Welcoming two new King Kolibri fillies!

Lots of chrome on this gorgeous Shamira Semilly filly!

Tequestrian’s King Kolibri x Shamira Semilly’s filly.

 

And a solid filly by La Centa. So bouncy!

Out of La Centa, another new March 2017 filly by King Kolibri.

 

Tequestrian Sponsorship Moved to Fall Tryon

Tequestrian Farms was slated to be title sponsor of the Young Horse Show at Lamplight, outside of Chicago, Illinois, July 16, 2016. Unfortunately, the show was cancelled, so Tequestrian will move the sponsorship to a show as yet to be determined, during the fall season in Tryon, North Carolina.

King Kolibri’s First US-Born Foals Have Arrived!

Now retired from competition, King Kolibri has settled into his new role as a breeding stallion, with his first US-born foals now on the ground in 2016. Spy Coast Farm, the agent for King Kolibri’s fresh and cooled semen, welcomed the first foal, Qingpin SCF, out of their Lamerto H mare, Lilli-Marlen. They said he “is a handsome addition to our 2016 crop.” We agree! You can see him here on the SCF website.

Tequestrian Farms’ own Catharina 9 (“Tina”), delivered a beautiful filly born April 11, 2016, named King Kolibri’s Shooting Star.

Shooting Star nursing LoRes

Tequestrian’s new 2016 filly, King Kolibri’s Shooting Star, out of Catharina 9 – Cellestial

 

Qingpin

Spy Coast Farm’s Qingpin, 2016 Belgian Warmblood Colt by King Kolibri out of Lamerto H-Casaretto

 

About King Kolibri

International Grand Prix jumping stallion King Kolibri is named after his sire Kolibri and ancestor King. Kolibri, called the “Landgraf” of the East, is an important stallion in Eastern Europe where he sired many respectable show jumpers. King Kolibri’s dam, Atletica, won the final of the Toscana Tour for 7 year olds and participated at the European Championships in 2007. Atletica’s sire Libero H, is considered to be the most influential stallion of the past decade in both show jumping and breeding. He received the “Preferent Stallion” award from 25% of his offspring competing at international levels.

King Kolibri followed in the footsteps of his parents; he was described as a noble, elastic stallion with great potential for showjumping in Hannover. In the beginning of his career, Jos Lansink successfully piloted the stallion around many Grand Prix rings. In 2011 he had top results including 6th place in the CSI5* Prix Europa in Aachen, 7th in the CSI5* Dublin Grand Prix, 3rd in the CSI5* 1.50m in St Gallen, and 10th in the 1.45m CSI5* in Rome.

King Kolibri was sold to American rider Lauren Tisbo in the fall of 2011 and he continued to shine with his new rider. The pair’s first top result together was a 5th place finish in March 2012 in the $500,000 CSI5* Grand Prix in Wellington, FL. They also have a 4th place finish in the CSI5* Queens Cup at Spruce Meadows. During 2013, the pair went on to have additional top finishes in Wellington, FL, including a 6th place finish in the CSI3* Grand Prix.

As a breeding stallion, King Kolibri has over 30 offspring in Europe. Bjorn H, a 2006 stallion by King Kolibri is currently showing successfully in the 1.35 – 1.40m level competitions. The 2006 stallion King Julio, being ridden by Jos Lansink,  is competing in the 1.40m classes and qualified for the World Breeding Finals in Lanaken two years in a row. Overall, King Kolibri is proving to be both a top competitor as well as a top producing stallion.

Please contact SpyCoast Farm for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

Lauren Tisbo breaks record in the International Wiesbaden Pfingst-Turnier

June 25, 2014; Wiesbaden, Germany – From the 6th to the 9th of June, Germany played host to an exciting weekend of equestrian competition in jumping, dressage and eventing as the 78th Pfingst-Turnier Wiesbaden 2014 began. Representing the United States, Lauren Tisbo and her horse La Centa leapt to victory in Friday evening’s round of showjumping, breaking records as they went.

