Tempus Renatus Farm

Tempus Renatus Lipizzans: Conversano Ivey


Mare Line: Gidrane
Foal Date: 5/1/2003
Height: 15.0h
Color: Gray (Heterozygous)
Breeder: N. Naniot
Evaluation: 85%
Stud Fee: $950


An elegant stallion with striking presence and gentle temperament, “Devon” is an excellent example of the classic Lipizzan. His gaits are proud and floating, showing ability for both a wonderful extension as well as a natural piaffe. Under saddle, they are smooth and comfortable with an easy-to-sit trot and soft, rocking canter.

He received all 8s and 9s in his inspection with Dr. Oulehla in 2008. The comments: “This stallion has very nice classical baroque conformation;” and, “This is a very nice breeding stallion, good for correcting lighter-bodied mares.”

• Booking fee: $250 (nonrefundable, due before first semen collection)

• Purebred Lipizzan mares: $950 including booking fee

• Other mares: $600 including booking fee (Foals are eligible for USLR Lipizzan Crossbred Registry and can compete for USLR annual awards)

• Shipped Cooled or Frozen Semen only; Fresh Warm Semen can be arranged if in close proximity Live Foal Guarantee


His sire was Bana Conversano, the only stallion bred by Bana Studfarm (now closed) that was imported to the States. “Desche” was Sabine Schut-Kery’s sidesaddle exhibition horse for a long time before being sold to his current owner. Desche produced only a few foals, but the quality in his foals is exceptional. “Devon” is the only son of Desche that is openly standing at stud, perhaps the only one reproducing. His dam’s line includes a significant amount of Tempel and Piber stock, including the great Neapolitano XIII-8-10 Alnok and Pluto III Platana. This line also includes Pluto Bona II, one of Raflyn Farm’s only surviving stallions. Such lines are prized and proven in this country both in the quality of stock and the success in the show ring. The combination of these lines make a perfect combination of tried American and fresh imported lines while maintaining a classical look. He is sure to enhance the gene pool in America. He is extremely easy to work with and very trainable under saddle.

      Conversano XX
    499 Conversano XX-6
      32 Maestoso XXVII
  Bana Conversano-83
Bana, Hungary
      217 Pluto XXVI-3
    2568 Pluto Formas
      2256 Maestoso Favora
      230 Neapolitano IV Fantasca
    698 Neapolitano IV Rexana
Tempel Farms
      362 Rexana
Carole Gauger
      Pluto IV Martina
Carole Gauger
(Carole Gauger)




He has great presence in the arena and turns heads easily with his thick, flowing mane and tail (a rarity for Lipizzans) and proud demeanor. Advanced movements are easy for him, though we are taking it slow to ensure he develops correctly and has proper strength and suppleness before we tackle advanced movements. Once we get through this initial phase of training, there will be nothing to stop him from going to the top. Because of his wonderful sensitivity to the rider’s aids and great mind, we plan to explore his career in both dressage and the relatively new sport, working equitation. Devon also is a fantastic driving horse and wonderful in long reins. We plan to explore his potential as an in-hand exhibition horse and a driving horse, both in leisure and competition.

His flashy, high-stepping gaits suit him perfectly in harness as well as under saddle. He is truly the multi-talented Lipizzan that breeders strive to attain. In the stable, he is extremely gentle and very easy to handle, not to mention an absolute teddy bear. He usually watches the world go by curiously but quietly, always a perfect gentleman about treats and rubs from everyone, even those who don’t know stallions. It is very easy to forget that he is a stallion with his calm nature and easy demeanor.


He only has one foal on the ground, but he is due for a few purebred foals this year already. He should beyond a doubt pass on his temperament, athleticism, and movement with the added bonus of exceptional bloodlines. With his substantial build and quiet temperament, he should cross well with warmblood and thoroughbred mares.


On top of that, we are testing for the presence of the “bay gene,” as he is a flea-bitten gray, a color that usually indicates heterozygosis of the gray gene.

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