19 year old PITER 312 died of colic
The 19-yr old, but still going strong-Piter 312 (Ygram x Tsjalling) unfortunately died of colic last week. Mr. Heuker, his new owner is heartbroken: "Piter was in his 'second youth'. He served 120 mares this year and he had some really nice (first premie) starmares at the keuring this summer. It's really sad..."
Piter was approved in 1991, as well as his halfbrother Pike (Ygram x Lammert). The first year he was at stud at the Bos family in St. Anthonis, the second year at the Toonen family in Maren-Kessel. But he spent most of his life at Stal Wijdewormer with the Constant family. Piter was bred by Mr. J. Wolterink from Harreveld. His mom Redia (Tsjalling) is from the Prinses stam 19 and goes via the modelmare Landsdochter (Bouke) back to Landsvrouwe model/preferent (Age). The influences of the Tsjalling- and Bouke blood explain the classical look of a lot of Piter offspring. Although he left us a nice collection of good dressagehorses, with a very good walk and a lot of 'thrive' from behind in trot. The Piter's are often very deepblack with beautiful heads, lots of mane and feathers and a very good working mentality. His most famous daughter is Aukje Boszorg model/preferent, multiple Esbeek champion and mother to two (!) modeldaughters. Piter's only approved son (so far) was Bearend. But maybe he has another chance of getting a son approved in Mathijs H. (ds Leffert), selected for the Autumn testing in Ermelo!