"Beau" is a flashy colt with long legs and balanced, floating gaits. His uphill carriage, laid-back shoulder and "look at me!" attitude make this colt a serious upper level dressage prospect. Given his parentage, it is likely that he will demonstrate an aptitude for fences as well. Thus far, Beau has shown himself to be balanced and athletic physically, as well as friendly, curious and level headed. His day-to-day handling/training has progressed quickly and easily. He leads, ties, lifts his hooves and stands quietly to be fly sprayed and hosed. Beau will have a certificate of pedigree from the American Holsteiner Horse Association and be eligible for AHHA breed award programs. He will also be eligible for for inspection and registration with the American Warmblood Registry, making him eligible for all AWR breed as well as USDF award programs
Beau was sired by Indian Art (Art Deco x Leggs, Samber), a 1998 17.1h Dutch Warmblood / TB tri-color pinto. Indian Art had a wonderful and varied career. He showed in the 4' open jumpers, evented at intermediate level and competed at Prix St. Georges in the dressage arena. As with his sire and grand sire, "Indy" passes his wonderful attitude and work ethic on to his offspring.
Art Deco has proven his ability in the show ring and as a top sporthorse sire. He earned three prestigious star awards and is an Elite stallion, and competed successfully in Grand Prix Dressage, Hunters, Eventing and Jumpers. He was truly one of the foremost sporthorse stallions in the country before his death in 2013. He is one of the VERY few pinto Warmblood stallions in the WORLD to compete at the above mentioned levels. He was the first pinto stallion in the world approved for breeding by the Oldenburg Verband via ISR/OLD NA in 1993, opening the door for all future colored horses and their offspring (including Sambers) to be registered/approved in to German registries such as Oldenburg.
Samber is the most far reaching and influential of all Pinto warmblood sires. In 1979 Samber passed his 100 day performance test, with a 10 for character and temperament, he gained an overall 160.2 points and an “A” Certificate. Samber proved himself in competition in the early to mid-eighties and reached Grand Prix in Dressage and Z Level (BSJA Grade A) in show jumping. Samber has had a huge influence as an international performance sire. Not just the stallion descendants of Samber, but also the mares and the geldings are proving themselves in all the Olympic disciplines.
Beau is out of Schefflera (Fabio I x Morning Glory by the top event horse sire, Mr. Wizard), a 2002 16.1h bay Holsteiner in the AHHA Main Mare book, including jumping scores."Lera" is a stunning mare with three good, correct gaits and jumping technique.
Mr. Wizard is one of a small number of remaining direct M-Line Holsteiner stallions. He is a decendent of the Thoroughbred improvement sire, Marlon, brought into the holsteiners to modernize the breed in the sixty`s and seventy`s. Marlon was a top producer of event horses in those decades. M-Line horses, and Merano offspring specifically, have also been successful in dressage, jumpers, and hunters. The 1996 individual olympic silver medalist and team silver medalist in 2000 in jumping, Calvaro V, is out of a Merano mare. Mr. Wizard`s get are athletic, forward thinking, and good moving horses. He has produced some very successful event horses as well as jumpers and dressage horses. His foals have good trainability and very sweet dispositions. They are generous, intelligent horses who enjoy work and competing. Wizard has been consistently ranked on the USEF leading sires list for eventing with son Ben, competing at the CCI*** level with Phillip Dutton. Ben made a meteoric rise through the levels when he went from Novice to CCI*** level in well under two years earning top ribbons along the way.
Mr. Wizard has produced numerous premium foals and mares in the AHHA approvals. In 2009 his mare, U-Turn, earned a perfect 10 in the free jumping and under saddle jumping for willingness along with 9`s for scope and technique. She finished with premium status and a final mare performance test score of 83%. She has gone on to be a mini prix winner and YJC competitor. Wizard has also produced several other offspring competing in eventing at the higher levels as well as some in dressage.
Mr. Wizard competed successfully in eventing and hunters until an injury cut his career short. While eventing, he was rarely out of the top three after the dressage phase and was a very careful jumper with super techinque and scope. His short career in the hunters resulted in championship honors as well.