Stamp of Excellence
Michelle Steinhardt Photography/Australia
Stamp starting under saddle with Ben Rosetta up in Sabastopol, Australia.
Stamp of Excellence- sired by Standard of Excellence out of Rina Wulf. We will be standing this outstanding young stallion at DerHaflingerhof for a limited time in 2013.
In May of
2013, he will be exported to
Stamp was Inspected by American Haflinger Registry as a two year old in June of 2012 by two International Inspectors and an American Inspector. He was rated SILVER. He has a fabulous personality, terrific movement and is a gorgeous HAFLINGER.
Below is the speech
given by Robert Eicher on May 24th at a dinner in
"We are gathered here to express our appreciation for what all of you
"We are gathered here to express our appreciation for what all of you have done. Every one of you has had a special part that you have done for “Stamp of Excellence.” We are thrilled to have a part in exporting a horse to another country, and in this case, another continent!
I wish to thank God,
our creator, for allowing us to be the breeders of such an exceptional
colt. We, as humans, can only plant the seeds, the Lord giveth the
I want to thank Susan
Van Horn, our sales manager, for all of her effort and dedication to make
this sale happen. She spent a lot of time that I know we were not billed
for!! Thank you, Susan.
Brian Mitteer, AHR
President, you were very helpful and supportive. Thank you, Brian.
Ruth Schwab, AHR
Managing Director and the AHR office. You were very helpful and
accommodating. Thank you, Ruth.
World Haflinger representative. You spent a lot of time and effort to get
the World Federation’s approval for this. Thank you, Chuck.
Bill Henderschott, AHR
Classification Committee Chairman. You were instrumental in getting World
Haflinger Federation approval and worked hard to put things together to
have Stamp inspected at age two. Thank you, Bill.
Ray Miller, thank you
for prepping and presenting Stamp at Inspections. Also, for showing him to
Reserve Grand Champion at the Buckeye Show. We all know that there is no
one better than Ray to prep and present a horse! Thank you, Ray.
The Inspectors, Dave
Ayers, Jennifer Rousseau and
Lucas Scheiber for inspecting and classifying Stamp. We own a huge thank
you to our inspectors for their expertise and their dedication to the
breed. They put a lot of effort into educating themselves and others and
very seldom do we take the time to express our appreciation to them. Thank
Dr. Jeff Byers and Dr.
Lori Davis, Byland Animal
Henry and Nettie
Coblentz, for starting Stamp in harness, also for all you do for the farm.
We appreciate you. Thank you, Henry and Nettie.
Andy Miller, for
helping the Coblentz’s in starting Stamp in harness. Thank you, Andy.
Ron and Pam Kutz, for
agreeing to bring Stamp home. They picked him up at Tudor Oaks, where he
had been for several weeks. (They bred several mares to him.) Thanks, Ron
and Pam for bringing him back home. That gives us the opportunity to breed
and additional two mares to him before he goes into quarantine on May, 29th.
Ian Wengerd, for
helping us show Stamp at the Futurity, both as a weanling and yearling.
I’m also going to
take this opportunity to thank some other special people in my life. My
son, Benjamin, does the riding training on the farm and he has a special
touch with handling the horses. Thanks, Ben.
Also, my sons, Wayne,
David and Samuel. Without their help we couldn’t do what we do. They
help in so many ways, from cleaning stalls to feeding and more. Thank you,
Last, but definitely
not least, I want to thank my wife, Esther, for all her support. She is
really not that much of a horse person but she chooses to support our
efforts. I am thankful that God chose to bless my life such a special
Also, I want to
express my thanks to a few people who could not be with us tonight.
Phillip and Kerrie Rosetta and their son, Ben, buyers of Stamp of
Excellence and Roland Aarts of the
We wish the very best of luck to the Rosetta’s of Rosymoon Haflingers."