Playboy








PLAYBOY HAS BEEN SOLD.
He will be returning to England.
He will be going to his new home in the summer.
Huge congrats to his new owner. You are going to love this beautiful boy
and we will miss him always.


We are excited to present, the renowned "Harlequin Farms Clononeen Playboy". He is a bay and white Stallion. Foaled in 2005, he stands 13.3 hh. This breathtaking Stallion, is living up to his esteemed background! He is everything the Gypsy breeders themselves, are breeding for today. Small but mighty, powerful and charismatic, his sire is the great Clononeen Tumbleweed and his dam a daughter of the legendary Syd's Good Stallion, who needs no introduction to the Gypsy Horse fancy. The breeding of this sire and dam, will never again be repeated, so Playboy's pedigree, is indeed unique.

Playboy has a charming and sweet personality, a much desired, ultra short back, beautiful front and rear, tons of long mane, an enormous amount of silky feather, huge bone and the sweetest head you will find in the breed today. He has the most expressive eyes, which attract all who meet him. He is also a moving machine! Add to this, his beautiful colour and markings and you indeed see a Stallion of the quality his background dictates.

Playboy is quickly establishing himself as a consistent producer of incredibly beautiful and correct foals with his significant trademark of stunning heads, beautifully arched necks, ultra short backs and loaded with hair and feather. He also stamps his get with his large, beautiful eyes and teacup muzzles. With this marked prepotency in conformation, type and temperament, he is certainly a stallion who can be considered in the top 10% in the breed today. This stallion was bred to produce. Playboy is not just a trendy horse, but a horse of integrity in himself and his get and truly mirrors our breed standard. He IS what the breed is all about.

Playboy is the highest scoring colt in the history of the GCDHA. He has been inspected and certified by an experienced CHAPS judge from the UK., receiving two perfect 10's in Wisconsin.

He was also rated 1st. Premium Star as a two year old.

This is a stallion, who is a "once in a lifetime" horse. The kind of horse dreams are made of.
His pedigree contains many of the most treasured horses, ever known in the breed.
We are so honoured to have him on our farm.

His first foal crops were born in 2008 and 2009, and as expected, he produced fabulous offspring. Several are already making their mark in the show ring.
His babies inherit his extremely correct shoulder, tons of hair and feather, his tiny
little head and his ultra short back. And they appear in all sorts of wonderful colours,
from solid black, black and white tobiano, blue and white tobiano to red and white tobiano.

Please know, that in all the photos below except the last few, Playboy is not yet four years old.
In a few years when this stallion is mature, we believe he will make his mark in the breed and certainly be a force to be reckoned with.
This IS what the breed is all about. He screams Gypsy Cob type.

Our thanks to Jen at Desert Jewel, for allowing us to own this fabulous boy,
and to Deirdre Cash-Seale, for being willing to send Clononeen Playboy, to the US.


PLAYBOY WILL BE AT PUBLIC STUD,
TO A FEW SELECT MARES IN 2010.
STUD FEE $2,500.
Purebreds only please.


Playboy DNA Colour Information.
Tobiano nT...Red Factor Ee...Sabino nn...Agouti Aa.

GCDHA Inspection.
Rated 1st. Premium Star as a two year old.


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Shown with Brian Cash at his first show as a yearling.
Proudly showing his championship ribbon.

Playboy as a yearling, while still in England at Clononeen.

PLAYBOY AT TWO YEARS OLD.

Playboy at two years old.
This boy has marvellous extension.







Such a teeny muzzle...

...on a beautiful face.


PLAYBOY AT THREE YEARS OLD.

Is there a horse under all that hair?

I'm a happy boy.

Watching a Shetland pony, down in the valley.




PLAYBOY AT FOUR YEARS OLD.

Showing off.





Sweet Playboy, sharing a drink with a little friend.
Not brushed out here, but you can see how much incredible feather
he is growing.

