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World Class Oldenburg Sport Horses

 

Meet "San Bella"!

Photo By:  Amy Brachthauser, www.SporthorseOne.com

San Bella was rated Premium and Site Champion at the Oldenburg Inspection in Findlay, Ohio on August 18, 2007.  San Bella follows in the footsteps of the MarKim Farms’ award winning Champion Colts: Reagan, Wunderstern, and Impromptu.

The Oldenburg Inspection Committee stated that she is of great quality and if born in Germany, she would have been selected for their esteemed Elite Auction in Vechta, Germany.  Out of the hundreds of foals born in Germany, only a select few are invited to the auction.  San Bella stands up to the best in Germany!

Sagnol's first born filly in North America

 

San Bella steps out in style as expected with her spectacular bloodline combination of Rubinstein I, Sandro Hit, Furioso II, and Landadel.

Offered For Sale at $13,500

See more on our Sales Page.

SOLD

Graziella's In-Utero 2006 Foal

Victoria Jenema purchased Graziella’s in-utero foal in January, 2006.  Victoria is the proud owner of Raven Hawk Ranch LLC, established in 1990. The property is located in the North Central part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan close to Lake Superior. Raven Hawk Ranch LLC is a breeding facility for imported Gypsy and Drum horses.

Victoria herself is a professional horse trainer and riding instructor and is accredited with the Richard Shrake Resistance Free® program. She offers riding and training lessons as well as clinics given throughout the year.

Congratulations Victoria, we look forward to a July foal!

MarKim Farms Reagan's Award Winning Photo is Published in the ISR/Oldenburg NA 2006 Breeders Guide

 

The 2006 ISR/Oldenburg NA Breeders Guide featured Reagan's picture with Kim Ennett as the heading for the chapter "Mare and Foal Award Program" (P. 149).  As reported below "Reagan's photo, proudly represents all high score and premium foals - born in America." per the ISR/Oldenburg NA award statement.

MarKim Farms is proud of the results of our championship Oldenburg breeding program.

SOLD

Reagan

Reagan was sold to Kathleen Mitchell of Florida just prior to Christmas 2005.   Congratulations Kathleen!

 

SOLD

Tiger Mart

Tiger was sold to Arielle Newbury from Northern Michigan.  Congratulations Arielle!

Arielle  wrote us, "Tiger is doing great.  He really seems to like it here.  We've been doing a lot of longeing work and he does great every time I get on him.  He is really a sweet horse.  I'm hoping to join the equestrian team with him, we'll see how everything goes."

Good Luck Arielle from all of us at MarKim Farms!

 

 

2005 was a banner year for MarKim Farms.  We sold three of our champion Oldenburgs and our Thoroughbred Tiger, a  great grandson of the champion Bold Ruler.

Photo by J. Sexton

 "Reagan's photo, proudly represents all high score and premium foals - born in America."

"Third place goes to owner/breeder Kimberley Ennett, Carleton, MI, for this award photo (above) of Reagan, by Riverman * out of Liaisonne."

Oldenburg Registry, N.A., December, 2005

The Oldenburg Registry N.A. stated that selection of 2005 award photos out of hundreds submitted was very difficult.  We are pleased that Reagan's photo was judged to represent all champion foals of 2005!

Researching Top Bloodlines in 2005

As part of MarKim Farm's breeding program Kim Ennett visits various breeding facilities to research and select the best bloodlines for her mares. Pictured is Kim Ennett and Susan Hassler with Riverman (L) and  looking over Hilltop Farm's, (Maryland) foal crop (R).

 

         Photo by J. Sexton

 Introducing "Reagan" our 2005 Premium Champion Colt 

Reagan by Riverman out of Liaisonne was born in May.  His conformation foretells a star studded future in the footsteps of our previous National Champions: Impromptu and Wunderstern.

Reagan Wins Championship & High Score at the Oldenburg NA Inspection with an 8.4!

