DFR Patahas Redheart

AKA –  Blu

Stallion

Born 20th January 2015

ApHC UK –  A/1781 – A Register

BApS –  IRGB/S/3861 – B GRADE B

ApHC – 677770 -100% FPD  ApHC – GAP 5

FAHR – 1042 – 92.9687%

DREA Fire Frangelica  X DREA Bluhawks Pataha.

Blu is a 5th generation horse of  Appaloosa x Appaloosa breeding and therefore enrolled in the Foundation Pedigree Designation (FPD) program at 100 %. Born from two 100% FPD parents means he is also enrolled in the Generation Advancement Program (GAP) at level 5.

His foundation lines are traced back to the first 8 Stud Books of the ApHC at 92.9687%, registered with the Foundation Appaloosa Horse Registry, The Foundation Appaloosa Association and over stamped with the Appaloosa Horse Club UK,  The British Appaloosa Society and the Sports Horse Breeding of Great Britain on their Basic Identity Register.

His phenotype is a blue/black near few spot, although his actual genotype is homozygous black (EE aa) with one copy of cream, making him a smoky black. Blu is also homozygous for the Leopard Complex gene (LP/LP) and the Pattern gene (PATN1/PATN1), 15.2hh.

Certified negative for PSSM1 – Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy, HERDA – Hereditary Equine Regional Dermal Asthenia, GBED – Glycogen Branching Enzyme Deficiency, HYPP – Equine Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis Disease, MH – Malignant Hyperthermia, Grey gene and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC).

As a weanling, he was imported from the Double Forest Ranch in Switzerland, bought to increase the Redheart mare’s Foundation Blood Lines, add a bit of colour/characteristics and compliment the foals with his correct, compact build.

Full Pedigree HERE  but this post is worth looking at for his BREEDING

2016 – As a yearling, Blu’s debut showing proved to be a success.

ApHC UK – Three Counties Showground – Open Appaloosa in-hand – RESERVE CHAMPION

ApHC UK National – UK Stallion RESERVE CHAMPION

2017 – Blu passed his 5 stage vetting for his Stallion licence and continued promoting the Pure Appaloosa.

FBS – World Breeds in-hand RESERVE CHAMPION

FBS – Open Foreign Breeds RESERVE CHAMPION

FBS – In-Hand RESERVE SUPREME CHAMPION

ApHC UK – ApHC UK MALE CHAMPION

ApHC UK – ApHC UK Young stock CHAMPION

ApHC UK – USA CHAMPION

ApHC UK – In-hand SUPREME

BApS – Royal Three Counties – In-hand Appaloosa CHAMPION

BApS – Three Counties Show Ground – In-hand Appaloosa CHAMPION

BApS     Three Counties Show Ground – In-hand World Breeds RESERVE CHAMPION

ApHC UK National – USA Stallion RESERVE CHAMPION

ApHC UK National – UK Stallion RESERVE CHAMPION

BApS National – Licensed Stallion HIGHEST GRADE AWARD

ApHC UK Amazing Blue Performance Award – RESERVE CHAMPION

ApHC – Register Of Merit – In Hand Halter – ROM Award

USA – UK – Certificate of Achievement for Non-Saddlebred In-hand CHAMPION

2018 – Blu becomes a proven stallion as we see his first get on the ground, see Redheart Ru.

We started collecting semen from him and what a pleasant stallion he is…

Our stud is designed for me to do everything safely on my own, I work full time and for a short period when he could smell the mares in season, my return home from work was greeted with a lot of screaming, he knew “The Job Was On” – See video Collecting Stallion Semen
Our four mares are all confirmed with single ovulations and are all due in April.

BApS – H.O.P.E @ Three Counties Show Ground – In-hand Appaloosa CHAMPION

ApHC UK – National Show – UK CHAMPION STALLION

ApHC UK – National Show – USA RESERVE CHAMPION

Foreign Breeds Society (UK) Championship Show – Final In Hand Appaloosa of the Year

ApHC – Top 10 Three Year Old International Stallion R.O.M Award

Foreign Breeds Society (UK) In Hand Hi Points 2018 – FIRST PLACE

Blu will be “started” over the winter months.

2019 – An absolute dream to start, long reined and ridden away early February, turned away for 6 months and ridden for a month at the end of the year before being turned away until 2020.

April – Well what a month with no sleep…but we do not complain, we created them and therefore we have a duty to do our best to ensure their safe arrival – Red bull sales must have escalated!

15th April – Redheart Relentless out of Catori.

21st April – Redheart Rookie out of PP.

26th April – Redheart Revelation out of Evee.

28th April – Redheart Reflection out of Myka.

ApHC UK – National Show – In Hand – UK & USA CHAMPION STALLION

ApHC UK National Show – Winner of Ridden Youngster Class (Walk & Trott)

After 12 days at Stallion AI, he now has frozen semen available for the UK and Europe.

2020 – COVID

After having our 5 mares under lights, 4 of our proven broodmares have successfully been scanned in foal,  our maiden Ghost has been dealing with the “transition” but she’s finally ovulated and we have a confirmed pregnancy.

2021

The Class of 2021 all safely arrived and what a fabulous mixture of colour and patterns Blu helped produce…Three of our mares, Catori, Myka and Evee are all confirmed pregnant for 2022.

24th January – Redheart Raven out of Catori.

25TH January – Redheart River Run out of Myka.

28th January – Redheart Rain Dancer out of PP.

23rd February – Redheart Result out of Ghost.

12th March – Redheart Ricochet out of Evee.

Royal Windsor

So well behaved but striking off on the wrong lead put us in last place (as expected).

SpotFest @ Three Counties

2nd – Open Ridden – Excellent performance & manners.

ApHC UK National

3rd – Ridden Hunter

5th – Open Ridden

2nd – Restricted Riding Club

3rd – Open Riding Club with jump

BApS National

2nd – Open Ridden

2022

The year started with the safe arrival of our foals…

19th February – Redheart Remembrance out of Evee.

20th March – Redheart Raphele out of Catori.

28th March – Redheart Romance out of Myka.
Our three mares, Catori, Myka and Evee are all confirmed pregnant for 2023.

H.O.P.E Spring Show

6th – Pure Bred Foreign Breed

3rd – Walk & Trott

2nd – World Breeds

Royal Windsor

6th – Open Ridden with a “high five” to the Queen, excellent manners but totally out of character!

BPS Spring Show

4th – Registered Ridden exceeding 14.2hh and 1st as Cream Dilute

3rd – Open Ridden and 1st as Cream Dilute

CHAMPION Ridden Cream Dilute

Follow his career and future as a Stallion in the “News” and the “SALES” page for his foals.

Documents

Registration

Pedigree

Colour Test

Genetics Grey / PSSM-1

MH

HERDA

HYPP

GBED

ApHC UK

British Appaloosa Society

100% FPD

GAP 5

Foundation Appaloosa Association

Foundation Appaloosa Horse Registry

Appaloosa Horse Club UK Stallion License

British Appaloosa Society Stallion License

ApHC UK Performance Award

Register Of Merit

USA - UK Award

Top 10 International 3yr Old Stallion

Ancestors

Stallion Semen Collection – DFR Patahas Redheart

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