2000 OSB Trakehner Mare
(Impressionist x Tariana by Graditz *E*)
Owned by Holger "Max" Hoetzel, Agoura, California
TANZDIVA ("Dance Diva") was the most beautiful warmblood foal we have seen, and she matured into an absolutely gorgeous mare. Possessing classic beauty, superior conformation, wonderful presence, a people-loving personality, an impeccable pedigree, and extravagant movement, Diva was already a champion in hand at the age of 4 months.
Desired by many, Diva has found her perfect home in Agoura, California. Her new owner, Holger Hoetzel, writes:
I had fallen for Tanzdiva just from seeing a photo and a clip on Tannenwald's website. And to be perfectly honest there never was really a choice - without having ridden her, nor having seen her in person, I knew it had to be this beautiful mare from Tannenwald. "Diva" had to move quite a long distance from Michigan to California to start her new life and she arrived here in excellent shape. And my gut feeling about this Trakehner mare and her breeder were on the spot: Tanzdiva is not only a spectacularly beautiful and talented mare, she also has an affectionate and calm personality, with the curiosity and willingness that makes a great riding horse. As for Ingrid: her in-depth knowledge, insight and honesty made this purchase an absolute pleasure.
Diva took a break from ridden work over the past year to try out another "career." On March 3, 2007, she delivered a beautiful bay colt by the German stallion Cadeau! Having proven an excellent mom to her baby boy, Tintoretto, Diva is currently awaiting the arrival of her second foal.
In November of 2008, however, while carrying her precious cargo, Diva attended the ATA Annual Convention in Los Angeles and competed in the Mare Show. She won first place in her broodmares class under Hilda Gurney, and her appearance was reported in the German Verband's Trakehner Hefte:
...the class of the older mares, shown in foal or with foal, was won by the very "typey" TANZDIVA by Impressionist out of Tariana by Graditz *E*, bred by Ingrid Andrews in Illinois and owned by Holger Hoetzel in Agoura Hills. In competition this very motherly mare was clearly superior in terms of her correct movement and big frame.
Congratulations to Holger, who provided the translation. For "our" girl to get such good "ink," we are happy to look the other way on the discrepancy of breeder and location...
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