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Our American Trakehner Association Broodmare - Registered in the Official Stud Book!
  • Foaled April 18, 1984
  • by Polifax out of Anderella by Prusso
  • 16.2 hand black/brown
  • Trakehner mare
  • She has white coronets on all but one of her feet. Avena is very keen and strong willed, energetic and alert - the alpha mare of the herd. She is a very big boned and powerful mare.

    Avena is registered in the American Trakehner Association Official Stud Book. She is the dam of a number of our show prospects. Avena carries the finest bloodlines of several top European jumper stallions - Abglanz, Valentin, Traumgeist, and Totilas - all from the renowned Dingo-Dampfross line.

    From Classic Trakehner Stallion Lines, by Roswitha Daemen van Buren - ATA Stallion Issue, 1976:
    "Abglanz...founder of new Hannoverian lines...produced Valentin...a well known event horse in Germany, competing at the International level...Traumgeist...a stallion of great beauty...well balanced...best temperment...a first-class progenitor of the Trakehner breed...50 Stud Book mares and seven sons...Totilas...received highest marks as a three year old...80 approved daughters with a particular talent for jumping."


    Congratulations to Avena and Rio's Shadow...

    Rocky is a grandson of the internationally famous show jumper - Rio Grande.

    This foal was born on May 21, 2004 - a very long legged and big boned fellow - like his sire Rio's Shadow! Rocky is currently well broken on the flat - walk, trot and canter - with ease. He is pictured at 3 months of age.

    Avena and Dan
    Fox Run Future Show - 1991

    Here, Avena demonstrates a perfect bascule
    over a vertical fence.

    Avena was always bold and honest in the jumper ring.

    Avena and Dan
    Eglinton Equestrian Club
    Spring Thaw Show - 1992

    Here, Avena is eight years old showing
    in the Preliminary Jumper Division.

    Avena and Dan had many successful years together, up to the Open Jumper level.

    Avena and Edi - May, 1999
    Avena has retired from the show ring to take on new responsibilities as our broodmare. She is easy to breed and prefers to foal when no one is around!
    American Trakehner Association

    The Trakehner Stud Books have existed for almost 300 years. The link to the ATA web site is www.americantrakehner.com.

    From Classic Trakehner Stallion Lines, by Roswitha Daemen van Buren - ATA Stallion Issue - 1976 "...the young stallions of the Dingo-Dampfross line represent the most prominent Trakehner line...showing great harmony and balance, noble appearance and substantial bone...great intelligence...will undoubtedly continue to be the major influence of the development of the breed in the future."

    The Influence of Abglanz at the
    2000 Sydney Olympic Games

    Three medal winners at the recent Olympics trace their ancestors back to the distinguished Trakehner stallion - Abglanz - pictured at right:

    Goldfever III ridden by Marcus Beerbaum
    Germany - Team Gold
    Dulf ridden by Leslie McNaught
    Switzerland - Team Silver
    Khashm Al Aan ridden by Khaled Al Eid
    Saudi Arabia - Individual Bronze

    Goldfever III also won the very presigious 2002 CN International at Spruce Meadows with Ludger Beerbaum.