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Manu Forti's Touch Down  

by Touch of the Blues
out of Kerryoak Lady Dawn
Reg #MP0401023

Foaled: May 13, 2004
Grey, 16.3h / 10.75"
Approved by IDHS-Can
Registered by IDHS-Can, IDHSNA

Breeding Information
Semen Availability: Fresh
Breeding Notes: Breeding Contract;

Rick & Kate Triplett
Homesick Angels Farm
PO Box 1646
Sultan, WA 98294
Mobile: 425-308-8967
Fax: 360-799-2311

Simone & Doug Mackay
Manu Forti Farms
2002 South Greenwich Road
Wichita, KS 67207
Home: 316-689-8344
Mobile: 316-214-8014


At six years old in 2010, he is 16.3-1/2 hands with a girth of 86 inches, and cannons that measure 10-3/1 inches (27.5 cm cannon, 171 cm tall, and a girth of 213 cm).

We have known Ollie every year of his life. He has been a wonderful horse to take to shows and promote our breed with. He loves meeting and greeting new people and is particularly fond of and gentle with children.

Oliver is of very traditional Irish Draught type, with a kind and loving disposition, tremendous bone, terrific feet, correct "uphill" structure, free movement, and a lovely refined head. He is truly a joy to live with!

Ollie entered the stud in Spring 2008, offering limited bookings. His first four mare were confirmed in foal for Spring 2009, a 100% conception rate. His first foals were shown to several regional open Championships as weanlings, and first daughter Pretty Please was the 2010 IDHSNA In-Hand 1 Breed Champion.


Touch of The Blues is one of the most well known RID stallions in the world and is a proven sire of top breeding stock and competition horses. Bred in Northern Ireland by John and Sharyn Alexander, Touch of The Blues went on to win the foal championship at the Royal Dublin Show and was then sold onto England where he passed his RID inspection and went on to compete. TOTB was NASTA performance tested in England and was awarded a grade 1 status. He also very successfully competed at Intermediate level eventing in England.

Kerryoak Lady Dawn is a select hornby premium RID purebred mare that was imported from England where she did well showing in the Irish Draught breed classes. Dawn stands a full 16.1hh and has nearly 10" of good flat bone. Dawn is a lovely example of the Irish Draught. she has a lovely temperament, completely laid back and can be used to ride or drive, wedding and all! (text courtesy of Simone MacKay)
          Blue Peter
      Blue Rajah   RID • RID 536 
      RID • RID 759    Trinity
  Touch of the Blues       RID • RIDA/324/F/0001 
          RID • M006        Slievenamon
  Seafin Lady   RID • RID 682 
Manu Forti's Touch Down   RID • RID 10309    Dana's Pride
      RID • RID 7715 
      Grey Macha
  Gort Boy   RID • RID 746 
      RID • RID A/136/M/0011    Pink Carnation
  Kerryoak Lady Dawn       RID • RID 8539 
  RID • FP9101021        Ben Purple
      Arundel's Purple Heather   RID • RID 580 
      RID • A/856/F/0001    Polly Flinders
          AID • AIDB/130/S/0001