Tuesday, 13 October 2009

October update

A busy few months and weaning time is almost upon us already.

Since the last blog update Persia has been graded with the SHB, and Czar has been to the Trakehner breed show, where has was placed 3rd in the colt foal class. If he had walked instead of bouncing around he would have won the class as it was only his walk score that pulled him down to 3rd. After speaking to the German judge we have decided to run him on and all being well present him for grading with the TBF in a few years time. The judge commented that both his trot and canter were very strong, with the canter being especially active and uphill.

Cleio, our 3yo filly, has started to be backed, and has been wonderfully relaxed and straight forward so far. I think she is enjoying the fuss and attention. Hopefully Marci will come up to the yard soon to start her education.

At the end of the month we are both off to Germany to the Trakehner stallion licensing. A real highlight of the year, we are especially looking forward to seeing the collection of colts by Herzensdieb that have been pre selected for the licensing.

Monday, 17 August 2009

A lot of news to catch up on.
First of all congratulations to Heidi on her purchase of Pepe and Charlotte on her purchase of Persia. It's lovely for us as breeders to know our horses are going to lovely homes. We are still aiming to sell a few more foals or broodmares so please enquire if you are interested in any.

The BEF Futurity season is in full swing and the Volatis team have done very well. First of all we took Lady Benton-Jones' Daldorn Sandpiper to Arena UK, were he was awarded a First Premium and Reserve Champion Yearling Sportpony. Then Kerry Jagger sent us her homebred 3yo for preperation for Richmond Futurity, Indi, who went superbly to be awarded an Elite Premium and Champion 3yo eventer.

Finally our own Volatis Valiant was awarded a First Premium at Heart of England and Reserve Champion 2yo Dressage Horse.

Next outing for us will be Equifest show with some of the Daldorn stock, and then Bucks County show. We also have entered Czar for the Trakehner breed show at the start of September, and Persia is heading for her SHB grading, so some work still to be done.

The foals are all growing fast, and we caught this great shot of the three coloured babies together today, L to R Pepe, Paddy and Delta

Delta posing

Casiphia has been up at the yard for a week and we made the most of it by taking her in the school for a quick run round, and caught the action on video


Friday, 24 July 2009

Another sad day

Sadly we lost our beautiful filly Lola today due to an irrepairable leg injury. I cant describe how sad and heart broken I am, that such a talented and promising young horse has been snatched away from us.

Thank you to all our friends for your words of support. She really will be truely missed.

RIP my lovely girl. Run free forever

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Overdue update

With the show season in full swing, we are well overdue an update on here. Firstly I'd just like to explain that our reduction sale does not mean we are selling up totally. I struggle deciding which stock to keep and which to sell, so have decided to out them all up for sale, and let the market decide which sell first and fastest. We do need to sell at least 4 or 5, so if you have your eye on any of them, please call or email.

In the show ring we've continued to have good results showing Lady Benton-Jones' 2yo Daldorn Ectasy, who added Sporthorse Championships at Northern Horse Show and Royal Norfolk to his tally. He was then placed in a strong class at Kent County, where Daldorn Spring Thyme took the Reserve Championship in the Riding Pony Breeding Section, a position she had also filled at Royal Norfolk.

The foals continue to grow and thrive. We are so pleased with all of them and are trying to get them all over to the indoor school to take some photos. First up was Volatis Parthian (Paddy), our youngest foal this year, by Ringo out of Persia VS. He is a serious little mover!

Parthian trot

Parthian trot

Parthian trot

Parthian trot

Saturday, 27 June 2009

RIP Vienna

Very sorry to say that our beautiful Sempers Spirit filly Vienna, lost her fight on Thursday morning. She had been ill for some weeks, and despite trying a number of treatments we lost her. She was a beautifully filly and the 8 short weeks she was with us will be treasured.
We would like to say thank you to everyone who has sent messages of support. It's such a harsh reality to loose a foal, especially such a fighter. Breeding is certainly not for the faint hearted.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

East of England Show and 5th foal arrives!

Been a busy week with the arrival of our 5th and final foal of the season. Persia foaled on Thursday morning, a very attractive colt by Goshka Ringo. Looking like he will be a very dark brown and white, we are all very pleased with him and he is already showing that wonderful nature Ringo passes on to his foals.

