Nikita has a
kind and gentle disposition and has a desire to please.
She is an easy keeper, has wonderful foals, and is a great
was imported from Denmark as a weanling along with Picasso
and Eike. She's lived with Picasso since they were both four
months old. Nikita has a wonderful temperament and is the
peace keeper in the herd. She gets along with everyone. She's
happiest when spending time with people and being outside.
While some of our horses prefer being in the barn, Nikita
would rather spend her time in the pasture and if you're out
there with her, even better!
At her ECHA-ESV
keuring in Denmark, Nikita scored very well: Correctness:
8.0, Movement: 8.5 Overall impression: 8.0, Total: 41.5
Total Points. We have also dually registered Nikita in the
USA with the Friesian Sporthorseô Association in the Main
pedigree you find Samber on the sire's Warmblood side and
such notable Friesians as Oege 267, Brandus 345, Rypke 321,
Feitse 293 and Hearke 254 on her dam's side. Oege 267 is
known as "The Hair Man" in the Friesian world because his
offspring tend to have the thick long manes and tails that
he was famous for.
Samber was the
first and only pinto approved by the KWPN. In 1979 he passed
his 100 day performance test with an overall of 160.2
points, which gained him an A pass. He successfully competed
at ZZ level in dressage and Z level in jumping. His success
wasnít an accident. His sire was Pericles, Ster, Keur,
Preferent, Kern, Super-Premium, one of the KWPNís most
influential, English bred, foundation Thoroughbreds. He was
one of the few Thoroughbreds to receive Preferent status and
sired over 2600 progeny. His offspring made excellent sport
horses that excelled at both jumping and in dressage. While
Pericles was best known as a dressage sire, he did some
racing and jumping late in his career. In all he sired 12
approved KWPN stallions including Samber and is the maternal
grandsire of Ulft.
was Tina D, KWPN Ster, Preferent, Prestatie mare who
produced 19 foals, many of which also obtained Ster, Keur
and Prestatie status. While Samber didnít sire any KWPN
approved sons, he was popular in Germany and there he sired
the approved stallion Sambucco B and a full sister Evelien.
Bambucco B passed on Samberís genes to no less than nine
approved stallions in Germany. Samber also sired Sambertino,
Art Deco, and Karel. One of Samberís daughter was the dam of
the famous Ed King Hill who had a successful show jumping
career prior to tearing a tendon and having to be put down
at the age of twelve. He left behind two approved sons and
gained Prestatie status through his progeny. One of most
famous successful descendants of Samber to date is the
International show jumping sire "Utah Van Erpekhom" Landetto
x Calemiro x Samber) who jumps with John Whitaker.
Correctness of Gaits
Swing & Elasticity