Oak Grove's Beyrouth
Oak Grove's Heartfelt
Bella Donna previously Oak Grove's Beirut
All Star V previously All For Love
and hope for the best"
Quinlexus Z Goes Online | 13.12.2017
Over the weekend the beautiful 2014 Stallion, Quinlexus Z (Quintero x Untouchable) was entered into the Zangersheide online auction for young horses and embryos.
After being spruced up for the Photo and Video appointments he was posted on the Zangersheide website along with a group of top class stallions carefully hand selected by the Z team. Bidding opened on the 10th December and ended at 8pm the evening of the 12th. We were on the edge of our seats while we watched as potential clients from all over the world bid against each other hoping to win one of the talented youngsters.
Horses were sold to clients throughout Europe and also further afield to countries as far away as America, Brazil and United Arab Emirates. It is an attest to how diverse and wide spread technological advances have made the Equine Business Market and we would like to congratulate Zangersheide for putting on such a good online auction yet again. Earlier this year we had success entering one of our pregnant broodmares, Ciao Bella (Cassini II x For Pleasure in foal to Ciecero van Paemel) into a Z online auction with great results and last year we sold a number of foals in this way, but this is the first time we have entered a sport horse and we were really happy with the results.
Quinlexus Z was sold to Russia and we would like to wish his new owners the very best of luck!!
For complete results and information about all upcoming Z Online Auctions please check out the link below.
Another Successful Weekend for the Whole Team | 12.12.2017
It was a big weekend again for Gestuet Eichenhain as the freejumping team headed down to Kreuth with some of our young talents for the ZfdP Stallion Licensing and TM 1st Annual Young Stallion Auction. It was a busy weekend for all involved made even tougher by the unrelenting snow and freezing temperatures. The team pulled it off though and the fantastic Fair Play de la Brosse, 2015 stallion by Emerald x Heartbreaker put in a foot perfect performance showing off his amazing elasticity and reflexes. He was rewarded by being named a licensed stallion for the Zuchtverband fur Deutches Pferde and we are very excited about his future breeding prospects. For Full results of the ZfdP Licensing and the TM Auction this weekend please visit the links below.
Another one of our young talents Balou Express (Balou du Rouet x Quidam’s Rubin) joined a select few of top quality 2yo stallions in the 1st Annual TM Young Stallion Auction on the Saturday evening. The auction was a great success and though we are very sad to see him go and would like to wish his new owners the very best of luck with this beautiful stallion.
While the freejumping team we’re busy in Kreuth the Riders were doing what they do best at our local show in Verden. There’s nothing like riding in front of your home crowd and Max and Harm ended the weekend with some very nice placings. Max was successful in the Youngster Classes for 7 and 8yos with Babiche vh Gehucht (Ex: Oak Grove’s Brooklyn) gaining very respectable 3rd and 5th places and also tackled his first 1.45 track with Babiche. She had an unlucky pole but we were very happy with her performance and expect to see more from this versatile mare. Harm also had success this weekend with Oak Grove’s New York who was 2nd place in the two phase S** and Oak Grove’s Vogelfrei flew around the Grand Prix and was pipped to the finish by a hair leaving him in 3rd place. Well done and thank you to the whole team for their continued hard work.
Another Big Week for the Green Dream Team | 22.11.2017
Another big week for the Green Dream Team this week as our 2nd rider Max headed off to his 1st international show for Gestuet Eichenhain in Damme CSI2*. Cayenne D’Ive stormed into 3rd place in the CSI1*YH and Babiche VH Gehucht (Ex: Oak Grove’s Brooklyn) produced a lovely clear round on the 1st and just had unlucky poles on day 2 and 3 in what was by far the biggest and most technical courses she’s ever had to tackle.
Harm took a well-deserved weekend off and relaxed at the Oldenburg Stallion Licensing and Auction where we introduced 2 young stallions into the Eichenhain family. One handsome Premuim Stallion by Toulon x Argentinus and one licensed by Stakkato Gold x Ignan/Trak we are looking forward to welcoming the future superstars’ home.
