Arista is a 2001 16.3 Trakehner mare bred by Galten Farms (Markham, Ontario), a leading breeder of Trakehner horses in North America. She has powerful movement and three excellent gaits which she passes on to her offspring, although an injury as a young mare prevented her from pursuing a performance career. In 2000, her sire, Heling, was ranked the #1 stallion in the Trakehner Verband for producing walk and #2 for producing overall gaits. Heling is by Bukephalos who competed at the Advanced Level of eventing and qualified for the European Championships. Red Gate has had four of her sons: Leviathan (2009; registered Trakehner), Sandringham (2011; registered Canadian Warmblood), Arkangel (2013; registered Trakehner), and Somersby (2015; by Sagnol of Dreamscape Farm, registered GOV [premium]).
Arista was purchased by a breeding farm in Maryland and moved to her new home in late 2015. She had several foals for those owners and has moved to a new home in Iowa where the owners plan to breed her to high-quality WB stallions and generally give her a great life.