CH Superior Odds was owned by Lakeview Farms in Pennsylvania for most of his life. He was a World's Champion in the 5 gaited stallion stake at the Kentucky State Fair in 1977 and had been reserve in that class a couple other times. After his show career, he was a successful breeding stallion. Some of his offspring in the showring were CH Beacon Hill and CH Moonchance. Superior Odds also had several good sons in the stud. When bred to CH Penny's Stonewall, he sired Penny's Superior Stonewall and Rare Treasure. His other son of note is his last son, born in 1993, CH Superior's Successor.
Superior Odds with Dick Kearney winning the stallion stake in 1977.
Superior Odds in 1981. Obviously not impressed that I was there to see him.
The next two pictures aren't of "Superior" horses, but they fit in with this week's post.
CH Penny's Stonewall by Stonewall Supreme, dam of Penny's Superior Stonewall and Rare Treasure.
Penny Co-Ed (BHF) by King Coe was dam of Penny's Stonewall.
Rare Treasure sired the beautiful sire County Treasure, and another stallion Rare Perception, the sire of 3 time WGC in Fine Harness, CH Wild Carrissima.
Rare Treasure by CH Superior Odds out of Penny's Stonewall
His full brother, Penny's Superior Stonewall sired CH The Bodega Bay, CH The Homecoming Hero and CH the Homecoming Queen.
Penny's Superior Stonewall at Lakeview Farms in 1981.
Penny's Superior Stonewall by CH Superior Odds out of CH Penny's Stonewall.
Finally, Superior Odds last son was also a very good 5-gaited show horse. Appropriately named CH Superior's Successor, he won his CH status being shown by his amateur owner, and after that feat was complete, he was turned over to master trainer Merrill Murray. In 2003, at age 10 and 26 years after his sire won the 5 gaited stallion stake at the KSF, so did CH Superior's Successor. Spike, as he is known, has his own Facebook page and is quite the stallion. He trail rides, lives outdoors in his own paddock and generally is a great horse. He has sired a number of nice horses, including one out of my broodmare Chloe. Billy Deluxe, Born Superior, Carriage Hill's Dancing on Sunshine and Spike's Cloud Nine all have shown successfully.
Superior's Successor and Joan Hammond
CH Superior's Successor with Merrill Murray
Spike just hanging out in his pasture
Carriage Hill's Dancing on Sunshine is now a western pleasure standout.
Superior's Successor at the KSF in 2004.
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Remember I said how awful the weather has been? I wasn't kidding. Here are Loretta and Chloe last week.