2006 Foal

by Sonset's Sieger out of Tarika by Kaspareit

Sonset's Sieger

1990 Grey Trakehner stallion
OSB-A-S300, height 16.1 h, girth 74.0", bone 8.0".
Bred by Perlebach Trakehners; Standing at Carousel Farm, PA

Approved at Columbus, OH in 1992, Sonset's Sieger was performance tested in 1994 at Chestnut Ridge Horse Trials, Gasport, NY. The comments made at his approval are:
"Compact and uphill constructed Abdullah-Habicht son of medium size and strength with a remarkably deep girth. His interesting combination of genes is confirmed by his diligent and athletic appearance with very good elasticity in his movements as well as in jumping (Dr. Senckenberg, German Verband representative)."
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Abdullah *Pg*E*

1970 Grey Trakehner stallion
OSB-A-S116, height 17.0 h, girth 82.0", bone 9.25".
Bred by Trakehner Gestüt Birkhausen, FRG; Owned by Williamsburg Farm, NY

Imported in utero, Abdullah was approved by the ATA in 1975. He was later approved in Germany in 1985, in recognition of his exemplary performance career.

Known as one of the greatest jumping horses of all time, Abdullah's career highlights include: Individual Silver and Team Gold Medals at the 1984 Olympics; Show Jumping World Cup Champion, 1985; and Best Horse in Show Jumping World Championships at Aachen (Individual Silver and Team Gold).

He was awarded Elite status by the ATA in recognition of his progeny's accomplishments. He sired performance horses for all of the Olympic disciplines and the hunters, four ATA approved stallions (RÜDIGER, SONSET'S SIEGER, SPECIAL MEMORIES, ELEMENT OF SURPRISE, and MARSCHALL) as well as stallions in Germany, and a number of Stud Book daughters.

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Bay Trakehner mare

Also the dam of the dressage horse, S. CAPADE by ENRICO CARUSO.

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1977 Chestnut Trakehner stallion
OSB-E-S172, height 16.3H, girth 76.0", bone 9.0".
Bred by O. Langels, Gestüt Hämelschenburg, FRG; Last owned by Dancing Fields Farm.

Approved at Neumünster in 1979, Kaspareit was imported to the United States in 1980. The German Stallion Book provides the following remarks:
"Tall, strong, broad and deep. Good neck set and harmonious overall impression; good movement. Significant breeding stallion type of high quality."
Due to an injury received in importation, he started his competition career late. He was competed through Intermediare I and evented through Preliminary, and schooled in all the FEI movements. Unfortunately, complications arising from his earlier injury forced his early retirement. He was recognized in the 2000 book Trakehner Hengstregister as one of the limited list of stallions who have been successful in sport, acknowledging his successful dressage career through "S" Level. Standing at Gay McCall's Dancing Fields Farm in California, Kaspareit became one of the most popular Trakehner stallions in North America.

Kaspareit died in March, 2002, leaving behind one ATA-approved son, PARAMOURE, and many young offspring yet to be inspected and prove their value in the performance arena.


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1965 Bay Trakehner stallion
Height 165 cm, girth 185 cm, cannon 21.0 cm
Bred by C. Krebs, Rantzau, FRG.

Approved at Neumünster in 1967, Donauwind was performance tested at Klosterhof Medingen in 1968. The German Stallion Book provides:
"Good temperament, honest character, satisfying constitution. Very willing under the rider. Very good walk, trot has much schwung, and a very pleasing canter with excellent reach. A very attentive jumper with above-average talent. A stallion which possesses all of the characteristics of a first-class, versatile riding horse.

"Very high quality with very good breed and stallion type. Good, proudly carried neck, dry appearance. Very balanced and harmonious in all portions of the body. Strong and correct in the foundation. Good movement.

