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AN ARISTOCRAT MARE
A DAM OF DISTINCTION

A CANADIAN NATIONAL TOP TEN MARE

NATIONAL CHAMPION PRODUCER


KLASSIC

(BASK CLASIX x KHEMOGINA)
1983 - 2008

KLASSIC was a Canadian Top Ten Mare and one of the breed’s leading living dams of champions. She  produced a remarkable 7 champions, all of them regional winners, 3 of them National winners, and 3 National winner producers. Her champions include Region 6 Top Five Stallion and National winner sire TF KHOUMOTION++  (also winner of 3 regional halter titles as a gelding), Regions 13 and 18 Top Ten Sweepstakes Colt and halter champion SHAKLANS PREMIER, Region 10 Top Five Mare TF KHOUROS GIRL(dam of 4 champions, including 2 regional champions in halter), Region 8 Champion Sweepstakes Filly HARLEQYN,  U.S. Reserve National Champion Gelding JOTH and Top Ten Gelding AOTH TF DESTINY+/ (a multi-champion in hunt pleasure and western pleasure), Canadian National Champion Mare and U.S. Top Ten Mare TF QUEEN AHEARTS, and U.S. National Champion Sweepstakes Filly and Top Ten Futurity Filly and Canadian Reserve National Champion Futurity Filly DRAMA QYEEN.

 Her offspring who have produced National winners include her daughter DRAMA QYEEN (Drama Qyeen’s first filly EUPHORYIA is also a National Champion), WHTF KLASSICA (dam of 5 champions including U.S. Top Ten Sweepstakes Colt KLASSIC SHAKLAN), TF KHOUMOTION++ (sire of U.S. Top Ten Hunt Pleasure Futurity and Hunt Pleasure GR KHALEIDOSCOPE and of U.S. Top Ten Futurity Gelding and Canadian Top Ten Jackpot Gelding and Gelding AOTH GR KHAPTION),  and TF QUEEN AHEARTS (dam of 4 regional winners from 5 foals including Canadian Top Ten Futurity Filly QUEEN ADIAMONDS). Her daughter TF KHOVER GIRL is the dam of multi-regional champion in Half-Arabian hunt pleasure KHOVERED IN COLOR. Her maternal granddaughter SHOWGIRL SP (a daughter of TF KHOUROS GIRL) is the dam of 2006 U.S. Top Ten Mare AOTH ANASTASIAA.

On July 2nd, at 3:30 PM her heart gave out.
She left with the quiet dignity with which she lived her life and with those that loved her by her side.
Rest in peace little Momma, you were greatly treasured.

Klassic (Bask Clasix x Khemogina), was 25 in June.  Until her final day she was as feisty as ever, but her old body was slowly starting to betray her. This very special little mare ruled the broodmare pasture and the hearts of all at Greymoor Farm.  On her best day, if she stood on her tippy toes, she stood 14.1.  The legacy she left behind, however, is giant.

A Canadian National Top Ten mare herself, Klassic took the job of being a broodmare very seriously. She was an Aristocrat Mare, a Dam of Distinction, one of the first mares chosen by the MN Breeders program to be honored as a Broodmare Elite and, at the time of her death, one of the breed’s leading living dams of champions.

I was lucky enough to buy this mare in June of 2000. I had her vet checked because of her age and was told she had a benign tumor. I bought her without seeing her. Because she had a foal at her side and I bought her to breed to First Cyte, I shipped semen and got her in foal while I waited for her filly to be weaned. My shipper called me after he picked her up and asked if I had seen her before I bought her. I said no and he said I was in for a little surprise. That was an understatement. The tumor on this mare was in the center of her belly, was the width of a grapefruit and hung down almost 12 inches. She was horribly arthritic with a huge swollen knee. I was horrified that I had put her in foal, but there was nothing I could do but wait until she foaled. It was a long wait, her knee kept getting bigger and the tumor was so big she could not lie down at night. When she finally foaled she literally threw herself to the side so that she could get down. When her filly was two months old I took Klassic to the University of MN. Tracy Turner, the head surgeon, looked at the thing from all angles and told me he could remove it, but there was a fifty-fifty chance she’d never carry another foal. I looked into those big brown eyes and told him to take it off. I was concerned about how we would get her on her feet after the surgery because of her knee. Tracy laughed, looked at all 14.1 hands of this little mare and said that we’d all just pick her and stand her on her feet. (And we did- 10 of us!). The tumor, once removed, weighed 17 pounds.

