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Breeding

See some of the fine horses we have bred & sold as they have grown into wonderful show horses around the country.

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Stallions

Mares

Knabstruppers

Breeding: Sonesta Farms breeds top quality Hanoverian, Knabstrupper and Arabian horses for dressage and show jumping. We usually stand a few stallions and offer a variety of quality mares (Hanoverian, Oldenburg, Knabstrupper and Arabian) for use in custom-making your own foal by breeding them to any stallion in the world!   See some of the many horses we have bred - all grown up and with their new owners by clicking here.  They are excelling in show rings all over the country.

Our Stallions

 

We are very sad to announce the passing of this great stallion on May 26, 2003, at the age of 22.  He left behind many wonderful offspring and 2 stallion sons who will carry on for him.  RIP, Fyre boy.  We'll miss hearing your whinney to us whenever we came into your barn.

Fyre One - A fabulous, extremely athletic homozygous black pure Polish Arabian stallion by the legendary *Aladdinn and out of Fyre-Love, a champion *Bask+++ daughter who, at $1.5 million was the second highest price EVER PAID for an Arabian mare at public auction.  Fyre produced exquisite show Arabians when bred to purebred Arabian mares and stamped his foals from other breeds of mare with elegance, lightness and an intelligent, willing disposition. Whether you wanted a fancy Arabian show horse or an athletic sport horse this guy did not disappoint you. He was Sweepstakes and Futurities nominated and tested SCID clear. See more of Fyre and some of his get.

 

 

Custom Foal Program

We offer a unique service to those who have always wanted to custom make their own horse. You no longer have to buy a quality broodmare, pay the board and upkeep on her, get her bred, deal with the pregnancy and the foaling, and spend countless hours working with a new foal. We offer you a wonderful alternative. You may select one of our large variety of lovely, proven broodmares. Then choose any stallion in the world that offers shipped semen. We will handle EVERYTHING else. We will coordinate with the stallion handler, supervise the insemination, handle all the vet checks, maintain the mare, administer all the inoculations, spend the countless hours of "foal watch," attend the foaling, imprint the foal, handle the daily training and the weaning of the foal. When the foal is 4 months old, you pick up your custom-made horse -- guaranteed to lead, tie, bathe, clip and load quietly. Price of in-house leasing of the broodmare depends upon the mare chosen. In addition to the lease price of the mare, you would be responsible for the stallion fees and any vet fees associated with the insemination, pregnancy and foaling. What could be easier?

 

Our Broodmares

 

Note:  Fancy has gone back into the show ring and will not be offered for custom foals for a while as she builds up her competition record.

EM Feiner Fantasy - Known here as "Fancy," this gorgeous girl is by Feiner Stern and out of our wonderful, Diende by Diamont.  She is 16.2 hands tall and a stunning sooty bay color with blaze and four even white stockings.  She is an Elite Hanoverian Mare that was champion of her Mare Performance Testing. She produced a gorgeous filly in 2012 by the Elite Hanoverian stallion, Rubignon, and is now back in the show ring in dressage. Mares just don't come much better than this one.

 

 

  


 

 

Diende - This gorgeous 16.3 hand Hanoverian mare is by the Elite Hanoverian stallion, Diamont, and out of a daughter of Darwin.  She is approved for breeding in the Main Mare Books of  the American Hanoverian Society, the Oldenburg Verband  and the Oldenburg North America. She has produced awesome foals to date from top stallions, including a fabulous colt in 2002 by Weltmeyer.  Her conformation and movement are just spectacular and she has the nicest disposition of any mare I have ever known.  In 2004 she produced an exquisite filly by the Elite Imported Hanoverian stallion, Feiner Stern  (see 2004 foals) that we are keeping for ourselves. In 2005 she had another lovely filly by Feiner Stern that was a custom foal. In 2006 she had a gorgeous filly by Pablo that sold before it was even 3 days old! Her latest foal was a custom bred filly by Dacaprio born in February, 2010.

