Parkmore Pride R.I.D. born in 1991,
stands16.2h.h. with 9 inches of bone, Grey Sire. Pride of Shaunlara R.I.D ex.Parkmore Jewel R.I.D.
Approved 1996 by the Irish Horse board as a Registered Irish Draught Stallion following performance testing in open competition (Showjumping) when he achieved 32 double clear rounds in 8 weeks Parkmore scored impressive marks in all sections of his final inspection.
With just 9ins. of bone he is a light, athletic horse with a big elegant jump. Parkmore known as Pudge to his closest friends is confirmationally very correct, he is a good straight mover, light & athletic across the ground. Parkmore has an excellent temperament, superb manners on the ground & is an extremely easy horse to ride. He posses a head turning presence & an elegance seldom seen in such big horses.He has trained in both Dressage & showjumping proving himself to be a versatile horse.
Pudge now almost 17 years old has been a member of our family since he was 6mths., never before have I met a horse with such character.I fondly remember the first time I met him when he was a big pink baby at the RDS in Dublin, he was standing beside his Mom happily munching on the elegantly manicured shrubbery on the rail ringside, awaiting his class which of course he won. My Dad had negotiated the purchase at the Abbeyliex show just weeks before where Pudge had also won his class, even then Pudge loved people & the attention they gave him. He stayed with his breeder till the end of the show season, winning at Tullamore & Millstreet International where he beat his mother for the Championship. He added the nationals to his tally of wins & then moved to Barrowside where he would remain for the next 10 years.
As a yearling Pudge again dominated in the show ring never out of the top 5, seldom out of the top 3 in any class. While, back at home he continued woo my Mom into making him French Fries, Ham sandwiches, sausage rolls & buy him bars of Cadbury's chocolate. He was & still is our pride & Joy. In the winter of that year we preceded to let Pudge run with a few mares (to keep him happy), well the result was 3 fine foals, 2 colts & a filly. With one of his conquests being a very well bred TB yearling of my Dads Pudge came close to getting his marching orders, but Dad was so proud of the boy's fertility he couldn't do it, so instead we put him to work at stud.
Lacking height as a 2 y.o. he struggled to keep his show record only managing a 4th place at the national show, he had only a couple strong placings against 3y.o.'s before we decided to rest him off & let him develop. Once broken & ridden Pudge competed in some hunter classes & at Dressage before embarking on his showjumping carear. He had many excellent placings in the Dressage arena & showed us a brave scopey jump over fences. He has many ribbons for showjumping & as previously said during his performance testing he never knocked a pole. Many times, Pudge would breed two mares go to a show do a couple of classes then come home & breed a few more mares.
In 2002 Pudge left Ireland, his home & his familly for America, I was here in Kentucky & I'll always remember my Mother crying on the phone about her boy leaving home to explore the BIG WORLD. He quarintined in Canada where again he won the hearts of everyone around him, to quote Brian Doyle of Doyle Bloodstock Transport " He's the easiest Stallion I've ever had here".
Not long after his arrival in the U.S. he won the jumper championship at the National Irish Draught show here in Kentucky. He now stands here at Parkmore Stud & will be returning to competition shortly.