Trakehner mare in foal to the Hanoverian "Escher DFEN" for an eventing prospect foal. Sale includes the mare and her in utero foal.
Luna is a 5 year old 16.2 Trakehner mare by the TB Sporthorse Duckhorn and out of a Donnerkeil/Postillion Trakehner mare. Duckhorn goes back to Deputed Testamony which many old-time eventers (Denny Emerson etc.) express quite an affinity for with their boldness, jump, and disposition. Luna has large feet and good bone - her mother is a solid Trakehner type, from before much TB was infused into the registry. Despite being 50% blood, Luna has the most laid back and relaxed temperament, similar to old-style warmblood horses like her dam. Luna is an EASY keeper - just a quart of Ultium Growth twice a day and we have to watch her weight even with that. She loves to live out 24/7 and she is not at all herd-bound. She is easy enough to handle, load, vaccinate, deworm - she is one of the only horses on our farm that my non-horsey husband is completely comfortable. Luna is a pro for palpation and was checked in foal at 16 days and heartbeat. Just a super sweet, easy girl - one of the simplest mares we have ever had on the farm.
Escher is the EurEquine stallion by Escudo I (Hanoverian) and out of a TB mare, Apt to Please. Apt to Please was an eventer herself, and also won her AHS inspection, and completed her Mare Performance Test (MPT). A full sibling to Escher, Eleanor, had the highest Hanoverian MPT test score that year and is competing at USEA events now. Escher himself was the highest scoring 2 year old colt in the US in 2018 at USEA young horse, and had no scores lower than 8.2. Escher recently completed his first year of the North American Stallion Testing in November 2019 and scored overall 7.7 with 8's for rideability and canter. More information about Escher is here: https://www.eurequine.com/escherdfen
Escher is approved with the American Hanoverian, American Rhineland, and Oldenburg-NA/ISR studbooks. The foal can be registered along with Luna's entry into their mare book.
Photos are - Luna (grey), Escher (dark bay). Some Luna photos courtesy of Jessica Schmitz. Escher photos from Eurequine.com
Negotiable to the right home.
Transport available within 350 miles in box stall for $2 a loaded mile.
Price subject to increase in proximity to foaling.