*Padron x HK Camaya | 2002 Chestnut Mare |
From the moment Cassandra SS was born it was obvious she was special. Her striking resemblance to *Padron insured her a lifetime home with us. All the splendid attributes of her forebears were generously bestowed upon her. As she grew she displayed superior character; friendly, highly cooperative and trainable. Moreover she was a gifted athlete along with dry refinement and type. By the time Cassandra turned five years old she was in training with the great horseman Brett Becker in western pleasure where she distinguished herself yet again. I asked Brett how she was to train, he described her as a saint.
Just before her first show, the Region 3 Championships, our friend breeder Dr. Istvan Merchenthaler of Pannonia Arabians called, he was in a real pickle. He purchased a breeding to living legend Marwan al Shaqab and the mare he intended to use tragically died. He had leased this mare from us so we offered a replacement, especially given the quality of the legendary sire, Marwan. Cassandra was leased to Dr. Merchenthaler and bred to Marwan, then shown at Region 3 under saddle where she won Top Five honors in her first show ever. She then came home to our ranch to fulfill her destiny as a broodmare.