Saturday, December 22, 2012

Foals for 2013

Foals expected   for 2013

Vuzarma (Hamlet/Purioso) to Eldorado Due April 25 (sold)

Florentina (Floristan/ Phonix) to Schwarenegger Due July 10

Waltzelina(Jet Set/Haarlem) to Spielberg Due April 25

Zenosa (Tango/Purioso)  to Sandreo Due April 25

Sunday, October 21, 2012

While in Virginia we had an opportunity to visit renowned dressage rider Ann Aloi . Ann has branched out to a driving career and showed us some of her success. The video is a bit shaky because I was laughing at the time.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Schooling in Virginia

We took two three year olds to Virginia. Martha will ride the chestnut mare , Enieta (Brentano II/ Jazz) and christina will ride the dark bay gelding Excalibur (Donatelli/Welt Hit II).


While in Virginia last week we had the opportunity to see Charlton (Concorde/Hamlet) compete in his first jumper class. He was ridden by his new owner Jason Berry and shown under his new show name "Ignite". It was a 3'3" class and he did two clear rounds.  He showed great form and it was a big thrill to see one of our horses doing so well.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Enieta NPF at her first show

Three year old Enieta NPF  (Brentano II /Jazz )   was at the dressage schooling show on the week end.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Monday, August 06, 2012

Wiseman Sold!

Wiseman (Lord Sinclair x Lancet) 9 yr old gelding has been sold to Cindy Matheson of Tea Hill Stables! New Perth Farms is very pleased with this sale as Wiseman will be developed to his full potential.

Sunday, August 05, 2012


Yearlings Gemma NPF and Galaxy NPF were out for a walk and some photos today.

 Galaxy NPF - Sandreo x Welt Hit II

 Gemma NPF - Sandreo x Jet Set D

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Fantango NPF

Fantango NPF - 2 year old Contango x Jazz

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Hanosa NPF

New video of Hanosa NPF   , a filly , Johnson/Tango.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Martha and Wiseman (Lord Sinclair x Lancet) at 4th level in Lexington Virginia, with a score of 75% !!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Beautiful Day

 The three older mares and foals all out together
 Haymish - Sandreo x Idocus
 Horatio - Sandreo x Jet Set D
 Haymish - Sandreo x Idocus
 Hanosa - Johnson x Tango
Having some foal fun!

New Filly!

NPF welcomes the last foal of the year! A beautiful and very leggy filly Sandreo x Welt Hit II

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

New Colt!

NPF welcomes a Sandreo colt out of Virtual Rose(Idocus)!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Beautiful Day

 Hanosa NPF (Johnson / Tango) just over 3 weeks old
Horatio NPF (Sandreo / Jet Set D) is 3 days old
It is a beautiful day here at NPF, we put the 2 mares and foals out together for the first time

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

North Carolina show

Great photo from Dressage in the Sandhills. On the left is Bagatelle , now owned by Laurie Marston, Calypso and Wiseman.

Results at

Saturday, May 12, 2012

More on breeding intentions.  The mare Florentenia by  Floristan  will not have a foal this year.  We try to have the mares foal every year as seem to get back in foal better when they are producing regular. Our mares tend to get over fat when they do not milk off their weight each year. However, after five in a row Flo  decided to take a break and we hope to get her back in foal this year. She had two  foals by Sandreo, two by Sir Oldenburg and one Johnson. We were happy with all the foals and it shows us what a powerful sire Floristan was in passing on good genetics. With Floristan there needs to be no compromise in that you can breed amateur ridable horses that still can go on to do the high levels of dressage. They also do well in both the young horse classes and at the top of FEI.
None of Flo's foals are preforming at a high level yet due to there age but they appear easy to start and look like they have the movement to move up. From the group we think Demarko by Johnson was the "flashiest" to look at. He was a super mover as a foal and is now with Andrea Taylor in BC. Johnson is producing some super offspring and we have been very pleased with our other Johnson foals. We also were very pleased with the Sir Oldenburg foals. The two year old , Forte, with Anne Aloi in Virginia is developing into a very nice horse. With that in mind we are going to try again with Johnson frozen but if it is not sucessful we plan to use fresh from Ruth Hanselpacker's stallion Schwarzennger. He has the same sire as Sir Oldenburg and shares bloodlines on the mare side. This is a very good natured   stallion and has some super jumping talent which should help keep a strong hind leg.