"One of the best sires of the post-war period. His colts and mares are equally good. His get are pleasant in temperament and easy to ride."
In 1975 Donauwind was exported to Denmark, then returned to Germany in 1980 and sold to Canada in 1981. From 1982 until his death in 1986 Donauwind stood in the U.S. Donauwind's impact on the breed is difficult to summarize, as he left 16 approved sons in Europe (inlcuding LIBERIUS, TANNENSEE, BLITZWIND, and UNKENRUF) and 125 daughters. Probably the most famous of his children is the Olympic Gold Medallist ABDULLAH.

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Abiza *E*

1963 Grey Trakehner mare
Bred by the Trakehner Verband, FRG; imported 1970 and last owned by Galten Farm, Ontario

In her lifetime, Abiza produced 13 foals, the quality of which earned her the ATA title of "Elite" and the German Verband honor of "Exceptional Mare." Her offspring include four approved stallions (Olympian ABDULLAH, Pan-Am Games Medallist AMIEGO, ASTOR, and ADRIAN) as well as the ATA Honor Roll Mare ABSAGE.

Abiza died in 1988. No other mare has had as much impact on the Trakehner breed in North America, in terms of production and competition of her offspring in sport.

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1967 Black Trakehner stallion
height 166 cm; girth 194 cm; cannon 21.0 cm.
Bred by G. Stut, Hamburg, FRG.

Approved at Neumünster in 1969 as a Premium stallion, Habicht stood at Gestüt Rantzau from 1970 through 1973, when he entered competition. He won his performance test at Westercelle. The German Stallion Book provides the following remarks:
"Proud, large, powerful black, has not yet developed a rectangular format. Very uphill, a bit short in the back, with a well-muscled croup and hindquarters with first-class hocks. Energetic way of going with high action ..."

After his performance testing, he was called a "Very suitable riding horse for all disciplines."
Evented by Martin Plewe, Habicht won the CCI*** at Achselschwang and was the top German competitor at the Burghley CCI**** in 1977.

Among his approved sons are the German stallions WINDFALL, BALZFLUG, COKTAIL, EFFEKT, PARFORCE, SEEADLER, SIXTUS, and KOLUMBUS, and the ATA stallion EMEER. His daughters gave birth to the stallions DONAUFEUER, MAHON, POLARGEIST, and many others. His daughters include the ATA Elite mare, PALMA NIGRA, and one of Germany's top broodmares, ARWETTA, dam of ARSENAL, ARON, ARGONAUT, and ARGUMENT (sire of Isabell Werth's ANTHONY FRH). His progeny are proven in all of the Olympic disciplines and have founded breeding dynasties of their own.

Habicht died at the age of 25.

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1973 Dark bay Trakehner stallion
height 166 cm; girth 194 cm; cannon 21.0 cm.
Bred by K. Rosenau, FRG.

Reserve Champion of his approvals at Neumünster 1975, he was performance tested at Medingen in 1976 and was Reserve Champion of the testing. The German Stallion Book provides as follows:
"Very significant and high-class in everything. Good large frame, strong skeleton, voluptuous muscles; excellent way of going in all paces."
Mozart stood at Gestüt Hämelschenburg in Hameln from 1976 through 1979. He was sold to Holland in 1980, where he was accepted as an improvement sire within the Dutch Warmblood and became Dutch champion three times. In 1985 was imported to the United States. He sired 4 graded sons and 57 studbook daughters in Germany, including the Elite Mare SCHWALBENBURG, and many quality horses throughout Europe and in North America. Mozart died in 1997 while breeding a mare.


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1972 Bay Trakehner mare
Height 162 cm; inspection scores: 2, 2, 3 / 2, 1

Kapriziöse is the dam of two approved stallions, the full brothers KASPAREIT and KAPUCCINO, both by MOZART. Kaspareit competed successfully at dressage through FEI levels; Kapuccino was a highly successful jumper until his early death at age 10. She is also the full sister to: the graded stallion KARNEVAL (sire of 2 approved sons and 17 stud book mares, including Verband Elite mare PREUSSENLIED, prior to his importation to the U.S. in 1980), who stood as the chief sire at Hamilton Farms for many years; to the successful broodmare KARBEN, dam of KARIM and KARON (sire of E.H. CAPRIMOND, among others in a short breeding career); and to the showjumping mare "KASKADE,' dam of the jumper KARAJAN and the dressage horse KASKARO.


