APPALOOSA HISTORY: THE ROCKLEDGE LINE
The Rockledge Line - Frank Scripter Appaloosa Horses (photo Siri Sheik -Grandsire of Money Creeks Rockledge)
PEPPERS SHAMROCK (ABOVE PHOTO) SIRE OF
MONEY CREEK'S ROCKLEDGE APHC F-4092
Money Creek's Rockledge ApHC F-4092 1961 (photo below)
Sire: Pepper's Shamrock
Money Creeks Rocklege - Pure snowy white with vivid black spots… a true leopard (non-fading color).
…”we could probably introduce him as the owner of the ranch. Along with his sire, Pepper’s Shamrock he paid for two ranches, improved the breeding stock and fed us as well. A pure throw back to his grandsire, Siri Sheik (top photo), spot for spot, Rockledge also possesses... disposition, intelligence and... glorious smooth “slow motion like” movements under saddle, …somewhat similar to the movements of the Lipizzsner stallions.
Sire: Pepper's Shamrock F-4090
Dam: Babe Warrior F-1309
MONEY CREEKS ROCKLEDGE (ABOVE PHOTO)
LORD OF THE LEOPARDS - FRANK SCRIPTER APPALOOSA HORSE BLOODLINE
Frank Scripter Appaloosa bloodline
The Rockledge line: ”For several (many?) years he (Frank) would purchase the finest of the 'right' leopard fillies from the Webers' at Money Creek - mainly those sired by Pepper's Shamrock and Money Creek's Rockledge.”
Money Creek fillies became the core of Frank's herd. Money Creek's Rockalena, Money Creek's Rockolette, Money Creek's Leopard Angel, Money Creek's Shamiela, and Money Creek's Pepper Ridge were just a few of the fillies from Money Creek that came to make up Frank's Ghost Wind herd.
Frank Scripter bred stock:
A Sire Worthy of the Mares: Chub's Powderface (photo below)
Angel Many Spots (Chub's Powderface x Money Creek's Leopard Angel)
Leopard Boots (Chub's Powderface x Money Creek's Shameila)
Chub's Sun Dazzle (Chub's Powderface x Money Creek's Shameila)
Full brother to Shyloc's Cody.
Shyloc's Cody (Chub's Powderface x Money Creek's Shameila) sold - he and Apache Polar Star were both born in 1981.
Frank Scripter's direct bloodline to the Ghost Wind Stallions of the Nez Perce follows Money Creeks Rockledge through Pepper’s Shamrock, Babe Warrior, Siri Sheik, Arab Toswirah Alkhar (sire of Siri Sheik), Desert King (pre registry. Sire of Arab Toswirah Alkhar).
According to all breed data base (online) This pre registry bloodline can be traced back to Ghost Wind Stallions - Pharaoh (1919), Blue Hawk (1989), Winged Hawk (1872) and Spotted Eagle (1860) Nez Perce Owned.
CHUB'S POWDERFACE (ABOVE PHOTO)
THE GHOST WIND STALLIONS -WRITTEN BY FRANK SCRIPTER- TOLD BY DON LALONDE.
https://appaloosaterritory.com/Articles/scripter.html Frank Scripter
“It was during the mid 80s that Frank met Don LaLonde, the owner of Double Heart's Kid. The Kid descended through Siri Sheik's Double Heart, Siri Sheik, Arab Toswirah Alkhar, Desert King - back to Spotted Eagle, the horse owned by George Long Grass, the Nez Perce that Don LaLonde had befriended as a kid. Frank learned the entire oral history of George Long Grass, which precipitated Frank's obsession with finding out all that he could to prove or disprove this story. He became the ghost writer for The Story of The Ghost Wind Stallions, published in 1990.”
“….What did come of that - eventually, and after a fashion - was the creation of FAHR (Foundation Appaloosa Horse Registry).”… Frank was the ultimate proponent of the true Appaloosa. He was a gifted writer, a good photographer, a meticiouls researcher, and a mentor.”
“The Story of the Ghost Wind Stallions “The book that was ghost written by Frank Scripter, from the oral history told to him by Don LaLonde.
“Frank died of cancer June 8th, 1999 at the age of 81. Before his death he gave away his entire herd of horses to those who were currently listening to him.”
SOLAR FLAIR ECLAT
Chubs Powderface x Money Creeks Leopard Angel produced
Angel Many Spots: Dam of Solar Flair Eclat
Frank sent Angel Many Spots to court Coyote's Apache produced the awesome Solar Flair Eclat, huge - 17 hands. Frank sold a part interest in Solar Flair to Garrit Hamstra. Garrit kept Solar until Garrit died, Frank then got Solar Flair Eclat back. These gallery photos of Angel Many Spots and Solar Flair Eclat take credit from and honor the great Frank Scripter- Lord of the Leopards legacy on Facebook. Solar Flair Eclat Album. Click photo, to view full size.