Basic information

Former “A” circuit Hunter, now living the grand life as a broodmare at E. M.

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mare 1993 chestnut 1.70m

L2T1 (USA) / Ele (UK)


XX/OX rate: 71,09%


1984 chestnut




1976 chestnut

lic: xx


xx 1968

TB-American-24 Eclipse-lijn


xx 1968

TB-1m Eclipse-lijn



1970 darkbrown


xx 1951

TB-3n Eclipse-lijn


xx 1961

TB-3o Eclipse-lijn



1988 bay



1970 darkbrown

lic: CSHA, SF


SF 1956



SF 1952

SF – stam Baloubet de Rouet, SF 122 Eclipse-lijn





xx 1959

TB-11 Eclipse-lijn


Pedigree analysis

Maritime has a pedigree loaded with talent and not only in her very far ancestry. She herself was a successful Trillium AA Hunter in her younger days and now, she is up to the challenge of tackling low level dressage in order to keep this princess in top shape, even as a mother.

Her sire, Hasty Growth is by Canadian Champion 3 year-old Thoroughbred stallion Steady Growth out of daughter of Hasty Road, Champion 2 year-old US Thoroubhred colt. Hasty Growth himself only raced a few times and retired as a sport horse sire passing the Canadian Sport Horse (CSHA) inspection in 1994 and being entered in the Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association’s (CWHBA) books in 2003; thus making Maritime eligible for appendix book entry. Hasty Growth has produced numerous sport horses including several CSHA approved daughters and a few Thoroughbred stallion sons.

Steady Growth (by Briartic out of Crelita) was a successful race horse himself, winning the Queen’s Plate Stakes, the Arlington Classic Stakes (G2) and the Plate Trial Stakes. He also came in second place in the Monmouth Invitational Handicap (G1) and in the Prince of Wales Stakes. Steady Growth has sired 13 stakes winners whom have totalled $10,523,877 in earnings. He is sire of the dams of stakes winners Steady Ruckus ($435,170), Sweet and Steady ($251,598), Hedonist ($200,400), Zaha ($158,002), Festival Legs, Big City Lights, Gracious Rafaela (Brz), etc.

Half-brother to the legendary Northern Dancer, sire Briartic needs no introduction. Winning $208,315 at the track himself, he is recognized for siring good jumpers. His maternal grandsire Round Table can be found in several high level eventers. His paternal grandsire Nearco, was undefeated in 14 races and a sire supreme. Nearco was probably the best horse born in the first half of the last century; 1947 & 1948 Leading Sire in England. In 1952, 1955 and 1956 Leading Broodmare Sire in England of more than 160 stakes winners, 15 champions including Vaguely Noble, Arctic Prince, Charlottesville, Rose Royale, Tulyar. Sire of 485 foals, 99 stakes winners. Sire of Lady Sybil, Arctic Sun, Hafiz, Neolight, Masaka, and most notably Nasrullah, Champion 2-year-old colt in England, Leading Sire five times; Dante, Champion 2 and 3-year-old in England; Nearctic, Horse of the Year in Canada; Sayajirao, Champion 3-year-old in England; Nimbus, Champion 3-year-old in England; Northern Dancer, Bold Ruler, Hail to Reason, Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Silver Charm, to name a few. Nearco had speed, class and soundness. He produced horses that also performed, then produced, time and time again. Breeders repeatedly cross back to the most successful bloodlines and you will see Nearco three or four times in a single pedigree. His conformation was so balanced he appeared smaller than he measured, and his influence was for speed up to classic distances. He was self-willed, passing that quality to his offspring in varying degrees. Nearco’s impact on performance as well as racing horses is now global. Two of Australian team’s gold-medal three-day horses at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 (Sunburst and True Blue Girdwood) were by American-bred sons of Never Bend, who’s by Nasrullah, by Nearco. Nearco’s grandson, Northern Dancer, has been a particularly consistent influence on the sport horse industry with famous horses such as Eros, Calypso, and Gem Twist (members of US Olympic show jumping squads), Jet Run (two-time Pan American Games gold medallist), eventer Molokia (highest placed US horse at the inaugural Rolex Kentucky CCI****) and frequent hunter champion, Osczar, as well as Rox Dene, who goes back to Nearco through Nasrullah. (From

A note of interest to concluded Hasty Growth family tree is his triple cross to Hyperion, a 1930 Thoroughbred stallion that has left an impressive mark in the Sport and Warmblood breeding world. In fact, Hyperion had lovely movement and a gentle nature, producing generations of extremely significant sport horses. From 1982 to 2000, he claimed the most common lineage found in successful eventing horses. Hyperion’s most famous descendants are Ladykiller xx (sire of over 20 graded warmblood sons of jumping lines), Langraf (#1 stallion in Germany), Lord (#1 in 1993 German FN 3 Year-Olds), Better and Better (Olympic silver medal eventer), Cardinal (sire of Caracas and Cagall), and Lucky Boy (had 3 offspring compete in the 1984 Olympics and sired a great number of approved sons). Blenheim II and Nearco trace to Hyperion, as do Abglanz and Bolero through Bleep xx. The Hyperion grandson, Ecuador xx, stood at Celle in Hanover. His son Heliopolis was twice leading sire of racehorses. Hyperion’s influence on the jumping world has been enormous. The great show-jumper, Jet Run was out of a mare by Heliopolis’ son, Heliodorus. Heliopolis’ son, Grey Eagle, was the sire of A Little Bit, a silver medallist at the Pan American Games. Another Hyperion son, Khaled has through his sons, sired the jumpers, Black Market and Encore (winner of the Grand Prix at Fontainebleau and a USET team member). Khaled’s most important son was the Derby winner Swaps. Swaps’ son, Kudu sired the Canadian Equestrian Team horse, Stoic. Tudor Success, dam of Anne Kursinski’s Olympic horse, Eros, is by the Swaps son Marbrino. Owen Tudor, also a Hyperion son, has been influential in performance horse circles around the world. The Owen Tudor daughter, Idealist foaled Compromise, the sire of the Dutch jumping stallion, Lucky Boy xx. More recently, Hyperion’s influence can be found in 2004 Olympic contenders Carling King and Waterford Crystal, the Individual Gold Medal Jumper winner for Germany. (From

Dam Bright Lights was approved for CSHA breeding as a three year-old in 1991. Bright Lights was a great Amateur Jumper and has shown extensively at local shows.

Grand-dam Frieman Street produced , among others, Kiko, Kim Kirton’s famed 1993 Spruce Meadows Speed Derby Winner.


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