(Photo supplied by Amelia Drumm)
Lallapalooza was the 17 year old gelding shown here winning the 15 through 17 year old Arizona Hunt Seat Equitation Finals in 2009. The horse was owned and shown by Ms. Amelia Drumm of Paradise Valley, Arizona. NAES was asked to perform the appraisal.
(Photo: Helena Gornerova, National Stud Kladruby nad Labem)
Horse of the month for November is the Kladruby Horse which is the only indigenous breed of the Czech Republic.
The Kladruby breed is over 400 years old, from the 16th and 17th century. The Kladruby horse shares ancestry traits with the Nonius and Lipica breeds.
The stables at Lipica and Kladruby nad Labem often exchanged breeding materials, not just studs, but also mares. It is estimated that there are 1,200 Kladruber horses in the world with more than 1,000 in the Czech Republic. The Kladruby’s average height is 16.2 to 17 hands and they are known for their high front leg action.
Their breeding results with horses in grey and black colors, and all grey horses are born dark, so the foals are dark brown, black. They have noble heads with typically shaped Roman noses, and have a strong neck and long body.
(Photograph provided by Patty McNerney)
The October Horse of the Month is Stone’s Benchmark, a dark bay Canadian Thoroughbred gelding, 17 hands tall.
I was asked to perform an appraisal on him before he was donated to the Pegasus Project in Yakima, Washington.
He is very valuable to them there and is known as a “gentle giant” for the larger kids and adults with disabilities.
(The Chronicle of the Horse published Kate’s outstanding performance in
the Children’s and Adult Amateur Jumper Central Regional Championships)
The September Horse of the Month is BREAKFAST AT TIFFANYS and her owner Kate Jenks of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The 16 year old Warmblood who, she admits, “has taught her so much, is now time to teach someone else.”
(Photo provided by Dr. Armbruster)
The August Horse of the Month is CRUSADER, a 7 year old grey Canadian Warmblood working hunter owned by Dr. Greg Armbruster of Corcoran, MN. NAES was asked to perform the appraisal for a large insurance company.
The July Horse of the Month is the Arabian Stallion, Majik of Marwan, stabled at the world famous Rohara Arabians, Orange Lake, Florida. NAES was asked to perform an appraisal on the stallion and several more Arabians at the farm.
(The picture was provided by Ms. Largeteau)
PICANTE, was the 12 year old Dutch Warmblood mare who won as much as a Dressage horse and was owned by Delphine Largeteau of Huston, Texas. NAES was asked to do the appraisal for a legal action in Houston.
(Photo sent by Mr. Jim Bosco)
The Horse of the Month for May, 2015 is the Belgium Warmblood, "ELVIS", the epitome of the “Schooling Master,”
shown here at age 25 at a 2004 Linden Hall horse show, Lititz, PA.
The older show horses like ELVIS still have many miles left to teach young riders.
Besides, the older horses need exercise and “riot” when there’s a horse show and they’re not being shown.
(Photo sent by Dr. Zajac)
The Horse of the Month, April, 2015 is another one of Dr. Ted Zajac’s Appaloosas, “SKIP THE EXCUSES.”
The gelding was pictured here as a four year old after NAES was asked to do the appraisal for the donation appraisal, (Otherwise known as an IRS 8283, “Noncash Charitable Contributions” form).
(Photo sent by Carol Neagle)
This month’s Horse of the Month is the gorgeous 7 year old Thoroughbred mare, HOLLY N HYACINTH, owned by Carol Neagle of Glenwood, MO. The outstanding mare came from a long line of conformation champions.
(Photo supplied by NAES)
Horse of the Month for February is “STUDENT,” a six year old Thoroughbred being shown by Ms. Kathy Graham, (The future Mrs. David Johnson), in a Junior Equitation Over Fences class at the 1963 Barrington, Illinois horse show. The picture was taken by the late June Fallaw, one of the best show photographers in the Midwest.
(Photo by NAES)
“TROUVERE,” this month’s special horse, had been dressage trained in Germany by the world renowned Monica Theodorescu before being sold to the Russell Demers family of Scottsdale, Arizona. This eleven year old Trakehner was shown very successfully in the upper level Prix St. George Dressage division. NAES was asked to perform the appraisal for a sale pending in France.