Townshend Mark The Date

Townshend Mark The Legacy x Townshend Main Date

General Information

From the Hall of Fame breeding program of the venerable Townshend Farm in Bolton, Massachusetts, one of the longest continuous running breeders in the country, we introduce this classically beautiful Morgan stallion, TOWNSHEND MARK THE DATE.

Athletic. Kind. Classic Morgan beauty. A high level of trainability. These are traits that have been hallmarks of this historic breeding program for nearly 100 years. This gorgeous stallion has a superb temperament and is a very eager and willing worker. Bold and inquisitive, he is well balanced in his conformation with a shapely, generous length of neck, giving him a natural ability to collect and impressive athletic impulsion while completely under control. Extremely sensible and fun to ride, he has elastic and comfortable gaits that are essential for today’s breeders.

Sired by Townshend Mark The Legacy, a son of the Park Harness World Champion Legacys Viking, a sire line that is rarely available today. Viking’s sire was the beautiful Chasley Superman son, Superb Creation, who was out of a Trophy daughter. His dam, Trophy’s Irish Lady, also by Trophy, brings a valuable Brunk bottom line to the mix. Mark The Legacy is out of Townshend Sweet Remark, an accomplished show ring champion sired by Townshend Check Mark, a 3/4 brother to the great producer Townshend Donachime—dam of Broodmare Hall of Fame Inductee, Schiaparelli. Sweet Remark’s dam, Bay State Rapture, was by the National Champion show horse and successful sire, Bay State Flintlock, by Upwey Ben Don.

On the bottom side, Mark The Date incorporates the size and elegance of the Masterpiece lines with more of the foundation lines provided by the great Townshend mares. His second dam, Townshend Doubledate, was by the athletic Merri-Lee Double Don, and out of Townshend Robrissa, a maternal sister to such legends as Townshend Vigilward (Ann Hutchinson Scussell’s grand park and equitation partner),  Townshend T-Rissa, a many time park saddle champion, and Pegasus Farm’s foundation stallion, Townshend Warcos (by Pecos).

He is expecting his first foal in 2023 out of Equinox Shania (Equinox Challenge x Equinox Independence). We invite you to take a step back in time and discover the legacy of Townshend in this promising young stallion.

Townshend Mark The Date
  • AMHA 196792
  • Bay
  • 15.1h
  • f. 7/1/2017
  • Service Fee: $1,000
  • Live Foal Guarantee
  • Live Cover

Standing at

EAST OF EQUINOX FARM
Ivan Beattie
1696 Barnumville Road
Manchester Center, VT 05255

Bred by

Townshend Farm | Nancy Caisse
Bolton, MA

Owned by

Yasimine Stoner
Angela Maple
Castleton, VT

PEDIGREE

Townshend Mark The Legacy Legacys Viking Superb Creation Chasley Superman
Trophy's Cupid
Trophy's Irish Lady Trophy
Janie Hawk
Townshend Sweet Remark Townshend Check Mark Merri-Lee Double Don
Townshend Vigiltine
Bay State Rapture Bay State Flintlock
Bay State Helena
Townshend Main Date Mainframe Serenity Masterpiece Serenity Grandmaster
Serenity Remember Me
Serenity Memoryflite Serenity Flight Time
Ironbrook Holly
Townshend Doubledate Merri-Lee Double Don Donlyn Of Wind-Crest
UVM Keepsake
Townshend Robrissa Lippitt Rob Roy
Bay State Wardissa

THE HISTORY BEHIND TOWNSHEND MARK THE DATE