Our beloved "Splenda" got her angel wings on Nov 21, 2014. She was loved and will be missed by many.
Click here to see Splenda's pedigree
Esplendida came to Moonstruck in December 2004 from our dear friend Carolyn Ramos. She is now fondly referred to as "Splenda" and she is the grand dame of the barn. She is not only the dam of our lovely Catalina and Sonador, and the newest addition, Montego, but also the grand dam of our Salsa and Camille and the great grand dam of Tap, sold in 2004 to Mary Massey. Splenda is a wonderful part of our group because she is an outstanding producer, she is nearly pure Carthusian and carries a black gene.
Shown right is Splenda with her 2006 filly, Sonador, who has been sold. >
And this breeding was repeated and that 2007 foal is for sale .
Splenda, below, with her friend, Anna Joga. Happy and healthy and going strong at 20 years young.
Splenda, below, with her 2007 colt.
Splenda, below, as a yearling winning the Costa Rican Yearling Championship.
Shown below making her show ring debut under saddle at 17 years young, with Moonstruck's devoted groom and helper, Leif Aho.
Always a favorite mount. Splenda carried sister, Emily, on a Spring break 2006 beach ride. Still two months from foaling, but looking very pregnant.
Our wonderful mother mare has blessed us with a bay filly (moments after foaling - May 2006)
Below are pictures of Splenda's off spring. She has produced eight outstanding offspring to date.
Esplendida's 1993 offspring "Contigo" by Principe XIII.
Esplendida's 1995 offspring "Eco" by Bravio.
Photo used with the kind permission of Marro Andalusians. Bay Mare.
Esplendida's 1996 offspring, "Catalina", by Bravio.
Bay mare. Owned by Moonstruck Meadows.
Esplendida's 1998 offspring "Rio Paraiso" by Navarre GF.
Esplendida's 2000 offspring "Escondite" by Bravio.
Esplendida's 2002 offspring "Curioso" by Axis/Igrato IX.
Black colt - he is available at stud now.
Soleada. 2003 black filly by Axis.
For sale as of Nov 2009.
<<Fantasia. 2004 black filly by Del Amore.
Owned by Jamie Arroyo of Rancho Arroyo Andalusians. Shown here at 2-1/2
years. Photos by J. Arroyo.
Esplendida produced a lovely bay Berraco filly on May 18, 2006. She has been sold. Click here to see Sonador's page. This breeding was repeated for 2007. Shown here at 14 months.
Esplendida produced a lovely bay Berraco colt on May 25, 2007. Click here to see Monty's page.