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Avignon II

1974 Black/Brown Trakehner stallion
OSB-E-S180, height 16.1H, girth 77.2", bone 9".
Bred by Dr. Rudolph Arning, FRG; Owned by and imported by The Barton Family of Sorento, Illinois.

Full brother to the German Verband Stallion of the Year and Elite Hengst AROGNO (sire of TCN PARTOUT ridden by Anky van Grunsven), and the States Premium and Premium Mare ANNA KARENINA; half brother to numerous graded stallions including ISTANBUL and DAMASKUS.

Sire of multiple champions, in hand as well as all disciplines; sire of ATA approved stallion PAJOU and 1996 ATA National Champion Mare THE NOIR VOM CASTELL. 20 years after his importation to the US, his impact is still seen in Germany, exemplified by his granddaughter LIVONNE, State Premium and Verband Premium mare, photographed after claiming Reserve Champion at the Landesschau in Westfalia, 2000. The German Stallion Book provides the following remarks:
"Harmonious overall, full of expression; medium frame, correct, medium strong foundation; breed type and characteristics clearly evident; well muscled body, compact and tautly textured; type of the multifaceted performance horse that could have a bit more masculinity. "
Avignon died in 2002 at Castell Imperator Hof.


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The Princess Condé

Dark Bay Trakehner mare

Princess was bred by the Barton family of Sorento, Illinois and has been a valued member of the broodmare herd of Castell Imperator Hof. A daughter of 1973 Neumünster Reserve Champion RICARDO and TA CONDÉ, a daughter of the PRINCE ROUGE xx son, PRINCE CONDÉ, Princess is a half-sister to the ATA National Champion mare, THE NOIR VOM CASTELL.


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1958 Grey Trakehner Stallion
height 167 cm (16.1H 1/2"); girth 193 cm; cannon 21.0 cm.
Bred by C. Krebs-Schimmelhof, Gut Rantzau.

Sired by TROPENWALD, the most important Trakehnen-born sire to reach the West, and out of PERAEA (HIRTENSANG-FETYSZ ox). Photographed in 1962 at the age of 4 years. Pregel was performance tested at Westercelle 1961 with the following comments: "Walk and trot good; canter very good; temperament: even-tempered, very good; good constitution; rideability and jumping ability very good; reliable, good riding horse."

He began his stud career at Hunnesrück and stood there until 1965, after which he stood as chief sire at Marbach for 13 years. During the pivotal period following World War II, Pregel sired 11 graded stallions in Germany, including DONAUWIND (sire of ABDULLAH and 15 other graded stallions) and 81 Stud Book daughters, including the Premium Mare VERBUM. The German Stallion Book provides the following comments:
"Medium-sized, deep, broad stallion with much character and a calm temperament. Expressive head; medium-length, well-set neck; sloping croup; well-formed but somewhat closely placed, angled hocks; the foreleg is well-muscled in the forearm with short, sturdy cannons; the movement is in walk, trot, and canter paramount. One of the important breeding stallions of the modern age; equally good in siring breeding stallions, brood mares, and riding horses for all disciplines. He marks his get with quiet and calm behavior in every case, and excellent movement with strong impulsion from hindquarters. Good character."
Pregel died in 1979.


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Donaulied vom Schimmelhof

1960 Black Trakehner mare

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1957 Grey Trakehner stallion
height 166 cm (16.1H +); girth 185 cm; cannon 20.5 cm.
Bred by G. Hoogen, Vogelsangshof, Rheinland.

