Saratoga Da Vinci is being leased by a junior rider called Nicole Krull and this is what she had to say about him:
Dede is so clever he can untie your shoe laces and easily opens his stable door! He is more like a human than a horse. he had barely been ridden since i started riding him a few months ago but he has incredible showing and jumping potential, he is at present ear marked for the ec junior showing team
APRIL 2013 NEWS
Saratoga Simply Red
Samantha Hailwood owns Simply Red who is by Waldemar out of Saratoga Enya by Carrick, she sent us these photos and her comment about him:
Just love this boy! He has such spark, I enjoy every minute of him.
Saratoga White Knight
It's been ages since we last spoke, but I had to send you an update on White Knight. He is doing very well and is growing from strength to strength. He competed in his first dressage show a weekend ago at KEP and came fourth with a fantastic score of 71% for his prelim test 3!
I thought I would share the attached photos of White Knight with you. He competed in the Nissan Easter Festival in the prelim dressage and was placed 6th and 2nd (his second show)! A wonderful achievement.
Guinevere is also doing very well and finished last year in the 90cm's - she was placed in the top 5 at every show at Burlington she entered. She remains one of the most level-headed horses I have ever come across!
Nicole Lowe is the proud owner of Saratoga White Knight who is by Waldemar out of Saratoga Jedi by Carrick
Saratoga Bantry Bay (by Carrick out of First Bouquet xx)
News about Bantry Bay (by Carrick out of First Bouquet xx) from his proud owner Tessa Jansen Van Rensburg, she saw Bantry Bay as a foal and chose him to be her future showing/dressage superstar and he has not let her down - these are her words:
From the first day bants entered the ring he has been wowing judges and spectators.
He has that amazing show ring presence and steadfast temperament needed for a show horse.
In past 3 years he has won and been placed in every class entered. Having won autumn cup supreme gelding twice, reserve champ ridden welsh festival 2011, reserve gauteng north champ. Supreme Vaal in hand two years in row.
Maple ridge 2011 he won the champion horse in- hand and also novice champion ridden. Second year in row he has won in- hand.
First ever show he won all his ridden classes. As soon as photos have been received I will send to you. This month we do our first graded dressage show after winning and champ at training shows with over 65%.
At his first hoy Bants was third in very large class of 20 horses in riding class. This year he was third general breed gelding and 5th gb show hack after being off for 2 weeks because I had a fall.
I never knew that when I first saw him as a foal that he would be my next super star. I love him to bits and will definitely get another Saratoga.
A, 7 year old gelding by Carrick out of Ardent xx by All Fired Up/Trocedero/Noble Chieftan
Donny just won the ICB Novice Champs 80cm class this last weekend on his dressage score (41penalities - about 75%). He is feeling soo good, and is finally starting to mature. Think I can start to push him now (he was 7 in Nov). Here is a pic of him working at home. He is so big!
A 4 year old liver chestnut mare by Waldemar out of Saratoga Lakota's Dream by Landearl also did very well at the HOYS, she came 2nd in In-Hand mares from 3-5 years old and 3rd in potential brood mare against very stiff competition. She is owned by Caryyn Shurbohm.
Stud News - March 2013
Saratoga Great Expectations
Saratoga Great Expectations, owned by Anton and Tammy Heunis, was Supreme gelding-in-hand on Show against all the breed winners at this years HOYS. Great Expectations is by Waldemar out of Saratoga Whisper(PREM) by Carrick, Whisper was the first foal we ever bred by Carrick and was awarded premium in her warmblood inspection.
She is the dam of Saratoga Bohemian Rhapsody by Olympic Ferro who has three fillies by Waldemar using embryo's that are now breeding for us and the dam of Saratoga St Elmo's Fire who had a beautiful Senergy filly this year so this is a very prestigious family. Congratulations to the Heunis family who bought Great Expectations as an 18 month old, he has many more show wins ahead of him! His groom showed him to perfection and was a very proud man!
Saratoga Braveheart by Carrick out of Saratoga Lakota's Dream by Landearl.
