Silver Twist, 16. 2 h. 1999 Grey Anglo-Trakehner 
Stallion by Abdullah out of Star News by 
Good Twist, of the rare Bonne Nuit line.

USDF All-Breeds Sport Horse Breeding Stallion of the Year (2005)

Rare world-class jumper bloodlines, 
extravagant movement, excellent temperament

Registered ATA, approved AWR First Premium, 
USDF #10331, IHJ, IJF, PHR

Champion of the Year 2005 
Mature Stallion Sport Horse Breeding

 Unbelievable pedigree 

        Sired by Abdullah, Pg*E* Showjumping Hall of Fame, Olympic Team Gold and Individual Silver medallist, and voted Best Horse at the World Championships. Silver Twist's dam was by Good Twist, Showjumping Hall of Fame, Nations Cup record holder; direct descendent of coveted Bonne Nuit line; dam was half-sister to Gem Twist, Olympic medallist and possibly the best showjumper produced in the U.S., voted Best Horse at World Championships, and cloned to preserve this rare bloodline; 
grand-dam was half-sister to Jet Run, Showjumping Hall of Fame, Pan-Am medallist. 
DNA verified by the ATA in 2015. 

* Direct pedigree link:

Silver Twist was approved in 2005 by the American Warmblood 
Registry and earned a First Premium. He is registered 
Anglo-Trakehner in the American Trakehner Association 
Appendix book, and his offspring, if from a Trakehner mare, 
are eligible for registry with the ATA. Silver Twist was shown in hand 
very lightly due to multiple skull fractures and cervical spine injuries 
sadly incurred at two months of age. Silver Twist was for years a 
best-kept secret, now with a new owner, and proudly marketed and 
advertised as he deserves.

Silver Twist has no under-saddle performance show record because 
it was believed that he could not be ridden due to his injuries as a foal, 
which affected his eyesight, ability to comfortably carry a bit, and 
symmetry of his head and jaw. However, he is under saddle now and 
progressing quicklyHis current performance showcases his 
tractable and trusting nature, as well as his versatility.

Current riding photos, WIX website:  

Silver Twist combines spectacular movement and a forthright and 
stylish jump with a winning, sweet personality. Three exceptional gaits, 
a pet personality, and athletic jumping ability! His get are versatile and 
confident, easy to train and easygoing. He has produced beautiful and 
willing horses successful in many disciplines, including jumpers, hunters, 
hunter breeding, eventing, hunter paces, pleasure riding, and dressage
His offspring also have value as breeding stock for many purposes. 
Twist is brave, curious, and loves to jump; he has spectacular movement.
At home and in the breeding shed, he is kind and gentle, a true gentleman. 
Despite his age, his semen quality is very highly rated. 

Find us on Facebook. Silver Twist, Chagrin Falls:

Silver Twist is collected for artificial insemination by Stallion 
Services, LLC, Farmington, Ohio. He ranks at the top 
of tested stallions for sperm count, motility, and mobility. His cooled 
semen ships very well and remains of a very high quality. If you or your vet 
have any questions, Robin and Neil Derue at Stallion Services, LLC 
will gladly answer them. Stallion Services is a highly reputable, 
highly recommended stallion collection service. I do offer discounts 
to multiple mare owners, repeat customers, and selected mares, by 
private treaty. Silver Twist has a live foal guarantee. His stallion contract 
can be found at the link below and at the bottom of this website, or I would 
be happy to send one to you via email.

Stallion Services LLC direct link:  http://www.stallionservices.com/

Questions? Call or email Susan Church directly at schurch12207@yahoo.com 
or call or text directly anytime at 740-501-2133.

Silver Twist has his own Youtube channel. That link:

Bold, big-strided, and brave. His offspring have the same attributes.
Silver Twist Anglo-Trakehner stallion

Silver Twist

Silver Twist's family illustrates the strength and success of American breeding 

programs, dating back to the best horses of the 1950s to today. Silver Twist's sire is 

the incredibly successful Trakehner, Abdullah. Silver Twist's grandsire on his 

mother's side is Good Twist, Frank Chapot's valued partner and speed horse par 

excellence. Silver Twist is closely related to such internationally competitive and 

world-famous horses as Gem Twist, Jet Run, Riviera Wonder, Bonte II, Night Spree, 

Night Owl, Miss Budweiser, Hollandia, and many other Olympic and Games medal 

winners. The incomparable and rare Bonne Nuit line through Good Twist is 

identified by none other than George Morris as America's most successful 

thoroughbred line for internationally competitive jumpers.

