I always forget how much work comes with foaling season on the farm, and as a result I completing overlooked updating the farm news page.... so I have a lot of news to report!
First up I have archived the NEWS page on this site because it was becoming slow to load with all the photos I had on it. I am hoping by using a blog page instead for farm news it will load faster for everyone and I can continue to share lots of photos. :-)
In May we welcomed a new boarder to the farm named Sara. She is a beautiful 22 year old Irish Thoroughbred mare who has recently retired from a career in dressage. She is settling in great and especially loves her new handsome boyfriend, Sierk.
On May 4th we welcomed another 4 new faces to the farm... of the tiny fluffy variety! Matilda gave birth to a litter of four healthy kittens. Being born on May 4th and having a dad named Darth we just had to give them Star Wars names so we named them Finn, Kylo, Leia, and Rey. Finn has since gone to a new home to be a house cat, but the other three will stay here on the farm.
Then came the foals!!! On May 29th Poodle gave birth to a perfect colt by the Andalusian stallion Barolo. He was up on his feet in minutes and at only a couple hours old was doing canter pirouettes around his stall! We have no doubts that he will make a fabulous upper level dressage prospect. We felt he was worthy of a superstar name and settled on Ziggy Stardust. Two days later Starfish delivered a stunning chestnut Hanoverian filly by Dauphin. With her incredibly sweet demeanour we felt the name Dauphinee suited her well. We predict filly will be suitable for both the dressage and hunter disciplines, and will make an excellent amateur mount with her exceptional temperament. To see more info and photos of both visit their pages by clicking their photos below.
The yearlings Starfire and Bellamy seem to have grown up while we were busy with the new foals... it feels like I blinked and they each grew a foot! Both are already showing promise of the athletic and beautiful horses they will be someday. Click on their photos below to see more information and photos on their pages.
Finally I am happy to report our new arena fence is finally done. We are so thankful for all our friends and family who pitched in to help build it. We are also very happy to announce that our beautiful Daisy (Donarweiss GGF/Loredo/Paradox I) has been confirmed in foal to Dauphin for a June 2018 foal.
Star Gazer Farm
Breeding Hanoverian and Rhineland Warmblood horses for the competitive amateur rider.