Held in the Biebricher Schlossparks, the Pfingst-Turnier Wiesbaden has become one of Germany’s most popular equestrian competitions. What started as a small, local competition has grown into a massive international tournament drawing almost 65,000 spectators. Top riders from around the globe are out to impress in the highest classes of dressage, jumping and eventing and this year was no different.

Lauren Tisbo and La Centa, representing Tequestrian Farm out of Wellington, Florida, began their performance at this year’s Pfingst-Turnier with a record breaking showjumping round. After five intense rounds and riders from around the world competing for top place, Tisbo and La Centa tied for first with German rider Gerrit Schepers. As the only female and only rider representing the United States in the 6-bar, Tisbo found herself with the full backing of the over 25,000 strong crowd cheering her on to victory.

Not only was Tisbo able to come out on top, she broke the Pfingst-Turnier’s previous showjumping record for the 6-bar. A set of 4 jumps in a row, with two strides in between, a 6-bar competition is daunting to even riders of the highest level. With many of the world’s top riders being knocked out by the set of 4 jumps, topping out at 1.95 meter (6 feet 4 inches) jumps, Tisbo and La Centa sailed over the set with room to spare. Tied with German rider Gerrit Schepers, both riders squared off against an intimidating 2.05 meter (6 foot 8 inch) 6-bar sprawl. To the delight of the spectators, both Tisbo and Schepers cleared the jumps, setting a dual new high-record for the Pfingst-Turnier’s 6-bar showjumping. To further illustrate how special this accomplishment was, Tisbo and Schepers were named co-winners of the six-bar because they couldn’t go another jump-off round, as the 2.05 meter effort was at the very top of the standards.

Tisbo and La Centa competed the week prior to Wiesbaden in Munich in another 6-bar competition, winning the competition after clearing 1.95 meters. Commenting on their string of success, Tisbo said: “I tried La Centa in the 6-bar the week before in Munich for the first time. We were surprised by how easily she jumped 1.95 meters. After that, I decided to bring her to Wiesbaden to try it again. Penny [La Centa] can be a challenge but I think she has found a new specialty as a 6-bar horse. What a thrill to win at a show like Wiesbaden, the ring is amazing and the large crowd really created a great atmosphere. It is a show I hope to come back to many times in years to come.”

For more information about Lauren Tisbo and Tequestrian Farms and to follow her riding career, visit Tequestrian Farms at: www.tequestrianfarms.com/ or call (001) 847-382-4477.

Lauren Tisbo Scores Second in $50,000 Lafarge Cup

July 5, 2013; Calgary, Alberta, Canada – The action at the ‘North American’ Tournament, currently underway in Alberta, continued today with Lauren Tisbo and Catharina 9 riding their way into second place in the $50,000 Lafarge Cup.

The ‘North American’ Tournament showcases some of the best show jumping riders and horses from around the Americas. Held annually in Spruce Meadows, 2013’s ‘North American’ Tournament takes place from July 3-7th. Alongside the $50,000 Lafarge Cup held today, still to come in this year’s Tournament are the $200,000 ATCO Power Queen Elizabeth II Cup on Saturday, July 6, and the $140,000 Cenovus Energy Classic Derby, on July 7.

Lauren Tisbo and her mount Catharina 9, a nine-year-old Mecklenburg mare by Cellestial x Monsum and owned by Tequestrian Farms LLC, represented the United States. Squaring off against fellow US rider Reed Kessler and her horse Wolf S, a 10-year-old Warmblood gelding by Numero Uno x Peter Pan, both riders prepared themselves for the gruelling course. Designed by Anthony D’Ambrosio of New York, the course was made more difficult by the weather conditions, with dark skies and driving rain hindering visibility.

