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Popeye K

Popeye K [1] is a well-known stallion that competes on the "A" circuit in show hunter classes.

  • Foaled: May 22, 1997 on Ashland Farm in Canada
  • Markings: blaze, stockings on all four
  • Height: 17.1 hh
  • Breeding: by Voltaire, out of Eloretta, by Ronald
  • Breeder: Peter Karneef
  • Owner: Rachael and Elizabeth Spencer of Keswick, Virginia
  • Rider: Tommy Serio

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Breeding

Popeye K was bred in Ashton, Ontario at Ashland farm. Popeye K is by the great show jumper Voltaire, who has produced several offspring that compete at the international level or are excellent sires themselves, including Finesse, Helios, Play it Again, Altair, and Concorde. The dam of Popeye K includes the great show jumper and sire Ramiro Z, who was the leading sire of jumpers in the world throughout much of the 1990s, and who produced the likes of Ratina Z, Zamira, and Donau.

Pedigree for Popeye K
1997 Bay colt

Pedigree of Popeye K
Sire
Voltaire
br. 1979
HANOVERIAN
Furioso II
drk ch. 1965
ANGLO NORMAN
Furioso
br. 1939
Precipitation
Maureen
Dame de Ranvil
~1955
Talisman
Que Je Suis Belle
Gogo Moeve
br. 1975
HANOVERIAN
Gotthard
gr. 1949
Goldfisch II
Ampa
Mosaik
blk. 1966
More Magic
Erich Stute
Dam
Elortetta
DUTCH WARMBLOOD
Ronald
br. 1970
HOLSTEINER
Ramiro
br. 1965
Raimond
Valine
Adrette
b. 1964
Heilbutt
Dorette
Sanremo
DUTCH WARMBLOOD
Farn
drk b/br 1959
Fax I
Dorette
V Gypsy unknown
unknown

The Show Career of Popeye K

Popeye K began training in 1999, before attempting his Canadian Warmblood testing in September 2001 during which he finished Reserve Champion. In 2002, Popeye K was shipped down to Ocala, Florida to begin his show career, where he competed in the Pre-Green Hunters. The following year he was sent to Virginia to train with the great hunter rider Tommy Serio, before continuing his show career.

Popeye K has had great success in the show ring. Judges are particularly impressed with his great form over fences [2][3][4], but Popeye K also shows an excellent temperament.

The Breeding Career of Popeye K

Popeye K has several hundred offspring. He continually passes on his exceptional conformation, lovely movement, and powerful, correct jump, as well as flashy markings.

Results of Popeye K

2000

- 79.5% total

- Conformation: 82%

- Movement: 78.5%

- Type: 77%

- Received a “10” for scope and technique in the course jumping

  • Winner of the Governor General's Cup at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
  • 2nd Lieutenant Governor's Cup

2003

  • West Palm Beach: last place for the circuit in the Green Conformation Hunters
  • Pennsylvania National Horse Show: Reserve Champion
  • Washington International Horse Show: Reserve Champion
  • National Leader in the Green Conformation Division

2004

  • PHR National Silver Stirrup (Green Working Hunter Champion)
  • Reserve Champion WEF Circuit
  • Winner WCHR Alabama Clay Conformation Hunter award

2005

  • Regular Conformation Hunter Champion at the Winter Equestrian Festival



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