Reason is an exciting new addition to our mare lineup this year! Registered Dutch NRPS and approved Main Mare Book KWPN, Reason is a 2006 16.1 dark bay mare by R Johnson out of Koala. The large amount of Dutch Gelder blood that Reason carries is very hard to find these days. It is the foundation of the KWPN horse and why they were known for great versatility and soundness. Yes, this is "old" blood which I strive to keep in my breeding program. I want to breed horses the owners (not just their trainers) can ride and compete at the FEI levels. This "old" blood is well known for athleticism and longevity in sport. I am thrilled and appreciative, to have Babsie Clark entrust her two beautiful R Johnson mares to me. Reason and Rhonda are a delight, super easy to work with and "in your pocket" personalities.
R Johnson represents the epitome of athleticism, grace, ability, and temperament. A son of the great Ramiro, R Johnson competed at the top levels in both dressage and show jumping before retiring sound. His rideability and character combined with powerful movement and impeccable jumping technique earned him praise at his licensing. R Johnson is known to pass on a high degree of hereditary reliability, a short, strong back, powerful hindquarters, uphill conformation, outstanding temperament and startling athleticism. His foals are also stamped with his gentle nature, flawless grace, and extreme physical ability. Reason is no exception - she sails over the creek each day at turnout just for fun!
Bred and owned by Babsi Clark, Reason was her "heart horse" and produced several gorgeous foals during that time.
Reason has had two foals by the Oldenburg stallion, Innverness (Innkeeper/Parabol/Consul). Innverness (Innkeeper/Parabol/Consul) is a gorgeous 17.1 Oldenburg stallion by the incredible stallion Innkeeper, JC son of the great Secretariat. Innkeeper was not only a successful racehorse but also excelled in eventing, dressage and jumping. Innverness's dam is the States Premium mare, Parlez by the great Parabol. Innverness is an approved stallion with ISR/Oldenburg NA, earning 9's for character and temperament, and 8.41 for jumping ability. 2011 Champion Stallion at Dressage at Lexington. 2011 Champion, Stallions 4 & over at Dressage at Devon. Currently competing in eventing. We believe that the natural athleticism displayed by both Reason and Innverness will result in the ultimate competition horse! Innverness is a 2006 Oldenburg/ISR stallion bred by Hilltop Farm. He is by the thoroughbred stallion, Innkeeper (Secretariat/Mr. Prospector/Northern Dancer) and out of Hilltop’s Parlez (Parabol/Consul/Werther). As both of Innverness’ parents were campaigned as event horses, he was purpose bred for the sport. His sire Innkeeper was a 1.25 million dollar Keenland yearling that as a two year old beat Kentucky Derby winner, Strike The Gold and won his only start as a three year old before being retired to stud duty. Innkeeper went on to compete in many disciplines including Show Hunters, jumpers and eventing. He was approved in multiple breed registries and had his race record been longer would have gone to stand at stud in Germany.
Reason's 2019 colt, Oh Wow LJS was acquired by Inverness's owner before he was a week old as a stallion prospect! After the obvious success of this crossing, we repeated the breeding for 2020.
Protagonist LJS was born late spring of 2020, and is a full brother to Oh Wow LJS. "Tag" exhibits the same athleticism and exuberance that his older brother has. This foal is sold.