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RID Mares  

Since starting the stud in 2002, we have built up a strong herd of quality mares.  Our two foundation mares were purchased from Gail List, of Deard's Stud.

Little Macha (Portia) - sadly lost to colic in 2009 - aged 20. 

By Grey Macha ex Sligo Star, Portia was a full sister to the well-known RID stallion Agherlow.  She has 3 daughters in the herd and her last filly, Indigo Macha Princess, graded RID in 2009 and will be retained.

Prince       princess      Pride

Northwood Rose

By Gort Boy ex Meisha, Northwood Rose is a Hornby Select Mare.

We have one of Rosie's daughters, Lyrem Fuzzypeg, on breeding loan, and her first daughter by Lady's Tralee Raj, Indigo Tralee Rosebud (Maggie) is already well on her way to being as good a brood mare as Mum.  Her 2008 filly was winner of the Yearling filly class at the Breed Show in 2009 - her 2009 filly hopes to do the same next year!

In foal to Raj for 2010 - fingers crossed for another filly!

Maggie    rambo    Secret

Northwood Rose
In 2005, we imported two mares from Ireland from well known breeder, Anthony Owens. 
Corraslira Lady and her then 3 year old daughter, Corraslira Cleo have proved valuable additions to the herd.

Corraslira Lady (Karina)

Uibh Fhaili '81 ex Monea Moore Lady (by Kildalton King)

Karina is a Premium broodmare in Ireland and is now a Hornby Select mare in the UK.   Her first foal - Indigo Three Times a Lady - graded RID.  It's been colts since then.

In foal to Raj for 2010

Trio    Romeo 

Corraslira Lady
Corraslira Cleo

Grey Macha ex Corraslira Lady (by Uibh Fhaili '81)

Her first foal, Jazz King, was as easy to back as his mother was and has now gone to his new home.  He was followed by another colt, Fascinating Rhythm, and then a filly, Lady Ella.  She had a year off in 2009 and is in foal to Raj for 2010.


Indigo Diamond Surprise

Alice's Diamond Slipper ex Little Macha (by Grey Macha)

Surprise was just that - we'd purchased Little Macha as not in foal after she was scanned empty to Alice's Diamond Slipper.  Pictured here at 2She gave us a colt, then a filly, by Raj - before slipping her next pregnancy.  She is in foal to Raj for 2010.

Indigo Diamond Surprise
  Indigo Tralee Rosebud (Maggie)

By Lady's Tralee Raj ex Northwood Rose (by Gort Boy)

This beautiful mare was our first pure-bred filly by Raj and she always looked special.  She graded at 2 on the very good score of 122, but surpassed that with her first Hornby Premium at 5, scoring a massive 133.  Her first filly by Kenson's Aragorn - Indigo Sweet Magic - was 2nd in the Yearling Filly class at the 2009 National Breed Show, beaten only by Maggie's full sister, Indigo Deep Secret.  The filly in the picture is her 2nd foal, by Avanti Amorous Archie, named Indigo Sweet Melody.
In foal to Avanti Amorous Archie for 2010.

Indigo Tralee Rosebud
  Indigo Macha Pride

By Lady's Tralee Raj ex Little Macha (by Grey Macha)

Pride followed in the steps of Maggie - hopefully setting a trend for Raj fillies - and produced a filly by Kenson's Aragorn in 2008, and followed up with a filly by Avanti Amorous Archie in 2009, pictured here being given a little gentle exercise! 

Pride was awarded her first Hornby Premium in 2009.
In foal to Avanti Amorous Archie for 2010

Indigo Macha Pride
  Indigo Macha Dawn

By Lady's Tralee Raj ex Little Macha (by Grey Macha)

A year younger than her sister, Pride, Dawn produced her first foal (another filly) by Avanti Amorous Archie in 2009 - she is back in foal to him for 2010

Indigo Macha Dawn
  Drumbar Pride

y Flagmount Diamond ex Drumbar Queen (by Lake View Pride)

Bred in Ireland by Tommy Gargan, this 16.3 chestnut mare is a full sister to the RID stallion Drumri.  She is also full sister to Keadys Queen, dam of the exciting young Irish stallion Diamond Design

Purchased as a 9 year old, she hunted for two seasons and is now joining the broodmare herd.  She has been covered by Raj for a 2010 foal.
Drumbar Pride
  Wickmor Rosie O'Grady

Another big chestnut - at 16.3hh - by King Elvis out of a Ballynoe Lad mare.  Her stable name is Widget (we already had a Rosie!)

Widget foaled to Kenson's Aragorn in 2008 - a large colt who gave us trouble as he stuck at the shoulders and then stuck at the hips!  We got him out - but Widget bled into the broad ligament as a result and had a year off. 

Widget is in foal to Raj for 2010.
Wickmor Rosie O'Grady
Indigo Three Times a Lady (Trio)

A home-bred filly by Raj out of Corraslira Lady, Trio graded RID in 2008 as a 2 year old.  She is in foal to Avanti Amorous Archie for 2010.

Indigo three times a lady
  Lyrem Fuzzypeg (on loan to us)

Fuzzy is a daughter of Northwood Rose, by Cummer Hero (by Lahinch out of a Ben Purple mare).  She is the spitting image of her dam, a very traditional type of mare, who impressed the Inspectors when presented for her first Hornby Premium in 2008, and was successful again in 2009.  Her first filly by Raj, Indigo Dainty, was 3rd in the Yearling class at the National Breed Show in 2009.  She gave us another filly in 2009, and is in foal to Raj again for 2010.

Lyrem fuzzypeg