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Sapphire (horse)

Sapphire

Sapphire and Mark Watring

Breed Holsteiner
Sire LIOSTRO
Grandsire LADYKILLER
Dam MANOLITA
Damsire
Gender Gelding
Foaled April 15, 1992
Country United States
Color Dapple Grey
Breeder OTTO LIENAU, GERMANY
Owner Mark Watring and Dr. & Mrs. John Bohannan
Trainer Mark Watring Stables
Infobox last updated on: June 29, 2010.



"Sapphire" is a Holsteiner Warmblood show jumper gelding horse, born April 15, 1992.[1] An Olympic competitor[2] and 2003 Pan American Games Gold Medalist.

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Career

On May 27, 2002 Sapphire won $35,000 Lexus of Glendale Memorial Grand Prix prize money, at the Memorial Day Classic Horse Show. Sapphire bested a field of 25 starters with a double clear rounds and the fastest time in the jump off of 41.176 seconds. This win moved Sapphire into fourth place standing for American Grand Prix Association's "Horse of the Year", and Mark Watring "AGA (American Grand Prix Association) Rider".

Awards

2003, 2003 Pan American Games | Equestrian Individual Gold Medalist


Cloning

At the beginning of his career Sapphire attracted many inquiries for breeding purposes, as he was commonly mistaken for a stallion and potential breeders were disappointed.

In 2008 Replica Farms, which represents Austin, TX-based ViaGen partnered with Sapphire's owners to produce a clone. Replica Farms, Inc. first produced clones of cutting horse Royal Blue Boon in 2005.

Successful cloning was completed in 2010. [3]

On February 11, 2010 the cloned foal was born in Amarillo, TX. The new colt is named “Saphir”, making him the first cloned show jumper born in the United States.[4]

See Also

Show jumping

Holsteiner

Warmblood

Cloning

List of animals that have been cloned

References

  1. USEF Web site, USA States Equestrian Federation
  2. Equestrian at the 2004 Summer Olympics
  3. Olympic Show Jumper cloned [1]
  4. Riding Magazine [2]


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