Undara MF
Full Papered Third Premium Mare
Erik 351 x Hearke
Registration # 200605484

Undara is our third foal from Ourenske H (aka Wren), and finally, we have a filly! Born around 11 pm on May 4th, it was an amazingly quick and easy delivery. She has very long legs, a short back, and very upright neck. If Undara is anything at all like her older siblings, she will be a force to reckon with! She will be staying at Mythic Friesians as part of our broodmare band.

Wren's first foal with us, in 2004, was Othello MF, who was awarded a second premium at his foal keuring. Her second foal was another one that we are keeping for ourselves, Random MF - the last foal by the late and great Frans 289. Wren is a proven producer of top foals - one of her older sons, Paulus fan 'e Achterwei, is consistently winning at IFSHA shows and won two Championships at the 2004 IFSHA Grand Nationals. For more information on Wren, click here.

Undara's sire is Iron Spring Farm's stallion Erik 351. We chose him as the sire because we believe his conformation is a perfect match for Wren's. His shorter back, handsome face and a bit more height will produce a slightly more versatile horse than Wren's baroque frame alone tends to do. The fact that Erik descends primarily from the Ritske and Age stallion lines was an added bonus. For more information on Erik 351, visit his website at Iron Spring Farm.

As a two year old, Undara had matured faster and better then we ever imagined! And as a three year old, she is only getting better and better. She is very tall (well over 16 hands) and her conformation is exactly what we wanted. While her bones are very thick, she has long legs that are well proportioned to her heavyset body. Her hind end is round and powerful, and she has incredible impulsion at all 3 gaits. Her neck is also well suited to her body, though it could be a touch longer. She has a noble head much like her dam's, and a soft, gentle eye. She also has an abundance of hair - wherever she hasn't rubbed it off while stretching for that last blade of grass!

In 2009, we decided not to keur Undara. While she has progressed wonderfully in her training, she is not quite ready to be presented to the judges yet. Her neck is filling out, but it's not quite done yet, and her muscle tone was not yet what we wanted it to be.

In 2010, we presented Undara MF to the judges at the Olds, Alberta keuring, in the 4+ Mare for Studbook/Star category. She did not have as much training as we wanted due to our inclimate summer, but we felt she was ready enough to go. Undara was placed first in her very large class of 7 mares. She was awarded a third premium, and the judges commented on her strong walk and good overall conformation. They even commented that her neck was long enough, which made us very happy! They suggested that she be brought back after more training and presented again. We will bring her back in a year or two, once we get her driving and going under saddle.

In 2012 and again in 2014, we took Undara back to the keuring. However, she has remained a third premium studbook mare. We still believe that Undara could make Star, so we will work with her under saddle and plan to ride an IBOP test with her in the next few years. And if not Star, then we will work towards the Sport predicate - and eventually Preferent!

In 2013, Undara had her first foal - a leggy colt sired by Doaitsen. This colt was sold at just a few weeks old. We welcomed her second foal, sired by Lolke, on May 9, 2014, an even taller colt! He was sold in utero, but sadly passed away from aortic rupture at 26 days old. Her 2015 Bene colt was also sold in utero and lives quite near us, so we will get to see him grow up!

In 2015, after giving birth to her Bene colt Zed MF, Undara developed a uterine infection, followed by acute toxic laminitis. Her battle back to health will be long and rocky, but she is improving and we expect her to make a full recovery!

Undara's Foals:
2013 - Poseidon MF (s: Doaitsen 420 Sport)
2014 - Thorondor MF (s: Lolke 371 Sport)
2015 - Zed MF (s: Bene 476)

Feeling better! Not 100% but well on her way to being herself again, January 30, 2016.

Beautiful Undara photo by Debra Marshall, June 13, 2015.

Zed and Undara, June 6, 2015.

Home from the vet with Zed, the beginning of the road to recovery, June 4 2015.

Keuring in Red Deer, Alberta, September 19, 2014.

Undara and her colt Poseidon, sired by Doaitsen 420 Sport.
Poseidon is three and a half months old here, August 21, 2013.

Undara and her colt Poseidon, sired by Doaitsen 420 Sport.
Poseidon is two weeks old here, May 19, 2013.

Posing for the camera, June 21, 2012.

Undara at her 4 year old keuring, September 24, 2010.

Undara looking filled out and grown up! June 23, 2010.

A muddy Undara enjoying the spring sun, April 18, 2010.

Undara in the snow, February 16, 2010.

Undara being a love bug in the field, August 10, 2009.

Undara showing off her neck - she rubbed her mane off - October 10, 2008.

Undara in the ring, May 19th, 2008.

Undara strutting her stuff, April 27th, 2008.

Undara at her baby keuring, September 27, 2006.

Undara showing off after a bath, August 20th, 2006.

Undara in the ring, July 16th, 2006.

Undara at 12 hours old, May 5, 2006