Chestnut Oak Farm ... Established 2002


GDR Sir Royal RIO Grande


 




Breed:  GYPSY VANNER
GENDER:  Stallion
Date of Birth:  5/4/2013
Registration:  Gypsy Vanner Horse Society #GV03147
Height:  Expected to reach 15hh
Color:  Solid Silver Dapple Buckskin with Red Gene (E/e, A/a, n/Cr, n/Z, W20/W20, PSSM1 n/n)
Sire:  Romi OG Olivers GOLD, by Coates Oliver (The Paleface Horse x The White Faced Mare aka Moulden Bred Mare)
Dam:  GDR Rosies Royal Marilyn Monroe, by Sir Royal Excalibur (The Business aka The Boss x Foundation Mare)
TRAINING:  Halter, wears saddle and bridle
PRICE:  $20,000.00

Sir Royal RIO Grande is our stunning SOLID SILVER DAPPLE BUCKSKIN W20 Gypsy Vanner stallion, carrying 1 black gene, 1 red gene, 1 agouti gene, 1 cream gene, 1 silver gene,  and 2 W20 genes. He not only offers the best quality and bloodlines for our breeding program, but also can produce a RAINBOW OF UNIQUE COLORS including Buckskin, Silver Buckskin, Smoky Black, Silver Smoky Black, Silver Dapple, Silver Bay, Palomino, Black, Bay, Chestnut, and more! He will also pass 1 copy of W20 White Spotting KIT gene to all his offspring! RIO is tested PSSM1 negative by Animal Genetics.

Boasting a DNA verified pedigree that includes some of the best and oldest Gypsy lineage available, RIO has impeccable bloodlines. His sire is the outstanding Buckskin stallion, Romi OG Olivers GOLD, by Coates Oliver UK, going back to the legends, Billy Boy, Lob, The Original Kent Horse, and The Old Paddy Horse. His dam is the ever gorgeous and hairy Silver Dapple mare, GDR Rosies Royal Marilyn Monroe (aka Cover Girl), by Sir Royal Excalibur, the 1st Silver Dapple Gypsy imported to North America! Royal is by The Boss UK, who is by The Roadsweeper UK "his feather swept the road". Roadsweeper is sired by The Coal Horse.

Born in 2013, RIO not only has impeccable bloodlines, but is built like his sire, with exceptional gypsy conformation, movement, and loads of silky hair coupled with presence & personality. He has a gorgeous head with captivating eyes that just draw your attention. He should reach 14.3-15hh at maturity. This blonde boy has athletic movement and a "look at me" attitude.

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OFFSPRING
2016 Drum Filly, Chestnut Oak's RIO'S Premier
2017 Drum Colt, Chestnut Oak's March Flash
2017 Drum Colt, Chestnut Oak's Brave Spirit

 

 

 

 

Chestnut Oak's Brave Spirit





Breed:  DRUM HORSE
GENDER:  Colt
Date of Birth:  5/29/2017
Registration:  International Drum Horse Association (pending)
Height:  Should reach 17hh
Color:  Solid Buckskin with Red Gene W20, four high white stockings, wide blaze, (E/e, A/a, n/Cr, W20/W20)
Sire:  GDR Sir Royal RIO Grande (Romi OG Olivers GOLD x GDR Rosies Royal Marilyn Monroe)
Dam:  Steege's Zena (Four L's Black Calypso x Steege's Pepper)
TRAINING:  Leads, picks up feet, ties, handled daily
PRICE:  $18,500.00

Born unexpectedly on Memorial Day 5/29/2017, we decided to name this surprise Drum colt "Chestnut Oak's Brave Spirit" in honor of our veterans. He is also a beautiful rich buckskin color so the name "Spirit" fits him well as we all know and love the Spirit movie, and in keeping with our "Drum" naming theme "Spirit Drums" is an Australian Drum Set Company (Heart of the Beat). Spirit is sired by our Silver Buckskin Gypsy stallion, GDR Sir Royal RIO Grande and out of our Champion producing Shire mare, Steege's Zena, and has an amazing pedigree! This boy is all legs and will be tall, with expected height close to 17hh! Very upright in build and well muscled, he is elegant and has animated movement with great hind end impulsion and high knee action. His half brother Luka won 1st Place in-hand Dressage at Devon PA 2016! He is exceptionally flashy marked with four crisp high white even stockings, and a gorgeous refined head with a nice wide blaze. Definite STALLION QUALITY and carries the red gene so can he produce both BUCKSKINS AND PALOMINOS with tons of chrome! Spirit comes with IDHA registration, has been vet checked in excellent health, and is handled daily.  He is offered For Sale for a limited time to approved home, contact us for details!

