Manu Forti's Out of the Blue

Manu Fortis Out of the Blue

In January 2012, the opportunity to acquire the young stallion Manu forti's Out of the Blue was presented. Given that our mares have done very well with crosses to Touch of the Blues and his son Manuforti's TouchDown, it was an easy decision to acquire Sampson as he is known to become our future herd stallion. He has the presence, the pedigree and the look we were hoping to find. 

His dam, Prescott's Magnolia is by R.I.D stallion Pride Of Gloster who competed at show jumping in Ireland before being exported to America. Pride Of Gloster is by the great RID stallion Clover Hill ranked 4th by the world show jumping federation as a sire of show jumpers. Pride Of Gloster is the only Registered Irish Draught horse son in North America by Clover Hill. Maggie's dam Cappah Lass is out of the champion mare RID Ard Lass who is also the dam to the RID stallion Western Sun. Prescott's Magnolia bloodlines combine the modern and old style blood of Golden Wonder, Pride Of Shaunlara, Colman, Skippy and Clover Hill.

His Sire, Touch Of The Blues is one of the most well known Registered Irish Draught stallions in the world and is a proven sire of top breeding stock and competition horses, he was bred in Northern Ireland by John and Sharyn Alexander.  Touch Of the Blues won foal championship at the Royal Dublin Show and was sold onto England where he passed his Registered Irish Draught inspection and went on to compete. Touch Of The Blues was NASTA performance tested in England and was awarded a grade 1 status, He also very successfully competed at Intermediate level eventing in England. Over the years Touch Of the Blues has won many titles at Irish Draught National shows in England and America including Get of Sire and Grand Champion.

Touch of the Blues is by the champion and well known Registered Irish Draught stallion Blue Rajah and is out of the RID mare Seafin Lady who was the champion at Balmoral, Champion at the Royal Dublin Show and Supreme Champion at the National Irish Draught show in Ireland.

Sampson, has approved brothers who stand in Ireland, England, South Africa and New Zealand and has numerous siblings competing on both sides of the Atlantic.

Manu Forti's Out of the Blue

Manu Forti's Out of the Blue

ManuForti's Out of the Blue

2012 ID stallion

Touch of the Blues


1987 16.3 hds Black RID

Blue Rajah


Blue Peter

1959 Grey 15.3 hds RID




unknown status


1978 RID

Seafin Lady

1978 Chestnut RID


1973 Chestnut RID 16.2 1/2 hds

Dana's Pride

1969 Chestnut RID




Unknown dam

The Pride of Gloster

RID Stallion

Bantry's Pride

RID Mare

Pride of Shaunlara

1969 Grey 16.2 RID

Lough Glynne

RID Mare

Cappah Lass

RID mare

SandyHill Boy

RID Stallion


RID Stallion

Sea View Lass

RID mare

Ard Lass

RID mare

Golden Wonder

RID Stallion

First Grey

RID Mare