RIO DE ORO
Pinto - 6/19/88 – 33.75”
AMHA #A108514 – AMHR#43014P-A
A True Cinderella Story!
we got “RIO” in 1991 from a friend of ours, it was love at first sight.
We had been keeping miniatures for several years and fell in love with
him for his attitude as well as his looks and confirmation.
At that time, he was registered with AMHR. Over the years, “RIO”
consistently produced excellent foals and kept his wonderful
1999, we went to our first AMHA show and sale at “The Event” and purchased a
little Rowdy grandson. We were
hooked and wanted to start showing. We
were introduced to BETTY and GERALD WELLS.
Since were interested in showing AMHA and AMHR, they referred us to DUSTY
HARTZOG. We can’t thank BETTY
& GERALD enough!!!
the Rowdy grandson had to be the best we owned since he was out of champion
bloodline, we took him to Dusty. He
was shown for a short time and took several first places and then Dusty came to
visit us at the farm.
I will never forget when we were driving down the alley looking in the
different paddocks and Dusty spotted “RIO”.
She said “OH
MY GOD WHO IS THAT!!!”
We hardshipped him into AMHA and the rest is history.
is the definition of the “LOOK AT ME” attitude!
With a gorgeous head, big eye, long neck, vivid color and correctness,
you can’t help but admire his presence. During
his amazing, short (4 month) show career, Rio won multiple First Places, Reserve
and Grand Championships and was named SUPREME HALTER CHAMPION
at his very first show, the
2000 Ft. Worth Stock Show. Not to
mention, he started his show career at 12 years old!
We highly value RIO’S
temperament – sweet, loving, energetic and eager to accept
any new challenge you present to him. His
foals are very correct, with pretty heads, big eyes, long necks, refinement and
COLOR! They all have a very fluid
way in their movement.
RIO is a proven producer of champions.
His first daughter that was shown was CHERRYVILLE RIO’S IMPRESSIVE COMMENT (“SASSY”), she had a very impressive show record. She has earned the title of Amateur Superior Event Horse Level 1 Sr. Mares. AND she did it in only 1 year! She is the 2001 AMHA Honor Roll Champion in Open Halter, Amateur Level 1 Sr. Mares, and Youth Sr. Mares; 2000 National Res. Ch. Sr. Mares; 2000 & 2001 Top Ten in Open Halter, Amateur & Youth; 2000 & 2001 Central Regional Gr. Ch. Amateur 1 Sr. Mares &Youth Sr. Mares; and 2000 & 2001 Res. Gr. Ch. Sr. Mare 28-30!!!! She has gone on to produce champions that are being shown in today's show ring and has proven herself as a brood mare.
If you are looking for a NATIONAL QUALITY foal, with a high set neck and tail, straight legs and show attitude, look at babies by CHERRYVILLE’S RIO DE ORO!