Sir William Pointer aka Punkti took part in the Styrian
Championships for Noriker Horses. 2013 on third place, 2018 he won!
We are expecting our B-litter in September. See planned litters for more information!
Abby vom Gestuet Riegersburg entered Junior Class at the IDS at
Klagengfurt/Austria. Saturday she got Ex.3 and Sunday she came first (Ex.1) in
her class and won "Junior Winner of the Alps"
Nenelope W competed at a dressage show at Harberg again (after 2016). We are proud and happy she came 3rd and 1st in "A".
The three boys are out in their summer field at last. The picturesque place will teach them balance and grow muscles.
Herz ist Trumpf W (by Tassilo W and Herztaenzerin W) has had a baby! In the meantime Heart Attack FS by Titulus has become 3 weeks old. Breeder: Sabrina Freiler.
Herzbienchen W is baffling them all... Going like an old stager she jumps whatever asked by her rider. Training at the clinic in Kornberg gave them (and us) confidence for her first two-day-events planned in 2018! Pictures: Kerstin Leitgeb
After 25 years of the "A-Brand" for Austrian Warmblood Horses Mr. Leopold Pingitzer visited me and wrote a nice article about the genesis of the brand mark for the Yearbook of Austrian Warmbloods. I still feel honored that every Austrian Warmblood is carrying my brand mark.
HerzAss W aka Wimmer has done us proud again! First she won at the TRAKEHNERS AUSTRALIA TOUR 2018, then she took part in a clinic with Stefan Wolff with her permanent rider Brett Peel. Both gentlemen were impressed with her potential and happy with her progress. Congrats to the owners Suellen and John Saals! We are looking forward to her dressage competitions planned for 2018.
We are proud to announce that High Light by Kentucky, winner of the Danish foal championship 2017, breeder Mette Hansen, Denmark, owner Suellen and John Saals, Australia, has arrived at our yard. He will be raised along with our two colts Herzkoenig W and Herzdiamant W.
End of August the finals of the "Noriker Cup Lower Austria 2017" took place at Ried/Riederberg. Punkti showed two very nice preliminary tests and came 3rd and 4th in the Cup (elementary class). This placed him on 5th in the Cup although he only got points from two out of three shows.
End of July the Club Show of the Austrian Club for British Pastoral Breeds took place at Neunkirchen/Lower Austria. We took part with Acchi and Abby (vom Gestuet Riegersburg) and were happy to meet her sister (Acchi's daughter) Ambra (vom Gestuet Riegersburg) again. Both girls, only three and a half months old, were very well behaved and got a "very promising" from the judge.
The international dog show at Oberwart was quite successful for us this year. Acchi (intermediate class) won Excellent1 and CACA.
2017 there is a Noriker Dressage Cup taking place in Lower Austria. That is why
we decided to take Punkti to a dressage competition again. We
missed part one (of three) but competed at part 2 at Kottingbrunn. The results
for the Noriker Cup were "okay" (Places 5 and 7, class A) but
Sir William Pointer excelled in class "L"
He scored 6,4 for his first L (Quote judges protocol: "great performance")
and won his second with 6,8!!! Big thanks to his owner Andrea Podhradsky-Riedler
for her long-term trust and contratulations to this great horse!
After a break of several months Acchi was at a dog show again. At the IHA
Klagenfurt he got Exc.1 and CACA in intermediate class. We are very proud of our
Joy and sorrow can be so close together. On June 5th Helene von Herzen W gave birth to a black, thoroughbred type colt by Adorator, 2 days later she died of a severe colic due to contorsion of the large intestine. She could not be saved in spite of surgery. The little man, named Herzdiamant W was lucky all the same because our precious Noriker mare Fidora adopted him and is fully in milk.
On May 30th Heart&Soul W gave birth to a wonderful bay colt. The son of High Motion looks like a dressage horse already and was named Herzkoenig W (King of Hearts W) aka King.