Gypsy Wood Farm, Richwood Ohio, August 3, 2005--Ekkehard Brysch, Chief Executive Director, Oldenburg NA awarded the Championship to Reagan out of a field of 13 outstanding foals presented for Oldenburg NA inspection and approval. 

Reagan achieved the highest score and was awarded a Premium 8.4.  In 2005 some 513 foals in North America were presented for inspection.  Only 25 foals were awarded 8.4 or higher.  This puts Reagan in the top 5% in North America!  Reagan is Liaisonne's third Premium Foal.

 

Liaisonne submitted for "Oldenburg Star Award Mare for 2005"

August 3, 2005-- With Reagan's award of Premium Foal Liaisonne has  now has produced three Premium Foals, Watson, Impromptu, and Reagan.  This qualified Liaisonne for an Oldengurg NA Star Award for Quality of Foals.

MarKim Farms has acquired a new mare. Graziella (Rubinstein I/Furioso II) has impeccable bloodlines.  She was sired by the legendary Rubinstein I out of the States Premium (SPS) Mare Glaeddis (FuriosoII).  Graziella (Grace) was born 1997 and imported from Germany in 2000.  She is registered with the German Oldenbug Verband, GOV.

 

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Reagan Wins at Waterloo
 

          Photo by J. Sexton

 

 

Reagan in the Ribbons at 8 weeks old!

 

      Waterloo Dressage Show, July 13, 2005, Waterloo Hunt Club,  Michigan        

Reagan in his first time competition won :

1st place USDF High Point ISR Oldenburg NA Breed Class

1st place USDF Broodmare & Foal

Reagan is off to a great start and is following in the footsteps of our Oldenburg Champions Impromptu and Wunderstern.

Reagan is for sale, pre-weaning, for $12,000

 

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DREAMFIELD FARMS

Impromptu and Wunderstern

SOLD Impromptu & Wunderstern SOLD

Our Champion Oldenburg Offspring were sold in January, 2005 to Master Equestrian, Captain Jorge Montalvo N. of Dreamfield Farm located in Lexington, Kentucky.

 Our best wishes for a successful future!

We will miss You!

 

USDF 2004 Awards:

Wunderstern

2004 National USDF Oldenburg/NA  All Breeds Sporthorse Champion, Colts/Geldings.

Our two year old topped off the entire 2004 show season. Wunderstern is FIRST IN THE NATION and awarded the 2004 National USDF Oldenburg/NA All Breeds Sporthorse Champion, Colts/Gledings.

At the Mid-Ohio Sporthorse Showcase held in August 2004, Wunderstern scored an awesome 9.1 for conformation and a 9.0 for general impression.  Some comments were: good strength in top line, good strong forelegs, bones and joints, very good rhythm/tempo, has tremendous potential.  The judge was the distinguished World Class Dressage Judge, Major General R. Burton, Olympian and a recipient of the AHSA Lifetime Achievement Award.        

                                                               

Impromptu

9.4 Conformation

8.8 General Impression

84.7 Overall

At the Mid-Ohio Sporthorse Showcase held in August 2004, Impromptu scored a remarkable 84.7!!  He won the Oldenburg NA high point of the show, including earning the highest score over all horses that showed.  Some comments were: straight legs, good overstep, uphill, active and attractive.  He scored a 9.4 in conformation and an 8.8 in general impression.  The judge was the distinguished World Class Dressage Judge, Major General R. Burton, Olympian and a recipient of the AHSA Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

 

 

 

USDF 2003 Year End Awards:

Impromptu 

2003 Nationwide All Breeds Champion Oldenburg N.A. Weanling Colt of the Year.
Ranked 2nd in the Nation as the Reserve Champion, Horse of  the Year for 2003, Sport Horse Colt.      

                                           

Markim Farms' Mark & Kim Ennett with USDF President Samuel Barish and Ultimate Piaffe's (Ideal), Carol & Victor Ives at 2003 USDF Awards Ceremony, Dallas, Texas.        

