Deighton Commodore 7/2/2000

SHIRE HORSE OF THE WEEK
for
Week of July 2, 2000

DEIGHTON COMMODORE 22540-S (46182)

Bay stallion foaled 1985, bred, by Curbishley Farms, Cheshire, England, owned by Star-Knight Farms, Williamston, MI.

By Stanley House Aristocrat (45951) out of Blackden Beauty (141292) by Quixhill Masterpiece (45546)

"Deighton Commodore without a doubt is the best stallion in North America.

"Commodore possesses a wealth of clean sharp bone, as well as a well made hock. He stands on bottoms that are unseen on many American horses.

"Commodore's body type is also remarkable, width a proper angle of shoulder, great depth of kidney girth, and a beautiful head and neck. When shown in England Commodore was flawlessly turned out, commanding the respect of Shire and heavy horse enthusiasts alike. A plethora of Commodore's offspring have become champions in their own right, the most notable being Craven Zara, one of the best mares in the history of the Shire breed.

"Commodore is a paragon of the breed."

--commentary by Jerry Wilcenski, Prairieview Clydesdales

HAT-TRICK OF WINS FOR DEIGHTON COMMODORE AT PETERBOROUGH

from The Clydesdale International Magazine, 1999

The most successful Shire stallion of the 1990's at the Peterborough Spring Show is DEIGHTON cOMMODORE, Paul and Walter Bedford's Supreme Champion Stallion in 1992, 1993 and 1994. He was also their Shire Horse Society Premium Stallion from 1987 and Super Premium Stallion from 1990.

"A tremendous up to date stallion with quality flat bone and beautiful long strands of silky hair with movement unequalled" is how the Bedfore brothers describe COMMODORE, adding "many of his off-spring were also exported. His blood is much sought after today and he is grandsire to many champions in the show ring at present.

He is the only champion Shire Stallion of the 1990's to sire a Champion Stallion, Champion Mare, and Champion Gelding at Peterborough National Shire Horse Show during the same decade.

199 people looked at Commodore while he was Shire Horse of the Week.


Copyright 2000 Lorraine H. Robinson
Last update 7/17/2000

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