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Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 28 augusti 2014 13:48

Hellooooo still summer here sun and high temps very pleasant, at the moment busy selecting breeding stock for a pioneer PRE farm in South Africa! This will be the first PREs arriving to this part of the world and the good news are that our new PRE breeder is serious about breeding horses for dressage. It's a big effort with importation to SA, not at all a straightforward procedure, I will keep you posted on their evolving breeding program.
Black PRE broodmare selected and sold to South Africa   

Arena has now has irrigation system and some new sand and we are training full on. Coco is now looking like a proper dressage guy with an extended topline and able to go from relax to healthy tension, he is busy relearning how to do the flying changes using his back. Donoso was going to compete this weekend but his pilot has to work so we have to pass this competition and wait for the next one. Start is outdoors night and day, only comes in for breakfast and dinner and is very happy with that routine.
My babies are growing up fast, little Euforia is now just over 4 months old and almost same size as her 2 month older sister with a 170cm dad. Tico is quickly approaching the size and volume of Donoso with 1,5 years, where will he end up,.? Tino is just beautiful and moves fast!

Nova in foal with Donoso 

Fia 4months


Tico 1,5 years old


Here a selected PRE small sized 3 year old PRE with good movements for sport, big overtrack in walk and good trot and canter, super sweet and easy personality, correct training. He is not listed on web but if anyone is interested please let me know, on direct sale on behalf of client. 


Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 10 augusti 2014 14:35

Heeeeeej, long time no see!! Hope  you are still here and enjoying summer! Blog etc has been off as I live with my animals and don't have normal go-away-holidays I try to break routines and get into new energy like that. Many things has happened and all is positive, I have sold two very interesting PRE's to USA and one fantastic mare to Sweden. I could not go to Sweden this summer Sweden came here and I have enjoyed company from old and new friends. Since Donoso could not attend  competition because of allergy and I signed up with Start instead. Starti is a hotty so first day I tried a calming non-doping product recommended by vet which worked, second day we did not have this and so we had a warm-up with non stop correction back-ups and doing nothing correctly, scary! Good time to meditate nerves :)  But believe it or not we scored a personal best of 66% in Intermedia I, winner on 66,8% so had Start not exploded the tempis two's that he can do in his sleep we had won! Great feeling when it was done haha!


Donoso was totally healed after me smearing him with various creams and ointments 3 times a day and will now be getting back into work again. He's been happy being the king of the farm and teaching one of my visiting friends.
Three USA mares are now confirmed in foal with Donoso VII and the semen has arrived to Australia.
Donoso and Pyret from Sweden training at home in the lovely summer evening
Yeguada Ganga, represented by Jessica and her black PRE stallion Cofrade II, has joined our training program and moved to our farm. We have been training intensely for 2,5 weeks to get them into a competition mode, realistically knowing this competition was about experience rather than winning because Jessica really wanted to do a PSG with her horse. So we got into it big and worked hard to get the advanced movements for PSG (she had never done tempis for example :)) so we have all been sweating away in the heat! Coco have had some muscle ache naturally as his body is being reconstructed, so we have been massaging and giving him necessary supplements to be able to do this one competition positively. Jessica and Coco has been together for 7 years now, they have passed many different trainers and stables but have not been properly supported with their training but rather told about limitations and told how she should buy herself a nice new horse (read expensive, sold by current trainer). Which I think is more an indication of the limitation of the trainer's ability to teach and lack of humility and respect rather than about the student. God knows it's not always easy to believe in yourself and of course there are limitations but better to focus on possiblities as limitations can catch up with all of us at some point. So it was a big day yesterday for Jessica and Coco doing their PSG debute, a first for both of them at this advanced level. They finished with a very good feeling despite fatigue and got a very decent scoring and result of 58%! Jessica's goal is to compete for India in the future as she has a double Belgian/Indian citizenship. Wish them luck!

Jessica Rangaraj and Cofrade II in Prix St George debute



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