The difficulties that the course presented were evident as riders pushed their horses around. Out of 24 entries, only two riders jumped a clear round. Tisbo, astride her new mount Catharina 9, pulled a rail at jump 10b leaving them with four faults. Kessler jumped a clear round, securing her place in first at the end of the Lafarge Cup.

Commenting on the event, Kessler said: “I’ve spent a lot of time working on control with him [Wolf S] and haven’t stepped into that next phase yet of speed. That’s totally the next phase still. I tried to be fast where I knew I could be quick, the first few jumps, and doing eight (strides) into the combination, and then bringing it home clear at the end of the course. Lauren is also on a new horse. It’s a fantastic horse and another star in the making. But we were kind of in the same boat, wagering how fast exactly we had to go.” Third place in the Lafarge Cup went to Irish rider Darragh Kerins (IRL) on E Muze Yek.

For more information about Lauren Tisbo and Tequestrian Farms and to follow her riding career, visit Tequestrian Farms at: www.tequestrianfarms.com/ or call (001) 847-382-4477.

Final Results: $50,000 Lafarge Cup 1.50m

  1. WOLF S: 2003 Warmblood gelding by Numero Uno x Peter Pan
    Reed Kessler (USA), Iron Works Partners: 0/0/37.08
  2. CATHARINA 9: 2004 Mecklenburg mare by Cellestial x Monsum
    LAUREN TISBO (USA), Tequestrian Farms LLC: 0/4/38.05
  3. E MUZE YEK: 2004 Belgian Warmblood gelding by For Pleasure x Carthago
    DARRAGH KERINS (IRL), Darragh Kerins & Maarten Huygens: 1/76.77open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.com
  4. COLASKO: 2005 Oldenburg stallion by Coleman x Grannus
    NICOLAS PIZARRO (MEX), Monica Burrillo Eguia: 2/81.04
  5. AMADORA: 2003 KWPN mare by Chin Chin x Indoctro
    BEEZIE MADDEN (USA), Abigail Wexner: 4/74.46
  6. DIKTATOR VAN DE BOSLANDHOEVE: 2003 Belgian Warmblood stallion by Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Capital
    SHANE SWEETNAM (IRL), Spy Coast Farm: 4/74.77
  7. PALOUBET: 2001 Selle Francais gelding by Baloubet Du Rouet x Voltaire
    WILTON PORTER (USA), Sleepy P Ranch LLC: 4/75.55
  8. ALBERTO II: 2003 Holsteiner gelding by Acorado x Cassini I
    KARA CHAD (CAN), Stone Ridge Farms LLC: 7/86.98
  9. MARTHA LOUISE: 2004 Swedish Warmblood mare by Maloubet de Pleville 1039 x Wolfgang
    CONOR SWAIL (IRL), Susan & Ariel Grange: 8/72.96
  10. FALCO VAN DE CLEHOEVE: 2005 Warmblood gelding by Quickfeuer van Koekshof x Fellini
    FRANCOIS MATHY (BEL), Ingrid Normar: 8/75.02

Lauren Tisbo Clears 1.60 m to Win $35,000 PwC Cup

July 5, 2013; Calgary, Alberta, Canada – The action continued today in the ‘North American’ Tournament with three international competitions held in two rings. Representing the United States, Lauren Tisbo and her horse Roundthorn Madios rode to victory in the $35,000 PwC Cup, jumping a clear round at 1.60 meters. The $35,000 Progress Energy Canada Cup 1.50m went to Tisbo’s USA teammate, Christine McCrea with Romantovich Take One. The All Canada ring saw USA rider Abigail McArdle and her mount Cosma 20 ride to victory in the $33,000 Zoetis Horse Health Care Cup, topping out at 1.45 meters.

The ‘North American’ Tournament showcases some of the best show jumping riders and horses from around the Americas. Held annually in Spruce Meadows, 2013’s ‘North American’ Tournament takes place from July 3-7th. Alongside the competitions held today, still to come in this year’s Tournament are the $200,000 ATCO Power Queen Elizabeth II Cup on Saturday, July 6, and the $140,000 Cenovus Energy Classic Derby, on July 7.

