2019 Region 5 Sport Horse Showmanship Top 5 JTH 10 & Under
2019 Region 5 Top 5 A/HA/AA Western Dressage Basic ATR
2019 Region 4 Sport Horse Champion A/HA/AA Western Dressage Horsemanship
2019 Region 4 Sport Horse Champion A/HA/AA Sport Horse Showmanship ATH
2019 Region 4 Sport Horse Reserve Champion Arabian SHIH Hunter Type Mares Open
2019 Region 4 Sport Horse Top 5 Arabian SHIH Hunter Type Mares ATH
2018 National Top 10 in Arabian English Dressage Training Level Open
2018 Region 3 Champion Arabian SHUS Dressage Type Open
2018 Pacific Slopes Champion English Dressage Training Level ATR with a score of 70.0
2018 Pacific Slopes Champion Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack
2018 Pacific Slopes Top 5 Western Dressage Intro ATR
2018 AHANC Annual Show Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack Champion
2018 Scottsdale Show Top 10 English Dressage Training Level Test 3 Championship
2018 Scottsdale Show Top 10 English Dressage Training Level Test 3 ATR Championship
2018 Scottsdale Show Top 10 Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Championship
2010 Region 4 Top 5 (AAOTR Western Pleasure)
A tall, solidly built grey mare with a winning disposition, Paloma SF+ is by Georgio AF and out of the *SR Nadom granddaughter, WA Lida Rose. A look at Paloma’s pedigree sheds light on why she, herself, has been a successful performance horse and why she is already a promising producer of successful halter and performance horses. Her sire, Georgio AF (Versace x Fortunes Ciara by Wind Fortune), was shown only briefly as a youngster, earning a regional top 5 and two national top tens, before turning his attention to the breeding shed. And, as might be expected, the breeding shed is where Georgio really shined. By one of the most popular and successful sires of our time, Versace (by Fame VF+) and out of what can only be described as a stellar dam line, Georgio has sired multiple national winners in both halter and performance including the handsome 7-time regional champion, 5-time national top ten, and U.S. National Champion Hunter Pleasure, Halston SF+/; regional champion and Canadian Reserve Champion, Valentino SF; 2-time regional HA/AA champion and Youth National Champion HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR Elite, Manero SF+/; 5-time regional champion HA/AA, 8-time national top ten, and Canadian National Reserve Champion HA/AA Futurity Filly, Fashionista SF+; 4-time regional champion HP, U.S. National Reserve Champion HP Futurity, Alejandro SF+; and 2-time regional champion with Canadian National Top Tens in Western Pleasure Select and Ladies Side Saddle Western, as well as Canadian National Reserve Champion Ladies Side Saddle Western ATR, Tamar Lucchese, to name a few of Paloma SF’s winning paternal siblings.
Georgio AF’s sire, Versace (Fame VF+ x Precious As Gold by El Shaklan), was a successful show horse, but an even more successful sire – and much of that siring done after his untimely death at just shy of 13 years old. Even more impressive, Versace has sired both national and world champion halter winners as well as national champion performance winners – and his son KM Bugatti, earned both national halter and performance championships in the same year.
From Versace, Georgio inherited his lovely facial structure – the low set eyes set in prominent sockets, the dry, sculpted face – a look quite unique to Versace and his descendants – and a good dose of Versace’s athletic ability, which Georgio consistently passes on to his own get and grandget, including Paloma SF+.
Georgio’s dam, Fortunes Ciara (Wind Fortune x Ciara Bey by Bey Shah+), only produced one foal, but her dam, Ciara Bey (out of the famed producer, TW Forteyna) was a U.S. Top Ten Mare who produced 11 foals, the first of which was Fortunes Ciara’s full sister, Fortune In Gold. This full sister produced five foals – All by Versace – thus all were full siblings in blood to Georgio AF. Among those full siblings in blood were 2-time regional champion and U.S. Top Ten stallion, Versaces Gold and multi-regional winner and 9-time national winner (including a U.S. National Championship and 3 U.S. National Reserve Championships), Suzanna MPA.
Ciara Bey produced national champions in both halter and performance, and if that weren’t enough to earn that mare line special recognition, consider that Ciara Bey was, herself, full sister to National Champion Mares, BeyTeyna and the black Shahteyna – all three by the charismatic champion and champion sire, Bey Shah+, and out of the great broodmare TW Forteyna (by *Fortel). Forteyna produced 10 foals by Bey Shah+, and all ten were multiple champions, including Georgio AF’s granddam, Ciara Bey.
