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Who's showing a QH/APHA over fences? Bloodlines?

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  • Who's showing a QH/APHA over fences? Bloodlines?

    I was having a discussion with a friend last night and she was wondering which QH bloodlines are the best for hunters and then hunters vs. jumpers. I really am only familiar with the QH lines for chasing cows (by far the most popular here) and had no idea, but now I'm curious! So I'm wondering (assuming you are or used to jump a QH):

    What are the horse's bloodlines?
    What are you showing/schooling? (in other words, what height)
    How tall is the horse?

    I have recently seen a few really cute "stock" horses over fences
    (they really were ranch-type horses). Unfortunately, they all seem to max out around 2'9"-3'. So I'm wondering if anyone knows of certain bloodlines/breeding that are better than others over bigger fences? I think these horses were simply limited stride-wise (not that tall) to some extent.

    Would love to see pics!!
    Last edited by TrotTrotPumpkn; Jan. 14, 2010, 05:18 PM.
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  • #2
    I'd also love to see some photos of quarter horses doing some non-breed show English work!!


    • #3
      Well, mine's a paint--does that count?? He is by a California-bred stallion, On Ice. He is not "typey" looking in his conformation and can easily do 3'3". Temperamentally better suited to jumpers and medals.
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      • #4
        My new horse is an OTQH. I am not sure of his bloodlines. He is just shy of 16 hands, and his last owner showed him in level 1-2 jumpers. He has step (when he doesn't get excited & boingy) to do hunters/eq, but his heart is truly jumper. I will be doing smaller jumpers to start with, but hope to eventually move up - he's my teacher.

        My old mare (now DD's horse) is also QH - much more stock type. She's out of racing lines - Bugs Alive in 75 is grand-sire. She is more limited in scope and definitely in step, but has a heart that won't stop.
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          Originally posted by Calvincrowe View Post
          Well, mine's a paint--does that count?? He is by a California-bred stallion, On Ice. He is not "typey" looking in his conformation and can easily do 3'3". Temperamentally better suited to jumpers and medals.
          Yes, paints can play too! I should revise the title.

          I had a breeding stock paint once, but he was a terrible jumper (jumped like a deer with his forearm straight down). Total doll though. Does your paint have "paint?" You must post pics now, you know
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          • #6
            I've been lucky to show two QH's Sadly, I don't know their bloodlines, sorry.

            First is 'Teddy' - a lovely hunter, with a fabulous personality. He's won ribbons in the Children's Hunters WEF, HITS etc. No one ever guesses he's a QH

            Second is 'Princess'- a jumper mare who was only 6 when I rode her, and took her in her first horse show. She was brave and fast, but just didn't understand the concept of a jump-off (She didn't like to stop and the have to start again) But she was a sweetheart and I wish I could have bought her, because she really only liked having 1 rider


            • #7
              TTP- no, he's a sad disappointment to his breeders, as dad is a loud liver chestnut overo, but he is a roan with four socks and a small blaze. The only photos I have of him are with my fat butt the focus--a saddle fitting photo I wish would go far, far away.

              Hopefully, we'll get to play at the big shows this summer in the jumpers and get a shot or two. He has great form, is handy and a total packer. Takes a joke and keeps on truckin'! He was my 40th birthday gift to myself .
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              • #8
                My racing-bred 15.3 hh Appendix competed in the 4' jumpers and schooled 4'6 courses easily. His reg. name is Disco Sunday Deacon. Here he is earlier in life: http://pets.webshots.com/photo/11209...53911905xRJBMM

                I also showed a Zippo Pine Bar granddaughter in the jumpers. She was 14.2 but a lovely and competitive C/A jumper. Her name was My Precious Zipper. I don't have any good pics of her uploaded, but here she is schooling at home: http://pets.webshots.com/photo/11209...53911905aByRvq

                Edited to add: oh, here's a much better pic of her showing (note the noseband with reins! She was SO easy to ride): http://pets.webshots.com/photo/12979...53911905lBEeBp

                I also started a lovely Zippo-bred quarter horse in the Pre-Green Hunters for a client when I was training. He was 16.2 or 3 and a fabulous jumper and mover. I think he does breed shows now. His name was Zipt with Pleasure: http://pets.webshots.com/photo/11209...53911905DqMtFC

                I love quarter horses -- they have so much heart. I showed several others but all my best photos are not digital. Sigh. Someday I will get around to converting them.

                You can use the names above to find their exact breeding.


                • #9
                  I have a student with an Appendix QH mare who's bloodlines are basically "non-descript", she shows in the youth O/F classes as well as the under saddle and EQ classes at the QH shows and she does some hunter and 4-H showing as well. The mare is 15.2, but not "stock type" at all, you can see her here: www.shawneeacres.net/students.htm , she is the third hrose down, HVF Evening Attire. I have another adult student with a black/white overo paint who is showing in local hunter shows O/F and going to start some "C" shows. The horse can do 3' and has shown over that, but this rider is too much of a novice yet to do much more than 2'. She is the next horse down on that page, "Feels Like Redemption", although that is not his registered name. All I really know is his sire is a hrose named "Cinemax", he is 16 hands. The horse at the top of that page, "Dare Too Dream" is also a reg. QH mare, she is a large pony, 14.1 1/2 and shows in "C" shows in SS and will start doing soem QH shows this year. She is all "foundation" type QH bloodlines. She has shown up to 2'9" with previous owner and could easily do 3'. The horse on that page named "Elegance in Detail" has shown some over fences, but she is no longer doing that, the mare jsut really didn't seem to like jumping much.
                  Also towards the bottom of the page is "Master Go Zippo" who is a registered app and a packer over 2', he is 20 so we don't jump higher than that. He is mostly QH bloodlines
                  At the bottom of the page is a large pony reg. QH that is all reining horse bloodlines, she is green O/F but a cute mover, she is 14.1 1/2. Can also see her here: http://www.shawneeacres.net/juana.htm

                  This horse is by a reg. appendix QH out of a reg. appendix QH but cannot be registered because both parents are Appendix, he is green but has shown at Sedgefield "C" and was reserve champion, he is 16.1 hands:

                  I myself have a 17.2 hand (yes really!) appendix QH gelding that is all racing bloodlines, haven't yet shown him QH O/F but he is a nice 3' hrose and could probably do more if someone wanted to.


