In this episode Corbly Orndorff rejoins us to discuss another consequential Belgian stallion: the famous Master’s Eddie. Eddie was a revolutionary stallion in the Belgian breed, transforming the landscape through the introduction of a new generation of performance horses. Corbly gives us a detailed history lesson about Eddie’s lineage and his prominent sons. In this episode we discuss:
Master’s Eddie’s sire and dam lines
Several of Eddie’s prominent sons
A few of Eddie’s good daughters
Why Corbly feels he could have utilized Eddie more in his own program
Corbly’s opinion about where the Belgian breed is headed and why he feels strongly that we are not at a point of needing to utilize outside genetics to diversify the gene pool further and should be careful about historical speculation
The prolific Master’s Eddie, himself. A son of Master’s Gwynne and out of Gloria Du Marais
Master’s Ice, a son of Master’s Eddie who replaced Eddie as the McMain’s herd sire at Double M Belgians before he was leased to Daniel Dienner in Pennsylvania. He sired several successful hitch geldings.
RKD Eddie, an Eddie son who came out of the House breeding program and spent time in several different breeding programs, including Orndorff Belgians where he sired Orndorff’s Eddie Debut. He had perhaps the best underpinning of the Eddie sons and a tremendous moving horse.
Orndorff’s Eddie Debut, as a two year old selling at the Gordyville sale. he was consigned by Lewis Biddle and went on to stand in the midwest and produce some Gordyville sale topping daughters.
Paradise Conquistador, a good sized Eddie son known for producing powerful daughters. He is the grandsire of the well known National Champion mare Pine Grove Kayleen exhibited by Stoney Lake Belgians.
Monette’s Master’s Mike, a prolific Eddie son who Corbly Orndorff feels was a missed opportunity for the Orndorff’s Belgians program. He sired several well known sons in the breed.
Another picture of Monette’s Master’s Mike
Dana’s Master Justin, a son of Monette’s Master’s Mike, was a dominant producer when he stood at Oak Haven Belgians, producing daughters who could dominate the hitch ring.
Burr Creek Mike, a son of Monette’s Master’s Mike, another dominant sire who had a prolific show career and influenced multiple breeding programs.
Loyalea Eddie Master Peace, an Eddie grandson by way of his mother. Shown to Reserve World Champion by Robert Detweiler under the Lane’s End Belgian label.
Chickasaw Master’s Prince, bred by the Sassman family, was a son of Loyalea Eddie Master Peace. He stood for a number of years at Spring Hill Farms, (Levi Beachy and Family). He sold through their production sale in 2016 at the age of 17 for $30,000. Stacie Lynch Photo.
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“Cut and Run” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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