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Public Notice Regarding the purchase of Frozen Semen for GFS Fire and Ice

It has come to our attention that doses of  GFS Fire and Ice frozen semen are currently being offered for sale in Australia by an individual with  no affiliation to GFS Sporthorses and with NO authority to issue Service Certificates for the doses currently being promoted in breach of purchase contract. The doses being offered were part of a consignment purchased by Janeth Flowers of Grandview Sporthorses in South Australia under a signed Contract with Terms of Sale as for her personal use on her own mares and NOT for resale.

As these doses have clearly been obtained by deception and are currently being used to undersell and devalue our own available stores of  frozen semen for our stallion in Australia, we regretfully will not be endorsing, recognising or authorising the issue of approved Service Certificates generated by Mrs Flowers which she has absolutely no right to issue.

Doses of official provenance offered by ourselves, and both approved and eligible by the WBFSH affiliate Stud Books for correct paperwork and Registration are available through International Dilute Stallions in Australia or GFS Sporthorses where we offer total assurance to our clients that they will be treated with respect and professional courtesy at all times.  We understand the frozen semen market and do everyhing in our power to  ensure that our clients are both happy with our service, the quality of the semen they purchase and are given every opportunity within our ability to achieve successful conception.

It is sad to have to be making this statement. Professional integrity, mutual respect and the close cooperation have always been key in the small world of breeding whether it be National or International and for the most part we have enjoyed the very best of the Equine community and only ever dealt with people of honour and honesty. Unfortunately in this instance we have encountered an individual who both considers themselves a law unto themselves and demonstrates a flagrant disregard for the many years of incredible efforts, passion and sacrifice to build  both an excellent reputation and successful breeding program.  

The task of producing stallions with the quality and talent to be Graded and then go on to stand at Public Stud is a hard earned privilege. 

GFS Fire and Ice (2011)

Colourthyme Kajika x Folly's Rock -

Rock King /Bohemond

16.3hh

https://sporthorse-data.com/pedigree/gfs-fire-and-ice

Graded and Licensed with the Anglo European Studbook (WBFSH)

'Ice' will be available at Public Stud in 2019

'Ice' has been tested and is clear of WFFS-1

Unique in colour GFS Fire and Ice is the first and to date, the only Graded double dilute perlino leopard spot warmblood stallion in existence! He is still a young horse with a lot of maturing to do and a lot yet to prove, but he is showing potential in abundance.

Bred to event, his bloodlines are proven to produce equine athletes with ability, tenacity and the raw athletic talent to excel in all three of the Olympic disciplines. We very much hope to see him follow in the steps of his Grandsire, the late, great Rock King and excel as an eventer!

 'Ice' demonstrates huge, elastic movement with  natural elevation and extension. He is beautifully balanced, with a bold, scopey jump and text book bascule. Above all else, he has a desire to please and,  a huge heart and kind generous spirit! 

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Fire and Ice is a perlino leopard spotted knabstrupper/kinsky warmblood x thoroughbred 2012 colt. He was bred here at Gassons Farm and is by Colourthyme Kajika out of our very special NTR mare Folly's Rock. This unique stallion has been blessed with not only his trademark striking colour and markings, incredible presence but he also has a nature more golden than his coat! This wonderful character has no malice nor negative trait. He thoroughly enjoys the company and attention of people and is a joy to be around in every situation. He is a sensible, intelligent young horse with a genuine desire to work. Trying his best to please in every way, this lovely horse is now proving to be as much a delight under saddle as he is to handle in every other way..

Ancestry


 Folly, Ice's dam is a big moving and very powerful mare, retired from Eventing due to an accident. She had been progressing very well through the rankings until misfortune hit!  She has proven however to be the most amazing broodmare and has previously bred two Premium Graded foals. 

Folly is by the leading sire of event horses Rock King. Himself the sire of the Olympic eventer Rock Model. He also sired four competitors at the 2008 CCI **** at Luhmuhlen. 

Rock King was renowned for his fantastic temperament, excellent paces and superb jumping technique. As a four year old Rock King won the Stoneways Potential Showjumper and was in the final twelve for the Young Event Horse Class. From there his career sky rocketed. Sadly, his career was tragically cut short whilst competing at Tweeseldown Horse Trials in 2000 where he sustained a fatal injury. He was at that time already Advanced, accruing over 200 BE points during his short career which would otherwise undoubtedly have seen him feature in many major horse trials.

He was sired by, Just a Monarch.  A stallion that has produced many superb competition stock over the years.  Many of his proven progeny including the International Event Horses, Kings Jester, Just an Ace and Midnight Monarch, as well as point-to-pointer Mark Methane who has won over 30 races. 

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Rock Kings' dam, Rockys Double and Grand dam, Farley Mount were both prolific producers of CCI **** Eventers, including; Double Trust, Alfresco, Trust in me and Kilcashel. 

Folly's damsire is none other than the legendary Bohemond, HIS Premium stallion and sire of double Olympic event mare Withcote Nellie and dam sire of NZ WEG Team horse Classic Moet, this years Badminton winner.

Her dam's dam was a Connemara jumping pony, Spring Fidgit which is where her glorious golden colour and very pretty almost 'pony' head. 

Both Folly's sire and dam can trace their ancestry back to Pharos, with a great number of highly acclaimed racehorse royalty adorning the family tree in between.

Achievements

His 2016 and 2017 foals have been nothing short of superb, with two being snapped up immediately by both a professional dressage and showjumping home . His progeny all have conformation that is harmonious to the eye, correct and of superb visual and physical balance. They are powerfully built, being compact with lovely straight legs, good necks with well set heads of great beauty. Their movement is athletic, rhythmic and they each demonstrate balance and agility. Their temperaments have ALL been absolutely incredible! These foals are bold, confident and incredibly relaxed. Real 'people' characters they are absolutely charming. 

Ice is a young horse, he still has a lot of maturing to do. We have taken his training slowly, carefully and very much in line with his physical and mental development. His preparation has been meticulous from birth and now we feel that we have finally reached a point where we can start his work seriously.

He was presented for Grading in 2016 with the Anglo European Studbook and received both fantastic comments and superb scores, to include consistent 7's but with an 8 for scope over a fence and an outstanding 9 for attitude.

'Ice' enjoying the sun 20/06/2018


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GFS Fire and Ice August 2017 - November 2017

GFS Fire and Ice - July 2017