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Cerulean Designer Pearls

2022 Irish Draught Filly

Bridon Belfrey/Mountain Pearl

Should mature to 16.3+ hands

Grey

About Lia's Foal

This filly is Class 1 Eligible. She has exceeded our expectations in every way and is a total outcross to 5 generations.

The perfect cornerstone or addition to any Irish horse breeding program, her pedigree combines some of the best outcross Irish Draught lines. Her dam, Padi's Classic Design, RID, is one of very few purebred Mountain Pearl, RID daughters still producing in the US. Padi's Classic Design (Lia) is highly regarded internationally for her traditional type, conformation, size, movement, jump and temperament. Lia is out of Imported Loguestown Classic, RID, one of the most exceptional traditional mares in this country. Lia's sire is the world-renown Silver Merit stallion, Mountain Pearl, RID. Mountain Pearl was known for his scopey jump, big movement and amateur-friendly temperament. Mountain Pearl was compaigned in the US in Eventing, Dressage and Jumping shows before exported to back to Ireland. He also famously represented the Irish Draught in National Equine Symposiums. We had the good fortune to witness one of his demos at the Equine Affair in Louisville, KY. That temperament and top rate scope and jumping form are forever etched in my mind.

 

This filly's sire, Bridon Belfrey, RID, has the other Grade A International Show Jumper, Flagmount King, RID in his pedigree. Bridon Belfrey, RID comes from very strong distinguished jumping lines of Laughton, Tara, Skippy, Atlantic Boy, Rusheen Hero and infamous, King of Diamonds. Belfrey’s dam, Flagmount Belle, RID, won numerous IDHS(NA) championships and earned the prestigious title of Irish Draught Champion of North America. Her flawless conformation destined all of her foals to win IDHS(NA) Champion or Reserve Champion Foal. Belfrey's grand dam is the all-time greatest producing dam of Approved RID stallion sons in Irish Draught history, Gowran Betty, RID. Gowran Betty, RID paired with one of the most notable jumping sires, King of Diamonds, made headlines with 7 Approved Registered Irish Draught stallions.

Pearl has exceptionally balanced conformation, very correct limbs and fantastic hind leg and shoulder angles. She loves to jump! She is very intelligent, curious and has an ammi-friendly disposition. Should mature to 16.3+ hands. This filly is a serious competition prospect in show jumping and could perform eventing and dressage equally well. She would be asset to any breeding program. $20k. 

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