PF'S MERLIN (Reg.Magic)
Elite Stallion, Merlin - Registered 'Magic' - is the son of Matcho X ~ the winner of his 1982 Stallion Performance Test at Adelheidsdorf, Germany.
Merlin sadly passed away in 2018, but his powerful legacy continues strongly in our program, through his offspring. The sons and daughters of Merlin PF clearly demonstrate his quality as a refining stallion and sire of the modern Hanoverian horse, and abundance of quality.
PF'S Merlin, originally registered as 'Magic' is a son of 'Matcho X' ~ the winner of his 1982 Stallion Performance Test at Adelheidsdorf.
'Matcho X' produced 46 licensed stallions, 64 States Premium Mares and 1,285 show horses. Merlin PF was reserve champion at his performance test at November Hill Farm, ranking first in jumping, and second of modern Hanoverian horse. The sons and daughters of Merlin PF clearly demonstrate his quality as a refining stallion and sire of the modern Hanoverian horse, and abundance of quality.
Merlin’s dam, St.Pr.St. Eskalade, produced three licensed Hanoverian stallions before her untimely death in 1995. In 2002, his daughter EM Mathilda received the highest score of any North American bred horse in her Mare Performance Test. Mathilda has gone on to produce many of Windswept Farm’s champion sport horses. In 2004, Merlin was ranked as one of the highest producing stallions of Elite Mares by the American Hanoverian Society (AHS). In 2009, one of Merlin’s sons, ‘Mad Anthony,’ qualified for the prestigious Govenor General’s Cup class at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, where he placed 3rd overall. Also in 2009, daughter ‘Montego Bay’ and granddaughter ‘Latika’ both tied for Champion Filly at their inspection. Merlin produces horses with beautiful heads, classic looks and outstanding form over fences. His offspring are suitable for dressage, hunter, show jumping or eventing disciplines. He is, by all accounts, a very versatile stallion.
Merlin PF has had great impact as a foundation stallion, producing many top hunter and jumper offspring and some of our best producing foundation mares. A versatile all-round stallion he also has a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren showing and producing themselves.
Sadly, for all of us who knew him and worked with him, Merlin passed away peacefully at Ryan Pedigo Farms in 2018, but we still have frozen semen to help carry forward this wonderful stallions progeny.