Capitall Quinn took Reserve Supreme Champion at Fife Show in June. A huge accomplishment for this young horse and also the Appaloosa breed itself!! Quinn who is a five year old son of Capitall Arthur and out of Redine Amber, is owned by the proud Ruth McLean. Ruth said "Quinn showed himself off extremely well and was a real showman is the main ring to achieve Reserve Supreme Champion"
Quinn has been Supreme Scottish Appaloosa in 2009 and has been Supreme ApHC UK the year before. He also was Overall Champion at Kirriemuir Show 2010.
I think we're going to see a lot more from the young horse!! Well done Ruth & Quinn!!
Oor Avocet Angel (2006-2009)
It was with great sadness that Angel was put to sleep in July 2009 following diagnosis of a medical condition
which was incurable and causing her distress. In her short life Angel achieved much, winning numerous championships, including Female Champion at the Scottish Appaloosa Show, 2008. Angel was not only a wonderful example of her breed, she was a delightful character, much loved by her owner Helen and all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Gambling Girl took orphan foal Rocky under her wing when he was three days old when her own foal was born
The fostering process went relatively smoothly and the boys have great fun playing together
At 17.1HH Gambling Girl is more than capable of managing these two livey colts
Bwlchclawdd Rosie King 11/5/06 - 11/11/08
Sadly this lovely colt passed away on the 11th October.
He was much loved by his owner who is comforted by the fact that there is a foal to be born by him next year
Two colt foals have put in a late appearance this year. The first at Meikle Obney Stud, Bankfoot and the second at Scotland AI Centre, Winchburgh, near Edinburgh
Scottish Winners at the ApHC National Show, Leamington Spa
From left to Right
Ruth McLean & Capital Quinn - Champion two year old gelding, Youngstock Champion, Coloured Champion and Supreme Champion of the Show
Alistair Nimmo & Highly Addictive - Champion Yealrling Colt, Reserve Youngstock Champion, Reserve Champion Stallion, Male Reserve Grand Champion - Western
Sharon Nimmo & I Believe in Angels - Female reserve Grand Champion - Western Classes
Karen Paton & Oor Malawi Gold - Champion foal
A great weekend was had by all and everyone is looking forward to do battle with the English again next year!!
Lindertis Tango the 16.3HH gelding who was Supreme Champion Appaloosa at Kirriemuir show in July shows how versatile Appaloosas really are as he turns his hand to pony club games with Becky Bruce
Lindertis Double Six
Double Six bred by Mr Robert Christie, Alyth and now owned by James & Lauren Buckley won the two and three year old colt classat the BApS Northern Show (24th August) and went on to be Reserve Male Champion to the overall Supreme Show Champion - Moorhey Tomahawk.
The sports horse young stock class held at the Royal Highland Show featured a few spot Appaloosa this year.Owned by Alicyn and based in Perthshire this grade B filly bred by Haverlands Stud, enjoyed her outing and behaved impeccably.
2007 Western High Point Appaloosa Champion
Having been a farmer and a successful show-jumper in the UK, Alistair took a few years out for ranch work in Canada and USA where he got his start in rodeos and western riding. Moving back to the UK and the show-jumping he never forgot the western way and eventually bought and trained up his first Appaloosa mare, Fantasia. Over the years he has won numerous rosettes and trophy's. The opportunity to buy Chance (Mannog Starman), arose in 2006 when Alistair and his wife, Sharon, were collecting two mares from stud. At a nearby livery yard a change of circumstance for Chance's owner meant she could no longer keep him and a mutual friend thought he could be of interest. Although they had no plans for more animals, Alistair and Sharon returned home with their two mares and Chance (and two cats!!) Despite being only lightly broken to English, Alistair saw potential in the young horse and worked diligently with him to forge a winning partnership at WES and Appaloosa shows. The time and effort invested in Chance was greatly rewarded when their success in 2007 culminated in Alistair and his horse travelling to Aachen, Germany for The European Appaloosa Championships where, against numerous entries and very strong competition, they achieved 4th in Mens Pleasure and 6th in the Open Jackpot!
Handy's Password 2000 - 2007
A sad an unexpected passing of a much loved and versatile horse.
Double Vision's Last Foals
The last two pure bred appaloosa foals
out of the magnificent stallion Double Vision,
2006 Supreme Champion, who sadly passed away
On the right is the bay filly Oor Vision of Misschief and
on the left is the bay blanket spot colt, Another Vision.
Very sadly Oor Vision of Misschief was put to sleep at 19 days old, she was diagnosed with
kidney failure and could not be saved.
Check out their website
www.hooves-and-paws.org and www.starmyres.co.uk
Based near Larkhall, Kelly Wilson runs this stud along with her mum Jackie. They bought the stud a year ago and run it as part of their business Hooves & Paws. Kelly and her friends are going to Ecuador later this year and are looking for ideas to raise money and sponsorship.
If anyone can help please contact Kelly on 01698 791554 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Borderie bought Beeline as a 2 year old in 1993 & they have been through a lot together He is a great ambassador for the Appaloosa breed, he can be brought in to work after any amount of time off and doesn't bat an eye lid at anything. He is often ridden by Heather's friend, novice rider and he ALWAYS looks after her when they are out hacking. Heather claims she was slightly bullied by us last year --- surely not??!!!!!! to go to some shows Beeline was brought out of retirement and was 2nd in the Inhand at Angus show but had a bit of a rodeo in the ridden due to a fault in the saddle. At the Scottish Championships Heather & Beeline excelled themselves and were first in both the inhand and ridden Beeline was also Reserve ridden champion of the whole show. Heather likes the friendliness of shows and catching up with old friends both humans and people! Heather claims to be busy with her new job as the Secretary of the Shetland Pony Society and with her family but we hope she'll squeeze in the odd show with the gorgeous Beeline. We wish you all the best in your new job Heather and hope to see you out and about if you can manage it.
Cruz Like Finn & Lisa
Cruz Like Finn winning the three year old in-hand hunter class at Fife Show on 21st May 2006
The judge asked where he got his markings from!!!
Well done Lisa and Finn!
Gamling Girl & Denise
Gabbi as she is commonly referred to has excelled herself recently by qualifying at Montrave in April for the SEIB Cross Country finals at Sudbury in the Autumn and more recently qualified at Fife for the Scottish Cross Country Championships to be held at Gleneagles in October.
Good Luck, Gabbi & Denise!