QRage II  *9.4.2005

                              Oldbg colt

                                                                                          Galoubet SF*1972
                                              Qredo de Paulstra SF *1981
                                                                                          Celia de Paulstra
Ss *1968
              Quattro B SF *1990
                                                                                          Pandore du Thot SF *1981
                                              Une Americaine SF *1986
                                                                                          Hispana SF *1973

                                                                                          Florestan Westf. *1986
                                              Fidermark Westf. *1970
                                                                                          Watonga Westf. *1985
             Fabrice Rheinl. *1991
                                                                                          Frühlingsball Westf. *1970
                                              Feodora Rheinl. *1980
                                                                                          Rebecca Rheinl. *1980

sold to the Rothfuss family as a weanling
4-year old first competition start and winning his dressage riding horse class

Fabrice was nominated "Premium Foal" at the foal inspection Heinsberg, July 1998 - Silver Medal
MPT Telgte, June 13th, 2001 - ranked 1st out of 21 mares scoring 8,39
single scores: trott 8,5  canter 8,5  walk 8,0  ridability/judges 9,0  ridability/testrider 8,5  freejumping 8,0
Summer 2003: various show class successes in all disciplines (dressage, jumping, eventing), amongst them ranking first at the Telgte young horse combined dressage/jumping class scoring 8,2
full sister Fannie Mae is the 5th out of 5 full siblings by Fidermark, all of them were nominated "Pemium Foals" , amongst them auction foals.
single scores: trott 8,0  canter 8,5  walk 7,5  ridability/judges 8,0  ridability/testrider 8,5  freejumping 7,5
full brother Fair Play*2002 Champion of the Rhineland Ridinghorses 2005

stallion choice - some thoughtful considerations: why Quattro B?

... and suddenly the tiny-big dwarf is lying in the straw...
looks exactly like his little sister three years ago who I had to give up on so sadly. same signs, neckset, head - same face expression - just slightly bigger all in all, more "meat" on him - same colour and the same red eylids - he wants to become a liver chestnut, too -  how nice! and again, only the white belly spot is lacking - which i had checked again explicitly on my wishlist with the Lord *sigh* oh well...

and now that i stand in front of the stall, lost in thoughts, watching how the tiny creature is fighting the forces of gravity, already bouncing around with these long but still bended legs, already having made friends to the dog - well, then I know exactly what drives me, going through all the hazzles of breeding myself, facing the challenges and risks that come along with everything equestrian breeding involves: it is the deep and dedicated feeling that i did everything right - since such a beautiful and overwhelming  experience - that can't be wrong. 

tiny life - new life - and it even works!
spirit of life - that's what it is.

and if he comes along so heartrendingly and sassy - I really don't feel ashame to admit those tears of joy rolling off my eyes...
and then he is plumping back into the straw all exhausted - since life, that sure is exertive!
and you can see how the little body is breathing and everything is at the right place - a little wonder.
and wonders - how often do you face those in real life?

that i guess is the answer to the question: what is it that actually drives us?
from the  bottom of my heart i can say:
I wouldn't want to change this sense of delight against anything else in the world.
Fabrice, you sure did a wonderful job!
thank you, Fabrice!

Happy is the first of hopefully four healthy foals this year in the barn. and Happy he is called since it has to be optimistic (hoping things turn out better this time) and simple - since it is overly important that even little Amelie can pronounce it loud and clear!  
because sometimes, when Mum Ingrid isn't around it could happen that Dad is taking the mares into the wrong stall. then Amelie would shout out:
Dad! Brici wrong stall! ("Brici" is Fabrice...)
and just imagine what happened if Dad would put the foals to the wrong mare? then Amelie would have to shout out:
Dad! Happy wrong stall!!!    

In June Happy's "big" day occured - the oldenburg foal inspection at Family Farwick in Glandorf. Happy behaved exemplarily and trotted into the oldenburg premium ranks right away - just like his sister did three years ago. At the same day i learned that Fabrice was in foal again to Quattro - how wonderful!
now Happy carries an "O" and Fabrice carries a foal...
perfect little world!

Once weaned Happy will move to his new home in southern Germany to the Rothfuss Family in Baden-Württemberg. I am more than happy myself to know him in amiable and multitalented (Rothfuss' compete in jumping, dressage and eventing , like i do) hands, and even more so:  in stallion company as Rothfuss' already own two riding stallions to compete in sports. and I was emotionally affected when they shyly asked me if they could name him QRage - after his little sister. they surely couldn't have pleased me any more.
All the best for the future, Happy-QRage and Rothfuss Family!    


October 2007:
today I recieved these pictures of Happy showing his impressive development as a two-and-a-half year old colt - he has already grown beyond the 1,70 mark and his fast growth and strong development is the reason he hasn't been introduced to the licensing preselections yet. A colt in such state of development can only loose when being compared to others of teh same age who have been earlier matured and judged as such.
I am more than impressed to see Happy look the way he does: his legs and angles and the entire shape of his fitting extereieur arr more than promising and i can't wait to see him under saddle next year. Hopefully by than he will be well balanced and matured to make favourable use of his long legs - he has always maintained his natural uphilll tendency specially in canter and his large and room-making trott being inspired by naturally carried rhythm as it should be.
My best wishes for his future go to his owners, the Rothfuss family, and I hope to him enter the sport and breeding arena succesfully next year as much as they do!    

fabulous news from South Germany:
Happy and his owners competed at his very first horse show today, a four year old riding horse class and Happy won the class scoring 75%!
Dear Carmen and Jürgen, you are making me more than just "Happy" and i am so proud of you!
As Happy is the first and eldest horse i bred within my still considerable "young" breeding program to finally prove his performance in an official competition and - on top of that - crown it with a super win! Congratulation to the three of you!     

October 2009:
Today I recieved new pictures from "Happy" the eldest son o/o Fabrice who is now 4 years old and won his first dressage horse class earlier in summer this year. Needless to say, I am overly excited to see Happy playing around so expressively, knowing he obviously found the right hands to turn him into the happy athlete he is supposed to be...
Dear Carmen, thank you so much for these pictures - you made my day today!


more pictures of Happy