I've been riding in Wayne, Il since 1970 and had the pleasure of knowing Edith Kosterka. Edith imported Nenufer, one of the first horses registered with ATA. She imported or bred many wonderful trakehners. She had Morgenglanz, a Breyer model, who hunted with the Wayne DuPage Hunt. Troubadour, who was the reserve horse for the Swiss Dressage Team at the Seoul Olympics. Wasyl was one of my favorites. I remember as a foal only a couple of weeks old that he was jumping things in his front pasture. When Edith died her horses were sent to the University of Illinois for their breeding program and others were sold. Her farm is now a jumper barn. I board there and have the only full trakhener on the farm. a gelding by Butow "E".
I believe Artic ended up down here in FL. Might be wrong though. He died several years ago. Tate was bred to an Artic mare up in PA (mare is a 3 yo this year). The mare was around 20 at conception and has produced several good field hunters/eventers over the years. Ill add the link to the video of the filly when I get to a computer. Very nice filly.
Sorry, just now found this post and wanted to give some information on one of the requested stallions, Tarim.
Tarim was one of 4 full siblings by the Elite stallion Condus out of the mare Themse II. Tarim himself was an S-level (Inter I) dressage stallion, his full brother Templeritter was also a successful upper-level dressage competitor. The two female siblings were Thila II (more about her below) and Tekoa dam of the GP Jumper, Tzigane *Pb*.
While in Germany, one of Tarim's more notable daughters, 1988 Trakehner National Champion mare, Gute Sitte (out of a Mahagoni dam) produced a daughter, Gute Gesellschaft (by E.H. Consul). Gute Gesellschaft went on to produce the S-level dressage horse Don Jueves. Tarim was also damsire of the Grand Prix dressage stallion Lamborghini who was successful under Anja Plönzke.
The sibling that remained in Germany, Thila II put an indelible stamp on the legendary breeding program of Otto Langels @ Gestuet Haemelschenburg thru her daughter, Thiara (by Falke). Thiara produced the Grand Prix dressage horse Thimur (by Enrico Caruso *Ps*E*) and the exceptional Elite mare Thirza - the shining star of the Haemelschenburg broodmare band. Thirza produced 19 foals including the FEI dressage gelding Tylord, 1996 Neumunster Reserve Champion Trocadero and the Trakehner Verband Premium mares Tavolara (by Exclusiv), Teresita (by Alter Fritz), Thalia (by Exclusiv), Taormina (by Freudenfest) and Theresa (by Schwadroneur).
A winner of multiple ATA HOY Awards and the Trakehner Verband Award (for the most successful purebred Trakehner in Dressage) Tarim was also the 1985 AHSA (now the USEF) National Dressage HOY Intermediare I - Champion and PSG - Champion. Tarim was last owned by Joan Peyton (Avignon Farm) of Upperville, VA. He passed away in 2002 at the age of 27.
I also took lessons from Mr. Slaski and his wife, Lois. I have a polaroid of Sobek's head/neck somewhere in my house! I used to be a barn rat there and mucked stalls for lessons. I remember Sobek, Hadje ( the black stallion) his name is longer, but I can't remember how to spell it. Hadjdemak or something like that. Winterbrook and Springbrook are no longer there.
A friend of mine had a Condus mare back in the late 80's, early 90's. She started out in dressage and then started jumping and she was so talented over fences! Took her to S. FL when she moved and did really well in the hunters, was offered a good price for her. Bred her to Waldaire and had a colt. Then she had some kind of nagging injury, so she sold her as a broodie, but she had some issues getting back in foal. Not sure what happened to her, but she was a very nice mare!
This is a great thread! I am the proud owner of a registered Trakehner mare, Cara Dilis. I absolutely love her - she is the bravest, coolest, most awesome mare ever and I will never sell her. She has a handsome yearling colt by Parabol (though baby Ben is registered Oldenburg). Anyway, thanks for your most interesting comments, everyone!
I always wanted a foal by Abdullah. Ever since the LA Olympics, although I did cheer for the mare, Touch of Class.
I have a mare by Impressionist, due to her being crazy about my Hessen Horse Cloudy.
Trakehners aren't well liked among the imported warmblood people, I guess because of their intense Arab breeding. Hat Trick, Cloudy's trakehner mare, is very nice though.
oh wait, old thread!!!
I loved Abdullah growing up as well. And Touch of Class. I bred my TB mare to Pg stallion Special Memories by Abdullah out of Kluwall (Touch of Class's dam). And I have the most wonderful coming 5 year old gelding with fabulous movement, jump and a charming personality. I know Special Memories passed recently. I am thankful to have a horse with a little bit of the gold and silver medalists in him. There may be some frozen left.......