This post marks the 200th entry of the American Saddlebred Blog, so I decided to do something a little different. From time to time, someone reaches out and asks if I have information about a particular horse. It could be a famous show horse, renowned breeding stallion, an obscure horse in their current horse's pedigree, or one owned by their grandmother decades ago. Recently, a reader asked about a horse she had in her early teen years. The mare's bloodlines were first class, and I relate to the story of a first horse that's never forgotten. In any event, this post will look at the bloodlines of a treasured mare, review search features of this blog in case you're ever searching for a specific horse, and a quick look at the versatility of American Saddlebreds.
|White Tie Event||Stonewall's Main Event||Starheart Stonewall||Stonewall King||My King|
|Queen Anne Of Windsor||Alexander Monroe|
|Katie Boone||Ace O'Goshen||American Ace|
|Kalabara O'Goshen (BHF)|
|Rachael's Genius (BHF)||Genius Of Stonyridge|
|Wing's Luv'n Kisses||Buck And Wing||CH Wing Commander||CH Anacacho Shamrock|
|Flirtation Walk (BHF)|
|Lovely Maid||Society Rex|
|CH Moreland Maid (BHF)|
|Fire's Royal Dream||Royal Rambler||The Rambler|
|Emerald Present (BHF)|
|Nancy Wild Fire||Ensign Kirby|
First we'll look at some of the more famous horses in White Tie Event's registration papers. Many have been covered before, so there will also be a link to a previous post that has more info on a particular horse.
Stonewall's Main Event
he sired many good horses, that's why he was ranked #1 in 1984 & 1986.
#1 ranked stallion in 1960, 1961 and 1962
#1 ranked sire in 1945 through 1947, he was a true breed builder.
He was a grandsire of Starheart Stonewall
he was the broodmare sire of Stonewall's Main Event and
his full sister was the dam of Gallant Guy O'Goshen
#1 ranked sire in 1948 and 1949
Genius of Stonyridge
He was a full brother to Bourbon Genius, Leatherwood Genius,
Leatherwood King and The Genius.
Buck and Wing
a well know son of Wing Commander
WGC for 6 straight years and #1 sire for 6 straight years
#1 breeding sire 1951 through 1957
All her colts were sired by Anacacho Shamrock
the only colt she had was Buck and Wing
a good son of Kalarama Rex
WGC and BHF
his dam was BHF
a good son of Genius Bourbon King
a good son of Cameo Kirby, who was a full brother to Anacacho Denmark
Wild Witch, the 4th dam of White Tie Event
was a full sister to Jean Lafitte (pictured here), who was a
Reserve World's Champion under his original name, Valrodare.
White Tie Event and Brooke at age 11
Every little girl's dream
White Tie Event
White Tie Event at a Civil War Reenactment
Obviously, White Tie Event was special to her owner Brooke. When Brooke was 11 years old, just a few minutes after she was introduced to White Tie Event, her mother told her the two best words she'd ever heard, "She's yours!" What a thrill for any youngster. "Tie" also showcased the versatility of the American Saddlebred. This mare was kind and gentle to her young owner, but true to her bloodlines, she could be hot when the occasion arose. She competed in the show ring in several divisions. She performed before an audience at a Civil War Reenactment. This mare was located in Virginia, but over the next few years, moved all the way to California, then back again to stay with her family. Thanks to Brooke for sharing her story.
American Saddlebreds can do it all, and we should be marketing the breed as the versatile equine they are. Once smitten, owners become lifelong lovers of this breed. We need to do more to encourage fans of all ages to the American Saddlebred. Not every horse is Louisville bound, but they are valuable in so many other ways.
Please remember that this blog has a search feature. Depending on your browser, usually in the upper left you'll find a search tool and you can do a search for any horse that's been mentioned in the blog. The appropriate post should pop right up. And there's always Google. Search the name your looking for along with American Saddlebred Blog and Google should help you locate any horse contained in the blog. Another option is to contact me via the blog on Facebook and I'll try to help.
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