Saturday, October 25, 2014

10/25/14 Michigan stallions from the 80's to the present

As promised, the last segment of Mich-tober looks at some of the wonderful stallions we have standing here in Michigan.  Earlier this month touched on  Saddlebred stallions from the 1930's to the 1960's, and in this last week of October examines more modern stallions.  Several have made the sire ratings lists, and some are World Champion sires.  Michigan has had some wonderful choices available if you're looking for a breeding stallion.



Commander King Genius
f. 1972 Flame Commander X Madeline Claire by Ridgefield's Denmark
Bred by Herbell Farms of Ann Arbor Michigan, he stood
at Sunny Hill Farm in Holt Michigan in the 1970's and 1980's.
Stardust Acres Cease-Fire
f. 1973 Hide-a-way's Firefly Supreme X The Fraline by Marine Ace
Bred by Hide-a-way Farms in Indiana, he spent the first
four years of his life at Stardust Acres in Monroe Michigan.

Melody's Midas Touch
f. 1977 Goldmont Bourbon King X Supreme's Dainty Doll by The Supreme Ace
He stood at Melody Ranchette in Otter Lake Michigan.  He was
one of many Golden Saddlebreds to live in Michigan.
King of the Wings
f. 1967 Wing's Fleet Admiral X Melissa Genius by Wild Genius
This exceptionally well bred stallion was owned by the
Ryan's of Fowlerville, Michigan in the late 1980's 
Callaway's Chancellor
f. 1983  CH Will Shriver x Lady O'Flirtation by Chief of Greystone
Owned by Diane Wilson of Lenox Michigan from the time he was 3 until
he died at age 28, this Will Shriver son should have gotten more attention.
Vanity's Highland Fling
f. 1978 Glen Grove's Lord Vanity x Highland's Gleaming Duchess by Highland's Gleaming Flash
Owned by Hilda Menzies of St. Clair Michigan.  She bred Golden Saddlebreds
for many years in Michigan. 



Great Day's Carbon Copy
f. 1987 Sultan's Great Day x Delightful Affair by CH Kourageous Kalu
Another well bred stallion, he was owned by Pine Hollow Farms of
Grand Blanc, Michigan.  Unfortunately, he passed away at a very young age.
State of the Art
f. 1981 Longview's Supreme x Sharon Hope by CH Wing Commander
He stood at Bob Jensen Stables in Prior Lake, Michigan in the early 1990's
Shannon Farm Flight Commander
f. 1981 Shannon Farm Don Juan X Wellington Fair Lady by Flight Time
Another Golden Saddlebred owned by Hilda Menzies,
he stood in Michigan during the early 1990's.
Westwood's Night Rebel
 f. 1980 Night Prowler x Dixie Fable by Wing Society
Bred and owned by Dr. Christian Miller, this stallion had a long
show career in addition to being a breeding stallion.
Spring Valley Deliverance
f. 1972  Night of Folly X Jo Taun by Private Contract
He was owned briefly in 1983 by Colonial Farms of Edwardsburg, MI
Preferred Property
f. 1979 High Rise Spirit x Spring Valley's Princess Elizabeth by Night of Folly
Another good stallion owned by Pine Hollow Farm in Grand Blanc, Michigan
during the mid to late 1990's.
Pat Shriver
f. 1990  CH Will Shriver X Northern Empress BHF by Supreme Sultan
The sire of CH Perfect Vengeance, he was owned by
Pine Hollow Farm for most of his life.
Northern Blues
f. 1989 Callaway's Blue Norther x Yorkshire Pudding BHF by New Yorker
Love this picture.  What a great horse, he sired WGC Bravo Blue. 
He is owned by Wes & Sena Bowling of Taylor Creek Stables in Davison Michigan.
His son Bluesville who is a full brother to Bravo Blue also stands there.
Supremacy's High Time
f. 1987 CH Albelarm Supremacy X Best Odds by Stardust Acres Admirable Odds
Owned by Pam Specht of Flushing Michigan since he was a yearling,
he is the sire of CH Kansas City, another Michigan super star.
High Time has also made the sire rating numerous times.
**Sorry to hear that Supremacy's High Time passed away 12/15/14.
He was a half brother to my Loretta. Both got great ears & a pretty head from their sire**
The New York Ritz
f. 2000 Gypsy Santana x Undulata's in the Pink by The New York Times
Owned by Legendcroft Farm in Hudson Michigan, he sired a
few colts in the early 2000's. 
Five Point Demon Rebel
f. 1991  Five Point American Rebel X Mac's Rosanna McCoy by Bourbon Genius King
Bred by Five Point Farm, he sired a few colts while owned by
Stepping Up Stables in Grand Blanc Michigan.
Who's On First
f. 1991  Sumac Witch Doctor X Fascination's Kari Lynn by Supreme Hi Lite
An interesting pedigree with Stonewall Supreme appearing three times
on his registration papers, he is the sire of Becoming, a well
known producer of futurity colts for Hickory Knoll Farm in Illinois.
Kalarama's Spanish Dancer
f. 1993 CH Harlem Town x Sultan's Spanish Lace by Supreme Sultan
His dam is a full sister to Supreme Heir.  He is owned by
Executive Farms in Goodrich Michigan.  He has also appeared
on Saddle & Bridle's sire list.
Harlem's Hot Gold
f. 2002 Broadway's Hot Shot X Josepha by Harlem Globetrotter
Another beautiful Golden Saddlebred.  He is owned by
Paddy Bates of Dexter Michigan and has also shown
in Fine Harness and Parade classes.

Crosswind's Sun Times
f. 2005 Spot of Gold X The Best Time by The New York Times
This double registered ASB/Pinto has won many in hand classes.
He stands at Holly Armstrong's Meadow Reflection Farm in Howell, Michigan
Pentagon
f. 1993 Manhattan Supreme x Fair Contessa by Lucky Commander
The sire of only 20 colts, one of them won the All American Cup.
He was advertised a couple of years ago in Howell Michigan, but is
now back in Indiana.


That wraps up Michigan month.  Hope everyone enjoys the great horses from Michigan's past
and present.  It is interesting to note that a trio of these stallions trace back on their dam line
 to that great broodmare, Wild Wind. 
Northern Blues, Kalarama's Spanish Dancer and Who's On First share
a similar bottom line.  More on this matron in upcoming posts. 

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