Sire: CHECKMATE is a beautiful, 16.3hh stallion with a lovely expression; he is very modern with correct conformation. A good mover, with three good gaits, Checkmate has a superb jump, with excellent technique/form and clearly shows a lot of scope. He also displays a good temperament and is very nice to work with. Checkmate made his hunter debut at Milner Downs in Langley, BC and was Baby Green Champion. He finished his 70-day test at Silver Creek Farm in OK, USA, finishing 3rd in the jumping with a score of 121.18, his dressage score was 106.96 (6th) and he finished 6th overall with a 113.36. Some highlights include: character 9.5, temperament 9.0, willingness to work 9.5, gallop/canter 8.25, walk 8, trot 7.5, free jumping 9, stadium jumping 8.5, cross country jump 8.5, cross country gallop 8.5, and rideability 8. Checkmate`s sire CHECK IN became the 2005 OS Reserve Champion Stallion, finished his 30-day test in Redefin with a final score of 9.08 with emphasis on jumping, was awarded the I-b premium in 2007, won a Bundeschampionat qualifier with a score of 9.2 in 2008 and has meanwhile collected ribbons in the international Youngster Tour.
Dam: MJ VICTORIAN ROSE (Viki) never competed and was instead selected to be a broodmare. She comes from a very competitive maternal line with several half and full siblings competing successfully. These include by FANTAST: MJ GREAT EXPECTATIONS with many wins and placing in equitation and jumping, and MJ EMILY winner of baby green hunters; by BAJAZZO, MJ BRITTANIA who is competing successfully on the Trillium Hunter circuit; by MJ FUSION: MJ HEATHCLIFF successful in the eventing and jumping rings and MJ OTHELLO placing in dressage. All of the above are with amateur owners. Vikiís sire MJ Fusion had a short but successful show career and his offspring have started to compete successfully. Viki looks to be following in her motherís footsteps, producing quality offspring with the conformation and temperament to be successful in the show ring.
Notes: DAMIANO (aka Dom) is a tall, leggy, bay gelding. He has excellent movement and shows good technique and scope through the chute. Dom loves any attention he can get and is always willing to do what is asked of him. Dom has the pedigree and conformation to excel in the show ring. At sale time he will have started his early groundwork training and will be ready to move on to be your next mount.