Markim Farm's Impromptu received the Championship Awards.                                             

November 7, 2003

Sexton Corporation Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MICHIGAN COLT “IMPROMPTU” WINS UDSF 2003 NATIONAL YEAR END CHAMPION AWARDS

Holland, Michigan, November 7, 2003

The United States Dressage Federation (1) announced that Markim Farms’ Colt, Impromptu, is the 2003 Nationwide All Breeds Champion Oldenburg N.A. Weanling Colt of the Year.  In addition, he is ranked 2nd in the Nation as the Reserve Champion, Horse of the Year for 2003, Sport Horse Colt. 

This is a major achievement considering that the USDF, celebrating its 30th Anniversary, had 787 recognized competitions across the US this year.  It is comprised of 26,760 members, including 16,654 participating members and 47,232 registered horses in 2003.                                                                     

Impromptu, born June 11, 2003 , was bred by Kim and Mark Ennett, owners of Markim Farms in Carleton , Michigan , and has been on a fast track since day one.  The champion colt entered USDF competitions at only 8 weeks old and by 12 weeks had won 11 of 12 classes including three Grand Championships of Show. 

His highlight of the season was at the East Central Series Year End Finals held at the Kentucky Horse Park where he captured the 2003 Grand Champion of Show Title in the Cosequin/USDF Breeders Final Championship Class for Colts/Geldings 0-3 years old.  And last, but not least, he was also Champion and High Score Premium Foal of 18 foals presented at the ISR/Oldenburg N.A. Inspection held in September. 

Impromptu was judged by top rated judges including Hilda Gurney, Judge, Olympic Medallist, Dressage Pioneer, and "American Horsewoman of the Year".  She is a many times National Event Champion, was National Dressage Champion, and has been on two Olympic teams. From the Pan-Am Games she holds 4 gold and 2 silver medals. An AHSA “Horsewoman of the Year” she judges FEI and AHSA and sport horse competitions.

Typical judges’ comments were, “ beautiful head; smooth topline; good joints, legs; correct walk; good reach; elastic; nice lift; athletic; attractive; well put together colt; lovely prospect.”  These are the qualities that made Impromptu Champion.

Kim and Mark Ennett will be presented awards at the Awards Banquet on December 6, 2003 , during the USDF’s 2003 National Conference and Symposium in Dallas , Texas .  These awards bear testimony of the success of Markim Farms as a leading elite breeder of modern World Class Champion Oldenburg Sport Horses for Dressage, Grand Prix and Eventing.

Owner Kim Ennett stated, “Markim Farms is very selective in our breeding program. Our commitment is to improve the breed both in temperament and athletic ability based on premium pedigrees.  My husband Mark and I are very pleased that our premium breeding program resulted in the No.1 Champion Oldenburg N.A. Colt as well as the Reserve Champion Sport Horse Colt in the Nation for 2003.”

Impromptu (affectionately called “Cedar”) was the result of their 2002 breeding season.   Markim Farms selected Ultimate Piaffe's Oldenburg Stallion Ideal**** as the sire and Markim Farms’ Oldenburg mare Liaisonne (by Frohwind*****).

Ideal**** was sired by the great stallion Inschallah.  His pedigree also includes Zeus and Israel , his grandfathers, as well as Furioso II and Arlequin.   All are founders of the modern Oldenburg horse.

Liaisonne, Markim Farms’ Main Mare Book Oldenburg Mare was sired by Woodridge Farm’s renowned Oldenburg Five Star Stallion Frohwind (by Furioso II out of Windstille by Weltmeister).

Oldenburg horses are registered warmbloods and are recognized as one of the most successful breeds in Germany and North America . These foals are sought after as competition horses and breeding stock worldwide. Today, modern Oldenburgs are considered to be among the elite for show-jumping, dressage and three day eventing. 

