2019 Sonnenberg Interview and Covergirl
The January 2019 issue of USDF Connection magazine featured our home-bred covergirl, Katarina d'Rosa S, (Ampere x Farrington x Jazz) and an interview for an article by Sarah Evers Conrad about dressage breeding. This interesting and educational article is intended for people who are interested in purchasing foals with the intention for them to compete successfully in dressage. Some insightful perspectives and for sure worth the read.
Click on the picture to link to the full article.
Crowned 2018 KWPN Keuring Champion
Nadia d'Rosa S, (Franklin x Uphill x Farrington x Jazz) out of the 2014 North American KWPN Champion Mare Generosa S, keur, was crowned Keuring Champion for Dressage Foals. Nadia scored 85% for her movement score!
2018 North American KWPN Reserve Champion Dressage Mare
Juliette d'Rosa S, 2014 KWPN mare by Ampere' out of Zen Rosa, elite (Farrington x Jazz), received an 85% for her movement score and an 80% for conformation, which gave her the North American KWPN Reserve Champion status for the 2018 KWPN tour. Juliette also attended her first Competitions in 2018 and consistently scored over 80%.
2018 Markel/USEF FEI 6 Yr. Old National Championships
Hannah Anda S, 2012 KWPN mare by UB40 out of Melanda, keur, sport, preferent (Houston x Purioso) qualified and competed in the 2018 Markel/USEF 6 year Old National Championships/Festival of Champions at Lamplight in Chicago, IL. Hannah and Michele finished 11th overall.
Sonnenberg Farm, LLC awarded
2017 North American KWPN Breeder of the Year
February 2018, in Wellington Florida, Sonnenberg Farm, LLC was awarded 2017 North American KWPN Breeder of the Year. "We are so honored and thankful for this award. We'd like to thank all of the people who have worked hard to train and compete Sonnenberg bred horses. We couldn't have done it without the entire Sonnenberg Team."
2016 North American Reserve Champion KWPN Dressage Foal
Levanta S, 2016 KWPN Filly, (Charmeur x UB40 x Sandro Hit) was awarded First Premium, Keuring, Keuring Champion & 2018 KWPN-NA Reserve Champion Dressage Foal.
2016 North American KWPN Champion DG Bar Cup for 5/6 year olds
Gabrielle S, keur (Sir Sinclair x Ferro), bred, trained and ridden by Gina Ruediger was awarded the 2016 North American DG Bar Cup Champion.
2015 Markel/USEF FEI 4 Y.O. National Championships Reserve National Champion
Generosa S, keur, (Uphill x Farrington x Jazz) was Reserve National Champion for the Markel/USEF FEI 4 Y.O. National Championships at Lamplight in Chicago. Generosa S was ridden by Brooke Voldbaek and is out of Zen Rosa, keur, preferent (Farrington x Jazz).
2014 USEF Developing Prix St. Georges National Championships - Reserve National Champion
Allure S, elite, pref. prestatie (Rousseau x Farrington x Heirarch) was Reserve National Champion for Developing Prix St. Georges at the National Championships at Lamplight in Chicago. Allure S was trained and ridden by Angela Jackson of Kentucky, USA.
2019 Markel/USEF FEI 4 Yr. Old National Championships
Sonnenberg's Kain and Michele Bondy won the 4 Year Old division of the Markel/USEF Young Horse National Championships with an overall score of 8.34. This young KWPN gelding is a top talent with three outstanding gaits, a phenomenal temperament, and is a true international prospect.
Sonnenberg's Everdance & Endel Ots win with a huge margin in their first International Competition of 2020
Sonnenberg's Everdance and Endel Ots won 2 out of 2 of their first series of international competition at GDF with almost 6 percentage points of victory over the second place horse in the Intermediare I, CDI I*.
2018 Top-Five KWPN in North America
Scoring a HUGE 85% for her movement, Nadia d'Rosa S finished TOP-FIVE in North America for the 2018 KWPN Keuring Tour!
2019 North American KWPN "Top-Ten" Dressage Foal
O'Romeo S, (Charmeur x UB 40 x Sandro Hit) is out of the keur, North American Top Mare, Evanta MMW III, was ranked a top-ten dressage foal for the North American KWPN Tour. This supple, long legged, powerful colt scored an 84% for his movement score - which was one of the highest scores in North America!
8 Foals Coming In 2021
- Grand Galaxy Win x Generosa, Elite (Uphill x Farrington x Jazz)
- Las Vegas x Finetime (Furstenball x Sandro Hit x Donnerhall)
- Glock's Taminau x Karabel, Elite (Ebony x Westpoint x Don Schufro)
- Jovian x Finetime (Furstenball x Sandro Hit x Donnerhall)
- Kjento x Evanta III MMW, Keur (UB40 x Sandro Hit x Wellington)
- Glamourdale x Juliette d'Rosa, P. Keur (Ampere x Farrington x Jazz)
- Vivino x Karabel, Elite (Ebony x Westpoint x Don Schufro)
- Gaudi x Rockette DG, Keur (Ferro x Pantheon x Beiaard)
2015 US Dressage Finals
Prix St. Georges & Int. I Champion
Allure S, elite, pref. prestatie (Rousseau x Farrington) was Prix St. Georges and Intermediare I Freestyle Champion at the US Dressage Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park. Allure S is trained and competed by Angela Jackson and owned by Dr. KC Dunn.
Notable Accomplishments From Years Prior
2014 North American KWPN Champion Mare
Generosa S, keur (Uphill x Farrington x Jazz) was North American Champion Mare for all the mares presented throughout North America during the entire KWPN-NA Tour.
2017 National Champion - USEF Young Rider Young Rider
Allure S, elite, pref. prestatie (Rousseau x Farrington x Heirarch) was crowned National Champion for USEF YOung Riders in Chicago with her rider, Rebekah Mingari of Kentucky, USA.
Sadly. we can't keep them all, so please inquire if you have interest in acquiring your next superstar. These foals were bred for to be top competition dressage horses and descend from the top mare-lines in North America and Europe. If you are a serious competitor looking for a future international prospect, we'd love to hear from you and see if we can make a match.
Sonnenberg's Everdance & Endel Ots win the 2020 USEF National Championship at the Intermediare 1 US Festival of Champions In Chicago
Everdance S, keur, sport rode to a victory at the 2020 US fesitval of Championships by a margin of over 4 percentage points in the end to win the National Championship.
2020 Champion USDF Horse of the Year for Intermediare I & Prix St. Georges
What a year Endel and Everdance have had: undefeated Internationally, winning the Int. 1 Championships at the US Festival of Champions and now named USDF Horse of the Year for Intermediare 1 and Prix St. Georges! So proud of our team and so honored to have bred this magnificent mare! Next up - Grand Prix!
First foal of 2021 - A Filly!
Our first foal for 2021 was Born (in Holland)/! A beautiful filly by Glock's Taminau (Toto Jr. x Sandro Hit) out of Karabel, Elite, (Ebony x Westpoint x Don Schufro). We can't wait to see more of this elegant filly!