Mulligans Run Jaden Al Amira
Jaden's Sire: "The Bay Prince"
AMHR National Grand Champion Stallion
(copied from Stacy Score's website:)
Mountain Meadows Amir Al Ahmar, “The Bay Prince” in Arabic, is truly a gift from God and we are honored and blessed to have had him born on our farm. I believe in Fate, and that there is a higher power that controls our destiny. I believe that Prince’s story is one of Fate & Destiny. . .
His roots go back many years, to when after searching for a new herd sire I came upon 31” FWF Debonaire at NFC Farms in Texas. What a beautiful stallion he was, proud, prancing -- just oozing with that “Look at ME” attitude. I knew I had to have him, but did not think that in my wildest dreams that I could ever afford him. I will forever be grateful to Mr. Bob Erwin the owner of NFC Farms for allowing me the opportunity to purchase this stunning stallion and bring him home to compliment my small, but elite group of mares. One of my special mares was 33” GG Cleopatra, a National Champion driving mare who I had purchased from a dear friend. There was no doubt in my mind that Cleo & Debonaire would create a beautiful foal – and of course they did – Mountain Meadows American Express, the sire of Prince. Express was born to win, there was never any doubt from the day he was born that he was destined to be a Champion. And win he did: 2X National GRAND Champion Open Halter Stallion & 2X National GRAND Champion Open Single Pleasure Driving Horse.
Prince spent the next 4 years playing in his field with his pals, growing up healthy, happy & strong. He was exceptionally refined and slow to mature, but there was never any doubt that he would grow to be a stunning stallion. As the time came to begin his show career he was not too happy about the change in life – “boot camp” was certainly not as fun as romping in the tall grass at Mountain Meadows, however, he did go to several shows – measuring in at 33-34” tall, and consistently won over and over again. The decision was made to send him to the AMHR National show to see how he would stack up against the competition of the entire nation. In order to help him acclimate to the different temperature and get ready for the show he was sent to a well-known trainer in Texas a couple of months early and who would take him to the National show for us. I was surprised to hear that at the National show that he measured 34-1/2”, but rather than raise a ruckus, I left things as they were and figured that we were going to get “whomped on” since the ultra-refined little Prince needed to compete against the horses in the 34-36” division. When he won the 34-36” division I was thrilled, but also warned that to win Grand he must go up against “the big boys” – 36-38”! Never in my wildest dreams did we think that he would win again – but win he did and was pronounced AMHR National GRAND Champion Sr. Stallion, Over.
At the time I did not realize that having Prince measure ½” over 34” tall would ever be a problem, after all, it was the one & only time he had ever measured over the AMHA height maximum, and it was a totally different registry than AMHA – however, the future would hold a different story. . .
Prince came home from AMHR Nationals and the following year, as a 5 year old was hard shipped into the AMHA and was given his permanent measurement of 34” and his AMHA registered name of Mountain Meadows Amir Al Ahmar – I was ecstatic! Prince could finally take his place among the other admired horses of the AMHA and begin siring foals that would carry AMHA registration papers as well as AMHR papers.