Marie Louise Keur Elite Preferent Prestasie
Dam: Hortense-Marie Ster (Sit This One Out x Saluut)
Sporting Chance Farm (SCF) imported her with the help of the Nijhof's in 2000. She is by the highly regarded Sandro Z son, Silvio 1. Marie Louise's dam line is a very successful one which goes back to a very important mare in the KWPN, "Roosmarie" who is listed as one of the most influential mares in the Netherlands. This motherline is responsible for more than 15 Appr. Stallions and a lot of good Sport Horses such as Ihorn, Glenn, Goldster, and Bockmans Exile.
Marie Louise was Champion of her Keuring in Holland, and was invited to the National Mare Show at Ermelo where she finished Fifth. She then went on to do an excellent 30 day "Mare Test" where she achieved marks such as an 8.5 for her walk, and 8's for jumping etc., with no score lower than a 7.3. She is a true "All Around horse". Marie's first daughter in the Netherlands, Thekla Marie by Metall (now Keur Elite herself), was Reserve Champion of her Keuring, was invited just like her mother to Ermelo, and then went on to WIN her Mare Performance Test in the Netherlands!
Read here about Marie's first American conceived daughter, Wildcard Prov Keur (Goodtimes VDL).
Read here about Marie Louise's son Zulft (Ulft Keur).
Marie Louise's other offspring include Breed Show Champions, and many First Premiums for horses like Wartimes (Goodtimes), Bleu (Balou du Rouet), Bravo (Indoctro Pref), Cest la Vie (Balou du Rouet) etc. Marie Louise's offspring have also won her Produce of Dam classes. Her offspring, although still young, have sold to Grand Prix professionals in both the Dressage, and the Show Jumping Arenas, where they are cherished for their athleticism, wonderful temperaments, and desire to please.
Marie Louise Elite Preferent has been incredibly fertile (an important trait for a broodmare!), and with the help of Embryo Transfer, produced THREE foals in 2008, a Krack C., a Quicksilber (by Quattro), and another Balou du Rouet.
She has been bred to incredibly diverse stallions (Metall, Goodtimes, Ulft, Balou du Rouet, Indoctro etc.), and every one of her foals is spectacular. She is the dam and grand dam of multiple Champions in THREE countries (Netherlands, England, and the USA). Marie is also largely responsible for Sporting Chance Farm's successes and directly influenced our receipt of the "Breeders of the Year" Awards in 2006 for the KWPN-NA, AND the USDF Res CH Breeders of the Year. On top of that, she is an ANGEL to have around, and plays "Auntie Marie" to the numerous foals born at Sporting Chance Farm every year. Marie actually babysits and herds the foals back to their mothers when they stray too far away or get into trouble, and helps to keep peace and order in our pastures at all times. Marie is kind, and beautiful, and an incredible athlete and producer.....In short, Marie Louise Elite Pref is known around SCF as the "Goose that laid the Golden Egg(s)", and we are SO fortunate to have her.