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Kate’s Knowledge - Seedy Toe Tash’s Training Tip - Overcoming Fear Lovely Loes‘ Learnings News From Holland

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Hi Fabulous Friesian Lovers!! :) I hope you had a truly excellent Christmas and a fantastic New Year!! :) I had a fabulous time out with a couple of the foals a few weeks ago - check out the photos below!! If you have any friesian foal photos that you would like to share with us, then please email them to!!! This month we eagerly wait for Loes to come back from Holland... we have missed having her around here! We have so much planned for 2012! :) In this month’s issue I talk about the dreaded Seedy Toe, Natasha talks about Overcoming Fear, and we share some of our foal photos!! We also have a limited number of 2012 Ebony Park Calendars left, so make sure you order yours now, before they are all gone! Click here to go to the order page NOW!! :) To Your Dreams Becoming Reality,


Kate Langdon



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STALLION TESTING: THREE NEW STALLIONS APPROVED! In September, the judging began for the stallion testing in Ermelo, Holland - this testing, as explained in previous issues of the magazine, has 3 stages, the last stage of which only a handful of stallions even make it to! After the 'street' and the vet exam, two stallions were already eliminated: The 4-year Wessel of Woalderhoeve (Fabe x Olof) - yes, this is the same stable that our own Elko comes from!! and 3-year Bauke van de Houtbroek (Jerke x Liekele). Another stallion, Cornelis fan 'e Lytse Mar (Hinne Ulbert x) was drawn back by it's owner. Eighteen stallions in total got the green light for the testing, which means that they go onto the next stage... In October, after the saddle exam, only three stallions, Bart 'van de Brink'(Jisse 433 x Heinse 354), Alke van 't Kemke (Fabe 348 x Jakob 302) and Alwin B.L. (Felle 422 x Tsjerk 328) remain to proceed with the driving part of the testings - the testing really is very strict and only the top stallions make it through! A couple of other stallions were also given the chance to have their saddle exams at the beginning of November. Then in mid November, the results were known! Three new stallions have been registered as approved sires in Holland... Lolke’s (who is Famke’s sire) son Felle had two well performing sons approved, the four year old Yorick vd Giesenbos and Alwin BL (ds Tsjerk P). Fabe’s son Alke 't Kempke seems to have more talent for dressage. His unrelated bloodlines and low inbreeding coefficient (Fabe x Jakob x Herke x Fokke) would have been decisive for his approval, as this means breeding with him will create a wider gene pool as compared to some of the other approved stallions. Their new names are Wolfert 467, Alke 468 and Alwin 469. Source:

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Note from Tash Hello wonderful Friesian lovers!!!! :)




So happy to be writing this to you! Isn't January the BEST time! I love it! It's when the year is fresh and full of anticipation! I have spent the most part of December de-cluttering the house and office, writing in my 3 diaries for 2012 - each one of them over 400 pages long (!!!) - so I have been busy! :) This year we have 10 foals due! 5 of which have already been sold! Two we are keeping and another two we are keeping if they are girls, and selling if they are boys! This means there is only one foal left for 2012! It is an Anika x Jorrit due 16th October. Anika is by our Grand Prix superstar Abe and so will be a very special foal for someone if they are looking for a dream Friesian crossbred - click here for more information. We are also excited to be offering Hercules - one of our purebred colts out of the Elementary winner Gjanna by Elko, on our new Dressage Dream Package. Hercules is very very special to us so it was only right to offer him on a special package. Hercules is only offered to a special someone looking for a serious, outstanding dressage stallion, wanting to compete and also start their own stud. This month I am working hard on preparing Abe for the Grand Prix CDI at the end of Januray at Boneo Park - Abe is loving his new freestyle that my amazing musician husband has put together, and I cant wait to dance! :) I am also so blessed and happy to welcome Loes back to our team. Loes is from Friesland (in the Netherlands) and not only has the knowledge and experience with Friesians, but is vital to the running of the performance barn, and campaigning the young horses. Zeus, Achilles and Agamemnon are off their holidays and will be brought back into work with her, and she soon adds the two crossbreds, Milo and JB as well as our new purebred stallion Dante to her team .... hmmm, I might have to take Agamemnon and add him to my team of Abe and Jorrit! :) I would like to welcome Adele to our family! Welcome gorgeous Adele! She has purchased Famke's 2012 foal and I an SOOOOOO excited for her and for the future!!!! Bring on Ebony Park's progeny in the dressage ring! :) To all of you, I would like to thank you for being part of this journey with us. I trust you are enjoying it, and getting value from what we send out to you. Thank you to those of you who have given us feedback and requests for articles! Thank you! We love to serve you and give you what you need! Have an amazing extraordinary 2012! I wish for you that it is all you dream to be and more! To Your Success,



