Destinie with Sari

Destinie was our first filly born at Home Again Farm. While we still owned her she became a Main Studbook Hanoverian mare, whose score of 7.0 made her eligible to become an Elite mare in the future. She proved herself as a mama and as a riding horse. Royal Destinie, her first foal, sold to a breeding and dressage home at 10 months of age.

Des at her mare inspection

Destinie is out of Frolichkeit, by the Elite Hanoverian stallion Der Radetzky. When she was started under saddle in the winter of 2000, her rider, who specializes in starting young horses under saddle, stated that her attitude "really had me spoiled. She only knew how to please." After just a few weeks of training she was working happily at walk, trot and canter, see below.

Des under saddle January 2002

In April 2001, she presented us with the lovely filly Royal Destinie by the sensational Rubinstein I son Rotspon. The filly sold at the age of ten months. As a three year old the Rotspon filly sold again to a very dedicated dressage rider. We expect to hear great things from them in the future.

pretty Des

Des Conformation

Destinie at her mare inspection above two pictures

Destinie's sire, Der Radetzky competed at the high levels of both dressage and show jumping. He was a homozygous gray that stamped his progeny not just with his color, but also with a marvelous willingness and bold attitude and excellent gaits. These traits made Destinie a joy as a foal, a youngster, a Mama, and finally a mare under saddle.

After having her first foal, Destinie was put back under saddle and was working at Second Level by the summer of 2002. She was boughtby Sari Jokitulppo, who used her for dressage. Sari reported regularly about their progress and the fun she had with our sweet Des. We could not have found a better home for her than with Sari. Sari and Des travelled together from Texas to California and then made a trip of a lifetime — back to Sari's home in Finland! While there Des was enjoyed playing in the snow, discovered hidden talents in the jumping chute, and climbed the training ladder in dressage. In the summer of 2008, Des and Sari returned to Texas. Des was certainly Home Again Farm's globe trotter! Very tragically, Destinie was lost to melanoma. She was a glorious mare and I feel so proud to have bred her and so lucky to have found the perfect person for her in Sari.

Latest Update August 30, 2013