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Need a flashy, athletic, driving pony?

Want to bring in the Combined Driving blue ribbons at Gladstone?

Buy one of the colorful, quality, great moving, Paint / Pinto driving ponies from Karen Griffith Farms.

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The ponies listed on this page are all suitable for driving. They have other disciplines in which their talents shine. To aid you in your search of my general sales list, I have picked out the ponies from my farm that would excel in combined driving competitions. All of these ponies have lightness, freedom of movement, great impulsion, suppleness, exceptional good looks, innate intelligence, and stamina. The sales description may indicate talents other than driving. Any pony listed here would be absolutely exceptional in combined driving.

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K G Masquerade
Combined Driving Pony Deluxe.

K G MASQUERADE - 1989 dark golden palomino and white tobiano mare. Beautifully marked mare. By "Halloween" - APHA (Sire of Canadian Equestrian Federation 'A' Circuit Hunter Winners), out of "Sugar Blues" - APHA (full sister to "Atahi" - AHSA Champion Sire). "Masquerade" stands 14-1 7/8 hands. She is a very attractive large pony hunter. "Masquerade" has three lovely gaits, with an exceptionally long stride. She will jump around any course. Nothing excites her. She does her changes and has great form over fences. "Masquerade" has shown the "A" circuit green pony division in Canada and was in the top ribbons at every show! She trained with Julie Tattersall & Wayne McLellan in Ontario, and was ridden by Jackie Tattersall. This mare will win on any "A" circuit in the United States or Canada. As for "Masquerade's" ability to handle 'stressful' situations, I have even used this steady girl in parades with fire truck sirens blaring away, and Civil War and Indian Battle re-enactments! If a horse can march right through these activities, they can handle almost anything! Put your child in the 'winner's circle' with this flashy girl and realize the joys of riding a spectacular Paint! Video tape available upon request. Reasonably priced at $25,000.


K G MYSTIQUE - 1988 APHA palomino and white tobiano/overo mare. This mare is elegance personified. 14-1 7/8 hands. She will be able to show in the English and/or the western classes. "Mystique" is a superior mover at all three gaits, and should do well over fences, in dressage, or as a reiner. In whatever discipline you choose, she's sure to be a winner. As a breeding animal, she is outstanding. In 1996, "Mystique" delivered a beautiful sorrel colt with white markings by "Phantom Heart". She was an attentive and loving mother. (I sold this colt before he had even begun his training.) In 2000 she produced a fancy bay and white tovero filly by a solid colored stallion! In 2001 she produced a FANCY (a Devon kind of fancy) buckskin colt! This May she foaled a spectacular, absolutely correct, chestnut filly with a perfect diamond on her forehead. For you folks looking for something to show on the line, you really need to check out "K G Mystique's" babies! "K G Mystique" is easy to handle and loves people. During the time she should have been finished and taken to the show ring, we were dealing with serious health problems in our immediate family. If you are looking for a superbly bred, reasonably priced mare to begin your breeding program, or a fine animal to finish and take to the ring, "K G Mystique" is an outstanding individual. By "Halloween" (APHA), out of "Sugar Blues" (APHA - full sister to AHSA Champion Sire Atahi). "K G Mystique" and "K G Masquerade" are full sisters.  Reasonably priced at $15,000.


Cream Heart and Heart Skip would make a flashy driving team!

CREAM HEART - APHA perlino overo gelding. 14-1 hands. Ideal conformation with muscle to spare. Sound in every way. His breeding, athletic ability, and personality make his potential limitless. He should rein, rope, team pen, drive, or do any type of work you ask of him. He is another one of the horses whose training was delayed due to family health problems. "Cream" will be put into training this year. By "Atahi" (APHA), out of "Skips Dixie" (APHA crop-out mare by "Sir Raleigh" (AQHA sire of 1981 AQHA World Show Copenhagen/Skoal Superhorse, "Skip's Sierra Nick"). (Click here for "Skips Dixie's" pedigree.) $3,500, prior to this year's training. Give this boy a good, loving home, and put him in a job.

HEART SKIP - APHA cremello and white tobiano gelding. "Skip" has the cutest head with little 'fox' ears, a pretty, clean neck, and a body and legs that are impossible to fault. He's sharp enough to show on the line, but is bred to perform. He stands 14-1 hands and is a really 'catty' mover. He should be an eye-catching little reiner, or a fancy large pony hunter. "Heart Skip" will make someone a very nice show horse! By "Atahi" (APHA), out of "Skips Dixie" (APHA - multiple halter winner, and own daughter of Sir Raleigh AQHA). (Click here for "Skips Dixie's" pedigree.) $3,500.

