Welcome To The
Ultimate Piaffe Website
Training & Boarding Facility at Lake Oswego, Oregon
Still the home Of Ideal ... The World Renowned Oldenburg Stallion and Breyer Model
BOARDING AND TRAINING
1986 27 Years of Training and Boarding
The 7 acre barn in Lake Oswego may
not be the largest or the most fancy but being a 20 stall facility
has its advantage. We live on the property and have
responsible attendants 24/7. Our home and business is truly a
family operation. We know the personalities and habits of each
horse. Our board includes:
- Daily turn-out
- Stalls Cleaned 2 x daily
- Handling for Vet and Farrier
We take care of your horses as we do
Husband and wife team Darrel
Purdy and Michelle Ives-Purdy combine their strengths to offer their
students a comprehensive program defining the aid system and
following the training scale to move up the levels on happy,
confident horses. Our trainer and students have won State,
Regional and National Championships.
Darrel and Michelle were voted ODS Trainers of the year in
45 minute lesson/ride
4th Level and Prix St.George
Michelle Showing IDEAL
Darrel and Dressage Champion
We have space for
this season and welcome all ages and abilities.
DARREL AT 503 317 8051
Ideal and Darrel Purdy at IDEAL's Breyer Fest at LOHC
IMMERJOY FIRST PLACE 2012 CALIFORNIA
DRESSAGE ADULT AMATEUR
Congratulations to Rich Devons of Las
Vegas, Nevada who acquired Immerjoy from the Ultimate Piaffe in June of
She was bred here and previously shown by
Darrel Purdy. Immerjoy out of Proxy the Ultimate Piaffe mare.
2011 Offspring and they
could not be Cuter!
Born Mother's Day 5/8/ 2011
Ideal out of Vegas a
Swedish Warmblood Mare. Incadescent
was bred by
Gretchen Rademacher, of Sedro-Woolley, Washington and
is Ideal's first foal of 2011
Above left at Three Hours and Three Days
on the Right.
Now Meet Blessing Out of an
Ideal mare ALSO bred by Gretchen
Rademacher and also born
on Mother's Day just Twenty minutes later!
by Bugatti Hilltop out of Isabeau, a Premium Oldenburg N.A. mare
and Isabeau were bred by Gretchen Rademacher in June 2010. And
both of these mares foaled on Mother's Day, 2011 and they delivered
only 20 minutes apart.
Blessing at Play at Three Days
THANKS FOR THE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS!
Sherwood Girl and her IDEAL in the
awarded “4-H Horse Member of the Year”
At the annual awards
banquet in McMinnville, one of our local 4-H members was awarded the
“Horse Member of the year”. Lauren “Rachel”
Labant has been involved with her group, the Fir Hollow Equestrian Team,
for over 8 years. She has held several offices
including President for the last two years. Miss
Labant is a senior at Sherwood High School and also competes with the
Oregon High School Equestrian Team and FFA.
She rides her
Oldenburg horse, Infinite Grace, aka Gracie for 4-H and OHSET.
They compete in dressage, hunter/jumper, equitation, gaming and
team penning. Miss Labant was nominated by her
4-H Leader, Teri Stephens, who states, “She is an outstanding role model
for our younger youth within our club and has also received much praise
for her willingness to help other youths at county fair. She has been a
very important part of our team since the group began.”
Besides serving as
President of her own group, she is a Junior Superintendant for Yamhill
county. She has been accepted to Oregon State
University and aspires to become and equine veterinarian & practice at
FEI Rider, Virginia Allen and I Candy
win first show at Thunderbird in Canada!
I Candy was amazing and scored 72.85% which was first
out of over 40 horses! Virginia reports I Candy won the High Score award of the day.
She says, it
was probably the best Training level test that I have ever ridden on
"Candy" she was out of the Ultimate Piaffee's Hannoverian mare Catinka. The 17+
chestnut mare earned premium status this past summer by the ISR/Oldenburg.
She is a full sister to one of Darrel's favorite horses, Ingo's Katze
owned by Melissa and Charlotte Haines.
