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IDSH x Akhal-Teke Palomino Event Prospect

Clare Harris in Hereford

2 years old
IDSH x Akhal-Teke
Eventing, Dressage and Show Jumping
Born May 2021 this handsome gelding is not to be missed.  He demonstrates athleticism, style, balance with a tremendous aptitude for quick learning. This lovely young chap will make a very exciting ridden prospect and has the ability to perform well in any discipline. He also has the presence and temperament to do well at liberty. Spycatcher, or Luca as he known at home inherited his Sire’s metallic coat and has leaned towards the athleticism and instinctively bold nature of the Akhal-Teke Sports Horse. Currently standing at 15.1hh he will mature to 16.1hh. His Dam; Bletchley Park a traditionally bred Irish Draught Sport Horse by the (now deceased) IDSH stallion Knightley Park and out of a black Irish Draught mare called Ballygarris Black Diamond who herself was by the stallion Diamond Lad (also both sadly now deceased too). From a bloodlines point of view, Bletchley Park line-breeds to a legendary Irish Draught mare called Enniskeane Countess, who produced two stallion sons Enniskeane Prince, a show jumper and a very good sire, and his full brother Enniskeane Pride. Her greatest fame however, comes through her daughter: Kildalton Countess, who by building on her dam's strong genetic base became one of the greatest foundation mares in the Irish breed, she produced the stallions: She had 6 stallion sons: Glidawn Diamond, Diamond Lad, Diamonds are Trumps, Kildalton King, Kildalton Gold and Pride of Kildalton. Sire: Xanadu a metallic golden buckskin Akhal-Teke Sports Horse by Atamekan (Grade I racehorse in Turkmenistan) out of GULARA (Elite graded by VNIIK, the All-Russia National Institute of Research and Horse-Breeding, which holds the Akhal-Teke “mother” studbook.) Xanuda (now deceased) was a bold, athletic, highly intelligent horse. He combined his sire’s lightness of movement with his dam’s greater substance. His progeny, include successful SJ, Eventing, Endurance and Show horses, illustrating the versatility of the Akhal-Teke horse. 

Clare Harris