Truly a pedigree built from the
SAVANA ROSE, Double Take’s
dam, is an elegant bay tobiano mare with an exceptional pedigree.
She is sired by VANIDIUM, who represents the classic nick
of HUCKLEBERRY BEY++ on BALAQUINA, a *BASK++ daughter. An
excellent combination - bringing together the best bloodlines
Arabian breeding has to offer.
VANADIUM, a pure black Arabian,
is a ¾ brother to three-times U.S. National Champion
English Pleasure HUCKLEBEY BERRY+ (sire of 23 National winners
and the leading living sire of performance winners at the
1998 Canadian National show) and to U.S. Top Ten Park AFIRE
BEY V (sire of 17 National winners and just named leading
living sire of halter and performance winners at the 1998
Canadian National show). He is also a full blood brother to
1992 U.S. and Canadian Top Ten English Pleasure Junior Horse
and 1995 U.S. and Canadian Top Ten English Pleasure AOTR 18-39
BENEVOLENCE V (who is by HUCKLEBERRY BEY++ out of BASQUISETE,
a full sister to VANADIUM's dam BALAQUINA).
BALAQUINA, VANADIUM's dam,
also produced halter reserve champion CHASE MANHATTANN. She
is double-bred to U.S. National Champion Stallion and Park
*BASK++, the Arabian breed's all time Leading Sire of Champions,
as she is both sired by *BASK++, and foaled out of a *BASK++
BALAQUINA's dam BASQUISETTE
is by U.S. Reserve National Champion Stallion and Park *GWALIOR++
out of the *BASK++ daughter BASQUINA++, a Canadian National
Champion Mare and U.S. National Champion English Pleasure
winner. BASQUINA++'s son BEZIQUE+/ (by *BASK++ and thus a
¾ brother to BALAQUINA) is a U.S. Top Ten English Pleasure
JOTR winner. Her daughter BASKABELLE (a full sister to BEZIQUE+/)
is the maternal granddam of Canadian Top Ten English Pleasure
MAD MAX VF. BASQUINA++ is one of 6 National winners produced
by Canadian Reserve National Champion Mare HABINA++.
When it comes to this amazing stallion, the question is where
to start! *BASK++ has distinctively set himself apart from
all other influential Arabian stallions. With 1,046 registered
purebred get, *BASK++ is the Arabian breed's all time Leading
Sire of Champions, and he was the leading sire of Arabians
for several years after his death. As a sire of broodmares,
*BASK++ has over 250 purebred daughters who have gone on to
produce National winners themselves - a feat that no other
stallion in the breed has ever equaled. *BASK++ was also one
of those rare U.S. National Champion Stallions to sire a U.S.
National Champion Stallion. *BASK++ left behind an impressive
siring record that includes close to 500 champions, of which
nearly 200 are National winners. And last but certainly not
least, It is estimated that nearly 25% of purebred Arabians
registered with AHRA are descended from *BASK++ in some way,
often with multiple lines to *BASK++.
In addition to his national halter title, *BASK++
was named U.S. National Champion Park, U.S. National Reserve
Champion Formal Combination, and U.S. National Reserve Champion
Formal Driving. He was the first Arabian to win National Championships
in both halter and performance.
1964 US National Arabian Stallion Breeding Champion
1964 Scottsdale Park Champion
1964 Scottsdale Arabian Stallion Breeding Champion
1965 Birmingham Charity Horse Show - Park Champion
1965 Legion of Merit Award
1965 US National Park Champion
1967 5th Annual All Arabian, Region 1 - Park Champion
1967 2nd Annual All Arab Region 2 - Park Champion
1967 US Nationals - Arabian Formal Driving - Reserve
1967 US Nationals - Arabian Formal Combination – Reserve
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sire HUCKLEBERRY BEY++ is a U.S. Reserve
National Champion Futurity Colt and English Pleasure winner,
and is one of the breed's all time leading Sire of Champions
with 224 champions and 92 National winners. HUKLEBERRY BEY++
is by Canadian National Champion Stallion and U.S. Reserve
National Champion Stallion BAY EL BEY++, sire of 96 champions,
34 National winners, and 36 producers of National winners.
He is still one of the leading sires of halter/performance
horses, a sire who truly proved the Arabian's versatility.
HUCKELBERRY BEY++ Show Highlights:
1979 Cal-Bred Futurity Championship (which he won unanimously)
1979 U.S. National Futurities National Reserve Champion
1981 U.S. National Top Ten Stallion
1984 U.S. Reserve National English Pleasure Champion
Also four-time U.S. Top Ten English Pleasure Champion
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HUCKLEBERRY BEY++ is out of junior halter champion
TAFFONA, dam of 3 champions and 3 producers
of National winners. TAFFONA's other National winner producers
include HONEYSUCKLE BAY (a full sister to HUCKLEBERRY BEY++
and dam of Canadian Top Ten Country Pleasure and Country Pleasure
AOTR HORIZON ONE) and FITZ MARGIE (a ¾ sister to HUCKLEBERRY
BE++ and dam of Canadian Reserve National Champion Western
Pleasure Junior Horse CA PROTÉGÉ).