Trainer's Special! Buy this pair for $5,500.


HEARTS DELIGHT - 1991 APHA chestnut and white tobiano mare. 14-1 hands. Wonderful "A" circuit large pony hunter prospect. Or... if you are looking for a fancy pony for the dressage pony classes, look no further! This mare has correct, clean legs and feet. Lovely head and neck, nice shoulder and hip angles. An exceptional mover with a sweet disposition! Her gaits are classic! "Hearts Delight" has good basics under saddle, and took to everything as she should. She is willing and responsive. This mare is beautifully marked, and is truly a "Hearts Delight". She'll make some youngster a very happy and successful rider. By "Ebony Heart" (APHA), out of "Win My Heart" (APHA). $9,500.


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Hearts Afire

HEARTS AFIRE - 1991 APHA sorrel and white tobiano/overo mare. Reining/cutting breeding deluxe! "Hearts Afire" has one of the most outstanding "foundation" pedigrees available anywhere in the country! With this breeding also comes versatility! She is also capable of doing the large pony hunters, as she is just under 14-2 hands and has the movement, form, and attitude to succeed in "A" circuit company. "Hearts Afire" has impeccable conformation and color. To work with her is a joy! "Charlie" (the name she was christened with by the children at the barn) is good in traffic (she's been ridden daily along a freeway), is calm around barking dogs, strange objects, trains, etc., is good on trails, and loves to jump. She can do a nice extended trot for English, and is easily collected for a smooth western pleasure jog. She is light, responsive and athletic. "Charlie" loves children and has the looks, attitude, and ability to be a wonderful show mare. With her superb pedigree and outstanding athletic ability, you should seriously consider "Hearts Afire" for your child's companion and show winner, or your next open reiner/cutter. By "Atahi" (APHA), out of "Little Bit Glo" (1968 AQHA sorrel mare -- extended pedigree available). $25,000. (Available for lease - call for details.)


HEARTSTEALIN GAL - 1993 APHA chestnut and white tobiano/overo mare. This is one of the prettiest marked little mares you'll ever see! She has a lovely head, elegant neck, muscular body, perfect legs, and a 'ton-of-presence'. She loves being handled, and is a real 'people' horse. She stands 13-1 1/2 hands, so will be just the right size for your youngsters. She is an athletic little girl that will make a flashy medium pony hunter or will excel as a child's Western pleasure pony. With this mare's outstanding pedigree, she will also be a valuable addition to your breeding herd. By "Ebony Heart" (APHA), out of "Steal My Heart" (APHA). $3,500.


HAUNTED HEART - Very fancy APHA red dun and white tobiano mare. Flashy Pinto markings. Very well balanced. Really cute face, beautiful neck, textbook perfect legs and feet. Can show barefoot. No need for shoes. If you want to win the Medium Hunter Pony In Hand class, Haunted Heart is your girl. I don't know where a judge could fault this fine mare! Haunted Heart's disposition is as sweet, willing, and consistent as it can be. She loves attention. "Haunted Heart" stands 13-1 7/8 hands, and is such a pretty mover, she will excel in any "A" circuit Medium Pony Hunter or Children's Hunter Pony Division. This little mare has it all! (Her 3/4 sister "K G Masquerade" was always in the top ribbons on the "A" Large Pony Hunter circuit in Canada, and "Haunted Heart" is just as talented.) Come meet this sweet mare and you'll take her home for sure! By "Halloween" (APHA), out of "Catch My Heart" (APHA - "Atahi" daughter). A really smart buy under $30,000. (One season over fences and she's a high five-figure pony!) This pony will make you a "star"!


SOUTHERN HEART - SOLD -1993 solid seal bay gelding. This gelding is a really classy fellow! His rich, deep bay covers a body with plenty of muscle, perfect conformation, and a head as pretty as you'll ever want to see looking through a bridle! He stands 14-1 hands. "Southern Heart" is a nice mover, a natural lead changer, and is bred to be a winner in any "A" circuit company! By "Atahi", out of "Skips Dixie".

Congratulations to: Kaci Moore of Hamilton, Ohio on her purchase of Southern Heart!


BLAZON HEART - 1993 solid dark bay gelding. This is a nicely conformed, good moving, athletic animal. He will make an outstanding large pony hunter! He is 1/4 Thoroughbred, and stands 14-1 hands. He is a rich, solid bay with a perfect blaze and two socks. If you're looking for a classy gelding to head toward the "A" circuit, here's your boy! (Eligible green.) For you Quarter Pony enthusiasts, you've just found your all around prospect, as Blaze will shine in the Western events as well. By "Ebony Heart", out of "J Bar's Patchwork", one of my best producing mares. $3,500.


