CBHSA Reg: 503CBS
CBHS Reg: PB 4767
WSA Reg: WBSH2012-001
AWSHA Reg: 762SH08
75% Cleveland Bay, 25% Thoroughbred Stallion
Born 20th September 2004 - Height: 16 hh
By: Wetherby Alpheratz (Purebred Cleveland Bay - Imp. NZ)
Out of: Billara Killari (Partbred CB by Gillshaw Caliph (Imp. UK. Dec.))
Service Fee: $1250 ($350 Booking Fee - Remainder on PPT or
Removal of Mare from Stud - which ever is sooner)
Bill has his Permit To Breed Cleveland Bay Sporthorses with the CBHSA and is Licensed to breed Sporthorses with Warmbloods & Sporthorses of Australia and the AWSHA.
He is the sire of multi Supreme, Champion, and Reserve Champion show winners as well as being successful in the show ring himself as a youngster in-hand and now under saddle. He is as lovely out in public as he is at home.
He has had his girls in the paddock with him most of the year, and he loves being able to 'be a horse', and a big part of the family. Many have met him and then said 'is he the stallion?' as he is so laid back and easy going.
Bill receives positive comments wherever he goes, and does not have to work hard to get pats and scratches from folk who walk past him whether it be at competitions, clinics, outings or at home! It is often the mare in with him who does acrobatics when our neighbour walks her pony past the paddock - Bill just sedately follows up the fence line hoping to steal a bit of attention and an ear scratch (and usually succeeds - no one can resist those big brown eyes! - he knows how to work his audience!)
We always knew that Bill was special - however with each clinic, outing, and even just trips to the indoor arena for some work, he proves just how lovely he is.
At left you can see some of his offspring - we will add a link shortly with all of his foals - there are some beautiful horses on the ground thanks to Bill. We are currently gathering more images of his foals and updates on how they are all doing.
He consistently produces quality foals and the dominance of the Cleveland Bay traits do certainly shine through in them. Cleveland Bays were used as 'improvers' for many of the modern Warmblood breeds back when their types and 'breeds' were being put together. A lot of WB people don't like to admit that there is Cleveland Bay back in their horses beginnings, which is a shame, as you only have to look at the Holsteiners, Oldenburgs, Hanoverians and many others to see the CB influence there way back.
With so many images to share of the boy - the easiest thing to do was to create a slideshow for you! We hope you enjoy photos from the boys life as much as we do! He is a precious man and we would not change him for the world. Very much a 'mummys boy' - given all my limitations - he beahves himself beautifully for me and seems to know that I am not able to function as well as I would like to. I feel so priveliged to have this boy in my life.
Bill was fortunate enough to be chosen as the Cover Boy for Horses & People Magazines May 2014 Issue when they ran an article I wrote and supplied for them.