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Kind Kate’s Knowledge - SEEDY TOE Seedy toe or white line disease in horses has been called the hidden enemy. Seedy toe is a microscopic bug infection which enters the hoof via cracks, injuries or separation of the hoof wall, and regenerates very quickly in a non-oxygenated environment, causing the subsequent destruction and consumption of the inner hoof wall, and is a condition that can have been establishing itself over a period of months even years - before the detrimental effects begin to show in your horse's hooves. Hoof care in white line disease - as in laminitis and quarter cracks - is aided by rapid action. Recognise the condition and treat it correctly. Seedy toe describes what the disease looks like – seedy because the affected tissue has a dry, crumbly texture, and the toe is the place on the hoof wall where the white line disease commonly begins. The cavity that forms beneath the hoof is also often jammed with grass seeds (another reason for the name). If you can spot the signs of seedy toe before it gets too bad, then the treatment is much shorter term and far less c o m p l i c a t e d ! H o w e v e r,

detection is often difficult, as sometimes there will be no external signs visible on the hoof wall.

is more pressure on the ends of the toes, which can cause separation of the laminae and subsequent invasion of bacteria up the hoof wall. So You or your farrier may spot a having a properly balance black discolouration of the hoof with the correct hoof/ white line area of the toe. You pastern angle is important. may also see the condition of your horses hoof deteriorating Causes – cracking hooves, brittle and dry. Your farrier may also White line disease is caused notice a hidden hollow area by two different types of inside the hoof wall, often opportunistic microorganisms quite high up towards the that exist in a symbiotic coronet band, which is the relationship. Together they result of damage to the hoof p r o d u c e e n z y m e s a n d tissue where it is being eaten exotoxins that break down the away from within. This sets up protein and collagen of the a weakness in the hoof that hoof wall. This dynamic colony affects the integrity of the of microorganisms consists of at least one type of destructive entire hoof capsule. bacteria and at least one Low heels and long toes can fungus. also cause seedy toe, as there Ebony Park Friesian Magazine January 2012


Kind Kate’s Knowledge - SEEDY TOE while providing metabolites for the other. The fungi can be heterotrophs, obtaining their food from nonliving organic m a t t e r, o r s a p r o p h y t e s , feeding as parasites on living hosts.

This information explains quite a bit. First, because it is not caused by a single organism, white line disease may appear different from horse to horse, depending on the particular makeup of the colony of microorganisms present. For example, if there is a very aggressive fungus present mixed in with a virulent bacterium, a fastgrowing, hard-to-treat case will result.

an infinite number of combinations can result. This also explains why a certain treatment may work effectively in one case and fail miserably on the next. To add another variable to the mix, these colonies are dynamic and grow faster when the environment is wet and warm, and slower when it is cold and dry.

They become deeply imbedded within the hoof wall and send out threadlike filaments called hyphae that absorb nutrients much like roots of a plant. The bacterium reproduces more quickly by dividing, but the fungus can produce spores that makes it harder to kill. Treating for bacteria or fungus alone is useless because when one is eliminated, the other will continue to grow unabated. You must control both simultaneously.

These microorganisms are opportunistic in nature. That is, they ordinarily will not attack perfectly healthy hoof tissue but will enter into a In white line disease, bacteria small crack, nail hole, or and fungi live within the fissure at the white line. confines of the hoof wall in a symbiotic relationship. That is, they can live independently, but mutually benefit by each other’s presence.

