IXL NOBLE EXPRESS+
Owned by: Maroon Fire Arabians, Dave & Gail Linger
Multiple Mare Discount
Shipped semen available
Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated
Arabian English Pleasure Association Enrolled Sire
Scottsdale Signature Nominated Stallion
Medallion Stallion (Minnesota)
The purchase of IXL Noble Express ended our search for an ideal individual and bloodlines to compliment the Maroon Fire & Shea Stables group of Afire Bey V daughters. Noble Express represented an outcross from Huckleberry Bey, while reemphasizing the strong Polish blood farther back in the pedigree.
IXL Noble Express' sire is the Multi-National Champion Park stallion MHR Nobility (with two crosses to the famed Polish stallion Witraz through Celebes and *Bask), while his dam was the beautiful Scottsdale Champion English Pleasure mare RY Fire Ghazi (with even more *Bask, with the heavy-duty refinement of *Bandos and the champion mare Susecion thrown in). One of the most successful crosses with *Bask in history, Susecion was the dam of U.S. National Champion Mare Fire Music, who was also U.S. National Champion in English Pleasure; U.S. National Champion Mare Bask Melody; and three of *Bask's most successful stallion sons, Le Fire, Cal-O-Bask and Fire Alert. IXL Noble Express' second dam is US Reserve National Champion English Pleasure RL Rah Fire (Le Fire x *Bask++).
"He's a very pretty horse," Tim says, "without losing any correctness of conformation. He has extraordinary front legs - straight as a stick. His hind leg is unusual for Arabians; it has a low-set hock, way underneath him. He has an extreme shoulder, a beautiful croup, with some angulation for performance, and a high, perfectly straight tail set ... a beautiful neck, very long with an extreme throatlatch ... a beautiful head ... beautiful muscling through the shoulders ..."
"There was no question that the horse was extremely athletic," Dave Liniger agrees. "He is stronger in the hind end than Afire Bey is, but he complements very much the beauty and the grace and the personality of Afire Bey."
A similar personality? Yes, they say. "He has that same component in his personality of being very calm, but when you get on him, he is extremely ambitious and sensitive," says Tim. "Very *Bask-like. And he's very honest and ambitious, like Nobility was."
This exciting stallion is black bay, with 3 low socks and a strip, has a beautiful head and neck, takes a strong step behind and has extravagant high round motion in front. His back is short, his shoulder extreme, his legs totally correct, and to top it off he has a tremendous amount of energy and a kind, calm disposition. He has no Huckleberry Bey++ in his pedigree making him ideal to breed to all the Huck bred mares.