Newline's News Bulletin 2011


December 2011

Parys Show was another resounding success. Lori Nelson of the USEF had the chance of a lifetime to show in South Africa.  George Borcherds brought a horse for her to the show and "Princess" Lori and Cinderella got a blue ribbon in the Three Gaited Natural Mane and Tail Division!

Braveheart was retired and was unbeatable yet again -what a horse! Congratulations to Juhantha Stables and everyone involved in the training and making of this legendary horse - Petro Botha, George Borcherds, Junior Hugo and Martin Pienaar/Anel Fourie. Also well done to the sister/brother team of Tharine and Hanlo Smith who showed him to perfection the last couple of years!

The broodmares and Sir Willam’s Knight were relocated to the new Cornerstone Farm of Fred Sarver at Carlisle, KY. What a wonderful facility this turned out to be!


November 2011

More brilliant foals were born to mares from Junior Smith, Piet Moller and Kevin Eltringham. The stallions show tremendous  prepotency! Now to wait for them to make their mark in the showring in a couple of years!

Premier Night has gone to George for the breeding season. Made In Heaven is staying at Tears and Roses for the breeding season. We hope he will settle enough next year so that we can show him against his real age group (3 year old) at Bloemfontein 2012. We still have to decide in what division, he looks exceptional in harness as well.


October 2011

The first foals arrived!! 

Perfect Timing had a beautiful filly out of a The Last Rambler mare.

Perfect Timing x The Last Rambler mare, 2011 filly.

Lady Hamilton had the first Premier Night foal, an exquisite filly, Premier’s First Lady.


Premier's First Lady


Xhanadu had a beautiful filly, with motion to spare, by Made In Heaven, Star From Heaven.

Star From Heaven and Xhanadu

Minca had a very upright, pretty stud colt by Limited Assignment.

Limited Assignment stud colt out of Mincka.

All these foals are eligible for the 2012 ASF in Bloemfontein -  exciting and busy times ahead for George and Dennis in April 2012!

Black Magic and Junior won the Three Gaited Mare Championship at Robertson as well. Freddie was again reserve in the under 15.2h Five Gaited Class. 

Black Magic and Junior Hugo winning at Robertson.

September 2011

Moorreesburg was a very well organised show and the first of our show circuit for the year. Black Magic and Junior was exceptional at their first show together and they won the Mare Three Gaited Championship as well as Third in the Three Gaited Grand Championship. Freddie Mercury showed in the under 15.2 h Five Gaited Class and got a deserved Reserve place.

Black Magic and Junior winning at Mooreesburg.

Freddie Mercury and Junior winning a reserve title at Mooreesburg.

August 2011

KSF 2011!! What an extragavanza of horse flesh this was yet again!

Nutcracker offspring again excelled at the show, followed by I'm A New Yorker, Sir William Robert and Periaptor offspring.

Unfortunately Sir William's Knight got sick after he was weaned and although he went to Smith Lilly for training, we decided against showing him at Louisville. He is a magnificent colt and will stay with Fred at Cornerstone.

Sir Willam's Knight and Fred Sarver.

The brood mares are in wonderful condition and next year’s foal crop will be interesting.

So Graceful is in foal to Sir William Robert. We hope for a similar great cross as WCC With Style & Grace.

Katharine’s Perfect Night is again in foal to Undulata’s Nutcracker. We hope for a filly this time.

Callaway’s Lean On Me is in foal to Mountainviews’s Heir To Fortune, the best Supreme Heir stallion available in the US. This foal will be eligible for the AAC in September 2012.

Leatherwood’s Starlikeness is in foal to the legendary Harlem Town. What a foal this might be!!!


May 2011

Due to Kevin’s health and being exceedingly dangerous for him riding and showing young horses, all the horses in training were transferred to Junior Hugo and Tears & Roses Stables. Black Magic also returned to the Cape to be bred to Made In Heaven. In the meantime she will reside at Tears & Roses Stables.

HS Daydream's Premier Night

Junior and Undulata's Made In Heaven

Junior and Peri's Fancy Dancer

April 2011

Preparing for our Bloem Nationals is under way. Kevin’s back is unfortunately creating problems again and Hanlo Smith will catch-ride all the young horses at Bloemfontein for him. He and Made In Heaven has clicked and they really look the part.

Black Magic and Elizka put on their best show so far and was awarded with a 4th tie in the Three Gaited Mare Championship.

Made In Heaven showed against much older horses and was the only real Two Year Old in this class. Hopefully in 2012 they will change this age rule back to the real age to make it fair on all the horses in the Junior classes. All the mares he bred from October onwards also have taken its toll as he really was very unsettled in the stable with all the other foreign horses around him. He and Hanlo however still got a 3rd tie.

Hanlo and Undulata's Made In Heaven

Junior Hugo and Freddie Mercury got a deserved 4th tie in a very strong Junior Five Gaited qualifier (15 horses in the class!!)


March 2011

The first Africa Saddlehorse Futurity show was held in Middelburg (Eastern Cape) and was a resounding success!! A Newline bred and owned filly, Perfect Style and Grace, by Tornado’s Perfect Timing out of the mare SJ Sharp Salute, won the R25000 prize money! She was also the first recipient of the Sir Clarence Ronald Memorial Trophy donated by Sandra Harding. George and Andre Botha showed her to perfection. What a proud moment for all at Newline Saddle Horse Stud! The 4th place, War Timing is by War Image Boy out of Perfect Tango also bred and owned by Newline. Perfect Timing’s fillies, as predicted, will be sought after broodmares in future!

Perfect Style and Grace and George Borcherds.

The "Sir Clarence Ronald Memorial Perpetual Trophy" donated by Sandra Harding.

Sandra Harding and Perfect Timing.

The 3 newest Americans arrived at KE Stables! Quantum of Solace, the first Newline bred Nutcracker colt, is extremely pretty, long necked and very gifted. The first I’m A New Yorker offspring in S.A., Star On Broadway looks like a teddy bear at this stage, but has perfect conformation and everyone loves him.  Fancy Dancer seems like she is going to be a handful and pretty as can be! 

Quantum of Solace

Star On Broadway


Peri's Fancy Dancer

February 2011

They have arrived, but we are not allowed to see them before they have completed their quarantine after 30 days! Very frustrating!

In the meantime  had some good news from Fred Sarver, Katharine’s Perfect Night has produced a very beautiful stud colt by Sir William Robert, he will be named - Sir William’s Knight. He will be eligible for the Weanling Futurity at the 2011 KSF, how cool is that!

The American mares have been bred as follow:

So Graceful to Sir William Robert

Katharine’s Perfect Night again to Undulata’s Nutcracker, (we hope for a full sister to Quantum Of Solace)

Callaway’s Lean On Me to Mountainviews’s Heir To Fortune (the best Supreme Heir stud in the US!)

Leatherwood’s Starlikeness to Harlem Town (the best son of Harlem Globetrotter!)


January 2011

The new American foals are heading for Cape Town very soon. If all goes well they will arrive early February on South African soil.

Perfect Attitude, the Timing filly out of Miss Tinkerbelle is beautiful and as fine as a deer. I managed to get some pictures of her at Middelburg with the help of Spottie, the sheepdog and the rest of the Borcherds men! She is giong to be a great one. Her dam, Miss Tinkerbelle has the same blood as Braveheart's dam!!! Quaker Town combined with Ace's Bourbonette and on top Scandal's Last Tango with Cameo's Rosa Lee.

Happy New Year!

Perfect Attitude striking a winning pose, showing off her beauty and charm!

Photo by Ross Millin