Sparkling Acres' Appaloosa mares

The backbone of our breeding operation; our glorious mares hail from breeding programmes known for consistently turning out quality performance horses with lovely temperaments.


Appaloosa mare Cayuse Scratch Me FirstCayuse Scratch Me First

imp Aust AAA 60573, Sportaloosa Studbook Two 488
Mighty Storm Song (USA) x Cayuse Mighty McJames

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Bred by Vince and Samantha McAuliffe at Cayuse Sportaloosas in NSW, Australia

2005 grulla mare with frosting over her rump

One of the last of the super pairing of Mighty Storm Song with the Mr Jessie James (QH - USA) mare Cayuse Mighty McJames, 'Scratchy' is a full sister to the very successful Australian sires Cayuse Bradford and Cayuse Mighty Windstorm. Mr Jessie James needs little introduction, being the Australian National Cutting Horse Open High Point Champion in 1975/1976, 1976/1977 and 1979/1980. He received an AQHA Silver Century award for cutting and ROM for halter.

Appaloosa mare Cayuse Scratch Me FirstAdd this heritage to that of the cool-headed cowhorse Mighty Storm Song (who could equally hold his own in western pleasure, working cowhorse and cutting) and you can't help but produce intelligent foals who are quick on their feet, have cool heads and unique jackets.

She's known (and named!) for her wonderful friendly nature and her foals are second to none in Sportaloosa quality and temperament.

Homozygous for black and dun, heterozygous for Lp, 5 panel negative.

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Appaloosa mare Skip's EnchantmentSkip's Enchantment

4168 • imp Aust
Skip's Supreme (USA) x Cayuse Mighty Enchanting (imp Aust)

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Bred by Vince and Samantha McAuliffe

2004 dun snowcap blanket mare, 15.2hh.

An elegant, powerful, extremely agile and long legged deluxe performance horse with the sensible, very willing and trainable temperament you expect from this line.

Homozygous for LP.


Appaloosa Hanoverian mare Cayuse Few in the CruCayuse Few In The Cru

Imp Aust • Sportaloosa 30 • AAA 58515
Grand Cru (Hanoverian Germany) x Cayuse Transfewsion

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Bred by Vince and Samantha McAuliffe

1999 chestnut roan mare. The performance ability of the Hanoverian coupled with the cool head of the Appaloosa in a mouthwatering package of bloodlines.

Appaloosa Hanoverian mare Cayuse Few in the CruBred by frozen semen from Germany, Few in the Cru is by the German Celle stud stallion Grand Cru by Grand Garcon, Grand Prix European showjumper by Garibaldi II. She's out of Cayuse Appaloosas' most outstanding performer Cayuse Transfewsion by leading Appaloosa performance sire Cayuse Fewsion.

Full sister to premier Sportaloosa Cayuse A Grand Illusion, Multi-State Champion Dressage, Hack, Hunter-in-Hand, Open Dressage Champion and half sister to the Sportaloosa jumping superstar Cayuse Bling Du Rouet.

16.1hh, huge and elastic paces and producer of tall athletes with serious jumping and dressage ability.

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Appaloosa / Sportaloosa mare Cayuse Just An IllusionCayuse Just An Illusion

Imp Aust • Sportaloosa 5 • AAA 61249
Cayuse A Grand Illusion x Cayuse Just Too Beautiful

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Bred by Vince and Samantha McAuliffe

2007 chestnut leopard Sportaloosa mare combining some of the most phenomenal Hanoverian performance bloodlines with world renown Appaloosa bloodlines.

Appaloosa / Sportaloosa mare Cayuse Just An IllusionHer sire is the incomparable Cayuse a Grand Illusion (Australia) by the German Celle Stud Hanoverian stallion Grand Cru, from one of the Cayuse stud's most outstanding producers Cayuse Transfewsion. The warmblood crosses with this line consistently produce top notch dressage and jumping Sportaloosas, all with the exceptional temperament that the breed is known for.

Her dam Cayuse Just Too Beautiful is by the international champion stallion Mighty Storm Song (USA - dec).

With all the performance ability of a Warmblood but the cool head of an Appaloosa, Ruby has sensational movement, a calm and friendly nature and stands around 15.3hh.

Homozygous for PATN1.


Appaloosa mare Mighty EnticingMighty Enticing

Imp Aust in utero • Cayuse A Grand Illusion (Aust) x Cayuse Mighty Tantalizing (imp Aust)

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A red dun mare with personality plus, ability to burn and a refusal to settle for second best. 15.1hh.

On our third importation of a mare in foal, we managed a filly (you cannot imagine the excitement when she popped out!)

'Ice' holds our record for the number of times she's been 'sold', only to have the purchaser disappear without a trace so finally, we realised she was meant to be here. And, why not? Her sister retained at Cayuse Sportaloosas in NSW has proven to be a top producing mare and Ice herself has developed into the most beautifully put together mare we could have hoped for.


Appaloosa mare Cayuse Mighty TantalizingCayuse Mighty Tantalizing

Imp Aust AAA 55184
Mighty Storm Song (USA/dec) x Cayuse Royal Titania

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Bred by Vince and Samantha McAuliffe
Beautiful 1992 red dun blanket Australian halter and performance mare.

One of two top performing full sisters to Mighty Luminous. There aren't many left like Curly Sue, who could win at halter, western pleasure, trail, reining, cowhorse, dressage and hunter under saddle and then produce champions.

Appaloosa mare Cayuse Mighty Tantalizing

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Now retired.