Markim Farms LC breeding facility is located in Carleton , Michigan , south of Detroit . Kim and Mark Ennett stated that, “The primary focus of our breeding program is to improve the "modern" Oldenburg  qualities for World Class sport horse competition at the highest international level.  The elegant and refined modern Oldenburg is what our breeding program focuses on.  Our objective is calm, cool, collected, and balanced horses with World Class athletic ability. “ 

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ISR/ Oldenburg N.A. Inspections

Meadow Brook Farm 

Burlington, IL 

September 14, 2003
       
Impromptu does it again!!

 No. 1!  

Champion and High Score Premium Foal 

Impromptu was presented for Oldenburg N.A. Inspection and was judged the top Oldenburg foal out of 18 presented. He was branded Premium Oldenburg and is now home resting on his 2003 laurels.               

Champion and High Score Premium Foal, 2003 Oldenburg NA Inspections, Meadow Brook Farm, IL.

COSEQUIN/USDFBC EAST CENTRAL SERIES BREEDERS FINAL, Kentucky Horse Park, September  3, 2003 

IMPROMPTU AND LIAISONNE SWEEP THE EAST CENTRAL FINALS IN KENTUCKY

At 8 weeks old, our 2003 ISR/Oldenbug NA colt "Impromptu" by Ideal**** and his Dam Liaisonne (Frohwind*****) were in the Ribbons at both Waterloo and Delaware and both qualified for the COSEQUIN/USDFBC EAST CENTRAL SERIES BREEDERS FINAL at the Kentucky Horse Park, September 5, 2003.

At 12 weeks old at the Finals in Kentucky, Impromptu swept the field and was judged by Hilda Gurney* Dressage Judge (USA) FEI “I”.  Impromptu was awarded GRAND CHAMPION COLT in the COSEQUIN/USDFBC EAST CENTRAL SERIES BREEDERS FINAL!!!!!

Impromptu was “In the Blue” in every class he entered.  The sign of a real Champion!!  

COSEQUIN/USDFBC EAST CENTRAL SERIES BREEDERS FINAL, Kentucky Horse Park, September 3, 2003

          Results for Impromptu at only 12 weeks old!

FIRST PLACE: Cosequin/USDFBC 2003 Colt of the Year, Sporthorse BreedersClassic.                                                                                                   
GRAND CHAMPION OF SHOW, Cosequin/USDFBC 2003 Colt Qualifier Championship Class, Colts/Geldings 0-3 years old.

GRAND CHAMPION OF SHOW IN COSEQUIN/USDF EAST CENTRAL BREEDERS CLASSIC YEAR END FINALS, COLTS/GELDINGS, 0-3 YEARS OLD!!!!

JUDGE GURNEY'S COMMENTS: Beautiful head, smooth topline, good joints and feet, good legs, correct walk, nice angles in hindquarters, good reach, uses topline well, elastic, nice lift, good reach through shoulders

       Results for Liaisonne

FIRST PLACE: Cosequin/USDFBC Four-Year and Older Broodmare Class

THIRD of show overall in the Cosequin/USDFBC Mare Qualifier Champion Class

SIXTH of show overall in the Cosequin/USDFBC East Central Breeders Champion Year End Finals, Maiden, Yeld, and Broodmares.

*Impromptu was judged the Best by the Best! . . . Hilda Gurney, Judge, Olympic Medallist, Dressage Pioneer, and "American Horsewoman of the Year".  Ms Gurney has been responsible for many of us taking up dressage. She is a many times National Event Champion. She has also been National Dressage Champion, has been on two Olympic teams and won the Bronze medal with the team. From the Pan-Am Games she holds 4 gold and 2 silver medals. An AHSA “Horsewoman of the Year” she judges FEI and AHSA and sport horse competitions

 

DRESSAGE AT DELAWARE I, Ohio, August 25, 2003

 

Kim and Mark Ennett, Liaisonne and Impromptu, in the Ribbons!

IMPROMPTU AND LIAISONNE GO BLUE!!

