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 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 / 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.


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