Castle Rock Falabellas and American Miniatures

Member of AMHA, AMHR, and FMHA

Focused on breeding and preserving
the Argentine Falabella Miniature Horse, and our
quality Buckskin Appaloosas and Gold Melody Boy lines

 

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Our Falabella Boys

Grosshill's El Rey

 El Rey 2

"EL REY" is a true 100% Argentine bred, Falabella stallion, whose name speaks for itself among Falabella breeders.

El Rey is the backbone of our Falabella program! He "wowed" me the first day he arrived at Castle Rock, and it has been a constant growing love since that first day!

El Rey is 31" and is an AMHA National Top Ten Senior Stallion. Born of imported parents, he has fathered over 30 registered FMHA/AMHA/AMHR foals during his 21+ years. His record of foals is very positive with over 60% mares, and 80% pintos, many being show quality.

As you can see from the pictures, El Rey has matured from his show days to a stallion of great presence, conformation and personality. He has that sweet disposition that Falabellas are known for, and in a herd situation, he treats his mares and all foals with love and care. We are looking forward to several new Falabella tri-registered foals from this well known, established Falabella stallion.

 

The History of "El Rey"
And The Limited Collection Sale

El Rey's sire: LA RUINA, and dam: CINCHA, were two of only 28 Falabella horses imported from Argentina for "THE LIMITED COLLECTION SALE" held on October 8th and 9th, 1988. The horses offered at the sale were individually selected from Maria Angelica Falabella's private foundation breeding stock, from her herd near Buenos Aires, Argentina. There were only two premier "macho" stallions offered, which were top-of-the-line herd sires with strong breeding characteristics. Each mare offered was chosen due to her high degree of conformation, refinement, movement and overall beauty.

LA RUINA -- Lot 19 -- as excerpted from the sale catalog:

"His name means "the ruin" and refers to someone who has "been around," is streetwise and tough. This black, mature "macho" stallion exudes an aura of tremendous power and bold presence. His lineage is one of exceptional quality. On both sides, the great-great-grandfathers were two of Senor Falabella's prize foundation herd sires. One of these prized sires, Apollo, produced the stallion, Napoleon. Napoleon is known as one of the most celebrated and famous miniature stallions in history. The strong characteristics of his great-grandsire, Napoleon, are immediately recognizable in La Ruina. He is a powerful mover displaying impressive hock action with an exceptional top line and tail set. His large eyes, flared nostrils and well-defined jaw compliment his finely chiseled head, showing perfect width between the eyes and a distinct dished face.

Most importantly, La Ruina has proven himself to be a consistent producer who passes his outstanding qualities onto his offspring."

CINCHA -- Lot 12 -- as excerpted from the sale catalog:

"Cincha is a black pinto mare, foaled July 21, 1980. She was chosen to be exported from the Maria Angelica Falabella farm in Argentina to The Limited Collection Sale in 1988 due to her high degree of conformation, refinement, movement and overall beauty. Cincha...A surcingle, or ... "Cheating at cards by marking the deck with minute dots to make certain one can always win."

It was thought at the time of the sale, Cincha was "open", however, this proved to be incorrect, and Cincha delivered Grosshill's El Rey the next season -- a wonderful bonus for the Grosshill farm!


 

El Rey Pedigree 

 

Some of his Foals:

 

