Trakehner Breeders - Input
I am hoping to get some feedback on my new mare. I don't know much about the Trakehner breed so would love to have someone read her pedigree who could tell me a little bit about how she is bred.
I know her sire Horalas *Pg* *E* is from Lithuania and was ridden by HH in the Jumpers. I have read that some people felt he wasn't up to the level of competition (say at the Olympic trials) he was competing in but don't know more than that. Or if that is even true or fair.
She was bred by the owner of the dam and this was her first time breeding a horse. The dam was a successful low-level eventer who retired do to ringbone at 18.
I am planning to event this mare and wondered if her lines predispose her to success in this? She is a great mover and fantastic jumper so she has the 'tools' for the job.
She is branded and got good scores at her inspection. I am wondering if there is anymore I need to do as far as her registration (she has ATA papers) is concerned. Her breeder mentioned she thought she still had one more 'phase' to complete?
I would like to know a little more about the breed in general.
I'm eager to learn so welcome input from all the breeders/trainers/riders out there who are familiar with the breed and can give me more information about my little girls bloodlines.
Her pedigree can be seen at here.
Her lines are not common in the US
I have owned a couple of trakehners but am by no means an expert. I can tell you that your mare's lines are not extremely common in the US, as Horalas is not German and most traks in the US are from German lines. So, many of the stallions here in the US would be an outcross for her and therefore you have a lot of choices. What are her conformation strengths and weaknesses, i.e. what are you looking to improve about her?
HORALAS *Pg*E* AT SPRUCE MEADOWS
To the question of whether your girl's sire was "up to the level of competition he was competing at", I offer you two videos of Horalas *Pg*E* at Spruce Meadows:
Video 1 - Chrysler Cup: http://youtu.be/2OAMpUzf8F8
Video 2 - ATCO Electric 6-Bar: http://youtu.be/W5Xzi8O3x7E
The 6-bar video is the one that made me fall in love with this stallion because the strength, honesty, courage and athleticism required to do 6 jumps in a row - each slightly higher than the last (final jump is just over 6') with 2 strides in between each - is just incredible.