View Full Version : Doing an article on Brentina for school - need some help :)

Aug. 3, 2009, 07:39 PM
So, I have to write a short article about something for my English class, and I decided to write it about Brentina. However, the internet is being remarkably unhelpful, and there are still some things I'm not positive on.
1. Where was she foaled?
2. Where/when did she debut in international competition? [I thought it was Pan Am in 2004, but I think I'm wrong :lol:]
3. How long did she compete at international level?

I want to do this fabulous mare justice :yes:

TIA! :winkgrin:

Aug. 3, 2009, 08:30 PM
The Pan Am Games were in 1999. That's all I could find out for you, and I have Debbie's book!:eek:

Aug. 3, 2009, 08:31 PM
So that would make it nine years that she competed internationally, since the '08 Olympics were her last competition.

Aug. 3, 2009, 10:04 PM
You can find your information within the following sites (sorry, but the teacher in me won't give you a direct link;))

All-breed pedigree query: http://www.allbreedpedigree.com

Sport Horse Breed Database:

Dutch Site: http://www.paardenfokken.nl/index.php

USEF (--> Horse Services --> Horse Recording): http://www.usef.org

Aug. 3, 2009, 10:06 PM
Brentina was foaled in Germany and purchased by Peggy Thomas at the 1994 Hanoverian Elite Auction in Verden, Germany. Brentina is by Brentano II and out of a Lungau mare, and notably her full brother, Barclay, competed at the Athens Olympics also (for Holland).

There is some more info on her here, as well as a link to search Phelps media coverage of her:


Brentina is also on wikipedia

Aug. 4, 2009, 10:04 AM
Thanks everyone! :D

Aug. 4, 2009, 11:10 AM
Debbie has posted on FB that she's willing and interested in giving you help! Check your FB page!!:yes::yes::yes::yes: