DK Horses - Dressage horses breeding farm
June, 09, 2019
Website updateWe are in the process of updating the website , and meanwhile have added that:
September, 11, 2017
Filly foals for saleWe have a very appealing filly foal for sale from the coming star stallion Ferdeaux in combination with our National Mare Cidamorka.
January, 07, 2017
Breeding program 2017We expect 4 foals in 2017, all through ET:
July, 17, 2016
Foals for sale and Sports updateWe have been very busy, and therefore are behind with updates on the website. However, there is important news:
April, 15, 2016
Lisamorka is bornWe are very pleased with the birth of Lisamorka, an appealing filly foal from our mare Cidamorka (5th placed at the National Championship of 3 year old mares in 2007), and double World Champion of Young Dressage horses Florencio.
April, 05, 2016
Lady Daula has arrived.We are very pleased with the birth of Lady Daula, and appealing filly foal from our prestatie mare Nudaula in combination with the rising star Ferdeaux.
January, 10, 2016
Kir Royal and Kind Regards are soldOur colt foals, Kir Royal (Negro from Zhara Obertje) and Kind Regards (Jazz from Kaja Maria) are sold.
August, 09, 2015
Kind Regards has arrived !On July 30, our 6th and final foal for this season is born: Kind Regards, a colt foal by Jazz from our Contender mare Kaja Maria.
July, 12, 2015
Very happy with the birth of two filly foals !We are very happy with the birth of:
June, 19, 2015
Gianne has obtained the Ster predicat following a successful IBOP test
Gianne achieved a 77.5 points score in the IBOP performance test, with Stephanie in the saddle, and after that achieved the Ster predicat ! The comments from the judges were very positive.
We are pleased with this result , and see this as a good stepping stone in her prospective dual career of sport horse and brood mare.
June, 19, 2015
Good results in dressage tests for Gianne, Emma Daula and Dance on Jazz
May, 18, 2015
Zippy Top T to new owner
With truly mixed feelings, we have sold Zippy Top T.
She is a lovely and talented mare , for sport and breeding. Our idea to sell her stems from the days we had a shortage of space, and a shortage of time to give Zippy the attention she deserves.
We have now solved the space issue. However, we meanwhile got in contact with Marieke Toonders,and we decided to let the sale go ahead as we can't imagine a better owner and home for Zippy than with Marieke.
We wish Marieke and her husband lots of success and pleasure with Zippy.
Our daughter Stephanie owns Zippy's first offspring, Dance On Jazz, who scored 63% this weekend in class ZZL in her only 3rd appearance in this class, with rider Chantal van Lanen
April, 27, 2015
Gianne and Cidamorka advance in levelGianne and Cidamorka made great progress over the weekend:
April, 19, 2015
Zhara Obertje successful in first appearance in Prix St GeorgesZhara Obertje and rider Sofie van Vugt did very well in their first appearance at Prix St Georges level with a good score of 62.7%.
April, 14, 2015
Two foals are born
On 6th resp 14th of april , we celebrated the birth of 2 foals:
Kintyre: An appealing colt foal by Grand Galaxy and Nudaula. His movements are strong, uphill and he has a modern type
Filly foal by Negro and Zhara Obertje. We had so much hoped for a filly foal, and therefore are very grateful with this precious gift. We are still thinking about a good name for her
April, 09, 2015
Sport UpdateGianne and Dance on Jazz did well recently:
March, 15, 2015
Kir Royal is born !
November, 30, 2014
Happy Feet approved as stallion in Oldenburg, Germany.
Happy Feet is a son of Don Schufro and our mare Zhara Obertje. He has developed very well, and is now a licensed stallion at the renowned Oldenburger studbook in Germany.
We are very proud.
November, 12, 2014
Gershwin in motion--no further comments necessaryPlease click on the link to start the video
November, 09, 2014
Gershwin--what a horse !We received a picture from Gershwin with Kirsten Brouwer in the saddle, as he achieved a 2nd place in a competition for 3 year old horses in a field of about 90 horses
November, 09, 2014
Zippy Top T successfully back in the dressage ring !After a mere 5 weeks (!) of training, Zippy Top T is back in the dressage ring, and successfully so: With Stephanie in the saddle , she achieved a second place and 214 points, with the flying changes and half passes as highlights.
