Ironman at 20 years young. Click on the picture to dowload the latest ad.
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A product of his world-class pedigree, Ironman has had enormous success in the show ring and as well as in his career as a sire. Prior to being imported from Germany at 2 ˝,he was given one of the highest, if not the highest scores for jumping ever given out to a young stallion. At age 4 and after only 20 days of training, he won the Midwest International Jumper Futurity and went on to the top four at the finals at Devon. His real show career began at 8 when he wentdirectly into the Amatuer-Owner jumper ranks finishing his first year being Champion or Reserve the majority of times he showed, also finishing as USEF Zone 6 Amatuer-Owner Jumper Champion, USEF Silver Stirrup Zone 6 Champion, and being ranked 4th in the country. He qualified for indoors represented Zone 6 at the finals. He was also Silver Stirrup Leading money winner for Zone 6 and 8th overall in the country. He won the AWS Jumper of the Year title and was AWR National Jumper Champion. In his second season of showing, he moved up into High Modified, Open and Gran Prixs, showing amazing consistency by placing in 33 out of 38 classes, with over half of those placings being first or second, an unbelievable record at that level. Ironman continued his winning ways his third season with an equally good record, being Champion 75% of the time; placing first in a majority of his classes. However,towards the middle of that year, due to the huge demand for him as a sire, we made the decision to leave him home to focus on his career as a stallion. Ironman is one of those rare stallions that has it all; great temperament, outstanding athletic ability, personality, intelligence, easy trainability, superb conformation and world class bloodlines, all of which he passes on to his offspring. Despite the fact that this stallion lives in a busy commercial Hunter-Jumper barn, he behaves like a perfect gentleman. He happily obliges in giving pony rides to children; he stands perfectly in cross-ties in a horse-filled aisle with horses in front of him; he lives by and can ship side by side with mares; he body clips like a statue in the crossties; he is a master of, and teaches other geldings how to play halter tag over the fence emphasising, however, that he must win. Needless to say, Ironman has absolutely impeccable manners. Outside of being such a gentleman, Ironman is extremely easy to train, is highly intelligent and learns very quickly with a tremendous desire to please. He is a born show horse and loves crowds. In fact when he is out at home and has a crowd watching, he frequently puts on his own show. He is a fun horse to be around, has quite a personality and a sense of humour.He is definitely a “people” horse (who believes he is human-but who is going to argue with him). Ironman is approved multiple registries. With RPSI he received one of the highest scores they gave out in his approval year, he is also approved Belgian Warmblood and was the second highest scoring stallion in North America his approval year. He received his ISR Oldenburg, GOV Oldenburg, CSHA, BWP, AWS, RPSI, PHR, AWR, and CWHBA approvals off his remarkable performance record. Even though he has not been showing, Ironman has still been busy, evolving his career as a model. He graced the cover of the BWP Stallion Directory, the title page of the International Stallion guide, and also Horse Incorporated, a major West Coast magazine in 2009. He has been one of the top Hunter Breeding sires in the U.S. and in 2007 was #1. In 2008 he was ranked #3. Ironman continues to keep himself in the limelight. Breed Yourself A Champion!