“A day I have been waiting a LONG time for!! Backed Stella today with the help of my ground teammate Deirdre! Not a single bronc and all smiles. And man can she move!”

~Kristin Carpenter


(Rabble Rouser x Hushabye Lady by Private School)

(2016 Gelding) Sparrowhawk’s (barn name Ged) sire, Rabble Rouser, is by Virginia Tech’s Oldenburg stallion Royal Appearance who finished 4th in the 100-Day Stallion Test and was Reserve Champion in the 2001 East Coast 6-Year Old Young Jumper Finals. Royal Appearance sired Royal Raconteur who was 5th and Best Conditioned at the Jersey Fresh CCI2* and 2nd at the Blair Castle CCI3* in Scotland with Clark Montgomery.  Royal Appearance was sired by Riverman who himself sired CCI**** horses R-Star and Slate River.  Rabble Rouser’s dam is OTTB mare Irish Lace (JC – Femme Sol’e) who was competed through the CCI** level by an adult amateur.  Rabble Rouser was kicked in the hip as a yearling causing a fracture that slipped and ended his riding career before it ever started; however, we have retained him and used him as a sire because of his lovely temperament, build, movement and excellent genetics.
Ged’s dam is Hushabye Lady, an OTTB adopted from New Vocations who raced 16 Starts with two wins and three seconds before retiring sound from the track in 2008.   She has excellent uphill conformation, is a super fancy mover and has a sweet temperament.  Lady’s great grand sire, Sir Ivor, is a harder to find TB identified by the French annual book of sport horse breeding as the TB sire with the greatest influence on the International Show Jumping scene world wide.  Her pedigree concentrates the great sport horse producing thoroughbreds Nasrullah, Nearco, Mumtaz Begum, Pharos, Bold Ruler, Teddy, and Bull Dog in the 5th to 9th generations.  She has had one other baby for us, Polyanna, who was sold to Utah and who won her first beginner novice event with her adult amateur owner.
Ged is named for the character Sparrowhawk in the Ursula K LeGuin Earthsea series of novels.  Like his namesake, Ged is powerful, super smart and cheeky.  He has the “look of eagles.”  He should mature 16 to 16.2 hands.  He is going to be a super, super fancy brave and bold CCI**** horse for a professional or a serious amateur with upper level experience.  He will not be a horse for an inexperienced lower level rider.  He is bred to be a top mount.  He will be a formidable eventer in the right hands.

Photos & Video


Rabble Rouser Royal Appearance Riverman
Eyreen II
Femme Sol'e Wild Surf
Parkside Miss
Hyshabye Lady Private School Bates Motel
Never Wood
Hushabye Alwuhush
Solemn Vows