Tilena, KWPN-NA (Freestyle x Nimmerdor x Amor) was imported from Holland as a weanling. We then purchased her as a coming 3 year old for the purpose of breeding. She is a beautiful, 17 hh, KWPN bay mare out of an exceptional mare line. Tilena is the daughter of Ilena, KWPN elite who is exceptional in that she produced the 3-year-old European champion and the champion yearling colt in Holland, all in 2002! Ilena also produced Onassis, an upper level dressage performance horse who stands at stud in Denmark and Nilena, a jumper, who stands at stud at Cornell University. 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.
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.
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
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
While Tilena was primarily purchased for breeding, she has only had one foal because she has been my riding horse for many years now. Recently, during a clinic, an FEI judge spoke very highly of her temperament and wondered if I bred her. I should breed her but I so enjoy riding her!