DKH Counting Stars "Cait", currently on long term lease!
"Cait" is a 2013 traditional Irish Sporthorse (TIH) mare out of a palomino Jockey Club registered Thoroughbred mare, RFF Golden Angel (by Glimmer Please) and by Class 1 Irish Draught stallion Jaunty Star (Alice's Diamond Slipper). Cait is registered, microchipped and "Approved" as an Irish Draught Sporthorse mare with the Irish Draught Horse Society of Canada making her offspring by a Class 1 or 2 Irish Draught stallion eligible for "grade up" inspection in Canada. She stands a large 16.2 hh and has no vices. Cait will do best in a partnership with consistent work but does not need a 5 days a week program.
Jaunty Star, affectionately known as "Jim" is a Class 1 imported Irish Draught stallion who has been awarded Silver Merit in eventing based on his competition record. He stands 17 hh and has a kind, people pleasing attitude.
Cait was slowly, correctly and lightly started as a four year old by working cow horse trainer Clint Swales and then turned out to continue maturing. Boy, does he know how to start a soft forward horse!
Brought slowly back to work in the spring of 2018, as a 5 year old, by the talented Kolina Crowe, Cait's was our young daughters secondary Pony Club mount. She took her job very seriously, and safely packed Megan around in dressage and jumping at the 2'-2'3" foot levels. She proved immediately to be HONEST and STRAIGHTFORWARD to fences, able to "take a joke" and continue on unfazed. That summer, she was bred via frozen semen from Class 1 Irish Draught stallion In Shining Armour and foaled a great chestnut colt, who we call LilyWings Wizard Shining "Bow" in June 2019. In October 2019, Cait was also awarded Approved sporthorse status at breed inspections by Horse Sport Ireland inspectors.
As a 7 year old, Cait came into real work with the intention of having a full competition season in western Canada. Unfortunately, Covid-19 had negative impacts on the show scene but we took advantage with serious dressage, jumping and cross country schooling. Cait debuted on the eventing scene in August, placing 2nd in open Pre-Entry (Beginner Novice) on her dressage score of 33.6. She finished the short season at the end of September, moving up to Entry division (BN/N) with a strong showing at the Minds Eye Derby.
February 2022: Cait is currently competing at PreTraining and schooling cross country at Training level in California and continues to be honest to the fences and a responsive mount..in a simple snaffle bit! She is scopey and powerful.
DKH Counting Stars, "Cait", is available to an approved home, competition or recreational. Prepurchase exam is encouraged and welcome at buyers expense.
Exciting News for Cait this June 2022
Congratulations to Chloe! Cait and Chloe are teaming up and sure to be a dynamite show jumping duo for the 2022 and 2023 show season...look our west coast!
We are SUPER excited to cheer these two on and so glad to have connected with a wonderful rider and family! Welcome to the family!!