On Thursday I brought home (from North Western NY state) my newest project horse.
ArtCeltic Tiara (aka Celtic Tiara http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/inde...small_font=1&l=) is by the ArdCeltic Art, currently competing at Intermediate level in Eventing (top 10 at Jersey Fresh), and,IIRC, 4th level Dressage. She is out of the TB mare Jasmine and Lace.(She is registered with ACPS as ArtCeltic Tiara, and with ISR as Celtic Tiara)
ArdCeltic Art is 15h, and Jasmine and Lace is 15h2", but Tiara is already 15h1" at "almost 2" (she will be 2 in April), and the string test says she will make a full sized horse.
It was a long trip, and she was a bit nervous at first, but she figured it out and travelled like an old hand, even when there was a flat tire on the trailer and I had to change it on the side of Rt 15, ~20 miles north of Harrisburg. She spent the night in a stall, able to see and sniff the other horses through the stall bars on either side, and she is spending today in a paddock, sharing a fence with the others.
I'll start actual introductions at the weekend.
Thanks to amastrike for letting me know about her (I was specifically looking for something by ArdCeltic Art, but all I could find were ones that were going to stay pony sized, or "might" make 15. And thanks for a completely stressless purchase process, including a "remote" vetting".
I'll update later with more recent pictures, which are on the other computer.
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).
Wow. Jealous! I love ArdCeltic Art and would love something by him, or breed to him (well, if I had a mare I liked enough to breed). He's so much fun to watch! This looks like a lovely girl! Can't wait to watch her grow up!
Look forward to following your journey. I like her TB side, saw Grey Dawn race when I was a young'un at Santa Anita. Reflected the Mahmoud, smallish but good bodied, nice head, grass horses mostly that liked some distance.
She reminds me of my pony looking 15.3 Hunter mare also with Mahmoud. Bit of attitude but never, ever quit or let me down when it counted. Best of luck.
When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.