1993 Irish Sporthorse & Zangersheide Mare – 16.1 hh
Empey is officially RETIRED and will be seeking a Retirement Home where she can do light riding and be pampered!
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Empey Queen is one of our top producers!
She is is substantially built but light enough to be a tremendous floaty mover! Her foals have excelled as Hunters, Show Jumpers, Eventers! Pic’d at right 20 years.
Empey Queen is sired by Coevers Diamond Boy by Diamond Lad, who was from a very good jumper producing family, his 3 full brothers were also good jumper sires. One of them ‘Glidawn Diamond’ bred the top jumper ‘Coolcorran Cool Diamond’ (Robert Splaine) while Diamond Lad himself gave us international GP winners like ‘Heather Blaze’ (Robert Splaine), ‘Rocky’ (Hans Dieter Dreher) & ‘Riverside Glen’ (Robert Smith) etc … The TB blood comes on his dams side from ‘Coevers XX’ (going to Nasrullah & War Relic) a reputed sire of good jumpers who produced the good international GP winners ‘Tomboy’ (Rodrigo Pessoa) team bronze Atlanta Olympics ’96 and ‘Leapy Lad’ (Jay Land) 12th in World Cup Final, winner of the Hampton Classic & 2nd GP Dublin CSIO……,etc
Coevers Diamond Boy goes to the legendary King of Diamonds who was perhaps the most successful sire of Irish and world class Sport Horses. King Of Diamond’s portfolio of International progeny includes; Mill Pearl (Olympic medalist etc.) Special Envoy (noteably top placer in the Aachen Grand Prix and more) and Millstreet Ruby, among others. King Of Diamonds has proved time after time that he is a successful sire of sires. He has, in fact, sired numerous stallions whom continue to have an impact on world sport horse breeding today… like Hopes Are High (winner of $800,000 Du Maurier Grand Prix at Calgary. The Grand Prix of Dublin; and the Gijon & King George V Gold Cup, Hickstead ‘99).