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Foundation Mares of Excellence

Tilena
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Tilena - 2008

Tilena - May 2006   Tilena - May 2006

Tilena - May 2006   Tilena - May 2006

Tilena - May 2006   Tilena - May 2006

  Tilena - May 2006

Tilena, KWPN-NA, Register A, (Freestyle x Nimmerdor x Amor) was born in 2000 in Holland and was imported as a weanling to the United States. She is a beautiful, 17 hh, KWPN bay mare out of an exceptional mare line. Tilena is the daughter of Ilena, KWPN elite. Ilena is exceptional in that she produced the 3-year-old European champion and the champion yearling colt in Holland, all in 2002! Consequently, Tilena’s breeder was deemed 2002 Breeder of the Year in Holland. In this same line, Tilena’s great grandmother, Viola, was a full sister to the keur stallion Ulft.

Tilena's dam sire, Nimmerdor, is noted by the Dutch as "the stallion of the century. Nimmerdor was a preferent stallion that sired multiple keur and star mares as well as keur and approved stallions. The granddam sire, Amor, also preferent, had a tremendous influence by producing excellent quality horses.

Tilena’s sire, Freestyle, is a beautiful 17 hh Hessen stallion who received a perfect 10 for character and a 9 for temperament. He received a 9.33 for rideability and was the overall winner of his performance test. Freestyle is excelling in dressage in Canada. Freestyle is a son of the famous Rhinelander stallion, Florestan I. Florestan I has taken the top position in the FN breeding values for a number of years. He is famous for producing performance horses with a very high rideability. In 2004, two Florestan I sons won both the 5 and 6-year-old World Young Horse Dressage Championships in Verden.

Freestyle’s mother line is also of excellent quality. Tilena’s grandmother, Paloma, and her 4 sisters received the award of the “Best Family of Hessen” 4 years in a row. Paloma has also produced two approved stallions, Freestyle and Flammengold. Paloma’s sister, Patricia, was the best mare of Hessen in 1997. Another sister, Pretoria, was the best 3-year-old mare of Hessen in 1999. The youngest sister, Primavera, was 2nd at the mare show for 2 year-olds at Asfeld. This dam line shows four State Premium mares in a row, Paloma, Piroschka, Poxi and Geisha.

Most importantly, she is a willing partner with her rider.

Freestyle Florestan I Fidelio
Raute H
Palama Parademarsch I
Piroschka
Ilena Nimmerdor Farn
Ramonaa
Elena Amor
Viola

Zilena
(Iroko x Freestyle x Nimmerdor)

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Zilena - 2008  Zilena - 2008

Zilena, 2004, is an KWPN-NA registered filly by Iroko out of Tilena. Zilena is light bay with 2 white hind socks and a beautiful white blaze. Zilena’s father, Iroko is an international jumper, standing in Holland at Team Nijhof. Iroko is a keur stallion who produces superb conformation and athleticism. Iroko has produced quality jumpers as well as some excellent upper level dressage horses.

Zilena’s mother, Tilena is one of our foundation mares and can be seen above.

Zilena's 2008 foal, Dazzler, by Rousseau, is proving to be a star. In fact, he placed 2nd in the top five results for the KWPN-NA keurings! We are so excited about this. Dazzler is now sold to Tara Rohs, who is a dressage rider, trainer and teacher. She bought Dazzler as her long term riding partner. So, here he comes!

Emilena, Zilena's 2009 filly by UB-40 was 1st premium at her keuring. The judges commented on what beautiful conformation she has. Zilena's 2010 foal is a tall, leggy colt by Rousseau. An extra bonus is that he is black. We named him Fillipp.

For more information about Iroko, see Team Nijhof at www.team-nijhof.nl

Iroko Pilot Pilatus
Gratia
Bianca Bengale
Ricke
Tilena Freestyle Florestan
Paloma
Ilena Nimmerdor
Elena


Babitha Dyloma
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Babitha Dyloma - Photo by Martha Ellenberger

Babitha Dyloma - Photo by Martha Ellenberger   Babitha Dyloma - Photo by Martha Ellenberger

Babitha Dyloma - Photo by Martha Ellenberger

Babitha Dyloma was imported from Holland. Babitha's pedigree starts with her sire, Goodtimes, by the famous Stallion of the Century, Nimmerdor. Nimmerdor is by Farn. Farn is most noted for the mares he produced. Goodtimes produces excellent sport horses for jumping and dressage. Babitha also carries the blood of Lucky Boy, Farnese and Cor de La Bryere.

Additionally, Babitha is from the well known, excellent producing, Loma motherline. This motherline produced the KWPN stallions Furore (Ahorn), Hattrick (Ahorn), Tenerife VDL (Raphael), Whister (Holland), Simon Bolivar, Troostwyk, Tristan, Bourban, Mural, Hallreck, Graaf and Kigali (Wolfgang). Also, the Loma Line produced a number of AES approved stallions including Neopolitan (Lucky Boy xx), Wesfalen Al Dente (Aldato), CH: Grandriver (Ahorn), NRPS/AES Rodrigo (Indorado), NRPS/AES Quasimodo Z (Quidam de Revel), Zangersheide J.Liberato and Liberato IIZ (Libero H), Swedish Jeopardy (Edison), Zangersheide Omen (Carthago), AES Voyeur (Tolan van T Riethof), KWPN-NA Jaguar (Nimmerdor), and SBS Osto M (NarcosII).

Riverstone Farm purchased Babitha as a weanling because of her pedigree, movement and beauty. She is now a beautiful four-year-old mother. Babitha had her first foal in 2010, a big chestnut colt. Forrest is as sweet as his mother and, by all accounts, can move. In fact, he is a powerhouse! Babitha will be started under saddle this summer and fall.

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