Sunday, October 27, 2013

A few more horses starting with "P:

10/26/13  Not many horses left to picture that I haven't already covered, but here they are. 

Perfect Cover by Caramac
He has four white legs, a big white face, two blue eyes,
and the nicest temperament you could imagine. 

Precious Fancy by CH Fancy Brass
Here she is at age 18 out playing in her field.

Prince Starheart by Starheart Stonewall out of Chocolate Parfait (BHF)
If he had lived beyond age five, he may have been a top sire.

Princess Eugenia (BHF) by Chester Peavine
Shown here as a show mare, but best remembered
as the dam of CH King's Genius.

CH Primrose Path
She was a full sister to CH Wing Commander.
See more about her in the 3/1/13 post about her sire & dam,
CH Anacacho Shamrock & Flirtation Walk (BHF)

Private Contract
Yet another full sibling to CH Wing Commander,
Private Contract was a noted sire.

And since it is close to Halloween, I thought I'd search for some Pumpkin or Halloween horses.  I wasn't expecting much, but I did find CH Halloween, a pinto gelding by Chubasco and out of a Mr. Magic Man mare.  Sorry no pictures, but I bet he was flashy!  Halloween Star foaled on 10/31/39, so she was a real Halloween baby and a great granddaughter of Bourbon King.  From the 1930's thru 2008, there have been 18 various forms of Pumpkin, from Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Festival, Pretty Pumpkin, Great Pumpkin to Pumpkin Peavine.  Pumpkin Peavine would have fit into last week's post!

Found a couple more good ones while looking for a picture of The Power of One showing as a western pleasure horse.  I never found him, but look at these two. 

Platinum Moon

Platinum's New Look

Saturday, October 19, 2013

"P" is for Peavine?

Moving on through my alphabet system, I've arrived at the P's. With only a couple of exceptions, I've already mentioned the horses in my file, so I tried to think of a prominent horse starting with the letter P.  Peavine came to mind, but I have no picture of Peavine 85, the grand sire of Rex Peavine.  So instead I searched for any pictures of any horses with Peavine in their name.   Well known or obscure, here's what I found.  

Aileen Peavine
foaled in 1932 and sired by Moreland Peavine

Beau Peavine
foaled  in 1929, sired by Jean Val Jean by Rex Peavine
See more about him in my post from 1/29/13 
Beau's Benita Peavine of Undulata
foaled in 1950, sired by Beau Gallant, she was the dam
of CH Giddy-Up-Go and Reata's Really Really (BHF)

Courageous Peavine
foaled in 1942, sired by Captain Courageous
Rex Peavine was his twice great grandsire

Flashy Bourbon Peavine
foaled in 1951, both his sire & dam traced back to Rex Peavine.
He sired CH Ninotchka and CH The Carnival Queen

Indiana Peavine
foaled in 1955, sired by Indiana Ace and out of a Beau Peavine mare.
He sired CH Glenview's Warlock, CH Lily Merrill and CH Spellcaster.  Wasn't he gorgeous?
His sire was exported to South Africa, so he is the only line tracing back to
Indiana Ace from an American stallion.

Lee Peavine
foaled in 1926 by All Peavine by Rex Peavine

Moon Glow Peavine
foaled in 1947, he traced back to Rex Peavine on both sire & dam side.
He was the 1951 & 1952 Parade Horse Champion at the Kentucky State Fair.
Moreland Peavine
foaled in 1924, sired by Rex  Peavine
Mountain Peavine
foaled in 1923, he was out of Peavine's Pearl (BHF) by Rex Peavine.
His daughter Little Bo Peep was a show mare and in the Broodmare Hall of Fame.

Oklahoma  Peavine
foaled in 1923, sired by Rex Peavine.
See the post on, what else, Oklahoma.
The name makes me want to break into song!
Peavine Beaverkettle
foaled in 1954, he traced back to Rex Peavine thru his sire's dam and
his 2nd dam's sire.  He stood in the Ohio/Michigan area and was bred
twice to Cacho Kate, dam of one of my horses.
Peavine's Genius' Queen
foaled in 1944, she traced to Rex Peavine thru her sire's dam.
She was shown as Genius Queen, see more about her in the
post on the 1953 Lexington Jr. League Show.

Peavine's Golden Belvelier
foaled in 1948, he traced back to Rex Peavine on his sire line.
Peavine's Golden Knight
foaled in 1940, Rex Peavine was his great grandsire.

Peavine's Majestic Heritage
foaled in 1975, he was sired by Indiana Peavine.
He is an example that saddlebreds fit in many disciplines.

Rex  Peavine
foaled in 1899, sired by Rex McDonald and out of a Peavine 85 mare.
He was World's 5-gaited grand Champion at the Ky. State Fair in 1903.
He had six daughters in the BHF and was the broodmare sire of both
Edna May's King and Stonewall King.

Rexanna H. Peavine
foaled in 1923, sired by Rex Peavine. 
Sparkling Peavine
foaled in 1931, sired by Nawbeek Peavine by Rex Peavine.

Starheart Peavine
foaled in 1961, he traced to Rex Peavine thru his grandsires Beau Peavine and Stonewall King.
He sired CH Hot Fudge and CH You are Love,
and was a top ranked stallion for many years.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Cloudy Skies

10/12/13   This past week, I lost a good friend and the saddle horse industry lost a great supporter.  He had a wonderful sense of humor and I swear he knew  some interesting tidbit about all the old timers and their horses.  When I dropped off old magazines purchased on Ebay, he would always return them with sticky notes galore providing fun facts and details that you'd never expect.  We lost a ton of Saddlebred knowledge last week, and I will miss him greatly.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

King's Genius part 2

Why not continue with more on CH King's Genius?  This week will feature some of his offspring.  As mentioned, he was bred to a large number of top mares, many which were in the Broodmare Hall of Fame.  Here are a few of his successful crosses.


CH Ridgefield's Genius, out of Abie's Irish Rose (BHF)
Another offspring from the cross was Rose Genius (BHF)

Flirtation Walk (BHF) out of Spelling Bee (BHF)
The dam of CH Wing Commander

Genius' Firefly out of Sensation Firefly

Blazing Genius of Happy Hollow out of Whyworry Chieftess
His daughter Tommy's Lovely Pride produced breeding stallions
Pride of Ridgefield & CH Imperial Rights.

Wild Genius (top) & Front Page Lady (bottom) out of Wild Wind (BHF)
More on these two later.

King's Farewell out of Nancy Wood
He was a well advertised stallions in the 1950's & 1960's.

Gay Defender out of Anacacho Princess (BHF)
He as a half brother to Beau Gallant and Beau Fortune.

Pinelake's Genius out of Edna Earle
His daughter CH Mimi Genius was Reserve World's 3-gaited Grand Champion.

Glorious Star out of Lulu Belle.
She was the dam of Dodge Stable's CH Socko

Bourbon Genius out of Kate Haines (BHF)
He was full brother to Genius of Stonyridge, Leatherwood King, Leatherwood Genius & The Genius
There is another post featuring his dam, but this is a clearer copy of his picture.

Pepper Martin out of Minnette Dare
He shared his sire's wonderful confirmation.

Reverie's Desdemona (BHF) out of Spirit of Kentucky (BHF)
There is a whole post on her if you want to check out more info.

Jack Dare's King out of Polite Lady
His daughter Allenwood's Lady Genius was the 2nd dam of Night Prowler

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