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R.I.P Riobamba http://www.ashemont.com/mares.html

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  • R.I.P Riobamba http://www.ashemont.com/mares.html

    One of our Premium Oldenburg foundation mares, Bamba, was purchased in Germany in late 1985 and imported in early 1987. She was at the North Sea on pasture when the Chernobyl cloud went over and had several late term abortions and other difficulties related to that. However the foals she did produce were extraordinary!

    We had retired Bamba 4 years ago to our daughter's farm where she roamed hundreds of acres with her best friend, Applause (a retired dressage mare), and Rusty (an aged gelding). She was fed 2x a day, brushed often and loved constantly. But last night she didn't come up for her grain.

    In spite of combing the pasture for hours with flashlights and ATVs no one could find her. This morning she was discovered in the run-off area of the pond, trapped under the pipe and a boulder. She was still alive, but just barely, after lying in cold water all night. I still can't figure out how they found her as I could hardly see her even when I knew where to look

    My daughter is friends with the vet at the NC Zoo and his wife: they came as soon as she called. Although they don't have horse experience they do have lots of experience with getting large animals out of tight places. Bamba was given a tranquilizer and another friend with large equipment was on the way with a big backhoe. By the time he arrived, however, the vet declared her dead. They dug her out and buried her on a hill overlooking the pond.

    We thought it was the end of an era for us when we no longer had stallions but this is really the final chapter - the end of a wonderful broodmare who lives on in her offspring and their progeny - Risque', Rhapsody, Welt Lowe, Perchik, Welt Wind, Wheels, Weltsegen, Pikturesque, Rastede West, Rhamba, Pikard, Wagehals, Whittier and Weinbrand to mention some. R.I.P. sweet gentle chestnut mare
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    Last edited by Ashemont; Feb. 2, 2009, 01:26 PM. Reason: Added link to pedigree
    Pat Belskie - ASHEMONT Farm

    PnP Distributors - KUTZMANN Carriages
    Ashemont2@gmail.com

  • #2
    Pat, what a tragic story, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. RIP beautiful Riobamba and cyber hugs to you Pat.
    http://www.talloaksfarm.net ---"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts." --- Winston Churchill

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    • #3
      OMG what an terrible loss...just heartbreaking.. I am so so sorry.. my deepest condolonces to you.

      God Speed Rio...
      Hickstead 1996-2011 Godspeed
      " Hickstead is simply the best and He lives forever in our hearts"
      Akasha 1992-2012 - I will always love you sweet girl.

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      • #4
        Oh how very sad....... my condolences on your loss......RIP Rio

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        • #5
          What a lovely girl. I am so sorry for your loss.

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            #6
            Thank you. BTW the photos were taken of her when she was in her 20's. Up to the very end she had 'schwung' and could trot out as fast as most horses could canter She was my 2 year old grand-daughter's favorite and Bamba was always so kind and gentle with Taryn.... just like she was with Taryn's mother, Sara, when she was a little girl (sad smile). How do you tell a 2 year old that her 'riding horse' is gone?
            Pat Belskie - ASHEMONT Farm

            PnP Distributors - KUTZMANN Carriages
            Ashemont2@gmail.com

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            • #7
              What a beautiful girl. So sorry for your loss.

              (((HUGS)))

              Godspeed Bamba
              A Merrick N Dream Farm
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              • #8
                What a stunning mare! Sorry for the tragic loss! Looks like she had lots of children to live on with her legacy. She reminds me of one of my mares. what were her bloodlines?

                R.I.P. Bamba

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                • #9
                  So sorry for your loss. I have such a soft spot for chestnut mares with white stripes or blazes...

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                  • #10
                    What a stunning mare! I am very sorry for your loss.
                    Roseknoll Sporthorses
                    www.roseknoll.net

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                    • #11
                      I am so sorry. My condolences.

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                      • #12
                        What a beautiful mare. So sorry for your loss.
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                        • #13
                          Oh Pat, that really breaks my heard RIP Riobamba, you were amazing
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                          • #14
                            I'm so terribly sorry Pat. It's heartbreaking I'm sure.

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                            • #15
                              I'm so sorry for your loss. Such a sad story.
                              http://TouchstoneAcres.com
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                              • #16
                                Sorry for your loss.
                                "It's not how good you ride, It's how good your horse covers for you." -Kristan
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                                • #17
                                  I am so very sorry. What a grand mare. RIP Riobamba.
                                  Mary Lou
                                  http://www.homeagainfarm.com

                                  https://www.facebook.com/HomeAgainFarmHanoverians

                                  Member OMGiH I loff my mares clique

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                                  • #18
                                    How sad. I am so sorry for your loss Pat.
                                    Tracy Geller
                                    www.sixpoundfarm.com
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                                      #19
                                      You can see Bamba and some of her offspring here: http://www.ashemont.com/mares.html

                                      If you click on the first picture of her you can view her pedigree.

                                      I know there are many on COTH who have one of Bamba's 'kids' and I hope you will give your babies an extra hug from me. Strangely Bamba's one son, Perchik, who came back to us through an extraordinary chain of events that ended with him telling a psychic that he wanted to return home, felt her loss. Perchik is semi-retired at a friend's farm in GA where he gives a few lessons each week. We were on our way to help with Bamba when my friend called to inform me that Perchik had been acting strangely since the previous night - the night that Bamba went missing! She could not figure out what was wrong with him but she knew that something wasn't right. I knew. And after my friend went out and talked to Perchik, letting him know his mom had died, he suddenly calmed down and became 'normal' again.

                                      This is the same gelding that had gotten hit by a car many years ago. For two weeks his mom and sister Risque' took turns standing in the stall across from him, gently nickering. Additionally when we brought Perchik 'home' after having him gone for almost 4 years, Bamba and Risque' with their big baby-bellies came screaming from the far back pasture to greet him.

                                      As I said, this was a very special mare line.
                                      Pat Belskie - ASHEMONT Farm

                                      PnP Distributors - KUTZMANN Carriages
                                      Ashemont2@gmail.com

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                                      • #20
                                        Wow that is an amazing story...I love hearing stories like that - however I am sure it makes your loss that much more painful. HUGS.
                                        Hickstead 1996-2011 Godspeed
                                        " Hickstead is simply the best and He lives forever in our hearts"
                                        Akasha 1992-2012 - I will always love you sweet girl.

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