Sunday, April 29, 2012


New Filly Hanosa johnson/Tango/Purioso

First day out!

The new filly Johnson/Tango went outside for the first time today. She is a lovely filly who is very uphill and expressive

Friday, April 27, 2012

Zinosa's new filly Johnson/Tango

Monday, April 23, 2012

Martha riding 5 year old Calypso in a lesson with Anne Aloi

Sunday, April 22, 2012

breeding plans for 2012

We have gone from the “wish list” in the winter to the reality that we must make some decisions. We use a lot of Team Nijhof semen. We do this for several reasons which include that we have a good working relationship with them having bought foals and frozen from them over the years. They have a good selection of stallions. Nijhof produces good quality frozen semen and if they have a stallion that does not freeze well they will alert you to the possible problems. Also, breeding come with a live foal guarantee. We are not limited to their stallions and have used Brentanna II, Contango etc. We plan to breed seven mares this year. Last year was not a great breeding year so we have only four mares foaling this year and three open mares to breed. We like to breed to foal late April at the earliest to avoid foaling in our our notorious mud season. We now have the frozen semen in the tank we plan to use this year. We will do a series of blogs starting with this one which will outline our plans at this time. Again this is only firm when we have seen an embryo in the mare. We will start with Veganieta . a ten year old Jazz/Zeoliet mare. Her photos and offspring are at . The objective of a breeding program is to improve on your mares and produce a better generation. However, with this mare we would be happy to produce a foal which is as good as the dam. She was in the final class in Holland at the national foal championships. That is rising to the top from thousands of foals. At her Keuring as a three year old she had the best conformation for three year olds in North America and was third for movement. Those who are familiar with Dutch pedigrees may have a question about temperament. Jazz, Zeoliet and Amor were all know for being “hot”. I have heard the comment that this mare’s pedigree is not a pedigree but a “death wish”. However, all the offspring from this mare have been super to work with and the older ones have done very well in the show ring. I discussed this pedigree with a successful breeder in Holland and he said “three right turns make a left”. Veganieta’s five year old Sandro is with Martha and is doing well. When we talk to breeders in Holland they all talk about breeding Jazz to Contango from Iron Spring Farms. Contango is the sire of Ravel. We have two offspring from this mating. A 2010 colt and 2011 filly. We are pleased with both of them. So our plan is to breed Veganieta to Contango this year. Many breeders think that Contango is a good choice to improve the action of the hind leg and canter. These two traits would come from the jumping breeding in Contago's pedigree. We have seen this in our two Jazz/Contango from this mare. Also, Veganieta can use a bit more bone size. Again both of these have more bone size than their dam. We will continue with the other mare plans later.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Expected Foalings

It is that time of year again when we look forward to new foals. Only four foals expected this year.

Expected Foalings 2012
Waltzalina(Jet Set/Haarlem) Sandreo Due May 10

Zinosa (Tango/Purioso) Johnson Due April 30

Virtual Rose (Idocus/Quattro) Sandreo Due June 15

Virginia(Welt Hit II/Zeoliet) Sandreo Due June 20

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

We are now on facebook

New Perth Farms has a new face book page

Monday, March 26, 2012

Calypso at North Carolina show

Martha rode Calypso at the North Craolina spring dressage show.
Calypso NPF scored in the 70's at First Level with a high of 78.

Monday, February 27, 2012

More Snow Fun

Gemma out exploring in the fresh snow

Fanfare having some fun in the snow


Gabrinita enjoying the sun and snow

A beautiful morning with a fresh coat of snow

Monday, February 20, 2012

Johnson at the Stallion Keuring

We saw the stallion Johnson (Jazz/Flemmingh) at the stallion keuring.We have used Johnson to produce several foals and Zinosa is bred to Johnson for 2011.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Snow Fun

It looks like a winter wonderland here at NPF, all the horses seem to enjoy the fluffy snow

The weanlings are growing well!

Megan took Zijde Roos out for a bareback snow ride

Monday, January 30, 2012

Calypso NPF

Five year old Calypso is in training with Martha.