EBF SH POL Natural Born Leader

2016 AMHA EUROPEAN REGIONAL  SUPREME CHAMPION AMATEUR 

ONE FROM THE BEST STALLIONS IN EUROPE  

2016 AMHA Honor Roll GRAND CHAMPION !

If you have interest about breeding by this boy, please contact us

Leader can breed:

AMHA/AMHR/miniature hores

Laffi Taffi is first Leader ´s foal borne in 2016 !

Cocolina - foal  from Leader - magnificent filly !


Birth: 18.5.2013 France
Color : Pinto sorrel 

High : 33 3/4 inch

AMHA /AMHR


ACAN dwarf test N / N 

D1, D2, D3, D4: negative

LEADER BECAME A 2016 AMHA EUROPEAN REGIONAL AMATEUR SUPREME CHAMPION and 2016 AMHA Honor Roll !


Leader was unanimously chosen by AMHA staff for official AMHA 2015 Breed Calendar to represent the American Miniature Horse Association  around the World for an entire year 2015

IT ´S TRUE AND IT´S RELEASED ! Such big honor for our small farm Tikitano in Czech Republic! Our yearling colt EBF POL SH Natural Born Leader from breeding Elevage de la Buise was unanimously chosen by AMHA for title page 2015 Official Calendar of the American miniature Horse Association. Big THANKS to Liz Cruber McMillan for amazing picture our Leader and Tom Leeggangers for incredible handle with our Leader for shoot!!! Beautiful frollar is from Amanda Breakell from England.

You can read more under show results below

Progeny

Show results

2016 AMHA HONOR ROLL

GRAND CHAMPION AMATEUR SENIOR STALLION LVL2 30-34 INCH !

2016 AMHA European Championship Show

3-4. th September 2016 / Netherlands
Judges:

Joyce Swanson ( USA)
Marti Lockwood ( USA)
Wayne Hipsley ( USA)

2017 AMHA EUROPEAN SUPREME CHAMPION AMATEUR !

European AMHA Grand Champion Amateur Stallion
European AMHA Reserve Grand Champion Senior Stallion

European AMHA Champion AOTE Senior Stallion lvl.2
European AMHA Champion Amateur Senior Stallion30-34 inch lvl.2
European AMHA Reserve Champion Senior stallion 32-34 inch

2016 AMHC Czech Inter Cup

4. th June 2016 /Czech Republic
Judge: Allison Johnston ( UK)

AMHA SUPREME AMATEUR CHAMPION !!!

AMHA GRAND CHAMPION AMATEUR STALLIONS

AMHA GRAND CHAMPION SENIOR STALLIONS

AMHA Champion AOTE senior stallions lvl.2
AMHA Champion Amateur Senior Stallions lvl 2
AMHAChampion Senior Stallions 32-34 inch

2016 AMHC Czech Inter Cup

4.th June/ Czech Republic
Judge: Stephen Johnston ( UK)

AMHA SUPREME AMATEUR CHAMPION !!!

AMHA SUPREME OPEN CHAMPION !!!

AMHA GRAND CHAMPION AMATEUR STALLIONS

AMHA GRAND CHAMPION SENIOR STALLIONS

AMHA Champion AOTE senior stallions lvl.2
AMHA Champion Amateur Senior Stallions lvl 2
AMHA Champion Senior Stallions 32-34 inch

2016 ICAMH AA Creek Spring Fling Show

9. April 2016 / Netherlands
Judge : Jane Davenport ( UK)

AMHA CHAMPION AOTE senior stallions lvl.2

AMHA CHAMPION Amateur senior stallions over 30-34, lvl.2

AMHA GRAND CHAMPION AMATEUR STALLIONS

2015 INTERNATIONAL ALL STARS - AMHR DIVISION


Year End Award AMHR 2015
TOP 3 AMHR Two Year Old Stallion - 33" & Under (1107)
TOP 4 AMHR Model Stallion, 2 Years & Older - Under (1101)
TOP 6 AMHR Amateur Halter Stallion - Under (1112)
TOP 5 AMHR Stallion Jr. Champion And Reserve, 33" & Under (1110)
TOP 5 AMHR Stallion Grand Champion & Reserve - Under (1111)