Once she could lie down, Klassic’s arthritis got better and better. She was not bred that year. The next year we bred her and she repaid us for our kindness by producing National Champion Drama Qyeen. That was followed by a filly, a colt and a filly. Apparently no one told Klassic she had only a fifty-fifty chance of having more foals!

I retired Klassic after the birth of her seventeenth foal in 2007.  Although I had plenty of requests to use her for embryo transfers I chose not to do that.  She had too many cysts to make her a great candidate and she HATED being away from the farm. When she received her Broodmare Elite award at the MN Coliseum, this little mare that rarely opens her mouth screamed and blew the whole time. She made it exquisitely clear to everyone that she was not happy. She was to spend the rest of her days in the pastures she loved at Greymoor. She kept her stall in the main barn because she had earned it. It was a privilege to be this mare’s caretaker for the last years of her life.  I just wish that privilege could have lasted longer.

Donna Hentges

 

 

AN ARISTOCRAT MARE

A U.S. NATIONAL AND
CANADIAN NATIONAL TOP TEN MARE

NATIONAL CHAMPION PRODUCER

#1 LEADING DAM OF PUREBRED HALTER WINNERS AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IN 2011


PADRONS NIKE
(PADRONS PSYCHE x NIYA)
1995 - 2015

 

“Padrons Nike is in my opinion one of the very best daughters of Padrons Psyche, noted not only as a leading sire of National winners but also as an excellent broodmare. She is herself both a multi-National winner in tough competition and a National Champion producer. In addition, her dam is one of the breed's all time leading dams of champions.”
Arlene Magid

PADRONS NIKE has had a fine show record with titles including U.S. Top Ten Sweepstakes Filly and Canadian Top Ten Mare. She is now proving herself to be a fine broodmare. All of her shown foals are champions and all are by FIRST CYTE+: multi-halter champion AYR JORDAN, 2006 U.S. and Canadian Reserve National Champion Futurity Gelding and  Canadian Top Ten Hunt Pleasure Junior Horse and U.S. Top Ten Hunt Pleasure Maturity AOTR  and U.S. and Canadian National Champion Gelding and Gelding AOTH RELENTLYSS (now the all time leading National halter winning purebred gelding with 12 National Championships), 2007 U.S. Top Ten Gelding JTH and 2005 U.S. and Canadian Top Ten Futurity Gelding KATALYSTT (who won six regional titles at Region 6 in 2007 in halter and hunt pleasure).

PADRONS NIKE is by PADRONS PSYCHE, U.S. Reserve National Champion Stallion at age 3 and sire of 138 National winners in halter and performance through 2011  as well as 117 producers of National winners, 41 of them producers of National Champions. PADRONS NIKE’s dam, the halter champion NIYA is an Aristocrat mare who has produced 10 champions and 4 producers of National winners.

ARLENE MAGID
PEDIGREE RESEARCH
Email Arabbits@aol.com

 

AN ARISTOCRAT MARE
A DAM OF DISTINCTION
NATIONAL CHAMPION PRODUCER



 

SILVER AND SABLE
(THE CHIEF JUSTICE x NZ SILVER ALICIA)

NOW HAPPILY RETIRED...

