|Zweibrückers in the News
In 2011, American-born Zweibrücker Silver Creek's Validation demonstrated his potential by winning all phases of the
2011 North American Stallion Test. Now, in 2013, with his
1.30 m time/fault qualifying win in January, and his win in the 6-year-old Bundeschampionat qualifier this past week with a
score of '9', Silver Creek's Validation "validates" the success of American breeding by not only qualifying for the German Young Horse Jumping
Championships (Bundeschampionat) but by doing so at the top of his class.
"We have American-born Zweibrückers competing in Germany in tough competition, and they are standing out!"
says RPSI Stud Book Director Otto Schalter. "Validation's results prove that the North American stallion testing, and the
direction of North American breeding, is going in the right direction."
See the Official Results View Validation's Winning Round on
Zweibrücker stallion Leonberg and his owner, US Breeder Anne Sparks of Horses Unlimited of Albuquerque, NM were honored at
the March 2013 Stallion Parade at Pferdezentrum, the headquarters of the RPSI's parent organization, the PRPS.
"It was an amazing experience, and really special for me to be able to attend." Sparks said. "Leo showed himself well,
and it's so obvious that he's happy. He loves where he's at and the people he's with -- the people in Germany are
excited to have him back and it shows!"
Leonberg is back in his homeland, standing in the Rheinland Pfalz-Saar district of Germany for the 2013 season. The Grand Prix dressage stallion sired by the Thoroughbred
stallion Lonely Boy xx started his career as the Reserve Champion of his licensing in Zweibrücken, Germany. Leonberg Qualified
for the Athens Olympic Games under Cesar Parra, then went on to numerous international successes under Mikala Gunderson,
including the Nations' Cup in Aachen (2009/4th place) and Rotterdam (2009/5th place), winner of the World Cup qualification
in Lexington/Kentucky (2010) and numerous other Grand Prix successes at major shows in the USA. Leonberg is standing at
Zuchthof Kohn in Vierherrenborn, Germany.
Zweibrückers were well represented in the final results of the 2012 North American Stallion Test in Broken Arrow, OK,
held from September 1st through November 10th, 2012.
Zweibrückers Bliss MF (Balou du Rouet x Ornella – Argentinus) of Marabet Farm scored 122.31 points overall, and Fandango GSF
(Weltstern x Donnerblume – Donnerwelt) of Greenstone Farm scored 112.91, to place 2nd and 7th, respectively.
An impressive number of stallions earned RPSI licensing (or had already been licensed) on the day after the final test –
16 out of 23 stallions are entered into the RPSI Stallion Book I. Both pony stallions– Fox Creek Farm’s Adonis (Argentino x
Mirage – Voyage) and Highlife’s Bulgari Boy (Bodyguard x Highlife’s Navina – FS Champion de Luxe) -passed their 30-day pony
test with flying colors, and both are entered into the RPSI’s pony stallion book I. Fox Creek Farm's Adonis was champion pony,
with an overall score of 8.33.
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Here’s a case of function following form… Cathy Jordan’s 4 year old Zweibrücker mare Wintuition (Windtalker x Argentina – Art Deco )
scored an impressive 55 points at her 2012 RPSI mare inspection. She was also Reserve Training Level Champion at the 2012
Region 5 USDF Championships at Training Level. Congratulations to Cathy Jordan of Dancing Horse Farms!
American-born Zweibrückers have been taking on the competition in Germany with excellent results.
Silver Creek's Validation (Vallado x Lansing - Capitol I), winner of the 2011 North American 70-day stallion test
and bred and owned by Silver Creek Farms in Broken Arrow, OK, has been winner in young jumper classes up to 1.25 meters.
Stephanie and Paolo Tropia's Clear Round Farm bred youngsters CR Lacoste (L.Waola x Präd. Sport CR Fantasia by Cento - Landadel)
and CR Thriller (Casi x Präd. Sport CR Fantasia by Cento - Landadel), who have been placed in the young jumper classes up to 1.25 m.
in Germany, 2012. Congratulations to the breeders and owners of these talented young Zweibrückers!
2012 All Breeds Awards results have been announced... Visit our 2012 All Breeds Awards page to see these
Zweibrückers and their proud owners!