Hands of A Hero, “Jacquard,” owned by Hopes Creek Ranch in College Station, Texas, is a bright, talented 2006 stallion by their horse All Hands On Zip and out of Strawscootin Suzy.
We do a [barn] name theme every year and his year was the ‘cloth’ year (chenille, satin, oxford, etc). Jacquard, named after the inventor of a weaving system that automated the production of intricate patterns, passes on his intelligence, show talent, color and height to his offspring. He is currently a 100% color or characteristic producer on all mares, and many of his oldest foals are 16.3 hands and growing.
His babies are correct and balanced with very nice conformation. He throws slow-legged movers with the float and sweep that we like to see in our performance horses.
An excellent show record comes through the training and exhibition skill of Lisa Ligon, followed by Dale Sullens during his last year of showing in 2011. Jacquard compiled an impressive list of accomplishments, at right, including a Superior Event Award in Hunter In Hand Stallions.
Hopes Creek Ranch runs a small but quality operation, with all horses N/N on the five-panel test. Despite only producing five to eight foals per year, Hopes Creek Ranch achieved Leading Breeder honors in the Appaloosa industry for four years in a row based on the youngsters sired by Hands Of A Hero and All Hands On Zip.
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