He has been named Volatis Parthian, after the old Persian empire, but seems to have been given the name Paddy as a stable name!

Friday and Saturday saw us competing at the East of England Show with some of the Daldorn horses. Daldorn Ectasy, a 2yo gelding, took the Riding Horse Breeding Championship on his first outing since a foal. He behaved extremely well and all the hard work at home paid off.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Photos galore!

Foal watch continues as Persia VS draws closer to foaling down. She is bagging up nicely but not quite there yet. She is certainly very relaxed. She is due to the coloured stallion Goshka Ringo, sire of a number of foals for us, and is currently on day 335.

Valiant, our 2yo Trakehner gelding, is looking very well. He's being prepared for his first show of the season at Northern Horse Show near Wetherby, and then its on to the Royal Show, in the hack breeding classes.

Czar is flourishing, he is one of the nicest foals we have bred for sure. A week and a half old now, he seems to be everyones favourite.

Delta is in the adjoining paddock, a week older than Czar, she is wonderfully leggy, and has the most outstanding walk! Another cracking foal from Dee Dee

Also managed to get a few photos of the youngsters put on the summer grazing. Casi (2yo Trakehner by Tycoon) looking as beautiful as ever.

And Marci, 3yo Hungarian filly, sleeping off the grass!

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Fourth Foal arrives - outstanding!

With the first three foals all being rather wonderful, our great season continues with the birth on Thursday morning of our only non-coloured foal of the season. Elf produced a simply outstanding dark brown colt by the German based Trakehner stallion Herzensdieb.
Although he is a young stallion, we have been impressed by him every step of the way, from taking the Grading Championship in 2005 at Neumunster, from seeing him at Munster Handorf stallion show dancing under saddle, and hearing his glowing foal reports, from both Trakehner and Hanoverian mares. Elf's colt is everything we hoped he would be, oozing quality and with superb limbs and a beautiful head.

Named Elfenczar, or Czar for short, we are so excitied about watching him develop over the next few weeks

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

More foal photos

With a new camera to try out, more photos of the foals. Firstly Delta at 6 days old

Then Pepe, showing his affectionate side

And not forgetting Vienna

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Third foal has arrived

The trend of lovely foals continues with Dee Dee G foaling in the early hours of Thursday morning, a tall and wonderful filly by the Hanoverian stallion Damsey

We have now decided on the name Delta for her, as she is the fourth foal that Dee has produced for us. Once again Dee has outdone herself, Delta has the fabulous laid back temperament that Dee's foals all have, is very correct with a superb hind end. Really excitied to see how she develops over the next few weeks.
Pepe has been advertised for sale in a few locations and as you can see is developing rather beautifully.
He is a charming boy, so strong and powerful and full of charisma.
Elf, our Trakehner mare, is due next, so watch this space. That will be followed by trips to East of England and Lincoln shows, as the busy summer really gets going.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

First Volatis News Update

Welcome to the Volatis Stud blog.

I've decided to go dowm the blog route as updating the website reguarly is always a pain and this way I can keep everyone informed of news and events here at the stud.

We already have two foals born this season, both by the young German bred stallion Sempers Spirit. 3 weeks ago today, Holme Grove Venezia had a delightful coloured filly, named Volatis Vienna. (2nd picture)

Then last Sunday, Broadstone Dingle Dell, after giving us a few sleepless nights, delivered a very attractive coloured colt, now named Volatis Dieppe (Pepe). I promise I will take more photos of both foals soon. Unfortunatly both foals will be for sale.
Our foundation mare Dee Dee G and our Trakehner mare Harmsworth Elfinesque are both due to foal in early june so watch this space.
The show season has got off to a good start with Daldorn Spring Thyme taking the Riding Pony Breeding Championship at Leciester County. We only plan to show one of our homebreds this season, Volatis Valiant has been entered for the Royal Show in the hack breeding section, so fingers crossed in advance for that. One of our 2007 foal crop, Volatis Diva, has continued her winning ways in the ring, winning at CHAPS Northern, so hopefully that is a setting a trend for the season.