I am curious if the pedigree is correct for this stallion. Was he bred in the US? I don't remember Amour Parfait standing here. The dam Zhar Beduette is by Ibn Bedu who likely is French but has Rafgar and Fadjur on the dam side which are American Arabians not French. I am wondering if the dam side of the pedigree is wrong. Allbreedpedigree is often wrong. http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/icarus+de+carolina
If anyone can find a good source more likely to be correct I would appreciate it...it is not listed on the web site. PatO
Icarus and Parfait were bred by Fernando Cardenas, Sr at 3H Equestrian, then in North Carolina, now in Ocala. Beduette was a fantastic little mare who remained at 3H into her late 20's. The above pedigree is correct.
Ike has produced a number of fantastic jumpers, and a handful of nice eventers in recent years. Kyle Carter rode Quo Vadis Car for Fernando Sr at training level (IIRC) before she was sold, and Natalia Neneman now has Rocky Car.
Ike is one of the best kept secrets in American breeding, but I'm hoping Boyd's recent purchase will bring him a bit more recognition.
The knowledge of the nature of a horse is one of the first foundations of the art if riding it, and every horseman must make it his principal study.
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