CH Sprinkles

American Saddlebred Champion

©Howard Schatzberg

Some of the best desserts are topped with sprinkles, and in the American Saddlebred world, judges and spectators alike enjoy a sweet treat when a skewbald pinto mare called CH Sprinkles, and her 13-year old rider, Eleanor Rainbolt-Forbes, add their splash of pizzazz to a show ring.

Foaled May 15, 1996, Sprinkles inherited her color from her pinto sire, Chubasco*, and chestnut dam, Faraway Blue. Bred by Ellen Davis and her daughter Michele MacFarlane of San Diego, MacFarlane sold the mare 12 years later to Rainbow Princess Farms, in Oklahoma City, for a then 10-year old Eleanor Rainbolt-Forbes to love and show. The two have become part of an elite handful to have won the "American Saddlebred Triple Crown," earning the Juvenile Five-Gaited Championship at the American Royal Horse show, plus wins at the Lexington Junior League Horse Show and Kentucky State Fair World's Championship Horse Show. In 130 ring appearances, CH Sprinkles has earned 109 blue ribbons. Todd Miles -- one of only four trainers in Kentucky State Fair history to simultaneously win the Three-Gaited World's and Five-Gaited World's Grand Championships - is her trainer.

CH Sprinkles' Breyer model

A breathtaking mover and colorful ambassador for her breed, CH Sprinkles has represented American Saddlebreds in the California Rose Bowl Parade, and at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Opening Ceremonies. She was also nominated for USEF Horse of the Year, and was named both ASHA Horse of the Year and UPHA Overall Saddlebred Five-Gaited Horse of the Year in 2010.

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*Breyer #1268 Chubasco & Caravelle Set, retired January 1, 2007, featured this chestnut and white pinto American Saddlebred stallion with another of his champion daughters.