Rolling Hills Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry is our matriarch at Pacific Pintos. She had earned her value as a broodmare many times over prior to her arrival at our ranch. It should be noted that in 1988 when Strawberry was born, horses of her superior quality were very uncommon. Strawberry was the top selling mare at The Miniature Horse Event in Texas in 1997 where she was purchased for over $20,000 by Aloha Ashley Acres. She was in foal at that time to the famous stallion Roan Ranger. Her sire, Cajun Cowboy, was a tovero pinto out of the Flying M Farm and Flying W Farms lines. Her dam, Kraus Kings Julianne, was out of the Shady Acres line. Shown here in foal at 24 years old, she has produced fourteen foals, including several well-known stallions: Aloha Acres Terminators Hercules, a 1999 AMHA Reserve National Champion; Aloha Acres Magic Marker, a two-time top ten AMHA National Champion Stallion owned by Olympian Ranch; and Aloha Acres A Touch of Magic. We have retained her daughter Pacific Black Eyed Susan as one of our broodmares. She is one of our favorite frame overo pinto mares and has given us a number of frame overo pinto foals. She has a loving personality and is a joy to have here. She is an outstanding dam to her foals, is even tempered, and been part of parades, as well as 4-H miniature horse classes and events. She is an exceptional mare that we were lucky to have acquired from the late Henry Horrox at Aloha Acres in 2000. She produced her last foal, Pacific Ocean Myst, for us in 2012 at age 24. She has been retired, and now has become one of our broodmares that is a nanny to the newly weaned foals. These retired mares are a fabulous asset to the foals by comforting and teaching them. She has been here for 16 years, and is now 28 years old as of 2016. Still going strong, we often have clients ask if they can buy her, unaware that she is nearly 30 years old. Yes, she looks that good! Strawberry is proof that if you take care of a horse physically and mentally, they can live a long, productive, happy life. We are looking forward to many more years with this exceptional mare.
Strawberry has tested Positive for the Frame (LWO) gene. She tested Negative for the Sabino (SB1), and Splashed White (SW-1) genes. She has never thrown a roan foal, so we believe she is carrying some other sabino pinto genes.
Her pedigree includes: Cajun Cowboy, Kraus Kings Julianne, Flying M Cowboy, Flying W Farms Colette, Shady Acres Joniko, Shady Acres Samantha, Flying W Farms Arabian Knight, Flying W Farms Golden Glow, Shady Acres Little Joe, Shady Acres Little Star.
Sire: Cajun Cowboy
Dam: Kraus Kings Julianne
Jet Black Calico Frame Sabino Overo Pinto, Right Eye Blue.
Height - 33.25 inches • Foaled 4/20/1988 • A 76156 / R 205433A