Born July 16th, 2017, Eleanor is our beautiful and happy broodmare suitable for any discipline. She was premium at her GOV inspection and is an athletic mover with a sweet disposition. Eleanor is people oriented and loving. She has been started under saddle and is estimated to mature at least 16.1h tall. She has no flaws, will be a fabulous sporthorse and is one of our favorites at the farm. Eleanor is shown here being ridden by Tristen Wigg.
Eleanor’s dam, Extra Fancy, was our first foal over 20 years ago. Fancy’s pedigree combines world class Holsteiner and Hanoverian bloodlines. Her sire, Esbjerg (Espri x Gutenberg), was a 1991 Elite Hanoverian stallion, licensed and approved in Germany. Esbjerg was awarded the USDF/American Hanoverian Society All Breeds “Horse of the Year” award for First Level Dressage in 1996. In 1998, Esbjerg made his debut in the jumper area winning many training jumper classes (3’3″-3’9″) and also completed his first preliminary jumper(3’9″-4’3″) classes in the ribbons. Fancy’s dam, Just Rio, has a solid Holsteiner background starting with her sire, Cicero, who was the son of the legendary Cor de la Brere. He comes from one of the most respected mare lines in Holstein, Stamm 474A. Cicero was an elegant stallion who embodied the modern Holsteiner stallion who passed on his good looks, neck and shoulder connection, tremendous gaits, elasticity, and very solid mind. Fancy competed on the west coast in the jumper circuit before coming back to us as a broodmare in 2016. Sadly, Fancy died from cancer in 2018.
Eleanor’s sire, Sagnol, is a beautiful modern stallion with three super gaits. Sagnol has continues to consistently produce premium offspring having his first son, Sandro’s Star, licensed in 2012. Sagnol’s foals are also proving to be in demand by FEI riders looking for sport horses. Sagnol is siring elegant foals with correct conformation, elastic movement, and very good temperaments. Sagnol’s oldest offspring have now been started under saddle and are proving to be very rideable and willing partners.