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
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 - 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,
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.
- 1996 APHA dark bay and white tobiano stallion. By "Close To
Heart" (APHA), out of "Skips Dixie" (APHA) - (Click
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
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
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