Mares

Royalle Star of Eden

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Reg No: ASH 175686  /  AQHA FM-25424

Sex: Mare

DOB: 10/12/2004

Colour: Bay

Reg Status: Dual Registered ASH & AQHA

Bred By:  A McLennan Dehnert & P Dehnert

I had always wanted to incorporate Edenhope Sam lines into my breeding program for polocrosse and drafting purposes.. "Star" combines Edenhope Sam, Star Black Minstril and goes back to Nabinabah The Gun through Panther. It is extremely hard to find direct Sam sires these days, and even harder to find ones with a bottom side that is that strong.  Star also goes back to Yarrahappini Yquem, sire of my childhood favourite polocrosse mare (and arguably the best ladies polocrosse mare in the state, possibly country, at one period), Paula Dean’s, Yarrahappini Veuve.

Edenhope Sam was one of the greatest polocrosse sires of his era, producing hundreds of good polocrosse horses, many being National prize winners. Even to date he remains one of the greats alongside many Star Black Minstril sons.  His drafting record, may not be that big but is impressive, 20 wins or places from 20 starts, scores up to 92 and seven cut out wins. He has also bred successful drafters, in particular, Crown Isla Tiger Lily who won the 2006 Warwick Gold Cup.

Whilst she wasn't campaigned herself Star’s siblings are draft, show and challenge winners. She was a proven producer when we bought her and has produced outstanding types for us.  Her older progeny are competing successfully in ASH shows, drafts, challenges and will soon hit the polocrosse field.

Our foals out of Star so far;

2017 – colt by ONE MOORE DADDY, Craiglea Sovereign (sold by 3mths), broken in well and showing promising in a variety of fields.

2018 – colt by BREKS DUCK YEAH, Craiglea Confessor (sold by 3wks), purchased as a stud replacement colt.

2019 – filly by BREKS DUCK YEAH, Craiglea Virtue (full sibling to Confessor) retained at this stage.

2020 - handsome colt by DOOLANPARTNERSHIP ESPRESSO (Wallabah Excel x Berragoon Percussion) **FOR SALE WITH MARE AS PACKAGE**

 

**FOR SALE WITH 2020 COLT AT FOOT  $POA** 

CRAIGLEA PULSE

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Reg No: ASH C2-197365

Sex: Mare

DOB: 20/11/2011

Colour: Black

Reg Status: Second Cross

Bred By:  Mani Sturrock

Pulse is the whole package. Everyone wants a Pulse. A beautiful nature, athletic, cowy, nice type and extremely versatile. She broke in very easily (was ridden by a 10yr old as a breaker) and is a pleasure to do anything with.  She is already proving to be an ideal performance prospect and also a handy beginner horse. She has been our ‘old faithful’ since she was 2yrs old! She is so like her mother Ganna Slip who I had as a child. Slip excelled at showjumping whereas I think Pulse might prefer cattle work, but she will have a go at anything.

A few of her highlights so far are wining the hack section of the Junior Hack Challenge at her first ASH Futurity as a 2yr old.  At 3yrs old she competed in her first draft getting a full course and a 81. Since then the kids have competed her in their leadline events at gymkanas and she has placed in a draft and challenges.

CRAIGLEA STELLA

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Reg No: ASH C2-232515

Sex: Mare

DOB: 16/12/2013

Colour: Bay

Reg Status: Second Cross

Bred By:  Mani Sturrock

Stella is the last foal, and the only filly we have retained, out of my fathers amazing mare Ganna Slide.  Stella was purpose bred for polocrosse, combining Star Kingdom and Star Black Minstril, but is proving to be very versatile and is competing successfully in a variety of disciplines - polocrosse, showing, drafting and challenges.

Ganna Slide (older full sister to Ganna Slip) was a truly remarkable all round mare. She excelled at polocrosse, competing at club and state level, and won numerous individual awards. Slide was also very cowy, a great work horse who would have made a great campdrafter. She had a cool trainable mind, and was ridden by anyone from children to adults. Slide was a true family horse.

Stella is shaping up to be all that we hoped, perhaps a fraction smaller than expected (given she is pure TB/ASH) but she is a pocket rocket! She enjoys her cattlework and took to polox like a duck to water, showing big heart and try - just like her mother did. She also is a pleasure to do flat work on.

At 3 years old she competed in her first draft with minimal cattle experience. A spot came up in our local draft and Stella was the only other horse I had that was broken in! She ran an 81 straight up, into the Encouragement final! She was also competed at Chinchilla Encouragement Draft and ran an 82 in the Maiden. She has proven to be consistent in her draft scores ever since and also does some lovely flat work, placing in Ag shows and competing in dressage etc.

In 2019 Stella had her first polocrosse carnival and showed a lot of promise, being quite hard hitting and great at holding her line, particularly for her size. She had never been on a field or even attended a play/practice day and went straight to playing a full carnival at as no.3 - like her mother. The following weekend she was competing in her first challenge and won. Stella has also carried Jack to win lead line age champion at her first gymkana that year.

CRAIGLEA SOLITAIRE

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Reg No: ASH C1-237556

Sex: Mare

DOB: 10/11/2014

Colour: Chestnut

Reg Status: First Cross

Bred By:  Mani Sturrock

Solitaire was the third filly out of our beloved Sparkles. She is a big mare at about 15.3hh and has a lovely nature. Solitaire has been used around the place for work and pleasure. She is showing promise for a variety of disciplines, drafting, challenge, polox and even dressage.

In 2019 she attended a few Challenge/Draft clinics and received great feedback from various people. She competed successfully at a local Ag Show and had her first draft run at the Condamine Encouragement. She also competed in her first Challenge event where she tied for first in the dry work and trail class (with her stable mate Stella) and ended up coming 2nd overall.

CRAIGLEA JEWEL

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Reg No: ASH C1-242870

Sex: Mare

DOB: 11/12/2015

Colour: Bay

Reg Status: First Cross

Bred By:  Mani Sturrock

Jewel was our 4th foal (and 4th filly) we got out of Sparkles before we had to sell her. She has the same good honest nature as her older sisters and mum. This mare is naturally athletic and willing.

CRAIGLEA VIRTUE

Virtue1

Reg No: ASH 252154 / AQHA A1-13076

Sex: Mare

DOB: 02/10/2019

Colour: Brown

Reg Status: Dual Registered ASH & AQHA

Bred By:  Mani Sturrock

We have waited many years for this girl, her older full brother is showing a lot of promise and we have high hopes for her as well. We also loved her older half brother we bred.

Photo taken during weaning 2020. So far she is proving to be trainable & sensible, and quite feely.

Up & Coming

CRAIGLEA VIRTUE

Virtue1

Reg No: ASH 252154 / AQHA A1-13076

Sex: Mare

DOB: 02/10/2019

Colour: Brown

Reg Status: Dual Registered ASH & AQHA

Bred By:  Mani Sturrock

We have waited many years for this girl, her older full brother is showing a lot of promise and we have high hopes for her as well. We also loved her older half brother we bred.

Photo taken during weaning 2020. So far she is proving to be trainable & sensible, and quite feely.