 

 

 

 

Chestnut Oak's March Flash





Breed:  DRUM HORSE
GENDER:  Colt
Date of Birth:  03/05/2017
Registration:  International Drum Horse Association (pending)
Height:  Should reach 17hh
Color:  Bay Roaned (red carrying) Homozygous W20, high white stockings, white stripes on body (E/e, A/a, W20/W20)
Sire:  GDR Sir Royal RIO Grande (Romi OG Olivers GOLD x GDR Rosies Royal Marilyn Monroe)
Dam:  Lady Sara's Dottie (Forest Hills Bremer x Brightenridge Sara's Gromit)
TRAINING:  Leads, picks up feet, ties, handled daily
PRICE:  $16,500.00

Meet Chestnut Oak's March Flash, our Solid Bay (red carrying) Homozygous W20 with Roaning Drum Colt (E/e, A/a, W20/W20) born 3/5/17 at 5:40am! Flash is super fancy, with a proud presence. He has loads of chrome with four high white stockings, white belly, a white lightening bolt that extends up over his left hip, and a white lightening bolt that extends up his right side! He has an XX pretty head with a wide blaze, tipped ears, and a beautiful blue left eye.  He also has roaning evenly distributed throughout his coat, so he will look like a bay roan when he sheds off his baby coat!

Flash is sired by our Silver Buckskin Gypsy stallion Sir Royal RIO Grande (Sir Royal Excalibur & Coates Oliver grandson) and out of our top quality black shire mare Lady Sara's Dottie (Forest Hills Bremer daughter). He has top bloodlines on both sides.  He has heavy bone, a short back, and tons of hair and feathering and will be a tall boy with projected height of 17hh! Would make a fine herd stallion or performance prospect, with his amazing extension, high knee action, and suspension, he would excel in dressage or any discipline of your choice. In your pocket puppy dog personality, loves attention! Vet checked in great health, handled daily, picks up feet, leads, ties, and will come with full International Drum Horse Association registration papers.

 

 

 

 

The Exhibitionist of Chestnut Oak 'Moon'





Breed:  Drum Horse
GENDER:  Gelding
Date of Birth:  04/16/2009
Registration:  International Drum Horse Association #D0197S
Height:  17hh
Color:  Black & White Tobiano
Sire:  GSF Keebler, by The Bishop
Dam:  Steege's Beth, by Davi Quebec Siboulette
TRAINING:  Dressage, Halter, English Pleasure, Trails
PRICE:  $26,500.00

We are extremely proud to announce that "The Exhibitionist of Chestnut Oak" aka 'Moon' competed at the prestigious 2016 Dressage at Devon PA Horse Show on 9/29/16, winning 3rd Place in the IBC Drum Horse classs sponsored by International Drum Horse Association with a score of 73.125%! Moon was presented and shown in-hand by his owner/breeder Wendy Rager.

Chestnut Oak Farm's homebred Premium Drum horse gelding "The Exhibitionist of Chestnut Oak" aka Moon, attended his 1st USDF Dressage Show on 7/9/16 winning Reserve Champion and collecting a total of 334 points! He received 1st place in USDF Introductory Level Test A, 2nd place in USDF Introductory Level Test B, and 2nd place in Introductory Level Test C. This 7 year old beauty and his rider Amy Stoltzfus scored well in Introductory Level Test A, B, & C at the Williamsport Riding Club, Williamsport PA. His 1st time under saddle in any show ring, Moon took everything in stride and we couldn't be more proud of this boy and his accomplishments!

Meet our homebred Premium Drum Horse Gelding The Exhibitionist of Chestnut Oak aka 'Moon'. This flashy boy is absolute perfection. He is a crowd favorite, turning heads and attracting attention wherever he goes! Nicknamed “Moon” as he has a white moon shaped patch on his forehead and several others on his body. He is uniquely colored 80% black, 20% white tobiano. Moon has excellent conformation, an elegant modern build with good bone, superb rhythmic movement with both extension and suspension and a super smooth trot. Moon stands 16.3hh, with a thick long mane and tail and nice feathering on his legs. He also has one of the most beautiful heads we've seen on any horse!