October, 19, 2014
Horses we have bred in the spotlights
We are very pleased that:
-Happy Feet (Don Schufro x Zhara Obertje) has qualified for the finals of the stallion selection for the Oldenburger studbook in Germany. He showed himself very well, and we are certainly going to visit the finals in 20-22 November in Vechta, Germany
-Gershwin (Vivaldi x Nudaula) achieved a very good 2nd place in a field of more than 80 horses in the competition VWF Prinsenstad for 3 year old talents. A genuine horse for the future.Hopefully, he can follow in the footsteps of his half brother Torricelli (Florestan x Nudaula), who is a Grand Prix dressage horse, and at the time at 8th place in the worldchampionships for young dressage horses
We are very proud of these great horses--this is what motivates us !
October, 12, 2014
Texas and Jack Nicholson sold
Today, we brought Texas to the new owners, fam Bekhuis in Geesteren. Texas is a proven broodmare, with high quality show jumping foals (among them the approved stallion Alicante HBC), and we wish them lots of success with her.
We also sold Jack Nicholson (Negro x Cidamorka), a very appealing and talented colt foal to Leander de Heer/ Kirsten Brouwer. We are very pleased ,as this is their second purchase from us, and it is definitely our aim to have professional and happy customers. As you may know, Kirsten was very successful at the World Championships for Young Horses both in 2013 and 2014.
October, 08, 2014
Isamorka sold to fam Oosterbosch
It is our aim and passion to breed horses of high quality; However, this only has merit if the horses go to the right (horse) men/women ; that is why we are so happy that Jive has been sold to Petri Bax and Journey to Egbert Schep, where they will get all opportunities to develop.
We are equally pleased that we have sold Isamorka to fam Oosterbosch, who we have got to know as enthusiastic and knowledgeable breeders. Isamorka descends from a superb pedigree, and we have high expectations from her. We wish fam Oosterbosch best of luck with this charming and talented mare !
October, 03, 2014
Another tragedy: Idaula has passed away
This year, the misery does not seem to end: This week, Idaula got colic, and we have done everything to rescue her: She was operated at Utrecht University; initially, it looked promising, but on thursday her condition turned dramatically with no solution.
Idaula was a very charming young horse with very good movements, and our intent to continue the Daula damline
Dear Idaula, Rest in Peace !
September, 22, 2014
Journey delivered to Mr Egbert Schep
Today, we have delivered our colt foal Journey to the renowned horseowner and expert mr Egbert Schep.Journey is by Casall and Indoctro, and a full brother to the approved stallion Alicante HBC. It is really a fantastic foal.
Mother Texas descends from the direct pedigree of the famous Holsteiner stallion Cantus. Texas is now pregnant from Zavall, a son of Casall and from a damline with sportive achievement at the highest level.
September, 14, 2014
Jive sold to dressage stable
Jive is yesterday at the foal auction of Maren Kessel sold to the stables of Petri Bax. We are very pleased with that, as he will get all opportunity to develop his talent there.
We wish Petri lots of success with Jive !
August, 12, 2014
Life goes on: two beautiful foals from Cidamorka
It is very difficult to accept that Image of Zhara is gone, and we will never forget her !
However, indeed life goes on, and we are very happy with the horses we have; On august 4th, a beautiful colt foal by Negro and Cidamorka was born (ET), and we named him Jack Nicholson. Then, on august 9th, a beautiful filly foal was born (also ET: where last year we were fortunate to have 2 embryos from one flushing) from the combination Negro and Cidamorka, and we named her Julia Morka.
It is obviously early days, but we like what we see.
July, 07, 2014
Enormous sadness: Image of Zhara has passed away
We are devastated by the loss of Image of Zhara. After a serious accident in the field, there was no other option than to euthanise her: She was real sweet and a great talent. Dear Image, we love you, rest in peace
May, 04, 2014
Zhara Obertje now ZZ-Z classifiedZhara is now classified in class ZZ-Z ; We are very pleased in the way she demonstates her talent. Recurring tension is still surpressing her scores right now, which means that there is enormous potential to advance beyond this, once the tension can be controlled.
