Stallions at Stud
Chrialka Zibu is a lovely 17 year old 16.2hh black/brown Clydesdale/Thoroughbred. He was well known on the competition circuit for his easy temperament and all round ability. Bred by Val Tarrant, Central Hawkes Bay, he is by Glendevon Commander, sire of many show jumpers, show hunters, hunters and all round pleasure horses. These include NZ Madison (Athens Olympics with Guy Thomas). Zibu is out of Fickle, a Telereign mare. Telereign was the sire of Squirrel Hill, Olympic eventing silver medalist with Sally Clark; and Telegraph, internationally successful show jumper and NZ World Cup Series winner 2004.
Stud fee $1000 + GST (incl $200 handling/booking or collection/storage fee). Available via AI or natural service this season, with mares staying on farm and a walk-in/walk-out option as well.
Chrialka Sporthorses supports the Dressage New Zealand Stable of Stallions. Zibu is available at a reduced stud fee to one mare each season as part of this major fund raising venture for DNZ. The money raised supports DNZ key events, including the National Young Rider and Bates Championships events
A son of Chrialka Zibu and Dutch Treat, a Polaris (Dutch Warmblood) mare.
Polaris's offspring were highly successful in all disciplines and showed up regularly in the winners line-up, including his stallion son Uraeus who competed successfully in Advanced dressage with Lockie Richards; and had the role of Brego in Lord of the Rings.
Donar is 16hh and has some very promising youngsters on the ground, with the first ready to go out and compete this season. They are all of good type, from a range of mares.
Donar has been backed but hasn't been kept in work due to lack of a suitable rider. He has an excellent temperament, great movement, and of course those eye catching markings that highlight him so well and appeal to those who love "chrome".
Stud fee is $600 + GST (incl $200 handling/booking fee)
Craighaven Lord Almighty
Craighaven Lord Almighty was bred by Martin and Karen Gow of Craighaven Sport Horses, 'Marty' is by Lord Welton (imp UK) who is by Welton Crackerjack from the world renown Welton Stud. Welton Crackerjack is the only stallion to have sired winners of the worlds three most prestigious four star events. Marty is out of Astra Amber, a Shamal mare, also dam of Mighty Heights.
Marty is 7/8 Thoroughbred, with the remainder equal parts of Irish and 'New Zealand Sport Horse' and was purchased to cross over our Zibu fillies.
Marty's half brother, Mighty Heights is one of New Zealands most successful and versatile stallions, having competed to top level in eventing and show jumping, and to a high level in dressage as well.
Standing at 15.3hh Marty is a very compact horse with beautiful movement and an easy temperament. Although he is small, he is throwing foals of good size.
Marty has quietly started his competitive career, demonstrating his fantastic temperament and a great jumping technique. He was placed in his first ODE - after being rudely pulled from his paddock after running with mares for a week last spring. He has also been to training clinic with group or individual lessons, ARC events, the HOY (stallion parade) and hacked out in company or alone across farmland, to the beach and along the rivers. Tanya Koens has thoroughly enjoyed having him to ride and train.
Stud fee is $600 + GST, (incl $200 handling/booking fee)