Canterbury Court
Well trained mare for a child or small
adult rider. Nike has shown extensively
and loves to jump. She also has a solid
dressage background and great
flying changes, making her an excellent
candidate for the Equitation ring as well.
She is very gentle with children and loves
to just hang out with them. Nike has had
one foal, Pacifica, now showing as a
Hunter in Southern California. She is
approved as a Main Mare Book Mare for
both the Hanoverian and German
Oldenburg Verband.

Nike's sire Nebelhorn was one of the first
Hanoverian stallions imported into this
country. Nebelhorn finished first out of 33
stallions in his 1981 performance test
with scores of 8+ on his gaits and 8.67 on
cross country and stadium jumping.  He
was selected for the State Stud at Celle
and stood in Germany from 1982 to 1984.  
He is still ranked in the top 10% for
Hanoverian dressage sires in his age
group.  He won USDF (Hanoverian) Gold
Medals at Third through Intermediaire I
from 1985 to 1988.  Nebelhorn also won a
USDF Bronze Medal at Grand Prix in 1989
and an Individual Silver Medal at the
Olympics Sports Festival in 1986.  A
versitile sporthorse himself, as well as a
versitile producer, Nebelhorn won three
hunter show championships at the Santa
Barbara National in 1991


Nike's mother  was the Elite Mare
Shalimar. She was purchased at the
Verden Elite Foal Auction in Germany to
be one of Canterbury Court’s foundation
mares. Shalimar was the Mare Champion
at Santa Rosa as a two year old and
missed being the Golden State Champion
by .005 points. She passed her mare
performance test under a 14 year old
rider and then showed on a local hunter-
jumper circuit.  Her sire Spitzweg, a
grandson of the Thoroughbred
improvement sire Sudan, was used for
only a short time but is noted for
producing improved type and dressage
movement.

The grandam Goldmaus by Grand Royal  
was the first foal of Aphrodite II. She was
awarded the state premium as a 4-year-
old at the mare show in Ettenbüttel, but
couldn't accept it due to a sickness
shortly before the performance test. She
got 5 foals in 5 breeding years and died in
1995 after a strong colic. Her first filly
Shalimar (born 1991) by Spitzweg was
sold via the Verden foal auction to
California.

Her two daughters born in 1993 and
1994, the state premium mares and full
sisters Caracalla I and Caracalla II by
Calypso II, both have a licensed son by
Stakkato - Spaceman out of Caracalla I
and Stalypso out of Caracalla II.
Stalypso  was sold at the Elite Foal
Auction for the record price of 55,000
Eros. He was licensed and won his 30
Day Test with the incredible jumping
score of 9.975! He is owned by the
private stud Gestute Sprehe.

Aphrodite II was born in 1981 out of St.Pr.
St. Wolke. She had 13 foals in 15
breeding years. Her full sister Aphrodite I
competed successfully in both the  
Young Rider Championships and the
German Championships.

The state premium mares Chiara and
Cosmopolitan, both by the Holsteiner sire
Calypso II, the licensed stallions
Clochard, by Calypso II, and For Fashion,
by For Expo 2000, and the successful
show jumpers Chappelou M and Calero
(also by Calypso II) are outstanding
descendants of Aphrodite II. She has
produced both dressage horses and
show jumpers.

Aphrodite's black stallion "For Fashion",
*1999 by For Expo 2000 was licensed at
the Second Hanoverian Stallion Licensing
in Verden on October 26th, 2002. The
stallion was owned by Dr. Rolf-Peter
Schulze. On November 05th/06th, 2003
"For Fashion" placed 10th with 104,01
points in the 70-day-test for private
stallions in Adelheidsdorf. He was later
sold to the USA.
Nike C
Nebelhorn - Spitzweg - Grand Royal - Absatz
1995 Bay Hanoverian Mare 15.3 1/2 hands