April, 06, 2014
Nudaula's offspring very successful
Both Vivaldi offspring from Nudaula performed very well this weekend: Gershwin (3 years old-photo) was licensed at the AES studbook, and 5 year old Emma Daula achieved with Stephanie a great 5th place in the finals of the KWPN Limburg young horse competition.
More important than these scores is that both horses develop very well. We are very pleased about that (and a bit proud too...)
March, 23, 2014
The first two foals are born !
We are very pleased with the birth of the first two foals, both colts:
Jive by Charmeur from our Elite Sport mare Zippy Top T
Je Reviens Quidam, by Quidam de Revel, from our Elite Preferent Sport (drs) and Sport (spr) mare Kaja Maria.
Even though it is early days, we are pleased with what we see. Photos will follow in due course.
February, 22, 2014
Gorgeous in DenmarkWe received this picture from Gorgeous (Negro x Zhara) from a happy owner . Gorgeous is here only a few weeks under the saddle and he does great.
February, 22, 2014
Three stallions from pedigrees we have are qualified for the KWPN performance test
The KWPN stallion selection show ended with a great result, in that three stallions from pedigrees we have are qualified for the performance test. The catalogue numbers involved are # 412 (from the Pedigree from Zippy Top T), # 444 (from the pedigree from Germiek) and # 525 (from the pedigree from Gianne)
December, 24, 2013
Four young stallions from our pedigrees qualified for 2nd viewing KWPN Stallion Selection !
We are very pleased that young stallions from four of our pedigrees are qualified for the 2nd viewing of the KWPN Stallion Selection, as follows (# are from the catalogue):
-412 from Zippy Top T's pedigree
-444 from Germiek Utopia's pedigree
-525 from Gianne's pedigree
-590 from Kaja Maria's pedigree
Our other four mares already do have approved stallions closeby in their respective pedigrees: Nudaula via For Gribaldi, Zhara Obertje via Tango, Cidamorka via Citango and Texas via Alicante HBC
We are excited, and will follow the 2nd and 3rd viewing of the stallion selection in early February with great interest
November, 17, 2013
For Gribaldi approved as KWPN stallion has the same granddam as Nudaula
Following the 50 day performance test, the stallion For Gribaldi has been approved by KWPN with 85 points; a great result.
For Gribaldi descends from the Daula pedigree, like our mare Nudaula, and both horses share the same granddam: Ladaula.
We are pleased that the Daula pedigree once again proves its value !
November, 10, 2013
Even though our main focus is breeding, its ultimate success is measured in the Dressage ring.
We are delighted to report that our horses and offspring are making encouraging progress:
Emma Daula (Vivaldi x Nudaula)- 4 years old just won L2 class at more than 70%, Dance On Jazz (Jazz x Zippy Top T)- 5 years old achieved a 3rd place in class M2 at 66%. Over the last weeks, Zhara Obertje has achieved success in class ZZ-L, and Cidamorka in class Z1. Also Elista Obertje (Tuschinski x Zhara), 4 years old, achieved recently a winning score in class L2.
To achieve success, one needs a good horse, a good owner and capable riders, and we are pleased with the capabilities and enthusiasm of Jose van Haaren, Sofie van Vugt and our own daughter Stephanie.
Finally, we got enthusiastic news from the owner of Gorgeous (Negro x Zhara Obertje) about the progress which he is making.
October, 08, 2013
Breeding program for 2014 known !Following a recent veterinairy check, we can report with pleasure that we are expecting 6 foals in 2014: 2 from Negro, 1 from Florencio, Charmeur,Quidam de Revel and Casall.
September, 09, 2013
Exciting new purchasesWe are very pleased to announce the purchase of 3 valuable mares:
July, 22, 2013
Elista Obertje scores well in Pavo Cup: 81 pointsElista Obertje, Zhara Obertje's first offspring, has performed well in the most prestigious young horse competition in the Netherlands. She was awarded a 9 for trott, and 8.5 as talent for dressage, by renowned judges Mr Ernes (coach of NL dressage team), Mr Hamoen (long time chairman of KWPN Stallion selection), and Mrs Larmoyeur (dressage trainer and GP rider). Her walk only got a 7, which we can understand as there was a bit of tension. However we know that her walk in ability is fine, so there is room for improvement.
