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Rendezvous of Genesis

Arno van het Nieshof x Rafael Rose TOF (Aristocrat TOF x Rivella TOF), b.

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We are so excited to welcome Rendezvous of Genesis to our herd of select mares in 2015! We have wanted to bring the bloodlines of her famous grandparents into our breeding program for years, and the fact that she is by one of our favorite stallions, Arno van het Nieshof, is a huge plus!

At 14.1 3/4H, Rhonda is the smallest mare on our farm, but full of personality, and one of the sweetest mares we've had the pleasure of working with! She is well-trained to ride and drive, including successfully competing under saddle and driving in some CDE's in 2014, and winning at at least one of them!



Rhonda is in foal to our USDF National Champion performance stallion, Stellar TVR, for 2016. This foal is being offered for sale, and has a deep pedigree made up of the absolute best sires and dams, including many proven winners on the line and under saddle, as well as National and World Champions!


Rhonda's sire, Arno van het Nieshof, is silver classified, a National Champion, the second stallion in AHR history to achieve Elite status, and the first to achieve SUPREME status! Arno has sired several of our own outstanding foals by our SUPREME mare, R Noble Rose APF, including Radiance of New Horizons, Gold classified at 82 points in 2015, co-inspection site Champion, and tying for the second highest scoring horse in AHR history; and Rosina of New Horizons, Gold classified at 81 points, among others.

Rhonda's dam, silver classified Raphael Rose TOF is by the elite performance and GOLD classified National Champion stallion, Aristocrat TOF, and out of the AHR GOLD classified performance mare, Rivella TOF (now deceased). Aristocrat was imported from Austria by Tudor Oaks Farm in 1993, and is the first stallion to be GOLD classified and to receive ELITE status based on the success of his offspring at inspections. Aristocrat TOF is descended from the strongest and arguably the most outstanding mare line in Europe: Rikka (his grand-dam), Rialta (his dam), and Rimalda (his full sister).

Raphael’s dam, Rivella TOF, was also imported from Austria by Tudor Oaks Farm. When she was 2-years-old, she was named Junior National Champion Mare. When Rivella was a 4-year-old, in 2000, she won her first National Champion Mare title, and went on to become National Champion again in 2001 and 2003. Rivella was also the winner of the Haflinger Breed Class at Dressage at Devon in 1999, the first year that the class was ever offered, and was in the ribbons under saddle at Devon as well. In 2000 Rivella was AHR inspected and classified GOLD.

Raphael Rose TOF was the 1st place weanling filly at the 2000 AHR National Show out of a very large field of entries. She also was the 1st place AHR Futurity Filly and then went on to be named AHR Futurity Champion Weanling. In 2001, Raphael was the 1st place Yearling Filly at the AHR National Show and also Reserve Junior National Champion Mare. In July of 2009, at 9 years of age, Raphael was silver classified, then went on to show under saddle that year before retiring to the broodmare band at Genesis Farm.




(above photos: Rendezvous at a combined driving event in 2014)

Rafael's offspring to date have all been by the Supreme National Champion stallion, Arno van het Nieshof, and include: Rendezvous of Genesis, who won 1st place Weanling Filly at the GLHA Futurity, going on to be named ‘Champion Weanling’ at the show. She also won the Stallion Service Invitational class. At the 2010 AHR National Show, Rhonda was the 1st place weanling filly. At the AHR Futurity in October 2010, Rhonda was 2nd place in the Senior Weanling Filly division. In the competitive AHR SIP class, she was 5th place out of over 20 entries.

(Below photos: Rendezvous as a weanling in 2010)


In January 2011, Raphael foal her second offspring, a stud colt named Accolade of Genesis. Accolade was the 1st place Weanling colt at the 2011 AHR National Show and went on to be named Reserve National Champion Stallion--as a weanling! At the AHR Futurity, he was the 1st place Senior Weanling Colt, the Senior Weanling Champion and then went on to be named as the 2011 AHR SIP Champion (out of over 20 entries)! The following year, he won the title of 2012 AHR National Champion Stallion--as a yearling! In 2014 Accolade was inspected and classified with an outstanding score of 80 points!



In 2012, Raphael had her third foal by Arno, a filly named Rumor Has It of Genesis. Following in Accolades footsteps, Rumor was the 1st place Senior Weanling Filly at the 2011 AHR National Show, the Senior Weanling Champion and then went on to be named the 2012 AHR SIP Champion (out of over 20 entries). This was the second consecutive year that a foal from this bloodline cross was named overall champion weanling at the AHR Futurity. As a yearling, Rumor was the 1st place Yearling Filly at the AHR National Show and also was the AHR Futurity Yearling Champion!


(Below: Rhonda as a weanling in 2010)


Rendezvous's granddam, Rivella TOF:



Rendezvous' grandsire, the National Champion stallion, Aristocrat TOF: