Sergio Pedretti

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Sergio Pedretti

Timothy Malin

Timothy Malin - USA - Dressage Rider

Rick Klaassen

Rick Klaassen - Holland - Dressage Rider Rick

Le Rouge

Le Rouge was the brilliant 2005 Trakehner Champion of the stallion licensing at Neumnster.

In Vechta Le Rouge passed an excellent 30-days-test with 9.0 scores and the 2nd best dressage result. After having won several young horse tests Le Rouge took part in the final tests at the German Young Horses` Championship in Warendorf.

Le Rouge`s sire Prt Porter was a Premium Stallion and derives from the successful sporting family of Perlmuschel from Klosterhof.

The State Premium mare Lantana was National Champion in 2000 and top-priced in Neumnster. Her sire Tycoon was dam sire of the vice-champion C`est bon (Gestt Sommerlade). Elite stallion Michelangelo is top-ranged with registered mares in the breeding value estimation.

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Le Rouge

Abdulrazaq Zenallah Alkahtani

Abdulrazaq Zenallah Alkahtani - Saudi Arabia

About Kingwood House Stables

Set among lush, rolling chalk downs, the 230 acre estate at Kingwood comprises racing yards, private gallops, tracks, paddocks and comprehensive treatment facilities. Here, among beautiful and tranquil surroundings, horses are trained for success.


Kingwood House Stables now comprises four purpose-built stable yards, with a total of over 100 well ventilated boxes. All stables have rubber flooring, solar heating panels and infra red lamps. A separate row of 8 isolation boxes complete the stabling facilities..


Our extensive private gallops at Farncombe Down and Kingwood provide a variety of training surfaces and gradients. The six furlong Polytrack gallop is straight with a gentle uphill gradient, while the eight furlong Polytrack gallop, new in 1999, offers a steady uphill gradient with cambered turn. In addition we have a variety of existing and refurbished grass work areas.


Among the comprehensive treatment and exercise facilities for horses in and out of work we have two six-horse covered walkers, an equine treadmill, a weighing machine, and an equine solarium. We also have a covered ride with an all-weather surface as well as an indoor breaking/schooling area.

Patricia Fekete

Patricia Fekete - Hungary

What are the current qualifying distances for * events up to 31 December? - Endurance Riding

Up until the 31st December 2008 any horse and rider that have already qualified in two 40-79km rides and two 80-90km rides OR three 80-90km rides can enter any * ride of any distance. As from the 1syt January 2009 the new * Qualifying procedure starts.

Luis Eduardo Fernandez Lange

Luis Eduardo Fernandez Lange - Argentina


Gypsy VannerThe Gypsy Horse is known by many as a Gypsy Vanner. Other names are Gypsy Cob, Tinker or Irish Cob. The term `vanner` has been used for many generations in the UK and Europe to refer to a horse good in harness. The term `cob` in some countries refers to a size of horse whilst in others it refers to a type of horse: a stout, short-legged riding-horse.

To get a good idea of the horses that fit into this collective group one might go to Appleby Fair or Stowe Fair in England. If in Ireland go to Cahirmee Fair or any one of the bustling fairs or "drives" that the Travellers or Gypsy Folk take their horses to be sold at. There one would find an amazing selection of coloured or solid horses with plenty of feather, long, flowing mane and tail, good bone, calm temperament, all attributes found in these versatile, compact, powerful horses. Gypsy Vanners have been selectively bred over the last 50 years - bred to pull the travellers` vardos or caravans and were required to be an all rounder, able to be ridden and handled by all members of the family. There would also be a fine selection of "Roadracers" at the fairs; high action trotters with little to no feather - these are often seen setting pace up and down the roads. It is not uncommon for a horse to change hands more than a few times at a fair and several times is not unheard of as the fairs themselves can run over a number of days.

Thirty years ago the horses at the fairs and bred by the Travellers were slightly different in appearance - they were not as "hairy" as they are today, nor as solid. The long mane and tail, good bone and abundant feather are all attributes from Shire, Clydesdale, Dales, Fell and Friesian breeding. The larger horses are put to smaller coldblodd horses to be bred up or down, depending on the desired effect in mind. The Gypsy Vanner has essentially the look of a "Mini Shire", with a coloured or solid coat. In Shires a coloured coat is not permissible.

The Gypsy Vanners you see today are the result of years of selective crossbreeding to achieve a certain horse to fill a particular role, need and look. Even today this crossbreeding is still be carried out to produce the qualities strived for in the horses on sale at the fairs and by reputable breeders to produce these magnificent horses. The key to this selective breeding is knowing what will result from the different combinations and having an "eye" for quality is essential.

