At 14.1 3/4H, Rhonda is the smallest mare on our farm, but full of personality, and one of the sweetest mares we’ve had the pleasure of working with! She is well-trained to ride and drive, including successfully competing under saddle and driving in some CDE’s in 2014, and winning at at least one of them!
Rhonda is in foal to our USDF National Champion performance stallion, Stellar TVR, for 2016. This foal is being offered for sale, and has a deep pedigree made up of the absolute best sires and dams, including many proven winners on the line and under saddle, as well as National and World Champions!
Rhonda’s sire, Arno van het Nieshof, is silver classified, a National Champion, the second stallion in AHR history to achieve Elite status, and the first to achieve SUPREME status! Arno has sired several of our own outstanding foals by our SUPREME mare, R Noble Rose APF, including Radiance of New Horizons, Gold classified at 82 points in 2015, co-inspection site Champion, and tying for the second highest scoring horse in AHR history; and Rosina of New Horizons, Gold classified at 81 points, among others.
Rhonda’s dam, silver classified Raphael Rose TOF is by the elite performance and GOLD classified National Champion stallion, Aristocrat TOF, and out of the AHR GOLD classified performance mare, Rivella TOF (now deceased). Aristocrat was imported from Austria by Tudor Oaks Farm in 1993, and is the first stallion to be GOLD classified and to receive ELITE status based on the success of his offspring at inspections. Aristocrat TOF is descended from the strongest and arguably the most outstanding mare line in Europe: Rikka (his grand-dam), Rialta (his dam), and Rimalda (his full sister).
Raphael’s dam, Rivella TOF, was also imported from Austria by Tudor Oaks Farm. When she was 2-years-old, she was named Junior National Champion Mare. When Rivella was a 4-year-old, in 2000, she won her first National Champion Mare title, and went on to become National Champion again in 2001 and 2003. Rivella was also the winner of the Haflinger Breed Class at Dressage at Devon in 1999, the first year that the class was ever offered, and was in the ribbons under saddle at Devon as well. In 2000 Rivella was AHR inspected and classified GOLD.
Raphael Rose TOF was the 1st place weanling filly at the 2000 AHR National Show out of a very large field of entries. She also was the 1st place AHR Futurity Filly and then went on to be named AHR Futurity Champion Weanling. In 2001, Raphael was the 1st place Yearling Filly at the AHR National Show and also Reserve Junior National Champion Mare. In July of 2009, at 9 years of age, Raphael was silver classified, then went on to show under saddle that year before retiring to the broodmare band at Genesis Farm.