Aqulia de Martita
1990 APHA Bay/Solid Mare

Aqulia de Martita
(Click on picture above to see Marti's bloodlines)

In 1991, an excited young girl went to her cousin's farm to pick up a yearling horse she had just purchased. This girl was excited and hesitant -- she wanted a horse of her own, but she didn't want a stock horse, much less a breeding-stock Paint. Once she laid eyes on that bay filly, however, any doubts were quickly tossed aside.

Aqulia de Martita, or "Marti", was the foundation lesson horse for Castle Farm, as well as the first brood mare. With her bloodlines going back to Q Ton Eagle and Norfleet, a demeanor that you have to see to believe, and gorgeous conformation, Marti is the perfect broodmare, and her foals have shown that. Here are the foals she has produced since 1997.


Martitas Mini Hit
(Photo by Chris King)
Name: Martita's Mini Hit
AKA: "Cola"
Breed (Sex): American Paint Horse (M)
Foaled: 1997
Current whereabouts: Durham, NC

Martita's Mini Hit was Marti's first foal, a filly by the stud Hit Man. "Aggie", as we called her then, kept her mother's striking bay profile and demeanor and her father's size and strength. After a few years at the beach, she returned to the Piedmont when she was purchased by some of Heather's students, who now call her "Cola". She is great under saddle, and is being trained to drive.

Bloodlines for Martitas Mini Hit

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Aggie's first hours
(Photo by Liz Murphy)
Aggie and Marti
(Photo by Chris King)
Aggie
(Photo by Chris King)


Aggie
(Photo by Chris King)
Aggie and Heather King
(Photo by Chris King)
Aggie
(Photo by Chris King)


Miss QT Eagle
(Photo by Chris King)
Name: Miss QT Eagle
AKA: "QT" (pronounced "cutie")
Breed (Sex): American Paint Horse (M)
Foaled: 1999
Current whereabouts: Wilson Mills, NC

Miss QT Eagle was Marti's first foal sired by Captain Crusader. "QT" had the coloring that all Paint enthusiasts crave, and she filled out into a great-looking filly. She was sold in 2000 to a family in Wilson Mills, who planned to train her to follow "Cruiser" as a reining and cutting horse.

Bloodlines for Miss QT Eagle

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QT's first hours
(Photo by Chris King)
QT and Marti
(Photo by Chris King)
QT
(Photo by Chris King)


QT
(Photo by Chris King)
QT
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QT
(Photo by Chris King)


QT Kings Jester
(Photo by Chris King)
Name: QT Kings Jester
AKA: "Jester" or "J"
Breed (Sex): American Paint Horse (G)
Foaled: 2000
Current whereabouts: Raleigh, NC

"Jester" was born on April Fool's Day, the full brother to Miss QT Eagle. He shares his sister's coloration and temperament, but definitely beats her on size. He was well-behaved and a joy to train. Cathy Graham, one of Heather's former students, bought Jester in November 2000.

Bloodlines for QT Kings Jester

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Jester's first hours
(Photo by Chris King)
Jester and Marti
(Photo by Chris King)
Jester
(Photo by Chris King)


Jester
(Photo by Chris King)
Jester
(Photo by Chris King)
Jester
(Photo by Chris King)


Reggie
(Photo by Chris King)
Name: QTs Regal Eagle
AKA: "Reggie"
Breed (Sex): American Paint Horse (S)
Foaled: March 20, 2001
Current whereabouts: Benson, NC

"Reggie" is Marti's 2001 foal, and he grew up to be a great yearling. He has the size and conformation to do almost anything. He was sold at auction in February 2002 to a great family in Benson, NC, where he will make a great trail horse or anything else they need from him.

QTs Regal Eagle
2001 APHA Sorrel/Tobiano Colt
Extra Heir
Sorrel/Tobiano
Extra Nice
Brown/Tobiano
Extra Impressive
Sorrel/Tobiano
Cleggs Bo Derek
Brown/Tobiano
Pennies For Heaven
Chestnut/Solid
Heirloom
Sorrel/Tob-Overo
Miss April Sackett
(QH)
Aqulia de Martita
Bay/Solid
Mr. T
Sorrel/Tobiano
Swifts Spotted Bar
Sorrel/Tobiano
Malo Juan's Gal
Sorrel/Solid
Betty Joe Jack
Bay/Tobiano
Eagle Ray
Sorrel/Tobiano
Pay Day Bell
(QH)

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Reggie
(Photo by Chris King)
Reggie and Marti
(Photo by Chris King)
Reggie
(Photo by Chris King)


Marti, Reggie, Heather, and Liz
(Photo by Chris King)
Reggie
(Photo by Chris King)
Reggie and Marti
(Photo by Chris King)


Jewel
(Photo by Chris King)
Name: QTs Crown Jewel
AKA: "Jewel"
Breed (Sex): American Paint Horse (M)
Foaled: March 9, 2002
Current whereabouts: Raleigh, NC (Castle Farm)

"Jewel" is the 2002 foal of Aqulia de Martita. To date, as a yearling, Jewel is halter-trained, and has her mother's temperament and attitude. She trailers, leads, clips, bathes, and is an angel for the farrier.

QTs Crown Jewel
2002 APHA Sorrel/Tobiano Filly
Extra Heir
Sorrel/Tobiano
Extra Nice
Brown/Tobiano
Extra Impressive
Sorrel/Tobiano
Cleggs Bo Derek
Brown/Tobiano
Pennies For Heaven
Chestnut/Solid
Heirloom
Sorrel/Tob-Overo
Miss April Sackett
(QH)
Aqulia de Martita
Bay/Solid
Mr. T
Sorrel/Tobiano
Swifts Spotted Bar
Sorrel/Tobiano
Malo Juan's Gal
Sorrel/Solid
Betty Joe Jack
Bay/Tobiano
Eagle Ray
Sorrel/Tobiano
Pay Day Bell
(QH)

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Clarke and Jewel
(Photo by Chris King)
Jewel in profile
(Photo by Chris King)
What is this spotted thing?
(Photo by Chris King)


Jewel and Marti
(Photo by Chris King)
Jewel
(Photo by Chris King)
This walking stuff is hard!
(Photo by Chris King)


Roy
(Photo by Beverly Austin)
Name: Unnamed Colt
AKA: "Roy"
Breed (Sex): American Paint Horse (S)
Foaled: 2004
Current whereabouts: Castle Farm, Knightdale, NC

The son of Marti and North Forty Rocket, Roy is only a day old as of this writing. As he gets used to life on the outside, we'll post more information about Castle Farm's newest equine resident.


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