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Sonesta Farms currently offers the following quality horses for your consideration:



   Tzshamrock - Gorgeous 2007 registered Knabstrupper mare by the international showjumping Trakehner stallion, Tzigane, and out of a registered and fully-approved Knabstrupper mare.  This lovely mare is 16 hands tall, light & forward, sensitive to the rider's aids, but not flighty or silly in any way.  She was not started under saddle until she was 6, so she is very low mileage.  Has been shown in dressage with scores in upper 60s and has been nicely started under saddle. Her full sister is a very successful eventing horse and we think she could be as well.  But she'd also look really good in the dressage or jumping ring.  Come try her out. $18,000. Negotiable to the right show home.


Videos below:

At liberty

Free Jumping

Flatwork Under Saddle

Jumping Under Saddle





Spectaculare - Spectaculare (Splash) is a lovely Oldenburg Verband registered mare by the pinto Oldenburg stallion, Spectrum. She is a hair over 16.hh. She has very good, correct movement and is showing in First Level dressage with the ability to move to the upper levels. She was professionally started under saddle and is in full dressage training with FEI and BHSII trainer, Andrea Seaman. She clips, loads, bathes, and ties (as any good show horse should).She has been presented to and approved for breeding by ISR/Oldenburg N.A. She has also been started over jumps and loves it.  Would make a nice eventing horse or children's jumper. Call for price.



Congratulations to Jennifer St. Clair on the purchase of Kona.  I'm sure they will be a good pair together.

Corona Noir - 2004 Bay Pinto Oldenburg mare registered with the German Oldenburg Verband.  She is by the black Hilltop Farm stallion, Cor Noir.  Kona is a full 16.3 hands and growing.  Lovely easy movement and a good quiet willing mind. She has been shown once in dressage (with a novice student rider!) and scored a 68% .  Regularly ridden by students, she is very suited to an amateur rider. This one could also excel in the eventing world.  As a foal, this mare was featured many times in magazine photos and calendars all over the world.  $15,000 

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Congratulations to Chris Lord of Boulder, Colorado, on her purchase of this very special mare.  I just know we'll be seeing great things from them in the dressage ring next year.

Fillistern - 2001 Dark bay Hanoverian mare by Feiner Stern and out of Wallstreet. Feiner Stern is generally regarded in Germany as one of the century's top producer of broodmares, with many of the most successful dressage stars and breeding stallions coming out of his daughter.  These mare are highly prized and very seldom offered for sale. Now you can have your own.  Filli's dam was imported from Germany where she was a show jumper.  Filli is 16.2 hands tall and has already produced a premium foal by Routinier that tied for champion of his foal inpsection. This mare is so sweet and gentle.  She rides beautifully with smooth gates and real impulsion.  She is in the main mare books of both the American Hanoverian Society and the Oldenburg Verband.  Filli would be a lovely dressage horse or could excel in the hunter ring with her smooth flowing gaits and calm manner.  At just 60 days under saddle she was already willingly giving flying lead changes!  $15,000






The following horses offered for sale are owned by friends of mine near Tyler, Texas. You may contact Mike & Caroline Athey directly about any of these horses by emailing them at


Gorzalla -  "Georgie" is a 17.1 hand 2003 Hanoverian cross mare by the Hanoverian showjumping stallion Gordios. She is going well under saddle and has begun over fences training, where she shows terrific potential.  It won't take much to have her ready to show in the hunter ring and she shows potential for the jumpers.   She has a nice temperament and is a proven producer, having had a foal a few years ago. Georgie is registered with the American Warmblood Society.  $7500.

Short video clip at




Applause for Zeus - 2006  black with blanket Knabstrupper gelding by Macarns Applause (son of Apollon) out of a black TB mare.  Photos show him bleached out from the Texas summer sun! 16 hands and growing. Very refined with good movement for dressage or hunters.  Very flashy.  Will get you noticed in the show ring.  See video clip at



All That Jazz - 2003 chestnut leopard Knabstrupper mare by Apollon.  Standing 15.2, this very sweet mare would be perfect for a child or the smaller adult rider. She'd also make a lovely foundation mare for the beginnings of a Knabstrupper breeding program! She handles very well on the ground and is broke to ride. $8000







Tzshamrock - 2007 16 hands, registered and branded Knabstrupper mare by Tzigane (very successful Trakhener show jumping stallion) and out of the Knabstrupper mare, First Encore by Apollon. This very loud, well balanced mare is friendly, easy to handle and ready to start under saddle.  $25,000







Tzarina - 2006 16 hands, registered and branded Knabstrupper mare by Tzigane (very successful Trakhener show jumping stallion) and out of the Knabstrupper mare, First Encore by Apollon. She is professionally started under saddle and should make a fine dressage mount or use her as the basis of your Knabstrupper breeding program. $15,000






Macarns Journey - 2005 16.1 hand registered and brand branded Knabstrupper mare by the legendary Knabstrupper stallion, Apollon, and out of a fully German-approved Appaloosa mare.  This is a very substantial mare with lovely movement for dressage and the power to excel at jumping. Although it is minimally expressed, she does carry the spotting gene as evidenced by the scattered white hairs on her rump that grow more pronounced every year as well as the faint mottling of her skin. She could produce loud colored foals even if bred to a solid stallion.  Very sweet and easy to handle. Lighlty started under saddle by a professional.






Atozena - 2006 15.3 hand registered and branded Knabstrupper mare by Apollon and out of a high scoring German approved Appaloosa mare (see Miracle in the Mist below), this girl also carries the spotting gene in minimal expression (white sclera, frosting of white hairs on her rump), she can produce color even if bred to a solid stallion.  She has not yet been started under saddle (too many horses right now). She has the movement and temperament to make a nice amateur's horse.  $8000







Miracle in the Mist - M&M is a daughter of Blue Moon Again and out of the wonderful TB stallion, Digamist.  RPSI inspectors loved her and approved her for breeding Knabstruppers with high marks for her movement and type.  In 2003, she produced Waps Moonshine, a drop dead gorgeous black and white snowcap colt by Wapspotted that is a definite stallions prospect.  In 2004, she produced Macarns Chocolate Mist, a drop dead gorgeous colt with minimum spots, but maximum conformation and movement that has gone on to have an excellent show career in the hunter ring.  She is fully approved for breeding by RPSI and AKA.  $4500



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