SPA Püppi

SPA Püppi is our newest mare and I could not be more excited about her. She is by the legendary TB improvement sire Prince Thatch out of an Argentan/ Abend/ Lukas dam. Püppi's name means "little doll" in German, and she is aptly named, as she is sweet, kind, sensible and people oriented. I must thank EM Diva's breeder Kareen Heineking Schutte for finding this treasure for me. I asked Kareen to help me find an excellent Prince Thatch mare for me and she more than fully accomplished the task.

Püppi had an outstanding mare inspection, making an overall score of 8 and then had an even better mare performance test, with scores for gaits 7.5, 8.5, 8.5, rideability 8.5 and 8, even jumping satisfactorily with a 7 and 7.5.

Püppi's sire Prince Thatch was definitely one of the very best Thoroughbred stallions to be utilised in Hanoverian breeding. He was known for producing horses with exemplary walks as well as excellent rideability and interior qualities. His breeding index for dressage ability is 160. He was 3rd of 38 in his 1988 eleven month stallion testing, standing up to a contingent of warmblood stallions, with a score of 126.68 (3rd overall), and 132.04 (3rd) in dressage. He died several years ago and his daughters are highly sought after. He has two approved sons, many SPS daughters and high priced auction horses to his credit. I have wanted a good Prince Thatch daughter for years and feel so lucky to have Püppi.

Prince Thatch

With an Agentan/ Abend/ Lukas dam, Püppi offers valuable old bloodlines along with the modern Prince Thatch. Argentan was one of the most important Absatz sons, with 9 Hanoverian stallion sons, numerous SPS daughters and performance horses. He sired progeny who excelled in many disciplines — from dressage to show jumping, eventing and combined driving.


Püppi will stay in Germany for now. She produced Quantum Theory, a wonderful Quaterback colt in 2011, and was not pregnant for 2012. In 2012 she was bred to Don Schufro. She produced a wonderful filly, good enough to earn the name Darling. I will keep the filly for now. Püppi is now in foal to the stallion Escolar. I could not be more excited to see the result!


Püppi's Don Schufro filly, Darling MLW

Püppi's Quaterback colt Quantum Theory

Here are some funs pictures of a rather fuzzy Püppi at her German home with Kareen. I will be updating as I receive more.

Last updated August 30, 2013