Maybe if I creep up on this frog very slowly, he won't notice I'm there.


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Key to Colours shown in this and other Pedigrees on this site.
Obviously we don't always know the colour of horses which appear in our pedigrees of today.

b/w/t = Black and White Tobiano.
bay/w/t = Bay and White Tobiano.
r/w/t = Red and White Tobiano.
b/b = Black Blagdon.
bl/w/s = Blue Blagdon (Sabino)
r/w/s = Red Blagdon (Sabino)
ch = Chestnut.
bl = Black.

DNA = DNA confirmed.

Pedigree for Playboy.

PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT-GRANDPARENTS GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS
CLONONEEN TUMBLEWEED. bay/w/t. DNA. Unnamed Stallion. Unnamed Stallion. Unnamed Stallion.
Unnamed Mare.
Unnamed Mare. Unnamed Stallion.
Unnamed Mare
THE QUEEN BEE. b/w/t. DNA. PERCY. aka BEEGEE b/w/t. DNA. BILLY GREAVERSON'S STALLION.
Unnamed Mare
THE BAY MARE. THE LOB. b/b. DNA.
Unnamed Mare
BANNOCK'S RED AND WHITE MARE. r/w/t SYD'S GOOD STALLION. b/w/t. THE DOCKED TAILED HORSE. b/w/t. LITTLE PADDY.
Unnamed Mare.
DAUGHTER OF THE LOB. THE LOB. b/b. DNA.
Unnamed Mare
SYD'S BROWN MARE. THE LOB. b/b. DNA. HC's WHITE HORSE. b/w/t.
by JIMMY DOYLES HORSE of BALLYMARTIN.Ch.
By BEN'S HORSE OF BONAFAY.Bay.
By THE SHAWS STALLION.Grey.
THE IRISH MARE.
Unnamed Mare. Unnamed Stallion
Unnamed Mare.



A NOTE REGARDING GYPSY HORSE PEDIGREES.
As with all pedigrees of the past, most of what was known about the background of a given horse, was by word of mouth from breeder to seller and more often, passed down through members of the same family for generations. Although we in our family, do a tremendous amount of research, as to the background of our own horses and those of others in the breed, unless DNA can be verified, our knowledge of the background of any horses imported into this country, always comes to us from current breeders and old-timers in the breed, with whom we have spoken personally.
While we try our very best, to give correct pedigrees, from time to time, as our research continues, we sometimes have to change things. As horses in the UK changed hands over the years, they were often given different names, which makes it even more difficult for the pedigree researcher. Mares were seldom named at all.
All pedigrees of horses on our site, are correct to the very best of our knowledge at the time of writing. However, since many in the breed have passed on and DNA is no longer available, we can only go by our current information and available DNA.
As always, absolute pedigree confirmation, is a constant work in progress.
And a special thanks to Dierdre Cash, who kindly interviewed Harry Conners and other members of the Conners family, to ask what they remembered of the Gypsy Horses of yesteryear and for the pedigree of our Playboy.




A FEW OF PLAYBOY'S ANCESTORS



Playboy's sire, Clononeen Tumbleweed.

Playboy's paternal Granddam, Clononeen The Queen Bee.

Percy, Playboy's paternal GGrandsire.

Syd's Good Stallion, Playboy's maternal Grandsire.

  
We "think" this is Syd's Brown Mare (left), Playboy's maternal Granddam
and The Lob, Playboy's maternal GGrandsire.
The Lob was one of the breed's, best known sires. He absolutely painted all of his foals, with his incredible temperament. Just two weeks before his death at age 32, I was able to gather DNA from this grand old stallion. Thanksfully, now we have been able to trace many of his offspring.





UPDATE

Playboy's first 2008 foals are now here and are as expected, fabulous.
If you would like to see photos of Playboy's first crop of beautiful offspring,
click
here.

If you would like to see photos of Playboy's beautiful 2009 foal crop,
click
here.



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