Boyd and Silva are Guests of Honor at the Trakehner Verband

Silva and I have just returned home from a whirlwind trip to Germany. We weregraciously invited to the Trakehner Verband in Neumünster, an annual event in northern Germany where all the two-year-old Trakehner stallions come to be judged and licensed as potential breeding stallions as well as an auction for foals, unbroken young horses and riding horses. There was also outstanding entertainment, from Grand Prix dressage to a gala event on Saturday night and a trade fair to top all trade fairs.

On Saturday evening it was great to see Tim Holekamp, who bred Chris Turner’s Tsetserleg, awarded Breeder of the Year,. This was the first time this award has ever been given to an American.

Silva and I were invited to give a talk about Tsetserleg to a crowd two or three thousand people who hopefully understood what I said! I spent a lot of time praising Thomas’ heart and character and breeding, and Silva did a little expert translating as well.

We flew home after just one night, but it was great to meet everyone and see lots of Americans over there buying horses at the auction.



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