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CARIS ABSOLUTELY BLUE
(*SPRINGBOURNE BOY BLUE X *VERDREFAWR HILDA by VERDREFAWR OWAIN)
2009 Section A Grey Stallion
100% IMPORTED PARENTS
**SEE HIS VIDEO: https://youtu.be/uorPrgvG-_o **
Color tested by U.C. Davis labs to be a heterozygous gray, his color DNA is: ee/aa/nCr/Gg
Foaled sooty PALOMINO. (So he can sire 50% cream based foals, and 50% color from non-gray mares!!!)
This boy has FANTASTIC gaits, trots BIG with level knee and extreme extension with drive off the hocks, long over-stride at the walk, a fantastic canter, just perfect, w/Large 'horsey' strides! Just GORGEOUS Welsh TYPE (Superb Head/Face/tiny ears), Dapple gray w/darker mane, he is just Lovely - Really Really Cute! Loads of substance and bone.
He may only be 11.3 Hands, but he thinks he is 15 hands :)
He would be a perfect prospect for Driving or Dressage or ??
"Blue" has lots of presence and a "Look At Me" attitude. He needs an experienced handler/trainer if purchased as a stallion. He is certainly Not a bad boy, he is a stallion and is just "full of himself". However, he does not scream or misbehave, and I can bathe ponies right in front of his pen and he never 'says' anything to them, he just quietly stands and watches.
He has had No training yet, he is a "clean slate", ready to train your way. He has not yet been used for breeding. We are quitting breeding and that is why he is available. When handled, he is very good, is patient when standing both in hand and tied. He will not be hard to train, and, like all Welsh, he is smart and willing.
Once he does go into training this spring, you can bet his price will go up.
He was trailered from Oregon to Southern California at 18 months of age, he ties and loves grooming, and is UTD on farrier, worming, and vaccinations. He is stabled in a barn stall every night and is turned out daily.
ABOUT "BLUE'S" SIRE:
Blue's sire is Multiple International Champion & Supreme Champion Springbourne Boy Blue, the sire of 2007 USEF Grand Champion Green Hunter Pony What-A-Bean. A Multi-Champion in halter and harness, Boy Blue also won the prestigious "Champion of Champions" award at the 1994 Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, Canada. Sire of champions, including these outstanding mares in the U.K.: Springbourne Eirian, dam of Springbourne Elly, Overall Welsh Champion 2003 Royal Welsh, Springbourne Hurrah, dam of Mynyddtarren Habanera, Class Winner 2003 Royal Welsh, and Blanche Glimmer, dam of the many champions from Barry Shepherd's Vervale Stud. Springbourne Boy Blue was exported to Canada in 1991 and was a big winner in harness and in hand for his Canadian owners. In Canada Boy Blue sired the Champion of Champions and multiple Champion Carriage Driving pony stallion, Relhok Austin Healey.
In turn Boy Blue's sire Breachwood Marwyn was a fantastic stallion that stood at Springbourne Stud for 4 years. He won many championships including Supreme Champion at the Royal Welsh in 1989, Champion Northleach 1986, Supreme Champion Shropshire and West Midland Show 1987, Champion Royal Show and Reserve Wembley Qualifier 1987. Boy Blue's dam was also a successful show mare including Champion at Northleach Show in 1984.
Springbourne Boy Blue's pedigree features too many top stallions and mares to mention them all: Supreme Champion Rondeels Pengwyn (RWAS winner - exported to New Zealand); Champion Barton Bluebell (Northleach Champion).