Knabstrupper is a rare Danish warmblood breed exhibiting spotted patterns similar to the Appaloosa. Traditionally
the breed is more baroque in physique such as the Lusitano or Andalusians, however more recently many breeders have been producing
Knabstruppers with more sport type. The distinction between Classic and Sport types remains within the Knabstrupper
breed with both types being equally regarded. European derived warmbloods such as Trakehners, Holsteiners, Dutch Warmbloods,
Danish Warmbloods as well as Thoroughbreds and Arabians have been used as refining blood to build upon
the Sport types and add diversity to the gene pool of this rare breed.
One of the most
highly prized characteristics of the Knabstrupper is their superb temperament which allows them to perform and excel
in a variety of equestrian disciplines with children, adults, and even paraequestrians. Similar to her Knabstrupper
sire, Ambrosius af Asgard ("Atlantis"), Firefly has the typical friendly, gentle and infinitely sensible Knabstrupper temperament we admire in our amateur friendly
Breeding: Firefly has powerful, floating movement, is sound
and has been started under saddle however she has come to Altamont Sport Horses as one of our foundation Knabstrupper
2013 - Firefly foaled a gorgeous bay leopard filly (ASH Nova) on 04/05/2013 by the Knabstrupper
stallion Halifax Middelsom who is currently proving himself in the dressage ring. Nova was inspected with good marks and branded by the Knabstrupperforeningen
for Danmark in October 2013.
Many thanks to Ashbyrne Mitchell of Bec Stud for the opportunity
to breed this very lovely mare!!