About Sully Gypsy Queen...
Gypsy is IN FOAL to approved and lifetime licensed black and white leopard
KNABSTRUPPER stallion Ambrosius af Asgard, also known as ATLANTIS. The very intelligent, willing and generous Danish
Knabstrupper horse (spotted Danish warmblood) is one you will not easily forget - not only for it's endearing personality
but also for the satisfaction you will receive from being on the receiving end of such a willing equine partner. You can't
help but walk away from your Knabstrupper with a smile on your face!
Gypsy is a very healthy
1994, lovely bay leopard Appaloosa mare that is inspected and approved by the RPSI for producing Knabstrupper foals. She is
confirmed safely in foal to the fully approved and lifetime licensed black and white leopard Knabstrupper stallion Ambrosius
af Asgard ("Atlantis"). She is due to foal 10/02/2014.
Gypsy is a kind and
cooperative mare with a stunningly beautiful head, nice sloping shoulder, good neckset, and uphill movement. Gypsy was one
of the first mares inspected and approved for breeding Knabstruppers in the U.S. She has been a broodmare since 1999
and has had a total of 8 foals. She has had three beautiful Knabstrupper foals by Gold Medal Danish Knabstrupper stallion
Apollon (now deceased). This includes Macarn's Axxion, Macarn's Applause, and Macarn's First Encore who
has gone on to on to produce the another generation of Knabstrupper horses by the approved Trakehner stallion Tzigane *Pb*
(by Graditz *E*) owned by Kim Hunter of Twin Gates.
This is the first time
we have bred Gypsy since she came to us in 2012 and that is only because we have had too many mares to breed. Gypsy is an
excellent mother and hasn't any trouble carrying her foals for her previously owners. She is VERY easy to breed, cycles
consistently, lets you know when she is receptive, can be bred AI or live cover. We bred her after she had some time off and
she took with AI fresh semen from Atlantis on her very first cycle. No problems, no need for Regumate, etc. Gypsy
should be able to have more foals after this and, if you choose, could also be used to flush some embryos.
Gypsy is registered with the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC). She was inspected and approved by the Pferdezuchtverband
Rheinland-PfalzSaar International (RPSI) for the Knabstrupper Mare Book and has produced multiple Premium Knabstrupper foals.
She has a very good color production record even when bred to non-colored stallions. Most of her foals have been loud
leopards and some few spot leopards (no solid colored foals that we know of thus far). You can see photos of some of Gypsy's
Knabstrupper foals on her webpage on our website.
Gypsy is not a riding horse, she has spent her
life as a very efficient broodmare. She is pasture sound with no special maintenance required.
The sire of Gypsy's foal due in 2014, "Atlantis", is the first young Knabstrupper stallion imported
into the US that completed his inspection process. You can see him on the cover of the Nov/Dec 2013 issue of Warmbloods Today.
He has over 30 foals on the ground with very consistent quality and outstanding temperaments. In his performance testing he
received a perfect score of "10" for temperament!
The purebred, baroque
type Knabstrupper averages around 15.2hh. Gypsy's foal by Atlantis should mature to be a medium sized horse in the
15.1-15.3hh range, of good bone and breadth to fit the average female rider and the sensibility for being a good family horse,
amateur dressage mount, trail horse or...whatever your heart desires because they truly are versatile horses.
There is a growing fondness for the very sensible, baroque type Knabstrupper especially with female or middle age
riders looking for a horse that is easy to mount/dismount, have excellent quality feet that rarely need shoes, and are easier
keepers. They perform well in the Olympic disciplines of dressage, jumping and eventing. They are great horses
for the adult amateur that prefers to enjoy their time building a great partnership with their horse versus dealing with sometimes
sensitive warmbloods of other breeds that can be more challenging to ride.
The foal that Gypsy
is carrying is eligible for registration with the RPSI and the KNN. Fillies are eligible to be inspected and approved
as Knabstrupper broodmares with the Danish mother registry for Knabstruppers (Knabstrupperforeningen for Danmark KNN).
You can also have her inspected for breeding by the KNN if you so choose.
Stud Service Advertisement
for Atlantis is posted here. You can find out more about Gypsy and Atlantis on our website.
We are expecting 7 foals by Atlantis this year, some foals are for sale in utero and in the case of Gypsy, this is
a 2 in 1 package.
Because we are expecting
several foals this year we are motivated to find Gypsy a good home that will use her for breeding. She is offered for
sale, in foal, for $8500 until June 1st. This covers the expenses we have put into breeding and maintaining her with high
quality care and nutrition thus far. After June 1st Gypsy's price will increase to reflect our continued financial investment
in her and her foal.
This is a very good deal for an approved mare in foal with a
very special Knabstrupper foal that is sure to bring you much joy. Bring Gypsy home and enjoy the experience of foaling her
out and raising your own foal, just the way you want, from the moment it is born.
Have fun with your new
foal and breed Gypsy right back to Atlantis or any one of the other fully approved and licensed Knabstrupper stallions in
the U.S. for your next Knabstrupper foal. You'll be hooked on Knabstruppers!!
Thank you to Rebecca Roady Pennington of Sonesta Farms and Caroline Athey of Macarn Farm for the
beautiful photos of Gypsy and her super offspring by Apollon (including photos by Bob Langrish, published in the Italian magazine
Mio Caballo, Feb 2009).