Kleópatra from Sand Meadow
Born: June 9, 2012
Kleópatra is a very tall and robust black five-gaited mare. With her well raised neck, rich black color, thick mane and tail, large hooves, and abundant feathering she resembles a mini-Friesian – but her supple tolt gives her away every time.
Kleópatra’s sire is the handsome, Hrókur frá Hlemmiskeiði 1A , son of honor prize stallion Piltur frá Sperðli and grandson of honor prize stallion Stígur frá Kjartansstöðum. Hrókur was a magnificent tolter, having received a 9.0 for the quality of his tolt. He also was one of the highest rated horses in BLUP in North America for tolt. However, what was most special about Hrókur was his extremely gentle character. He was an unflappable, calm and tolerant horse. We are proud to report that Kleópatra’s character is very much like that of her sire. Along with his character, Kleópatra also shows her sire's movements and impressive bearing.
Kleópatra also goes back to the honor prize stallion Stígur frá Kjartansstöðum on her maternal side as her dam, our first prize, Gima frá Ytra-Dalsgerði is a daughter of Stígur. From her dam, Kleópatra gets her large size and long legs. With such strong bloodlines behind her Kleópatra is an exciting horse for pleasure, breeding, and show.
Kleópatra and Steve
In the fall of 2013 Kleópatra was formally evaluated by FEIF International Breeding Judge Barbara Frische with an excellent result. Barbara gave Kleópatra the high marks for her captivating expression, natural tolting ability with remarkable suppleness, balance, light build, high neck carriage, back, correctness of legs, hoof quality, and lush mane and tail. Kleópatra’s endless natural tolt is probably her strongest gait, but she showed good walk, trot, and canter as well. Flying pace may also be possible in the future. As Barbara put it, this young horse “has something”!
To view many more photos and videos of Kleópatra please visit her photo album.
Kleópatra has quite a bit of training and experience. She is light in the bridle and her supple natural tolt is completely automatic. She is like a magic carpet ride! Through she can trot and canter when asked, who would want to? She has been ridden extensively in the ring, in clinics, out on the trail by herself and in groups, mastered all sorts of trail obstacles, trailered to many different places, been ponied, gone swimming (which she loves!), done a little barrel racing for fun, given pony rides to children, and has even had cows roped off her. She is calm, confident, and very tolerant of rider mistakes. She has matured into one of our best trail and lesson horses. We look forward to riding, and possibly breeding, her in the future.
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