ISR/Oldenburg N.A. Inspection Results at the Ultimate Piaffe, August 30,
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REPORT FROM 19th Annual Mare & Foal Evaluation at
The Ultimate Piaffe
Ideal presented at 19th Annual Mare and Foal Evaluation
Reputation of Quality Reaches Germany
While performing judging duties in Europe, ISR/Oldenburg
N.A. Breeding Director, Christian Schacht, sometimes finds it necessary to
defend sport horse breeding in North America.
When his peers doubt quality, it is the Northwest Breeders who help
prove them wrong. Specifically,
breeders who have presented foals at the Ultimate Piaffe’s annual
evaluation. Schacht addressed
the gathering at the Lake Oswego, Oregon, inspection August 30, and
explained how at the end of the day of judging in Germany, he would pop in
the DVD and sit back and delight as his fellow judges express disbelief
that such impressive horses were being bred in the United States. The DVD
consists of foals presented over the years by the dedicated breeders in
this region and provides the proof that quiets the question of quality.
Christian had previously attended the Ultimate
Piaffe’s evaluation as an assistant but this would be his first time
under the title of Breeding Director.
As Schacht began the days judging, his passion for horses was
instantly appreciated, his enthusiasm carried over into his hands-on
approach to scoring. Eleven mares where presented and three went on to earn the
distinction of Premium Mare status. Schacht
had no trouble remembering from the DVD the day’s highest scoring mare,
Holly Scribners grey Inzo. As
a filly the Oldenburg by Ideal earned the highest individual movement
score in the registry in 2003 with a 9.0.
Inzo earned a final score of 107 points. Immerjoy, also by Ideal, earned her Premium status with 105
Holly Scribners INZO by Ideal 107
The Ultimate Piaffe's Immerjoy by Ideal 105 points
The hosts were happy to once again have Elk Run Farm
participate in this evaluation with three entries. Their 13-year-old Canadian warmblood mare, Lady Hawk by Lynx,
who had a colt by Raffaello at her side, earned the second highest Premium
Mare score with 106 points. Her
colt, Red Bull opened up a topic that gave Schacht the opportunity to
share his experiences. During
the presentation, Red Bull jumped over a triangle pole.
As Schacht read off the movement score.
He said, “he had a good canter and an impressive jump”.
The audience chuckled and Christian said, “your laughing”, but
there was a big discussion last year at the World Breeding Federation
whether we do the scoring of babies over fences or cavalittis”.
He continued, “Jumping should be like a finger print…this baby
will jump in three years the same”.
“Of course the fear is that breeders would start training the
babies but” he said, “ we are very happy when we see babies jumping
over the ground poles because we are excited to see if we have a show
Christian brought to the 19th Annual
Inspection recognition for the foals that had movement more suitable for
the Hunter ring. Several
times he pointed out foals that were “straight legged movers in front
which was more fashionable for Hunters”.
Then saying, “for Dressage we want the horses and movement to be
in an uphill position”. A
few breeders were pleased with the news having bred specifically for a
Early in the presentation of the foals, a wonderful
moving filly by a famous international stallion gave Schacht an
opportunity to speak on the Premium Foal requirement change implemented
this tour. As the handler
stood the foal in front of the audience Schact said “If you can see
today in the front foot, there is a little mistake and we make the
decision that for Premiums we want to have the perfect one” adding
“sometimes you have a good mover with some weakness in conformation in
his anatomy” his voice emphasized the importance “warning of the
biomechanical use of the horse can affect basic ridability and ridability
is affected by soundness”. Fortunately he told the breeder that with the
help of a blacksmith, this will be a wonderful baby.
Seven of the foals earned Premium Status.
The Reserve Champion Filly, Synamon Swirl by Sempatico, bred by
Blue Field Farm was praised for her modern type and beautiful face;
Christian commented that she would be interesting for Hunters.
Her Conformation score 8.3, her Movement 8.0, and Overall
Impression of 8.2 gave her a final score of 8.2.
Catherine Ulrey’s filly Esmerelda, by Escudo II and out of
Midnight Heist, boldly took charge of the ring demonstrating her uphill
balance, sometimes on two legs, leaving no doubt that her future was
Dressage wflhen her movement score of 8.6 (second highest of the day)
helped secure the Champion Filly position.
An 8.1 in Conformation and 8.3 in Overall Impression gave her a
final score of 8.3
The Pablo colt Tegan spoke to Christian’s musical
side. Commenting on the
colt’s movement he said he demonstrated “one wonderful step just like
the other and in super balance”.
“If you are trying to play piano, you could use him, I think
it’s very hard to get the rhythm he showed today”.
Lisa Lynn’s colt earned Reserve Champion status with an 8.3 in
Before announcing the Champion Colt, Schacht turned
to the audience and delivered a suggestion to riders and trainers looking
to purchase new horses. “Gas
prices and taxes are very high in Germany, it’s very expensive to live
there and its very expensive to breed horses there…. but you, you have
wonderful horses here…you don’t need to have the expenses of buying
German horses when you have such quality right here.”
Intrepid Champion Premium Colt by IDEAL
Pictures by Mary Cornelius
The youngest foal of the inspection, Intrepid, earned
Champion Premium Colt with the highest individual scores in all three
categories. The chestnut colt
bred by Michele Beard and by the Oldenburg stallion Ideal, scored 8.4 in
Conformation, 8.7 in Movement and 8.4 in Overall Impression earning 8.5
total score. Schacht said of
the charismatic colt, “He has super conformation, is a wonderful mover
and just look at the neck and shoulder and this is why Intrepid is the
highest scoring foal of the Ultimate Piaffe’s inspection.
See Complete Scores and more pictures inside Click Here
Inspection at Mullet Hall Equestrian
Center John's Island, South Carolina
Judge says of Premium Filly,
"Iridescent Pearl has a Perfect Neck and Shoulder!"
out of Taylor's Comet and by Ideal, was presented at the ISR/Oldenburg
N.A. inspection on August 3, at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center in John's
Island, South Carolina. She was bred by Kim Fordney of Charleston,
The mare (Taylor's Comet) got Premium and Iridescent Pearl also scored
premium with 8.3 for conformation- the judge said she had a perfect neck
owners - If you have pictures from this event, please send them to us and
we will post them.
Inzo, Ideal x First Dove, Holly Scribner
107 Premium Mare
Lady Hawk, Lynx x Kathreina, Elk Run Farm
106 Premium Mare
Immerjoy, Ideal x Proxy, the Ultimate Piaffe
DJ Whitney, Uncaged x Miss Clatskanie, Stone
x Lus Hearts Desire, Michele Beard
Secret Venture, Secret PrincexVenturesome
Miss, Stone Lily Farm 99
Princess Grace, Musing x Lady, Pheasant Hill
Raindevous, Rainbow x Art of Dixie, AC Sport
Diana, Bluefield Farms
Imnaha, Ideal x Alu Minchah, Sarah Asby
Bonita, Bluefield Farms
95 Pre Mare
Intrepid 8.5 Premium Champion Colt
Intrepid, Ideal x Destiny, Michele Beard
8.5 Premium Champion
Teagan, Pablo x Exclusiveness, Lisa Lynn
Sterling, Sempatico x Kitty Up, Willow Spring
Red Bull, Raffaello x Lady Hawk, Elk Run Farm
Castor, Chaleon x Grey Poppy, Stone Lilly Farm
Fortune Hunter, Fabuleux x La Bohem,
Remarkable, Rakus x Raindevous, AC Sport
Esmeralda, Escudo II x Midnight Heist,
Synamon Swirl, Sempatico x Bonita, Bluefield
Glitter, Graf Top x Allegra, Elk Run Farm
Roulette SLF, Routiner x Riverside Stor, Stone
Felisa, Flemmingh x Diana, Bluefield Farms
Persephone, Palladio x Princess Grace,
Pheasant Hill Farm
Faith, Ferro x Slick Palida, Willow Spring
Inspection at Silver Lining Farm at
ICE PRINCESS & IVY LEAGUE
Princess by Ideal and owned by Kristen Black of Chardon, Ohio, was the
Filly Premium Champion at the September 17, inspection
at Silver Lining Farm in West Middlesex, PA. with a score of 8.1
also owned by Kristen Black and by Ideal scored a 7.7 overall.
INDIE WIND .... IDEAL's COLORADO CONTINGENCY
Hi! I am Mikayla Schroeder and I have been riding Indie
Wind, one of our babies by Ideal and out of our TB mare, for 4 years now.
She is seven, and one of the best hoses that I could ask for! Recently, we
competed at the Aspen Ridge horse Trial in Colorado and placed second among
juniors and seniors in the Novice division. Indie is absolutely the most
level-headed and all-around athlete that I can ask for. Whether she is
galloping cross country, or going clean in the stadium phase, she is a
wonderful performer that is very willing and responsive. She usually has consistent
Dressage scores in the low thirties (in eventing), and at Aspen Ridge she
got her best score ever- a 31.5! We ended up ordering a bunch of pictures
from this show and I would love to share them with you as you have helped
to make my partnership with Indie possible.
More Photos of Indie Wind Inside Click Here
Thanks for the nice letter and
great photos! Carol
Some of your favorite Cover Photos
have moved to PICTURE THIS and IDEAL
OFFSPRING, NOW SHOWING and BLUE
ICY RIVER gets warm reception as
Champion Filly at ISR Oldenburg Inspection at Chestnut Lawn!
Champion Filly with
scores of 8.4 8.4, 8.4 = 8.4
by Ideal and out of Ria d'Or by Riverman was the Champion Premium
Filly at the Chestnut Lawn Farm ISR/Oldenburg N.A. inspection in
Marshall, Virginia on September 21. Amy Glass of Catlett,
Virginia, is the owner of Icy River whose total score was 8.4
on to Dressage at Devon that week and placed in 3 classes with Icy
River including winning the Adult Amateur Handlers class with an 82%!
Baby pictures of Icy River
Icy River a
filly born Tuesday, April 29, is by Ideal and out of Ria d'Or a Premium
mare by Riverman out of Cor Dia.
In The S.Un's Spotlight at
ISR Oldenburg Evaluation at Starr Vaughn in California
8.5 in Movement
Carie Coit writes ...
"I just wanted to update you
on my colt.... he did great at the inspection! His overall was an
8.1; unfortunately he missed premium because not all of his scores were
over 8.0... but his movement score was 8.5! I was really
hoping to improve my mare's lack lustre movement and I did!!! I'm
In The S.Un's
Spotlight by Ideal and out of Don't Tell Mom was bred by Carrie
Coit of Plymouth, California.
Champion at Starr Vaughn Equestrian in California
8.3, 8.4. 8.4 with a total score of 8.4.
Premium Colt at his inspection site at Starr Vaughn Equestrian
Center in California. In Excess by Ideal out of Zena by
Flemmingh, scored 8.3, 8.4. 8.4 with a total score of 8.4. In
Excess was bred by Barbara West of Carmel Valley, California.
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