Zeidelhof Reining Horses
High quality quarter horses
Zeidelhof Reining Horses breeds high quality Quarter Horses with great bloodlines. They got the perfect conditions to be raised happy and healthy on our beautiful facility in Lilienfeld, Austria.
My name is Anna-Maria Zehetbauer and I am 17 years old. Riding horses was a huge part of me since I can remember. I start and train our self bred and raised horses, it sure is a big challenge and it isn't always as easy as it seems, but I'm trying my best to teach my horses how to perform in this great sport. I can't imagine a better job than training horses and I just love to figure things out with these beautiful animals. I am very thankful for this great opportunity and I do know that it is not a matter of course to be able to use all these prerequisites such as infrastructure and horse material.
I've been riding horses since I can remember. My first horse was Smart Starlight aka 'Burli', a huge Paint Horse gelding who sadly passed away not a long time ago. He taught me patience and assertiveness, without him I wouldn't be where I am now. A few years later I started riding our Quarter Horse stallion Mr Gun Dee, we figured things out pretty good and took part in a lot of shows together. My first aged event was the ARHA Reining Maturity 2018 showing Mr Gun Dee. We scored a 216 becoming co-reserve champions in Level 1 and 2. During having successful shows with 'Gunny' I've had struggles riding his offspring 'Big Leo Gun' aka Little. It took us a lot of hard work and practise to get along well but we ended up being a great team. I showed Little in a lot of aged events like the Austrian Futurity, Breeders Derby, ARHA Maturity and Euro Derbies pushing his LTE over $8,000.
Our family had a very hard time saying 'rest in peace' to our one in a million stud 'Mr Gun Dee' due to an accident in his paddock in 2019. This stallion was the best thing that has ever happened to us. He was incredibly kind and absolutely beautiful. I'm so happy to still be able to ride and show his super talented offspring, I will never forget this great horse. Short time after I decided to quit school and start training our own bred and raised horses on our beautiful facility. It sure is a big responsibility to take on but I would never give up on this great opportunity. However I had 10 horses to train from one day to the other which was pretty hard for me to start on, but I was still the happiest girl in the world. I was very excited such as anxious to start my first 2 year olds ever in January 2021. I fought my way through without a lot of experience and actually managed to get my young horses very solid and easy on every manoeuvre. December 2021 - NRHA Futurity in Oklahoma I had the pleasure to meet Brett Stone. We bumped into each other and had a little conversation about our facility in Austria and our horses, which made us thinking of working together. I'm very proud and happy to be able to train my horses with all the great advice Brett gives me, it made me realise a lot of things and my horses feel so much better after just 6 months training that way. Huge THANK YOU to you, Brett, and of course also to my mum and dad, without you guys this wouldn't be possible at all.
starting young horses
With a lot of confidence I can say that starting 2 year olds is by 'speciality'. For me, it's the most fun time of the year, I just love to work with young horses and see them develop into great showhorses.
2021 colt by Dun It For Whizkey out of Live To Slide (PE $8,900+)
SS HOT THEN UR COLD
2021 filly by SG Frozen Enterprize out of Wheres My Shine (NRCHA LTE $78,000+/NRHA LTE $8,900+)
SS MR BOOMBASTIC
2021 colt by A Sparkling Vintage out of Roxie Boom (PE $70,000+)
SS PARTY ROCKIN
2021 colt by Ruf Lil Magnum out of Xtra Taris Voodoo (LTE $41,000+)
My first 3 horses I started completely on my own was in January 2021 when I was 15 years old: Run N Resolve, Great Unique GunDee and Sailin GunDee. I showed them all successfully in the 3-year-old futurities in 2022, however not only did Sailin Gu Dee aka 'Frankie' and me win the ARHA Futurity 3-year-old NonPro Level 2, we also to co-champions at the Italian Futurity 3-year-old NonPro Level 2. My mare 'great Unique GunDee and me were also a pretty good team, which made us NRHA Breeders Futurity 3-year-old NonPo Level 2 co-champions and Level 3+4 co-res. champions and ARHA Futurity 3-yer-old NonPro Level 3+4 res. champions. Also Run N Resolve proved that he got the power, mind and talent to be a finalist in all the futurities I went on with him.
RUF N RESOLVE
2019 stallion by Not Ruf At All out of Live to Slide (PE $8,900+)
GREAT UNIQUE GUNDEE
2019 mare by Mr Gun Dee out of Taboo (PE $12,000+)
SAILIN GUN DEE
2019 gelding by Mr Gun Dee out of Fancy My Sail (PE $18,000+)