Tate was inspected by the American
Trakehner Association in October of 2008 when he was 2 1/2 years
old. He was approved with a total score of "60" with "8's" for walk,
trot, canter, jumping, and over all impression.
Tatendrang was approved with the
American Trakehner Association and the Trakehner Verband pending his
completing his performance requirements.
Tate was fully approved with the ATA in Nov 2010, when he completed his performance requirements after just 10 months under saddle. It is planned that he will be presented to other
registries in the future and will continue in competition with Andrew Palmer.
"Tatendrang embodies the type required in the
modern Trakehner sport horse." "As stated, Tatendrang's type is that
of the modern Trakehner sport horse and this highly desired quality
carried over and was clearly demonstrated in his gaits and jumping
aptitude. Tatendrang possesses a good marching quality walk.
Impulsion, elasticity, and lightness produced a ground covering walk
illustrating good use of the hindquarters. At the trot, Tatendrang
flexes and uses his joints well. A clear, two-beat rhythm results in
a light and balanced trot. The canter, likewise, was balanced and
uphill. He has an expansive, reaching leg that results in a ground
covering gait. Self-carriage was always present in his walk, trot,
and canter. The athleticism of Tatendrang was also demonstrated in
the jumping chute. He was extremely willing. As in his gaits, his
jumping was balanced, clever, and with the technique was good.
Tatendrang leaves you with a good general impression. Temperament
and manners were good. He could have had more muscular development.
This may occur as he matures. Overall, Tatendrang is a very athletic
~ Sam Eidt, DVM