Tisbo faced off against 19 other competitors in today’s $35,000 PwC Cup. The course, designed by Anthony D’Ambrosio of New York, proved difficult for many of the riders. Only two riders went clear in the first round, Reed Kessler and Cylana representing the USA, and Lauren Tisbo with her 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding by Condios x Clover Hill Roundthorn Madios also representing the USA.

“I thought it was going to be difficult,” Tisbo said of the course. “Anthony usually builds courses that don’t allow for a whole lot of clears, but a nice number usually. There were plenty of questions there, and the water jump was in there. I expected there to be more than two though. You just had to know your horse really well and know what his strengths are.”

As the jump-off got underway, Kessler rode first, pulling a rail at the first fence leaving her with four faults and a fast round of 39.76 seconds. Riding into the ring at a steady pace, Tisbo and Roundthorn Madios rode a clear round in a time of 41.20 seconds, leading Tisbo to her second international win at Spruce Meadows.

Commenting on Roundthorn Madios, Tisbo said: “He doesn’t have a huge, huge stride. He’s careful, but he likes when you can gallop him up to the jumps. He’s exceeding my expectations in the parts of the course that I think he’s going to struggle with. Those are all signs for me that make me feel very confident going into a class like the Queen’s Cup on Saturday.”

Tisbo has been riding Roundthorn Madios for six months. He only recently moved up to the 1.60 meter class, with today’s competition serving as a test to see if he is prepared for the bigger classes. He is owned by Tequestrian Farms LLC.

For more information about Lauren Tisbo and Tequestrian Farms and to follow her riding career, visit Tequestrian Farms at: www.tequestrianfarms.com/ or call (001) 847-382-4477.

 

Final Results: $35,000 PwC Cup 1.60m

  1. ROUNDTHORN MADIOS: 2002 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Condios x Clover Hill
    LAUREN TISBO (USA), Tequestrian Farms, LLC: 0/0/41.20
  2. CYLANA: 2002 Belgian Warmblood mare by Skippy II x Darco
    REED KESSLER (USA), Reed Kessler: 0/4/39.76
  3. SIMON: 1999 Dutch Warmblood gelding by Mr. Blue x Polydox
    BEEZIE MADDEN (USA), Abigail Wexner: 4/76.41
  4. POWERPLAY: 2004 Holsteiner gelding by Casall x Limbus
    ERIC LAMAZE (CAN), Artsian Farms LLC: 4/77.09
  5. VERDI III: 2002 Dutch Warmblood gelding by Hors la Loi III x Cantus
    TIFFANY FOSTER (CAN), Artisan Farms LLC: 4/78.31
  6. CRIPTONITE: 2001 Holsteiner gelding by Cento x Capitol I
    ENRIQUE GONZALEZ (MEX), Enrique Gonzalez: 4/78.47
  7. CHILL R Z: 2003 Zangersheide stallion by Chellano Z x A Lucky One
    CHARLIE JAYNE (USA), Alex R. Jayne: 4/78.59
  8. EREGAST VANT KIEZELHOF: 2004 Belgian Warmblood gelding by Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Lantano
    SHANE SWEETNAM (IRL), Spy Coast Farm LLC: 5/80.21
  9. COLORADO: 2002 Belgian Warmblood stallion by Concreto x Cannonball
    JONATHAN MCCREA (USA), Candy Tribble: 5/81.19
  10. ZERLY: 2004 Dutch Warmblood mare by Querlybet Hero x Cathargo
    CHRISTINE MCCREA (USA), Candy Tribble: 8/78.00

Tisbo’s Lend Support for 2013 Special Olympics Palm Beach County Equestrian Games

February 22, 2013; Wellington, FL –The annual Special Olympics Palm Beach County Equestrian Games, hosted by Equestrian Sport Productions and in coordination with Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center (VTRC) will be held on Saturday, February 23. Lauren Tisbo and her family are proud to be able to offer their support for this event.

