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Leopard Rock Sport Horse Appaloosas

FOAL - 2012 - SOLD

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Our foals are not mass-produced, they are exclusive sport horses for the discerning rider. 

Having said that, they are bred to be both higher level competition horses as well as family members.  When you purchase a youngster from us, he or she will be well handled and socialised, i.e. they will be acclimatised to being bathed and groomed, and worked with on a daily basis.   A lot of attention is paid to their nutritional needs.  No effort is spared to ensure that our foals will reach their maximum potential and be well adjusted in order to lead happy, long, productive lives.   

All our horses are sold with a right of first refusal contract, and we also offer a home to any of our horses who for any reason cannot be kept anymore, or eventually retired, by their new owners.  We also offer after sales service in that we are always available for advice and assistance with regard to the welfare of our horses. 

The difference between a ‘horse breeder’ and a ‘horse farmer’ is that the former breeds a very limited number of excellent quality horses which can excel in higher level Open Competition and the All Breed arena, giving knowledgeable and informed thought to genetics, matches, suitability and, very importantly, market, whilst the latter annually pumps out foals which they do not look after properly, and which are of questionable quality, resulting in a glut of too many of the same type for which there is an ever-declining market.  Our motto has always been ‘Quality NEVER quantity’.

…When only the very best is good enough...

~ We breed for conformation, movement, temperament and  pedigree ~

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Introducing  Leopard Rock Ilha Da Vitoria  ~ dressage prospect supreme.

Sire:  Maluti Toby’s Many Moons [AHBSSA].  Dam:  JG Diana [USA - ApHC].

This filly is the first grandget of Wap’s Rolls Royce - in the world!  And what a tribute to her grandsire she is.

This exquisite double-bred Wap’s Spot 2 filly was produced from the legendary dynasty of Waps Spot 2 and  Wap’s Reflection’s dam’s side on the bottom.  Combine that with the ability and conformation of her sire, and her pedigree, as far as Appaloosa Sport Horses goes,  is unmatchable.

Born 24/ 10  @ 04h00.  Black / grulla with silvery overtones.   Crescent moon and left hind white coronet.  White sclera.  As correct as they come, long very straight legs with perfect angles.  Very refined, small, beautiful dished head.  Sire and dam have the loveliest heads, so it’s a given that she would too.  Strongly built, with arched neck, excellent shoulder and very strong chest and hindquarter.  42cm / 16.5” at birth.  This is the same as LR Virginia who reached 16hh well before her 3rd birthday.    She is shedding out very dark (black),  and has grulla characteristics, so should end up as dark as or darker than her grandsire Wap’s Rolls Royce.

The first things that you notice about her are her conformation, elegance and class.  She holds herself in a regal manner and has a lot of presence.  She is extremely similar in that regard to both her sire and dam.  Very leggy filly,  and Many Moons has stamped her with his extreme athleticism  and grace.    Already showing the movement of her parents  who both have excellent impulsion, cadence and extension.   We expect her to excel in dressage, eventing or showjumping.

Temperament-wise she is quiet, gentle, well-behaved, but inquisitive and will come up to you for scratches all over.  Diana is a great first time mother, not over-protective and very patient and she and her filly have regular mutual grooming sessions. 
Her sire and dam are the most colourful Appaloosas - Vitoria will also produce exquisite foals.

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Pedigree

She will without doubt make a first class sport horse, one of those rare, genuine all rounders.  She is all the more remarkable because she is purebred, and has an unbeatable pedigree - by the most athletic of sport horse Appaloosas and double bred the inimitable Wap’s Spot 2 who has produced hundreds upon hundreds of winners in various disciplines.   Last but not least, she will shine in the All Breed arena when shown in hand, her conformation is faultless.  Straight as an arrow, with an abundance of natural muscle, and altogether just beautifully put together.  Vitoria is sold to the same person who purchased LR Virginia.  

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3 hours old

1 week old

3 days old

LR Ilha Da Vitoria

3 weeks old

At 3 weeks old, Vitoria is showing lovely movement with lots of elevation and suspension.  The following 3 photos show how her feet literally don’t touch ground when she moves. She was bred for dressage, and will jump the moon too.

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4 weeks old

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7 1/2 weeks old

LR Ilha Da Vitoria

Wap’s Rolls Royce’s first grandget

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Maluti Toby’s Many Moons ~ sire

JG Diana  ~ dam

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14 months

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