Saturday, January 30, 2016

1/30/16 Little Bo Peep BHF

January is lambing time for me, so there's little time to post anything, therefore, this is a quick snapshot of a mare near and dear to me, Little Bo Peep.  She was a good 3 gaited mare, even being a Reserve World's Champion as a junior horse.  She went on to produce a number of colts, most of them by Veiled Prophet, and they launched her into the Broodmare Hall of Fame. 
Little Bo Peep BHF
Veiled Prophet was the sire of most of her offspring.
His sire Captain Courageous was out of Peavine's Pearl,
as was Little Bo Peep's sire. 

Her pedigree paints a picture why she could perform, as well as produce.  Her sire Mountain Peavine was a grandson of the great Chester Dare, and his mother was the prolific Peavine's Pearl, a member of the BHF and dam of full siblings Anderson Rex, Captain Courageous, and Margie Louise.  On Little Bo Peep's dam's side she's even better.  First dam by Bourbon King, 2nd dam by Chester Dare, and 3rd dam by Rex McDonald. 

Chester Dare
Mountain Dare
Mountain Peavine
Rex Peavine
Peavine's Pearl BHF
Little Bo Peep BHF
Bourbon Chief
Bourbon King
Annie C.
Xalapa Queen
Chester Dare
Helen Dare
by Rex McDonald

Mountain Peavine, her sire
He was by Mountain Dare by Chester Dare
Chester Dare
Rex Peavine
Bourbon King

Of Little Bo Peep's eleven offspring, those with show records putting her in the BHF were either geldings, or non-reproducing daughters.  However, she did have a number of daughters who did reproduce, and Little Bo Peep has some modern day offspring of note.  Whose at the end of the line? 

Valley View Supreme
Supreme Sultan
Melody O'Lee
Supreme Heir
Stonewall Supreme
Supreme Airs BHF 
Crebilly's Plumb Beautiful BHF
CH Callaway's Copyright
Callaway's Johnny Gillejn
CH Will Shriver
CH Kate Shriver BHF
Callaway's Claudette
The Rambler
Grape Tree's Claudia
Famous Lady by Veiled Prophet
out of Little Bo Peep BHF

Six time World's Grand Champion Fine Harness horse had as his 4th dam none other than Little Bo Peep BHF. 
6 time WGC in Fine Harness, 
CH Callaway's Copyright traces to 
Little Bo Peep on his dam side. 

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Pretty Pert
f. 1950  Veiled Prophet X Little Bo Peep
She was owned by TN Wood's Brynfan Tyddyn Farm and later
by Mrs. Henry Hart's Delaine Farm.  She was a 3-Gaited Ladies
mount for Mrs. Hart, placing well at Louisville.
CH Bo Prophet
f 1949 Veiled Prophet X Little Bo Peep
He was owned by Walter Burke of Druce Lake Stables in Illinois. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your blog. As someone who's been away from the breed for a long time, reading about these 'old-timers' is a treat.