The Games will take place at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in their Equine Tack & Nutritionals Ring 6. The Games coincide with the seventh week of the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF).

Sixty riders will be competing for their chance to compete in the Special Olympic Area Equestrian Games, to be held on March 23, 2013, at the Van Kampen Arena on the Adequan Global Dressage Festival grounds at The Stadium. Riders local to the area will also be looking to qualify for the State Games in Tampa, scheduled for this upcoming April.

Riders in the Special Olympics Palm Beach County Equestrian Games will look to demonstrate their riding abilities while overcoming their disabilities. Upon completion of the competitive classes, all the riders will participate in a parade.

Alongside local riders, the Chateaublond Equestrian Center in Haiti have also sent along five special needs riders who will compete in Saturday’s Games. Darlene Milord, winner of the 2009 FEI “Against All Odds” Award, is included in the five riders. All five will compete in the Games as part of the Friends of the Orphans Organization.

30 volunteers from the VTRC will lend their support for Saturday’s competition. In addition, a team of horses from the center will aid in making the competition possible. The VTRC have been training riders for the Special Olympics since 1982. The Tisbo family, in recognition of the importance that competitions such as these hold for the equestrian community as a whole, are happy to lend their support to the VTRC and the annual Special Olympics Palm Beach County Equestrian Games.

For more information about Lauren Tisbo and Tequestrian Farms and to follow her riding career, visit Tequestrian Farms at: www.tequestrianfarms.com/ or call (001) 847-382-4477.

Lauren Tisbo to Compete in $100,000 Trump Invitational

November 30, 2012; Palm Beach, FL – Mark Bellissimo and Donald Trump will be hosting the first FEI-rated show jumping annual $100,000 Trump Invitational, set to be held in the gorgeous Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, FL, on Sunday, January 6, 2013, at 12 p.m. The event will benefit the 2013 FTI Consulting Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments® (FTI GCC). Tequestrian Farms’ rider Lauren Tisbo, representing one of the event’s sponsor’s Suncast, will join other elite riders attending this year’s Trump Invitational.

Mar-a-Lago is a designated U.S. National Landmark and was formerly the Marjorie Merriweather Post Estate. Purchased by Donald Trump in 1985, Mar-a-Lago will host the first equestrian event ever held on Palm Beach Island. The $100,000 Trump Invitational marks the onset of the 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival, a 12-week circuit held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center from January 9 – March 31, 2013.

The first annual Trump Invitational will serve as a fundraising event for the 2013 FTI Consulting Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments®. The Great Charity Challenge raises over one million dollars each year, which is then distributed among 32 local Palm Beach County charities. Over $2.7 million dollars has been fundraised and distributed in the last three years.

Lauren Tisbo, rated as one of the top show jumpers in the United States, will join a host of other high-ranking riders from around the United States. Nick Skelton and Ben Maher, both 2012 Olympic gold medalists, along with additional Olympic riders Mclain Ward, Laura Kraut, Lauren Hough, Ian Millar, Margie Engle, Leslie Howard, and Rodrigo Pessoa, among others, will all be riding alongside Tisbo in the event.

“We are very excited about this event and the chance to have equestrian sport for the first time on Palm Beach Island. It will be a spectacular event at a breathtaking waterfront setting. It will be a great chance to promote the sport and the athletes, all while raising money for the million-dollar FTI Consulting Great Charity Challenge. It has been a pleasure teaming up with the Trump organization and it should be one of the highlights of the 2013 winter season,” ESP CEO Mark Bellissimo said.

“After attending last year’s Nations Cup in Wellington, I thought Mar-a-Lago would be a perfect and world-class setting to showcase the sport, kick off the 2013 equestrian season, and raise money for some great local charities,” Donald Trump highlighted.

