Fairhaven Farm
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Fairhaven Farm

Fairhaven Farm is a quality Hanoverian breeding farm located in Waterford, Virginia. We are the home of the Class 1 Elite stallion, Grusus, and 1997 Devon mare champion Rumpelstilzchen, who is trained and competed by Hilda Gurney. We have worked hard to establish a quality foundation for our breeding program. Give us a call (540-882-3010)!
Our farm includes:


-- Elite Hanoverian Stallion, Class 1 rating
-- Overall score of 121.34 at 1983 Adelheidsdorf Stallion Performance Test, placing him in the Top 10.
-- Sire: Grundstein. The legendary Grundstein is Germany's leading sire in both jumping and dressage, with a German FN Dressage Index of 178 and a Jumping Index of 142 (1995). Grundstein's sons are noted international competitors, including Gracioso of the German team.
-- Dam: Dubry (Duft II/Abhang I)

Since being imported to the United States as a top dressage competitor, Grusus has produced dozens of award-winning foals noted for their athleticism, superb conformation and kind temperament.


-- 1993 Hannoverian Stallion Prospect
-- Sire: Grusus
-- Dam: SPS Wanka (Wilhelm Tell/Argantan)
-- Breeder: Inbetween Farms, PA USA

Gerschwin has been in training with Hilda Gurney, with rider German Schneider. He was High Point of the Dressage Association of Southern California's annual show in 1998. Judges comment on his lovely gaits and commanding presence.


-- 1991 Bay Mare with a star and two hind white socks
-- Sire: Raphael
-- Dam: SPS Ballerina (Bolero/Wendekreis)
-- Breeder: H.G. Mahler

Rumpelstilzchen is a mare of unmatched quality in the United States. She was the 1997 Mare Champion, Reserve Mature Horse Champion and Best Hanoverian Mare at Devon. In her performance testing in Germany, she received an unprecedented overall score of 8.5. Her gaits were all 8s, and her free jumping 10s. She was rated an overall 9-type in conformation. Rum has had a foal by successful emryo transfer and is currently being competed by Hilda Gurney in California. She's had a 77 this year!


-- 1989 Dark Bay Mare
-- Sire: Ganymed. Son of the legendary Grundstein, Ganymed was 1st of 70 stallions in his performance testing (Adelheidsdorf, 134.19). His progeny are noted for correct conformation and scopey movement. He was a winner in show jumping as well as advanced dressage competition.
-- Dam: SPS Black Beauty (Black Sky/Wohlstand)
-- Breeder: A. Middelkampf

Galaxis is an extremely elegant mare with outstanding gaits. She received an 8-walk, 9-trot and 8-free jumping in her German performance testing. Her progeny have proven to be exemplary. Her 1993 filly, Gloree (owned by Barbara Hamel) was the Top Mare of the 1998 American Hanoverian Society inspections. Fairhaven Farm is proud to offer her stunning 1999 filly, Gallatea.


-- 1983 Bay Mare with four white socks and a blaze
-- Sire: Wilhelm Tell (Wedekind/Don Carlos)
-- Dam: SPS Anette (Argentan/Duft I)
Breeder: H. Marquardt

Wanka is a powerful, classical, substantial type with big gaits. She has a gorgeous head and powerful movement from behind. At Devon in 1993, she was Reserve Mare Champion. She has an approved stallion son in Germany and her 1993 colt (Gerschwin of Fairhaven Farm) is a stallion prospect successfully competing in dressage. Her 1999 colt, Gambit, is gorgeous and correct.

Grusus, Class 1 Hannoverian stallion
Foals, Yearlings and Two-Year-Olds at Fairhaven Farm

1999 Bay Colt, four white socks and a blaze.
-- by Grusus out of SPS Rumpelstilzchen (Raphael/Bolero)

Handsome stallion prospect with outstanding pedigree. He shows correct gaits with light, rhythmic movement. Dam was 1997 Mare Champion and Reserve Mature Horse Champion at Devon, and received an overall 8.5 (10s in free jumping) in her performance testing.
Price: $12,500

1999 Chestnut Filly
-- by Grusus out of SPS Galaxis (Ganymed/Black Sky)

Elegant filly with unlimited dressage potential. She shows expressive, suspended gaits. Dam produced high-scoring Hanoverian mare at 1998 inspections.
Price: $11,000

1999 Chestnut Colt
-- by Grusus out of SPS Wanka (Wilhelm Tell/Argentan)

Powerful, athletic mover. He has balanced gaits, with a beautiful canter. Full brother is a stallion prospect and successful dressage competitor.
Price: $10,000

1998 Dark Bay Filly, with four white socks and a star
-- by Laptop out of Grundalay (Grundstein/Diamont)

Classical type, dressage and jumping prospect. Excellent pedigree for breeding potential. Willing temperament and kind disposition. German sire is noted for his intelligence, dressage and jumping technique, and was top stallion of 1995 performance testing at Adelheidsdorf. Dam is daugher of legendary Grundstein.
Price: $10,000

1998 Colt/Stallion Prospect
-- by Grusus out of SPS Rumpelstilzchen (embryo transfer)
Price: Available upon request

1998 Filly
-- by Grusus out of SPS Rumpelstilzchen
Price: Available upon request

Casey and Jeff Nesbit

P.O. Box 8
Waterford, VA 20197
540-882-3719 (FAX)
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