2015 AMHA HONOR ROLL

Top 4 AMHA 2015 Honor Roll - Amateru Junior Stallion LVL2 over 30-33 inch

Top 3 AMHA 2015 Honor Roll - Two Year Old Stallons 31-33 inch


AMHA EUROPEAN REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

5-6.th September / Netherlands
Judge:

Mr. Myron Krause ( USA)
Mrs. Pam Spillman ( USA)
Mrs. Wendy Gruskiewicz ( USA)

AMHA EUROPEAN REGIONAL AMATEUR RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION JUNIOR STALLIONS

unanimous  AMHA EUROPEAN OPEN GRAND CHAMPION JUNIOR STALLIONS

EUROPEAN CHAMPION AOTE Junior Stallions Lvl.2

unanimous EUROPEAN CHAMPION Amateur Junior Stallions 30-33 Lvl.2

unanimous EUROPEAN OPEN CHAMPION Two year old stallions 31-33

AMHF EUROPEAN NATIONALS AMHR/ASPC 2015

22-23. rd August 2015 / Belgium
Judge:

Karen Iversen , USA
Jim McKeith, USA
Eli Westerlaken , NL

GRAND CHAMPION - AMHR stallion Junior under

GRAND CHAMPION - AMHR Stallion under ( junior and senior stallions)

unanimous CHAMPION - AMHR Stallion 2 year old - 33 under amateur

CHAMPION - AMHR model stallion 2 year and old- under

unanimous CHAMPION - AMHR stallion 2 year old over 31-33

ICAMH Summer show 2015

18-19.July 2015

Judge : Eli Westerlaken

AMATEUR GRAND CHAMPION JUNIOR STALLIONS

CHAMPION AOTE Junior Stallions Lvl.2

CHAMPION Amateur Junior Stallions 30-33 Lvl.2

Open RESERVE CHAMPION Two year old stallions 31-33

Aa Creek Spring Fling Show 2015

18-19. April 2015 / Netherlands
Judge : James Rutledge USA

OPEN GRAND CHAMPION JUNIOR STALLIONS

CHAMPION AOTE Junior Stallions Lvl.2

CHAMPION Amateur Junior Stallions 30-33 Lvl.2

Open CHAMPION Two year old stallions 31-33

ICAMH EXTRAVAGANZA 2014

7-8 th June 2014/ Netherlands
Judges: 

Eli Westerlaken ( NL)

Teresa Visser ( USA)

Champion AOTE

unsubscribed because of injuries from show

MHCE SHOW BRNO TROPHY

10. th May 2014 / Czech Republic
Judges: Ben van de Wetering ( NL)

MHCE SUPREME CHAMPION !!!

Grand Champion amateur stallion

Grand Champion Junior stallions

Champion Amateur yearling stallions

Champion Open yearling stallions 30-32 inch

2015 The Chosen one...

You can read message from famous photographer Liz Cruber McMillan , which is author image, why it happened.

