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Believe It Or Not aka Ripley

Ripley is our 2014 Homebred Registered Irish Sport Horse Mare.  

She stands 16+ and is still growing!  She is the daughter of our late ISH/Zangersheide mare, Empey Queen and by Killian's Irish Blend.

To top off outstanding b’lines, this filly offers a great topline, excellent bone structure, free movement with powerful hindquarters and hocks!  She has a nice neck with a pleasant, traditional Irish face and if that is not enough this filly is loaded with PERSONALITY not to mention she is going to be BIG (13 hh at 4 mons, expected mature height 16.2+) and measured at 15.3hh at her 2 y/o Irish Inspection - currently 16+ at 4 years.

She is very BOLD, has great curiosity about new things and very independent!  We feel combining her disposition, conformation, movement and internationally successful b’lines will make a top notch sport horse and future broodmare! 

Starting Her Career

We are pleased to announce that Ripley is on lease to Joanne Pelosi of NJ.  They are making an awesome pair! 


Summer of 2018, Ripley scored an 80 at her first Dressage show ever, winning the class! 


Sept 2018 Ripley brought in 2nd place in her IBC @ Dressage at Devon in a competitive field.


We intend for Ripley to enjoy being a using horse and making a name for herself before coming back to us as a future broodmare.

Ripley Pedigee

Ripley's Lineage

  Empey Queen (RIDSH/Zangersheide)   X    Killian’s Irish Blend (RIDSH)
 

She comes from some of the TOP International  Irish B’lines Available!

Her Grandsire is Snowford Bellman by the legendary `Slievenamon` out of `Snowford Harebell ` by the late great `Skippy`who was a legend in his own right.  Bellman has beautiful conformation and limbs, a superb straight action, tremendous cadence and freedom of movement, combined with an abundance of quality and substance. He is, without doubt one of the best moving Irish Draught stallions available, and he has won and been placed in dressage in both Europe and the USA. He has a superb laid back shoulder, active hocks, beautiful topline and a correct way of going that is a must in today’s competitive world.

 
Ripley’s Damsire is Coevers Diamond Boy Sired by Diamond Lad, who was from a very good jumper producing family, his 3 full brothers were also good jumper sires. One of them ‘Glidawn Diamond’ bred the top jumper ‘Coolcorran Cool Diamond’ (Robert Splaine) while Diamond Lad himself gave us international GP winners like ‘Heather Blaze’ (Robert Splaine), ‘Rocky’ (Hans Dieter Dreher) & ‘Riverside Glen’ (Robert Smith) etc … The TB blood comes on his dams side from ‘Coevers XX’ (going to Nasrullah & War Relic) a reputed sire of good jumpers who produced the good international GP winners ‘Tomboy’ (Rodrigo Pessoa) team bronze Atlanta Olympics ’96 and ‘Leapy Lad’ (Jay Land) 12th in World Cup Final, winner of the Hampton Classic & 2nd GP Dublin CSIO……,etc  *Coevers Diamond Boy goes to the legendary King of Diamonds who was perhaps the most successful sire of Irish and world class Sport Horses. King Of Diamond’s portfolio of International progeny includes; Mill Pearl (Olympic medalist etc.) Special Envoy (noteably top placer in the Aachen Grand Prix and more) and Millstreet Ruby, among others. King Of Diamonds has proved time after time that he is a successful sire of sires. He has, in fact, sired numerous stallions whom continue to have an impact on world sport horse breeding today… like Hopes Are High (winner of $800,000 Du Maurier Grand Prix at Calgary. The Grand Prix of Dublin; and the Gijon & King George V Gold Cup, Hickstead ‘99).

Ripley's Relatives

Killian's Irish Blend

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Diamond Lad

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Snowford Bellman

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