Breed: Shire Sport Horse
Secondary Breed: Shire/TB
Current Height: 16.2
Primary Discipline: Dressage
Secondary Discipline: Fox Hunting
3rd Discipline: Eventing
4th Discipline: Driving
Training Level: 60 Days Training Under Saddle
Charlie is a gorgeous and balanced 2001 Register Shire Sporthorse and American Warmblood Stallion. He is by ASHA Registered Stallion River Valleys Mister Charlie. He stands live cover. His first Virginia born foals, Constantina and Grayson were foaled in 2010 and both sold prior to weaning. Chimes is available for sale, private treaty. He is a big beautiful, friendly stallion who passes his balance and movement on to his offspring. His temperament is phenomenal.
8/2/12: We sent Chimes out to a professional trainer for a refresher since he had not been ridden since the Equine Extravaganza in 2010. The trainer's comment was "this is just an incredibly laid back horse. I just put him in the barn and he has never once even called out for a mare, even when riding." We absolutely love Chimes and hope that he is here with us at least through the spring of 2013. He has been a prolific stallion who throws gentle and athletic colts of decided warmblood type and size, mainly Black or mahogany bay, grey on grey mares with just the right amount of chrome, usually a start and maybe socks. Our plans are to ride and event him in preparation for sale. We would like to see him go with one of our good customers who wants to produce gentle, handsome, tall, athletic field hunters or eventers. He is only affered for sale because we have 2 young Irish Sport Horse Stallions waiting in the wings to take his place..
11/5/10: Just got back from the Virginia Equine Extravaganza, where Chimes entertained hundreds of people inside and outside his stall in the breed pavillion and in the stallion showcase. Everyone was impressed by his quiet, gentle nature.
One story from the event worth mentioning... When Chimes headed out in hand from the breed pavillion, it is about 1/2 mile walk through a 3 lane tunnel to the expo buildings. My rider Scarlett had Chimes well in hand (with no chain) when another exhibitioner with an unruly GELDINGpleaded for her help. Scarlett HANDED THE STALLION to this random person and took the gelding in hand... Now THATS a gentle stallion!
We have several mares in foal for 2011 including Au Claire De La Lune and Puissance. We also have one 2010 Chime filly left, a 3/4TB, Constantina.
8/22/10 Update: Charlie Chimes received the bronze medal at his American Warmblood Inspection. This signifies that he scored third out of the 12 horses inspected that day. He received a score in the 70's placing him at the top end of Red Preferred Status and he qualified for and was branded.
7/21/10 Update: Chimes first 3 foals have hit the ground, Constantina, Gwendolyn's colt and Frosted's colt, born yesterday. Bred to Chimes for spring 2011 are: The Gold Card Girl, a 15.3H Buckskin, Dutch WB/TBx by Gold Card. Puissance, and 2 others that escape me at the moment.. Chimes is offered for sale at a very reasonable price as we would like to focus on breeding Irish Sport Horses and so are looking for leases or new owners for all of our remaining stallions except Dromards View RID and Jensons Englanders Major who remains leased out.
What I am ideally seeking with Chimes is a lease situation where the lessee pays his yearly insurance premium and keeps, breeds and foals 2 mare/yr for me. He pasture and hand-breds easily and can be kept with stallions or geldings outside of thebreeding season.
2/19/10 Update: Chimes was just so gentle, handsome and moves so beautifully, we sent him out for 30 days training with three geldings. Mid-way through the training when I called to check on my stallion, the trainer replied "What stallion??"....he did not even know that he was a stallion even though he was stalled with mares on either side.. He came home riding like a dream. He is quiet, sensible and anyone can ride him. What a horse!!!