Merle vom Falkenhorst is our resident ZfdP Premium and branded Knabstrupper mare born March 31, 2013. We were given the opportunity to purchase Merle for our stud from the famous golden Falkenhorst Stud in Germany. She had been retained by the stud for their breeding programme due to her rarity but unfortunately due to the stud owner’s change in circumstances with ill health, we were given the opportunity to buy her.
She is an extremely rare find being a non seasonal Palomino Leopard spot. We believe she is one of only 3 ever bred in Europe and the only pure Knabstrupper of this colouring in the UK. AND boy can she move! In the flesh she looks simply elegant and refined in every sense. An exciting dressage horse of the future.
The Australian Olympic rider Sue Hearn recently bought Merle’s half sibling who shares the multi-talented sire, Milky Way GF who stands at stud with Gwendolyn Gregorio in Germany. This mare has rarity and quality at the very top level and we are very excited for her future with us.
Merle is currently in foal for the first time to the renowned and Canadian bred TCS Palladium before she will start her dressage career with us. Her foal, due in August 2017 will have a guaranteed dilute jacket with a 50% chance of spots as well.
There is a possibility that Merle’s foal may be for sale, if you are interested in more details, please click here.