2001 – 16.3hh Bay Trakehner/Thoroughbred
“Veka” is one of our foundation mares, she is by Valuta out of an Irish Thoroughbred mare. Valuta was a very influential sire in the Australian dressage scene, being owned and ridden by Gert and Mary Donvig. Valuta won 14 Grand Prix dressage championships at State level and was Australian Reserve Champion Grand Prix. He is a foundation sire of warmblood breeding in Australia, siring numerous champions in all Olympic disciplines and the show ring. He and his progeny are also well known for their exceptional temperaments.
Veka was born in Western Australia at Torridon Lodge with Jill Ainslee-Wood. She was a special mare and exhibited Valuta’s wonderful temperament being very friendly and a definite people horse. Veka had a very successful eventing career with Will Enzinger and then came back to the stud for a break and a foal. During that time she fought a big battle with colic and passed away before we had a chance for a foal. We are very thankful we have her half-sister still at the stud to continue her important bloodlines. Veka was classified in March 2010 by the German Verband and was entered into “Studbook One” in Germany; she achieved Premium Mare status and was the highest ranking Senior Pure Bred Horse in Australia receiving a champion for her led and ridden class. Veka scored a 9 for type from the German classifier.