BLESSED HEART - 1994 solid chestnut gelding. Cute face with blaze, straight legs, and good build. This gelding has beautiful movement at all three gaits. He is 1/4 Thoroughbred, and stands 14-1 hands. He has the looks, disposition, and athletic ability to be very successful in the pony dressage classes ...or... "A" circuit over-fences work. This sweet guy also has the build and talent to do the Western Pleasure Pony classes. Let 'Blessed Heart' be your child's next best friend! You need to see this gelding to appreciate his quality. By "Ebony Heart", out of "J Bar's Patchwork". $3,000.


HEARTS DESIRE - 1996 APHA sorrel and white tobiano mare. "Cute" doesn't do justice in describing this exceptional mare, but it's the first thing that strikes you about her. She has stunning Paint markings, exquisite conformation, and the most endearing personality you'll ever see. She is out of an extremely well bred 13 hand Quarter Horse mare, and she is the only direct "Atahi" offspring to stay under 13-2 hands for the medium pony hunters! Hearts Desire is a big enough mover and long enough bodied for a small adult to train and school. With her good mind, you could have her ready to show in 60 days. If you're looking for a mare that your child can take to take to the "A" shows, you should seriously consider this flashy girl. By "Atahi" (APHA - AHSA Champion Sire), out of "Little Bit Glo" (AQHA). A great buy at $5,500.


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Desert Heart

DESERT HEART - APHA bright chestnut and white tobiano mare. "Desert Heart" is an exceptional mare! She has the most beautiful Paint markings you could ask for, is very correct conformationally, has an elegant neck and head, and her movement is light and flowing. She is 1/4 Thoroughbred and has a wonderful pedigree on both sides (her dam is a full sister to our 1991 stallion "Close To Heart", and her sire is a full brother to AHSA Champion Hunter, "Bedazzle"). This elegant mare will be one of the premier animals found showing in the United States! If showing with the best in the country is your goal, "Desert Heart" will leave the competition 'high and dry'! By "Ebony Heart" (APHA), out of "Steal My Heart" (APHA). Currently priced at $20,000.


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Thievin Heart

THIEVIN HEART - 1997 APHA dark gold buckskin and white tobiano filly. This filly is beautifully marked (65% buckskin/35% white), with both white and black in her mane and tail. She is very conformationally correct, and has a lovely head. Being line-bred "Atahi", what else would you expect! She is a full sister to "Desert Heart". She is bred to perform, but has the looks to show on the line. "Thievin Heart" should make a superb cutting or reining mare. (Note for you reiners: Her mane is silky and mostly white. The longest point is already to her elbow. Unusual for a mare.) Thievin Heart would also make a really fancy sport pony as she will stay under 14.2 hands. She's willing and tries to please. If performance and outstanding bloodlines for your future success as a breeder are your goal, then this is the filly for which you've been searching! By "Ebony Heart" (black-APHA), out of "Steal My Heart" (buckskin/white APHA). $12,000.


HEART THIEF - 1998 APHA dark gold buckskin and white tobiano filly. This filly is a full sister to "Thievin Heart" (1997 APHA tobiano filly -- listed above). She is marked very similar to her older sister and is just as correct. She will be outstanding in reining or cutting or will be a fancy large pony hunter prospect. She should mature close to 14-2 hands. With this filly's great pedigree, conformation, and athletic ability, she will be well worth her 'keep' as a performer or producer of future fine Paints. She is also a perfect match to "Thievin Heart" for you team driving enthusiasts.$7,500.


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Stealin Hearts

STEALIN HEARTS - 2000 APHA dark bay and white tobiano colt. This colt is definitely stallion material! He is beautifully marked, has a very cute head, textbook perfect legs, a lovely neck and shoulder, and a nice hip. He is line-bred "Atahi" (AHSA Champion Sire), and should mark his get with these same fine qualities. For the breeder who wants to maintain outstanding bloodlines, "A" circuit beauty and superior movement, he is a dream come true! He will make a superb pony hunter, sport pony, and dressage pony. He has the looks and motion to show on the line, and his form over a free jump is perfect. His beautifully placed tobiano markings are just the icing on the cake! This fancy fellow is a 'must-see'! He will be "Stealin Hearts" in the show ring and breeding shed for years to come! By "Ebony Heart" (APHA black stallion - full brother to AHSA - "A" Circuit Champion Bedazzle). Out of "Steal My Heart" (APHA buckskin/white homozygous tobiano mare). A Real Steal at $20,000.


