GromKiev (information)

Hot off the press! Littlewood AA Winter Circuit RESERVE CHAMPION Green Conformation, 2006

Just FIVE months ago Kiev jumped his first fence. One month later he stepped into the hunter ring for the first time at Kentucky Blue Grass Festival walking off with Reserve Champion Open Hunter in a huge class of 75+ seasoned show hunters.

Prior to his Hunter debut Kiev had competed in  Dressage.  Our beautiful Show Hunter, Watch Me was being successfully shown by Kelley Farmer and we decided to pursue Kiev's amazing jumping talents and give him to Lane Change Farm.

Larry Glefke was taken by Kiev's natural ability and encouraged us to let his talents shine in the hunter ring. GromKiev is quiet and simple to the fences but dynamic and stylish in the air.  Kiev moves with suspension,  jumps with great classic style and shows tons of athleticism and scope to really shine in the Regular Working Divisions. His quiet nature and lovely rhythm makes it so easy to find a fence. Kiev's natural ability and winning style has won him excellent ribbons at Kentucky Horse Park, Littlewood AA, Winter Equestrian Festival, Wellington, Florida in the Green Conformation Divisions and ending up the 2006 Littlewood Winter Circuit Reserve Champion Green Conformation. Quite an accomplishment for a green horse in the toughest competition nationally, it speaks volumes for Kiev's outstanding athletic ability and kind and willing temperament. Ridden by Kelley Farmer/Photo at left by Jodi Cilberto.


GROMS' untimely death was a blow to the StillPoint breeding program.  GROMS' epitomized the elegance, power and athleticism which we strive to produce. He prepotently passed these qualities onto his offspring.

GROMS' Legacy continues with his stallion son GromKiev, affectionately known as "Kiev".

GromKiev: 1998 16.3hh solid black bay
RPSI approved Book I Stallion - IHF nominated
Stud Fee $2000 LFG
Discounts available for Multiple Breedings and Performance mares.

Hover over links to view pictures. They will appear at left in slide show
GromKiev GROMS Galop Gajdis Goldring
Rita
Uzhava Jumikis
Sabile
Membrana Mambo Marmors
Babetta
Brazma LB Gajdis
Banga
Isella Fabius Memelruf Schwalbenzug
Morava
Feine II Persaldo
Frivole
Invasion vom Castell Avignon II Flaneur
Arcticonius xx
Inka XIII Ferlino
Ilonka

Like his sire before him, Kiev is destined to leave an indelible mark on warmblood breeding. This successful breeding of Groms to Isella with the combination of Trakehner blood through Kiev's dam Isella and the superb pedigree of Groms', abundant with jumping heritage resulted in GromKiev who is gifted with enormous jumping ability, excellent usage of his hindend, sensational gaits, superlative rideability, coupled with an outstanding mind.

Isella ia a noble, elegant mare by Fabius out of Invasion vom Castell. Her outstanding bloodlines and phenotype are passed along to her offspring evident by their beautiful exterior and strong resemblance to their dam. Isella's dam sire Avignon ll, whose famous sire Flaneur was awarded "Sire Of The Century" by the Germans, as one of the most influential Stallions and important hereditary transmitter of the Trakehner Breed.

This tall leggy son of Groms is well on his way to a successful competitive show career. As a 2yr old Kiev was always in the Ribbons at every show entered winning many blues and tricolors including Dressage at Devon. Kiev was nationally ranked 5th in the USDF Horse of the Year Awards for Two Year Old Colts in 2000.

Kiev continued his competition as a 3yr old winning Under Saddle Classes , Materiale Classes, as well as In-Hand. He finished off his year with competitions at Raleigh and Williamston showing at Training Level always in the Ribbons. In 2001 Kiev was nationally ranked 3rd in the USDF Horse of the Year 3 Yr Old Materiale.

As a three year old we presented Kiev to Rheinland Pfalz-Saar International for Stallion Approval. Kiev was the TOP SCORING Stallion at the keuring as well as a "Top Five Stallion at the 2001 RPSI Inspection Tour" out of all the stallions presented across the country that year. Kiev was awarded an unbelievable *9* out of a score of 10 for his tremendous jumping ability.

Type

8

Conformation

8

Correctness

7

Walk

8

Trot

7

Canter

8

Free Jumping

9

Overall Impression
and Development

8
TOTAL Score
63

 

Exciting 2006 foal crop by Kiev available for purchase:

  • Sopie 1990 16.3h gray JC Thoroughbred by Grey Dawn/Kiawah/Super Gray X GromKiev/Grom/Fabius/Avignon 11
  • Roxie 2001 16.1h bay JC Thoroughbred by Rock Point/Irish Patrimony/Irish Sword X GromKiev/Groms/Fabius/Avignon 11
  • GITTA 1998 16.1hh Black Rheinland Pfalz-Saar Main Marebook by GROMS / Fabius / Amadeus X Sea Account/Sea Hero/Dance Account/Private Account
  • KARI 1993 16hh Black OSB Trakehner by Fabius / Amadeus / Impuls X GromKiev/Groms/Fabius/Avignon 11
  • DINI 1995 16.3hh Bay JC Thoroughbred by Beau Genius / Perrault / NearcticX GromKiev/Groms/Fabius/Avignon 11
  • RIVA PHOENIX 1992 16.1hh Bay JC Thoroughbred by Texas Fuel / Torrontes / Sun Festival X GromKiev/Groms/Fabius/Avignon 11

 

On the farm photography by Jody Cilberto