Piroschka *M* [ photo gallery ]

Piroschka *M* is a 1996 ATA Model Mare and came to us in the summer of 2007 in foal to Guy Laroche. She was the Trakehner Grand Champion, Open Reserve Champion and Show Junior Reserve Champion at the Sporthorse Breeders Show Montreal-Blainville 1998. In 1999, she won the Hanna Schmocker Memorial Award as highest rated CTHS mare. And in 2000, she was the champion mare at the ATA central mare inspection in Quebec, Canada.

Carino *E*
Intermezzo by Oxyd
Lilie by Hansakapitän
Kobalt by Goldregen
Karina by Abendruf xx
Palma Nigra *E*
Burnus AAH by Lapis ShA
Hallo by Goldregen
Passarge II
Insterruf by Schwalbenfreund
Palma by Morgenglanz *E*

born 1996; American Trakehner

ATA Model Mare; Inspection scores: 8,8,7/8,9,8/8 (56 points)

Mare family of T4A Pelargonie (Hauptgestüt Trakehnen)

The sire Carino *E* is quite a famous stallion in Canada and the US for a number of offspring that compete very successfuly in the higher levels of hunters and in dressage. Carino *E* descends from the rather small line of Irrlehrer - Oxyd, a line that orginiates in the Beberbeck Stud in East Prussia, not in Trakehnen, and that had significant impact on the early Westfalian breed in Germany right before, during and after WWII. In fact, a number of Olympic competitors, like Josef Neckermann's Mariano, carry Oxyd blood up close. The outstanding Westfalian stallion Radetzky, a full brother to Mariano, was out of Malta by Oxyd, and revolutionized dressage breeding in Europe. He is the foundation of the today well known line of Rosenkavalier - Rubinstein I. Carino *E* has four approved sons with the ATA, and all of them are full siblings: Platinum vom Rappenhof, Prince of Prussia, Prince Habicht and Patras vom Rappenhof. Piroschka is a full sister to these stallions.

The dam of these band of siblings is the German Trakehner mare Palma Nigra *E*, a black daughter of the international Three Day stallion Habicht. Habicht was a superior sire of sport horses at all disciplines and levels, all the way to the Olympics, and also managed to produce a larger number of outstanding brood mares (e.g. Arwetta, dam of 4 approved stallions) and sons (e.g. EH Sixtus, Seeadler, Coktail, Vivus,, EH Parforce, Windfall *Pg* and others). He was one of Germany's best international event horses in the late 70s under Martin Plewa and lived at Gestüt Hörstein for the rest of his breeding years - until he died from a fracture of his hind leg in the mid-90s at age 25. Knowing that his sire and grand sire both turned over 30, one would have expected the great Habicht to repeat that feat.

Palma Nigra traces back to the famous DLG champion mare Palma by Morgenglanz, a mare that was bred and owned by the world famous Trakehner expert Dr. Fritz Schilke. Her dam line traces back to the main stud Trakehnen and the mare Pelargonie. Through that, Palma Nigra shares her origin with many other famous Trakehners, e.g. the stallions and international dressage winners Peron TSF and EH Partout. The same family also produced the approved Pascal and Payano (the latter is a two times National dressage champion in Finland) and the Olympic eventer Peppermint III. Palma Nigra is also a mare of rather outstanding fertility. Until her retirement in 2006, she produced 14 foals for Rappenhof Trakehner Stud in Quebec, Canada.

Offspring of Piroschka *M*

So far, Piroschka has had foals every year and she arrived in foal for a very late 2007 September foal (by Guy Laroche). She delivered the stunning filly Parody, who won the Grand Champion title in the filly class of the ATA meeting in Burbank, CA in late 2008. We gave her dam a much needed break and are breeding her for the first time at Sunsprite in the spring of 2009. Her partner will be Guy Laroche. Her offspring in Canada include Pirouette vom Rappenhof (by Impala RH), Poet (by Hilton GS), Pollux vom Rappenhof, Persephone vom Rappenhof and Pasadena vom Rappenhof, all by Guy Laroche.

by Guy Laroche

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