The first round of article deadlines has been met, so I can take the time to update this blog…and to do a bit of bragging.
While doing all the pedigree-based research and writing the articles based on the World Equestrian Games in France, I kept the ancestry of our stallion, Hero’s Tribute, in mind.
Pedigree of Hero’s Tribute
I am pleased to announce that his pedigree keeps getting stronger! He is related to some of the top horses from the Games.
He’s related to the individual silver and individual bronze eventers, Fischer Rocana FST and Chilli Morning, plus a host of other eventers that managed to complete all three phases in France. He’s also related to Clifton Promise, who was second at the Burghley Horse Trials just after WEG. And, through Mytens xx (used in Swedish Warmblood breeding) he’s related to Arlando (11th in dressage at WEG).
And while I was on the subject, I also found this gelding:
Sea Lord (a.k.a. Big Bird) is by Sea Salute, a very close relative to Sea Hero, Hero’s Tribute’s sire.
Sea Hero, who won the Kentucky Derby and was later sold to Turkey, also sired Sea Accounts, who competed in dressage and eventing.
Hero’s Tribute’s dam, Eastern Dawn, is the granddam of the RPSI-approved horse, Baatesh (scroll down to see the photos).
His dam is by Damascus, sire of Napur (US Team jumper) and ancestor to Hador (international jumper), Forest Glow (sire of jumpers and eventers in Australia), Hartly Hare (international eventer), etc.
Plus, his second dam is a full sister to Caucasus, ancestor to the eventers, Jake, Clifton Promise, Top Of The Line and Dunstan Inishturk.
I believe that it’s only a matter of time before Hero’s Tribute has offspring at the FEI level.
And I was absolutely thrilled for Cathy Chalack (my partner in the stallion and the lady holding the ribbons) when her 2014 foal by Hero’s Tribute was Champion Open Foal and Reserve Show Champion at a Canadian Warmblood show on September 20th.
Meet Inkan Tribute (age 3 ½ months)
At that same show, another breeder raved about her Hero’s Tribute filly out of an Indoctro mare. Nice!
And, to top it all off, while I was in France, Hero’s Tribute was approved by the Canadian Sport Horse Association. Now he’s approved in two Studbooks (CSHA and RPSI) and registered with the Jockey Club.
Gotta love it!