Apolaris and Gwenhwyvar around 10 days old.
Gwenhwyvar just prior to weaning in September:
and then again in October:
"Gwen" is finally growing up! Still living life in the fields with the other mares, you can catch glimpses of the mature mare that she will become!
Her she is all cleaned up for the first time!!
Placing third in her group, Gwenhwyvar received her provisional keur status at the Central Keuring this afternoon.
Now the plan is to get her started under saddle and perhaps to her IBOP before she returns to the fields and settles to the life of a broodmare as we patiently await for the safe arrival of her first foal next spring!
Gwenhwyvar is now under saddle and preparing for her IBOP. As we do not want her to get too heavy in foal before her test, she is scheduled to participate on September 24th... We will see how she continues to develop under saddle and make a final decision about sending her closer to that date.
Gwenhwyvar is now a keur mare!
She has passed her IBOP with a score of 75.5.
Sadly, Gwenhwyvar aborted her Kannan foal, a black filly, four weeks early.
Thankfully, Gwen seems to be recovering well with no ill health.
We will give Gwen a little time to recover and then choose who to bred her to this year.
We have chosen to try breeding Gwenhwyvar again and have selected Glenfiddich VDL to be the sire. Glenfiddich is a well-developed stallion with unlimited scope, a great technique and a lot of jumping intelligence. He canters with a great deal of power and did a good KWPN Stallion Test. In total he scored 79 points, to include a 8.5 for his scope. For canter, rideability and mentality and talent as a jumper he scored an 8.
We were so happy with how Ladyhawke turned out that we have decided to repeat the cross, and I am thrilled to report that we once again have a 19 day pregnancy to the great Glenfiddich VDL.
Gwenhwyvar has passed the KWPN's new DNA test for OCD inheritance, this now takes the place of the prok x-ray requirement and qualifies her for the elite predicate!!
Last Updated: April 10, 2018