Sale Horses
Contact Cynthia Weldon at 434-414-4051 or Karen Halvorsen          at 804-347-8280 for pricing and more information
Sterling    Farms,    LLC
Time After Time aka Ty
2003 16.3h Bay Budyonny/TB gelding
Out of Phililis C by Kaled.
Ty is always in the ribbons at top A shows where he has shown in 3' hunter and jumper divisions. Ty has recently shown great promise for the jumper ring, winning his first class at Culpeper in good company, and always jumping clear at CVSJA (local jumper show). He has been schooling up to 4' at home.Ty loves his job and will jump from wherever you put him and is well educated on the flat. Recently, Ty has schooled cross country and loves the challenge. He's a gentleman on trails, by himself or in company and is very quiet and calm on the road and at home. This horse is so athletic and shows can be directed into almost any discipline.  He is sound, fit and ready to show. USEF registered for life, this horse can take you up the ranks in style.
Currently offered at $25,000 (Nov '11)
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Radical Miss aka Special
2005 16 h Grey Budyonny/TB filly
Out of Miss Ruff by Rubico.

Special is currently working at 2'6" and will easily move up to 2'9" with her big, careful jump. Special is a very sweet girl, who loves people and attention. Special has been shown at local shows and has done very well in the hunter ring.  With her lovely movement and willing disposition she would make an excellent 4-H or Pony Club partner.  All of her training has a strong dressage foundation and as Special has been worked consistently through the winter, she is ready or the 2011 show season.  Easy to handle, trailer, shoe, clip. Very quiet at the shows. Easy for a child or amateur.
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2005 16.1 h Dutch Warmblood/ Budyonny cross filly.
Out of Laika by Rubico
Rustam aka Rusty 
2005 16.1h Chestnut Russian Budyonny/TB cross
Out of Ro Ann West by Rubico

Labusha aka Lulu
2007  Dutch Warmblood/Budyonny mare,
out of Laika (premium KWPN)  by Rubico (FEI Dressage Stallion)

2007 Bay Budyonny mare out of Justina Day by Rubico

Juliette is an incredibly talented horse.  She is super quiet and a straightforward ride, an amateur's dream.  Wonderfully sweet to handle and a pleasure to be around.  Her light, floating movement and easy balance make her dressage work a pleasure to watch. Juliette also has a very nice, clean jump, and displays great judgement in her jumping. Juliette has been shown locally in combined training, and will continue to show in eventing this year, however this mare is going to excel in whatever discipline she goes into.  Currently around 16hh, will mature 16.1hh. Currently offered at $8,500 (Nov '11) Videos can be seen at
Zarina aka Zoe
2007 Chestnut Budyonny mare, 
out of Zaznuba by Rubico.(embryo)
2003  16.1h Brown Budyonny/TB gelding
By Kaled.
Total Surprise aka TS
2004 16.1h Buyonny/TB gelding. 
Out of Ro Ann West by Kaled.

Larissa is a perfect hunter prospect, with super form over fences and a very comfortable canter. She is jumping up to 2'9, and has just begun her changes, which she does cleanly and very balanced. 
Larissa has beautiful markings, with a blaze and 2 long white socks on the hind end.
She is quiet and and an easy ride and very brave to jump. Can be brought along by amateur.
Very sweet nature. Larissa will start showing over fences this year in the 2'6 divisions.   
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Traveler is a jumper prospect with scope and athleticism to do the big jumpers.  Currently jumping 3'6.  Very bold and brave to the fences.  Will jump anything.  Great to load and travel with.  Easy keeper.  Great for a junior rider or an adult amateur for jumpers or can also do the hunters. Auto changes.
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TS is a wonderful horse who loves to please and is looking for a special home with a very loving and understanding owner. Due to a previous injury, TS should not be jumped and therefore is now doing very well in his new career as a dressage horse. He has wonderful movement, a beautiful head and is well schooled in lateral movements. He is easy to ride  and loves trailriding, often being the lead horse for our youngsters.
We believe that TS will be a successful dressage horse for the lower levels, and will do best with an owner that can keep him in regular work.
If you would like to know more about TS please contact the trainer at 434-414-4051
Justina Day aka JD
2001 15.3h Budyonny/TB
Out of Phililis C by Kaled

JD is currently working nicely on the flat and over flowerboxes and crossrails, and trailrides out well. 
A proven broodmare, JD throws very sweet and beautiful foals with great conformation.  JD is a very sweet mare, great for an individual that just wants to enjoy quiet rides on trails or in the ring. She has a great trot.
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  Lulu is a fantastic dressage prospect. Laidback and a pleasure to work with, a true star of the future. With her spectacular movement Lulu is showing tremendous promise as a competitive dressage horse.  Even at four years old, she shows great blanace at all three gaits. Lulu will mature 16.3hh or more.
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Please contact Lani Tichelaar at 804-537-5325 for more information about this spectacular horse.
What a wonderful little horse this is!   Zoe is the twin sister to the stallion Maestro (by embryo transfer). She has an extremely expressive jump and great movement. Zoe is currently and easily schooling 2'6" and will be moving up this year. She has been shown in combined training and shows great potential as an eventer, but is more than capable of moving into any other discipline. She is fun to ride and is only going to get better.  Don't miss the opportunity to have this mare before her price goes up.  Currently 15hh, will mature around 15.2hh. Currently offered at $7,500 See videos at:
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2008 Chestnut Budyonny Gelding out of Nanuba by Rubico
This athletic young horse was started in the fall of 2010.  He proved to be a quick learner and was very easy to bring along. With his willing temperament and lovely movement, he will make a very good prospect for any discipline.  After taking the winter off with his fellow 3 year olds, Rastupin started back to work in March of 2011.  He has continued to be a super guy, who is sensible, kind and brave. He has been introduced to jumps and his first couple of outings have been very successful. They have included cross country schooling, and two shows at which he impressed everybody with his calm demeanor and willing attitude.  We look forward to seeing more from this great horse.

2008 Bay Budyonny Gelding out of Justina Day by Rubico
currently 16.1hh (and growing)
This flashy horse has the personality to match his great looks.  Romeo is the class joker, and not a day goes by without him making us laugh at his antics.  He is a full brother to Juliette and already shows the same athletisim and even better movement than his sister.  He has come along quickly under saddle, and loves to be challenged in his workouts.  Romeo shows natural aptitude for jumping and is a pleasure to watch on the flat as well as showing grood sense on his first couple of outings off the farm.  We look forward to seeing him this fall in the show arena as Romeo is certainly going to make a wonderful competitive partner.

2008 chestunt budyonny filly out of Ro Ann West by Rubico

Raisa is a sweet girl, who has the wonderful golden coat of the budyonnys.  She was started under saddle in April of 2011 and has been straight forward in all her training.  She has three solid gaits, been introduced to crossrails and is steady on trails.  We believe she would be sucessful in the hunter arena with her steady gaits and look forward to seeing her there in the coming months,
2008 Dutch Warmblood/Budyonny filly,
out of Laika (premium KWPN)  by Rubico (FEI Dressage Stallion)

Lizette is a full sister to the wonderful Lulu, and so far seems to have many of the same wonderful qualities of character and ability  Lizette at 3 is already 16hh and still growing. She will be a large girl, with alot of bone. She was started in April 2011, and has been a pleasure to work with.  She trail rides, goes over small obstacles and is confirmed in all three gaits. Lizette is ready to find a home that will challenge her and take advantage of her athletic abilities.
While Rusty has a very successful show record in the hunter ring,
his phenomenally balanced movement, powerful trot and
wonderful working frame has pointed him into the dressage arena. 
Rusty would be very suitable for any amateur rider.  He is easy to ride and willing
to work.His beautiful head, super sweet nature and eye catching color
would make him stand out in any barn. Currently offered at $18,000 (Nov '11)

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Rasputin is going to remain with Karen Halvorsen as her competition horse!!
Now being offered for Sale:
2007 Gelding Out of Glfira by Rubico
Rubin is a full Budyonny, with a glimmering golden coat. He was recently gelded, only because  his dams' papers cannot be located. As a result,  Rubin and any of his offspring,sadly cannot be registered. However, Rubin produced a wonderful colt, Roderick, who has his daddy's gorgeous looks and conformation. Rubin is now being offered for sale.  Rubin is an extremely talented and athletic horse, who will excel in quite literally any sport discipline you could point him in.  He has huge easy movement, and an amazing, correct jump.  This extraordinary horse will make a wonderful competition partner .  Please contact us for further information.