Night Owl, Bonne Nuit offspring

Night Spree, Bonne Nuit offspring

 Above, Silver Twist at AWR inspection, 2006.


Owner:  Susan E. Church
Fox Run Farm 
12207 Meadowbrook Dr., Burton OH 44021 
email schurch12207@yahoo.com
phone 740-501-2133
feel free to call, text, or email any time


Silver Twist has an exceptional disposition. Here he is relaxing at home in 2015, and at work in 2015 at Stallion Services, LLC with Robin Derue, where he conducts himself beautifully. Stallion Services, LLC handles all of the collection and shipping services. 

2015, at the breeding farm, Stallion Services, LLC.

Silver Twist at home in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

Silver Twist's sire is Abdullah. 
Abdullah, sire of numerous hunters, eventers, and jumpers, helped to win the 1984 Olympics team gold and won the individual silver medal, narrowly beaten by the incredible Touch of Class. Abdullah was the 1985 champion at the FEI World Cup finals, and in 1986 helped the United States to win the team gold, individual silver medals at the World Championships in Aachen, Germany. Abdullah is in the USEF Hall of Fame and is recognized by the American Trakehner Association.


Abdullah in Florida with his owner, Sue Williams.

Abdullah's Show-jumping Career

Abdullah had an extensive international level career for fourteen years between 1979 and 1989. He won the American Trakehner Association (ATA) Open Jumper Championships for 8 consecutive years between 1979 and 1986, as well as in 1988 and 1989. He was also awarded the ATA Palmenblüte Award in 1980, '82, '84, '85, and '86. The Palmenblüte trophy is awarded to the "ATA purebred Trakehner who has contributed the most in competition to promote the breed in North America." After Abdullah won the trophy for the fifth time, the first trophy was retired, with an acknowledgement of Abdullah's tremendous contributions to the Trakehner breed throughout the world, and a new trophy was put into place.

He helped the United States to the team gold, and took an individual silver at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. He won the 1985 World Cup Final in Berlin. Abdullah also helped the United States to the team gold, taking individual silver, at the 1986 Show Jumping World Championships in Aachen, Germany. Abdullah also won or placed at numerous other international level Grand Prix events.

The Chronicle of the Horse honored Abdullah as one of the top 50 horses of the century.


Click here for a video of Abdullah competing at the 1984 Olympics:


Click here for a video of Abdullah competing in 1986 at the World 

Championships in Aachen, Germany:



Silver Twist's grandsire is Good Twist. Silver Twist is the only living grandson of Good Twist standing at stud.

Good Twist xx was incredibly successful in his partnership with Frank Chapot when he was captain of the U.S. Equestrian Team. In the 1960s, Good Twist and Chapot won 21 international classes with the U.S. Equestrian Team. Good Twist sired many great hunters and jumpers, including the legendary Gem Twist. Interestingly, Good Twist was selected to compete with the USET for both his talent and his lineage to Bonne Nuit, who had already impressed the Olympic Committee with such progeny as Bonte II, Night Owl, and Miss Budweiser.

Hollandia, offspring of Bonne Nuit

Good Twist's grand-sire was Bonne Nuit, the stallion that founded the incomparable dynasty of jumpers in North America. Bonne Nuit by Royal Canopy descends from Rio Herode who is by the beautifully bred Le Samartine, whose sire is Le Sancy.

St Sulage, sire of Le Sancy, also is the progenitor of the  jumper line of Rittersporn, Ramzes, and Ramiro.

George Morris has said of Bonne Nuit, “there probably never again worldwide has been such a sire of jumping lines. His least get were good jumpers and his best get went to the Olympic Games.” Of Gem Twist he said, “Gem Twist could be considered the best jumper of this century.”

Avant Garde, Twist’s 2nd dam’s sire, produced Bonte II, multiple Nation’s Cup winner with the U.S. Equestrian Team.

Helianthemum, dam of Star News, is the dam of Jet Run.

Silver Twist's dam is Star News, a daughter of Good  Twist xx. Star News was related to Man O' War. Man O' War descendents include such Olympic and internationally successful horses as J. J. Babu, Jet Run, Jibber Jabber, Sympatico, Showdown, and Sinjon.

Gem Twist


Gem Twist, Showjumping Hall of Famer, arguably the best jumper ever, above. 

