Monday, September 8, 2014

2015 Foal Fever Mounting

The Twain has had yet another very successful season in the breeding shed, and we simply cannot wait for the Spring of 2015. Amongst the many beautiful mares bred to him this season, these stellar FEI performers stand out in the crowd.

Ballinakill Glory
Topping the list is the great Ballinakill Glory, owned by James and Andrea Pfeiffer. From the time they found the talented Irish Sport Horse as a three year old in Ireland, Ballinakill Glory showed great promise and did not disappoint on the high hopes her rider, Kelly Prather,  and owners had for her. With career highlights that include finishing 16th at the World Cup Finals in Poland in 2009, winning 2 World Cup CIC3 * events, the Inaugural CCI2* at Fair Hill, several Advanced horse trials, and most recently completing the Rolex Kentucky CCI4*, Ballinakill Glory proved she was up to any challenge. She is by the Thoroughbred stallion, Mark Twain and out of the Irish Draught mare, Ballinakill Popsey, who brings King Of Diamonds into the pedigree.

The winning 1* mare, Governess, is also expecting for 2015. Governess is a Belgian Warmblood/Selle Francais mare who is by Jamestown, a Quidam de Ravel son out of Black Diamond, a Darco mare. She is a full sibling to 4**** performer, Goodknight, and has an impressive record of her own with many wins. Governess competed with both Jolie Wentworth as well as with her owner, Kate Miller.

The impressive young Holsteiner mare, Vanity, rounds out our top three. She is by the late elite Holsteiner Stallion, Liostro and out of Panorama, by Sabotage.  Owned by Elizabeth and Tessa Robinson, Vanity's winning career has been managed by Robyn Fisher, and will continue to compete after her foal by The Twain.

We congratulate the owners of these fantastic FEI mares for choosing The Twain in 2014. Not only did The Twain successfully cover these top performing mares, he also bred many promising young mares with exciting pedigrees and talent of their own. Although he has started his Sport Horse breeding late in life, The Twain will most certainly make a mark on the American Eventing world that will last for generations to come. In the mean time, the anticipation for next year's foals is practically unbearable as we all wait to see these future stars emerge.


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