O'Keefe is a long legged, gorgeous colt with a lot of athletic ability. He will mature at around 16.2hh and already shows a great aptitude for jumping and has excellent movement with an especially good canter. This colt is very exciting for the future and will have the temperament for an amateur to develop with the ability for a pro to do well, just like his dam.
O'Keefe's sire Jethro Tull is an exciting young stallion who was the Champion Jumper of the NA Stallion Sport test which is held in the US. He received an overall score of 8.23 with no score under 8. He was also the top scoring stallion in Canada at both the CWB and CSH licensing’s and is also licensed with GOV, HAN, AHA and WEST. He is being lightly campaigned in the young horse division and has been consistently scoring above 90% with 10’s for scope, canter and technique. Jethro has a fantastic temperament and is a pleasure to train and compete as he loves to do his job while at the same time being extremely laid back. He has a dream pedigree with some of the biggest names in show jumping in his pedigree, I’m Special De Muze is making a name for himself in the GP ring, following in the footsteps of his very famous sire Emerald. Then on Jethro’s dam side we see in a row VOLTAIRE x HEARTBREAKER x RAMIRO Z x LE MEXICO x MARCO POLO.
O'Keefe's dam Ilana is competing and winning at 1.20m as a 6 year old with a 15 year old Jr rider and is being developed as a young riders horse. She is by the 1.60m jumper Tacorde who is known for adding scope and desire to jump into his offspring. Her dam is by the one and only Contender, who is one of the 'Stallions of the century' in warmblood breeding. Ilana is as simple as they come but with a ton of scope for the big jumps, everything you want in an upper level horse.