Monday, April 13, 2020

Shine: Meet Some of His Offspring!

By Shine: Time to Shine, 2005 gelding.
Photo: J Kelley,

Shine is a proven Hunter stallion, the ultimate combination of temperament, conformation, ability and beauty. After being imported from Germany in 2000, where he competed in dressage, he has had a long and successful career as a Hunter. He has won in Adult Hunters, Amateur Owner Hunters, and Hunter Derbies. At the age of 20 he retired sound and crowned with success, and at 27 he is still sound. He is owned by Victoria Hunton and stands at Olde Oaks Farm, Thompson, Texas.

Shine's babies continue to impress. He passes along his spectacular brain and temperament, as well as his head and neck. Many of his offspring have been started by amateurs. His offspring continue to win in the Hunter Breeding arena and the show ring!

Today we feature three offspring by Shine:


Luminous, 2017 filly by Shine.
Photo: Vicki Hunton
Luminous, a 2017 filly (formerly Luce Brillante) by Shine, out of Clara K/Calico/Cassini I. She was bred by Olde Oaks Farm, and is owned by Kristina Novak, of Buellton, California. As a yearling Luminous was Champion Hunter Breeding Yearling for Texas H/J Association and Zone 7. As a two-year-old she was Reserve Champion in Zone 10 Hunter Breeding 2-year-old and 3rd at the Sallie B Wheeler Championship West Coast, and high-scoring Oldenburg. She is in the process of slowly being started.

Time to Shine 

Time to Shine (aka Tyler, pictured at top) is a 2005, 16.1 gelding out of Savoir Faire (Danish Oldenburg). Smart, balanced and super easy, he was started and trained by an amateur, and has always been the hack winner, with multiple year end awards in SWVHJA (Southwest Virginia Hunter Jumper Association) Special Adult Hunter. He loves to trail ride and is perfect on the ground. Says his owner, "I loved him so much that I repeated this cross, breeding my mare to Shine two times. His younger full brother, Shenandoah Shine, was foaled in 2011 and we are just as pleased with his wonderful brain and athleticism. He is owned by Margaret Woodward, of Granite Bay, California."

Katcha Laughin, by Shine
Photo: Vicki Hunton

Katcha Laughin

Katcha Laughin is a gelding bred by The Paddocks, Crossroads, Texas, owned by Laura Sisson of Shreveport, Louisiana. Otis has been successful in the Pre Green Hunters, and placed in the finals of the Texas Pre Green Super Stakes. He also has been a wonderful partner for his adult rider owner. As a working amateur she doesn’t get as much time to ride as she would like, but having Otis makes it much easier.

Breeding to Shine

Interested in breeding your mare to Shine? Click here to email Vicki.

Click here to read more about Shine.

Shine, at Pin Oak, with owner Victoria Hunton.
Photo: Connie Kelts

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