Conversely, if a slow-growing, less invasive fungus is paired with a more benign bacterium, this case can be treated more easily. There may be two or more destructive bacteria or fungi present in the same hoof. You Each organism breaks down can begin to understand that the hoof in a different manner

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Kind Kate’s Knowledge - SEEDY TOE These problems commonly occur at the stratum medium because this is where the horny laminae interlocks with the sensitive laminae. There is a rich blood supply here, and wherever blood is present in nature, there is a possibility of infection. Obviously a quick is an open invitation for infection. Another one is a case of laminitis that causes a split in the laminae. Even subclinical cases of laminitis, although not severe enough to cause lameness, could result in small tears at the stratum medium. Even bruising this area can lead to problems. Any trace of dried blood from the bruise makes a perfect nutrient for growth of these microorganisms. Be suspicious of any injury in the area of the white line, however subtle. It is best to treat white line disease aggressively and early. Short Term Effects Seedy toe breaks the integrity of the hoof capsule, often resulting in a vertical crack that travels up the hoof wall in tandem with the spread of the pathogens. If left untreated, such cracks may ultimately travel as far as the coronary band, thus making it a

permanent defect.

wet environments.

Seedy toe may also cause lameness by forming an abscess. Long Term Effects Seedy toe can be more sinister in the long term if left untreated. Not only can it leave scar tissue in the dermal laminae which becomes a permanent weakness in the hoof capsule's integrity, but the pathogens can penetrate the dermal layer and ultimately affect the pedal bone itself, leading to bone infection and bone erosion. Prevention Preventing seedy toe is all about not giving the pathogens a chance to penetrate the fortress of the hoof capsule; in other words maintaining the integrity and strength of the lamellar line by: • maintaining the length of the hoof wall so that hoof cracks are not created through mechanical forces. • maintaining the health of the laminar line by preventing laminitis. • providing relief from

Treatment The best way to treat white line disease is first to recognize it early and then treat it with a product that is a broad-spectrum bactericide as well as a fungicide. You must remember that dry, cool conditions are your ally and that warm, wet ones are your enemy. Because some of the different organisms present are capable of producing spores, you must choose a product that is powerful and stays active for a long time. It takes time and patience to treat these infections once they gain a foothold. Even if you don’t kill all the organisms initially, you may kill enough of them to slow the advancement of the disease to the point that it may grow out with successive trimmings.

The hoof wall has been resected back to expose the infection

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Kind Kate’s Knowledge - SEEDY TOE The first step is to trim with a more aggressive roll on the outer wall to remove any mechanical forces. It also requires the hoof wall to be filed to expose the affected areas to the air, which kills the infection. It is important to remove all of the unhealthy material, and leave only healthy hoof wall. If the seedy toe is bad enough, some of the hoof may need to be reconstructed with a synthetic material.

killed. It is very important to remove all of the pathogen, which means resecting beyond the visible seedy toe and a small way into the healthy inner wall to ensure removal of penetrating spores. It is very important to augment the integrity of the hoof capsule when a major part of the wall has been resected. If the resection goes beyond about half way up the hoof wall, a stabilizing patch should probably be used.

Once resected, there is the need for topical treatment to kill any remaining 'bugs'. There is an endless possibility of treating agents, the important thing is to use something that is strong enough to kill Bond-N-Flex can be used to the pathogens, but not reconstruct the damaged and missing strong so that the dermal layer is hoof wall. damaged. Initially a hydrogen peroxide The hoof needs to be kept solution is good to clean the clean and dry, and a hoof cavity with as the pathogens supplement containing biotin are generally anaerobic. For can be fed to the horse to topical treatment it is best to encourage hoof growth. use an agent that is effective If the seedy toe fails to show against fungus and bacteria ie significant improvement after Ti tree oil, diluted bleach or two or three trim cycles, it iodine. However, a mixture will need to be resected and u s i n g c o p p e r s u l p h a t e

(fungicide) and Vaseline has been commonly used. It is important to treat every day for a week and probably about once a week after that until the cavity has grown out, to ensure that any fresh arrivals of pathogens are killed off. In severe cases, the best way to access the seat of infection is by "keyholing" - drilling into the wall which maintains a bridge across the lower wall. Treatment of seedy toe is a job for professional trimmers who know the anatomical boundaries of the foot, and where and how much to drill into/debride away the hoof. Seedy toe is an inconvenience for both trimmer and horse owner, but it should not be ignored. To Your Dreams Becoming Reality,

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Terrific Tash’s Tremendous Training Tip - Overcoming Fear Fear is sometimes a limiting factor in our ability to ride our horses to their best. To understand it we need to look at what fear actually is. Fear is neurologically wired into who we are. It is there to protect us from not going to pat the saber tooth tiger and to limit our experiences and actions in case one of them threatens our lives. Doctor Dan Baker in “You’re only six steps away from happiness”, states “this fear system is the repository for past trauma and pain, current anxiety, fear of what its to come and archaic instinctual terrors.”

