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Quiz is the aforementioned Brown Brad, a 5 year old cute gelding by Quadroneur (drool).
Much like Windsor - (while adorable) he appears to be far too chill (and slow) to really excel in Europe as a Jumper. Fortunately for Quiz, he's cute as hell, trots like he's on a cloud, and I think will make one heck of a fancy little Hunter stateside.
I have always coveted liver chestnuts, and also the Quaterback lineage, so I'm just giddy as all get out at the prospect of finding both in Quiz.
Quiz lacks the significant resume that Windsor had (no world championships for this guy), but he's only 5, and while he has shown, 1.10m is the extent of his experience at this point.
What I really like about Quiz other than his color (and his daddy, and his trot..) is that he appears to have a very Windsor-esque brain. Very chill, not in a rush to get anywhere and very unconcerned about where you pilot him to in front of a fence. Chip in? Leave long? NBD. We'll just lope around and figure it out later....
I LOVE THAT.
His classy good looks are just some really, really nice icing on a lovely liver chestnut cake.
The wire has been sent, and his ticket is currently being booked. Fingers crossed he gets here soon!!
Without further ado, some video. Please note, this boy is in steel. Swoon.
The plan will be to get him out right away, (likely in August at Thunderbird) and see how he handles life as a Hunter. Part of my agreement with The Husband is that this horse (unlike Winds) will always be for sale. I hope I get to enjoy him for a while before someone snatches him away, but make no mistake - I have my Windsy, and while I'd love to have two - I will definitely allow another ammy to find theirs if the situation presents itself.
Anyway, the second order of business is that this thing needs a USEF name. He is literally registered as just "Quiz," which I think is cute and will definitely keep for his barn name. But he needs a big boy name for the show ring.
I already have a short list of favorites, but since none of them are perfection, I'm going to mine the blog-hive and see if you guys can top it. (which, very likely).
Here are the guidelines:
1) start with a Q.
2) Sound like a regal, fancy, calm Hunter.
3) Don't be something that USEF has a ton of (Quiescence, Quintessential, Quixote, etc).
4) I am open to creative spelling (Qredit is an example), but bear in mind ease of announcer pronunciation.
5) bonus points if it ties into Heir Apparent/Windsor. I love a theme!
If I end up using your suggestion I will get you a $50 gift certificate to the online tack store of choice (Dover, SmartPak, RH, etc.). If I stick with one of my picks, I get the gift cert (lol).
The "contest" is open until I actually register the beast.
OMG SO EXCITED.