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The Perfect Man is Waiting!

Trakehner StallionSo maybe he is a stallion, not a man.  EVEN better, when he is bad it is ok to leave him out in the pasture.  The American Trakehner Association (ATA) just announced that bidding for the 2010 ATA Stallion Service Auction (SSA) will open next week on January 1, 2010. Over 40 of the countries top stallions are participating in the event, including Olympic medalist, Abdullah *Pg*E*.  Of course Favian *Ps* aka The Big Red Horse is participating too.  What a great way to start the New Year by getting discounted breeding to a versatile Trakehner horse.

Best of all, if you have registered to bid in a previous SSA Auction you don’t need to re-register for the 2010 event. Online bidding ends on February 14 (Continued…)

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The Pastor’s Donkey

blessing-of-the-petsAKA – The Pastor’s Ass

The Pastor entered his donkey in a race and it won.

The Pastor was so pleased with the donkey that he entered it in the race again and it won again.

The local paper read:

PASTOR’S ASS OUT FRONT

The Bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity that he ordered the Pastor not to enter the donkey in another race.

The next day the local paper headline read: (Continued…)

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Urgent Notice on Dangers of Horse Hair

Junior eating grass

In a press release today, the National Institute of Health has announced the discovery of a potentially dangerous substance in the hair of horses.

This substance, called “amobacter equuii” has been linked with the following symptoms in females:

  • Reluctance to cook, clean or do housework
  • Reluctance to dress up, wear make-up, nice clothes or heels
  • Reluctance to spend money on home or car repairs until after “baby has new shoes, pad, blanket, tack, grain, hay & supplements”

“Amobacter equuii” usually results in long hours away from home and exhaustion which may lead to a loss of physical contact with other humans (especially husbands).

“Amobacter equuii” is thought to be addictive, driving the need for additional sources – this may lead to a “herd mentality” or like the potato chip commercial, “you can’t have just one.” (Especially potent if infected from miniature equines)

Beware! If you come in contact with a female human infected by this substance, be prepared to talk about horses for hours.

Surgeon General’s Warning: Horses are expensive, addictive, and may impair the ability to use common sense.

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Horse Talk

Big Red Horse Friend MontanaSo what do all of those horse terms, phrases and expressions really mean?  Brad Krebs, president of the American Trakehner Association shed some light on them in the spring Trakehner Times.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Horsing Around - comes from the idiom “horse play” describing young horses in various forms of rough or rambunctious play.

Horse of a Different Color – derived from people comparing registration certificates listing color and noticing that the certificate description did not match the color of the horse being observed.  And I thought this referred to a gray horse or an odd color.

Straight from the Horse’s Mouth – a racetrack tipster known for picking winners once told his clients that he got his information from the horse itself.

One Horse Town – used first in the 1850s when there were many more horses than people in some American towns. if a town only had one horse, it was a very small town with little happening.

Chomping at the Bit – all horse people have seen this behavior when a bridled horse is anxious to get started with (Continued…)

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Is it too HOT for your Horse?

Lately I think it has been WAY to hot in Hotlanta to ride.  Here is an interesting formula for determining if it is really to hot to ride your horse!

The Formula:
air temperature + relative humidity – wind speed = answer

Evaluating your answer:
180 or above don’t ride,
130-170 use caution
130 or below ride!

Determine: Temperature (F) + relative humidity (%) – wind speed For example: Temperature (F) 79 (Continued…)

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The Original SUV

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This is too funny.  Enjoy a good laugh with the original SUV.  The off road vehicle runs on hay, grain and H20.  Could be the wave of the future.

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Trakehner Horse 2008 Merit Awards

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The American Trakehner Association (ATA) recently presented its 2008 Awards of Merit. The Big Red Horse gives a neigh of congratulations to these horses, riders and owners.  (Photo is Windfall)

The Koenig/ NowPac Young Riders’ Dressage Award is a monetary award awarded to the highest scoring junior/young rider competing in dressage on an ATA Trakehner or Part-Trakehner horse. The 2008 recipient is Laura Noyes of Delaware, Ohio.  Noyes competed at Prix St. Georges riding Syncro ORB-A-G442 (by Enrico Caruso *Ps*E* out of Sonset *E* by Habicht); bred by Perlebach Farms, Omaha, Neb. and owned by Laura Noyes, Delaware, Ohio.

