Knowing your roots…….

 

When choosing the blood line of any Stallion it is always a good idea to know the history!

Kiss My Finest Heart as an endurance Stallion is wonderful and all that “goes” with him as the father of my present youngstock.  What stands behind him is his Sire Eagles ThundernToby, a resident stallion of Deanna Brown at www.thunderntobyranch.com.

It was some time ago when I contacted Deanna to give her the news of Thunders three grandchildren her in the UK. Today I received the most encouraging letter along with a few pictures of Hevans EV Catorrius, Hevans EV Pascalius and Hevans EV Cateasters Grandfather!

I hope you appreciate their website as much as I have. Thunder is a horse that has a beautiful story behind his accomplishments! I have listed his achievements below these photos.

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Eagles Thundern Toby’s Achievements:

  • 2006 ApHC Bronze Medallion in Distance with 355 miles.
  • 2006 ApHC Register of Merit in Distance
  • 2006 Sixth place in AERC Central Region.
  • 2006 8th place in Palmyra, WI at the ApHC National Championship 50 mile Endurance ride. The only stallion to compete.
  • 2006 High Point Appaloosa – Ozark Country Endurance Riders
  • 2006 High mileage Novice Horse – Colorado Ranger Horse.
  • 2006 Jo Ann Tate Memorial Annual Achievement Award for High Point Appaloosa – Ozark Country Endurance Riders.
  • 2006 Colorado Ranger Horse Association Novice Endurance Horse- Bill Wicklund, Rider.
  • 2007 First year working cattle: World Championship Appaloosa Horse show Timed Roping Finalist
  • 2007 Sundance 500 International Open Show Point Program. Second Place, Cattle.
  • Appaloosa Journal: August 2007 Vol 61, No. 8, Page 48, Distance Article
  • 2008 ApHC World Show, Paul Tiernery rider on 2008 World Championship events:
  • Third in Open Senior Judged Heeling. Year end Finalist.
  • 2008 ApHc World Show Sixth in Open Senior Judged Heading
  • 2008 ApHc World Show Fourth in Open Heading and Heeling.
  • 2008 First in the Nation in Steer Daubing.
  • 2008 Year end high point. ApHC Silver Medallion
  • 2008 Sundance 500 International Open Show Point Program. High Point in cattle
  • 2008 ApHc World Show Seventh overall High Point Timed Roping Champion
  • 2008 FOUR ApHC Register of Merits
  • 2008 Sundance 500 International Open Show Point Program. Supreme Champion
  • Appaloosa Journal: August 2008 Vol 62, No. 8, Page 90, On a Loose Rein.

The blood line continues at Redheart Appaloosas……

One under the belt……

As a yearling, Hevans EV Catorrius won 6/11 classes, 4/11 placings, was awarded 4 Championships, 1 Reserve and 1 Supreme. 2014 would require a lot to live up to that! He is a two year old now and with him being so much stronger in body and mind it has been my fear would I be able to achieve the same or better?

Our trip to Royal Bath and West has slightly removed a little of the pressure! He was calm, still screaming at the mares but we were in control. He stood for the judge, his show was perfect and his patience in the line-up was achieved with a handful of grass!

Winning the amalgamated class of stallion, mare or gelding 4 years and over, with colt, filly or gelding 2 or 3 years old with part bred any age, any sex won us 1st place and Champion.

Hevans EV Catorrius - Royal Bath & West 2014

We still have a great season ahead but to win the first Championship is a huge relief and one under the belt!

Hevans EV Catorrius - Royal Bath & West 2014

Hevans EV Catorrius - Royal Bath & West 2014         Hunter Breeding

 

Patience……

  Today was a short journey for Hevans EV Catorrius, to Moreton Morrell in Warwickshire for the Foreign Breed classes held under the Saddlebred Association.

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He took first place in “Foreign Breeds Coloureds In Hand” any age, judged on 75% confirmation 25% colour. The second class was another first place in the “Open Foreign Breeds In Hand” any sex, under three years old! Delighted! Hats off to Reus for his second show of 2014.

 

The Championship proved to be a different story! Reus stood beautifully at the end of the line for ages whilst the judge inspected the others! As the judged approached us, Reus’s patience had gone! Toys thrown out of the pram…….this lack of ability to suppress restlessness in a long time line up is going to become familiar!

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Hevans EV Catorrius

 

Where does the time go……

It was September 2013 when I emptied the lorry, cleaned all the equipment and stored it away! Last night it was all revisited and every item given a new home for the next six months. A trip to Royal Windsor for Hevans EV Catorrius proved to be a exhausting day for me! As a strong two-year-old colt he strutted his way, screaming at every horse he thought might be a filly! It was a 35 minute walk from our lorry to the warm up ring and by the time we entered the ring his voice was a mere whimper! Settled, walking out he took first place in the Youngstock and Reserve Champion in the Open in the Main Register Appaloosa In Hand. A promising start to 2014…..

Reus (Hevans EV Catorrius) at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Hevans EV Catorrius (97% FPD 2-yr-old colt), Royal Windsor Horse Show 2014   Hevans EV Catorrius (97% FPD 2-yr-old colt), Royal Windsor Horse Show 2014

Hevans EV Catorrius (97% FPD 2-yr-old colt), Royal Windsor Horse Show 2014   Hevans EV Catorrius (97% FPD 2-yr-old colt), Royal Windsor Horse Show 2014

Hevans EV Catorrius (97% FPD 2-yr-old colt), Royal Windsor Horse Show 2014   Hevans EV Catorrius (97% FPD 2-yr-old colt), Royal Windsor Horse Show 2014