Real. This belief is based on asking yourself one question EVERY time you feel fear. What am I really afraid of? Is this really something to fear? How many times have you really feared something, only to do it, and realize the fear was nothing to be scared of you even have a little chuckle at yourself and wonder what all the fuss was about!

So knowing this how do we then deal with fear when it comes along? We need to understand that putting fear ahead of our true desires is preventing us from living a truly full life. My husband has a favorite acronym for fear it is: FEAR – is False Evidence Appearing

Is the horse likely to bolt? Are you likely to fall? If you fall are you likely to hurt yourself? And if you hurt yourself are you likely to let others down?

Fear enabled us to spring into action whenever we saw or sensed danger and this is how we survived. In the 21st century we no longer have all those dangers in our world, but we still have this flight or fight response.

myself, and again what scares you about hurting yourself, and it might be letting others down. Then we look at the EVIDENCE - the REALITY of the situation.

Overcoming fear takes you from this...

Let’s say for instance you fear your horse bolting. You ask yourself the question “What am I really afraid of?” The answer might be being out of control and falling, and you ask again and what is it that scares you about being out of control and falling and the answer might be hurting

When you have the answers to those questions you can then look at your options. So what can you control? Can you stop the horse bolting? Is there an instructor that can give you some techniques like a one rein stop to help him not bolting? Can you learn how to fall so if you do you won’t hurt yourself? Can you use another bit? Brainstorm all the ACTIONS and things you CAN control and can do to handle the situation. Then decide on the way forward from there and focus on all the good feelings and the things you can control rather on the things you can’t.

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Terrific Tash’s Tremendous Training Tip - Overcoming Fear There are two paradoxes of fear. One is - how many times do you wait for ‘courage’ or ‘confidence’ to turn up to help you overcome your fear?

If you spend the entire ride saying “I hope I don’t fall off, I don’t want to fall off” and “I better not doing anything in case I fall off” - all your focus is on that one thing.

Unfortunately this is the wrong way around. You need to take action in the space of fear to give yourself the courage and confidence you can handle it. These things turn up later!

Compare that to a ride where you are focused on the day,

feel safe, and then we don’t ride in the wind, and then we don’t want to trot, etc. It turns into a downward spiral, where we become a victim of circumstance rather than step up and overcome the limits being placed on us. To overcome fear you need to get over your need to feel safe and certain of what is going to happen next.

We need to overcome the fear to realize the confidence, courage and any other resources are already within us.

So I trust this has given you something to think about, I will leave you with a quote I love and live my life by:

... To this!!

Yo u n e e d t o understand the basic truth that you can handle anything that comes your way and everything you need is within you now.

what weather it is, what are you hearing, what your horse feels like under you, how much you love riding and enjoy it.

“Courage is being scared to death – and saddling up anyway.” -- John Wayne

I want to mention just for a moment the importance of focus here.

The second paradox of fear is - the more we try to escape our fears the more we experience them.

To Your Success,

Isn’t it true that the more you focus on not having something happen, the more often it does?

So if we have a fear of falling, perhaps we don’t jump, but then the fear doesn’t go away, so then perhaps we don’t canter, and then we will


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Here at Ebony Park we are all getting ready for Christmas! We are very excited this year to collate some of our photos of our beautiful horses into a calendar for 2012! Check out a couple of the photos that will be in the calendar (right and below) - we had so much fun making the calendar, that we decided to make the calendar available for purchase to you, the Ebony Park family!

If you would like to order a calendar for someone you know that is Friesian mad, or if you would love an Ebony Park Calendar yourself, we are currently taking orders - just email your details and how many calendars you would like to order at The calendars are $27 including postage anywhere in Australia... we are only printing a limited number, so get your order in now so you don’t miss out!!

