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Sir james 8-24-11

Sir James- licensing catalog pix

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Sir James- conf for judges, Theresa Schnell photo 1

Sir James- conf for judges, Theresa Schnell photo 2
Sir James "Jimmy"  
Hanoverian Stallion  
sire   Sir Donnerhall      
dam   St. Pr./El. St. Farina Feiner Stern
Color: Bay   Date of Birth:   March 3 2008


Suitability: Dressage
Video:     Markings:  star, LF, LH socks 
Breeder: Matthias Boeckermann, Germany Owner: Jim and Mo Swanson
Stallion Breeding Info
Stud Fee:    $1500    Shipped Semen:    Fresh cooled   
Booking Fee:    $400 (included in stud fee)    EVA Testing:    negative, vaccinated yearly   
Breeding Approvals:    Licensed at the 2010 German Oldeburg stallion licensing. Licensed at the 2011 American Hanoverian Society stallion licensing. Also approved Hanoverian Verband. 70 day test completed in 2011 with a score of 112.24 (4th overall, 3rd in dressage, 7th in jumping)    Incentives:    Discounts for early booking before Feb 1st, SPS mares, Elite Mares, proven show horses and multiple bookings   

He has exceeded our expectations- licensed by the GOV, the AHS, and then 4th in the 70 day stallion test as the only 3 year old tested that year (3rd in dressage and 7th in the jumping). Now, beautiful foals by Sir James being born!

A bid won against Paul Schockemohle for Sir James turns out to be a winning one for Rolling Stone Farm! 

Sir James was purchased at the 2010 Oldenburg stallion licensing in Germany. He was licensed by the AHS and HV in 2011. He is by Sir Donnerhall, who was Bundeschampion, Vice World Champion and was the undisputed top stallion at his stallion test in Adelheidsdorf, where he achieved the highest score ever of 163 in his dressage index. He has produced Bundeschampions, record-priced auction horses, numerous licensed and approved stallions and mare champions. Sir Donnerhall's pedigree contains the perfect combination of genes from Sandro Hit and Donnerhall. Sir Donnerhall's dam, Contenance D, was "Brilliantring" mare in Rastede and she is also dam to approved stallion Sir Donnerhall II. Sir James' dam is by the famous Feiner Stern, main Premium Stallion in Oldenburg in 1987. He is known for producing rideability and high quality riding horse attributes. In 2017, Sir James' dam was grand dam to the Westphalion stallion licensing winner. Sir James' grandmother SPS/El. St. Pirola produced Donavan-Bailey, 1999 Vice-Bundeschampionate for 4 year old stallions, ridden by Kristy Oatley-Nist, and Don Bailey, ridden by George Williams, among others.

Performance Record:
Sir James shows the rideability and gaits under saddle that his pedigree suggests. He participated in the 2011 Stallion Test at Silver Creek Farms in OK where he was the only 3 year old tested. He was fourth overall, third in rideability and seventh in jumping. He was Champion stallion and reserve Grand Champion in hand at both the 2012 Maplewood Warmbloods Show and at Dressage at Stone Tavern. He was also a winner at first level dressage with scores up to 69%.

Breeding/Progeny Section:
His first foals arrived in 2012. Since then, 85% of his foals have been named Premium, with 4 Foals of Distinction and one stallion prospect named. In 2014, Sir James sired his first Grand Champion at a Dressage Breed Show. In 2015, his first offspring were under saddle, and they received rave reviews for their rideability and gaits. Sharades, (dam sire Royal Prince) received an 8.5 for the trot and 7.5 for breed and sex type and general impression and development on her mare inspection. Special Premium Candidate Shavannah (dam sire Royal Prince)received very good scores at her 2016 inspection and Mare Performance Test, including many 8.0's (free trot, breed and sex type, trot in hand, general impression and development). St. Isabelle (dam sire Renaissance [by Ritual]) was named Champion non-Hanoverian at the Hilltop AHS inspection. Serengeti (dam sire Lancet), won the 4 year old and older stallion/geldings under saddle class, was 2nd in the Materiale, Born in the USA winner and he was 2nd in the FEI 4 year old test at 2016 Dressage at Devon. In 2017, he was 2nd at Dressage at Devon in the 5 year old Stallion and gelding Materiale. A 4 year old gelding named Shan Joaquin (dam's sire Wallstreet Kid) bred by Rolling Stone Farm was the Training Level Champion in the 2017 CBLM Championship in VA. Special Premium Candidate Shistine (dam's sire DiCaprio) received 8's for Free Trot, Free Canter, and Rideability at her GOV Mare Performance Test and 8's for Breed and Sex Type, Trot, Walk, and General Impression and Development at her GOV Mare Inspection. She also placed 2nd in the Three Year Old Filly Materiale at 2017 Dressage at Devon, her first horse show and first time off the property. Sir James' offspring have long lines with three good gaits and very good rideability.

New video- normal working day at RSF in cold winter. He is starting to carry himself better.

12-18-12 New video with our new Head Trainer, Pierre St. Jacques. They have been a team for only 3 weeks. 6/1/2012 Lesson at Hassler Dressage: 4/2012 Two new videos- indoors and outside (YEAH! The weather is finally getting nice!) Indoors: Outside:December 2011: 2011 Stallion Test at Silver Creek Farms in Oklahoma, Final testing days November 10-12: Sir James was the only three old entered in the test and the staff said he was the best three year old they have tested so far. He finished the test in 4th place overall with a score of 112.24, 3rd in the dressage and 7th in the jumping. Highlights include 9.5 character and temperament, 9.0 trainability, 10 constitution, 8.6 trot, canter, rideability, walk and 8.25 cross country. His jumping scores ranged from 7.0 to 8.25. August 2011: Sir James was licensed by the American Hanoverian Society on August 14th at Hilltop Farm. He was the youngest stallion there. He showed really well under John in the under saddle portion and he showed a good technique and form over the jumps in the chute. Not bad for a dressage horse! I have to buy some photos from the licensing, but meantime, here is a video of him under saddle taken this week. He leaves for the 70 day test in Oklahoma soon. Fifth time ridden off the lunge line. Feb 20, 2011 Second time being ridden. I think he already has a pretty good uphill balance under the rider. W e picked up Sir James ("Jimmy")from quarantine on Sat. Jan 22. We think he was probably not turned out at all in the three weeks in Germany waiting to be shipped here, and he was only allowed on the hot walker while in quarantine. This is his second time turned loose in the indoor ring. He is sure enjoying his freedom! Then the next day he was lunged by John with tack on. He was super. The walk on the lunge needs a little work. It looks like he was never asked to walk on the lunge. We have been really impressed with his attitude and disposition so far. We can't wait to get his teeth floated and get him going under saddle.Nov 2010 Bought in November 2010 at the Oldenburg Stallion Licensing. He is Hanoverian registered, so we may present him in 2011 to the AHS for licensing. We'll see how it goes....

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