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An Elegant Ballerina with a Highly Interesting Pedigree
We are excited about this super filly by the interesting stallion and performance horse Franklin and out of the Special Premium and Elite mare Rhosemary by Rosentanz. This was a purposeful blending of modern KWPN breeding with classical German rideability, and we think we have achieved our intended goals in this filly. Named a Gold Medal foal with the American Hanoverian Society, she is correct in her conformation with a harmonious topline, has elegance for days, and super quality of all three gaits. Frida Kahlo will be retained for development as a future performance horse, and hopefully as a replacement for her dam in our breeding program. Completely free of Sandro Hit, Vivaldi, and Jazz blood, she offers an interesting outcross pedigree for today's popular sire lines.
Frida Kahlo was very successful at breed shows in 2022. At Dressage at Lexington, she won the Hanoverian IBC class, was named Champion Filly, Champion Young Horse, and overall Grand Champion with an 81.9%. At Dressage at Devon, she again won the Hanoverian IBC class with a huge score of 85.95%, won the Two-Year-Fillies class out of 17 entries, was Filly Champion, Reserve Young Horse Champion (qualifying for the Grand Championship ring), as well as highest placing Hanoverian. She had multiple scores above 8, including 9s for head/neck, trot, and overall impression. A born show horse that loves to wear ribbons! We look forward to starting her under saddle in 2023.
FRIDA KAHLO QC Photo Gallery
Sire Franklin was Champion of the 2013 KWPN Licensing, winner of his stallion performance test in Holland, and a finalist at the World Young Horse Championships. Now successful to Small Tour (PSG/I1) level, Franklin has also gained notoriety as an important sire for modern Dressage breeding - his offspring include Reserve Licensing Champions Franklin's Love PS and Kadans, the Champion Filly in Danish Warmblood in 2016 and 2017, and a number of foal auction price highlights. In 2022, the Franklin son Fendi posted the record score of 79.9% under Olympian Sönke Rothenberger to win the Louisdor Cup Finals for Developing Grand Prix horses.
The dam Rhosemary was designated an Oldenburg Mare of Distinction based on her performance test and inspection scores and was later named Elite based on her production record. She is sired by the Small Tour successful stallion Rosentanz and out of Elite Stute Fhlora, a daughter of World Young Horse Champion Fürst Heinrich. Fhlora herself is a maternal half-sister to the highly popular breeding stallion, Bundeschampion, and Grand Prix confirmed Callaho's Benicio.
From the Mareline
Callaho's Benicio (s. Belissimo M) - Approved Stallion, Bundeschampion, Grand Prix
SPS Valencia (s. Velten Third) - States Premium, represented Hanoverian Verband at European Mare Championships
Sunciro (s. Sunlight xx) - Licensed Stallion, Verden Riding Auction 2013
Belle Fleur de Mon Coeur (s. Belissimo M) - Advanced M Level (UK)
El. St. Fhlora (s. Fürst Heinrich) - Elite Stute, Highest inspection score on US German Oldenburg Tour
SP Rhaisonette (s. Rosentanz) - 3rd level (US), Breed Show Champion, full sister to Rhosemary
Gheyser Peak (s. Grey Flanell) - Premium and Foal of Distinction
Devinette (s. Dancier) - PSG/I1
Maestro 26 (s. Matrose) - Grand Prix
Magnus 65 (s. Emigrant) - Grand Prix
FRIDA KAHLO QC Video as a yearling
FRIDA KAHLO QC Video at 4 months old
Learn more about us and our breeding program here.
Depending on the time of year, we may have some horses available or know of others available within our network. Feel free to reach out to us by phone or email regarding your horse search. In addition, we are happy to offer consultation regarding breeding, young horse development, or the industry at large. And we're always mapping out our next breeding season! We enjoy meeting new acquaintances and talking horses.
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