At less than 8 weeks old, our 2003 ISR/Oldenburg NA colt, Impromptu, (By Ideal****) and his dam, Liaisonne (By Frohwind*****), were in the Ribbons and both qualified for the Cosequin/USDF Breeders Championship Series Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park in September, 2003.  

DRESSAGE AT DELAWARE I, Ohio 2003

           Results for Impromptu at only 8 weeks old!

FIRST PLACE:  Cosequin/USDF Breeders Championship Colts of 2003 Class.

THIRD PLACE: Cosequin/USDFBC Colt Qualifier Championship Class out of 18 horses, 0-3 years old.  

FIRST PLACE: Broodmare and Foal Sporthorse Breed Class

Judge Karin Winn's Comments: Smooth neck, nice hip, good bone, nice freedom of shoulders, athletic, attractive.

Results for Liaisonne

THIRD PLACE: Cosequin/USDFBC Four-Year and Older Broodmare Class

FIRST PLACE: Broodmare and Foal Sporthorse Breed Class

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH IMPROMPTU AND LIAISONNE ON THEIR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE AT THESE SHOWS AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO THEIR FUTURE SUCCESS AT THE SERIES FINALS IN KENTUCKY , SEPTEMBER 5, 2003.

WATERLOO AUGUST DRESSAGE, Michigan 2003

Impromptu Grand Champion of Show 

Results for Impromptu at 8 weeks old:

 
FIRST PLACE:  Cosequin/USDF Breeders Championship Colts of 2003 Class.
GRAND CHAMPION of SHOW, Cosequin/USDFBC 2003 Colt Qualifier Championship Class, Colts/Geldings 0-3 years old.
RESERVE CHAMPION: Young Horse of Show, Colts and Fillies, 0-3 years old.

FIRST PLACE: IBC ISR/Oldenburg NA Sporthorse Breed Class 

FRIST PLACE: Broodmare and Foal Sporthorse Breed Class

Judge Janet Brown's Comments:  Long strides, elastic, active good use of shoulder and topline, well put together colt, lovely prospect.  

Results for Liaisonne

SECOND PLACE: Cosequin/USDFBC Four-Year and Older Broodmare Class

THIRD of show overall in the Consequin/USDFBC Mare Qualifier              Champion Class.

SECOND PLACE: IBC ISR/Oldenburg NA Sporthorse Breed Class

Note: Impromptu won this class

FIRST PLACE: Broodmare and Foal Sporthorse Breed Class

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH IMPROMPTU AND LIAISONNE ON THEIR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE AT THESE SHOWS AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO THEIR FUTURE SUCCESS AT THE SERIES FINALS IN KENTUCKY , SEPTEMBER, 2003.

AUGUST 9, 2002

LIAISONNE AND WUNDERSTERN WIN AT DRESSAGE AT DELAWARE!!

 

Liaisonne and Wunderstern: In the Ribbons!

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUGUST 9, 2002

LIAISONNE AND WUNDERSTERN WIN AT DRESSAGE AT DELAWARE!!

As a team, Liaisonne and Wunderstern won 1st place in their combination Broodmare and Foal class.

Liaisonne won 2nd place in her 4 Yr Old/Older Broodmare (Infoal) class and placed 3rd overall out of all mares in the Cosequin/USDFBC Qualifier Mare Championship class.  She also place 3rd overall in the Mature Horse Championship class.

Wunderstern, at less than 10 weeks old, won 2nd place in his Colt/Gelding of 2002 class and placed 3rd overall out of  21 horses in the Consequin/USDFBC Qualifier Colt (0-3 Yr Old) Championship class.

Wunderstern also placed 2nd in the Buckeye Weanling Futurity class and brought home prize money.

Congratulations to both and we wish them luck at the Dressage at Lamplight East Central Series Championship Final Show, August 23, 2002!

 

   

Kim and Mark Ennett, Liaisonne and Wunderstern, in the Ribbons!

 

 

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