Thursday, February 27, 2020

Offspring of Amazing, 2020 Report

Three Successful Offspring by Amazing

by Ahna Phelps
Amuzing, by Amazing
photo: Naimark Photography
It was the middle of the night on my birthday, 2008… and my horse was finally home! When that sweet little awkward three year old walked into my barn that night, I had no idea the impact he would have on my life….and so many others. I bought Amazing hoping he would be my next show partner. The idea of standing a stallion was not really something I had ever wanted to do. Luckily I was blessed with, quite possibly, one of the sweetest stallions there ever was. Not only was he a fabulous show partner for me, but he also allowed me to learn all the ins and outs of what owning and standing a stallion entails. When he bred his first mares ten years ago, I knew he had the bloodlines, temperament, and athletic ability to pass along and I hoped his foals would inherit all those qualities. With his older foals now well along into their lives and careers, one thing makes me happier than all else: what fantastic partners they are for their amateur riders and how much their owners love them!

As time has passed, I am seeing Amazing offspring consistently show that they have in fact inherited dad’s kind, willing to please demeanor. A large majority of them are owned, shown successfully, and ridden almost exclusively by their amateur owners.


Amuzing, aka Junior, by Amazing
photo: Naimark Photography
One of example of this is my own homebred Amuzing, known as “Junior." Junior was bought by Jill Hardie when he was born, and has lived at home with her his entire life. Jill started him under saddle, and has done the majority of the riding and training with him herself. Junior is a very successful Adult Amateur Hunter and Equitation horse, and regularly brings home Champion in good company. According to Jill, “Junior is one of the nicest horses I have ever owned. So much about him is just wonderful. To start, he’s beautiful and not a show goes by that I don’t get stopped so someone can tell me how stunning he is. On top of that, he is just a great guy to have around. He’s sweet and easy going and rarely dramatic. He’s got such a soft and quiet way about him and is NEVER in a hurry. I love him so much I bought another Amazing baby to bring along!” As his breeder, this is exactly what I had hoped for!

Amaze Me

Amaze Me, aka Derby

Amaze Me by Amazing
photo: Andrew Ryback Photography
Emily Kowit owns Amaze Me, and has had an extremely successful year in the Amateur Owner Hunters and Equitation with her “Derby”. Emily and Derby have been partners for a couple of years now, and she says, “I got Derby when he was 6 turning 7. He was a bit green but so willing to learn his job. I wasn’t looking to get a new horse, but I couldn’t let this one go. I felt something super special in him. At first, I really didn’t have any set goals in mind as it was my first project horse, but he was quickly exceeding all of our expectations and was learning by the day. I am incredibly impressed by the “amazing” brain that he has!! He is such a willing, accepting guy that is extremely tolerant of my amateur mistakes. He has even been hacked and groomed by the tiny riders at the farm. I am so thrilled with this horse by Amazing, I couldn’t ask for anything else. Best. Brain. Ever!”

Amplitude MFH

Amp at home.

Amplitude MFH by Amazing
Amplitude MFH is just another member of Brittney Cline’s family, and is perfect example of what wonderful amateur horses the Amazing babies are. Brittney purchased Amp when he was a yearling from breeder Christina Burke, and she knew from the minute she saw him that he was the horse for her. Brittney says “From day one he proved to have his sire’s incredible temperament and brain. He is SO amateur-friendly, that even my young daughter was able to sit on him as a 3 year old (and has continued to ride him ever since!). It doesn’t matter how much time “off’ he gets between rides, he always comes out exactly the same with zero prep. He will be 6 this summer, and I absolutely couldn’t imagine our lives without him!”

Hearing stories like this makes all the hard work and sacrifice so worth it for me. As a trainer myself, I can’t emphasize enough what a difference it makes to have kind, willing, reliable amateur horses to work with. I am so proud of what Amazing has produced over the years! I’m also excited to see what the future holds for all of his offspring, and feel so blessed to have made an impact on so many people’s lives through Amazing.

Please visit Amazing's profile to learn more about him - click here.

Interested in breeding to Amazing, or have questions? Click here to contact owner Ahna Cafaro.

Amazing's story is pretty special! Click here to read his Stallion Story.


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