by Jody ReynoldsThe American Quarter Horse Journal
Anne Prince of Florida leads her homebred yearling stallion PF Premo to a world championship.
All five judges unanimously chose PF Premo, led by Anne Prince of Palmetto, Florida, as the amateur yearling stallions world champion.
The 2011 chestnut stallion is by MH Supremo and out of Ima Credible Miss by Wincredible. He was homebred and raised by the Princes.
“He’s a blast to show,” Anne told the Journal. “He’s a show horse. You plant him in the ground and ask for his ears, and there he is. He’s a lot of fun.”
The win was special for the Princes, because they lost “Primo’s” sire, MH Supremo, last year.
“It’s really bittersweet,” Anne said. “He’s a really special horse for us. His full brother (PF Credibley Supreme) won the World last year in the open. We won the (All American Quarter Horse) Congress across the board with him. I won the Congress across the board with this colt and it’s really sweet to be able to do it with two horses in a row, particularly because we lost their sire last year. “
The Princes plan for PF Premo to be MH Supremo’s successor.
“He’s going to come home and stand at stud this year,” she explained. “We’re excited about that. We’ll see what his full brother produces. I’ve got 10 babies coming by him. We’ll see what we’ve got.”
They see a lot of similarities between MH Supremo and Premo.
“His disposition, his temperament,” she said. “He’s a very kind and willing horse. He exemplifies what we’re trying to do as far as balance on the profile. This colt’s very correct and extremely balanced, and I think everybody can appreciate that about him.”
This is the first world championship for PF Premo.
“He wasn’t shown as a weanling,” she said. “This year, he was very successful at the fall futurities as a yearling. He went to the Congress and he won the futurity there and the open and amateur.”
The Princes have five horses in next week’s open finals.
“All but one are home grown, so it really makes it sweet when you planned them and bred them and foaled them and raised them up,” she beamed. “It adds a lot to it as a breeder and makes me proud.”
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