Vin Noir (Van Vivaldi – Don Gregory), Oldenburger Elite Auktion mare, has finally arrived in the U. S. !!
Purchased at the 2017 Oldenburger Elite Auktion in Germany by Marta Kauffman and Jaye Cherry, ‘Vinnie’ stayed at Hof Westendarp with Johannes und Ines Westendarp, for Philipp Severit to ride and show for a bit.
After quarantine, Vinnie will come home to my barn in Burbank – I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!
I am SSOO EXCITED about riding in the Devoucoux Dressage Saddle!! Sheryl and I BOTH felt the difference in how our horses worked in these saddles – looser, more freely forward, easy lateral work… Looking forward to a GREAT future with Devoucoux!! #devoucoux#GOV
We are SSOO pleased with our new 3 year old mare Vin Noir (Van Vivaldi – Don Gregory), formerly known as Victoria’s Secret, that Marta Kauffman and I purchased at the Oldenburger Elite Auktion in September, 2017.
Here she is under rider Phillip Severit, at Hof Westendarp -
At the recent German Oldenburger Fall Elite Auktion, Marta Kauffman and Jaye Cherry purchased ‘Victoria’s Secret’ – a FABULOUS 3 year old Main Premium (formerly known as States Premium) AND Brilliant Ring mare by Van Vivaldi, out of a Don Gregory Brilliant Ring mare.
She will remain with Johannes Westendarp in Wallenhorst, Germany, for some time to see whether she will compete at the Oldenburger Landeschampionat in June 2018, and the Bundeschampionat in September 2018.
We are SSSOOO EXCITED with this new opportunity!!!! Enjoy the Auktion video of ‘Victoria’s Secret’…
At the GOV Mare Performance Test held at Keenridge Farm in Moorpark, Ca., Hilda Gurney’s Sondheim OLD filly Springtime achieved Premium Mare status! Owned and bred by Hilda, this is Sondheim’s first U. S. foal, and was named a Premium Foal and Foal of Distinction as a baby.
We look forward to many successes in the show ring for Hilda and ‘Spring’!