                  • #10
                    I'm just starting to show my QH over fences, but he loves it. Definitely has the step and the look, we're just in the process of getting my abilities caught up with his! I don't have any great pictures as of yet, but hope to soon with our upcoming show at the end of January. He will be showing in the Novice Amateur with me, and in the Open with my trainer which the Senior Working Hunter, I believe, is 3'6".

                    Bloodlines wise, he is definitely pleasure bred. His full brother is a western pleasure stud overseas.
                    As you can see, all quarter horse.

                    He is 16.1 and wears an 82" blanket. Not the tallest in the barn, but one of the biggest with all his muscle and bone.

                    Ignore my face, I was sick and trying to breathe!


                    • #11
                      I just have to post photos - proud mama syndrome you know!

                      Here is my new boy, doing Level 2 with his "other mama" last fall.

                      Here is my girl & I doing a 2'6" course.

                      Love my quarter horses!! Great brains AND they make my butt look smaller. Can't get better than that
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                      • #12
                        I have a filly by APHA jumper The Spotlight. He is known for producting very nice hunters, jumpers, eventers, etc. Nice movement and BIG correct jump. He crosses very nicely with TB mares. One of the other students that rides with my trainer has another Spotlight/TB cross mare, and she is now competing at Training Level as an Eventer (3'3"), and hoping to go Prelim.

                        I hear the Skys Blue Boy offspring do well over fences.
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                        • #13
                          I just bought this guy Monday: http://www.facebook.com/kathryn.roan...d=250227497301

                          He's almost 16.3 at 3 1/2 yrs old. By Senor Lear out of a AQHA mare.

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                          • #14
                            I have a solid paint who is schooling 3' and barely trying. Her sire is a QH, name won't be given by the breeder unfortunately.

                            Schooling 3', shown 2'9".
                            17 hands.
                            Dam's pedigree:

                            Couple pics when we first started jumping together:


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                            • #15
                              My paint is 16hh and built like a tank show both hunters and jumpers and now that we've got his flat work better his jumping is round and tight. He wears an 82" blanket and a 56" girth. His bloodlines are Jetta Stingray x Broadway McCoy, nothing really special mainly western pleasure and a few foundation quarter horses thrown in. He was trained to be a nice western pleasure pony until they got to working with his canter hehe he's a big ol' boy with a big canter.


                              We have a 16.3hh AQHA gelding that is not a daisy cutter but works well in eq and dressage. He's got Go Man Go, and Sonita bloodlines. Making him a 96% foundation gelding.



                              • #16
                                My little mare is "technically" a solid Paint, but she is out of a QH mama and has QH all over her pedigree. She's just a hint over 15 hands and I've actually found her to be an excellent jumper.

                                We've schooled up to 3'9" (one time thing) but regularly school 3'6". She's shown up to 3'6" jumpers and she won the local year-end championships at 2'6", with a reserve in 3' and 3'6". But 3'6" is her max, which I'm happy with, since we stick mostly to the local shows.

                                As for bloodlines, she's out of the Impressive line on her dam's side and her sire is Ima Poppin Rascal, although most of his offspring compete in the western events, so he's not exactly revered as a producer of good jumpers.

                                Will find a picture soon...on my new laptop which has none of the hundred something pictures of Poppy. She's such a cutie over fences and hot stuff in the jumpers (my trainer likes to joke that her QH butt lets her sit and turn, which is why she wins)


                                • #17
                                  My husband showed my breeding stock paint mare in low and high C/A... The great thing about QH/Paints in jumpers is that they can turn on a dime! Almost never lost! The downside is that she is maybe.. 15h1... my huband is 6'3"...

                                  He bought her for me as a coming 2 year old. He trained her. She was a little much for me. I wanted a dressage horse. Zelda/Emma now lives in central Florida and has a wonderful owner that is all of about 5'2"!

                                  Her registered name is Bar Money Blues. Doc Bar (because every friggin' QH in Iowa is Doc Bar) and Blue Max... not the best combo, but she was a rockstar over fences!

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                                  • #18
                                    I have a full quarter horse that use to be western and inhand but i converted to english about 6 years ago. He is a direct son of Zippo Pine Bar and his dam is Connie T. Payso. I am showing him this year in either Schooling or Training Hunter. He has been schooled at home at 3 foot. However last august he was diagnosed with string halt. He is almost better now. So we are going very slow to get him jumping again. But before he got string halt he was a pretty talented jumper. Unfortuently they I dont have any pictures sorry. He is 15.3 hands tall. Hes pretty fancy too for a quarter horse. LOL I feel like i am bragging sorry but I love him dearly. = )


                                    • #19
                                      A barnmate has two QH that she shows over fences both on the AQHA circuit and the A circuit. The gelding is by Artful Move and the mare is by Skys Blue Boy. Both are multiple AQHA World Champions.

                                      I am just starting my APHA mare over fences, she has Jet Deck and Far Ute Keno lines, and is a great all around horse. I had 2 other APHA mares as a kid, one with Far Ute Keno lines that did the little stuff ( less than 2'), and a Doc Bar bred mare that toped out at 3'.


                                      • #20
                                        I ride a QH stallion that has shown up to level 7. I do him in the level 5s now.


                                        Here is his pedigree: