NASERA. Large Anglo-Trakehner mare bred by Edith Kosterka out of Double Test xx (whose lines go back to Man O'War xx). Her sire, Nenufar was the 16.3h large-caliber black stallion imported by Mrs. Kosterka. Nenufar was a true all-around sport horse who hunted, and was shown both in the Open Jumper arena, and the dressage ring. Nenufar was bred by the National Stud in Kadyny (Poland), and was imported in 1961. He was approved in 1975 as part of the first group of stallions accepted by the ATA. Nenufar also sired Wasyl (first recipient of the Palmenblüte Award).
|DATE OF BIRTH: March 29, 1981|
|COLOR: Dark Brown|
|HEIGHT: 16.2 h|
|2006 FEE: retired|
|Nieboga 6846||Notec 3792|
|Roman Bath xx||War Swept xx|
|Double Test xx||Roman Bath xx|
|Times Now xx||Lady of Time xx|
Nasera is an elderly, sweet mare who was one of the Kosterka herd who were willed to the University of Illinois for the purposes of starting a breeding program. What happened while there is the stuff of VetMed legend. She was used to teach the VetMed students the art of artificial insemination. Because of her 'advanced age' at the time (16) and her status as a maiden mare, she was felt to be colicky when she was uncomfortable and lying down in her stall. To the surprise of everyone, the next morning a small colt was by her side! (Norman by Troy.)
Norman (by Troy) 1998. Norman enjoys his career showing in the hunter arena.
Nasera has lived her life in the broodmare herd. She currently enjoys her retirement with Daisy, her companion miniature donkey.