 

SILVER AND SABLE is a 1988 Region 10 Top Five English Pleasure Junior Horse and has produced 7 show ring champions, 2 of them National winners,  and two horses who have been successful in distance riding competition. Her son AMES ASCENSION has compiled 1175 miles as an endurance horse, competing in 33 rides with 28 completions. Her son AMES FANFARE is a regional winner as a competitive trail horse. Another son, BEY SILVER, is the 2005 Region 10 Champion Stallion AOTH and a Region 10 Top Five Stallion. Her daughter SUDDENLY SABLE is a halter champion with blues in country pleasure junior horse. Another daughter, EMMELYNE, is the 2009 Region 6 Champion Mare. Her son LYMITED EDITION is a multi champion country pleasure winner.  Her daughter WILHELMYNA is a 2011 Region 14 Top Five Sport Horse Mare. Her son PLATINUMM EDITION won five titles at the 2012 Canadian Nationals, where he was named Canadian Top Ten Country Pleasure, Country Pleasure Select ATR, Show Hack, Native Costume AOTR, and English Sidesaddle ATR. Her son AMES CASSANOVA+++// has 12 National titles including Canadian National Champion Pleasure Driving, Canadian Reserve National Champion Pleasure Driving AOTD and Gelding AOTH as well as twice U.S. Reserve National Champion Country Pleasure Driving JTD and U.S. Top Ten wins in pleasure driving, pleasure driving AOTD, country pleasure driving, gelding halter JOTH and AOTH.

 SILVER AND SABLE combines the best of two of the breed’s most powerful breeding programs: that of John Rogers (who bred her dam and her sire’s maternal grandsire) and Cedardell, whose success began in the early 1940s and continues in the 21st century (her sire’s granddam is of Cedardell breeding).  She has two lines to *SERAFIX, the all time leading Crabbet sire of champions, as well as two lines to *WITEZ II, the post World War II import who was both a successful show horse (Pacific Coast Champion Stallion) and sire (16 National winners and 35 producers of National winners).

ARLENE MAGID
PEDIGREE RESEARCH
Email Arabbits@aol.com

 

 OUR CURRENT BROODMARES...


DRAMA QYEEN

(FIRST CYTE x KLASSIC) 


 

MULTI-NATIONAL CHAMPION MARE
NATIONAL CHAMPION PRODUCER

We think this is just about as good as it gets!  This filly IS First Cyte!  Her dam was Klassic, a leading living dam of champions.  "DQ" is a dark bay, with a smooth top line, beautiful hip and gorgeous face! She moves just like her sire, and has his neck.  She can "hook a look" that has you swearing you are looking at First Cyte.  Show attitude to spare earned her the name Drama Qyeen!

Drama Qyeen is the first of the First Cyte daughters to be bred to an outside stallion, and represents the start of the second generation of the breeding program at Greymoor.  Her first filly, by Its Sshow Time, is already a National Champion, her second filly, by Magnum Psyche is in training with Jeff Schall and was Grand Champion Mare in her first show, and the third filly is at home waiting her turn to be shown, but looks to be as exciting as her older sisters.

Drama Qyeen produced an amazing colt by Kanz Albidayer in 2016.  This is GM TARGARYEN

 

        

 


HARLEQYIN
(FIRST CYTE x KLASSIC)
 

 

CANADIAN NATIONAL TOP TEN FUTURITY FILLY
REGION 8 CHAMPION SWEEPSTAKES YEARLING FILLY

 

Harleqyin is a full sister to U.S. National Champion and Canadian National Reserve Champion Drama Qyeen.  She is by First Cyte out of the Aristocrat Mare, Klassic (dam of two National Champions).  Harleqyin looks like a carbon copy of First Cyte.  Dark bay, with a small star and two half socks on her front feet.  She is upright, very long necked and can "hook a look" that is freaky.  This filly has a big trot and one of the most exquisite faces you've ever seen.  She has a DEEP dish with huge eyes. 

As a mature mare, Harlequin is unbelievable.  She is simply one of the best foals we have bred.  We are proud to add this exciting mare to our broodmare band.  Harleqyin's first filly, by Jullyen El Jamaal is all that we had hoped for and has already been sold as a foundation mare for an experienced breeder's program.  Her second filly is still at home but is as special as her first.