By Erin Critz on May 21, 2016 12:01 am - 1,977 views
Foal face off! Photo by William Micklem.
William Micklem sent in these lovely photos of foals born in the past month at Hartwell Stud in Co. Kildare, Ireland, where Jackaroo and Cruising Encore, a clone of the legendary Cruising, both stand. “The black colt on the left is just three weeks old and the bay filly on the right just one week,” William said. “Little do these two exceptional traditional Irish foals realize that they belong to two of the best event horse families in the world.”
The colt is by Cruising Encore. Cruising needs no introduction, having sired top four-star horses like Mr. Medicott, Mr. Cruise Control and Harbour Pilot, as well as the Grand Prix jumping superstar Flexible. The filly is by Jackaroo, a full brother of Mandiba and High Kingdom. Even better, her dam is a three-fourths sister to Mr. Cruise Control. We’re excited to follow along with these two youngsters!
A one-week old filly by Jackaroo. Photo by William Micklem.
The colt on the left is by Cruising Encore. The filly on the right is by Jackaroo. Photo by William Micklem