here to see the Paints / Pintos that make Karen
Griffith Farms one of the most popular, successful, and
winning horse and pony breeding farms in the country.
Find out how Karen can bring success
to you and your farm!
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
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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.
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.
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
Dixie's" pedigree.) $3,500, prior to
this year's training. Give this boy a good, loving
home, and put him in a job.
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.
Special! Buy this pair for $5,500.
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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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.)
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).
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"!
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".
to: Kaci Moore of Hamilton, Ohio on her purchase of Southern
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.
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
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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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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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.
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
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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.
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.
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
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
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
to add some height to your driving pony mare?
The following Karen Griffith Farms' stallions are the
answer to your search.
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.)
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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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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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!"
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
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!!
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,
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