Maharadscha won Second Prize at the 1962 DLG Exhibition in Munich. He was of vast importance to the Trakehner breed in the post-World War II period, as a grandson of the extremely significant Arabian stallion Fetysz ox. Maharadscha sired 11 graded sons and 82 stud book mares, including German Elite mare ABIZA (dam of ABDULLAH). He improved the herds of his own stud as well as the State Studs at Birkhausen and Rantzau, in addition to Gestüt Schwaighof. The German Stallion Book lists the following comments:
"Extraordinarily beautiful, expressive stallion with Arabian stamp, but in a large format. Very pretty face, much neck, thoroughly sufficient girth; the way of going is elastic and swinging; the stallion shows the best inclination for riding. In his youth he had such a bad accident that his recovery was doubtful. From that he retained a somewhat crooked head carriage which was only noticeable in the stable. From a veterinary perspective, this probably resulted from a hearing impairment from the accident.

A stallion of vast significance not only in the Trakehner but also in Bavarian breeding. Although somewhat nervous and therefore a hard keeper, he did not pass that on. His children inherited a pleasant character, good rideability, and good rhythmic movement. His sons, Flaneur in the Trakehner and his full brother, Mahdi, in the Bavarian breed, took a paramount position."

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1949 Chestnut Trakehner mare

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Burnus (AA)

1948 Bay Anglo-Arabian stallion
height 161 cm; girth 185 cm; cannon 20.4 cm.
Bred by W. Schmidt-Salzmann, Bostelwiebeck, FRG.

Very promising even as a young horse, Burnus inspired a contest between the German Eventing team and the Dressage team of who would have him and Dr. Reiner Klimke in their arsenal. The comments in the German Stallion Book are as follows:
"A charming stallion with a beautiful head and intelligent, lively eye. Uphill but with small withers. Sufficiently deep and broad with a round croup; excellent tail set. Straight and swinging gaits with somewhat high action. A stallion of high intelligence with the very best character.

"Burnus was successful in eventing competition.

"An alert, good, affectionate character and easy rideability of his children are the outstanding feautures of this sire. His get are forward and love to jump. They are of noble type with a medium-strong foundation and good movement with somewhat high action at the trot."
Burnus left a huge legacy in the performance bloodlines of the Trakehner as well as the Rhinelander and Westfalian registries. The sire of Harry Boldt's BARITON, the German event horse KIM, and the famous jumper SCHWALBEREICH, his three approved Trakehner sons were ALARM, MARKES LETZTER, and HABICHT. Burnus died at the age of 32.

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1952 Black Trakehner mare

Ridden by her owner, Günther Stut of Hamburg, Hallo gained recognition in Northern Germany with a very successful riding career. Hallo's last foal, and arguably the most famous, is the stallion HABICHT. Hallo died at age 30. (taken from an article by Connie Kempter).

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Magnet *E*

1964 Grey Trakehner stallion
OSB-E-S163; height 166 cm (16.1H +); girth 185 cm; cannon 20.5 cm.
Bred by Herta Mack, FRG; Last stood at Nun's Oak Trakehners in MD.

Magnet was approved at Neumünster in 1966. He stood at various locations in Germany before being imported to North America in the Fall of 1974. From 1975 to 1978 he stood at Sankt Georg Farm in Virgina. In 1978 was moved to Nun's Oak Trakehners in Maryland where he remained until his death in 1980. The comments in the German Stallion book from his approval are:
"The late maturing stallion has developed very much caliber and body volume, a somewhat coarse head and neck, much depth and width of body, strong foundation, powerful way of going, jumping talent and desire are evident. His get always display his great way of going in all gaits; usually they also have much jumping talent. Character and temperament are simple and unaffected."
Prior to his importation to the U.S. in 1974, Magnet sired eight approved stallions in Europe: IGOR, BLINKER, ESCON, ERGO, FANGO, MAGNUS, STETTIN, and ELFENGLANZ. In the U.S. he sired the Elite mare ANTHEA and Honor Roll mares KALGARY and ROXANE. Magnet died in 1980.

