Fox Creek Farm - German Riding Pony Breeding Program and Home to the Kansas State University Equestrian Team


Argentino x Mirage
As a foal in Germany


2012 North American Stallion Performance Test



Owner:  Delores Seketa, Indiana

Managed By:  Fox Creek Farm


Breed: German Riding Pony
Gender: Stallion
Color: Bay
Height: 14.3 h
YOB: 2008
Registered: Hanoverian Pony Verband
Registration Number: DE 434340165008
Approved Registries: RPSI, Weser-Ems, sBs, ISR/Oldenburg


Adonis is sired by the Dutch Riding Pony, Argentino.  Argentino’s sire, Orchard D’Avranche was the leading sire in the Netherlands for many years and is still one of the most desired pony stallions there.  Adonis is line-bred to Downland Folklore who is arguably the most famous foundation stallion in the Netherlands.  Although he was never at stud in Germany, 16 of his sons are licensed there, and he is still one of the leading sires in the German FN stallion ranking list.

Adonis’s dam, Mirage, is a Hanoverian German Riding Pony.  She produced “Mystique”, the full sister to Adonis who gained First Premium status under Dutch judges and was the highest scoring foal for all of Scotland.  Mirage’s sire, Voyage, has won jumping and dressage classes up to level L and participated at the Bundeschampionships.  In his first foal crop he produced the Reserve Champion of the Hanoverian Pony Stallion Licensing.  His dam, SPS Mago, was the Champion mare of Cloppenburg.  His sire, Valentino, is considered a Dutch foundation stallion.  Mirage’s dam, SPS Moonlight, won the class of the mares’ families at the National Mare Show in 1996.  At this same show her daughter, Moonlight Girl, became Champion of the younger mares.  Moonlight participated at the Bundeschampionships and has produced many licensed stallion sons and State Premium daughters.  Moonlight’s sire, Night-Star I, won his Stallion Licensing and Stallion Performance Test and then became the Reserve Bundeschampion of the jumping ponies.  At this time he was the most successful and desired stallion in Westphalia.  He produced many licensed stallions, among them several licensing champions, including the European Champion, Nelusko.  Many daughters were awarded the title of State Premium, and several were Champion or Reserve Champion of the Elite Mare Show in Westphalia.  Night-Star I was sold to Brazil where he has continued his career. 


2010 - Adonis was shown as a 2 Year Old in the USDF Breeders' Championship Series.  He qualified for the Regional Championship Finals, and placed 3rd at the Finals in a class of 6 - all warmbloods.

  • NDA Classic I:   73.5%

  • NDA Classic II:   75.9%    

  • Mid-America Sport Horse Association, USDF Regional Championship Finals:   78.6%    

2011 - Adonis is being carefully and properly started under saddle by young horse trainer, Laney Wagner.  He is coming along beautifully and we plan to bring him out to clinics and shows this year.

  • Summer Fest Breed Show, 3-5 Year Old Colt/Gelding/Stallion Materiale:   74.1% - 1st Place

  • Summer Fest Breed Show, 3 Year Old Colts/Geldings In Hand:   73.3%

  • Adonis is approved for breeding and accepted into the Stallion Stud Book I with RPSI

  • Adonis' first foal: Fox Creek's Daisy Duke receives GOLD PREMIUM from RPSI    

2012 - Adonis began his first full year of under saddle competition.  What an incredible year!!!  Adonis showed entirely in the Open Classes in USDF, Region 3, one of the toughest regions in the country, and at every show he was the only pony in his class!  He topped off an amazing year by earning the title of the 2012 North American Stallion Testing Pony CHAMPION!!!

  • Dressage Among Friends I, Training Level Open, Test 3:   72.6%  -  2nd Place

  • Dressage Among Friends I, 1st Level Open, Test 3:   74.355% - 1st Place

  • Dressage Among Friends II, Training Level Open, Test 3:  75.6%  -  2nd Place

  • Dressage Among Friends II, 1st Level Open, Test 3:   75.645%  -  1st Place

  • Suncoast Sunburn Classic I, Training Level Open, Test 3:   71.8%  -  1st Place

  • Suncoast Sunburn Classic I, 1st Level Open, Test 3:   71.613%  -  1st Place

  • Suncoast Sunburn Classic II, Training Level Open, Test 3:   72.4%  -  1st Place

  • Suncoast Sunburn Classic II, 1st Level Open, Test 2:   73.514%  -  1st Place

  • Great American/USDF Region 3 CHAMPIONSHIPS, Training Level Open Championship:   66.9%  -  7th Place / 23 entries

  • Great American/USDF Region 3 CHAMPIONSHIPS, First Level Open Championship:   71.694%  -  4th Place / 24 entries

  • 2012 North American Stallion Performance Test CHAMPION

                  FINAL SCORES:     Overall - 8.33     Interior - 8.50     Walk - 8.50     Trot - 8.25     Canter - 7.75     Rideability - 8.67     Jumping - 8.00     Cross Country - 7.88

  • Receives Lifetime Licensing from the following registries:  RPSI, Weser-Ems, sBs, ISR/Oldenburg

  • Adonis' 2nd Foal, Fox Creek's Adele, receives the GOLD PREMIUM award at her Foal Inspection - this lovely filly is FOR SALE


  • Snowbirds Paradise I, 1st Level Open, Test 3:   69% - 1st Place

  • Snowbirds Paradise II, 1st Level Open, Test 3:   70% - 1st Place


Great American / USDF Region 3 First Level Open CHAMPIONSHIP

2012 Stallion Performance Test: Free Jumping, Stadium Jumping & Cross Country

2012 Stallion Performance Test: Dressage

Sire Info


Dam Info


Adonis - Pedigree

          Bjirmens Wyste  
      Aester el Nino      
          Kleefs Sylvia  
                  Orchard D'Avranches  
  Bijsterhofs First Lady      
      Brinkhoffs Dream  
          Night-Star I  

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