Lionwood Kinsale's Lad, affectionately known as "Angus," impresses everyone who meets him. He is consistenly praised for his wonderful Irish Draught temperament by friends, strangers, and professionals whether he is at home on the farm or out in the show ring. At his stallion inspection in Illinois, where he was the only stallion passed by well respected Irish judges Marily Power and Padraig Fitzpatrick, he received a score of "excellent" for his temperament, and was passed with a smile from the judges. With his top of the line breeding, excellent movement, and textbook conformation, Angus has already brought home numerous blue ribbons and championships at state, regional, and national shows. At the age of three, he already has a terrific work ethic and mental maturity that promises much from this young stallion in the future.
pedigree is filled with show jumping blood with a cross to Laughton
through Ginger Dick, and two crosses to King of Diamonds, one through
his grandsire Gildawn Diamond
and another through his great great grandsire Flagmount Boy. His
bloodlines also include a cross to Ben Purple, grandsire of Olympic
gold medal eventer Custom Made. Angus' uncle, Coolcorron Cool Diamond,
is a champion international showjumper, representing Ireland in World
Cup competitions, in addition to being named to the Irish team
short-list for the 2004 Olympics. Click here for pedigree.
Angus free jumping August 2007
Angus is by O'Leary's Irish Diamond R.I.D., a fully approved, performance tested stallion from the well known King of Diamond's line, who is arguably the most famous sire of showjumpers world wide. His stock have jumped at the international level for almost every country with riders such as Nelson Pessoa, Ian Miller, and David Broome. "Irish" is also the product of a very successful mare family descending from the Gortlee daughter Black Beauty. This family has produced numerous superb broodmares and several RID stallions. Irish has competed successfully at the Prix St. George level on the competitive Flordia cirucit and is also a winner in the open jumpers.
Angus' dam, Bonnie Belle Supreme R.I.D., is almost a complete outcross, free of the King of Diamonds and Pride of Shaunalara lines that have come to dominate the breed. Her sire, Lake View Pride, was a son of the Grade A Irish show jumper Western Pride, out of a rare Dove II mare, which are uncommon bloodlines, especially in North America. "Bonnie's" dam, Dark Glen, was a successful show mare and was purchased in Ireland (in foal with Bonnie) for what was a record breaking price for an Irish Draught broodmare. Bonnie, who was one of the first Registered Irish Draught mares imported to the United States, is a very traditional mare with 9 1/2 inches of bone and outstanding movement. She is currently the dam of three R.I.D mares (two of which are full sisters to Angus) and the granddam of one R.I.D. mare. She is a consistent producer of top quality Irish Draught foals.
Angus has already built up quite a resume in the show ring both in-hand and under saddle. He has impressed Irish judges and USDF dressage judges at both breed and open shows, including the IDHS (NA) national shows, Upperville, and USDF recognized dressage shows. Click here for a list of his many notable achievements in the ring.
BLM Championship 2008
Like his sire, Angus is successful at both Dressage and jumping. He is successfully competing at 1st level and schooling 2nd and has won his first two CT events. He has qualified for 3 USDF regional championships at 1st level and FEI 5 year olds. He continues to impress recognized judges in both disciplines. At his very first dressage show, he not only brought home two blue ribbons for each of his tests, but also managed to capture high point of the day with a score of 77%! He routinely receives comments like "extremely talented" and "nice young horse." He is big bold, and beautiful and has a very promising career ahead of him.
2009 Breeding Season
Angus is available for breeding to approved sport horse and Irish Draught mares!