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Sire ::  Kids Classic Style
Dam  ::  Miss Bunny Tardee

The following information will give you an idea of why I think  Classically (Fred)  is  not an "accident" but is the result of many years of selective breeding.   My good friend Dudley Pillow always told me  "When you look for a stallion to breed your mare to, you better take a good hard look at his dam because more than likely you are going to see her again in your foal"    I truly believe this and I feel that Classically not only has a great sire but his dam has proven herself time after time.  There is no reason why Classically should not be a breeding horse. Hopefully the following pictures will give  you an idea of what Miss Bunny Tardee could produce.



Sire of Classically::



Kids Classic Style needs no introduction. Unfortunately he died in 2012.  While alive, he produced  a total of 386 World and Reserve World Champions in all associations.  He truly made an impact on the horse world producing horses with mass and size.     I bred many mares to him while he was alive and he never disappointed me with his produce.  I love the fact that he is the sire of Classically.  The combination of him and Miss Bunny Tardee could only produce a stallion that will put muscle on his foals.  And I feel very lucky that although both Kids Classic Style and Miss Bunny Tardee  were NH, Classically is NN and has the genetics to produce tremendous muscle on his foals. 


Dam of Classically::

Miss Bunny Tardee is Classically's dam .  These pictures were taken of her at 20 years of age, as I lost the younger ones when the computer crashed.    Note that she still had that strong back and as much muscle as you could put on a horse.   Her produce include, Clueman,  Cool Miss Tardee (both World Champions), CJ Miss Cool Tardee the dam of Caribbean Kid and You Bet Im Cool (Rebecca) who is a World Champion producer besides being the dam of Fancy Me a Cool  Kid who is a three time World Champion producer.   As you can see, both sides of Classically's pedigree are producing horses.



Dam of Miss Bunny Tardee::

Bunny Nightshade was sired by Sonnys Nightshade who was by Sonny Dee Bar and out of Kim's Bonanza.  Sonnys Nightshade was a full brother to James Caan, Sonnys Sensation and Sonny Side Up, a crop out who was a World Champion Paint stallion.   Bunny Nightshade  was the dam of Miss Bunny Tardee.  She was bred to Tardee Impressive as a two year old and Miss Bunny Tardee was her first foal.  Homer Danielson brought Bunny Nightshade to our place to be bred to Impressivist with Miss Bunny Tardee at a week old on her side.  I remember the foal as hand made but small.  She grew into this gorgeous 15.3 mare and still had the great top line, neck and hip.  We felt fortunate to be able to buy her from  Homer as a three year old.   She had injured her eye and lost it thus her show career never existed.



The Nobility was the first foal out of Miss Bunny Tardee.  He was NN and sired by Noble Tradition.  This picture was taken as a two year old.  He won the Wisconsin Futurity as a weanling.   I sold him to Harris and Ron Goldsberry of Beach, North Dakota as a coming yearling.  He sired a lot of good looking ranch horses for them.   



Cool Miss Tardee was the first cross of Miss Bunny Tardee and Ima Cool Skip.  I sold her as a yearling to Wayne Halvorson and his daughter Lauren showed her to a Youth World Championship.  In her lifetime she accumulated 301.5 halter points and was a World Champion producer.



You Bet Im Cool (Rebecca)  is also by Ima Cool Skip out of Miss Bunny Tardee.  She is NN and was born with so much muscle that I tested her twice for HYPP.  Some of the most prominent horsemen in the industry tried to buy her from me but I decided that I would rather look at the mare than have the money.  I have never regretted it and Rebecca has never left our place.  She is a World Champion producer and a daughter of hers is a three time World Champion producer.  Recently I have had trouble getting embryos out of her to live in recipients but hopefully this year will be different. This year,  Instead of babying her, I have her outside just "being a horse" 





CJ Miss Cool Tardee was by Ima Cool Skip and out of Miss Bunny Tardee.  She was purchased from us as a weanling by Carri Jones.  Carri bought her as a broodmare prospect and never showed her.  Her son, Caribbean Kid exemplifies the muscle that Miss Bunny Tardee produces even from her grand daughters.



Clueman (otherwise known as Big Al) was sired by Obvious Conclusion and out of Miss Bunny Tardee.  We sold him to Donna Davis as a yearling and she was undefeated with him at all the futurities including the Solid Gold.  He was so massive that he looked like a three year old instead of a yearling.   This picture shows him as  yearling at the World were he was Reserve World Champion.   We bought him back from Donna.    He had very few foals but those that he did sire, were really good ones.   MIss Carri Clu is an example of what he produced.  She is an example of the muscle that the produce of Miss Bunny Tardee could put on a horse.




Ultimate Kid was by Kid Clu out of Miss Bunny Tardee.  We sold him to Donna Davis as a weanling and although he was an April colt, she was Reserve Champion at the Solid Gold Futurity back in the days when there were well over 50  horses in each class.   Ultimate Kid (Herbie) died at an early age but he too produced a lot of muscle on his foals. 



2006 NH stud colt out of Miss Bunny Tardee and sired by Exceptionist.
Unfortunately we lost this NH stud colt out of Miss Bunny Tardee and Exceptonist.  He probably had the most muscle of any of her foals. 





Miss Bunny Cool 2003 filly out of Miss Bunny Tardee by Ima Cool Skip - Miss Bunny Cool.

I sold this filly to Donna Davis as a baby.  She raised a really good filly, but the mare died.


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Cool Hands Luke 2002 NH stallion out of Miss Bunny Tardee by Ima Cool Skip.

This is the only picture I can find of Cool Hands Luke.  It was taken of him as a yearling.   He, like the other of her foals, had a lot of muscle and a tremendous hip and great back.  We sold him to Joel Jacque and he was struck by lightning and killed.  




The Obvious Tardee 1995 NH stallion out of Miss Bunny Tardee by Obvious Conclusion.   He was a full brother to Clueman.   Vickie Anderson and Marcie Stadstad from North Dakota came to visit me and Vickie fell in love with "Floyd"   She send me this picture and told me that he is still alive in 2013 and enjoying life living with a gelding.



The Mister 1992 NN stallion by Mr Conclusion out of MIss Bunny Tardee.  He stood 15.3 and was shown 13 times with 12 wins, 9 Grands and 2 Reserves.  He was injured after that and fractured his withers.  He was a good producer of both halter and pleasure horses.   He was also an AQHA point earner in western pleasure.





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