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Assy European Championship Stadl Paura

Everything started with Assy, a Haflinger we discovered by chance at an auction and who was basically meant to be a pleasure horse. It was just fun for me to participate at a tournament – where I was placed right away. More starts at tournaments followed, and Assy developed into a true ribbon-winning champion with successes including medium dressage level – which did definitively not please the warmblood competitors as Assy was “just” a Haflinger.

Donna Cardinale

When looking for a futurity prospect – this time a warmblood – we discovered Donna Cardinale in Vechta. Which is indeed not quite the truth, because Uwe Heckmann discovered her for us. “I have the perfect horse for you,” the Oldenburg auctioneer promised. And he turned out to be right. When Donna Cardinale entered the arena, it was love at first sight.

She immediately turned first starts in young horse development classes into victories. But then she was seriously hurt in an accident. During her period of recovery, I bred her to a stallion with the result that in 2005, Donna Cardinale delivered the colt Rubynero. Then she started to compete again with victories and placements including medium dressage level. But we had to pay the price for the consequences of the accident, and therefore, with a heavy heart, I put her out to stud as of 2008.

Since the end of 2008, I have been renting suitable riding facilities from Elisabeth and Friedrich Gerlach in Lengdorf, Weinhackl, which completely match my breeding goals, but also the requirements of my training and sales horses: the facilities include a 20 x 40 m big indoor arena, a 20 x 60 m big outdoor ring, 15 spacious stalls and extensive pastures and paddocks.

Since the end of 2008, I have been renting suitable riding facilities from Elisabeth and Friedrich Gerlach in Lengdorf, Weinhackl, which completely match my breeding goals, but also the requirements of my training and sales horses: the facilities include a 20 x 40 m big indoor arena, a 20 x 60 m big outdoor ring, 15 spacious stalls and extensive pastures and paddocks.


Rubynero, one day old
Rosandrio
Chillina and Janell