Tiger Moth LS

1996 Grey NZ Sport Horse stallion - 16.1 hh (165 cm)

By TRIBUNE xx out of DILEMMA LS by DISTELFINK

TIGER MOTH LS represents LONGSPRING'S top bloodline ever through SUPER MOTH who won 75 showjumping events, 44 at   Grand Prix level and whose winnings totalled more than $90,000 (top dollar for a NZ based horse!).

Colour1996 Gr - 16.1 hh
RegistrationNZ Sport Horse
BreederLongspring Stud
ProgenyFirst foals 2003
StatusNatural & transported semen - $1500 + gst FRS

TIGER MOTH is out of a full sister to SUPER MOTH and is by TRIBUNE who is a TB with the valuable french bloodlines going back to Veux Manoir. Tribune was by TRIC TRAC known to produce top showjumpers including two Horse of the Year winners, Nationwide and Mr Kincaid, and Olympic eventer Kiwi with Andrew Hoy. The Tribune offspring are doing really well in eventing.

Of interest too is that his dam line goes back to Rauwhare who was a full sister to KORAL by KURDISTAAN who was a top   steeplechaser in the South Island and won more than 30 steepchase races including the Grand National and has a jumping race named after him. This is a family that has lots of jumping talent and a great attitude.

TIGER MOTH is an exceptional individual in terms of conformation and type. He has a lovely long rein and strong backline. He is particularly good in the legs and moves straight and with great elevation. He is a staff favourite on the stud with his character and ease of handling. He is very fertile and produces an outstanding foal – his oldest crop were born in 2005 and show wonderful potential (see for sale videos).

Although TIGER has only been competed lightly in the past, he showed great interest in the job at hand and jumped clean. He has an exceptional jumping style and more importantly, the "brain power" to work it out. He has always shown a great aptitude to learning new things.

Tiger’s full brother is the sensational little The Flying Fox LS (last foal of an old mare) who with Anna Hedley is eventing with considerable success. He is a great character and well known on the circuit. Another horse competing in dressage and eventing with Jeremy Gardiner is Talisman LS who is also by Tribune out of another full sister to Super Moth LS. He and his rider won the trophy for the best dressage score in the dressage series.

The stud has retained a full sister to TIGER and two young mares out of another full sister to SUPER MOTH. One of these was Top Lady LS who was 3rd (to another Distelfink) in the loosejumping competition at the Horse of the Year Show as a 3 year old. She is the sire of the stud's up and coming young sire Lord Larino LS.