It's been a LONG time since we've gotten any new videos and/or photos of Mannhattan. Here is a new video and some photos of him taken yesterday at the ripe old age of 23! Mannhattan is truly the WHOLE pacakge. He won the jumping portion of his 100 Day Stallion performance test with a score of 128.53. He went on to perform to Level 8 in the jumpers until a pasture injury ended his competition career. He has multiple offspring competing at the upper levels, including three at FEI level in Dressage, as of last year. And our very best broodmares are Mannhattan daughters who have produced three licensed and approved sons! And he is from that oh so desirable "F" line...close up!
On September 25th, Jos and I will be celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary (SHOCKING, I know <smile>). As a way to include our "extended" horse family, we are offering $750 off Mannhattan's regular breeding fee of $1500 for the first 11 people who manage to answer three simple questions correctly. Yup...if you answer the questions correctly, you can get a breeding to him for $750! You MUST pay the booking fee of $350 - included in the breeding fee - to reserve that breeding. Email me your answers (email@example.com) to the following questions and I will forward you the Anniversary Celebration contract. ALL of the answers are easily found on our website And remember, this is limited to the first 11 contracts or September 25th, 2014 - whichever comes first! Here are the questions!
1. What were the names of our former farms - Kathy St.Martin (formerly Mann) and Jos Mottershead's farm - prior to our combining our efforts and becoming Avalon Equine.
2. What is the name of our mare by Mannhattan that has produced not one, but TWO fully licensed and approved breeding stallions?
3. Who is the famous rider and horse pair that Mannhattan and his rider are standing next to in one of the photos on his webpage?
Good luck everyone!
Possessing a pedigree that reads like the "Who's Who in Sport Horse Breeding", Mannhattan is the culmination of some of the very best in Warmblood Breeding. With Such renowned sires as Furioso II, Wendekreis, Vollkorn, Absatz, Hill Hawk, and Ferdinand in his pedigree, he was bred to excell in the performance arena.
Mannhattan earned respectable 100 day test scores including a 9 for general jumping ability, free jumping, canter and the X-Country portion of the testing, and 8's for his character and jumping under saddle. He finished by winning the jumping portion of the testing with a score of 128.53, and an overall score of 102.29 points.
Mannhattan has produced the highest number of site champions with the ISR/Oldenburg N.A. for 2009 and 2010. He is well known for producing athletic, competitive and talented offspring with amateur friendly minds. He has offspring that have competed successfully in all disciplines, including the fully licensed son, Morocco (Mannhattan x Pink Agate xx), as well as two offspring currently competing at FEI level in Dressage - Maude RF and Megabucks.
Our Mannhattan daughters have proven him to be an exceptional broodmare sire. We currently have THREE fully licensed sons out of Mannhattan daughters - Edward Scissorhands (Escudo II x Morticia/Mannhattan), Dracula d'Avalon (Davidor x Morticia/Mannhattan) and Belafonte d'Avalon (Hilkens Black Delight x Mata Hari/Mannhattan).
Photo Credit: Barb Young
Mannhattan went on to compete successfully through Level 8 in the Jumpers before a pasture accident finished his performance career. He is also one of a handful of domestically born and bred warmblood stallions to produce a fully licensed son - Morocco - who was licensed through performance by competing through Grand Prix in Dressage. In 2013, Mannhattan had no fewer than three offspring competing at FEI in Dressage!
Mannhattan was the first North American born and bred Stallion approved by the Belgium Warmblood Breeding Association, NA and the first such stallion to have fulfilled his performance requirements in this country.
Mannhattan is fully licensed and approved with several warmblood registries, including the German Oldenburg Verband and Rheinland Pfalz-Saar International.