|As a foal, Pixar was the Site Champion at his ISR Oldenburg NA Inspection. He received a premium award, and was named a stallion prospect. Pixar was shown successfully on the line to many championships in the breed ring in 2015 and 2016. He has held his own against the horse stallions on many occasions including Dressage at Devon and the Young Horse Show series.
In 2017, Pixar started training more seriously. He spent the summer at Tina Konyot's lovely farm in North Stonington Connecticut, learning basics in dressage. Tina Konyot praised Pixar for his excellent manners and kind demeanor, saying he never put a foot wrong. She felt that he would be talented at piaffe and passage. He is currently working toward his lifetime approvals via performance.
Pixar was presented to the ISR Oldenburg NA in August of 2015. He received his Certified Breeding License in the Sport Pony Division. Pixar received high scores at his testing, including 7.5 on his correctness of gait, stallion type, and athletic ability and balance. He was the highest scoring stallion at his test, scoring higher than the horse stallions. In the fall of 2017, Pixar's breeding license was extended for a 3rd year, while he prepares for his lifetime approval via performance scores.
In 2017, Pixar produced two foals, a colt and filly. Both foals showed correct conformation, excellent movement, and had high inspection scores. Pixar's Half Welsh colt Peter Parker showed well in Dressage and Sport Horse Breeding, and ended the year ranked 3rd USDF Colts of 2017. He sold to Grand Prix dressage rider Kerry Marit of Alberta Canada.
In 2018, two of Pixar's pony foals showed at Dressage at Devon. Pyxis, a half Welsh filly placed 2nd in her pony filly of current year class, and Cavallo's Pick Me, a half Welsh colt, placed 2nd in his Pony colts of current year class. We are looking forward to Pixar's future foal crops.
Pixar's sire Popeye stands at Hilltop Farm. Popeye is the result of many generations of selective breeding for the ultimate sport pony, Popeye showed his quality early on. He began his competition career in Germany, earning scores as high as 9.0 in materiale classes. At his Stallion Performance Test, Popeye finished fourth overall with an 8.3. His score highlights include a 9 and 9.5 for his walk and a well-deserved 9 for character. Summit Sporthorses presented Popeye to ISR/Oldenburg while he was still in Germany and he received his lifetime approval in 2006. His Stallion Index scores of 227.5 points rank him among the top 20 of all ISR/OldenburgNA stallions (horses & ponies).
Popeye moved to Hilltop Farm in the summer of 2007 for training and was first shown at the Fair Hill Breed Show where he won Stallions 4 & Older class, the Stallion Championship, and the Mature Horse Championship. These wins qualified him for the USDF/GAIG East Coast Stallion Final to be held at Dressage at Devon. Under the lights in the Dixon Oval, Popeye impressed both the spectators and the judges and was the Reserve Champion of the USDF/GAIG East Coast Stallion Final. He returned the next day to in the Westfalen class with a score over 80% - one of the highest of the entire weekend.
In 2008 Popeye had an excellent show season at Second Level, including winning the East Coast Pony Cup at Saugerties, earning a Reserve Championship at the USDF Region 1 Finals, and finishing the season with multiple USDF All-Breeds Awards. 2009 was a training year for Popeye as he stayed at home to polish the Third and Fourth Level work instead of competing heavily as he had done the previous year. In 2010 Popeye showed at Third and Fourth Level with scores into the 70s and was 1st for Westfalen All-Breeds Awards at Third Level. He consistently earns an 8 on gaits and was Reserve Champion at Fourth Level for the 2011 BLM Finals.To showcase his versatility, Popeye began eventing in the fall of 2012. He easily tackled Novice courses and moved to Training Level in the fall of 2013.
Popeye's pedigree represents some of the finest German sport pony bloodlines. His sire, FS Pour l'Amour was Champion of both his Licensing and his Performance test. He competed in the Bundeschampionat three times and has sired numerous Bundeschampionat qualifying offspring; he also has a number of approved sons, including Piccolo and Panco, and has several highly decorated mares to his credit.
FS Pour l'Amour's grandsire Power Boy is standing at Flyinge, the Swedish National Stud and is the sire of the famous Power and Paint. Power and Paint has been a Bundeschampionat winner, Silver Medal winner at the European Championships, and six-time National Champion in Holland.
Popeye's dam, Nice Touch, a Westphalian breeding federation show winner, is a States Premium mare by Night Star I. She has produced four St. Premium daughters in addition to Popeye. Night Star I, won his licensing and placed second at the Bundeschampionat for show jumping ponies in 1987. He has sired approved stallions, including North Star and Nanuc, States Premium mares, and Bundeschampionat winners such as Night Dream.
Pixar's dam Faschon is a granddaughter of Furioso II. She has amazing movement, which she passes on to all of her offspring. She has several pony foals out competing in dressage and eventing.
FASCINATION (Oldenburg) Fascination links the best qualities of his sire, the immortal Furioso II, and the Absatz line of his dam Armira II. He is one of the leading producers of premium foals registered with the Oldenburg Verband in the United States, with scores up to 9.0. To date he has sired six premium mares and two sons approved for breeding. His son Flambeau was the top scoring stallion at the 1994 Oldenburg 100 day stallion test.
Fascination is a Premium stallion who predictably passes on strong top lines, well defined and free shoulders, clean necks, and ultimate character and ridability. His offspring are proving themselves in the performance arenas, with dressage horses accumulating scores in the 70%s and successful hunters on the A circuit. His consistent production of premium status progeny has lead to many blues in the in-hand divisions of major shows.
Furioso II (1965 - 1986) is one of the most influential sires in sport horse history. His offspring have performed well in all disciplines of show jumping, including at the Barcelona and Sydney Olympics.
Pixar at Holland Brook Sporthorses