Karline und Kovington.jpg (362370 bytes)             Karline

Foundation mare for our Trakehner breeding program, she traces back to one of East Prussia's best mare families, Count Dohna's famous K-family. A recent representative of this mare line was Kennedy, the most expensive Champion Stallion ever sold at Neumuenster. In 1999, the bay Karissima from the same mare family was crowned National Champion Mare at Neumuenster. The black Neumuenster approval champion King Arthur also descends from this mare family.

Karline's sire Schwalbenherbst was rated Premium Stallion at Neumuenster, her dam Konda II was Premium Mare, half sister to an approved stallion, and one of Germany's highest decorated broodmares, placing at shows like the DLG. She had her last foal at the age of 24 and died at the age of 27. Schwalbenherbst left Germany in 1988 and is still standing at stud in Canada.

After two black fillies by Kostolany, Kontrapunkt and Koeur d'Alene, Karline had two colts by Kostolany's sire Enrico Caruso, the brown Klassik Rock in 1996 and the black Kovington in 1998.

One Last Look (Kovington).jpg (411583 bytes) Kovington    Klassik Rock and Lutz.jpg (137327 bytes) Klassik Rock

All of Karline's foals possess her outstanding movement, solid bone and a people oriented, laid-back temperament. And true to family background, they are dark, most of them black, with hardly any white.

So far, Karline has done quite well as a producer. Her 1994 daughter Kontrapunkt was the highest scoring 3 year old Trakehner filly in North America in 1997, and her 1998 son Kovington placed 8th on the USDF Horse of the Year list for all sporthorse breeds. 

At the region 1 finals in Raleigh, NC in 2002 Kovington was judged in the breeding competition by Hilda Guerney and won the stallion under saddle, the mature stallion and the mature horse class and was finally crowned Grand Champion. At the prestigious Dressage at Devon, Kovington placed 2nd in the class for 4yo and older stallions under saddle, 3rd in the stallion champion class and 3rd in the championship class. What a horse!! At the annual meeting of the American Trakehner Association in Florida 11/3/02, Kovington was one of seven stallions presented for approval as breeding stallions, and he was one of two approved. Meanwhile, Kovington also got his approval from another breeding association, the ISR/Oldenburger Verband, with some of the highest scores for movement and conformation.

Trained by Bob Orton and ridden by  Sherra Kosch, Kovington has moved up the levels and is now showing successfully at the Prix St. George and Internediaire level.

Congratulations to his proud owner Kumi Smedley from Houston, Texas, also new owner of our foundation mare Karline. May she bring you many more foals like Toni. 

To see Karline's pedigree, click here.

Up Karline Kontrapunkt


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