Taliesin is shown here at one week of age with his mother, the wonderful
Trakehner mare, Tahary. Taliesin has a strong influence of his 4-star
Oldenburg Stallion, IDEAL. His daily paddock turn out involves lots of
little jumps and bucks as he has found his legs. He has discovered grain
and will gum the hay alongside Tahary. He also loves playing in the water
trough with his lips and tongue as his mother drinks. There is nothing more
rewarding and entertaining than to watch a new foal make brand new
IDEAL (pronounced E-DEE-AL) is an
equine legend and is even now a BREYER
The IDEAL STORY
One of just Five Four Star Stallions in the USA!
IDEAL was born <http://www.ultimatepiaffe.com/ideal%20photos.htm>
1, 1985 in Oldenburg, Germany, a chestnut colt who
turned grey. It was here he was branded and awarded Premium Foal
the Oldenburg Verband. IDEAL has matured to 16.2 hands. He was among
first of the new modern type stallion to become popular. When his
career began stallions of 17 hands were sought after. Often people
and incorrectly report on the various chat pages, that he is much
This probably results from his muscular physique and strong bone.
History of the Oldenburg Horse at a new informational site to be
IDEAL was bred by the then Burgermeister or Official Mayor of
Germany. (How could he be any more Oldenburg than that?)
IDEAL was hand selected to be exported to the USA to refine the
type in North America and add excellent athletic ability by
1988 IDEAL was certified by the International Sporthorse Registry
German Oldenburg Verband as a breeding stallion
1990 All foals of IDEAL presented were branded Oldenburg and given
Foal status. First Premium colt Interflocken record score of "8.5".
1990 IDEAL received Second Reserve Champion status at the 100 Day
Testing held at Rancho Murieta, California. IDEAL was awarded 9's on
Jumping ability which was found to be of International quality. He
8's on his gaits.
1990 IDEAL was granted a Lifetime Breeding License, by the German
Verband and the International Sporthorse Registry.
IDEAL at 1990 the 100 Stallion Testing
1991 IDEAL was approved by the French National Stud. Facteur Selle
1996 IDEAL was granted a Lifetime Breeding License by the
Arabian Horse Association.
2001 IDEAL became a Rheinland Pfalz-Saar International Approved
2003 IDEAL became a FOUR STAR STALLION. One of just five in the
ISR/Oldenburg N.A. Registery at the time.
IDEAL, in fulfilling the expectations of his legendary ancestors,
INSCHALLAH, ZEUS, and FURIOSO, is establishing an impressive
in his own right.
IDEAL is one of only a few in a book of over 200 stallions to have
three 9.0 rated First Premium Foals with several 9.0 scores for
Remarkably, 54% of IDEAL'S total offspring have been awarded
status by the ISR and Oldenburg Verband N.A. Ideal's first under
offspring are winning in AHSA/USDF dressage rings under both
and amateur competitors.
Additionally, IDEAL has sired on line champions and Champion Premium
mares. All progeny display Ideal's impeccable jumping technique.
some of his youngsters jumping on our Blue Ribbon Round Up page.
Olympic and International Dressage and Show Jumping riders have
exceptional for both disciplines.
IDEAL, a Premium Foal in Oldenburg, Germany, received Second Reserve
Champion status at his 100 Day Stallion Testing. Awarded 9's in
8's in gaits by German judges.
IDEAL is a 3-star stallion in the categories of exceptional
excellence in performance testing and outstanding foals.
And, he seems to be well on his way to the two remaining stars.
IDEAL has become known for his most important characteristic, his
and willing temperament. And, that of being an improvement stallion.
producing get as good as himself or better from a from a variety of
IDEAL'S deceased sire, INSCHALLAH'S blood is currently very popular
German Breeders since it has been discovered through the generations
INSCHALLAH blood possesses the ideal temperament for successful
. . . ride-ability and temperament.
SEABISCUIT AUTHOR TALKS ABOUT IDEAL ...
Laura Hillenbrand, Author of SEABISCUIT wrote, "The Oldenburg
is a model of versatility, exciting at both dressage and jumping.
athleticism is grounded in his conformation without extremes and a
system programmed to produce scope and brilliance." Equus Magazine.
IDEAL and his JUMPERS
The picture is IDEAL at Five Years of Age. With form like this is it
wonder he has offspring making a name for themselves in the Jumping
Hap Hanson currently the Number ONE GRAND PRIX Rider in the USA
Hap Hanson on IDOL 1998 IDEAL gelding
ICON at the 2004 Ranch and Coast Show in California. ICON is 1996
gelding out of Black Satin Aboo a TB owed by Debra Cummings of
Oregon. ICON is also owned by Nancy Markwell