Azure Twist, 2015 filly by Silver Twist, below.
Azure Twist is FOR SALE. The Bonne Nuit jumping legacy ... yesterday 
and tomorrow ....

Silver Twist's show career:

KDA Cosequin Breeders Classic I, 5/25/05, Res. Champion, Sport Horse ...... 
score 77.500%

KDA Breeders Classic II and Spring  Show 5/26 and 5/27/05, Res. 
Champion, ...... scores, 76.600% and 71.750%

Dressage at Eden Park July 1, 2005, Breed Restricted Sport Horse, Champion ... 
scores 77.900% and 78.200%

MSEDA Dressage at the Kentucky Horse Park, 9/9 and 9/10/05, Res. Champion ... 
score 70.750%

I have the actual judge's cards and comments from Dressage at Eden Park and 
will be happy to fax copies. Silver Twist was not in his best condition at these 
shows, yet in six classes earned high marks from such judges as Peter Lert 
(78.20 and 77.90).

In 2005 he won the United States Dressage Federation All-Breeds Award, 
Dressage Sport Horse Breeding, Mature Stallion for the year, 
after attending four shows.



Nearco - 1935 Brown 16 hands & very well balanced
14 starts SW $86,328 One of the most influential names in sporthorse lineage, his influence can be found
in nearly every breed and every discipline. A sample of his descendants:
Best Seller - Top ranked international eventer. Cardinal xx- Sire of Hannoverian dressage mounts
Caracas, Chagall, Colorado, Cortino. Cruising - Irish Sporthorse top ranked international jumper.
Murphy Himself -Top ranked international eventer. Native Code- Top ranked international jumper
for US. Out And About- Top ranked international eventer. Play It Again- KWPN internationally ranked
jumper for Canada. S’Blieft- KWPN top international jumper with Leslie Burr-Howard.
Simba Run - International jumper for US. Starman - Westphalian jumper for US with Anne Kursinski.
Sunburst - Olympic gold medal winning eventer in 1996. The General - international jumper for US
with Michael Matz. Udon - KWPN international dressage mount of Steffen Peters of US.
Undercover- CET international jumper with Hugh Graham. Sanlinea- 1947 Chestnut TB, raced.

Man O’War - 1917 Chestnut 16.2 hands 21 starts SW $249,465 Sired 380 foals 64 SW.

Ancestor to an impressive list of sporthorses including: Beacon Charm - International eventer with Bruce Davidson. Berlioz- International eventer. Blue Bird - Irishbred international jumper. Charisma - Champion international eventer with Mark Todd. Flarepath - Irishbred jumper for Ireland. Good Twist - USET jumper. Heyday- Pan Am gold medal winning eventer with Bruce Davidson. Jet Run - Top 10 jumper in the world, 1979. J J Babu - US eventer with Bruce Davidson. Last Scene - International dressage competitor. Le Cirque - International eventer. Lighter Than Air - US eventer with Abigail Lufkin. Massacre - Jumper US. Leapy Lad - Irishbred jumper in Mexico. Mighty Man - Irishbred jumper for Ireland. Mrs. Peel - US jumper. Murphy Himself - Top ranked international eventer. Neji - Steeplechaser of the Year 1955, 1957 and 1958. On A Mission - Irishbred international eventer with David O’Connor. Paris Lights - Top hunter in US. Passage West - Irishbred jumper for Canada. Patrona - International eventer. Reinolivio - Dutch bred jumper for Holland. Snowy River - International eventer. Sympatico - Leading NA jumper 1972 – 1975, 7’ 4” puissance record. Soothsayer - Top stakes winning steeplechaser. Three Magic Beans - International eventer. Tom Boy - Irishbred international jumper with Rodrigo Pessoa.

 Gem Twist

Gem Twist
Good Twist, who is the grand-sire of Silver Twist, is the sire of the incomparable 
Gem Twist. Gem Twist may well have "the horse of the century." 
Gem Twist combined a exceedingly careful jumping style with a brave and 
bold athleticism. 


