Breeders of American Paint Horses in Cornwall, UK
Gabriel’s Ghost standing at stud in 2018
Chapel Farm Stables is situated on the North Cornwall coast near Wadebridge, Cornwall UK, overlooking the beautiful Camel Estuary with views towards Padstow and Rock. We are a small livery yard and stud breeding registered American Paint horses capable of a wide variety of disciplines from western to English riding, showing, polo, jumping, endurance or just a nice family friend. Our foals are well handled from birth, have people loving dispositions, correct conformation, plenty of athletic ability and are easy to work with. All our mares have proven performance bloodlines and have come from established breeding programmes in this country and overseas.
Our double homozygous American Paint stallion ‘Gabriel’s Ghost’ along with several of our broodmares were imported from the Spotted Fawn Ranch in Montana USA, and bred by Wendy Malone who has been concentrating on improving equine genetics for more than 30 years. Our breeding program has gone from strength to strength and contains some of the very best proven APHA and AQHA performance bloodlines in the reining/cow horse industry including QT Poco Streke, Strait From Texas, The Big Gun, Colonel’s Smoking Gun and Shining Spark producing the ultimate ‘all round’ performance horse in a designer colour!
Our double homozygous APHA stallion ‘Gabriel’s Ghost’ will be available at stud in 2014 for either live cover or AI. Please see his page for full details.
Our 2013 foals are now all sold and the new babies will start arriving in February 2014 so keep checking our website or Facebook page for updates!
About The American Paint Horse
The combination of colour and conformation has made the American Paint Horse the second largest breed registry in the US (after the Quarter horse) and whilst the colourful coat pattern is essential to the identity of the breed, there are also strict bloodline requirements. To be eligible for the registry, a Paint’s sire and dam have to be another registered Paint horse, Quarter horse or Thoroughbred. The breed is very versatile and can be used as a general riding horse (English and Western), for ranch work, rodeo, reining, trail riding, racing, polo, showing, jumping and driving.
History Of The American Paint Horse
The American Paint Horse shares a common ancestry with the American Quarter Horse and the Thoroughbred. A registered Paint horse should conform to the same “stock horse” body type desired in Quarter Horses: a muscular animal that is heavy but not too tall, with a low center of gravity for manoeuvrability, and powerful hindquarters suitable for rapid acceleration and sprinting.
When the American Quarter Horse Association emerged in 1940 to preserve horses of the “stock” type, it excluded those with pinto coat patterns and “crop out” horses, those born with white body spots or white above the knees and hocks. Undeterred, fans of colourful stock horses formed a variety of organizations to preserve and promote Paint horses. In 1965 some of these groups merged to form the American Paint Horse Association.