Rustic Fox , Reg SHB- Stable name: Podraigh or just 'P'!, Born
Podraigh is our superb heavyweight show hunter-
a true ‘one off’ character with immense
substance and quality- we would be very hard pressed
to ever find another like him. Podraigh is an 18hh
dapple liver chestnut gelding and was purchased
in 2004 from a small advert in Horse & Hound
and he truly is a horse of a lifetime, we consider
ourselves very fortunate to have found him- he is
unflappable at shows, in traffic and is a dream
to ride doing anything that is asked of him. We
believe he was brought over from Ireland but sadly
has no breeding and we have tried in vain to find
out- he is most certainly ID/TB as he has a good
10” bone and is very ‘typey’.
Our first showing season in 2006 was fantastic:
We continued our winning ways in 2007 defending our title at Lancs again qualifying for RIHS 2008.
Podraigh is responsible for our love affair with the Irish
Draught and it was due to him that we started our
search for a youngster as a field companion for
him- a pure bred RID gelding this time.
Podraigh is an excellent mentor to Splodge and, we hope, many
more youngsters to come. As close to a police horse as they come, he
has given Splodge huge confidence hacking out and with all manner of traffic
and it is very much thanks to him that we now have a cracking, confident
little man to ride and enjoy. We would love to try and create another Podraigh in our breeding programme
and we hope we are lucky enough to do so but we fear there will only ever be one big P bear!!
Born 2008. **SOLD**
Sire: Attwood Black Laughton RID, Dam: Annabel RID x Western Sun
Ferdi is a pure bred Irish Draught gelding who passed as a Class 2 stallion in 2012 at rising 4 yrs.
His sire Attwood Black Laughton is from the Ginger Dick line of Laughton now quite rare and known for its great temperaments and jumping ability. Ferdi is one of his last few progeny as he no longer stands at public stud.
His dam Annabel is from a long line of county show winners and champion mares and he has inherited her outstanding loving, laid-back nature.
A true heavyweight stamp, he combines traditional substance and bone with quality, and he is a fantastic light mover for his size. He lives out with our old mares who have taught him manners and he is an angel to handle. 2009 results:
3rd Midland Counties(2nd Yearling)qualified for the NFU youngstock champs, 1st at The Royal, 1st and res Champion in-hand at the North West Irish Draught show.
on Ferdi's’ parents:
Attwood Black Laughton RID- Height 16.3hh, Black. Sire: Ballinrobe
Boy, Dam: Lydican Madam x Atlantic Boy.
A superb outcross stallion posessing many old and unusual bloodlines gentically valuable to the pure bred herd, he has produced many performance horses and show winners and champions.
Owned from a foal by the Highwood Stud he has been a successful broodmare sire with many producing RID stallions, he currently has no stallion son on the register and we hope Ferdi will go on to be a worthy successor to this rare line.
Annabel RID- Height 16hh, Grey.
Sire: Western Sun, Dam: Caitlin x Foxglen Himself.
The best mare we have ever had the priviledge to see with the most outstanding temperament possible. She is a big show winner and was Champion at the Royal coming
from a prolific dam line and a grandaughter of the famous multi-champion mare On a Promise. Her sire Western Sun is an advanced dressage sire now standing in the US.
Pure Brave Knight
Stable name: Monty Born 2011.**FOR SALE**
Sire: Ferdi ID Class 2, Dam: Amber Lass AID x Amber Legend
Monty is a true 'one off' and very special. He is the only son of Ferdi before he was gelded out of Amber. On his only outing as a yearling in 2012
he won Derby County show and was in-hand champion- a great achievement for him and for us. He has a fabulous scopey movement and correct conformation
and we hope will make a successful ridden horse in the future. As a 2 year old he was shown only twice, 4th at Aintre Show and 3rd in the 2Yr old gelding class
at the national show. Results 2014- 3rd warrington Show.
Boy RID- Stable name: Splodge,Deceased 2003-2011
Sire: Grange Bouncer RID, Dam: Beeston Melody
x Gort Boy
Splodge was a complete ‘character’!
Everyone who ever met him fell in love with
him as he loved cuddles and was one of the most affectionate
horses we have ever known and owned. We bought Splodge
in 2005 as a 2year old from Janet George of Indigo
Irish Draughts and went to see him on the strength
of a very rough picture just arrived from Ireland.
He was thin, hairy and a very strange colour indeed- Janet
described him as pink with blue spots!-but
we both thought he had great limbs and we were not
disappointed when we went to view him not only is his conformation outstanding
but his movement is wonderful! We were indeed VERY
lucky to buy him as Janet thought he was something
special and did not really want to part with him,
I think we caught her on a good day! Splodge had
missed out on a lot of early handling so when he
came home we spent many months calmly handling him
and getting him used to the sights and sounds of
daily life on a yard. He very quickly became the
most loving and easy ‘little’ horse
to have around. Splodge was shown lightly for education
in 2006, qualifying for the Baileys Youngstock challenge
at the national breed show coming 3rd in the finals. He was lightly backed
in 2006 then turned away to mature and
restarted in 2007.
Splodge grew to over 17hh with 9 3/4" bone and
was a substantial heavyweight hunter type but with alot of quality very much taking after the line of his grand sire Pride of Shaunlara.
Splodge had a cracking jump- not only huge
and full of power but with such style too. He will be sorely missed by us.
on Splodges’ parents:
Grange Bouncer RID- Height 16.3hh, Grey. Sire: Prospect
Pride, Dam: Grange Heather x Kilmore Heather.
He is a very popular Irish Draught stallion in Ireland,
he is siring some very useful and quality stock
who are regularly winning in the show ring and also
at eventing and dressage. Grange Bouncer himself
is an Intermediate eventer and is of a more modern
sporty type, passing terrific quality and movement
to his progeny. We think that Splodge is of a very
similar stamp to his sire and has inherited his wonderful temperament
as well as his outstanding movement which we hope that he will
use very well in a dressage career.
Beeston Melody RID- Height 16.2hh, Grey(sadly
deceased). Sire: Gort Boy, Dam: Harpist x Carrigbawn
Hornby Premium mare and was a prolific broodmare
during her life breeding only to RID stallions.
We were lucky enough to go and see her in Ireland
the year before her death and saw her with her 2005
filly foal at foot who is a full sister to our Splodge.
Beeston Melody was bred in the UK by Mr Archie Smith-Maxwell
before being sold to Dr.Karen Hinckley who we believe
had her for several years and she was then sold
to Ireland where we saw her with her last owner
Mr Martin Collins of Co,Tipperary. We
met the owners of one of her previous
daughters at the Breed show and would love to hear
from anyone who may have more information on her or who
has a sibling to our Splodge. Her breeding history
as far as we know is as follows:
1993- Colt called Cello x Cork Arthur RID
1994- Filly(graded RID mare) called Grizzle x Cork Arthur RID
1995- Colt called Cork Melody x Cork Arthur RID
1996- Colt called Bartys Tune x Cork Arthur RID
1997- Filly(graded RID mare) called Magical Mystery x Mountain Prince
1999- Filly(graded RID mare) called Rathcommon Cello x Cork Arthur
2000- Colt called Banjo Boy x Blue Champion RID
2003- SPLODGE x Grange Bouncer RID
2004- Filly(unnamed) x Grange Bouncer RID
2005- Filly(unnamed) x Grange Bouncer RID