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Scroll down to see the following horses: Coco Hit, Master Gauguin , Merry Me (SOLD) Rayco, and Rotendro II.       

August 2012
Photo by Adam Lee

Green but Grand Prix Potential!


Coco Hit is a 2009, ISR/Oldenburg gelding.  He was Premium and high-score colt of his inspection, and Coconut Grove’s previous owner said he, “may be the best-moving Coconut Grove colt I have seen.”  He is green, but we are so confident he will reach Level 7 jumpers that you need not pay the full price if he does not get there.  He also has potential for dressage since his dam and grand dam were both USDF Horse of the Year in dressage.

Sire: Coconut Grove is a world class Thoroughbred Grand Prix jumper stallion. He is descended from the notable Bold Ruler/Damascus cross, a line that is proven to consistently produce jumpers. He is the first TB stallion in history to be approved and granted improvement sire status by the American Holsteiner Horse Association and the American Hanoverian Society; selected for Hanoverian Jumper Breeding Program. He has 100% approval status - 8 U.S., 1 Canadian and 7 European registries.


Dam: Sinderella is an '06 ISR/Oldenburg premium (8.3) filly. Her sire, Stedinger, is an incredible Sandro Hit son. Her dam is O' She's Gauguin* by Opus*. Dam's dam and both elite granddams all won at DAD. In 2006, Sinderella was Regional Grand Champion Filly, and USDF Weanling Filly Reserve Horse of the Year. She has incredible type and movement, is undefeated in all shows. In 2008, she was rated a Premium Mare by the AHHA.


Price range C - negotiable

Easy payment plan because we guarantee he will get to Level 7 Jumpers.  If he doesn’t make it there, the final half of the payment is never owed.

Coco Hit 2016


two months old

August 2012
photo by Adam Lee

1 day old

2 weeks old



Born 8/30/11, this Oldenburg NA gelding is tall and elegant. At his first show, 2013 Region 2 USDF Sport Horse Series Final, he won his 2 YO class and was Reserve Champion Colt/Gelding. He also earned the high score of show, 81+%, in his 2 YO qualifying class. He went on to place in all of his classes at DAD.

Sire: Masterpiece (SWANA & ISR/Oldenburg approved) was Reserve Champion of the 2002 30-day stallion test. He is the 2009 USDF Champion Mature Stallion and holds the highest median score ever given in USDF Dressage Sporthorse Breeding: 87.250%. He has scored as high as 84% under saddle, 88% in hand, 9 gaits, and a perfect 10 walk! A winner at DAD, he qualified FEI and open 3rd level at 5 years old. All but one of his foals we have presented have been premium/class I.

Dam: O' She's Gauguin by Opus, was 2008 & 2009 USDF DSHB Mature Mare Horse of the Year. She is a Premium ISR/Oldenburg mare, also approved Premium (AB) for SWANA and Premium (MMP) for AHHA. Opus is 2006 USDF #1 Dressage Breeding Sire (2nd in 2005 and 2004), #1 NA/WPN Dressage Breeding Sire in USEF rankings for 2005 and 2004, #1 Producer of Premium Mares and HOY Winners since 2005. O' She's Gauguin's dam, Gauliana de Gauguin, is one of the top scoring Gauguin De Lully mares ever She and her dam, Elite Goliad (by almost all State Premium mares), both won DAD, the largest breed show in the US (including winning under saddle classes!). Elite Goliad is the niece to the ’76 US Olympic Dressage Bronze medalist, Monacco.



Video of Master Gauguin, February 2012

2 weeks old

3 weeks old
photo by Adam Lee

3 weeks old
photo by Adam Lee

3 days old

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Merry Me June 2017
photo by Louise Beil - Dream Colour Equine Photo

Born 4/10/10, the beautiful and talented Merry Me scored 45 at his SWANA foal inspection and, in 2013, was high score at his stallion inspection.  Now a gelding, he is showing under saddle, and at his first show was high score with a 77.9% in the open training level qualifier.  At his second show, he again scored in the 70's, was reserve high score of the show, and qualified for regionals. He has been high score or reserve high score at 6 out of 8 shows and consistently scored in the mid to upper 70s.   Merry Me has an extremely beautiful head and overall type. Uncomplicated to ride, very smooth, not spooky, and comfortable in all gaits, he is a true gentleman. He would be a perfect amateur horse for both/either dressage or hunters, although he has the potential for any professional to go up the levels and show off their abilities as well.  Very soft and round in the bridle, he has three very floaty gaits.  He combines a huge walk and floaty front end with an elastic hind leg that few horses ever show, even when they reach upper level dressage collection.  He is suitable for either hunters or dressage.  His short back and long, swan neck contribute to his incredible technique and form over fences. He is from generations of premium and elite mares who have amassed numerous USDF Horse of the Year Championships and year-end awards.

Sire: Masterpiece (SWANA & ISR/Oldenburg approved) was Reserve Champion of the 2002 30-day stallion test. He is the 2009 USDF Champion Mature Stallion and holds the highest median score ever given in USDF Dressage Sporthorse Breeding: 87.250%. He has scored as high as 84% under saddle, 88% in hand, 9 gaits, and a perfect 10 walk! A winner at DAD, he qualified FEI and open 3rd level at 5 years old. All but one of his foals we have presented have been premium/class 1.

