So, we have a very pretty, 16.3 hand Rio Grande - xx mare. She has an inspection score over 7, a sister who is an Elite Mare, a mother that as a full TB was an intermediare level eventer, who was inspected AHS and GOV with a score also over 7.
The mare has had very nice hunter/dressage foals from stallions like Rousseau and Soprano, but we are looking to perhaps breed more of a pure jumper foal to keep or sell after it is under saddle. My husband and I have really loved the Lord Pezi and Chacco Blue offspring we have seen in Europe. The ones we have seen are athletic, tight jumpers with lots of scope.
The mare has quite good conformation, legs and bone, but could have more knee in her movement, and for a top jumper, some more scope. Her topline is nice, with a good neck, but ideally, the neck be set on an inch higher coming out of the shoulder, so although she is okay, I would not want to breed to a jumper stallion that didn't pass on a nice topline or an uphill tendency.
Chacco Blue! I love him. I just saw one in Germany with stunning conformation. I really looked at him hard, he looked like a conformation hunter. His top line was gorgeous, jumped like a freak, even though he was young, not at all down hill.