News Release: New Horse Breeding Center Opens in Celina
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NEW HORSE BREEDING AND BOARDING CENTER BREEDERS OF THE TRAKEHNER SPORT HORSE OCTOBER 2011: Celina, Texas  Stephen and Sandra Wilkes are delighted to announce the completion of their beautiful barn and Trakehner breeding facility at Holme Ranch, Celina, Texas.  With a desire to bring the family bred blood line of the Trakehner Sport Horse to the US; in November 2009 the Wilkes’ imported their fabulous mares, PM Holme Grove Devaux and Holme Park First Class from Sandra’s brother and sister-in-law Paul and Susan Attew of the highly successful and respected Trakehner breeding farm in Europe; Holme Park Stud, Bedfordshire, UK (www.holmetrakehners.com). Holme Grove Devaux, UK Premium graded and Performance tested mare with a score of 55, by Holme Park Krüg, (out of Elite Mare Holme Park Kremona by Kostolany), dam Holme Grove Donauwoge by Reine Klimke’s Grand Prix stallion Fabian (Grandsire Donauwind).  Devaux is in foal by the stunning Schiffon *Ps*, approved stallion by Elite Stallion Anduc, out of Danish National Champion mare Surprise by Mago xx; imported to the US from Germany where he was approved by the Trakehner Verband. Schiffon *Ps* is owned by Lea Ann Hansen (www.glamorganmanor.com).   Devaux’s foaling date is May 13th, 2012. Holme Park First Class, UK graded mare with a score of 51 with judges remarks “A harmonious attractive mare with excellent type and very good body conformation”.  Sire Holme Grove Prokofiev (sire Russian TB Stallion Beg xx), dam Holme Park Fantine (by Elite Holme Grove Solomon out of Holme Park Fallan by Holme Grove Istanbul).  Holme Park First Class is in foal to the US bred Tzigane *Pb*; Sire Graditz *E*, Dam Tekoa by the legendary Condus *E*.  Tzigane *Pb* and is currently leased to Germany after becoming part of an elite group of only 6 ATA-approved stallions subsequently approved by the German Trakehner Verband based on their success in sport.  The list of 6 includes: Abdullah *Pg*E*, Amiego *Ps*, Horalas *Pg*E*, Leonidas *Pg*, Special Memories *Pg* and now Tzigane *Pb*.  Bred by Zenda Farrell - Legacy Trakehner Stud (final home of Graditz *E*) Tzigane *Pb* is owned by Kimberly Hunter of Argyle, Texas (www.twingates.com).  First Class’ foaling date is February 25th, 2012. Sandra and Steve were encouraged to find such a high standard choice of stallion here in the United States, through the American Trakehner Association. Holme Ranch will also be offering boarding, mare care, and youngster turn out.  If your current boarding facility does not allow you to breed, bring your mare to us so that she can relax and enjoy our fabulous facility and gentle care here in Celina.  Located conveniently between Dallas North Tollway and Interstate Highway 75 we are easy to find and it’s a breeze to run up here from the Dallas Metroplex and DFW International Airport. Visitors welcome by appointment; please call Sandra +1 (214) 662-7623.
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