Whistlin' Dixie [ photo gallery ]

Whistlin Dixie was born at Sunsprite Ranch and is the product of a combination of exceptional Westfalian and Trakehner show jumper lines. True to her heritage, Dixie is an outstanding jumper and posesses great scope, willingness and nerve for the jumper ring. In 2009, we also started her in eventing as we believe that a good all-around athlete should excel in any sport. So far, Dixie has shown tha she has her heart at the right spot and finished two big Open Novice Classes with clean cross country and stadium rounds.

Pilatus by Perseus
Gratia by Graphit
SPS Bianca/Westf
Bengale by Ben Shirin xx
SPS Ricke by Remus II
Amiego *Ps*E*
Händel by Carajan
ES Abiza *E* by Maharadscha
Merkur by Schwalbenflug
Donauperle by Tannenberg *E*

born 2003; American Warmblood

Trakehner mare family of A3A2a1 Donauperle

The sire Iroko was an international show jumper of great success and even though bred with true Westfalian lines, stood at stud in the Netherlands and has sired mostly KWPN horses. Among his many get are a large number of internationally successful show jumpers and outstanding brood mares with ster predicat. His sire Pilot was a century sire in Germany and one of the first whose get won over 1 Mio Euro in competition. In fact, by the end of 1999, his get had won over 3 Mio Euros in competition and were sold in utero all over the world - the demand for his offspring still persists today with the last few straws of frozen semen used. His get won Olympic Gold medals and World Championship titles more than once, and over 70 sons were approved.

Pilot, like the other famous jumping ‘P’, Polydor, was by Pilatus, who also sired the State Stud stallion Perlkönig. The line was founded by the Italian Derby winner Nicollo Dell'arca xx, a descendant of the great stamping sire Hurry On xx. On his dam’s side, Pilot carried the outstanding Hanoverian Graphit by the great Grande - a line that is equally known for jumping talent and has a firm spot in the top of sport horse lines today. The third dam sire was the Trakehner Keith, the last original Trakehner in the world when he passed away in the 70s. He was born at the Royal Main Stud Trakehnen in 1941, sired by the great Pythagoras, and stood at stud at various locations in Germany during his active career. He was present at the German Horse Museum in Verden when in 1974, the statue of his grand sire Tempelhüter was revealed to the public for the first time - spanning 70 yearsfor only 2 generations of horses. Interestingly, Keith's daughter Gitarre was a foundation mare for a family that later produced the accomplished show jumper sire Graditz *E* for North America.

Pilot and his brother Polydor put Westfalia back on the map as a top show jumper breed in the 80s and 90s. Pilot's influence on modern breeding is quite substantial, and the fact that he carries high quality TB and Trakehner blood in his background made his son Iroko a top choice for our best Trakehner jumper mare, Donamia.

Detailed pedigree information on Donamia is available on her own site.

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