Monday, March 22, 2021

Meet Derryinver Luxury Cruise, 1m50 Stallion

Derryinver Luxury Cruise, international 1m50 stallion by Lux Z/Cruising

Derryinver Luxury Cruise is deLuxe all the way! He is an Irish Sport Horse stallion who is approved KWPN/NA as an affiliate stallion, meaning his foals are eligible for Register A papers, as well as AES, and CSHA. The Canadian Sport Horse Association awarded him Gold Premium status in Showjumping. 

Derryinver Luxury Cruise
Photo: Tom Magee.

“Luxy” was born in Ireland in 2005 and had a successful international career in Showjumping up to 1m50, with wins and numerous top 5 placings. He represented the Irish Studbook at the World Breeders Federation for Sport Horses as a 6-year-old and placed 9th. His most recent win was under Edward Doyle in 2017 at Balmoral. His career included over 60 competitions in Europe.

Luxy was imported to Canada in 2020 and is owned and ridden by Emma Elley and her 15-year-old son Ryan and stands at her Bayview Stud and Sport Horses in Ontario. Today he is an exceptionally attractive light grey stallion with dapples, a beautiful Irish face, and a snow-white mane and tail. 

Derryinver Luxury Cruise
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His sire, Lux Z, is one of the most successful stallions in international showjumping, with winnings of over a million euro. Lux Z’s progeny are competing in international showjumping, dressage, and eventing; he has 5 licensed sons.

His dam, Icing, is a consistent producer of high-quality offspring. She is by the celebrated Cruising, a traditional Irish Sport Horse at the top level of international showjumping.

Luxy is a strong jumper, with a heritage that has been proven in competition. He has dressage potential as well, as he is a lovely mover with an impressive uphill build and self-carriage. 

Cornascriebe Derryinver by
Derryinver Luxury Cruise.
Photo: Carol Armstrong
Luxy's first foals are in Ireland and are just 5. Cornascriebe Derryinver competed as a 4-year-old at 80cm and at home is jumping 1m; he and his new owner, a young eventer, have a bright future. The 5-year-old mare Cruising Over The River has also started her early show jumping career and is showing great talent and scope.

Derryinver Luxury Cruise is available fresh in the United States and Canada in 2021. His semen quality is excellent, with over 80% motility. Shipping in Canada or to the US is easy with FedEx Next-Day.

Says owner Emma Elley, "Luxy is an absolute sweetheart to be around and ride. He lives in a mixed barn with other horses and is always a gentleman." If you are looking for a world-class pedigree, superb temperament, first class movement, and stunning Irish looks - look no further than Derryinver Luxury Cruise!

For details, or to contact Emma Elley about breeding to Luxury Cruise, click here.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Diamo Blue - New Owner in United States!

Diamo Blue has left his home in Canada for warm California skies! Previously owned by W Charlot Farm, he was welcomed in March by his new owner, Ryan Pedigo, of Ryan Pedigo Sport-Horses/Hanoverians. Warmblood Stallions of North America would like to congratulate both parties and wish Diamo Blue all success in his new home!

Oldenburg Verband photo

Diamo Blue is a 10-year-old, Elite, fully-approved Oldenburg stallion with a well-respected jumping pedigree (Diarado/Chacco-Blue/Landadel), a successful show record, and noted success as a sire.

New owner Ryan Pedigo has this to say: "Diamo Blue is truly a once in a lifetime horse for me; he’s everything I have dreamed of in both a breeding and performance stallion.

“I bought Diamo Blue because of his spectacular pedigree, his outstanding temperament, scope, style, ride-ability. I have the utmost respect and appreciation for W Charlot’s program. Every one of Diamo Blue’s offspring I have come across has been of spectacular quality, stamped by their outstanding sire.”

Diamo Blue was imported to North America soon after the successful completion of his 70-day stallion test in Germany in 2015. Immediately upon arrival, he competed successfully in both the Young Horse Jumper Series in Florida, and then competed in Ontario, Canada from 2016 until 2020. During these show seasons he captured many Hunter Derby Championships, both in Canada and the US. He was owned by W Charlot Farm in Ontario, and excelled in his performances with top Canadian Hunter rider Kristjan Good in the saddle. 

W Charlot Farm posted the following on Facebook: “We would like to congratulate Ryan Pedigo Hanoverians on the purchase of Diamo Blue. This wonderful stallion will be continuing his exciting career in California, not only in the show ring but also as a breeding stallion. We know he will be very successful and enjoying the warmer weather.” W Charlot will honor existing breeding contracts - contact the farm at

Ryan’s plans for Diamo Blue’s future include both showing and breeding. “Diamo will actively be showing on the show circuit and actively standing at stud. It’s important to me that horse show enthusiasts have the opportunity to get to know this special stallion. He’s a good-minded athlete with all the scope and talents one could hope for—and an extremely consistent producer.”

To learn more about Diamo Blue, click here.

To inquire about breeding to Diamo Blue, click here to reach Ryan Pedigo.

About Ryan Pedigo

I have been very active in the horse industry for 25 years plus: breeding sport-horses, raising young horses, bringing along investment horses for sales, importing investment horses and breeding stock.

