Regal Demeanor is an elegant 15.3HH+, string tested to just over 16H, warmblood with a stellar temperament, movement and jumping form! Regal moves beautifully and would make a great show hunter, fox hunter, pony club mount or eventer. Sweet and precocious gelding with a lot of personality and talent. Solidly built, sturdy, brave powerhouse of a gelding. If the reader has spent anytime on this website or is at all familiar with the horses that we breed...this is Cricket's son... Cricket...and all of her babies....JUMP. This one is no exception... As a weanling, he got into the arena while a jump chute was set...he went through the chute and continued straight...jumping right on out of the arena.. There's a video of this somewhere on youtube.
Regal is a VSH Signaturex and is also Eligible AWS.
5/25/14 update: oops... now measures 15.2 1/2, string tests to 16. and 1/2 (just under 16.1) Looking very nice and riding nicely. Hope to get a cross country and flat video of this fellow soon. The only reason that he is still here is that he has always been the smallest gelding in a field of tall geldings of different ages. Its difficult to expect folks to beleive that a gelding is going to reach 16H just because you say he will...but now he is getting so close its difficult to quibble. Need new pics...he is very handsome.
1/3/14 update: What a nice gelding he has turned out to be. Hacks out quietly alone or in company, doesnt care about traffic, hounds, cows, donkeys, equipment, crosses water, jumps beautifully is easy to catch, loads and trailers beautifully. Took him to see the hounds again today, he stood and yawned.
11/26/13 update: Regal continues to mature and improve. He is definitely ready to start fox hunting having been thoroughly prepped with exposure to dogs, mules, farm vehicles, cattle, creeks, ponds, bridges, traffic, visits to the kennel, jumping cross country courses alone and with other horses tandem and three across. Would make a good first flight prospect or could easily take guests second or hilltop. He is nice enough to take into the hunter ring and he is a naturally talented jumper. Regal has nice straight sturdy legs, travels straight, has 4 nicely shaped symetrical black hooves, is neither to long or upright in the pasture and is well proportioned. He is a healthy, hardy, robust sort of horse.
10/15/13 update: Playing around with cows.
2/3/12 update: Just returned from a few weeks of training at a hunt barn in Deep Run Hunt territory, now doing courses.While there, he was hacked out extensively, is good to go alone or with others, through mud, crosses water, is great with traffic, hounds, machinery, mules, donkeys, you name it. No spook in him.
9/1/11 update: Regal was started under saddle and accepted saddle and rider, went w,t,c in the round pen all in the first ride.
11/24/10 update: Regal is SUCH A SWEET GELDING. People pay a lot of money for 15.3H Warmblood, this gelding is going to be every bit the same horse as a small American-bred Hanoverian or Oldenberg with a temperament, jumping ability, soundness, hybrid vigor and movement to die for. A SUPER friendly colt, Sired by our own Indy and out of our treasured mare, Cricket..anyone can come and meet his parents here on the farm and see for themselves what this young gelding will be.
8/6/10 update: Regal is a refined gelding with an awesome mind, nice hunter type movement and super jumping ability. He is not going to be tall...likely 15.3H tops... Great horse for someone who wants a small-medium warmblood with a great mind.
1/10/10 update: This gelding to grow and develop into a handsome, well made gelding of exceptional temperament and trainability..
4/10/09 update: This is a very friendly, elegant gelding. He ties, leads, loads, bathes and picks up his feet. A people pleasing gelding that is easy going and easy to work with. Nice movement. This colt, holds and carries himself with a ton of presence...has since birth..hence the name Regal Demeanor.. He really has Regal "Bearing", but it does not come off as well as a name.. He belongs in a show ring. With his great - deep and sloping shoulder, he will make a great fox hunter, jumper, eventer or trail horse, but what a waste...he moves with a flat enough knee to do the hunters, yet he just floats and has the mind for dressage. Great all purpose horse... Want to see what he will look (a lot) like....look at his uncle, Tannin. We are working on uploading a video shot on 4/14/09...remind us if you want to see it and its not up yet..
Regal Demeanor is a big warmbloody colt by VSH Indy Prince and out of Cricket, one of the most pleasant horses (geldings included) we have ever owned and one heck of a natural jumper. This colt already seems to have his dam's cheerful and agreeable personality and if he has the trainability, movement and jumping ability of his bloodline he is going to make one heck of an eventer, or hunt horse.
Already he is displaying a big scopey movement. He seems to prefer a slow, quiet canter to the walk or trot. He carries himself with a lot of prescence and has a quiet grace even at this young age. He will be one to stand out in the crowd. He has great conformation, nice straight legs and is very proportionate at 3 days with a perfectly balanced length and placement of neck.
This colt is the first one of our "signature crosses" to be bred and foaled on Virginia soil and we are well pleased.
Pictured below are his dam Cricket - 15.3H Signature Cross and his Sire, VSH Indy Prince 16.3H Reg. Premium (Indy Prince Cody Bred) Spotted Draft as well as his uncle Tannin 17H Signature cross and uncle Brogan 17H Signature Cross. Also here is a link to our page of customer comments JUST about our Clyde Crosses with links to pics and MORE customer comments from owners of our Signature crosses...these horses speak for themselves...you can MAKE this stuff up...