Whistling Ridge Farm is proud to announce the acquisition of proven Oldenburg mare DeSonya MTF. She joined our family in February 2021, already in foal! This gorgeous black mare stands 16.2H and produced 2 Premium GOV foals with Hannah Salazar at Zaragoza Acres prior to coming to us. Bred by well-known sport horse breeder Elizabeth Callahan, “Sonya” is half-sister (same dam) to Doug Payne’s upper level event mount Lysander, who competed successfully through the current 4-star level in eventing.
DeSonya was purchased in-foal to the popular Hanoverian stallion Faramund. In May 2021, she delivered a gorgeous and correct dark bay filly with 4 whites and a beautiful star. Read more about the filly Firefly WRF here. Originally licensed in Verden in 2012, Faramund was sourced the following year in Germany by Hannah Salazar and was subsequently imported to the US. As a 3-year old, Faramund posted resounding success, ending the year as both Champion 3-year old In-Hand and Under Saddle at the Spy Coast Young Horse Show Finals in Tryon, NC. In 2014, Faramund left his mark at the prestigious Dressage at Devon, being named Champion Stallion and Reserve Champion Mature Horse.
We plan to pair DeSonya with some of the very best dressage-type stallions in Germany over the coming years, which is sure to produce some stunning prospects for the future!