Lads Velvet Hands
Born: 18 February 2006
Chestnut and white filly
Sire: Lads Straw Man
Dam: All Hands Splash
(by All Hands On Zip)

Enrolled in the Breeder's Trust.
Eligible for the Just For Pleasure program.

Congratulations to Mary-Lynn France on the purchase of this lovely and talented filly!  Watch for this team in the Yearling classes this year a the big shows -- we can't wait!

Pictures taken 1 October 2006

Thisbeautiful big filly has a lovely hip and shoulder, and excellent straight legs -- topped off with white spots on her hips and flanks!  And look at that trot stride!!  Flat and sweepy -- perfect!

Velvet's mom, All Hands Splash, ('Thelma'), is a daughter of All Hands On Zip and our show mare Classic Splash. Thelma's show career was cut short due to lameness, but she showed great promise in the HUS classes while she was showing.

Velvet's sire, Lads Strawman, was very successful in the show ring, winning big in Hunter In Hand.  He is now starting to make a name for himself as a sire, producing a number of successful babies, including a World Champion in Hunter Under Saddle.

Velvet has some of the top performance bloodlines in the industry -- she should be an outstanding  Hunter Under Saddle and Hunter In Hand prospect. She also looks like she will have the collection for western pleasure -- should be a great all-arounder with her serene attitude and people loving personality.  I would expect her to mature at around 16 to 16-2 hands.

Pictures below taken 31 May 2006

Pictures below are from 21 Feb 2006


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