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To balance him and make him lighter the rider will dedicate much practice, but the results are so alluring that it is well worthwhile that the rider endeavours to attain them.

Charles Lebrun-Renaud



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Tyintin Star Dancer

16.1 1/2 hh
Australian Warmblood, 09.10.1996
AWHA 03 015 0814 96

Tyintin Star Dancer
Fred Astaire (Imp.)
Mava III
Dusky Willow
Edwardo Rex
King (Imp.)
Dainty Power xx
Power Pact
Airlie Verdehlo
Valuta (Imp.)
Mindari xx
Swift Ghost

Tyintin Star Dancer is an big, elegant mare with a big walk and canter, and exceptional temperament, which she passes on to her progeny. She competed successfully to Elementary level dressage and was training Medium when she was retired to to a paddock injury.

Fred Astaire was imported into Australia by Celia Gregory. According to the AHWA, he was an outstanding example of his breed, of lighter and more elegant conformation than some of the earlier imports. He was well known for passing on his classic Trakehner lines and traits. He was champion Warmblood stallion at many agricultural shows, and placed many times at the Royal Melbourne Show. In ideal sire for passing on size, height, substance and temperament, Fred Astaire produced horses that were suitable for dressage, show jumping and eventing.

The AEA bred stallion, Edwardo Rex, was a stallion with great movement - a huge walk with large overstep, a big trot with very good hock engagement and a well balanced, springy canter. He was an extremely elegant horse, and competed successfully in medium and advanced dressage. He also showed good form in jumping. At the Combined Warmblood Spectacular in 1991 he won the 4 yr old and over led class, and was Reserve Champion ridden stallion. He was Champion Warmblood Stallion at the 1991 Melbourne Royal Show. Passed the AWHA colt selection in 1988 with a score of over 70%.

Edwardo Rex's sire, King, was an Oldenburger, imported from Germany after passing his 100 day performance test, and was graded to medium after a limited performance career. He consistently sired outstanding competition horses such as the advanced dressage horse Lost My Sock, the advanced eventer Abduell, and the talented showjumper, Siam.

The Grand Prix Trakehner stallion Valuta was short listed for the 1988 Seoul Olympics before his rider was tragically killed in an accident. He combined size and elegance with a flawless temperament and excellent movement. He won champion warmblood stallion at the Royal Melbourne Show in 1982, 1983 and 1985, and had had many Grand Prix dressage championships to his credit.

Dusky Willow competed in dressage before being retired to stud. The mare Airlie Verdehlo is the dam of The Valedictorian, highest scoring stallion at the 2010 Trakehner Verband inspections. The thoroughbred mare, Mindari, was an advanced level eventer and medium level dressage horse with Victorian rider Del Ogilvy before being retired to stud.