Harkaway Diamond Lass (Saphira)

Saphira - September 2010

Saphira – September 2010

Harkaway Diamond Lass (aka Saphira) – Reg# FP0201042, is a 17.1 hh grey RID mare, born June 17, 2002, by K.E.C. Double Diamond (RID) out of Misty River Lass, RID.  

Harkaway Diamond Lass was bred by Maggi Tyler and was then bore the stable moniker “Flossie”. Maggie’s mare (and Flossie/Saphira’s dam), Misty River Lass, was one of the first mare’s imported from Ireland to the US and an exemplary example of the breed.

In 2008 Saphira was added to Tíogar Farm (Sarah Hooper). Being a big fan of her sire, K.E.C. Double Diamond, Sarah jumped at the chance to procure a purebred Irish mare by him. Saphira is a fabulous example of the breed – with a sweet personality, fantastic bone, and great movement.

As of November 2011, Saphira is now in the capable hands of owner/breeder, Doug Willard, who bred her to Braveheart (RID) in the Spring of 2012 for a purebred Irish Draught foal. That foal was born in 2013 and as a grandchild of Oisin, will get his own page… CLICK HERE

Photo by Paula Chmura

Harkaway Diamond Lass RID – trot

Five Generation Pedigree

Five Generation Pedigree – click to enlarge

Saphira (then Flossie) as a three yr-old during Inspection.

Saphira (then Flossie) as a three yr-old during Inspection.

Snoozing in the afternoon sun (Florida 2010)

Snoozing in the afternoon sun (Florida 2010)