Also the weekend, over in the Netherlands our Licensed Stallion I’m The One was competing in the KWPN Blom’s Stallion Show and was the winner of the 4yos! We would like to thank our partner’s Stal Bakker and Fredericks for their hard work preparing this beautiful stallion for the event.
For full results and more information about the KWPN Stallion show and the Oldenburger Stallion Approval check out the links below:
Check Out Carpe Diem at the Verdener Auction This Weekend. | 10.11.2017
Our 4yo Contendro x Argentinus, Mare, Carpe Diem will be going under the hammer at the Neiderschsenhalle in Verden tomorrow. This fantastically bred mare was a freejumping sensation and has recently started her competition career producing some lovely rounds and placings.
She is catalogue number 72 and the link to her video, information and horsetelex link is provided below.
For more information about Carpe Diem please contact Natalie on the Sales number provided below.
Our 1st 5* Experience | 27.10.2017
Horses all Home Safe from Our 1st 5* Experience
It was a big week for Gestuet Eichenhain as Harm and our Equine Athletes headed off to Helsinki International Horse Show CSI-W5* to compete in the stables first ever 5* and World Cup Qualifier against some of the best riders in the sport. .
We are so proud of the whole team with Oak Grove’s Celebrity placed twice in the highly competitive 1.40m speed classes.Oak Grove’s Heartfelt and Larry jumped their hearts out and tackled the huge technical courses with ease and flair. Oak Grove’s Heartfelt had an unlucky pole in the combinations first 1.60m Grand Prix, as did Larry in the World Cup Qualifier keeping us a stitch away from the jump off and our first world cup points. Even so, We couldn’t be happier with all 3 of them!!
Everybody arrived safely home and are enjoying a well deserved rest after the long trip. They had better get used to it though, because with performances like this it looks like they have many more long trips and high profile shows in their futures. A big thank you to Harm and Jessie for their constant dedication and care of our four legged superstars and making it possible for the team as a whole to Dream Big!!!
Read more about Harm’s feelings about the week in the news article below!
3 Riders, 3 Shows, 3 Victories: GE is the Place to be!! | 01.10.2017
This weekend our riders were located all over Europe and 33 different competitions and all came home victorious.
Here are some of the highlights:
Harm travelled to Lier CSI2* where he had a hugly sucessful week winning a 1.40m speed class with Oak Grove's Celebrity, while Oak Grove's New York also won a highly competitive CSI1*YH 1.40. Oak Grove`s Laith was also on top form placed twice 2nd in CSI1*YH for 6yo's. Larry also pulled out all the stops in the Grand Prix to bring us into 2nd place.
Rolf was with Oak Grove`s Carlyle in Barcelona Spain CSI3* and jumped a spectacular round in the 1.45m speed class and was awarded 2nd place.
Massimo was in Niedernstöcken, Germany and was again the winner with Oak Grove`s Brooklyn taking 1st place in the M*. The youngsters were also on top form with placings in the A and L for 4yo's Oak Grove's Commander Bond and Oak Grove's Double Take.
World Breeding Jumping Championships in Zangersheide | 26.09.2017
We had an amazing week at the World Breeding Championships in Lanaken. With a truck full of superbly talented younsters we were rewarded with fantastic clear rounds and places in the Finals for Oak Grove's Che, Oak Grove's Enkidu and Oak Grove's Darshan.
Harm and Oak Grove's Darshan were the stars of the show and were the silver medalist's in the 6yo Final, 2nd only to Ger O'Niell and Columbcille Gipsy who was fiercly defending his title from last year. The smile on Harm's face could be seen from Timbuktu and I think Darshan recieved some extra carrots that evening from our ever dedicated show groom Jessie.
Our victory as a team was two fold as our 3yo, Premium Oldenburger Stallion, Carlos, (Cascadello I x Balou du Rouet), put in a fantastic freejumping performance and was looking immaculate as he was announced as a Licensed Stallion in the Zangersheide 2017 Stallion Approval.
If you would like any information about Oak Grove's Darshan, Carlos or any other of our licensed stallions please contact: Sales at the bottom of the page.
This was the end of the summer season for our young horses and they are enjying a well deserved rest before the beginning of the indoor season. We would like to thank the entire team for their hard work over the entire season.