Due to her very good grading and several placings at dressage shows in Australia, HerzAss W (born 2011) was announced "Premium Mare" by the Trakehner Verband in Germany. Congratulations to Suellen und John Saals and her rider Brett Peel!
Our A-litter is here!!! See "Puppies" for more information and pictures!
We are proud to announce that Herzbienchen W (born 2012) won her very first show jumping competition! Congratulations to her owner and rider!
Our "export to Australia", the black mare "HerzAss W" (by Grand Passion and
Herztaenzerin W by Tambour) has won the class of 4-5year-olds at the
TRAKEHNERS AUSTRALIA TOUR 2017!
Many thanks and und congratulations to the owners Suellen und John Saals
and her rider Brett Peel!
The 8th Trakehner Regional Show for Bavaria and Austria took place at the
Styrian Grosslobming. Hosted by the Trakehner Stud Murtal we were overwhelmed
by its hospitality! Many thanks again to all people involved in preparing and
managing this wonderful show, we really appreciate all the work behind this!
We felt it to be honour and duty to take part in this show with all the mares we had. Bad and good luck were close together when all three mares threatened to be unable to perform due to different little ailments. Luckily it worked for two of the three to get sound in time. So we went with excitement but without great expectations, knowing what quality of horses we would meet.
The more we were overwhelmed when our three-year-old Heart&Soul W won the first competition, the class of jumping mares! Twelve mares competed in this class, which meant it was the biggest of all classes. The judges looked at scope, technique and basic gaits and praised our "Fuchsi" to be the most complete of the class. In the class of families Herztaenzerin W won Id with her daughters Herz ist Trumpf W, Herzbienchen W and Heart&Soul W. Proud and happy and with loads of prizes we went back home.
We are happy to announce that both mares we covered, Helene and Heart&Soul, are in foal! Helene von Herzen W has been inseminated with Adorator and Heart&Soul W is expecting her first foal by High Motion. Both foals are due in June 2017.
Heart & Soul W aka Fuchsi went to the central mares registration of the Trakehner Verband at Mainburg/Bavaria with us on May 28th. In a field of high quality 3yr-old mares 10 of 13 achieved Premium status, one of them our Fuchsi! She recieved 2 times 8,0 for scope and technique, best 3yr-old in loose jumping! Her marks summed up to 54,5 points, among them 3 times 8,0 for her basic gaits. She measured 169/22 cm.
At the show for British Pastoral Dogs at Foederlach/Carinthia, his first dog show, Acchi was awarded "very promising" in the baby class. He was very well behaved and presented himself perfectly.
We are happy to present our new family member: Achille King of the War (Breeders: Roberto Stoppini and Emiliana D'Ippolito, Italy) Thank you for this wonderful, fluffy Collie dog.
Happy Christmas and a Stunning 2016 to all our friends!
Herz Ass W alias Wimmer has competed her first two young horse classes in Sydney and scored an overwhelming 8.8 for her second test. Congratulations to the rider Brett Peel and the owners Suellen and John Saals.
Herzlichen Glueckwunsch W aka Lucky was classified by the Trakehner Verband (55 points) and is now owned by "Consortium Herzlichen Glueckwunsch W", Australia.
Late but beautiful: Our foal 2015 was born! On July 16th St.Pr. u. Pr.St. Helene von Herzen W has given birth to her first colt "Herzlichen Glueckwunsch W" by Gluecksruf I. The little man is gorgeous and very cuddly.
Tilia went to the Styrian Show for British Sheepdogs on Sunday. She easily won the lookers-on-class ;-) We had lots of fun with her "sister in colour" Olina and her half brother Vito.
At last! Our new website is online! Hope you like it! Please excuse that the English part of the site will only gradually be completed!
Sydney/Australia: We are proud to report that Herz Ass W by Grand Passion, dam: Herztaenzerin W, was classified as Premium mare into Studbook I of the Trakehner Verband. Congratulations to the owners Suellen and John Saals and the team presenting the mare, the Dierks family!