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Palomino warmblood filly

DOB: 11th November 2016

Sire: Crowns Ace of Pearl (IFS) (Crowns Blue Pearl/ A-Dur/ Argentinus)

Dam: Makaroff Grigorieva (Grannus II/ Dakytlus/ Argentinus)

This filly is very special. She has a real look at me presence, together with simply outstanding movement. She will excel at any of the Olympic disciplines with her blue blooded pedigree…but should be seriously considered as a jumping or eventing prospect. Chia is going to be a big horse, estimating 16.2-16.3hh.

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Crown’s Ace of Pearl has everything you could ask for in a stallion: handsome looks, excellent breeding lines, athletic scopey ability, fabulous temperament, great teach ability & outstanding conformation. Ace is by Crown’s Blue Pearl an approved Cremello warnblood stallion born 2001 currently jumping 1.40 in Denmark.

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Ace’s Dam line includes Denmark’s legendary A-Dur whose international jumping career included amongst other things winning a silver at CSIO Nations cup in Bratislava in 1998 aand a gold in Falsterbo, Sweden in 2000. A-Dur not only proved to be an excellent show jumper he also became an Elite Stallion for the long list of talented horses he sired including the very successful danish warmblood mare Andante who has won two World Cup Qualifiers with Tina Lund for Denmark.

A-Dur is by the legendary Argentinus 2005 Hanoverian Stallion of the year, who led the FN statistics fpr his age group for the sum of prize money earned by his off spring for an astounding seven years!

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Chia’s dam, Makaroff Grigorieva is a lovely tempered mare who has the privilege of having impeccable jump breeding with an impressive list of super sires in her lineage, including Grannus II (double cross), Daktylus, Aachen and Argentinus.

Ava is by Makaroff Gordost and has a double cross of Grannus II in her bloodlines. Imported to Australia in 1986, Grannus II left his mark on Australian breeding producing Grand Prix dressage and jumping horses. Grannus II’s sire Grannus produced seven Olympic horses and more than 60 approved stallions, have made him one of the greatest sires in the world.

Ava’s great grandsire on Gordost’s dam line is the great Daktylus who was bred and raised by Holger & Melanie Schmorl. Even by today’s standards he would represent what breeders want to achieve – a ‘typey’ and attractive horse, the result of careful infusion of outside genes, such as the Thorougbred and Selle Francais without compromising the tradition and principles of German Warmblood breeding. With his lightness and near unlimited jumping-ability this stallion was twenty years ahead of his time. Daktylus’ life was cut short by a mysterious illness. However, he left a legacy of successful competition horses and three licensed stallions – Destiny, Domingo (Australian winner in dressage and eventing), the Grand Prix and World Cup showjumper, Kinnordy D’Artagnan and Daley K (most successful showjumper and sire of many winning competition horses in all disciplines and valuable broodmares who have winning progeny in all disciplines.

On Ava’s damline is another blue ribbon of bloodlines. Her grandsire being Aachen, was born 02 April 1984 and was from Argentinus’ first foal crop. He was bred by Theodor Schöning of Lindern-Vahren, Germany. Aachen achieved high jumping marks in his Stallion Performance Test (HLP) (3/45) with 138.19 points at Adelheidsdorf, Germany in 1987. He finished eleventh overall with a total of 118.64 points (11/45). He was imported to Australia from West Germany in March, 1988 and exported back to Germany in 1992. Aachen stood at Belcam-Klatte Farm with Ulrich Klatte, Whilst in Australia, he won up to elementary dressage and was reserve champion novice horse at the New South Wales championships at the age of four. Upon return to Germany, Aachen was sold to the international show jumper Holger Wulschner from Mecklenburg, Germany. In 1995, Holger Wulschner and Aachen took eighth place at the German Championships, won many advanced level jumping tests and even placed up front in puissance. In 1996 they also placed at CHIO in Aachen, Germany.

After his career in international jumping, Aachen participated in dressage with Holger Wulschner’s wife, Iris Wulschner. Azarro’s son, Astello (Azarro x Distello x Domschatz), won the 1997 approval in Mecklenburg and a year later he participated in the Bundeschampionat for riding horses.
Ava’s great Grand Sire is none other than the legendary Argentinus, born 15 February 1980. He was bred by Jacob Büther, Hollern, Germany and was sold as a weanling to Jan Munderloh. Heinrich Klatte senior discovered Argentinus during the pre-selections for Oldenburg approval. At the Oldenburg approval, the Waldlöwe son, Waldstern, became Champions Stallion and Argentinus received 1b Premium. Argentinus moved to Zuchthof Klatte in Klein Roscharden, Lastrup, Germany as a two and a half year old post pre-selections and stood there till his death in 2007, aged twenty seven. In 1983 at his stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf, Germany, Argentinus placed third (3/54) with a score of 126 points and was licensed in Verden the same year. In 1984 he was awarded 1a Main Premium on account of his excellent offspring.

Ava has movement that takes your breath away….she appears to just “glide” across the paddock with no effort at all. This impressive movement she passes onto her foals, and Chia is no exception. This filly is outstanding..!

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