For the full list of results from the World Breeding Jumping Championships of Zangersheide 2017 please check out the link below.
Carlyle win's a Car | 26.09.2017
Oak Grove's Carlyle showed us this weekend that he's in it for the big sport. With Rolf in the saddle he carried him to a win in the two phase 1.45m in Forst.
He really is moving onto bigger and better things as the victory brough us a brand new Smart Car courtesy of Autohaus Cottbus GmbH.
We would like to take this oppourtunity to thank Rolf and his team in Holstein for all of their continued hard work.
The Horses are En Route to France!! Agence FENCES | 25.08.2017
The Horses are En Route to France!! Agence FENCES
After a hugely successful selection here at Gestuet Eichenhain in May the Agence FENCES Auction selected 21 of our young free jumping talents to go under the hammer next week in Bois le Roi. The first of the superstars left us yesterday ready for the live presentation for the Elite Auction on Monday 28th August. The horses will be sold throughout the week and further information about the lots can be found at http://www.fences.fr/cheval/vente/elite/
We have a total of four exhibits in the Elite Auction including Vishnou de Hus who is a 2014, Vivaldi du Seigneur stallion out of the mother of Meredith Michaels Beerbaum’s, Bella Donna who also called Gestuet Eichenhain her home in the beginning of her career. Another eye catcher we will be presenting is a foal who must only be introduced as the full brother from Nino Des Buissonnets (Ridden by Steve Guerdat). We are very excited to see these horses make their debut in France on Monday.
In addition to the Elite Auction we have also 17 horses selected for the Auction on Sunday 3rd September, there is a great selection of fantastic breeding and jumping talent available and the full catalogue can be found at http://www.fences.fr/cheval/vente/service/
Below are the links to our horses in the Elite Auction:
The Youngsters are Ready to Rock | 20.08.2017
In final preperation for the German National Championships (DKB Bundeschampionate) and the 2017 World Breeding Championships in Zangersheide we took all of our young equine athletes to compete in theie last national competition in Nienburg before exciting weeks ahead!
We were rewarded for all our hard work with some fantastic rounds and placings for the youngsters. Oak Grove's Che and Oak Grove's Zilzal recieved top placings in both their classes showing that they are well and truly ready for the challenges to come. There were also top placing's for Oak Grove's Darshan and Oak Grove's Laith in the M**.
But the stars of the week were Oak Grove's Brooklyn who was the winner of yet another M class with Massimo and the 7yo Oak Grove's New York who undertook his first 1.45m class and impressed us with a foot perfect clear round and a respectable placing against horses with years more experience. Clearly that was not enough glory for the youngster for one weekend as he recieved a top placing in the S* with joker the follwing day proving to us that he is really ready to take on the best 7yo's in the world in Lanaken in a few weeks.
Carlyle is Moving Onto Bigger Stuff | 06.08.2017
This weekend Rolf decided it was time for our 9yo gelding, Oak Gove's Carlyle to tackle his very first CSI4* Grand Prix. He did so with great flair and style with a fantastic clear round. Just one unlucky pole in the jump off kept us away from a top placing but for a 9yo in a 1.60 class this can be forgiven!
Harm also had a sucessful weekend with Oak Grove's Celebrity winning the Medium Tour Final on our home turf in Verden CSI2*. This came after high placings in the qualifiers early in the week. The rest of the riders had a weekend's rest from the ring and spent their time enjoying the sun watching Harm do all the hard work. Its not every day an international show is down the road from you and we decided to let them enjoy it!
Rosettes for Everyone!! | 31.07.2017
Another fantastic show weekend is over and all our riders have something to show for it.
Great result on Sunday July 30th 2017 for Rolf in International CSI3* in Lier. Oak Grove`s Carlyle was placed in the 1.55 Grand Prix.
For the rest of the Team the National competition in Stuhr/Stelle was the place to be.
Springpferdeprüfung class A* ended for us with fantastic results: Massimo was in 1st place for Oak Grove`s Desperado with Dimitar close behind with Oak Grove's Marauder in 2nd and Oak Grove's Dartmouth in 4th.
Harm managed to win both the L and the M* with the younsters Oak Grove's Zilzal and Oak Grove's Americana, with Dimitar hot on his heels again with Oak Grove's Enkidu in 2nd place.
