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Hanoverian Happenings
from Vista Ridge Farm - Hanoverians

Donnerhall Passes Away (01/14/2002)

Donnerhall was considered by many to be the most successful dressage horse in the world. He managed like no other sire of his generation to combine sports and breeding successes. These include among others the DLG Champion in Hanover, German Champion in Mannheim, Team World Champion, World Cup European League and Oldenburg Dressage Stallion of the Year in 1997 and 1998. He completed his farewell tour from competition sport in 1998 and was described as 'fresh as a daisy' then. He died from a sudden attack of typhlocolitis within two hours of displaying the first symptoms.

We are grateful to have Donnerhall as one of our broodmare (EM Aluette) dam's sire and our mare. EM Tiramisu, in foal to Donnerhall's son, Domiro. His influence will live on in many top stallion and broodmare bloodlines.

Hanoverians win 'Best of All Trophy' for 5th Time and World Cups

The 'Best of All Trophy ranking from the World Breeding Championships for Sport Horses (WBCSH) is an international evaluation of all breeding areas and breeds. This is the fifth time that the Hanoverian has won this award. Through September 2002, Hanoverians were first in dressage and third in show jumpers.

Lincolm L by Landadel/Pik Bube won with Markus Merschformann (Germany) the World Cup Jumping and the Grand Prix at the Horse Show in Mechelen (Belgium). Also the Dressage-World Cup was won by a Hanoverian, Beauvalais by Bolero/Grande with Beatriz Ferrer-Salat from Spain came in first.

Foal News

USDF Breeder's Series Reserve Champion PACIFIC PATINA (2000) by Pointmaker out of EM Aluette was safely delivered in early January to her new owner in Arizona. She has settled in well to her new routine at the training barn.

FREEDAME (2001) by Freestyle out of Mighty Avenger xx continues to amaze us with her beauty and grace. She is offered at $8,000 and ready for breeding classes this spring.

Diamond H Farm is doing a complete dispersal of its horses and they have two two-year-old geldings bred by Vista Ridge Farm by Contucci and Weltbekannt for sale for $10,000 each and can be seen at .

Foaling Time Again

The pace again quickens as the foaling time approaches. The first is due in late February and then one a month through May. The mares will be brought down to the foaling barn in early February and the young stock moved to the upper barn. We are ready to spend many nights watching the TV stall monitor and looking forward to the fun of seeing what is in store for us with each foal. Anticipated foals for 2002 and 2003 are listed below.

2002 Foal 2003 Foal

SPA Worcester Contendro (Feb)** Sandro Hit**

EM/SPA Aluette Winterprinz (Apr)*** Werbellin

EM Tiramisu Domiro (Mar) Londonderry

Cally Lily Mare Performance Test De Niro

Mighty Avenger xx West Coast (May)* Rotspon

* Wait Listed Buyer **Wait Listed Buyers for Filly only *** In-utero Filly only pending Contract

Due to requests, we now offer these foals on a pre-delivery reserved basis, subject to a satisfactory vet exam within 30 days of birth, for a refundable 20% down. You may also ask to be put on a waiting list on 'first on list- first choice basis'. Let us know if you would like to learn more about these options.

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