2015 The Chosen One...

Some "history" about this simple image from a far-away place. About how it came to be, and what it says about it being chosen:
AMHA had asked for a variety of strong 2014 images from North America and Europe for them to consider for the 2015 Calendar Cover.
When we were on the final tour location, in the Czech Republic with Tikitano Farm. I wanted an image from this farm to complete my submissions - but I was at a total loss as to what "different shot" I could cook up to submit along with the others - AND, I had begun to have a over it when an idea came from Tom.
"T" suggested it could be REALLY nice to have a single elegant photo situated in this garden. A traditional image that (in it's simplicity) would communicate the true size (and conformational correctness) of a EUROPEAN BRED American Miniature Horse - In a scenic way with no addition of filters, no collages, nothing added. Just a simple picture that somehow let you see it was an exquisitely small and beautiful horse.
Creation and composition:
The horse (of Elevage de la Buise breeding) from Marcela's show string was exceptionally trained and happy to be photographed. We shot several poses with him ( both with and without the Frollar set of Amanda Breakell ) we liked the color and flair that the Frollar added, so we choose "with" Frollar. The tuft of grass in the foreground communicated (without interference to the photo ) the size of the horse for the viewers eye - I WAS inclined to select a similar image, without the grass, but the then it was not as "subliminally" evident the horse was so small. The lead was removed from the halter, the white "halo" added to soften the line between the image and the white paper, the photo was cropped and off it went with the other 2014 selections to AMHA.
After AMHA received the all the images, they requested from this image the horse and client information and told me the image was selected for the 2015 cover. In fact, I asked if they were 100% sure??? And, my answer was "Yes, we are sure and it was UNANIMOUSLY chosen by the staff..." WOW! COOL!
Honestly I was surprised. Over the last five years we have trended toward "artistic" images of pawing stallions with excess mane and tail, rearing shots, fighting shots, shots over the back and hooky head shots from low in the grass (myself included) and seemingly with the more smoke and computer generated fire and flames - the better.
Yes. Those images are strong images, and they do have their place in creating interest in the media market, and drawing curious clients to one's farm.
But Tom Leeggangers had the right idea in setting up this shot... And, without dissecting the "how or why" - it was confirmed to be the correct idea by becoming the choice of the editors.
It stands also as a media reminder that a COVER IMAGE (representing a breed) should OFTEN be more than collage of head and neck shots, or Supreme Champions hidden in their trophy cooler blankets, or placed into fake backgrounds with painted in smoke.
SOMETIMES it is nice to see stunning, balanced horse of striking color that is the epitome of the breed standard - standing on all four legs in all it's entirety.
This "traditional image" style is equally IMPORTANT for our breed publication archives. It is important that in 20 years we can open a breed calendar or magazine and see the evolution of where all we came from with breeding. Can you imagine in 25 years if future generations open a magazine from the past and there is nothing to see but shots of eyeballs, sunset silhouettes - and copious amounts of flying hair representing your blood stock...
I'm not saying we go back to using "standard trainer" shots, I am only saying we should not loose sight of the impact and importance they have in photo archives. I LOVE with a passion the fiery mystique of the artistic shots - as much ( or more ) than anyone. But we should take more care in how what we leave behind (optically) in media, for the future generations to judge this moment in OUR history with.
Some 25 years from now one thing is certain, future generations will be able to take in hand the 2015 AMHA Calendar, and see from the cover how advanced the AMHA horse being bred in Europe was, as this horse stands here - correct and proud, as it should stand, representing it's bred... The American Miniature Horse.
I am very proud with this selection, not only for Tikitano Farm and the Czech Republic, but PROUD for ALL OF EUROPE that this International image was chosen out of submissions from farms (both small and large, in size and in name ). Chosen... To represent the American Miniature Horse Association around the World for an entire year.
Big CONGRATULATIONS!
Lizzy

=)) This experience reminds me of back in 1998 when my first AMHA MHW Magazine editor, (Barbara Ashby) told me, "Liz, A cover image is representative of the BREED publication it is gracing... And it should do so fully and elegantly. ART belongs on the inside - to keep people reading!" I thought she was such an old bat for telling me that, and here I am almost 20 years later re-interating it!

Parents

His Sire EBF John´s Supreme Heritage " Junior "  won AMHA EUROPEAN SUPREME CHAMPION 2009, AMHA Honor Roll Top Ten 2009 2 years old colt 31 to 33 inch and AMHA European Grand champion Senior stallion 2010 and AMHA Honor Roll Top Ten 2010 Senior Stallion Open 30/32 Inches

His Dam Alamos Streaker Golden Echo is AMHA World Top 3 Open Yearling Mare 2007 ,multiple European champion mares in Europe in 2008 .