In addition, at my private 10-acre farm in California, I run my hunter-jumper training business, Pedigo Farms, Inc. I train young horses, seasoned show horses, show my own and clients’ horses, and train clients. Actively and daily running my two businesses makes a life I greatly enjoy.

theHorse: Before She Foals

"Before She Foals" is a recent article on that focuses on the final three months of your mare's pregnancy. 

"The final 100 days of gestation bring their own unique developments, changes, and challenges. Get tips to help your mare’s third trimester run smoothly in this article excerpt from the December 2020 issue of The Horse." —"Before She Foals", on

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Uno Don Diego's Headline-Making Offspring

Coatesville, PA— Iron Spring Farm’s stallion Uno Don Diego continues to be a sire of note, with numerous offspring making headlines over the last few months. His son Independent Little Me was honored as the 2020 KWPN Gelders Horse of the Year. Daughter UNO Day Sun was named to the Danish team for the World Championships for Young Horses. Killian TF returned to the US Young Horse Championships and also took home a GAIG/USDF Regional Championship. Koa earned five year-end titles, including Dutch Warmblood Horse of the Year, from the Rocky Mountain Dressage Society.

Independent Little Me—2020 KWPN Gelders Horse of the Year

Independent Little Me first caught everyone’s attention at the 2016 KWPN Stallion Show, where he was named Champion Gelders Stallion. Since then, he’s finished in the Top 7 at the World Championships for Young Horses (six-year-old division, 2019), and moved confidently up the levels. As part of his 2020 Horse of the Year accomplishments, he claimed the Silver Medal, ZZ-Zwaar Level, at the Dutch National Championships, with scores to nearly 78%. He was also named as an alternate to the Dutch team for the World Championships for Young Horses, seven-year-old division. 

“When you enter an arena, he always has a wow factor,” says rider Dinja van Liere, who has her eye on Prix St. Georges with the handsome chestnut stallion. “He loves to shine at competition, so he always gives his best.” She notes that his eye appeal and three good gaits with a lot of flexibility make him a great show horse. Independent Little Me is out of the mare Wendela, by San Remo. He was bred by R. van Steijn and is owned by the van Eeuwen family.

Independent LIttle Me, by Iron Spring Farm's Uno Don Diego, was the 2020 KWPN Gelders Horse of the Year.
Photo credit: DigiShots

UNO Day Sun—Danish Team Member

Bred at Uno Stutteri like her father, UNO Day Sun is making quite an impression in the dressage ring. In 2020, she was named to the Danish team for the seven-year-old division at the World Championships for Young Horses with rider Kenneth Damgaard. As a three-year-old, UNO Day Sun received the DWB Gold Medal at the DWB Elite Mare Show. She is out of Rosita Sun, a daughter of Blue Hors Rosoff.

Killian TF—GAIG/USDF Regional Champion and Top 6 US National Young Horse Championships

Killian TF continued his success in 2020, finishing in 6th place overall at the US Young Horse National Championships after receiving 4th place in the five-year-old final test. He capped his year with the GAIG/USDF Region 2 Second Level Championship, receiving a 73.393% with owner/rider Rebekah Mingari. Killian TF was bred by Kerrin Dunn. He’s out of the West Point mare, Eerste Zarma.

Koa—Five Horse of the Year Awards

Koa and his amateur owner/rider Meredith Reiff took home five big year-end awards. The pair received Dutch Warmblood Horse of the Year, Training Level AA Horse of the Year, the Lisa Robbins Memorial Trophy for High Score AA rider, High Score Median Rider Overall and High Score Median Rider AA Over 45 from the Rocky Mountain Dressage Society. Koa is out of Britta and was bred by Deborah Harrison.

These latest offspring successes join Uno Don Diego’s numerous dressage and breed show champions, including ERA Dancing Hit, the 2011 Danish Licensing Champion. During his own show career, Uno Don Diego received many accolades. In 2009, he represented Denmark in the Six-Year-Old Final at the World Championships for Young Horses in Verden, Germany. Before his importation, he competed at advanced level in dressage in Denmark. He continued his winning ways in the United States, earning blue ribbons at Prix St. Georges and Intermediate I with scores above 73% at prestigious shows like the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida. 

For the latest updates, photos and videos, please visit the Iron Spring Farm Facebook page and

To read more about Uno Don Diego, including breeding information, please visit his page on

About Iron Spring Farm

A range of top Friesian and KWPN stallions are available to North American breeders as part of Iron Spring Farm's four-decade commitment to the ISF Advantage. By providing proven bloodlines, along with exceptional service, transparency and impeccable veterinary care, the ISF team helps breeders achieve their sport horse goals. Ongoing expert advice and tools are also available so breeders can develop and market their offspring to the highest level. Iron Spring also offers a select number of talented Friesian and Dutch Warmblood prospects and broodmares for sale. Visit for more information.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

theHorse: How to Be a Vigilant Broodmare Owner

"Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst." That's what good breeders do every year. 

"Serious complications are uncommon in equine pregnancies, but when they occur the consequences can be devastating for both mare and foal. Here are six high-risk scenarios to watch for in pregnant mares." —from "How to Be a Vigilant Broodmare Owner"

Read the article on here.

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Monday, March 1, 2021 Get Foal Nutrition Right from the Start


"Your foal needs proper nutrition to get a jump on a healthy life." has an article from Equine Guelph to help you plan for your foal's nutritional needs from before birth.

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