Sunrise Stud, Inc is a private dressage facility, owned and operated by Katarina Antens-Miller, along with her husband Robert Miller. Nestled on 10 acres in the middle of horse friendly Colts Neck, NJ, the farm offers both a regulation outdoor sand ring, and an indoor ring. There are large pastures for turn-out, box stalls, as well as the ability to quietly hack out in the surrounding fields. The farm was named for L.A. Baltic Sunrise, a once-in-a-lifetime horse who took Katarina all the way to Grand Prix. Sadly, he had to be put to rest in the late summer of 2009, however, his legacy lives on through his offspring, and through the farm. Sunrise Stud offers private and individualized instruction with Katarina, a Grand Prix gold, silver and bronze medalist. Through the systematic training of time honored classical dressage principles, Katarina imparts her knowledge, and experience, making each session enjoyable and memorable for her students. From novice to FEI, all levels of horse and rider are welcome.
Our Stallions (for more information go to the Stud Services tab)
Adriano has an impressive list of achievements with among others, placings at the Swedish Young Horse Championships as a 4-5-and 6-yr old. He was selected to represent SWB at the World Breeding Young Horse Championships as a 5-yr old under Pernilla André. He has continued his success since being imported to the United States in 2015 and is currently training Prix St. George. Adriano is a powerful mover with a breathtaking canter. He has a natural ability for passage and piaffe.
Adriano received 8,8,8,8,8,8 = 48p and overall second in fölchampionat 2008 in Goteborgs lan and qualified for Riksföl. Diploma in gaits at the three year old test 8,8,7,8,8,8 = 47p (shared 4th to 51st) at Strömsholm. Participated in the 70d test in Schlickeau 2011 with 7.61 in the gaits. Won in the quality of the gait of the horses in Sundsvall 2012 with 7,8,9,9 on the gaits. Diploma and qualified for the Swedish Breeding & Sports Championship at Flyinge. 7th place.
His dam Mint was a very successful dressage horse at FEI level before retiring into breeding, passing her unusual talent for piaffe and passage on to her offspring.
His sire Don Primero has been the world's leading dressage sire for four consecutive years, and earned an incredible 194 index in 2003. In 1990, Don Primero won the German Dressage Horse Championships in Verden, under Heiko Munzmaier, emulating his illustrious sire, Donnerhall. He has also won in-hand and jumping classes. His offspring excel in dressage, but also compete well in advanced showjumping, driving and eventing. Don Primero has three licensed sons: 1999 Bundeschampion Don Larino, Don Duriello and Don Bravio. Don Primero has sired offspring of the highest class with many premium foals and many of his offspring competing and winning in the FEI levels.
Vortex comes from superb German breeding and was imported to United States in 2013 as a 2 year old. Vortex was approved by the Swedish Warmblood Association in September of 2015. He received 8.5 for his walk, 7.5 for his trot, 8.5 for his canter under rider. In the conformation evaluation he received 8 for type, 9 for head, neck and body, legs 7.5, walk 8 and trot 7. Judges thought he had great potential for dressage with his nice silhouette, uphill balance, clean gaits and very active hind legs. He also shoed nice talent in jumping and received an overall score of 7. He will be starting his show career in 2016.