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  • Hunter offspring by A Fine Romance

    Hi everyone!

    Looking for input from anyone that has or worked with offspring by A Fine Romance.

    I'm currently looking into a 4yr old by him out of a Hanoverian mare. He's a bit far from me, and they don't have any videos, but I still think he might be worth the chance, based off a few pictures.

    Any insight or pictures would be much appreciated!


  • #2
    I believe AFR's owner posts here, I'm sure she can give you some info. I can't remember her name though, maybe Fred? Anyway, judging from his pictures I love AFR, I am partial to TBs already and he looks like a stunner. I'm sure someone else will post more useful information for you soon.


    • #3
      You might re-post on the Breeding forum - I know there are a ton of Fred fans there!


      • #4
        "Fred" is a pretty reputable Hunter sire and has been for some years. Pretty sure the owner is still around somewhere on COTH and LOVES to share with those who have his babies.

        AFR is the real deal. Of course the mare is at least 50% but assuming that is at least average quality? I don't think there is much "chance" involved here-it's a very good choice in a young Hunter to be.
        When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

        The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.


        • #5
          Fred is the real deal and his kids are doing a bang up job of showing not only his versatility as a sire but his wonderful temperament and fabulous confirmation. DD is a dressage child otherwise I would be on the hunt for one of his kids. I am still giving some serious thought to trying to find a dressage or jumper bred Fred baby for the DD. Good mind as in amateur safe, good height and loads of try. Fred is his owner and I have a link to him in my sig. JIC though
          If it's a TB stallion he's usually recommended.
          Adoring fan of A Fine Romance
          Originally Posted by alicen:
          What serious breeder would think that a horse at that performance level is push button? Even so, that's still a lot of buttons to push.


          • #6
            Hurry up and go look! That sounds dreamy-Hanno crossed with AFR! Brains and beauty and athleticism pretty much guaranteed if the dam is nice.

            When I was a kid growing up in Canada, I used to drool over Fred's photos in the Corinthian Horse Sport.

            There, do you feel adequately enabled?


            • #7
              I owned one AFR baby and worked closely with two others (plus saw a bunch more at various stages of their careers). I really like what this stallion throws - they tend to be athletic, very trainable with a good ammy mind, and a great jump. He also tends to throw a very distinctive eye for some reason - it sounds odd to say, but I swear you can pick out an AFR just by looking at their face (it's attractive, don't worry, it's just distinctive). Of course, you always have to look at the horse in front of you, but generally speaking, he's a sire that I tend to like a lot.


              • Original Poster

                Thanks everyone!!

                I guess my biggest hang up is the fact that he's in Canada and I don't have a passport or enhanced license. If I can figure out how to get into Canada, I'd love to go try him.


                • #9
                  Paris, you can get an expedited passport card (not an actual passport) for much cheaper than an expedited passport. The card lets you get into and out of both Canada and Mexico without an actual passport. But you would have to drive over the boarder. That's the only caveat.

                  Info is here.


                  "Fred" is dreamy. I'd go take a look, after begging for them to get some video somehow, even if it's on a friend's borrowed cell phone.
                  "Aye God, Woodrow..."


                  • #10
                    Canada is a little easier then alot of other countries and the busy season for getting human passports/visas/permission slips is ending. Should be able to get it done pretty quick.

                    Shipping out of Canada is pretty straight forward too-cheaper then that plane ticket as well-some of the same van companies that operate here stateside handle it all the time. Where is the horse? Toronto area?

                    You must keep us posted on this. Maybe you can even get a recommendation for somebody to go evaluate it for you here on COTH?
                    When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

                    The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.


                    • #11
                      You won't find much in the way of hunters sired by AFR. I don't even think he is on the Leading Hunter sires lst for Performance Hunters or Hunter Breeding.
                      There are some 2'6" horses but those horses are not considered by USEF in compiling the leading sires list.

                      You will find him on the Jumper sires list and the eventing sires list although pretty far down. The Jumper leading sires list points come primarily from SouthBound who was a success as an Eventer and now as a GP Jumper.


                      • #12
                        A Fine Romance

                        I have a friend who bred her mare to him, and had a fabulous baby. The baby is now 5, and is one of the most spectacular movers I've ever seen. And he has the best mind - he's been incredibly easy all the way around. I'm a believer!
                        The truth is always in the middle.


                        • #13
                          They can't get a video shot of him? It isn't hard, and I don't know of many people anymore who don't understand the importance of a good video. When people call wanting to see video on a horse, and we don't have one, we make one, pronto.


                          • #14
                            i own an AFR baby, she's 9...had her from day one. they have a distinctive eye. very much a lovely amateur or pro ride. Fred stamps his get. worth the investment.
                            Bethe Mounce
                            Head Trainer, AmeriCan Romance Equestrian
                            Brentwood CA


                            • Original Poster

                              Thanks again!

                              Findeight, he's actually in the Ontario area, and is really only a 5 hour drive for me. I don't mind the drive, just getting across the boarder really.

                              I'll keep everyone who may be interested updated!!


                              • #16
                                I would make the trip to see him. I love Fred and hope to breed my Han cross mare to him one day. Good luck
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                                • #17
                                  Just thought I would add that AFR is a Cdn horse, and most of his earlier foals are CDN - no cdn horses, even if they compete in the US - will show up on usef rankings. They must have an USEF #.
                                  Here is a link to his FB page. https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/A-...e/119405697399
                                  and here is a link to his website. http://www.afineromance.ca/offspring.html
                                  I also wanted to add that his mom is fantastic and I am sure she would be happy to answer any questions you have about AFR or his offspring. Good Luck and I would love to hear how it goes if you go see him.
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                                  • #18
                                    You simply can't go wrong with a horse sired by A Fine Romance!!!

                                    I can't say enough good things about him, and his owner Gail Rogers (Fred on here) can give you all the information you need.

                                    GO LOOK!!!!!!!!! With your horse trailer!!!!!!!!!!
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                                    • #19
                                      I posted a reply yesterday but it didn't seem to go through!

                                      I am in ON and am more than happy to go see him for you, take a video, whatever if he is close-ish! I have met Fred and he is a lovely horse. You don't really see many of them on our circuit in the hunters, but I wonder if there are more than we realize and their names just don't reflect being a Fred baby?


                                      • #20
                                        Ooooh.... A Fine Romance.... my mare's future boyfriend....

                                        Both he and the stallion owner are the real deal, don't think you could go wrong with one of his babies.
                                        We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.