Our 2012 filly, Sachi, out of Safyre went Premium and was Site Champion and out mare, Khepri, was approved ISR/OLD and received a Premium score!
The last 2 years together have been super successful for our former brown silver stallion, Champs Guthrie. He now has 3 approved daughters with ISR/Oldenburg N.A. -
Safyre (Approved in 2011 with a 102),
Khepri (105) and
Silver Moon Farm's mare, Montana (102)
and of course his grandbaby Sachi went Premium!
The two mares approved this year, Khepri & Montana, were both bred by my niece, Dominique Dupon.
Talia Chaffee of Silver Spring Farm had 2 foals this year by Andretti MVF (a Champs Guthrie's son and a colt we bred). One was brown silver tobiano colt, Cielo d'Argento and the other a palomino filly named, Angel's Last Star. Cielo is the 5th confirmed silver APHA in the world.
In June we watched geldings we bred, GridIron & Leonti, show. GridIron, at 4 years old, was the horse used for a beginner at her 1st show! To watch the the horse your bred be so successful and such great partners is so gratifying for a breeder! Its what keeps us going and I am so grateful for the updates from all the foal owners over the years. It means a lot to me!
And in December, Sachi was sold to a wonderful home where she has an exciting future ahead of her in dressage and eventing! I am super happy with her home and that she is close by so I can visit and watch her show when she is old enough.
CONGRATULATIONS everyone!!! You have all been wonderful friends, supporters and fans!
So what's NEW for 2013 ... well you will have to just keep watch because we are just going to go with the flow and see what happens!
What I do know is that Khepri is staying and that I am going to get my butt back in the saddle. I sold my dressage saddle and bought a Close Contact so I can get back to what I LOVE ... Jumping! Look out Safyre & Khepri here I come :D
RoseMari, a chestnut + silver filly we bred, was bred by her owner to her grullo AQHA stallion for a 2013 foal. We're sending wishes and hopes for a healthy silver grullo foal for her owner, Bea! This is the only Champs Guthrie grandbaby due for 2013.
Also I will be doing an overhaul to the Silver Equine website in early January. So if you are interested in silver please check the Silver Equine website often for updates, there will be A LOT more photos and information. The members of the Silver Equine group are being so helpful with information & photos!
There's been a lot of wonderful happenings in 2012!
I am excited to see what in store for 2013!!!!
How about you?
Today Sachi left for her new home in Washington. She was purchased by a young lady who plans to show her in Eventing & Dressage when she is old enough. I am really excited about her future and really happy she is still close to home so I can visit her.
Photo courtesy of Silver Moon Stables
Today, Safyre & Khepri's 1/2 sister, Montana, was presented to ISR/Oldenburg N.A. for breeding approved.
She earned a 102 points!! Montana is a 2008 silver black Quarter Horse / Draft cross by our former brown silver AQHA & NFQHA stallion, Champs Guthrie.
Congratulations to her owner Silver Moon Stables
and her breeder, Dominique Dupon !!!
Three silver dapple sisters are now approved with ISR/Oldenburg N.A.!
Here are their scores:
Khepri - 105 points - PREMIUM!! (Champs Guthrie x Duchess Dancer)
Safyre - 102 points (Champs Guthrie x Rockville Centre)
Montana - 102 points (Champs Guthrie x Piper)
Plus Safyre had her first foal this year who went Premium and was the Site Champion!
It's been a great year! Champs Guthrie has made us proud! RIP
Great day for Safyre Sporthorses!!!
Today we presented Sachi for registration and Khepri for breeding approval.
Sachi earned her Premium Foal Award, was the High Scoring Foal & Site Champion!!! She earned an 8.2, 8.0, 8.2 for an overall 8.1 score. Khepri earned 105 points which is a Premium score!
We are so thrilled !!! Sachi is Safyre's 1st foal so to go Premium is awesome! Also she is a 2nd generation foal for us. On top of that it really speaks to the quality of our former & late stallion, Champs Guthrie. One daughter, Khepri, goes Premium. The other, Safyre, scores a 102 last year. just missing Premium by 3 points and his Granddaughter is a Premium Foal & Site Champion!
Today a good friend of ours, Talia Chaffee of Silver Spring Farm, lost her buckskin silver APHA mare, Stars Angel Too, to colic. Angel was the foundation and start of the silver APHA horses. She was 21 years old and had a a 2-1/2 month old palomino filly at her side by our homebred silver AQHA colt, Andretti MVF. Unfortunately, the palomino filly didn't get the silver gene.
There are only about 5 or 6 known & confirmed silver in the world. We are so grateful to Talia & Angel for their contributions to the silver APHA.
Wrangled From Heaven - Black Silver Tobiano APHA Mare
Angel's Little Jack - Black Silver Tovero APHA Stallion
Varzea - Bay Silver Overo APHA Filly
Wrangled From Heaven had a 2012 Brown Silver Tobaino APHA Colt & Angel's Little Jack has a 1/2 Arab Bay Silver Overo daughter.
Khepri (Cleo) is in under saddle training! We gave her a good foundation and start when she was boarded out but she has been rather bored since she has been home waiting for Safyre to foal. Unfortunately out property doesn't dry out well enough to do work with her here until June so we decided to send her out to a local trainer.
We are really excited to go see her! The early reports in are fantastic and she is progressing nicely. Hope to have some new photos when she has been going a few weeks.
Check back for updates!
Sachi is unfolding beautifully. We are really pleased with her! Safyre & Sir Gregory did a great job!