July, 10, 2013
Image of Zhara has arrived!We are very pleased with the birth of Image of Zhara, a beautiful filly foal from Negro and Zhara Obertje.
April, 15, 2013
Idaula has arrivedWe are delighted to report the birth of Idaula, a filly foal from Apache and our elite sport mare Nudaula (by Pion). Even though it is early days, we are very pleased with what we see!
March, 13, 2013
This week was a true emotional rollercoaster: Black Endy died, and Isamorka is bornWith great sadness, we report that on march 7 , we had to euthanise our mare Black Endy. After an injury in the paddock, we initially hoped that she would recover. However, subsequent investigation at the University clinic revealed that she had a pelvic fracture with no hope for recovery. We miss her greatly.
Then, only 5 days later, Isamorka is born, a lovely filly foal from Apache and our mare Cidamorka. We are very happy with her.
February, 07, 2013
Gershwin sold to Kirsten BrouwerOur 2 year old stallion Gershwin (Vivaldi x Nudaula) is sold to Kirsten Brouwer. We do our utmost to breed for (top)sport, and acknowledge how important it is that our horses go to professional riders, such as Kirsten Brouwer, who at this time is very successful with the approved stallion Tuschinski. On that basis, we are very pleased with the sale, and wish Kirsten all the best with Gershwin, who is developing very well, and really is a talented horse
January, 30, 2013
Cidamorka qualified for National Championships!Cidamorka and rider Sofie van Vugt qualified for the National Championships,class M2, through a 4th place at the Regional Championships.Apart from the general progress, positive were the nice uphill tendency, good impulsion, and powerful movements. On the other hand, there were slight spots of tension here and there in the test. As a result, the judges had different scores, with one emphasizing the former, and the other the latter. A 4th place was the outcome. We had hoped for more, but respect the judges'views and know what to work on. The National championships take place mid march, and thereafter they will promote to class Z1. They are ready for it.
December, 24, 2012
Cidamorka qualified for Regional ChampionshipsSofie van Vugt and Cidamorka have qualified for the Regional Championship in dressage class M2, which is the highest class allowed for Cidamorka's age (still only 5 years old). We congratulate Sofie with this achievement, and more importantly with the steep progress which they are making. Well done!
July, 14, 2012
Cidamorka wins qualifier for PAVO young horses competition
July, 02, 2012
Elista Obertje qualifies for the National Championship!Zhara Obertje's first offspring, Elista Obertje by Tuschinski, qualifed on saturday with flying colors for the National Mare Championship to be held mid august.
The region of Brabant (by far the biggest in the Netherlands) held its championship on saturday: starting the iniital qualification with about 200 3-year old mares, the regional championship counted 80 competing mares. In a very exciting final of 17 mares, Elista Obertje finished at 3rd place. We congratulate the owner Caroline van Zele with this outstanding result.
June, 24, 2012
Elista Obertje very successful at KWPN mare admission eventZhara Obertje's first offspring, the 3 year old mare Elista Obertje, performed very well at the KWPN Mare admission event in June 2012, with a 80/80 score. The judges praised her movements characterised by suppleness, very good technique and ground cover.
May, 13, 2012
Colt foal from Don Schufro has arrived!We are delighted with the birth of the Don Schufro colt foal from Zhara Obertje, Dutch Championness of KWPN in 2007.(Zhara Obertje is the full sister to the approved stallion Tango, who is successful in Grand Prix, and possibly competing at the London Olympic Games 2012 with Hans Peter Minderhoud). He has long legs and great movements with uphill tendency. The pedigree with Jazz , Contango and Donnerhall genes holds great promise. Obviously, it is early days , but we are very pleased with what we see. We attach a photo at age of only one day. (NB: the mare on the photo is the recipient mare, as the foal is by ET)
April, 22, 2012
Dance on Jazz makes great start in dressage ring!In her first appearance in the dressage ring, Dance on Jazz (4 years old) with rider Stephanie de Korte obtained a 1st and 3rd place in class L1.
Due to our space shortage, we have stabled Dance on Jazz elsewhere, where we can only ride indoor.
On april 21st, Dance and Stephanie had their first dressage competion, and it was outdoor. It was remarkable how concentrated Dance was . She showed willingness and 'go' throughout the test. We were very pleased with the performance