Ariel TOF

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAAriel TOF (26146-05) is a resident broodmare at Genesis Farm.

Ariel’s sire was the Dutch imported stallion, Where’s Waldo van de Bloemendaal. Where’s Waldo was sired by the renown Dutch stallion, Wallenstein, who was a Dutch National Champion and who himself is sired by the great world-renown stallion, Winterstein. Where’s Waldo stood at Tudor Oaks Farm in Barrington Hills, Illinois, where Ariel was conceived and later born.

Ariel’s dam, Ariffa TOF, is herself an Austrian imported mare. Ariffa was the highest selling filly at the sale in Ebbs, Austria in 1998 where she was purchased by Tudor Oaks Farm and later imported into the United States. Ariffa’s sire is Alpenstein, who was the Reserve World Champion Stallion. Ariffa has a very strong maternal line. Her dam, Allegra, has produced some distinctive and decorated foals in Austria. In fact, Ariffa has two full sisters in Austria, Amika and Askona, who both have claimed some prestigious European titles of their own. In 2000, Ariffa was named the AHR ‘Junior National Champion Filly’ and went on to be named the AHR ‘Reserve National Champion Mare’. In 2002, she was the AHR ‘Senior National Champion Mare’ and went on to be named the AHR ‘Grand National Champion Mare’. Ariffa was AHR Silver Classified with 79 points.

Ariel’s maternal half-sister, Angel of Trisanna TOF, who is out of Ariffa TOF but sired by Walzertakt TOF, was AHR GOLD Classified in 2006. Angel was the only horse to be AHR GOLD classified that year. Both sisters, Angel and Ariel, reside at Genesis Farm.

Unfortunately, due to a high fever caused by a systemic bacterial infection Ariel contracted as a 2-year-old, she was badly foundered before she came to live at Genesis Farm. The foundering rendered her unable to be AHR classified or to be used in any serious performance venues due to the changes it created in her tendons and hooves. However, she is still able to function normally on a daily basis in the pasture and to be bred and we believe that her genetics will be influential in Genesis Farm’s breeding program.

Like her sister, Ariel is a stunning mare and her sweet disposition is apparent from the moment you first meet her. She is one of the first mares to greet you at the gate and check your pockets for snacks. Our intention is to capitalize on Ariel’s genetics by breeding to her to our AHR GOLD Classified, 3-time AHR ‘National Champion Stallion’, Alfa of Genesis.

Ariel has produced:

Aurelia of Genesis in 2012. Aurelia was 2nd place in the competitive AHR Junior Weanling Filly class and went on to be named Reserve Junior Weanling Champion. In the competitive SIP class, she took 4th place out of over 20 entries. Her ¾ sister out of Angel of Trisanna and Alfa of Genesis was the Junior Champion Weanling and 3rd place in the competitive SIP class. There were only 2 foals sired by Alfa at the entire show and to stand 3rd and 4th place in the class was remarkable and a tribute to the genetic selection we made in breeding this cross.

Avion of Genesis in 2013.  Avion was the 1st place Junior Weanling colt at the AHR Futurity, despite being the youngest foal in the class because he was born in June. He went on to be named Junior Weanling Champion and then took 2nd out of over 20 entries in the competitive AHR SIP Pleasure class!