Our Show Groom Jessie also had a spin in the ring this week with Oak Grove's Zilzal and managed to get herself a very respectable 2nd place. Harm might have to start looking for a new show groom because we think she might be in wrong job!
Darshan Does It Again!!! | 16.07.2017
The Boys are Going to Bundes | 12.07.2017
Two of our licensed stallions, Oak Grove's Che and Comme Fleur qualified for the German National Championships this week.
The beautiful Oak Grove's Che pulled an astonishing round out of the bag which showed us he is really one to watch for the future. Gaining himself a place in the elite competition for 5yos and earning himself a rest before the tough preperation begins.
Comme Fleur also jumped a fantastic round which highlighted his scope and agility, proving that he does well and truly deserve to be there in September. These two young talents are the only Stallions we will be presenting this year and we are really looking forward to seeing how they will perform when the stakes are higher.
Another Successful Weekend for the Green Dream Team | 09.07.2017
Harm was on the road again this week. Travelling this time to Spanenberg International where we had another string of good results.
Our Premium Stallion Oak Grove's Darshan was placed twice in the highly competitive CSI1*YH which for a 6yo is a huge acomplishment.
The Catalogue for Dronten Auction is Out | 03.04.2017
The Catalogue for Dronten Auction is Out!
The videos have been released of our 2 fantastic young horses for sale at Dronten Auction. Carioca de Riverland (Epsom Gesmeray x For Pleasure), 2012 mare and Oak Grove’s NT (Numero Uno x Lux) 2014 mare. The auction will take place on Saturday 15th April at 19.30, with presentation of the Auction horses on 13th, 14th and 15th.
For more information about the horses please contact Henk Frederiks +31(0)6 13446451
Getting Ready for the Summer | 31.03.2017
The sport horse team were all getting stuck in today helping to get the outdoor arena ready for the summer season. We are really happy with our new surface indoor and out and want to say a big thank you to Frank Bremer and his team for a super job!!
Agence Fences 2017: | 24.03.2017
After the success of last years auctions, Agence Fences will be back in May to select the very best of our youngsters for the Elite and Select Auctions in September. The selection is also open for other stables so if you would like more information about attending please email email@example.com
See Some of our Young Freejumping Talents in Action in Doehlbergen: | 24.03.2017
Don’t miss the opportunity to check out some of our young freejumping stars at Schwartze Hof at 3pm on Saturday 1st April. We have some fantastic breeding and talent on display and it’s always a fantastic atmosphere!
Classic Performances from our team at the Lowen Classics | 20.03.2017
Another mention for our rider Harm Lahde in the KreisZeitung again this week following his fantastic performance in Braunschweig at the Lowen Classics. Placed yet again in the Grand Prix with Oak Grove’s Heartfelt but also hugely successful in the CSI1*YH with Oak Grove’s New York finishing 6th place in the youngster final but even more impressively as the best 7yo of the show!
Harm’s Still on Great Form: More Top Placings at Warsaw | 24.02.2017
After the success of the past few weeks the town is really showing its support of Harm with more write ups about his achievements. Warsaw was another great weekend for us with top placings for Oak Grove’s Flickering Star in highly competitive international classes. Larry also amazed once again to gain 2nd Place in the Grand Prix!
Another Sucessful Weekend: International Classics, Neumunster | 19.02.2017
Harm has given us yet another good weekend continuing his strong form with more international placings. Larry doing what he does best went clear once again to gain a strong placing in the 1.50m. Oak Grove’s New York and Oak Grove’s Celebrity also achieved notable placings and Oak Grove’s Heartfelt was also placed in the Grand Prix making it a highly successful weekend allround. Well Done Team!!
Success for Eichenhain’s Young Horses at Fruhlingserwachen | 02.02.2017
Success for Eichenhain’s Young Horses at Fruhlingserwachen
Our young horses jumped their way to success at the weekend gaining good placings in the freejumping competition in Doehlbergen. The well bred youngsters Montego Z (Mylord Cathago x Polydor) and Quidame de Taloubet Z (Quidam de Revel x Diamant de Semilly) placed 4th and 3rd respectively against a highly competitive turn out. We are very proud of our horses and freejumping team for putting on such a good show.