Moon is the friendliest horse we have ever met.  He will leave his buddies and food behind just to be with his human companions. He has amazing patience and will stand for hours to be brushed and spend time with people. He is trained in Halter, English Pleasure, Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, and Ground Driving and has had four months of professional Dressage training. Moon has attended many open and breed shows; local, regional, and international, including the Feathered Horse Classic in PA, Dressage at Devon PA, USDF Dressage Shows, local fairs, parades, and horse camps.  He will continue with his training in the discipline of dressage.


SHOW RECORD
2016
3RD PLACE: IBC Drum Horse Class In-Hand, score 73.125%, 9/29/16, 2016 Dressage at Devon, Devon, PA, Judge: Christal Carlson
RESERVE CHAMPION USDF DRESSAGE SCHOOLING SHOW, 7/9/16, Williamsport Riding Club, Williamsport, PA
1ST PLACE: USDF Introductory Level-Test A, score 65.625%, 7/9/16, Williamsport Riding Club, Williamsport, PA, Judge: Debbie Morrison
2ND PLACE: USDF Introductory Level-Test B, score 65.313%, 7/9/16, Williamsport Riding Club, Williamsport, PA, Judge: Debbie Morrison
2ND PLACE: USDF Introductory Level-Test C, score 62.250%, 7/9/16, Williamsport Riding, Club, Williamsport, PA, Judge: Debbie Morrison

2013
1ST PLACE: Halter Color Breeds, 7/27/13, Moondust Meadows Horse Shows, McClure, PA
1ST PLACE: Halter Draft/Draft Cross, 7/27/13, Moondust Meadows Horse Shows, McClure, PA
2ND PLACE: Showmanship Adult, 7/27/13, Moondust Meadows Horse Shows, McClure, PA
RESERVE CHAMPION HALTER, 7/27/13, Moondust Meadows Horse Shows, McClure, PA
1ST PLACE: Halter Color Breeds, 4/27/13, Moondust Meadows Horse Shows, McClure, PA
1ST PLACE: Halter Draft/Draft Cross, 4/27/13, Moondust Meadows Horse Shows, McClure, PA
3RD PLACE: Showmanship Adult 4/27/13, Moondust Meadows Horse Shows, McClure, PA

2011
4TH PLACE:  Halter Color Breeds, 8/13/11, Moondust Meadows Horse Shows, McClure, PA
2ND PLACE: Halter Open, 8/13/11, Moondust Meadows Horse Show, McClure, PA
1ST PLACE: Drum Stallions/Geldings 2 yrs old & under, 6/4/11, Feathered Horse Classic, Greensburg, PA
GRAND CHAMPION DRUM HORSE, 6/4/11, Feathered Horse Classic, Greensburg, PA
2ND PLACE: Drum Horse Color Patterned, 6/4/11, Feathered Horse Classic, Greensburg, PA
2ND PLACE: Drum Horse Dressage Suitability In-Hand, 6/4/11, Feathered Horse Classic, Greensburg, PA
3RD PLACE: At Liberty (2 minutes), 6/4/11, Feathered Horse Classic, Greensburg, PA
6TH PLACE: Open Grooming & Conditioning, 6/4/11, Feathered Horse Classic, Greensburg, PA
RESERVE HIGH POINT DRUM HORSE, 6/4/11, Feathered Horse Classic, Greensburg, PA
RESERVE CHAMPION PERFORMANCE DRUM, 6/4/11, Feathered Horse Classic, Greensburg, PA

2010
1ST PLACE: Open Halter Weanling/Yearling, 9/11/10, McClure Bean Soup Festival & Fair Horse Show, McClure, PA
1ST PLACE: Color Breeds Halter, 9/11/10, McClure Bean Soup Festival & Fair Horse Show, McClure, PA

 

 

 

 

