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Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 28 februari 2014 23:27

So hello hello, there is a storm outside and I'm back after having gone through what I think the darkest tunnel of my life. And even though I am exhausted, I am ok and I am very greatful for this. It actually already looks better this side. Major changes in your life always end up with transformation and improvement on most areas of your life, so all I have to do now is to look forward, anticipation and inspiration be very welcome. Cherish your life, come what may, forgive and keep up a smile. Are you still there!?
Chula here 5 days old, she will be 2 weeks tomorrow. All for now.

Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 20 februari 2014 22:07

So was it finally time to disconnect emotionally and hand over Halagador, and yes it is hard work. Yes I am a sensitive person so it can't be any other way, and I don't want it to be. Yesterday we had a last ride with 'brother' Donoso and Maya got another feel-him-in, this time in a very high level of energy! He showed her his full-on repetoar with +++ energy and he even took her for a little naughty-run   They will do great together when they get time to connect at home in Israel. Find connection, maintain it, get into leadership and make it all fun! Good luck!

So here's my focus, the new little light in my life. 'Chula-hopp' never stops running and jumping and is a super happy and cool baby!   
She now has her own page with link to family album etc;
Chula 5 days old




Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 15 februari 2014 21:15

Happy to present a new Vikinga-family member, this little life arrived yesterday morning, Nova did it all by her self and gave us a beautiful little golden girl full of energy! 

Chula VIK born 2014-02-15


Bonding <3


Lovely breeding moment <3


All happy and celebrating, even mum had a ride on Halagador :)   


Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 13 februari 2014 20:09

Full stable-day today, little huligan boys moved in with the big stallions and are now living separately like real grown-ups! Hay, alfalfa and straw arrived and got arranged nicely in barn by neighbours, gracias Jorge.



Boys got a pessoa mud-workout in the roundpen and a hot shower after, does it get any more glamourous than this haha!? 

Nova is set up
, she has all signs except labour pains now, and we are waiting,..   


Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 5 februari 2014 14:15

Presenting PRE family related to our youngest stallion ARTICO VIK, born 2013. 



Sire to Artico VIK is SOL PM II, an isabelo stud (PrlPrl). Sol measures 171 cm and has impressive movements and physique. Very much like his legendary grandsire Gaucho III. Sol is 4 years old in these pictures. 
Photos on the courtesy of Yeguada PACO MARTÍ

Sire to SOL PM II is LASTUR, the excellent Señorio de Bariain Lovera/ Yeguada Militar stud and MARIPOSA GUDE, also with Lovera/ Yeguada Militar bloodlines. His lines are coming down from the old Lovera lines and Spanish Pure Breds most important bloodlines via GAUCHO III - PANADERO VIII and LEBRIJANO III. 
bred by Señorío de Bariaín

But the famous one in the bloodline story is Artico's great grandsire is GAUCHO III. A stud that comes down from the legendary Miura sire Panadero VIII that was a very striking stallion known for his extraordinary movement. Panadero VIII was successful in important championships in Spain and has many points in the ANCCE "Book of Merits", both for conformation and movement.

Gacho III was the PRE ambassador for USA. He arrived there as a 7 year old 1997 to the fortunate and perfect hands of Janne Rumbough. The story goes (ref. no138 Trofeo Caballo 2011, by Katharina Braren) that Janne went to Spain to search for her dream; A PRE apt and prepared for dressage. Apparently she tried about 40 horses until she finally found Juan Matute and his Gaucho III that she fell in love with at first sight. She went home empty handed but told her husband Stanley about the magnificent horse she had met. Janne's competition warmblood had just died from a colic and husband Stanley went to Spain without telling his wife, where he visited SICAB and basically bought Gaucho III for Janne! What a super surprise and husband right!? Fantastic.
To say Gaucho III took the dressage world by storm is an understatement. Janne R says her stallion actually had 'groupies'  like a rock star! These groups of fans followed him touring, and he was so good and successful Janne says 'You had to love him and love him'. He learned quickly, had big and elastic movements and never got tense. He had a exceptional character and grew in competitions. A good recepie for success basically!
competing in USA Gaucho III was Region III Prix St Georges Champion, Intermediate I Freestyle Champion and qualified for the 'Festive of Champions' and Dressage at Devon several times. In breeding classes for Stallions Suitable for Dressage at the 1998 Devon Dressage CDI*** and Breed Show, Gaucho III was Reserve Champion in the 4 years old and older stallion in-hand class and Reserve Champion in the 4 year old and older stallions under saddle class out of 18 warmblood stallions. Gaucho III was the first PRE stallion to compete in Devon in this stallion class. He won his first 2 Grand Prix and got 2 place in his third one. Gaucho also got his rider her USDF gold medal in 2000. He had the respect of the international judges as a great horse but sadly he got hurt at the CDI*** selection trails for the 2000 olympics in the vet check, jumping a levade and landing, sliding on the asfalt. In 2007 he was presented at the first tribunal and became a Qualified Stallion, 17 years old! He has been a very popular breeding stallion since and now have several of his offspring competing and winning in dressage. Gaucho’s III’s legacy continues with his offspring and to this day, he still is the top USEF (United States Equestrian Federation) ranked Andalusian (PRE) Dressage Sire.

Legendary Gaucho III and Janne Rumbough

Gaucho III was trained by Juan Matute

Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 4 februari 2014 11:54

Here a greeting from Leslie Reid and her upcoming PRE that she is competing in USA and Canada. Leslie contacted us 2010, she wanted a talented horse no matter bloodlines, just pure talent and with a super temperament that would be a pleasure for her to ride and train up the levels. She said her horses until then had not been the most easy rides. So we scanned Spain, an olympic rider is not easy to please, but when we saw this then 3 years old PRE stallion we were quite confident we had found the horse. Here testridden by Leslie's friend Brian and this is what he looked like 2010. 



She bought him straight away and of course we are super happy to hear Leslie is still happy riding and training him, mission completed. She told me she is currently in California and had just done a clinic with Christine Traurig who had said Kobal is definitely a team horse!!!  So exciting to hear this, let's see a PRE on the canadian team!!!

When I get footage I will share here of course. 

Leslie Reid and Kobal Cen 2014



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