|Rising Spirit ("May")|
Denise Lahey and Pierre Colin from Stoney Brook Farm in NH have purchased arguably the best-bred event horse broodmare in the US today from Craig and Sarah Thompson. Rising Spirit, or 'May' as she is known in the barn, is sired by the event horse super sire 'Primitive Rising' and out of The King's Spirit, winner of the 2008 Bromont CCI3*.
|Denise and Pierre|
I think it's a great thing that Denise and Pierre are getting the best bloodlines in the world on the MARE side to breed their horses. At the end of the day, horses bred with pedigrees like this will help the sport in this country.
Good luck with her!!!
From Susan Barry:
|May's Sire, Primitive Rising|
She is out of The King's Spirit, winner of the Bromont 3-Star with Sharon White. The King's Spirit is by Rock King out of Hinton Spirit, by Welton Apollo, who was one of the foundation Welton stallions and was competed by a young Leslie Law in his first 4-star. Welton Apollo placed at both Badminton and Burghley.
May's daughter, Freespirit, by Freedom Z, placed 13th at the Bromont 1* as a six-year-old, finishing on her dressage score. She came 3rd at Southern Pines prelim last spring, 1st at Full Gallop prelim, and 4th at Pine Top prelim, always finishing on her dressage score.
All of the mares from this line have been bold but careful jumpers, hardly ever in their careers having a stop or rail. The mare line is very very dominant. We bred June (Freespirit) to Catherston Liberato and have an excellent 3-year-old.