Inspection -September 17, 2017
Satori's Sire & Dam
17 h.h. Oldenburg Thoroughbred Stallion
Gonzo I x Seattle Song x Hawaii
Gatsby is known for producing versatile, amateur-friendly horses that are excelling in all the disciplines - Hunters, Jumpers, Dressage and Eventing. . He consistently stamps his foals with height, uphill build, suspension, balance and a good canter. The G-line has been known to take a bit longer to develop but it is well worth the wait. The horses from this line are highly trainable. They are honest, sensible, cooperative, have a great work ethic and a propensity to jump.
From Gatsby's website - Mountain Creek Sporthorses
Gatsby is by the legendary elite Hanoverian stallion, Gonzo I. Gonzo was a successful Grand Prix show jumper, an amazing Puissance horse in Europe under Frank Sloothak, topping a 7'2" wall on several occasions under, and competed successfully through 4th level dressage. In the realm of showjumping, Gonzo I’s pedigree is impeccable. His dam was a full sister to the legendary Deister, who in one decade with the Olympian Paul Schockemoehle amassed $1.5 million in earnings, wining an Olympic Silver medal, four German National Championships and three European Championships. Gonzo I’s sire, Gepard, produced Hunter sire, All the Gold and 12 Grand Prix showjumpers. His grandsire, Gotthard, is the most famous jumping sire in the Hanoverian breed. Gonzo also competed successfully through 4th level dressage, which is a feat unto itself, considering that he accomplished this achievement After completing an illustrious Grand Prix showjumping career. His offspring are much sought after by both professionals and amateurs in all disciplines. Gonzo I has produced States Premium mares in Germany, and his German FN recorded Dressage Production Index (for offspring) has now equaled his Jumping Production Index. After Gonzo I was imported to the United States, he became the most requested Hanoverian stallion between 1995-1997.
Gatsby’s dam line descends from the legendary Seattle Slew, who remains to this day the only undefeated Triple Crown winner in history. His Thoroughbred influence really lends itself to the lightness and athleticism characteristic in Gatsby’s foals. Seattle Slew earned Horse of the Year honors in 1977 and was elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. In the Blood-Horse magazine’s ranking of the top 100 U.S. Thoroughbred champions of the 20th Century, Seattle Slew was ranked number 9. Gatsby’s lineage is filled with royalty! His pedigree marks not only achievement and success, but also incredible heart and depth of character. Both his sire and dam lines represent horses that literally went “above and beyond” the normal call of duty and were achievers of extraordinary feats.
Brown Silver Appendix Mare
Champs Guthrie x Native Prospector x Mickey McGuire
Safyre's sire, Champs Guthrie, comes from foundation lines that have been bred to have phenomenal temperaments and trainability, as well, as athletic ability which allows him to sit and lift and naturally round and use his whole body. Three of his daughters have been approved for warmblood breeding. All come from very different dams but all scored in a similar fashion. Chanel (formerly Khepri TDS) earned a score of 105 points which is a Premium score. Safyre and Montana TDS both received 102 point scores. Just a couple points shy of Premium. All of the mares have had warmblood foals now. Safyre had Sachi in 2012, who was Site Champion & a Premium Awarded filly. Chanel had a Premium Awarded colts & Site Champions in 2016 & 2018. Montana had a filly but due to a pasture injury wasn't scored.
Safyre's dam, Rockville Centre, is a newly approved (2018) Premium GOV mare. At 21 years of age she received an overall 8.0 for breeding approval. Not bad for an aged Thoroughbred mare! Her pedigree is full of versatile and proven sport horses for Racing and the English disciplines thru TV Lark, Carlemont, Mr. Prospector and Nashua. TV Lark has produced eventers & jumpers, such as, TV Commercial and he is in the pedigree of Amy Tryon’s event horse Poggio II. Carlemont had a son, Forseti xx, who was used in SF breeding. His SF daughters have produced a CSIO show jumper and a CSI 2* jumper as well as a couple of event horses, one of whom finished 5th this year in a CCI2*. Carlemont's whole pedigree screams sport horse. Charlottesville is one of the best lines for jumping TBs. He's found in a lot of chasers and has about 20 get with descendants on a database for FEI competitions. Mr. Prospector has produced several eventing horses or producers: Fappiano - USEF leading sire of Event horses 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006; Gone West - Eventing / Hunter sire; Inca Chief - Eventing / Steeplechase; Grandsire of Becky Holder's Olympic mount Courageous Comet. Nashua has produced: Diplomat Way - Hunter sire
Rockville Centre's daughter, Rockville Tizzy, is a resident broodmare at U.C Davis. She has been with them for several years producing warmblood foals.
Behind the Name
Satori is Japanese and means 'sudden enlightenment, awakening, comprehension, understanding' or as in the experience of kensho 'seeing into ones true nature'. It also plays into our farm theme names i.e. Safyre = Sacred (Sa) Fire (Fyre). Satori = Sacred (Sa) Tori (plural form of Torus - a geometric, 3d shape created by a revolving circle. Examples of tori - auras, magnetic field around Earth ).