Videos can be seen on the link below:
Flickering Star really Shines with a Double Win in Drachten | 23.01.2017
Another great weekend for the Gestuet Eichenhain team. Oak Grove’s Flickering Star showed her talent against the clock this week with two wins in highly competitive classes. Oak Grove’s Lutece was also on top form finishing in 3rd in the CSI1*YH class.
Eichenhain Dominates in Winsen | 15.01.2017
Gestuet Eichenhain dominated this week in Winsen (aller). Harm, 2 days after his birthday managed to win all 5 ‘Springpferde Prufungs’ from 1.10m upto 1.30m with our young horses. Oak Grove’s Darshan put in a phenomenal performance winning the M* with an endnote of 8.80, closely followed by Oak Grove’s Laith in 2nd place with 8.50. Oak Grove’s Che won one L** class with Oak Grove’s Opus Magnum following closely behind in 3rd, while Zizal won the second L** class with fantastic style. Oak Grove’s Commander Bond also amazed us with a win in the A** in his competitive debut followed by Zizal in 2nd, who also won the A** in the 5yo class. It really was a fantastic day for the whole team!!
The Perfect Start to 2017: Neustadt Dosse give us a Double Win | 09.01.2017
Words cannot describe how proud we are of our rider Harm Lahde and Larry this weekend. With Harms first ever Grand Prix win it is the perfect start to year, but not only that, Larry showed his scope and determination with another win this weekend in the Six Bar Competition. These two together really are a Dream Team!
A Blast From the Past: All Star | 31.05.2016
Here at Gestut Eichenhain we get so much attention for our current successes that we sometimes overlook our superstars that have moved on. Luckily for us the Hannoveraner Verband haven’t, and felt it was necessary to remind us of one of our own by making All Star V the cover story of the upcoming auction. All Star V now a showjumping sensation with Denis Lynch, started his career here at Gestut Eichenhain when we bought him as a foal at the very auction he is now the cover story of. After seeing his potential at the tender age of 4 months we won the bidding war and welcomed this little colt into the Eichenhain family. We trained him up to international level but he has now been with Denis Lynch since 2012 and has a phenomenal track record. We love to see our horses from the past
Connected Makes the Cover: | 22.03.2016
Our 2016, licensed stallion, Connected (Contender x Corofino) made headlines at the Holstiener 84th Fruhjarhs Auktion in Elmshorn, last month. After a fantastic end to the 2015 summer season, in which he won numerous qualifiers for the National Championships and then went on to jump 3 foot perfect rounds in the Championships themselves to finish 7th, he naturally caught the eye of the Holstein Association. To our delight he made it onto the cover of the brochure together with our rider Harm Lahde and was also featured in the trailer. This lead to a great amount of client interest and resulted in him being one of the top sellers of the day. We believe we will see great things from this young talent in the future and wish his new owners the very best of luck!
Cedrus Struts his Stuff: | 12.02.2015
It was a proud moment for Gestut Eichenhain at the ZdPf Stallion Approval when our 2013, Calido x Pilot, stallion, Cedrus really showed us what he’s made of. He jumped his way to being declared a Premium Stallion and finished as reserve champion. Clearly this horse has what it take to be a success in breeding and the sport and we at Gestut Eichenhain cannot wait to see him strut his stuff under saddle later this month at the Hannoveraner Verband for the 3 and 4yo Approval.
Competition in Gehrde-Klein Drehle | 22.01.2015
Our mare Scimitar by Stakkato, with her rider Harm Lahde had good results this weekend. They finished a M** with a second place and S* with a fifth place. During the Youngster Tour Carlyle by Casall, and Dr. J by Diamant de Semilly took both a fifth place. Longoria by Lord Z finished third in a S*, and Larry by Lord Pezi a third place in a M** and an eighth place in a S*
Streetfighter approved for Ol international | 22.01.2015
The beautiful Streetfighter (Stakkato x Contendro) has now been approved for Oldenburg International. The talented youngster is also licensed in Hannover, and was the winner of the 30 day test in Münster 2014.
He will be available via fresh semen at Gestüt Famos.