Myriam GHJ – In Memoriam

AHR Inspected and Classified SILVER, Approved Westfalen NA Main Mare Book

Born: 2011


Sire: Arno van het Nieshof (SILVER/SUPREME)

Dam: Mythical TOF (SILVER)

New Horizons is excited to announce our most recent addition to our select mare herd, Myriam GHJ, out of the premier silver classified mare, Mythical TOF, and by the Dutch imported silver classified SUPREME National Champion stallion, Arno van het Nieshof!

We regretted passing up on the opportunity to purchase Mythical as a young filly, and we have always wanted a second Arno daughter to add to our breeding program to breed to Stellar, so it is fate that she has found a home at New Horizons alongside her dam! Myriam stands @15H with a very sporty, athletic build and is an exceptional mover, with incredible power and reach from behind! Like her sire and dam, she has a beautiful head, long neck, excellent wither, clean bone, and an exceptional pedigree! Myriam’s sire, Arno van het Nieshof, is the first stallion in North American history to achieve SUPREME status based on the scores of his offspring at inspections. With numerous gold and silver classified daughters and several silver classified sons, Arno has had a huge impact on the Haflinger breed in North America. Myriam’s grandsire on her dam side is the Austrian imported 2004 National Champion, Aristocrat TOF, the first stallion to achieve AHR GOLD status at inspection and ELITE status based on his offspring at inspections, and her granddam is the great producing imported silver classified STAR mare, Malvina TOF (deceased). This winning combination has produced one champion after another over the years, and this mare line has produced multiple silver and gold classified sons and daughters!

Myriam’s dam, Mythical won first place in her class at the AHR National Show and was named Reserve Junior National Champion Filly in 1999 as a yearling, while her older sister, Mystique TOF, won her class and took home Reserve Senior National Champion Mare honors. Another full sister, Magnificent TOF, also won her class! Mythical and Magnificent also won first place in the Produce-of-Dam class and placed second in the Get-of-Sire class at both the 1999 AND 2000 National Shows! At the 2000 National Show, Mythical placed second in her two-year-old filly class and won first place as a two-year-old at the GLHA Futurity that same year! In 2001, Mythical again captured 1st place in her three-year-old pleasure mare class at the National Show!

Myriam’s grandsire, Aristocrat TOF is known world-wide for his exceptional movement and his prepotency as a sire, and has had a successful performance career in dressage, jumpers, driving and eventing in the U.S. He is the sire of numerous National Champions and gold and silver classified sons and daughters, many of whom are successfully competing and winning in sporthorse disciplines, including dressage, eventing, hunters, and combined driving. Aristocrat was the first stallion to achieve “proven” status based on the scores of thirteen of his offspring in 2000 (including Mythical and her full sisters). Collective markings for his offspring included: 8 for overall type, 8 for genetic potency, 9 for overall conformation, and 9 for overall movement, with an overall score of 85%! Aristocrat is the son of World Champion Austrian stallion, Afghan II, who has produced multiple World and European Champion sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters! Afghan II is by liz. Afghan, the “father” of the modern sporthorse Haflinger. On the dam’s side, Aristocrat descends from the strongest and what is considered by some to be the most outstanding mare line in Europe—Rikka (his granddam), Rialta (his dam), and Rimalda (his full sister).

Mythical’s dam, Malvina TOF was bred by Franz Greiter, then President of the Tyrolian Breeders Association, and is the first mare in AHR history to receive Star status based on the performance of her offspring at inspections. She is by the Austrian stallion liz. Andrit, who is known as one of the greatest broodmare producers in the history of the breed.

Malvina had five fillies out of Aristocrat, ALL of whom were silver classified, and ALL of whom have won their classes at the National Show and or National Futurity! Her sons by Aristocrat include silver classified Alpha TOF, a Reserve National Champion at halter who also placed second in the IBC class at the prestigious Dressage at Devon, thanks to his outstanding conformation and exceptional movement! Younger brother, Avenir TOF won Champion weanling at the 2003 AHR National Futurity and was SIP champion, winning first place in an extremely competitive class! Malvina was shown under saddle at intro and training level dressage before retiring as a broodmare. She won several championships and first place ribbons in open competition with scores up to 75%, proving to many that Haflingers could indeed compete and win against other breeds at a time when not many Haflingers were competing in open competition!

Congratulations to Myriam GHJ on her Westfalen inspection in August 2017, where she received an overall score of 7 and was entered into Mare Book 1, and her foal, Musique New Horizons, received an overall score of 8, with an 8.5 on swing and elasticity!

In 2011 Myriam made her debut on-the-line at the 2011 AHR National Futurity, winning first place in a very competitive junior weanling filly class, then went on to be named the 2011 Champion Junior Weanling (all sexes), and placed third out of 23 entries in the extremely competitive Stallion Incentive Program (SIP) weanling futurity class (all weanlings/all ages)! The winner of the SIP class was her half sister, Mariah GHJ, out of Mythical’s full sister, Magnificent TOF, and Alfa of Genesis! Mariah also won first place in the Senior Weanling pleasure filly class and was champion senior weanling!

In 2013, Myriam returned to the show ring at the AHR National Futurity, winning her class against an extremely nice group of fillies, and was named Grand Champion Two-Year Old!

We will be breeding both Myriam and Mythical to our silver classified Austrian imported USDF DSHB National Champion stallion, Stellar TVR in 2016. These foals will be offered for sale inutero. Mythical 2015 foal by Stellar was exquisite, and was sold before Mythical was even bred! We expect Myriam’s foal by Stellar to be just as amazing as her dam’s! UPDATE: Myriam’s 2016 foal by Aviator and her 2017 foal by Stellar have already been sold!