Born 5-29-18. ‘Congo’ is a buckskin stallion with a white blaze and no other markings. Congo will be registered with the APHA because his dam, Leos San Ella JB aka Pepper, is a solid bred registered with the American Paint Horse Association. However, when you take a good look at her pedigree she is over ¾ quarter horse. She looks like and is built like a thick, muscular quarter horse. We have had Pepper since she was a weanling as she came from Barbra and Jarrette Johnson at Mandaree, North Dakota at the edge of the Badlands. We have two of her sisters out of the same mare and a gelding by her sire. They are ALL good riding horses that have been essentials of our saddle horse bunch. They are all getting up in age. Pepper has not been a consistent producer for us, but when she does, WOW are they nice. Her first foal was in 2010, Pepsi . We retained her 2014 buckskin filly, San Ella Drift JW as a riding mare for the ranch and we are definitely NOT disappointed. In 2017 she had a bay stallion, Paddys Gin Puumba JW who in now in NE ranching.
Congo’s sire is Walter O Rielly aka Radar. He has become a great addition to our program and this is his sixth foal crop for us. We were looking for a foundation Driftwood bred stallion to hopefully get some replacement fillies out of some of our better mares. Radar is a 90.234% foundation bred perlino stallion who goes to King P-234 ten times, to Driftwood four times with strong doses of Joe Reed, Three Bars and a little Doc Bar. Radar is a 16 hand horse with a huge stride and a gentle personality. He has excellent bone, athleticism and conformation. His lineage tells us that his offspring will have cow and will be capable of performing at any level.
Congo is a really nice colt. With our excellent luck with his full sister we are going to evaluate and possibly keep this one until we know what his mama foals in 2019.