"Hannah" is from a very good international performance horse producing female family (see below). She is in foal to ACPS approved Connemara stallion Loughrea's Seamus. This is her first pregnancy and she is due mid March 2014.
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Bred in the United States by Rachael Cox, Hannah's sire is the late Irish-bred Irish Sport Horse stallion Brandenburg's Windstar.... (read more) Ranked in the top 10 of the USEF Leading Event Sires list for the last five years (and in the top 4 for four of those years), Brandenburg's Windstar is the sire of Arthur (international eventer CCI4*), Polar Storm (international eventer CCI3*), Starstruck (international eventer CCI2*), and 4-star eventer Boyd Martin's young event horses Quinn Himself and Alchor, among others.
Brandenburg's Windstar's sire was the well regarded Irish Thoroughbred I'm a Star. I'm a Star sired international CCI4* eventers Star Appeal, Commanche, Moon Man, Class Touch, and international CCI3* eventers I'm No Angel, Killossery Katriona, Piccola Star, and Star Bright (among others). He is damsire of CCI4* eventer Tipperary Liadhnan, showjumper Celta Vigo (who represented Ireland in the FEI World Breeding Championships at Lanaken), and 2012 SHB(GB) Stallion Grading Champion, Llangaller Starring Role.
Windstar's dam Kildalton Seabreeze was also dam of Ryeland's Sea Master, who showjumped 1m35 and is an HSI Approved ISH stallion. Kildalton Seabreeze's second dam was the prolific Irish Draught mare Kildalton Countess. Kildalton Countess was the dam of a number of performance sires, including Diamond Lad, who features in the pedigrees of three of the top ten 2012 WBFSH ranked ISH eventers with Irish Draught backbreeding, and Glidawn Diamond, sire of O'Leary's Irish Diamond. Other performance horses from this mare family include Cornice (international eventer CCI3*), Stage Manager (international eventer CIC2*), Kildalton Solero (international eventer CIC2*), Burke's Boy (eventer CNC3*), Convent Hill Diamond (international showjumper 1m40), Enniskeane Ambassador (showjumper 1m40), Victoria Rose (showjumper 1m40), and Kildalton Jacque (showjumper 1m35), among many others.
Hannah's dam is UK-bred Irish Sport Horse mare Duhonw Darcy. Darcy's dam was the Irish Draught mare Moyglass Dolly. Moyglass Dolly was a full sister to HSI Bronze Merit mare Coole Pride, who was dam of HSI Approved ISH stallion Carlton Hill (showjumper 1m30) and second dam to Market Mate (showjumper 1m30). Moyglass Dolly was also full sister to Moyglass Velvet, who was the dam of HOYS qualified small ridden hunter Moyglass Bally Dancer and second dam to Talking Point (eventer CNC2*) and Master Darragh (showjumper 1m30). Moyglass Dolly was maternal sister to Moyglass French, who was dam of The Quiet Man (international eventer CCI3*) and Cavatina (showjumper 1m30), and second dam to VDL Calvaro Star (international showjumper 1m50) and Burnt Cohiba (international eventer CCI3*). Moyglass Dolly was also maternal sister to House Baroness who was dam to Top n Tails (international eventer CCI2*).
Hannah's Irish Draught bloodlines include Sea Crest and King of Diamonds, two of the top three Irish Draught bloodlines found in WBFSH ranked Irish Sport Horses with ID backbreeding. Although her damsire is a British Riding Pony (Llanarth Alleycat), Hannah is 46% blood from Thoroughbred and Anglo-Arab contributions when the entirety of her pedigree is taken into account.
Hannah achieved top three placings at the Upperville Colt and Horse Show and USEA Future Event Horse series as a young horse. Currently sound (and well started under saddle) but being sold primarily as a broodmare due to an old stifle injury which may limit heavy use as a competition horse. Hannah is in foal to the lovely ACPS approved Connemara stallion, Loughrea's Seamus (http://www.hollymeadfarm.com), for mid March 2014.
Hannah's athleticism, structural type, and proven international performance producing mare family, stacked with her sire's own production record, accomplished female family, and sireline, make Hannah an ideal choice to breed to the high percentage blood sire to produce prospects for the upper levels of the sport of three day eventing.
Photos of Hannah competing in the USEA Future Event Horse series as a 2 year old:
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