We are delighted to introduce Rhonda into our mare lineup! Rhonda is a Dutch NRPS and Main Mare Book approved KWPN, 2005 15.3 tobiano pinto mare. Rhonda comes by her flashy spotted colt through the famous Samber, her dam sire. The large amount of Dutch Gelder blood that both Rhonda and 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 RE, Johnson mares to me. Reason and Rhonda are a delight, super easy to work with and "in your pocket" personalities.
Rhonda was bred by Babsi Clark and is sired by Babsi's stallion, R Johnson. R Johnson is by the great Ramiro and represents the epitome of athleticism, technique, rideability, and grace. Praised for his "international jumping ability" and "impeccable technique" alongside his incredible gaits, R Johnson achieved success in both Dressage and Show Jumping before retiring sound. He passes his incredible nature, temperament, and stunning abilities on to his foals. Rhonda exhibits these characteristics in spades, combined with Sambor and Consul blood in her dam-line.
Rhonda has had very successful foals and delivered a 2019 pinto filly by Toronto, Overdressed LJS. Toronto, an Elite Stallion with the Hanoverian Verband, is a Dutch stallion acquired by the Celle State Stud to further the jumping talent of the breeding program. His performance test single score in jumping was 9.3. This powerful bay stallion descends from the jumping horse producer “Now or Never M,” who is stationed in Holland. Toronto's grandsire is the prepotent Voltaire, a consistent sire of international jumpers with temperaments of gold. The damline is also very interesting - Toronto's damsire is Belisar by Saros xx, who is a full brother to Swazi xx, the sire of the Trakehner stallion Consul. This filly, now a yearling, is offered for sale.
In 2020, Rhonda delivered a gorgeous pinto colt by Finery (Furstenball x Diamond Hit x Sandro), the Oldenburg Dressage stallion that was the 2016 Devon Breed Show Champion Stallion and Reserve Grand Champion. Finery has a Dressage index of 8.03, and 9.5 for Character from his 30 day Stallion Testing. This foal, Pulitzer LJS, is offered for sale.