His breeding has been controversial with many preferring to stay away from his descendants while others have eagerly sought his line. Whichever direction a person has chosen, today's multiple posts devoted to this horse should be studied. Read the articles, study the photos, read my comments on the mares he was bred to. Then form your own opinion.
Sire of multitudes, he was out of the Government mare, Ingrid. She was by Mansfield who was out of the very good Old Vermont bred mare, Artemisia. Ingrid was out of Urnice, by Bennington and out of another good Old Vermont mare, Carolyn who was by Ethan Woodbury by Ethan Allen 3rd.
Paramount Ambassador was bred by Erwin Miller of Vermont, a breeder of good Morgans for many years. Ambassador was originally registered as Miller's Dash. He was out of Betty Ross, who was by Mansfield and out of Berry's Bess x-04931 who was of old Vermont lines, although not the High Percent lines. All the mares here were good producers. Ambassador was the sire of multitudes.
Schoolmaster was a popular sire in the Midwest with many get. His dam was Government breeding with a mare line going to Troubadour of Willowmoor, also found behind U. Ben Don.
Another popular sire. Out of Ingrid, discussed elsewhere.
Well used sire with lots of get. Out of Jean B. who was by Knickerbocker and out of Berry's Eunice. Knickerbocker was out of Lady Sealect, by Sealect. Berry's Eunice went back to old Vermont lines, some of them high percent.
One of the great producing mares.
Nancy C was another great producing mare. She was out of Pavlova, by the Gov't Silverfield, and out of Ashdaisy, who was out of Lippitt Trixie Ash.
He didinot live long, but sired many. He was by the great Pecos. His dam was the great Windcrest Nancy C.
Sold to the breeder in new Mexico, he left get all over the west. His dam was the Old Vermont mare, Bald Mt. Carol. She was by Hilltop Prince (Vigil Day x Ethanelda) and out of Vega Sir Ethan Allen x Fanny Bob).
This show gelding was out of a good Western Working Family mare who was bred by E. W. Roberts of Hi Pass, San Diego Co. CA. Roberts was a noted breeder who bred many excellent Morgans. Liz Taylor was by Bikini, a lightly used stallion by the great Blackman and out of a Elmer Brown mare, Linsley Belle, by Linsley and out of Donbelle. This was a solid, multi-generation strong producing mare line. Liz Taylor's dam was Lizieayr, bred in Colorado, by Jack Sprat and out of another Elmer Brown mare, Elma Belle R. M. (Romanesque x Sparbelle). Liz Taylor went from California to Vermont in a group of mares from the Hi Pass Ranch when the Eastern breeders wanted the substance, type, and good conformation these mares had.
Here is the bottom mare line again being Liz Taylor.
He sired some. Again, the good mare, Liz Taylor.
Sired a bunch. Out of the Government bred mare, Ingrid (Mansfield x Urnice--Bennington x Carolyn, who was the Old Vermont lines found behind Ben Don's dam lines.
sired some. His sire Kingston was out of Junefield (Mentor x Ambition). Ambition was out of Quietude, dam of Upwey Ben Don. Nightwatch's dam was out of Colony Maid (Colonel Dygert x Selection) who was a good producer with much old high percent blood.
Sire of many. Out of a mare who was a good producer and of pure Government breeding.
Rockette was out of the western bred Varga Girl (Highview King x Lucky) bred by L. U. Sheep Co. of Wyo. with lots of Brunk. Donna was out of Justina Morgan, another western bred mare from Hi Pass, also by Blackman and with Brunk behind her dam.
Sired a few. His dam Starlet was a good producer. Starlet was by Starfire (Another L. U. Sheep Co. Morgan) and out of Ben Don's Sister, Upwey Benn Quietude.
Went on to much show ring success & a sire of many. His dam was out of the great mare, Seneca Sweetheart. His sire was out of Ben Don's sister, U. Benn Quietude.
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