'Maggie' is a wonderfully tempered triple registered people-loving mare with bold, powerful movement. She's not an overly tall mare but her excellent bone (21cm cannons), quiet presence, and big, round-bodied Spanish conformation make her seem much larger. She has the distinct iridescent white coat of the classic Andalusian… she 'glows'...
This girl has a great personality and a wonderful sense of humour. She is a 'water baby' and is often seen pulling the float valve out of the automatic waterer because she thinks it's 'fun' to play with the fountain of water shooting out. She also enjoys a good roll in the fish pond ...to the dismay of the fish.
Maggie was bred by Delia Kramer of Standel Farm in Sicamous, BC. Maggie's pedigree is primarily comprised of Cartujano/Bocado blood. The Cartujano/ Bocado Andalusian is the prototypical warhorse we all think of when we think of 'Andalusians'.... this line is known for their beauty, their baroqueness, their abundant mane and tail, and their sweet temperaments....all qualities that Maggie has undeniably inherited.
Maggie is a rare Dacio S daughter. He was one of the highest appointed stallions ever exported from Spain and scored 94 points in his evaluation as a 3 year old! He was a Cartujano/Bocado stallion that came from Pedro Salas' farm in Mallorca, Spain, and was owned by Barbara Currie in the US.
Maggie's dam, Aurelia A, has Banbury breeding on both sides of her pedigree. Sally Cleaver of Banbury Cross Farm, a pioneer for the Andalusian breed in North America, bred horses known for their talent, presence, exceptional movement, and classic Spanish type. Aurelia was the only purebred offspring of her sire, Banbury Nicholas making Maggie's bloodline even more precious and unique. Nicholas had a very successful show career and was loved by all who had the pleasure to meet him.
Although Maggie's Banbury lines are primarily Cartujano/Bocado, the remainder of her lineage is from Yeguada Militar and Escalera whom are both prestigious breeders of performance horses in Spain.
Maggie's great-great grandsire is Calleroso de Nevasco on her dam's side. He is the sire of such notable horses as Recluta II, Lisonjerio III, and Sangria.... dam of Teodoro, the two-time National Champion Stallion. Caballeroso was a Cartujano/Bocado and Galvez bred stallion. Galvez horses were originally acquired from Concepcion de la Concha & Sierra, a breeder of fighting bulls established in Spain in the 1800s.
Maggie was my first pure Spanish horse - I bought her in April of 2004. She is a gentle soul that never really gets too excited about much and just loves to be with her humans... that classic Bocado temperament. She has had 4 foals for me, including her daughter, Marquesa, whom I have retained in my breeding herd.
This gorgeous mare is retired now and has a forever home with me - I think she is wonderful and I am blessed to have her.