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Several horses bred at Windholme Farm in Orange, VA—among them many sired by Horal, the farm’s premier black Dutch Harness Horse stallion—have performed at the highest levels this year in national-level venues.

Hundreds of horses are evaluated yearly at keurings held across the U.S. to determine if stallions on the KWPN approved or licensed list should maintain their status as breeding animals. (The KWPN is the parent organization based in The Netherlands for the United States’ equivalent organization, the NA/WPN. The KWPN oversees NA/WPN operations in the United States.)

Casanova WH received first premium status in 2007.

At these keurings, a set number of these stallions’ get must score well enough each year when presented to judges from The Netherlands for the stallions in question to keep their licenses.

Stallions’ get are presented and assigned scores, with the very best graded First Premium. According to breed standard information published by the KWPN, a First Premium rating is the highest level obtainable. It is an indication that the horse being judged "exceeds breed standard and is an indicator of highest quality."

In 2007, two of Horal’s straight DHH foals earned Champion status (highest score among all weanling colts or fillies in the United States) as a result of their scores obtained at the East Coast keuring held at Iron Springs Farm in Coatesville, PA. They are:

  • Casanova WH, by Horal out of Rosilda (Harald x Kolinda) received first premium status. His overall score when compared to all other weanling colts in the United States, earned him 2007 Champion DHH colt in the nation.
  • Basha WH, by Horal and out of Rosalieni (Jonker x Aqualieni), also earned first premium status, and 2007 Champion DHH filly over all weanling fillies in the United States.
  • Catmandu WH, by Horal out of Lady Larda W, was 2007 Reserve Champion  in the United States behind Casanova WH. He, too, earned first premium status when shown at the keuring in Pennsylvania.
Willow WH
Willow WH, Horal's first DHH foal born at Windholme.

Willow WH
, Windholme Farm's first foal by their black Dutch Harness Horse stallion, Horal, out of Rosilda, has many accolades to her credit. They are:

  • 2004—1st  place premium grading, DHH yearlings. Keuring held at Hedgeland Equestrian Complex in Waterford, Virginia.
  • 2006—6th place DHH mares nationwide
  • 2006—1st place premium at keuring in Coatesville, PA
  • 2006—2nd place overall with the American Warmblood Society at the United States year-end inspection

Other youngsters by Horal that have been presented to DHH judges to support licensed status are:

Zandro WH, a 2004 foal by Horal out of Stormy Tequila (SB), also received First Premium status at the keuring held in Waterford, Virginia.
Amber WH, a full sister to Willow WH, (Horal x Rosilda), was 2006 Champion DHH yearling nationwide, as well as earning First Premium at the Coatesville, PA keuring.
Bianca WH, Horal x Kimberly, was Champion DHH weanling nationwide in 2006, as well as earning First Premium at Coatesville.
Bliss WH, Horal x Stormy Tequila (SB), was 3rd place overall in the United States, among all filly foals and yearlings at the year-end inspections conducted by the American Warmblood Society.
Bodacious WH, Horal x Pebora V, was 3rd place DHH weanling colt nationwide, and earned First Premium at the keuring held in Coatesville.
Other horses bred or owned by Windholme Farm that achieved National honors in 2007 are:

  • My Name Is Earl (Horal x BOA Select) was named Reserve Champion half-Arabian Country English Pleasure Horse at the 2007 US Arabian Nationals held at Albequerque, NM. This bay gelding is owned by Lindsay Rinehart (Wisconsin) and is the first foal sired by Horal in the United States. (Foaled in 2003)
  • Uwannabeme WH, a bay 2005 DHH/Arab gelding by Baske Afire x Kimberly, was named 2007 Reserve Champion half-Arabian Sport Horse In Hand at the US Sport Horse Nationals held in Lexington, VA.
  • LBC Flammability (MHR Nobility x Imp. Amazing Grace), was Top Ten half-Arabian Park Horse at the 2007 US Arabian Nationals in Albequerque, NM. Flammability was also Top Ten in the same division in 2004 in Louisville.


The summer of 2007 has been a very successful one for Windholme Farm’s DHH stallion, Horal. Already noted for high quality get out of straight Dutch Harness Horse mares, this black Fine Harness Champion is making his mark in Sport Horse venues, as well. At the 2007 Fall Classic in Lexington, VA, three Horal offspring competed, with the following results:

  • WF Goin Dutch, (x LL Rohara Paloma) High Point Sport Horse In Hand of the Show, Half-Arabian Sport Horse in Hand Mare Champion, Half-Arabian Sport Horse Mare JTH Champion, Half-Arabian Sport Horse Junior Horse Champion, 1st -Training Level Dressage
  • WF Incognito, (x Sammar El Sheruk) Half-Arabian Sport Horse Gelding in Hand Champion, Half-Arabian Sport Horse Gelding JTH Champion
  • WF Angelina, (x Koweta Exxtacee) Half-Arabian Sport Horse in Hand Mare Reserve Champion
Larda Mercy WH
Larda Mercy WH was named Supreme Champion at the East Coast Show.

Judge DeDe Bierbauer made favorable comments about the Horal babies following both the in-hand classes and the dressage rides.

Other sport horse successes in 2007 include:

  • Larda Mercy WH, (Hey Hallelujah x Lady Larda W) Supreme Champion Half-Arabian Sport Horse In Hand at the East Coast Championships, among 54 entries.

Two mares bred and owned by Windholme Farm earned Top Ten honors at the 2007 U.S. National Sport Horse Championships held in Lexington, VA in September. They are:

  • Pepper O’Nee (Horal x Pepperberry Bey (by Bentlee)
  • Ruby Tuesday (Horal x Sapphire IXL)