TOUCHIN HEARTS - 2000 APHA solid chestnut colt, 1/4 TB. This is a beautiful, bright chestnut boy with copper overtones. He has two matching hind stockings that go up to a point in front of both hocks. He also has a lovely white blaze. He looks like a small-scale Thoroughbred. His movement is outstanding, and his conformation is very correct. When I am describing in a clinic how a young stallion this age should be made, this is the colt they should see! (As a matter of fact, I am currently in the process of photographing him to use as an example in my clinics.) He will make an outstanding hunter pony, sport pony, or dressage pony stallion! His genetics are superb! He should mature right under 14.2 hands. He is fancy enough to show on the line, and has a wonderful pedigree. By "Ebony Heart" (own son of AHSA Champion Sire Atahi), and out of "Touch My Heart" (dam of successful APHA stallion K G Braveheart). Reasonably priced at $18,000.

Want to raise a foal you can hold in the Winner's Circle at the big shows?

Like to see your Win Photo in the top National magazines?

Looking to raise your next Driving Champion?

Look no further!

Breed your driving pony mare to one of the outstanding Karen Griffith Farms' stallions listed below and make it happen!


K G MIRAGE - 1994 APHA chestnut and white tobiano stallion. Very fancy Pinto Colored Sport Pony! By "Halloween" (APHA sorrel and white overo stallion), out of "Sugar Blues" (APHA palomino and white tobiano mare - "Atahi's" full sister). There are not many horses born each year that have the ability to become a successful stallion. An animal needs that combination of flawless conformation, athletic ability, a trainable mind, and that intangible characteristic "charisma". "K G Mirage" has all of these qualities! He has beautiful coloring, the prettiest head and neck you'll ever see, is very refined while maintaining substantial bone, and has the very correct conformation and flowing movement to model. He should put a wonderful flowing stride and beautiful pinto markings on your fancy Pony Hunter,Quarter Pony, and Sport Pony mares! He stands 14 hands. His full sister "K G Masquerade", was always in the top ribbons on the Canadian, "A" large pony hunter circuit. "K G Mirage" is just as talented, and if anything, more beautiful! If you choose, he has a very bright future in the show ring. He has an even more brilliant future siring Champion Sport Ponies and "A" Circuit Hunter Pony winners. Mirage's beautiful pinto tobiano markings are just "icing" on the cake! Have "K G Mirage" sire your next Devon Champion! Breeding fee $500.


DIXIE HEART - 1996 APHA dark bay and white tobiano stallion. By "Close To Heart" (APHA), out of "Skips Dixie" (APHA) - (Click for pedigree). If you're looking for an exquisitely marked, world caliber stallion, this is a fellow you really need to see! He is 65% dark bay and 35% white, with his color placed beautifully. He has a lovely head with a strongly pronounced jaw and a beautiful shallow mouth. His eyes are dark with a perfectly centered blaze. This young stallion's conformation is flawless! "Dixie Heart's" pedigree boasts countless World and National Champions on both sides! You've already heard a bit about his sire, "Close to Heart", and his outstanding working blood, but to top it off, his dam, "Skips Dixie" (a multiple Halter winner and great working mare), is an own daughter of the late, great Quarter Horse sire "Sir Raleigh"! "Sir Raleigh" was the sire of multiple; AQHA World Champions (in both Halter and Performance), AQHA Champions, Superior Halter Horses, and Superior Performance Horses (in Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Working Hunter, Pleasure Driving, Hunter Hack, Western Riding, and Trail). He sired countless Register Of Merit horses. "Sir Raleigh" was also the sire of "Skips Sierra Nick", the winner of the 'Copenhagen/Skoal Superhorse' award at the AQHA World Show. (A 13 page production record on "Sir Raleigh" is available upon request.) This outstanding stallion prospect is one of those few horses in the nation that really has the ability to sire winners in both the halter and a variety of performance classes. He should make an outstanding reining horse, with the great looks to "knock-the-socks-off" the judges, and the "cow-blood" to easily get his points in cutting or team penning. It's seldom you find all of these qualities in one package! Introductory breeding fee $500.


Need to add some height to your driving pony mare?

The following Karen Griffith Farms' stallions are the answer to your search.

