Artemis is a very fancy 2012 TOBIANO registered Westphalian mare (homebred and raised/trained by us here at Gracesporthorses Ranch). She has hunter conformation, great jumping form and scope, and very fluid, expressive movement. On top of all that, she has a very personable, easy-going mind with a sweetheart personality. She will make a very fancy dressage, hunter or Working Equitation partner.
Artemis is 16.1h with a substantial barrel (currently a size 50 girth with a jump saddle). She is pictured above with a 5'7" rider and a 5'4" rider for reference to her height and barrel size. She is naturally an easy-going mare (more “whoa” than “go”) but has a "gas pedal" if needed or desired.
For four months, she was at Graceland Farm in Castro Valley jumping low fences (varying each week from cross-rails up to 2'3"), working on training level and first level dressage movements, and going on long trail walks both alone and with others. Artemis has been free- jumped up to 3' feet, which she does with incredible ease, so she has the ability and the mentality to eventually course 3' and above.
Artemis has had NO lameness issues or history of colic. She loads and hauls well, ties and cross-ties, stands for the farrier, and does not have any vices. She has been exposed to local schooling shows, was boarded at the UC Davis Equestrian Center for about six months as well as Graceland Farm (a VERY busy eventing barn), has been through "bomb-proof" or desensitization training, and was professionally started.
Artemis' Pedigree (listed as Athena, her name prior to registration in the Westfalen studbook,):
Artemis' mother is Leilani TYG (See "Leilani TYG" page under the "Bloodline References" tab).
Leilani's brother, Worthy Opponent, is an approved Hanoverian Stallion and a successful preliminary eventer. Leilani's bloodlines include Prinz Gaylord, Furioso II, Lehndorff, Weltmeyer, Bolero, and Gofine.
Artemis is the granddaughter of Waikiki (Hanoverian Celle stallion).
Information on Waikiki:
Artemis' sire is Artful Dodger (see "Bloodline References" tab for more information).
Her paternal granddaughter is Art Deco, an imported Dutch stallion, who is well known for throwing offspring winning in dressage, hunter, and eventing shows. She also carries some of the best “Old sport horse” European TB bloodlines (Saros, Fallow, Pardal, Olden Times, Honeyway, Princely Gift, Ratification, Precipitation).
Information on Art Deco:
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