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    Default Famous Chestnut mares

    Meet Staff Sargeant Reckless.https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/sgtreckless/photos/
    Bryers is releasing a likeness of her in time for Xmas. I ordered 2 already
    She is one of the "100 Best American Heros". So, I am tired of bigotry in general and chestnut mares in particular. Too often labled hot and less than. Maybe its the trainers excuse for not delivering....???So, please list any famous chestnut mare of any breed and discipline you can. Two more are:

    Brentina (dressage), and
    Saphire (show jumping).

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    Sheila Varian dispelled lots of 'horse predjudice' in her day and especially when she won the "World" Reining Cow Horse on an Arabian MARE in 1961!!! Ronteza was bay but it shocked the 1/4 horse world and others as well that a woman on an Arabian MARE could do this. Ronteza even fell down with Sheila, but Sheila hung on and Ronteza jumped back up and did not the cow beat her. She won the "World".


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    And Carmina Burana , Germany (Hanoverian) plus Woodlander Farouche from Britain (Hanoverian) who just won her 3rd wolrd Championdhip in Dressage, with top scores ever given, including "10"s for an average of 9.8.
    And on the Dutch dressage team for many years, Exquis Nadine under Hans Peter Minderhoud.


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    I love chestnut mares! Particularly if they come from the Weltmeyer line!
    Wansuele Suerte (by Warkant) is another famous chestnut mare, ridden by Hubertus Schmidt on the German dressage team for many years.
    What about Whisper (Wolkenstein II) ridden by Hiroshi Hoketsu?
    Girasol (Gribaldi) ridden by Nadine Capellman and Bella Rose (Belissimo M) ridden by Isabell Werth are both up and coming horses in Germany.


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    Genuine Risk was a chestnut mare.
    *Wendy* 4.17.73 - 12.20.05


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    Not a famous mare, but I know of a lovely chestnut mare who has helped at least FOUR ammie riders get their bronze medals now. She has been in the USDF Yearbook almost every year with another rider and another bronze medal. A saintly mare who has earned her oats, proudly sporting her red head!

    The funny story behind her - I didn't know the prior 3 riders, but everyone was wondering if it was even worth looking at her when she was for sale - being a chestnut mare and all. And by Weltmeyer (and they do have a rep for being tough). I found her in the Yearbooks and said "look, she's carried several riders through 3rd level, give her a chance". Well, she is a total saint, a beautiful mare, and very well loved!

    Girls rule, boys drool


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    Franke Sloothaak used to ride a lovely chestnut mare called Weihaiwej, as and added bonus she had a wall eye!

    http://www.sporthorse-data.com/d?z=4...iwej&x=40&y=10


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    Quote Originally Posted by shiningwizard255 View Post
    Genuine Risk was a chestnut mare.
    Plesase tell us in what discipline.



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    Headley Brittania was an amazing eventer

    http://www.teamfredericks.com/horses...ley-britannia/


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    Quote Originally Posted by sixteentwo View Post
    Franke Sloothaak used to ride a lovely chestnut mare called Weihaiwej, as and added bonus she had a wall eye!

    http://www.sporthorse-data.com/d?z=4...iwej&x=40&y=10
    It looks like she had a blue eye. Is that what you mean by wall eye? Thanks for this.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MysticOakRanch View Post
    Not a famous mare, but I know of a lovely chestnut mare who has helped at least FOUR ammie riders get their bronze medals now. She has been in the USDF Yearbook almost every year with another rider and another bronze medal. A saintly mare who has earned her oats, proudly sporting her red head!

    The funny story behind her - I didn't know the prior 3 riders, but everyone was wondering if it was even worth looking at her when she was for sale - being a chestnut mare and all. And by Weltmeyer (and they do have a rep for being tough). I found her in the Yearbooks and said "look, she's carried several riders through 3rd level, give her a chance". Well, she is a total saint, a beautiful mare, and very well loved!

    Girls rule, boys drool
    So, is she yours now??? If so, lucky you!



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    Back in the pre-war days, the herds at Trakehnen were divided into colors. The chestnut herd was the performance herd.


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    She's not famous yet, but my chestnut mare is everything I could ever want, including an excellent temperament.


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    Touch of Class. 'A small chestnut mare who was golden, in terms of olympic medals.

    Wehaiwej. A chestnut mare who won WEG. And those blue eyes. (or was she bay?) Oops, we remembered, she is bay. and maybe still alive in Italy.

    And weren't both Genuine Risk and Winning Colors chestnut? 2 KY Derby winners.

    Neither of us, we're 2 warmbloods, is chestnut. But we don't discriminate against them.
    Last edited by WildandWickedWarmbloods; Nov. 13, 2012 at 03:29 PM.



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    SPS Sangrita.... also the dam of SPS Windrose



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    Quote Originally Posted by Eleanor's elf View Post
    Touch of Class. 'A small chestnut mare who was golden, in terms of olympic medals.

    And weren't both Genuine Risk and Winning Colors chestnut? 2 KY Derby winners.
    I thought Touch of Class was bay? Winning Colors was grey. Rags To Riches, who won the Belmont Stakes in 2007, was chestnut.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gayle in Oregon
    Plesase tell us in what discipline.
    A very famous racehorse! Only the second filly to win the Kentucky Derby!!!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genuine_Risk
    Randee Beckman ~Otteridge Farm, LLC (http://on.fb.me/1iJEqvR)~ Marketing Manager - The Clothes Horse & Jennifer Oliver, Equine Insurance Specialist


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gayle in Oregon View Post
    Plesase tell us in what discipline.
    TB Racing.
    *Wendy* 4.17.73 - 12.20.05



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    Miss Lucy and Sienna are two chestnut mares who have been rocking the Hunter Derbies



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    Quote Originally Posted by MKV View Post
    I thought Touch of Class was bay? Winning Colors was grey. Rags To Riches, who won the Belmont Stakes in 2007, was chestnut.
    I was pretty sure she was bay too



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