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1968 Bay Trakehner mare

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1960 Dark Bay Trakehner stallion
height 165 cm; girth 193 cm; cannon 21.1 cm.
Bred by U. Poll, Hörem, FRG.

Gunnar was performance tested in 1964 at Westercelle, and the German Stallion Book provides the following comments:
"Good character, balanced temperament, hard constitution. Responds to all ridden cues very willingly, easily and comfortably. Walk sufficiently good, trot good with extension. A stallion with much expression and dryness. Expressive face, good neck; much shoulder; in all quite compact. The front legs could be somewhat sturdier, formation of the hocks is satisfactory. The stallion goes somewhat wide behind, the hooves somewhat close together; way of going is very swinging, although not quite correct.

Almost all get are marked by energetic, swinging movement, and usually also by beautiful heads with good overall expression. If the mare is coarse in some respects, the children also are somewhat. Gunnar produced good breeding horses as well as good riding horses. Overall, he is considered a valuable element for Trakehner breeding."
He died in 1984, leaving 13 approved stallion sons and 98 studbook daughters, including the Elite Mare JENNY.

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Miranda III

1966 Black Trakehner mare
Owned by K. Rosenau, Brunstein, FRG.

A full sister of the stallions MIKADO and MARCELLUS, Miranda gave birth to two approved stallions: MOZART by GUNNAR, and MILAN by TANNENBERG.

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1967 Bay Trakehner stallion
height 167 cm; girth 186 cm; cannon 21.0 cm.
Bred at Gestüt Webelsgrund, Springe, FRG.

Ibikus won first prize as well as Champion at the 1974 DLG Exhibition at Frankfurt and Mature Stallion Champion in Denmark in 1984. Approved at Neumünster in 1969, he was performance tested at Medingen in 1970. The Greman Stallion Book gives the following remarks:
"Walk, trot and canter very good; constitution satisfactory; good temperament, balanced character. Rideability very good; cross-country performance test good, jumping ability very good. Total result: very good.

Based on pedigree, conformation, and movement, he is a top-notch stallion of significant frame and good caliber with very expansive, fluid movement. He has obtained numerous tournament successes under his owner [O. Langels], as well as several riding horse Championships."
Ibikus was sold to Denmark in 1976, then returned to Germany where he stood from 1977 through 1983. He returned to Denmark in 1983, and died in 1996. He sired 12 approved sons in Germany and 106 studbook daughters, including the Verband Elite Mares GO-DA, GONDOLA, KLEOPATRA, and SCHWALBENBURG; he also made an impression in Denmark, where he sired, among others, an approved stallion as well as the dam of the Danish Champion stallion RAMBO.

Upon his death, the following remarks were added to the German Stallion Book, along with the updated list of his approved sons and registered daughters:
"Ibikus is one of the most influential sires of the Trakehner breeding since the second world war. Ibikus takes a leading position within the Trakehner population, not only through the amount and the quality of his approved sons and registered daughters, but also with respect to the delivery of Elite Auction horses, stallion-mothers, and successful competition horses especially in dressage." (Lars Gehrmann 1997)

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Kaprice II

1965 Dark Chestnut Trakehner mare

The Verband Premium mare Kaprice II produced the approved stallion KARNEVAL and his sisters, two daughters of extreme importance to Trakehner breeding: KAPRIZIÖSE and KARBEN. Kapriziöse is the dam of the approved stallions KASPAREIT and KAPUCCINO, full brothers by MOZART. KARBEN gave birth to the stallions KARIM (by MOZART, who was sold to Brazil in 1979) and KARON (by AROGNO, and sire of the stallion BEAUJOLAIS II, Premium stallion SCHAMPUS, GADSBY, and Elite Hengst CAPRIMOND, who stood as chief sire at Klosterhof Medingen, sire of 5 approved sons and 110 studbook mares). One of Karben's daughters, KAPSTADT by FALKE, is the dam of the incomparable stallion KOSTOLANY.