The Palmenblüte Award is a perpetual trophy awarded to the ATA purebred Trakehner who has contributed the most in competition to promote the breed in North America. The 2008 winner is Syncro ORB-A-G442 (by Enrico Caruso *Ps*E* out of Sonset *E* by Habicht); bred by Perlebach Farms, Omaha, Neb.; owned and ridden by Laura Noyes, Delaware, Ohio.

The Trakehner Förderverein Award is a trophy donated by the Trakehner Förderverein of Germany and awarded annually to the most successful ATA purebred Trakehner in Eventing. The 2008 award goes to Windfall *Pg* OSB-E-S353 (by Habicht out of E.St. Wundermädel xx by Madruzzo xx). Windfall is bred by Heinz Lembke, Kaufbeuren, Germany; owned by Timothy Holekamp, Columbia, Mo. and ridden by Darren Chiacchia, Springville, N.Y.

The Trakehner Verband Award is a trophy donated by the Trakehner Verband and awarded annually to the most successful ATA purebred (Continued…)

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Congrats to 2008 ATA Futurity Winners

The American Trakehner Association (ATA) congratulates the 2008 Futurity Award winners. Horses nominated for the futurity have two opportunities to win. As three-year-olds, horses may compete in the U.S. Dressage Federation (USDF) Dressage Sport Horse Breeding (DSHB) In-Hand classes under the USDF Horse-of-the-Year program rules. Horses compete at age 4 ½ to 5 in the Dressage Futurity by competing at Training Level in USDF recognized shows, following the  Horse-of-the-Year award rules.
Each year the ATA Futurity showcases talented young Trakehner horses. More information on the ATA Futurity can be found on the ATA website at www.americantrakehner.com.

2008 ATA Futurity winners are as follows:

2008 In Hand Futurity – Born in 2005

First: Le Rubio OAB-D-G358 (by Rubino Bellissimo (HAN) out of Lacrosse by Vincent); bred and owned by Stefanie Moses, Chester, N.H.

Second: Rousselet ORB-A-M2713 (by Beaujolais II out of Raumflug by Erzsand *E*); bred and owned by Linda Boyles, Lee, Fla. (Continued…)

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2009 American Trakehner Association Stallion Service Auction

Trakehner Stallion Favian *Ps* headshotThe Big Red Horse, Favian *Ps* is participating in the 2009 Stallion Service Auction. Breed your next warmblood champion.

Mark your calendar! Bidding will open for the 2009 American Trakehner Association (ATA) Stallion Service Auction (SSA) on January 1, 2009. Over forty-five stallions are participating, including two Olympic medalists, Abdullah *Pg*E* and Peron *Pg*. This is the perfect opportunity to ring in the New Year with a discounted breeding to a versatile Trakehner horse. Participants may bid online or via mail. Online bidding ends on February 14 at 12 p.m. EST.  If bidding by mail, bids should be postmarked by February 1.  Minimum starting bid for each stallion is $500 with $50 increments thereafter.

All foals resulting from SSA breedings are eligible for the ATA Awards programs and ATA Futurity – which have paid out over $500,000 to date.
For detailed information on participating stallions, visit www.americantrakehner.com. For further information on ancillary breeding costs, call the phone number listed next to each stallion’s name before you place your bid. Some stallion owners may require booking fees and/or deposits for shipping containers, stallion collection, mare care or shipping prior to breeding your mare. Please note that any such fees associated with the purchase of any of the donated breedings are the responsibility of the mare owner. This information (if provided to the ATA by the Stallion Owner) will be listed in the stallion information area under Fees/Contracts on individual stallion pages. If that information is missing, you (Continued…)

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2008 Approved Trakehner Stallions

A warm welcome to the five stallions approved by the American Trakehner Asoociation in 2008. They are as follows:

ATA Stallion TatendrangA’Osiris, owned by Raymond Bernier (Valley View Stable) of Milton, Vt.
Bond James Bond MB, owned by Elevages Mallet Barsalou of Quebec, Canada
Cardinali, owned by Jeanette Knight (Wolf Run Farm) of Buxton, Maine
Imminence, owned by Jean Brinkman (Valhalla Farm) of Wellborn, Fla.
Tatendrang, owned by Ann Cottongim (Emerald Acres) of Alford, Fla. (pictured above)

Trakehner stallions are not born approved; all stallions are presented for inspection and judged on athletic ability, conformation and attitude. Additionally, stallions must pass a rigorous performance test.

The inspection process is clearly defined on the ATA website, but basically it includes the (Continued…)

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