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June 26, 2013 –
IXL Noble Express+ x Bonita Afire by Afire Bey V

Sired by U.S. National Champion Park Horse, IXL Noble Express+ out of the national winning Afire Bey V daughter, Bonita Afire, Inception is a young show horse stallion and breeding hopeful at Shea Stables. Owned and bred by Maroon Fire Arabians, ridden and trained by Joel Kiesner, Inception was the unanimous winner of both the prestigious 2017 U.S. National Champion AEPA $100,000 English Futurity and the 2018 U.S. National English Pleasure Junior Horse competition. He is a three-quarter sibling to over 100 national winners.

IXL Noble Express+ is the sire of over 100 national winners, winners of 557 national awards including 159 national championships and reserves, almost all of them in English competition. Bonita Afire’s dam, the Barbary+++ daughter Bacharah, produced nine national winners or producers of national winners. Inception is a 15/16 brother to Noble Ffyre, 2014 U.S. National Champion AEPA $100,000 English Arabian Futurity. After judging him, U.S. National’s judge Richard Wright said that Inception “raised the bar for the Arabian English show ring at his first show ring appearance”, and respected Arabian trainer Joel Kiesner said that Inception represented everything good in his near perfect pedigree.

Inception’s first foal crop arrived in the spring of 2018 and so far has exceeded all expectations. Immediately noticeable strong suits are the size of the Inception offspring, they are stretchy and very well balanced, with strong, long legs and excellent bone. There is also a great deal of beauty, type and Arabian character evident. And, of course, the long well-set neck and superb carriage for which these bloodlines are nationally famous.

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For breeding information | Marty Shea • 810.329.6392 | Ashton Kiesner • 865.556.0412

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