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1965 Dark Bay Trakehner stallion
height 166 cm (16.1H +); girth 194 cm; cannon 21.0 cm.
Bred by Gutsverwaltung Schwaighof b. Nordendorf, Bavaria.

Flaneur was Reserve Champion of the 1967 Körung at Neumünster, and was approved with the comments: "Exemplary model with much significance in the whole appearance. Typey head; good neck; well-positioned, broad, and well-muscled shoulder; good and uniformily conditioned body. Strong and correct in the foundation with good, straight movement. The stallion has proven himself to be a predictable, above-average sire."

Performance tested at Westercelle 1968, Flaneur was highly scored and described as follows: "Quiet, very balanced temperament, playful but good in character. Constitution tight and firm. Good rideability, balanced, uncomplicated and comfortable to ride. Better than average jumping ability; good overall performance ability; good ground-covering walk, swinging and correct trot, well-balanced loose canter. A stallion with many possibilities."

He was a successful eventer and spent most of his life in the care of Ilka-Ilona Wenzel. His impact on the Trakehner breed is great, having sired 15 graded stallions in Germany (the most important generally considered to be AROGNO) and 106 Stud Book daughters, including the States Premium Mare MAHARANI II (dam of Elite Stallion MACKENSEN and full brothers MAHAGONI and MARLON), States Premium Mare PERIHEL, and Elite Mares KANCONETTE and KARAWANE II (dam of the approved stallion KANTOR, States Premium and Premium Mare KANDICE, and Elite Mare KARAVELLE III). His descendents are sought after for competition, and his son TROUBADOUR was Christine Stückelberger's reserve mount for the Seoul Olympics. Flaneur died in 1988.


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Arcticonius xx

1968 Black/Brown Irish Thoroughbred mare
Registered in the Trakehner Verband Anhang, 170 cm (16.3H), girth 205 cm (80.7"), bone 21 cm (8.25"), inspection marks 2,2,2/2,2 (old system, highest "0").

Truly a super-mare, as well as Verband Elite mare, Arcticonius gave birth to three graded stallions--full brothers AVIGNON II and Elite Stallion AROGNO (also Reserve Champion at Körung and winner of his performance testing) by FLANEUR, and ACAJOU by the Flaneur son DAMASKUS, as well as daughters including the States Premium and Premium Mare ANNA KARENINA (dam of the stallion AMATCHO), and ARKTIS II (dam of the stallion ARENTINO), both daughters by FLANEUR. Arcticonius xx died in 1992.


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1971 Bay Trakehner stallion
OSB-E-S179, height 171 cm (16.3H +); girth 200 cm; cannon 22.0 cm.
Bred by V. Wagner von Schöning, FRG.

Reserve champion at the Neumünster approvals in 1973 with the comments "A breeding stallion of significant format with good pronounced musculature and a strong foundation; the strong, broad hocks stand a bit close, the hind pasterns a bit out; significant mechanics in all gaits."

Ricardo completed the performance test at Westercelle in 1974 with the following results: "Sufficient walk, swinging trot with action, energetic canter; quiet temperament, occasionally studdy; constitution sufficiently hard; rideability rather good; good jumping ability; overall rather good. Quality horse with good jumping aptitude in stadium and cross country."

He was imported to the U.S. by the Barton family of Sorento, Illinois in 1980 and stood at their Castell Imperator Hof until his death in 1983. In his relatively short breeding career he sired 20 stud book daughters in Germany, and three stallion sons in the US: TAUSENDSASSA and TAUROGGEN out of TARABIA "E", both approved by the ATA and since gelded, and DANZIG, previously approved by the NATA and now ATA licensed, currently standing at stud. Ricardo is also the dam's sire of the imported MAHAGONI son, BÜTOW, out of BARINA.

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Ta Condé

Trakehner mare owned by the Barton family. Ta Condé is a daughter of PRINCE CONDÉ out of TANSANIA by HARTUNG. She is the dam of the 1996 National Champion Mare THE NOIR VOM CASTELL by AVIGNON II.


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