For more information about Lauren Tisbo and Tequestrian Farms and to follow her riding career, visit Tequestrian Farms at: www.tequestrianfarms.com/ or call (001) 847-382-4477.

Lauren Tisbo Races to Victory in $35,000 Vita Flex Match Races

March 9, 2012; Wellington, FL – The $35,000 Vita Flex Match Races concluded today in Wellington, Florida with 16 riders competing in the jumping ring. The event got underway with an excited fever pitch in the air. Riders went head-to-head in four rounds held in a bracket style, entering the ring in pairs. Each pair faced off over identical courses, racing against one another and the clock to cross the finish line. Lauren Tisbo, a native of Wellington, and her horse Welinde of Tequestrian Farms LLC rode to victory in the fourth and final round, securing their win in the $35,000 Vita Flex Match Races.

Tisbo started the competition strong, out-jumping Anna Murphy and her ride Calades in the first round. Maintaining their pace, Tisbo and Welinde secured victory in the second round against Mikala Chesler and Ruth Armstrong’s Ilian De Taute. Daniel Bluman and Fatalis Fatum rode against Tisbo in the third round, but were left defeated. Facing off against Haylie Jayne and Fly Away, owned by Alex Jayne in the fourth round, Tisbo and Welinde jumped a fast and clear round, securing their ultimate victory.

Haylie Jayne and Fly Away faced off against Kelsey Thatcher and Pony Lane Farm’s Sorina in round one and Amy Millar and Brookstreet Stable’s Victoria in round two. Pitted against the competition’s defending champion, Richard Spooner aboard C&S Partnership LLC’s Pariska 2, in round three, Jayne won the round leading her to round four against Tisbo.

Having never previously competed in a match race competition, Tisbo far exceeded her own expectations. When asked about the experience, she said, “It was a lot of fun. It went well for me. It was kind of a last minute decision to do this and I am a little in shock right now to be honest. I thought I would maybe make the second round or something, so I am excited.”

Tisbo has previously competed with her horse, Welinde, in last year’s FTI Great Charity Challenge. The nine-year-old KWPN mare by No Limit x Ahorn thrived in the atmosphere at the Challenge.

“She has been in this ring before and she was great, so that is why when someone had suggested doing this class I thought ‘I have the perfect horse for it.’ She is a really good speed horse; she is especially good off the right turn. I just tried to keep the rails up and keep going forward,” Tisbo explained.

Commenting on the course design, Tisbo noted, “The course was really nice and flowing and it was good for this type of class. I don’t know about other riders, but for me it was so hard to even know where your opponent was that I just was like, ‘Don’t have a rail, keep going.'”

For more information about Lauren Tisbo and Tequestrian Farms and to follow her riding career, visit Tequestrian Farms at: www.tequestrianfarms.com/ or call (001) 561-793-6618.

Lauren Tisbo Purchases King Kolibri

October 19, 2011; Wellington, FL – The Grand Prix jumping stallion King Kolibri, a 2002 grey Hannoverian, has been sold to Lauren Tisbo and Tequestrian Farms LLC. King Kolibri earned a reputation in his early career in Hannover for being a noble and elastic stallion. His sale comes after his solid performance at the Grand Prix level with Belgian rider Jos Lansink.

King Kolibri, originally co-owned by Jos Lansink and Herman Seiger, will make the crossing over the Atlantic to Tequestrian Farms LLC, where he is set to continue his show jumping career with Lauren Tisbo.

King Kolibri’s jumping performance led him to becoming Lansink’s second horse. He has come sixth in Aachen (Germany), seventh in Dublin (Ireland) and fourth at the Belgian championship.

For more information about Lauren Tisbo and Tequestrian Farms and to follow her riding career, visit Tequestrian Farms at: www.tequestrianfarms.com/ or call (001) 847-382-4477.