Circumstances change. I know mine did. Never think you are immune to life events that change your plans. It is with a heavy heart that – for a very short time – Mary offered Chelsea for sale with five months of professional handling and ground training at Faith Training Center in Lakeville, IN. I am happy to say this story has a happy ending and Chelsea is staying with Mary!
(Just to clarify since I’m being asked a lot – Chelsea is not being worked hard. She has not been saddled or ridden. She has learned about all she can until she is older. She is mostly just handled daily to reinforce what she already knows, along with some light longing. She is very sound and Mary is very careful to keep her that way.)
Chelsea is a sweet, in your pocket yearling, recently measured at 14.3H! Expect her to grow to at least 15.3H. Chelsea is registered with the ApHC and ICAA. Five panel clean by default, she will produce foals eligible for ApHC, ICAA, Colorado Ranger, and Sportaloosa registries, to name a few. She will produce FAHR eligible foals if crossed with a stallion rated by FAHR at 86.25% or higher.
May 18, 2015
Sundancing Chelsea O is registered with the ApHC (90%FPD), currently the most recognized Appaloosa registry in the US. She is also registered ICAA F3, and will be recognized as foundation to their purebred program. Chelsea is eligible for registration with Sportaloosa International, the registry for spectacular spotted athletes; CRHA, a bloodline registry. Chelsea is around 63.75% Foundation according to FAHR calculations and will produce FAHR eligible offspring if bred to a stallion of 86.25% or higher.
Chelsea has had six weeks of professional ground training.
Her sire and dam both tested 5 Panel Clear
making her negative by default.
Genetics also indicate she will produce
Appaloosa characteristics including LP color patterns.
Sire Test Results -
Chelsea’s top line is double Joker B (F678). She is also loaded with other legendary blood like Joker’s Sundance (8975), Chief Chelsea (F2154), J.B.’s Sham-O-Kin (109476), and Man O’ War (TB) - her namesakes.
The following photos were taken November 14, 2015, by Lauren Dettmer during six weeks of professional groundwork by Jim Dettmer at Dettmers Rising Sun.
Chelsea is a joy to handle, leads, ties, stands for farrier, and halters with ease.
Please keep scrolling for more pictures and video
of Sundancing Chelsea O and her famous ancestors.
Sundancing Chelsea O’s top line carries the racing blood of
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War Pardon (TB)
Her dam’s racing lines include
Chelsea carries the blood of these EIGHT 1988 ApHC Hall of Fame legends:
She also has several lines to these ApHC Foundation Appaloosas:
This little girl has a lot going for her in any direction!
I can’t wait to see what she does in the right hands.
Please check back often for new pictures and video.
June 2 -
This girl is growing so fast and her face is getting DARKER every day! Running is her favorite pass time! She loves people. If it ever stops raining long enough for the mud to dry up I’ll post new pictures and video. FTR – Indiana has just reached an all time record rainfall in any one month, ever!
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