Roma Blue Hawk, Registered Irish Draught, 2x Hornby Premium Mare
Rakish Paddy, RID X Roma Blue Wind, RID, Blue Henry, RID
1994 Grey Registered Irish Draught Mare, 2x Hornby Premium
9 3/4 inches of bone
World Class Traditional Outcross Premium Mare. Roma Blue Hawk, RID is arguably one of the best Purebred Irish Draught mares. She is the foundation of our Irish Draught breeding program and has produced many approved RID mares and two approved stallion sons. Royally bred, Blue is from a long line of In-hand and Performance Champions. Her heritage is tremendously rare and unique because of the strength of her dam line. Blue’s dam, grand dam and great grand dam were all Hornby Premium Irish Draught Mares! In addition, they are proving to live until the ripe old age of 30, typically producing their last foals at age 29!! Each of their foals, regardless of sire, has also been champions!! Blue struts her royalty. Her regal bearing is flaunted by her powerful and elastic movement. Her extended trot is truly extraordinary and a real sight to see!! Presence, traditional type, dressage-type movement, sizable bone, and permeating kind temperament become the legacy which she consistently passes on to her foals.
Performance. Blue has been an over-achiever since she was a 3 year old. In 1997, Blue stole the show and won Supreme Champion Irish Draught at the Three Counties Show (GB). That same year, Blue won the Champion Youngstock class and was Reserve Supreme Champion Irish Draught at the IDHS (GB) National Show. Continuing her winning ways, Blue won Reserve Champion Irish Draught Mare (at age 4 in a huge broodmare class of over 20 entries!) at the 1998 IDHS (GB) National Show.
Blue’s sire, Rakish Paddy, RID, was Champion RID Stallion at the famed and highly competitive Royal Dublin Society National Horse Show in 1995. He won Reserve Champion at RDS in 1989, 1991 and 1993. His success continued as an International Grade “A” Show Jumper at Dublin, Millstreet and Paris where he represented Ireland at the Salon Du Cheval et du Poney. Rakish Paddy, RID was one of only two Grade "A" Show Jumper Irish Draught Stallions in the world at that time.
Blue’s Dam is the most widely acclaimed mare in Irish Draught history, the prestigious 5x Hornby Premium Mare, Roma Blue Wind, RID. A Supreme Champion in two countries, Blue Wind reigned Supreme Champion RID Mare at the Royal Dublin Society Show in Ireland in 1995 and in 1998, just to duplicate her wins in Great Britain. Not only an undefeated show mare, Blue Wind is a great and consistent producer of Champions regardless of sire. She is a National Irish Horse Board Premier Mare.
Her legendary sire, Blue Henry, RID, is one of the most influential Irish Draught Stallions. Talented and highly competitive jumper and dressage horse, Blue Henry, RID sired numerous show winners in jumping, dressage and eventing. Blue Wind’s Dam, Kiltowra Glee, RID, is also a Hornby Premium Mare and great producer. She was from a very rare bloodline from Windgap Hero.
We have retained her 2015 filly, Cerulean Nightingale, ID, by Bridon Belfrey, RID to continue Blue's legacy.