HUCKLEBERRY BEY’s sire, BAY EL
BEY++, had an impact on Arabians best described by
film producer and Arabian owner Mike Nichols: "BAY
EL BEY++ changed the Arabian horse in America and then in
the rest of the world. He put on long, arched necks that are
set on very high. His special combination of intelligence,
disposition, size, motion, and type redefined the horses we
are breeding. Through his three great sons, Huckleberry Bey,
Bey Shah, and Barbary, three great horses who made very different
contributions, Bay El Bey has created the Arabian of today.
He is not gone and will never be forgotten."
BAY EL BEY++
His parents were illustrious: His sire BAY ABI++, a U.S. National
Champion Stallion and U.S. Top Ten English Pleasure and Western
Pleasure winner. BAY ALBI's first national winners won their
titles in the year of BAY EL BEY's birth, and BAY ALBI's final
tally of national winning offspring is 24. His dam *NAGANKA,
an import from Poland, produced four champions, three of them
national winners including BAY EL BEY's full brother MIKADO,
a U.S. National Park Champion and sire of national champions
in english pleasure and park.
His show career was stellar: He had eight national
wins in halter, including 1977 Canadian National Champion
Stallion and 1974 and 1976 U.S. Reserve National Champion
Stallion. He was also a successful english pleasure horse,
and was named the 1976 Region 2 English Pleasure Champion.
He was awarded the prestigious Legion of Merit award in 1976.
career as a sire was legendary: BAY EL BEY++ sired a total
of 441 registered foals, of which 96 are champions and 34
have won national titles. A total of 253 National Winners
through 1996 are his direct grandget. Of the 1996 U.S. and
Canadian National Leading Halter Sires, five of the ten trace
to BAY EL BEY++, as do five of the ten Leading Halter and
BAY EL BEY’s legendary record as a sire is based on
his gift for siring breeding stallions. The three most famous
are U.S. Reserve National Champion Futurity Colt and English
Pleasure HUCKELBERRY BEY++, U.S. Reserve National Champion
Stallion BEY SHAH, and Canadian Reserve National Champion
Park BARBARY (who has a total of seven national titles).
BAY EL BEY++ had a tremendous overall influence
on the breed, best described by Greg Gallun of Ventura Farms:
"BAY EL BEY++ has had the profoundest effect on the
modern Arabian horse. His get and their respective get will
continue to dominate both the show arena as well as untold
numbers of breeding farms for decades to come. His accomplishments
can only be enjoyed by himself and *Bask."
ABI++, (BAY EL BEY’s sire) was his dam's first
foal. ANGYL, a U.S. Top Ten halter mare, was 10 years old
when bred to ERRABI. A *RAYSSEN daughter, ANGYL was out of
the Polish mare *WIERNA, who was by OFIR, and out of KAMEA,
a FARYS daughter. This "melting pot" of bloodlines
gave BAY ABI++ the best each had to offer, resulting in a
“BAY ABI++ was a very powerfully strong
breeding horse who seemed able to take the best from the mares
and make it better. He was a very correct horse and always
1962 Unanimous winner of the most sought-after
award in the Arabian horse industry - U.S. National Stallion
U.S. National Top Ten awards in both English and Western pleasure.
BAY ABI++ sired 275 registered Arabians, of which 65 are champions
and 24 are national winners. Four were national champions
or reserves in halter. Six were national champions in performance.
Further, BAY ABI++ get shown at the Nationals consistently
won a Top Ten or better award.
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On the Andalusian Side
It is said that
the crowned heads of Europe dreamed of these horses and coveted
them to such a degree that the promise of one was sufficient
to bend their political ambitions, to seal alliances, or even
cool their warlike passions.
"The Lion of Spain"
16.1hh, PRE Stallion, Imported, Approved in Spain
by the Cria Caballar.
XVIII is a Spanish born treasure, representing the Romero
Benitez bloodlines of Spain as both his sire and dam were
of that lineage - and through them, he is heavily "Bocado"
or "Cartujano" in his ancient and modern origins.
This important stallion was twice a Champion in Spain. After
his departure for the New World, he was twice Grand Champion
in Mexico and Best Movement Champion each time out. In the
United States he was the Regional Best Movement Champion in
one of only two times he was shown. His Reserve Nation Champion,
Best Movement title came at the end of a hard breeding season
in California. Sons and daughters of Indiano XVIII are currently
winning Gold Medals in Sevilla, Madrid, as well as Mexico,
Costa Rica and the USA. He is 16.1 hands tall, with a pearly
white coat and thin skin displaying his pure heritage. His
beauty, nobility, correctness, type and loose movement must
be seen to be believed. His 1997 breeding season was the most
successful of any Andalusian horse in the United States. He
is now proudly owned by the Indiano Syndicate, available for
the approved Spanish mares of the owners of the Syndicate.
His foals are being sought after for breeding and show programs
throughout the country and in other countries as well. His
arrogant bearing and nobility confirm his heavily influenced
"Bocado" pedigree. His fine skin and pearly coat
tell of the purity of his blood. His loose flowing movements
are an electrifying testament to the athletic potential of
superb conformation. What a sire he is, this extraordinary
personification of the "Pure Spanish Horse".
PURE TALENT. PURE ELEGANCE. PURE SPANISH.
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