K G BRAVEHEART - 1996 APHA bright chestnut and white tobiano stallion. By "Ebony Heart" (APHA black stallion), out of "Touch My Heart" (APHA chestnut and white tobiano mare). This is one of the best made, most beautifully marked stallion prospects I've seen in the United States in years. "K G Braveheart" has "APHA Champion" written all over him! He stands 15-1 hands. "Brave" will make a really flashy reiner. He has also shown an interest in working cattle. He's 'catty' in his movement, and has the most gorgeous, long, white, full mane you've ever seen! ("K G Braveheart" is very versatile in his abilities and when worked over fences, has lovely, correct form. He is extraordinary in all three gaits. Hunter mare owners will love him!) His legs are wonderful (correct, plenty of bone, and great feet), his body is well muscled with proper angles to be a superior athlete, and his graceful neck and beautiful head set off an outstanding package! To top off these bold physical qualities, he has a sweet, inquisitive attitude. The kind that begets a stallion who is willing, easy to handle, and develops into a brilliant performer and breeder. He works beautifully under saddle, and has proved to be intelligent, light, and eager to please. (Last summer, a 14 year old girl exercised him under saddle everyday.)

"Braveheart" is line-bred "Atahi", and should mark his get with all of the outstanding traits Karen Griffith Farms has been working to achieve over the last thirty years. Make a name for yourself in the show ring and breeding world that others spend a lifetime attaining! Introductory breeding fee $500.


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Atahi II

ATAHI II - 1999 APHA jet black and white tobiano stallion. You can tell by his name how this spectacular young stallion has been evaluated! "Atahi II" is Big, Black, and Beautiful! For twenty-six years the name "Atahi" had belonged to one horse only! I've added a 'II' after the name to describe just how perfect this stud is! He is 70% black and 30% white. His markings are fantastic, and his conformation is faultless! He has an exceptionally sweet, willing disposition. He is a double grandson of "Atahi". "Atahi II" is the best balanced, highest quality black and white stallion (tobiano or overo) of his age that I've ever seen. I feel he will produce the next (fifth) generation of successful, sound, beautiful, Paint horses at Karen Griffith Farms.

He is by "Ebony Heart" (APHA black stallion-outstanding own son of "Atahi", AHSA Champion Sire), out of "Win My Heart" (APHA dark bay and white, homozygous, tobiano mare-one of "Atahi's" best daughters). Keep in mind that the great horses like Leo, Wimpy, etc., etc., were produced by this half brother, half sister mating of prepotent, genetically correct sires. I waited 20 years to line breed "Atahi" offspring. I wish I had begun sooner, but I'm old fashioned, and wanted to breed to a large variety of mares to make sure there were no 'fluke' genes there to crop up. You've probably heard the old saying....."You could breed that horse to a hay wagon and make a race horse! " Well, "Atahi" has proven to be one of those genetically superior stallions. With "Atahi II's superb genetics, absolutely flawless conformation, willing disposition, and beautiful coloring, he should stamp his offspring with all of the outstanding qualities that Karen Griffith Farms has worked so diligently to achieve over the last 30 years. Introductory breeding fee $750.

"Atahi II" is not available for outright purchase, but I will begin to sell reserved breeding shares this year. To obtain syndication/price information, contact Karen Griffith, at Karen Griffith Farms, 34440 State Route 7, Pomeroy, Ohio 45769. Phone-740-992-5782. Or E-mail me at griffith@frognet.net


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K G Raven Heart

K G RAVEN HEART - 1995 APHA jet black and white tobiano stallion. By "Ebony Heart" (APHA full brother to American Horse Show Association Hunter Champion, "Bedazzle"), and out of "Steal My Heart" (APHA homozygous tobiano "Atahi" daughter). "Raven" is line-bred "Atahi" and it shows! He is the stallion we've been awaiting to fill Atahi's shoes. A Pinto Sport Horse breeder's dream! This outstanding boy has perfect legs with plenty of bone and great feet. He has a gorgeous head with a star, stripe, and snip, large dark "Atahi" eyes, and a very refined neck. (Raven has the most elegant neck on a mature stallion that you've ever seen.) His topline is strong, tying into a beautiful hip, and he has a wonderful slope to his shoulder. "Raven's" movement is fluid and reaching. His markings are 60/40 (black/white), and are beautifully placed. He is a lovely sight under saddle. A recent customer, who was stunned by his beauty, described him simply as "A work of art!"

"Raven Heart" is smart, athletic, and classy! Being line-bred "Atahi", he should stamp his get with these same exceptional qualities. He's the "do-it-all" kind of horse that "makes a living" for the people around him. "K G Raven Heart's" book will be limited to 20 outside mares. Introductory breeding fee $750.

NEWS FLASH!!! .....All of Raven's foals to date have been loud tobianos out of solid mares. If Raven's future foals are half as good as these, his offspring are going to be the Paints to beat in the new millennium!!

"K G Raven Heart" will be syndicated this year. This will allow discriminating breeders to benefit from this outstanding individual's superb genetics and ability. For detailed information on obtaining breeding shares of "Raven Heart", interested parties can contact Karen Griffith Farms - Phone: (740)-992-5782, E-mail: griffith@frognet.net


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