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Paint Horse Stallions, Pony Hunter Stallions, Sport Pony Stallions, Sport Horse Stallions, Reining - Cutting Stallions, Foundation Bred Paint Stallions Standing at Stud
Karen Griffith Farms ·  34440 State Route 7 · Pomeroy, Ohio  45769
Call: (740) 992-5782 · E-mail: griffith@frognet.net

Optimize your breeding program with outstanding performance stallions from Karen Griffith Farms. Improving your breeding program to include flashy moving Paint foals is just a phone call away. Locating a perfect show prospect is right at your fingertips.

You can rest assured that your mare will receive the special care that she deserves from Karen Griffith Farms!

Karen's 30+ years of selective breeding has produced nine excellent stallions from which to choose. These fancy stallions are suited for a variety of disciplines and have:

  • Gentle temperaments
  • Lovely conformation
  • Superior athleticism

Every stallion is guaranteed EVA and CEM free. Give Karen a call and she can discuss how to bring the best out of your mare and your breeding program. Fees range from $500 to $750.

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Phantom Heart


For your large open hunter, dressage, or race mares, "Phantom Heart", a 1991 golden palomino and white tobiano stallion, will be your stallion of choice. He is out of a 16 hand, black TB mare ("Phantom Smasher"), and is by "Atahi". He is a superb mover, is beautifully marked with 50/50 - gold and white, and has an especially sweet disposition. He is light and responsive under saddle, which makes him a joy to ride! His foals to date have been outstanding. They are all exceptional movers and are going to make superior show animals. We currently have three of his youngsters on the farm for your inspection. When exceptional movement, speed, or jumping ability is a priority, "Phantom Heart" is the answer! Breeding fee -- $500.


If fancy Pony Hunters or really athletic Sport Ponies are "your thing", "KG Mirage" is the stallion you should investigate. He is a beautiful, bright chestnut and white tobiano Paint / Pinto, has the prettiest head and neck you'll ever see, is very refined while maintaining substantial bone, and has the conformation and movement to model. "Mirage" is beautiful under saddle, and has a very sweet disposition. (In the winter he is pastured with three stallions and three geldings.) K G Mirage should put a wonderful stride on your small and medium pony mares, and will be a lovely cross on your Large Pony Hunter, Dressage Pony, and Sport Pony mares. He stands 14 hands. His full sister, "KG Masquerade" , was always in the ribbons on the Canadian, "A" large pony hunter circuit. "KG Mirage" is a 1994 stallion by "Halloween" (APHA), descendant of nine AQHA Hall of Fame horses, out of "Sugar Blues" (APHA full sister to "Atahi"), AHSA Champion Sire. If you are wanting a great moving, fancy boy to add some color to your Welsh, Hunter Pony, Sport Pony, or Connemara type mares, "K G Mirage" should be your stallion of choice! Breeding fee -- $500.


Do you like to work cattle, team pen or rein? Then "Close To Heart" is a boy at which you'll want to take a closer look! He's by "Atahi" (black and white tobiano), and out of "J Bar's Patchwork" (dark bay and white tobiano). He carries some of the finest Foundation Quarter Horse and Paint blood ever bred (100% Foundation). All of the horses in "Close To Heart's" pedigree were the good blooded stock that had the "know how" and athletic ability to do everything asked of them and stay sound doing it! His ancestors have been top reining horses, race horses, western pleasure horses, rope horses, halter horses, arena horses, cow horses, and hunters. All of "Close To Heart's" foals to date have had World caliber looks, athleticism, and conformation. They all have sweet dispositions. "Close To Heart" is a gorgeously marked, black and white tobiano, 1991 son of "Atahi", who is sure to make his mark in equine history! Breeding fee -- $500.


For twenty-five years, every male horse sold from Karen Griffith Farms was sold as a gelding. "Phantom Heart", "Ebony Heart", and "Close To Heart" are the first "Atahi" stallions ever left intact to stand at stud in the United States. This is the public's opportunity to reap the benefits of thirty years of selective breeding here at Karen Griffith Farms, developing horses that are willing, sound, athletic, and classy. In keeping with the tradition of limiting production to maintain the lucrative marketability of this exceptional stock, the book of these stallions will be limited to twenty mares each.

In addition to those listed above, we are offering three outstanding new stallions to the breeding public in 2003.



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 Champion, "Bedazzle"), and out of "Steal My Heart" (APHA). "Raven" is line-bred "Atahi" and it shows! He is the stallion we've been awaiting to fill "Atahi's" shoes. 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 elegant neck. 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


For the reining/cutting enthusiast, "K G Braveheart" is an outstanding choice! His pedigree traces back to all of the good foundation 'cow' bred horses. "Brave" is a 1996 APHA bright chestnut and white tobiano. He is by "Ebony Heart" (APHA black stallion), and out of "Touch My Heart" (APHA chestnut and white tobiano mare). "K G Braveheart" is one of the best made, most beautifully marked young stallions I've seen in the United States in years. His legs are wonderful (straight, plenty of bone, and great feet), his body is well muscled with proper angles to be a superior athlete, and his graceful neck and 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. "K G Braveheart" is line-bred "Atahi", and should mark his get with all of the outstanding traits we've been working to achieve over the last thirty years here at Karen Griffith Farms. I expect "K G Braveheart" to be one of the premier stallions of the this century! Introductory breeding fee -- $500.

1997 marked the first year that young stallion prospects from Karen Griffith Farms were offered for sale to the public. We have, in addition to the horses listed above, four outstanding colts that would be an asset to anyone's breeding program.


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", 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! Reasonably priced at $15,000. Introductory breeding fee $500.


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 we 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 us at griffith@frognet.net


We also have for sale and will stand to two outside test mares this year a very classy 2000 bay and white tobiano colt. "Stealin Hearts" should make a really fancy Large Pony Hunter stallion prospect, and will be the ultimate Sport Pony stallion. Call for details on booking your good mare for one of these two test breedings. These horses' breeding and descriptions are listed in detail on the K G Farms Sales List.


Karen Griffith Farms · 34440 State Route 7 · Pomeroy, Ohio  45769
Call: (740) 992-5782 · E-mail: griffith@frognet.net
Web site: www.karengriffith.com

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