Note: Dee is now 23 and has earned her retirement, so we have chosen to retire her from the breeding shed and let her do what she loves best - be "Antie Dee" to the foals.


BF Moon Fyre - Purebred black Arabian daughter of our own Fyre One [Aladdin x Fyre Love x Bask], this gorgeous mare is winning in open dressage classes against the warmbloods.  She is 15.2 hands tall and a spectacular mover.  She is approved by the Oldenburg Verband and RPSI.  In 2004, Moon gave birth to a gorgeous black colt by  NV Beau Bey.  See Black Fyre Bey here. Moon was bred in 2006 to the Champion stallion of the Arabian Sporthorse Nationals in 2005, Klint Black, and produced for us a stunning black filly that we are keeping. See pics of BF Fyres Khyss are below.  Moon's 2010 custom foal by the Dutch Warmblood stallion, UB40, is absolutely amazing!  He was high scoring horse in the entire 8 shows of The Young Horse Sporthorse in Hand shows all over the country!   See photos of Uphoria at www.sonestafarms.com/2010foals.htm. Let her give YOU a winner!


 

  BF Fyres Khyss - Purebred black Arabian.  This is BF Moon Fyre's purebred daughter! Approved for breeding by the Oldenburg Verband. Sired by Arabian National Sporthorse champion, Klint Black, and out of BF Moon Fyre, above, this lovely mare should add elegance and refinement to your sporthorse foals by warmblood stallions and add real star appeal to your purebred foals.  She stands 15.1 hands at 3 years old and we expect her to mature to just around 15.3 hands. We look for great things from this mare.

 

 


And, introducing..... mares selected specifically for breeding of the first Knabstrupper horses born in North America.

The Knabstrupper is a European warmblood horse from Denmark that is colored like the American Appaloosa. Sonesta Farms has selected top quality mares and has bred them to what may well be the #1 Knabstrupper stallion in the world, the wonderful Apollon who was bred in Denmark and then lived most of his live in Germany at Gestuet Falkenhorst. Learn more about the Knabstrupper by clicking the following links.

American Knabstrupper Association

1993 Sport Horse World Article about Knabstruppers

Article from the Danish Knabstrupper Registry (KNN) on the history of the breed.


  We are very sad to report that the great Apollon died on September 29, 2005, of apparent heart failure.  This wonderful stallion was the foundation of the entire Knabstrupper breed in North America and will be greatly missed, but his legacy will live on through his many foals all over the world.


Apollon, #1 Knabstrupper stallion in the world & foundation sire of our Knabstrupper breeding program
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Macarn's First Encore - "Annie" is a daughter of the Knabstrupper stallion, Apollon.  She was one of  the first Knabstrupper foals born in N. America.  She is a 16.2 hand black based few spot mare with lovely movement. She is approved for breeding Knabstruppers by the RPSI and the American Knabstrupper Association. In 2006, she had her first foal, a stunning black near leopard Knabstrupper filly by Tzigane that we named Tzarina.  See her below. This foal was so special that we immediately bred her back to Tzigane and hit the jackpot again with the birth of Tzshamrock, another near leopard filly!  See her below. She is approved for breeding by RPSI and AKA.

 

CCS Eleanor - 2007 Knabstrupper mare by Ravaldi out of the TB mare, Wichita Dancer.  Approved AKA.  16.1 hands tall.  Very nice movement and very clear coloring.

 

 

 

 

 

Macarns Tzshamrock - 2007 Knabstrupper mare by Tzigane out of Macarns First Encore by Apollon. 16 hands. This mare is very well built, moves well and has lovely clear coloring.  Approved AKA.

 

 

 

 

 

Macarns Tzarina - 2006 Knabstrupper mare by Tzigane out of Macarns First Encore by Apollon. VERY dark chocolate brown coat with blanket and snowflake spotting. She is quie refined with floating movement. 16 hands.  Approved AKA.

 

 


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