Hero In Disguise
Bay/brown colt

White ... boy parts
(i.e., will qualify for regular papers)

Sire: Hands Of A Hero
(National and World Champion)

Dam: Artfully Maid
(by Artful Investment -- AQHA)

Born: 29 January 2011

YouTube Video Link
12 February 2011

Pictures taken
1 April 2011


The first baby from this great match-up has arrived!!
And we are pleased with the results -- we think you will be too!
Artfully Maid (Ruby) has delighted us with an excellent bay/dark brown colt that is a regular teddy bear of a guy! Disguise is bred to perform with Hands Of A Hero as his sire, and Artfully Maid (by Artful Investment -- AQHA) as his dam.  Hands Of A Hero is a multiple National and World Champion, and is sired by All Hands On Zip, multiple World Champion and Bronze Medallion Production Sire. And Artful Investment (Artie) is the highest point-earning stallion in the history of AQHA and has more World Championships than any other stallion in history! He is also a 5x AQHA World Champion, as well as an AQHA Supreme Champion, AQHA Versatility Champion, 2x Reserve Superhorse, etc. With bloodlines like this, this youngster can't help but be a winner!!

Disguise has fabulous bone, beautiful little dished face and the conformation we look for in a World Caliber performance horse.  Look at those long and very correct legs!! He is definitely a big boy and Ruby again did not really look that big prior to delivery. We were obviously wrong .. again!

Disguise should excel at Hunter Under Saddle but should also have the collection to do Western Pleasure if desired. And his color will certainly be flashy out in the show ring -- dark bay or brown for all those bay-lovers out there! This colt has the correct conformation, strong topline and outstanding shoulder that we always look for in our high caliber prospects. He should mature to 16-2+ hands -- just guessing!

Keep an eye on this youngster and join us as we watch him grow!

Price: $6500

Eligible for the Breeder's Trust, NSBA SIF/BCF, and ApPHA futurity programs.

 Pictures below taken 6 February 2011


Pictures below taken 29 January 2011



Questions? Contact Nancy Magnussen at nancy@hopescreekranch.com