Showing on a Bank Holiday Monday……

As Redheart Pascalius 3-year old showing campaign gets under way, our third show of 2016 was The World Breed class held at Tabley Park on Bank Holiday Monday.

We headed North passing queues of traffic on the M5 & M6 heading South and on our return journey home we past queues of traffic heading North. We certainly planned this trip well!

Delighted with her performance although she did get a bit upset by another competitor who was a stallion….thought she would have been quite familiar with a stallion “shouting / screaming” with Hevans EV Catorrius at home?



Note….do not go showing down South on a Bank Holiday Monday……

The Herd are Happy……..

The Bank Holiday weekend gave me time to capture some up to date pictures of the Herd…

Peyres Catori Cat aka Catori, confirmed in foal to Kiss My Finest Heart!

Catori and her 2015 foal are happy and confident to be separated but a great mates within the herd!

There is no doubt Catori remains at the top of the pecking order!

Redheart Regal aka Blanc is out of Peyres Catori Cat by  RDF Ti Kha Atta Rain, developing in to a fine filly!

Princesse Pascale aka PP, confirmed in foal to Hevans EV Catorrius!

 Redheart Royale aka Ben is out of Princesse Pascale by RDF Ti Kha Atta Rain, quite a character!


 Our imported future Stud DFR Patahas Redheart aka Blu is our DREAM!



Ben & Blanc

The Herd are HAPPY!


Since our mares Peyres Catori Cat and Princesse Pascale were imported at 6 months of age they have been inseparable. Their connection / bond was quickly noted as a problem when they were at the same show. The lack of concentration in the ring whilst the other mare was calling was frustrating. None the less we dealt with it, keeping them well apart or taking them to different shows.

Since being brood mares their concentration has solely been focused on their foals and nothing else until weaning, only then do they reunite their bonds. After a year off from foaling, something they both deserved their “closeness” had brought about something quite rare…..synchronised seasons!



Whether this is nature working at its best, whether this is something mares (like human females) living together do or whether it’s just coincidence I don’t know….they have made my life easier this year and if I could show them my gratitude I would….

Both mare’s were admitted to Three Counties Equine Hospital on Friday 6th May for Artificial insemination, I had notification on Sunday 8th May to say both mares were coming along nicely and they would be looking to inseminate the next day. As it happens both mares ovulated between 9am and 1pm the next day and were artificially inseminated. RESUT!

Our breeding plan…. So both mares have great conformation, blood lines, and gaits backed up by their  show records but there is always room for improvement, no horse is 100% perfect…..

Being registered with Appaloosa Horse Club, Appaloosa Horse Club UK and British Appaloosa Society it is with complete intention we ensure the stallions used enable the foals to also be eligible for the same registrations.

Peyres Catori Cat  x  Kiss My Finest Heart

Catori is an intelligent, spirited and precocious well-built mare, we have used Heart’s semen again (imported from Spain) because the foals from this pairing (Hevans EV Catorrius and the late Redheart Cateaster) proved to be fine animals.


Princesse Pascale  x  Hevans EV Catorrius

PP is a very quiet reserved mare with an adorable personality, she is very well-built and stands over 16hh. Hevans EV Catorrius should complement the foal with a more compact build and pass on his outstanding intelligence, scope and bravery. Keeping the 100% FPD in mind and keeping the correct confirmation is a high priority.



On Monday 23rd May,  we saw the result of their 14 day scans, we can confirm that both mares have been successfully scanned and are both in foal.

Princesse Pascale X Hevans EV Catorrius

Princesse Pascale X Hevans EV Catorrius

Peyres Catori Cat X Kiss My Finest Heart

Peyres Catori Cat X Kiss My Finest Heart





We are always striving for our desired goals,  to get there we would appreciate two more fillies, any colt’s will defiantly be for sale but the fillies we will keep for our future breeding plan using our imported future stallion DFR Patahas Redheart.

We all know breeding is a gamble and there are no guarantees but the end result is always a surprise with Appaloosas, let’s see what arrives in 2017?

They really are TWO OF A KIND……

May Sunshine at the May Foreign Breeds Festival….

Redheart Pascalius’s second show of 2016 at Onley Equestrian Centre, Rugby.

Lovely day at the May Foreign Breeds Festival under the United Saddlebred Association’s.

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Being an Open Show for ALL Foreign Breeds we gathered a 4th in the Broken Coated any age or sex and we won the Appaloosa Horses & Foreign Breeds 3 years and under.

We have our work cut out for indoor showing, there is just something Evee is uneasy with? I feel her tension and we will try and over come this with more shows in doors, especially before our National Breed Shows later this year! We are not sure if it is the “echo” of the spectators, especially when they clap or the horses in the adjacent ring? None the less, Evee is three now and it’s time to grow up!

Very educational day for Redheart Pascalius during the May Sunshine at the May Foreign Breeds Festival….

British Appaloosa’s at Royal Windsor….

The start of Redheart Pascalius showing campaign has begun, Royal Windsor. I adore this show, it’s a great family day out and my girls certainly spent the prize money!!!

A bit of a disaster the night before as Evee decided to rub her mane, something we have not experienced before, none the less with at least 8” destroyed it made my decision to hog her quite easy!

As we relaxed outside the ring we talked to a few spectators about the Appaloosa breed, here is a moment captured….

Speaks volumes!

A notorious picture spot at Windsor Show for the equine competitors….

Evee and I waited for our photo behind the British Appaloosa Society in hand and Ridden Champion Megan Share with Desired Edition, many congratulations to you Megan, well deserved.

2016 Young Stock Winner


We had a great day, the line up in the over four-year old’s and the ridden class was a beautiful site, the Appaloosa “spots” really stood out at Royal Windsor….