Both, it is mostly an investment I would say. I saw his picture and just thought he was a stunner! And then they sent me pictures of the mare and she looks very similar and cute as a button. Wish us luck! What is it that you like about the mare line?
I am good friends with Adele who bred Hershey and I own Rosie (Burgundy Rosette). She celebrated her 29th birthday on April 29th! I adore Pooh, too- that stallion can MOVE! I own one of Rosie's grand-daughters as well. So, as you can see, I'm a fan of the Fox Cry ponies!
I know that Hershey had done well showing, but I am not super familiar with him. I saw him at the MD Horse Expo and think he's a nice looking stallion-- pretty head, nice mover, good body- he's got substance and depth to him. I don't know his babies to tell if his babies are as nice as he is.