Dam: Rosalita is a premium ISR/Oldenburg mare, and approved (MM) for AHHA. She has elastic gaits, is the prettiest, and has the best conformation of all our '05 foals. Her sire, Rosario is by Rubinstein I and was 2002 Oldenburg Regional Champion. At his Performance Test he achieved the highest dressage index. He stands out against the many popular Rubinstein sons because of his spectacular trot as well as his outstanding walk and canter. Rosalita's dam, O’ She’s Gauguin, is by Opus*, and is a premium ISR/Oldenburg mare out of generations of DAD winners. She was 2009 USDF Mature Mare HOY, and her dam is by World Champion and Olympic Bronze medalist, Gauguin De Lully.

May 2017

Merry Me June 2017
photo by Louise Beil - Dream Colour Equine Photo

August 2013
Photo by Louise Beil

SWANA Inspection

SWANA Inspection

3 weeks old


photo by Louise Beil

Born 6/10/12, Rayco is a very pretty, ISR/Oldenburg, dark bay gelding with perfect angles and incredible movement. He has a very solid build with a short back, an uphill, elastic, floaty trot, and a very cresty neck that is well set uphill for perfect balance. He is currently 15.3+ hands (dam and sire are both over 16 hands) with great dressage conformation. Very quiet and sweet. 

Rayco's half brother, O'Pierre (Opus x Draco) is a licensed stallion with ISR/Oldenburg. 

Sire: R Cor Ray is an approved ISR/Oldenburg stallion. He has wonderful bloodlines, type, and movement. All his foals but one have been AHHA premium. His sire GP Raymeister was the highest scoring stallion at the 2002 Stallion Performance Test. He is a three-time winner at DAD, holds 7 USDF HOY titles, 13 All Breed titles, and 8 Regional Championships. He consistently scores 9 gaits, and is sire of approved ISR/Oldenburg stallion Rashka, who has the highest score in the history of all US stallion testing, 164.86. R Cor Ray's dam Condina is by the legendary Cor de la Bryere and is a full sibling to the approved Holsteiner stallion, Condino. She has produced an I.J.F. winner, all premium foals, and an approved stallion. 

Dam: Draco is an EMC (Elite Mare Candidate) Hanoverian mare and an ISR/Oldenburg premium mare. She has four generations of Grand Prix sires, grand sires, and great grand sires. Her grand dam, SPS Wakonda, produced the Oldenburg Farm approved Hanoverian stallion, Ragazzoni. Draco moves much like her Grand Prix sire, Del Piero, who received a 142.65 in ridability at his stallion testing, and a 9 and 9.5 when he won the title of Bundeschampion National Five Year Old Dressage Champion, and Reserve Champion ( to Sandro Hit) in the World Young Horse Six Year Old the following year in Arnheim. Draco's pedigree, which is hard to beat, is filled with a book of who's who in breeding: Del Piero (Donnerhall), Matcho x, Garibaldi II, crossed with A Jungle Prince (Argentinus), Pik Koenig, Werther, and Dagobert.

Rayco 2016

Photo by Swan Studio


Photo by Louise Beil

photo by Louise Beil

A huge mover, this ISR/Oldenburg gelding, born 6/22/10, has magnificent presence, pedigree, type, movement, and personality. He was high-score colt (and foal) of his inspection with an overall 8.5. At three weeks, he was Champion Current Year Foals at Dressage by the Bay, with a score of 79.4%. He is undefeated at all shows and was 3rd in 2010 USDF DSHB Weanling Colt Horse of the Year.
Sire: Rashka is an ISR/Oldenburg stallion who won the 30-day test with the highest score in all US testing history,164.86, receiving a perfect 10 on his canter from all judges. In 2008, he won 41 classes straight including the Midwest Training Level Championship, with under saddle scores as high as 91+%. He is from four generations of USDF Horse of the Year winners. Rashka's sire Raymeister was the highest scoring stallion at the 2002 Stallion Performance Test, is a three-time winner at Dressage at Devon, and has won firsts at Regional USDF in-hand and dressage championships. Ray was the 2005 USDF Leading Dressage Holsteiner, 2006 USDF Dressage HOY (T-4) and is consistently scoring 9 gaits. His foals are winning USDF/Cosequin Championships, inspection sites, and HOY awards. Rashka's dam Tashka is a premium ISR/Oldenburg and AHHA approved mare by Opus. She is an 8-time Horse of the Year winner (4 USDF & 4 ISR/Oldenburg), a multiple regional championship winner, and a DAD Suitability winner.
Dam: Contendra is an ISR/Oldenburg premium (8.4) filly by Contendro, a registered Holsteiner and winner of his 100 day stallion test. His sire, Contender, who also won his stallion performance test, is one of today's most outstanding Holstein Verband sires. Contendra's dam is by Opus and out of a dam by Privateer (Puritano out of a niece to Olympic Gold Medalist Rembrant).
Price upon request

Rotendro II

October 2016

3 months old




Ken Borden Jr.

23963 S. Widows Rd Wilmington, IL  60481 

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