Registry: JC papered Tb, Approved Main Mare Book GOV and Weser-Ems Pony
Kahkua (Kya) passed away on January 27, 2010. She was a wonderful mare and I am happy to have had the opportunity to have her in my life. She fully enjoyed her relaxed life here in pasture with her horsey buddies and got to be the gentle boss mare of the herd. Unfortunately I never had the opportunity to breed her as that was planned for spring 2010. She now rests in peace in the woods behind her favorite grazing area.
I acquired Kahkua after she was retired from riding as a hunter equitation horse due to a fracture of P3. She also sustained a severe injury as a young horse to her right rear leg presumably after it was caught in fence wire. However, she remains pasture sound and enjoys a periodic stroll on the trails. Due to her gorgeous exterior, gentle demeanor, solid bloodlines and smaller size (15.3h) she was incorporated into my mare band for breeding to Weser-Ems sport ponies.
Kahkua, GOV inspection 2009
Kahkua is a JC papered mare registered in the Main Mare Book of the German Oldenburg Verband (GOV) and the Weser-Ems Pony book. At her inspection in 2009 she was noted by the inspectors as displaying conformation consistent more with warmblood exterior than that of a Thoroughbred. She scored very well with head=8, neck=8, saddle position=7.5, frame=7.5, frame=7.5, forelimb=7, hindlimb=6, breed/ type=7.5, quality of conformation=6.5, correctness of gaits=7.
Kahkua's TB pedigree is quite impressive with her sire being Daddy Watch who is by the famous thoroughbred stallion Nureyev. Nureyev was one of the most successful sons of Northern Dancer having been purchased in 1978 for 1.3 million dollars. He raced exclusively in Europe and then stood at stud in Europe and Kentucky. Nureyev produced more than 130 Stakes winners in his lifetime. Northern Dancer, Nureyev's sire, needs no introduction. In two years of racing he won 14 of 18 starts including winning the 1964 Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Florida Derby. As a sire he is one of the most influential stallions of the 20th Century.
Kahkua's dam line is even more impressive with her famous great grandsire Secretariat, winner of the 1973 Triple Crown. Her dam-sire is Tudor Mistrel, sire of the 1959 Kentucky Derby winner Tommy Lee and great grandsire of the famous Hanoverian Celle stallion Laurie's Crusader. Lastly, Kahkua's other great grandsire through her damline is Round Table, the best turf race horse in American History.