More information and the letter to
Michelle is online at Michelle's website at Michelle
I Candy Scores Big at BC
Dressage Championships in Vancouver
Here's an UPDATE from Virginia! Allen!
I just got home and couldn't wait to
let you know that I Candy and I went to the BC Dressage Championships
in Vancouver and did very well. I still am feeling slightly shocked
actually. She won both her tests on the warm up day with a 70.400% and
a 75.714%. The judge was Joan Macartney. She said "lovely horse-
ridden actively forward- shows good swing through the back- a pleasing
picture" and "love that swing through the back, fluid and
rhythmic" The next day we had Hilda Gurney and scored 71.600% and
74.643%. Second place was 65% and I Candy won both tests again. She
told me in person that she was a talented horse and she didn't see
many as good and that I should be thrilled with her! (I am!) Today the
pressure was on and everyone was watching her. We had Joan Macartney
again and I Candy came up big for me. Two more firsts 73.648% and
76.071% with a "9" for her canter. The scribe said that she
almost gave it a "10" but I'm not complaining! Southlands
has a very electric atmosphere and I almost didn't enter the show
because of it. I'm glad I did! She had lost of wonderful compliments
all weekend and we're so proud of her!
IDEAL LIFE at BIT of
IDEAL LIFE (aka Jack) makes a name for
himself at the Bit of Britain United States Eventing
Association American Eventing Championships held at
Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Illinois, Sept 10-13, 2009
Media Clip U-Tube
Ellen Guthrie and her Ideal named Jack (Ideal
Beginner Novice Rider Amateur Division Ellen Guthrie (See related story
and photo below) on Ideal Life won
the Division with a score of 26.5.!
Dressage score was 26.5 with a double clear in both Cross Country and
29 entries from riders all over the country.
Ellen sent us this great e-mail:
Yes, It was an amazing week... .. He is
such an incredible guy...I was either crying or smiling with joy......
I wish I had had an Ultimate Piaffe flag or saddle pad or
something to wave and wear.!!!! But I told his story over and over to
both the Chronicle of the Horse interview, the US eventing mag and the
video which is on the www.useventing.com
website. (home page, left side,
3rd or 4th interview).
I get sooooo many compliments on him
when I am just hacking about also.. He was quite funny prior to our SJ
round.. I had braided him, groomed his tail etc,,, Then I ran back to
my trailer to get dressed, one last talk with my trainer and when I
returned to his stall to tack up he was flat out snoring sound asleep,
.. then when I get him "up", he sits like a dog for about 1
min... He used to do this all the time as a 2 yr old.. I start
laughing so hard.. So needless to say he wasn't at all stressed out
about being in 1st prior to SJ... LOL
Thank you again for bringing Ideal into
UP: "You are welcome and
thanks for the neat story and kind words."
Earlier we reported ...
Young At Heart Award to Ellen Guthrie on Jack aka
Ellen says, "Jack is nothing short
of a little super star. He finished on his dressage score in Novice at
Rebecca Farm at Kalispell, Montana with a low score of 30.5. Ellen
and Ideal Life were able to win the highest score for senior rider of the
entire show winning the Award!
FOR MORE GREAT PICTURES AND STORIES SEE
"BLUE RIBBON ROUNDUP" Blue
Some Mighty Fine Jumping by ISHY and
Here are some highlight jumps of the
year for In The Money BCF. We had limited outings, but Ishy was
champion and even double-champion almost every time out, consistently at
1.20m, 1.25m, even up to 1.30m. Fingers crossed for our Grand Prix
Debut in 2010 ~ will let you know. He REALLY garnered a TON of
attention and admiration the last two weeks of August in Wilsonville
with his amazing jumping efforts.
UP- "What a great story.
For dozens of candid photos, visit
.. Picture This
First Straw $500 Second straw $300 - 1 or 2 Straws a Dose
Straws (if needed) $150 each
“Over 11 years, Ideal has an 89% per heat conception rate
and 93% pregnancy rate with frozen semen.
The acceptable average is 48% per cycle”.
For additional details call Carol Ives
503 638 7716 or
IDEAL is the
Number ONE Oldenburg Stallion for PREMIUM FOALS!