Atticus is a big lanky boy at 17.1h. Despite his size, he has always been more docile than most. He has such a warm demeanor that working with him is simple. An injury as a yearling has left him with a scar on his left hind cannon bone, but it has never slowed him down. He is sound and passes all his flexions. Green broke, jumping courses with changes and will be at Thunderbird July 4-11, in Langley BC.
His sire, Ace has been a hardworking guy his whole life, jumping in over a hundred grand prixs. We are his retirement home, and we love having him. His babies are sweet, kind and easy to train. They also have his elegant, cadenced movement. Ace’s dad is Ahorn Z. Ahorn Z became an international jumping legend with the Dutch team competing in many World Cups and Grand Prix. He is famous for producing international show jumpers and breeding stallions, including Acord I, Acord II, and Acord III. Ahorn Z transmits courage, determined character and sincere force and structure without removing class. Ahorn's dam, Heureka, competed internationally and had many wins in Hamburg, Aachen, Bruxelles, Noerten-Hardenberg, Vienna, and Berlin, and won the Grand Prix of Aachen. She was one of the most successful international jumpers in the period 1969-71, and is ranked as one of the best broodmares in the world. Ace’s mom is by Calypso I. Calypso I produced both dressage stars as well as international jumpers. He is said to be one of the most significant sires and most uniform producer of elegant performance horses. He is considered an important pre-potent sire that consistently produced fabulous gaits and scopey movements in his babies. He has 10 stallion sons and over 140 approved daughters.
Atticus' mom, Nita is by the legendary stallion Space Mountain, who sired a number of high level eventing horses as well as many show jumpers. Nita's mom was by Tollhouse, whose breeding goes back to Hyperion. Nita herself was a talented jumper prospect before and injury ended her bright career before it started.