Paloma SF’s dam, WA Lida Rose appears to have never been shown; however her sire, W A Salute (*SR Nadom x El Azraffa by Azraff) was a fairly successful show horse, winning 11 of the 16 classes he entered (in halter and performance) and earning a Canadian Top Ten title. W A Salute’s sire, *SR Nadom, bred by Tersk Stud in Russia, was a noted champion performance siring son of the legendary Russian stallion, *Muscat. Salute’s dam was the result of quite old, but extremely valued Raffles/Crabbet/Desert breeding – combining the esteemed programs of Roger Selby, J.M. Dickinson, W.R. Brown, Albert Harris, and Crabbet Stud to name a few. W A Salute sired 64 foals, with several halter and performance winners among them, including at least a couple of fairly successful race horses. WA Lida Rose herself produced two other show winners, but neither approached the success that her daughter Paloma SF has achieved. A full sister to Paloma SF+, DSD Irishmist, did produce a 4-time U.S. National Top Ten (twice as a colt, twice as a gelding) DA Valentino son, PL Sinatra – a double Versace, double Fame VF+, and triple Bey Shah+ bred grey gelding.
Paloma, herself, is an excellent example of “the versatile Arabian.” She has quite a lengthy show record, with blue ribbons in a variety of disciplines, including halter, western pleasure, ranch riding, western trail, and most recently in sport horse and dressage – including “open” dressage classes. Her show ring highlights include Region 10 Top 4 Western Pleasure AOTR, 2018 Scottsdale Top 5 Dressage Training Level (x 2), 2018 Scottsdale Top 5 Dressage Training Level ATR (x 2), 2018 Scottsdale Dressage Training Level Top 10, 2018 Scottsdale Top 5 Sport Horse Mares In-Hand Dressage Type, 2018 Scottsdale Top 5 Sport Horse Show Hack, 2018 Scottsdale Sport Horse Mares In-Hand Hunter Type, 2018 Scottsdale Top Ten Sport Horse Under Saddle, 2018 Pacific Slopes Champion Dressage Training Level ATR, 2018 Pacific Slopes Champion Sport Horse Show Hack, 2018 Region 3 Champion Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle, and 2018 Sport Horse National Top 10 Arabian English Dressage Training Level Open (in a 30-horse class).
It’s an impressive show record, but perhaps even more significant is that Paloma SF truly is a family horse for the Jensens of Moss Rose Arabians, LLC. In 2018, the Jensen’s then 6-year old son, Will, began showing Paloma, and together, the youngster and the big white mare earned second place honors in Arabian Sport Horse Mares In-Hand JTH 18 & Under at the Region 3 Pre-Show. Will later showed Paloma in hand at 2018 Sport Horse Nationals – to the crowd’s delight. They didn’t place there, but their future appears very bright.
Though very successful there, Paloma SF+ hasn’t spent all her time in the show ring. She has so far produced three foals for Moss Rose Farm – a colt and two fillies. So far, 100% of Paloma’s foals shown have earned national top tens or better.
Paloma’s first foal, the 2011 bay gelding Phive Star Poker+ (by LBA Lode Star), is a 7-time national top ten, 3-time regional champion, with multiple wins in Scottsdale and Class A competition in multiple disciplines including western trail, English trail, horsemanship, showmanship, and western pleasure. Like his dam, “Harry” as he is called, has the disposition for which Arabian horses are treasured. A great many of his wins have been with a youth or amateur rider. In 2016 at age 5, Harry made the cut at Canadian Nationals to earn his first national top ten – this one in Western Trail – with amateur owner Erin Brown. In 2017, Harry carried another family member, 13 year old Camryn Pugh, to 2017 U.S. Youth National Reserve Champion A/HA/AA Horsemanship 13 & Under honors.
As of the fall of 2018, Paloma’s dark bay 2016 filly, Pacific Rose MRF by PA Gazsi, has earned three Regional Top 5’s in Amateur and Open Halter divisions. Most recently, “Rosie” earned a 2018 Top 10 in Sport Horse Nationals PB SHIH 2 Yr Old Fillies. Rosie is still owned by Moss Rose Farm, LLC, and current plans are to retain her as her dam’s replacement.
Paloma AF has enjoyed success in many different divisions of the show arena, from halter to dressage, with both a professional trainer and an amateur owner. She pas produced offspring who have been successful show horses all the way up to the national level, and Paloma has carefully and dutifully accompanied a six-year-old boy just beginning his own career in the in-hand arena. Only time will tell if there are more shows in her future, more foals, or perhaps grandget who continue her lineage. One thing is certain, Paloma SF is the kind of horse that first attracted people to the Arabian horse – kind, willing, athletic, protective, the kind of Arabian mare the Bedouins would have been proud of. Trite sounding or not, Paloma SF truly is the very epitome of “the versatile breed.”
Pacific Rose affectionately known as “Rosie” has met and exceeded all of our expectations from a very carefully planned breeding. She has a very typey and dished head, small muzzle, long and elegant neck, to her amazing hip. All wrapped in a dark bay package. Rosie is going to be fun to show in halterRead More