Castle Rocks El Reys Oreo Cookie

AMHA/AMHR/FBR - 05/12/2008
Black Tobiano Pinto - Mare

Castle Rocks El Reys Oreo Cookie
S Starr Seven Falabella El Rey II

AMHA/AMHR/FBR - 04/20/2007
2 Blue Eyes, Lab Tested Homozygous Tobiano Pinto

S Starr Seven Falabella El Rey II
Tricetta Grosshills Painted Phantom

AMHA/AMHR - 04/28/2006
Bay Pinto Mare

 Tricetta Grosshills Painted Phantom
Tricetta Falabellas Free Spirit

AMHA/AMHR - 05/25/2005
Black Pinto Mare

 Tricetta Falabellas Free Spirit

Tricetta Grosshills Miss Syracuse

AMHA/AMHR - 05/21/2005
Black Pinto Mare

 empty

 Tricetta Casi Reys Bambi

AMHR - 05/13/2004
Sorrel Pinto Mare

 empty

 Tricetta Reys Oreo Patch

AMHR - 04/30/2004
Black Pinto Mare

 empty

 Tricettas Er Dar Z Falabella

AMHA/AMHR/FMHA - 06/06/2003
29.50 Black Pinto Mare

 Tricettas Er Dar Z Falabella

 Auras Fire Princess

AMHR - 05/26/2003
Bay Pinto Mare, Blue Eye

 empty

 Dittos Black Jack

AMHA/AMHR - 05/19/2002
Solid Black Stallion

 empty

 Son of Elrey

AMHR - 05/04/2002
Black Pinto Stallion

 empty

 Toyland Susietta

AMHA/AMHR/FMHA - 03/02/1999
33.50 Black Pinto Mare

 Toyland Susietta

 Toyland Star Princess

AMHA/AMHR - 03/17/1998
Silver Dapple Mare

 empty

 Toyland Sweet Attitude

AMHA/AMHR - 04/10/1998
Black Pinto Mare

 empty

 Toyland Delilah

AMHA/AMHR - 04/12/1997
33.75 Black Pinto Mare

 Toyland Delilah

 Toyland El Rio Rey

AMHA/AMHR - 03/11/1997
33.00 Solid Black Stallion

 Toyland El Rio Rey

 Toyland Binni Boy

AMHR - 04/22/1997
Black Pinto Stallion

 empty

 Heavens Little Mighty Mouse

AMHA - 5/21/1996
Solid Grey Stallion

 empty

 Toyland Chico Rey

AMHA/AMHR - 04/18/1996
Black Pinto Stallion

 

 Toyland Chico Rey

 Toyland Mona Lisa

AMHA/AMHR - 05/14/1996
Red Roan Pinto Mare

 empty

 Sreenans Ides of March

AMHA/AMHR - 03/15/1995
Brown Pinto Gelding

 Sreenans Ides of March

 Sreenans Moonlight Fireworks

AMHA/AMHR/FMHA - 07/03/1995
32.00 Black Pinto Mare

 Sreenans Moonlight Fireworks

 Sreenans Night Commando

AMHAAMHR - 03/12/1995
Black Pinto Stallion

 Sreenans Night Commando

 Sreenans Tiny Goblin

AMHR 10/31/1995
Black Stallion

 Sreenans Tiny Goblin

 Sreenans Spring Song

AMHA/AMHR - 06/22/1994
Black Pinto Stallion

 empty

 Christmas Eve Comet

AMHR - 12/24/1994
32.00 Brown, white stockings Stallion

 empty

 Screenans Ashley

AMHR - 08/23/1994
32.00 Black Pinto Mare

 Sreenans Ashley

 JWV Wauchula

AMHR - 03/14/1994
36.00 Bay Pinto Mare

 empty

 Sreenans Black Magic

AMHA/AMHR - 12/14/1993
Solid Black Mare

 empty

 Sreenans Crooked Arrow

AMHA/ AMHR - 08/23/1993
Black Pinto Mare

 Sreenans Crooked Arrow

 Sreenans Royal Lady

AMHR - 06/19/1993
32.75 Black Pinto Mare

 empty

 Sreenans Lady Bug

AMHR - 06/12/1993
32.75 Black Pinto Mare

 empty

 Rising Hill Amy May

AMHR - 05/01/1993
32.00 Buckskin with Black Points Mare

 empty

 Sreenans Prince

AMHR - 04/25/1993
Black w/White Stockings Stallion

 empty

 Sreenans Ruffian

AMHR - 02/17/1993
Brown Stallion

 empty

 Sreenans Mimi

AMHR - 02/10/1993
32.50 Black Pinto

 Sreenans Mimi