Mannog All That Jazz Apr 2006- July 2019
Written by Sally Chamberlain   
Friday, 09 August 2019 09:24

MANNOG ALL THAT JAZZ    APHC 645814  APHC UK  1081 April 2006 - July 2019

Mannog All That Jazz (Wa Ha Dar  x Mannog April Blues) was euthanised on 14th July due to severe laminitis in both hind hooves.   Despite all our efforts , painkillers , X rays we decided that Jazz had suffered enough and so the very  hard decision was made to let her go peacefully in the stable with both of us with her.

The only daughter out of Mannog April Blues she was extra special.  She was always well placed when we showed her but could never beat her mother.  A lovely well muscled daughter by Wa Ha Dar, 80% FPD she had a great life  in the brood mare herd eventually becoming a mother herself when we put her to Private B Riker - the result of which was a stunning colt foal  Mannog Paint It Black who is doing very well with Lyndsey based in Cornwall.  Something you would expect from an Appaloosa with Amazing Blue, Wa Ha Dar and Private B Riker breeding.  Unfortunately we never did find another suitable American pedigree stallion in the UK for her so this was her only offspring. 


"A horse does not care how much you know until he knows how much you care"

Jazz as a foal 2006

 Jazz as a mum in 2010

Mannog April Blues Apr.1993-Dec 2018
Written by Sally Chamberlain   
Monday, 10 December 2018 12:50



It was with great sadness that we had to euthanise our most beautiful and wonderful mare Mannog April Blues on 4th December 2018.  We tried all we could for her but unfortunately had to make the very hard decision to let her go.

Having had April since a foal she was probably one of the last surviving direct descendants of Amazing Blue in the UK.  She inherited his beauty, temperament, conformation, muscling and movement.  A multiple champion in hand from the beginning including  BAPS Supreme Champion in 1997 (when there was real competition then with 130 Appaloosas forward for the show) and ending with APHC UK Female Champion and  Reserve Supreme Champion in 2011 competing against some wonderful multi champion mares such as Constant White Magic and Capitall Lola (who was sired by her son Mannog Moonriver!).  With 12 in the mare class - numbers rarely seen nowadays - it was a huge achievement.  We did not overshow her as she had nothing to prove but her type is now rarely seen in the APHC UK halter classes these days.  However when we did take her out she was much admired and photographed.  We loaned her out for a few years to our friends in Hampshire (Gillian & Alex York Wright) so they could have some fun with her under saddle and she had an aptitude for jumping but we missed her so much we got her back! Richard would hack her out when he could and she was just so easy. The sweetest and gentlest of natures at all times.

April was our foundation mare and probably one of the most prolific  mares in the APHC UK of producing champion stock through her offspring of which there are too many to mention.  She was everything you could wish for in an Appaloosa  and still looked great at the age of 25 years plus she could still  party with the rest of the brood mare herd when she wanted to.

Thank you for everything APRIL  .  RIP.

"When we think of those companions who travelled by  our side down life's road , let us not say with sadness that they left us behind, but rather say with gentle gratitude that they once were with us"













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