An absolutley outstanding mare and was our 2011 NCHA futurity entrant. After our best efforts to get her back from an unfortunate paddock injury only 8 weeks before the futurity, 'LITTLE BLACKY' did not recover in time.
Italy is sired by the great BLUE DUCK OAKIE and from and own daughter of TASSA LENA who has produced two superb reining horses, including STARBAR TASSAS OAKIE (pictured). She is from a full sister to DREAMS OF OAK- who is the dam of great cutting mare DESTINYS SWEET SUGAR (pictured)
Italy was pulled out of retirement for the Paradise Lagoons Challenge in 2012, at 4 yo and with very limited preparation she performed very well- winning the cutting phase, she was galant in her efforts in the campdraft phase but was out of luck setting up for the gate. Italy will be retired due to her unfortunate injury in 2011, and become a valuable member in our embryo program this year.
We are very excited about Italy's first foal, a stunning SMOOTH AS A CAT gelding for the 2017 NCHA Futurity. Lovely KOONAMARA SPOONFULLABADGE on her now and we'll look forward to her 2017 KIT KAT SUGAR!