A hundred years ago people collected horses from the hills of U.K. to trade and sell. The army were the biggest buyers of these horses and the army never bought piebalds or skewbalds as they were obvious targets in battle. The Travellers on the other hand had a use for these flashy horses, they complimented their colourful intricately carved vardos and their visibility on the road was an advantage. Today the coloured, piebald or skewbald horses are very desirable, often commanding and fetching the steepest prices on the market.

The Gypsy Vanner is a coldblooded horse and carries all the attributes associate with such horses. "Coldbloods" are horses that have originated from cool climates such as the United Kingdom or Europe. At the other end of the spectrum is a "hotblood", with a "warmblood" being the combination of both hot and cold in varying percentages. Many a coldblood have a Roman Nose, some attribute this to evolving in extreme conditions as this curved shape nose gave the horses an ability to slightly heat the icy air before it passed into the lungs. So a slightly roman nose is acceptable with the Gypsy Vanner. You will only find abundant feather in coldbloods. Feather is the hair around the horses hoof and the toe feather is referred to as a "spat". Do not expect to get feather if you put a coldblood to a warmblood as the feather will be lost to the warmblood mix. Coldbloods cannot eat a "heating" diet, to do so can be dangerous for the horse!

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Centuries ago horse breeds evolved naturally. Influenced by the environment, they exhibited certain similarities of conformation, coat colour, height and general appearance. In the modern context a breed relies on the existence of a stud book, which records and registers pedigree. Horses registered in this way have been bred selectively over sufficient time to ensure clearly defined, consistent characteristics with regards to conformation, size and say, colour. There are only a few stud books in existence that are more than 100 years old.

It is only over the last several years that Societies with breed standards have emerged to recognize these highly desirable and valuable horses. The Gypsy Vanner is a new breed and given sufficient time we will be able to refer to these horses as pure. Some people will say they have a "pure" horse - the term pure should only be in reference to a horse`s stud book pedigree. It should not be used as a personal judgement with the intention of devaluing another`s quality horse.

The best analogy to explain this new breed evolving is to look at the history of the Shire Horse. In the 1890`s in England there were a large number of horses all with a distinctive look but without a common name. The Shire Horse Society U.K. formed at the end of the 1800`s after the closure of the Cart Horse Society in 1878. The Shire Horse we know today is the result of the horses of this period that met the breed standards being registered with the Society.

Horses were deregistered if found not to meet breed standards, in order to eliminate horses with physical and mental unsoundness. The Shire Horse Society allows for "breeding up" by putting a Shire Stallion to a Shire type or registered Clydesdale mare so that one is able to breed a pure filly foal true to the Shire Horse breed standards. There is a saying: "For every good Shire there is Clydesdale and for every good Clydesdale there is Shire". Today`s modern Shire is a leggier horse with finer, silkier feather than decades ago - evidence of the Clydesdale contribution.

One only has to read the various breed standards from various Societies and Associations around the world for the Gypsy Horse to see the Standards all aim for similar ideals. Today`s modern world is a far cry from the 1890`s with the internet, advanced technology in AI, horses being speedily transported by air and across continents. One might imagine that the Shire Horse, in the same situation as the Gypsy Horse is today, would also be known under different names in various countries - such are modern times!

The Gypsy Vanner & Cob Society Inc. was the first Society founded in Australia to promote and establish this exciting new Breed in the country. The Society Stud Book has been ever growing since early 2005 and includes quality imported lines and the finest Australian born Gypsy Vanners on it`s Registry.

Yuriy Sizikh

Yuriy Sizikh - Russia

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Ilonka Hã–Mberg

Ilonka Hã–Mberg - Germany - Horse Vaulting

Claudia Zangara

Claudia Zangara - Italy - Showjumping Rider

Marcus Reid

Marcus Reid - UK - Eventing Marcus

Yaser Salim Alharbi

Yaser Salim Alharbi - Saudi Arabia - Showjumping

Maui Equestrian Property For Sale

We are offering for sale five acres, with Homesites, graded and finished with County Water Meter Installed. This property includes five finished pads. Main house pad 100` x 120`, Ohana pad 40` x 40`, Barn pad 150` x 100`, Polo Field 200` x 300` and Riding Arena 200` x 180`. Permits and architectural plans go with this property. Agricultural zoned with Federal Conservation Plan. Great ocean and mountain views. Beautful new fences and custom stone retaining walls. Roadway on property 800Ft. x 16Ft. Landscaping includes large tees, hedges and much more. Great access and only 5 minutes from Haiku town.

Vasiliy Lipitskiy

Vasiliy Lipitskiy - Russia - Dressage Rider

Petri Korhonen

Petri Korhonen - Finland - Showjumping Rider

Stephanie Wear

Stephanie Wear - USA - Eventing Rider