Saratoga Stud had another fantastic Horse of the Year Show 2013 at the Kyalami Equestrian Park this year. Below is Saratoga Braveheart by Carrick out of Saratoga Lakota's Dream by Landearl.
He was Supreme Ridden Warmblood on Show - a fantastic accolade against a lot of very good horses. We are very proud to have bred him and congratulations to Debby Canny who fell in love and bought him as an 18 month old colt and has produced him so well.
Stud News - February 2013
Saratoga Artemis is by Waldemar out of Ardent xx, she is 5 years old and starting her competitive career with a bang. She is going to be a top quality eventer!!
“The Lugard family from Johannesburg have bought 5 Saratoga horses for their 3 daughters over the last few years ( and have chosen their next 2 year old warmbloods out of our 2 year old herd). These two Saratoga Artemis (Waldemar/Ardent) and Saratoga Dublin’s Dancer (Carrick/Emerald City) are the oldest of the 5. All 5 are top quality competition horses and great things are expected of them with the Lugard girls having unlimited talent. They are bringing on their horses to perfection with the best groundwork and absolute dedication. It is a such a pleasure to see horses we have bred brought on so well and know that they are going to go on to achieve their full potential! “
Saratoga Dublin's Dancer is by Carrick out of Emerald City xx. She is 7 years old and already jumping 1.20m. She has unlimited scope, talent and bravery. We are looking forward to her achieving great things in showjumping.
Saratoga Arizona Pie, by Waldemar out of Saratoga Aspen by Carrick.
Zona is 16.3hh and is starting her eventing career. She has unlimited potential. We are looking forward to following her career.
Craig and Ursula Wearing have 5 coloured Waldemar horses, 4 are now competing with their fifth boy King of Hearts just turned 3 and has been backed. The other four have all started competing:
Saratoga Matador, going 1m at his next show
Saratoga Ankhesenamun, going 1m at her next show
Saratoga Legacy, jumping in her first show 70cm
Saratoga Gulliver, jumping in his first show 70cm
All four horses have huge potential - it is going to be very exciting watching their progress up the grades!
Craig and Ursula have also bought a show paddock and put the Saratoga Stud logo on it for holding horses at shows, it looks great!!
Stud News - September 2010
Two of Waldemar's sons who are backed and going beautifully - Saratoga White Knight on the left and Bruni Caravaggio on the right. Both are sold and have stayed at Saratoga to be backed, Carravagio is off to his new home on Wednesday but White Knight is staying at Saratoga to grow up a bit, he is not 3 years old yet whereas Cara is now 4 years old. Lovely to see Waldemars babies growing up and under saddle!
SOLIERE WINS FIRST CLASS
Breaking News - Soliere won his first class at the Bundeschampionate with the exceptional score of 8.7! - www.dressage-news.com
Exciting news about Soliere - Senergy's full brother. Soliere has just won the silver medal in the six year old World Dressage Champion - a huge achievement!
Saratoga Stud's new imported hannoverian stallion will be ready to go to selected mares in the upcoming season starting in September, look at his details here.
New photo's and video of Waldemar, what a magnificent stallion he has grown into. We are looking forward to his next crop of foals to be born this season in less than 3 months.
All the mares dues' details have been updated, some very exciting new mares that we have aquired over the last couple of years. Click here to view Mares
Mares due to be covered early this season have been added to the plans for 2010/2011 - some very interesting mares to put to Senergy, he is going to have some beautiful foals due this time next year. Click here to view Mares
Sale horses have been updated with new photos and news on their progress, we are thrilled with how they are growing up and the talent they are showing us! Click here for details
Saratoga Bohemian Rhapsody by Olympic Ferro
Rhapsody had the following two exceptional filly foals by Waldemar through embryo transfer in 2008. Both have her beautiful head and fantastic movement. Saratoga will keep both fillies to breed with and compete on in the future.
Saratoga Lonesome Dove
Saratoga True Colours
"D'Aquitaine is growing up...."
We are very excited to see what D'Aquitaine has to Carrick this season, we are expecting two embryo foals from her. She is starting to be backed and will start her competition career next year.