Received the official word today from the KWPN-NA office that Kimberlee Farms has earned the KWPN-NA Silver Level Breeder Achievement Award. The process of earning this award began in 1985 with the breeding of a young TB mare "Aunt Jane" to "Best of Luck". Unknown to me at the time, this mare had super sport performance lines and with each foal she out produced herself. I now have the 3rd generation of her mare line producing exceptional offspring. Through her Best of Luc...k daughter, Irresistible preferent, her granddaughters and great grand children have made a huge contribution to this achievement, such as Zadira KF prov keur, Celebration KF ster, Epiphany KF ster, First Mate KF ster quality and National Reserve Champion Hunter Geldings, Gisela KF, ster and top 5 jumper mares, Helina KF 1st premium and National Champion Hunter 2 year olds, Holland KF 1st premium and top 5 jumper 2 year olds, and Jazz Balou KF 1st premium and top 10 jumper foals. Along the way I have been fortunate to add some very special mares to my program, including, the keur mare Pamina VDL, dam of the #4 jumper foal this year "Jett Black" by Karandasj. Now to start working on the points needed for Gold Level. Import from the USA!
Kimberlee Farms had a very successful keuring on 9/15/14 at El Sueno Equestrian Center. Not only was the event fun and educational for all, but our horses did very well both at the site and nationally as well. Highlights are as follows:
Gisela KF (Zapatero/Zadira prov keur/Great Pleasure) received her ster and national top five jumper mares and 3rd nationally in the Claybrook Farms Cup for 3 year olds.
Jett Black KF (Karandasj/Pamina keur/Nimmerdor) was Champion Jumper Foals, First Premium and 4th nationally.
Helina KF (Apiro/Zadira prov keur/Great Pleasure). First premium two year old hunters and National KWPN-NA Champion.
Holland KF (Corland/Dallas KF prov ster/Great Pleasure). First premium two year old jumpers and 3rd nationally.
Jazz Balou KF (Balou du Rouet/Zadira prov keur/Great Pleasure). First premium jumper foals and 9th nationally.
Journey KF (Jimtown VDL/Baelidin CHF/Indoctro). First premium jumper foals and 10th nationally.
Josefina KF (Zapatero VDL/Ralma sport/Indoctro). First premium jumper foals.
It is with great sadness to report that we lost the wonderful mare "Olitair H". She had a colon twist and declined rapidly and was humanely euthanized. Olitair was born in Holland and sold to Sweden and was a member of the Swedish Young Horse Team. She jumped successfully to meter 1.40. She has a daughter and granddaughter also competing well in the meter 1.40's in Europe. She leaves us with a special weanling daughter by Balou du Roeut who will take her mothers place with our beloved broodmare herd after her performance career. Godspeed Olitair.
Ralma (Indoctro/Nimmerdor) in foal to Zavall VDL
Olitair Sport (Libero H/Voltaire) in foal to Lupicor
Pamina VDL Keur (Nimmerdor/Lord) in foal to Zapatero VDL
Ronansact (TB) in foal to Cartier R
Voila (Emilion/Best of Luck) in foal to Prestige
Baelidin CHF (Indoctro/Nimmerdor) in foal to Silverstone
Zadira Ster (Great Pleasure/Best of Luck) in foal to Balou du Rouet
Many thanks to Dr. Richard Giacopuzzi and Dr. Hannah Klasson for working your miracles and getting my mares successfully bred and settled. It takes a village.
News release on Kimberlee Farms homebred "Brando KF" now SS Brando (Indoctro/Burggraff/Voltaire). Excerpt from July 25, 2014 Leg Up News:
"In the equitation ring, Katie Kramer (Shauna Pennell, trainer) and SS Brando were on a roll. Katie won the LAHJA/LA Saddlery Senior Medal Class and the Foxfield Medal Class. She was also second in the CPHA Foundation Equitation. “I’ve been leasing Brando from Sierra Swaffer since June because she’ll be going away to college at Fresno State,” said Katie. “I had been showing some of Shauna’s horses, but wanted to have more consistency. Brando’s pretty versatile and has a great mind for all the rings.”Since Katie works full-time at a talent agency, she has very little time for riding. “I only get to ride on the weekends,” she revealed. “I make the most out of the time I do have. Shauna’s great about letting me ride three to five horses every time I come out to the barn. I think that riding various horses has helped my riding a lot. In college, I rode in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) shows, in which you catch ride horses.” As a long time equitation rider, she hopes to eventually transition into the jumper ring."
Last foal of the 2014 season has arrived a little early. Introducing Jiggy Pop KF (Popeye K/Great Pleasure/Best of Luck) bay KWPN-NA colt.
Welcome "Just For Fun KF" bay colt with chrome by our favorite stallion Great Pleasure out of the super TB mare Ronansact born May 19, 2014.
Also, arriving on May 30, 2014, "Jagger KF" dark bay/brown colt by Bliss MF (Balou du Rouet) out of our homebred Emilion mare, Voila.
Jett Black KF (Karandasj Keur/Pamina VDL Keur/Nimmerdor/Lord). Huge black colt born May 9, 2014. Really nicely put together and very mellow.
Journey KF (Jimtown VDL/Baelidin CHF/Indoctro/Nimmerdor). Really cute chestnut colt born April 25, 2014. Very spunky!