Beautifully bred mare who will make a fabulous broodmare for the serious discerning eventer breeder.
16.1hh Bright Bay TB Mare, born early 1999.
Half-sister to Ian Stark's Gold Medal winning eventer Arakai. She was the last foal of their dam, Happy Hostess.
By Beau Zephyr – excellent jump lines going back to Star Kingdom.
More information about Arakai – a stunning performer
Top Three-Day eventer ridden by Ian Stark (GB), who rated him one of the very best horses he had ever sat on.
Arakai gave an excellent performance to finish 14th at Badminton 1997 (clear inside the time cross country) when only eight years old and relatively inexperienced.
He followed this with an outstanding performance at Burghley 1997 in the Open European Championships to finish 10th individually and in the winning British team.
Happy Hostess, Dam to Arakai and Clifton Treat.
- Approximately 16.1hh Bay TB mare, 16yo.
- Excellent conformation, lovely temperament, viceless.
- Top jumping lines tracing back to Nearco and Princequillo. (In the 1997 International Symposium 'A Sport Horse for the Future', Hugh McMahon emphasised that five stallion bloodlines stood out in world-class jumpers, including Nearco and Princequillo. He also noted that in the previous world rankings for show jumping, nine of the top ten horses trace back to Nearco.)
- Sister to Secure Deposit who won the Auckland Cup (Group 1 race). A brilliant jumper, was still hunting when 20 years old.
- Top racing lines – her offspring are consistent winners on the race track.
More information about Beau Zephyr (TB) – 17hh Bay (1982).
The Zephyr line is well known in Australasia as a top bloodline from the magnificent Star Kingdom, Biscay line. Olympic Gold Medallist Wendy Schaffer has chosen a young Zephyr horse as a future star.
A relatively new stallion, Beau Zephyr was an exceptionally fast sprinter. Producing magnificent progeny – powerful with excellent movement and great temperaments – his sire is Black Zephyr, sire of many eventers in Australia.
Unfortunately, this is Happy Hostess' last foal as she is now deceased.