Victorian Branch Gala Day
Werribee Park Equestrian Centre
Sunday 16th March 2003 Page 3 - Foal Show Highlights - Part 2
by Berni Saunders.
Prince Noir and Dr. Barbara Burrows
Prince Noir was imported as a 6 yo and has come through the Dressage ranks in Australia.
He is now competing at FEI level and always impresses with his 'drop dead' beauty.
Warmblood foals do not come much nicer than Silverdene Prada.
She is a delight to her owner/breeder as she carries the bloodlines of the two stallions
which stand at her home stud. She is by the gorgeous black stallion Prince Noir by
the Licenced TB stallion Prince Thatch (by Thatching) from a Warmblood mare. Prada
is out of a Calypso Classic mare. Dr Barbara Burrows, the principal of
Silverdene Stud in Lyndhurst in Victoria, also managed to combine a very busy day on the
Committee, in particular organising 5 rings of dressage, with showing her horses -
well done Barbara and all of the committee.
Anvil Park Rasabelle another of the lovely foals by Swedish
import Rasputin. I would not like to imply that I am an expert on the colour genes,
but I have been told that a true black like Rasputin will often produce this gorgeous
liver chestnut from a chestnut mare. The mare is by Clavius.
Michelle Falkner of Sforzando Equestians in
Sunbury bred this lovely brown colt. His name is sfz Grand Kalypso, he
is by Grand Kavalier and out of a Solo II mare who is registered with the Main Mare
Studbook of the Oldenburg Verband. He is a lovely type of modern Warmblood.
Spirituel - by the imported sire Rituel. Mary Hanna
imported this stallion as a yearling and he was later sold to Dirk Dijkstra. This
foal is out of a mare by David and Celia Gregory;s imported Premium Cleveland Bay stallion
Forest Field Day.
Grand Koncerto is a lovely type of colt by the well proven sure
Grand Kavalier. Koncerto already has that 'look at me' expression and he also possesses
the beautiful floating movement that is so prized in the warmblood breed.
This colt was bred by Michelle Faulkner of Sforzando Equestians, and is from her mare
striking young man is Darius. He was a little overwhelmed by a photographer, and
seemed a somewhat shy. He is by Bob Piper's lovely imported stallion Don Dario Fo.
I felt very sad for Bob that he was not able to share the moment with Ruth
who was the driving force behind the horses. Ruth passed away- not so long back, and
is sadly missed - particularly on days like this. I hope she was watching ... and
enjoyed seeing her boys do so well.