2017/2018 Expected Gypsy & Drum Horse Foals





Breed:  GYPSY VANNER & DRUM HORSE
GENDER:  Colts & Fillies
Date of Birth:  2016/2017/2018
Registration:  GVHS & IDHA
Height:  14-17+hh
Color:  Rainbow of Colors!
Sire:  Rosewater Cassidy SID, GDR Sir Royal RIO Grande
Dam:  GHS Snow White, GHS Summer Night, SWF Blue Iris, Lady Sara's Dottie, Chestnut Oak's Foxy Hope, Steege's Zena, Steege's Beth (GVHS Gypsy mares & ASHA Shire mares)
TRAINING:  Will be trained to appropriate age level
PRICE:  Please inquire

We have top quality Gypsy Vanner & Drum Horse foals available for purchase by our fabulous registered Gypsy Vanner stallions, Rosewater Cassidy "Sid" (Black & White Tobiano) and GDR Sir Royal Rio Grande (HzW20 Silver Buckskin) and out of our beautiful GVHS registered Gypsy Vanner mares, and ASHA registered Shire mares.  Please contact us for more information.  We do not sell inutero, however we will put you on a waiting list if you are interested in purchasing one of our upcoming foals. Payments accepted until foal is weaned and ready for transport to his/her new home.

2016 EXPECTED FOALS:

1.  (DRUM HORSE) GDR Sir Royal RIO Grande x Steege's Beth, due 4/29/2016. (It's a Solid Silver Buckskin W20 w/Red Filly, E/e, A/a, n/CR, n/Z, n/W20) Chestnut Oak's RIO'S Premier aka "Prima", born 4/27/16! SOLD!

2.  (GYPSY VANNER) Dancing Dreams Romeo x SWF Blue Iris, due 5/18/2016. (It's a Black & White Tobiano Filly) Chestnut Oak's Blue Dahlia, born 5/12/16! SOLD!

3.  (DRUM HORSE) Rosewater Cassidy "SID" x Steege's Zena, due 6/20/2016. (It's a Black & White Tobiano Filly, E/E, a/a, T/t) Chestnut Oak's Morgan, born 6/9/16! SOLD!

4.  (GYPSY VANNER) Skycastle Thor (Buckskin Pearl Tobiano) x GHS Summer Night, due 8/21/2016. (It's a Black & White Tobiano PEARL filly, E/E, a/a, n/T, n/Prl) Chestnut Oak's Summer's Sky, born 8/11/16! SOLD!

2017 EXPECTED FOALS:

1.  (DRUM HORSE) GDR Sir Royal RIO Grande x Lady Sara's Dottie, due 2/25/2017. (It's a Solid Bay Homozygous W20 w/Red and lots of white chrome Colt, E/e, A/a, W20/W20, born 3/5/17), Chestnut Oak's March Flash, FOR SALE!
    
2.  (DRUM HORSE) GDR Sir Royal RIO Grande x Steege's Zena, due 6/21/2017. (It's a Buckskin Colt, born 5/29/17), Chestnut Oak's Brave Spirit, FOR SALE!

3.  (GYPSY VANNER) GDR Sir Royal RIO Grande x GHS Summer Night, due 7/30/2017.
     COLOR OPTIONS ARE:
      6.25% Palomino Tobiano W20
      6.25% Palomino W20
      4.69% Silver Black W20
      4.69% Smoky Black W20
      4.69% Silver Smoky Black Tobiano W20
      4.69% Bay Tobiano W20
      4.69% Silver Buckskin W20
      4.69% Black W20
      4.69% Silver Black Tobiano W20
      4.69% Smoky Black Tobiano W20
      4.69% Silver Bay W20
      4.69% Buckskin W20
      4.69% Silver Buckskin Tobiano W20
      4.69% Black Tobiano W20
      4.69% Silver Smoky Black W20
      4.69% Bay W20
      4.69% Silver Bay Tobiano W20
      4.69% Buckskin Tobiano W20
      6.26% Chestnut Tobiano W20
      6.26% Chestnut W20

2018 EXPECTED FOALS:

1.  (GYPSY VANNER) GDR Sir Royal RIO Grande x SWF Blue Iris, due 2/23/2018.

2.  (GYPSY VANNER) Rosewater Cassidy 'Sid' x GHS Snow White, due 3/15/2018.

3.  (DRUM HORSE) GDR Sir Royal RIO Grande x Steege's Beth, due 4/27/2018.