Country Top Gun’s Progeny

A variety of foals out of different types of mares


Janice Halsall’s ‘Arthur’ by Country top Gun
Janice writes:-

Hi Karen
I have just been looking at your new website and thought you might like to know how Arthur is getting on and maybe you would like to put my testimonial on your site in your comments section. Arthur (by Country Top Gun and out of Ruth Mason’s little piebald mare Cracker) is 14 years old now. I have owned him for 13 years and, if Arthur is anything to go by, I would recommend the temperament of your horses to anyone. He is very well behaved and sensible in the stable, travels well and always has that “look at me” presence when he is out and about and really turns heads.

I have only ever competed at local level on him and nothing too serious but I can always rely on him to give it his best shot when he gets in the ring. He is tremendous fun and a real all rounder – I have done a bit of everything on him. I have got to say Arthur is my dream horse – I wanted a coloured horse when I was in my teens but they were very few and far between back then!! And not held in as high regard as they are today!! I count myself very lucky to own him. We have not done very much over the last couple of years but are hoping to get back on the local circuit again this summer. I can’t believe we will be eligible for veteran classes next year!! Arthur can still give the youngsters a run for their money – he is still in his prime!! I am sending you some pictures of him I have collected over the years. Please feel free to use them on your website.

Best regards

Janice Halsall

Chaterzley Top Class

Out of a 14.2hh bay riding pony mare.
Successes include:-

  • Club Classics Champion Foal
  • BSPA Hack Breeding Champion
  • Festival of Champions Coloured Champion

Country Breeze

Out of chestnut Irish mare. Consistent winner in hand.

Country Clover Top

2006 colt. Extremely successful in hand.

Country Colours

Out of a 3/4 TB chestnut mare. Country Colours has had a hugely successful career, as well as being graded with SHB CHAPS & BSPA.

She has won the Comanchee Championship for 2 years running at PUK 2005 & 2006 as well as numerous other ridden & in hand championships. Her ridden & in hand showing record is second to none.

Her championships include to name a few :-

  • Royal Lancs Champion 2005 & 2006
  • Classic Horse Show Coloured Champion
  • Warrington Coloured Champion
  • Garstang Horse Show Champion both ridden & in hand 2005 & 2006
  • She also has over 40 BHD dressage points & was Reserve Champion at the Equestrian Plus Finals.
  • She has a huge scopey jump & won the SHB Ridden Sports Horse Championship at Warrington Show 2006.

Country Herb

One of the Grade A show jumpers by Top Gun. As a 5yr old he qualified for the Hunter Wilson Novice Championship taking the 1st qualifying ticket out of 96 starters, he finished 6th in the final at the R.I.H.S. at Hickstead despite being the only 5yr old in the class.

Country Hot Shot

Out of full ID mare, a very successful eventer

Country Playtime

Exported to Ireland. Shown here as a foal & 5yr old

Country Puzzle

Out of a bay ID x mare. A prime example of the all-round competition horse that Top Gun is so good at producing. Ability combined with near perfect conformation & superb paces. She successfully competes BSJA, has numerous Coloured & non Coloured Championships in the show ring as well as consistently winning Potential Sports Horse & WH Classes. She was Best Coloured Hack at HOYS 2006 & was placed at RIHS Ridden coloured Championship 2004,2005,2006 to name just a few of her successes.

Country Showgun

Out of an ID mare. One of many of Top Gun’s progeny who are successful in the dressage ring with BD points, he is now also successfully affiliated eventing.

Country Springtime

2002 out of ID x bay mare, sold as a foal she has had numerous successes in the show ring including Reserve Champion at All British Championships.

Country Tip Top

2001 gelding. Sold as a 4 year old, now successfully started eventing with his new young jockey Katy

Country Top That

2004 Royal Lancs winner of both Riding Horse Foal and Small Hunter Foal

Country Welsh rose

Born in 2004 out of a Welsh Section D bay mare. Country Welsh Rose has swept the board in hand. Successful everytime out.
Her wins include to name a few:-

  • PUK 2005 Highest placed Colourd Yearling
  • 2005 BSPA Championships Winner Young Sports Pony
  • 2005 BSPA Championships Best Yearling & Best Filly
  • 2005 Champion at Three shires Show
  • 2006 Champion Brightwells/BSPA Sports Horse/Pony Youngstock
  • 2006 BSPA Championships 2 year old of the Year
  • 2006 BSPA Championships Pony Youngstock Champion

Claire writes :-
She is very sweet and loving – very big on kisses and mutual grooming and genuinely adores her mum and everybody else! She’s always first to come in from the field when I call and is all over any visitors – she loves being the centre of attention. Never been a problem to load – even the day I brought her home. Travels and stands on the lorry alone and really seems to (mostly!) try her best when being shown. I can’t fault her – she’s a real character and I can’t believe it’s been two years since I got her! It feels like I’ve always had her and can’t imagine life without her!

Foals out of a variety of mares

Honey Top

Honey Top is out of a Palamino Cob mare, another true all round competition horse. She has BSJA winnings & BHD dressage points, as well as numerous show ring championships.

Honeys Copper Top

2004 out of a 15hh Palamino Cob mare shown here as a rising 4 year old

Levers Lace

3 year old newly graded stallion out of Grey TB mare

My Country Flash

Out of a 14hh Welsh Section D mare. He has had numerous successes. Shown here as a 3 yr old.
He now has a new young rider (Nancy York) and shows as a Show Cob, qualifying for the BSPA Champs on his first attempt.

Out of a Shire x mare

Prince of Thieves

Out of Carole Welch’s TB mare Campden Kate

The Speckled Hen

Lady Reay’s filly out of her event mare ‘Arley Park’

Top Spin

Out of 13.2hh mare this 14hh pony shows how well he crosses with pony mares. She has nherited his temperament jump & stride.


Multi winning Show Champion owned by Sue Shuttleworth

Variety of foals out of different types of mares

Worth The Wait

Sandy Reynald’s gelding out of grey ID mare. Shown on one of the pictures with Ian Stark on board