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Introduction

10/14/15

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Meeting some fans at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

In March of 2013 we had the pleasure of working with purebred Arabian stallion and 4x Reserve National Champion, Sshameless++ and his owner, Lisa Shover to put together this story. Throughout the story we follow the life of Sshameless as well as many of his foals. As many of you know, Sshameless passed away this July, leaving many fans and loving family heartbroken. Although he is no longer with us, we wanted to keep this tribute available to the Breyer community, in remembrance of Sshameless and the legacy he left behind.

 

Hay Friends, it's me Sshameless!

This past January the great people at Breyer introduced a model that looks just like me. I'm Breyer model # 1499! It was such an exciting time for me. I was also a featured guest at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show in February, the largest Arabian show in the world. More than 700 kids of all ages came to meet me and take pictures. I am happiest when kids and cameras around, so it was a perfect time for me!

 

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Sshameless++

 

Speaking of kids, horse kids anyway, I was born 21 years ago and have been a breeding stallion for 18 years with more than 150 children (also known as foals, progeny or "get"). Since 1996 I have been one of the most popular, all-around breeding Arabian stallions. My bloodlines include some of the most famous Arabians in the world, including Bask, Bey Shah and GG Samir. As my foals grew up they became very successful in the showring. As a matter of fact, my first foal crop had me named the most successful showring stallion of the late 1990s. My kids have continued bringing home championships around the World, and I even have grandchildren winning top honors. Here are a few of my kids:

 

Ptasha 3x National Champion, 2x Reserve National Champion Ssaint 3x National Champion, Reserve National Champion, 10x National Top 10

 

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GJR Shameful +// National Champion, 2x Reserve National Champion, 14x National Top 10 Sshameless Knight 3x National Champion, 6x National Top 10

 

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Ssteam+/ National Champion, 3x National Top 10

Sshaq++++// 2x National Champion, 3x Reserve National Champion, 15x National Top 10

 

Notice many of my foals have either a version of Sshameless in their names or their names begin with Ss so it's always easy to spot one of my kids. The plus and slash symbols recognize outstanding achievements in the showring!

When people come to meet me for the first time, they are always surprised by how tall I am. I am 16.0 hands (a hand measures 4", just like the width of an average adult human hand), or over 5 feet at the withers! Horses are measured from the outside of their front hoof to the withers, or the bump where the neck meets the shoulder.

People like my long neck and how well it's shaped and set on my shoulder, how long and straight my legs are, my short back that makes me extra strong, solid hip and straight tail carriage. Once someone gets up close and I look at them, they always talk about my beautiful dark eye, the shape of my head and my small, pointed ears. Most of all, they are amazed at how friendly and nice I am.

When visitors stand back and look at me they think I am just about 10 years old, they cannot believe I am 21 years old and still showing (last year I beat the 4-year-old stallions that were in my stallion class!). But I eat three kinds of hay (Alfalfa, Bermuda and Timothy), have my special feed mixed with the best supplements and stay in great shape, working every day. I especially love to trail ride, it doesn't feel like work at all!

Horse trainers say my foals are successful because they are beautiful and have "Sshameless heads on their shoulders." Which means my kids are good thinkers, very brave, like to learn new things, enjoy working and are really great athletes....they take after me!

Springtime is special because it's baby horse time and that's about to happen right here in my barn. Just down the barn aisle where the mares (adult female horses) live, Hey Shooting Star and Hey Miste America are each getting ready to have foals that I've sired. I'll be writing to you sharing all the special things that are about to happen.

Look for my next article soon because like human babies, horse foals sometimes come on their own schedule, when the time is right for them, regardless of what the veterinarian or calendar says! We have lots to get done in preparation for the foal births. We're taking lots of pictures so you can be here every step of the way as we get things ready. I'll be reporting back soon!

Ssincerely Your Friend,

Sshameless++

 

All photos courtesy of Lisa Shover

 

Categories: | A_Foals_Life | A_Foals_Life

Comments

BreyerLover2222 Says:
10/22/2017 at 4:39 pm

REally? That's awesome!!

Horselover#08 Says:
10/10/2017 at 6:06 pm

[email protected]

I love all your horses I have one of my own named fire ball

BreyerLover2222 Says:
02/17/2017 at 12:10 pm

Whoops, I meant amazing!!! :)

BreyerLover2222 Says:
02/17/2017 at 12:09 pm

Sshameless++ is just SO beautiful and amazsing!!! :)

BreyerLover2222 Says:
12/16/2016 at 1:24 pm

LOOK at all those beautiful Arabians!!!! I also LOVE Arabians!!!! :)

AggieCowgirl Says:
12/07/2016 at 7:40 pm

I love Arabians!

I just love Shameless++!

BreyerLover2222 Says:
07/30/2016 at 4:00 pm

I mean they retired the Breyer model of him. Not the actual Sshameless!!!!

BreyerLover2222 Says:
07/30/2016 at 3:59 pm

Oh, they retired Sshameless. That is too bad. :( Wouldn't it be sooo cool to meet him in real life?

jockeygirl Says:
06/30/2016 at 5:26 pm

The Sshameless Breyer portrait model was my first traditional model. Sshameless is one of my three favorite stallions. He was truly stunning. I am proud to own his beautiful model! I LOVE YOU SSHAMELESS!!!

BreyerLover2222 Says:
05/24/2016 at 11:32 am

I would love to get the Shameless model!

BreyerLover2222 Says:
05/24/2016 at 11:31 am

Sshameless is sooo beautiful! I loved Arabians before, and I looooooooove them now!

poncho55 Says:
12/28/2015 at 12:01 pm

Poncho55

I LOVE Sshameless! I am having a terrible time finding his model though. So sad he passed away! But he lived a long happy live!

Vicky Breyer Lover Says:
03/20/2015 at 5:17 pm

O.M.G

wow, I LOVE ARABIANS + I ride one who looks Ssamless night.

Vicky Breyer Lover Says:
02/27/2015 at 2:35 pm

dorable

love them so much

Vicky Breyer Lover Says:
01/22/2015 at 4:04 pm

wow!

super handsome and pretty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):):):)

Momofhorsecrazygirl Says:
04/14/2014 at 5:24 pm

sweet love the first two and a question are you still a model

Southern Rose Says:
02/27/2014 at 9:31 am

Wow!

He is soooooooo beautiful. You are so awesome Sshameless.

Tpott Says:
01/21/2014 at 4:10 pm

Kind of off topic, but next year's celebration model should be a Haflinger.

Luke9678 Says:
08/09/2013 at 10:35 am

He is beautiful

TheJumpingQueen Says:
07/18/2013 at 1:46 pm

So Pretty!

Wow Sshameless you are so pretty! And great article!! Even though I am not a huge fan of Arabians, I would kill to have one of his foals! :)

audreypoof Says:
05/26/2013 at 7:09 pm

Wow

Libs Says:
04/24/2013 at 6:20 am

wow

he is soo beautiful! his foals too!

breyerluver17 Says:
04/17/2013 at 8:37 am

Great article!

sweeties Says:
04/17/2013 at 8:16 am

RUTH MEADOR

wow and it would be nice if I had one of his colts and I would really like to meet him in person and I am planning on getting his breyer portrait model at breyerfest and adding it to my breyer horse collection.

Shadowqueen Says:
04/16/2013 at 4:57 pm

I love him. You are amazing Sshameless!!

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