Melesta Ster is a 1994 Dutch KWPN-NA. Also approved BWP and RPSI. Her first foal was by Balta C'zar.
Melesta Ster competed to Novice level, doing very well, before an old injury from when she was a foal (and was not properly treated), stopped her career short. She had surgery on her circumficial ligament (which had enlarged to 3x normal size) to take pressure off the tendon which was severely bowed and torn, however, she was unable to compete in eventing any more. Due to constant tearing and healing while competeing, too much scar tissue formed causing off and on lameness.
Melesta has magnificent movement, scoring extremely high at her inspections. She also loved to jump which she did so magnificently. She is impeccably bred and should prove a wonderful asset to our breeding program.
Melesta is by Hemmingway, an exceptional Holsteiner stallion who has produced many winning offspring in both dressage and jumpers. He is by Leandro (KWPN) who won the 1997 National Championships for young jumping horses in the 5yo division. A son of Hemmingway, Prince owned by DG Bar Breeders was awarded the star predicate at the 2002 KWPN-NA keuring with his impressive canter and outstanding trot. Leandro is a son of the great Landgraf I. Hemmingway's dam produced 3 international show jumpers in a row. She is by Romantiker who is by the "stallion of the century", G. Ramiro Z. Melesta's dam line is just as impressive, boasting reknowned greats as Ufarno, Farn and Nimmerdor! These bloodlines are known for bestowing on their descendants, power and ability.
Melesta is proven producer of OUTSTANDING quality foals in both Dressage and Eventing/Jumper! She has foals by Negro, Idocus, Rousseau, Laroche, Richard, and Wellington! She has had 3 First Premium KWPN foals, 2 of which were the 3rd Highest scoring Jumper KWPN Foals in NORTH AMERICA (Harlow LJS 2012 by Laroche, Ignatia LJS 2013 by Richard). If you're looking for a producer of start power, Melesta is it!
*Update July 2016 - Mel is confirmed IN FOAL to R Johnson for a 2017 foal! This foal is offered FOR SALE in utero! Contact us for more information! We're sad to report that Mel lost her beautiful 2017 colt. We hope to breed Mel back to R Johnson in the future.
* Registered KWPN-NA
* Approved BWP and RPSI
31.25% Gelderlander blood