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Every single year brings new and exciting developments to Pitch Black Stables. 2018 may have brought us our most exciting news yet with the addition of the incredible mare Douwina van de Anne Hoeve to our herd. It was a sheer stroke of fate that led us to this incredible mare. We had been quietly searching for the right horse to import. We looked at some very nice horses and with each one, the question was asked, “is this the one you can’t live without?” And each time we realized that the horses we saw just weren’t what we were hoping for. We had a tall order to fill. This mare needed to be full papered, well bred, first premium ster or better, she needed to be an easy breeder, great temperament, a fantastic mover…basically we wanted the impossible. We wanted the perfect horse. At the same time I had begun having discussions with a gentleman in Holland in regards to our budding embryo transfer program, and the development of our young mare Pandora. These discussions led to further discussions on stallion choices, stamlines, keuring preparation, conformation and more. Eventually I had explained that I was quietly searching for a mare but that I just couldn’t seem to find exactly what I was wanting. He laughed, and told me he had the mare that I was looking for but that she wasn’t for sale. He showed me his mare and her linear scores and he was right, he had the exact mare that I was looking for. The one I couldn’t live without. Over time he made the decision to sell me his prized mare and she arrived in the United States in foal to the magnificent stallion Jehannes 484. What an exciting way to start the year!

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ET was a success!

Last year we embarked on a new breeding process. With the help of our amazing reproduction vets, we began attempting embryo transfer with our older Model Preferant mare Tonne Boszorg. She was bred, the embryo was flushed and then implanted in to our new recipient mare. We couldn’t have been more pleased as several months later we were blessed with a beautiful colt that we named Floki who was awarded second premium at his foal inspection. We made another successful embryo transfer this past breeding season and we are actively waiting for our next embryo transfer baby to arrive in April!

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Pandora is awarded the ster predicate!

Pandora had a very big day at the Morristown, Tennessee keuring on October 1, 2017. It was at this keuring that Pandora (Doaitsen x Oeds) who was born and raised at Pitch Black Stables was awarded a second premium and the ster predicate. By achieving this title, her dam Nanneke Boszorg was posthumously awarded the preferant predicate making Pandora a full papered ster mare. Pandora was chosen by the owners of Pitch Black Stables to remain at their farm and to be added to their broodmare band because she possessed so many positive traits. She is a tall (and elegant mare with both a good walk, and trot. She has long dry legs, large solid feet, and an upstanding appearance. Her face is exquisite and feminine and she hails from the prestigious Boszorg line.