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RIP Brandenburgs Windstar

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  • RIP Brandenburgs Windstar

    Such a great sire of event horses. A big loss for irish fans. Condolances to all of his people

    December 9, 2011
    It was with great sorrow that we said farewell to a good friend this week, when our stallion, Brandenburg’s Windstar, was euthanized on Wednesday due to a deteriorating arthritic condition in his spine which was causing severe neurological symptoms. Resulting from past injury, his condition had progressed to the point where we owed it to him to make the only humane decision.
    Windstar was a kind and generous horse with great heart, and we will miss him. His legacy lives on in his offspring.
    Last edited by horsetales; Dec. 10, 2011, 09:13 AM.
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  • #2
    He was a good one! So sorry to hear this :-(


    • #3
      So sorry to hear. Warm thoughts to everyone involved.
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      • #4
        Oh that's sad. He's my mare's sire.


        • #5
          I am sorry to hear this sad news. Sincerest condolences to all his people.
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          • #6
            So sad, what a handsome horse he was.
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            • #7
              This has been the worst three months I have ever seen for such great losses...

              I feel like all I do is send condolences...

              However, truly truly sorry for the loss of BW....He was just lovely.

              Godspeed and peace to you - Windstar...there will be many a great horse to meet you on the bridge.
              Hickstead 1996-2011 Godspeed
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              • #8
                RIP Bounce. I learned a lot from that horse, and he has produced some really lovely offspring.


                • #9
                  Very sad.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by deltawave View Post
                    So sad, what a handsome horse he was.
                    Originally posted by Fred View Post
                    I am sorry to hear this sad news. Sincerest condolences to all his people.
                    same here...Phyliss Dawson is just the best ...
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                    • #11
                      The great thing about losing a stallion is that you have offspring to look forward to. Great sire for eventing.
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                      • #12
                        Very sorry for Phyllis, Grace and the rest of the Windchase family. I remember seeing him as a youngster and watching Phyllis event him. It's a tough loss.
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                        • #13
                          So sad. He was such a cool stallion with such amazing babies.


                          • #14
                            RIP WINDSTAR

                            We have an absolutely wonderful mare whose sire was WINDSTAR. He will be remembered through his wonderful offspring. We are sending our condolences to Phyllis and all the Brandenburg's Windstar family.


                            • #15
                              Sending my condolences to Phyllis and everyone at Windchase. Windstar was an exceptional stallion, and I love my baby by him. He has some really cool offspring out there, he was an excellent event sire.


                              • #16
                                sad news!!
                                I remember going to her barn once and got to see one of his foals that was just born.Looked like he stamped his foals with all his greatness! Guessing PD still has some frozen or fresh available?


                                • #17
                                  I don't think fresh would be helpful as the shelf life is a matter of days. It looks like from the website, he was being collected fresh and no frozen was available for sale. This is not to say that there is no frozen, but generally if it is available, it's advertised.

                                  Lovely stallion and fortunately one who had plenty of offspring.
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                                  • #18
                                    My friend has one of his babies...


                                    she's very cute!
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                                    • #19
                                      My heart just sank... I hadn't heard. I have one of his girls that Phyllis bred. Love her and would like to have another... so bummed to hear of his passing. Sending hugs to his family.
                                      Platinum Equestrian - Florida, USA


                                      • #20
                                        Oh No !

                                        My up and coming 5 year old is out of Brandenburg's Windstar and our Stone's Throw AWS */*/ mare. He is truly exceptional in every way. Beautiful, extravagant gaits, a natural bascule in his jump, etc. I am so sorry Phyllis.
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