by Loyal Pal, TB and out of Tempting Touch, Registered Irish Draught
born May 1, 2002
Loyal Touch (on left) and Cailin's Irish Diamond (on right)
Loyal Touch with IDHSNA trophy for "Show Champion Irish Draught Bred Horse"
Loyal Touch has the calm, easy temperament and natural athletic ability that makes him ideally suited to the adult amateur. He has a solid build with beautiful proportions, and elastic movement. Three fantastic gaits, and naturally forward thinking. Will excel in any discipline. A natural jumper. Very kind, willing and eager to please.
Loyal Touch was awarded the Irish Draught Horse Society of North America NE Region's "Show Champion Irish Draught Bred Horse" and was winner of the "NE Region's Perpetual Cup". During his last show in October he scored 72.91% in Training Level Test 1 and 76.25% in Training Level Test 2.
He is by Denny Emerson's famous TB stallion Loyal Pal and out of a Champion Irish Draught mare. Loyal Touch is registered with the Irish Draught Horse Society of NA. He is a very sound, easy keeper with a wonderful temperament. Very talented. Could go very far in dressage and jumping.
My first thoughts when choosing a broodmare would be about the looks, action and breeding history of the sire and
dam. There are several Irish Draught Stallions that have identified themselves as having outstanding jumping ability, as well as the ability to breed internationally successful offspring. Among them, Blue Peter and King of Diamonds are two such stallions with impecable breeding accomplishments. Tempting Touch, whose pedigree traces back to Blue Peter, and King of Diamonds, has good movement and conformation. She has particularly strong forearms, pleasant head with large eyes and is exceptionally intelligent and gentle. Tempting Touch has a strength of character that speaks to you. Her intelligence makes her a leader among other mares in the herd, without displaying overly dominant behavior. She is wise and brave, and passes on these traits to her offspring. She has a calming influence over other horses, and she consistently produces offspring that are very confident.
Tempting Touch won the title "Supreme Champion Irish Bred Horse" at the Irish Draught Horse Society (NA) northeast region's 2003 show. One of Tempting Touch's offspring, "Mill Hollow Queen" has won the title two years in a row of "Overall Supreme Champion Irish Draught Mare" at the Irish Draught Horse Society's national show in Ireland.
Sire: Loyal Pal, Champion Thoroughbred Stallion
Loyal Pal is a 16.1 hands, grey Irish Thoroughbred Stallion. He is son of Caro (Ire); champion and leading sire of champions.
Loyal Pal is owned by Olympic rider Denny Emerson and is reputed to be the finest Sport Horse sire in America! Superbly correct conformation and one of the most exceptional records of soundness, class, and stamina of any living horse, Loyal Pal was recently chosen by The Chronicle of the Horse as its Show Jumping Horse of the Year.
Although the average Thoroughbred only races about 16 times in his lifetime, and a stallion is often touted as "an iron horse" if he made 50 starts, Loyal Pal raced an incredible 124 times. Loyal Pal placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd an extraordinary 71 times, and placed 1-3 in 20 stakes races. Loyal Pal is sire of USET grand prix jumpers: Tashiling and Ping Pong.
The top sport horse breeders of the world breed their best mares to Loyal Pal. Our very own "Queenie" has produced an "Overall Supreme Champion Irish Draught Mare" and we are without a doubt that Loyal Touch has inherited the best qualities from both his dam and sire.