Star News was Silver Twist's dam, a daughter of Good Twist, and half sister to 
Gem Twist *stallion line) and her dam was half sister to Jet Run:

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Star New's mother, Year of Grace, was by Avant Garde and out of Helianthemum. 
Helianthemum produced Jet Run. Heliopolis - 1936-1959 Bay 15 starts SW $73,495 Sired 346 foals 53 SW 
     Ancestor to numerous sporthorse including: Bean Bag - Jumper for US.  Benguala - Champion steeplechaser. 
Café Prince - Steeplechaser of the year 1977 and 1978.  Carousel - International jumper for Canada.  
Charlebois - US jumper.  Free Ride - Jumper for US. Jet Run - Top 10 jumper in the world, 1979. 
Jungle Jangle - US eventer. J J Babu - US eventer with Bruce Davidson. Lyrical Lou- Jumper for US. 
Mine de Rein - Jumper for US. Molakai - International eventer. Nashantum - US eventer. Native Code - 
International jumper for US. Night Magic- Jumper for US. Pessimist - International jumper with 
Mac Cone. Prowler - Jumper for Canada. Sassy Reason - US eventer. Sea Wasp - Champion hunter in US. 
Silver Exchange - Open jumper champion and Nations Cup winner. Simba Run - International jumper for US. 
Sunburst - 1996 Olympic gold medal eventer. Top Bid - Champion steeplechaser 1970 & course record setter (2 miles). 
Western Run- International jumper for US,

Jet Run Horse Pedigree
JET TRAFFIC (CAN) dkb/br. 1960 JOHNS JOY (USA) b. 1946 BULL DOG (FR) br. 1927 [B] TEDDY (FR) b. 1913 [S] AJAX (FR) b. 1901 RONDEAU (GB) b. 1900 PLUCKY LIEGE (GB)* b. 1912 SPEARMINT (GB) b. 1903 [P]
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Avant Garde was by the fabled and fabulous Turn-To.
    Turn-To. 1951-1973 Bay 15.3 ½ hands 8 starts SW $280,032 Sired 344 foals 25 SW 
Ancestor to numerous sporthorses including: 
Another Brother - Champion hunter and Canadian ET jumper.  Bally Free - International eventer for GB. 
Bonte II - USET jumper and Nations Cup winner. Bricassar - A leading sire of chasers and hurdlers. 
France in 1999. Campanile II - Stakes winning steeplechaser, #3 money earner of ‘99.  
Chase The Clouds - Top 10 jumper in the world in 1979. Deux Coup - Stakes winning steeplechaser 
and track record setter (18 f).  Down Under II - International eventer. 
Grey Spirit II - Irishbred eventer.  Hand In Glove - International jumper.
Leaping Frog - Stakes winning steeplechaser.  Market Rise - AHSA champion amateur owner hunter. 
Market Street - Champion amateur owner hunter. Mayhill - International eventer with Mark Todd.  
Maximum Clearance - International jumper for US. 
Mr. Dundee - International jumper for Australia.  Native Roberto - (The Native) International eventer.  
Orson - New Zealand bred eventer.  Perseus II - International eventer.  Prime Suspect - International 
jumper.  Sassy Reason - International eventer.  Sky’s Prospect - International eventer.  
Slipper Hill - International eventer for GB.  Solar Kingdom - Champion conformation hunter.  
The Evangalist - US jumper.  Upon A Star - Champion amateur owner hunter.  
Uraeus II - Selle Francais eventer for France.  Western Run - International jumper.  
Windy Miller- International eventer. 

Official USDF scores for Silver Twist:

List of progeny on Abdullah side; Abdullah was a good sire for eventers, hunters, jumpers, and dressage horses. 

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NEW website listing all recorded offspring:  


Azure Twist, for sale

website link:  http://private12207.wix.com/azure-twist

Azure Twist, 5 months
Photo credit, Erik Olsen, Tryon, NC

Azure Twist is for sale. Laura Price, Tryon, N.C.
Youtube video link with all seller information:

Emerald Twist, below, shown successfully in her Zone to 
year-end 4th place; multiple show championships 
and reserves, 
Hunter Breeding; pictured here at 
Devon, where she got good ribbons three years running. 
All of Silver Twist's offspring have exemplary temperaments. 
Emerald Twist was trained and shown by her owner.

"Tigger" and Tatmavictu (daughter of Sobek) in Michigan, 2009

Silver Wonder in 2009 in Michigan

Silver Wonder and pal

Follow this link to see Santorini, grey gelding for sale in 2010 at Dreamtime Farm: 

(scroll down on the linked page, please note there is a youtube link as well):


Follow this link to see Tigger for sale in 2009 at Middleton Meadows:


Follow this link to see Silver Wonder, grey filly:

Rhythm Twist, a 2007 Trakehner grey gelding

Silver Twist offspring