Rose Ffion, Registered Irish Draught, 3x Select Hornby Premium Mare

Rose Ffion, RID, 3x Select Hornby Premium Mare

Finbarr, RID X Cherie Rose, AID, by Colman, RID

1986 Grey Registered Irish Draught Mare

16.1 hands

10 inches of bone

Steeped in Traditional Type. Rose Ffion, RID is a many time Champion Select Hornby Premium mare imported from England.  Her winning streak started early as a foal when she won first in her foal class and then took the Foal Championship at the Irish Draught Newport Show.  As a 2 year old, Ffion won Reserve Champion at the Newport Show and 4th at the Irish Draught National Show in England.  Impressive as a young mare, she was crowned Champion still again at the Royal Show, the Great Yorkshire Show and then she was featured in Britain’s top equestrian magazine, Horse and Hound.  In 1995, in a very strong class, Ffion won the Breeding Championships at the National Irish Draught Show in England and took Reserve Champion for another class.  To add to an already victorious day, Ffion’s colt at foot, by Gortlee Ruler, also won his class and thus carrying on Rose Ffion’s winning tradition.  Ffion is of exceedingly rare Irish Draught type in that she has tremendous bone, near flawless breed type and conformation.  Her super movement is also remarkably light and extended.  It was said that England regrets the export of “one of their last great mares.” 


Traditional Irish Draught Pedigree at it’s Best. Ffion’s bloodlines boast some of the most influential Irish Draught stallions in history.  She is by Finbarr, RID who is sired by Pride of Shaunlara, RID.  Pride of Shaunlara, RID is one of the greatest sires of all time, producing captivating presence, breed type and jumping form.   Ffion’s dam is Cherie Rose, by Colman, RID.  Colman, RID is highly noted for being one of the most impressive movement producing sires of Irish Draughts.  Cherie Rose has produced many Champion Heavy Weight Hunters in the UK.  In 1986, one of her Hunter colts sold for a top price to Vin Toulson (top show hunter rider).  This colt later won at the Royal Show under Vin Toulson.



Trained under saddle on the busy streets in England, Ffion was my confidence builder. I miss her to this day and will always cherish my memories riding her bareback. I remain most grateful to Simone and Doug MacKay of Manu Forti Farms for the gift to own this grand and exquisite Traditional Irish Draught mare.  We feel honored to have been chosen to give her a loving retirement home.




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