Click Here to order yours before we run out!!

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Lovely Loes’ Learnings Hi everyone!! I know I have been gone for a while - I had a lovely time catching up with all of my family and friends back in Holland over the Christmas period... but I am missing everyone at Ebony Park, and so excited to be coming back this month! I am very much looking forward to Loes and Zeus bringing Zeus and Achillies back into training, competing Zeus again in the next couple of months, and taking Achillies to his first competition... we will have a busy beginning to 2012!! I will also be continuing the training with Agamemnon, who was just starting to be brought under saddle when I left... And I have been given some very exciting news!! We will be bringing Dante of Ebony Park to the training property in a couple of months, as he turns 3 soon!! Dante is the youngest of our stallions which were imported in utero he is by Norbert 444, and his mother Jantje has had 2 lovely fillies since Dante! Watch this space for pictures and videos of his training progress... we are very excited about his dressage future!! I also can’t wait to see my puppy Lotte - I have missed her heaps!! Looking forward to seeing you all soon!


Loes and Achillies

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Loes and Agamemnon

PHOTO GALLERY Tash and Abe at the Victorian Dressage Championships last month


Gjanna and her colt Krixus

Zena Loes (left) and Loki (right)

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Ebony Park is so excited to be standing 5 stallions at stud this year!! Click here for our stallion video!

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Ebony Park Jor!t Jorrit is an exceptional dressage stallion that made it through to the very prestigious 70 day performance test for approved stallions. In the performance test in Holland, Jorrit was within days of being approved as a stallion but a muscle strain hindered his movement and was unfortunately eliminated late in the test. He was also awarded a breeding permit from the KFPS when they came out for the 2009 Keuring. This is only awarded to very select Friesian stallions who possess the desired characteristics of the breed. There are only a few Friesian stallions in Australia that hold a current KFPS permit, and Ebony Park is very proud to offer Ebony Park Jorrit to the discerning Friesian breeder. This permit is limited to only 20 mares so please Born 12/05/2003, 16.2hh, Jet Black book quickly and as early as possible to avoid imported Friesian ster stallion disappointment! By the Grand Prix Dutch Approved Dressage Friesian Jasper 366 Scored 82% for the IBOP (2009 Keuring) Foalbook ster stallion with a Current KFPS Breeding Permit for 2011-2012 Registration Number: 5280 0420 0305 315

Photo by Nadeen Davis Click here for video of Jorrit!

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Ebony Park Elko

Unfortunately, due to a paddock injury to his knee, Elko is no longer able to be ridden, and has been retired from the competition arena. Ebony Park is extremely disappointed and upset by this incident, however we are very happy that he is still able to be bred, and has still retained his breeding permit (not something to be taken lightly, as the KFPS are very strict about awarding breeding permits!). When Elko was able to be ridden he was destined to be Natasha’s Olympic Grand Prix horse. He had everything! Three amazing paces, the desire and trainable temperament, and was quick to learn and improve. In his short career he scored up to 72% in preliminary and gained 44 grading points qualifying him for the 2006 Australian Dressage Championships in Novice in only 2 months of competition.

Born 21/04/2001, 17.1hh, jet black imported Friesian ster stallion By the Champion Approved licensed Dutch Friesian Stallion Teunis 332 Foalbook ster stallion with a Current KFPS Breeding Permit for 2011-2012 Registration Number: 5280 0420 0120 011

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Ebony Park Abe

Abe has had consistent results of over 62% at the Inter I level, and currently competing and winning at the Grand Prix level in 2011. Early in his career Abe was the horse to beat in Novice bringing home 3 Novice Championships with scores up to 71%. He also took home an Advanced Championship in 2008 and competed and qualified for the prestigious Dressage with the stars in the PSG and Inter I Kur in March 2010. Abe is now making his debut in Grand Prix and he hasn’t disappointed. His piaffe/passage is amazing and we are now waiting for him to develop the strength to catch up. This horse is destined for a legendary Grand Prix career.Ebony Park Abe is an exceptional stallion to ride. He is powerful and responsive and carries you through any situation with pride and attitude.

Born 29/03/2000, 16.2hh, jet black

imported Friesian ster stallion. To ride him is pure joy! He is solid, strong and powerful! Abe takes you into a test almost like a war horse taking First Friesian stallion in Australasia to you into battle. He is proud, noble and loves to show off compete and win at Grand Prix level in and be the centre of attention. dressage. Abe has been awarded the sports predicate from the KFPS. He is the first stallion in Australia to achieve the award due to his outstanding results in the dressage arena. By the Champion Approved licensed Dutch Friesian Stallion Anne 340 Registration Number: 5280 0420 0010

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Zeus of Ebony Park Zeus is Elko’s first son that we have bred, and we have eagerly been waiting the years until he was old enough to work. At 3 1/2 he is broken in and ready to go, and will be doing his first prelim start in official EA comps in July 2011! Zeus is a delight to work with, having an exceptional canter just like his father, and a swinging, easy trot. He is still taking time to mature with some growing to do, but in another year we are so excited to see where this boy is at! He has inherited the beautiful, willing Friesian temperament from both sire and dam. This will be Zeus’s first season standing at stud, and a wonderful opportunity for people to get access to Elko’s bloodlines!

Born 22/11/2007, 16hh, jet black Friesian BBook1 stallion. By our imported Friesian stallion (who has a breeding permit) Elko van der Woalderhoeve Registration Number: AU0360 0420 0706 076

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Ebony Park Achillies

Achillies is our little pocket rocket! Achillies was the first of our foals imported in utero (we imported his mother Jolanda already in foal and he was the result) and is by Arjen 417 who won the silver whip at the Northern dressage Competition for Friesian horses, and has also achieved the sports predicate for excellence in the dressage arena. For some reason even though both mum and dad are over 15.3, Achillies is 15.1 and doesn’t look like he has any more growing to do! This means he is perfect for the pony breeder or someone looking for a smaller more compact size Friesian.

Don’t let his small size fool you though! His trot is expressive, with a beautiful action and his canter is soft and rhythmical. He is a delight to train, being very responsive and light, and also trying so hard for his rider. He has only had a rider on his back 2 months before these shots were taken, which show how fast he has come with his training in such a small amount of time! Born 29/02/2008, 15.1hh, jet black imported (in utero) Friesian foalbook stallion. By dutch dressage approved stallion Arjen 417, who was awarded the sports predicate for excellence in the dressage arena Registration Number: 0360 0420 0805 910

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5 Minutes with Annemarie Sanders-Keijzer Annemarie Sanders-Keijzer was a dressage rider from the Netherlands, who won the silver medal in the Team Dressage Event at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics in Spain. She did so alongside Tineke Bartels, Ellen Bontje, and Anky van Grunsven. In the individual competition Sanders finished in 40th position that year. She competed in three Summer Olympics for her native country, starting in 1984. One of her horses was Amon, who was one of the most important competition horses in dressage history. 32-year-old Amon, owned and ridden by Annemarie Sanders-Keyzer, died in 2000. With his departure he closed off the memory of dressage in the 80s. Amon, a Westfalian gelding by Angelo xx out of Dodona (s. Donar), was a full brother to Dr Reiner Klimke's golden horse Ahlerich. Bred by Herbert de Baey from Lemgo, Germany, Amon was purchased by Sanders-Keyzer at the 21st Westfalian auction in 1972 for 29,000 Deutsch Mark. As a 4-year-old he moved to The Netherlands, where he became a dominant dressage horse. The pair rode to the European Junior Riders Championship title and was bronze medallist at the European Young Riders Championships. They were six times Dutch Dressage Champion and three times did they conquer in the national equitation class. At the Olympic Games of Los Angeles, the combination was fourth with its team and 8th individually. Amon ended his career after the Games of Seoul in 1988 at age 20.

Source: and wikipedia

FACTS DOB: 3 April, 1958 Country: Netherlands Height: 5’4� (163cm) Weight: 52kg

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For something a little bit different... Studies have shown, people that like horses, are also musical!! :) Phil Kelley (Natasha’s husband) is not only the horse trainer extraordinaire of Ebony Park, but also a very talented and successful pianist! So for you aspiring musicians out there, this may be for you!

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Happy New Year!! This is the January 2012 eidition of the Ebony Park Friesian magazine!