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Zweibrückers in the News

Through Connections' German Riding Pony Stallions Make the Move to Fox Creek Farm

News for Sport Pony breeders: Imported German Riding Pony stallions FS Daily Hero, Chicco B and Benno's Dream have made the move to Dianna Orona's Fox Creek Farm in Manhattan, Kansas. Spencer Ferebee, the husband of Nancy Ferebee (late owner of Through Connection) released the following statement:

"During Nancy's illness last winter, she and Dianna Orona discussed the possibility of maintaining the breeding of her ponies by transferring ownership of the ponies to Dianna. Nancy, Rachel and I subsequently discussed this at length. Nancy believed Dianna has the vision and compassion for the GRP breed commensurate with her own. Dianna and I have arranged to transfer ownership of the ponies to her and we will have the ponies transported to her beautiful 160 acres farm, Fox Creek Farm, in Manhattan, Kansas at the end of this month. Dianna and I will work together to make this transition as seamless as possible. She has been a wonderful partner in planning and executing this transfer and Rachel and I believe this is the best possible situation for Nancy's beloved ponies."

These three stallions make available to the North American pony breeding community some of the best pony genetics that Germany has to offer. Read More...

Zweibrückers win top spots

RPSI horses are earning top awards in the USEF four, five and six year old classes.

EWSZ Qualle, by European Stallion Zentrum's stallion Quebec, is currently leading the five-year old jumper division. Qualle is riden by Daniel Damen, owned by Chuck Waters. Also ranked in the five year old division is Ravello (Mezcalero x Great Pleasure), bred by Debbie Creel and owned by Nancy Blondeel, and La Soleil (Le Contell x Alpenrose, owned and ridden by Shannon McGrath.

RPSI mare Sympa (Sabotage x Summit Peak - Galoubet), ridden by Daniel Geitner of DFG Stables, Aiken, SC, owned by Mrs. Charles Bostwick and bred by Ann Daum Kustar of Solomon Farm, is back in the news after winning the $25,000 Gulf Coast Classic Grand Prix in Gulfport, February 13th, 2011. Congratulations to this talented pair, and photo credits to Flashpoint Photography. Read More ....

North American Stallion Testing News

The 2011 70-day Stallion Test is officiallly under way at Silver Creek Sporthorses, Broken Arrow, Ok. Starting this year, The 70-day Stallion Test will officially be a separate North American Test. Summer Stoffel, president of the North American Sport Horse Federation and owner of Silver Creek Sporthorses announced that the FN in Germany gave the green light for results to continue to be acknowledged and accepted, with slightly modified testing rules. The testing will continue to operate under the same strict quality standards as the German tests.

Summer reports that the Germans have been impressed by the quality and level of the North American test, and feel that it is able to stand shoulder to shoulder with the German tests. The new regulations for the NA Stallion Test will be using approximately 90% of the same rules, but will add some adaptations to more appropriately suit the American market. A few highlights of the change will be:

1.) There will be no index. Each stallion will receive their own individual score. This will be a welcome change to many stallion owners and spectators alike.

2.) The minimum number of stallions for the 70-day test will be 15. There will be no minimum for the 30 day.

3.) There will be a judge attending for 4 days during the training period (may be a qualified American judge) to give scores that will be factored in with the training director's scores.

For the first time in history, the North American test will be a self-run entity that is respected and accepted by breeding associations worldwide -- the first in the world to accomplish this! There is no other stallion testing in the world that is run seperate from the FN tests in Germany whose results are accepted!

For more information please contact Summer Stoffel President - North American Sport Horse Federation 918-830-7776, Or visit Silver Creek Farm's North American Stallion Test Results page

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