KWPN North American Res. Champion DG Bar Cup 5/6 yr. olds
- Gabrielle S, keur (Sir Sinclair x Ferro x Notaris)
KWPN North American Top-5 DG Bar Cup 5/6 yr. olds
- Hannah Anda S, keur (UB40 x Houston x Purioso)
KWPN North American Top 5 Studbook Insp. for Stallions/Geldings
- Je' Taimes S, ster (Connaisseur x Johnson x Oldenburg)
KWPN North American Res. Champion DG Bar Cup 7/8 yr. olds
- Everdance S, keur, sport, (Johnson x Zeoliet x Oldenburg)
Notable Sonnenberg Farm
Accomplishments from Previous Years:
Nadia d'Rosa S, 2018 "Top Five" North American KWPN Dressage Foals
Nadia d' Rosa S, 2018 KWPN Filly, (Franklin x Uphill x Farrington x Jazz), was awarded First Premium, Keuring Champion and the highest movement score (85%) for dressage foals throughout North America during the 2018 KWPN Keuring tour.
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 .
2018 USDF Young Horse Sympsium
The 2018 USDF Young Horse Symposium was held at Sonnenberg on October 20 & 21 and our three-year-old mare, Katarina d' Rosa S was selected with her rider, Michele Bondy. Kristi Wysocki, USEF 'S'/FEI 4* judge gave Katarina a "10" for her canter.
Nadia d'Rosa S, "Top Five" KWPN-NA
Nadia d'Rosa S, (Franklin x Uphill x Farrington x Jazz) out of KWPN Champion Mare Generosa S, keur, was crowned Keuring Champion for Dressage Foals with a huge 85% for movement. She was awarded "Top Five" for Dressage foals for the entire 2018 KWPN-NA tour.
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 shows 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 qualified for the National Championships with an overall ranking of 7th plan and finished in 11th. So proud of this team, especially since they've only been together since the spring of 2018.
2018 ODS Prix St. Georges Champion
Everdance S, keur, sport, 2009 KWPN mare by Johnson out of Raindancer, prov. keur, (Zeoliet x Oldenburg) was Prix St. Georges Champion Open at the ODS Championships held at Devonwood in Septmeber with score over 70%. Watch for this team in 2019 competing in Intermediare I and the Developing Grand Prix.
2018 ODS Training Level Champion
Jazzminde S, 2014 KWPN mare by De Niro out of Tamarinde, keur, sport, (Jazz x Matador II x Rubenstein) was Training Level Champion Open with scores over 76% at the Oregon Dressage Society Championships held at Devonwood in September, 2018.
Michele and Everdance S, keur, sport, 2009 KWPN mare by Johnson out of Raindancer, prov. keur, (Zeoliet x Oldenburg) made the cover of the westcoast sport horse magazine "Flying Changes". Pretty appropriate given her huge flying changes that this mare regularly scores 8's and above based on her expression and accuracy.
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 Breeder of the Year. "We are so honored and thankul for this award and thank all of the people who have worked hard to train and compete Sonnenberg bred horses. and couldn't have done it with out our Sonnenberg Team."
2017 US Dressage Fest. of Champions AGCO USEF YR National Champion
Allure S, elite, preferent, prestatie (Rousseau x Farrington x Haierarch) and Rebekah Mingari were Champions of the YR National Championships at Lamplight in Chaicago, IL. Congratulations to Rebekah, Allure S and their instructor/trainer Angela Jackson.
Homebred Coverboy - NW Foals Issue
August, 2017, Modern Pleasure S, (Expression x Wynton x Ferro) (aka Max) was the cover foal of our west coast sport horse magazine "Flying Changes". Max is the only known 2017 foal born in North America who is by the Grand Prix stallion Expression (Vivaldi x Vincent). Max is out of a very special mare-line that has produced multiple stallions in Holland. We are excited and hopeful that he develops well as a potential KWPN stallion candidate.
2016 North American Reserve Champion KWPN Dressage Foal
Levanta S, 2016 KWPN Filly, (Charmeur x UB40 x Sandro Hit) was was awarded First Premium, 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 2016 North American DG Bar Cup Champion.
2015 US Dressage Finals
Prix St. Georges & Int. I Champion
Allure S, elite, pref. prestatie (Rousseau x Farrington) was Prix St. Geiorges 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.
2015 Markel/USEF FEI 4 Y.O. National Championships
Reserve National Champion - Generosa S
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 Dev. Prix St. Georges National Championships Reserve National Champion - Allure S
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.
2014 North American KWPN Champion
Generosa S, keur (Uphill x Farrington x Jazz) was North American Champion Mare for the entire KWPN-NA Tour.