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beauty,  elegance,  movement,  performance
and above all ... an impeccable temperament.

Pictured right in Germany undertaking his 100 Day Performance Test.

Prince Noir received top marks for his rideability,
dressage ability and paces.

Coal Black

16.2 Hands

4 White Stockings

Perfect Conformation

Super Elegant
Dressage or Show producer.

Prince Noir is the second Hanoverian stallion imported from Germany by Silverdene Stud ... joining Calypso Classic, to make their contribution to
the Australian sporthorse gene pool.

This beautiful black stallion was 100 day performance tested in Germany, receiving excellent marks for his rideability, Dressage ability and paces. 

He is by Prince Thatch - a Thoroughbred stallion with outstanding movement and quality,  who is currently enjoying immense European popularity having produced many horses with  movement and ultra elegant looks.  Prince Thatch has produced youngsters with excellent trainable temperaments and has been a significant influence on the trend favouring the lighter more athletic type.

Prince Thatch has influenced a strong trend towards the lighter more elegant Warmblood performance horse.  This is the type that is sought by the World's leading riders and trainers as they have proven their talent for self carriage and collection. 

Prince Noir's dam is by Absatz - a legendary producer of Dressage horses in the Hanoverian Stud Book.

Prince Noir is registered with the Hanoverian Horse Society of Australia.

Pictured right:  Prince Noir with his German Trainer, soon after he arrived in Australia .


Prince Noir with
successful FEI rider, Glennis Barrey

a stallion with everything to offer ...

colour and beautiful markings

and ... above all,
an impeccable temperament.

Above - Prince Noir out at competitions ... always the gentleman!
A stallion noted for his wonderful calm and compliant temperament
  .....  and he is passing this on to his offspring

Left - Prince Noir's first foal

Outstanding filly from a
Graf Landau mare -

bred by

Cheryl O'Brien from
Remi Stud in Queensland.

Cheryl sold this filly soon after birth and
prior to weaning ... she hopes to breed
some more just like this beautiful baby!


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Colt Foal - Prince Barachello
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Prince Barachello by Prince Noir out of
Silverdene Celebrity (by Calypso Classic)
Just 3 weeks old and already a show class winner


Antaris, pictured above - An outstanding Arabian Warmblood gelding by Prince Noir.  He is pictured left at 2 yo and
on the right at 3, after only a few months under saddle.  He was bred by Bernice Czajkowski from Clunes and
is from her 16 hand Crabbet mare Ennerdale Origami.  Antaris is now owned by FEI Rider and A Level Dressage
 Judge,  Berni Saunders ...  and he is being prepared for his appearance at Young Horse Dressage competitions. 

Above - two full sisters by Prince Noir from a Calypso Classic Mare.
They pictured schooling, early on in their training. 
 The Brown is a 4 YO and the Chestnut 3 years.  They are both outstanding
prospects & show their dad's lovely movement and trainability.

Ebony Princess - Winner of the older filly class at the 2005
Gala Day.  She is owned by
Heather Oliver and out of a mare  by  the International Dressage stallion Vancouver ll.  She is typical of so many of Price Noir's foals ... black and beautiful!

Remi Prince Charming - 2005 Prince Noir colt bred
by Cheryl O'Brien from Remi Stud in Queensland.
His dam -  Remi Abracadabra is bred as follows -
Anamour/Remi Waltzing Matilda.


Above - 2 lovely Prince Noir foals

German visitor Jöern (Jörn) Kubelke (pictured right) is a leading rider for the Hanoverian Auction (Verden).  He was interviewed by Cyberhorse's Tracy Mayhew when he conducted a 4 day clinic for members of the Queensland Dressage Squad and the Queensland Young Rider Squad at the Pine Lodge Equestrian Park in Thornlands, in March 2006. 

Jöern rides at the Hanoverian Auction and is a Pferdewirtschaftsmeister (trainer of Bereiters).  He has trained with greats such as the German team trainer, Holger Schmezer and when he completed his studies, went on to manage Arthur Kottas-Heldenberg’s private yard.  Jöern now runs is own training yard at Mulsumer Berg in Germany (www.joern-kubelke.de) where he is assisted by his wife Ulricha and staff.  Jöern rides 10-12 horses a day.

Jöern’s first visit to Australia was in September 2005 and he said that he was impressed with the high standard of horses. “On my first trip I was very surprised to see the quality of horses in Australia. You have some very good thoroughbreds and using warmblood stallions over these quality thoroughbred mares is a positive thing for your breeding programs.”

Jöern told Tracy that he doesn’t have a favourite ‘line’ of horses but mentioned that Weltmeyer and Donnerhall progeny display expressive movement and Rubinstein stock have very good temperaments and trainability. He also rates highly thoroughbred sires such as Prince Thatch (sire of Prince Noir), Laurie’s Crusader and Cardinal and acknowledges their significant contribution to German breeding programs.

For Tracy's full report go to:

The Silverdene legacy continues ...

 Prince Noir's progeny are turning heads as they make their debut under saddle.
They are  proving to be not only beautiful, but tractable and very trainable
- exceptional youngsters and just like their dad! 

Silverdene Stud often has young stock and riding horses available - e-mail


Stands for a fee of $1,200 (plus GST)

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             Contact:  Dr. Barbara Burrows
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Thompsons Road,
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(03) 9882 5280
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