Heir to the Sun

Heir to the Sun (The Sun Idol x Magic Silhouette) 1989 Chestnut StallionHeir To The Sun
The Sun Idol x Magic Silhoutte
95.12% Crabbet/Blunt breeding
“Sunny” was foaled in 1989
Bred by Suzan Whitaker of Ohio

HEIR TOTHE SUN is a predominantly Crabbet stallion whose pedigree comes from the heart of the very successful Lewisfield breeding program. Although Lewisfield was active for just a decade, the Lewises imported significant horses from England including HEIR TOTHE SUN’s maternal grandparents and combined existing American lines with them to produce National Champions. Lewisfield took over the Ben Hur herd which contained the full sibling  *RAFFLES get AARAF, AARAFA, and AARAFLA, and from AARAF and AARAF bred one of the world’s most beautiful Arabians of all time, LEWISFIELD SUN GOD, who was lost young after foundering. HEIR TOTHE SUN has a line to LEWISFIELD SUN GOD and to his full sister LEWISFIELD SUN GAL, and four lines to AARAF on his sire’s side.

HEIR TOTHE SUN is by THE SUN IDOL, who won an English pleasure class of 14 horses in his brief show career.  THE SUN IDOL sired just 11 registered get, including 2 hunt pleasure champions, the successful endurance horse RAINMAN GADAF (1070 career miles in 34 rides with 31 completions and 1 Best Condition award), the champion producing mare SUN OBSESSION (whose 3 champion offspring include East Coast Top Five Western Pleasure CORDERRO SUNFIRE), and U.S. Top Ten Show Hack ATR and regional sport horse under saddle winner EXOTIC SUN (sire of multi-regional western pleasure champion SARAJAH SUN+) HEIR TOTHE SUN is the ONLY breeding son of THE SUN IDOL remaining.

THE SUN IDOL is by halter champion THE MIDNIGHT SUN. He is a son of halter champion and regional winner sire GOLDEN REFLECTION.  GOLDEN REFLECTION is a son of halter champion and champion sire GOLDEN PHARAO, whose daughter REDBIRD PHARAO produced U.S. Top Ten Hunter and Jumper SONBIRD PHARAO+//. GOLDEN PHARAO’s sire LA FLAG is a paternal brother to LEWISFIELD SUN GOD.  GOLDEN PHARAO is out of the straight Babson Egyptian mare BINT MAAROUFA, also dam of GOLDEN PHARAO’s full brother, U.S. Top Ten Reining and champion sire LA RUH and of his 3/4 sister LA RUEFA, dam of U.S. Top Ten Western Pleasure JOTR LA RU+/ and Legion of Merit winner BINT LA RUEFA++. BINT MAAROUFA’s son JULYAN sired U.S. Reserve National Champion Park AOTR and Sidesaddle MAHJULEMYN++/.

GOLDEN REFLECTION’s dam, champion producer AAZKAFRA, is a full sister to  4champion producers: AAZRAFA, LEWISFIELD BAHAMA and  AAZFARA (dam of National winner sire LEWISFIELD LATIGO) and AAZARA (also the dam of National winner sire GIDA COE).  AAZKAFRA’s parents AARAF and AAZKARA are maternal siblings as both are out of AARAH.

THE MIDNIGHT SUN is out of halter champion SUN GOD HEIRESS, herself dam of 3 champions (the others are ECLIPSE OF THE SUN and SUNGOD REFLECTION). SUN GOD HEIRESS is by halter champion and champion sire LEWISFIELD SUN GOD out of TAILORMADE BINTA, dam of regional performance champion MR MADCAP. TAILORMADE BINTA is a 3/4 sister to regional performance champion TAILORMADE AMIGO++.

THE SUN IDOL is out of LEWISFIELD SUNGAL, a full sister to LEWISFIELD SUN GOD, a sire of halter and performance champions and grandsire of Canadian Top Ten Pleasure Driving DASHAN+ and U.S. Reserve National Champion Hunt Pleasure AOTR BAYS DYNASTY.  LEWISFIELD SUNGAL is straight Crabbet and the product of a full sibling mating. Her sire AARAF sired National winners in formal combination and native costume and her dam AARAFA also produced U.S. Reserve National Champion Stallion LEWISFIELD BOLD HAWK.

HEIR TOTHE SUN is out of the straight Crabbet mare MAGIC SILHOUETTE, also dam of multi-western pleasure champion INF MAGIC CIRCLE. She combines lines to the great Crabbet sires INDIAN MAGIC, *SILVER VANITY and DARGEE (all British National Champions and sires of National Champions), *COUNT DORSAZ (the only imported Crabbet stallion to sire both a U.S. National Champion Stallion and a U.S. National Champion Park Horse).

MAGIC SILHOUETTE is by U.S. National Champion Western Pleasure *LEWISFIELD MAGIC+/, sire of U.S. and Canadian Top Ten Sidesaddle BURHILL MYSTERIAN+ and U.S. Reserve National Champion Half-Arabian Native Costume HOMESTEAD IBN MAGIC.  *LEWISFIELD MAGIC+/ daughters have produced such National Champions as MAGIC VANITY (U.S. Reserve National Champion Western Pleasure JOTR and twice U.S. Top Ten Western Sidesaddle), AUL MAGIC+/ (U.S. Reserve National Champion First and Second Level Dressage and a National Champion sire),  and AF THE MAGICIAN+ (U.S. National Champion Fourth Level Dressage and Reserve National Champion Prix St Georges Dressage and twice U.S. Top Ten Hunter). *LEWISFIELD MAGIC+/ is by British National Champion Stallion and National Champion sire INDIAN MAGIC out of *MICHELIA,  dam of 3 National winners (the others are Canadian Top Ten English Pleasure AOTR LEWISFIELD NIZZIX+ and U.S. Top Ten English Pleasure LEWISFIELD LULU++.

MAGIC SILHOUETTE is out of *DORO, imported from England by Lewisfield. She produced halter champion and champion producer THE HEIRESS. *DORO is by 1955 British Supreme Champion Male and multiple National Champion sire DARGEE. DARGEE’s best known daughter in England is SIRELLA, who is a three time British Supreme Champion Female (1956, 1959 and 1962) and dam of multi-British National Champion and National Champion sire HANIF. In America DARGEE is noted as the sire of  *GEORGE WASHINGTON (sire of U.S. Top Ten Jumper LADY ASFUR), of *FIRE OPAL (dam of U.S. Reserve National Champion Pleasure Driving LEWISFIELD NIZOPA) and of U.S. Top Ten Mare *SILWARA, dam of 4 National winners in halter including Canadian National Champion Stallion and National Champion sire TORNADO.

*DORO’s dam RASANA is a full sister to SILVER RIPPLE, dam of American multi-english pleasure champion *RASEEF, of British National Champion Stallion and National Champion sire SILVER FLAME, and of *SILVERN MAGIC (whose son SDA SILVER LEGEND is a regional western pleasure champion and sire of 3 National winners in sport horse halter, sport horse under saddle and a national champion in cutting). RASANA is by twice British Supreme Champion Male *Silver Vanity, a sire of National winners in England and North America, and her dam RISSEEFA is a maternal sister to 1971 British Reserve National Champion Broodmare GLEAMING GOLD.

Pedigree research by Arlene Magid

Heir tothe Sun (The Sun Idol x Magic Silhoutte) 2017 photo by Gaye Myers, age 28.
Heir tothe Sun (The Sun Idol x Magic Silhoutte) 2017 – photo by Gaye Myers, age 28.

Last Updated: November 13th, 2017

Heir to the Sun Pedigree