event!! Hope all is good,John M. Here's the results from the show website: IDCTA Summer Kickoff Show June 25-27, 2010: Saphira- First level test 1, first place 75.667% First level test 4, first place 75.789% First level test 2, first place 76.667% First level test 4, first place 75.789% Wicket (a.k.a. Whinston): training level test 1, first place 72.174% 
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EM Dew Berry  1999 Hanoverian Mare  
 sire  Davignport      dam  Fashion Alley 
Owned by:  
 
Dew Berry is having great success in the hunter ring with her new owner's daughter. 
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Lhunar  2002 Hanoverian Gelding  
 sire  Londonderry      dam  Fausta 
Owned by:   Sheila Hultgren of Erie, PA
 
Hi Mo,
It's been such a long since I've been in touch, I thought it was about time you received an update on Lhunar. He is such a wonderful guy and has been so good! This was his first official year of showing and we qualified for the Region 2 championships at Training Level, which I thought was wonderful for a 4-year-old! We are still training with Nancy Lewis-Stanton at SendonWay and having lots of fun and learning so much. Lhunar has such a good work ethic and he seems to really enjoy going to the shows. I think he's learned that when he gets into the show ring, he has to get down to business. He settles right in and does his job. Of course, we do have those times when he thinks he knows the test better than I do - but that's part of the fun! The judges have very nice things to say about him - especially his wonderful gaits! There are a couple of photos attached. One is from our ride at Regionals - it was early in the morning and the sun was just breaking through the fog. Kate Sunder (a student of Nancy's from Lake Erie College) took it and I just thought it was so cool! Kate also took the other one, a pasture shot that shows how much Lhunar has matured.



Take care,



Sheila Hultgren
 
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Ghlenlivet  1999 Hanoverian Gelding  
 sire  Gold Luck      dam  Piper 
Owned by:   Nancy Lewis Stanton
 
Hi Mo,

I thought I might give you an update of sorts on one of your 1999 babies, Ghlenlivet.

My name is Kim Jones and I have had Nancy Stanton's Ghlenlivet for the last 2, going on 3 years. Long story short, I am a para rider after an accident in 2001 and must use a wheelchair for any mobility beyond a couple of steps, unless in a small enclosed area.

In 2012, my sponsorship fell through to purchase Ghlen, so I asked if I could lease him to get to the London Paralympics. Nancy and Greg took him off the market so I could try. After only 3 1/2 weeks together we qualified for trials but we did not make the Paralympic team; however, we did come in 6th nationally and 12th for the team selection. I was so sure Ghlen and I would make the team, it took months for me to mentally spring back.

I've been allowed to keep him and am working on purchasing him. He, even at age 15, still has his strut. He is helping me relearn the upper level movements and I am working to begin some of the GP movements. If I can raise the sponsorship, I'm hoping to do alot of things with him in the next two years: Start working my way up the levels and get my bronze, silver and gold.... Compete in some CPEDI 3 *'s, qualify for para trials for Rio, Rio Paralympics, and begin riding GP. I had hoped to be able to be the first person in a wheelchair to make the able bodied world and Olympic teams...with Ghlen. But my relearning stuff is coming slower than I had hoped - and with the new FEI rule that they cannot compete past 18 - that will not be a possibility. But I still plan to ride him to GP...one day...as my body allows.

Even after almost 3 years together, where I am with him 8-12 hours a day or longer, I still get goose bumps every day, every time I work with him. He is an amazing-in-every-way, talented-beyond-belief horse with such a gentle soul. He still loves to have someone (now me) come in his stall when he is laying down and cuddle up next to him. I have been so very honored that Nancy has entrusted this horse to me. I am humbled beyond words and so honored to have such a wonderful horse to play with every day. He is my horse soulmate and I love everything about him. Thank you for breeding him. Thanks to Nancy for such wonderful training and for allowing me to have such a wonderful experience with him. I am so grateful every day. I hope we don't disappoint :)

Kim Jones, Ghlenlivet, and Little Bit
www.disabilitydressage.blogspot.com
"Show me your horse and I will tell you who you are." - Old English Saying

 
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Ghambade  2000 Hanoverian Gelding  
 sire  Gold Luck      dam  Tanzerin 
Owned by:   Kathleen Cronk
 
Hi, Mo!

- Just got back from a Carol clinic out at Ann Guptill’s. Herf was amazing, if I can only learn to keep up with his e-normous gaits!!!

Kathy 
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Rhavel  1998 Hanoverian Gelding  
 sire  Regazzoni      dam  SPS Dementia 
Owned by:   Nancy Lewis Stanton
 
Hi Mo,
Sharon forwarded me some pictures of Rhavel. He is doing pretty good this year. He has qualified I-II and Grand Prix. We're finally starting to get some good scores in the ring on our piaffe. He's had a few 8s now and has been getting 7s on the passage. We even managed to get an 8 on our 1 tempi's We still have our moments when I don't want to talk to him. I wanted to do Devon this year but he still mentally isn't ready. Hopefully next year. The last show we did we finally got a 64 at the Grand Prix. We show again in a couple weeks so maybe he's getting the hang of it.
Ghlen is doing well. He got qualified early. His scores were not as high as I wanted. His just over 66%. I wanted higher. We show again in a couple weeks. I wanted to do the I-1 but the full pirouettes just were not there. He has beautiful 2 tempi's. So next year.
Toni is getting big. He still looks like such a baby that I just haven't done much with him. He lunges and has his bridle on but that has been it. He's so sweet. He would rather get petted than eat his food. Maybe this fall I'll do something we'll see.
The babies look nice. Take care. Tell Jim we say hi. Nancy
 

 
Just Livingston  2002 Oldenburg Gelding  
 sire  Loerke      dam  Just Wanda 
Owned by:   Gert Stearns
 
Livingston has had another really good year. He has won or plaaced in all his classes at first and second level. He was 3rd in the regional finals at first level and has qualified for the 2008 finals at second level. He shows good aptitude for collected work and his changes are getting better by the day. He has quite balanced medium gaits and it looks like his extended gaits won't be a problem. I'm looking forward to his full sibling in 2008. Gert 
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Fhreelancer  2005 Hanoverian Gelding  
 sire  Florencio      dam  Lafayette 
Owned by:   Rolling Stone farm
 
Hi Mo! I have been thinking about you and your men in OK (all three of them!). My fingers have been crossed for health, soundness and success. Thanks for the pix of Lance--I'll check again, but the foal pic from Germany didn't make it. Lance has been GREAT! He and Lava (Lance probably wonders how Hhamilton got so small) have been turnout buddies since Tuesday (2 to 6 hours a day). They are so good together! Lance is probably the sweetest horse I have ever known. He was lunged on Tues then lunged and ridden Wed, Thurs and Sat. He has been a gem; level-headed and so willing. He's amazing--the arena which is non-fenced sits in the middle of the macadam driveway, the gravel drive, the woods, and cornfield (yes, the corn is still standing and it makes scary sounds in the wind). Lance seems so aware of his surroundings so it is wonderful that he can hold it together especially with the weather being less than stellar, ok, let's be more accurate: 30mph winds pretty much suck when the mercury is hovering around 34 degrees. Thank you so much! I have attached a pic of Lance with Mini-Hhamilton (Lava). Enjoy! Jo  

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