"Breeding the best to produce the best"

Our mares descend from the best German and American performance stock available. Most of our mares have been in-hand and/or performance winners. Several are descendents of our proven foundation mares who have produced many regional, national and international performance champions, stallions, breed class winners and Horses of the Year.


Pia Blanca SF

(Pik Solo/Ambling Picture xx/And Behold xx)


Bred by Sylvan Farm - Retired in 2007


Pia won or placed in every in hand and futurity entered. Champion mare at inspections. Approved for breeding by American Hanoverian Society and Oldenburg Verband. Pia Blanca was one of the original mares approvedfor the AHS Jumper Breeding Program. Free jumped easily over 5' with a terrific 'kick'.




Elite Mare Pikante' SF


(Pik Solo/Windy Winter xx /Windy Sands xx)


Bred by Mary Giddens - Retired in 2007


A beautiful black mare, Pikante' (known as Fanny) was the first mare in North America to score an overall 8 in her American Hanoverian Society Mare Performance Test. She received an 8 in every category. In her mare inspection, she received an overall 8 with a 9 for the walk. Fanny was one of the original mares selected for the AHS Jumper Breeding Program. An exceptional producer, Pikante' s offspring have successfully competed in the USEF Festival of Champions, USDF Horse of the Year, and two Horse of the Year Finalists!




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Elite Mare Francesca SF

(Wanderer/Pia Blanca)


Bred by Sylvan Farm


Francesca has been a competition horse and broodmare representing her dam in the best tradition. Cheska's sire Wanderer was noted for producing both outstanding jumping and dressage horses, a top 10 sire for his age group. Cheska's character and temperament are a great combination of gentle and sensitive. She was a super show horse because of her calmness on the ground, yet she was fiercely competitive in the jumper ring.

At her Hanoverian mare inspection she scored 8's for elasticity, impulsion, and overall development and impression. At her AHS Mare Performace Test she scored an overall 7.72 with 10/9 jumping. Co-winner of the Benchmark Award as best jumping mare in 2004. Inducted into the AHS Jumper Breeding Program. Dr. Ludwig Christmann, Deputy Breeding Director for the German Hanoverian Verband described her as having very good legs-front and hind, well balanced, athletic with excellent movement. Gert von der Veen of the KWPN (Holland) gave Francesca the most "double x's" (very good) of all demonstration horses presented during the USDF judges training program.

Dam of:

• Frangelika (Flamenco) broodmare for Adrianne Gabris
• Fiona (First Gotthard) AHS MPT: 9/8 for jumping. Inducted into the AHS Jumper Breeding Program.
• Acrobat SF (BCM Nassau) show jumper in Houston, TX
• La Miraposa SF (Linaro) , foaled 2006
• Grand Design SF(Graf Top I), foaled 2007
• Gershwin SF(Graf Top I), foaled 2008
• Peregrine SF (Providence), foaled 2010



EMC Chatarina SF


(Contendro I/Fabriano/Lemon Park)


Bred by Werner Hollander


Chatarina was purchased as a weanling at the Hanoverian Elite Foal auction in Verden, Germany and named after the daughter of my good friend Gudrun Luttmann. A mare with exceptional movement, Chatarina was Champion at USDF breed shows many times. After becoming Elite Eligible at her mare inspection, Chatarina had an outstanding Mare Performance Test receiving an 8 for the walk, 8 for the trot, 7.5 for the canter, and 9 for jumping ability.


Chatarina competed in 3-day eventing with Jessica Heidemann, winning the Open Training Division at Rebecca Farms, Kalispell, MT. Following several shows at Preliminary, she came home for a rest. Chatarina is currently schooling 3rd level dressage and jumping. Plans are to breed her this spring to Ramzes SF and continue showing her in dressage for now.


Chatarina is the dam of:

• Acontender (Agincourt), a premium foal


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SPS Casandra

Our German Connection


Throughout the years, we have always used top German bloodlines in our breeding program. We have purchased many mares via the Verden auctions and from private breeders. Several years ago we decided start a small breeding program in the Verden area so we could have access to some stallions not available in the US.


We were very luck to purchase our great mare SPS Casandra by Contender o/o Wander Lady by Wanderer/Goldstein. She combined the bloodlines of 3 of the greatest German jumping lines with Contender/Calypso II, Gotthard, and Wendekreis. A beautiful, athletic and well-conformed mare, in her Mare Performance Test, Casi scored a 7.89 with an outstanding 9 for technique and 10 for jumping ability! In 8 years, she rewarded us with 7 foals. Her daughter For Me and her son Sebastian SF were sold via the Hanoverian Elite Auctions. Her son Foreign Edition SF sold to the Netherlands via the Young Stallion Auction.


Unfortunately, we lost Casi during foaling in 2010. It was a tragic and heartfelt loss, but she presented us with a beautiful filly foal, Casimira SF by Canstakko, who will take over her mother's place in our broodmare band. Casimira SF, her brother Crescendo SF, and ½ sister Foxy Edition SF complete our little herd in Germany.

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