SHINING MOUNTAIN THOROUGHBREDS
Montbretia is by the excellent sire and sire of sires MEADOWLAKE, Montbretia is the first foal out of Runaway Cherokee, a winning, stakes placed full sister to champion sprinter and 2-year-old champion siring sire CHEROKEE RUN. Purchased by John Ferguson for $270,000 at the Keeneland September sale, Montbretia was the second highest priced MEADOWLAKE yearling sold at public auction in 2001. Racing for Sheik Mohammed, he broke his maiden at second asking in a maiden special weight at Del Mar, completing 6.5 furlongs on the old, slow dirt surface in 1:16.29. Throughout his career he continued to show excellent speed, consistently running splits of 22, 44, 1:09 and 1:21 and change. He was retired due to a bowed tendon with a record of 9-1-4-0 and earnings of $68,480. Montbretia stands a beautifully comformed, perfectly balanced 16 hands and weighs 1250 pounds. Montbretia passes on his fabulous disposition, amazing athleticism, and stunning good looks to his offspring. This royally bred stallion's speed, agility, beautiful movement, and most of all his fabulous disposition makes him suitable as both a race and sport horse sire for both english and western disciplines. His foals show outstanding potential both for the race track and performance arena. He crosses well on all breeds and types of mare. His foals usually have a ton of white and he has sired cropout, rubicano, and sabino foals on solid mares. Montbretia has been sold and now stands in Texas. We have retained three of his daughters for our broodmare band and have two of his offspring offered for sale.
Decoy Dan is a gorgeous dark bay son of Deputy Commander out of Francoa, a Gone West mare. His 2nd dam is by Nureyev, his 3rd dam is by Grustark, and his 4th dam is the great mare Numbered Account by Buckpasser. Decoy Dan broke his maiden at 2 going a mile in a maiden special weight. His career spanned 5 years from 2 to 6 with 44 starts, 9 wins, 5 seconds, 6 thirds and earnings of $122,629. Dan has excellent confirmation, wonderful manners, outstanding bloodlines, a race record that proves he was a hard trying racehorse, and the overall quality we love to see in a stallion. Decoy Dan will begin standing to outside mares of all breeds in 2014. He should be an excellent sire of both race and sport horse prospects. For more information or to book a breeding slot contact Erik Stratford (406-980-1650) DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR MULTIPLE MARES AND MEMBERS OF THE U.S. MILITARY.
A P Shadow Caster is a much anticipated addition to the Shining Mountain stallion roster for the future. This gorgeous 2011 homozygous black colt is by Matricule, a winning son of horse of the year A.P. INDY out of the French stakes winning mare MAXIMOVA. Shadow’s dam, Painting Shadows, is by the world’s leading sire of colored Thoroughbreds, Airdrie Apache, and is out of a 7 times winning daughter of Play Fellow, making her a full sister to Painting Freedom, our dual registered black and white overo Thoroughbred stallion. A P Shadow Caster has outstanding conformation, a quiet and willing disposition, beautiful movement, and the athletic ability that bodes well for his future show career. Shadow will be started under saddle later this year, and will be shown as an eventer prior to entering stud, but he will be a very valued addition to our breeding program in the future.
Arctic, 2008 dual registered Jockey Club and APHA stallion by Airdrie Apache, the world's leading sire of colored Thoroughbreds, and out of Club Car Lady who is a true (out of the same dam) half sister to champion 3 year old colt and over 4 million dollar earner Silver Charm who won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes and was denied the Triple Crown when he was beaten only 3/4 of a length in the Belmont Stakes in 1997. Arctic is a half brother to 2 winners from 3 foals to race and also has half siblings competing successfully as show jmpers and dressage horses. Arctic is a beautiful base bay, dominant white stallion with excellent balance and conformation, beautiful movement, and a disposition that can't be beat. His first foals arrived in 2014 and we couldn't be happier with them! Arctic will only be bred to 10 Thoroughbred mares in 2015, so reserve your space early! He will be bred to an unlimited number of non-Thoroughbred mares via either live cover or shipped semen. His foals are suitable for almost any discipline both english and western. Arctic is dual registered with both the Jockey Club and APHA. His Thoroughbred foals will be registerable as both Thoroughbreds and Paints and will be able to be raced or shown as both Thoroughbreds and Paints, and his non-Thoroughbred foals will be able to be registered, raced and/or shown according to the registration status of their dam. He will cross well on many types and breeds of mare. 2015 Thoroughbred fee $1000, non-Thoroughbred fee $800. Multiple mare discounts available. You can see pictures and videos of Arctic' foals under Foals and also Horses For Sale.
Painting Freedom, 2003 DNA tested true black, 16.2 hand dual registered Jockey Club and APHA stallion by Airdrie Apache out of Playfull Devil by Play Fellow. By the world's leading sire of colored Thoroughbreds and out of a 7 times race winning mare, Painting Freedom presents a unique opportunity for both race and sport breeders. Freedom's naturally uphill movement, phenomenal extension, and amazing suspension combined with perfect balance and eye opening athleticism make him a perfect combination of conformation, movement, disposition and breeding all packaged in a gorgeous true black and white coat. Dual registered with both the Jockey Club and APHA, Freedom's Thoroughbred foals will be eligible to be registered and raced or shown as both Thoroughbred and Paint. His non-Thoroughbred foals will be registerable according to the registration status of the dam. Freedom is classified as an overo by the APHA, but he is actually a dominant white and does not carry the frame gene, so he is safe to cross on frame positive mares without the worry of producing a lethal white foal. Painting Freedom's offspring are in training as race horses, hunters, jumpers, dressage and event horses. Freedom will only be bred to 10 Thoroughbred mares in 2015, so book early to reserve your spot. He will stand to an unlimited number of non-Thoroughbred mares. Shipped semen is available to non-Thoroughbred mares. He crosses well on nearly all types of mare. 2015 Thoroughbred fee $1250, non-Thoroughbred fee $800. Multiple mare discounts offered. Pictures and videos of his foals are posted under Foals and also Horses For Sale.
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